Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Spokeo Search Angels – Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

About Spokeo Search Angels
Spokeo, Inc., the leading people search engine, is proud to provide this site, dedicated to recognizing Search Angels and helping others connect. Search Angels are defined as volunteers who donate their time and resources to help individuals touched by adoption, foster care and other family separation, search for their family members while providing guidance and emotional support.
We are committed to helping those separated by adoption and foster care find each other. In furtherance of that commitment, our site is intended to connect Search Angels with those who wish to search for family members from whom they’ve been separated. We may also provide additional resources (including links to other organizations) addressing issues related to birth or first family searching, as well as resources aimed at helping Search Angel’s with their important work.

License to Use Spokeosearchangels.com
Spokeo grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable license to use Spokeosearchangels.com subject to these Terms. You may use Spokeosearchangels.com and any information displayed for non-commercial and lawful purposes only. By accessing or using this site in any manner, you accept these Terms, as they may be amended from time to time (except as otherwise provided). You also agree as follows:
a) You are 18 years or older. You represent and warrant that all information you provide to us is accurate and true.
b) You may not send any unsolicited communications spam or junk mail to individuals for whom contact information may appear on our site.
c) You are solely responsible for your interactions with other individuals for whom we may provide contact information. You understand that Spokeo does not conduct criminal background checks on individuals and also does not inquire into the backgrounds of Search Angels.

Ownership and Restrictions on Use of Materials
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials contained on this site (collectively, the “Contents”) are copyrights, trademarks, and/or other intellectual properties owned or controlled by Spokeo.

This site is intended solely for personal, noncommercial use.

Resource information provided on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is in no way to be considered legal or other advice. Searching for and/or finding your birth or first family or other separated family members may involve certain social, ethical and legal issues, as well as emotional stress. The resources we provide on this site are completely subjective and not meant to replace the role of a qualified counselor.

Links to Third Party Sites
Our site may provide many links to other web sites as a public service to you and it is impossible for us to constantly monitor what is on each of the sites we link to. We are not liable for any damages that result from following any of the links provided on this site.

Communications from Spokeo
You may, from time to time, receive e-mail communications from us about the Spokeo Search Angels program, resources related to searching or features of our site. You may elect to opt-out of these communications at any time by following the instructions and link provided within the e-mail communication.

Spokeo’s Intellectual Property
a) Spokeo is the exclusive owner of trademark rights in the Spokeo Search Angels mark, copyright in the Spokeosearchangels.com screen displays, and all other rights in the Spokeosearchangels.com website and technology under U.S. and international intellectual property laws.
b) Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise.
c) Except as expressly authorized by Spokeo, You agree not to use the Spokeo Search Angels trademark or any mark confusingly similar to it. You agree not to reproduce, distribute, display or create derivative works of any part of this site. This prohibition includes unauthorized copying or distribution of any of the content displayed or used on the site, framing content from the site, or creating any unauthorized derivative work.
d) We uses third-party trademarks on the site to identify the owners of those marks. Use of any third-party trademark is meant only to identify the trademark owner and its goods and services, and is not intended to imply any association or sponsorship between the trademark owner and this site or with Spokeo, unless expressly stated.

Disclaimer of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL SPOKEO BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH (I) THE USE OF THIS SITE; (II) ANY ASSISTANCE WHICH SPOKEO MAY PROVIDE TO EITHER SEARCH ANGELS OR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SEARCHING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS; (III) ANY COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A SEARCH ANGEL AND AN INDIVIDUAL ; OR (IV) ANY SEARCH EFFORTS EMPLOYED BY A SEARCH ANGEL, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHERS. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL INTERACTIONS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET IN PERSON. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SPOKEO MAKES NO GUARANTEES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING YOUR ABILITY TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS. YOU SHOULD NOT PROVIDE YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION (FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION) TO SEARCH ANGELS.
All protection afforded to this Site as noted herein shall extend to the sponsors, advertisers, affiliates, officers, employees, owners, volunteers, moderators, and board of directors for Spokeo and all Advisory Members of the Spokeo Search Angels Advisory Committee.

Privacy Policy
Spokeo is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes Spokeo’s handling of any information you provide to Spokeo or information about your use of Spokeosearchangels.com (“Personal Information”), as required by the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Details regarding the information we collect, the method of collection and use are further described herein.

Information We Collect
a) We employ the use of cookies or small text files stored on your computer, to store data about your visits to this site and to facilitate common functions of Internet sites, such as user logins, user preferences, etc. We may also use cookies to monitor site use, for internal marketing purposes, to improve site performance, etc.
b) Spokeo collects information that you provide to us for the specific purposes set forth on our site. This may include information such as your name, email address or phone number, as well as personal details related to your adoption or separation from your family member or your experiences as a Search Angel.
Use and Sharing of Personal Information
Spokeo may use the information that you provide in the following ways:
For adoptees, birth/first family members and others separated from their families, we may (i) contact you and provide you with resources that may be helpful in your search; or (ii) connect you with a Search Angel who can help you with your search.
For Search Angels, we may (i) connect you with an Adoptee or other individual separated from their family provide your information to an adoptee or individual looking for his/her family; (ii) contact you to provide additional resources to aid, promote or recognize your work.
Spokeo may provide your email address to a third party service solely for the purpose of delivery email communications.
Spokeo does not sell, exchange, transfer or give any of the information you provide on our site to any other company without your consent. Spokeo will not use any of the information you provide to us via the Spokeosearchangels.com site for any other site which may be owned by Spokeo or for any other commercial purpose.

Spokeo reserves the right to disclose Personal Information to third parties if required to do so by law, or if Spokeo has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend our rights or property; or (3) act in an emergency to protect someone’s safety.
Spokeo reserves the right to transfer any information you provide to us via Spokeosearchangels.com to any successor in interest to the Spokeo business.

Children’s Privacy
The Site is directed to people who are at least 18 years old, and Spokeo does not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If You are aware that Spokeo has collected Personal Information from someone under the age of 18, please alert Spokeo at ssa_support@spokeo.com and the information will be removed from our system as soon as is reasonably possible.

Contacting Spokeo
If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at ssa_support@spokeo.com or mail at Spokeo Search Angels, 556 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite #101-179, Pasadena, CA 91105.

Last Updated: November 14, 2012