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Who we are

Our website address is: https://cafo.org.

 

Terms of Use

 

Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”), states the terms and conditions under which you may use this web site (the “Site”). Please read this Agreement carefully. This Site contains various information relating to The Christian Alliance for Orphans (“The Christian Alliance for Orphans” or “CAFO” or “We”) in the form of text, graphics, blog posts, PDF documents, webinars, podcasts, courses, forums, news, reports, and other materials (tangible or intangible) (“Content”). By accessing, browsing and/or using this Site you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by this Agreement. If you do not accept this Agreement (and therefore do not agree to by bound by this Agreement), do not use this Site. We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on our Site.

 

Restrictions on Use of Materials

You acknowledge that this Site contains Content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patents, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now and hereinafter developed. You also acknowledge that the Content is and shall remain the property of The Christian Alliance for Orphans or any other party (each a “Contributor”) who has been involved in the preparation or publication of the Content.  You shall at no time assert any claims of ownership over any content by reason of your use of or any right to use this Site and shall not grant or create or suffer to exist any lien or other security interest arising therefrom.  You agree to comply with all copyright and trademark laws and you shall not encumber any interest in, or assert any rights to, the Content.  You may not modify, transmit, participate in the sale or transfer of, or create derivative works based on any Content, in whole or in part.  You may print copies of the Content, provided that these copies are made only for personal, non-commercial use and that you maintain any notices contained in the Content, or maintained by the Contributor, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. You shall not store electronically any significant portion of any Content. The Christian Alliance for Orphans authorizes you to view and use the Content on this Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. The use of the Content on any other site, including by linking or framing, or in any networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited without The Christian Alliance for Orphans’ prior written approval.

For permission to use Content from this website or from a newsletter authored and distributed by The Christian Alliance for Orphans, request written permission and provide full attribution. Permission should be requested by contacting info@cafo.org. Attribution for website content should be given as follows: “Reprinted with permission from the The Christian Alliance for Orphans.” Attribution for newsletter content should be given as follows: “This article reprinted with permission from The Christian Alliance for Orphans.”

 

Disclaimer of Warranty

THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED AS A SERVICE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  NO INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES LEGAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, NOR DOES IT CREATE AN PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS AND ANY OTHER PARTY.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  NONE OF THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS, ANY OF ITS MEMBERS, AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE “THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS PARTIES”) GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OF THE CONTENT.

NONE OF THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS PARTIES WARRANTS THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVER OR ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THROUGH THIS SITES ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS.  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU.

NONE OF THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS PARTIES MAKES ANY, AND HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY, REPRESENTATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, GUARANTEES, OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS SITE OR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, ALL OF THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE.

 

Limitation of liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY OF THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE CONTENT ON THE WEB SITE.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEB SITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTENT, SERVICE, OR THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS  DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS  PARTIES’ LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS SITE IS TO STOP USING THIS SITE.

Links to other sites

As a convenience to you, this Site may periodically provide links to third party websites through links available on this Site including websites of entities that are affiliated with the The Christian Alliance for Orphans (“Third-Party Sites”) where we feel it is appropriate. Lists of links are not complete lists of relevant and/or useful internet resources.  Our decision to link to a Third-Party Site is not an endorsement of the content in that linked Third Party Site. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITE, NOR DO WE MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONTENT (OR THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF SUCH CONTENT) ON ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES, AND THE CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER IN RELATION TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING.  You should take precautions when downloading files from all Sites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs.  If you decide to access linked Third-Party Sites, you do so at your own risk. You should direct any concerns to the Third-Party Sites’ administrator or webmaster.

 

No framing allowed

Elements of this Site are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part by any means, including but not limited to, the use of framing or mirrors.  None of the Content for our Site may be retransmitted without the express written consent of The Christian Alliance for Orphans.

 

Copyright Complaints

The designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Brandie Smith, COO, The Christian Alliance for Orphans, 6723 Whittier Avenue, #202, McLean, VA 22101.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

The Christian Alliance for Orphans’ practices and policies with respect to the collection and use of personally identifiable information is governed according to The Christian Alliance for Orphans’ Privacy Notice.

Termination

The Christian Alliance for Orphans reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to all or any part of our Site or the Content, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. The Christian Alliance for Orphans reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of this Site or the content at any time without prior notice or liability.

User Must Comply with Applicable Laws

This Site is based in Mclean, Virginia.  The Christian Alliance for Orphans makes no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded or are appropriate for use outside of the United States.  If you access this Site from outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.

Miscellaneous

In the event that any portion of the Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with the applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The paragraph headings herein are provided only for reference and shall have no effect on the construction or interpretation of the Agreement. The Christian Alliance for Orphans’ failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of its right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.  Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of the Agreement. The Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, D.C., except with regard to its conflicts of law rules.  Any action relating to the Content, Site or this Agreement must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Washington, D.C., and you hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.  Any cause of action you may have with respect to the Content, Site or this Agreement must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arose, or be barred. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties for this Site and supersedes all existing agreements and all other oral, written or other communication between the parties concerning its subject matter. You agree to use the Content and Site only for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from any use of the Content or Site that would constitute an illegal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation.

