Description of the Services Available
Children’s Aid serves New York's neediest children and their families at more than 50 locations in four of New York City’s boroughs, and in Westchester County. We provide a variety of services, support and programs, including prenatal counseling and assistance, as well as a broad array of ongoing support and resources for children and their families, which continues through the high school years, and includes college and job preparatory training programs (the “Services”). Our Website provides our donors and the general public with information related to the ongoing work of Children’s Aid. It also provides a wide variety of resources and functionality, such as volunteering opportunities, blogs, as well as the ability to donate and get involved in advocacy campaigns.
Registration; Personal Information
Children’s Aid Website is intended solely for users who are 13 years of age or older, and any registration by, use of or access to the Website by anyone under 13 is unauthorized. If you are under 13, you are only allowed to access this Website with your parent’s or guardian’s permission and supervision. If you are 13 or older but under the age of 18, you should review these TOU with your parent or guardian to make sure that your parent or guardian understands them, agrees to be bound by them and you should only use the Website with their permission and under their supervision. Additionally, you have to be 18 years of age or older if you want to conduct any type of financial transaction on the Website, and further provided that we reserve the right to limit certain other activities related to the work that we do – such as volunteering – to those who are at least 18 years of age.
LIMITED LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Children’s Aid hereby grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Website, but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Children’s Aid or as otherwise explicitly permitted. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this Website or the Content; any derivative use of this Website or the Content; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This Website or any portion of this Website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of Children’s Aid. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Children’s Aid without Children’s Aid's express written consent. You may not use any meta-tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing any of Children’s Aid's name(s) or service marks without the express written consent of their owners. We (or the respective third party owners of Content) retain all right, title, and interest in this Website and any Content on this Website, including any and all intellectual property rights. We (or the respective third party owners of Content) reserve all rights not expressly granted. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Children’s Aid.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Except as otherwise expressly stated, all Content appearing on this Website is the copyrighted work of Children’s Aid or its third party content suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all Content is also the exclusive property of Children’s Aid and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You may download information from this Website and print out a hard copy for your personal use provided that you keep intact and do not remove or alter any copyright or other notice (e.g., trademark, patent, etc.) contained in the information. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you may not alter, modify, copy, distribute (for compensation or otherwise), transmit, display, perform, reproduce, reuse, post, publish, license, frame, download, store for subsequent use, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or Content obtained from this Website, in whole or in part, including any text, images, audio, and video in any manner, without the prior written authorization of Children’s Aid or any applicable third party suppliers. The use of Content, including images, by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by Children’s Aid. Any unauthorized use of text or images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable regulations and statutes. Children’s Aid does not warrant or represent that your use of Content, Products and Services or any other materials displayed on this Website will not infringe rights of third parties. If you believe that any Content on this Website violates or infringes upon your intellectual property rights pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), please notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org with all specifics necessary for us to consider and respond to your complaint. You may be asked to provide additional information and follow additional procedures for us to act on your complaint.
Trademarks and Service Marks
Certain trademarks are the service marks and trademarks of Children’s Aid or one of its affiliates. Children’s Aid name, logo, the domain name for this Website, all page headers, custom graphics, and button icons are service marks, trademarks, logos, and/or trade dress of Children’s Aid. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress, product names, company names or logos, whether registered or not, on the Website are the property of their respective owners. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, you agree that you will not use any such trademarks, service marks, trade dress, or other logos from this Website without the prior written authorization of Children’s Aid.
Payments and Payments Processing; Rules for All Payments
Children’s Aid Website provides the ability to make an online donation. Children’s Aid has engaged the services of both Blackbaud, Inc. and Cybersource, Inc., payment services providers, to process all donation/payment transactions. These companies manage the routing of applicable customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks, as applicable. Children’s Aid is not affiliated with either of these companies, and we are not responsible in any way for the actions or performance (or lack thereof) of either company. Accordingly, Children’s Aid expressly disclaims responsibility and liability for all services provided by both Blackbaud and Cybersource, including those related to donation/payment transactions, and you hereby agree that Children’s Aid shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such services.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that for all donations, (1) you will not use an invalid or unauthorized credit or debit card or other payment method; (2) all donations are final and non-refundable. If you have any questions regarding any payment transaction, please contact us by phone at 212-949-4936 or by email at email@example.com.
