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Terms of Use

Last Modified: [July 6, 2020]

  1. General

    1. These Terms of Use (these “Terms”) govern your use of this website and other websites, materials, and resources linking to or referencing being subject to these Terms (collectively, the “Site”) operated or made available by The Christian Alliance for Orphans (“CAFO” or “We”).
    2. By using the Site, you are agreeing to abide by all of these Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, you are not permitted to access or use the Site including any of its Content, as defined below.
    3. We may change, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Terms prior to each use of the Site and by continuing to use this Site, you agree to these Terms as modified.
    4. We may change, add, or remove or suspend or terminate your access to the Site or Content in whole or in part at any time and without notice to you or CAFO liability.
  2. Ownership and Use of Content

    1. All materials published on the Site (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, text, graphics, blog posts, PDF documents, webinars, presentations, training and event materials, podcasts, courses, forums, news, reports, User Content (as defined below), and other materials also known as the “Content”) and all intellectual property rights in the Content and the Site are owned, licensed, or controlled by CAFO or, where expressly indicated, the party credited by us as the owner of the Content. You are granted no right, title or interest in the Site or Content, other than the limited, terminable use rights granted in these Terms and any other rights and interests separately expressly granted to you in writing by CAFO. You shall preserve and abide by all trademark and copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in Content accessed from the Site. The Site and Content are intended and may be used solely for personal, noncommercial use.
    2. You may download and store limited portions of, and make limited copies of, the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other indications of rights and ownership on the Content. You are prohibited from reproducing, distributing, modifying, creating derivative works of, publicly displaying or performing, or republishing Content except as expressly permitted by these Terms or as otherwise expressly agreed in writing by CAFO.  Requests for permission to use Content other than as allowed by these Terms may be submitted to info@cafo.org.
  3. User Content

    1. You are solely responsible for the comments, forum messages, reviews, text, video, audio and photographs, computer code and applications and other content (“User Content”) you submit to the Site. You shall not submit to the Site any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, deceptive, harassing, or illegal User Content or any User Content that infringes the rights of third parties.

You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other users of the Site, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam”, attempt to impersonate anyone in using the Site, or engage in conduct that interferes with others’ access and use of the Site.  You will not introduce viruses or other harmful material or code to the Site, frame the Site, attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, attack the Site via a distributed or other denial-of-service attack or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.

You agree not to use language or submit other User Content that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to the Site, including the Content.

    1. Without the express approval of CAFO, you may not distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services through the Site or in a manner that indicates or implies the endorsement of CAFO.
    2. You acknowledge that the User Content you submit to the Site may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by CAFO and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.
    3. You grant CAFO a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free and fully paid, sub-licensable license to User Content you submit to the Site, which includes without limitation the right for CAFO and any third party it designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning and other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, any User Content submitted by you on or to the Site.
  1. Use of the Site; Registration and Security

    1. You may not access parts of the Site to which you are not authorized.
    2. The Site contains links to other third-party World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since CAFO is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to such sites and resources.
    3. As part of the registration or account creation process, you will create login credentials by selecting a password and providing an e-mail address. Each registration is for a single user only. You are not allowed to share your registration login credentials or give your Site login credentials to anyone else. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
    4. Please immediately notify CAFO of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or other sensitive information in connection with the Site.
    5. You must be 18 years or older to register and obtain access to those parts of the Site requiring login.

The Site and its Content are provided for informational purposes only.  No Content constitutes legal or professional advice, nor does it or the Site create a partnership between CAFO and you or any other party.

You acknowledge and agree that the Site and the Content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.  None of CAFO, any of its members, affiliates or their respective officers, directors, employees or agents (collectively the “CAFO Parties”) guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any of the Site or Content.

None of the CAFO Parties warrants that the Site will be uninterrupted or error free or that the Site, its server, or any Content available for downloading through the Site are free of computer viruses or other security risks.  You expressly agree that use of the Site, including all Content, is at your sole risk.  We are not able to monitor all User Content posted on the Site and we assume no liability for User Content

CAFO does not represent or endorse the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the Site or any Content, including any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Site by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information is at your sole risk.

None of CAFO Parties makes any, and the CAFO Parties hereby specifically disclaim, all representations, endorsements, guarantees, and warranties, express or implied, regarding the Site and Content, including without limitation, implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of third-party rights.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each of the CAFO Parties disclaims all warranties with respect to any results that may be obtained from the use of the Site and Content.

The foregoing does not affect any warranties to the extent they cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

  1. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CAFO, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against all claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, and fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your use of the Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms and the User Content you submit to the Website.

  1. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent provided by law, in no event will CAFO, its affiliates, or their licensors, vendors, employees, agents, officers, or directors be liable under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, the Site, Content, or User Content, for (i) any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether or not caused by tort (including our active and passive negligence), breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable or (ii) an aggregate amount exceeding the lesser of $100 and the amount you have paid to CAFO for access to the Site or Content during the 12 months preceding the date on which the liability first accrued.

You may be in a jurisdiction that limits the enforceability of the above limitations.  Accordingly, the foregoing does not affect any liability to the extent that it cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

  1. Notice of Infringing Content

If you believe User Content or any other Content is infringing your copyright or other intellectual property rights, you may direct such issues to Brandie Smith, COO, The Christian Alliance for Orphans, 6723 Whittier Avenue, #202, McLean, VA 22101.

  1. Miscellaneous

In the event that any portion of the Terms 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 these Terms will remain in full force and effect.  CAFO’s failure to enforce your strict performance of a provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of its right to enforce such provision or any other provision of these Terms with respect to that and any future instance.  Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice will act to modify any provision of the Terms. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, except with regard to its conflicts of law rules.  Any litigation or other action relating to the Content, Site or these Terms must be brought in the federal or state courts located in San Diego County in the State of California, and you hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms in your country of residence or any other relevant jurisdiction.  Any cause of action you may have with respect to the Content, Site or these Terms must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arose or be barred.

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:

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
    6723 Whittier Avenue #202
    McLean, VA 22101

myNetwork Hub Terms of Use

 Last Revised: April 20, 2020

In addition to The Christian Alliance for Orphans (“CAFO” or “we”) Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you further agree to the following terms of use when you access the myNetwork Hub platform (“MNH”).

Below we have listed important legal terms that apply to anyone who visits our website or uses our services. These terms are necessary in order to protect both you and us, and to make our services possible and more enjoyable for everyone.

1. Introduction

1.1. Our Purpose

Our services offer our Users the ability to easily create an online presence, to manage and promote ministry, events, training resources and other services. As detailed below, we offer our Users numerous tools and features for sharing content, services, events and resources. The online and mobile websites and platforms created by Users are collectively referred to herein as (“User Platform(s)”).

1.2. Legal Agreement

These myNetwork Hub Terms (“MNH Terms”), together with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy which specifically apply to some of our services and features on the www.cafo.org website(s) (“CAFO Website”, and collectively – the “CAFO Terms of Use”), all set forth the entire terms and conditions applicable to each visitor or user (“User” our “you”) of the CAFO Website, the CAFO mobile application (the “CAFO App”), the myNetwork Hub platform (“MNH”) and/or any other services, applications and features offered by us with respect thereto, except where we explicitly state otherwise (all services offered through the CAFO Website, the CAFO App, or the myNetwork Hub collectively – the “CAFO Services ” or “Services”).

These MNH Terms constitute a binding and enforceable legal contract between CAFO (“CAFO”, “us” or “we”) and you in relation to the use of any CAFO Services – so please read them carefully.

You may visit and/or use the myNetwork Hub platform only if you fully agree to the MNH Terms – and by using and/or registering to any of the MNH service, you signify and affirm your informed consent to these MNH Terms and any other CAFO Terms of Use applicable to your use of any CAFO Services. If you do not read, fully understand and agree to these MNH Terms, you must immediately leave the MNH website and avoid or discontinue all use of the MNH Services.

​By using our Services, you acknowledge that you have read our Privacy Policy available at (Privacy Policy) (“Privacy Policy”).

1.3 User Account

In order to access and use certain sections and features of the MNH Services, you must first register and create an account with CAFO (“User Account”).

If anyone other than yourself accesses your User account and/or any of your User Platforms’ settings, they may perform any actions available to you, make changes to your User Platform(s) and User account, and accept any legal terms available therein, make various representations and warranties and more – and all such activities will be deemed to have occurred on your behalf and in your name.

Therefore, we strongly encourage you to keep the log-in credentials of your User account confidential, and allow such access only to people you trust – as you will be solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your User account and/or User Platforms (including for any representations, warranties and undertakings made therein), whether or not specifically authorized by you, and for any damages, expenses or losses that may result from such activities.

You must provide accurate and complete information when registering your User account and using the MNH Services, to which you are the sole and exclusive rights holder. We strongly encourage you to provide your own (or your ministry’s) contact details, including your valid e-mail address, as we may use it to identify and determine the actual and true owner of the User account and/or User content (as defined below) submitted to us.

In case of a dispute on User account ownership, we reserve the right to determine ownership to a User account based on our reasonable judgment, whether or not an independent investigation has been conducted by us. However, if we cannot make such determination (as we may deem in our sole discretion), we reserve the right to avoid doing so and/or suspend a User account until the parties disputing such ownership, reach a resolution, without liability to you or to any other party. We may request documentation (e.g. government-issued ID, a business license) that may assist us in determining ownership. Among others, we may consider the principles set forth below.

  1. CAFO will consider the owner of a User account, User Platform and/or User content created and/or uploaded to the relevant Service, as the person or entity who has access to the e-mail address then listed in CAFO records for such User account under which such User Platform or User content was created.
  2. Notwithstanding the forgoing, CAFO shall have the right to determine the ownership of User content and/or a User website as it chooses, including by ignoring the indications set forth above, in event CAFO deems, at its sole discretion, that the situation justifies such determination, all based upon the factual situation as determined by CAFO.

2. Your Obligations

 2.1. You represent and warrant that:

  1. you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess the legal authority, right and freedom to enter into the MNH Terms and to form a binding agreement, for yourself or on behalf of the ministry or entity committed by you to the MNH Terms;
  2. you are not a resident of (or will use the MNH Services in) a country that the U.S. government has embargoed for use of the MNH Services, nor are you named on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or any other applicable trade sanctioning regulations;
  3. your country of residence and/or your organization’s country of incorporation is the same as the country specified in the contact and/or billing address you provide us;
  4. you understand that CAFO does not provide any legal advice or any recommendation with respect to any laws or requirements applicable to your use or any of your end users (“End Users”), or your compliance therewith;And specifically regarding content provided by you or your End Users:
  5. you confirm you own all rights in and to any content uploaded or provided by you, or imported, copied or uploaded by MNH Services for you, to your User Platform (“User Content”), including any designs, images, animations, videos, audio files, fonts, logos, code, illustrations, compositions, artworks, interfaces, usernames, information you provide for the purpose of creating a subdomain name, text, literary works and any other materials (“Content”), or otherwise have (and will continue to have) the full power, title, licenses, consents and authority, in and to the User Content, as necessary to legally access to, import, copy, use, publish, transfer or license such User Content, by you and us or any of our affiliates;
  6. you have (and will maintain) the full power, title, licenses, consents and authority to allow MNH Services to access any websites, web pages and/or other online services, for the purpose of importing, copying, displaying, uploading, transmitting and/or otherwise using, your User Content.
  7. the User Content is (and will continue to be) true, current, accurate, non-infringing upon any third party rights, and in no way unlawful for you to upload, import, copy, possess, post, transmit, display or otherwise use, in the country in which you or your User Platform’s visitors and End Users reside, or for CAFO and/or your End Users to access, import, copy, upload, use or possess in connection with the MNH Services;
  8. you have obtained all consents and permissions required under all applicable laws, regarding the posting, transmission and publication of any personal information and/or image or likeness of any person, entity or property which is part of the User Content, and you will adhere to all laws applicable thereto.

2.2. You undertake and agree to:

  1. fully comply with all applicable laws and any other contractual terms which govern your use of the MNH Services (and any related interaction or transaction), including those specific laws applicable to you or your End Users in any of your geographical locations;
  2. be solely responsible and liable with respect to any of the uses of the MNH Services which occur under your User account and/or User Platform(s), and for any of your User Content (including for any consequences of accessing, importing, uploading, copying, using or publishing such User Content on or with respect to the MNH Services);
  3. receive from time to time promotional messages and materials from CAFO or its partners, by mail, e-mail or any other contact form you may provide us with (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If you wish not to receive such promotional materials or notices – please just notify us at any time;
  4. allow CAFO to use in perpetuity, worldwide and free of charge, any version of your User Platform (or any part thereof) for any of CAFO’s marketing and promotional activities, online and/or offline, and modify it as reasonably required for such purposes, and you waive any claims against CAFO or anyone on its behalf relating to any past, present or future moral rights, artists’ rights, or any other similar rights worldwide that you may have in or to your User Platform with respect to such limited permitted uses;
  5. CAFO’s sole discretion as to the means, manner, and method for performing the MNH Services, including those regarding the hosting, transmission, publication and/or display of any User Platforms and/or Content (including the inclusion and presentation of any advertisements or other commercial content with respect thereto).

