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Terms of Use

Effective October 15, 2011

IMPORTANT: Please review the following Terms of Use (“Terms”) carefully. They are a binding contract between you and North Shore Animal League America ("Animal League" or "our" or "we" or "us") pertaining to access and use of the services offered, and products, information, content, media, printed materials and "online" or other electronic documentation accessible on and from, www.animalleague.org and any of its sub-domains and other web sites operated by or for Animal League (collectively, the "Sites").

1. AGREEMENT TO TERMS.

The Sites are all offered by Animal League to you on the express condition that you accept and abide by these Terms, except as they may be modified from time to time by us, and then as they are changed, modified or amended by us. Animal League reserves the right to change, modify, or amend the Terms (“revised terms”) any time, and from time to time, by reasonable notice, including without limitation by posting revised terms on the Sites. Such revised terms shall be binding upon you when you access the Sites. Your access and use of the Sites is conditioned upon your continued acceptance and compliance with these Terms or revised terms. Please read these Terms carefully. Your use of the Sites constitutes your acceptance of these Terms. You should consult the most recent version of these Terms each time you access the Sites. If you are not in agreement with these Terms, please do not access the Sites.

2. CONTENT.

A. Animal League Site Content: Unless otherwise specifically stated, Animal League or its licensors own or are otherwise entitled to use the content on the Sites under the copyright and moral right (as applicable). Animal League content, includes without limitation and for example but not limited to, research materials, photographs, illustrations, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, content, sound and video recordings, tutorials, white papers, audio/visual clips and designs (“Materials”). Additionally, Animal League owns all of the trademarks, service marks, slogans and logos (collectively, the "Marks") used and displayed on the Sites, unless specifically otherwise stated. Without the explicit consent of Animal League, no Material or Marks may be copied, reproduced, displayed, republished, downloaded, posted, digitized, translated, modified, transmitted, distributed or commercially used or exploited in any way. Any unauthorized use of Materials and Marks may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. We retain all rights not expressly granted. Nothing in these Terms constitutes a waiver of any rights under copyright laws, trademark laws or any other federal, state or local law, regulation, ordinance or treaty or a waiver of moral rights. Nothing in these Terms should be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right under, or to, any intellectual property right, including without limitation, any patent, trademark, service mark or copyright of Animal League or any third party. Animal League will allow you to view and print information, documents and Web pages located on the Sites for your own personal use but not for any for-profit or commercial activities or purposes or resale; provided that (i) the copies must retain any copyright, intellectual property, proprietary or other notices or disclaimers contained in the original Materials, (ii) you must give attribution to Animal League and if possible provide a reference to the Animal League main Web site www.animalleague.org, (iii) the Material must be printed in its entirety without modification, reformatting, adaptation or adjustment, and (iv) if you combine the Material with other hard copy materials, you must clearly designate which portion of the complete work is Animal League Material. No electronic copies are permitted of printed information, documents, or Sites pages. If you share the printed Material with others, you agree to advise any person or entity with whom you share the Material as to these Terms, and they must agree to abide by these Terms. Failure to abide by these Terms will immediately terminate this permission and may result in the infringement of the copyrights and/or trademarks and/or other rights owned by Animal League or its licensors.

B. Links to Other Sites. Animal League may provide links to other third party Internet sites or resources, and Animal League may permit others to post its links on certain third party Internet sites or resources. The information provided to you in such linked third party web sites are provided solely for your interactive enjoyment. Animal League does not guarantee the accuracy and does not endorse those linked web sites or resources or any information contained on them. Animal League has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content or any products or services offered on any third party web sites linked to or from the Sites. Further, the terms and privacy policies of any third party web site may differ from those of our Sites. You are solely responsible for your decisions regarding your access to, and use of, linked third party web sites. Further, the Animal League does not solicit or permit the purchase or use of advertisements or commercial endorsements on the Sites by any person or company (including, without limitation, its sponsors, partners or donors). If you choose to click on the links to any of those web sites or otherwise engage in any correspondence or business dealings with or other purchase of products or services from any third party web site you do so on your own initiative and risk. You agree that Animal League is not responsible or liable for any losses or damages of any sort incurred as a result of any such initiative or as a result of use of those links.

C. Disclaimer. In certain instances Animal League permits third parties to provide opinions and information, and in certain situations, create personal pages for fundraising purposes or other purposes in furtherance of Animal League, its mission and stated purposes. Animal League may from time to time post articles and other information provided by third parties that might be of interest or benefit to you. You understand, acknowledge and agree that the opinions and information of third parties posted on the Sites are not necessarily those of the Animal League or are not endorsed by Animal League.

