Terms Of Use


Thank you for visiting SHIELDS for Families web site (the “Site”). Access to and use of the Site is governed by the terms and conditions set forth below, as well as any applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations. By browsing, visiting or otherwise accessing or using the Site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below.

Copyright and Trademark Notice
This site is protected by U.S. copyright laws and may be protected by the copyright laws of other countries and jurisdictions as well. Except as specifically permitted in accordance with these terms and conditions, any copy, reproduction, display, performance or retransmission of any of the contents of the Site is strictly prohibited. Any use of “SHIELDS for Families,” and any other trademarks, trade names or logos under which SHIELDS for Families does business are strictly prohibited absent our prior written consent. In addition, the names, trademarks and/or trade names of third parties, including our clients, that appear on the Site are proprietary to their respective owners and may only be used with their express written permission.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
SHIELDS for Families makes no representations or warranties of any kind as to (1) the accuracy or completeness of the information or materials contained on the Site and assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in its content; (2) the availability for use of any copyrighted, trademarked or otherwise proprietary materials of third parties which may appear on the Site; (3) the presence or absence of computer viruses or other bugs which third parties may embed in or attach to the Site without SHIELDS for Families’ knowledge or consent; (4) any software made available for downloading, copying or other use through the Site; or (5) the merchantability, fitness for use, title and/or non-infringement of any or all of the contents of the Site. Regarding communications with SHIELDS for Families through the Site, SHIELDS for Families makes no representation or warranty concerning the security of any data transmitted to us, including information related to potential employment or applications therefore, or any other matter. Nevertheless, SHIELDS for Families will use all reasonable efforts to treat as confidential any e-mails, resumes, applications or inquiries sent to us for the purpose of seeking information or for inquiring into potential employment with SHIELDS for Families, in accordance with our employment policies. Any such e-mail, resume or submission sent to us will be used for internal purposes only. Please be aware that submission of your resume or application may not be considered and SHIELDS for Families is under no obligation to respond to such solicitations. SHIELDS for Families is an equal opportunity employer.

Use of Documents, Images and Information on the Site
Documents, images and proprietary information of SHIELDS for Families appearing on the Site, including the contents of descriptions of SHIELDS for Families’ businesses, biographical descriptions of its representatives and personnel, press releases and other public notices, together with any associated graphic elements (collectively, the “SHIELDS for Families Materials”) may be copied, reproduced, downloaded or otherwise used solely provided that the following terms are strictly adhered to: (1) copyright notice in the form “© SHIELDS for Families. Used with permission. All rights reserved.” appears on every copy or reproduction of such SHIELDS for Families Materials; (2) the SHIELDS for Families materials are used solely for non-commercial, personal purposes; (3) the SHIELDS for Families Materials are not altered, edited or condensed; and (4) the SHIELDS for Families Materials are not used to ridicule, disparage, harass or annoy any party. No other use of the SHIELDS for Families Materials shall be permitted. The SHIELDS for Families Materials available for use as set forth above do not include the design, layout, arrangement or distinctive elements of the Site, or of any other web site maintained by SHIELDS for Families or affiliates. In addition, the content of the Site may contain documents, images, information or other materials not proprietary to SHIELDS for Families, such as photographs, clip art, film clips, musical passages, audio track or sound effects elements, or the names, likenesses, trade names, trademarks, logos or designations of third parties (including past and present clients of SHIELDS for Families). All such materials shall be referred to as “Non-SHIELDS for Families Materials.” Any use whatsoever of any Non-SHIELDS for Families Materials is strictly prohibited, unless the prior written permission of the appropriate third parties has been secured.

For the convenience of users of the Site, one or more links to other Internet web sites may appear on the Site. Except for web sites maintained by SHIELDS for Families and it’s affiliates, the web sites to which links are provided are not under the control of SHIELDS for Families. SHIELDS for Families assumes no responsibility for the content of any non-SHIELDS for Families linked web site or for any potential damage arising out of or in connection with the use of any such link. In addition, the existence of a link between the Site and any other web site is not and should not be construed as an endorsement by SHIELDS for Families of the owner or proprietor of the linked web site, nor an endorsement of SHIELDS for Families by the owner or proprietor of the linked web site.

Unsolicited Materials
It is the policy of SHIELDS for Families not to accept or consider unsolicited creative, production-related or other materials of any kind through the Site. SHIELDS for Families will consider any and all materials, including proposals, ideas, concepts, drafts, rough-cuts or finished work product submitted through this site not to be confidential and proprietary, and to be freely available for use without compensation or payment of any kind. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. You should periodically visit this page to review the current terms to which you are bound.

You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this site and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this site in violation of such laws. Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by you through this site shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so. Because of the open nature of the Internet, we recommend that you not submit information you consider confidential.

SHIELDS for Families does not accept unauthorized idea submissions outside of established business relationships. To protect the interests of our current clients and ourselves, we must treat the issue of such submissions with great care. Importantly, without a clear business relationship, SHIELDS for Families cannot and does not treat any such submissions in confidence. Accordingly, please do not communicate unauthorized idea submissions to SHIELDS for Families through this website. Any ideas disclosed to SHIELDS for Families outside a pre-existing and documented confidential business relationship are not confidential and SHIELDS for Families may therefore develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas without compensating you or accounting to you. SHIELDS for Families will make every reasonable effort to return or destroy any unauthorized idea submissions without detailed review of them. However, if a review is necessary in SHIELDS for Families’s sole discretion, it will be with the understanding that SHIELDS for Families assumes no obligation to protect the confidentiality of your idea or compensate you for its disclosure or use. By submitting an idea or other detailed submission to SHIELDS for Families through this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this stated policy.

Legal Jurisdiction
SHIELDS for Families maintains this Site in California, U.S.A. and you agree that these terms of use and any legal action or proceeding relating to this Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without reference to its choice of law rules. If you attempt to bring any legal proceedings against SHIELDS for Families you specifically acknowledge that SHIELDS for Families is free to choose the jurisdiction of our preference as to where such action against us may be held. As you have agreed by using this Site to choose the laws of the State of California to govern any such proceedings, we will probably choose to defend any such action in California and we can make this decision entirely as it suits us, without regard to where in the world you are located, or from where in the world you visited this Site.


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