2.3. You agree and undertake not to:

  1. copy, modify, create derivative works of, download, adapt, reverse engineer, emulate, migrate to another service, translate, compile, decompile or disassemble the CAFO Website, the MNH Services (or any part thereof), any Content offered by CAFO or third party services for use and display within User Platforms (“Licensed Content”) and/or any part thereof in any way, or publicly display, perform, transmit or distribute any of the foregoing without CAFO’s prior written and specific consent;
  2. submit, transmit or display any User Content, or use Licensed Content in a context, which may be deemed as defamatory, libelous, obscene, harassing, threatening, incendiary, abusive, racist, offensive, deceptive or fraudulent, encouraging criminal or harmful conduct, or which otherwise violates the rights of CAFO or any third party (including any intellectual property rights, privacy rights, contractual or fiduciary rights), or otherwise shows any person, entity or brand in a bad or disparaging light, without their prior explicit approval;
  3. use any illegal action to collect login data and/or passwords for other websites, third parties, software or services;
  4. phish, collect, upload, or otherwise make available credit card information or other forms of financial data used for collecting payments;
  5. upload, insert, collect or otherwise make available  within the CAFO Website or the MNH Services (or any part thereof), any malicious, unlawful, defamatory or obscene Content;
  6. use any “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, script, algorithm, or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the MNH Services (or its data and/or Content), or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of any of the MNH Services to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents, services or information through any means not purposely made available through the MNH Services;
  7. act in a manner which might be perceived as damaging to CAFO’s reputation and goodwill or which may bring CAFO into disrepute or harm;
  8. impersonate any person or entity or provide false information on the MNH Services and/or User Platform, whether directly or indirectly, or otherwise perform any manipulation in order to disguise your identity or the origin of any message or transmittal you send to CAFO and/or any End Users;
  9. falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  10. reverse look-up, trace, or seek to trace another user of MNH Services, or otherwise interfere with or violate any other user’s right to privacy or other rights, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about visitors or users of the MNH Services and/or User Platform without their express and informed consent;
  11. disable, circumvent, bypass or otherwise avoid any measures used to prevent or restrict access to the MNH Services, User Platform, the account of another user(s), or any other systems or networks connected to the MNH Services, by hacking, password mining, or other illegitimate or prohibited means;
  12. probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the MNH Services or any network connected to the MNH Services;
  13. upload to the MNH Services and/or User Platform or otherwise use them to design, develop, distribute and/or otherwise transmit or execute, any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, time bomb, web bug, spyware, malware, or any other computer code, file, or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or any other actually or potentially harmful, disruptive, or invasive code or component;
  14. take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the MNH Services or CAFO’s systems or networks connected to the MNH Services, or otherwise interfere with or disrupt the operation of any of the MNH Services, or the servers or networks that host them or make them available, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such servers or networks;
  15. use any of the MNH Services and/or User Platform in connection with any form of spam, unsolicited mail, fraud, scam, phishing, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes” or similar conduct, or otherwise engage in unethical marketing or advertising;
  16. access to MNH Services, user accounts, Licensed Content and/or User Content, through any means or technology (e.g. scraping and crawling), other than our publicly supported interfaces.
  17. sell, license, or exploit for any commercial purposes any use of or access to the Licensed Content and/or MNH Services;
  18. remove or alter any copyright notices, watermarks, restrictions and signs indicating proprietary rights of any of our licensors, including copyright mark [©], creative commons [(cc)] indicators, or trademarks [® or ™] contained in or accompanying the MNH Services and/or Licensed Content; or
  19. violate, attempt to violate, or otherwise fail to comply with any of the MNH Terms or any laws or requirements applicable to your use of the MNH Services.​

You acknowledge and agree that your failure to abide by any of the foregoing or any misrepresentation made by you herein may result in the immediate termination of your User account and/or any Services provided to you – with or without further notice to you.

3. Content and Ownership

3.1. Your Intellectual Property

As between CAFO and you, you shall own all intellectual property pertaining to your User Content and to any other materials created by you, including to any designs, images, animations, videos, audio files, fonts, logos, illustrations, compositions, artworks, code, interfaces, text and literary works. CAFO does not claim ownership rights on your content. For the sole purpose of granting you the service, You know and agree that we will need to access, upload and/or copy your User Content to our platform, including cloud services and content delivery network, to make display adjustments, to duplicate for backup and perform any other technical actions and/or uses required to perform our services, as we deem fit.