Privacy Notice

The Christian Alliance for Orphans (“CAFO,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is a non-profit Christian alliance dedicated to equipping churches, non-profits, and individuals in best care practices and showing God’s love to the orphan and vulnerable children.

This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, process, maintain, and share your personal information in your use of our websites, mobile apps, products, and services (collectively, our “Services”). Personal information means information about an identified or identifiable person.

Table of Contents

  1. Personal Information We Collect

  2. How We Use the Personal Information We Collect

  3. How We Share Your Personal Information

  4. How We Secure Your Personal Information

  5. Choices You Have Regarding Your Personal Information

  6. Retention of Your Personal Information

  7. Cookies

  8. Children

  9. International Transfers of Personal Information

  10. Third Party Links

  11. Changes to This Privacy Notice

  12. Your California Privacy Rights

  13. Contacting Us

 

1. Personal Information We Collect

1.1 Personal Information You Provide Us

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us. This personal information may include, but is not limited to, your contact information such as a first and last name, email address, postal address, church or non-profit organization you are associated with, title/role, religious denomination, phone number; an account password; social media pages; email subscription preferences; photographs, videos, or other content you or we contribute from your participation in Summit or other events; your payment and billing information; your donation information; your geo-location; and information you include in public forums, messages, comments, searches, or queries through the Services.

From time to time, we may collect your personal information when we conduct a sweepstakes or contest through our Services, or ask you to complete questionnaires or surveys. We use the information you provide to administer the sweepstakes, contest, or survey, to analyze the results, for research purposes, to send you other information or offers we think may be of interest to you, to comply with legal requirements, and for other purposes as described in this Privacy Notice.

1.2 Personal Information We Collect Automatically

Some personal information we collect automatically as you use our Services. This personal information may include, but is not limited to, your internet protocol (“IP”) addresses; your device and browser type; your internet service provider; your device’s operating systems; statistics on your activities through the Services, such as your login frequency or the length of time spent logged in; information about how you came to our Services; and links clicked within the Services; and/or information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies as described below under “7. Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Technologies”.

1.3 Personal Information From Your Mobile Device

We may provide features that rely on the use of additional information on your mobile device or require access to certain services through your mobile device that will enhance your experience but are not required to use the Services. Data collected from your mobile device is used to customize your experience at the Summit conference and provide you the ability to share your photos and profile information with others attending the Summit conference or using the Services. Some personal information from your mobile device, such as your mobile device ID, your device operating system, your mobile carrier, and your IP address, are collected automatically when you use our Services through your mobile device. Where the Services enable uploading of photos from your device, we will request permission to obtain your photos to provide you with related Services. In the “Settings” function on your mobile device, you will have the ability to manually permit or preclude us from collecting your geolocation information for certain features of the Services.

2. How We Use the Personal Information We Collect

2.1 Your Account

We may use the personal information that we receive or collect about you to operate, improve, and promote our organization.  For example, we use the information to register your account for certain Services we provide, to communicate with you about our Services for customer service purposes, to improve our Services by providing personalized experiences, location customization, personalized help and instructions, and for other customer service purposes. We may obtain additional personal information about you to keep our records current.

2.2 Our Business Use

We may use the personal information that we receive or collect about you for internal business purposes such as helping us improve the content and functionality of our Services, to better understand our users and how they use our Services, to improve the Services we offer, to develop new features or services, to manage your account, to provide you with customer service, to help improve our security and prevent fraud, to comply with and enforce all legal obligations and rights, and to generally manage the Services and our business.

2.3 Communications and Marketing

We may use the personal information that we receive or collect about you for marketing and other communications purposes such as to provide you with information you have requested to receive from us in response to your opt-in requests, to send you electronic communications regarding events, news and updates, newsletters, and promotions, to send you promotional or marketing materials via electronic communications, to provide you with offers for third party products and services, and to inform you of new changes or updates to our Services, policies or terms of use. We may also use your personal information for marketing and advertising purposes such as advertising our Services on third party websites and in displaying targeted content and advertisements to you on or off our Services.
We use Google AdWords & Facebook’s remarketing service to advertise on third party websites to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an inquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, a site in the Google Display Network, or somewhere on Facebook. Third-party vendors, including Google & Facebook, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the CAFO website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own Privacy Notice, as well as Google & Facebook privacy policies.

You can opt-out of remarketing by visiting the links below:

For Google: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en
For Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/
For further information regarding electronic communications, please see “5.3 Opting Out of Electronic Communications” below.

2.4 Membership

We are a member organization. Members of CAFO have a profile on our website and authorized member representatives may update, supplement, or delete their member profile information (although some member profile data must be maintained by us).
We use members’ company and personal information for membership administration, to deliver member benefits, and to inform our members of CAFO-related events, content, and other benefits or opportunities associated with membership. CAFO also uses this information to help us understand our members’ needs and interests so that we can better meet them and to improve our Services.

