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TERMS of USE

 

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The web pages available on DOGTHORITY.COM constitute the (“Site”). The Site is owned and operated by DOGTHORITY.COM (“DOGTHORITY.COM”) and is strictly governed in accordance with the Terms of Use described below (“Terms”). Users of the Site are expected to read and comply with these terms before becoming a Registered User or subscribing to the Site as a Service Provider. By accessing the site, viewing any content on the Site or consuming any services offered by Service Providers that are listed on the site you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms.  The Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy of DOGTHORITY.COM, governs the relationship between you in relation to the Site.

All users of the Site are expected to conduct every communication and business transaction with integrity and in a professional manner.  You may only use DOGTHORITY.COM after reading the Terms herein. The Terms noted below govern the use of DOGTHORITY.COM. By using the Site, you have agree to abide by these Terms.  If you do not agree and abide by the Terms of Use Policy for the Site, you are not authorized to use the Site.

DEFINITION OF TERMS
Users: All encompassing term for anyone who accesses the site.  Registered Users, Consumers, Service Providers and Subscribers are all considered Users of the Site.

Registered Users: Registered Users agree to have their name officially registered on the site.  Registered Users can converse with Service Providers and book services from the Service Providers that are listed on the Site.

Consumers: Consumers are Users and/or Registered Users.  Consumers access the Site and consume services from Service Providers.

Service Providers: Service Providers are Registered Users who also subscribe to the Site.  Service Providers receive Subscription Services to the Site to access the business application tools of DOGTHORITY.COM.  These tools allow the Service Provider to present their business listing and business profile page to Consumers.

Subscribers: Subscribers and Service Providers are interchangeable terms.  Users who subscribe to the Site are also referred to as Service Providers.  These are Users who present their services to Consumers.

Subscription Services: Subscription Services are the services that Service Providers subscribe to from DOGTHORITY.COM

Provider Services: Services that a Service Provider offers to Consumers who visit the Site.

CONSUMER and SERVICE PROVIDER ENGAGEMENT, LIABILITY and SAFETY
Consumers that are exploring and seeking services from listed Service Providers act on their own free will and understand that all communications, agreements, conditions of service, payment, security concerns are between the consumer and Service Provider.  DOGTHORITY.COM has no obligation or role in how a Service Provider and Consumer engage and ultimately conduct business.  To this extent, DOGTHORITY.COM provides a platform for Consumers to meet Service Providers.  As such, Consumers and Service Providers are expected to work in good faith and take all reasonable precaution to engage in a productive and safe business relationship.  For clarity, the code of conduct and vetting process is no different than any vetting process between a buyer and seller of services.

REGISTRATION and SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
As a condition of becoming a Registered User on DOGTHORITY.COM, you are required to present information to DOGTHORITY.COM in the form of a unique password and username, and to provide other information. All said information constitutes your User “information”.  The User information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms of Use and suspension and/or termination of your DOGTHORITY.COM registration.

Registered Users on DOGTHORITY.COM, are not permitted to use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise not appropriate and/or offensive.

At no time should a Registered User reveal their User information to anyone else. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their information and for all activities that take place when using the Site.  Users agree to immediately notify DOGTHORITY.COM of any security breach of their User information. DOGTHORITY.COM shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the unauthorized use of their registration. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through DOGTHORITY.COM.

DOGTHORITY. COM subscriptions are available to business entities and freelance service providers who are at least 18 years old. The term “Service Provider” as used herein shall at all times include the individual or legal entity that is subscribed to DOGTHORITY.COM and receiving Subscription services hereunder, including but not limited to any and all persons and/or legal entities with which it is affiliated and/or associated, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns.

SERVICE PROVIDER SUBSCRIPTIONS
The Site is an internet-based listing service that provides Service Providers the ability to present dog related services to Consumers.  The services provided by DOGTHROITY.COM to Service Providers are defined as “Subscription Services”.  “Provider Services” are the services that the Service Providers offer to Consumers who visit the Site.  The business arrangement for the delivery of Provider Services between service provider and consumer is strictly managed between service provider and consumer, without any involvement or liability to DOGTHORITY.COM.