3.2. CAFO’s Intellectual Property

All rights, title and interest in and to the MNH Services, including any and all copyrightable materials or any other content thereof which is or may be subject to any intellectual property rights under any applicable law (including any artwork, graphics, images, website templates and widgets, literary work, source and object code, computer code (including html), applications, audio, music, video and other media, designs, animations, interfaces, documentation, derivatives and versions thereof, the “look and feel” of the MNH Services, methods, products, algorithms, data, interactive features and objects, advertising and acquisition tools and methods, inventions, trade secrets, logos, domains, customized URLs, trademarks, service marks, trade names and other proprietary identifiers, whether or not registered and/or capable of being registered (collectively, “Intellectual Property”), and any derivations thereof, are owned by and/or licensed to CAFO.

Subject to your full compliance with the MNH Terms, CAFO hereby grants you, upon creating your User account and for as long as CAFO wishes to provide you with the MNH Services, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, fully revocable, limited license to use the MNH Services and Licensed Content, for the purpose of generating and displaying your User Platform to End Users, solely as expressly permitted under the MNH Terms, and solely within the MNH Services.

The NMH Terms do not convey any right or interest in or to CAFO’s Intellectual Property (or any part thereof), except only for the limited license expressly granted above. Nothing in the MNH Terms constitutes an assignment or waiver of CAFO’s Intellectual Property rights under any law.

3.3. Feedback and Suggestions

If you provide us with any suggestions, comments or other feedback relating to the MNH Services (whether existing, suggested or contemplated), which is or may be subject to any Intellectual Property rights (“Feedback”), such Feedback shall be exclusively owned by CAFO. By providing such Feedback to CAFO, you acknowledge and agree that it may be used by CAFO in order to: (i) further develop, customize and improve of the CAFO Services, (ii) provide ongoing assistance and technical support, (iii) contact you with general or personalized CAFO -related notices and/or interview requests based on your feedback or otherwise, (iv) facilitate, sponsor and offer certain promotions, and monitor performance, (v) to create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred information, which CAFO may use to provide and improve its services, (vi) to enhance CAFO data security and fraud prevention capabilities, and (vii) to comply with any applicable laws and regulations. In addition, you (1) represent and warrant that such Feedback is accurate, complete, and does not infringe on any third party rights; (2) irrevocably assign to CAFO any right, title and interest you may have in such Feedback and (3) explicitly and irrevocably waive any and all claims relating to any past, present or future moral rights, artists’ rights, or any other similar rights worldwide in or to such Feedback.

4. Privacy

Certain parts of the MNH Services require or involve the submission, collection and/or use of certain personally identifying or identifiable information. In particular and as a part of accessing or using the MNH Services, CAFO may collect, access and use certain data pertaining to Users and End Users, including the activities or navigation undertaken by Users and End Users through the MNH Services and/or User Platforms. We encourage you to read our Privacy Policy, for a description of such data collection and use practices.

5. Cancellation

5.1. Cancellation by User

You may discontinue to use and request to cancel your User account and/or any NMH Services at any time, in accordance with the instructions available on the MNH Services. The effective date and time for such cancellation shall be the date and time on which you have completed the cancellation process on the MNH Services.

5.2. Cancellation by CAFO

Failure to comply with any of the MNH Terms shall entitle CAFO to cancel your User account and User Platform (or certain features thereof). Further, the MNH Services are a beta service, which CAFO may or may not continue to offer in its sole discretion. CAFO may provide notice of cancelation of MNH Services at any time for any reason.

5.3. Loss of Data, Content and Capacity

If your User account or any MNH Services or third party services related to your User account are cancelled (whether at your request or at CAFO’s discretion), it may cause or result in the loss of certain content, features, or capacity of your User account, including any User Content, End User data or other usage data retained therein (“Capacity Loss”). CAFO shall not be liable in any way for such Capacity Loss, or for saving a backup of your User account, User Content or End User data.

6. Third Party Services

The MNH Services enable you to engage and procure certain third party services, products and tools for enhancing your User Platform and your overall User experience, including third party Licensed Content, media distribution services, service plug-ins, etc. (collectively, “Third Party Services”).

You acknowledge and agree that regardless of the manner in which such Third Party Services may be offered to you (bundled or integrated within certain MNH Services, offered separately by CAFO or persons certified or authorized by CAFO, or otherwise offered anywhere on the MNH Services), CAFO merely acts as an intermediary platform between you and such Third Party Services, and does not in any way endorse any such Third Party Services, or shall be in any way responsible or liable with respect thereto. CAFO will not be a party to, or in any way be responsible for monitoring, any interaction or transaction between you and any Third party Services.

