Terms of Use

The children appearing in the photographs on this site are not eligible for adoption or are stock images. 

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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THIS SITE. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS.

The copyright in all material provided on this Site (“Site”) is held by Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations (“GWCA/CAN”). Except as stated herein, no material from the Site or any web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations, may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, and other laws.

INTERNET GUIDELINES

You agree to abide by and follow the Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations Internet Guidelines.

APPLICABLE LAWS

This site is controlled, owned, and operated by Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations from its offices in Austin, Texas. Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations makes no representation that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so by their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any claim relating to, and the use of, this Site are governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

TRADEMARKS

The trademarks, service marks and logos (the “Trademarks”) used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations, unless otherwise noted. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site.

LINKING

Links to third party Web sites may be provided on this Site. If so, they are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations has not reviewed all third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of the site by Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations. You acknowledge that Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations does not make any representations about such sites, or any information or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you access any third party sites linked to this Site, you do so at your own risk.

USER TRANSMISSIONS

Unless indicated otherwise, any material, information, idea or other communication you transmit to or post on this Site by any means will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations and/or its designees for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing and manufacturing product (“Communications”). Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate, and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial and non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND IMAGES

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY AND IMAGES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE USED WITH PERMISSION AND MAY NOT BE REPOSTED, REUSED, TRANSMITTED, OR SHARED WITHOUT PERMISSOIN. ANY PHOTOGRAPHY ADDED BY USERS OF THIS SITE WILL PROVIDE THESE IMAGES WITHOUT REMUNERATION. GREAT WALL CHINA ADOPTION RESERVES ALL RIGHTS TO THESE IMAGES AND MAY USE AT THEIR DISCRETION FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES IN PRINT, ELECTRONIC MEDIA, EMAIL AND OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION.

INDEMNITY

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS GREAT WALL CHINA ADOPTION/CHILDREN OF ALL NATIONS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S USE OR ACCESS TO THIS SITE BY OR THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT, WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION.

RESTRICTION OF ACCESS TO SITE

Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations reserves the right to restrict access to this Site to any user at any time, and may at any time at its sole discretion, with or without notice, and with or without cause, immediately deny access to this Site by any person, including those who previously had access AND/OR delete AND/OR remove any content deemed inappropriate by Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations officials.

REVISIONS AND MODIFICATIONS OF TERMS OF USE

Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations may revise these Terms of Use at any time. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions. Accordingly, you should periodically visit this page to determine the current Terms of Use to which you are bound. Certain Terms of Use may be modified and super ceded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages on this Site.

Internet Guidelines

The international scope of the Internet creates not only an excellent resource, but also a challenge to Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations to develop a global strategy that ensures this resource supports and accurately promotes our agency in regards to adoption services and requirements. In order to take full advantage of the
Internet, Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations has developed the following Internet Guidelines. The Internet Guidelines will help protect the business and the image of Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations, promote a consistent Company message free from unauthorized, untruthful or exaggerated claims and rumors, as well as deter poor Web site design.

Unauthorized Web Sites and Online Advertisements

The use of Company trademarks (e.g., “Great Wall China Adoption, GWCA, GWCA.org, Children of All Nations, ChildrenofAllNations.com, CAN,” the logo designs, service names, service plans, support groups, and brand descriptors), or any confusingly similar variation thereof, or the use of copyright protected material, in any form of electronic advertising or communication is not authorized except through Company-approved trademark standardization programs such as the Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations “Family Tree” program. The Family Tree program allows you to create a Web site in connection with the services we offer (i.e., your family Web site). If you take advantage of this service, it should not be used to promote any business, adoption agency, or any service that could be construed as infringing on Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations and their ability to conduct business. Promotion of your Family Tree webpage online is reserved exclusively through participation in the Family Tree Web Site program and other Company-authorized programs. If you create your own Web site or blog (outside of the Family Tree program), it cannot incorporate Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations trademarks or incorporate copyright protected material. You may, however, link from your own Web Site to your Family Tree Web Site provided you adhere to the Linking Policy discussed below.

