Donor Concierge Terms and Conditions
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Please read all sections of Donor Concierge’s Terms and Conditions prior to engaging our services. By engaging Donor Concierge to conduct a search on your behalf you, the client, acknowledge and accept these Terms and Conditions.
In these terms of sale, “we” means Donor Concierge (and “us” and “our” will be construed accordingly); and “you” means our client or potential client (and “yours” will be construed accordingly).
Your privacy and confidentiality in this process are very important to us. We will not release any of your personal information to third party agencies without your express verbal consent.
Provision of Service
By engaging Donor Concierge to conduct a search for an egg donor, sperm donor, or gestational carrier (also called surrogate) candidate, you agree to provide us with a comprehensive overview of the type of candidate you would like to locate by completing our “Intended Parent Intake” form.
A search entails a Donor Concierge case manager reviewing egg donor, sperm donor, or gestational carrier profiles from third-party fertility agencies. The case manager will compile information on your behalf of candidates most closely meeting your stated criteria.
The information you provide to us on the Intended Parent Intake form will be reviewed at Donor Concierge prior to the initiation of your search. You will have an opportunity to talk directly with your assigned case manager prior to the initiation of your search to confirm that they accurately understand your search criteria.
The criteria you provide on the Intended Parent Intake form and in discussions with your case manager determine which egg donor, sperm donor, or surrogate candidates your case manager will find during the search. Any changes or modifications to your search criteria should be communicated immediately to your case manager and as near to the beginning of the search as possible. Any changes or modifications to the search criteria that you make will be implemented only with the agencies that the case manager has not yet searched or contacted. If you want your case manager to search or contact the agencies for a second time that she has already searched or contacted, it will require her to begin a new search and applicable payment from you.
Importance of responding quickly
We will send you profiles of candidates currently listed as available by the agency (not on a waitlist or currently “in cycle”). Since the availability of candidates can change rapidly, we strongly recommend that you review candidate profiles within 24 hours of receipt from your case manager. It is important to respond quickly as desirable candidates are chosen fast.
Donor Concierge works with third-party agencies and organizations. We take care that the information we send you on each candidate is accurate and up to date as far as we know. Since the information being provided to us is by a third party, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information on any given candidate. The availability and accuracy of information depends upon the individual agency or organization managing that information.
Donor Concierge Services
Phase 1 – In certain circumstances we recommend that the intended parent(s) conduct an initial phase of background assessment to lay the groundwork for a more successful donor or surrogate search and to maximize the opportunity for a successful match.
Egg Donor Search – The “Premium” service is for up to three weeks (i.e. 15 business days) from the time the search begins. During that time, we will send you profiles of candidates who most closely match your criteria. Each service is customized to a client’s particular search criteria. Clients choosing the Premium egg donor search service plan will have the assistance of their assigned case manager to get follow-up information from the fertility agencies of up to five (5) donor candidates.
Clients who use our Premium search plan will have the opportunity to extend their service for four (4) weeks beyond their initial service for an additional fee.
Frozen Donor Egg and Clinic Program Searches – Our Frozen Donor Egg/Clinic Program search is a personalized search designed to meet Intended Parents’ criteria as closely as possible. Your case manager will curate profiles and follow up with the frozen egg banks and Clinic donor programs about the candidates you are most interested in. Additional information from frozen egg banks and clinic programs may require an additional charge and Donor Concierge will liaise with the egg bank or clinic on your behalf for follow-up information. The search concludes when we have searched all of the frozen egg banks and clinic programs available to us, generally within two weeks.
Surrogate Searches – Our “Premium” gestational carrier search package is a personalized surrogate search designed to meet Intended Parents' criteria as closely as possible. Generally, a search will be complete within four to eight weeks although this time can vary, depending upon the availability of surrogates. During that time, we will send you one profile at a time for your review and approval. We will send you up to four (4) candidates who are as close to you and your clinic’s criteria as possible.
Our "Platinum" gestational carrier search package will meet Intended Parents' more specific criteria as closely as possible. Generally, a search will be complete within four to ten weeks although this time can vary, depending upon the availability of surrogates. The more specific your requirements are, the longer it may take to find a surrogate who meets those criteria. During that time, we will send you one profile at a time for your review and approval. We will send you up to four (4) candidates who are as close to your and your clinic’s criteria as possible.
A Bundled Search consists of one (1) egg donor search and one (1) gestational carrier search as detailed above.
Sperm Donor Searches – We will search through all of the databases of sperm banks with which we work to locate sperm donor candidates who come as close as possible to your desired criteria of physical, ethnic, and academic qualities. Your Case Manager will follow up with each sperm bank for availability and costs about the donors in whom you are most interested. The Premium Sperm Donor Search is typically completed within two (2) weeks.
Our guarantee is limited to conducting the egg donor, sperm donor, or surrogate search based on the requirements that you submit at the time of booking. The vast majority of our clients find donors or surrogates they want to cycle with. But, Donor Concierge cannot control that you will choose one of the candidates who we present to you. We also cannot guarantee that the information about donors or surrogates gathered through the search process is accurate or up to date, simply that it reflects the information available to us at the time of the search.
Payment for any of our search service packages is due upon booking. Payment to Donor Concierge is for our time and expertise in searching for candidates and is not dependent upon matching with a particular candidate. Payment can be made with a credit card, check, or via wire transfer. Donor Concierge works on a first-come, first-served basis and conducts searches in the order of our receipt of all applicable documents and payment.
You understand and agree that our maximum liability to you is limited to the amounts you have paid us to provide services to you. In no event will we be responsible for consequential damages of any kind, whether or not foreseeable.
Any photographic or informational profiles of egg donor, sperm donor, or surrogacy candidates that are disclosed to you by Donor Concierge are considered Confidential Information and any identities of such persons not disclosed to you is the Confidential Information of such persons. Any information about the donor agency or surrogacy agency or of Donor Concierge that is not already published publicly (including policies, pricing, and processes) that are disclosed to you by Donor Concierge are also considered Confidential Information.
You agree not to communicate Confidential Information to any third party. You also agree not to try to obtain Confidential Information not disclosed to you except through procedures approved by Donor Concierge and not to disclose any such Confidential Information to third parties or publicly (e.g., in social media) or to use such Confidential Information in any manner not approved by Donor Concierge.
You agree not to use any Confidential Information of Donor Concierge for any advertising or marketing purposes. You specifically agree not to use any photographic or informational profiles of egg donor candidates in any advertising or marketing to promote your own services.
Once we begin your egg donor, surrogate, or sperm donor search our fees are non-refundable. Fees are not dependent upon results as we cannot control the availability of specific donors or surrogates nor can Donor Concierge control that you will choose one of the candidates that we present to you. If a client chooses not to proceed with a search after reserving and paying for it and with notification of at least 24 hours before the start date of the search, Donor Concierge will refund payment less a 5% processing fee. All refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made. Please allow two weeks for processing.
In providing services to our clients, we do not discriminate, or encourage discrimination against people based on personal attributes such as race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to refuse to do business with or provide our services to clients or potential clients based on other factors such as demeanor, reputation, criminal background, or other factors in our sole and absolute discretion.