Any and all use of such Third Party Services shall be done solely at your own risk and responsibility, and may be subject to such legal and financial terms which govern such Third Party Services, which you are encouraged to review before engaging with them.

If you use third parties’ services, software or goods while using our Services, you declare that you act in compliance with their terms of use. For example, if you use YouTube while using the Services, you must comply with the applicable YouTube https://www.youtube.com/t/terms and the privacy policy https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ as in the effective version as of the date of use of such services.

​While we hope to avoid such instances, CAFO may, at any time and at its sole discretion, suspend, disable access to or remove from your User account, User Platform(s) and/or the MNH Services, any Third Party Services – whether or not incorporated with or made part of your User account and/or User Platform(s) at such time – without any liability to you or to any End Users.

7. Misconduct and Copyrights

7.1 Misconduct and Abuse

If you believe a user or any Third Party Services acted inappropriately or otherwise misused any of the MNH Services, please immediately report such user and/or Third Party Service to us at info@cafo.org. You agree that your report shall not impose any responsibility or liability upon CAFO, and that CAFO may consider such report and act upon it, refrain from taking any such action or require additional information or documents before doing so, at its sole discretion.

7.2. Copyrights

CAFO acts in accordance with its interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If you believe that your work has been copied or was otherwise used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us of such infringement at info@cafo.org, or otherwise provide the following information in writing to our designated Copyright Agent: (1) the contact details of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information sufficient to permit CAFO to locate the material (including URL address); (4) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (5) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed.

CAFO’s Copyright Agent can be reached at the following address:

The Christian Alliance for Orphans
6723 Whittier Avenue, #202
McLean, VA 22101

Attn: Copyright Agent

Telephone Number: 1-813-575-4586

E-mail: info@cafo.org

In the event that CAFO receives notice regarding a copyright infringement related to your User Platform, it may cancel your User account, take your User Platform down or remove any Content in its sole discretion, with or without prior notice to you. In such case, you may file a proper counter-notice in accordance with Section 512 of the DMCA, in which you must include: (1) your full name, address, phone number and physical or electronic signature; (2) identification of the material and its location before removal; (3) a statement under penalty of perjury that the material was removed by mistake or misidentification; (4) your consent to an appropriate judicial body; and (5) any other information required under the relevant provisions of the DMCA. Any notices filed pursuant to this Section 7 may be deemed accepted, applicable and compliant with the DMCA, or not, at CAFO’s sole reasonable discretion. CAFO reserves the right to notify the person or entity providing the infringement notice of such counter-notice and provide any details included therein.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties

We provide the MNH Services on an “As Is”, “with all faults” and “As Available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, including any implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, non-infringement, or any other warranty – all to the fullest extent permitted by law. We specifically do not represent or warrant that the MNH Services (or any part, feature or Content thereof) are complete, accurate, of any certain quality, reliable or secure in any way, suitable for or compatible with any of your (or your End Users’) contemplated activities, devices, operating systems, browsers, software or tools (or that they will remain as such at any time), or comply with any laws applicable to you or your End Users (including in any jurisdiction in which you operate), or that their operation will be free of any viruses, bugs or other harmful components or program limitations. Moreover, we do not endorse any entity, product or service (including any Third Party Services) mentioned on or made available via the MNH Services – so please be sure to verify those before using or otherwise engaging them.

CAFO may, at its sole discretion (however it shall have no obligation to do so), screen, monitor and/or edit any User Platform and/or User Content, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, in no circumstances may CAFO be considered as a “publisher” of any User Content, does not in any way endorse any User Content, and assumes no liability for any User Content uploaded, posted, published and/or made available by any user or any other party on and/or through the MNH Services, for any use by any party, or for any loss, deletion or damage thereto or thereof or any loss, damage, cost or expense that you or others may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with publishing, accessing and/or relying on any User Content. Furthermore, CAFO shall not be liable for any mistakes, defamation, libel, falsehoods, obscenities, incitement and/or any other unlawful and/or infringing User Content you or any other party may encounter.

You acknowledge that there are risks in using the MNH Services and/or connecting and/or dealing with any Third Party Services through or in connection with MNH Services, and that CAFO cannot and does not guarantee any specific outcomes from such use and/or interactions, and you hereby assume all such risks, liabilities and/or harm of any kind arising in connection with and/or resulting from such interactions. Such risks may include, among others, misrepresentation of information about and/or by Third Party Services and/or Licensed Content, breach of warranty and/or contract, violation of rights, and any consequent claims.

