Date of Last Revision: January 5, 2014
The provisions of these Terms of Service set out the terms and conditions that are applicable to everyone who accesses or uses the PetsTerritory website and network available at http://www.petsterritory.com (the “Service”). By accessing and using the Service (or any portion of it), you are indicating your agreement to be bound by and to adhere to the following provisions, including any schedules, exhibits and related materials that are attached and/or incorporated by reference (collectively, the “Service Terms”).
The Network Owner expressly reserves the right to amend and otherwise modify the Service Terms (or any portion thereof) periodically without advance notice. Please check the Service Terms each time that you use the Service to ensure that you are aware of any changes to the Service Terms. The posted Service Terms will indicate the date on which they were last updated. Your continued use of the Service after the adoption and/or implementation of any such changes shall be deemed to indicate your acceptance and agreement with any and all such amendments and/or modifications. If you do not agree with any particular changes to the Service Terms and/or to the Service, your only remedy is not to use the Service and to cancel the account(s) for which you previously signed-up.
If there is a conflict between these Service Terms and any other policies, rules, regulations or guidelines posted on the Service, the Network Owner shall resolve such conflict in its sole discretion. Any questions about the Service Terms should be submitted through our online contact form available on the Network.
Becoming a member
You must be 13 years or older to create an Account that will entitle you to use the Service.
You must provide your full legal name, a valid email address, and any other information requested during sign-up in order to complete the registration process. You may from time to time be required to provide further contact and other information as a condition of continuing use of part(s) or all of the Service.
You must update any information provided immediately if it becomes inaccurate and must ensure that the email address in your Account information is at all times a valid address at which you can be contacted. You must not provide any false or inaccurate information whether during the registration process or otherwise. Accounts must not be registered by a “bot” or any other automated process or method. You will need to create a log-in name and a password in order to establish an Account.
You must not use a log-in name that is also being used by anyone else, and your log-in name must not be vulgar, offensive or otherwise objectionable, as determined by the Network Owner at their sole discretion. Protecting your Account and preserving the security of your password is your responsibility. The Network Owner shall have no obligation or liability to you or any third party for any loss or damage resulting from your failure to maintain adequate protection for your Account, log-in name and/or password.
Only one person may use a log-in. Stated differently, a single login must not be shared by multiple users.
An Account may not be transferred or converted to a new Account. However, an Account can be upgraded, for a separate charge, in order to obtain premium features and/or functionality that the Network Owner may choose to make available to you. Notwithstanding any of the above, you acknowledge and agree that the Service Terms will apply to anyone that you authorize, allow or otherwise permit to use your Account, user ID and/or password that you create, and, moreover, that you will be personally responsible and solely liable for the consequences, including the potential termination of your Account(s), that may result if any such person(s) violates any of the provisions of the Service Terms
The Network Owner reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, change, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without prior notice to you or any third party. Any new modifications that alter, change, improve, enhance, augment, or otherwise modify the then-current Service, including, but not limited to, the release of new tools, utilities, resources, features or functionality, shall be subject to the Service Terms.
Notice of any change(s) to the Service and/or any related pricing programs may be provided by the Network Owner (or its representatives) at any time and from time to time by posting notice of the applicable change(s) to the Service website. Notice of any change(s) to the Service and/or any related pricing programs may be provided by the Network Owner (or its representatives) at any time and from time to time by posting notice of the applicable change(s) to the Service website.
Any pricing programs relating to the Service that are adopted by the Network Owner, including, but not limited to, monthly subscription plan fees, are subject to change but only after thirty (30) days advance notice (which may be provided via email and/or otherwise posted on or within the Service).
The Network Owner shall have no obligations or liability to you or to any third party for any modifications to the Service, or any pricing changes, or any suspension or cessation of the Service (or any part thereof) or your Account (or any aspect thereof), and/or any amendments or other modifications to any aspect of the Service Terms.
You acknowledge and agree that the cancellation of your Account(s) and related payment plan(s) and service(s) hereunder is your sole right and exclusive remedy with respect to any dispute that you may have that relates in any manner to the Service, including, without limitation, any dispute arising from or in connection with (i) the Service Terms or any of the Network Owner’s policies, rules, regulations, or guidelines relating to the Service; (ii) your ability or inability to access and/or use the Service; (iii) the fees and related charges, taxes, duties, billing methods or procedures, or any changes with respect to any of the foregoing; and (iv) the content (including, without limitation, any related data and information) displayed or otherwise made available as part of or otherwise in connection with the Service.
