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Terms and Conditions of Use



Please read this section carefully. Should you require further explanation of these terms and conditions of use please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Basic Summary

By using this website you agree to abide by and be legally bound by these terms and conditions of use. This website is provided for your use free of charge on an "as is" basis with no warranties of any kind whatsoever. You must verify all critical information prior to acting on it. All comments and information are of a general nature only and not advice. You are solely responsible for all and any actions, consequences, purchases, comments, incidents, accidents, contracts or liabilities arising from having used this website. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless My Pet Care Directory against all and any liability whatsoever, howsoever caused, arising from having used this website or any of the websites you may link to.

Definitions

"My Pet Care Directory™" - Refers to this website (www.my-pet-care-directory.com), its owners and operators and any other associated domain name which points to this website including its owners and operators.

"Us", "We", "Our" - Refers to My Pet Care Directory.

"You", "Your", “User/s” - Refers to any person, body or organisation using this website; any person, body or organisation on whose behalf the user of this website is acting (whether with their consent or not).

"Contributor" – Any person, body or organisation (other than us) which provides or posts on this website, information, comments, opinions, information about or links to another website, or any other media.

“Advertiser” - Any person, body or organisation which advertises on this website, regardless of whether a fee is paid. A plain text link for which a fee is not charged shall not be deemed to be an advertisement.

General

This website is provided for your use free of charge on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied.By using this website and any other sites through links provided by us you agree to abide by and be legally bound by these terms and conditions just as if you had signed this agreement. We may modify these terms and conditions of use at any time by placing the current version on this website. If you do not agree to or cannot comply with these terms and conditions, do not use this website.

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to all users, contributors and advertisers. 

This website acts as an online directory and source of information and provides links to other sites which may provide a range of information, products and/or services. It may also provide advertisements for products or services directly on this site. You acknowledge that such information and materials, whether contained on this website or any website to which you may link, may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors.

Information contained on this website is of a general nature only and is not advice, either express or implied. Where a suggestion is made, it is the opinion of the person making the suggestion or comment and must not be considered as advice. 

You are personally responsible and liable for any purchase you make from any website or third party or for any contract which you may enter into as a result of using or linking from, this website. 

We do not provide any of the services or products detailed on this site or any of the sites to which a link is provided. Providing advertising or hyper-links on this website does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by us of any product, service or information. 

Photos and other images used on this website are indicative only and may not necessarily represent actual items or situations. 

We may at our own discretion, alter or discontinue to provide this service or limit the times that this service is available without giving any reason or prior notice. We will not pay compensation for any loss or inconvenience as a result of such actions. 

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. Where local laws require you to be of a certain age or legal state in order to use this website, make a purchase or enter into a legally binding contract, you declare that you meet those requirements. If you do not meet those requirements or if you are under the legal age of consent of your country, state or location, you declare that you have the permission of a parent or legal guardian and that they have read and accept these terms and conditions on your behalf. 

If you are using this website of behalf of another person or organisation, you hereby declare that you have appropriate authority to do so and that you accept these terms and conditions of use on their behalf.

If you register your details with this website, you agree that we may on occasions send you information relating to this website or a copy of our newsletter. 

You must not carry out or cause to be carried out, directly or indirectly, any operation or function which interferes with the operation of this website or any other website to which you may link.

Some of the features on this website require the user to register prior to being able to use them. Registration only entitles the user to use those features and does not infer or imply any other entitlements whatsoever.

Whilst this website is intended for use by persons globally, some of the spelling and terminology has an Australian perspective.

Submission of links

This website is a directory of websites about pets, animals and related topics. In order to be considered for inclusion on this website, the website you are submitting must have a pet or animal theme.

We do not charge a fee for standard text links.

You are not required to place a reciprocal link on your website.

We reserve the right to reject or remove any links for any reason, edit or modify descriptions or titles and to move your link to another category if considered appropriate.

If a link to your website is accepted, you agree to grant us permission us to display the link and text for an indefinite period of time. We will consider any request to have links removed.

You must advise us immediately should your website no longer be operational or if its theme has changed.

We will not accept links from websites that: are not pet or animal related, promote animal cruelty or illegal trade of animals, contain pornographic or illegal content, contain pop-ups, are still under construction, promote violence or hate or racism, or are considered by us as not appropriate for listing on this site.

We may at our discretion accept links from non-pet/animal websites if we consider that they would be of benefit to our users.

Only one listing per website will be allowed except in exceptional circumstances.

Your website must be in English or have significant English content.

Submissions must have a clear and non-promotional description.

Mirrored sites will not be accepted, nor will URL’s or sites that re-direct to another site.

Only the home page URL may be submitted. Do not submit sub-pages.

Websites that contain only or mainly third party advertising/marketing or affiliate links will not be accepted.

If your link is accepted, you agree that we may on occasions send you information relating to this website or a copy of our newsletter.

By submitting a website for inclusion in this directory, you declare that you own the website you are submitting or you have appropriate authority to do so.