CAFO does not recommend the use of the MNH Services for hosting of personal content and shall not bear any security or integrity obligations or risks regarding breach or damage to any such content.

Please note that certain MNH Services are currently offered in their BETA version, and undergoing BETA testing. You understand and agree that certain MNH Services may still contain software bugs, suffer disruptions and not operate as intended or designated. Your use of the MNH Services at this BETA stage signifies your agreement to participate in such MNH Services’ BETA testing.

9. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law in each applicable jurisdiction, CAFO, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, affiliates and/or agents shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages whatsoever, including any damages resulting from (1) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of or in any content; (2) any personal injury or property damage related to your use of the MNH Services; (3) any unauthorized access to or use of our servers and/or any personal information and/or other information stored therein; (4) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the MNH Services; (5) the use or display of any Content or User Content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the MNH Services; (6) events beyond the reasonable control of MNH, including any internet failures, equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, explosions, acts of God, war, terrorism, intergalactic struggles, pandemics, communicable diseases, governmental actions, orders of courts, agencies or tribunals or non-performance of third parties; and/or (7) loss of use, data, profits, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from the use or the inability to use any or all of MNH Services.

You acknowledge and agree that these limitations of liability are agreed allocations of risk constituting in part the consideration for MNH’s services to you, and such limitations will apply even if CAFO has been advised of the possibility of such liabilities.

10. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CAFO, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, affiliates and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debt and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from: (1) your violation of any term of these MNH Terms, the CAFO Terms of Use, the CAFO Privacy Policy, or any other CAFO terms and conditions; (2) your violation of any third party right, including any copyright, access rights, property, or privacy right, resulting from your User Platform or User Content and/or your use of the MNH Services, including, without limitation, MNH Services’ actions for your benefit; and/or (3) any other type of claim that your User Platform and/or User Content caused damage to a third party.

11. General

11.1. Changes & Updates

CAFO reserves the right to change, suspend or terminate any of the MNH Services (or any features thereof), and/or cancel your access to any of the MNH Services (including removal of any materials created by you in connection with the MNH Services) for any reason and/or change any of the MNH Terms with or without prior notice – at any time and in any manner.

You agree that CAFO will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of those MNH Services or any other service offered by CAFO.

11.2. Governing Law & Jurisdiction; Class Action Waiver

The MNH Terms, the rights and remedies provided hereunder, and any and all claims and disputes related hereto and/or to the MNH Services, their interpretation, or the breach, termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from or pursuant to the MNH Terms, or any related transaction or purchase, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in all respects solely and exclusively in accordance with the internal substantive laws of the State of Texas, United States of America without respect to its conflict of laws principles.

Any and all such claims and disputes shall be brought in, and you hereby consent to them being decided exclusively by, a court of competent jurisdiction located in Texas, United States of America.

Subject to any applicable law, all disputes between you and CAFO shall only be resolved on an individual basis and you shall not have the right to bring any claim against CAFO as a plaintiff or a member of a class, consolidated or representative actions (or any other legal proceedings conducted by a group or by representatives on behalf of others).

11.3. Notices

We may provide you with notices in any of the following methods: (1) via the MNH Services, including by a banner, posting, or pop-up within the MNH website, User account or elsewhere; (2) by e-mail, sent to the e-mail address you provided us; and/or (3) through any other means, including any phone number or physical address you provided us. CAFO’s notice to you will be deemed received and effective within twenty four (24) hours after it was published or sent through any of the foregoing methods, unless otherwise indicated in the notice.

11.4. Relationship

The MNH Terms, and your use of the MNH Services, do not, and shall not be construed to create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency, or franchisor-franchisee relationship between CAFO and you.

11.5. Entire Agreement

These MNH Terms, together with the CAFO Terms of Use, CAFO Privacy Policy and any other legal or fee notices provided to you by CAFO, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and CAFO concerning the subject matter hereof or thereof, and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings, promises, conditions, negotiations, covenants or representations, whether written or oral, between CAFO and you, including those made by or between any of our respective representatives, with respect to any of the MNH Services. You further agree that you are not relying upon any promise, inducement, representation, statement, disclosure or duty of disclosure of CAFO in entering into any of the MNH Terms.

