ChildConnect.com is provided by CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates that utilize these Terms of Service ("ChildConnect.com"). All individuals who use ChildConnect.com agree to the following "Terms of Service". All protection provided to ChildConnect.com is also provided to the sponsors, advertisers, affiliates, officers, employees, owners, volunteers, moderators, and board of director members of IRRIS Technologies.
Although portions of ChildConnect.com may be viewed simply by visiting the web site, in order to access the messages and/or receive additional services from ChildConnect.com you need to register as an authorized user of ChildConnect.com. If you register as an authorized user of ChildConnect.com, these Terms of Service will govern your use of ChildConnect.com, including access to Messages, Lifebooks, Documents, and Payment management that will be provided to you by ChildConnect.com and other features.
BY SIGNING ON TO CHILDCONNECT.COM AS A GUEST AND/OR COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND SELECTING THE "LOG IN" OPTION, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AS SUCH TERMS MAY BE MODIFIED FROM TIME TO TIME. These Terms of Service, together with any applicable additional Terms of Service posted in connection with a particular service, product digital product, event or course govern your use of ChildConnect.com and all services, products, digital products events and courses provided in connection with ChildConnect.com, including but not limited to any course, service, product, digital product, events or personal website provided to you by ChildConnect.com. ChildConnect.com shall not be liable to you for any breach of these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please do not register for or enter ChildConnect.com. The Terms of Service for your continued use of ChildConnect.com will be available throughout ChildConnect.com. Please check these areas before using ChildConnect.com to determine whether a change has been made to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these changes in the Terms of Service as they may occur, please arrange to terminate your registration with ChildConnect.com immediately by (i) notifying ChildConnect.com of your unwillingness to accept the changes to the Terms of Service; and (ii) discontinuing your use of ChildConnect.com. Your continued use of ChildConnect.com will signify your acceptance of any change in the terms and conditions set forth herein.
Unauthorized access, distribution, reproduction, copying, retransmission, publication, sale, exploitation (commercial or otherwise), or any other form of transfer of any portion of ChildConnect.com, including but not limited to all content, services, digital products, events, tools or products is hereby expressly prohibited.
From time to time ChildConnect.com may supplement these Terms of Service with additional terms pertaining to specific content, services, products, digital products, courses or events ("Additional Terms"), which Additional Terms may be placed on ChildConnect.com to be viewed in connection with the specific content, services, products, digital products, courses or events and shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.
In ChildConnect.com, we have "adopted" the policy of providing current and accurate information & services relating to post adoption management.
Professionals, Advertisers & Other Web Sites
The professionals, advertisers, and web sites who promote themselves and who are promoted at ChildConnect.com, especially through ChildConnect.com Resources and other advertising, are separate entities from ChildConnect.com, and their exposure on ChildConnect.com web site does not constitute endorsement or advocacy by ChildConnect.com. Please consult with the Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau if you wish to check the credibility of these organizations. ChildConnect.com will not be responsible for any damages that result from using the services or products of a professional, advertiser or web site who is promoted at ChildConnect.com.
Adoptive Parents or Birth Parents
CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC, a business entity, operates ChildConect.com. CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC assumes no liability for damages resulting from adoptive or birth parents being on the ChildConnect.com web site.
Messaging, Posting of Comments, Documents & Files
These rules apply to any messages, posting of comments or documents & files or services operated by CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC (including "CAIRS - Child Connect")
No personal attacks: Personal attacks of any kind, public of private, will not be tolerated. ChildConnect.com LifeBooks, messages, and documents, are intended to be a positive, safe place for everyone. You are welcome to disagree but calling members names or flaming their character is not allowed. If you have a personal issue to discuss with a member, please contact your adoption agency directly.
No profanity: Vulgarities, obscenities, name-calling, character assassinations or mockery are not allowed on any of the ChildConnect.com websites. While there are appropriate topics of a mature nature, the vocabulary used needs to remain family friendly.
No solicitation of Adoptive or Birth parents, ever!: ChildConnect.com messages, LifeBooks, and Documents are NOT places for adoptive parents, birth parents, or professionals to solicit others.
