Terms of Service

READ THESE USER AGREEMENT, SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE!

By using this site CareStars.com, you signify your assent to this user agreement and site terms of use. If you do not agree to this user agreement and site terms of use, please do not use this site. We reserve the right without notice, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these user agreement and site terms of use at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes.

Any Non-Human Visitors to the Website shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who controls, authors or otherwise makes use of them. These individuals shall ultimately be responsible for the behavior of their Non-Human Visitor agents and are liable for violations of the Terms of Service.


RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
The CARESTARS.COM web site is licensed to WhereToFindCare.com LLC. The copyright in all CareStars.com materials provided within this site and associated sites is held by WhereToFindCare.com LLC the original creator of the material. Except as stated herein, none of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior written permission of WhereToFindCare.com LLC. No material from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of CARESTARS.COM copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to WhereToFindCare.com LLC.

In the event you download software (collectively, the "Software") from this site, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software are licensed to you by CARESTARS.COM. CARESTARS.COM does not transfer title to the Software to you. You own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but CARESTARS.COM retains full and complete title to the Software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form.


FORUMS AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
"Forum" means any service offered as part of this site. You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through this site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violates any law.

The Forums shall be used only in a non-commercial and lawful manner. You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other online guests to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization is expressly prohibited. It is CARESTARS.COM's policy to respect the privacy of all guests. In addition, we may, at our sole discretion, monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a guest's e-mail and IP address when required in the course of normal maintenance of this site and its systems or particularly when required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on CARESTARS.COM;(2) protect and defend the rights or property of CARESTARS.COM; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Guests shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.

By posting or uploading materials to any Forum or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" in those materials have been waived.

You agree to indemnify CARESTARS.COM for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action arising as a result of your posting or uploading materials to any Forum or submitting any material to us or your failure to comply with these terms of use. While CARESTARS.COM does not and cannot review every message posted by users in the Forums and is not responsible for the content of these messages, CARESTARS.COM reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

You consent by using the forum, your IP address may be recorded. To learn more details, see our privacy policy


CARE STAR PARTICIPATION
Care star stories will be reviewed prior to being posted. Please see "Forums and Public Communication" above for rules regarding posts. While the administrators and moderators of this site will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to this site express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this site have the right to remove, edit, move or close any posting at any time should they see fit.

CareStars.com reserves the right to not list specific services or businesses and any care star stories associated with such services and businesses.


CARE STAR IMAGES/LOGOS
Care Star images, logos, and star characters belong to CareStars.com (owned by WhereToFindCare.com LLC). Care Star images, logos, and star characters can only be shared on social media, blogs, websites, and news articles to promote Care Star stories (credit CareStars.com as the source). We maintain exclusive rights to use the Care Star images, logos, and star characters on purchasable products like certificates, gifts, shirts, cards, etc.


SPECIAL LICENSE RESTRICTIONS FOR NON-HUMAN VISITORS
Special restrictions on a visitor's license to access the Website apply to Non-Human Visitors. Non-Human Visitors include, but are not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, harvesters, or any other computer programs designed to access, read, compile or gather content from the Website automatically. Non-Human Visitors are restricted from taxing the resources of the Website beyond what would be typical of a human visitor.

Furthermore, email addresses within this site are considered proprietary intellectual property of the author of the Website. It is recognized that these email addresses are provided for human visitors alone, and have value in part because they are accessible only to said human visitors. By continuing to access the Website, You acknowledge and agree that each email address the Website contains has a value not less than US $500 derived from their relative secrecy. You further agree that the compilation, storage, and potential distribution of these addresses by Non-Human Visitors substantially diminish the value of these addresses. Intentional collection, harvesting, gathering, or storing email addresses by Non-Human Visitors is recognized under this agreement as a violation of this agreement and expressly prohibited.


JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in this site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting CARESTARS.COM products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protect territories. This site is controlled and operated by WhereToFindCare.com LLC from its offices within the State of Michigan, United States of America. CARESTARS.COM makes no representation that materials in this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site 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. Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; 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 Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, 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
These terms and conditions of use are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms of use at any time by not using this site and by destroying all materials obtained from this site and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms of use or otherwise. These terms will terminate immediately without prior notice from CARESTARS.COM if in WHERETOFINDCARE.COM LLC's sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms of use. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other WHERETOFINDCARE.COM LLC site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms of use or otherwise.


DISCLAIMER
THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CARESTARS.COM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CARESTARS.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CARESTARS.COM DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT CARESTARS.COM) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING YOUR HEALTH. CARE STARS STORIES ARE INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN CARE STAR STORIES ARE SOLELY THE NOMINATOR'S OPINIONS AND DO NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF CARESTAR.COM AND WHERETOFINDCARE.COM LLC.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL CARESTARS.COM OR WHERETOFINDCARE.COM LLC BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, EVEN IF WHERETOFINDCARE.COM LLC OR A WHERETOFINDCARE.COM LLC 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 ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL WHERETOFINDCARE.COM LLC TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE. WE WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR INACCURATE OR INCOMPLETE OR UNRELIABLE DATA.


OTHER
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Wayne County and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. In no event shall you be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief. If any provision of these terms shall be 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 us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except as posted by CARESTARS.COM in writing on this site. If you have any additional questions regarding the user agreement, site terms and conditions of use, please contact us.


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Questions regarding terms of service or the security practices of the services should be directed to WhereToFindCare.com LLC's Security Administrator by contacting us.