Website Terms of Use

Last updated: March 11, 2019

The Website pawsie.ca ("Website") is owned and operated by Pawsie Inc. ("Pawsie"), the sole owner and administrator of the Pawsie brand.

The terms "Pawsie" or "us" or "we" refers to the owner and the administrator of the Website whose headquarters are on St-Ambroise Street in Montreal, QC, H4C 2C7, Canada. The term "you" or "your" refers to the User or viewer of the Website.

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

By browsing on pawsie.ca, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following Terms of Use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern your relationship with Pawsie. These documents constitute a legal agreement between you and Pawsie.

Pawsie may change the rules that govern your use of our Website from time to time, and your use of our Website after such changes constitutes your agreement to follow the rules as changed. In addition to changes in the Terms of Use, Pawsie may change, edit, delete or revise portions of our Website at any time without notice. If you do not wish to accept the Terms of Use, please immediately cease your use of the Website.

Trademarks and Copyright

Copyright

All text, graphics, User interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork, software and computer code (collectively, "Content"), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, "look and feel," and arrangement of such Content contained on the Website is owned, controlled, or licensed by or to Pawsie and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent, and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. It is forbidden to: (i) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, download or to transmit the Content in whole or in part, (ii) sell, rent, license out or transfer the Content or to allow other access to it, (iii) modify, remove or cover up a trademark or notice of ownership included in the Content, (iv) decompile, disassemble, decrypt or extract the Website, its functionalities and their components, including Content, or to help any party in such activities.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Website and no Content may be used, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, commercialized, represented, added to a network, downloaded, sold, exploited, transmitted or distributed in any way (including "mirroring") to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without Pawsie's express prior written consent.

Trademarks

Unless otherwise indicated, all content and logos displayed on the Website are copyrighted as a collective work under Canadian copyright laws. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names (collectively the "Marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks. You agree not to modify, rent, lend, sell, distribute or create derivative works based in whole or in part on the Content, the Marks or the Pawsie Website. Other names, words, titles, phrases, logos, artwork, graphics, icons and trademarks displayed on the Website may constitute trademarks owned by Pawsie or by third parties.

Multimedia Content

All sound, sound effects, sound recording or graphical element and all images, musical works, performances, videos, cinematographical production, audiovisual work and all other œuvre (“Multimedia content”) on the Website is protected by copyright or by intellectual property law. Pawsie does not permit the reproduction, distribution, public display, public performance, communication or the creation of derived works from Pawsie Multimedia content.

Your Use of the Website

Access to and use of the Website are solely for your personal information, education and communication to Pawsie. You may download, copy or print the contents of our Website for your personal use only. No right, title or interest in any of the contents of our Website is transferred to you as a result of any downloading, copying, printing or use of our Website.

You may not use any "deep-link", "page-scrape", "robot", "spider" or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Website or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Website. Pawsie reserves the right to bar any such activity. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Website, or any other systems or networks connected to the Website or to any Pawsie server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Website, by hacking, password "mining" or any other illegitimate means.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Website or any network connected to the Website, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Website or any network connected to the Website. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other User of or visitor to the Website, or any other member of Pawsie, including any Pawsie account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Website or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Website, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Website.

You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or with any other person's use of the Website.

You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to Pawsie on or through the Website or any service offered on or through the Website. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.

You may not use the Website or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of Pawsie or others.

Use of the Website by Minors

This Website is not intended for the use of children (or underage Users). However, it is possible that children may register or post, without the prior consent of their parents, their personal information and may lead to their identification. In these cases, the parent or legal guardian is responsible for the actions and behaviour of minors in their charge. The parent or legal guardian must control access by any minor in their charge and use of the Website.

Other Terms and Conditions

Additional terms and conditions may apply to specific portions or features of the Website, including contests, promotions or other similar features, all of which terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. You agree to abide by such other terms and conditions, including where applicable representing that you are of sufficient legal age to use or participate in such service or feature. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Website or for any service offered on or through the Website, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Website or the specific service.

Pawsie's obligations, if any, with regard to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this Website should be construed to alter such agreements.

