Terms of Use

MedStar, LLC and its Internet properties, FindSurrogateMother.com https://www.findsurrogatemother.com, to be defined in the following Terms of Use documentation.

Definition: An online informative surrogacy site allowing individuals to become familiar with surrogacy, organically connect with members and search for surrogacy providers worldwide. https://www.findsurrogatemother.com and the facilities, services and materials available on the Website are owned and operated by MedStar, LLC. 427 N Tatnall St. #96120 Wilmington, Delaware USA, trading as FindSurrogateMother.com. For the purpose of these terms and conditions “we, us, our, site, website, features, services” refers to FindSurrogateMother.com. FindSurrogateMother.com is for individuals accessing the options of surrogacy ('Clients', 'Patients', 'Your' or 'You') from surrogacy providers, whether it be independent medical practitioners, hospitals, clinics or medical tourism agencies. Our Website provides an introductory platform between surrogacy providers and clients.

General Agreement

These Terms of Use (including the guidelines and rules referred to herein) constitute the entire agreement between you and FindSurrogateMother.com, and govern your use of the website (hereafter referred to throughout as "the Service"), superseding any prior agreements between you and FindSurrogateMother.com. Use of FindSurrogateMother.com constitutes acceptance of all Policies, Guidelines, Disclaimers, and all administrative or moderator decisions and instructions, whether by email, private message, or posts.

The Content of FindSurrogateMother.com is original content, provided by the management team, further advanced by research and/or health professionals and accredited news sources. FindSurrogateMother.com is funded by commercial and non-commercial organizations. You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you post to the Services, and for any consequences thereof. The Content you submit, post, or display will be able to be viewed by other users of the Services and through third party services and websites. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.

Services We Do Not Provide

FindSurrogateMother.com does not refer, advocate, recommend or accredit any surrogacy providers listed on this Website. We do not provide any medical advice, nor do we claim to be medical professionals. FindSurrogateMother.com is not involved in any transactions between users and members. We cannot guarantee that any transaction will be completed or authorized. FindSurrogateMother.com does not control the information given by surrogacy providers. We are not responsible for the authenticity, validity, legality or accuracy of the information posted by surrogacy providers. We are not connected to any surrogacy provider, nor do we advocate any. We do not provide surrogate matching services. If you (individual user) choose to receive services from a surrogacy provider via our website, we will send your information to the provider. However, we cannot guarantee that the provider will respond to your inquiry or move forward with your inquiry.

Notice: FINDSURROGATEMOTHER.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MEDICAL/SURROGACY PROVIDER INFORMATION THAT IS POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE. FINDSURROGATEMOTHER.COM IS AN ONLINE SURROGACY EDUCATIONAL PORTAL WHERE DOCTORS, HOSPITALS, CLINICS AND OTHER SURROGACY PROVIDERS CAN PRESENT THEIR SERVICES. WE DO NOT FILTER OR AUTHORIZE ANY CONTENT POSTED BY SURROGACY PROVIDERS, NOR DO WE ADVOCATE ANY PARTICULAR SURROGACY PROVIDER. FINDSURROGATEMOTHER.COM DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY MEDICAL ADVICE OR DIAGNOSIS TO ITS CLIENTS AND USERS. ANY PROCESS LEADING TO THE ACCEPTANCE OF ANY SERVICES IS AT THE USERS OWN RISK. THE USER IS RECOMMENDED TO INVESTIGATE THE DEMANDED SERVICE HIMSELF/HERSELF.

Disclaimers

Your access to and use of the Services or any Content are at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services are provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, FindSurrogateMother.com expressly disclaims all warranties, conditions and other terms of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied term of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, and any term as to the provision of services to a standard of reasonable care and skill or as to non-infringement of any intellectual property right. FindSurrogateMother.com makes no warranty or representation that (i) the Service will meet your requirements, (ii) the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable, and (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Service will meet your expectations. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from FindSurrogateMother.com or through or from the Service shall create any warranty or other obligation not expressly stated in the Terms of Use.

FindSurrogateMother.com excludes all liability to information therein. The views expressed on this Service are those of its contributors. The public messages posted are not reviewed for accuracy. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. The information provided on our website is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own surrogacy provider or physician. While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every single message posted to the Service. Therefore, you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of individual contributors and are not the views and opinions held by FindSurrogateMOther.com Forum’s administrators, moderators, writers, Webmaster, or agents, and hence, the latter will not be held liable for any information therein.

