Privacy Policy



Welcome to the official GDABSW website of the Greater Detroit Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. (herein after “GDABSW ” “We” “Our” “Us”). GDABSW maintains this site to enhance member and public access to information and serves as the primary vehicle for disseminating electronic information from the organization. The website shall be accurate, intuitive, robust, attractive, timely, and culturally relevant. Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, we cannot guarantee it but will make every effort to correct errors brought to our attention.

Please read this privacy policy carefully. It includes our privacy policy and governs your use of this site.By visiting or using this site you agree to follow its rules. From time to time we may modify these rules .  Users are notified of significant change by posting a notice on our home page. Your continued use of this site after any modification indicates your agreement to any new terms.

GDABSW has a firm commitment to the protection of individual privacy . Our privacy policies are included throughout this privacy policy. They describe how we handle personally identifying information collected from visitors to this site, and disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices.


We create our website and pages using principles of accessibility and usability. We carefully inspect our pages and test them with a variety of software tools. We welcome comments on how to improve our pages for users.

If you have any difficulty accessing any part of this website, please contact:  


Please indicate the nature of your problem, and your contact information.

Adobe PDF Files 

If you have difficulty accessing Adobe Acrobat PDF files that have been used in this site, please visit where you can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. Newer versions include features to assist the visually impaired.


GDABSW offers both electronic and print advertising. For specific information regarding GDABSW advertising criteria, please contact our Michigan Office.

Authorized Access 

Certain areas and features of this website may be available to GDABSW Members Only. Authorized access will require a unique user ID and password.

Career Center (Job Board)

Employment opportunities offered by both private and public employers throughout the U.S. may be posted on the GDABSW Career Center (Job Board). GDABSW members and general public job-seekers may have access to a wide range of employment opportunities that are updated regularly.

Confidentiality, Security, and Integrity

Security measures in place on this site to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of user information under our control. Management personnel of this site are trained to keep user information safe and confidential. The integrity of this system is assessed through auditing, monitoring, and data management processes. We use physical, electronic, procedural, and computer access controls. Policies and procedures are in place to direct and limit access to user information.

Content Disclaimer

This disclaimer is in addition to, and not in lieu of any disclaimer on other pages, applications, or programs found on this website. In addition, the terms of this disclaimer extend to the GDABSW , its officers, and employees.

Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by GDABSW .

The content of this website is not designed or intended to provide authoritative financial, accounting, investment, or other professional advice which may be reasonably relied on by its readers. If expert assistance in this area is required, the services of a qualified professional should be sought.

Copyright Infringement 

Materials on this website may be owned by or licensed to GDABSW and all rights are reserved. You must abide by all copyright notices and restrictions. You may make a reasonable number of machine-readable copies only if you do not alter the text or remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice displayed on the materials.

Other than for personal, non-commercial use you may not copy, distribute, enter into a database, display, perform, create derivative works, transmit, or otherwise use any materials from this site.


Content: All ideas communicated within and information contained on the website that is represented in words, colors, layout, graphics, logos, video, photographs, and other elements.

Integrity: refers to the security of the information, protection of the information from unauthorized access or revision, to ensure that the information has not been compromised in any manner through corruption or falsification. Secure information systems are essential to providing high-quality information to the public and to protect critical systems and information. GDABSW has instituted a comprehensive set of policies, procedures, guidelines and controls for security.

Routine Changes: Additions, deletions, or modifications of content that do not differ substantively from the existing content. Routine changes include updating events, meeting information, forms, committee reports, calendars, or News articles.

Objectivity: includes whether disseminated information is accurate, clear, complete, and unbiased both in presentation and substance. Objectivity refers to the accuracy and reliability nature of the information. GDABSW 's information products are presented in a clear, complete and well-documented manner. GDABSW uses a variety of methods to achieve objectivity, utilizing both internal and external resources. It uses highly reliable review sources for corroboration and seeks public comment as appropriate.

Quality: is an encompassing term that includes objectivity, utility, and integrity.

Significant Changes: Paragraphs, pages, or whole sections added, deleted, or modified that deviate substantively from the existing content or that address high-profile issues—particularly those that are publicized. Significant topics include, but are not limited to, current, future, or potential issues that may adversely affect the image of GDABSW and/or membership confidence in the GDABSW leadership.

Technical Aspects: All programs, formats, effects, features, and other elements associated with how the website functions.

Utility: refers to the usefulness of the information to GDABSW and to the public users. GDABSW seeks to ensure utility by regularly conducting reviews of key information to ensure it is current. GDABSW also continually seeks feedback from its members to evaluate the utility of the information it disseminates. GDABSW strives to make its key information distributions available through its website in order to enhance the material's availability to the public. GDABSW subject matter experts are actively involved in the social work field and allied disciplines to ensure timeliness and value in the presentation of GDABSW 's distributed products.

E-Commerce: Transactions requiring credit card information are performed in a secure environment, and such information is discarded immediately upon completing the necessary transaction(s). GDABSW uses (Verisign) to provide authentication, trust, and SSL encryption (128 bit). This allows site visitors to verify GDABSW with a trusted third party organization, while enabling communication With the GDABSW website using secure, encrypted channels.

E-Mail: The GDABSW website provides you with the ability to communicate With GDABSW via email and through electronic communications using the website. If you choose to communicate via electronic mail message (e-mail), that message will contain your e-mail address. If you include personally identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we will ONLY use that information in responding to your question. Please be aware that most e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us respond to your question. Exercise caution whenever you transmit electronic mail containing sensitive, confidential information. As an alternative, you always have the option of submitting such information by postal mail. We review all inquiries and comments in the order in which they were received.

E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to GDABSW’s website shall not be sold or given to other private companies for marketing purposes. If you decide to send the GDABSW information, including personally identifying information, the information you supply - whether through a secure Web form, a standard Web form, or by sending an electronic mail message - is maintained by GDABSW only for the purpose of processing your request or inquiry.

Various employees of GDABSW may see the information you submit in the course of their official duties. If you register with an GDABSW online mailing list, the information you provide may also be used to send you “official” GDABSW communiqués or notify you about updates to our website.

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Access to or use of the GDABSW website constitutes consent to the following terms. This site and the information, contents, graphics, documents, and other elements included herein (collectively “the contents”) are provided on an “as is” basis with all faults and without warranty of any kind. GDABSW hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions With regard to the site contents, including without limitation, all implied warranties and conditions or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

Except as expressly stated on this website, neither GDABSW nor any of its officers, employees, or other authorized representatives shall be liable for any damages arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site, or the information or contents available from this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (Without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property, and claims of third parties.

The contents of this site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical error. Changes are periodically added to the contents of this site. GDABSW may make improvements, deletions, changes or other modifications to this site, the contents hereof, and the products and software described herein at any time without notice.


GDABSW may provide links to other websites. The documents posted on the GDABSW site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other organizations. GDABSW does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse views expressed, products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites. GDABSW is not responsible for any loss or damages that occur by users reliance on content, goods, or services that may be found on linked websites.

GDABSW is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked website unless specifically stated. When accessed, some links contained Within the GDABSW website will cause you to leave the GDABSW  website. Linked sites are not under the control of GDABSW ; therefore, GDABSW is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. These links are provided to users only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by GDABSW . GDABSW will allow links from its website to internet sites of other organizations at the sole judgment and discretion of GDABSW.

No links will be allowed to websites comprised of statements or images that are obscene, scurrilous, slanderous, defamatory, abusive, or otherwise harmful to individuals or groups, particularly with regard to race, national origin, age gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability status, or political affiliation. Anyone encountering objectionable material on this website should notify the Webmaster of this site immediately. At its sole discretion, GDABSW may remove any link to its internet site at any time, with no notice to the sponsoring organization. (See Termination)

GDABSW may set a maximum number of linked websites that it will allow. The GDABSW Web and Information Technology (WAIT) Team will review each request and approve the website link if it serves the general purpose of GDABSW 's website. GDABSW may allow links to the home page of the GDABSW site as long as it does not cast GDABSW in a false or misleading light. The content of the GDABSW site may not be framed. Without the expressed written consent of GDABSW , metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates the GDABSW trademark or name may not used. The following general criteria will be used to approve or deny requests for GDABSW website links. The WAIT Team will review requests on an individual basis that do not readily fit the general criteria.

