Welcome to AnimalRescueAid.org (“Website” or “ARA”), the internet site for Animal Rescue Aid, which is wholly owned and operated by Animal Rescue Aid Incorporated (hereinafter also referred to as “ARA”, or “we,” “our,” or “us”).
A. TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL USERS
Website Ownership, Scope of Use and User E-Mail
You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute any portion of the Content on this Website, or the design or layout of the Website or individual sections of it, in any form or media. The systematic retrieval of data from the Website is also prohibited.
The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through the Website without the prior written consent of Animal Rescue Aid Incorporated is strictly prohibited.
Some of the forums (individual bulletin boards and posts on the social network, for instance) on the Website are not moderated or reviewed. Accordingly, Users will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of messages that are posted. While not moderating the forums, the Site reviewer will periodically perform an administrative review for the purpose of deleting messages that are old, have received few responses, are off topic or irrelevant, serve as advertisements or seem otherwise inappropriate. ARA has full discretion to delete messages. Users are encouraged to read the specific forum rules displayed in each discussion forum first before participating in that forum.
You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the Website. In addition, you agree that you will not do any of the following while using or accessing the Website:
Disable, hack, circumvent or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website or with any features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Website content or materials;
Use any metadata, meta tags or other hidden text utilizing a In the Spread name, trademark, URL or product name;
In any way use the Website to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
Use any scripts, programs or other automated means to access the, or otherwise engage in any ‘data scraping’ or data gathering practices with respect to the Website;
Upload, submit, post, email, or otherwise transmit, via the Website, any content or materials that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, obscene, harassing, defamatory or hateful or that contain objects or symbols of hate, invade the privacy of any third party, are deceptive, threatening, abusive, inciting of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar or violent or constitute hate speech or are otherwise objectionable in the sole opinion of ARA;
Destroy, interfere with or disrupt (or attempt to interfere with or disrupt) any web pages available at the Website, servers or networks connected to the Website or the technical delivery systems of Website’s providers or break any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
Attempt to scan, probe or test the vulnerability of any Website system or network or breach or impair or circumvent any security or authentication measures protecting and providing security for the Website;
Attempt to decompile, disassemble, decipher or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Website;
Attempt to search, meta-search or access the Website with any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism other than software and/or search agents provided by ARA or other generally available third-party web browsers (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome or any that may be derived in the future), including any software that sends queries to the Website to determine how a website or web page ranks.
Collect or store personal data about other users of the Website without their express and explicit permission;
Misrepresent or impersonate your affiliation with any person or entity, or otherwise commit fraud;
Gathering email addresses from Website through harvesting or automated means is strictly prohibited by law. Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to other Users is prohibited. Inquiries regarding a commercial relationship with ARA should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Website may offer features and services that are available to you via your mobile device. These features and services may, include, without limitation, the ability to upload content to the Website, receive messages from the Website, download applications to your mobile device or access the Website’s features (collectively, the “Mobile Features”). Standard messaging, data and other fees may be charged by your carrier to participate in Mobile Features. Such fees and charges will appear on the bill you receive from your carrier or be deducted from your pre-paid balance. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Mobile Features and certain Mobile Features may be incompatible with your carrier or mobile device. Contact your carrier with questions regarding these issues.
Third Party Links
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION AND WEBSITE IS CURRENT AND/OR UP-TO-DATE ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
There is no warranty, representation or guarantee that the Website, or your use of the Website, will be uninterrupted, complete, accurate, current, reliable, error-free, secure, or that any problems will be corrected, or that the Website, or any information, software or other material accessible from the Website, is free of viruses or other harmful components. ARA does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representation regarding the use of, or the results of the use of the Website either in terms of its COMPATIBILITY with hardware or other software or equipment, and you assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the Website and Information and your reliance thereon.
Limitation of Liability
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY OF ANY KIND, NEITHER ARA NOR ANY OF ARA LICENSORS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO (A) THE WEBSITE, (B) ANY LINKED WEBSITE, (C) USER CONTENT; (D) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE; (E) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY HTS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE; (F) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (G) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE WEBSITE’S TECHNICAL OPERATION; OR (H) ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER’S COMPUTER, HARDWARE, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, WIRELESS DEVICES, CELLULAR PHONE, MODEM OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF HTS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE WEBSITE).
YOUR SOLE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE OR LINKED WEBSITE, AS APPLICABLE. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF ARA TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE SHALL BE $100.
Waiver of Unknown Claims
BY ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF ANY LAW OF ANY STATE THAT SUBSTANTIALLY PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law.
If you believe in good faith that materials on the ARA Website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.
The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow ARA to locate the material on the Website; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) 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 (f) 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.
Notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Website should be sent to:
Animal Rescue Aid
8343 Roswell Road # 405
Atlanta, GA 30350
We suggest that you consult your legal adviser before filing a notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. ARA reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.
ARA makes no representation that the Website operates (or is legally permitted to operate) in all geographic areas, or that the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Accessing the Website from territories where the Website, or any content or functionality of the Website or portion thereof, is illegal is expressly prohibited. If you choose to access the Website, you agree and acknowledge that you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk and that you are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
Term and Termination
Arbitration and Governing Law
B. ADDITIONAL TERMS APPLICABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED USERS
Accounts And Security
ARA does not warrant that the functions contained in the service provided by the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this service or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.
You may not:
Select or use a Login Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization;
use a Login Name that Website, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive.
You shall notify ARA of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password.
You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your Account, at ARA’s sole discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.