Virginia Child Identification Program (VACHIP)


Copyright Notice Of The Virginia Child Identification Program (VACHIP)

All information contained within this entire website is copyright by VACHIP, INC, (herein "VACHIP"), unless where otherwise indicated or noted. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, digital snipping, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the VACHIP, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the VACHIP at the address below:

Attention: Alan W. Adkins


4115 Nine Mile Road

Richmond, Virginia 23223-4926


Terms Of Use For The Virginia Child Identification Program (VACHIP)

Terms and Acceptance of Website Use

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and VACHIP, INC. herein "VACHIP". By accessing, browsing and using this site ("Site"), you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree, to be bound by the terms & conditions herein, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the United States. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this Site. The material provided on this Site is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States Copyright Law and international treaties. This Site is controlled and operated by VACHIP from its jurisdiction within the United States, or by authority granted to its vendors. VACHIP makes no representation that services or memberships presented in the Site are appropriate or available in other locations other than the United States or Virginia. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any claim relating to any use of this Site and the materials contained herein is governed by the laws of the State of Virginia, Territory of the United States.

Use Restrictions

The copyright in all material provided on this Site is held by VACHIP or its affiliates. Except as special permission granted herein, none of the material may be downloaded, reproduced, distributed, copied, displayed, posted, or hosted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, servers, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of VACHIP. Special Permission is granted for you to display, copy, or download the materials on this Site for research use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained herein. This permission terminates automatically upon breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials. Any unauthorized use of material contained on this Site may violate copyright and/or trademark laws, and may be punishable to the extent of law as applicable.


Any and all trademarks used on this Site, including but not limited to The Grand Lodge of Virginia, Scottish Rite, Grand Commandery of the York Rite, Shriners International, International Order of DeMolay, Order of the Eastern Star, Tall Cedars, Rainbow Girls, Jobs Daughters, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all others, are trademarks by each individual organization and are being used in strict accordance by authority of such organizations. Each trademark, and each of its own variations, are protected by United States and International Copyright laws. You are strictly prohibited from any use, copying, distributing, alteration or modification thereof, of all trademarks, logos, registered slogans, or other.


Under no circumstance or by negligence shall VACHIP be liable or responsible for any damages whatsoever due to loss of data, connectivity, hardware, software, profit, partnership, or any personal property arising out of the use of this Site, or inability thereof, whether or not a VACHIP authorized representative, officer, member, or webmaster has been previously made aware of such possibility of loss.

Site Revisions

As the need may arise from time to time, VACHIP reserves the right to revise, modify, or otherwise alter any part(s) of these Terms of Use, or this website in whole or in part. By using this Site, now or in future, you acknowledge and are bound by any and all revisions, in whole or in part, and you should visit this web page to insure your understanding of the then current Terms of Use of VACHIP and this Site. While every effort is made to insure the accuracy of the Site and all copy contained herein, VACHIP does not warrant the accuracy, claims, or any other statement on the Site.

Privacy Policy

The VACHIP Privacy Policy is made available to you for your review at VACHIP Privacy Policy. 

Privacy Policy Of The Virginia Child Identification Program (VACHIP)

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form. When subscribing or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: 
1. To improve our web site functionality based on information and feedback that we receive from you.
2. To improve membership service, membership requests, support needs and informational content of site.
3. To send periodic emails, posts, threads, and newsletters. The email address you provide may also be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. We will not SPAM your email account, or pass your information on to third parties.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of measures to maintain the safety of your information when you enter or submit your information. Information obtained is stored on a secure server. This information is to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

Do we use cookies?

This website may use cookies, and has third-party plug-in's that use cookies, such as but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, Online Store, YouTube, etc. For more information about cookies visit:

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our web site, conducting our business, or servicing our members, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links?

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party membership, products or services on our web site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children Online

Our web site is intended and directed to persons who are at least 18 years of age or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through this web site and not to information collected offline, or through third party organizations associated with VACHIP, INC.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our VACHIP, INC Terms of Use Policy, and our Copyright Notice.

Changes to Privacy Policy

If changes to our privacy policy are made, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below. 
This policy was last modified on January 6, 2016

Contacting Us

Questions regarding this privacy policy may be directed to:
Alan W. Adkins


4115 Nine Mile Road

Richmond, Virginia 23223-4926