Privacy Policy

Congratulations on your upcoming new arrival! We hope that the interactive birth plan will be a helpful resource in preparing for the big day. We are very aware that the information you enter on the plan is private and personal to you. To address any privacy concerns that you may have, we want you to know the type of information that is collected and how we use collected information.

By using the birth plan, you signify that you consent to our use of information collected in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide any personal information.

As you will see from the birth plan itself, the information you provide might include information that could be used to identify your personally, such as your name, telephone number, or email address. Please be assured that unless you volunteer to submit this information yourself, we will not collect any information from your visits to our site by which you could be identified personally. If you do provide identifying information, we may contact you to offer you products or services for purchase.

In addition to information that you submit voluntarily, we also collect some information automatically to help us measure the performance of the birth plan. During your visit, we may automatically collect and temporarily store information about your browser type, operating system, IP address, the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the date and time you arrived at our site, how long you spent on the site, and the pages that you visited. This information helps us improve and customize the birth plan in favor of our customers. Please be assured that this information will be used and analyzed only in the aggregate and will not be used to identify any individual visitor.

We will use personal information that you provide only for the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy. We will not disclose, sell, rent, loan or exchange your personal information to any other individual, organization or entity unless you are first notified and expressly agree to it, or as otherwise required by law. In particular, in certain circumstances, we may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. In the event that we are compelled to disclose personal and/or health-related personal information to a third party, we will notify affected users unless doing so would violate the law or court order. We reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement authorities, and to use or disclose personal information to the extent necessary to investigate any attempt to misuse this site or to harm other site users.

You have the right to request that we delete any of your contact information if you no longer wish to be contacted. To make changes to your personal or contact information, or to request that we delete the information that you have provided to us, please send an email to the following address: [email protected]

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. Please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us in a manner that is inconsistent with this version of the Privacy Policy without your prior affirmative consent.

