Terms and conditions

Effective Date: 2023.06.20

These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of the Foster platform and services. By accessing or using Foster, you agree to comply with these Terms. Please read them carefully
User Eligibility:
1.1 Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old or the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction to use Foster. If you are under 18, you may only use Foster with the involvement and consent of a parent or guardian.
1.2 Account Registration: To use certain features of Foster, you may need to create an account. You agree to provide accurate, complete, and up-to-date information during the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account credentials and for all activities that occur under your account.

Use of the Foster Platform:
2.1 Permitted Use: Foster provides a platform for connecting individuals in need of foster care services with caregivers. You agree to use Foster only for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
2.2 Prohibited Activities: You agree not to engage in any of the following activities while using Foster: a. Violating any applicable laws or regulations; b. Infringing upon the rights of others, including intellectual property rights; c. Interfering with or disrupting the Foster platform or its services; d. Engaging in fraudulent, deceptive, or harmful activities; e. Uploading, transmitting, or distributing any harmful or malicious content; f. Engaging in any activity that could impair the security or integrity of the Foster platform or its users’ information.

User Content:
3.1 Responsibility for User Content: You are solely responsible for any content you submit, post, or display on Foster. You retain ownership of your content, but by submitting it on Foster, you grant Foster a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, and distribute your content for the purpose of providing and promoting the Foster platform.
3.2 Prohibited Content: You agree not to upload, post, or transmit any content that: a. Violates any law or regulation; b. Infringes upon the rights of others, including intellectual property rights; c. Contains offensive, defamatory, or harmful content; d. Contains viruses, malware, or other malicious code.

Intellectual Property:
4.1 Ownership: Foster and its licensors retain all rights, title, and interest in and to the Foster platform, including all associated intellectual property rights. You agree not to modify, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Foster platform, except as expressly permitted by Foster.
4.2 Trademarks: The Foster name, logo, and any other Foster trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Foster or its affiliates. You may not use Foster’s trademarks without prior written permission.

Limitation of Liability:
5.1 Disclaimer: Foster provides the platform “as is” and disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Foster does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any content or information on the platform.
5.2 Limitation of Liability: To the extent permitted by law, Foster and its affiliates shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with your use of Foster or the services provided on the platform.

You agree to indemnify and hold Foster, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from any claims, damages, liabilities, losses, costs, or expenses arising outof your use of Foster, your violation of these Terms, or your infringement of any rights of third parties.

7.1 Termination by You: You may terminate your use of Foster at any time by discontinuing your access to the platform and closing your account.
7.2 Termination by Foster: Foster reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to the platform, in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without prior notice or liability.
7.3 Effect of Termination: Upon termination, your right to use Foster will cease, and you must immediately cease all use of the platform and delete any downloaded or stored content from Foster.

Modifications to the Terms:
Foster may update or modify these Terms from time to time to reflect changes in our services or legal requirements. Any changes will be effective upon posting the updated Terms on Foster. Your continued use of Foster after the changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the updated Terms.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution:
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction where Foster is operated. Any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or the use of Foster shall be resolved through arbitration in accordance with the rules of the applicable arbitration association.

If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement:

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Foster regarding your use of the Foster platform and supersede any prior agreements or understandings, whether written or oral.

Contact Us:
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms or Foster’s services, please contact us at [insert contact information].
By using Foster, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these Terms and Conditions.