Online conduct should be guided by common sense and respect for other users (whether or not registered with the Service) and for the employees and representatives of the Network Owner, as well as respect for the laws, statutes and regulations that would apply to one’s conduct in the real (i.e., offline) world. Inappropriate behavior or illegal activities identified on and/or in connection with the Service will not be tolerated. Please be advised that we will terminate the Account(s) of anyone who engages in inappropriate behavior or illegal activity on and/or in connection with the Service, and we shall be free to cooperate with law enforcement officials with respect to any illegal activities or actionable conduct.
You acknowledge and agree that you will be personally responsible for your use of the Service and for all of your communications and activities on and/or in connection with the Service, including, without limitation, any and all content and materials (including, without limitation, any related data and information) that you or any third-party users using your Account(s) (“Third Party Users”) contribute to the Service (whether alone or in collaboration with others).
You will violate the Service Terms if you or any Third-Party Users do any of the following:
1- Copy, reproduce, duplicate, upload, post, host, display or perform (publicly or otherwise), market, advertise, promote, distribute, transmit, or otherwise disseminate any of the following types of Content Materials (including, without limitation, any related data or information):
2- that are illegal or otherwise promote or encourage any illegal activity (including, without limitation, hacking, cracking, or the distribution of counterfeit software, or any products or services derived from any such activities; or
3- that you do not own or have permission to freely distribute; or that violates any indecency laws.
4- that violates any laws or regulations worldwide.
5- Engage in any activity in connection with the Service that violates any laws or regulations worldwide, including without limitation laws as to indecency, child protection, extreme pornographic images, race hatred and terrorism.
6- Copy, reproduce, duplicate, upload, post, host, cause to be displayed or performed (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, or otherwise disseminate any unsolicited email, SMSs, or “spam” messages
7- Copy, reproduce, duplicate, upload, post, host, cause to be displayed or performed (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, or otherwise disseminate any worms, viruses, corrupted data, or any other such code of a destructive nature (aka, malware).
8- Hack into, adapt, or otherwise modify the Service (or any part thereof) and/or any other website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service or any products or services of the Network.
9- Hack into, decipher, adapt, modify or otherwise attempt to interfere with any transmissions to or from any of the servers that are used to operate the Service.
10- Copy, reproduce, duplicate, offer to sell, sell, resell or otherwise exploit any portion of the Service, or any access or use of the Service, without the prior written consent of the Network Owner, in the case of Proprietary Rights owned or controlled by it, in all other cases (which consent may be granted or withheld at the relevant entity’s sole and absolute discretion).
11- Harass, threaten, intimidate, embarrass, disparage, or do anything else to any other user (whether or not registered with the Service) or guest of the Service that is offensive, unwarranted or unwanted (as determined by the Network Owner, at its sole discretion).
12- Exploit any vulnerability, “bug”, or other programming error in the Service Software or the Service, or communicate the existence of any such matter, either directly or indirectly, to any other user (whether or not registered with the Service) or guest of the Service.
13- Claim or pretend to be an employee or representative of the Network, or take any action that would imply that you have any such relationship with any of the foregoing, or impersonate any other person, including, without limitation, any celebrity, professional athlete, or another individual of public renown.
14- Attempt to obtain any password or other Account information, or any other private information, regarding any other user (whether or not registered with the Service) or guest of the Service.
15- Post messages or other correspondence for any purpose other than personal communications, such as, for example, any advertising, marketing or promotional materials regarding illegal gambling activities, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or that otherwise attempt to implement any unauthorized or illegal commercial use of the Service.
16- Disrupt the flow of conversations in chat rooms with, for example, vulgar or abusive language, excessive “shouting” in ALL CAPS, “spamming”, “flooding” (i.e., posting repetitive text) or inputting large images that result in any displayed audiovisual work and/or related data or information appearing to move by too fast to be read by other participants in a chat room.
17- Post or otherwise disseminate within the Service or through any web site(s) that are part of the Service or outside of the Service any real-world personal information regarding any other user (whether or not registered) or any guest of the Service.
18- Use any features or functionality that are part of the Service (e.g., complaint buttons or customer service request forms) to make any false report to any employees or representatives of the Network Owner
19- Intentionally do anything that interferes with the opportunity or ability of any other user (whether or not registered with the Service) or guest of the Service to enjoy the features and functionality of the Service in accordance with the Service Terms, and/or that materially increases the costs or expenses of implementing, operating, administering, supporting and/or maintaining the Service (or any part thereof)
The Network Owner expressly reserves the right (but without any obligation) to remove any content and/or materials and terminate any Account (as applicable) that contains any content, data and/or information that it determines, in its sole discretion, to be illegal, unlawful, harassing, threatening, intimidating, or an infringement of any third party’s intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, or a violation of any of the terms or conditions referenced in the Service Terms or any policies, rules, regulations or guidelines adopted by the Network Owner, at its sole discretion.