Services on FindSurrogateMother.com are provided 'as is' and are not governed by warranty or representation of any kind. FindSurrogateMother.com does not assume responsibility for or make any warranty about the services, materials, or accuracy of any information found on the Website. Use of the Website is at your own risk. FindSurrogateMother.com is not to be held liable for any computer viruses, defects, technical failure, merchantability, unauthorized access or unlawful activity that affects the Website or any Users access to the Website. Laws in certain jurisdictions may or may not apply to you. Under no circumstances shall FindSurrogateMother.com or any of its owners, employees, staff, writers, account executives, IT department, directors, administrators, officers or affiliates be liable for loss or damage resulting from any aspect of your use of FindSurrogateMother.com Services or facilities, whether it be direct, indirect, incidental or consequential.  Under no circumstances shall FindSurrogateMother.com be liable for any damages resulting from the conduct or statements of any surrogacy provider or third party using the Website.

Legalities of Locations

Due to legal regulations in some countries, free consultations are forbidden.  FindSurrogateMother.com is not responsible, nor do we control the monitoring of this law.  If a doctor who is a member decides to advertise on our site regardless of our marketing terminology "get a free quote" all fines and penalties will be paid by the member and not by FindSurrogateMother.com.

In addition some countries and jurisdictions do not allow certain medical advertisements, or particular treatments that appear on this site.  FindSurrogateMother.com is not responsible for knowing the legalities for each location where each surrogacy provider resides and practices.  It is the sole responsibility for the surrogacy provider to select the "legal" treatments that they offer in their dashboard. Any penalties or fines as a result of this is to be paid by the surrogacy provider and not FindSurrogateMother.com

Age and Responsibility

Surrogacy guides, news, blogs, and member profiles on FindSurrogateMother.com are available for any 'visitors' to read, research and review if you warrant that you are over the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use the Website in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardian.

'Members' to the Website who have created an online classified advertisement for any of the following member types ; surrogate mother, egg donor, sperm donor, intended parent, surrogacy agency, surrogacy lawyer, or fertility clinic warrant that you are over the age of 18. Any classified that does not meet this age requirement will be removed from the Website with or without prior notificaton to the member.

Indemnity

As a user of the Website under these Terms of Use you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless FindSurrogateMother.com, its officers, directors, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers and any of our third party information service providers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including legal costs, however arising resulting from any violation or breach by you of these Terms of Use. FindSurrogateMother.com excludes liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or that of its employees or authorized representatives or for fraud. Any member or individual agrees that as a part of their membership agreement, FindSurrogateMother.com has the right to send promotional and advertising materials via email, and also newsletters, updates about accounts, policy changes, news, updates to the site and its features.  This is not to be considered spam.  You grant FindSurrogateMother.com permission for this activity when requesting information from this site.

Website Availability

FindSurrogateMother.com may be unavailable from time to time due to mechanical, technical, software, hardware or third party vendor failures, natural disasters, unforeseen events, updating or construction. FindSurrogateMother.com cannot predict or control when such downtime may occur and cannot control the duration of such downtime. FindSurrogateMother.com may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including the availability of any features of the Website, at any time. FindSurrogateMother.com may also impose limits on certain features and services, or restrict your access to parts or the entire Website without notice or liability. FindSurrogateMother.com may terminate the authorization, rights and license given above at any time, and, upon such termination, you agree immediately to destroy all information. Users are responsible for adequate protection and back up of any content and data submitted to FindSurrogateMother.com.

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure in performance due to Force Majeure, which shall mean acts of God, earthquake, labor disputes, changes in law, regulation or government policy, riots, war, fire, flood, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, epidemics, acts or omissions of vendors or suppliers, transportation difficulties, unavailability or interruption of delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware, or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed. We are not responsible for server downtime under any circumstances. We do not promise that our servers will be operational or that your advertisement will appear or be published 100% of the time as some outages may occur for technical reasons within or without our control.

Urgent or Emergency Situation

FindSurrogateMother.com attempts to provide accurate and up-to-date information to the best of our knowledge, however, cannot guarantee the information will always be accurate, complete and up-to-date. FindSurrogateMother.com accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused by reliance on any information in this system. The information provided should under no circumstances be relied upon as accurate, especially in any urgent or emergency situations.

RSS News and Sources

FindSurrogateMother.com sources news articles from a variety of credible locations. The news and articles on this Website do not express the views of FindSurrogateMother.com and are not intended to be read as medical guidance. If any news on this site is reported to us as incorrect/misleading, FindSurrogateMother.com will remove the said items immediately.  FindSurrogateMother.com accepts no responsibility for the validity of the news on this website and does not endorse any noted treatment, medical procedure, or surgery. FindSurrogateMother.com reserves the right to update/edit and revoke news items we subsequently believe to be untrue, misleading, and/or in violation of these terms of use.

Member Usernames

The following types of usernames are considered insupportable and are NOT permitted on FindSurrogateMother.com.

