Adoption Associates, Inc. ( " Adoption Associates " ) maintains this Web site (the "Site") as a service to our customers and other users of this Site (collectively "User" or "you"). By using this Site, the User agrees to accept and abide by the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth in this Agreement and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If User does not agree to accept and abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use, do not use the Site. Adoption Associates may revise or modify these Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time and post such revisions or modifications on this page. Continued use of the Site after any such revision or modification constitutes User's acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Use as so revised or modified.
1. LAWS AND REGULATIONS. User access to the Site is subject to any and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
2. COPYRIGHT. All content included on the Site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Adoption Associates or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Adoption Associates and protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Adoption Associates or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
3. OWNERSHIP/LIMITED LICENSE . Adoption Associates owns all information, content, materials, and other items on the Site (collectively the "Adoption Associates Materials"). Subject to these Terms and Conditions of Use, Adoption Associates grants User a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to view, print and use this Site and the Adoption Associates Materials provided herein. Adoption Associates authorizes User to view and use this Site solely for User's own personal use. This limited authorization is not a transfer of title in or to the Adoption Associates Materials and User further agrees to the following restrictions: (i) User must retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the Adoption Associates Materials; (ii) User may not modify the Adoption Associates Materials in any way or reproduce or publicly display them; and (iii) User must not transfer the Adoption Associates Materials to any other person or third party unless such person or third party agrees to accept and abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use. User agrees to comply with all applicable copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws in using this Site. Except for the limited license provided herein, User does not acquire any ownership interest, express or implied, under any patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secret information viewed through the Site. Users of this Site are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, displaying, creating derivative works or using any of the Adoption Associates Materials on this Site for commercial or public purposes.
4. NO WARRANTIES/DISCLAIMER . THIS SITE AND THE ADOPTION ASSOCIATES MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND AS SUCH THIS SITE AND THE ADOPTION ASSOCIATES MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. ADOPTION ASSOCIATES DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE ADOPTION ASSOCIATES MATERIALS OR ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT DISPLAYED ON THIS SITE. INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL, MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, ADOPTION ASSOCIATES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ADOPTION ASSOCIATES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVICES OR E-MAIL SENT FROM ADOPTION ASSOCIATES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ADOPTION ASSOCIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OF LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
7. FORUMS . Postings by User to any message board-Bulletin Board, chat-room or forum, located in this Site will not be protected as confidential, and Adoption Associates may use and provide information contained in any such postings (including any remarks, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how or other intellectual property) to other Users, or any parent, subsidiary, and/or affiliates of Adoption Associates for any purpose whatsoever and as deemed appropriate by Adoption Associates. By providing any such information or materials to Adoption Associates, User grants to Adoption Associates an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, and display such information and materials, and you agree that Adoption Associates is free to use any remarks, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how or other intellectual property. User acknowledges and agrees that User is responsible for whatever material User submits on this Site and User agrees not to post or otherwise disseminate on this Site any unlawful, defamatory, libelous, threatening, obscene, harassing, vulgar or otherwise unlawful information of any kind, or materials that incorporate the proprietary rights of any person. User understands and agrees that Adoption Associates, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and shareholders shall have no liability for any information or material contained on a bulletin board or other posting site.
8. LINKS . Adoption Associates may provide hyperlinks on this Site to other Web sites. If User links to these sites, User will leave this Site and User does so at User's own risk. Adoption Associates makes no warranty or representation regarding any linked Web sites or the information appearing on such linked sites. The links do not imply that Adoption Associates sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in the linked sites. Adoption Associates prohibits caching, unauthorized hypertext links to this Site, or the framing of any Materials available on this Site. As such, Adoption Associates reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames and specifically disclaims any responsibility for the Materials available on any other Web site linked to this Site. Users should be aware that linked sites may contain rules and regulations, privacy policies, confidentiality policies, and other provisions that differ from the provisions of this Site. Adoption Associates is not responsible for such policies and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such policies.
9. LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES . IN NO EVENT SHALL ADOPTION ASSOCIATES, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS AND/OR MEMBERS HAVE ANY LIABILITY HEREUNDER TO ANY USER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMIATION, ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF INFORMATION, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE) THAT ARE RELATED TO THE USE OF THE ADOPTION ASSOCIATES MATERIALS AND THIS SITE AND THAT ARE BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADOPTION ASSOCIATES IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE LIMITATION ON DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN ADOPTION ASSOCIATES AND USER REGARDING USE OF THIS SITE. THIS SITE AND THE ADOPTION ASSOCIATES MATERIALS WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO USER WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATION ON DAMAGES.
10. ACCESS TO PROTECTED/SECURE AREAS . Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of this Site are restricted to authorized Users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Site may be subject to prosecution.
11. VIOLATIONS OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS . Adoption Associates reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
12. DISPUTES . Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to AdoptAssoc.com or to the information provided by AdoptAssoc.com shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Grand Rapids, Michigan, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Adoption Associates' intellectual property rights, Adoption Associates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Michigan, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgement in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
13. INFORMATION/PRESS RELEASES . This Site contains information and press releases concerning Adoption Associates. While this information was believed to be accurate to the best of Adoption Associates' knowledge when put on this Site, Adoption Associates expressly disclaims any duty or obligation to update such information or keep such information current.
14. GENERAL . User agrees to review these Terms and Conditions of Use prior to reviewing any information from the Site. Any cause of action User may have with regard to the use of this Site must be instituted within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or be deemed forever waived and barred. If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this Agreement to be unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of this Agreement shall be separately enforced.
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