Welcome to saveourstraysfortbend.org (the “SOS Site”), a website aimed at finding homes for our fostered cats and dogs and providing useful information to help pet owners care for their animals.  The SOS Site is owned by Save Our Strays Inc., established under the laws of the State of Texas.  This site, and your use of it, is governed by our Terms of Use And Disclaimer (“Terms of Use”), set forth herein.

PLEASE NOTE: Your use of the SOS Site constitutes your express agreement to all terms, conditions, and notices set forth in this Terms of Use, the SOS Privacy Policy, as well as applicable laws.  We encourage you to fully and carefully read this Terms of Use as well as the SOS Privacy Policy included on the SOS Site.  If you do not agree to each and every such term, condition and notice contained therein, and applicable laws, you shall not and may not use the SOS Site.  If you violate any of these terms, conditions, notices and/or laws, your permission to use the SOS Site and all material on the SOS Site automatically and without further notice terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of material from the SOS Site.

Disclaimers And Limitation Of Liability

The information contained on the SOS Site is in no way intended to be used or relied upon to diagnose or treat the health condition of any animal, or as a prognosis of any health condition, and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining professional veterinary advice regarding your animal's health.  While information about veterinarians, animal hospitals, products, procedures, and other content relating to animal health and lifestyle issues may be mentioned on the SOS Site, the SOS Site is solely for reference and to enhance your pet-owning experience, and is not meant to provide or be used for medical consultation.  You should never disregard veterinary advice or delay in seeking veterinary advice as a result of information provided on the SOS Site.  Any reliance by you on information provided by Save Our Strays Inc., our volunteers, or from other sites to which links have been supplied on the SOS Site, is done solely at your own risk.  If your pet is suffering a health emergency, you should immediately contact your veterinarian or an emergency clinic.

The SOS Site and all material on or in the SOS Site are provided on an "as is" basis.  SAVE OUR STRAYS INC., ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Without limiting the foregoing, Save Our Strays Inc., its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, current-ness, or timeliness of any content, communications or other material contained on the SOS Site, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the SOS Site.

Neither Save Our Strays Inc., its licensors, its suppliers, nor any third parties mentioned on the SOS Site shall be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, personal injury damages, wrongful death damages or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the SOS Site or any content, other material, or links provided thereon.

When using the SOS Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of Save Our Strays Inc., its licensors and its suppliers.  Accordingly, Save Our Strays Inc. assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the SOS Site.

Only Personal Use Is Permitted Of SOS Site – Commercial Use By Users Is Prohibited

Unless otherwise specified, the SOS Site is for your personal and noncommercial use only.  You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from the SOS Site.

You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, electronically copy, download and print hard copy portions of the material from the different areas of the SOS Site solely for your own noncommercial use, or to place an order with the SOS Site or to purchase products related to the SOS Site.  You shall include the reference “Copyright (c) 2015 Save Our Strays Inc. All Rights Reserved.” on any such material that you download, copy or print from the SOS Site.  Any other use of materials on the SOS Site, including but not limited to the modification, reproduction, exploitation, distribution, republication, display or transmission of the content of the SOS Site, without prior written permission of Save Our Strays Inc., is strictly prohibited.

Harassment Is Not Permitted

Harassment in any manner or form on the SOS Site, including but not limited to via e-mail and chat or by obscene or abusive language or pictures is strictly forbidden.  Impersonation of others, including a Save Our Strays Inc. volunteer, host, representative or other members or visitors on the SOS Site is prohibited.  You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the SOS Site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable, or which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.  You may not upload commercial content on the SOS Site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.

Protecting The Privacy Of Children

Save Our Strays Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of children.  The SOS Site cannot and does not filter ads or other content that children may view through third-party sites linked to the SOS Site, and children could, without the knowledge or consent of Save Our Strays Inc., receive content and materials from the Internet and/or advertisements that are not appropriate for children.  Save Our Strays Inc. encourages parents and guardians of children to spend time online with their children to monitor and filter what is being viewed.  Save Our Strays Inc. also encourages parents and guardians to use filtering software to help prevent their children from viewing inappropriate material.  We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know to be a child under the age of 13.

Copyright Of Material On SOS Site

All material contained on the SOS Site is protected by copyright and other laws under both United States and foreign laws.  Title to and ownership of all such material, and all rights therein, remains with Save Our Strays Inc. or its licensors.  Any use of such material not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a serious breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.  Any and all material contained on the SOS Site is subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Save Our Strays Inc.  All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Save Our Strays Inc. and/or its licensors.

Submission Of Materials By Users – Conditions Of Submission

The personal information you submit to the SOS Site is governed by the Save Our Strays Inc. Privacy Policy. To the extent there is an inconsistency between these Terms of Use and the Save Our Strays Inc. Privacy Policy, these Terms of Use shall govern.

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or material of any type (including, without limitation, written content, photographs, pictures, video or film images, drawings or other reproductions, plans, audio files, graphics files) (referred to collectively as “Material”) to the SOS Site (including blogs, message boards, etc.) that is not original to you or that infringes upon or violates in any way any rights of any party.  You agree that you will not upload or transmit any Material to the SOS Site that is an advertisement, promotion or solicitation for any person, entity, product or service, or that may constitute “spam”.