2.5 Live Events

CAFO organizes, hosts, and participates in trade shows and other live events during the year. If you register for one of our events, we will collect your name and contact information for that purpose. In addition, we request supplemental information from attendees about themselves and their interests, preferences, and demographics and we use this information to facilitate attendee preferences and to tailor the event programming and communications according to their expressed interests. Some of this information is collected through mobile apps we make available that are designed to allow attendees to access live event information and help them plan their attendance. We keep a record of this information and your participation at events and use it to help us tailor and improve future live events and programs. Some of this information may be optional as indicated by the event registration form on our website or in the app.

If you are a presenter at one of our events, we will collect information about you including your name, employer, contact, and biographical information, and photograph, and we may also collect information provided by event attendees who evaluated your performance as a presenter.

CAFO and third party participants at our events (sponsors, exhibitors, general attendees) may create video and audio recordings of the live event including of attendees generally and of particular presentations and performances. It is not possible to guarantee that you will not be recorded in this manner if you attend a live event.

2.6 Legal Basis of Processing

If applicable in your jurisdiction, we only process your personal information where we have an applicable legal basis for doing so.  Our legal basis will depend on the personal information concerned, the specific context in which we collect it, and the purposes for which it is used.  However, we will normally collect and use your personal information only where we have your consent to do so (typically in order to send you marketing communications), where we require the personal information to create or perform a contract with you or a company with which you are associated, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (for most of our activities not covered by consent or creation or performance of a contract).  In some very rare cases, we may also have a legal basis to collect or use your personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.

If you have specific questions about or need further information concerning the legal bases on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the information provided in the section below entitled “13. Contacting Us.”

3. How We Share Your Personal Information

3.1 Not Selling Your Personal Information

We do not rent or sell your personal information to third parties, including third party advertisers. There are some circumstances, however, where we may share your personal information with a third party without notice to you, as described below.

3.2 Contractors and Service Providers

We share your personal information with our contractors, consultants, and service providers who process personal information on behalf of CAFO to perform certain business-related functions. These companies may include, but are not limited to, database service providers, backup and disaster recovery service providers, email service providers, and others.

3.6 Marketing Partners

We may share aggregated or anonymized information about users with third parties for research, marketing or similar purposes.
At times, our Services may contain links to other third party websites and services. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Privacy Notice, but is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites and services. We are not responsible for the information practices and policies of such third party websites and services.

3.8 Legal Compliance and Enforcement of Rights

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law in order to respond to a subpoena or request from law enforcement, a court, or a government agency (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements), or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect or defend our rights, interests, or property, or that of third parties, (iii) prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our Services or organization, (iv) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our Services or the public, or (v) protect against legal liability.

4. How We Secure Your Personal Information

We maintain reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect personal information in our hosted applications from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. While we implement such safeguards, no information system is impenetrable and due to the inherent nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that data, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, is absolutely safe from intrusion by others.

5. Choices You Have Regarding Your Personal Information

5.1 Updating or Removing Your Personal Information

To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may have the right to access or correct the personal information we maintain about you and, in some cases, you may require that we delete the information, or object to or request that we restrict our processing of the information.  You can access, correct, and delete your profile information through profile settings on our website, although we require that certain minimal member information be provided and kept up to date while maintaining your membership.  Some information must be maintained by CAFO, but you can request that we update that information. Other such requests may be directed to us at the contact information at the end of this Privacy Notice.

5.2 Opting Out of Electronic Communications

CAFO may send you electronic communications through the Services. When you use our Services, you have the option of signing up for CAFO and its program newsletters. If at any time you would like to stop receiving program, newsletter or other promotions materials, you may follow the opt-out instructions contained in any such electronic communication to opt-out of receiving communications. Additionally, you may also manage your email preferences at any time through your account.

 

6. Retention of Your Personal Information

We will retain your personal information as long as you are registered to use our Services or otherwise for as long as required by the purpose for which it has been collected. You may close your account by contacting us by email at info@cafo.org or by mail at the address listed under “13. Contacting Us”. However, please be aware we may retain personal information for an additional period as required under applicable laws. After we delete your personal information, it may exist on backup or archival media or servers for an additional period of time for legal, tax, or regulatory reasons, or for legitimate and lawful business purposes.

 

7. Cookies

7.1 What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. We use cookies to do a number of things such as remember your preferences, record what intensives you want to attend at Summit for your shopping cart, allow you to log into your member profile, and analyze your web page visits and activity to help us improve our offerings and target our communications based on your inferred interests.

