Terms of Use

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TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

Welcome to the Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing Pamphlet website, managed by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (the “Foundation”) and the National Down Syndrome Congress (the “Congress”). Your use of our website at http://www.downsyndrometest.org (the “Site”) or any of the services offered on the Site (the “Services”) is subject to these Terms of Use (the “Terms”). Your use of the Site constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications made to the Terms. Read these terms carefully and completely as they set forth your rights and obligations with respect to your use of the Site. If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms, you may not access or use the Site.

Acceptance of the Terms. The Foundation and the Congress are pleased to provide the information on the Site conditioned upon your acceptance, without modification, of the terms, conditions and notices comprising the Terms. The Terms may be updated and modified by us from time to time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on the Site. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time by clicking on the Terms of Use link from any page on the Site. We hope that you will find the information provided on the Site informative and useful. Please feel free to e-mail us with your thoughts about the Site or to request more information about the Foundation and the Congress.

The Foundation and the Congress have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions without providing any prior notice to you:

(1) change or terminate all or any part of our Services;

(2) restrict or terminate your access to all or any part of our Services; or

(3) refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on the Site and any material that you submit to the Site.

Access to the Site. The Foundation and the Congress are providing you with the information and functionality in the Site. You are responsible for providing all equipment necessary to establish a connection to the Internet, access to the Internet, and any telephone, wireless or other connection and service fees associated with such access. The Site is available only to individuals and entities who can form legally-binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, please do not use the Site. The Foundation and the Congress reserve the right to deny access to the Site to anyone at any time in its sole and absolute discretion.

User Obligations. In consideration of your use of the Site and/or the Services, you agree to be subject to certain obligations. For any personal information that you provide to us through the Site, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted and you further agree that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or not current, or if the Foundation has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or not current, the Foundation and the Congress have the right to refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).

Disclaimer Regarding Use of the Information on the Site. The content contained on the site (including any materials downloaded or purchased from the Site) was created for the purposes of education and information only and does not constitute health advice. Accordingly, the information set forth on the site (or in any materials downloaded or purchased from the Site) is not a substitute for professional health advice or treatment and is not meant to be used for self-diagnosis or the diagnosis of others. Before implementing any methods, or taking any action on the basis of the information provided on the Site, please consult your health provider. Never disregard professional health advice or delay in seeking treatment because of something you have seen on the Site. By using the information on this Site, you agree and acknowledge that the Foundation and the Congress, their affiliates and all parties involved with the production of information on the Site make no representation or warranty as to the information provided on the Site and cannot and will not be held responsible for any loss or injury that arises out of, relates to, or occurs during your use of, the information on this Site. The Site does not offer medical advice or recommendations to individuals and you should not rely on the information posted on the Site as a substitute for consultations with qualified health care professionals who are familiar with individual medical conditions and needs. The Foundation and the Congress do not advocate that you attempt to treat yourself, your family or someone you know without proper medical supervision. The Foundation and the Congress encourage you to seek the guidance of your healthcare provider if you feel that you, your family or someone that you know suffers from the conditions described on the Site.

Use of Interactive Areas. The Site may allow you to submit, post or upload videos, images, files, information, postings, tags, comments, messages, and other text (“Content”). The Site also may contain areas that allow for user interaction, including blogs, forums, bulletin board services, chat areas or other message and communications features (“Interactive Areas”). You are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Site. You agree to post only messages, comments or other information that are proper, lawful, and related to the particular Interactive Area. In addition, but without limitation, you may not post content or engage in any other activity on the Site that:

defames, threatens, abuses or otherwise violates the legal rights of others;
is harmful to children, profane, obscene, indecent or racially or ethnically offensive;
infringes another’s rights to intellectual property, publicity, or privacy;
collects or stores personal information about other Site users;
contains advertisements, promotions, commercial solicitations, contests or surveys (unless you have our written consent to do so);
contains, transmits or disseminates spam, chain letters, or information intended to assist in the placement of a bet or wager;
contains, transmits or disseminates viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another’s computer, the Site, or any software, hardware or other related equipment;
disrupts or otherwise interferes with the Site or the networks or servers used by the Foundation;
impersonates any person or entity or misrepresents your connection or affiliation with a person or entity; or
constitutes illegal activity.

