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Before using this website, including any of the message boards available on this website (collectively, the "Community"), please carefully read these Website Terms of Use and the Community Guidelines available here (collectively, the "Terms"). This website and the Community are collectively referred to in these Terms as the "Website."

Using this Website indicates that you accept these Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, do not use this Website.

General

This Website is owned and operated by Cbr Systems, Inc., otherwise known as Cord Blood Registry ("CBR," "we" and "us"). This Website was developed by CBR as a value added service and to provide information and support to expecting and new parents.

We reserve the right to revise or remove any part of the Terms in our sole discretion at any time and without prior notice to you, such changes to be effective prospectively. You thus should periodically visit this page (and the Community Guidelines available here) for changes. If you disagree with the Terms, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of this Website. Your continued use after a change has been posted constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

This Website is continually under development, and changes in this Website may be made at any time. Any changes are effective upon posting to this Website.

Registration

You are not obligated to register in order to access and read messages posted to the Community. But registration is required in order to post a message to the Community. By registering as a member of the Community, you agree to abide by the Community Guidelines available here, as modified from time to time.

You may also need to register in order to access certain other features on the Website.

When you register, you will be asked to disclose personal information (including, without limitation, your name and email address), and to select a screen name. Please keep in mind when choosing a screen name that whenever you post a message to the Community, your screen name and a link to your online status will automatically appear with your posted message. CBR may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a screen name (or email address) that is already being used by someone else, impersonates another person, belongs to another person, violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person, or is vulgar or otherwise offensive.

You will also be asked to select a password when you register. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password. You agree to notify CBR of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security with respect to your account. CBR will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized use of your account. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested in the registration form.

Information in Posted Messages

You must exercise caution, good sense and sound judgment in posting messages to the Community. You are responsible for any material that you post. You agree, represent and warrant that any information you post is truthful, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith, not invasive of another's privacy; abusive; threatening or obscene, not infringing upon the copyright; trademark or other intellectual property rights of others, and that you have the right to post or transmit such information. The content of such information, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is your sole responsibility.

You may delete any of your messages posted to the Community at any time by sending an email to emailus@parentingweekly.com, and requesting that the particular message be deleted.

Moderators

The Community is moderated by third party contractors and/or employees of CBR trained to moderate discussion forums (each a "Moderator"). The Moderator will review posted messages, and may edit or delete messages at his or her discretion. Reasons for the Moderator to edit or delete a post include, but are not limited to, messages that are not on topic or otherwise violate the Community Guidelines.

For some of the message boards in the Community, users have signed up to be an additional "set of eyes" for the message board, and may report to CBR messages that violate the Community Guidelines.

Messages considered offensive by any registered member of the Community may be reported by sending an email to emailus@parentingweekly.com.

License Grant

By posting a message to the Community, you automatically grant CBR a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the message, or any part of it (and derivative works thereof), alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicensees. You further agree that CBR has the right to use, without any payment or accounting to you or others, any concepts, know-how or ideas that you post to the Community.

No Endorsement

CBR does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any message posted to the Community, or endorse any opinions expressed in such posts. You acknowledge that any reliance on material in posted messages will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer

Most of the content posted to the Community is provided by third parties like you. CBR is not responsible for this third-party content.

Violation of Website Security

You are prohibited from violating, or attempting to violate, the security of the Website. Any such violations may result in criminal and/or civil penalties against you. CBR will investigate any alleged or suspected violations and if a criminal violation is suspected, we will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in their investigations.

User-Submitted Information

You must exercise caution, good sense and sound judgment in using this Website. You are responsible for any material you transmit to or through the Website or to us through email.

You agree, represent and warrant that any information you transmit to or through the Website or to us through email is truthful, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith, and that you have the right to transmit such information. Certain information submitted by you, or otherwise collected from you, is subject to the privacy policy for this Website, available here.

Copyright

The material made available on this Website is protected by copyright. No material from this Website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without written permission of the copyright owner, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer and produce one printed copy for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of the copyrights and other proprietary rights of CBR or other entities where so indicated.

Permission for all other uses of materials contained on the Website, including reproducing and distributing multiple copies, or linking to any page on the Website except the "home page" (www.parentingweekly.com), must be obtained from CBR in advance. Requests for such authorization should be submitted via an email to emailus@parentingweekly.com.

For purposes of these Terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. All design rights, databases and compilation and other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered, and related goodwill are proprietary to CBR.

Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names on this Website, whether registered or unregistered, including but not limited to "Cord Blood Registry", "ParentingWeekly", "PregnancyWeekly", "BabyWeekly", "GrandparentsWeekly" and "PreconceptionWeekly" are proprietary to CBR or to other companies where so indicated. You may not reproduce, download or otherwise use any such trademark, service mark, logo or trade name without the prior written consent of CBR or the appropriate owner thereof.

Links to Other Websites

For your convenience, this Website may contain links to other websites. If you use these links, you will leave this Website. Certain of these linked websites may make use of CBR proprietary intellectual property rights (such as copyrights, trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names) under license from CBR. CBR is not responsible for the availability or content of these other websites or for any viruses or other damaging elements encountered in linking to a third-party website, whether or not CBR is affiliated with the owners of such websites. In addition, providing links to these websites should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval by CBR of the organizations sponsoring such third-party websites or their products or services. These Terms do not apply to any other websites.

Jurisdictional Issues

This Website is controlled and operated by CBR from its offices within the State of California, in the United States of America. CBR makes no representation that materials available on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Access to this Website from jurisdictions where the contents of this Website are illegal or penalized is prohibited. Software from this Website is further subject to United States export controls. No information or software from this Website may be downloaded or otherwise re-exported (i) into or to a national or resident of any country to which the United States embargoes or sanctions goods, services or technology; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders. By downloading or using information or Software from this Website, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

Termination

CBR may terminate your use of this Website or any of the services offered on the Website, including use of the Community, at any time and for any reason without notice for conduct violating these Terms. Upon any such termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this Website and all copies thereof. The provisions of these Terms concerning Website security, prohibited activities, copyrights, trademarks, user submissions, disclaimer, limitation of liability, indemnity, and jurisdictional issues shall survive any such termination.

Disclaimer

THE FEATURES, SERVICES AND INFORMATION IN THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CBR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CBR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CBR DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE ITEMS IN THIS WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL CBR BE LIABLE FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF CBR OR A CBR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN 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 FOREGOING EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold CBR and its directors, employees, agents and contractors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (i) your breach of any provision of these Terms or (ii) your activities in connection with this Website.

Children

This Website is a general audience Website, although it contains information that may be of interest to children. However, CBR does not seek through this Website to gather personal information from or about persons under the age of 13.

Privacy

Use of this Website is also governed by our privacy policy, available here.

Other

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of these Terms is unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing.

If you have any questions or comments regarding these Terms, please send an email to CBR at emailus@parentingweekly.com, or a letter to our physical address noted below. We will endeavor to respond to you promptly.

Cord Blood Registry
Attention: ParentingWeekly
1200 Bayhill Drive, 3rd Floor
San Bruno, California 94066


 

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