Terms

Terms of Service for Your Adoption Gateway

By accessing or using Your Adoption Gateway website, you are stating that you have an adoption agency, attorney or adoption professional on retainer or are in a contract with such a person or entity for the purposes of adoption and you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you require any more information or have any questions about our Terms of Service, please feel free to contact us by email at owner@youradoptiongateway.com.

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of www.youradoptiongateway.com or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to this website without www.youradoptiongateway.com’s express written consent.

This includes:

  • scraping
  • data mining
  • data extraction
  • data harvesting
  • ‘framing’ (iframes)
  • Article ‘Spinning’

You must not use this website or any part of it to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without the express written consent of  www.youradoptiongateway.com.

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full and without reservation. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.
You must be at least 18 [eighteen] years of age to use this website. By using this website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, www.youradoptiongateway.com and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights published on this website and materials used on www.youradoptiongateway.com. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages, files or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  1. republish material from this website in neither print nor digital media or documents (including republication on another website);
  2. sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  3. show any material from the website in public;
  4. reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  5. edit or otherwise modify any material on the website;
  6. redistribute material from this website – except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution; or
  7. republish or reproduce any part of this website through the use of iframes or screenscrapers.

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organization.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of www.youradoptiongateway.com or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to this website without www.youradoptiongateway.com’s express written consent.

This includes:

  • scraping
  • data mining
  • data extraction
  • data harvesting
  • ‘framing’ (iframes)
  • Article ‘Spinning’

You must not use this website or any part of it to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without the express written consent of  HYPERLINK “http://www.youradoptiongateway.com” www.youradoptiongateway.com.

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. www.youradoptiongateway.com reserves the right to restrict access to certain areas of this website, or at our discretion, this entire website. www.youradoptiongateway.com may change or modify this policy without notice.

If www.youradoptiongateway.com provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. You alone are responsible for your password and user ID security.

www.youradoptiongateway.com may disable your user ID and password at www.youradoptiongateway.com’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to www.youradoptiongateway.com a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to www.youradoptiongateway.com the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or www.youradoptiongateway.com or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

www.youradoptiongateway.com reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on the servers of www.youradoptiongateway.com, or hosted or published upon this website.

www.youradoptiongateway.com’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, www.youradoptiongateway.com does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. www.youradoptiongateway.com makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, www.youradoptiongateway.com does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all;
    or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Limitations of liability

www.youradoptiongateway.com will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss;
    or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if www.youradoptiongateway.com has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit the liability of Your Adoption Gateway in respect of any:

death or personal injury caused by the negligence of www.youradoptiongateway.com or its agents, employees or shareholders/owners;

fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of www.youradoptiongateway.com; or

matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for www.youradoptiongateway.com to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You accept that, as a limited liability entity, www.youradoptiongateway.com has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against www.youradoptiongateway.com’s officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect www.youradoptiongateway.com’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as  HYPERLINK “http://www.youradoptiongateway.com” www.youradoptiongateway.com.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify www.youradoptiongateway.com and undertake to keep www.youradoptiongateway.com indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by www.youradoptiongateway.com to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of www.youradoptiongateway.com’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by www.youradoptiongateway.com arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to www.youradoptiongateway.com’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, www.youradoptiongateway.com may take such action as www.youradoptiongateway.com deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

www.youradoptiongateway.com may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

www.youradoptiongateway.com may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with www.youradoptiongateway.com’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with www.youradoptiongateway.com’s Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and www.youradoptiongateway.com in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of USA, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of USA.

Your Adoption Gateway connects birthmothers and adoptive parents through online user profiles on the Your Adoption Gateway website. Adoptive parents may create a custom profile and choose from one of three membership plans as well as the Extreme Exposure plan in order to connect with birth parents on the website. Birthparents may create custom, user profiles, in which their membership will always be free.

Payment terms for adoptive parents

  1. Adoptive Parents agrees to pay Your Adoption Gateway the appropriate designated fee each month for its marketing campaign and website profile services. Adoptive Parents agrees to pay Your Adoption Gateway this monthly fee (as indicated on the web application at signup) for its campaign services for as long as Adoptive Parents chooses to advertise with Your Adoption Gateway. Adoptive Parents may choose to stop advertising at any time, for any reason, at no risk of penalty or fines.Each billing cycle is thirty days and begins immediately following the 14 day free trial period. On the 15th day after sign up Adoptive Parents must pay the established and designated monthly fee. Adoptive Parents will be charged the monthly, designated fee on the 15th day of use and must pay this fee unless Adoptive Parents cancels membership prior to the 15th day of use.
  2. Adoptive Parents agrees to pay Your Adoption Gateway its monthly fee, set forth above and on the website application. If the payment fails, Adoptive Parents’s account may be frozen, suspended or terminated until successful payment is submitted through the web application.

Disclaimer

  1. Your Adoption Gateway is not an adoption agency. Your Adoption Gateway is not a facilitator. Your Adoption Gateway does not practice law or dispense legal advice of any kind. The website (youradoptiongateway.com) to which these Terms pertain is for providing a safe space for those considering adoption to connect and the use of social media sites to connect only and there are no representations or warranties.
  2. Your Adoption Gateway is not owned by or a subsidiary of any adoption agency or law practice.
  3. Your Adoption Gateway does not conduct background investigations of the birth parents who may contact Adoptive Parents through youradoptiongateway.com
  4. Your Adoption Gateway urges Adoptive Parents to seek legal advice and attorney assistance.