D. General Indemnification. You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless Animal League, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, licensors and suppliers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the Sites or other sites to which they are or may be linked. If your downloading from, or use of Materials from, the Sites results in the need for servicing, repair of equipment or data, or loss of data, you will assume any and all responsibility, liability and costs thereof.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANIMAL LEAGUE OR THE CONTRIBUTORS OF INFORMATION TO THE SITES OR OUR SPONSORS, LICENSORS OR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOSS OF DATA) ARISING OUT OF YOUR (OR ANY AUTHORIZED USER'S) OR ANY UNRELATED PARTY'S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES, OR YOUR (OR ANY AUTHORIZED USER'S) OR ANY UNRELATED PARTY'S RELIANCE OR USE OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE INTERNET, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES OR OTHER DATA LOSS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION, SERVICE OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE OF THE SITES, EVEN IF WE, OR ANY OF OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE AND EVEN IF THE REMEDIES STATED IN THESE TERMS FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THE SITES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL SERVICES AND CONTENT) ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. THERE IS NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SITES WILL CONTINUOUSLY OPERATE OR BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY PROBLEMS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITES IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FURTHER, WE DO NOT WARRANT, GUARANTEE, OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITES EITHER IN TERMS OF ITS COMPATIBILITY WITH HARDWARE OR OTHER SOFTWARE, ITS RELIABILITY, CURRENTNESS, OR OTHERWISE; AND YOU RELY ON THE SITES SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

3. MY LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP.

A. Becoming A My League Member. Browsing the Sites public pages is currently available to anyone. However, access to some of the Services and certain features of the Sites will require that you too become a My League member. You may enroll as a My League member by accessing the Sites and following the directions. When you register, you will be asked to supply your name and email address. Your email address will serve as your username. If your membership is activated, you will receive a notification email after you register including your username and password. The email will also inform you on how to change your password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and protecting it against unauthorized use. You also are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your password and user name. Neither the Animal League nor any other person or entity will be responsible for any losses, damages or consequences you may suffer due to careless or unauthorized use of your password. You will be permitted to access only those portions of the Sites for which you have been granted permission for use by Animal League. You will be asked whether you have read our Privacy Policy and the Terms and agree to abide by their respective terms.

B. My League Member Requirements. You must be at least 18 years old to become a My League member. In consideration of your use of the Sites and the Services, you agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our My League membership registration form; and (ii) maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to deny membership, to suspend or terminate your membership, and refuse any and all current or future membership Services to you. You must also agree to abide our Privacy Policy and these Terms.

C. My League Member Services.

i. Services Generally. In furtherance of the Animal League’s mission and stated purposes we may offer from time to time certain services or features on the Sites (for example but not limited to, message boards, blogs, chat rooms, public forums, personal home pages, the ability to make on-line donations, shopping and tutorials) (collectively, the "Services"). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, My League shall not be under any obligation to offer any or all of the Services. You acknowledge that certain Services may be provided subject to additional terms and conditions (or a separate written agreement only) for example but not limited to, establishing a Personal Fund Raising Page, and you agree that you will abide by such additional terms and conditions applicable to those Services.

ii. My League Member Posted Content. You must be a My League member to participate in, for example but not limited to, certain message boards, blogs, chat rooms, instant messaging and other public forums, when and if any of these are offered. If you are not a My League member, if you wish to participate in such Services, by participating in them you will automatically become a My League member. Participation is voluntary. If you do not wish to become a My League member do not participate in any such services. By choosing to post or send a message or blog or otherwise participate in any public forum, you acknowledge and agree that any information or content provided by you may be viewed by the general public and will not be treated as private, proprietary or confidential. You further agree that Animal League may use the posted content in any manner that it deems necessary or appropriate. Animal League reserves the right to edit or abridge content for any reason and to edit, refuse to post or remove any content submitted. Animal League cannot and does not guarantee that it will post every submission or that such content will not be offensive, defamatory, or objectionable to you or others. Although Animal League reserves the right to remove without notice any posting for any reason. Animal League has no obligation to delete or edit content that you personally may find objectionable or offensive. Animal League does not control in real time the information posted and as such does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, veracity, or quality of such information. In addition to other disclaimers found in these Terms, Animal League does not endorse or make any warranties or representations with regard to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any content posted on any Animal League public forum.

