Intellectual Property: Use of Web Site Content
The design of this web site and all materials published on it by Shelter Animals Count, including text, names, trademarks, service marks, logos, graphics, photographs, video, or other visuals or content are the property of Shelter Animals Count and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Shelter Animals Count 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 Shelter Animals Count, without the prior written permission of Shelter Animals Count. Permission will only be granted if you agree to give credit to the author and to Shelter Animals Count. Note: Resources available on the Shelter Animals Count on our sites Shelter Animals Count.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 Shelter Animals Count materials on this web site, please contact us. 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 Shelter Animals Count’ 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 Shelter Animals Count 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 Shelter Animals Count a non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, perpetual, irrevocable, and worldwide license to reproduce, use and distribute your content. Shelter Animals Count 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. Shelter Animals Count 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.
You agree that Shelter Animals Count has the right in its sole discretion to edit, alter, or remove any content submitted by you or others to the site.
Shelter Animals Count is a collaborative initiative formed to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts and enabling insights to save lives. 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.
SAC 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 SAC 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.
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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 SHELTER ANIMALS COUNT 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 SHELTER ANIMALS COUNT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Shelter Animals Count 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. Shelter Animals Count may participate in the defense of any claim or action and any negotiations for settlement at your expense. Shelter Animals Count 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.
Links to Third Party Sites
This web site may contain hyperlinks to web sites operated by persons or entities other than Shelter Animals Count. 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 Shelter Animals Count 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 Shelter Animals Count 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 District of Columbia, 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 District of Columbia, 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.
Shelter Animals Count controls this web site from its offices in the United States of America. Shelter Animals Count 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 Shelter Animals Count.