Lost Pet USA® Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

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This Privacy Policy and Term of Use is dated November 2012

                                                            Lost Pet USA® Privacy Policy / Terms of Use


I. Privacy Statement


LostPetUSA.net (“LOSTPETUSA”) is committed to ensuring that the personal information you provide us is not misused in any way.  This Privacy Policy/Terms of Use (“Policy”) governs your use of this website.  By using this website you are agreeing that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy. LOSTPETUSA reserves the right to change this policy without notice. If we do change this policy, we will post the revision date on this site and it is your responsibility to periodically review the Policy for updated revision dates.  Continued use of the website after published revision dates will constitute acceptance of the revised Policy and its terms.

LOSTPETUSA intends its website for use only by individuals who are 13 years of age or older and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are not at least 13 years old, please do not submit any information to the LOSTPETUSA website.


II. Confidentiality


In order to use the features of this website you will need to provide personal information, including name, address, email and phone number, in order to facilitate the communication to locate lost pets. It will always be your choice whether to provide LOSTPETUSA with your personal information, and when you do so, you are giving us permission to use the information for the purpose stated.


LOSTPETUSA will not sell, rent or loan your personally identifiable information to others for advertising or similar purposes. LOSTPETUSA will use the information you provide to aid communication regarding lost pets.  LOSTPETUSA will occasionally send newsletters and other information that may be of interest to you. If you would like to remove your name from our distribution list, you may use the opt-out link on the website or contact us at info@LostPetUSA.net to request removal of all your personal information.


LOSTPETUSA may disclose personal information in response to law enforcement activity, to enforce its contracts or property rights, or when required by law. Information we collect may also be transferred in connection with the sale or merger of the company or any division or business line of the company to which the information relates. If we hire any third-parties to perform services relating to the way the Site functions, we will require them to protect your personal information in the same way that we do.


III. Computer Tracking and Identifiable Information


The LOSTPETUSA website may use domain names (not e-mail addresses) to track use of the website. This tracking data helps us determine how to upgrade and enhance our website and make it more user-friendly. Because LOSTPETUSA does not trace or extract personal user information, the data that is collected is and can only be used for statistical purposes. As a service to our regular users, LOSTPETUSA may offer “cookies” that recognize specific users. These small text files are placed on your hard drive and save you the time of having to register each time you visit our website. If you do not wish to accept cookies, the “help” section of your browser’s toolbar will likely tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies, how to have the browser alert you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. If you disable cookies, however, you may not be able to take advantage of all of this website’s features.


IV. Security


LOSTPETUSA uses commercially reasonable means to protect the integrity of its website and the confidentiality of the personal information that you provide. For example, information that you provide to us is kept on secure servers. While we consider online security a priority, we cannot provide absolute assurances against, and will not be liable for, any breaches of confidentiality due to system failures or unauthorized access by third parties.


V. Links to Other Websites


LOSTPETUSA offers links and maps of animal shelter and other third party sites.  LOSTPETUSA is not responsible for the operation or collection of any information from any website operated by third parties or the privacy practices they have in place for their separate sites.


VI. Terms of Use


If you choose to use the LOSTPETUSA website, these Terms of Use will govern your use of all features. If you do not agree to the following Terms of Use, please do not use the LOSTPETUSA website. Any changes to the Terms of Use will be posted and you are invited to periodically review them. LOSTPETUSA is under no obligation to notify members of changes to the Terms of Use. Your continued use of LostPetUSA.com will signify your acceptance of any change in the terms and conditions set forth herein.


VII. Content of Messages


You alone are responsible for the content of your messages and the consequences of any such messages. LOSTPETUSA reserves the right to terminate your registration if it becomes aware and determines, in its sole discretion, that you are violating any of the following guidelines:


  • Only personal messages relevant to the purpose of the website are allowed, commercial use of any LOSTPETUSA website is strictly prohibited.
  • No posting, comment or photo upload may be made if it is copied from another work, or is in any way unlawful or improper to the purpose of the website. It is at the discretion of LOSTPETUSA to determine if sent or posted material violates these Terms of Use, and LOSTPETUSA reserves the right to delete any material it deems, in its sole discretion, to be irrelevant or improper under these Terms of Use and take further legal action, if necessary.
  • The LOSTPETUSA website contains the intellectual property of LOSTPETUSA, including content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights. You are allowed only to make a single personal copy of LOSTPETUSA content, for your personal use, but may not otherwise copy, reproduce, or otherwise commercially exploit LOSTPETUSA’s website content.
  • Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, by submitting content to any comment areas, expert areas, question and answer or discussion forums, sweepstakes, contests or any other area on the LOSTPETUSA website, you hereby expressly permit LOSTPETUSA to identify you as the contributor of such content in any publication in any form, media or technology now known or later developed in connection with the content, unless you otherwise notify the LOSTPETUSA legal department in writing at the time you submit the content that you do not wish to be identified.


VIII. Disclaimer of warranties

You expressly agree that use of the LOSTPETUSA website is at your sole risk. The LOSTPETUSA website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. LOSTPETUSA expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

LOSTPETUSA makes no warranty that the LOSTPETUSA website will meet your requirements, or that the LOSTPETUSA website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does LOSTPETUSA make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the LOSTPETUSA website. LOSTPETUSA will not be liable for any direct, consequential or incidental damages, whether fore seeable or not, which may result from the unavailability or malfunction of the LOSTPETUSA website.

You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the LOSTPETUSA website is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.

You understand and agree that LOSTPETUSA does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in or provided in connection with the LOSTPETUSA website. LOSTPETUSA is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. The information is provided with the understanding that neither the LOSTPETUSA website nor its members, while such members are participating in the LOSTPETUSA website, are engaged in rendering legal, medical, counseling or other professional services or advice. LOSTPETUSA encourages you to seek appropriate professional advice or care for any situation or problem which you may have.

LOSTPETUSA shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced in the LOSTPETUSA website. Your participation in the LOSTPETUSA website is solely at your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the LOSTPETUSA website or through LOSTPETUSA, its employees, consultants and/or experts shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

LOSTPETUSA is not responsible for the content on the internet or world wide web pages that is contained outside the LOSTPETUSA website.


As a convenience to our members, we may provide links to resources that are beyond our control. We make no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites to which we may provide links, and you hereby waive any claim you might have against LOSTPETUSA with respect to such sites.


IX. Notification of Any Possible Copyright Infringement


In the event you believe that material or content published on a LOSTPETUSA website may infringe on another's or you’re copyright, please provide detailed written notice of such possible infringement to info@LostPetUSA.net


X. Limitation of Liability

LOSTPETUSA shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from the use or the inability to use the LOSTPETUSA website or for the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through the LOSTPETUSA website or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles even if LOSTPETUSA has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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