iii. Rights In My League Member Posted Content. You retain all of your ownership rights in the content you post, for example, messages, text, photos, audios, videos, testimonials or other content on the Site via the public forums or your Personal Fundraising Page. You, however, authorize and grant a non-exclusive, royalty free license to the Animal League, its affiliates and licensees, without compensation or royalty, to you or others, to copy, reproduce, incorporate, distribute, publicly display, create derivative works or otherwise use such content in furtherance of its operations and its mission and stated purposes throughout the world in any format or media (whether now known or hereafter created) for the duration of any copyright or other rights in such content, and such authorization and license may not be revoked for any reason. To the extent permitted under applicable law, you waive and release and covenant not to assert any moral rights, and waive such moral rights in favor of the Animal League that you may have in any content posted by you. By posting such content on the Sites, you represent to the Animal League that you own or have the right to use, authorize and license the Animal League to use such content in the manner stated above. By way of example and not limitation, if you post a photograph of yourself with others, you need to first obtain permission or a release from the other people appearing in the photograph to use their image in a public forum or on your Personal Fundraising Page, and you need to be the owner or licensee of the copyright and moral rights in the photograph. You agree not to post any photographs, audio or video recordings, or text or other content that belongs to any person or entity other than yourself or that contains the name, voice or likeness of any person or entity other than yourself unless you first obtain permission to do so from that person or entity. If you identify yourself by name or provide a picture or audio or video recording of yourself on any public forum or on a Personal Fundraising Page, you further authorize the Animal League and its affiliates and licensees (without compensation to you or others) to reproduce, print, publish and disseminate in any format or media (whether now known or hereafter created) your name, voice and likenesses in furtherance of the Animal League’s mission and its stated purposes throughout the world, and any such permission cannot be revoked for any reason. The Animal League does not endorse any content submitted by any user or other licensor, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Animal League expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with content.

iv. Personal Fundraising Page. While accessing or using the Sites, you may be provided access to web site development tools and the use of a fundraising web space that can be personalized with your own content or otherwise to create a personal fundraising web page. Your Personal Fundraising Page may have several features such as a story, photographs, a link to donate, and a donation goal (optional). In addition to these Terms, your use of the Personal Fundraising Page and related Services may require your agreement and compliance with supplemental terms at the time that you register for a Personal Fundraising Page. Personal Fundraising is provided as a tool for our supporters to develop projects that help support the Animal League. Other commercial and/or non-commercial solicitations are prohibited. In order to establish a Personal Fundraising page, a supporter must be 18 years of age or older.

v. On-Line Donations and Shopping Cart Purchases

a. When you make donations online and if you are not already a My League member, you will be enrolled in My League. However you may opt-out of receiving member communications at any time via your Personal Profile.

b. To Purchase Products from the Sites' store you must be or become a My League member and submit the necessary contact and payment information, and other information required.

c. For Both Products Purchase and Donations. You are solely responsible for the accuracy of all information you provide. By providing information to Animal League by any means, you represent that any information provided by you shall be accurate, complete and correct and that you shall have lawful right to provide such information to the Animal League for use in processing your orders or receiving your donations. In order to purchase the products or make donations online using the payment method displayed on the Web site that you select you must be 18 years of age or older. You confirm that you possess the legal authority to authorize the Animal League or its authorized vendors to collect any payments from the credit card you designated for the product purchase or donation from you. Billing to your credit card occurs at the time of purchase or donation or shortly thereafter. All sales of merchandise purchased from the Animal League on the Sites are subject to stated sales terms and conditions and all sales are final unless an item is received damaged in which case the Animal League will replace the damaged item with a comparable item. When you purchase Products from the Site’s store, sales tax will be collected and remitted to the state of New York for all merchandise shipped to New York. If merchandise is shipped to a state other than New York, you may be required to remit sales tax to that state. You agree that you are solely responsible for all charges incurred by your use of the Sites and you expressly authorize Animal League to charge the credit card provided by you for any outstanding fees or costs due to Animal League or any purchases or donations submitted online via the Sites.

vi. Availability of Service. Animal League reserves the right to establish general practices and limits concerning the Services and My League membership at any time (and may modify such practices and limits at its sole discretion), including without limitation the maximum number of days that your or any third-party's information, pictures, content or email will be retained and the maximum amount of disk space that will be allotted on Animal League servers on your behalf. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that Animal League shall have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to deliver or store your Personal Fundraising Page or any other public forum posting or content, or any information, pictures, content or email provided by or stored by you on your Personal Fundraising Page or any other public forum content, regardless of whether such deletion or failure was due to the established practices or limits of the Services or as a result of error, intentional misconduct, software error or failure, or negligence of Animal League . Animal League reserves the right to log off My League memberships that are inactive for an extended period of time as solely determined by Animal League and reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, to suspend, modify or discontinue, either temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Animal League shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.

