Privacy Notice

In using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

 This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.adopteebridge.org . This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

1.        What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

2.        What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

3.        The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

4.       How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
By using this website and/or providing information to us, you are consenting to this privacy notice. AdopteeBridge LLC collects information from visitors to the website, and individuals who register for services such as services offered or newsletters. The type of information we may collect could include email addresses, names, and mailing addresses. We may collect and store information automatically whenever you visit our website such as IP addresses, browser information, referral points, and other analytics to continue to improve our website.

We also may collect information you voluntarily provide to us via email, other direct contact, or via third parties to perform services in the connection with the operation of AdopteeBridge LLC. Examples may include using third parties for services such as payment processing, online form submission, and newsletter mailings. We will not sell, share or rent this information provided via this website to anyone without your consent or as outlined in this privacy policy. This information is used for internal purposes and to help deliver a better service and experience to you.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share or sell your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request or without your consent or as outlined in this privacy policy.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about news regarding the website, services, changes to the website, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.

  • Change/correct any data we have about you.

  • Have us delete any data we have about you.

  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Privacy Statement
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Authorized employees and volunteers who have passed appropriate background checks and training within the company only use any information collected from individual clients on a need to know basis. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. The rights to all text, images, and other materials on this site are reserved AdopteeBridge LLC, unless otherwise indicated.

Confidentiality
Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, only if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Clients have the right to request sight of, and copies of any and all Client Records we keep, on the proviso that we are given reasonable notice of such a request. Clients are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where appropriate, we shall issue Client’s with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.

We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by AdopteeBridge LLC will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within AdopteeBridge LLCon a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.

Cookies and Other Technologies Used
AdopteeBridge, Inc.'s website is hosted by Squarespace, Inc. (Squarespace). They provide us with an online platform that allows us to provide services to clients. Your data is also stored in Squarespace's secure databases protected by a variety of industry-standard access controls.

Squarespace and other service providers (such as Google Analytics) may be used (both session cookies and persistent cookies) to analyzie trends, administer our website, track your movements around our site, better understand how you intereact with our website, determine interest in particular content, and monitor aggregate usage by visitors and online traffic routing. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an indivdiual and aggregated basis. You may be able to instruct your browser, by changing its option, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the online services you visit. You may also remove persistent cookies by following your web browser's help file directions. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of our website or all functionality of our website. 

Squarespace or our other service providers may also use "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs," or similar means in connection with our website and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, track the actions of users, to determine the success of marketing campaigns and to compile aggregated statistics about Site usage and response rates. This information is collected anonymously, in a manner that does not personally identify you.    

A copy of Squarespace's privacy policy can be found here.

Links
AdopteeBridge LLC includes links on their website. We take no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites. In addition, we do not have any control over the content of these external sites.

AdopteeBridge LLC provides resources and a directory of adult adoptee professionals / businesses. AdopteeBridge LLC in no way takes responsibility for the products and or services rendered by any of the member businesses and individuals included on this website and in the directory. AdopteeBridge LLC makes no representations or warranties as to the services and or products provided by any of its member businesses and individuals. Each individual / business listed in the directory or resource list is the sole responsible party for the products and or services it provides. By using AdopteeBridge LLC you agree to hold AdopteeBridge LLC harmless and without liability for any claims you may or may not have against any of the member individuals and businesses in this website and directory.

Copyright Notice
The name and logo of AdopteeBridge LLC/AdopteeBridge which appears on this site or other materials may not be used in any advertising, publicity, promotions, websites or other manners which implies AdopteeBridge’s endorsement or affiliation without AdopteeBridge LLC’s written permission.

All information and matter contained on the website and printed materials are owned by AdopteeBridge LLC or other individuals/parties. Any reproduction, retransmission, republication, or other use of all or part of any document found on this site or written material is expressly prohibited, unless prior written permission has been granted by AdopteeBridge LLC or the appropriate copyright owner. All other rights reserved.

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Communication
We have several different e-mail addresses for different queries. These, & other contact information, can be found on our Contact Us link on our website or via AdopteeBridge LLC literature or via the AdopteeBridge LLC's stated telephone numbers.

This company is registered United States, Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Fees
Program related fees are for services rendered and are not contingent on the outcomes of those services. Fees received by AdopteeBridge LLC, reflect the organization’s reasonable and necessary expenses for provisions of service, training of volunteers and staff.  AdopteeBridge LLC ensures full disclosure of expected total fees and estimated expenses payable to AdopteeBridge LLC. Fees are available upon request. Clients realize that an increase in fees for collaborating or outside agencies is beyond the control of AdopteeBridge LLC. Clients understand fees are owed to AdopteeBridge LLC according to AdopteeBridge’s payment schedule.

AdopteeBridge LLC accepts payment by personal check, credit, or debit card. Fees are non-refundable unless otherwise noted. 

  • Payment by Personal Check—Paying fees by personal check is acceptable; however a fee of $75 will be assessed for checks that are not bank honored.

