The Nation's Premier Youth Health & Safety Organization
The Nation's Premier Youth Health & Safety Organization

Privacy Policy

SADD Inc, Privacy Policy

Out of respect for your privacy, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) provides this information explaining our online information practices. This policy does not apply to individual SADD chapters or state organization websites.

About Us

SADD was founded in 1981 as Students Against Driving Drunk and currently sponsors chapters called Students Against Destructive Decisions. Our mission, simply stated, is to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.

Contacting Us

Our postal address:
201 Boston Post Road West, Ste 202
Marlborough, MA 01752
We can be reached via e-mail at info@sadd.org or by phone 508-481-3568.

Learning More

A copy of our annual report can be accessed online under the “About Us” section of this site. We are also happy to mail out a copy of our current annual report at no charge. Visitors may request a copy through our e-mail address or call us 508-481-3568.


Over the past years, SADD has worked hard to diversify and maintain a healthy revenue mix which includes government and state contracts, corporate partnerships, foundation grants, Board and individual giving, and royalties gained from the sale of SADD custom products and various educational materials. SADD is not a membership organization, rather it is a lifestyle.

Information Privacy

SADD strives to keep our constituents’ contact information private.  As such, anyone who is granted access to this information will adhere to the SADD national information privacy policy.

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.sadd.org. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Personal information is collected via a number of websites that are either operated by SADD or operated by authorized vendors. Examples of these websites include the SADD Store, chapter registration portal, peer-to-peer fundraising platform, and the online event registration tool for meetings and conferences.

Personal information collected is utilized for the purpose of transacting business such as merchandise sales, membership services, to conduct of programs offered by SADD such as SPEAKs, National Student Leadership Council, DrivingSkills101 Contest and others. Personal information is not shared with third-party entities without an individual’s express consent.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about chapter-related events, contests, new programs, relevant news, or changes to this privacy policy

Your Access to and Control over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. We do not keep sensitive information out in the open nor do we grant access to unauthorized individuals.  The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


In order to be granted permission to use SADD name, logo, and programs or to conduct SADD chapter activities you must complete an annual registration/renewal form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name, address, and email address). This information is used to contact you about SADD related topics and to analyze and report on state and national-level demographics.


We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.


We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Parental Consent Process for students under the age of 13

  1. SADD advisers will provide a copy of the COPPA Parental Consent form download here to the parents of all students under the age of 13.
  2. The student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) will sign the completed form and return it to the SADD adviser.
  3. The SADD adviser may then begin the chapter membership process for those students.

Information collected from children consists of membership roster data including name, home address, age, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, birthdate, gender, ethnicity, race, residence type, high school graduation year, grade level and t-shirt size. This information, which may be shared with state associations and local chapters, is used to help students complete applications for awards and recognition, create participation portfolios, deliver the SADDvocate email magazine to students and notify students and their parents and/or guardians of opportunities supportive of the educational mission and objectives of SADD. We do not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the foregoing activities. We do not disclose information collected from children to unaffiliated third parties.

Parents and legal guardians may review personal information we have collected about their child, request deletion or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information. To do so, please contact SADD, Inc info@sadd.org or 508-481-3568.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 508-481-3568 or via email info@sadd.org.


All information presented on the websites of SADD is presented in good faith and is believed to be correct. However, SADD makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy.

Also see our Donor Privacy Policy