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POLICY

International Adoption Guide aims to keep the information on this website accurate and up-to-date, but acknowledges because of the complexity of inter-country adoption International Adoption Guide cannot guarantee that it will be found to be comprehensive or accurate in every detail.   International Adoption Guide shall in no circumstances be liable for any loss of any kind whatsoever in consequence of the use of contents of this site. Use of the site comes with the complete understanding that International Adoption Guide is a guide only and in no way replaces the services of an official or registered adoption agency or professional adoption lawyer, whose services should be seeked for further clarification.

FORUM

International Adoption Guide will make reasonable efforts to ensure postings and information from third parties is not illegal, defamatory or offensive but cannot control or take responsibility for what readers place on forum pages and International Adoption Guide does not necessarily agree with views expressed by those readers. Any offensive postings will be immediately deleted. International Adoption Guide will endeavour to ensure that the forum is scam free but cannot be held responsible for any scam that makes its way through its security systems. International Adoption Guide will regularly ‘clean up’ the forum and put ISP bans in place to prevent repeat abuse.

LINKS

International Adoption Guide takes a proactive approach to linking to other specialist website sites to enhance your knowledge about adoption. In selecting sites to link to we look at:  relevance, currency, content and suitability and ethos. All links therefore have an obvious connection, are working and regularly up dated, the content is good and useful and they are responsibly managed.  Although we strive to link to websites that share our ethos, International Adoption Guide is not responsible for the accuracy of material on linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. In fact there may be situations where links are to websites that are counter to the opinions of International Adoption Guide in an effort to give objective and impartial views.
We cannot guarantee that links to external websites will work all of the time.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All intellectual property rights arising from this site and its content, other than those expressly referenced, belong to International Adoption Guide who maintains sole copyright.  Use of the content is limited to private purposes only and may not be further exploited without prior written permission of International Adoption Guide. It is a condition of membership that you do not pass member only content to third parties. 
Copyright of products all remain with Tambuti Films and International Adoption Guide and Growing International Families Together CIC.  The use of audio downloads is limited to an allowance to view and download onto your system for private and purposes only.  The audio downloads may not adjusted or edited in any way and may not be further sold, demonstrated, lent or otherwise transferred or exploited without prior written permission of Tambuti Films, International Adoption Guide and Growing International Families Together.

IMAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO CONTENT

Copyright of images and photographs on the site belong to the owners and use of them is strictly forbidden without prior written consent. Some images or photographs on this website may be taken from Free Digital Photos dot net. 
Copyright of the Videos lie expressly with the authors and are used on this website under YouTube copyright law.
All photographs of children are for illustrative purposes only and do not in any regard be evidence for actual living children in need or children who are waiting adoption. International Adoption Guide does not favour the practice of Photolistings. Permission has been obtained for use of all child photographs by the responsible adult.

 

LEGALITY

International Adoption Guide endeavors to be compliant with Statutory Instruments and any breach herein is manifestly unintentional. International Adoption Guide operates as an individual and is not an adoption support service and does not provide counseling, advice or information. All content has  been acquired from personal experience and/or is found in the public domain. International Adoption Guide operates under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of  Human Rights Act which allows the freedom of opinion and expression and the freedom to communicate and to pass and receive information and ideas without being censored or persecuted. It is the intention of International Adoption Guide to uphold Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Act which states that Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. And it is to this desire to found a family that directs the content. It is within the understanding of International Adoption Guide that the content contained herein is not a threat to national security, or public safety. It in no way intends to infringe on anyone’s health or morals and does not mean to incite crime or disorder or endanger or harm others.  No communications that have been received in confidence have been disclosed without the express permission of those responsible. International Adoption Guide’s aim is to uphold civil and human rights by honouring the dignity and worth of the human person.  It acknowledges the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that recognizes that the child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an  atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding. Regarding Article 21 which recognizes Inter-national adoption the sole purpose of International Adoption Guide is to facilitate the empowerment of those who can beget this.


RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE?