Family Tree participants may not utilize the Company’s trademarks or copyright protected material and advertise on the Internet by purchasing space on any other Web site or by purchasing or otherwise obtaining a banner advertisement or other similar advertisement (i.e., electronic classified advertisement) UNLESS specifically outlined in these guidelines.

The Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations Family Tree Web Site Program

The “Family Tree” Personal Web Site program is designed to be a social media application for you to share your adoption story, including blog and photos.

Linking Policy

Linking to your Family Tree Web Site from another Web site can be a great way to direct families and interested parties to you and to share the story of Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations. If you choose to link to your Family Tree Web Site, you must follow this Linking Policy:

  • A site that links to your Personal Web Site:
  • Should not be used to advertise or represent any personal or professional business services;
  • Should not use any Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations trademarks or trade names, other than those contained in the approved link texts discussed below;
  • Should not contain content or material that could be construed as offensive, controversial, or distasteful and should only contain content that is appropriate for all age groups;
  • Should not disparage Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations or its services in any way or otherwise negatively affect or harm the reputation and goodwill of Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations;
  • Should not present false or misleading information about Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations or the Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations adoption programs and opportunity;
  • Should not misrepresent any relationship with Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations;
  • Should not be operated in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law, rule or regulation;
  • Should not contain content that violates or infringes upon the copyright, trademark, trade name, patent, literary, intellectual, artistic or dramatic right, right of publicity or privacy or any other right of any entity or person or contain material which is libelous or slanderous;
  • Should not replicate in any manner any content; and
  • Should not create a browser or border environment around your Family Tree Web Site material.
  • In the event your Family Tree Web Site is no longer displayed on the Internet(cancelled or terminated subscription), you must remove the link to your Family Tree Web Site from all pages where a link was inserted.
  • You may use only one of the following approved link texts:
    • “Follow our Journey to International Adoption: [insert your Family Tree Web Site URL]”
    • “Interested in international adoption? Learn more here: [insert your Family Tree Web Site URL]”
    • “Our family story, updated often: the (family name) Family Tree: [insert your Family Tree Web Site URL]”
    • “Changing Lives. Building Families. Our International Adoption Story: [insert your Family Tree Web Site URL]”

Promoting Your Family Tree Web Site Through Search Engines

The best way to drive traffic to your Family Tree Web Site is to promote it to your friends, families, co-workers, and people you know that may be interested in learning about your international adoption story by placing your Family Tree Web Site address on business cards, personal stationery, etc.

Another way for families to reach you and learn about your story is through the Family Tree Home Page found at www.gwca.org/familytree. Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations does not register your Family Tree Web Site with search engines (e.g., Yahoo®, Google®, Bing®). We feel that it is of greater benefit to your family to have the official corporate Web site, www.gwca.org, be found in a search. This allows the customer to use our site for initial information and the Family Tree page to find your Family Tree page and story rather than trying to sift through the hundreds and thousands of pages that would be displayed if individual sites were registered.

The Family Tree Web Site pages are created dynamically. This means the page is created when the address is entered in the address field. This method of page creation allows for more flexibility. Changes and updates can be made to the pages without intricate programming. META tags are not used. META tags are what search engines look for in Web pages to automatically add them to their listings as they search the Internet. Since a Family Tree Web Site is not created until the actual address is entered, the search engine will not automatically list it.

If you choose to submit or register your Family Tree Web Site with a search engine, the following applies:

  • The search string or title you submit may mention any of the following keywords: adoption, international adoption, China Adoption, Adoption from China, GW adoption, GW China adoption, Great Wall Adoption, Great Wall China Adoption.
  • The description may include any of the following keywords: adoption story, adoption journey, our family adoption story, our family adoption journey.
  • In the event your Family Tree Web Site is no longer displayed on the Internet (cancelled or terminated subscription), you must contact the search engine provider to remove your submission or listing.

Domain Names

You cannot register or use a domain name (URL) utilizing any Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations trademarks.

Unsolicited Email

Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations recognizes the concern many people have regarding unsolicited email (also called “SPAM”). Family Tree member families may not use unsolicited emails to promote Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations services. This would be considered an unauthorized electronic advertisement. Family Tree website members are encouraged to follow Internet etiquette and to be good “Net” citizens and expected to abide by all applicable laws and regulations regarding electronic communications.

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