Effective Date: November 7, 2017
Company may revise these Terms at any time. Your continued usage of the Services will mean you accept those changes, and you agree comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The materials provided on or through the Services are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright laws and international treaties.
The terms "you," "your," "user," and "users," as used herein, refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing the Services for any reason.
1. Eligibility and Use
DFS provides you with access to and use of the Services subject to your compliance with the Terms. You also represent and warrant to the Company that you will use the Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You are responsible for the consequences of your communications, uploads, transmissions and posting of information on or through the Services and for any use of the Services by anyone accessing it using your login information.
2. Use Restrictions
Except as otherwise provided herein, you may not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, modify, delete, add to, license, post, transmit, or distribute any such materials from the Services in whole or in part, for any public or commercial purpose without our specific written permission. We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access the Services and to use the information and services contained on the Services subject to your compliance with these Terms. In turn, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use any content you post on the Services for any purpose, subject to the express provisions of these Terms.
You may not, without DFS's written permission, "mirror" any Contents contained on the Services or any other server. You may not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Services, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.
3. Copyright and Trademarks
The Services, and all content available through the Services, is protected by copyright. Unless specified otherwise on the Services or except as permitted by United States copyright law, no portion of the Services may be copied, republished, transmitted, or distributed in any way without DFS's prior written consent. Any such use of the Service's content for any purpose not authorized under these Terms is a violation of the copyrights of DFS (or other entities where so indicated).
Permission for all uses of the Services other than as expressly authorized under these Terms, including linking to any page on the Services other than the home page, must be obtained from DFS in advance. Any such request should be submitted via an email to WebsiteInquiries@drsfostersmith.com. The use of the Services, or any content available hereon, on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. All design rights, compilation rights, and other intellectual property rights in and to the Services, in each case whether registered or unregistered, and related goodwill are proprietary to DFS or its licensors.
All trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names on the Services, whether registered or unregistered, are proprietary to DFS or to other companies where so indicated. You may not reproduce, download or otherwise use any such trademarks, service marks, logos or trade names without the prior written consent of DFS or the appropriate owner thereof.
4. User Submissions
The personal information you submit to DFS is governed by the
Except as provided under Submission of Ideas (below), DFS does not claim ownership of any information or material a user provides to DFS or posts, uploads, input, submits, or transmits to the Services ("Submission"). You agree that you will not make any Submission that is, in whole or in part, libelous; scandalous; inflammatory; discriminatory; defamatory; false; threatening; vulgar; obscene; pornographic; profane; abusive; harassing; invasive of another's privacy; hateful or bashing; aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views, or disability; in violation of local, state, national, or international law; or that infringes on, or violates, any right of any party. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) make any Submission that is an advertisement or solicitation of business; (b) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or make a Submission unrelated to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form); (c) post a chain letter or pyramid scheme; impersonate another person; (d) distribute viruses or other harmful computer code; (e) harvest or otherwise collects information about others, including email addresses, without their consent; (f) post the same note more than once or "spamming"; or (g) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which, in the judgment of DFS, exposes DFS or any of its licensors, partners, or customers to any liability or detriment of any type.
By making a Submission, you agree that such Submission is non-confidential, non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by DFS. If you make a Submission, you automatically grant—or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted— DFS a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, DFS is not required to use any Submission.
5. Unsolicited Ideas
DFS's policy is to not accept or review unsolicited ideas or suggestions from persons outside the company, including ideas for new products or services. You should not transmit any material to the Services that you consider to be confidential or proprietary. Notwithstanding such policy, any material, ideas, suggestions, know-how, or concepts that are offered or communicated to DFS through the Services or otherwise shall be the property of DFS, and may be treated by DFS as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
Any and all offers or promotions advertised on the Services are void where prohibited, and are subject to the posting of any official rules to such offers or promotions.
While DFS strives to display as accurately as possible the colors of the products shown on the Services, it cannot guarantee that the colors shown on the Services exactly reproduce the colors of its products. This may depend on the color reproduction on your computer or mobile device.
8. Terms of Sale
We reserve the right to refuse to process or complete any order you place with us for any reason. For example, we may reject your order if we know or suspect that you intend to resell some or all of the products specified in your order as a part of a commercial business. You may only place orders via the Services for private and domestic purposes.
We expressly prohibit purchases for resale and/or reselling any DFS product as part of any business (including any online business) unless agreed in writing by DFS.
9. Pricing, Offers, and Selections
Regular and sale prices, offers, and selections found on the Services may vary from those found at DFS retail outlets, in DFS catalogues, and in local DFS advertisements. Prices, offers, and selections on the Services are subject to change without notice.
10. International Use
We control and operate the Services from our offices in the United States of America, and all information is processed within the United States. We do not represent that materials on the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Services from outside the United States do so voluntarily and are responsible for compliance with their local laws.