Caution to expectant parents considering adoption: Are you pregnant and considering adoption? For your safety, we strongly recommend that you do not select adoptive parents or an adoption professional from ChildConnect.com website. We have no way of knowing which parents on the site are qualified to adopt, and which professionals are reputable. Visit ParentFinder.com, a service of CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC, to find information on hundreds of hopeful adoptive parents who have each met the requirements to adopt in their state. Visit AdoptionDirectory.com to find an adoption professional.
Treatment of Moderators & Administrators: Any form of moderator or administrator harassment, including insults, personal attacks and character assassination done either in public or via private message can result in a ban of your account. If you disagree with actions taken by the moderating team, the proper procedure for voicing that disagreement is via Private Message or Email. For privacy reasons we cannot and will not discuss the reason someone else's account was banned, either in public or in private. Moderating decisions are made based on a number of factors, and the action that resulted in the moderating decision is often no longer available for public view. It is inappropriate for users to create MESSAGES denouncing the actions of the moderating team and doing so will result in further moderator action, up to and including account banning.
Regarding Minors: Identifying information about should never be shared. The minimum age for the release of information in all fifty states is at least eighteen, therefore the use of messages to search for someone under the age if eighteen is prohibited. Additionally if you are adopting from a public or privatized foster care system, either domestically or internationally, please remember to respect the foster parents privacy by not posting their identifying information openly on the forums.
No Solicitation or Marketing!: Advertising or solicitation of a product or service by the authorized users is not allowed anywhere on ChildConnect.com website, whether you own or have a vested interest in the product/service or not. If you would like more information on how you can advertise with CAIRS community of websites, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Moderation, Editing and Banning: Chat Monitors and Forum Moderators regularly check the forums and chat rooms for inappropriate messages and material. Messages containing such material will be deleted or edited without warning or explanation and the member could be banned. ChildConnect.com reserves the right to edit, delete or otherwise moderate any postings made to its site without warning or explanation. Members who require excessive moderation or whose participation results in excessive moderation may be banned.
Reporting Violations: To report violations of any of the above rules, please click on the Help Desk ICON located under Help and create a ticket to explain what you are seeing. This will automatically dispatch a message to the support personnel. You can also send an email to email@example.com
All adoption professionals at ChildConnect.com represent to ChildConnect.com that their being on this site does not violate any laws. These professionals also represent that any adoptive and birth parents that they refer to ChildConnect.com, a service of CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC have satisfied all pre-adoption certification requirements in their state. ChildConnect.com assumes no liability for damages resulting from an adoption-related professional being on ChildConnect.com web site. At no time does ChildConnect.com represent that any adoption professional shall have "exclusive" rights to any ChildConnect.com service.
Laws regarding adoption, advertising, and the Internet vary considerably depending upon the state or the region of the state. Individual laws and interpretations of laws change frequently and it is impossible for ChildConnect.com to be constantly aware of the legal situation in each region of each state. Therefore, all legal resources or other resources that are predicated by state law are provided for educational purposes only. ChildConnect.com does not guarantee their accuracy or that using the services of ChildConnect.com is legal for any individual or organization in any specific area. ChildConnect.com urges you to consult with your local attorney before relying upon any of the legal resources provided on this web site, and/or before using the services of ChildConnect.com, and that you keep aware of the changes in state law in your state.
Links to Other Sites (Resources)
CAIRS websites (including, but not limited to ChildConnect.com) provides many links to other web sites as a public service to you and it is impossible for us to constantly monitor what is on each of the sites we link to. CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC is not liable for any damages that result from following any of the links provided onChildConnect.com.
By submitting content (including but not limited to stories, poems, articles, photos, etc.) to ChildConnect.com (including but not limited to ChildConnect.com Lifebook, ChildConnect.com Messages and Documents) you represent that you have the right to submit this content and that you give ChildConnect.com the right to reprint this content on the Internet, via e-mail and in print form as you direct.
Because of computer and human error, ChildConnect.com cannot guarantee the accuracy of any statistics or other information that is presented through the site and therefore is not liable for any resulting damages.
Server or Web Site Failure
ChildConnect.com works hard to keep the web site online and functioning properly. However, there are many elements relating to routers, servers, files, programming and other errors that are beyond our control. ChildConnect.com assumes no liability for damages resulting from failures of the site, server, files, or programming, or damages resulting from "hackers" or "viruses", hardware failure, or other website downtime or data loss.
