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Effective Date: December 8, 2018

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. Healthy Canines, Inc. ("Healthy Canines", "we," "us"), a Georgia corporation, provides this web site and all web site-related services (collectively, the "Site") subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in these terms of use (these "Terms of Use"). These Terms of Use govern the relationship between Healthy Canines and you, the Site visitor and/or member ("you", "your") with respect to your use of the Site. It is important that you read carefully and understand the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. By using the Site and/or registering with us, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use and you consent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not access or otherwise use this web site, forums or blogs shall be deemed your consent to such changes.

We reserve the right at any time to change the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Site, or change any fees or charges for use of the Site.

Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by means including, without limitation, posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms of Use. Upon our request, you agree to sign a non-electronic version of these Terms of Use.

The Healthy Canines web site is an on-line community of people who care about the dogs. We ask that you follow a few guidelines when posting to this site.

  • Please do not use profanity in your messages.
  • Please do not post personal attacks, or excessive and explicit criticism of fellow bloggers or other humane or rescue organizations or individuals.
  • You must be over 13 to post comments and/or content.
  • Please avoid excessive negativity, and incitement and/or approval of violent or illegal activities.
  • Please do not post unlawful or objectionable content, including unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, graphic, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material.
  • We do not allow advertising.
  • Please avoid spamming or off-topic material.
  • If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users you may have action taken against your accounts.

We will remove content and messages which do not follow the above guidelines. Healthy Canines, Inc. reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason. We reserve the right to modify or expand the above guidelines as necessary.

Intellectual Property; Use of Web Site Content

The design of this web site and all materials published on it by Healthy Canines, including text, names, trademarks, service marks, logos, graphics, photographs, video, or other visuals or content are the property of Healthy Canines and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Healthy Canines authorizes you to view and download the content portion of this web site only for your personal, non-commercial use and only if you keep on any copies all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the original materials. You agree you will not otherwise reproduce, retransmit or distribute, in any manner or to any extent whatsoever, any part of this web site, its design or content published by Healthy Canines, without the prior written permission of Healthy Canines. Permission will only be granted if you agree to give credit to the author and to Healthy Canines. Note: Resources available on the Healthy Canines website(s) are available for use and reproduction without prior contact as long as credit is appropriately given as stated above.

If you would like permission to reproduce any other Healthy Canines materials on this web site, please contact us at grants@healthycanines.org. Please specify the URL and article or feature you would like permission to reproduce. Reproduced text may not be modified or altered in any way without our express written consent. The content permitted to be copied as specified above does not include the layout or design of this web site. Those elements of this site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be imitated or reproduced in whole or in part. Also, no logos, graphics, sounds or images on this web site may be reproduced or distributed without Healthy Canines’ express written consent.

Postings or Uploads to Member Profiles, Group Pages, Forums or Blogs

By posting content, including but not limited to text and photographs, to any Group Pages, Member Profiles, forum or blog, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to post or upload the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use under copyright law. You agree you will not knowingly provide content with intent to defraud or submit misleading or false information. You represent and warrant also the content you supply does not violate these Terms and you will indemnify and hold Healthy Canines harmless for any and all claims resulting from content you supply.

By uploading or posting to a Group page, Member Profile, forum or blog, you are granting Healthy Canines a non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, perpetual, irrevocable, and worldwide license to reproduce, use and distribute your content. Healthy Canines will make an effort to credit your authorship.

You understand and agree all content posted to Group pages, Member Profile, forums and blogs is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. Healthy Canines does not necessarily approve of and is not responsible for and disclaims any and all liability that may arise from content posted by you or other individuals or groups on the Group pages, Member Profiles, forums or blogs. If you believe any content posted by others is infringing or otherwise objectionable, please notify us at grants@healthycanines.org.

You agree that Healthy Canines has the right in its sole discretion to edit, alter, or remove any content submitted by you or others to the site.

User Conduct

Healthy Canines News is intended to encourage interaction and discussion around helping animals in the spirit of cooperation of the “Easing Financial Hardships for Your Pets Healthcare Needs movement.” Please do not post personal attacks or excessive and explicit criticism against any individuals or other animal welfare organizations. You may not create and use multiple login ID's for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users.

In addition, you are prohibited from uploading, posting, emailing or otherwise transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, harassing, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. You further agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any confidential information, trade secrets, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," pyramid schemes," any other form of solicitation, or software viruses.

Healthy Canines reserves the right to remove in its sole discretion any upload or posting that violates these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to take all available and appropriate legal action to protect this web site and its contents from such misuse and abuse.

