Terms and Conditions
In using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “User”, “Member”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting woofd.com’s terms and conditions. “The Organization”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Editors”, “Moderators”, “Services”, “Site”, “Administrators”, “Team Members”, “Pack”, “Us”, “Our”, and “Woofd” “Woofd.com” refers to Woofd®. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the User and ourselves, or either the User or ourselves. “Members”, “Authors”, “Contributors”, “Bloggers”, “Guest Bloggers”, and “Contributing Bloggers”, refer to individuals submitting content such as, but not limited to, articles, Community posts, artwork and photographs. “Community” refers to our Facebook Group.
Eligibility Woofd® is not intended for children younger than 18 and are offered only to users 18 years of age or older. If you are under 18 years old, please do not use woofd.com. Any person who provides their personal information through woofd.com represents to us that they are 18 years of age or older. You hereby represent that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms.
Content Disclaimer Although the administrators and moderators of Woofd® will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, users are often allowed to publish posts, articles, comments immediately, without any initial moderation. Therefore, it is impossible for us to review all messages immediately. All topics and messages published on Woofd.com solely express the views and intent of their individual authors, and as such, neither the owner of Woofd® nor other team members or sponsors can be held responsible for the content posted or linked within any message.
Acceptable Content Offensive, defamatory, and illegal material should not be posted. Any content will be removed as deemed necessary by the Editors or Moderators of this website.
General By accessing this website you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the American courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of Woofd® to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions can be modified at any time.
Acceptable Use You may not harass or annoy other users, promote content that violates our policies, or transmit illegal or copyrighted material through this site or its servers. You agree that you will not post any messages that are excessively annoying, disruptive, obscene, hateful, inappropriate, sexually explicit, containing nudity, threatening to other members, or in violation of any laws. Our editors will subjectively decide if these rules have been violated, and our administrators will make all final decisions.
Use of Information Our site’s comment system and store requires visitors to supply contact information, such as an e-mail address and social network links. We will not send you any unsolicited e-mail and will not give your e-mail address to any third-parties. The email address you provide will only be used to send updates about this site. You may opt out of any mailings.
Unsolicited Advertising Articles, Comments and Community posts containing any unsolicited advertising or spam are not allowed and will be deleted as soon as possible. Members who post spam messages anywhere on the site or on any of our third-party platforms at any time will be banned immediately from posting, joining or registering for another membership at woofd.com. Contributors, however, are encouraged to link to their social network profiles and personal websites.
Ownership of Content All credit is given to artists of artworks displayed on woofd.com, and links will be provided when possible. Contributors waive rights by submitting content, waiving any claims to ownership or exclusivity or revenue made directly through this site. However, Contributors and Members are encouraged to use this website as a platform to network and make revenue independently from this website. Editors and Moderators reserve the right to edit any article or topic for formatting and/or grammatical reasons, or any reason at all.
Guest and Contributing Bloggers The following terms and conditions for Guest Bloggers, Contributing Bloggers, and any other Woofd® team members govern Your use of woofd.com (the “Site”) and any services made available to You by Woofd® (“woofd.com,” “We”, “Us” and “Our”) on or through the Site (the “Services”) and any contributions You make to the Woofd.com Site (“Contributions”). For purposes of the Terms of Service, “You” and “Contributor” means the person using the Site or the Services or providing Contributions which are defined as but not limited to (“writing original content”, “writing or creating exclusive articles” and or “curating or creating non-exclusive digital images for publication on woofd.com”). If You are using the Site or Services or Contributing on behalf of Your company (or another entity), then “You” means Your company (or such other entity) and its officers, members, agents, successors and assigns.
Contributors may submit any number of original, exclusive articles and non-exclusive digital images for publication on woofd.com. In order to maintain an active status as a Woofd® Contributor, we suggest that you submit at least one article or photo per month. We reserve the right to reject any article for any reason.
You also agree to the following in conjunction with the standards and requirements set below:
You irrevocably transfer and assign all rights to your articles.
You will receive a promotional author byline in each article.
You will not receive compensation for an article now or in the future unless otherwise agreed upon.
You waive any claims to revenue made through this site.
Any request by you to use the content from the article must be made to the editorial team in writing.
You indemnify Woofd® and its owner from any potential legal liability/damage that may arise from your published articles.
You are prohibited from benefiting financially from third party companies or individual people in exchange for writing articles for Woofd.com unless otherwise agreed upon. This includes but is not limited to companies’ or peoples’ products, services, apps or anything else they may ask you to write about or link to.