Cookies do not themselves store information that identifies you, but they are often used in a manner that they can be associated with you. Here are the types of cookies you will encounter in using our website:

  • Strictly Necessary – these are required by our website to perform certain functions such as allowing you to log in to your member profile or make online donation;
  • Functional – these help to improve your experience by doing things like remembering certain preferences you have set; and
  • Analytic – these are used to analyze, in an aggregated manner, the way our website is used and the performance of advertising efforts so that we can improve the website and our offerings and our marketing efforts. We use Google Analytics for analyzing activity on our site. We also use Facebook Ads conversion tracking, an analytics service provided by Facebook that collects and helps us analyze your activity on our site that may be attributable to our ads displayed within Facebook and its affiliated sites.

7.2 Managing Cookies

Most Internet browser settings will allow you to accept, reject, delete and otherwise manage cookies. You can find more information about this at www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also avoid receiving cookies by browsing our website using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, and “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari). Blocking our strictly necessary cookies will prevent certain functions of our website from working properly or at all. In addition to managing Google Analytics by managing its cookies, you can deactivate Google Analytics by using a browser plug-in found here: https://tools. google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?

8. Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its rules (“COPPA”) requires us to inform parents and legal guardians about our practices for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13). In some countries, even higher age limits may apply. CAFO does not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13), or the otherwise applicable age limit if different in your country of location. If you are aware of a user under the age of thirteen (13) who has provided personal information through our Services, please contact us via the contact information in the section below entitled “13. Contacting Us”.

9. International Transfers of Personal Information

CAFO has its headquarters in the United States and information we collect from you in other countries will be transferred to and processed in the United States.  We endeavor to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal information consistent with the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

10. Third Party Links

This Privacy Notice applies only to our Services. The Services may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us (“Third Party Sites”). The policies and practices we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Services do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

11. Changes to This Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this notice from time to time and in our sole discretion, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on this notice the date it was last updated. When you use our Services or provide us your personal information under circumstances covered by this notice, you are accepting the current version of this notice as posted at that time. We recommend that you revisit this notice on occasion to learn of any changes.

12. Your California Privacy Rights

12.1 Do Not Track

Our Services are not currently configured to respond to browsers’ “Do Not Track” signals because at this time no formal “Do Not Track” standard has been adopted.

13. Contacting Us

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at:
By email at info@cafo.org
By mail at:
ATTN: CAFO Privacy Notice Legal Team
CAFO
6723 Whittier Avenue #202
McLean, VA 22101

 

State Nonprofit Disclosures

Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below.

Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA), OR VISITING www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration #CH47266

Georgia: A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated above.

Maryland: For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.

New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, 1-212-416-8686 or www.charitiesnys.com.

North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the state.

Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Christian Alliance for Orphans may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.

Virginia: From the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

Washington: From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/

Wisconsin: A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.

REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.

More information about state disclosure verbiage and charitable state registrations.

Contests & Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who sign up at the sweepstakes page located https://cafo.org/orphansunday/tools/ and who are 18 or older as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of The Christian Alliance for Orphans (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of The Christian Alliance for Orphans, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about 11/1/18 and ending 11/11/18. All online entries must be received by 11/11/18 11:59PM EST.
  4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by https://cafo.org/orphansunday/check-in/
    The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Christian Alliance for Orphans. You may enter each observance only once for every check-in and you must fill in the information requested. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of The Christian Alliance for Orphans.
  5. Prizes: One (1) winner will receive the grand prize of 1 free registration to the CAFO2019 Summit (valued at $175 USD) and five (5) winners will receive CAFO2018 Summit audio download (valued at $99 USD). Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for The Christian Alliance for Orphans to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with within five (5) days following the winner selection. The Christian Alliance for Orphans shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 72 hours from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that The Christian Alliance for Orphans, anyone acting on behalf of The Christian Alliance for Orphans, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.
  9. Terms: The Christian Alliance for Orphans reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, The Christian Alliance for Orphans may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by The Christian Alliance for Orphans. The Christian Alliance for Orphans reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.
    The Christian Alliance for Orphans has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to; the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.
    Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, The Christian Alliance for Orphans reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from The Christian Alliance for Orphans. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless The Christian Alliance for Orphans and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WASHINGTON, D.C., WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Washington, D.C. having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Privacy Policy:  Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on The Christian Alliance for Orphans Web Site (www.cafo.org). To read the Privacy Policy, click here.
  13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Christian Alliance for Orphans, 6723 Whittier Avenue #202, McLean, VA 22101, USA. Requests must be received no later than December 15, 2018.
  14. Sponsor:  The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is The Christian Alliance for Orphans, 6723 Whittier Avenue #202, McLean, VA 22101, USA.
  15. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this sweepstakes and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google.

CAFO Conferences: Registrant Terms

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for registering for this Christian Alliance for Orphans (“CAFO”) conference (“Conference”). Regardless of whether your registration is submitted by you or your proxy, the following Conferences Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) apply to you and your participation in any CAFO Conference. Depending on the type of conference, certain terms below may not apply. “Attendee” for purposes of these Terms will include all participants at the Conference, including Exhibitors and Attendees. By participating in this Conference, you agree to these Terms so please read them carefully. These Terms include and incorporate by reference CAFO’s Privacy Policy

This Conference is organized by CAFO, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to any entity or individual. To be eligible to participate, you must be 18 years old or older.

