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Welcome to the World Wide Web site of UCP, one of America's largest health related charities. This site is owned and operated by United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. By using this site, you signify your acceptance of these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please do not use the site. If at any time you determine that you will not accept the Terms of Service, you must immediately discontinue use of the site and destroy all materials and copies of materials obtained from the site. UCP reserves the right to change the Terms of Service at any time without notice to you, so please check back periodically to learn about such changes. By continuing to use the site after a change is made, you accept and are bound by the modified Terms of Service.

Copyright and Trademark Rights of UCP

This site contains material which is protected by copyright and trademark laws. All UCP trademarks and logos appearing on this site are trademarks of United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. Copyright in this site, including but not limited to all articles and other text, photographs, images, illustrations, layout, video material, audio material, graphics and icons, is owned by United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. This site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. You may not (or permit any third party to) modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, distribute in any way, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code for any material in this site including code and software. You may download material from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not sell any of this material for any reason. Provided that you meet all the above conditions, UCP grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its software on a single computer.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties

The materials in this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, UCP disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of the rights of third parties. UCP does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. UCP makes no warranty that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through this site will meet your expectations, and we make no representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy or efficacy.

You expressly understand and agree that UCP shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from any circumstances involving this site, including but not limited to the use or inability to use the site, errors or inaccuracies contained on the site, or the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of, or material posted by, any user of the site, even if you have advised UCP in advance of the possibility of such damage.


This site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources that may be of interest to users. Because UCP does not control these sites, you acknowledge and agree that UCP is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further agree that UCP shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages or loss caused in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

UCP Privacy Policy

Certain information which you may provide or which may be collected in connection with the use of this site is subject to our privacy policy. For more information, including information relevant to parents and children under the age of 18, please see our full privacy policy.

Use of the Bulletin Board/Discussion Group

This site includes a bulletin board/discussion group which allows you to post information and messages on the site and respond to information posted by others. UCP does not control and is not responsible for messages, information or files delivered to the bulletin board/discussion group. It is not obligated to and does not systematically monitor or delete user messages, however, UCP reserves the right to do so at any time in its sole discretion, for any reason. The bulletin board/discussion group is for non-commercial use only. You may not deliver any commercial solicitation or advertisement to the bulletin board unless the site expressly states that such messages are permitted in a particular instance.

You agree and warrant that you will not: (1) deliver any unlawful (according to local, state, federal, or foreign law), defamatory, obscene, indecent, threatening or abusive user message to or through the site; (2) deliver any user message that infringes or violates any right of a third party, including, without limitation, copyright, patent, trademark, or privacy rights, to or through the site; (3) introduce any program that will collect or relay information of any type from other users, interfere with the use of the site or other users' computer equipment, or cause damage of any type to or through the site; or (4) otherwise cause damage or exploit information for commercial purposes on or through the site. In addition, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless UCP from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, and costs, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees, arising out of your breach of any provision of the Terms of Service.

Intellectual Property Rights Transferred to UCP

Any viewpoints, ideas, proposals, information and other intellectual property posted on UCP's bulletin board automatically and immediately becomes the property of UCP, without any obligation of confidentiality. If any court determines that UCP does not retain exclusive ownership of any such postings, then UCP retains a non-exclusive license in them. UCP may, to promote any goal or objective of the organization, excerpt, use, distribute, publish, or display these postings in any way, without notice and with no liability to you.

Health Related Information

UCP provides health-related information on this site for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease, and it is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult a doctor or other health care provider. Any health-related information provided on this site will only be given by medically/health-trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that certain information is offered from a non-medically/health-qualified individual or organization. The health-related information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your physician or other health care provider.


UCP reserves the sole right to amend or alter the Terms of Service at any time without notice by posting such change to this site.