ChildConnect.com deals with a large volume of visitors, e-mail inquiries and telephone callers and provides answers to many questions as a community service. Because of the large volume of questions, many of these answers are generic in nature and may or may not apply to your specific situation or geographic area. By asking a question of ChildConnect.com, you agree that any counsel given by e-mail, telephone, or through the website is non-authoritative, and that you will not rely upon this information, and that you will consult with a qualified professional before making any decisions. You agree that ChildConnect.com assumes no liability from answering these questions, or posting this information.
If you discover someone who is not abiding by these rules, you agree that you will immediately contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 453-2511.
ChildConnect.com may modify these Terms of Service from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time you log on to ChildConnect.com, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes. From time to time ChildConnect.com may modify these Terms of Service ("Modifications") or supplement these Terms of Service with additional terms pertaining to specific content or events, ("Additional Terms"), which Modifications or Additional Terms may be placed on ChildConnect.com websites or be viewed in connection with the specific content or events and shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Modifications or Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service. ChildConnect.com may modify or discontinue ChildConnect.com with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.
ChildConnect.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately, without notice to suspend or terminate (i) these Terms of Service; (ii) your registration with or ability to access ChildConnect.com and/or any other service provided to you by ChildConnect.com including any e-mail account upon any breach by you of the Terms of Service.
Content of Messages
You alone are responsible for the content of your messages, and the consequences of any such messages. ChildConnect.com reserves the right to terminate your registration if it becomes aware and determines, in its sole discretion, that you are violating any of the guidelines.
Any use by you of any other subscriber's information, personal or otherwise, for any commercial purpose or to obtain direct financial gain (e.g. mass marketing) is prohibited. Any such use shall be deemed to be a violation of these Terms of Service. ChildConnect.com is to be used by you for your personal use only. Commercial uses of ChildConnect.com are strictly prohibited unless prior written consent from ChildConnect.com has been granted. You agree that you will not use ChildConnect.com for chain letters, junk mail, 'spamming,' solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind including but not limited to distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a list.
You further agree not to use
ChildConnect.com to send or post on message boards or any place on
ChildConnect.com, any message or material that is unlawful, harassing,
libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane,
sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise
objectionable material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that
could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise
violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or
regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances. ChildConnect.com
reserves the right to delete any such material from ChildConnect.com.
ChildConnect.com can cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or
agencies in the investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of
You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee or consultant of ChildConnect.com. You further agree not to use an inappropriate member name of any kind.
You agree not to post or use ChildConnect.com to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.
You acknowledge that (i) ChildConnect.com permits access to content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights ("Rights"); (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms of Service and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. You may not post to ChildConnect.com, copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material subject to any Rights. The burden of determining that any information, software, images or any other content on ChildConnect.com is not protected by Rights rests with you. You acknowledge that ChildConnect.com may acquire Rights to use any posted materials as described below, and that you will not acquire any of those Rights by downloading such materials.
Third Party Services
You may order services or merchandise through ChildConnect.com from other persons not affiliated with ChildConnect.com ("Seller"). All matters concerning the merchandise and services desired from Seller, including but not limited to purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery, are solely between you and Seller. ChildConnect.com makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any goods or services provided by Sellers. You will not consider ChildConnect.com nor will ChildConnect.com be construed as a party to such transactions, whether or not ChildConnect.com may have received some form of revenue or other remuneration in connection with the transaction or be liable for any costs or damages arising out of, either directly or indirectly, you or any other person involved or related to the transaction.
ChildConnect.com may include special routing icons (or links) which may be located within ChildConnect.com, the activation of which will allow you to access and learn more about ChildConnect.com and other services provided by ChildConnect.com or its affiliates whereby the use of such icons is free of additional charge to you. WHEN YOU ACCESS ANY OF THESE SERVICES, YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE AGREEMENTS AND POLICIES RELATING TO THE USE OF THESE SERVICES.
