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Terms and Conditions for this site

About the usage of this site

Thank you for visiting The Dog Breeders Association® resource website. For various legal reasons we are required to communicate a few key points, known as the Terms and Conditions of The Dog Breeders Association® website to you. Please read these carefully and make sure that you understand them.


Copyright Statement

All trade marks, copyright, database rights and/or all other intellectual property rights, in relation to all and any text, graphics and other material in whatever form contained on this site, are the property of The Dog Breeders Association®, and are used with the authorisation of the owner of such rights. This means that you may reproduce material on this site for personal use only. Unauthorised use, including but not limited to, modification, distribution, copying, renting, hiring, lending, transmission and broadcast of material on this site is prohibited. Material from this site may not be sold or otherwise distributed for profit.


Links to other sites

Links on The Dog Breeders Association® sites may take you outside The Dog Breeders Association® network, and The Dog Breeders Association® accepts no responsibility for the content, accuracy or function of these sites; the links are provided in good faith, and we cannot be held responsible for any subsequent change in sites to which we link.


Limitation of liability

Neither The Dog Breeders Association®, any of its associated companies, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this site, shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, costs, losses or liabilities whatsoever arising out of your access to, or use of, this site. In addition, The Dog Breeders Association® shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property, by reason of your use of, access to, or downloading of any material from, this site.


Cookies

1. What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small string of text that is stored on your PC's hard disk, unless you delete it or it expires - the expiry date of the cookie is predetermined and terminates on a set date usually 30, 60, 90, 120 or 365 days. It is not a computer program, and cannot harm the data on your PC. Only non-sensitive data is stored in the cookie and not sensitive data such as passwords or personal information.


2. How do I know when I have received a Cookie?

You need to switch on the 'Alert before accepting Cookies' option in your browser.


3. Should I switch on the alert?

It's up to you. However, increasingly, sites are using more and more Cookies that expire when you switch off your browser; it can become tiresome to see so many alerts.


4. What are Cookies for?

Cookies have two functions. The first is to 'maintain state of an application'. Basically, this means that each time you come back to a site, you begin where you left off. For instance, you may only need to register to enter a site once. The second function is to track your path through the site.


5. What does that mean?

Tracking your path can help the site provider optimise the site based on popular paths or pages. You may feel that this knowledge of your use - the site provider could set up a profile of your particular habits - is an unwelcome intrusion into your privacy. However, bear in mind that no personally identifiable data is being collected.


6. What is The Dog Breeders Association® policy?

First, we never pass statistical data on to 3rd parties. All The Dog Breeders Association® sites that use Cookies explain what use we are putting them to.


7. Should I delete Cookies?

Again, it's up to you. If you feel that Cookies are an intrusion into your privacy, delete them. However, we recommend that you do not delete them. This will usually decrease your access to useful information on subsequent visits to the site.


8. Can Cookies be stolen from my PC?

No. The information stored on your PC will only be transmitted to the server that sent them in the first place.


Your pet's well being

The information in this site is not a substitute for veterinary advice and is for information purposes only. You should always consult a veterinary surgeon if you have any concerns about your pet's health. He or she will have the advantage of taking a complete medical history and physically examining your animal. They will therefore be in a much better position to diagnose the illness, establish a prognosis and make recommendations about appropriate treatment. Opinions and advice offered on The Dog Breeders Association® website and/or forum are not legally binding in any form.
Whilst reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the details on this site are accurate and that the opinions are fair and reasonable, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the accuracy, completeness or correctness of information or opinions given. The Dog Breeders Association® accept no liability for consequences of any accurate information.


Message Board Forum and Gallery Terms of Use

This offer is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over, registered at www.dog-breeds.co.uk, or any other website operated by The Dog Breeders Association®, who have submitted a pure breed pet picture to be included in the Dog Breeders Gallery section of this website.


No purchase necessary.

