Last Modified: March 27, 2018
The Websites are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. By using the Websites, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with Animal Equality and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you should not access or use the Websites.
Accessing the Websites and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Websites, and any service or material we provide on the Websites, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Websites is or becomes unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Websites, or the entire Websites, to users, including registered users.
You are responsible for:
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Websites or portions thereof using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Websites and their entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof), are owned by Animal Equality, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
You may not:
Animal Equality’s name, logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of Animal Equality or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of Animal Equality. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans visible on this Websites are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Additionally, you agree not to:
Conduct, Posting Policies, and Content Standards
The Websites may contain message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Website.
Any User Contribution you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant to Animal Equality and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors, and assigns, a non-exclusive, perpetual, and worldwide right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, translate, adapt, display, distribute, and otherwise use the User Contribution for any purpose whatsoever, including the right to disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose, regardless of the form or medium in which it is used.
You hereby represent and warrant that:
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not Animal Equality, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.
Animal Equality is not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Websites.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
Animal Equality retains the right to:
Without limiting the foregoing, 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 Websites. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS ANIMAL EQUALITY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANIMAL EQUALITY OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER ANIMAL EQUALITY OR SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, Animal Equality cannot review all User Contributions before being posted on the Websites, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. Animal Equality expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
These content standards apply to all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services, if any. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:
In instances where Animal Equality is notified of alleged infringing User Contribution through our Designated Agent, a decision may be made to remove access to or disable access to such materials, in compliance with the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c). Animal Equality may also make a good-faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected materials so that they may make a counter-notification.
If you believe that you or someone else’s copyright has been infringed by Animal Equality or a User Contribution provided on the Websites, you (or the owner or rights holder, collectively, “Rights Holder”) should send notification to our Designated Agent immediately. To file a Notice of Infringing Material, please provide the following information:
Reasonably sufficient details about the nature of the copyrighted work in question:
Notice may be sent to: Animal Equality 8581 Santa Monica Blvd., #350 Los Angeles, CA 90069 [email protected]
If material that you have posted to Animal Equality’s Websites have been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following information:
Notice may be sent to: Animal Equality 8581 Santa Monica Blvd., #350 Los Angeles, CA 90069 [email protected]
You also acknowledge and agree that upon receipt of a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, Animal Equality may temporarily or permanently remove the identified materials from the Websites without liability to your or any other party.
Animal Equality does not promise or guarantee specific results from your use of the Websites or the content provided thereon. The information presented on or through the Websites is made available solely for general information purposes and is provided “as is.”. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Websites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The Websites may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers, and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by Animal Equality, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Animal Equality. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
Changes to the Websites
Animal Equality may update the content on the Websites from time to time, but such content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Websites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
Information About You and Your Visits to the Websites
Linking to the Websites and Social Media Features
You may link to Animal Equality’s homepage with express written consent, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on behalf of Animal Equality.
The Websites may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
You may use these features solely as they are provided by us, and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with, and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
You agree to cooperate with Animal Equality in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to stop. Animal Equality expressly reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Animal Equality may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
Links from the Websites
If the Websites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We may have no control over the contents of those sites 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 on the Animal Equality Websites, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such Websites.
The owner of the Websites is based in the state of California, United States. We provide the Websites for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Websites or any of the content provided thereon is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Websites may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Websites from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand that Animal Equality cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or from the Websites will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, ANIMAL EQUALITY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUS OR VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITES OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED THEREON, OR ON ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES, CONTENT PROVIDED THEREON, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITES, CONTENT PROVIDED THEREON, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER ANIMAL EQUALITY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH ANIMAL EQUALITY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER ANIMAL EQUALITY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH ANIMAL EQUALITY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITES, CONTENT PROVIDED THEREON, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITES WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE WEBSITES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITES WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, ANIMAL EQUALITY 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 THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ANIMAL EQUALITY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITES, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE ANIMAL EQUALITY WEBSITES, ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE ANIMAL EQUALITY WEBSITES OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, 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, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Limitation on Time to File Claims
Waiver and Severability
Your Comments and Concerns
The Websites are operated by Animal Equality, a California nonprofit corporation located at 8581 Santa Monica Blvd., #350, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
All notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent to [email protected]. All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Websites should be directed to: [email protected]