Welcome to Goodnewsforpets.com (“Site”) operated by Germinder & Associates, Inc. This page explains the terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) under which you may use this Site. By accessing, browsing and/or using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Your use of this Site constitutes a binding agreement between you and Germinder & Associates.
IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE.
You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge and agree that the Terms and Conditions currently in effect as of this date may be modified or amended by Germinder & Associates from time to time. Your continued use of the Site after a modification or amendment shall constitute your acceptance and agreement to the modified Terms and Conditions.
Germinder & Associates, Inc. may terminate this Site at any time. In addition, Germinder & Associates, Inc. reserves the right to change or modify the format, organization or content of the Site at any time without notice.
Any claim relating to, and the use of, this Site and the materials contained on the Site are governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, without respect to conflicts of laws principles. Any claim based upon this Site shall be brought and maintained in the federal or state courts located in Jackson County, Missouri.
This Site is controlled and operated by Germinder & Associates, Inc. from its offices within the United States. Germinder & Associates, Inc. makes no representation that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
Germinder & Associates, Inc. has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its commitment to privacy. Personal information, such as your address, browser and version, operating system and the site you came from may be collected by Germinder & Associates, Inc. Users are requested to register and to furnish name, affiliation, address and other information. This information is used in part for statistical purposes to help Germinder & Associates, Inc. improve this Site and provide statistics to advertisers, sponsors and companies posting content. Information which will identify you personally is not sold or disclosed to advertisers or other third parties. If you furnish your e-mail address, this information may be used to provide you with a period newsletter published by Germinder & Associates, Inc.
Germinder & Associates, Inc. allows third parties to post information in the form of content on the Site. Permission is granted to display, copy, reproduce, modify, download, and distribute the Releases on this Site for personal or commercial use and to reproduce the Releases or the information contained therein in news publications of general circulation.
The copyright in contents of this Site other than the Releases, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images and software, (“Material”) is held by Germinder & Associates, Inc. or by the original creator of the Material. You are strictly prohibited from using such Material for any reason, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, or display of the Material.
The trademarks, service marks and logos (“Trademarks”) used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and others. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site, without the written permission of the Trademark owner. The name of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and Germinder & Associates, Inc.’s logo may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of Material on this Site, without prior written permission. Germinder & Associates, Inc. prohibits use of Germinder & Associates, Inc.’s logo as a “hot” link to the Site unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by Germinder & Associates, Inc. in writing.
You may not frame the contents of this Site on another site maintained by you and are prohibited from “hot-linking” to interior pages of this site unless such “hot links” are part of the display of the news and information furnished within the Releases posted on the Site.
goodnewsforpets.com and Germinder & Associates, Inc. support the health and welfare of pets by annually providing a portion of its editorial space without charge to recognized veterinary and animal associations and organizations. This space is allocated on the following basis.
- As a courtesy, all recognized nonprofit organizations are entitled to receive one news release posting on a complimentary basis.
- After the first posting, not-for-profits with paid staff and/or other compensated representatives will receive a 10 percent discount off the current posting rate for any subsequent releases or newsrooms. Links in the Resources section also receive the 10 percent discount.
- A recognized not-for-profit with an entirely volunteer staff may continue to send in releases to be posted on a complimentary basis, however, posting of a newsroom or links in the Resource section will be at the 10 percent discount off the regular rate.
- Releases may be posted at no cost if the editorial staff determines the posting warranted by virtue of the news value of the material submitted. Such postings are at the sole discretion of the editorial staff. The management of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and the editorial staff of goodnewsforpets.com reserve the right to refuse to post any release with content it determines as inappropriate.
This Site is created, in part, to provide a one-stop source of information about pets, veterinary medicine and pet-related industries. Information displayed here is compiled from many sources and much of it is furnished by third parties. Germinder & Associates, Inc. uses its best efforts to ensure that the material is accurately, timely and complete. However, the material may contain inaccuracies or errors which are outside our control. The use of this Site and the information displayed hereon is, therefore, at your own risk.
The transmission of information over the Internet is subject to interruption as a result of forces and events outside the control of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and its service providers. Germinder & Associates makes no representations or warranties about the continued operation of this Site.
The opinions expressed in the material posted to this site are not necessarily those of the owners, directors, editors or sponsors of goodnewsforpets.com.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Site contains links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Germinder & Associates, Inc. of the contents on such third-party Web sites. Germinder & Associates, Inc. is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party sites. You access them at your own risk, regardless of whether or not we receive compensation, commission or share of revenues generated by purchases via such links. YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES THROUGH SUCH LINK INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PAYMENT AND DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND ANY TERMS, CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY SUCH COMMUNICATIONS AND DEALINGS, ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTY.
DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTIONS
You acknowledge that: (i) we may receive from marketers free products that we review or discuss in our content and (ii) we may receive compensation in connection with advertisement or stories regarding run advertisements or stories on our sites concerning some of those products or companies that sell them (and other products sold by such companies) for which we sometimes receive compensation.
Your correspondence or business dealings with advertisers found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You hereby release Germinder & Associates, Inc. of, and agree that Germinder & Associates, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or claim (including negligence of Germinder & Associates, Inc.) of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of advertisers on the Site.
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Notice: If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Germinder & Associates, Inc. the following information in a written Notice addressed to the following Designated Agent:
Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA
Germinder & Associates, Inc.
Send electronically to:
The Notice should contain: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the interest which has allegedly been infringed, (b) identification of the copyrighted work that has allegedly been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a list of such works at that site, (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Germinder & Associates, Inc. to locate the material, (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit Germinder & Associates, Inc. to contact the party complaining of the alleged infringement (“Complaining Party”), including an address, telephone number and/or an electronic mail address, (e) a statement by the Complaining Party that he or she has a good faith belief that the disputed use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law, and (f) a statement by the Complaining Party, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that the Complaining Party is the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or is authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
Upon receipt of the written Notice outlined above, Germinder & Associates, Inc. will (a) remove or disable access to the work that is alleged to be infringing (b) forward the written Notice to the person who is alleged to be infringing (“Subscriber”), and (c) take reasonable steps to promptly notify the Subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to the work.
Germinder & Associates, Inc. has adopted policies pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which govern the Subscriber’s response to Notices sent according to the above described procedure. If you would like more information about these policies, please send a written request to the Designated Agent specified above.
If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other part or provision of these Terms and Conditions.
Updated as of 12/9/19