User Agreement

YOUR USE OF THE OHIO ADOPTION PHOTOLISTING WEBSITE INDICATES THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY DISCLAIMERS:

The Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website is a free service provided by the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy ("NCALP") at Capital University Law School and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  Before using the webiste, please read the following terms and conditions of use.  By using the webiste, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms and conditions for use, and agree to be bound by them. 

1. We Do Not Give Legal Advice or Counsel

While some of the content is of a legal nature, the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website is intended for use by all adoption/child welfare stakeholders, including attorneys, judges, social workers, adoptees, and adoptive or foster families.  We are not engaged in the practice of law.  The information provided is for your convenience only and is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, legal advice. For professional guidance on a particular issue or to verify the accuracy and applicability of information obtained from the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website to a particular situation, you should consult a legal professional familiar with the laws of your jurisdiction.

2. No Warranties or Guarantees

While we make every effort to offer the most up-to-date and comprehensive adoption/child welfare law information, we make no guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability or currency of any information contained on the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website.  Further, although we continually update the materials contained herein, we make no commitment that all information contained on the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website is current.  You should independently verify the status of information contained on the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website prior to using or relying upon it.

3. No Liability for Viruses

We cannot ensure that your use of the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website will be uninterrupted or free from error.  You should take precautions to ensure that any material or content obtained from this website or sites to which it is hyperlinked is free of viruses or other defects.

4. No Responsibility for Hyperlinked Websites 

The Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website offers links to other websites related to adoption/child welfare.  The Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website has no control over the content of these websites. You assume all liability for reliance on the information contained in any website to which we provide a hyperlink.   Our inclusion of a link to a particular website does not constitute an endorsement of that website, an approval of any information contained therein, or agreement with any opinion expressed therein.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any website to which we provide a hyperlink.

5. Rules of Use

While the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website encourages use of its materials for educational purposes, such materials may only be reproduced and disseminated with express attribution to the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy. Under no circumstances may these materials be used for the purpose of personal or commercial gain. Reproduction or use of these materials on your website or elsewhere must be accompanied by the following statement:

"Materials prepared by and reprinted with permission of the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy.  The original materials may be found on the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website."

Your use of the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website indicates your agreement not to:

 -- use the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website in a manner that directly competes with the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website

 -- use the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website for commercial purposes

 -- provide false information about yourself or any other person, including using another person's identity for registration or communication purposes, or misrepresenting your professional or other affiliation with any business, organization or other entity

 -- sell or distribute information obtained from the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website, or transfer information obtained from the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website to another searchable public database


6. Limitation of Liability.       

Capital University Law School and NCALP, their officers, directors, employees, affiliates, partners, directors, third party content or service providers and/or authors, are not responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive or other damages allegedly resulting from  use of the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website, or any other website to which the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website provides a hyperlink, including liability in connection with mistakes, errors and/or omissions in information accessed or transmitted from the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website, or any systems failure or defect in the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website, or your use of any software in connection with your use of the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website and its content.  The user assumes any and all risks arising from use of the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website.

7. User Privacy

Click here for our privacy policy, which is incorporated herein by reference

8. Intellectual Property Rights     

NCALP and/or its partners and suppliers, own any intellectual property rights to any and all protectable portions of the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website and its systems, including its name, design, software, end-user interfaces, databases, content and collective works.  You are prohibited from modifying, adapting, distributing, or disassembling any component of the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website owned by us and/or our partners and suppliers.

9.     Modifications

The Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website reserves the right to modify, revise or amend these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time with no prior notice. You are responsible for monitoring the Site for any revisions to the Terms and Conditions of Use. Your continued use of the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website subsequent to any such modification or amendment constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to abide by the revised Terms and Conditions of Use.