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
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
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
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,
ChildConnect.com messages, LifeBooks, and Documents are NOT places for adoptive
parents, birth parents, or professionals to solicit others.
Caution to expectant parents
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
Treatment of Moderators &
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.