Terms of Use

Legal Information

Pets for the Elderly (PFE) Legal Department provides counsel to PFE and its staff. We cannot provide legal advice to, or act as an attorney for, external organizations or individuals. None of the information on any PFE website should be construed as providing legal advice. If you have a specific question, please see contact our legal team at legal@petsfortheelderly.org.

User Agreement

Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of Pets for the Elderly Foundation (PFE) (“PFE”, “we” or “us”). This website (“Website”) is provided at no charge with the express condition that users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”) set forth below.  These Terms of Use, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference, govern your access to and use of the Website, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through Website, whether as a guest or a registered user.

Acceptance of Terms of Use

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you must not access or use any of the Website.

Changes to Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion without notice to you. You must consult the most recent version of these Terms of Use each time you view the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use as modified.

Intellectual Property Rights

PFE and the PFE Logo Design are registered trademarks of Pets for the Elderly Foundation.

PFE owns and maintains the Website for educational and informational purposes only, and it is solely for personal, non-commercial use.  All materials on the Website, including but not limited to all information, images, text, video and audio, displays, data, trademarks, service marks, and logos (including the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are, unless otherwise noted, the exclusive property of PFE and are protected by United States copyright, trademark and other applicable law. You must not copy, download, reproduce, republish, reuse, distribute, transmit, store, create derivative works of, publically display, or modify any of the material on the Website for any purpose without PFE’s express written permission, except that you may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the Website.  You may also make a single copy of the content displayed on any page of the Website to be used for your personal and non-commercial use which does not harm the reputation of PFE, provided that you do not remove any trademarks, copyrights and any other notice contained in such content.

If you use the Website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of any materials you have created. No right, title or interest in or to the Website or any content thereof is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by PFE. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws.

Accessing the Website and Account Security

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

To access the Website as a registered user, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct and complete. You agree that all information you provide to us to register with this Website or otherwise is governed by our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

If you select a user name and password as part of our security procedures, you agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of such user name and password, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier at any time in our sole discretion for any reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

PFE Interactive Services Policy

PFE Blog may enable users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users (hereinafter, “post”) content (collectively, “User Contributions”) as PFE Blog comments. All User Contributions, and any website on which a link to the Website appears (a “Linked Site”), must comply with the following Content Standards:

Content Standards

User Contributions and Linked Sites must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions and Linked Sites must not:

In addition, User Contributions must not involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.

You hereby agree and acknowledge that you are responsible for the content of any User Contribution you submit and/or of your Linked Site, and you have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.  We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content, accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any User Contribution or of any Linked Site.

Ownership and Confidentiality

Any User Contribution posted to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you:

Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content posted on the PFE Blog. We may, in our sole discretion:

In addition, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS PFE FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY PFE DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER PFE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Copyright Protection

Our copyright protection policy provides for the termination, as appropriate, of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders.  If you believe your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information (required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512) to our Copyright Agent at the address set forth below:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Pets for the Elderly Legal Department
200 Public Square, Suite 3500
Cleveland, OH 44114-2302
Phone: (216) 241-2838
Fax: (216) 241-3707
Email: legal@petsfortheelderly.org

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Website:

In addition, you agree not to:

Users under the age of 18

No one under the age of 18 is allowed to register on the Website. While the Website is designed to be appropriate for all users, we will not knowingly collect personal information from users who are under the age of 18. If you are not yet 18 years old, please do not participate in any of the activities on the Website that require you to provide personal information (like making a purchase or signing up to receive the newsletter).

PFE is committed to safeguarding our users’ online privacy and recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information, particularly that of children (for further information, please see our Privacy Policy). We take all required steps to protect the privacy and safety of children in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE USING THE WEBSITE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE AND ALL OF THE MATERIALS ON OR REFERENCED BY THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS.  PFE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL PFE BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, AND LOSS OF DATA), AND WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

By using the Website and its contents, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PFE, its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Website’s content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

Changes to the Website

We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Privacy Policy

All information we collect on this Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information consistent with the Privacy Policy.

Links from the Website

These terms and conditions apply only to the Website. Where the Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only and are not intended as an endorsement by PFE of the organization or individual operating the third party website. We have no control over the contents of such websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Geographic Restrictions

Pets for the Elderly Foundation is based in the state of Ohio in the United States. We provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Please be aware that any personal information you transfer to us will be transferred to the U.S. and will be subject to U.S. law. By using this Website, participating in any activities related to this Website, and/or providing us with information, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under your own local and national laws.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Ohio without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio or the courts of the State of Ohio. You hereby acknowledge and consent to jurisdiction in Ohio and waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Termination

Your acceptance of these Terms of Use constitutes an agreement between you and PFE. This agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or PFE. You may terminate this agreement at any time by discontinuing use of the Website. PFE may also terminate this agreement at any time without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the Website, if in PFE’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Use.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver by PFE of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of PFE to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use and the documents incorporated herein by reference constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Pets for the Elderly Foundation with respect to the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website.

Your Comments and Concerns

All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: website@petsfortheelderly.org

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