SERVICES INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU. IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL INDEMNIFICATION PROVIDED UNDER THESE TERMS, YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD ANIMAL LEAGUE AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LAWSUIT, CLAIM, DAMAGE, LIABILITY, OR EXPENSE (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES) INCURRED BY ANIMAL LEAGUE AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS PERTAINING TO ANIMAL LEAGUE’S USE OF THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT PROVIDED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, YOUR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (SET FORTH BELOW), YOUR WILLFUL MIDSCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OR RIGHT OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY THIRD PARTY THAT RELATES TO ANY INFORMATION, IMAGE, VOICE, NAME OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY YOU IN CONECTION WITH THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ANY SUCH CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LIABILITY OR EXPENSE ARE BASED IN WHOLE OR IN PART ON ANIMAL LEAGUE’S OWN NEGLIGENCE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANIMAL LEAGUE INCUR ANY LIABILITY TO YOU AND/OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY AND ALL OF ITS SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE SITES, HOWEVER ARISING.

5. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR SERVICES & SITES.

A. General Parameters. You will not, and will not allow or authorize others to, use the Services or the Sites to take any actions that: (i) infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including those regarding export control); (iii) are defamatory, trade libelous, threatening, harassing, invasive of privacy, stalking, harassment, abusive, tortuous, hateful, discriminatory based on race, ethnicity, gender, sex or disability, pornographic or obscene; (iv) interfere with or disrupt any services or equipment with the intent of causing an excessive or disproportionate load on the Animal League or its licensors or suppliers' infrastructure; (v) involve knowingly distributing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines; (vi) involve the preparation and/or distribution of "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or other deceptive online marketing practices or any unsolicited bulk email or unsolicited commercial email or otherwise in a manner that violate the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM Act of 2003); (vii) would encourage conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, federal or international laws, rules or regulations; (viii) involve the unauthorized entry to any machine accessible via the Services or interfere with the Sites or any servers or networks connected to the Sites or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Sites, or attempt to breach the security of or disrupt Internet communications on the Sites (including without limitation accessing data to which you are not the intended recipient or logging into a server or account for which you are not expressly authorized); (ix) impersonate any person or entity, including, without limitation, one of the Animal League’s or other's officers or employees, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (x) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted through the Sites; (xi) collect or store personal data about other Animal League members, Site users or attempt to gain access to other Animal League members information, or otherwise mine information about Animal League members, Site users, or the Sites; (xii) execute any form of network monitoring or run a network analyzer or packet sniffer or other technology to intercept, decode, mine or display any packets used to communicate between the Sites' servers or any data not intended for you; (xiii) attempt to circumvent authentication or security of any content, host, network or account ("cracking") on or from the Sites; or (xiv) are contrary to the Animal League’s public image, goodwill, reputation or mission or otherwise not in furtherance of the Animal Leagues stated purposes.

B. Technical Parameters. In addition you will not, and will not assist, enable or permit others to, directly or indirectly (i) modify, enhance, alter, or prepare derivative works based on any of Animal League or its licensors or supplier's content, software or infrastructure, (ii) decompile, decode, unlock, attempt to discover the source code of, or otherwise reverse engineer, any of Animal League or its licensors or supplier's software or infrastructure, or (iii) sublicense, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, or convey any rights under these Terms to any third party, or otherwise commercially exploit or profit from the information or content of the Sites (or any part or portion thereof).

IMPROPER USE OF THE SITES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF SITES ACCESS AND MAY RESULT IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITIES.

6. MOBILE MESSAGE CARRIERS / FEES. YOUR WIRELESS PLAN’S TEXT MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

Mobile text message and data service may not be available in all areas. While text message and data participation are designed to work with most major wireless carriers, it cannot be guaranteed that any particular wireless service will be compatible with the Sites. Currently the Sites are compatible with the following wireless services: AT&T Mobility, Cellular South, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Cricket Communications, Metro PCS, nTelos, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile USA, US Cellular and Verizon Wireless. Wireless services may be changed at any time and from time to time and the right is reserved to add or delete any of the Short Code(s) set forth on the Sites. To participate using text messaging and data service your mobile phone must be capable of sending and receiving text messages and data. Wireless service providers may charge a fee under their cellular service contract or service provider agreement for each text message and data sent and received in connection with the Sites. You may incur text messaging and data charges, as applicable, with attempted connections or attempted Site participation, and corresponding error messages or other messages even if the messages or data do not go through for any reason whatsoever. You are solely responsible for all fees and taxes incurred through their wireless mobile service, for text messages and/or data downloads, or otherwise, associated with Sites participation and use.

