Terms of Use

CAPT Connect is an online portal connecting U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ("SAMHSA") substance abuse prevention grantees and other users to upcoming training and technical assistance events and resources.

SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies ("CAPT") is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance system dedicated to strengthening prevention systems and the nation's behavioral health workforce. All services, functionality, and content available through the https://captconnect.edc.org domain (collectively referred to herein as the "Site") is owned by SAMHSA and operated by Education Development Center, Inc. ("EDC").

You are accessing a system containing U.S. Government information, operated by EDC. The system includes the computer on which the website and its database is served, the computer network on which it is connected, all other computers connected to this network, and all storage media connected to this computer or other computers on this network. This information system is made available to you for EDC and U.S. Government purposes only. Unauthorized or improper use of this information may result in disciplinary action, as well as civil and criminal penalties. By using or attempting to use this information system, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions ("Terms") that are outlined below. In addition, you understand the following:

  • You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communications or data transiting this network or stored in this information system
  • At any time, and for any lawful purpose, EDC may monitor, intercept, search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system
  • Any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful EDC purpose.

The Terms set forth herein apply to all information, online communications, services, text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, artwork, video, audio files, links, or other material and content that is or becomes available on the Site. You specifically agree to abide by these Terms and any modifications thereto.


Certain features or services available on the Site may only be accessible and used after registration and creation of an account. You must provide true accurate and complete information when creating your account. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete—or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that the information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete—then we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and access to the Site. You are solely responsible for activities that occur with your account. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security. We will not be liable for losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account. You may be liable for our losses or the losses of others due to such unauthorized use.

Restrictions on Use of Site Content

You may not circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with the security features of the Site or the features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content. You may not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Site.

User's Obligation to Abide by Applicable Law

In connection with the use of the Site, you shall not engage in conduct or publish information which would infringe upon or injure the personal or property rights of any individual, group, or entity—including but not limited to defamation, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, or disclosure of confidential or trade secrets. Furthermore, you shall not violate any law, treaty, or intellectual property rights protected by law (such as copyright, patent, and trademark rights). You acknowledge that the Content and materials available on the Site include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries ("Intellectual Property Laws"). Such Intellectual Property Laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, audio video, and other protected materials. The violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.

Notification of Copyright Infringement

  1. Notice: If you are a copyright owner or an agent of a copyright owner and believe that any Content on the Site infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification in writing to our designated agent pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") 17 USC section 512(c)(3): Lisa Ballew, EDC, Office of Legal Affairs, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453; email: lballew@edc.org. According to 17 USC section 512 (c)(3)(a), all copyright infringement notifications must include the following information:
    • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
    • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed—or, if multiple copyrighted works at the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the Site;
    • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
    • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
    • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

    You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of 17 USC section 512 (c)(3)(a), your notice may not be valid pursuant to the DMCA.

    For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the designated agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, or other communications should be sent to Dorothea Wheeler, EDC, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453; email: dwheeler@edc.org.

  2. Counter-Notice: If you believe that your Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to law, to post and use the Content, then you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the designated agent identified in the Notification of Copyright Infringement, Part A:
    • A physical or electronic signature;
    • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
    • A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
    • Your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Site, the Content, and other material on the Site are provided on an "As Is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of title, non-infringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that any Content is complete or accurate, that the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that any Content or material is free of rogue programming.

Release and Indemnity

Though we expect all users to adhere to our content policies in these Terms, you may be exposed to content that violates our policies or is otherwise offensive through the use of the Site. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. You agree that we are not liable for content that is provided by others. We take no responsibility for your exposure to Content on the Site whether it violates our policies or not. You understand that the information and opinions in Content uploaded by third parties represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by nor does it necessarily reflect our beliefs. You hereby release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against SAMHSA and our employees, officers, trustees, affiliates, and/or licensors, arising from or in connection with your use of the Site, the Content, and/or any other material on the Site.


These Terms and the Content may be revised, amended, or supplemented by SAMHSA without notice at any time for any reason. Continuing to use the Site after a change has been made will signify your acceptance of the changes. You should refer back to this page for future updates.

Privacy Policy

The SAMHSA Privacy Policy provides additional terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site. If you do not agree to the conditions therein, please do not use the Site.


These Terms will be governed by and interpreted in the English language pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.