11.6. Assignment

CAFO may assign its rights and/or obligations hereunder and/or transfer ownership rights and title in the MNH Services and/or Licensed Content to a third party without your consent or prior notice to you. You may not assign or transfer any of your rights and obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of CAFO. Any attempted or actual assignment thereof without CAFO’s prior explicit and written consent will be null and void.

11.7. Severability & Waivers

If any provision of the MNH Terms is deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. No Waiver of any breach or default of any of the MNH Terms shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

11.8. Interpretation

Any heading, caption or section title contained herein is provided only for convenience, and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof, or legally binds any of us in any way.

These MNH were written in English. If a translated (non-English) version of these MNH Terms conflicts in any way with their English version, the provisions of the English version shall prevail.

11.9. Customer Service Contact

To get in touch with our Customer Service – please email us at info@cafo.org.

Collaborate+ Terms and Conditions

[Last Modified: July 20, 2020]

Access to and use of the Collaborate+ program powerpoint presentations, videos, e-courses and other content and training materials (the “Materials”) is subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Collaborate+ Terms”):

  1. Use of the Materials is subject to, and constitute “Content” as defined in, our Terms of Use. Your feedback regarding the Collaborate+ program and the Materials constitutes “User Content” as defined in the Terms of Use and you grant us the right to incorporate your feedback into the program and Materials without compensation to you as part of the rights you grant us in User Content. The Terms of Use should be reviewed in conjunction with these Collaborate+ Terms.
  2. The Materials and all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Materials are the property of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (“CAFO” or “we”).
  3. You must be a Global Network Member to use the Materials.
  4. Subject to your compliance with these Collaborate+ Terms, you are permitted to use and adapt the Materials for the purpose of developing and conducting forums, training courses, and similar events that promote the welfare of and programs benefiting orphans and vulnerable children (each, an “Event”).
  5. You agree to use your best efforts to organize and conduct an Event with at least 50 attendees. Certain Materials may be unavailable to Events with less than 50 planned attendees.
  6. CAFO reserves the right to modify and supplement the Materials and to suspend or terminate your access to and right to use the Materials in whole or in part at any time with or without notice. You agree to incorporate and use the most recent version of the Materials we provide you.
  7. You understand that you are fully responsible for the cost associated with your use of the Materials and conducting of all Events.
  8. We are not responsible for, and you will hold us harmless from, any and all loss, liability and expense arising out of or relating to your modifications and supplements to the Materials. You will not indicate or imply to any third party that CAFO has specifically reviewed, endorsed, or approved your Event or the content of your Event, including your modifications or supplements to the Materials (without regard to the CAFO marks or indications of ownership we include in the Materials).   You will not remove, modify, or obscure CAFO marks, disclaimers or similar content in the Materials directed at Event attendees.
  9. Your permission to use the Materials granted in these Collaborate+ Terms expire without notice one year from the date your application to use the Materials was approved. You must reapply to use the Materials thereafter subject to CAFO’s then applicable policies, terms, and conditions.  You agree to destroy all Materials in your possession or control within the 30 days following the expiration of your right to use the Materials absent our earlier grant of your reapplication to use the Materials.
  10. You agree to promptly provide reasonably requested information regarding your Events using the Materials, such as the time and place of the Event, the number of attendees, your promotional materials for the Event, and the Materials used or to be used at the Event as you have adapted them. You agree to not send us the personal information of registrants or attendees of the Events.

State Nonprofit Disclosures

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


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.


More information about state disclosure verbiage and charitable state registrations.

Contests & Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions


  1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who sign up at the sweepstakes page located https://cafo.org/smallmatters/exhibit-hall/ 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 8/31/20 and ending 9/11/20. All online entries must be received by 9/11/20 11:59PM EST.
  4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by https://cafo.org/smallmatters/exhibit-hall/
    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. 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 $100 Amazon Gift Card (valued at $100 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


Thank you for registering for this Christian Alliance for Orphans (“CAFO”) conference, retreat, event, or like gathering of people (individually refereed to herein as the “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.

Please note that some Conferences may have specific refund conditions which if applicable will be clearly stated in the FAQ section of that particular Conference registration web page and are incorporated herein by reference.

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 may 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 challenges and opportunities. 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 at the Conference.

Exhibitors and Attendees

CAFO prohibits the use of cameras and mobile recording devices at all Conference sessions & workshops, any area posted prohibiting media, 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 a 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 (excluding Conference sessions, workshops, and posted area prohibiting media) 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”)


  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.