Terms and Conditions

  1. General Terms
    1. Please review the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) carefully. By accessing the Birth Plan, You agree to be bound by these Terms and further agree that You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws.
    2. If You do not agree with any of these Terms, You are prohibited from using or accessing the Birth Plan.
    3. The materials contained in the Birth Plan are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.
    4. You must be at least thirteen years of age to use the Birth Plan. By using the Birth Plan and agreeing to these Terms You warrant and represent that You are at least thirteen years old.
    5. You are responsible for any charges incurred as a result of Your use of the Birth Plan.
    6. The following terminology applies to these Terms (with the use of the singular including the plural where applicable):
      1. “Americord,” “Ourselves,” “We,” and “Our” means Americord Registry LLC, a Delaware limited liability corporation with its principal place of business at 139 Fulton Street, Suite 707, New York, New York, United States of America.
      2. “You” means the person accessing the Birth Plan and accepting these Terms.
      3. “Party” means You or Americord.
      4. “Birth Plan,” “site,” and “service” means the interactive birth plan found at birthplan.americordblood.com, all subdomains of the Birth Plan, including, but not limited to, any restricted areas of the Birth Plan.
  2. License to Use
    1. Unless otherwise stated, Americord owns the intellectual property rights for all material on the Birth Plan. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the Birth Plan for Your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms.
    2. Without prejudice to the generality of Section 8, You must not:
      1. republish material from the Birth Plan;
      2. sell, rent or sub-license material from the Birth Plan;
      3. display any material from the Birth Plan in public;
      4. reproduce, duplicate, copy, or otherwise exploit material on the Birth Plan for a commercial purpose;
      5. edit or otherwise modify any material on the Birth Plan;
      6. redistribute material from the Birth Plan except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution;
      7. use the Birth Plan for any unlawful purpose or for the promotion of illegal activities;
      8. use another user’s account without permission;
      9. interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Birth Plan;
      10. make any automated use of the system, or take any action that We deem to impose or to potentially impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Our servers or network infrastructure;
      11. bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures We take to restrict access to the Birth Plan or use any software, technology, or device to scrape, spider, or crawl the Birth Plan or harvest or manipulate data; or
      12. publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer.
    3. This license may be terminated by Americord at any time and, notwithstanding the foregoing generality, shall automatically terminate if You violate any of these restrictions or any of the other Terms. Upon termination of the license You must cease viewing any materials on or derived from the Birth Plan and You must destroy any downloaded materials in Your possession whether in electronic or printed form.
  3. Acceptable Use And Indemnification
    1. You must not use the Birth Plan in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Birth Plan or impair the availability or accessibility of the Birth Plan.
    2. You must not use the Birth Plan in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.
    3. You must not use the Birth Plan to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish, or distribute any material that contains or is linked to any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit, or other malicious computer software.
    4. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, without limitation, scraping, data-mining, data extraction and data harvesting without Americord’s express written consent.
    5. You must not use the Birth Plan to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
    6. You must not use the Birth Plan for any purpose related to marketing without Americord’s express written consent.
    7. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Americord and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers in any claims that results from Your violation of these Terms or Your own actions in using the Birth Plan.
  4. Restricted Access
    1. Access to certain areas of the Birth Plan is restricted. Americord reserves the right to restrict access to areas of the Birth Plan, or the entire Birth Plan, at Americord’s sole discretion.
    2. If Americord provides You with a user ID and password to enable You to access restricted areas of the Birth Plan, You must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your user ID and password and for restricting access to Your computer, and You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under Your account. You agree to notify Americord immediately of any unauthorized use of Your account. Americord will not be responsible for any liabilities, losses, or damages arising out of the unauthorized use of Your user ID, password and/or account.
    3. Americord reserves the right to disable Your user ID and password in Americord’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.
  5. Disclaimers
    1. The Birth Plan is provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind. Without limitation on the foregoing, Americord expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied, or statutory, regarding the Birth Plan including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy, or non-infringement. Without limitation to the generality of the foregoing sentence, Americord makes no warranty or representation that access to or operation of the Birth Plan will be uninterrupted or error free. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from Your use of the information, content, files, or services provided on the Birth Plan. Some jurisdictions limit or do not permit disclaimers of warranty, so this provision may not apply to You.
    2. Americord does not provide medical advice and is not liable for any harm caused as a result of You reviewing any content on the Birth Plan. Americord strives to take all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on the Birth Plan. However, the information is provided for educational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition. If You have any questions regarding medical matters, You should consult a medical professional of Your choosing. To the extent the Birth Plan contains, references, or links, to articles authored by third-parties, the fact that the articles are contained, referenced, or linked-to on the Birth Plan does not imply an endorsement of the views contained therein.
  6. Limitations
    1. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL AMERICORD, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR PARTNERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY ACTUAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DATA OR PROFIT ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE BIRTH PLAN, EVEN IF AMERICORD OR AMERICORD’S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN NOTIFIED ORALLY OR IN WRITING OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
    2. Americord will make best efforts to ensure the security of the information contained in the Birth Plan. However, no computer system is invulnerable to unauthorized access. Americord makes no warranty regarding the efficiency of the security of the Birth Plan and will not be liable for any actual or consequential damages arising from any breach or alleged breach of the security of the Birth Plan.
  7. Revisions and Errata
    1. The materials appearing on the Birth Plan could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Americord does not warrant that any of the materials on the Birth Plan are accurate, complete, or current. Americord may make changes to the materials contained on the Birth Plan at any time without notice. Americord does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
  8. Links
    1. Americord has not reviewed all of the websites linked to the Birth Plan and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Americord of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.
  9. Modifications
    1. Americord may amend these Terms at any time without notice. It is Your responsibility to check the Birth Plan from time-to-time to view any such changes. By using the Birth Plan You are agreeing to be bound by the then-current version of these Terms.
  10. Miscellaneous
    1. If any part of these Terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed consistent with applicable law. All remaining parts of the Terms will remain in full force and effect.
    2. Any failure on the part of Americord to enforce any provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of Our right to enforce such provision.
    3. Our rights and Your responsibilities under these Terms will survive any termination of these Terms.
    4. You agree that any cause of action related to or arising out of Your relationship with Americord must commence within one year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
    5. These Terms and Your use of the Birth Plan are governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any lawsuit or claim brought arising out of Your use of the Birth Plan shall be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York and You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.
    6. The headings contained in this document are for reference only and should not be used for interpretive purposes.
    7. Americord may assign or delegate these Terms and/or Americord’s Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without Your consent. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms or Privacy Policy without Americord’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by You is void.
    8. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS, UNDERSTAND THE TERMS, AND WILL BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THESE TERMS TOGETHER WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY REPRESENT THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN US REGARDING THE TOPICS ADDRESSED HEREIN AND THAT THEY SUPERSEDE ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT, ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT.
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