  • Payment by Credit or Debit Card—AdopteeBridge LLC accepts U.S.-issued debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)

Squarespace uses third party payment processors to assist it with processing your personally identifiable payment information securely. Such third party processors use of your personal information is governed by their respective privacy policies which may or may not contain privacy protections. Payments for our services are processed and managed using the third party vendor Stripe. You can read their privacy policy here.

Adjustment of Fees
Fees are not waived or reduced unless there are extraordinary circumstances, as approved by AdopteeBridge LLC’s President. In general, the enrollment fee is not refundable. Refund requests must be made in writing and approved by AdopteeBridge LLC’s Director.

All fees are subject to change. AdopteeBridge LLC will provide notification of increased fees

Notification of Changes
AdopteeBridge LLC reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis

These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or undertaking of a booking or Agreement indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email: info@adopteebridge.org

Terms & Conditions

  1. INTRODUCTION
    These Website Standard Terms And Conditions (these “Terms” or these “Website Standard Terms And Conditions”) contained herein on this webpage, shall govern your use of this website, including all pages within this website (collectively referred to herein below as this “Website”). These Terms apply in full force and effect to your use of this Website and by using this Website, you expressly accept all terms and conditions contained herein in full. You must not use this Website, if you have any objection to any of these Website Standard Terms And Conditions.

  2. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: NOTICE UNDER DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA)

    AdopteeBridge respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. AdopteeBridge may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate access to its online sites or platforms for users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others, and/or remove materials that infringe the intellectual property rights of others.

    If you believe that a work of yours (e.g., artwork, photo, text, etc.) has been copied or is otherwise used in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement on our sites or platforms, you may notify us as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your DMCA complaint to be valid under the DMCA, please provide AdopteeBridge’s designated agent (see below) the following information:

    • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright in the work that is allegedly infringed.

    • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed.

    • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit AdopteeBridge to locate the material.

    • Information reasonably sufficient to permit AdopteBridge to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.

    • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law

    • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

    AdopteeBridge’s agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

    By mail:
    AdopteeBridge
    P.O. Box 13552
    Roseville, MN 55113
    Attn: Copyright Agent

    By phone:
    651-491-9661

    By e‑mail:

    info@adopteebridge.org (please use subject line “Attn: Copyright Agent – DMCA Copyright Notice”)

     Please note that whether or not AdopteeBridge disables access to or removes content, AdopteeBridge may make a good faith attempt to forward the written notification, including the complainant’s contact information, to the person who posted the content and/or may take other reasonable steps to notify such person that AdopteeBridge has received notice of an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or other violation.

    Please also note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512(f)), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability, including civil penalties, monetary damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs.

    If you are submitting a Counter-Notice under the DMCA based on content that has been removed or disabled by AdopteeBridge, please use the same contact information specified above.

  3. RESTRICTIONS
    You are expressly and emphatically restricted from all of the following:
    1. publishing any Website material in any media;
    2. selling, sublicensing and/or otherwise commercializing any Website material;
    3. publicly performing and/or showing any Website material;
    4. using this Website in any way that is, or may be, damaging to this Website;
    5. using this Website in any way that impacts user access to this Website;
    6. using this Website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in a way that causes, or may cause, harm to the Website, or to any person or business entity;
    7. engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this Website, or while using this Website;
    8. using this Website to engage in any advertising or marketing; Certain areas of this Website are restricted from access by you and [Sender.Company] may further restrict access by you to any areas of this Website, at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion. Any user ID and password you may have for this Website are confidential and you must maintain confidentiality of such information.

  4. WEBSITE CONTENT, THIRD PARTY LINKS & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY/DISCLAIMERS
    AdopteeBridge provides the Website including, without limitation Website Content for entertainment, educational and promotional purposes only. You may not rely on any information and opinions expressed on any of the Website for any other purpose. In all instances, it is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or usefulness of Website Content. Under no circumstances will AdopteeBridge be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Website Content.

    Website Content can and will include content posted by a third-party or will represent the opinions and judgments of a third-party. AdopteeBridge does not endorse, warrant and are not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the Website by anyone other than authorized employees or spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.

    If there is a dispute between persons accessing the Website or between persons accessing the Website and any third party, you understand and agree that AdopteeBridge is under no obligation to become involved. If there is such a dispute, you hereby release AdopteeBridge  and its’ officers, directors, employees, parents, partners, successors, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their related companies from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature arising out of, relating to, or in any way connected with such dispute.

    The Website may contain links to other websites maintained by third parties. AdopteeBridge does not operate or control, in any respect, or necessarily endorse the content found on these third-party websites. You assume sole responsibility for your use of third-party links. AdopteeBridge is not responsible for any content posted on third-party websites or liable to you for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of your dealings with any third-party or their website.  

    Disclaimers-Read carefully: you expressly agree that use of the website is at your sole risk. The website and website content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

    In no event shall AdopteeBridge, nor any of its officers, directors and employees, be liable to you for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website, whether such liability is under contract, tort or otherwise, and [Sender.Company] , including its officers, directors and employees shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website.

  5. VARIATION OF TERMS
    AdopteeBridge is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review such Terms on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of this Website.

  6. GOVERNING LAWS & JURISDICTION
    These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota , and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Minnesota.

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