Accounts, Passwords and Security

Certain features or services offered on or through the Website may require you to open an account (including setting up a Pawsie ID and password). You are entirely responsible for supplying truthful information relating to your person. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account. You agree to notify Pawsie immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by Pawsie or any other User of or visitor to the Website due to someone else using your Pawsie ID, password or account. You may not use anyone else's Pawsie ID, password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that Pawsie ID, password or account. Pawsie cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations. You are obliged to disconnect from the Website after each use.

Modification of services

Pawsie reserves the right at any time to temporarily or permanently modify or discontinue the Pawsie Website, the Services (or any part of them) with or without notice. You agree that Pawsie disclaims any and all liability to you, or to third parties, for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services, in whole or in part.

Abrogation

Pawsie reserves the right to end the Conditions of Use or right to navigate of a User, at any time, without motive or notice.

Cookies

Pawsie uses cookies. These are small text files downloaded to your computer (smartphone or other electronic device). By using Pawsie, you agree to our cookie Policy. Cookies, which are sent by a website, are not designed to identify you. They save your navigation data related to the Website to the computer, smartphone or other electronic device from which you are viewing the Website. In no way, are cookies used to reveal any of your personal-related data.

Website Updates

Pawsie undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on our Website. No specified update or refresh date applied in our Website should be taken to indicate that all information on our entire Website has been modified or updated. Please remember when reviewing information on our Website that such information may not represent the complete information available on a subject. In addition, subsequent events or changes in circumstances may cause existing information on our Website to become inaccurate or incomplete. News releases contained on our Website are dated to indicate the last time such information was modified by Pawsie.

No other specified date or refresh date applied in our Website should be taken to indicate that information contained in archived press releases was updated past its initial publication date. Pawsie undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify previously published press releases. It is the User’s responsibility to ensure that information obtained from our Website has not been rendered inaccurate or incomplete by subsequent events.

Journalistic Independence

Transparency and credibility are founding principles at Pawsie, a neutral and independent platform with a team of writers, guided by an editor in chief. Pawsie publishes original content written by its team of writers and by respected thought leaders, independent writers, journalists, graphic designers and video artists. Pawsie’s editor in chief and the writing team are responsible for the choice of subjects and articles published on the Website. Their selection of content is based on the platform’s objectives, to inform and entertain. Journalists who write content for Pawsie are treated as independent suppliers. Pawsie is not responsible to the opinions of its collaborators, which do not necessarily reflect those of Pawsie. Opinions and declarations made by Users and third parties are exclusively those of the User or third party in question and do not necessarily reflect those of Pawsie. Pawsie reserves the right to block and remove all publication(s) and all content, at any time, at its exclusive discretion.

Important Notice

The Website may publish information relating to professional fields of practice, including human and animal health. This information is supplied solely for the purpose of entertainment and cannot in any circumstances be interpreted as a recommendation for a particular treatment, product or plan of action. The information provided on the Website cannot in any circumstances replace the advice of a human or animal health professional. If you have questions concerning your state of health, contact a health professional. If you are experiencing a health emergency, dial “911” on your telephone.

User Comments and Other Submissions

All comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions or other information submitted or offered to Pawsie on or via our Website or otherwise (collectively "Submissions") shall be and remain Pawsie's property. Any such disclosure or offer of any Submissions shall constitute an assignment to Pawsie of all worldwide rights, titles and interest in all intellectual properties in the Submissions. Thus, Pawsie will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests in any Submissions, and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Submissions. Pawsie is and shall be under no obligation to maintain any Submissions in confidence, to pay any compensation for any Submissions, or to respond to any Submissions. Pawsie reserves the right to use, reproduce, save, adapt, translate, modify, transmit, distribute and to put at the disposition of the public all Submissions, for whatever final use, and create derived works. You recognize that all presentations that you transmit for the purpose of publication of the Website and that you otherwise submit to Pawsie will be considered non-confidential.

Disclaimer and Indemnity

Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, our Website, all Contents of our Website and all services offered in connection with our Website are provided on an "as is" basis, and, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Pawsie disclaims all warranties of any kind in connection therewith, either express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. In addition, Pawsie does not warrant that your use of our Website, or the operation or function of our Website, any component thereof, or any services offered in connection therewith, will be uninterrupted or error free; that defects therewith will be corrected; or that our Website or its server are free of viruses or other harmful elements.

