The Carolina Adoption Services website and the information it contains is made available to permit the user to learn more about adoption, our mission, and to contribute to the lives of children. This policy outlines our commitment to your privacy regarding the information you provide through our site. It also summarizes the restrictions placed on your use of the information and technology provided by the CAS website. Use of Carolina Adoption Services website constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions stated in this policy. CAS reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

Website Privacy
Carolina Adoption Services’ website collects no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information.

Confidentiality
CAS guarantees that your identity and information provided by all who contact us through this website is kept confidential. CAS does not rent, sell, trade, or exchange our mailing lists or any other private information. CAS will request express permission prior to sharing any information with outside parties.

CAS obtains legal counsel regarding the confidentiality of personal information and records and the conditions under which they may be subpoenaed and seeks additional legal counsel, as necessary, when court, public officials, investigative units, law enforcement bodies, or others seeks special or unusual information about an individual or family. Unless otherwise required by law, consent is not necessary where the request for information is pursuant to a subpoena or court order.

Information Collected Anonymously
If the only action you do when visiting our site is to browse through the website, or read pages, CAS will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. No identifying information, which could identify you personally or your family, is collected. The CAS website uses first party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to report information such as what time the visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the webpage. First party cookies are not shared.

Each computer has an IP (internet protocol) address. CAS collects information from this IP address since it can often be used to identify the country, state, and city from the computer which is visiting our website. CAS uses this information just to see where in the world visitors to our website are located. Again, no personal information can be ascertained from this method of data collection. We are not able to collect your name, address, email address, or any other identifying information unless directly provided by you.

This information is solely used to report trends and never personal information. CAS uses this information to improve the website for our visitors. Some browsers have tools which block your computer from sharing this information in whole or in part. If you are interested in blocking your IP address or first party cookies in whole or in part, please see your browser help menu. This may limit the information that some websites provide to you and your interaction with the website.

Providing Information
Those who choose to register through the Request Information page or Contact Us and request information about adopting may choose to give us certain contact information. CAS may use this contact information to follow up on your request, send announcements/newsletter, or to invite you to a special event. Visitors who choose to use the Pay Online, Donate Online, or Apply Online features will be required to give information on a SSL & PCI compliant secured site.

Security
In some cases where sensitive information is gathered, our site uses SSL encrypted and PCI compliant forms for visitors who choose to provide information, request information, make payments, or donations. CAS uses provided information to process visitors request, provide confirmation, and offer further information.

Removing or Changing Provided Information from CAS’s Records
CAS offers users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service; or for changing or modifying information previously provided.

  • E-mail to info@carolinaadoption.org
  • Send mail to the following address: Carolina Adoption Services, 301 North Elm Street, Suite 201, Greensboro, NC 27401
  • Call CAS at 336.275.9660
  • Unsubscribe to emails you receive

When contacting us to change your status, be sure to include any information that would help us identify you on our lists, such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number.

Links to Other Sites
In an effort to offer you with all the resources needed for our visitors, CAS provides links to other sites regarding adoption, child welfare, and legislation. CAS has no control over these links or sites. These sites may have different privacy policies and information gathering practices. CAS claims no responsibility or liability for the content, reliability or information, and privacy policies. Once you have entered these sites, you are under their terms and policies.

Contact CAS
If you have further questions about CAS’ privacy or confidentiality policies or your dealings with this website, please contact:
Carolina Adoption Services
Attn: Internet Administrator
301 North Elm Street, Suite 201
Greensboro, NC 27401
USA
336.275.9660 or info@carolinaadoption.org

Terms of Use
By using this website, you agree to the terms below. Your use of CAS’ website (www.carolinaadoption.org) and all pages within its domain allows CAS the right to seek all legal means to address any violations of the terms below.

Carolina Adoption Services Website
CAS’ website is the property of Carolina Adoption Services and is meant for the sole purpose of personal or educational use. Any other use, including reproduction or translation of the site or online forms and payment methods, other than for person or educations use requires the express written permission of Carolina Adoption Services. Request should be sent to info@carolinaadoption.org.

Copyright
All contents of Carolina Adoption Services’ website are copyrighted and protected under the United Stated and other copyright laws. All materials available and located on CAS’ website are property of Carolina Adoption Services or its licensors.

Website Content
The content of CAS’ website is selected on the basis of CAS’ own criteria and own discretion. CAS reserves the right to change or discontinue an aspect or feature of the site at any time.

Use of CAS’ Website
CAS’ site contains comment opportunities, adoptive families contact information, and email addresses of CAS’ staff. The user agrees when utilizing these opportunities not to do any of the following: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or violate the rights of others; publish, post, distribute, or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; upload, link or attach file that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property law unless necessary consent is received; upload, link to, or attach files that contain viruses, corrupt files, or any other similar software which may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or offer to sell any goods or services or conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters.

Website Security
Any unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information, or use forms on CAS’ website is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or laws against trespass.

Change of Website Terms of Use
CAS reserves the right to change our “Terms of Use” policies. CAS will post the changes on this page and urge you to review the page occasionally.

Use of Site Disclaimer
CAS reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be inappropriate or otherwise offensive or a violation of a copyright, trademark, intellectual property, or others rights. CAS will use its sole discretion.