Access to the Services from jurisdictions where the contents of the Services are illegal or penalized is prohibited. No information from the Services may be downloaded or otherwise re-exported (i) into or to a national or resident of any country to which the United States embargoes or sanctions goods, services or technology; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders. By using information from the Services, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
11. Pet Pharmacy/Health Content.
All content available in any pet pharmacy portion of the Services, or in any other health portion of the Services, is provided for informational purposes only. Such information is not intended to be, and is not, professional veterinarian advice or a substitute for such advice, or for diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any health conditions for your pet or any other animal, and you should not rely on them as such. You should always seek the advice of a veterinarian if you have any questions about any of the information you receive from the Services. DFS does not represent or guarantee that such information is accurate, complete, or timely.
12. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
All content available on the Services is provided for informational purposes only. The use of the Services or the Contents is at your own risk. The Contents on the Services could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. DFS may make changes or improvements at any time.
THE CONTENTS ON THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, DFS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. DFS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. DFS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE CONTENTS ON THE SERVICES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT DFS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
14. Your Account
If you use the Services, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. DFS reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
15. Contact with Third Parties and Third Party Websites
The Services may contain hyperlinks to other websites and webpages ("Third-Party Pages"), as well as to text, graphics, videos, images, music, sounds, and information belonging to or originating from other third-parties (collectively, "Third-Party Applications"). The Company does not investigate, monitor, or review any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications to ensure their accuracy, completeness, or appropriateness. The Company is not responsible for the Third-Party Pages or any Third-Party Applications accessed through the Services. You agree that DFS shall have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third party on the Services.
The inclusion of any hyperlinks to any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications on the Services does not indicate the Company's approval or endorsement thereof. These links are provided solely as a convenience or benefit to users. Your interactions with a third party on the Services, or based on such third party's participation or presence on the Services, are solely between you and the third party. DFS makes no representations or warranties with respect to the content, ownership, or legality of any such linked third party website. If you choose to leave the Services to access any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications, you do so at your own risk.
DFS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Services, or any portion thereof, at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all, without prior notice or any notice. Upon any such termination, you must destroy any content obtained from the Services and all copies thereof. The provisions of these Terms which contemplate surviving, including the provisions concerning Services security, prohibited activities, copyrights, trademarks, user submissions, disclaimer, limitation of liability, indemnity, and jurisdictional issues, shall survive any such termination.
17. Modification or Suspension of the Services
You agree that DFS may, in its sole discretion and at any time, modify, discontinue, or suspend its operation of the Services, any part thereof or any Contents, temporarily or permanently, without notice or liability to you.
19. Applicable Laws
20. Class Action Waiver; Mandatory Agreement to Arbitrate on an Individual Basis
Any and all controversies, disputes, demands, counts, claims, or causes of action (including the interpretation and scope of this clause, and the arbitrability of the controversy, dispute, demand, counts, claim, or cause of action) between you and the Company or the Company's employees, agents, successors, or assigns, shall exclusively be settled through binding and confidential arbitration, except that you or the Company may take claims to small claims court if the dispute qualifies for hearing by such a court. In addition, each party retains the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration and arbitration procedures are simpler and more limited than rules applicable in court. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, APART FROM THE NARROW EXCEPTIONS ABOVE, YOU AND THE COMPANY ARE EACH WAIVING YOUR RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT, INCLUDING RIGHTS TO RECEIVE A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ACTION, OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
Arbitration shall be subject to the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law, and shall be conducted by Judicial Arbitration Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") pursuant to the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures effective July 1, 2014 (the "JAMS Rules") and as modified by this agreement to arbitrate.. The JAMS Rules, including instructions for bringing arbitration, are available on its website at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration. The Minimum Standards are available at http://www.jamsadr.com/consumer-arbitration/.
You and the Company must abide by these rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action and the arbitrator shall not award class-wide relief; (b) the Company will pay its arbitration costs as required by JAMS rules, and in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to costs of litigation, the Company will pay as much of your arbitration filing and hearing fees as the arbitrator deems is necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to the cost of litigation; (c) the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are permitted by applicable law; and (d) each side pays his, her or its own attorneys' fees and costs unless the claim(s) at issue permit the prevailing party to be paid its fees and litigation costs, and in such instance, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by the applicable law.
With the exception of subpart (a) in the paragraph above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, or illegal provision were not contained. If, however, subpart (a) in the paragraph above is found invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the dispute shall be exclusively brought in state or U.S. federal court in California.
21. Notice and Take Down Procedures
The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") provides recourse to copyright owners who believe that their rights under the United States Copyright Act have been infringed by acts of third parties over the Internet. If you believe that any content on the Services infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may notify us in accordance with our DMCA process accessible here.
22. Changes to these Terms
We reserve the right to revise any of these Terms in our sole discretion at any time by updating this posting, such changes to be effective prospectively. We include the effective date of our Terms at the top of the statement. We encourage you to check our Services frequently to see the current Terms in effect and any changes that may have been made to them. If we make material changes to the Terms we will post the revised Terms and the revised effective date on the Services. Your continued use of the Services after a change has been posted constitutes your acceptance of the change. If you disagree with any changes to these Terms, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of the Services.
23. Complete Agreement