These Term and Conditions of Use are collectively referred to in the following material as this "Agreement".


Any access to and use of Adoption Council of Canada’s web site titled Canada's Waiting Children and located at www.canadaswaitingchildren.ca (the "Site"), including any services or information on the web site, collectively or individually, is subject to this Agreement and is offered to you on the condition that users accept the Terms and Conditions of Use.


By accessing, copying, or otherwise using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions of Use stated here, you should immediately discontinue any use of the Site. Please also note that as these Terms and Conditions of Use may change from time to time and as it is your responsibility to check for such updates, you should visit these pages periodically to review them. The last revision date for these Terms and Conditions is  May 1, 2016.

By using this Site you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age or the age required under applicable law for entering contracts. The continued use of the Site following the posting of any changes will constitute your acceptance of the changes. The Adoption Council of Canada (“ACC”) also reserves the right to terminate this Site without notice and at its sole discretion.

Copyright©2001 Adoption Council of Canada. All rights reserved. The ACC is either the exclusive owner or the licensee of all applicable rights, including copyright, in the information displayed on the Site, including all text, graphics, software, images, icons, logos, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and the selection and arrangement of the contents of the Site (collectively the "Information"). For greater certainty, the Information does not include links
to and content displayed on third party sites. 

Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site may constitute trade-marks of the ACC. All other trade-marks not owned by the ACC that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners. [Trade-marks may be designated by either the superscript ® or ™]


If we or any third party that owns a trade-mark used on this Site, didn't expressly give you written permission to use the mark, then you do not have any license or right to use it. 

As a user of the Site, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to use (display or print) short extracts of the Information for your own personal (i.e. non-public), non-commercial use only, provided: (a) such Information is not modified; (b) you shall fully be responsible for any consequences or claims resulting from such use; and (c) you provide attribution to ACC in the form displayed at the top of this section. 

None of the Information may be otherwise copied, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted, reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of the ACC and all title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in all Information that is made available for downloading from this Site shall remain in the ACC and/or its licensors. In particular, the use of any of the Information on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. As the Information is protected by copyright, trade-mark and other domestic laws and international treaties, unauthorized use of the Information, in addition to constituting a breach of this Agreement, may violate such laws and treaties. If you wish to reproduce or distribute Information on the Site for purposes other
than those non-commercial specified uses provided herein, you must obtain the written permission of the ACC. To request such permission, send an e-mail to: info@adoption.ca. Include your name, address, and a description of the purpose of your intended distribution and the Information you would like to distribute.

You agree not to use the Site for any unlawful purpose or for any purpose that is prohibited by this Agreement. In particular, you agree not to impersonate any person in your use of the Site or the sending of any e-mail to an address listed on the Site. If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use the Information automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Information and in such circumstances, ACC reserves the right to pursue all legal remedies to which it is entitled without further notice to you. 

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the ACC and its officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, losses, liabilities, costs, expenses, damages, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, which may be suffered or incurred by ACC or any of the foregoing, arising out of or as a result of or relating in any manner whatsoever to your use or misuse of any of the Information or the Site or your breach of this Agreement.

The Information on the Site is provided for information purposes only. As the Information is not intended to provide legal or other advice you should not act or rely on any Information at the Site without seeking the appropriate professional advice. While all Information provided on the Site is believed to be reliable when posted, the ACC does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the Information provided. For example, Information contained on the Site may contain typographical errors.


Changes are made periodically to the Site and may be made at any time without notice; however, the ACC assumes no obligation to update the Information. Where Information is based on content provided by third parties, such as adoption agencies, the ACC is not responsible for the content provided by these third parties. In addition, in the event that you subsequently are in placed in contact with an adoption agency you will receive additional information which will supplement the Information available on the Site. Please note that the final decision on placement of a child is made by the child's agency in consultation with the family's agency or social worker. The ACC is not involved in this decision.

The ACC makes no representation or warranty of any kind whether statutory, express or implied (either in fact or by operation of law). To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, access to this Site is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and the ACC expressly disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Site or the Information provided, including without limitation all warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, lack of viruses, accuracy or completeness, results, lack of negligence, and those arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice.


You should not assume that the Site will meet your requirements, or that any part of the Site will be error free or secure or that the Site will operate without interruption. In particular, you acknowledge that there may be interruptions in service due to inherent limitations of the Internet, system upgrades.

Any purchase made (private membership fee) is final and non-refundable.