Terms & Conditions

By visiting adoption-beyond.org, you are consenting to these Terms and Conditions.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE.

Copyright © 2018 by Adoption & Beyond, Inc. All rights reserved. Updated: March 19, 2018.

OVERVIEW

The terms “we”, “us”, “our”, and “Adoption & Beyond” refers to adoption-beyond.org, as operated by Adoption & Beyond, Inc., a non-profit corporation registered in Kansas. The term “Site” refers to Adoption-beyond.org and all associated websites connected with Adoption-beyond.org. The term “user,” “you” and “your” refers to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.

Adoption & Beyond, Inc. provides a website for lawful commerce, including providing information and selling services related to adoption (the “Service”).

Use of adoption-beyond.org, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by adoption-beyond.org, is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service and/or ordering a product from the Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them. If you do not agree to these terms, you should stop using the Site and Service immediately.

CHANGES TO TERMS

We may amend these Terms at any time in our sole discretion. If we do so, we will post the modified Terms on the Service. The modifications will be effective no earlier than fourteen (14) days after such modified Terms are posted, except that changes addressing new functions of the Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. You agree to review these Terms periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Service after such modifications constitutes your acknowledgment of, and agreement to be bound by, the amended Terms.

DISCLAIMER

Our Programs, Products, Services, and program materials are for informational and educational purposes only. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you or others in connection with our programs, products, services and program materials, including without limitation any liability for any accidents, delays, injuries, harm, loss, damage, death, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual injury or harm, loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted time and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however and whether caused by negligence, breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable. You specifically acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any other program, product or service connected with an user, including you. Nothing on the Site or Service is considered medical, legal, mental health, or financial advice.

The user agrees that any content or advice in this program is provided “as is” with all faults included and without performance assurances or guarantees or any kind. You must disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, satisfactory quality, and warranties arising from course of dealing, usage or trade practice. You as a user am not depending on any guarantees or warranties as to particular goals, results, benefits, or outcomes that may be achieved, including the placement of children. As with any personal service program, individual results may vary. Any testimonials from previous customers are personal opinions and do not necessarily represent typical results.

USE OF THE SITE + SERVICE

In order to use the Site, you need to (1) be 18 or older, or be 13 or older and have your parent or guardian’s consent to this Agreement, and (2) have the power to enter a binding contract with us in this Agreement and not be barred from doing so under any applicable laws. Please review our Privacy Notice, which governs your personal use of our Site and Service.

COPYRIGHT

All content included in or made available through the Site or Service, such as but not limited to: text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, videos, layout, workbooks, worksheets, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, quizzes, infographics, presentation, and software is the property of Adoption & Beyond, Inc. or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

LICENSE AND ACCESS

If you are interested in using any of our content, please reach out by email to discuss.

PROHIBITED CONDUCT

You may use the Service only in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, you agree not to: (i) transmit, install, upload, or transfer any virus, malware, Trojan horse, worm, robot, spider, scraper, web-crawler or other process that interferes with, disrupts, or damages the Service or any other system, hardware or software; (ii) provide others access to the Service using your username and password, or the username and password of another authorized user of the Service; (iii) copy, download, save, print, distribute, perform, display, modify, reverse engineer, disassemble, redistribute, republish, alter, create derivative works of, transfer or adapt any of the software, information, text, graphics, source code or HTML code, information or other content on the Service except as expressly allowed by these Terms; (iv) remove or modify any copyright, trademark, legal notices, or other proprietary information from content on the Service; (v) “deep link” to, “frame,” “mirror,” “in-line link” to, transfer to another person, or employ similar navigational technology to, the Service content; (vi) violate or attempt to violate our security mechanisms or otherwise breach or corrupt the Service’s security in any way; (vii) violate a third party’s intellectual property, personality, publicity (including exploiting minors) or other proprietary rights when using the Service; (viii) misrepresent your identity or personal information or impersonate another person or entity, including forging any TCP/IP packet so that any email appears to be generated by us; (ix) post obscene, harassing, defamatory, libelous, violent, pornographic, intimidating, abusive, threatening, offensive or illegal material on the Service; (x) advertise or otherwise solicit funds, goods or services on or through the Service or provide any commercial hosting service with access to the Service; or otherwise create or send “spam” or other unsolicited bulk email to any person or entity through the Service; (xi) engage in conduct that violates the laws of the United States or any foreign jurisdiction; or (xii) take any action that we determine in our sole discretion is in violation of these Terms or that in any way interferes, or attempts to interfere with, the Service (including another’s ability to access and use the Service) or otherwise places an undue burden on the Service

SERVICES DESCRIPTION.

