EFFECTIVE DATE: JANUARY 6, 2012
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Accounts and Security
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TERMINATING YOUR ACCOUNT
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Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
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Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.
Links to Third Party Websites
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors and as part of the services we offer through the Service, we choose various third party websites to link to, and in some cases frame within, the Site or otherwise make available through the Service. These links includes links to veterinary and shelter locations accessed through our locator tool and advertisements from our sponsors and advertising partners.
Any third party links are provided as a courtesy only, and the sites they link to are not under the control of HPU in any manner whatsoever. Therefore, HPU is in no manner responsible for the contents of any such linked site or any link contained within a linked site. HPU is providing these links merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not in any way imply or express affiliation, endorsement or sponsorship by HPU of any linked site and/or any of its content therein and/or any product or service offered by such third party.
Further, you acknowledge and agree that any offers, discounts or other promotions made available through the Service or in any Communication are subject to change at any time and from time to time and such offers, discounts and promotions may not be honored by our suppliers, vendors and other marketing partners. There is no warranty that the colors, product descriptions or other content of the Service or any Communication is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free; if a product or offer displayed is not as described, your sole remedy is with the manufacturer, vendor, or supplier of the good or service.
You are encouraged to read the terms and other policies published by such third parties on their websites or otherwise. By using the Service, you agree that HPU shall not be liable in any manner due to your use of, or inability to use, any third party links, feeds, websites and software applications. .
Through your use of the Service, you agree that you will not violate any applicable laws, the rights of others, or the operational and security mechanisms of the Service. Examples of such prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to:
- Using the Service to promote, conduct, or contribute to fraudulent, obscene, pornographic and/or illegal activities, including deceptive impersonation or activities involving the exploitation of children.
- Using the Service to violate anyone’s privacy rights (e.g. distributing unwanted commercial solicitations), to infringe on intellectual property rights (including copyrights and trademark rights), to harass or defame others, to promote hatred towards any group of people, or otherwise to publish or disseminate views or opinions which are, in the opinion of HPU, obscene, offensive, or generally inappropriate.
- Using the interactive portions of the Service to post the same Content more than once; spamming is strictly prohibited.
- Using the Service for commercial purposes or for the benefit of any third party or charging any person for the use of the Service.
- Collecting any information or communication about the users of the Service by monitoring, interdicting or intercepting any process of or communication initiated by the Service or by developing or using any software or any other process or method that engages or assists in engaging in any of the foregoing.
- Attempting to hack the Service or any communication initiated by the Service or to defeat or overcome any encryption and/or other technical protection methods implemented by HPU with respect to the Service and/or data and/or content or programming transmitted, processed or stored by HPU or other users of the Service.
- Disrupting, circumventing, or interfering with any part of the Service; forging or modifying any data processed or distributed by the Service; or using an automated process to cause greater demand on the Service than a single person could produce.
- Altering, modifying, deleting, or otherwise interfering with or in any manner compromising any content, programming, advertising, services and/or features contained on or through the Service, including, without limitation, the Service’s advertising and/or content delivery and display functionality.
You understand that all Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not HPU, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site. HPU does not control the Content posted on the Site and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to Content that you may consider to be offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will HPU be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on the Site.
Your Representations and Warranties
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- you will only use this Service on a computer on which such use is authorized by the computer’s owner.
Forums, Chat, Bulletin Boards and Other Public Communication
By submitting Content for inclusion on the Service via any chat, blog, bulletin board or other functionality we may or may not offer in the future, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary permissions to grant the licenses below to HPU. You further acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for anything you post or otherwise make available on or through the Service, including, without limitation, the accuracy, reliability, nature, rights clearance, compliance with law and legal restrictions associated with any Content contribution. You hereby grant HPU and its successors a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, copy, distribute, transmit, modify, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, and publicly perform such Content contribution on, through or in connection with the Service in any media formats and through any media channels, including without limitation, for promoting and redistributing part of the Service (and its derivative works). This license granted by you terminates once you or HPU removes your contributed Content from the Service. You understand that your contribution may be transmitted over various networks and changed to conform and adapt to technical requirements.
We may offer mobile messaging Communications to you as part of the Service if selected by your veterinarian. You will need to opt-in to receive mobile Communications via the My Account section of the Site. After you opt-in, a confirmation message will be sent to your mobile device. You must reply "Y" or “yes” to confirm your opt-in status.
You may opt-out of receiving mobile messaging Communications at any time by texting the word TPETS STOP to the short code PET411 (738411). The words TPETS END, TPETS CANCEL, TPETS UNSUBSCRIBE, STOP ALL, and QUIT are also opt-out words associated with this program. Participants in need of assistance must send the keyword TPETS HELP to the short code PET411 (738411). After you opt-out, a confirmation message may be sent to you, indicating your participation in the mobile messaging portion of the Service was terminated and that you will no longer receive additional messages from us.
Unless expressly noted, all mobile messaging services are offered without charge to you. Other charges may apply. Message and data rates may apply. Text TPETS HELP for help. You are liable for any mobile phone charges incurred (usage, subscription, etc.) as a result of using any of our Services. Please consult your mobile service carrier's pricing plan to determine the charges for sending and receiving text messages.
Copyrights and Trademarks
All Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws, and title to the Content shall not pass to you or any other user. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. None of the Content may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, reproduced, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo re production, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without our prior written consent.
For information obtained from HPU’s licensors, partners or other third parties, you are solely responsible for compliance with any copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights and restrictions and are referred to the publication data appearing in bibliographic citations, as well as to the copyright notices appearing in the original publications. You may not sell or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
Third Party Contributions to the Service
Each contributor to the Service of data, text, images, sounds, video, software and other Content is solely responsible for the accuracy, reliability, nature, rights clearance, compliance with law and legal restrictions associated with their Content contribution. As such, HPU is not responsible to, and shall not, regularly monitor or check for the accuracy, reliability, nature, rights clearance, compliance with law and legal restrictions associated with any contribution of Content. You will not hold HPU responsible for any user’s actions or inactions, including things they post or otherwise make available through the Service. HPU does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the material posted by other users or endorse any opinions expressed by such users. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE ON CONTENT POSTED IN AN INTERACTIVE AREA OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your work (as included on the Service) has been copied, displayed, or distributed in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify our Copyright Agent.
A notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication as set forth below, and must include substantially all of the following: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is allegedly infringed; (b) a description of such copyrighted work(s) and an identification of what material in such work(s) is claimed to be infringed; (c) a description of the exact name of the infringing work and the location of the infringing work on the Service; (d) information sufficient to permit HPU to contact you, such as your physical address, telephone number and e-mail address; (e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (f) a statement by you that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
The HPU Copyright Agent can be reached by phone, fax or post as follows:
Lisa Krupp, Copyright Agent
Address: 7777 Center Avenue, Suite 350
Huntionton Beach, CA 92647
Fax number: 310-314-5205
lkrupp [at] thinkpets.com
The Copyright Agent will only respond to any claims involving alleged copyright infringement.