Blogs; Acceptable Use for Blogs
Our Website contains blogs (“Blogs”). The content, view and opinions published in Blogs written by our personnel or contributors – or from links or Blogs that we post on the Website from other sources - belong solely to their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Children’s Aid, its management or employees. Comments or opinions expressed on the Blogs are those of their respective contributors only. If you find any posts in these Blogs to be offensive or objectionable, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the relevant Blog. If we determine that removal of a post or posts is necessary, we will make reasonable efforts to do so in a timely manner.
Children’s Aid has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Website. We may investigate any reported violations of the Website policies or complaints and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending or terminating service, denying access and/or removing any materials on the Website). Children’s Aid may also investigate, in its sole discretion, the use of any credit card by a user registered to make a purchase, and take such action as we deem appropriate, including without limitation, contacting the individual using such card and/or deactivating a user’s account.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES/MATERIALS/CONTENT
SERVICE PROVIDED IN UNITED STATES; COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
Children’s Aid Website is hosted in the United States. If you are a non-U.S. user of Children’s Aid Website, by visiting the Website you agree to comply with all applicable federal and state U.S. laws. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if you are a user, you agree to obtain and comply with all conditions of any registrations, permits, licenses, consents or permissions that you are required to hold in order to utilize the Website and any related services, and you shall immediately notify us if any such registration, permit, license, consent or permission is terminated or revoked.
We make no representations that the Website and any and all information contained therein, including the Opportunities, information or Content are appropriate, available or legal in any particular location. This Website is not intended for access or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Children’s Aid to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are choosing to access the Websites and all related services, Opportunities, information and/or Content on your own initiative and that you are responsible for compliance with all applicable international, federal, state, local and any other applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the thereof.
The Blogs, Content, materials, resources and other information contained on this Website has been prepared by Children’s Aid as a convenience to its users and is not intended to constitute advice or recommendations upon which a user may rely. Children’s Aid has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing such Blogs, Content, materials, resources and other information, but makes no warranty or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the Blogs, Content, materials, resources and other information contained in or linked to this Website or any other Website maintained by Children’s Aid. Although we may provide a variety of Opportunities and Services, we make no promises or assurances that such Opportunities or Services will be available and/or offered to you.
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL BLOGS, BLOG CONTENT, CONTENT, RESOURCES, MATERIALS, OPPORTUNITIES, SERVICES AND OTHER INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND CHILDREN’S AID EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND ALL ELEMENTS THEREOF, WHETHER IMPLIED, EXPRESS, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND ACCURACY. CHILDREN’S AID MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE, BLOGS, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MATERIALS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS ACCURATE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY SUCH PROBLEMS WILL BE CORRECTED, NOR DO WE MAKE ANY PROMISES THAT THE SERVICES THAT WE OFFER WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOU.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL CHILDREN’S AID WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, DAMAGE TO OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE (OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE), THE OPPORTUNITIES, CONTENT, THE BLOGS OR BLOG CONTENT, OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS, SERVICES OR INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM CHILDREN’S AID, EVEN IF CHILDREN’S AID HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF THOSE DAMAGES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS PREDICATED UPON YOUR WAIVER OF ANY RIGHT TO SUE CHILDREN’S AID AND ITS AFFILIATES DIRECTLY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION SUIT FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION 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.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
YOU AND CHILDREN’S AID AGREE THAT ANY PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE ANY DISPUTE WILL BE CONDUCTED SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND THAT NEITHER YOU NOR CHILDREN’S AID WILL SEEK TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD AS A CLASS ACTION, A REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, A COLLECTIVE ACTION, A PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ACTION, OR IN ANY PROCEEDING IN WHICH YOU OR CHILDREN’S AID ACTS OR PROPOSES TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. YOU AND CHILDREN’S AID FURTHER AGREE THAT NO PROCEEDING WILL BE JOINED, CONSOLIDATED, OR COMBINED WITH ANOTHER PROCEEDING WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF YOU, CHILDREN’S AID, AND ALL PARTIES TO ANY SUCH PROCEEDING.
Children’s Aid shall not be liable for any failure or delay in performance due in whole or in part to any cause beyond our reasonable control, or the reasonable control of our contractors, agents or suppliers, including but not limited to utility or transmission failures, power failure, strikes or other labor disturbances, acts of God, acts of war or terror, floods, sabotage, fire, natural or other disasters.