Community User Policy & Agreement
NOTICE TO MEMBERS: If you feel your privacy has been invaded by unsolicited contact from a member of the media or anyone else, please let us know Here.
Privacy: Members can modify their privacy settings while editing their Profile Fields. The default settings are set up to respect other’s privacy in areas that are not pertinent to having a successful connection with DNA relatives. It is the responsibility of each member to choose their level of discretion within the community. DonorChildren encourages it’s members to be as transparent as possible to make the site more effective. Many of the members are here because of anonymity in our conception so it is our goal here to be as open as possible.
Disclaimer: Please note that it is up to each and every parent to supervise and monitor their child’s use of the Internet and DonorChildren accepts no liability for unmonitored use of the site by a minor. Clinics/Banks/Universities/Doctors must be submitted to the admin to be added to the database. This is to ensure accuracy and consistency in our website. We recommend DNA testing for any matches made on this site to verify biological relation. We do not guarantee any matches, as we have no verification system in place with the sperm/egg/embryo bank industry.
Emails: Occasionally, DonorChildren will send out a mass email to invite members to participate in research, alert members about a big media event, or in regards to an important update regarding website. Additionally, newsletters may be emailed out. Please let us know if you wish to opt out from these emails.
DONORCHILDREN WEB SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
Your access and use of the DonorChildren web site (the “Site”) is subject to these Terms and Conditions of Use and all applicable laws. By using this Site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of Use, without limitation or qualification, do not use this Site!
USE OF CONTENT.
You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is protected by copyright under United States and foreign laws, unless otherwise noted, and may not be used without the written permission of DonorChildren, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions of Use or in the text on the Site. DonorChildren neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties who are not owned by or affiliated with DonorChildren.
You may download material displayed on the Site for noncommercial, personal use only, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report, or use the Contents of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video, without DonorChildren’s prior written permission.
Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, DonorChildren. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions of Use or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademark(s)”) displayed on the Site (including “DonorChildren”, etc.) are registered and unregistered Trademark(s) of DonorChildren or others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark(s) displayed on the Site without the written permission of DonorChildren or such third party that may own the Trademark(s) displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademark(s) displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions of Use, is strictly prohibited.
LIABILITY OF DONORCHILDREN AND OTHERS RELATED TO THE SITE.
YOUR USE AND BROWSING OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER DONORCHILDREN NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, CONTRIBUTING TO, OR DELIVERING THE SITE IS LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Without limiting the foregoing, DonorChildren and its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, and Content providers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, currentness, timeliness, reliability, or adequacy of any Content, resource, information, apparatus, product, process, or communication available at or from the Site.
When using the Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of DonorChildren and its affiliates, licensors, and suppliers. Accordingly, DonorChlidren and its affiliates, licensors, and suppliers assume no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Site.
DonorChildren and its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, and Content providers also assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site.
DonorChildren has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the contents of any off-Site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to any other off-Site pages or other sites is at your own risk.
Any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary. You agree that you will not send or transmit to the Site any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party.
Anything you transmit via message or post may be used by DonorChildren or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, DonorChildren is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information.
You should be aware that when you choose to disclose personal information (including, user name, e-mail address, personal details about yourself, etc.) on the PUBLIC areas of the Site (including message boards, etc.) you do so voluntarily, and that such information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.
Although DonorChildren does monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, DonorChidlren is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, inaccuracy, omission, falsehood, defamation, libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, profanity, or threat included in any information contained within such locations on the Site. DonorChildren reserves all rights to periodically review all postings and messages sent within the messaging system to monitor for site abuse.
You are prohibited from:
Posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, abusive, hateful, pornographic, or profane material, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
Posting or transmitting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others.
Posting or transmitting advertisements or solicitation of business, including other competing websites, and especially any sperm/egg/embryo bank, clinic, or for personal advertisements. DonorChildren is not a gamete swapping network and members who violate this will be banned from using the site.
Posting or transmitting chain letters or pyramid schemes.
Impersonating another person.
Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code.
Engaging in any other conduct that, in DonorChildren’s judgment, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which, in DonorChildren’s judgment, exposes DonorChildren or any of its affiliates, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, or Content providers to any liability or detriment of any type.
DonorChildren will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing DonorChildren to disclose the identity of anyone posting or transmitting any such information or materials, or otherwise violating the above prohibitions.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold DonorChildren and its affiliates, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, and Content providers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
If by joining DonorChildren you may be violating any existing agreement you may have with a sperm/egg/embryo bank or any facility to maintain confidentiality, you accept all liability and will hold DonorChildren harmless and indemnify DonorChildren against any resulting legal action.
MODIFICATION TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.
DonorChildren may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions of Use to which you are bound.
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the www.DonorChildren.com site informative and convenient to use.