PAYMENT of SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
Service Providers agree to pay the Site for Subscription Services. Prices for Subscription Services may change at any time at DOGTHORITY.COM sole and exclusive discretion.  Subscription Services do not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price reduction or promotional offering.

PAYMENT of "PAY ONCE" SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
PAY ONCE subscriptions are significantly reduced plans offered on a limited basis, solely by the discretion of DOGTHORITY.COM 

Subscribers that PAY ONCE are subjected to the same terms and conditions of all users and must abide by the policies of DOGTHORITY.COM.  See special mentions and exceptions below:  

  • PAY ONCE Subscribers must use the site in accordance with all policies as long as the site is operational and are subject to to the same Terms and Conditions as all users of the site
  • DOGTHORITY.COM makes no commitment to guarantee the site will be operational for any period of time.  DOGTHORITY.COM in its sole discretion may chose to no longer operate as a Website.  In such an event, the PAY ONCE subscriber forfeits all rights and entitlement of the subscription and the subscription is considered terminated. 
  • PAY ONCE subscriptions do not offer refunds.  Under no condition will a refund will be provided to a PAY ONCE subscription holder.

REFUND POLICY
DOGTHORITY.COM stands behind its Subscription Services provided to Service Providers 100%. If you would like to request a refund, please send an email to [email protected] Your request for refund will be reviewed strictly under the following criteria:

  • You are within the first 30 days of the purchase. Refund requests after the first 30 days of the original purchase will not be reviewed.
  • Refunds are not provided on renewal payments. 
  • Under NO condition will a refund be provided under a PAY ONCE Subscription.

TERMINATION & CANCELLATION
You may cancel the DOGTHORITY.COM Subscription Service at anytime.
 DOGTHORITY.COM may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your DOGTHORITY.COM account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason, including without limitation if you breach the Terms & Conditions. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Site will immediately cease.

If you wish to cancel your DOGTHORITY.COM registration or Subscription Service, you must contact DOGTHORITY.COM with your cancellation request. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

You can contact us through the contact page or by the provided email address to issue a termination request.

INTERRUPTION OF SITE AVAILABILITY
Access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time, as a result of equipment malfunction, upgrade, maintenance or repair of the Site or otherwise, within or outside the control of DOGTHORITY.COM. DOGTHORITY.COM has the right to change, suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or Services to consumers and service providers and/or remove any content at any time in its sole discretion without notice.

CHANGE
DOGTHORITY.COM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change or remove or replace or add to the terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, DOGTHORITY.COM will notify you by posting an announcement on the website. What constitutes a material change will be determined at DOGTHORITY.COM ’s sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified.

SUPPORT REQUESTS & REASONABLE USE
Support must be requested through the proper channels to be received and responded to in a reasonable amount of time. To request support please use the available options on the footer of each page.

DOGTHROITY.COM provides no guarantee either express or implied on the timeframe of when a support request can or will be resolved. Your requests are subject to approval by DOGTHORITY.COM management or by its assigned agent.  Additionally, DOGHTORITY.COM has no obligation to fix or remedy any issue(s) directed to DOGTHORITY.COM for support.

NATURE OF REQUESTS
If you are unsure about the whether or not a request meets these criteria, submit it as a ticket to our support system and we will either accept the ticket or deny the ticket based on managerial approval.
Examples of requests which shall not meet DOGTHORITY.COM management approval for support:
Custom plugin, theme development, back-end custom coding
Any fix deemed by DOGTHORITY.COM management to exceed one hour of WordPress Expert’s work unless approved of as a project that would be done over several business days by DOGTHORITY.COM will be rejected.

