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We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice to you. Please check the Terms and Conditions periodically to see whether a change has been made to them. Occasionally Adoption UK may supplement these Terms and Conditions with additional terms applying to specific content or events, such as competitions. Any additional terms will be clearly displayed on adoptionuk.org to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events. All Additional Terms will form part of these Terms and Conditions.
Some elements of adoptionuk.org may be viewed by anyone, however, to access some services, e.g. message boards, you will need to register as a member. When you register with us you are stating that you are over 18 years of age. You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any other time will be true, accurate and complete and that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up to date at all times.
When you register to use adoptionuk.org you will be asked to create a password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it to or share it with anyone. You will be deemed responsible for all activities that occur under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should immediately notify the Online Community Team.
(a) adoptionuk.org is to be used for your personal use only and use of adoptionuk.org for commercial purposes or to obtain financial gain are strictly prohibited without Adoption UK's prior written consent.
(b) adoptionuk.org may not be used to send chain letters, junk mail, 'spam', solicitations or bulk communications of any kind unless the recipient has given specific permission to be included in such a list.
(c) You may not post to adoptionuk.org any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, threatening, racially or sexually or otherwise discriminatory, offensive, inaccurate, in breach of confidence or a third party's intellectual property rights or which otherwise includes objectionable material of any kind or nature, that encourages or engages in conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, national or international law or regulation or which has a disruptive influence on the normal flow of a message board. You must not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious. If you feel that any of the terms and conditions have been broken by users please contact the Online Community Team.
(d) You must not post appeals for case histories on adoptionuk.org. All media and research requests should be sent to the Online Community Team.
(e) You must not use adoptionuk.org in a way that might reasonably be expected to cause the same to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or which could in any way damage the operation of another's computer.
(f) adoptionuk.org reserves the right in its absolute discretion at any time to edit, alter, delete or move any material whatsoever posted to, appearing on or distributed by adoptionuk.org and you.
(b) You may view, print, download or store extracts from adoptionuk.org for your personal, non-commercial reference without alteration, addition or deletion. You may not otherwise copy, replicate, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any adoptionuk.org material or content without prior consent.
(c) By submitting content, which shall include your name to any public area of adoptionuk.org, including message boards, competitions and ‘Ask for Advice’, you grant Adoption UK a royalty-free, perpetual licence, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and translate such content for the purposes of the online community to supply information, promote services and offer interaction and communication between users of the community. This includes reproducing content in our magazines and other publications.
(a) adoptionuk.org provides links to third party web sites that are not affiliated with Adoption UK. We make no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites to which we may provide links or any goods or services available from such sites.
(b) All matters concerning any goods and services that you purchase from a third party site, including without limitation all contract terms are solely between you and the owner of that site and Adoption UK will not be liable for any costs or damages to you or any third party arising directly or indirectly out of any third party website. You hereby waive any claim you might have against Adoption UK with respect to any such sites.
adoptionuk.org will make every effort to ensure that all information given is true, accurate and complete however Adoption UK is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. All information is provided on the basis that neither Adoption UK, its trustees, employees or consultants or its members are engaged in rendering legal, medical, counselling or other professional services or advice. Adoption
Except as required by law, Adoption UK shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential losses or damages or loss of profits, data, goodwill, revenue in each case regardless of whether such losses or damages arise in the normal course of events or whether Adoption UK has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Adoption UK will not be liable for any such losses or damages whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of or in connection with this website including without limitation the use or the inability to use adoptionuk.org, or messages received, or transactions entered into through adoptionuk.org, or resulting from unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data.
You agree to indemnify and hold each of Adoption UK, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or occurring out of your use of adoptionuk.org the violation of these Terms and Conditions by you, or the infringement by you, or any other subscriber of your account, or of any intellectual property or other right of any other person or entity.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of
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This page was last reviewed in December 2009.
This page was last reviewed in December 2009.