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Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site!

PetWave Corporation ("PetWave") may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the PetWave website ("PetWave Site," or the "Site,") will mean you accept those changes.

The site does not provide veterinary advice

The contents of the PetWave Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from PetWave's licensors, and other material contained on the PetWave Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified animal health provider with any questions you may have regarding a veterinary condition. Never disregard professional veterinary advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the PetWave Site!

If you think you may have a veterinary emergency, call your veterinarian or animal hospital immediately. PetWave does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by PetWave, PetWave employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of PetWave, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The Site and the Content are provided on an "as is" basis.

Liability of PetWave and its licensors

The use of the PetWave Site and the Content is at your own risk.

When using the PetWave Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of PetWave and its suppliers. Accordingly, PetWave assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the PetWave Site.

The PetWave Site and the content are provided on an "as is" basis. PetWave, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Without limiting the foregoing, PetWave, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:

  1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the PetWave Site or PetWave.
  2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the PetWave Site.

In no event shall PetWave, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the PetWave Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, injury/death to an animal, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the PetWave Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not PetWave, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the PetWave Site are advised of the possibility of such damages. PetWave, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the PetWave Site shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. PetWave, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the PetWave Site are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). PetWave, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the PetWave Site are not liable for any injury to an animal, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

Use of content

PetWave authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the PetWave Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © 2008, PetWave Corporation. All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the PetWave Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with PetWave or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of PetWave. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to PetWave and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

General

PetWave is based in San Francisco, California, in the United States of America with principal offices in San Francisco, California. PetWave makes no claims that PetWave, or any Site within the PetWave Network and the Content are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the PetWave Network from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, User Submissions – image, video, audio files, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.

User Submissions

The personal information you submit to PetWave is governed by the PetWave Privacy Policy. To the extent there is an inconsistency between this Agreement and the PetWave Privacy Policy, this Agreement shall govern.

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas (including blogs, message boards, comment sections, etc.) that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any such submission You agree that you will not send or transmit to PetWave by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the "Contact Us" link) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to PetWave by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any submission to a Public Area or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to PetWave by email, you automatically grant-or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted-PetWave a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. PetWave may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or to PetWave by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

User submissions — image, video, audio files

You agree to only post or upload Media (like photos, videos or audio) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy or any other rights of any other person. Photos or videos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are usually copyrighted by the owner.

To protect your privacy, you agree that you will not submit any media that contains Personally Identifiable Information (like name, phone number, email address or web site URL.) of you or of anyone else. Uploading media like images or video of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.

By uploading any media on the PetWave site, you warrant that you have permission from all persons appearing in your media for you to make this contribution and grant rights described herin. Never post a picture or video of or with someone else unless you have their explicit permission.

It is strictly prohibited to upload media of any kind that contain expressions of hate, abuse, offensive images or conduct, obscenity, pornography, sexually explicit or any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms and Conditions, the PetWave Advertising Policy and the PetWave Privacy Policy.

You agree that you will not upload any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or this Web site.

By uploading any media like a photo or video, (a) you grant to PetWave a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in the media; and (b) you certify that any person pictured in the submitted media (or, if a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) authorizes PetWave to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in such media; and (c) you agree to indemnify PetWave and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from the media and/or your failure to comply with these the terms described in this document.

PetWave reserves the right to review all media prior to submission to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion

Passwords

PetWave has several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your PetWave passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your PetWave account and password; (3) promptly inform PetWave of any need to deactivate a password. You grant PetWave and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Site. PetWave cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using PetWave tools and services.

PetWave live and member to member areas ("public areas")

If you use a Public Area, such as a chat room, message boards, blogs or community Ask Our Expert posting or other member communities, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. PetWave and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a veterinary medical emergency, call your veterinarian or animal hospital immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  1. Using a Public Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
  2. Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  3. Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by PetWave in its sole discretion;
  4. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
  5. After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);
  6. Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  7. Impersonating another person;
  8. Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
  9. Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments; consent;
  10. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments
  11. Posting the same note more than once or "spamming"; or
  12. Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Public Area or the Site, or which, in the judgment of PetWave, exposes PetWave or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.

PetWave reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

  1. Record the dialogue in public chat rooms.
  2. Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
  3. Remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions.
  4. Terminate a user's access to any or all Public Areas and/or the PetWave Site upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  5. Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.
  6. Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the PetWave Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

PetWave or its licensors have no liability or responsibility to users of the PetWave Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

Advertisements, searches, and links to other sites

PetWave may provide links to third-party web sites. PetWave also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and PetWave may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. PetWave does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. PetWave is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the PetWave Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. PetWave does not endorse any product, service, or treatment advertised on the PetWave Site.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold PetWave, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Jurisdiction

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with PetWave, or in any way relating to your use of the PetWave Site, resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving PetWave or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Notice and takedown procedures; and copyright agent

If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting PetWave's copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
  6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

PetWave's agent for copyright issues relating to this web site is as follows:

PetWave Corporation
Attn: Legal Department
3053 Fillmore Street
#311
San Francisco, CA 94123

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, PetWave maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers.

Complete agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the PetWave Site, these Terms and Conditions and the PetWave Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and PetWave with respect to the use of the PetWave Site, and Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the PetWave.com Site helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted using our Contact Us Form or via U.S. mail to: PetWave, 3053 Fillmore Street, #311, San Francisco, CA 94123.

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