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Terms and Conditions

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. Furthermore, by using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not agree with any of these terms, or if you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use or access this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. Please see the Copyright Policy and Image Credits pages for more information.

2. Use License

  • Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the information on Furred And Feathered Pets’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
  1. modify or copy the materials;
  2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  3. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  4. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
  • This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Furred And Feathered Petsat any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer: No warranties

This website and it’s materials are provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.

Furred and Feathered Pets makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, does not warrant that:

  1. this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  2. the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading; or
  3. the information on any sites linked to this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

4. Limitations of liability

Furred And Feathered Pets or it’s suppliers will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  1. to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  2. for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  3. for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Furred And Feathered Pets has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Furred And Feathered Pets‘s liability in respect of any:

  1. death or personal injury caused by Furred And Feathered Pets‘s negligence;
  2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Furred And Feathered Pets; or
  3. matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Furred And Feathered Pets to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Furred And Feathered Pets‘s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Furred And Feathered Pets does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Furred And Feathered Pets may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Furred And Feathered Pets does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Furred And Feathered Pets may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

7. Governing Law and Unenforceable Provisions

Any claim relating to Furred And Feathered Pets‘s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of law provisions. If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

This document is based on a template provided by Ben Nadel as well as a Freenetlaw template supplied by Website Contracts.

Privacy Policy

Furred And Feathered Pets respects your privacy and is committed to safeguarding your privacy while online at this site. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Furred And Feathered Pets collects, and the ways in which Furred And Feathered Pets uses that personal information. In addition, this privacy statement explains how services used by Furred And Feathered Pets collect and use personal information collected from this site.

RSS Feeds and Email Updates

If a user wishes to subscribe to the RSS Feeds or Email Updates, Furred And Feathered Pets asks for contact information such as name and email address. Readers may opt-out of these communications at any time. Your personal information will never be sold or given to a third party. (You will never be spammed by Furred And Feathered Pets – ever.)

Log Files and Stats

Like most blogging platforms Furred And Feathered Pets uses log files, including, but not limited to, Statcounter and Google Analytics. These log files store information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring, exit and visited pages, platform used, date/time stamp, tracks readers’ movements on the whole, and gathers broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Advertisers

Furred And Feathered Pets uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when visiting this site. These ads may contain cookies and these third parties may collect and use information (but not your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Furred And Feathered Pets does not have access to this information.

Furred And Feathered Pets works with the following advertising companies now, or may in the future: Google Adsense, Amazon, Clickbank, eBay. Please check the advertisers websites for respective privacy policies.

Google Privacy

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, you can visit Google’s Advertising and Privacy page.

If you wish to opt out of Advertising companies tracking and tailoring advertisements to your surfing patterns you may do so at Network Advertising Initiative.

Google uses the Doubleclick DART cookie to serve ads across it’s Adsense network and you can get further information regarding the DART cookie at Doubleclick as well as opt out options at Google’s Privacy Center

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on a readers’ computer tied to information about that reader. Please see the Cookies Policy for information on privacy specifically related to the use of cookies on Furred And Feathered Pets.

Links

This site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Furred And Feathered Pets is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. Furred And Feathered Pets suggests readers be aware of this when they leave this site and read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Furred And Feathered Pets.

Copyright Policy

Copyright © 2010 – Present

Ownership of copyright

The copyright in this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, artwork, photographs, and images on this website) is owned by Furred And Feathered Pets, unless otherwise described in the provision below regarding Furred And Feathered Pets‘s use of copyrighted material.

Copyright license

Furred And Feathered Pets grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to:

  1. view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;
  2. copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and
  3. print pages from this website for your own personal and non-commercial use. Commercial use is defined as any activity related to a business operation (either customer facing/public or behind the scenes). Also included in this definition is any activity intended to generate revenue, whether the business is incorporated, sole proprietor, or an individual.

Furred And Feathered Pets does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website. In other words, all other rights are reserved.

For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without Furred And Feathered Pets‘s prior written permission.

Furred And Feathered Pets‘s use of copyrighted material

When Furred And Feathered Pets has used materials that to the best of it’s knowledge is copyrighted by others, appropriate credit has either been given adjacent to the material, or on the Credits Page, in accordance with all terms and conditions as required by the copyright holder.

Data mining

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.

Permissions

You may request permission to use the copyright materials on this website through the contact page, or by contacting the original owner if copyright is indicated as belonging to another person or entity.

Enforcement of copyright

Furred And Feathered Pets takes the protection of its copyright very seriously.

If Furred And Feathered Pets discovers that you have used its copyright materials in contravention of the license above, Furred And Feathered Pets may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.

If you become aware of any use of Furred And Feathered Pets‘s copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the license above, please report this through the contact page.

Infringing material

If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your or any other person’s copyright, that is outside the scope, or in violation of the provision regarding Furred And Feathered Pets‘s use of copyrighted material, please report this through the contact page.

This copyright notice is based on a Freenetlaw template supplied by Contractology.

Cookies Policy

About cookies

Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on Furred And Feathered Pets

Furred And Feathered Pets does not use cookies. However:

  1. As detailed in the Privacy Policy, Furred And Feathered Pets uses web site analytics software. This software generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to Furred And Feathered Pets is used to create reports about the use of the website. Statcounter, Google, and/or others, will store and use this information. For more information, please see: Google’s Advertising and Privacy Page and Statcounter’s Privacy Policy.
  2. Furred And Feathered Pets publishes Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior across the web using cookies, specifically, the DoubleClick DART cookie. When you visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on your browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web.

Opting out of cookies

  1. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
  2. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Ads Preferences Manager.
  3. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: Google Advertising and Privacy.

However, these opt-out mechanisms use a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: Advertising Cookie Opt-out Plugin.

Refusing cookies through your browser

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

  1. In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
  2. In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Please note: blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

This cookies policy is based on a Freenetlaw template supplied by Publishing Contracts.

Linking Policy

Furred And Feathered Pets welcomes links to this website made in accordance with the terms of this linking policy. This linking policy is intended to assist you when linking to this website.

Links to this website

  • Links pointing to this website should not be misleading.
  • Appropriate link text should be always be used.
  • You must not use the Furred And Feathered Pets logo to link to this website (or otherwise) without Furred And Feathered Pets‘s express written permission.
  • You must not link to this website using any inline linking technique.
  • You must not frame the content of this website or use any similar technology in relation to the content of this website.

Links from this website

This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties.

  • These links are not endorsements or recommendations.
  • Furred And Feathered Pets has no control over the contents of third party websites
  • Furred And Feathered Pets accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Removal of links

  • You agree that, should Furred And Feathered Pets request the deletion of a link to our website that is within your control, you will delete the link promptly.
  • If you would like Furred And Feathered Pets to remove a link to your website that is included on this website, please contact Furred And Feathered Pets using the contact page. Note that unless you have a legal right to demand removal, such removal will be at our discretion.

Changes to this linking policy

Furred And Feathered Pets may amend this linking policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website.

Contact us

Should you have any questions about this linking policy, please contact Furred And Feathered Pets through the contact page.

This linking policy is based on a Freenetlaw template supplied by Template Contracts.

Anti-Spam Policy

What is spam?

In the context of electronic messaging, spam refers to unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, typically sent for a commercial purpose.

Furred And Feathered Pets has a zero-tolerance spam policy.

Automated spam filtering

Furred And Feathered Pets‘s messaging systems automatically scan all incoming email and other messages, and filter-out messages that appear to be spam.

Furred And Feathered Pets currently uses the following WordPress plugins:

  1. Akismet
  2. WP-SpamFree
  3. Bad Behavior
  4. NoSpamNX

Problems with spam filtering

No message filtering system is 100% accurate, and from time to time legitimate messages will be filtered-out by Furred And Feathered Pets‘s systems. You can reduce the risk of a message being caught by the spam filters by sending the message in plain text (i.e. no HTML), removing any attachments, and ensuring that your messages are scanned for malware before dispatch.

Receipt of unwanted messages from Furred And Feathered Pets

In the unlikely event that you receive any message from Furred And Feathered Pets or sent using Furred And Feathered Pets‘s systems that may be considered to be spam, please contact Furred And Feathered Pets using the contact page and the matter will be investigated.

Changes to this anti-spam policy

Furred And Feathered Pets may amend this anti-spam policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website.

Contact us

Should you have any questions about this anti-spam policy, please contact Furred And Feathered Pets through the contact page.

This anti-spam policy is based on a Freenetlaw template supplied by Website Contracts.

Compensation Policy

This Compensation Disclosure has been provided for your protection and to fully disclose any relationship between this site and the owners of any products or services referenced, recommended, or advertised. It is always up to the consumer to carry out their own research and exercise due diligence when performing any type of business on the Internet. Whether you are purchasing products or services, including those on this website, you should always be certain that you are dealing with a reputable company and that no false claims are made.

The owner of this website is required by law to inform you that a relationship exists between this website and the products or services it reviews, recommends, promotes, or advertises.

1. Material Affiliation

This site may contain references to products or services, may offer products or services, or sell advertising space to owners of products or services. Unless otherwise indicated, it is advisable to assume that there is a material connection between this site and the product or service owners. This site will receive some form of compensation from the owners of the products or services as detailed below.

2. Good faith recommendations

It should be understood that any recommendation made by the owner of this site for any product or service has been made in good faith. Even though the owner of this site receives compensation for posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.

  • These recommendations reflect the fact that the site owner has either tried the product or service or has extensively researched them and can give an honest opinion to the merit of the product or service; or
  • The owner of this website may recommend products and services based on information supplied by the owner of the product or service, believing in good faith that the owner has personally used the product or service or an agent of them has and reported such information that may be supplied on this website. The product owner has an expressed warranty that they have direct knowledge of the marketability of said product or service.

However, it must also be considered that:

  • Any representations made by the owner of the product or service may be made in part based upon the belief that the owner may be compensated by the original manufacturer or provider of the product or service; and
  • In some cases the owner of the product or provider of the service may have a personal relationship which may have evolved into a business contract of some sort and therefore certain opinions may have been formed from such an arrangement.

As the owner of this website we cannot guarantee against such occurrences. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

3. Disclosure of bias on the part of this site

Due to the material connection between the owner of this website and the owners of the products or services recommended, provided, or advertised here, it must be understood that a bias for these products or services might exist. These biases, although based on facts, could have developed because of compensation for such recommendations from the product or service owners although every effort has been made to provide accurate and true reviews of each product or service.

Regardless of whether the owner of this website has, or will receive compensation from product or service owners, it should be understood that a relationship exist between the two so there does exist, established or not, the potential for a material connection between product and service owner and the owner of this website.

Before entering into any agreement or purchasing any product from this website, it is advisable to understand the potential partiality of the website owner due to possible compensation from the owners of products or services recommended on this website. You should perform your own research and exercise due diligence prior to purchasing products or services from any website.

4. Compensation received

This blog is a sponsored blog created or supported by a company. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The owner of this website may receive compensation for recommendations made in reference to the products or services on this website. This compensation may be in the form of money, services or complimentary products and could exist without any action from a website visitor. Should you purchase a product or service that was recommended by this website, it is understood that some form of compensation might be made to the website owner. For example, if you click on an affiliate link at this website and then make a purchase of the recommended product or service, the website owner may receive compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

Also, you should assume that the owner of any product or service offered on this site will receive compensation from the original manufacturer or provider of the product or service. It should also be assumed that this may happen regardless of the relationship between this site and the owner of the product or service. The extent of the compensation – from the original manufacturer or provider, to the current owner – is unknown to the owner of this site. The owner of this site is not a party to that compensation agreement and in no way does this compensation constitute any type of guarantee from the owner of this website to you being the purchaser of said product or service.

Furred And Feathered Pets is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

5. This Compensation disclosure statement

This compensation disclosure statement has been made to inform you of the possibility that a material connection between a product or service mentioned, reviewed, recommended, or advertised by this website and the product or service owner exist and that compensation to the website owner may be made should you purchase such product or service. Every effort has been made to provide true and accurate statements in regards to any and all products or services mentioned, reviewed or recommended by this website.

When any website makes any recommendation of a product or service it is advisable to assume the possibility of a material connection or relationship with the owners of those products or services. It is the responsibility of you as the customer to perform due diligence before purchasing a product or service from this website or any other.

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns and would like to receive an answer or ask a question prior to purchasing any product or service mentioned on this website you can contact the website owner through the contact page.

 

All Policies updated August 2014.