Attendee Cancellation Policy

A cancellation refund may be offered if the registrant requires medical treatment for an illness at the time of cancellation resulting in medically imposed restrictions, as certified by a legally qualified physician or in the event of a death in the family and if the cancelation request is provided (30) days prior to the event (“cancelation cut off date”).

If approved for a refund, all funds will be returned minus a $35 fee to cover expenses related to your cancelled registration. 

No other refunds will be offered. 

Please remember that canceling your registration does not automatically cancel your hotel and travel arrangements. Attendees are responsible for canceling their own hotel and travel reservations.

Force Majeure

After the cancellation cutoff date, payments made are not refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use conference attendance credentials due to illness or due to any event beyond the reasonable control of the parties, such as an act of God, a health epidemic, natural disaster, travel-related problems, an act of terrorism, or other unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of the CAFO against which it would have been unreasonable for the CAFO to take precautions and which CAFO could not have avoided even using its best efforts. 

Substitution and Badge Policy

 “No Shows” will be deemed a cancellation per the cancellation cutoff date in the Cancellation Policy listed above. Invitations that are part of a CAFO membership or invitational program are non-transferable and are not eligible for substitution.  Additional terms of your CAFO agreement may apply.  Please consult your CAFO representative with any questions.

Sharing of Attendee passes is not permitted at any time. Badges are issued to, can be picked up by, and used by only the Attendee named in the registration. Photo ID will be required for each Attendee when collecting a badge onsite. Badges must be worn at all times during the Conference.

A CAFO Conference badge allows an attendee entry to the overall Conference, but does not guarantee admission to every session, lounge, or meeting area. Admission is subject to venue capacity and other requirements.  For example, certain sessions may be restricted from vendor attendees.

Payment Terms

Submission of a registration online, by phone, email or fax, constitutes an official registration and intent to attend the Conference. Invoices are payable upon receipt.  Full payment must be received prior to the Conference in order to gain entry.

You agree that, in the unlikely event that CAFO cannot resolve your payment issue and you dispute the credit card charge, your electronic statement may be used as evidence that said charge is valid and just. If there are any issues with your credit card charge, please contact CAFO at info@cafo.org.

 

BEFORE THE CONFERENCE

Before Conferences with Exhibitors

To ensure all our attendees and exhibitors derive the greatest value from our Conferences, we share a list of company names and job titles (but not name or contact details) of attendees with Exhibitors for their planning purposes before the conference. If you would prefer to opt-out of such sharing, please email info@cafo.org. Please note that if you choose to have your attendee badge scanned by an Exhibitor at the conference, we will share your name and contact details with that Exhibitor as disclosed in the Badge Scanning section below.

AT THE CONFERENCE

Session Availability

CAFO Conference Registration allows entry to specific defined conferences based on package type but cannot guarantee admission to every session. Session admission is subject to venue capacity and other criteria (for example CAFO member status, etc.). Building an agenda on the CAFO Conference web site or mobile application does not guarantee access to these sessions.

Guest Speakers & Workshop Leaders

CAFO Guest Speakers & Workshops Leaders sessions are central to the success of CAFO Conferences. In order to provide our attendees with a global platform for the exchange of ideas and insights, we invite key figures from various industries to share their personal perspectives concerning the challenges and opportunities facing businesses today. Guest speakers & Workshop Leaders are not employees of CAFO and CAFO neither pre-reviews nor comments on the content of our guest speakers sessions. Guest Speaker & Workshop Leaders views and opinions are entirely their own and in no way reflect the views and opinions of CAFO.

Use of Multimedia at the Conference

In order to comply with global data privacy laws, CAFO imposes certain restrictions on the use of multimedia at its Conferences (i.e., photography, video, audio, online streaming and all future mediums). Please note that CAFO imposes different photography/streaming/recording and social media rules for Exhibitors and Attendees from Exhibiting companies at the Conference.

Exhibitors and Attendees: CAFO prohibits the use of cameras and mobile recording devices at all Conference Sessions & Workshops and on the Exhibit Floor during exhibit hours by Attendees and Exhibitors. CAFO hires professional service providers (photo/video/audio/streaming) to document and showcase the entire Conference experience.

For Exhibitors: When a company contracts with CAFO to exhibit at an Conference, they are representing CAFO.  As such, we will allow them to photograph/stream/record their Conference experience and booth set-up, provided they comply with the sponsor agreement.  

For Attendees: CAFO leverages social media to post real-time Conferences photos and videos to its Social media feeds, and display select submissions from those feeds on screens throughout the venue. Attendees are encouraged to capture their Conference experiences in the permitted areas of the Conference venue and post their own social content from the Conference (text, photos, audio, video, streaming), provided it does not defame other Conference attendees or Exhibitors or infringe on copyrighted CAFO branding and content. CAFO will determine in its sole discretion which posted content will be displayed on the screens at the Conference venue.

