Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Terms of Service

By visiting our website using this service, you agree to be bound by the following terms of use agreement. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms of service, you should not access or use this site. Should you wish to cancel your membership registration at any time, you can do so by emailing us.


1. Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The information appearing on our Kids With Food Allergies Foundation website (kidswithfoodallergies.org) and the Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Online Community is presented for your support and general informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice or treatment or to replace the relationship that exists between an individual and your physician.

You should not rely on any information in web pages, messages, blog posts or articles on this website to replace consultations with a qualified health care provider to meet your child's individual health, diet and nutritional needs. Always verify any food products by contacting each manufacturer to make sure that any foods are safe for your child's unique allergy issues.

Do not disregard medical advice you have received, or start, stop, change or delay in seeking medical care because of something you have read on the Kids With Food Allergies Foundation  website or on our Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Online Community.

While the content published on our website is believed to be accurate, errors sometimes occur. It remains your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, and other information found on this site.

Statements and opinions expressed in our online community, newsletter, and private messages should be viewed and used cautiously, and should be considered as an opinion of those individuals, and not the views, ideas, opinions, or advice of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.

We do not undertake editorial control of any messages posted. Any information or advice obtained from other readers through any editorials, online community or other mechanism shall be used at your own risk.

KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES FOUNDATION OFFERS THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, ITS MESSAGE BOARDS AND CHAT ROOMS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND IS NOT LIABLE FOR ITS ACCURACY, FOR MISTAKES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS OF ANY KIND, NOR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A USER'S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THIS SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN. THE USERS OF THIS SITE ASSUME ALL RISKS OF USE AND SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES FOUNDATION, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS AND AGENTS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED AND/OR PRESENTED IN OR AT THIS SITE.


2. Ownership

Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation grants you a limited, non-exclusive, license to view the materials contained on this site. The information on the kidswithfoodallergies.org website, including the design and organization, trademarks, logos, databases and graphics are Copyright © 2005-2012, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Original materials by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation are for personal use only. Materials may be used for educational purposes if such uses are non-commercial and nonprofit in nature. Any such use must be in print form (paper) and include the following acknowledgment, "Reprinted from kidswithfoodallergies.org" and the date. Otherwise, reprinting or electronically reproducing any content in part or in its entirety is expressly prohibited without advanced written permission of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.

Information on this website that is copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than Kids With Food Allergies Foundation is for personal use only. Permission to otherwise reprint or electronically reproduce any document in part or in its entirety is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained directly from the owner.

Contributors of content, including message board postings, blog posts or material submitted by our visitors and registered members, grant Kids With Food Allergies Foundation limited-use license to use all or part of their contribution(s) in the organization's published materials. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation retains the right to edit or comment editorially on any submissions. Any materials submitted are not considered to be confidential or privileged.


3. Links to Other Sites

Use of our website constitutes acknowledgment and understanding by the user that within our website there may be links to other websites that are operated by parties or individuals that are not affiliated with Kids With Food Allergies Foundation. Some of these linked sites may also have links to other sites. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation has no responsibility or authority over a third-party's website or link. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation makes no representation, whatsoever, for the contents that may be contained in those links and websites. Further, use of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation website constitutes the user's understanding of this notice and a release of KFA from any liability or damages resulting from information obtained from these links.

Links to third-party links are provided solely as a service to KFA users. These links do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship of these organizations or their programs by KFA, and none should be inferred.


4. Your Registration Obligations

By using this service you assert that you are of legal age and will provide true and accurate information in completing the site registration process. We have the right to terminate your use of this site if we have reason to suspect that you have provided false, inaccurate or misleading information.


5. Our Website's Privacy Policy

Information that you share with Kids With Food Allergies Foundation is subject to our Privacy Policy.


6. Communications

By registering as a member of our website, donating, or subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive communications from us, including invitations to contribute to our fundraising efforts. Should you not wish to receive communications from Kids With Food Allergies Foundation at any point please email us.


7. Acceptable Behavior for Our Online Community and Other Interactive Features on Our Website

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation expects our members and site visitors to abide by common standards of decency and courtesy. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation reserves the right to remove any posted item it deems objectionable, offensive or inappropriate or not in the best interests of the organization. Members or visitors who abuse any interactive features, including online community areas will be banned from future participation on the site.

The following will not be permitted in our online community or other interactive areas of our website:

  • Rude, offensive, discriminatory, harassing, vulgar or obscene items
  • Illegal, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading items
  • Impersonating others or creating multiple identities
  • Items in violation of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights.
  • Personal attacks and postings appearing to libel or slander others
  • Commercial advertisements or self-promotion, including announcements, or testimonials of websites, services, businesses, products, online groups/lists, etc. in which you have a personal interest or involvement, or from which you derive some kind of remuneration
  • Use of your business name as a user ID, signature line or avatar
  • Items about treatments or cures without basis in scientific fact
  • Offers to buy, sell or swap items (donating or giving away items in exchange for postage or shipping is acceptable)
  • Announcements about research projects, solicitations of subjects for interviews or studies, conducting surveys, polls, or otherwise gathering information about members for anything other than personal use without the expressed permission of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
  • Announcements about fundraisers for other organizations or personal requests for money, goods or services without the expressed permission of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
  • Items about political elections, candidates or party affiliations
  • Debates not related to food allergies with regard to the pros/cons about immunizing, breast vs. bottle, home schooling vs. traditional schooling, etc.

Notice: "Harvesting" email addresses from our Websites or Web services and any transfer of email addresses for the purpose of sending email is prohibited.

Members are required to disclose any financial interests and commercial funding or affiliations related to the subject of any posts made on our online community or chat rooms if one exists.

Complaints or suspected violations regarding  online community postings may be reported by using the "Alert an Administrator" feature of the online community, or by emailing us.


8. Other Online Community Issues

We have additional community guidelines posted in our online community to show how We adhere to HON's Code of Conduct principles for interactive health information sites
Some members of our Online Community have been assigned private messaging privileges (“dialogs”). We regularly delete private messages that have not had a reply in over two months. If you would like to keep a copy of your older private messages, please print them.


9. Registration Fees

If you choose to support our organization by upgrading your membership to a Family Membership, you agree to submit true and accurate information and you agree to pay all applicable fees for the membership period. At any time, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation reserves the right to select the method of payment and to change the membership package and/or fees effective upon notice to you via your email address provided to us.

If your card provider declines a charge to your credit card, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation, reserves the right to cancel your membership upgrade effective immediately. In such an instance, your membership will revert to free account status.


10. Registration Renewal, Cancellation and Refunds

If you upgrade your membership to a Family Membership, you will receive renewal reminders in advance of your upgraded membership's expiration date. Should you decide not to renew your membership upgrade, your membership will automatically revert to free account status.

Refunds will be issued within 7 workdays of initial purchase. No prorated refunds will be permitted. Your account may be cancelled if Kids With Food Allergies Foundation determines, at its sole discretion, that you have violated our Terms of Service. Should your membership be cancelled due to a Terms of Service violation, no refund of any upgraded membership fees will be made.


11. Applicable Law And Venue

This Agreement shall be interpreted, construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each party irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in connection with any action concerning this Terms of Use Agreement.


12. Modification to Terms of Service and User Agreement

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation reserves the right to modify the terms of use agreement and to terminate customer's access to and use of the services at any time and without prior notice.

Last updated: 3/1/2012