  • Usernames which resemble promotional advertising using email addresses and URLs.
  • Usernames that are likely to offend other members, contain profanities or imply personal attacks.
  • Usernames that seem intended to provoke emotional reaction.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy could result in immediate, temporary, or permanent removal of membership. Usernames that are inappropriate and uniquely disguised in another language, or that represent an inappropriate name with misspellings and substitutions, or do so indirectly or by implication, are likewise NOT permitted.

Individual Members

FindSurrogateMother.com is not responsible for any malpractice or misuse, nor are we involved in any communication between you (Individual Members) and the surrogacy Provider(s) that you have selected. We do not share your personal information with a third party, other than the Provider(s) you have selected.

Any public information you share on FindSurrogateMother.com might appear on other platforms such as search engines and social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, etc.). FindSurrogateMother.com is not legally obliged to edit, monitor, screen or validate content that is posted on the Website, however FindSurrogateMother.com does reserve the right to edit or remove content that we believe is untrue, misleading, inappropriate, duplicated or offensive. We also reserve the right to edit or remove offensive or vulgar content that has been reported to us. We encourage members to report content that they find offensive or that violates their rights. All claims can be made by contacting us.

FindSurrogateMother.com is not responsible for what you post or its validity. In the event that you are legally liable for any malpractice, FindSurrogateMother.com is not held accountable. You are using our services at your own risk. We reserve the right to reject any advertising text, copy, images, links and any other content as being unsuitable. You agree to hold us harmless and to defend and indemnify us regarding any liability arising from your relationship with any patient that we refer to you including our related reasonable attorney’s fees, damages, costs, and judgments.

We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services, to suspend or terminate users, and to reclaim usernames without liability to you. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, respond to user support requests, or protect the rights, property or safety of FindSurrogateMother.com, its users and the public.

Surrogacy Providers

Surrogacy providers featured on FindSurrogateMother.com may be free listings or may have paid a listing fee. The advertising placement of surrogacy providers on this website is in accordance with the individual listing agreement between FindSurrogateMother.com and the provider. Any advertising or placement of surrogacy providers in listings is clearly defined. Placement of surrogacy providers is in no way an endorsement of individual surrogacy providers and does not reflect the opinions of FindSurrogateMother.com. FindSurrogateMother.com does not advocate, recommend or accredit any surrogacy providers listed on this Website.

FindSurrogateMother.com grants 'you' (surrogacy providers) the right to access its Services for your own professional use. Clients and users may access the information posted via our Website. When an individual chooses to contact you, the information that provided on the contact page will be automatically passed on to you.

You understand and agree that FindSurrogateMother.com is a patient referral service. You agree that all financial transactions between you and any patient we refer to you are strictly between you and the patient, and that FindSurrogateMother.com is not responsible for the collection of the any monies owed to you by the referred party. Once a patient has been referred to you, you will solely assume the task of communications with the patient, and understand that we will not communicate with the patient on your behalf. We will not intervene with or become involved with any dispute that arises between you and the patient who is referred, but in the event that a patient issues a complaint about your services, we may withdraw from providing you any services, including further patient referrals or future advertising, with no refunds of any nature being issued. You will possess and have in place a valid and enforced error and omission insurance policy, and any and all other typical professional liability insurance policies typically available for your industry or profession and you will supply us with a copy of the insurance binder upon our request. You will have a limited liability policy and related documentation, as may be typical in your industry and profession, signed by the patient. You will follow any and all laws regarding the practice of your profession, including any applicable privacy laws. You will allow only those individuals who are duly licensed, should a license be required in your jurisdiction, to treat the patient and you will only allow those individuals who provide services but who do not need to be licensed by your jurisdiction, to be duly and properly supervised by a licensed health service professional and any such unlicensed service providers must be properly trained and educated as is within the norm and scope of practice in your jurisdiction.

Any Content conveyed through this Website is the sole responsibility of the User from whom it originated. Any public information you share on FindSurrogateMother.com might appear on other platforms such as search engines and social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, etc.).

FindSurrogateMother.com is not legally obliged to edit, monitor, screen or validate content that is posted on the Website, however FindSurrogateMother.com does reserve the right to edit or remove content that we believe is untrue, misleading, inappropriate, duplicated or offensive. We also reserve the right to edit or remove offensive or vulgar content that has been reported to us. All claims can be made by contacting us.