By attending the Conference, you acknowledge and agree as follows: (a) CAFO may edit and use the footage it captures at CAFO Conferences for marketing and promotional activities and for any other lawful purpose in the ordinary course of its business; and (b) Due to the prevalence of mobile recording devices in today’s world, CAFO disclaims all liability for the capture of your image by Attendees (who are not under sponsorship contracts with CAFO) in any multimedia format at the Conference.

Session Speakers and Workshop Leaders:

CAFO may use your image and other information related to you in promotional materials including video, audio, or print. You also permit the CAFO to record your entire workshop session and to broadcast and/or sell audio, video, transcripts, or derivative products thereof.  Recordings of each workshop session will be available for sale on-site unless the presenter requests otherwise.

Exhibitor Functions

At times, CAFO may contact you on behalf of an Exhibitor to invite you to a function such as an exclusive lunch or dinner.  To help Exhibitors plan for these functions, we share with them a list of attendee company names, job titles, and countries (but not name or contact details). You may opt-out of this sharing by emailing info@cafo.org.  You will also have the opportunity to decline an invitation to attend such functions. 

Conferences Services

CAFO provides tools and services that are designed to help attendees get the most value out of their Conference experience. These tools and services are designed to help attendees build a personal agenda, find and connect with others (ex: CAFO members, ministry leaders, conference attendees and exhibitors) before, during, and after the Conference. To ensure a positive experience is had by all, we require Attendees to adhere to the Conferences Code of Conduct (below).

Conference Navigator Website and Mobile Application

When building your agenda and setting up your Conference experience within the Conference Navigator tools (which may not be available for all conferences), CAFO may evaluate the content you access and the choices you make to provide you with recommendations and ensure the most effective ongoing service and support. CAFO will not share this information with any third party without your prior written consent.

Attendee List and Messaging

As a Conferences Attendee you may be entitled to opt-in to services meant to help you find and connect with others (Attendees and Exhibitors) before, during, and after the conference. Certain features within the Conference are not available to vendors and service providers.

Other Attendees can view the profile information you supply, but will not have access to your personal email address, or any other contact information about you, unless you choose to explicitly provide it to them in your online posts, messages, meeting invitations, or some other vehicle of your choice.
Your usage of these features is bound by our Conferences Code of Conduct (below).

Push Notifications

When using the Conference Navigator Mobile Application, you are presented with the ability to allow CAFO to send you Conference notifications. These notifications may include alerts, sounds, and icon badges. CAFO utilizes these notifications to communicate upcoming conference features, changes in schedule, and important conference information.

These notification settings can be configured at any time within the settings section of your mobile device.

Presentation Materials

You may receive access to CAFO and third-party licensed content (“Presentation Materials”). CAFO is not liable for the information in the Presentation Materials. You may use these presentations as well as session audio/video recordings where available solely for your own internal, non-commercial purposes. Unauthorized distribution (via sales, copying, posting on intranet/internet) is expressly forbidden. 

NOTE: Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. We encourage you to not to use such Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws. 

Conferences Code of Conduct

The Conferences Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all Attendees at a CAFO Conference and for those who utilize CAFO’s Conference Services. Conference organizers will enforce this Code and expect cooperation from all participants to help us promote a safe environment and a productive Conference experience for everyone.

Please do:

  • Maintain a respectful, considerate, and courteous attitude towards everyone you engage with online, at the conference, and the venue
  • Secure your belongings and be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants
  • If there is a situation that looks concerning or could be dangerous, notify conference organizers in a prompt manner
  • Provide clear, valuable, honest information

When messaging or sending meeting invitations:

Please do not:

  • Demean, discriminate, abuse, harass, or threaten those who you engage with online, at the conference, and the venue
  • Spam conference participants
  • Post content that is obscene or otherwise objectionable
  • Use a CAFO Conference for commercial or advertising purposes.  Conference organizers reserve the right to escort any individual from the conference who is reported to be soliciting and who is not a CAFO exhibitor at the conference. 
  • Post copyrighted content without permission from the owner

Reporting Violations of this Policy

If you have been (or notice that someone else has been) impacted by someone failing to adhere to this Code of Conduct or have additional concerns, please contact a member of the CAFO Conferences Team onsite or by emailing info@cafo.orgIn the event of an emergency situation, please contact local authorities immediately.

Consequences of Violating this Policy

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated at CAFO Conferences. Anyone engaged in unacceptable behavior may result in suspension of your usage of the Conferences Services and expulsion from the conference without warning or refund. This may also result in prohibition from registering or attending future conferences.