If the Network Owner determines that the use of any third-party widgets or any other such content or materials that are made available on the Service interfere with the operation, performance and/or functionality of the Service, it will have the right to suspend the Service and/or your Account and/or to allow you the opportunity to correct and remedy the noted problem to its reasonable satisfaction.
Harassment, intimidation or disparaging comments (whether verbally or in writing) or other abusive conduct or communications (including threats of abuse or retribution) directed at the Network Owner, or any of the officers, directors, employees, members, licensors, customers, agents or representatives of the foregoing, will result in immediate Account termination without advance notice and without any obligation or liability to the owner of such Account(s) or any third party.
Please be advised that if you violate the Service Terms, the Network Owner may issue a warning to you regarding your violation, or, alternatively, at its sole discretion, may elect to suspend or terminate any and all Accounts that you have established. You acknowledge and agree that the Network Owner is not required to provide you with any form of written or verbal notice before suspending or terminating your Account(s), although it may choose to do so, at its sole discretion.
The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, title, or non-infringement. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Service (or any part thereof) is entirely at your sole risk and expense. The Network Owner does not guarantee or warrant that (i) the Service will be uninterrupted, timely provided, secure, or error-free; (ii) the results that may be obtained from any use of the Service will be accurate, complete or reliable; (iii) the Service will meet your expectations or specific requirements; (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other materials purchased or otherwise obtained by you through the Service will meet your expectations; or (v) any errors confirmed to exist in the Service will be corrected.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER THE NETWORK OWNER NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, LICENSORS, CUSTOMERS, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NETWORK OWNER OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OR NATURE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER HARDWARE AND/OR SOFTWARE), AND THE ENTIRE COST AND RISK OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU COMPUTER HARDWARE AND/OR SOFTWARE) RESIDES SOLELY AND EXCLUSIVELY WITH YOU.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that neither the Network Owner (or any of its affiliates) nor any of the officers, directors, employees, members, licensors, customers, agents or representatives of the Network Owner (or any its affiliates) shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of sales, revenues, profits, use, data, goodwill, or any other tangible or intangible losses (even if the Network Owner has been advised of the possibility of any such loss or damages), resulting from: (i) your use or any inability to use the Service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and/or services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained, or messages received, or transactions entered into, by means of or otherwise in connection with the Service; (iii) any unauthorized access to or alteration of your user or Account data or related information, or any content or materials, postings, communications, transmissions, or any related data or information; (iv) any conduct, statements, representations, or content or materials of any third party contained within or otherwise displayed on or as part of the Service; (v) the suspension, cancellation or termination of your Account(s); or (vi) any other matter(s) relating to the Service or the Service Terms.
You acknowledge that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your user and Account data, content and materials, and related data and information (a) may be distributed in an unencrypted form, (b) may involve transmissions by means of various networks and equipment that are not owned or controlled by the Network Owner, and (c) may require adaptive changes to conform to technical requirements of any connecting networks and/or devices, and you agree that the Network Owner shall have no obligation or liability to you or any third party as a result of or otherwise in connection with any such matters.
You further acknowledge that the Network Owner contracts with third parties to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, hosting, and related technology required to operate, manage, maintain and support the Service, including, without limitation, the posting, hosting and serving of your content and materials (including, without limitation, any related data and information), and you agree that the Network Owner shall have no obligation or liability to you or any third party as a result of or otherwise In connection with any such matters.
You further acknowledge and agree that, upon request by the Network Owner, you shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Network Owner and the Technology Licensor (and their affiliates) and the officers, directors, employees, members, licensors, customers, representatives and agents of the foregoing from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable fees for attorneys and other professionals) resulting from or arising in connection with any breach of the Service Terms by you or any Third-Party Users that you authorize, allow or otherwise permit to have access to and/or to use any of your Account(s), user ID(s), and/or password(s), or that arise as a consequence of any content or materials (including, without limitation, any related data or information) posted, distributed or otherwise disseminated as part of or otherwise in connection with the Service and/or any Account(s) that you establish with the Service.
The Network Owner expressly reserves the right for the Technology Licensor, at its own expense, to participate in the defense of any claim, demand or suit for which you are obliged to indemnify the Technology Licensor hereunder, using counsel chosen by the Technology Licensor, and may assume control of its defense at any time, at the Technology Licensor’s sole discretion.
If you elect to click on a link within the Service or a link within any web page(s) that are displayed or performed on and/or as part of the Service, you will leave the Service and be directed to the website(s) that you choose to visit and voluntarily select, at your sole discretion. Please be advised that the Network Owner does not and cannot control the activities of any such third-party website operators, and, accordingly, the Network Owner does not know and cannot guarantee that any such third parties adhere to the same privacy and security practices as those adopted by the Network Owner.
You should carefully review the privacy policies of the owners and/or operators of any such third-party website(s) that you elect to access and/or from which you request products or services, or to which (or from which) you transmit (or receive) any data or information.
Some third-party websites may charge separate fees (which are not included in any subscription or another payment plan that you choose to establish with the Network Owner). Any separate obligations, including, but not limited to, any fees or charges that you may incur as a result of your communications, dealings and/or transactions with any such third parties are solely and exclusively your responsibility.
Advertising within the Service
The Network Owner expressly reserves the right to include or permit the inclusion of advertisements, promotional announcements, sponsorships, and other such marketing materials and information (whether promoting third party products, the Network Owner, the Technology Licensor or otherwise) both within the Service, in general, and/or within the web page(s) and/or other elements that are made available to individuals who access and use the Service (whether or not registered with the Service).
The Network Owner may also incorporate technology for displaying dynamic advertising within the Service, which technology enables advertisements and promotional announcements to be temporarily uploaded into portions of the computer code for the Service (and into the applicable web page(s) that are part of the Service) that is reproduced and stored on your PC to be dynamically changed while you a web page(s) that are part of the Service.
You acknowledge and agree that all commercial aspects of the Service, including, without limitation, the display or performance of any static and/or dynamic advertising may be undertaken by the Network Owner and their affiliates (as applicable), at its/their sole discretion, and that you have no expectation that advertisements, promotional announcements, sponsorships, and/or any other such marketing materials and information will not be incorporated within the Service and/or within the web page(s) that are made available as part of the Service. The servers used in relation to the Service and/or those of any third-party advertisers or advertising providers may be located outside your country of residence.
The delay or failure of the Network Owner to exercise or enforce any right, power or remedy under the Service Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right, power or remedy. No waiver of any provision of these Service Terms shall be effective unless in writing and signed by the Network Owner. Any waiver by the Network Owner of any provision of the Service Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any other provision of the Service Terms, nor shall such waiver operate as or be construed as a waiver of such provision respecting any future or subsequent event or circumstance.
The Service Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Network Owner with respect to your access to and use of the Service, for all intents and purposes, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings and agreements between you and the Network Owner and any predecessor entity (including where applicable the Technology Licensor), including, but not limited to, any and all prior versions of the Service Terms.
You acknowledge and agree that the Service Terms (including, without limitation, any policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines of or concerning the Service expressly incorporated by reference within the Service Terms) are not intended to confer and do not confer any rights, powers or remedies upon any person or entity other than you and the Network Owner, who are the parties to this Agreement, except that specific rights are granted to the Technology Licensor as set out above.
Nothing contained herein shall in any way constitute any association, partnership or joint venture between you and the Network Owner, or between the Network Owner and any other users (whether or not registered with the Service) or guests of the Service, or be construed to evidence the intention of the parties to establish any such relationship. Each of the parties shall be operating as independent contractors in fulfilling their respective obligations hereunder. No user (whether or not registered with the Service) or guest of the Service shall have the right, power or authority to make any representation or warranty (whether express or implied), or to assume or create any obligation on behalf of the Network Owner, or to bind the Network Owner in any manner whatsoever.
If any provision of the Service Terms (or part thereof) is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such provision (or part thereof) shall be enforced to the extent possible consistent with the stated intention of the parties, or, if incapable of such enforcement, shall be deemed to be deleted from the Service Terms, while the remainder of the Service Terms shall continue in full force and remain in effect according to its stated terms and conditions.
The Service Terms shall be fairly interpreted in accordance with their stated terms and conditions, and without any strict construction in favor of or against either party.
The laws of the United States (excluding its conflicts of law rules) shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of the Service Terms (as may be modified and otherwise amended by the Network Owner from time to time) and your access to and/or use of (or any inability to use) the Service. You expressly acknowledge and agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claims or dispute with the Network Owner (or any of its affiliates), or relating in any manner to any of your Account(s) and/or to your access to and use of (or any inability to use) the Service shall be in the Courts of the United States, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the Courts of the United States in connection with any such dispute, including, without limitation, any claims involving the Network Owner or the Technology Licensor (or any of their affiliates) or any of the officers, directors, employees, members, licensors, customers, representatives, agents, successors and assigns of any of the foregoing.