Welcome to the Paws for Purpose dba Paws for Life K9 Rescue (hereafter "Paws for Life") Website. These Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms of Use") set forth the terms and conditions under which you are authorized to use one of our website and/or mobile versions of the website (collectively "Website").

THROUGH YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

To the extent additional rules or guidelines affect your use of our Website, those rules and guidelines (including our Privacy Policy) are hereby incorporated as though fully set forth herein. By using our website, you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you should immediately stop using our Website.

As a condition of using our Website, you represent that you are of legal age to enter into a binding contract and that you are not a person barred from accessing the Website under the laws of the State of California, the United States or any other country.

Users of the website must conduct themselves as follows:

  • Do not use vulgar language or profanity in your messages.
  • Do not post personal attacks, or excessive and explicit criticism of fellow bloggers or rescue organizations or individuals.
  • You must be over 16 to post comments and/or content. This policy is designed to protect minors from the possibility of 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.
  • Negative comments, and incitement and/or approval of violent or illegal activities are not allowed.
  • 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.
  • Do not 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 to the website.

NO advertising is allowed.

Spamming or off-topic material is not allowed.

Not complying with these rules, disrupting the community or annoying other users will result in the appropriate action being taken against you.

Messages and content which do not follow the above guidelines will be removed from the site. Paws for Life expressly reserves the right to delete any post or contribution to the site that it deems inappropriate. Paws for Life expressly reserves the right to take action against anyone using the Website, at any time, for any reason. We reserve the right to modify or expand the above guidelines as necessary. Paws for Life 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 Website and its contents from such misuse and abuse.

As consideration for access to and use of this web site, you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use, including the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to all of these terms and conditions, you are not authorized to use this web site, forums or blogs or any of the contents or services. These Terms and Conditions of Use may be revised periodically, and we advise you to check here from time to time for any changes. Your continued use of the Website, forums or blogs shall be deemed your consent to such changes.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; USE OF WEB SITE CONTENT

The design of this web site and all materials published on it by Paws for Life, including text, names, trademarks, service marks, logos, graphics, photographs, video, or other visuals or content are the property of Paws for Life and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Paws for Life 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 Paws for Life, without the prior written permission of Paws for Life. Permission will only be granted if you agree to give credit to the author and to Paws for Life. Note: Resources available on the Paws for Life on our sites Paws for Life.org and news 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 Paws for Life materials on this web site, please contact us at info@pawsforlifek9.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 trademark 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 Paws for Life' 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 represent and warrant that you either own or 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 Paws for Life 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 Paws for Life a non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, perpetual, irrevocable, and worldwide license to reproduce, use and distribute your content. Paws for Life 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. Paws for Life 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 info@pawsforlifek9.org.

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

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES AND CONTENT

Paws for Life's Website is intended primarily for informational purposes. We enable you to inquire about the various services and events promoted by Paws for Life and certain third parties. Your use of these features and other content or services provided by third parties–including third-party links to other websites on the Internet–are not governed by these Terms of Use. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of, or any content located on or through, any third-party site or service, or any use of your information by those third parties. You further acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any party other than Paws for Life will be at your own risk. You expressly agree to hold us harmless for any claims of damage arising from any content, product or service provided by any third party or use of your information by those third parties. Your use of those third-party websites and services is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies posted on each site or service, and we encourage you to review those terms of use and privacy policies.

MODIFICATIONS AND INTERRUPTION TO THE WEBSITE

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or any portion of our Website with or without notice. We will not be liable if we choose to exercise this right. You acknowledge and accept that we do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Website, or that operation of our Website will be uninterrupted or error free. You understand that usage of our Website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

PERMITTED USE OF THE CONTENT

Use of the content on this Website, including without limitation reproduction for purposes other than those noted herein, modification, distribution, replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer or agent of Paws for Life is strictly prohibited. With the exception of search engines, you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Paw for Life. You may use the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, except as described herein. You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such content. You may not make any use of content owned by any third parties which is available on the Website, without the express consent of those third parties.

ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE NOT PERMITTED

You may not engage in any of the following with regard to the Website (including without limitation posting or transmitting content through the Website), and you agree not to use the Website to:

  1. violate or encourage the violation of any local, state, national, or international law or regulation;
  2. collect or store personal data about other users of our Website or solicit personal information from any individual;
  3. impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  4. send or promote any message that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, abusive, sexually explicit, threatening, vulgar, obscene, profane, disparaging regarding racial, gender or ethnic background, any statement that you have reason to know is false or misleading, or otherwise objectionable messages, as determined by Paws for Life in its sole discretion;
  5. infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or privacy, or other right of any party, or distribute any content you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
  6. promote or distribute any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or material which can be characterized as "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or similar material, any request for or solicitation of money, goods, or services for private gain, or any information posted primarily for advertising, promotional, or other commercial purposes;
  7. disrupt or interfere with the security or use of the Website or any websites or content linked to them;
  8. interfere with or damage the Website, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, Trojan horses, harmful code, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or email address information or similar methods or technology or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to our Website;
  9. impersonate another person or entity, misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, including (without limitation) Paws for Life, our any third party, or create or use a false identity;
  10. attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Website or portions thereof that are restricted from general access;
  11. use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing the Paws for Life's (or any third party partner or sponsor's) name or trademarks;
  12. attempt to reverse engineer or otherwise derive or obtain the code in any form for any software used in the Website;
  13. engage in any activity that interferes with any third party's ability to use or enjoy the Website; or
  14. assist any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these Terms of Use.

Further, without our written consent, you may not:

  1. reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose any Paws for Life content or any use of or access to the Website;
  2. use any high volume, automated, or electronic means (including, without limitation, robots, spiders, scripts, or other automated devices) to access the Website or monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon;
  3. in any way affect the display of the Website, including deep linking to the Website for any purpose; frame the Website, or place pop-up windows over any content.

PERMITTED USE OF THE WEBSITE'S CONTENT

Any use of content on the Website, including without limitation reproduction for purposes other than those noted herein, modification, distribution, replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Paw for Life, is strictly prohibited. With the exception of search engines, you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Paws for Life. You may use the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, except as described herein. You may not make any use of content owned by any third parties which is available on the Website, without the express consent of those third parties.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

In the event that you find content posted on our Website which you believe to be an infringement of the copyright ownership or other intellectual property rights of your company or any third party, you are requested to immediately contact Paws for Life at info@pawsforlifek9.org. To report any alleged infringement, please contact us in writing by providing a signed statement to the aforementioned address containing the following information pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"):

  1. your name, address, telephone number, and email address, and if you are acting on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property, the name of the owner;
  2. a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of the copyright or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner;
  3. a detailed description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  4. if your claim is based on a registered work, the registration number, and the date of issuance of the registration;
  5. a description of the infringing material and the URL where such material is located on the Website, or a description of where on our Website you found such material;
  6. your written statement that you believe, in good faith, that the use of the work on our Website has not been authorized by the true owner of the work, its agent, or as a matter of law; and
  7. a statement that all of the information you have provided is true.

WEBSITE USER-SUBMITTED CONTENT

Any content uploaded, posted, submitted, or otherwise made available by individual users of the Website, including without limitation blog comments, message board posts, and any other content which does not originate with Paws for Life ("User Content"), is the sole responsibility of the person who made such User Content available on the Website. Under no circumstances will Paws for Life be liable in any way for any User Content made available through this Website by you or any third party. Since Paw for Life does not control the User Content posted on it Website, it does not guarantee the truthfulness, integrity, suitability, or quality of that User Content, and it does not endorse such User Content. You also agree and understand that by accessing the Website, you may encounter content that you may consider to be objectionable. Paws for Life has no responsibility for any User Content, including without limitation any errors or omissions therein. Paws for Life is not liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any User Content on the Website.