RELEASE AND INDEMNITY
Users, Registered Users, Consumers and Service Providers hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge DOGTHORITY.COM, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, liability, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the Site and the Services.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless DOGTHORITY.COM , its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to, resulting from or arising out of, in whole or in part (i) any breach of these Terms, whether or not deemed to be material or immaterial; (ii) the use of or reliance upon the Services, by you or any person acting on your behalf or using your account or DOGTHORITY.COM Username and password; or (iii) any material or immaterial violation of any rights, title or interests of any third party.


In no event shall DOGTHORITY.COM be liable to Users, Registered Users, Consumers or Service Providers under any legal or equitable theory, including but not limited to contract, tort, strict liability, negligence, common law or with respect to the site, the service or any content (i) for any lost profits, loss of use, or actual, special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever. You understand that your sole remedy for any damages you allege have been sustained as a result of the Services is to cancel your subscription.

DOGTHORITY.COM, AND THEIR LICENSEES, AFFILIATES, AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY, AND OUR SOLE LIABILITY, SHALL BE YOUR ABILITY TO TERMINATE THE SERVICE EFFECTIVE UPON RECEIPT BY DOGTHORITY.COM OF YOUR WRITTEN NOTICE OF TERMINATION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

LISTING
The Service includes a forum where users may post and browse listings for services, (each a “Listing”). Such Listings are provided by users, and not by us. WE DO NOT SELL, RENT OR OTHERWISE MAKE AVAILABLE ANY SERVICES. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY SUCH LISTINGS, FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS LISTINGS AND SUCH LISTINGS DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER FROM DOGTHORITY. PLEASE USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN BUYING, SELLING, HIRING OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN ANY TRANSACTION REGARDING A LISTING, OR MAKING OR RECEIVING PAYMENT FOR ANY LISTING.

The availability or promotion of a Listing through the Service does not imply our endorsement of the Listing or the provider. We make no representations whatsoever about any Listings, or any users. Information about and the availability of any Listing are subject to change at any time without notice.You must ascertain and obey all applicable laws regarding the marketing, promotion, sale, purchase, delivery, receipt, possession and use of the subject of any Listing. We reserve the right to remove any Listing for any reason.

You represent and warrant that you have the necessary authority and permissions to post any Listing,to enter into any transaction or to make any transfer relating to a Listing, including, if you are not of legal age to do so, by obtaining proper parental or guardian consent. The legal age is 18 in most states.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
DOGTHORITY.COM graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, service names and any other intellectual property are the sole and exclusive intellectual property of DOGTHORITY.COM.

DOGTHORITY.COM ’s intellectual property may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of DOGTHORITY.COM.

FORCE MAJEURE
Events outside the control of DOGTHORITY.COM, which are not reasonably foreseeable, shall be considered force majeure, meaning that DOGTHORITY.COM is released from our obligations to fulfill contractual agreements. Example of such events are government action or omission, new or amended legislation, conflict, embargo, fire or flood, sabotage, accident, war, natural disasters, strikes or lack of delivery from suppliers. The force majeure also includes government decisions that affect the market negatively and products, for example, restrictions, warnings, ban, etc.

MISCELLANEOUS
No partnership, agency, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind DOGTHORITY.COM in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. DOGTHORITY.COM shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond DOGTHORITY.COM ’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. DOGTHORITY.COM may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and its rights and obligations without your consent. The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The United States of America, as if made within California between two residents thereof, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of California courts. Both parties agree that the Terms is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise expressly provided herein.

 

 

References

Dogthority.com is an LLC  services listing website and does not engage in the delivery of dog related services.   All listing information presented on the website is for informational and self-help purposes for finding dog related service professionals.   Dogthority.com is not affiliated with the independent service providers shown on this website and does not engage in any business related matters that occur between client and service provider.  Use of this site is strictly subject to Dogthority.com Terms of Use policy. 

References

Dogthority.com is an LLC  services listing website and does not engage in the delivery of dog related services.   All listing information presented on the website is for informational and self-help purposes for finding dog related service professionals.  Dogthority.com is not affiliated with the independent service providers shown on this website and does not engage in any business related matters that occur between client and service provider.  Use of this site is strictly subject to Dogthority.com Terms of Use policy.