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Website Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (together with our Privacy Policy) set out the terms on which you may use our website www.wearefamilyadoption.org.uk ("our Website").

By using our Website, or submitting content to us (whether unsolicited or solicited by us), you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and the terms of our Privacy Policy and that you agree to comply with them both.

Our Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us. By using our Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Information about us

www.wearefamilyadoption.org.uk is a site operated by We Are Family ("WAF"), a charitable incorporated organisation registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales with charity number 1163318 and registered office at 21 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DY.

Changes to these Terms of Use

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time. You are expected to check the Terms of Use from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you immediately from introduction. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms of Use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Website.

Changes to our Website

We may update our Website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Website, or shut it down indefinitely.

We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions. You are responsible for satisfying yourself about the accuracy of all material featured on our Website.

Using our Website

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or that access will be uninterrupted. Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.  From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Website, or our entire Website, to users who have registered with us.

Our Website is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our Website is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our Website or any service or product described on our Website to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our Website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.

Prohibited uses

You may not use our Website:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way; or

  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

User-generated content

If you submit material to our Website (for example, blogs, comments etc), whether unsolicited or solicited by us, you confirm that any factual content is accurate and that any opinions are genuinely held.

You confirm that your content:

  • is not defamatory, offensive, obscene, indecent or insensitive;

  • does not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right of any other person;

  • is not likely to deceive any person;

  • does not breach any legal duty owed to a third party (for example, a duty to keep something confidential);

  • will not disrupt the operation of this website in any way; and

  • does not give the impression that it originates from us where this is not the case.

We reserve the right to edit, reject or remove any or all of your content at any time at our sole discretion. We do not guarantee that your content, or any part of it, will be displayed on our Website. Any content is published at our sole discretion.

We do not endorse any content you submit to or publish on our Website, or any opinion, statement, or advice expressed by anyone using our Website in any such content.

You also waive all ‘moral rights’ in anything you submit to our Website (‘moral rights’ are described in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988).

Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise specified, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the materials published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off copies and may download extracts of any page(s) from our Website for your non-commercial personal or educational use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Website.  You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and the status of any identified contributors) as authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

You must not use any part of the content on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.  Any permission to reproduce material from our Website under this condition does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.  Any material reproduced in accordance with this condition must be reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context.

Limitation of liability

The material displayed on our Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. WAF will not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or the loss of data or profits, arising from or in connection with the use, inability to use, results from the use of our Website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, or the submission of any content, whether unsolicited or solicited by us, whether in contract, tort or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Disclaimer

Commentary and other materials posted on our Website, including all information about WAF, are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed and all such material is provided for information purposes only. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.  You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

Linking to and from our Website

Where our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and we accept no liability for any products, services, materials or information contained on or available through linked websites or otherwise provided by any other company/organisation referred to on our Website.   These links are provided purely for your convenience but we do not endorse the material on these third party websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

You may only create a link to our Website with our prior written permission.  We reserve the right to remove any permission to links to our Website at any time without notice.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these Terms of Use. When a breach of these Terms of Use has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Waiver

No failure or delay by us to exercise any right or remedy provided under these Terms of Use or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Website.

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Contact us

If you would like to contact us to discuss our Website, please email hq@wearefamilyadoption.org.uk.

March 2017