We try to describe our services as accurately as possible, however the Site or Service may not be entirely accurate, current, or error-free, including our Resources section of our site. We may correct errors in pricing and descriptions and reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order with an incorrect price listing. You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site or as a result of information provided through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only.

LICENSED SERVICE PROVIDER.

We are licensed as an Hague-accredited adoption agency in the states of Kansas and Missouri only. If you reside in any other state, please contact your state department of children’s welfare office for more information regarding licensed agencies in your jurisdiction.

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, RETURN & CHARGEBACKS.

All sales of adoption placement services will be governed by the specific contract terms of those services.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to monitor the content and transactions on or through the Service. If we become aware of any content or transactions that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms or otherwise inappropriate, we may remove the content, cancel the transaction, or suspend, block, terminate or restrict access to the Service, without liability to you or any third party. We reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service at any time, for any reason or no reason whatsoever, without any liability to you or any third party.

You shall not post or transmit through the Site any material which violates or infringes the rights of others, or which is threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, contains injurious formulas, recipes, or instructions, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law.

REFUSAL OF SERVICE.

Adoption-beyond.org reserves the right to refuse service to any order, person, or entity without obligation to assign reason for doing so.
Adoption-beyond.org reserves the right to limit the number of participants in any given online class, forum, focus group, program, or workshop. Adoption & Beyond, Inc. may at any time change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site or Service.

MATERIAL YOU MAY SUBMIT TO THE SITE.

You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site, including in the parent profiles, any artwork, photos or other materials (collectively “Materials”) protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. The burden of determining that any Materials are not so protected rests entirely with you. You shall be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission and shall indemnify Adoption & Beyond, Inc. from any claim against Adoption & Beyond, Inc. resulting from your posting of Materials to the site. For all Materials submitted by you to the Site, you automatically represent or warrant that you have the authority to use and distribute the Materials, and that the use or display of the Materials will not violate any laws, rules, regulations or rights of third parties.

Adoption & Beyond, Inc. reserves the right to remove from the site any Materials submitted by you that it deems inappropriate for the site or that appears to violate these terms and conditions.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TO YOUR MATERIALS.

Adoption & Beyond, Inc. does not claim ownership of Material you supply to Adoption & Beyond, Inc.. However, the act of posting Material to the site conveys an irrevocable, worldwide license to Adoption & Beyond, Inc. to use and distribute the posted Material in connection with Adoption & Beyond, Inc.’s website and any related Adoption & Beyond, Inc. publications. You retain copyright ownership and any other rights you may rightfully hold in any content that you submit through the Service. By submitting Material to Adoption & Beyond, Inc., you agree to hold Adoption & Beyond, Inc. harmless from and against all claims, liabilities and expenses arising out of any potential or actual copyright or trademark misappropriation or infringement claimed against you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

You agree that under no circumstances shall we be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary, or any other damages arising out of your use of the Site or Service. Additionally, Adoption & Beyond, Inc. is not liable for damages in connection with (i) any failure of performance, error, omission, denial of service, attack, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure; (ii) loss of revenue, anticipated profits, business, savings, goodwill or data; and (iii) third party theft of, destruction of, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of your information or property, regardless of our negligence, gross negligence, failure of an essential purpose and whether such liability arises in negligence, contract, tort, or any other theory of legal liability.

The foregoing applies even if Adoption & Beyond, Inc. has been advised of the possibility of or could have foreseen the damages. In those states that do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for the damages, our liability is limited to the fullest possible extent permitted by law. In no event shall Adoption & Beyond, Inc.’s cumulative liability to you exceed the total purchase price of the Service you have purchased from Adoption & Beyond, Inc., and if no purchase has been made by you Adoption & Beyond, Inc.’s cumulative liability to you shall not exceed $100.

Updated: March 19, 2018.