User Agreement Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions (these “Terms of Use”) are entered into between You (“User”) and A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services. (“A Dignified Home”, “we”, “us”, “our”). These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of adignifiedhome.org, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through adignifiedhome.org (the “Website”). By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you may not access or use the Website.

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Change and Access to the Website

A Dignified Home reserves the right to review, improve, amend, or change the Website or the Service at our discretion and without notice. A Dignified Home will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

To access some of the resources the Website offers, User may be asked to provide certain registration details and information. Those who register are responsible for the security and confidentiality of their own user ID, password, and other related information. You acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Website using your information. You agree to notify us of any unauthorized access to the Website or related breach of security.

Usage of Content

The Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, and audio clips, as well as the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services  and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sub-licensed, altered, stored for subsequent use, or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without A Dignified Home’ prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the website. The contents of the Website are further protected under United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

The Terms of Use permit User to use the Website for personal and non-commercial activity only. A user may also make a single copy of a reasonable amount of the content displayed on any page, so long as it is not used for further reproduction, publication, or distribution. Any provided desktop, mobile, or other application for download on the Website may be downloaded a single time solely for your own personal and non-commercial use. Any appropriate use of content available from the Website must not remove any trademarks, copyright, or any other notice contained in such content.

If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Website in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Website will end immediately and you must, at our discretion, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have reproduced. No right, title, or interest in or to the Website or any content on the Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by A Dignified Home. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of said Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, or other such laws.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Website in a form other than what is set out in this section, please consult our Content Usage Policy.

Linking Information

A Dignified Home permits and encourages hyperlinks and text links to material on the Website provided User does so in a way that is fair, legal, and does not damage or take advantage of the reputation of A Dignified Home. The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to link from your own site to certain resources on the Website, send e-mails or other communications with certain content found on the Website, or allow limited portions of information to be displayed on your own or on certain third-party websites. Any linking must conform with certain practices, including, but not limited to:

  • Any text-only link must clearly be marked, “A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services.”
  • The appearance, position, and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with A Dignified Home name and trademarks.
  • The appearance, position, and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not create the false appearance that an entity other than A Dignified Home is associated with or sponsored by A Dignified Home.
  • The link, when a user interacts with it, must display this Website full-screen and not within a “frame” of the linked website.

A Dignified Home reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to revoke its consent for linked material at any time and without notice.

A Dignified Home is not responsible for the information or materials contained on a host site to which the Website is linked. Linking to the Website is intended to be for convenience of reference only and is not intended to be used as an endorsement by A Dignified Home of either the organization or individual hosting the website, nor as a warranty of any type regarding the hosting website or its contents.

Content Standards

User understands that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages, or other materials (“Content”) present on the Website and publicly viewable is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. A Dignified Home does not bear any risk or liabilities for such Content that you personally upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise affiliate with the Service. Content must, in its entirety, comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. You agree that any Content submitted through the Service or on the Website does not:

  • Contain information that infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other propriety right of any party.
  • Make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation that may cause annoyance, inconvenience, embarrassment, alarm, or needless anxiety to any other person.
  • Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Contain any material likely to deceive any person, including giving the false impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by a certain person or entity or an actual impersonation of any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an A Dignified Home official, forum leader, guide, or host, or otherwise falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • Advocate, promote, or assist in any illegal activity or unlawful act.
  • Contain any information regarding candidates for public office, political parties, or elections of office-holders. Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, promotions, or advertising.
  • Contain software viruses or other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment.
  • Disrupt or negatively affects a user’s ability to engage in real time exchanges and interactions with the Website or the Service.
  • Harvest, collect, and/or store personal data about other users.
  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain material that could give rise to civil or criminal liability under applicable laws and regulations, or that otherwise conflicts with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

Social Media Sites

As part of the Service, the Website may also provide links to officially monitored and curated social media channels that also display A Dignified Home Content. User’s use of these linked A Dignified Home social media channels is also subject to these Terms of Use, as well as the Terms of Use of the social platform from which you access this Content.

A Dignified Home social media channels, including but not limited to, the Facebook page for A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services; A Dignified Home’s Instagram account; the Twitter account @A Dignified Home; A Dignified Home’s LinkedIn Page; A Dignified Home’s YouTube channel. Through these social media accounts, A Dignified Home hopes to be able to spread this information in a convenient way and foster open and respectful dialogues on homelessness, foster care and adoption information and topics.

A Dignified Home reserves all rights relating to the company’s social media channels, including, but not limited to:

  • Adding, removing, or modifying any content;
  • Blocking harassing and disruptive users;
  • Discontinuing any of our social media channels at any time.

A Dignified Home does not warrant that the information on these social media channels is complete, reliable, useful, or otherwise accurate. Do not rely solely on the information presented on these social media platforms for medical advice or other A Dignified Home programs. Further, A Dignified Home does not create nor control any opinions or statements expressed by others within its social media channels, including those that Follow, Like, re-Tweet, re-post, or otherwise share A Dignified Home content therein, nor does any similar action undertaken by A Dignified Home concerning another user’s content constitute an endorsement of that user.

The Website may also have links to social media accounts concerning A Dignified Home events and programs, but these are not created or operated by A Dignified Home staff members, and any Content on these social media accounts are not considered to be endorsed by A Dignified Home.