FindSurrogateMother.com is not responsible for what you post or its validity. In the event that you are legally liable for any malpractice, FindSurrogateMother.com is not held accountable. You are using our services at your own risk. We reserve the right to reject any advertising text, copy, images, links and any other content as being unsuitable. This site strictly prohibits the use of fake or duplicate member profiles. Please email us if you have a question about your proposed advertisement. Your advertisement must not be unlawful in any jurisdiction in which it appears as published on the World Wide Web and Internet. You are solely responsible for the accuracy, correctness and completeness of any content that you provide, and you agree to refrain from providing us with content that in any way misrepresents your organization, and you agree to hold us harmless, and to defend and indemnify us regarding any civil, criminal or regulatory causes of action that arise from our publishing of your content and any related reasonable attorneys’ fees, damages, costs, and judgments. You agree to hold us harmless and to defend and indemnify us regarding any liability arising from your relationship with any patient that we refer to you including our related reasonable attorney’s fees, damages, costs, and judgments. You agree to solely assume all potential liability regarding the patient that we refer to you, including any potential liability for any services that your organization provides to the patient.

Premium Membership

FindSurrogateMother.com Premium Membership enables you to connect and contact with all members or providers in our surrogacy community. We charge fees for various premium features and services that we offer, and we will notify you of those charges at the time that we offer you the premium features or services for a fee. We may, in our sole discretion, and by notifying you on our website, change this policy, and we may, in our sole discretion, add, remove or change the features and services we offer or the fees (including the amount or the type of fees) we charge at any time.

FindSurrogateMother.com uses a secure and convenient method for making payments online. You may pay with PayPal or Pay with Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). PayPal and Credit Card payments will renew automatically at the completion of the billing term. The renewal term is by default for the same duration as the billing term for the original subscription. The subscription fee will be charged automatically to the payment method you have selected. If you would like to discontinue automatic renewal, you may send us an email indicating your election to do so, or you may login at the site and turn off auto renewal. If you are using PayPal, log into your PayPal account to change settings. Premium Membership fees are non-refundable. Refunds will NOT be issued for any reason for any fees collected.

Blog and Comment Moderation

The FindSurrogateMother.com Blogs and Comments are fully moderated.  Every comment submitted to the Blog or to publicly readable comments are checked by us for compliance before it is published. Although the Blogs and Comments Section are fully moderated, we are under no obligation to you or any other person to oversee, monitor or moderate any other service we provide on our site and we may stop moderating at any time.  We reserve the right to remove, or to disable access to, any comment which we deem to be potentially defamatory of any person or which we deem unlawful or in violation of any third party rights. We expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Blogs or Comments by any person in contravention of these Rules.

Content guidelines apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

Blog Contributions and Public Comments MUST NOT:

  • Disclose contact information, such as company name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, e-mail address
  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person
  • Contain any swearing or any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
  • Promote sexually explicit material
  • Promote violence or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person
  • Harass, deceive or threaten, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
  • Impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
  • Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites

Suspension and Termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of these Terms upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Surrogacy Scammers

FindSurrogateMother.com users can be subject to scammers. Scamming occurs when someone pretends to be a legitimate user of the website, builds rapport with you online, then attempts to persuade you to send them money, obtain personal or financial information about you, or redirects you to another website which may require payment or download unsafe software onto your computer. FindSurrogateMother.com is fully committed to providing you with a secure environment and we treat any suspicion of fraudulent or unacceptable behavior very seriously. If someone asks you for money, do not reply and report them to us by email immediately at [email protected] It is strongly recommended that any transactions between you and other users are delegated by an attorney.

Ending These Terms

The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or FindSurrogateMother.com as follows. You may close your profile with FindSurrogateMother.com at any time for any reason by contacting us to deactivate your account and discontinue your use of the Services.

We may suspend or terminate your accounts or cease providing you with all or part of the Services at any time for any reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe you have violated these Terms, you create risk or possible legal exposure for us; or our provision of the Services to you is no longer viable. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you by the email address associated with your account or the next time you attempt to access your account.

Deactivating Account

You may deactivate your account for any number of temporary reasons. This option gives you the flexibility to leave and come back whenever you want. If you deactivate your account:

  • Individuals won’t be able to see your information on our website.
  • Members will not be able to search for you.
  • Some information, (ex: messages you sent), may still be visible to others.
  • We save the information in your account (ex: friends, photos, interests), just in case you want to rejoin. If you choose to reactivate your account, the information on your profile will become available once reactivated..
  • FindSurrogateMother.com is not responsible for any text, images, content that was previously cached by search engines.

Updating This Policy

The Terms of Use may be revised periodically. The most recent changes to the policy will be noted in a different color within the policy. You can click on any of those areas to find information about the change and how it may affect you. Further, you may access all previous Terms of Use through links at the top and the bottom of this page. When we make significant changes that affect our policies and practices, we will post a notice at the top of this page. Registered users will be notified by email of material changes to the Terms of Use. We recommend that you read the Terms of Use whenever you visit our site, in case you missed a notice.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Terms of Use, Copyrights Policy, Privacy Policy, and/or Advertising Policy, or have any other questions or concerns about the site, you can contact us by email [email protected] or phone 302-288-0957.

This policy was revised on Jul 26, 2017.