CAFO SUMMIT: SPONSOR PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT (“Agreement”)

General 

  1. Parties to the Agreement
    This Sponsor Participation Agreement is between SPONSOR and The Christian Alliance for Orphans, hereinafter referred to as “CAFO.” 
  2. Contract
    The following provisions, plus the CAFO Sponsorship Form and Guidelines (https://cafo.org/summit/apply/) comprise a legally binding contract between Sponsor and CAFO relating to Sponsor’s participation in the CAFO SUMMIT Conference (“Event”).  Sponsor and CAFO agree to observe and abide by the foregoing terms and conditions.

Sponsorship Terms 

  1. Sponsorship Package
    Sponsor hereby agrees to remit payment for the selected sponsorship for the CAFO SUMMIT as defined on the Sponsor Form. 
  2. Hospitality Events and Catering
    Any sponsored event, function, or meeting must be scheduled in advance through CAFO event management and must not conflict with the conference schedule. 
  3. Company Logo and Information
    CAFO is hereby authorized by Sponsor to use Sponsor’s company logo, branding, and photographs taken by CAFO’s photographer(s) during the event for the purposes of CAFO conference publicity, related marketing material, and CAFO’s publications and websites. 
  • Subject to the Sponsor complying with the provisions of this Agreement and any branding guidelines set out by CAFO or otherwise provided in writing to the  Sponsor, CAFO hereby grants the Sponsor a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, revocable, worldwide license to use the CAFO branding solely and strictly for the purpose of reasonably promoting, marketing and advertising its participation in the event.
  • II.        Subject to CAFO complying with the provisions of this Agreement, the Sponsor hereby grants CAFO a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, revocable, worldwide license, to use the Sponsor branding solely and strictly for the purpose of promoting, marketing and advertising the event and the Sponsor’s involvement in the Event.

Payment and Sponsor Cancellation Policies 

  1. Payment
    Once CAFO has been notified of Sponsor’s intent to purchase sponsorship, CAFO will send confirmation of participation and an invoice, requesting the Sponsor to pay the invoice in full by no later than 30 days following the invoice date. Sponsor agrees to pay the sponsorship fees.

CAFO reserves the right to cancel any sponsorship for which an invoice remains unpaid for more than 30 days after the invoice date. No Sponsor will be listed as a Sponsor on the conference website until both a duly executed Sponsor Participation Agreement AND sponsorship payment have been received by CAFO. 

  1. Cancellation by Sponsor
    Cancellations must be received in writing by CAFO and may be emailed to wiebe@cafo.org. The date upon which the notice of cancellation is postmarked shall apply as the official date of cancellation. CAFO shall promptly acknowledge all notices of cancellation by email. In consideration of expenses incurred by CAFO and CAFO’s lost or deferred opportunity to provide sponsorship to others, CAFO will adhere to the following refund schedule: 
  2. Sponsorships for attendee collateral (e.g. conference bags, notepads, etc.) and are non- refundable. 
  3. If the Sponsor cancels its sponsorship 3-months before the event, the Sponsor will forfeit 25% of the total price of the cancelled sponsorship package. 
  4. If the Sponsor cancels its sponsorship 2-months before the event, Sponsor will forfeit 50% of the total price of the cancelled sponsorship package. 
  5. If the Sponsor cancels its sponsorship 1 months or closer to the event, the Sponsor will forfeit 100% of the total price of the cancelled sponsorship package. No refunds will be processed.
  6. If the Sponsor cancels with an outstanding balance due, the Sponsor remains responsible for the entire balance due. Sponsor will not be permitted to participate in future CAFO events until all outstanding balances are collected. 

CAFO Sponsorship Form

  1. The Sponsor warrants, represents and undertakes that it shall provide comprehensive and complete details on the CAFO Sponsorship Form of the intended purpose of the sponsorship and all displays, which it intends to use at the event.
  2. The Contract Form and these terms and conditions shall form the entire agreement between the parties. Each party confirms thatit has not relied on any prior representations or negotiations in entering into this Agreement.
  3. In the event of conflict between the various documents forming this Agreement between the parties then following order of priority shall apply:
  • these terms and conditions; followed by
  • the CAFO Sponsorship Form.

Exhibit Allocation 

For those sponsorships including Exhibit space, the following terms shall apply:

  1. The Exhibit space is offered to the Sponsor on a non-exclusive basis in accordance with this Agreement. The term shall be for the duration of the event (and for such reasonable time spent in promptly removing any displays and marketing material from the Exhibit space after the event has concluded.  
  2. Sponsor is not permitted to share or assign the Exhibit space allocated to it, either wholly or in part without the prior written consent of CAFO.
  3. CAFO reserves the rights to determine, and if it deems necessary, alter at its sole discretion:
  • the location and/or size of the venue;
  • the opening hours for the event;
  • the term or duration of the event;
  • the date or dates on which the event is to be held;
  • the Exhibit space allocated to the event and its location;
  • the layout of the event generally;
  •  the entrances and exits to and from the event; and
  • any and all other technical or administrative details in respect of the event.

