Integrated Preparedness & Protection

• Planning for Catastrophes
• Public Health and Safety
• Pre-Disaster National Disaster Recovery Framework
• Warning and Evacuation
• Relocation of Populations
• Vulnerable Populations
• Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness

Applied Mitigation

• Resilience Building
• Community Based Programs
• Training
• Hazard Mitigation Joint Field Office Strategies
• Hazard Mitigation Field Operations and Outcomes
• National Program Goals and Metrics
• Mitigation Strategy Development
• Collaborative Partnership Development
• Cadre Management

Effective Response

• Joint Field Office Functioning
• Emergency Support Functions
• Rapid Assessment
• Action Learning

Sustained Recovery

• Capacity Building and Community Planning
• Long-Term Community Recovery
• Recovery Support Functions
• Individual Assistance Program
• Individual and Social Needs
• National Disaster Recovery Framework
Privacy Statement


Ruback Associates considers the responsible use of personal information to be a critical element in enabling the Internet to reach its potential as a serious tool for personal and professional activities. As the Internet changes our lives in a number of ways, Ruback Associates is committed to respecting your privacy.

In general, you can visit without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.

Obtaining Your Information

There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name, home or business address and e-mail address. Ruback Associates will seek to let you know before we collect any personal information from you over the Internet. Some examples of when we may need information are if you choose to purchase a product directly from the Ruback Associates website, or subscribe to one of Ruback Associates’s web based subscription services. When you choose to give us personal information over the Internet that we may request, Ruback Associates will endeavor to let you know how we will use this information. Ruback Associates will also seek to take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us, including using appropriate technology for credit card data used in electronic commerce transactions.

When Ruback Associates receives information about your session or about you, we may use it for research or to improve our site and the services we offer you. We will ask you if you want us to use that information to continue contact with you by Ruback Associates via e-mail or other means - for example, to send you new product information or notification of special offers. If you do not want us to contact you, you can choose to "opt out," and Ruback Associates will endeavor to respect your wishes.

Information, Security, And Quality

We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures, such as using encryption for transmission of credit card numbers, to help us keep your information secure, accurate, current, and complete.

IP Addresses

In general on IP ad,dresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. We analyze this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. In general, we do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you, except in the cases of certain personalized subscription services, which utilize session data to improve the service. In those limited cases where session information is not anonymous, Ruback Associates will provide notice of the practice and an opportunity to “opt out”.


Some Ruback Associates Web pages use “cookies”, which are small files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. A cookie helps us keep track of return visitors. It is like when someone frequently visits a certain store - the clerk may not know the customer by name, but recognizes the customer and knows some of that customer’s preferences. Similarly, cookies can make your subsequent visits to the Web page simpler and more seamless by keeping track of the pages you visit on our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (However, by not accepting cookies, some Web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information.).

Privacy Technology

Technology will increasingly help you to have more control over your personal information. It will also help organizations to manage their privacy practices and policies. As an information provider, Ruback Associates actively supports the development of privacy technologies to help achieve these goals, and to help create greater trust and confidence in the way personal information is handled. Products and services are available which can help give you privacy protection while navigating the Web.

See Online Privacy Alliance for an overview of many privacy-related tools.

Business Relationships

The Ruback Associates site contains links to other websites. Ruback Associates is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

More Information

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