Donations & Contributor Payment Eligibility Donations are made on a Pledge basis through Liberapay. Team Members are only eligible to receive payouts from donations if they contribute regularly and have connected their Liberapay account to our Team page. See above on what qualifies you to maintain an active status as a Woofd® Contributor. See the Pledge page for more information.
Copyright Notice The content featured at Woofd.com is either for promotional purposes only or is licensed under Creative Commons; no copyright infringement is intended. If your content has been included and you would like it to be removed; please use the Contact page.
The Woofd® logo uses a modified vector from VectorPortal, who grants us non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use and modify its images which carry “for commercial use” license in website templates, print media, product media, digital packaging, advertising collateral, books, CD, DVD labels and covers, letterhead, business cards and labels, newspaper and magazine articles, mobile applications, email marketing and other design projects in unlimited quantity.
Posting of Copyrighted or Plagiarized Material Any material found to infringe on anyone else’s right will be removed post haste. If you have a copyright infringement claim, please use our Contact page. If you are involved in any copyright infringement claim, Woofd.com reserves the right to relinquish any information requested to protect its own interests.
Comments and Communit postsy containing links to unlicensed downloads of copyrighted material, including but not limited to recorded, photographs, are not allowed because of legal issues and will be deleted as soon as possible. It is also prohibited to discuss file sharing of copyrighted material or post offers to trade unlicensed files through other means. Any attempts to circumvent this rule in any way will not be tolerated, and users who consistently do so will be banned from posting any further messages. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.
Children’s Guidelines We do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to use woofd.com. We do not collect or use any online contact information or identifiable off-line contact information about a child (any individual under 18 years of age) without parental consent. We do not distribute personally identifiable information about children without parental consent. We do not give children the ability to post or distribute personal information without prior consent. We do not entice children with games or contests that would encourage them to disclose personal information. Anyone under the age of 18 may not register for an account, and will have their account suspended if they register under any false pretense.
Community Guidelines Please note that information that is disclosed in areas such as our Community or Comments are public. Use caution in disclosing any personal information. For Woofd Community Guidelines, please see the Facebook Group Rules at woofd.com/community.
Community Standards The Woofd Community is on Facebook. Facebook takes their role in keeping abuse off their service seriously. That’s why they have developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on Facebook. Their Standards apply around the world to all types of content. They’re designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hate speech may still be removed for violating our bullying policies. The goal of Facebook’s Community Standards is to encourage expression and create a safe environment. Learn more on Facebook.
We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Woofd or our Contributors and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. Woofd nor our Contributors nor our Administrators will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.
Liability Woofd® is not responsible for the content of its’ contributors or members. Any legal responsibility falls on the person uploading the content. Should any issues arise in regards to liability, please use the Contact page.
Availability Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of the creator whose content you would like to use. Woofd® does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify Woofd®, its team members, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.
Woofd® Rights Disclaimer The administrators and moderators of Woofd® reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread or any post, including group or blog posts, comments; and warn, ban, or delete any member, for any reason.
Exclusions and Limitations
The information on this web site is provided on an “as is” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Organization:
excludes all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or The Organization’s literature; and
excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this Organization of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.
Trademark & Branding Woofd® is a registered trademark. Our trademarks, service marks, trade names, and branding are valuable assets. You help us protect our valuable trademark rights and strengthen our corporate and brand identities by wearing, using, mentioning, or promoting our brand in any way. A brand is a mixture of attributes, tangible and intangible, symbolized in a trademark. Our brand’s identity is our fundamental means of follower and consumer recognition and symbolizes the brand’s differentiation from competitors. By using the Woofd® trademark, in whole or in part, you are acknowledging that Woofd® is the sole owner of the trademark and brand.
By associating, promoting, marketing, volunteering, or contributing to woofd.com, you are agreeing to not interfere with Woofd®’s rights in the trademark, including challenging woofd.com’s use, registration of, or application to register such trademark, alone or in combination with other words, anywhere in the world, and that you will not harm, misuse, or bring into disrepute any Woofd® trademark. The goodwill derived from using any part of a Woofd® trademark exclusively inures to the benefit of and belongs to woofd.com. Except for the limited right to use as expressly permitted, no other rights of any kind are granted hereunder, by implication or otherwise. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please talk to your Woofd® representative or send us a message through our contact page.
Notification of Changes
Woofd® reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our Terms of Service or any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, we will announce that these changes have been made through our newsletter. You must be subscribed to our newsletter in order to receive notification of changes to our Terms of Service. Any changes to our Terms of Service will be included in the following newsletter, after the time of adjustment. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis or as you visit the website.
By browsing, subscribing, contributing or otherwise affiliating with woofd.com, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms, please stop using woofd.com.
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