At its sole discretion, International Adoption Guide has the right to refuse any and all service or services to any applicant, customer, client whether it be an individual or legal entity.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You agree that International Adoption Guide will not be responsible for any losses that may incur where Services are accessed by third-parties through illegal or otherwise unauthorized means, including but not limited to situations where data is accessed through the exploitation of security gaps, weaknesses or flaws (whether known or unknown to International Adoption Guide at the time) which may exist in the Services or in International Adoption Guide equipment used to provide the Services. Under no circumstances will International Adoption Guide be liable for any consequential, indirect, incidental, special or punitive damages, or loss of profits, revenue, data or use by readers, any of its users or customers, or of any other third-party, whether in an action in contract or tort or strict liability or other legal theory. International Adoption Guide will not be liable to user/customer, any of its readers or customers, or any other third-party, for any loss or damages that result or are alleged to have resulted from the use of or inability to use the Services, or that results from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, loss of data, errors, viruses, defects, delays in operations, or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not limited to acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to International Adoption Guide’s records, programs, equipment or services. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, International Adoption Guide’s maximum liability under this Agreement for all damages, losses, costs and causes of actions from any and all claims (whether in contract, tort, including negligence, quasi-contract, statutory or otherwise) will not exceed the actual sterling amount paid by user/customer for the Services which gave rise to such damages, losses and causes of actions during the 12-month period prior to the date the damage or loss occurred or the cause of action arose. This limitation of liability reflects an informed, voluntary allocation between the parties of the risks (known and unknown) that may exist in connection with this Agreement. The terms of this Section will survive any termination of this Agreement.


PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS, RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS 

If there are any Payment Obligations:  Payment is required in advance, before services are established. You grant International Adoption Guide the right to debit the credit card or bank account via our online billing services PayPal, depending on the form or payment and currency you choose to pay in and for the service you order.  You warrant and represent that the information you supply in the Order Form (or other information that International Adoption Guide may require) is accurate and truthful.  All payment-due notices will be sent by electronic mail. No bills or invoices will be sent by postal mail or FAX.  If no payment is received by the service date, your service will be suspended within 10 days after payment due date. 


Cancellation: You may cancel  a service at any time, but if you cancel a consultation within 12 hours of the appointment you will be liable for 50% payment as a cancellation fee.  


MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If you are not completely satisfied with our consultation services  you will be given a full refund on your fee. If you have commissioned a bespoke Personal Adoption Plan, and have paid the initial half payment and recieved part of your Personal Adoption Plan you will forfeit the whole of teh half payment. If you cancell before you have recieved any of the Personal Adoption Plan, your money will be return bar £100 which will be held back for administrative services. If you have recieved all of your Plan and have paid the full amount, you will not recived any money back.If paid by credit card, refunds will be issued to the original credit card provided at the time of purchase. If your account has been cancelled by us due to a breach of the terms and conditions on your part, you will not be eligible for a refund.


INDEMNIFICATION

Readers agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless International Adoption Guide, its officers, directors, employees, shareholders and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, suits, actions, demands, proceedings (whether legal or administrative), and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable legal fees) threatened, asserted, or filed by a third-party arising out of or relating to (i) Member's use of the Services, (ii) any breach by Member of this Agreement, or (iii) any acts or omissions of Member. The terms of this Section will survive any termination of this Agreement.

 

FORCE  MAJEURE

International Adoption Guide will not be liable for failure or delay in performing its obligations if such failure or delay is due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labour disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of, interruption or delay in telecommunications or third-party services, failure of third-party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies or power used in or equipment needed for provision of the Services.

ILLNESS/LEAVE

It is within the Rights of International Adoption Guide to have periods of absence due to illness or vacation.  These periods will not be longer than a period of 14 days. If absence extends this period than members will be notified in writing. If the service of International Adoption Guide is delayed by more than 90 days a membership suspension order will come into force, where subscriptions and services will be suspended until there is a return to normal service. If in the unlikely event International Adoption Guide ceases to trade then any subscription fees already paid following the cessation of trade date will be returned in full with a deduction of an admin fee of £30.

GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION; ARBITRATION

In the event of recourse to legal action, both parties agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in the state of International Adoption Guide’s  incorporation (UK), and the agreement shall be governed by the law of the United Kingdom. An award rendered in connection with arbitration pursuant to this Section shall be final and binding upon the parties. The parties agree that the award of the arbitrate tribunal will be the sole and exclusive remedy between them regarding any and all claims and counterclaims between them with respect to the subject matter of the arbitrated dispute. The terms of this Section will survive any termination of this Agreement.

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