The Foundation and the Congress reserve the right (but not the obligation) to review, edit, or delete any Content you post to this Site and to terminate your access to the Site or to any Interactive Area at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Submissions to Interactive Areas and Licensing of Content. You acknowledge that all Interactive Areas are public and not private communications; therefore, any information or content you post to an Interactive Area may be read by others. The Foundation and the Congress recommend that you avoid posting or otherwise disseminating any personally identifiable information in the Interactive Area.

The Foundation and the Congress do not endorse or control the content, messages or information found in any Interactive Area and, therefore, the Foundation and the Congress specifically disclaim any liability with regard to the Interactive Areas and any actions resulting from your participation in them.

You acknowledge and agree that the Foundation and the Congress may preserve any submissions to the Site and may also disclose submissions if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce these Terms; (iii) respond to claims that any submission violates the rights of third parties; or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Foundation or the Congress, the Site, its users and the public.

By submitting Content to the Interactive Areas, or otherwise to the Site or the Foundation, the Congress or their affiliates (including, without limitation, via email), you agree that such Content and any geographical identification metadata (geotags) or other metadata, attributes, features or characteristics relating to the Content (“Metadata”) is non-confidential for all purposes. If you submit, post or upload any Content to the Site or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to the Foundation, the Congress or the Site, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Content or intellectual property has expressly granted, the Foundation and the Congress a royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, nonexclusive license to use, copy, process, adapt, transmit, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, display and sublicense the Content and Metadata relating to the Content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed (the “License”). You agree that this License includes the right for the Foundation and the Congress to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with the Foundation and the Congress for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to these Terms regarding Content use. If you wish to keep any Content, information, Metadata, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not post or submit them to the Interactive Areas, the Foundation, the Congress or the Site. You agree that in the event the Foundation and the Congress receive any royalties, compensation or other payments associated with exercising the rights granted to it under the License, you shall not claim any right to any portion of such royalties, compensation or other payments. You further agree that the Foundation and the Congress may, in their sole discretion, use any Content for which it has a License in a manner that may link to, refer to or reference your name, such as use of your Content on the Site or an affiliated or partner website.

You acknowledge and agree that the Foundation and the Congress may archive, preserve, store or use any Content and Metadata you submit, post or upload to the Site and may also disclose that Content and Metadata if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with legal process; (2) enforce these Terms; (3) respond to claims that any Content or Metadata violates the rights of third-parties; or (4) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Foundation, the Congress the Site, its users and the public.

Limits on Liability. The Foundation and the Congress will not be liable for:

● the contents of any communication, message, or information posted by you or other third parties;

● the content of any website not controlled, owned, or operated by the Foundation and the Congress that is accessed from or linked to this Site;

● the content, services or information provided by any website purporting to be operated by the Foundation or its affiliates, but not actually affiliated with, controlled, owned, or operated by the Foundation and the Congress;

● any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure;

● any injury sustained by you, your family or someone you know, arising out of your use of the Site or the Services, including, without limitation, your reliance on information posted on the Site; and

● any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages arising out of or relating to use of or inability to use the Site, even if the Foundation and the Congress have been advised of the possibility of such damages, including but not limited to, loss of profits, loss of data or loss of use damages. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, or with any of these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

Content. The information on the Site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. The Foundation and the Congress shall not assume any liability for any such inaccuracies, errors or omissions. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of all opinions, advice, statements, representations, services, and other information provided through the Site. You acknowledge that you may not rely on any content on the Site. The Foundation and the Congress do not endorse or represent the reliability, accuracy or quality of any information, or goods, services or products displayed or advertised on the Site. We make no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided on this Site.

