Terms of use

By using the ThePetCommunity.com Website (the "Website") you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (this "Agreement"), whether or not you register as a member ("Member"). If you wish to become a Member and communicate with other Members and make use of the ThePetCommunity.com service (the "Service"), read these Terms of Use and indicate your acceptance of them by following the instructions in the Registration process.

This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and your membership in the Service and may be modified by ThePetCommunity.com from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by ThePetCommunity.com on the Website.

Eligibility

By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Term

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason by following the instructions on the settings pages, or upon receipt by ThePetCommunity.com of your written or email notice of termination. ThePetCommunity.com may terminate your membership for any reason. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service for any reason, and without notice, without liability to you, any other Member or any third party. We also reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use from time to time without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Use so that you will be apprised of any changes.

Non Commercial Use by Members

The Website is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members and should not use the Service or the Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

Basic account limitations:

Maximum number of pets per user: 2
Maximum number of galleries per pet: 2
Maximum number of photos per gallery: 50
Maximum number of videos per pet: 5

Premium account limitations:

Maximum number of pets per user: 50
Maximum number of galleries per pet: 50
Maximum number of photos per gallery: 100
Maximum number of videos per pet: 50

Proprietary Rights in Content on ThePetCommunity.com

ThePetCommunity.com owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of ThePetCommunity.com. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

Privacy policy

Our collection and use of personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Content Posted on the Site.

a. You understand and agree that ThePetCommunity.com may review and delete any content, messages, videos, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of ThePetCommunity.com violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Members.

b. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members.

c. By posting Content to any public area of ThePetCommunity.com, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to ThePetCommunity.com an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

d. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website. ThePetCommunity.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators. It includes Content that: solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; harasses or advocates harassment of another person; provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18; involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming"; promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files; contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); is patently offensive to the online community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes; and provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses.

e. You must use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

f. You may not include in your Member profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, URLs or email addresses.

g. You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members to buy or sell any products or services through the Service. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. Although ThePetCommunity.com cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, ThePetCommunity.com reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which ThePetCommunity.com deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

Copyright Policy

You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. | Logo designed by Freepik

Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other ThePetCommunity.com Members. ThePetCommunity.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

Disclaimers

ThePetCommunity.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. ThePetCommunity.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. ThePetCommunity.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. ThePetCommunity.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will ThePetCommunity.com be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Website or the Service, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and ThePetCommunity.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. ThePetCommunity.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.

Limitation on Liability

Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will ThePetCommunity.com be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Web site or the Service, even if ThePetCommunity.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold ThePetCommunity.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

Other

This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Website and further affirmed by becoming a Member of the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and ThePetCommunity.com regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

International use

You agree and accept that that all personal data, information media is being monitored by the administrators in the EU and all data is stored in Germany.

Monitoring of Online Behavior

As a user, you will have the ability to communicate with other users through instant messages and onsite mail. While we do not, as a rule, moderate or monitor members' private exchanges, we reserve the right to do so if we suspect using our service for the purpose of solicitation or any other violation of our terms of use or Privacy Statement. Member submissions that appear on the public area of the site are moderated and, if necessary, we reserve the right to edit, delete, remove or not use any communication on a public area of the site. Members may choose to participate in community polls. The results of these polls are tracked by gender only and do not reveal any personal identifiable information linked to the individual voters.

Last edited on the 10th July 2016