THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (THE "TERMS") SET FORTH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON WHICH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FAMILY BUILDERS BY ADOPTION, PLACENET.NET LLC AND ITS AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, "CALIFORNIA KIDS CONNECTION") PROVIDES YOU ACCESS TO CaliforniaKidsConnection.org (TOGETHER, THE "SITES") AND OUR SERVICES.
YOU AGREE TO READ THE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. BY USING THE SITE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE CALIFORNIA KIDS CONNECTION.
Eligibility for Use.
California Kids Connection may refuse its services to anyone at any time in California Kids Connection's sole and absolute discretion.
You represent and warrant that any content provided by you to California Kids Connection: (i) shall not be fraudulent; (ii) shall not infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (iii) shall not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (iv) shall not be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing.
You agree that you may not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of California Kids Connection. You may not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. You may not copy and reuse the code of the sites in any way or form without the prior written permission of California Kids Connection.
Ownership of The Sites and Information Contained Herein.
The Sites are owned and operated by California Kids Connection. All information, including, without limitation, text, graphics, web pages, URLs, domain names, software and all HTML, CGI and other codes and scripts in any format used to implement the Sites ("Content") are the property of California Kids Connection or its subcontractor Placenet.net LLC. The Content on this website is for personal use only. You may not copy, modify, upload, download, transmit,republish, or otherwise distribute any Content from this website except as expressly permitted by the Terms. Doing so will violate California Kids Connection's copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights. United States Copyright Law, Trademark Law and applicable international treaties and conventions governing intellectual property law protect all Content on the website. Any and all trademarks and trade names that California Kids Connection uses in connection with and on California Kids Connection shall remain the exclusive property of California Kids Connection. Nothing contained in the terms and conditions shall be deemed to give you any rights in or to any trademarks of the California Kids Connection or its licensors. You retain ownership of any Content provided by you for display on the Sites, including, without limitation, text, logs, marks or images ("Your Content"), but you hereby agree to provide California Kids Connection a revocable, nontransferable, worldwide and royalty-free license to use, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, publicly perform, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit Your Content in all media now known or hereafter developed, in connection with the operation, marketing, display or promotion of the Sites, unless otherwise agreed in writing between you and California Kids Connection.
Information on the Sites.
Information regarding children that are eligible for adoption has been provided by social workers and other social services professionals that are responsible for the care of such children. California Kids Connection does not perform any independent investigations to determine the completeness, truthfulness or accuracy of such information. California Kids Connection DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT, OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE UPON SUCH OPINION, STATEMENT, ADVICE, MEMORANDUM OR INFORMATION SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. California Kids Connection reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Sites. California Kids Connection does not and cannot review all materials and information posted to the Sites by users and visitors, and California Kids Connection is not responsible for any such materials and information. However, California Kids Connection reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or government request, or to edit, refuse to post or remove any information or material, in whole or in part, that in California Kids Connection's sole discretion are objectionable questionable as to accuracy or in violation of this Agreement.
Links to Third-Party Sites.
The links on California Kids Connection will allow you to leave the Sites. Any third-party sites to which California Kids Connection may link are not under the California Kids Connection's control, and California Kids Connection does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, content, communications or materials available on such linked third-party sites or for any changes or updates to such sites. Absent express language to the contrary, California Kids Connection does not intend links contained on California Kids Connection to be referrals to, or endorsements of, the linked third-party sites or the entities that operate them, and such links are provided for convenience only.
THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT ON California Kids Connection SITES IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE CONTENT FROM OR THROUGH California Kids Connection IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED ARE DISCLAIMED INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. California Kids Connection AND ITS CONTRACTORS ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, BUGS, VIRUSES, OMISSIONS OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THE CONTENT ON California Kids Connection. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, California Kids Connection MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT ON California Kids Connection OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED OR ACCESSED THROUGH California Kids Connection, FOR SERVICES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES, OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH California Kids Connection OR ANY FURTHER LINKED SITE. California Kids Connection DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO California Kids Connection, AND OPERATION OF California Kids Connection MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF California Kids Connection'S CONTROL.
Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT IS California Kids Connection LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES ON California Kids Connection, EVEN IF California Kids Connection HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY SUCH CLAIMS AGAINST THE California Kids Connection, ITS LICENSORS AND VENDORS AND RELEASE California Kids Connection, ITS CONTRACTORS AND VENDORS FROM ALL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF SUCH CLAIMS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. California Kids Connection SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT, OR ANY OTHER CONDUCT WHATSOEVER.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless California Kids Connection and its employees, agents, successors, officers and assigns, from any and all suits, losses, claims, demands, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and paralegal fees) that California Kids Connection may sustain or incur, arising from or out of: (i) your failure to comply with any applicable laws and/or regulations; (ii) your breach of any of its obligations set forth in these Terms; or (iii) your use of California Kids Connection.
California Kids Connection agrees to adhere to all applicable United States federal and state laws and standard practices relating to the collection and use of personal and other information from users of or visitors to California Kids Connection.
The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of laws provisions. You and California Kids Connection agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes hereunder and venue in an appropriate state or federal court located in the State of California. Except as expressly stated herein, the Terms represent the entire understanding between you and California Kids Connection with respect to California Kids Connection.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by email to California Kids Connection. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid or unless California Kids Connection receives notification that the message cannot be delivered by email. Alternatively, we may give you notice by overnight courier or certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to California Kids Connection during the "I'm Interested" process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given 3 days after the date of mailing.
Restrictions on Use of California Kids Connection.
Some Content on California Kids Connection may be subject to United States Export Controls. No Content from California Kids Connection may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of the Export Control Act. By downloading the Content from the Sites, you represent and warrant that you are not located in or a national or resident of any such country.
Amendments to the Terms.
California Kids Connection reserves the right to change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of California Kids Connection at any time, including the availability of any features, database, or Content, with the exception of child profiles, and will provide reasonable notice of such changes on California Kids Connection. California Kids Connection may also impose limits on features or restrict access to parts of California Kids Connection. The Terms may be amended at any time by posting amended terms on California Kids Connection. The amended terms shall be effective immediately upon posting to California Kids Connection.
California Kids Connection may terminate user access or suspend any user's access to all or part of California Kids Connection without notice for any conduct that the California Kids Connection, in its sole discretion, believes violates any applicable law or is harmful to the California Kids Connection, or if such party is found to have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with California Kids Connection.
You and California Kids Connection are independent contractors, and no employee-employer, partnership, agency, joint venture or franchiser-franchisee relationship is created, or is intended to be created, by the Terms.
Outbound Link Disclaimer
California Kids Connection is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any changes or updates on linked sites, or any links contained within those sites.
Disability Definitions Disclaimer
Child Narrative Disclaimer
California Kids Connection has a strong commitment to user privacy as demonstrated by this statement and our gathering and dissemination practices for this website.
To contact us for any reason:
Email at .
Phone by calling 510-536-4912
Mail to the following postal address:
California Kids Connection
1900 Embarcadero, Suite 303
Oakland, California 94606