IMPORTANT: By uploading or submitting such Material to the SOS Site, you warrant and represent to Save Our Strays Inc., its licensors and its suppliers that:

  1.  you have the 100% right to submit or upload such Material;
  2.  the Material is original to you. You should not submit or upload any Material that was created, photographed, written, produced, recorded, whether in whole or in part, by anyone other than you;
  3.  the Material does not in any way violate the copyright, trademark, service mark or other property rights of any person or entity;
  4.  the Material does not violate the rights of privacy and/or publicity of any person or entity. If the image, likeness, voice, etc., of a person(s) other than yourself is included in any Material you submit, you must have prior written permission from each and every such person(s) (and from such person's legal guardian if such person is a minor or under a legal incapacity) to include their image, likeness, voice, etc., in the Material, to submit the Material to the SOS Site, and to grant the rights to Save Our Strays Inc. in and to such Material set forth in these Terms of Use; and
  5.  you own or control all rights in and to such Material in perpetuity, throughout the universe.
  6.  the Material is not obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, hateful, abusive or embarrassing in any way to any person or entity.
  7.  the Material does not contain any viruses or other computer code in it that may damage any computer hardware or software.

By submitting or uploading such Material to the SOS Site, you agree that such Material is non-confidential for all purposes, and hereby grant Save Our Strays Inc. a royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, edit, translate, exploit, publish, upload and display the Material in any media, medium, or form now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity throughout the universe.  Save Our Strays Inc. does not invite the submission of any business information, proposal, idea, concept or similar material by you, and if you submit any such information to Save Our Strays Inc., either via the SOS Site or otherwise, you hereby agree that all such information, proposal, idea, concept or similar material submitted by you is non-confidential for all purposes and may be used, exploited or displayed as such by Save Our Strays Inc.

Under Save Our Strays Inc. policy you are strictly prohibited from submitting or uploading media or Materials of any kind that contain expressions of hate, abuse, offensive images or conduct, obscenity, pornography, sexually explicit or any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and the SOS Site Privacy Policy.

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or the SOS Site.

Save Our Strays Inc. reserves the right to review all media or Materials prior to submission to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion. Notwithstanding this, Save Our Strays Inc. cannot and shall not be able to review all media or Materials that are submitted.

If you do not agree to all of the conditions of uploading or submission, you shall not and may not upload or transmit any Material on or to the SOS Site.  Violation of any of these conditions of posting or submission may give rise to liability from you to Save Our Strays Inc. or others pursuant to the section below headed “Your Indemnity To Save Our Strays Inc.”.

Passwords

If you acquire a password for certain portions of the SOS Site, you are responsible for taking all reasonable actions and using all reasonable care to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your password.  It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your account name and password, authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your account and password and promptly inform Save Our Strays Inc. of any need to deactivate your password.  Save Our Strays Inc., its volunteers and agents involved in the operation of the SOS Site shall have the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your password or other account information solely in connection with the operation of the SOS Site.  As stated elsewhere in these Terms of Use, Save Our Strays Inc. does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit to or via the SOS Site, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using tools and services from the SOS Site.

Your Indemnity To Save Our Strays Inc.

By your use of the SOS Site, you hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Save Our Strays Inc., its officers, directors, volunteers, agents, licensors, independent contractors, third parties linked to the SOS Site and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use and Disclaimer.

If You Allege That The SOS Site Is Violating A Copyright

It is the SOS Site's express policy to comply with all laws protecting copyright, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the provisions relating to removal of copyrighted material contained therein.  If you believe any Materials accessible on or from the SOS Site infringe your copyright, you are encouraged to request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the SOS Site by contacting Save Our Strays Inc. as set forth below and providing the following information:

  1.  Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, why you believe it to be infringed, proof of its copyright, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  2.  Identification of the material on the SOS Site that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information necessary for us to locate the material.
  3.  Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  4.  A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained-of use of the materials on the SOS Site is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  5.  A statement that the information that you have supplied to us is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
  6.  A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
  7.  Save Our Strays Inc.'s address and contact information for all requests or inquiries related to copyright issues relating to the SOS Site is as follows:

Save Our Strays Fort Bend, P.O. Box 1709, Sugar Land, TX 77487-1709

E-mail: admin@saveourstraysfortbend.org  

Access From Outside Of The United States Is Done At Your Own Risk

Save Our Strays Inc. makes no claims that the SOS Site and/or any material provided therein and/or any Third Party Sites linked to the SOS Site are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States.  Access to such material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.  If you access the SOS Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Typographical Errors

Save Our Strays Inc. shall not be responsible for any typographical error in Material or other communications included on the SOS Site or any error in any information on Third Party Sites that is linked to the SOS Site.

Modification Of These Terms of Use

Save Our Strays Inc. reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the SOS Site is offered, including but not limited to any charges that may in the future become associated with the use of the SOS Site.  You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Use.

Jurisdiction And Governing Law

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Save Our Strays Inc., or in any way relating to your use of the SOS Site, resides in the courts of the State of Texas and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Texas in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Save Our Strays Inc. or its affiliates, subsidiaries, volunteers, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

Because of the designated purpose of this site and the services it provides, you agree that the SOS Site does not constitute a service that targets any one community, user group, business or industry.  Because the site is designed for humanitarian and educational purposes, you also agree that it does not constitute "doing business" in any specific jurisdiction or soliciting business for Save Our Strays Inc. or any of our affiliated companies, subsidiaries or our parent company or establishing "minimum contacts" with any jurisdiction outside of the State of Texas.

These Terms of Use and Disclaimer are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Texas, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.  If any provision of these Terms of Use and Disclaimer is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use and Disclaimer, which shall remain in full force and effect.  No waiver of any of these Terms of Use and Disclaimer shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Entire Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the SOS Site, these Terms of Use and the Save Our Strays Inc. Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and Save Our Strays Inc. with respect to the use of the SOS Site and all materials contained therein. Should this Agreement expire or be terminated for any reason, the provisions set forth hereunder dealing with Indemnity, Liability, User Submissions and Jurisdiction shall survive such expiration or termination.

Thank You!

Thank you for visiting the SOS Site.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the SOS Site, including any reports of non-functioning links, please send an email to admin@saveourstraysfortbend.org.