Although Pawsie endeavors to provide current, accurate and reliable information on our website, it does not warrant or make any representations regarding the accuracy, reliability or any use of information on our Website. You acknowledge, by your use of our Website: (1) that your use of our Website is at your sole risk; (2) that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary servicing or repairs of any equipment you use in connection with your use of our Website; and (3) that Pawsie shall not be liable for any damages of any kind related to your use of or inability to use our Website, including without limitation, direct, indirect, special, compensatory or consequential damages, lost profits and/or loss of or damage to property, even if Pawsie has been advised of the possibility of such damages. You agree to indemnify and hold Pawsie harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorney fees, arising from or related to your use of our Website.

Links to Other Websites

This Website may contain links to other independent third-party websites ("Linked Websites"). These Linked Websites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Websites are not under Pawsie's control, and Pawsie is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Linked Websites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Websites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Websites.

Pawsie assumes no responsibility for the provision of these external websites or resources, their content that it otherwise does not endorse, advertisements, products or other materials that are available on these websites. or external resources or through them. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that Pawsie disclaims any and all liability, whether direct or indirect, for any damages or losses arising or alleged to arise from the use of the content, goods or services available on these websites. and / or through them, or by reliance on them, or in connection with the use of the content, goods or services accessible on or through these sites and resources, or in connection with the fact to be trusted.

Transactions with Third Parties

Pawsie is not responsible for the legality, quality, exactitude, reliability or other characteristics of merchandise offered by third parties (“Third Party Merchandise”). If you complete a purchase on a third-party website that’s hosted by the Website or linked to the Website, the data gathered while you are visiting the third-party website and the information you provide—such as your credit card number, address and personal information, are collected by the third-party website, and not by Pawsie. You hereby release Pawsie, its associated businesses and their administrators, employees, representatives, licensors and/or their successors, and having respective rights of overall damages that you might incur, and agree not to hold them accountable for any claim relating to your purchase or use of Third Party Merchandise.

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, in no event will Pawsie be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if Pawsie has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Use of Robots

You understand that the used of robots (“bots”), notably web bots, is strictly forbidden in all circumstances on the Website.

Website Monitoring

You understand that Pawsie has no obligation to monitor or oversee the Website and all content accessible through the Website. Nevertheless, you understand that Pawsie may monitor the Website electronically, and its sole discretion, and divulge any and all information necessary to conform to all regulations, laws, or governmental stipulations, operate the Website in an adequate manner or protect itself or protect its Users in accordance with the Website Privacy Policy.

Applicable Law

The functionalities and the Terms of Use of Pawsie are subject to Canadian and Quebec laws, without regard to conflict of law principles. All litigation resulting from your use of the Website or related to its Terms of Use will be submitted to the jurisdiction of courts in the district of Montreal, province of Quebec.

Violation of These Terms of Use

Pawsie may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Website, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Pawsie's rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or Users of the Website. Pawsie reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that Pawsie deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. Pawsie also may disclose your information when Pawsie determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that Pawsie may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with Pawsie through the Website or any service offered on or through the Website, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or Pawsie determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce these Terms of Use, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Pawsie, its employees, Users of or visitors to the Website, and the public.

Revocation

You can terminate your access to the Website and your use of the Website at any time.

You agree that Pawsie may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Website and/or block your future access and terminate your account, with immediate effect, as well as all related information and files for cause, which includes (but is not limited to): (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (2) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (3) discontinuance or material modification of the Website or any service offered on or through the Website, (4) unexpected technical issues or problems, or (5) violation of these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Website.

You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to Pawsie, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to Pawsie obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that Pawsie deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Pawsie may have at law or in equity.

If Pawsie does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, Pawsie will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to Pawsie. You agree that Pawsie will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Website as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.

In addition, you agree that Pawsie cannot be liable to you or a third party for any termination of your access to the Services or your Pawsie account. In the event of termination by you or Pawsie, you must promptly destroy all items downloaded or obtained on our Website, as well as copies of these items. You agree that all matters relating to your access or use of the Website, including all disputes, shall be governed by the laws of Quebec, Canada without regard to its conflict of laws provisions and any dispute shall arise in Québec.

To Communicate with Us

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or the practices used on this Website, please contact us via email: info@pawsie.ca.

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