Registration and Password
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify ChildConnect.com of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF CHILDCONNECT.COM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. CHILDCONNECT.COM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CHILDCONNECT.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
CHILDCONNECT.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT CHILDCONNECT.COM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT CHILDCONNECT.COM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES CHILDCONNECT.COM MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF CHILDCONNECT.COM. CHILDCONNECT.COM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORSEEABLE OR NOT, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAVAILABILITY OR MALFUNCTION OF CHILDCONNECT.COM.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF CHILDCONNECT.COM IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CHILDCONNECT.COM DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION IN OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH CHILDCONNECT.COM. CHILDCONNECT.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER CHILDCONNECT.COM NOR ITS MEMBERS, WHILE SUCH MEMBERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN CHILDCONNECT.COM, ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, MEDICAL, COUNSELING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE. CHILDCONNECT.COM ENCOURAGES YOU TO SEEK APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR CARE FOR ANY SITUATION OR PROBLEM WHICH YOU MAY HAVE.
CHILDCONNECT.COM SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY THE INFORMATION OR IDEAS CONTAINED, SUGGESTED OR REFERENCED IN THIS SERVICE AREA. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN CHILDCONNECT.COM IS SOLELY AT THE YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM CHILDCONNECT.COM OR THROUGH CHILDCONNECT.COM SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
CHILDCONNECT.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH CHILDCONNECT.COM OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH CHILDCONNECT.COM.
Limitation of Liability
CHILDCONNECT.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE CHILDCONNECT.COM OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH CHILDCONNECT.COM OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF CHILDCONNECT.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to indemnify and hold each of ChildConnect.com, CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of ChildConnect.com, the violation of these Terms of Service by you, or the infringement by you, or any other subscriber of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
Applicable and Governing Law
You agree that this Agreement and any disputes hereunder shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maine (ME), United States of America, excluding its conflict of laws rules. You agree to submit to exclusive subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction and venue of The Judicial District of the Superior Court of the state of Florida.
Remedies for Breach of These Terms by You
In the event that ChildConnect.com determines, at its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms of Service, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the community of ChildConnect.com, ChildConnect.com reserves the right to (i) warn you via e-mail that you have violated these Terms of Service; (ii) delete any content provided by you or your agent(s) to ChildConnect.com, (iii) delete all content provided by you to ChildConnect.com, (iv) discontinue your registration with ChildConnect.com and/or any other ChildConnect.com community; (v) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (vi) any other action which ChildConnect.com deems to be appropriate.
In the event that any provision of the Terms of Service conflicts with the law under which the Terms of Service are to be construed or if any such provisions are held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Terms of Service, such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect.
The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce strict performance by the other party of any provision of the Terms of Service or to exercise any right under the Terms of Service will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance, rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.
ChildConnect.com may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Service and upon such assignment ChildConnect.com may be relieved of any further obligation hereunder.
You represent to ChildConnect.com that you have the authority to register with ChildConnect.com or use ChildConnect.com according to these Terms of Service.
ChildConnect.com may modify these Terms of Service from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time you log on to ChildConnect.com, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes. In the event we modify these Terms of Service, we reserve the right (at ChildConnect.com's discretion) to provide you notice of such changes to any e-mail address you have provided to ChildConnect.com, or post office address you have provided to ChildConnect.com.
ChildConnect.com may modify or discontinue ChildConnect.com, or any portion thereof or any services, digital products, products, events or courses related thereto, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party, except as otherwise provided herein.
ChildConnect.com reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you based on the preferences that you identify during the registration process and based on your subsequent preferences.
These Terms of Service and any Additional Terms (as such terms shall be identified when posted on ChildConnect.com by ChildConnect.com) constitute the entire understanding between the parties as to subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings. Any legally unenforceable provision of these Terms of Service will, at the election of ChildConnect.com, be deleted or modified to correct the defect and, regardless, the remainder of the terms of these Terms of Service will remain valid and enforceable.
Neither ChildConnect.com, CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC, its affiliates, its sponsors, nor any other contributors take responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any information, recommendations, advice, treatment, computer, networking, site error, human error, procedure, release of information, links to other sites, action or application of medicine or law by any person using ChildConnect.com web site or any other services of ChildConnect.com.