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Before using or subscribing to RootsWeb.com, please review the following terms and conditions, which define your rights, responsibilities, and benefits as a user of RootsWeb.com.
RootsWeb.com License and Terms and Conditions of Use
RootsWeb.com contains graphics, information, data, editorial and, other content accessible by any Internet user (the "Content"). All Content is owned and/or copyrighted by Ancestry, or third party providers and may be used only in accordance with this limited use license. RootsWeb.com is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws.
Limited Use LICENSE
ADOPTION MESSAGE BOARDS
By posting messages to the adoption message boards included as part of the Service (the "Adoption Boards"), you represent that doing so - including posting the information contained in such message(s) - is not in violation of any laws, and that you AND the person you are or may be searching for are over 18 years of age or otherwise over the legal age that applies in the relevant jurisdiction(s). You also represent that the information contained in any message or material you post is (1) "non-identifying" information or (2) (A) identifying information or (B) information or data that, in the case of either (2)(A) or (2)(B), is not otherwise protected by the laws of any relevant jurisdiction. Laws regarding adoption and the Internet vary considerably depending on the state or the region of the state in question. We urge you to consult with your local attorney before using the Adoption Boards.
The Adoption Boards are provided as a convenience to help those whose lives have been touched by the adoption process. Neither RootsWeb.com nor Ancestry is an adoption agency. The Adoption Boards are not places for adoptive parents and adoption professionals to solicit birthparents, nor are they a place for anyone who may be considering placing a child for adoption to select adoptive parents or an adoption professional. Any adoption professionals that may use the Adoption Boards represent that their use thereof does not violate any laws. Third party advertising is not permitted on the Adoption Boards.
Monitors will be regularly checking the Adoption Boards for inappropriate messages and material. Those messages or material that are inappropriate will be deleted without warning or explanation.
Ancestry, and its third party suppliers make no representations concerning the suitability, reliability, or accuracy of the Content or the service provided on the Service for any purpose. We and our third party suppliers disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, in connection with the Content and the services provided on the Service, including conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no case will we or our third party providers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special or other damages including, without limitation, lost or delay of use, lost profits, loss of data, or any other damage in contract, tort, equity, or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility thereof.
Ancestry may, from time to time, provide opportunities to users of the Web Service to link to or buy services from third parties. Sites of those third parties may be subject to terms and conditions different from those found here. Ancestry makes no warranty concerning third party provided goods or services and you agree that any recourse for dissatisfaction or problems with those goods or services will be sought from the third party provider and not from Ancestry.
Additional Registered Member Terms
1. REGISTRATION AND SECURITY
1.1 Registration of e-mail address as well as selection of a password and Membership name
("Username") are required to use some portions of this site. You must provide Ancestry with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so will breach this Agreement. You understand that you may not (i) select or use a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use the Rights of any person other than yourself without authorization; or (iii) use a name that we, in our sole discretion, deem offensive. As you submit information, you understand that the network of Internet Sites including Ancestry.com, Ancestry.co.uk, MyFamily.com, RootsWeb.com, and FamilyHistory.com are owned and operated by Ancestry.com Operations Inc., incorporated in Delaware, USA. The Sites are operated in the United States of America and operated to be in compliance with the laws of the United States. Access is governed by these terms and conditions under the laws of the State of Utah and the United States. Registration as a user of or subscriber to any of the Sites or services provided on them results in your customer information being stored and processed in the United States, and you, in registering or subscribing, specifically consent that storage and processing. You may access that information at any time to confirm its correctness and to keep it current in connection with your registration or subscription. If you are subscribing or registering for use of this site from outside of the United States of America, you consent to the storage and processing in the United States of the personal data you submit, within the scope of the PRIVACY STATEMENT of Ancestry You may and should review and correct this information regularly.
1.2 You shall notify us by regular mail or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org of any known or suspected unauthorized user(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password. (b) You will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You will never be required to reveal your password to any representative or agent of Ancestry.com, its owners or agents.
1.3 You are responsible for all usage or activity on Ancestry.com via your password account. Distribution of your password for access to Ancestry sites is expressly prohibited and shall constitute a breech of this Agreement. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at our sole discretion, and you may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
2. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ROOTSWEB.COM AND YOU.
If you are a registered user, RootsWeb.com will send electronic mail to you, for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to RootsWeb.com, or of any RootsWeb.com related products and services. You may opt out of this notification service by modifying your preferences in our newsletter management center. For further information on our use of subscriber demographic information, see the PRIVACY STATEMENT on the Service.
3. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE SERVICE.
Ancestry has the right, at its sole discretion, to modify this Agreement or the Service at any time. Changes in service will be posted at RootsWeb.com, or sent via e-mail, or postal mail to you. In addition to this general acceptable use policy, other specific policies may apply to websites, mailing lists, message boards, and other facilities at RootsWeb.com. Continued use of the service now or following posted notices of changes in this Agreement means that you have accepted and are bound by the changes.
4.1 This Subscriber Agreement is governed by the law of the State of Utah, without regard to its principles on conflicts of laws, and the federal law of the United States of America. Any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Salt Lake City.
4.2 Official correspondence must be sent via postal mail to: