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Animal Rescue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service since 2013. 

© 2018 Animal Rescue Foundation

Animal Rescue Foundation

Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc.

TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

 

 

GENERAL

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services (i.e., Social Media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.). By using the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement as a visitor of this web site and services, including through a mobile device, or otherwise use the Animal Rescue Foundation web site without providing your name and address) or you offer your name and email address or are otherwise registered with Animal Rescue Foundation. The term “User” refers to a Visitor. You are only authorized to use the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and the terms of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully. If you do not agree to be bound by it or with any of the legal provisions applicable to it and to follow all applicable laws, you should leave the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, and discontinue use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services immediately. If you wish to provide your name, phone number and email address, and/or make use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance.

 

This Agreement includes Animal Rescue Foundation’s policy for acceptable use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, and Content posted on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services as well as your rights, obligations, and restrictions regarding your use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, and web content posted on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services. In order to participate in certain Animal Rescue Foundation web site or services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions from Animal Rescue Foundation. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

 

Animal Rescue Foundation (or “we”), operates this site and provides the social networking tools and services. The services offered by Animal Rescue Foundation include access to any Animal Rescue Foundation-branded URL (the “Animal Rescue Foundation” web site) and other features or services (e.g., music and video embedded players) made available by Animal Rescue Foundation, and any features, content, or applications offered by Animal Rescue Foundation in connection with this site (collectively, the “Animal Rescue Foundation” web site and services). The Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services are hosted in the United States.

 

Animal Rescue Foundation may modify this Agreement from time to time, and such modification shall be effective upon posting by Animal Rescue Foundation on the Animal Rescue Foundation web site. Your continued use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services after Animal Rescue Foundation posts a revised Agreement signifies your acceptance of the revised Agreement. It is important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure that you are updated as to any changes.

 

Any information you provide or any social media postings you make through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services may not include any form of Prohibited Content, as outlined in this Agreement. Despite this prohibition, information, materials, products, or services provided by other Animal Rescue Foundation guests may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible, or otherwise violate this Agreement, and Animal Rescue Foundation assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services by any person, please click on the “Keep In Touch” link and report it.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Animal Rescue Foundation has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with this site. Animal Rescue Foundation may investigate any apparent or reported violations of its policies and take any action that it, in its sole and absolute discretion, deems appropriate, including but not limited to issuing warnings; rejection of, refusal to post, or removal of any materials on the site; and/or denial, restriction, suspension, or termination of your access to any or all part(s) of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services at any time. Animal Rescue Foundation expressly reserves the right to remove, screen, or edit any content that Animal Rescue Foundation deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to violate this Agreement or any applicable law or to be otherwise objectionable.

 

If we investigate and conclude that you have repeatedly violated third-party copyright, Animal Rescue Foundation may permanently suspend any registration you may have initiated on its Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, and may further turn over this information to authorities. Animal Rescue Foundation may take any or all of the actions above at any time, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability.

 

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS IN CONTENT ON THE ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION WEB SITE

Animal Rescue Foundation does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, software scripts and applications, or any other materials (collectively, “Content”) that you post on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services. By displaying or publishing (“posting”) any content on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, you hereby grant to Animal Rescue Foundation a limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such content in furtherance of Animal Rescue Foundation’s mission and Animal Rescue Foundation’s sole and absolute discretion, including, without limitation, distributing part or all of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services in any media formats and through any media channels.  The license that you grant to Animal Rescue Foundation is non-exclusive; fully paid and royalty-free (meaning that Animal Rescue Foundation is not required to pay you for the use on the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services of the Content that you post); sub-licensable; and worldwide (because the Internet and the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services are global in reach).

 

By uploading or otherwise posting any content to the Animal Rescue Foundation web site or services, you represent, warrant, and covenant that: (i) you own the content posted by you on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section, (ii) the posting of your content on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services does not violate any applicable laws, including but not limited to all applicable data protection laws and the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other rights of any person or entity; and (iii) you have obtained the prior consent of any individuals whose personal information you use, disclose, or transmit on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of any content posted by you on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.

 

The Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services contain content of Animal Rescue Foundation (“Animal Rescue Foundation content”). Animal Rescue Foundation content is protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other laws, and Animal Rescue Foundation owns and retains all rights in the Animal Rescue Foundation content and the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services. Animal Rescue Foundation hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sub-licensable license to reproduce and display the Animal Rescue Foundation content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing/using the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.

 

The Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services may contain content from users and other Animal Rescue Foundation licensors. Except as provided within this Agreement and subject to Animal Rescue Foundation’s copyright policy (viewable at Animal Rescue Foundation’s facility), you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any content appearing on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.

 

Animal Rescue Foundation performs technical functions necessary to offer the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, including but not limited to transcoding and/or reformatting content to allow its use throughout the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.

 

CONTENT

Animal Rescue Foundation may reject, refuse to post, or delete any content for any or no reason, including content that in the sole judgment of Animal Rescue Foundation violates this Agreement or which may be offensive or illegal, violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. Animal Rescue Foundation assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services for inappropriate content or conduct. If at any time Animal Rescue Foundation chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, Animal Rescue Foundation nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any such content.

 

You are solely responsible for the content that you post on or through any of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services (e.g., social media sites), any material or information that you transmit to other users, and your interactions with other users.

 

PROHIBITED ACTIVITY AND CONTENT

Animal Rescue Foundation prohibits the use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services to post or transmit content that is illegal or depicts illegal activity.

 

Animal Rescue Foundation reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate action(s) against anyone who, in Animal Rescue Foundation’s sole and absolute discretion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, removing the offending content from the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services (including social media sites), terminating any relationship (e.g., “guest”) with the violator and/or reporting the violator and violations to authorities.  

 

Prohibited content includes, but is not limited to, content that in the sole and absolute discretion of Animal Rescue Foundation:

  • Is offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

  • Is derogatory toward or disparaging of Animal Rescue Foundation;

  • Exploits people in a sexual and/or violent manner;

  • Contains violence or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult web site;

  • Solicits personal information from anyone under 18;

  • Publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person, or to Animal Rescue Foundation;

  • Promotes information that you know is false or misleading or that promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, or libelous;

  • Promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;

  • Involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” unsolicited mass mailings, instant messaging, or “spamming”;

  • Contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to, or from, another accessible page);

  • Promotes criminal activity or provides instructional information about illegal activities including but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;

  • Solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from others;

  • Involves commercial activities and/or sales such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;

  • Includes a photograph or a video of another person, in a context in which that person had a reasonable expectation of privacy, that you have posted without that person’s consent;

  • Violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights, or any other rights of any person;

  • Promotes propaganda and/or symbols of organizations that are unconstitutional or illegal in your country.

 

Prohibited activity includes but is not limited to:

  • Criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, drug dealing, illegal gambling, corruption of minors, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, harassment, stalking, spamming, transmitting viruses, bots, or other harmful files, infringing others’ intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, and patent infringement), or theft of trade or industrial secrets;

  • Advertising to, or solicitation of, any Animal Rescue Foundation web site or services user to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site or services. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk e-mail to other Animal Rescue Foundation web site or services users.

  • Circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site or services;

  • Activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files, or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;

  • Covering, defacing, defaming or obscuring Animal Rescue Foundation content on your personal profile page or any Animal Rescue Foundation page via HTML/CSS or any other means;

  • Any automated use of the system, including but not limited to using scripts to post comments or upload content;

  • Interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services (e.g., Denial of Service attacks), or the networks or services connected to the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services;

  • Impersonating or attempting to impersonate Animal Rescue Foundation personnel, Directors, officers, staff or other representative;

  • Using the account, username, or password of another user at any time, disclosing your password to any third party, or permitting any third party to access any account associated with Animal Rescue Foundation’s web site or services;

  • Selling or otherwise transferring your user profile;

  • Using any information obtained from the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services in order to illegally abuse or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same;

  • Displaying an unauthorized commercial advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose;

  • Using the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services in a manner inconsistent with any and all Federal, State or local laws, statutes and regulations.

 

Animal Rescue Foundation reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Animal Rescue Foundation’s sole and absolute discretion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, reporting such individuals to law enforcement authorities.

 

COPYRIGHTS / PATENTS / TRADEMARKS / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Animal Rescue Foundation requires that our users respect our Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights. You may not upload, embed, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. Animal Rescue Foundation has the right to pursue legal remedies of infringement.

 

PRIVACY

Use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services is also governed by our Privacy Policy (which is available for viewing at Animal Rescue Foundation’s facility), which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

 

Any content posted by users on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services will be publically viewable on the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services as soon as that information is submitted and approved by its moderator. By posting content on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, you waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to the content posted.

 

DISCLAIMERS

Animal Rescue Foundation is not responsible for, and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the User content or the accuracy and reliability of the User content posted on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, whether caused by Users of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, and user content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Animal Rescue Foundation.  Inclusion of any linked web site on the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by Animal Rescue Foundation.  When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. Animal Rescue Foundation takes no responsibility for third-party advertisements or third-party applications that are posted on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site or services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. Animal Rescue Foundation is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services. Animal Rescue Foundation assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User communication. Animal Rescue Foundation is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software, or the failure of any email or player software because of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site or services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to anyone’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.  Under no circumstances shall Animal Rescue Foundation be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, which may result from use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, from any User content posted on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, or from the conduct of any Users of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, whether online or offline.  The Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services are provided “as is” and as available, and Animal Rescue Foundation expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.  Animal Rescue Foundation cannot guarantee, and does not promise, any specific results from use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.

 

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

In no event shall Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special, haphazard or punitive damages, including lost profit damages, arising from your use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services, even if Animal Rescue Foundation has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Notwithstanding, anything to the contrary contained herein, Animal Rescue Foundation’s web site and services liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will be at all times zero dollars and zero cents ($ 0.00).

 

 

UNITED STATES EXPORT CONTROLS

Software available in connection with the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services (the “Software”) is further subject to export controls of the United States.  No software may be downloaded from the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of the export laws of the United States.  Downloading or using the software is at your sole risk.

 

DISPUTES

The Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Maryland, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Animal Rescue Foundation agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the appropriate state or federal court located in the state of Maryland to resolve any dispute arising out of the Agreement or the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.  Each of the parties hereby knowingly, voluntarily, and intentionally, waives any right that it may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation (including but not limited to any claims, counter-claims, cross-claims, or third-party claims) arising out of, under, or in connection with, this agreement.  Further, each party certifies that no representative or agent of either party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such party would not, in the event of such litigation, seek to enforce this waiver of right to jury trial provision.  Each of the parties acknowledges that this section is a material inducement for the other party entering into this agreement.

 

HOLD HARMLESS / INDEMNIFY

You agree to indemnify and hold Animal Rescue Foundation, its affiliates, and their respective officers, Directors, agents, employees, successors, and assigns harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party because of or arising out of your use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and/or if any Content that you post on or through the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services causes Animal Rescue Foundation to be liable to another.

 

TERM

This Agreement and any posted revision to this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Animal Rescue Foundation regarding the use of the Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services.  The failure of Animal Rescue Foundation to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Animal Rescue Foundation (including http://www.animalrescuefoundation.net and animalrescuefoundation@yahoo.com) are registered trademarks of Animal Rescue Foundation. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact us at animalrescuefoundation@yahoo.com with any questions regarding this Agreement.

Animal Rescue Foundation

Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc.

PRIVACY POLICY

 

 

GENERAL

The Animal Rescue Foundation web site and services is provided as a public service.  All information on this web site is the intellectual property of Animal Rescue Foundation.

 

INFORMATION COLLECTED/STORED

If you visit our site to read or download information, we do not collect and store any information about your visit.

 

IF YOU SEND US PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you send us personal information via our “Keep In Touch” area, or through donations, we keep the information confidential.  We do not publish a donor list nor reveal it to any outside government or private source.  You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this website. If you choose to identify yourself by sending an e-mail containing personal information, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. Animal Rescue Foundation does not collect or use information for commercial marketing.  Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information, you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.

 

COOKIES

 “Cookies” are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session (“session cookies”) or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a website (“persistent cookies”). You can set up your web browser to notify you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. If our web site contains any cookie-dependent features, then your web browser needs to be set to accept the cookies.  If not, you may be unable to access certain cookie-dependent features. You can find directions to help you disable cookies in some of the most popular desktop browsers and mobile browsers.  Animal Rescue Foundation does not collect cookies.  

 

SOCIAL NETWORKING

Animal Rescue Foundation participates in commercial social networks sites in order to increase its web site traffic, increase its transparency, promote public participation, and encourage collaboration. We maintain official social sites as listed at the bottom of our Home page.  Animal Rescue Foundation does not control, nor endorse, the comments or opinions provided by visitors to these sites.  Visit our “Keep In Touch” page for information on how to send official correspondence to Animal Rescue Foundation.

 

SECURITY:  INTRUSION AND DETECTION 

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Animal Rescue Foundation reserves the right to monitor all network traffic in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage or conduct criminal activity. To protect the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that the system is functioning properly, individuals using this computer system are subject to having all of their activities monitored and recorded by personnel authorized to do so.  Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable local, state and federal laws.

 

Animal Rescue Foundation maintains a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. For example, we use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. We restrict access to your personal information to those who need such access in the course of their duties for us.

 

Your efforts to protect against unauthorized access play an important role in protecting the security of your personal information. You should be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer, and always log out of any site when viewing personal information. We may have links to other outside websites that we do not control. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites, and users should check those policies on such sites.

 

DISCLAIMER FOR HYPER LINKS

Neither Animal Rescue Foundation, nor its contributors, are responsible for the content of any off-site pages that are referenced by or that reference to Animal Rescue Foundation’s home page. The user specifically acknowledges that neither Animal Rescue Foundation, nor its contributors, are responsible for any defamatory, offensive, misleading, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from Animal Rescue Foundation’s web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites or from other sites to Animal Rescue Foundation’s web pages do not constitute an endorsement by Animal Rescue Foundation.  These links are for convenience only.  It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from these other sites.

 

DISCLAIMER FOR ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION INFORMATION

All information provided by Animal Rescue Foundation through its web pages and services (e.g., social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. While Animal Rescue Foundation believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, Animal Rescue Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information. Neither Animal Rescue Foundation, nor any of the sources of the information, shall be responsible for any error or omission, or for the use of, or the results obtained from the use of, this information.

 

DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT 

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Animal Rescue Foundation.

 

If you have any questions, you can send an email to:  animalrescuefoundation@yahoo.com.