7. TERM AND TERMINATION.

A. Term of These Terms. These Terms are effective from the date that you first access the Sites or on the date that you become a My League member whichever is earlier, and continue in effect until terminated in accordance with these Terms.

B. Termination by Animal League. The Animal League may terminate your access to the Sites or the Services at any time for any reason. Cause for such termination may include, but not be limited to: (i) breaches or violations of these Terms or any provision of these Terms ; (ii) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (iii) a request by you (self-initiated); (iv) discontinuance or material modification to the Services (or any part thereof); (v) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (vi) extended periods of inactivity; (vii) fraudulent or illegal activities performed by or on behalf of you in connection with the Services or the Sites; (viii) discontinuance of the Services as a whole; (ix) a statement by you that you no longer agree to these Terms, or a statement by you otherwise requesting termination of your access to the Services; (x) completion of the Animal League or other fundraising event or program in which you are participating; and/or (xi) any other reason reasonably considered by Animal League to be in its best interest.

C. No Notice Required. You agree that any termination of your My League membership and/or your access to the Sites or the Services may be effected without prior notice and you acknowledge and agree that Animal League may immediately deactivate or delete your My League membership and all of your related information, files or content and/or bar any access to such information or content by you or others. Animal League shall not be obligated to return or provide copies of any information, files or content to you upon deactivation.

D. Continued Purchase/Donation Responsibility. You may deactivate your Animal League membership at any time subject to full payment of any purchases or donations charged by or to you. You may look under "Edit My Profile" and follow the instructions for providing written notice to us so that your My League membership will be deactivated. You acknowledge that our entire liability and your exclusive remedy under these Terms for any dispute with us shall be your right to terminate your My League membership in accordance with this section.

You further agree that the Animal League shall not be liable to any third-party for any termination or deactivation of your access to your My League membership or the Sites.

E. Surviving Terms. Upon termination, Animal League will have no further obligation or responsibility to you with respect to the Services terminated, and you will have no further obligation or responsibility to Animal League with respect to the Services terminated or the Sites; provided, however, the foregoing statement does not apply to any liability, responsibility, or obligation of either party existing or arising prior to the effective date of termination. Your obligations under these Terms, which by their nature are intended to survive termination (such as indemnification) shall survive the termination of your access to the Sites or the Services.

8. DEACTIVATION OF THE SITES.

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Sites, or any part or portion thereof, with or without notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Sites, or any part or portion thereof. Nothing in these Terms shall be construed to obligate Animal League to maintain and support the Sites, or any part or portion thereof, during the term of these Terms.

9. CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT OF 1998.

The Animal League does not knowingly solicit data from, or knowingly market, to children under the age of 13; and does not request or solicit personally identifiable information from said children. Should the Animal League receive actual knowledge that it has collected such information Animal League will delete that information as quickly as reasonably practical.

10. PRIVACY.

Our Privacy Policy governs the collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information collected from the Sites. You can view our Privacy Policy by clicking here Privacy Policy.

11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION/CHOICE OF LAW.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, by your access to the Sites, you agree that: (i) any claim, dispute or cause of action regarding the Sites or these Terms shall be brought individually (NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION) in the federal or state courts of the State of New York, and, such claim/dispute/cause of action will be resolved by a judge and THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED; (ii) you consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts as the exclusive tribunal for adjudication of any such claim/dispute/cause of action, expressly waiving any right of forum non convenience, change of venue or like right; (iii) your recovery will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs involved in specifically accessing the Sites (if any) and you expressly waive your right to all other forms of recovery, including by way of example only, punitive, consequential, indirect, incidental, special and exemplary damages as well as attorneys’ fees for bringing such claim/dispute/cause of action; and (iv) the court shall apply the law of the State of New York in adjudicating any such claim/dispute/cause of action, except for the choice of law/conflict of law rules of the State of New York (or of any other jurisdiction which would result in the application of the law of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York).

12. EQUITABLE REMEDIES.

You agree that, if any of the provisions of these Terms are not specifically enforced, we will be irreparably damaged, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to any breach(es), in addition to any other available remedies.

13. MISCELLANEOUS.

A. Severability. If any provision of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, then that provision shall be fully severable and shall not affect the legality, validity, or enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms.

B. Failure to Enforce/Non-Waiver. Failure by us to enforce any particular term of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any of our rights hereunder.

C. Headings. Headings are for convenience of reference only and shall not determine in whole or in part the intention or interpretation of any provision.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Animal League with respect to the Sites and the Services.

14. CONTACT INFORMATION.

If you have any questions regarding these Terms Of Use, you may write to Animal League:

By mail:
North Shore Animal League America
16 Lewyt Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
By email: webmaster@animalleague.org