Uploading to this site

This website provides the facility to upload information, links, photos and other material. When uploading or posting any information or other material you must not place on this website or any website to which you may link:any information, comment or material which contains a computer virus or harmful component of any kind any information, comment or material that is defamatory, unlawful, offensive, pornographic, discriminatory or in contravention of any law any information, comment or material that may, directly or indirectly, tarnish or harm in any way the reputation or credibility of My Pet Care Directory, its owners and operators, any person or organisation or that of any website you may link to any information or material which is not your own property (including intellectual property) or for which you do not have legal right any advertising material or links to other sites unless you have our express permission in writing to do so any material which interferes with the operation of this or any other website any information, comment or material that would or could constitute a legal or criminal offence or constitute a case for civil action or liability

We may monitor information or comments placed on this site from time to time and may remove or alter any information, comments or other material that we consider to be in contravention of these terms and conditions of use, however we cannot be expected to check everything placed on this website and are under no obligation to do so. 

Any comments, information, photos, video, etc, which you place on this website must be your own work or property, or you have the express permission of the owner of such work or property to place it on this site. We will not pay or remunerate you or anyone for placing anything on this website. 

You will retain ownership of any information or other material you place on this website for which you have not been remunerated, however you agree to allow us to use the information and/or material on this website for an unspecified period of time and to edit, modify, and use it as we see fit. We may not sell this information or material except in the event of the sale or transfer of ownership of this website, in which case it will form part of this website. We do not guarantee the security of any information or material you place on this website and you acknowledge that any such information or material could be copied and/or used by persons visiting this website. 

If we have paid or remunerated you for any information, photo or other material, then you agree that you have granted us sole and exclusive ownership of that information, photo or other material and we may use it, copy it, modify or sell it as we see fit. You acknowledge that prior to selling us any of the said materials you had full ownership and exclusive rights of those materials. Us paying or remunerating you in any way for information or other materials does not constitute an offer or contract of employment of any kind, nor does it imply that we will accept any information or materials from you in the future. 

Any information, comments, links or material placed on this website (including in Blogs, Chat Rooms and Forums) is the sole responsibility of the person placing the information, comments, links or material. By placing information, comments, links or material on this website you accept full responsibility and liability for any outcome as a result of having placed the information, comments, links or material and agree to hold us harmless in relation to any such responsibility or liability. 

Whilst we take reasonable care to ensure the smooth operation and reliability of this website, we cannot guarantee the safe storage of any data, comments, photos or other media posted onto this website. We accept no responsibility for any losses due to the failure or malfunction of all or any part of this website, whether caused by accident, software or hardware failure, our negligence, interference, virus or for any other reason.

Computer Viruses

We cannot guarantee that any information, data or file obtained over the internet from this or any other website will be free of computer viruses. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have and maintain suitable anti-virus software and scan all information you download over the internet. We will not be liable for any loss or damage, (whether direct, indirect or consequential), howsoever caused and whether by negligence or otherwise, which may result directly or indirectly from any such virus. 

In using this website, you agree that you will not place or cause to be placed on this site computer viruses, tracking cookies or malicious software of any kind. You will be personally responsible for all costs associated with the removal of any virus or malicious software you place or cause to be placed on this site as well as any financial loss caused as a consequence of your actions.

Liability

Use of this website is totally at your own discretion and risk and you accept full responsibility and liability for any outcome as a result of using this website. 

This website acts as a directory for various providers of goods, services and information, as well as providing some general information directly on this website. This website does not provide any of the products or services listed or advertised, and the owners, operators, directors, officers, servants and consultants of this website make no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability, standard or safety of any of the goods, services or information provided by any of the website operators or providers to which you may link or which provide information or advertise on this website. You must check the validity and fitness for purpose of all information, goods or services obtained from this or any other website to which you link prior to acting on any of the information provided or purchasing any of the goods or services. We do not necessarily endorse any of the information, goods or services provided on other websites linked from this website. 

We do not accept responsibility for any omission or misrepresentation of information by the information, product or service providers or any other third party.  

Information contained on this website is provided in good faith and is of a general nature only. Information provided on this website is not intended to be, and must not be considered to be, advice of any kind. We take reasonable care to ensure that information contained on this website is current; however, you must check its validity and fitness for purpose prior to acting on any of the information provided. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to this website or any information provided on this website.  

If, despite the limitations above, My Pet Care Directory and/or the owners and operators of this website are found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or in any way connected with any of the occurrences described above, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, My Pet Care Directory and the owners and operators of this websites' liabilities will in no event exceed, in the aggregate, One Hundred Australian Dollars (AU$100.00).

Indemnity

By using this website you agree to fully defend, indemnify and hold harmless My Pet Care Directory and the owners and operators of this website, against all liability (which shall include without limitation all losses, costs, claims, expenses, fines, demands, actions, damages, legal and other professional fees and expenses on a full indemnity basis) which you or My Pet Care Directory may suffer or incur as a result of you having used this website, to the fullest extent permitted by law.This shall include, but not limited to, any computer virus, injury, death, damage, defamation, negligence or any other occurrence, howsoever caused,

Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Victoria, Australia.

Copyright

All information, photographs, logos and other material on this website are the property of My Pet Care Directory or the relevant website, copyright or trademark owners.  Nothing on this website may be used or copied in any way without the written permission of the respective owner except where permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Australia). We reserve the right to take legal action against any persons breaching copyright and to seek compensation where necessary.


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