Pet FBI Terms of Service ("Agreement")
This Agreement was last updated on June 24, 2021.
Agreement between User and PetFBI.org
PetFBI.org is owned and operated by Pet FBI – Pets Found By Internet, an Ohio nonprofit corporation (hereafter “Pet FBI”).
Visiting PetFBI.org or sending emails to Pet FBI constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Pet FBI is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Pet FBI and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion. If you believe your account is compromised, you mustcontact usimmediately at email@example.com.
Children Under Thirteen
Pet FBI does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use PetFBI.org only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
PetFBI.org may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Pet FBI and Pet FBI is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Pet FBI is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Pet FBI of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via PetFBI.org are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the PetFBI.org domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Pet FBI may share such information and data with any third party with whom Pet FBI has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service, or functionality on behalf of PetFBI.org users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Pet FBI or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Pet FBI content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Pet FBI and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Pet FBI or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Pet FBI maintains a set of posting guidelines to foster a positive, safe, and helpful community environment. In the event of a violation of any of the following guidelines, we reserve the right to remove content or ban users from Pet FBI and Pet FBI social properties (e.g., Facebook or Instagram pages).
- Pet FBI does not take part in foster care or custody disputes. If you believe someone has wrongful custody of a pet, Pet FBI is not the place to resolve that dispute.
- Pet FBI is a platform for LOST and FOUND/STRAY pets ONLY.
- Please do not include personally identifiable information about other individuals in your posting.
- Please do not use profanity.
- Only images of your pet or a pet you found should be submitted. Please do not submit images of anything else.
- Must be 13+ years of age to post on Pet FBI.
- Please do not post the same pet more than one time.
- Please do not include links to other sites in the post message.
Use of Communication Services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Pet FBI has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Pet FBI reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Pet FBI reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Pet FBI reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Pet FBI's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Pet FBI does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Pet FBI specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Pet FBI spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Pet FBI.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
You understand that you are signing up to receive content/postings from third parties, not affiliated with Pet FBI and Pet FBI is not responsible for the content you may receive and any damages which may arise as a result. You understand and accept the risks. Pet FBI is not responsible for the conduct, online or offline, of any Users of the site.
Materials Provided to PetFBI.org or Posted on Any Pet FBI Web Page
Pet FBI does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to PetFBI.org (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Pet FBI Site or our associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission you are granting Pet FBI, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Pet FBI is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Pet FBI's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
The Service is controlled, operated, and administered by Pet FBI from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Pet FBI Content accessed through PetFBI.org in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions, or regulations.
Pet FBI offers no guarantee of physically locating your lost pet as a result of using our services. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pet FBI, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Pet FBI reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Pet FBI in asserting any available defenses.
In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator's award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney's fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regard to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH'S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Pet FBI agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE PET FBI (PETS FOUND BY INTERNET) AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
THE PET FBI (PETS FOUND BY INTERNET) AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. THE PET FBI (PETS FOUND BY INTERNET) AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Pet FBI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Ohio in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Pet FBI as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Pet FBI's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Pet FBI's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Pet FBI with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Pet FBI with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the user and Pet FBI with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
Pet FBI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which PetFBI.org is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Pet FBI encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
If you have questions or comments regarding the Terms, please contact us at PetFBI@petfbi.org.