Third-Party Websites. Although we hope that you will find the material on this Site informative, the material and links to third-party websites and resources that may be included on the Site are provided for informational purposes only. Providing links to these sites by us should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval by the Foundation of the organizations sponsoring these sites or their products or services. We make no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided on this Site or any third-party website which may be accessed by a link from this Site, including any representations or warranties as to accuracy or completeness. Because the Foundation has no control over third-party websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Foundation and the Congress are not responsible for the information and contents of such third-party websites and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, statements, representations, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the Foundation and the Congress shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused in connection with your use or reliance on any such content, information, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Proprietary Rights. You acknowledge and agree that content contained in the Site or information presented to you through the Site may be protected by copyright, trademark, or patent law, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by the Foundation, the Congress or their affiliates, you agree not to modify, distribute, copy, reproduce or create derivative works based on the proprietary portions of this Site, in whole or in part. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Site or its underlying technologies, except to the extent the foregoing restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law. Those portions of the Site owned by the Foundation and the Congress are the copyright of the Foundation and the Congress. All rights reserved. You agree that all of the Foundation’s and Congress’ trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos and service names are trademarks and are property of the Foundation (the “Foundation Marks”) and the Congress (the “Congress Marks”). You agree not to display or use in any manner the Foundation Marks or the Congress Marks, without the express prior permission of the Foundation and the Congress.

No Reproduction or Resale. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site, use of the Site, or access to the Site.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Foundation, the Congress, their affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, and other partners harmless from and against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of the Terms or your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any other person or entity.

Enforcement. The Foundation and the Congress do not assume responsibility to you or others for any failure by the Foundation and the Congress to enforce the provisions contained in the Terms.

Termination. You agree that the Foundation and the Congress, in our sole discretion and with or without notice, may terminate your use of the Site (or any part thereof) for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if the Foundation believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. The Foundation and the Congress may also in their sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Site under any provision of the Terms may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that the Foundation and the Congress may immediately bar any further access to the Site. Further, you agree that the Foundation and the Congress shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site.

General Acknowledgments. You acknowledge that the Foundation and the Congress may establish general practices and limits concerning your use of the Site. You agree that the Foundation and the Congress have no responsibility or liability for the failure of the Site and the deletion of other content maintained or transmitted by the Site. The Foundation and the Congress reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the Foundation and the Congress shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site. You further acknowledge that the Foundation and the Congress reserve the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice.

Privacy. The terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy are located on the Privacy and Security Policy page and are incorporated herein by reference. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this the document and those in the Privacy Policy, the terms of the Privacy Policy shall govern.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND INFORMATION AND MATERIAL IN THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND INFORMATION AND MATERIAL IN THE SITE, THE FOUNDATION AND THE CONGRESS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE WITHOUT ERROR OR INVULNERABLE TO VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER HARMFUL SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SITE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DUE TO ANY NUMBER OF FACTORS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERIODIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE, SCHEDULED OR UNSCHEDULED, ACTS OF GOD, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, VIRUSES, DENIAL OF SERVICE OR OTHER ATTACKS, TECHNICAL FAILURE OF THE SITE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, OR DISRUPTION, AND THEREFORE THE FOUNDATION AND THE CONGRESS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY REGARDING SITE USE AND/OR AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, SECURITY OR PERFORMANCE CAUSED BY SUCH FACTORS.
THE FOUNDATION AND THE CONGRESS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE AND INFORMATION AND MATERIAL THEREIN WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR INFORMATION AND MATERIALS THEREIN WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR AVAILABLE, (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SITE OR INFORMATION OR MATERIALS THEREIN WILL BE CORRECTED, AND (v) THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS AND SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
ANY MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE FOUNDATION AND THE CONGRESS OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE AGREEMENT.

EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Governing Law. You and the Foundation and the Congress agree that the Terms and the relationship between you and the Foundation and the Congress shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to its conflict of laws analysis. You and the Foundation and the Congress hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the jurisdiction of courts located within the county of Denver, Colorado, or the United States District Court for the District of Colorado for purposes of all legal proceedings arising out of or relating to the Terms and agree not to commence any legal proceedings related thereto except in such court. You and the Foundation and the Congress irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection that you/it may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any proceeding brought in any such court or any claim that a legal proceeding commenced in such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.

Waiver. The Foundation’s and the Congress’ failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by the Foundation and the Congress in writing.

Severability. If any provision of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any present or future laws, such provision shall be fully severable, and the remaining provisions shall constitute the parties’ agreement.

Time Limitation. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the Terms or use of the Site must be filed within two (2) years after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred

Headings. The section headings and sub-headings contained in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

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