Kern Bridges Youth Homes
  Where Children Thrive

Disclaimer, Privacy

Disclaimer, Conditions of Use, and Privacy Statement

Acceptance of Terms
Use of the KBYH website indicates your agreement with the conditions and restrictions described herein. You should refrain from using the KBYH website if you disagree with these conditions and restrictions.

The purpose of the KBYH website is to provide information about the Foster Care and Adoption Programs, and related issues. The KBYH website is not intended to provide a forum for debate or public exchange of information; rather, it is maintained for the exclusive use of the KBYH to communicate with the public via the Internet. The KBYH website may not be used to solicit customers or sell products or services.

Limitation of Liability
The KBYH website is collected, maintained, and provided as a courtesy to the public. The content on the KBYH website is compiled from a variety of sources. While the KBYH does its best to keep its website accurate and timely, the KBYH neither warrants nor makes representations or endorsements as to the accuracy, quality, content, or completeness of the information, text, graphics, hyperlinks, and other content of the website. The content on the KBYH website is subject to change at any time and without notice from the KBYH.
Any reference in the KBYH website to specific products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the KBYH, or its employees or agents.
The KBYH website and all materials contained on this website are distributed and transmitted “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. The KBYH is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or contaminations of a web visitor’s hardware, software, peripherals, or properties nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions resulting from use of or with respect to the material contained on its website, including without limitation but not limited to, any material posted on or linked to/from the KBYH website. The KBYH is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the website and/or the materials contained on the website whether the materials contained on the website are provided by the KBYH, or a third party.

The KBYH provides the information on this website to the public, but retains all copyright protections, under U.S. and international laws, on all text, graphic images, and other content contained herein.

For purposes of website management, the KBYH collects certain information about visits to the KBYH’s website. The KBYH uses the information for purposes such as assessing the information that is of interest to the public, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information does not identify personal information about specific individuals.
When users visit the KBYH website and browse or download information, the KBYH automatically collects and stores the following information:
• The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used
• Browser type used to view the website
• Operating system
• The date and time of the visit
• The pages or services accessed during a visit
• The search engine and terms used to access the KBYH website
• The website visited prior to accessing the KBYH website
Personally identifiable information may be collected through the KBYH’s website if the user chooses to provide such information (e.g., by participating in a survey, filling out an online form, signing up for email subscriptions, or sending an email to the KBYH). Personally identifiable information includes such things as:
• Name
• Email address
• Phone number
• Contents of email
Users may decline to provide personal information. However, if a user chooses to withhold requested information, the KBYH may not be able to provide the user with some online services that are dependent upon the collection of such information.
Email addresses submitted to the KBYH in order to subscribe to a KBYH electronic mailing list will be used for that purpose. You may choose to unsubscribe or change your subscription options for any mailing list at any time.

Public Records

In the State of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by government agencies. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records provided by federal, state, and local law that serve various needs, including the privacy of individuals.
All information collected by the KBYH website becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exception or exemption in law exists. This includes communications made via email, online forms, or surveys.

The KBYH website use “cookies” to improve user experience and not to track any personally identifiable information. A cookie contains unique information a website can use to track such things as the Internet Protocol address for the computer used to access the KBYH website, the identification of the browser software and operating system used, the date and time a visitor accessed the website, and the Internet address of the website from which visitors linked to the KBYH website. A user can refuse cookies by turning them off in the browser. However, some features of the KBYH website may not function properly without cookies.


Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change information, or to attempt to access a non-public website from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Title 18 of the U.S. Code to include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

External Links
The KBYH website may contain links to other websites as a convenience to the public. The KBYH is not responsible for any information contained on such non-KBYH websites and has not reviewed such websites for accuracy or legal sufficiency. Links to such non-KBYH websites do not constitute an endorsement by the KBYH, and any opinions expressed on such websites are not necessarily those of the KBYH. Any questions regarding such websites should be addressed to the sponsoring entity.
The KBYH limits external links to the KBYH website to the following: (a) other governmental agencies; (b) entities with which the KBYH has a formal contractual relationship; (c) entities or events that provide funding or other sponsorship to the KBYH, or that receive funding or other sponsorship from the KBYH; and (d) entities that contribute to KBYH initiative and that the KBYH wishes to acknowledge. The KBYH reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to: (a) deny any external link that does not meet the criteria set forth herein; (b) deny any external link that provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, infringing, or incorrect information; and (c) revise this policy when such revision is in the KBYH’s best interest.

The KBYH makes every effort to make information and services on the KBYH website accessible to people with disabilities. For more information about accessibility, please click here.

The KBYH’s website is designed to support Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, and Safari 3+. The website is best viewed with your system set to 256 colors or higher , and monitor resolution of 1024×768 or higher. Some features will require that you have JavaScript enabled on your browser.

Choice of Law
Construction of the terms herein and resolution of disputes regarding such terms are governed by the laws of the State of California. The laws of the State of California shall apply to all uses of this website and the information contained in the KBYH’s website.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about this statement regarding Disclaimer, Conditions of Use, and Privacy, or any other information contained in the KBYH website, please send an email to , or by phone at (661) 396-2301.