It is a condition of registration that all entrants must ensure, prior to submission, that permission is confirmed from the photographer of any pet picture submitted, both that the picture may be submitted, and that The Dog Breeders Association® has the right to utilise and display that picture/s in the Dog Breeders Gallery on this website.
From those pictures submitted, the pure breed pet pictures judged both representative of their breed and of appropriate quality for inclusion by The Dog Breeders Association®, will all be posted on the Dog Breeds Gallery page for the breed submitted. A maximum of 10 pictures for each breed will be posted on the relevant Dog Breeders Gallery page at any one time.
The Dog Breeders Association® retains the right to alter present terms and conditions, with no less than 7 days notice, to be posted on this web site. No responsibility is accepted for submissions that fail to be delivered by the system, or damaged, delayed, illegible or mislaid in the post.


Registration

If you wish to post a message on the Message Board, you must first register with us and provide the information required for registration. All data and forms are managed via a secure facility and utmost care is taken in managing and protecting personal data.


Posting to the Forum Message Board

You agree not to post onto this Message Board any message or other material:-

Containing pornography, sexually explicit or offensive content, vulgar or obscene language, racially or ethnically offensive content, or material which is illegal or criminal or regarding illegal activity or designed to encourage illegal activity or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatsoever;
Intended to harass or threaten any party;

Offering products or services or containing advertising for any products or services or promoting any party's commercial interests in any manner whatsoever. We shall have the right to determine what constitutes the promotion of a commercial interest;

Which infringes any copyright, design rights, database rights or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party without the consent of that third party;

Containing defamatory or libelous content either directed at The Dog Breeders Association® , E&L® and/or companies affiliated directly or indirectly with The Dog Breeders Association® and services or products offered by the afore mentioned entities;

Which has been manipulated in order to disguise the origin of any posted material;

Which may interfere with or disrupt the services and products provided by us.

If you post onto the Message Board any message or other material, you are entirely responsible for such and for any claims that may be made by third parties in that respect. If you contribute any message or other material to this Message Board you hereby grant us and our group companies, a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right to edit, amend, reformat, copy, publish (in any medium whether paper based or electronic), sub-license and distribute such message or material. You will not submit any such message or other material unless you are able to grant such rights, and you waive all moral rights in relation to such message or other material.


Use of the Message Board

You agree not to do anything that is likely to, or intended to, disrupt use by others of the Message Board or which amounts to spamming and/or phishing.

You agree to use all reasonable endeavours not to post onto the Message Board any material that contains viruses, worms, logic bombs or other destructive features or contaminants.

You agree not to falsely impersonate another person when using the Message Board.


Removal of Material by The Dog Breeders Association®

We reserve the right at any time to edit or remove any message or other material from the Message Board that is or may be in our opinion, in breach of any of these terms or are otherwise harmful or offensive in any way to any person or where complaints are received in relation to it. We will not be liable to any person who has placed any message or other material on the Message Board, irrespective of any such editing or removal. We do not however guarantee prompt editing or removal of any such message or other material from the Message Board in those circumstances.


Exclusion of Liability for materials on the Site

All messages contained within the Message Board are provided by individual contributors and not by The Dog Breeders®. Any views, opinions or statements made in such messages are those of the individual contributors, and The Dog Breeders Association® does not endorse them. The Dog Breeders Association® does not accept any responsibility or liability to any person in respect of any messages or other material contained on the Message Board and in particular, without limitation, for:

  • Defamatory, harmful, criminal, pornographic or offensive content in any message; or
  • The conduct of any users or contributors of the Message Board;
  • Any inaccuracy or errors or omissions in any message;
  • The incompleteness of any message;
  • Any software, information or products that may be provided or offered from any message;
  • Any use that may be made of any message;

The Dog Breeders Association® Right to Ban Use:-

Without prejudice to any other rights that may be available to us, we reserve the right to cancel the registration of any user of the Message Board or to ban any user from the Message Board if that user fails to comply with these Terms of Use.


Passwords

Where applicable, you are responsible for maintaining confidentiality of any user name and password provided to you on registration. You shall not disclose your user name or password to any third party. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your user name and/or password. If you become aware that any third party has obtained access to your user name or password or of any unauthorised use of your user name or password, you must report such to us immediately.