User Submissions and Content

By submitting Content to any part of the Website or via the Service where such Content is viewable to the public, User agrees that such submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary for all purposes. By providing any such submission, any material will be deemed and remain the property of A Dignified Home. You represent and warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted A Dignified Home a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, display, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and create derivative works from Content in any media or medium, form, or forum known of hereafter developed.

You represent and warrant that you own and control all rights to such submissions and have the right to grant the license to us and our licensees, successors, and assigns, and that all contributions do, and will, comply with these Terms of Use. You understand and acknowledge you are responsible for any contributions you submit and you, not A Dignified Home, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness. 

Monitoring, Enforcement, and Termination of Content

A Dignified Home has the right (but not the obligation) to refuse, move, edit, or delete any Content that is available on via the Service or on the Website at their sole discretion, for any or no reason. User acknowledges and agrees that A Dignified Home may take any action we deem necessary or appropriate if we believe Content violates the Terms of Use, including, but not limited to, infringing any intellectual property right, threatening the personal safety of users to the Website or the public, or if it potentially creates liability for the company. A Dignified Home may take appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website or the Service. A Dignified Home has the right to fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities or court order directing or requesting us to disclose your identity or information or preserve Content posted by you in relation to relevant legal action. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS A DIGNIFIED HOME FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY A DIGNIFIED HOME DURING, OR AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, A LEGAL INVESTIGATION BY EITHER A DIGNIFIED HOME OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

In its sole discretion, A Dignified Home has the right to terminate, restrict, or suspend your account and access to the Website and the Service for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, for lack of use, or if A Dignified Home believes you have violated the Terms of Use. You agree that any termination of your ability to access the Website or use the Service may be done without prior notice and acknowledge that A Dignified Home may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account, as well as bar further access to such files or the Service. A Dignified Home shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.

A Dignified Home, however, cannot guarantee it reviews all material before it is posted on the Website or through the Service, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding any transmissions, communications, or material provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

Privacy Statement

For information on how we use and collect User information when visiting the Website or using the Service, please see our Privacy Statement. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Statement.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage

User acknowledges that A Dignified Home may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Website and the Service, including limiting the number of days e-mail messages and other uploaded content is retained by the website, the maximum number of e-mails received by an account, the maximum disk space allotted on servers for an account, and the maximum duration for which an account can be accessed. You acknowledge that A Dignified Home has no responsibility or liability concerning the deletion or failure to store any messages maintained or transmitted by the Website servers. You acknowledge A Dignified Home has the right to deactivate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. 

Endorsements

User acknowledges that the opinions and recommendations contained in the Website are not necessarily those of A Dignified Home or likewise endorsed by A Dignified Home. All statements and opinions expressed in these materials, as well as all articles and responses to questions and other content, save content expressly provided by A Dignified Home, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials.

The Website may provide links to other sites which are not under the control of A Dignified Home. These links are provided for convenience and reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by A Dignified Home. We are not responsible or liable to you or any other third party for the content, usefulness, or accuracy of any material provided by a third party. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.

Disclaimers

Medical Disclaimer

User acknowledges that the information in the Website is provided “as is” and for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your individual medical needs.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE WEBSITE, AND ALL DATA, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, USER CONTENT, REFERENCE SITES, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” OR AS AVAILABLE,WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. NEITHER A DIGNIFIED HOME NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A DIGNIFIED HOME WARRANTS ANY MATERIAL ON THE WEBSITE WITH RESPECT TO COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY. FURTHERMORE, NEITHER A DIGNIFIED HOME NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A DIGNIFIED HOME REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS.

A DIGNIFIED HOME WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR COMPUTER OR ASSOCIATED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR OF ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED OR DOWNLOADED BY USING THE WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING AND IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT SAFEGUARDS TO SATISFY YOUR OWN PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION AND DATA RECOVERY.

A DIGNIFIED HOME HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS, AND SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL A DIGNIFIED HOME, NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR VOLUNTEERS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES (INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES), OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS OF, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THIS WEBSITE OR OTHER WEBSITES TO WHICH IT LINKS (INCLUDING THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS). THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS VIEWED OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS WEBSITE OR ANOTHER LINKED WEBSITE THAT APPEAR TO YOU OR ARE CONSTRUED BY YOU TO BE OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR INFRINGING ON YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. IN NO EVENT WILL A DIGNIFIED HOME OR THIRD PARTIES THAT CONTRIBUTE INFORMATION TO THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE OF SUCH INFORMATION, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR ARE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless A Dignified Home and its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, as well as their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, judgments, damages, expenses, losses, or liabilities arising out of or relating to your violation of the Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, user submissions and any use of the Website’s material and services outside what has been expressly authorized in the Terms of Use.

Trademarks

A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services logo, and other marks are registered service marks of A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services.

The mark, A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services, is a registered trademark of A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services.

User must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners. 

Jurisdiction

The Website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by A Dignified Home, which is headquartered in the State of California, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places may have laws that differ from those of California, by accessing this website both you and A Dignified Home agree that the statutes and laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to the use of this website. You and A Dignified Home Children and Youth Services also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of San Francisco County, California, and the United States District Court for the San Francisco County of California with respect to such matters. A Dignified Home makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Waiver and Severability

If A Dignified Home does not exercise or enforce any particular right set forth in the Terms of Use, A Dignified Home does not waive that right. If a court finds any provision of the Terms of Use invalid, then you and A Dignified Home agree that the court should attempt to follow the intention of the provision and that all other terms of the Terms of Use will remain in effect.

Last Modified: March 29, 2019