User Content is owned by the author thereof, and Paws for Life does not claim ownership of original works created and posted by individual visitors to this Website. However, by uploading, posting, transmitting or otherwise making any User Content available on or through the Website, you are granting Paws for Life an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, transferrable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to copy, reproduce, modify, publish, display, distribute publicly, perform, exploit, and prepare derivative works of such User Content (including your name, image, likeness, or information you have made publicly available in connection therewith) in any manner, media or format now existing or hereafter devised, without any obligation of notice, attribution or compensation to you.

Paws for Life reserves the right (but has no obligation) in its sole discretion to pre-screen, edit, refuse, move or remove any User Content that is posted on the Website. You agree that the exercise by Paws for Life of such discretion shall not convert or transform User Content to content owned or provided by Paws for Life, and the user who made such User Content available on the Website will retain ownership thereof as described below.

As required by California Law, we permit minors under the age of 18 to request the deletion of any content or information that the minor has posted on our Website. To request the removal of content or information you have posted on the Website, please email info@pawsforlifek9.org with (a) your name, (b) a complete description of the content you would like removed, and (c) the web address(es) of the content you would like removed. Please be aware that our fulfillment of this request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted on our Website.

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. PAWS FOR LIFE 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." PAWS FOR LIFE 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. PAWS FOR LIFE 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.

This Disclaimer applies to all content and services available through this site as allowed by law.

DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PAWS FOR LIFE 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 PAWS FOR LIFE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE NEVER TO BRING A CLAIM AGAINST AND RELEASE PAWS FOR LIFE AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, FOUNDERS AND ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS AND VOLUNTEERS 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 PAWS FOR LIFE AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, FOUNDERS AND ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS AND VOLUNTEERS 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 Paws for Life and its employees, agents, officers, directors, agents, founders, successors and assigns and volunteers harmless from and against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of any content you post on our Website, including but not limited to any use of our Website in a manner not consistent with the Terms of Use. This includes all liabilities, damages, claims, actions, costs, and expenses in connection with or arising from your access, uploads, postings, emails, photos, downloads, infringement of a third party's intellectual property, or other use or misuse of this Website, the Group Pages, Member profiles, forums and blog, and linked web sites. Paws for Life reserves the rights may participate in the defense of any claim or action and any negotiations for settlement at your expense. Paws for Life 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.

THIRD PARTY SITES, SERVICES AND CONTENT

The Website is intended primarily for informational purposes. This web site may contain hyperlinks to web sites operated by persons or entities other than Paws for Life. 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 Paws for Life 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 Paws for Life of the site.

You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of, or any content located on or through, any third-party site or service, or any use of your information by those third parties. You further acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any party other than Paws for Life will be at your own risk. By use of the Website, you expressly agree to hold us harmless for any claims of damage arising from any content, product or service provided by any third party or use of your information by those third parties. Your use of those third-party websites and services is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies posted on each site or service, and you are encouraged you to review those terms of use and privacy policies.

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 California, 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 California, 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.

Paws for Life controls this web site from its offices in the United States of America. Paws for Life 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 Paws for Life.

CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS TO THE TERMS OF USE

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms of Use without prior notice. You are encouraged to check this page regularly for changes to the Terms of Use. Modifications will become effective immediately upon being posted to our Website, without further notice to you. Your continued use of any of our Website after such modifications are posted constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of such modifications, and you may not amend these Terms of Use.

OTHER TERMS

If any provision of these Terms of Use is determined by a court of law to be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent, and the invalid provision will be modified as necessary to make it valid and enforceable while as closely as possible reflecting the original intentions of Paws for Life.

CONTENT COMPLAINTS

If you believe that any content on our Website violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise inappropriate, please report the content by completing the Contact Us form on our Website, or send an email to info@pawsforlifek9.org.