Terms and Conditions

The American Kennel Club, Inc. (“AKC®”) owns and operates this website for users who are 13 years of age or older and reside in the United States. By accessing and using this site, you certify that you are 13 years or older and reside in the United States, and you agree to each of the terms and conditions set forth herein and agree to abide by the AKC’s Bylaws, rules, regulations, procedures as set forth in the AKC Charter and Bylaws, rules, regulations, published policies and guidelines. Additional terms and conditions applicable to certain areas of this website or as to certain transactions are posted in those areas or in connection with a particular transaction, and together with these Terms of Use govern your use of those areas and/or transactions.

AKC reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice. Your use of this site following any modification constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use as modified. The last date these Terms of Use were revised is set forth below.

You may use this website for lawful purposes only. You may not use this website for any purpose that is prohibited by law or regulations or to facilitate the violation of any law or regulation.

Copyright

This website and the content are protected by U.S. and/or copyright laws, and belong to the AKC or third parties. The copyright in the content is owned by the AKC or other copyright owners who have authorized their use on the site. No material may be reproduced in any manner of form whatsoever without written permission from the AKC or the copyright owner. You may reproduce content for online or offline use pursuant to AKC’s “ Reproduction of Online Materials Policy”.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks and logos (“trademarks”) used or displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the AKC or third parties. You may not use any of the trademarks or logos appearing on this site without written permission from the trademark owner. AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, Canine Good Citizen®, CGC, DOGNY, Your AKC, AKC Meet the Breeds, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®, AKC Rally®, AKC Global Services, American Kennel Club National Agility Championship, Foundation Stock Service, Woofipedia FSS and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of AKC. The absence of a name, trademark or logo in this list does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that AKC has established in any of its goods, services, names or logos. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in this website shall be construed as granting – by implication, estoppel or otherwise – any license or right to use any trademarks displayed on the website without the express written permission of the AKC or the trademark owner.

Use of Owner

Throughout this website, AKC uses the term “owner” in various forms. AKC is using the term in a general manner and not in a manner to be construed as synonymous with legal title.

Third Party Links

This website contains links to websites which are not maintained by the AKC. Links to third party websites are provided for your convenience and information only. Third party websites are not under the AKC’s control and we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of those sites or the products or services offered on or through those sites. Nor can the AKC guarantee that sites will not change without our knowledge. The inclusion of a link in this website does not imply the AKC’s endorsement of the third party website nor that we are affiliated with the third party website’s owners or sponsors.

Your Online Account and Profile

If you create a profile on  this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and profile password and for restricting access to your computer, and agree to accept responsibility for all activity that occurs through your account, profile or password.

AKC does not allow for the creation of a profile by a person under the age of thirteen. Only users ages 13 and older may  establish, maintain and submit information to AKC.

If AKC becomes aware that someone under the age of 13 has created an account or profile, we will delete such information.

Online Record Keeping

Contests

AKC may occasionally offer contests, coupons or other such Promotions to our users.  All such Promotions will have additional terms and/or rules which will be made available to users, and which will be considered to be part of this agreement.

User Submissions

You agree that any submissions you make to the site may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted and displayed by the AKC and you waive any rights you may have with respect to such editing or modification. By submitting anything to the site, you grant AKC a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, license to the submission to the AKC or any third party the AKC designates to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, display, create derivative works of, modify or adapt in any form or media the submission. AKC reserves the right to delete, move or edit any of the submissions in its sole discretion.

Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant that any materials of any kind that you submit to this site are owned by you, will not (a) violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or propriety rights; or (b) contain any libelous or otherwise unlawful material. If you wish to have any items removed or report a violation please contact admin@woofipedia.com.

You also represent and warrant that any material posted by you will not send or result in the transmission of junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called “spamming” and “phishing;” be used for commercial or business purposes, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing or offering goods or services, whether or not for financial or any other form of compensation or through linking with any other website or web pages; transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information; 

PRIVACY

The AKC Privacy Policy which explains how personal information is collected and used, is incorporated into these Terms. You agree that you have read our Privacy Policy, and it is reasonable and acceptable to you. Your acceptance of these Terms is also your consent to the information practices in our Privacy Policy.

Indemnification

You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless AKC, its affiliates, employees, agents and any third party providers to the site, service or content from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the site, the service or the content, or any violation of the Terms of Use or any breach by you or any user of your account of any of your representations and warranties.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE AKC MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT. AKC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE FURNISHED OR TO BE FURNISHED VIA THE SITE. AKC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. AKC DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT, OR THAT ANY ERRORS IN THE CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED. THE SITE, THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE AKC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF (1) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICE, OR THE CONTENT, (2) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE SITE; (3) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE, THE SERVICE AND/OR CONTENT, (4) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE, OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF THE AKC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, OR THE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, AKC’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Arbitration

YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THIS SITE, SERVICE OR CONTENT BETWEEN THE AKC AND YOURSELF OR AS TO THE CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION AND EFFECT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE APPLICABLE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. HOWEVER, PRIOR TO ARBITRATION ALL APPLICABLE AKC BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES MUST FIRST BE FOLLOWED AS SET FORTH IN THE AKC CHARTER AND BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, PUBLISHED POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.

Dated:  10/09/2013