Adopted.com (including Adopted.com, Iwasadopted.com, and Iamadopted.com) are social networking services that allows Registrants to create unique personal profiles online in order to find and communicate with family members. The services offered by Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com ("Adopted.com", "Iwasadopted.com", or "we") include the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com websites and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com in connection with the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Websites. The Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services are hosted in Canada and the United States.
Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com on the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Website. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.
Please choose carefully the information you post on Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com and that you provide to other Users. Your Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com profiles may not include the following items: telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, and any photographs containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. Despite this prohibition, information provided by other Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Registrants (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com assume no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services by any person, please contact us to report it immediately.
Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including private messages) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.
a. Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com do not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post to the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services. After posting your Content to the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services, you hereby grant to Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services.
Without this license, Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com would be unable to provide the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services. For example, without the right to modify Member Content, Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com would not be able to digitally compress music files that Registrants submit or otherwise format Content to satisfy technical requirements, and without the right to publicly perform Member Content, Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com could not allow Users to listen to music posted by Registrants. The license you grant to Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com are not required to pay you for the use on the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services of the Content that you post), sub licensable (so that Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com are able to use its affiliates and subcontractors such as Internet content delivery networks to provide the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services are global in reach). This license will terminate at the time you remove your Content from the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services. The license does not grant Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com the right to sell your Content, nor does the license grant Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com the right to distribute your Content outside of the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services.
b. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services.
c. The Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services contain Content of Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com ("Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Content"). Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com own and retain all rights in the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Content and the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services. Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com hereby grant you a limited, revocable, nonsublicensable license to reproduce and display the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Website and using the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services.
d. The Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Services contain Content of Users and other Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com licensors. Except for Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services.
a. is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
b. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
c. exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
d. contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
e. solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
f. provides any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses;
g. promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
h. promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
i. involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";
j. contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
k. furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
l. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
m. involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
n. includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; or
o. for band and filmmaker profiles, uses sexually suggestive imagery or any other unfair, misleading or deceptive Content intended to draw traffic to the profile.
The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com Website and through your use of the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services. Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Adopted.com's or Iwasadopted.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:
a. criminal or tortuous activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
b. advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Registrants. It is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Registrants from such advertising or solicitation, Adopted.com and Iwasadopted.com reserve the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Registrants in any 24-hour period to a number which Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com deem appropriate in their sole discretion. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com $50 for each such unsolicited email or other unsolicited communication you send through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services;
c. covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com page via HTML/CSS or any other means;
d. any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages;
e. interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services or the networks or services connected to the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services;
f. attempting to impersonate another Member or person;
g. for band profiles, copying the code for your Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Player and embedding it into other profiles or asking other Registrants to embed it into their profiles;
h. using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;
i. selling or otherwise transferring your profile;
j. using any information obtained from the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person;
k. displaying an advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity on or through the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose; or
l. using the Adopted.com or Iwasadopted.com Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.