CAFO will use reasonable endeavors to notify the Sponsor of any changes or alterations to the Exhibit space, its location or the event as a whole, which materially and detrimentally impact on the Sponsor’s rights under this Agreement. The Sponsor acknowledges and agrees that such changes and alterations may be required to be made by CAFO to benefit and safeguard the value of the event as a whole, to the potential detriment of any individual Sponsor(s). In the unlikely event that any material changes or alterations are detrimental to the Sponsor, the Sponsor further acknowledges and agrees that CAFO may at its discretion and without obligation apply a pro rata reduction to the fees or part of them to compensate the Sponsor for any material detriment so offered and that this shall be the Sponsor’s sole remedy in this regard.

  1. The Sponsor shall surrender any occupied Exhibit or other sponsorship designed space in its original condition. Sponsor shall on indemnify and keep indemnified CAFO for any damage caused by the Sponsor, its employees, agents or contractors to the venue and/or to the Exhibit space occupied by the Sponsor, or any possessions or property of other Sponsors.

General Terms and Conditions:

  1. Confidentiality. Each party agrees to hold in strict confidence, during and for three years after the term of this Agreement, all information, material, and data that have been disclosed one to the other during the term of this Agreement and are marked 

“Confidential,” including the terms of this Agreement. Each party agrees that it will not use any such confidential information of the other party for any purpose not directly associated with the its obligations hereunder, without prior approval from the other party; provided, however, that each party may disclose such information without prior approval if the receiving party is able to prove it was already in its possession at the date it was received or obtained or which the receiving party obtains from some other person with good legal title to the same or which is independently developed by or for the receiving party; or

  • which comes into the public domain otherwise than through the default or negligence of the receiving party; or
  • which the receiving party is required to disclose by law or applicable regulatory authority.

In all cases each party shall inform the other party immediately upon becoming aware or suspecting that an unauthorized person has become aware of Confidential Information, or that an unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information has been made.

 Each party shall ensure that its personnel, sub-contractors and agents who have, or may have, access to the Confidential Information are bound by an undertaking in substantially the same terms as this clause.

The provisions of this clause shall continue in force notwithstanding termination or expiry of this Agreement.

  1. Indemnification. Sponsor hereby agrees to defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and release CAFO, any co-sponsor, exhibitor, venue provider, and/or any of their directors, officers, and employees from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, or liabilities, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or resulting from any act undertaken or committed by Sponsor pursuant to the performance of its obligations under this Agreement. 
  2. Relationship of the Parties. The parties to this Agreement are not joint venturers, partners, agents, nor representatives of each other, and such parties have no legal relationship other than as contracting parties to this Agreement. Neither party shall have the right or authority to, nor shall either party attempt to enter into any contract, commitment or agreement or incur any debt or liability of any nature, in the name, or on behalf, of the other party.
  3. Assignment. Neither party may assign, directly or indirectly, by operation of law, change of control or otherwise, this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder, without the prior written consent of the other party. Any attempt to assign this Agreement in contravention of this section shall be void and of no force and effect.
  4. Force Majeure. CAFO shall be relieved of its obligations under this Agreement in the event that the holding of the event by CAFO, the performance by CAFO of any of its material obligations under this Agreement and/or the attendance at the event by the Sponsors and/or any other sponsor and/or any delegates is impossible, or substantially or materially interfered with, due to any cause or causes beyond the reasonable control of CAFO or the providers of the venue including, without limitation, any of the following: act of God, governmental act, war, fire, flood, explosion, civil commotion, armed hostilities, act of terrorism, revolution, blockade, embargo, strike, lock-out, sit-in, industrial or trade dispute, adverse weather, disease, communicable diseases, risk to public health, accident to or breakdown of plant or machinery, shortage of any material, labor, transport, electricity or other supply, regulatory intervention, general advice or recommendation of any government (including any government agency or department), regulatory authority or international agency against travel, exhibitions and/or public gatherings, or the venue becomes unavailable and/or unfit for occupancy and/or use (“force majeure”).

In the event of force majeure, CAFO may cancel, postpone or bring forward the event or change the venue or otherwise alter the event. Sponsor will remain responsible for payment under force majeure.

  1. Arbitration. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the parties’ decision to enter into this Agreement or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration shall be held in Texas, and the arbitrators shall apply the substantive law of Texas except that the interpretation and enforcement of this arbitration provision shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. The arbitrators shall not award either party punitive damages and the parties shall be deemed to have waived any right to such damages.
  2. Severability. In the event that any portion of this Agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable under any applicable law, such provision will be fully severable and the Agreement will be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part of the Agreement, and the remaining provisions of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect and will not be affected by the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision or its severance from the Agreement. 
  3. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with the CAFO Sponsorship Form, supersedes any prior understandings or oral agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter hereof and constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
  4. Authority. The parties to this Agreement hereby warrant that they have read and agree to the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement and have full power and authority to sign for and bind their respective organizations.

Please confirm your acceptance of and agreement to the above terms, by agreeing to these terms and conditions on the CAFO Sponsorship Form. We thank you for the opportunity to support the CAFO Summit and the growth of this movement.