These terms and conditions apply to your use of all of the sites and services owned or operated by the Birthchoice, and affiliated organizations and any other site that we have owned or operated, do own and operate or may own or operate in the future (collectively, the “Sites”).
Every reasonable attempt is made for accuracy, but some information specified in or accessible through the Sites is compiled or produced by someone other than and beyond the control of our staff and may not be fully complete or accurate. Consequently, we cannot and do not endorse or represent the reliability or accuracy of all of the content or information distributed through or accessed from the Sites. You hereby agree that your reliance upon any content or information distributed through or accessed from the Sites is at your sole risk.
These terms and conditions apply only to our Sites, and not to the sites of any other companies or organizations, including those to which any of the Sites may link. We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which any of the Sites links. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site. We are not responsible for the content of any sites which may be linked to our Sites. These links are provided for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use the Sites do the same. In appropriate circumstances, we will terminate the registration of any user who engages in any activity which may infringe on the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights. All text, graphics, video, source code, and editorial content on Sites are proprietary to our organization. These materials are protected by U.S. copyright and, except those items acknowledged as proprietary to others, may not be used, copied, transmitted, or reproduced in whole or in part without the express written consent of our organization. Use of any of our text, graphics, video, source code, and editorial content not explicitly authorized for any reason or purpose is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of the text, graphics, video, source code, and editorial content may violate trademark, copyright, civil and criminal statutes, and privacy and publicity laws. Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials located within the Sites only for your personal use. This means you may download one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, noncommercial home use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice. When you download copyrighted material you do not obtain any ownership rights in that material. We reserve all rights under United States and international laws.
The services, products and materials on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither we nor any of our respective licensors or suppliers warrant that any functions contained in the sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the sites or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Neither we nor any of our respective licensors or suppliers warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services, products or materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not we or any of our respective licensors or suppliers) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction to your system. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will we or any of our licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on the sites, or any products or services provided pursuant to the sites, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by us or any of our licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing the sites.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold our organization and all our affiliates, employees, directors, officers, agents, material or communication providers, and internet service providers harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, claims, expenses, and damage awards, including, but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that arise from any claim, action, or demand, by your use of or in connection with submission, transmission, posting, broadcast, or other communication with or to the Sites.
The reference materials and information contained in the Sites are intended only for your personal information. We make no representations or warranties about the Sites’s content or the information or other material accessed through the Sites.
Information Obtained Through the Sites Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice
The information contained in these Sites or transmitted to you electronically in response to a message from you is not intended nor implied to constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always visit or speak to a qualified health service provider in person prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. These Sites do not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical advice as part of this service. In addition, nothing contained in these Sites is intended to be or constitutes legal advice, and users should always seek the advice of an appropriate attorney or other professional regarding individual questions or concerns of a legal or professional nature. We assume no liability for any diagnosis, treatment, decision made, or action taken in reliance upon information contained in these Sites or any other internet sites linked to it in any way.
Some of the information available on the Sites concerns the topic of sex and may not be appropriate for children. Further, the Sites are not directed to children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. We strongly recommend that parents participate in their children’s exploration of the internet and any online services and use their browser’s parental controls to limit the areas of the internet to which their children have access.
Uniform Disclosure Statement
Our organization is recognized by the IRS as a ministry exempt from taxation under Section501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, and gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
California: Our financial statement is available upon request. 100 percent of your gift may be deducted under Federal and State income tax laws. If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to us, you may request information once per calendar year about our disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us in writing at the address below. Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Georgia: Upon request, we will provide a full and fair description of this and its other programs, and a financial statement or summary. Maryland: A copy of the current financial statement is available upon request. For the cost of copies and postage, registration documents and other information are available from the Maryland Secretary of State. Minnesota: 100 percent of your gift may be deducted as a charitable contribution under Federal and state income tax laws. Mississippi: The official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement. New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6245. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. New York: Upon request, a copy of the last annual report filed with the Attorney General is available from us or New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: Foil Officer, Department of State, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271. North Carolina: Financial information about us is available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the state. Pennsylvania: Our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Virginia: A financial statement is available from the State Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services upon request. Washington: The registration statement required by the Charitable Solicitation Act is on file with the Secretary of State. Additional information can be obtained by calling 1-800-332-4483. West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 24305. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices
As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on the Sites infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to us at the following address:
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
2304 Wesvill Ct, #340
Raleigh, NC 27607
To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and that it include certain elements explained therein. Please check the statute for more details.
Personal Identification Information
We may request personal identification information from you in connection with your use of, or participation in, scheduling appointments, communications, membership registration, discussion groups, requests for information or suggestions, visitors’ requests for free products or services or additional information (including via email to us), and in connection with other activities, services or resources we make available on any of our sites. In all of these cases, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. We will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user (such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone number, or email address) to any third party without having received your permission. We do not sell or otherwise share your data with third parties. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process. We may share with others aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable.
To Whom We Disclose Your Information
We may disclose the information we collect from or about you:
• to our affiliates;
• to service providers who work on our behalf;
• as required by law;
• when required to protect our rights or your safety or the safety of others, or to detect, prevent, or respond to misuse of our Sites.
In addition, we may share de-identified information, such as reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, with third parties, including researchers.
Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online — for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas — that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
These Sites take every precaution to protect users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Sites, we take great effort to ensure their information is protected both online and offline. When our registration/donor/appointment/chat form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software we are aware of in the industry — SSL.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also aggressively protect user-information offline. Only ministry employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative is granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment.
We and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device over time and across different websites when you use the Sites using cookies or similar technologies, such as your Internet Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view on the Sites, etc. This information allows us and our service providers to recognize you and personalize your experience if you return to the Sites, to improve the Sites and the services we provide, and to provide you with advertisements targeted to your interests.
Notification of Changes
If we change our policies, we will post those changes to this statement, the home page, and/or other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
If you have any questions about this document, please contact us at:
2304 Wesvill Ct, #340
Raleigh, NC 27607