TERMS OF USE

 

Terms of Use

Please read all these provisions (“Terms”) carefully before using this Web Site.

Using this Web Site indicates your agreement and acceptance of these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this Web Site or download materials from this Site.

The Web Site

The Caregiver Community Web site, www.autismcaregiver.com (the “Site”) is owned and provided by Danya International, Inc. (“Danya”). The Site is protected by copyright to Danya as a collective work and compilation, pursuant to United States copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. All information and material on the Site is owned or controlled by Danya or the party credited as the provider of the content. Information and material on the Site may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way except for your personal non-commercial home use. The names and logos "Caring for Caregivers" and “Caregiver Community" are trade names and trademarks owned by Danya.

Privacy Policy

Danya advocates the responsible handling of personal information. We believe that informing you about our information practices—what information we collect and how we use it—is fundamental to building trust and enabling you to make choices. We collect the following information when you register to use this Web Site:  your name and email address.  We collect that information to assure that we have a way to identify and contact users of the Site.  In addition, in creating your profile on the Site, you may include a profile photo, your name, address, the age(s) of child(ren), the diagnosis(es) of your child(ren), and interests you have, graphical links to other social networking profiles and a message to other users of the Site you may review your profile.  The purpose of allowing you to create this profile is to connect caregivers of individuals with autism for support and resources.

We allow users of this Site to create their own profiles on the Site, and to share information about themselves as caregivers on the profiles, and on discussion boards on the Site. Each user will be able to set their own privacy setting on their own profile.  Users will be able to search for other users through fields on the profiles, such as age of child, zip code, etc.  The information a user includes on his or her profile or in a discussion board will not be collected or used by Danya. However, that information will be accessible to other users of the Site, and therefore Danya cannot assure the privacy of that information. 

Individuals that wish to gain access to the Site to read the information that is posted, conduct research, or purchase products should know that Danya will not share personally identifiable information provided to this Site with anyone, except as required by law or for a sales transaction.  We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we collect at this Site, including payment information. If you have any concerns about this policy, please contact us at cfcinfo@danya.com

Your Use of the Site

Your access to and use of the Site is subject to the following terms, and to all applicable laws:

You shall use the Site for lawful purposes only.

You shall not transmit through the Site any information or material which violates or infringes, in any way, the rights of others, or which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.

You shall not post or transmit through the Site any information or material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any law or administrative ruling or guidelines, is in violation of these Terms, or which, without Danya’s prior written approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services.

Any conduct by you that, in Danya’s opinion, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site will not be permitted.

Danya reserves the right to edit or remove any material on the Site, including on its profiles and discussion boards, that is deemed objectionable by Danya in its sole discretion. 

Danya reserves the right to bar use of the Site by individuals who misuse the Site, or fail to comply with these Terms, as determined by Danya in its sole discretion.

The Site contains information and social networking tools, including, but not limited to, caregiver profiles, discussion boards and resources related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which are derived in whole or in part from information and materials supplied by Danya, the US Government, other third parties, and other users of the Site.  Even if the materials are downloaded from this site, such materials are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark and other laws. The entire content of the Site is copyrighted to Danya as a collective work under the United States Copyright Laws.

Materials that are downloaded or purchased from this Site or the AutismOnline Site including autism products and resources may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way or decompiled, reverse engineered or disassembled, including but not limited to the text, images, audio and/or video, as well as any software (including but not limited to any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software or data accompanying such software), except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and make no change in or deletion of author attribution.

This limited authorization is not a transfer of title in the materials and by your use of the Site, you acknowledge that you do not acquire any license, ownership or other rights to the materials.

Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of Danya’s or such other sources' copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights and may violate other laws.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION AND OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE ARE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED “AS IS”. DANYA MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR TO THE INFORMATION AND OTHER MATERIALS THAT IS CONTAINED ON OR THAT YOU POST ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING ITS PROFILES AND DISCUSSION BOARDS. ALL WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND INFORMATION HEREIN IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability

DANYA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL CONTAINED ON OR THAT YOU POST ON THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS PROFILES AND DISCUSSION BOARDS. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF DANYA TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND ALL OTHER CAUSES OF ACTION, IN CONTRACT, TORT, UNDER STATUTE OR REGULATION, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, SHALL BE THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO DANYA, IF ANYTHING, TO JOIN THIS SITE.

Amendments and Changes

We retain the right to amend, change, add to or remove any portion of this Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time or times. We will give you notice of any such changes by posting them on the Site or by other electronic communication to you. Your continued use of the Site will mean that you agree to such changes.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Danya with respect to your use of the Site. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the Maryland, United States of America, without regard for its choice of laws provisions. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Site must be commenced within six months of the date the claim or cause arose. The sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action by you arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or to the Site shall be any State or Federal Court in the County of Montgomery, Maryland, United States of America.

Dated: July 1, 2011.

Disclaimer

Any views or opinions presented in this web site or the materials therein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions or views of Danya International, Inc. or the US Government, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Mental Health which funded Danya to develop the Caregiver Community Web site through a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort under grant number 2R44MH085332-02.