Healthy Canines, Inc. will ask users if they are under 13 years old prior to allowing them to post any materials. If so, we will not allow them to participate in any interactive aspects of the Healthy Canines websites. This policy is designed to protect minors from inappropriate contact on our web site. It is not designed to protect minors or adults from what may be controversial content. Nor is its purpose to determine if content is age appropriate.

Usage Rules

As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree that you will not use the Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement. In addition, you may post to certain areas of the Site without registering, including our commenting on news, blog, or story posts. We reserve the right to delete any username that we deem inappropriate or offensive. We encourage you to report inaccurate, offensive or illegal content by writing to us at grants@healthycanines.org.

We reserve the right to block transmission of, and or remove any User Content that you post to the Site, at any time, for any reason, and without prior notice to you. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you expressly acknowledge and agree that the following rules shall apply to your use of the Site:

  • You are responsible for any User Content posted to the Site.
  • You may not post or transmit any User Content which is illegal, libelous or defamatory. You may not post or transmit any User Content which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person other than yourself without the consent of such person or his or her legal guardian. You may not post or transmit any User Content which is indecent, obscene or pornographic.
  • You may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.
  • You may not post or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any other contaminating or destructive features.
  • You may not post or transmit any User Content which is harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful.
  • You may not post or transmit spam, petitions for signatures, chain letters or letters relating to pyramid schemes. You may not post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials or any other solicitation of other users to use goods or services.

 

DISCLAIMERS

YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEB SITE, ITS FORUMS AND BLOGS ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ARE ENTIRELY LIABLE FOR YOUR ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THIS SITE, THE FORUMS AND BLOGS. HEALTHY CANINES DOES NOT WARRANT (A) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS NEWS WEB SITE, THE FORUMS OR BLOGS; (B) THAT THIS NEWS WEB SITE, FORUMS OR BLOGS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ACCESS ALL THE TIME OR AT ANY TIME ON A CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED BASIS; (C) THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT CAN OR WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (D) THAT THIS WEB SITE OR ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE OR MATERIALS. THIS WEB SITE, FORUMS AND BLOGS AND THEIR CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." HEALTHY CANINES MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU MUST EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THE CONTENT. HEALTHY CANINES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, PROPERTY OR PERSON, OR ANY OTHER INCONVENIENCE OR LOSS, RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF THIS NEWS WEB SITE, FORUMS OR BLOGS.

Where applicable law does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, some of the foregoing exclusions may not apply to you. This Disclaimer applies to all content and services available through this site.

DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HEALTHY CANINES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF HEALTHY CANINES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

YOU AGREE NEVER TO BRING A CLAIM AGAINST AND RELEASE HEALTHY CANINES AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, FOUNDERS AND ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FROM ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM ACCESS, UPLOADS, POSTINGS, EMAILS, DOWNLOADS OR OTHER USE OF THE WEB SITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GROUP PAGES, MEMBER PROFILES, FORUMS AND BLOGS) AND LINKED SITES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AGREEMENT DISCHARGES HEALTHY CANINES AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, FOUNDERS AND ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY LIABILITY TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, INJURY TO REPUTATION, DEFAMATION, ILLNESS, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR OTHER LOSS THAT MAY RESULT AS A RESULT OF ACCESS, UPLOADS, POSTINGS, EMAILS, DOWNLOADS OR OTHER ACTIVITIES OR USE RELATED TO THE WEB SITE, ITS GROUP PAGES, MEMBER PROFILES, FORUMS AND BLOGS AND THEIR CONTENT AND LINKED SITES.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Healthy Canines and its employees, agents, officers, directors, agents, founders, successors and assigns harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, claims, actions, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) in connection with or arising from your access, uploads, postings, emails, downloads or other use or misuse of this web site, the Group Pages, Member profiles, forums and blog, and linked web sites. Healthy Canines may participate in the defense of any claim or action and any negotiations for settlement at your expense. Healthy Canines reserves the right, upon notice to you, to assume exclusive defense and control of any claim or action against it that is subject to indemnification by you, without relieving you of your indemnification obligations.

Interpretation

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and all other provisions shall remain enforceable and in full effect. No failure or delay in enforcing any condition of the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy term shall be a waiver of that or any other term or condition.

Links to Third Party Sites

This web site may contain hyperlinks to web sites operated by persons or entities other than Healthy Canines. If you decide to access or use any such third-party web sites, you do this entirely at your own risk. The linked sites are not under the control of Healthy Canines and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Healthy Canines of the site.

Choice of Law and Forum

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of Georgia, excluding choice of law provisions. You expressly agree the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions of Use or your use of this site shall be in the state or federal courts located in the State of Georgia, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of those courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

Healthy Canines controls this web site from its offices in the United States of America. Healthy Canines makes no representation that information and materials on this web site ("Materials") are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Healthy Canines.