GDABSW will approve links to websites for:

  • Educational institutions.
  • Organizations

With some relationship to GDABSW (including but not limited to: GDABSW affiliate chapters, affinity groups, organizations collaborating with GDABSW , organizations sponsoring GDABSW activities or programs, and organizations participating in GDABSW activities or programs).

  • Generally recognized community  organizations. 
  • Organizations providing information about cultural art, and cultural activities related to GDABSW.
  • Organizations providing information about relevant employment opportunities.

The GDABSW's website will not provide links to websites for:

  • Candidates for local, state, or federal offices.
  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state, or federal issue.
  • Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above.
  • Individual or personal home pages. 

The GDABSW WAIT Team will review and approve any policy before it is implemented. This website contains hyperlinks to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. External links are identified in the link text or an accompanying description. These links add value to the site by providing visitors with additional information about topics and eliminating duplicate content. GDABSW does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information on other websites. Links to particular items in hypertext are not intended as endorsements of any views expressed, products or services offered on outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring those sites. Many program sites have lists of links within their sites. Each program has its own criteria that are used when adding links to the site. Requests to add links or inquiries about linking criteria should be directed to the program sites. (See Website Link Criteria)

Microsoft PowerPoint and Word Viewer GDABSW provides links to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and Word Document files. If you do not have PowerPoint or Word, you can download free viewers for each at the following Microsoft web pages: Microsoft Word Viewer and Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.

Publishing Policy

Recognizing GDABSW’s responsibility for ensuring that information is accurate and complete, GDABSW strives to make information available as soon as possible. GDABSW makes all non-sensitive information available to the public via its website. Time and date sensitive information is published as soon as it is available. Other information is updated on a cyclical schedule.


GDABSW guidelines promulgate our standards of quality and formalized correction mechanism. Information is disseminated that meets GDABSW ’s high standards, and is confirmed by stringent internal review and approval processes. GDABSW is committed to integrating the principle of information quality into every step of information development, including its creation, collection, maintenance, and dissemination. 

GDABSW ’s policies and procedures are intended to ensure that the information and data released to the public is accurate, appropriate, and meets internal definition of quality. The individual definitions of the three components, objectivity, utility, and integrity, collectively, constitute our definition of "quality."(See Definitions) Standard review methods and practices are utilized to ensure quality. We address these components in unique ways, and utilize quality procedures to ensure accuracy and value before information is released. Specialized committees work together to review, modify, and update our major publications to ensure information currency. (See Publishing Policy)


GDABSW reserves the right to suspend this site or terminate this Privacy policy at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the Privacy policy, for user violation of any of its provisions. The General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability sections of this Privacy policy shall survive any such termination.


The GDABSW logo, and any other GDABSW trademark on this website, are owned by GDABSW , Inc. and may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to GDABSW , or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among users about whether we are the source, sponsor, or endorser of the product or service, or in any manner that disparages or discredit GDABSW.

Use of Website

GDABSW strives to provide a safe and enjoyable online environment and assumes no liability for any damages or loss of any kind that might arise from:

  • Use of, or the inability to use, the website or the information contained on the website; 
  • Improper use of the website, or the information contained on the website; or 
  • Any virus, other contamination, or damage      to your computer that might occur during or as a result of visiting this website.(See General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability)

Website Link Criteria

Website management personnel approve the links and pointers on this site. Criteria for selecting resources include: 

  • Affiliation: Who provided the information?  Can we link to the homepage? Is the information biased by the provider affiliation?
  • Audience: To whom is this resource geared? Is the information appropriate for its intended audience? 
  • Authority: Who created the site?
  • Comparisons: How does the information  compare to other electronic and print sources? Is it accurate and well  written? 
  • Content: Is there content or is it an  advertisement? Is the information objective? Is it helpful? Is it easy to follow or navigate? 
  • Currency: How old is the information? When was the page created,and last updated? 
  • Purpose: Is it a personal homepage, an  advocacy site, a business/marketing site, a news site, or an informational site?
  • Relevance: Is the information relevant to  career and technical education?

Contact Us

We appreciate your questions, comments, problems, and/or feedback regarding the website. Please direct all inquiries and comments regarding the website, or any information or resources made available through the website, to GDABSW using the following: