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Terms of Use | Help & Information | Terms of Use

Last updated on 29th June 2009.

The following are the rules or "Terms" that govern use of the Pet Peoples Place sites -, or others (collectively "site"). By using the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and to follow these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations governing the site. reserves the right to change these Terms at any time with immediate effect. Any change to these Terms will be posted here - it is your responsibility to check this page for changes. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you must not use this site.

Additionally, areas of may themselves contain additional terms that govern particular features or offers. In the event that any of the Terms contained herein conflict with the additional Terms or other terms and guidelines contained within any particular area of, then these terms shall control.

Community Forums
Please help us maintain a friendly and safe environment in our message boards. We always advise caution when children are left unattended on the internet and strongly advise against allowing unsupervised use of these boards by children under the age of 16. Any messages suspected to be posted by children under 16 will be removed at our earliest opportunity and the offending user will be banned. You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law. This is not only not humorous, but legal actions can be taken against you.

You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also inappropriate to this forum. Note that it is impossible for us to confirm the validity of posts on this forum. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages and are not responsible for their content. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information presented. The messages express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of this forum. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator of this forum immediately.

We have the rights to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy goes for member profile information as well. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum, and any related websites to this forum. We at this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you. You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another member, for your protection and for validity reasons.

You also agree to NEVER use another member's account to post messages or browse this forum. After you register and log into this forum, you can fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information we deem inaccurate or vulgar will be removed. Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement. advises all users to withhold personal information when it is requested. Do not disclose your real name, address or any other identifiable particulars. Also, it is forbidden to disclose similar information about other users. If you must reveal an email address, try using a web-based system (e.g. hotmail, Lycos etc.) until you know and trust an individual. In the event of any user experiencing abuse as described herein, or finding an article which does not comply to these Terms of Use, the responsible thing to do is to report the incident to the Webmaster. Swift and fair action will always be taken. In order for us to deal with your complaint effectively, you must provide us with as much information as possible, such as the nickname and date associated with the offending article(s). Make a Complaint. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our Forum a friendly and safe environment. Enjoy using the Pet Forums.

User Contributions
All of the materials you provide to will be assumed to be for publishing. does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to (including feedback and suggestions) or email, post, upload, input or submit to any area or service or its associated services for review by the general public (each a "Submission" and collectively "Submissions"). However, by emailing, posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are, without limitation, granting 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. is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion. is under no obligation to recognize that any of this material is provided by persons out with By emailing, 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.

By emailing, posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you will testify in any event where copyright ownership is challenged. This website is designed for people for over 16. It is forbidden to input information if you are not 16 years of age or older. By submitting information you are stating that you are over 16 years of age. By submitting any information to via the website or by any other means, you agree that to the best of your knowledge the information you provide to us is correct at the time of submission. will store the source email addresses of all received email and all email addresses contained within forms submitted via the website. These may be cross-referenced against other information we receive from you and will be used to email our weekly newsletter to you.

Pet Gallery Contest
The winner of our weekly pet photo contest is normally chosen as described in the Pet Gallery FAQ. However, reserves the right to select a winner entirely at our own discretion and without explanation. Furthermore, reserves the right to not select a winner in any given week, or to not award a prize (where a prize is available) to a winner. We send an automated email notification to all winners with instructions on how to claim your prize (where a prize is available), and only residents of the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom over 18 years of age are eligible to claim a prize. If you do not respond to an email notification informing you that you have won within 30 days, and you do not contact us during this time, you will no longer be eligible to claim your prize (where a prize is available). Employees of and their friends and family are not eligible to enter. Where a prize is available, please allow up to 28 days for prize delivery.

Pet News Publishing/Reprinting
If you wish to publish/reprint a news article from our site in your ezine, website, blog, forum, RSS feed or print publication, you must only publish/reprint news articles which are available for reprinting (Only news articles with a link to a page titled "Reprint This News Story"). You must publish the entire news article as is provided with no change, and specifically you must make all links so that they are active/linkable with no syntax changes and you agree not to include the rel=nofollow tag in your href statements. You must not publish/reprint available news articles on any website which contains or promotes any unlawful activity. You must not publish/reprint available news articles via unsolicited email, spamming, or pop up ads, and you must never sell any content available for publishing/reprinting or charge for it's use. You must also never create any derivative works from any content which is available for publishing/reprinting, including translation.

Pet Directory
The Directory is not a search engine and the order of entries is determined alphabetically. These terms refer to users who follow links from or submit a business or organization listing to the Directory. We own the data in our database/s and on our website, except that supplied by you. You cannot copy it, publish it or reproduce it to any third party without our express agreement in writing. Users of this site categorically indemnify us against any loss, damage or harm caused to them by following a link from one of our pages to any site, regardless of the content of the said site.

Completion and return of the Submit Form does not guarantee actual inclusion of a listing of your business or organization. We reserve the following rights at all times: a) To reject any submission on any grounds b) To decide in which category any submission should be listed c) To remove a link to a site at any time for any reason d) To refuse to enter into communication regarding the submission or removal of a link to any site. All businesses or organizations submitted using our online forms will be considered for inclusion in our database. However, only businesses or organizations we feel may be of interest to our readers will be included.

Submission of a site also represents acceptance of the following: You agree to indemnify us against any loss or damage caused to us, or our site or its reputation as a result of any failure by you, or on your behalf, to comply with these terms & conditions. You continually warrant throughout your dealings with us that you own the material that you supply to us and the data is complete, not misleading in any way and accurate. If there is a change in anything other than insignificant matters you will inform us immediately so that we can amend our listings. Your data and site will not contain anything which is illegal, obscene or indecent. You consent to our linking or otherwise making provision for our site to lead to yours and to our use if we see fit of your trade mark/s, text and graphics, indeed anything contained in or referred to on your submitted website, provided only that our use is limited to the website.

If we agree to list your business or organization, this is does not signify or infer any affiliation, partnership or unity between or its sub- webs and your business or organization and you must not design your website in such a way that your users are given this impression. Submission of a business or organization using Express Submit guarantees inclusion in the 'Featured' box at the top of the appropriate category page, providing that none of our Terms are contravened. Submission of a business or organization using Home Page Solutions guarantees inclusion in the 'Featured' box at the top of the appropriate category page, and the provision of a web page in accordance with that described on the appropriate page, providing that none of our Terms are contravened. Any fees paid in accordance with submission of a business or organization are non-refundable for any reason and will occur on an annual basis from the date the first payment was made. It is the responsibility of the customer to cancel this payment if he/she so desires. Fees paid in error or paid in such circumstances as has ceased to exist are non-refundable.

Ask the Experts
This service is meant to provide advice only and is not meant to replace an appointment with a registered veterinarian. Readers must be aware that questions will not necessarily be answered, and in any case will not be answered by email. We may publish between 15 and 30 answers to readers' questions per month, and only the questions published on the website will be answered. Answers do not necessarily come from a qualified person and we are not responsible for any outcome which arises from following the advice in such answers. Users should always seek a second opinion. We have a policy of not answering questions which seem to deal with severe enough a case to warrant an immediate veterinarian appointment or those which may result in death. Since we do not answer by email users of this feature should not consider us a first point of call. Top Pet Sites List
The Top Pet Sites list may only be used for lawful purposes. Sites submitted to the Top Pet Sites list cannot contain, or contain links to, anything which is in breach of United States laws, including but not limited to: hate propaganda, mail fraud, software pirating or displays of violence. In addition, sites submitted cannot contain, or contain links to, any content which is not deemed generally acceptable to a universal audience, including but not limited to: vulgar language, nudity or pornography or extreme views. Sites submitted to the Top Pet Sites list cannot contain, or contain links to any content which infringes, or assists others to infringe, on any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. reserves the right, at all times, and at our sole discretion, to remove any site from our list for any reason with no prior warning. Classifieds
We may change our fees for our services at any time. Our changes to the policy are effective after we provide you with at least seven (7) days' notice of the changes by posting the changes on the site. When you place an ad you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged for the use of our listing services. We may in our sole discretion change some or all of our services at any time. In the event we introduce a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service.

Our site acts as the venue for sellers to list items (or, as appropriate, solicit offers to buy) and buyers to contact sellers on items. We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items. We cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. Because we are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code section 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

We reserve the right to terminate any advert at any time at the sole discretion of owners or employees of

Privacy Policy
See our Privacy & Security Policy

Permitted Use
You are only authorized to view and to retain a copy of pages of this site for your own personal use while visiting the site. Do not duplicate, publish, modify or otherwise distribute the material on this site unless you are specifically authorized by to do so. The content on this site is the property of and/or its suppliers and is protected by copyright laws. We may post a legal notice and/or credits on various pages of the site. Do not remove these notices or credits, or any additional information contained along with the notices and credits.

The information contained in this site, including all images, illustrations, designs and photographs not contributed as personal information, user contributions, or owned by any third party are copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property of or its parent, affiliate or subsidiary companies.

Use of Logos, Banners or Graphics
You may not use any logos, banners or graphics except those provided to registered affiliates or using the proper methods outlined in Linking to Us. By downloading and/or inserting a logo, banner or graphic on your site you automatically agree not to modify the said logo by resizing, cropping or any other way. You will also not position the logo or include it in any picture or sentence which might possibly give the impression of affiliation, partnership or unity between or its sub-webs and your website.

The names, images and logos identifying or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license or right under any trademark or patent of or any other third party.

Limitation of Liability
You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party, such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site. This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "as is" and on an "is available" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. In no event will be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including also any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Site, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages. All customers are advised to read all instructions on the packaging of any product purchased from before first use. does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials.

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that term or condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from this clause and be replaced by a term or condition which most closely matches that which is removed. The remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Governing Law
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland. No effect will be given to any principle of conflict of laws. Any notice required to be given to us can be given only by our receiving, in advance, an e-mail clearly specifying so. This includes provision for technical difficulties, whether due to hardware or software, or human error, however improbable, which may prevent the receipt of, or reading of, such emails.

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.

If you have any questions regarding these Terms please Contact Us