Terms and Conditions 2018-05-09T00:18:16+00:00

Terms of Service

Date of Last Revision: May 9, 2018

The following is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “User/s”) and the owners and operators (“we”, “us”, or “National Police Dog Foundation”) of the site at www.NationalPoliceDogFoundation.org (the “Website”) and all related websites, software, mobile apps, and other services that we provide (together, the “Service”). Your use of the Service and our provision of the Service to you constitutes an agreement by you and National Police Dog Foundation to be bound by the terms and conditions in these Terms of Service (“Terms”).

“Content” shall refer collectively to all images and videos available on National Police Dog Foundation under Creative Commons CC0. “Image/s” includes photographs, vectors, drawings, and illustrations. “Video/s” refers to any moving images, animations, films, or other audio/visual representations.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these Terms were last revised. Any such changes will become effective immediately. Your continued use of the Service after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.

Requirements and Registration

You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with National Police Dog Foundation, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The Service is not available to any Users previously removed from the Service by National Police Dog Foundation. You may be required to register with us in order to access and use certain features of the Service. If you choose to register for the Service, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, and current information as prompted by the Service’s registration form. Registration data and certain other information about you are governed by our Privacy Policy. If you are under 18 years old, you may use the Service only with the approval of your parent, guardian, or teacher.

Use of the Service

In connection with your use of the Service, you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. The technology and software underlying the Service or distributed in connection therewith is the property of National Police Dog Foundation and our licensors, affiliates and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in such technology or software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by National Police Dog Foundation.

Large-scale copying of Content is prohibited except as expressly authorized by National Police Dog Foundation. To be clear, this applies to all Content, including Content made available as part of the public domain. The Service is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyright laws, international conventions, and other intellectual property laws.

Using Images and Videos

Images and Videos on National Police Dog Foundation are released under Creative Commons CC0. To the extent possible under law, uploaders of National Police Dog Foundation have waived their copyright and related or neighboring rights to these Images and Videos. You are free to adapt and use them for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. Although not required, a link back to National Police Dog Foundation is appreciated.

Please be aware:

  1. Images and Videos may not be used in a way that shows identifiable persons in a disgraceful light, or to imply endorsement of products and services by depicted persons, brands, and organizations – unless permission was granted.
  2. Certain Images or Videos may be subject to additional copyrights, property rights, trademarks etc. and may require the consent of a third party or the license of these rights.

Uploading Images

In the event that you upload Images and/or Videos to the Website, and National Police Dog Foundation will screen these contents to see if they are suitable for distribution. National Police Dog Foundation does not accept any adult-oriented content.

By uploading Images or Videos to the Website, your works are released under Creative Commons CC0 free to use for almost any purpose, both commercial and non-commercial.

You are solely responsible for the Content you upload. You warrant that you own all proprietary rights regarding the Content, and you are obliged to obtain a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, and royalty-free Model and/or Property Release, and/or any other permission necessary concerning the use of this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

Furthermore, you acknowledge that National Police Dog Foundation does not allow the upload of any Images or Videos that infringe on any copyright, property right, trademark, or any other applicable right.

You accept that even though we do our best to prevent it from happening, National Police Dog Foundation cannot be held responsible for the misuse or abuse of any Content.

We also reserve the right to remove any Content at any time if we believe it’s defective, of poor quality, or in violation of these Terms.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination, your right to use the Website will immediately cease.

Indemnification for breach of Terms

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless National Police Dog Foundation from and against any and all loss, expenses, damages, and costs, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting, whether directly or indirectly, from your violation of the Terms. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless National Police Dog Foundation from and against any and all claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the Website.

Privacy Policy

The following information is to help you understand how we collect, use, disseminate and safeguard the data you provide while accessing and using National Police Dog Foundation.

Personal information

You may provide certain personal information, such as your first and last name, and email address when signing up for services provided by the National Police Dog Foundation.

Whenever you visit a page, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends. This may include information such as your IP address, browser type and language, pages viewed, the date and time. This data is used for ensuring the stability of our provided services and is deleted automatically after seven days.

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We do not sell or otherwise provide personal information to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services. We will retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or court order) and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies are used on National Police Dog Foundation to store visitor preferences and other technical information required for the functionality of the Website. No personal information is stored in these cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Persons under 16

National Police Dog Foundation is not marketed toward persons under the age of 16. If we discover that personal information was inadvertently collected about individuals under the age 16, we will promptly delete such information.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Warranty and liability

THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. WE OFFER NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY CONTENT, THE WEBSITE, THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION, OR ANY RIGHTS OR LICENSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NATIONAL POLICE DOG FOUNDATION DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

NATIONAL POLICE DOG FOUNDATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT.