Welcome to the American Association for Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) website (the “Site”). This page provides Terms of Use for the AAFCS website. You should review these Terms of Use before using the Site. You should also review AAFCS’ Privacy Statement.

The terms “You” and “User” refer to anyone who accesses, views, downloads or otherwise uses the Site. By using the Site, you agree to be bound these Terms of Use. Use of the Site includes among other actions accessing, viewing, or downloading information from the Site. You are bound by these Terms of Use in your individual capacity even in the event that you are accessing the Site on behalf of a company that may have a separate agreement with AAFCS.

If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use, do not access, view, download, or otherwise use the Site.

Website Content Use

a. Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights
The content of the Site includes, but is not limited to, all text, graphics, trademarks, logos, images, links, and underlying code (Content). All Content on the website is protected copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Content is the property of AAFCS or third parties who have granted AAFCS a license to use the Content. You agree not to remove or obscure any notices (copyright, trademark, or otherwise) found throughout the Site. Permission to use the Content may be obtained on a case-by-case basis. Please direct any requests to use the Content to webmaster@aafcs.org.

b. Names, Logos, and Trademarks
You agree not to use the AAFCS name, logo or any other trademark or service mark associated with AAFCS for any purpose without prior written permission from AAFCS.

C. Prohibited Use
You agree not to modify, alter, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works of the Content without prior written consent from AAFCS.

You agree not to interfere with the normal working ability of the Site. You agree not to tamper with any of the Content by destroying, changing, or modifying any information available on the Site, whether posted by AAFCS or a third party.

You agree to comply with these Terms of Use and all applicable laws. You agree not to use the Content or access any information obtained through the Site for commercial purposes.

You agree not to provide or post any false or misleading information about yourself, delete or change any information posted by another person, or share your User’s password with any third party.

You also agree not to post any copyrighted material without written permission from the copyright owner. You further agree not to post any information you do not have the right to disclose, such as confidential information subject to employment non-disclosure agreements. You also agree not to post any content that violates any intellectual property rights of a third party, including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and patents.

You agree not to post any information that is unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable.

You agree not to use the Site for any illegal purpose, such as conspiring to violate any law.

You agree not to use any manual or automated software, devices or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any pages on the Site.

Waiver of Warranties

The site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. AAFCS does not provide any express warranties or representations.

AAFCS disclaims, to the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, any and all implied warranties and representations, including, without limitation, any warranties of , fitness for a particular purpose, title, and noninfringement.

AAFCS is not responsible and makes no representations or warranties for the delivery of any messages.

The content of the site may contain errors, factual or typographical, and other inaccuracies. AAFCS makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the content.

Computer software and hardware imperfect and subject to viruses, attacks by hackers and other potentially harmful dangers. does not make any representations and it does not warrant that the site will be free of defects or that the site is free of computer viruses and other potentially harmful dangers. AAFCS is not responsible for any harm done to your computer, laptop, or other electronic device used to access the site.

Disclaimer of Liabilities

AAFCS is not liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from your use of or inability to use the site. This limitation in damages includes, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, and damages resulting from lost data or business interruption, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether is advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall ’ total cumulative damages exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

Links to Third Party Sites

For your convenience, the Site includes links to sites. These links do not mean that AAFCS endorses the sites to which the links point. AAFCS does not monitor and has no obligation to monitor such sites, and you agree that AAFCS is not responsible for the content, any technical problems, or any other problems associated with the links, the third-party site to which the link points, or your use of those sites. You follow those links at your own risk.

Linking to the Site and Framing

You agree not to establish a link to the Site on another site without prior written authorization from AAFCS. If you establish a link from any other site to the Site, you agree to immediately deactivate the link upon receiving notice of objection to the link from AAFCS. You further agree not to “frame” or otherwise simulate the appearance of any of the pages of the Site.

Member Section of the Site

If you decide to become a member of AAFCS, you agree to provide accurate information and to maintain your profile up to date. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You agree not to sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your account or any information associated with your account to any other person. You also agree not to charge anyone for access to the member section of the Site. Your account may be suspended or terminated, at the sole discretion of AAFCS if you knowingly provide your login and password to another person. You agree to notify AAFCS immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.

You also agree to receive email communications from AAFCS concerning your membership and any products offered to you by AAFCS.


AAFCS may terminate your account for any of the following reasons: (a) breach of these Terms of Use or any other applicable policies and agreements with you, (b) requests by law enforcement and other government agencies, (c) your request, (d) unexpected technical problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. AAFCS may, at its own discretion, pursue all legal remedies available to it for any breach of these Terms of Use or any other rights infringed by a User’s action.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AAFCS, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions, or demands, including reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Site or failure to comply with these Terms of Use. Such indemnification extends to claims from third parties for your submission of Content that violates their rights or any applicable laws. AAFCS will promptly provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and will assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding.

Accessing the Site Outside the United States

If you access the Site from outside the United States, you are doing so at your own risk. You also agree to comply with all local rules including any rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You further agree to comply with all laws regarding of technical data exported from the United States or the country from which you are accessing the Site. To the extent permitted by the laws of the applicable jurisdiction, AAFCS is not responsible for any violation of a foreign jurisdiction’s law caused by your access to the Site.

Monitoring and Enforcement

AAFCS has the right to monitor any activity and content associated with the Site, but AAFCS is not obligated to do so. AAFCS will remove any content that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be offensive, objectionable, or which may violate standards of conduct, these Terms of Use, or any law applicable to the Site. As you should be aware, community standards of decency vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and some of the Content you may encounter in the Site may appear offensive to you. If you have any issues with the Content found the Site, please contact customer service at webmaster@aafcs.org. We reserve the right to investigate any reports of violations of these Terms of Use or any complaints concerning the Content of the Site. And, we may take any action deemed appropriate including removal of the Content, revocation of membership, denial of access, and termination of subscriptions. AAFCS may not take any action if it determines, in its sole discretion, that no action is required. As stated above in the Disclaimer of Liabilities, AAFCS is not liable for any damages resulting from your access to the Site and its Content.

Governing Laws

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and any claims arising under these Terms of Use or the Content of the Site shall be brought exclusively with the state and federal courts within the Commonwealth of Virginia. You shall not seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive relief, or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the function of the Site. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provisions shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. A waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision of these Terms of Use.

Updates and Modifications

AAFCS may modify the Site, these Terms of Use, its policies, and other agreements and documents associated with the Site at any time, without notice an in its sole discretion. The changes or modifications to these Terms of Use will be posted on the Site. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms of Use and before accessing the Site.

For more information about these Terms of Use contact AAFCS at:
1410 King Street, 2nd Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314