Veterinarian terms of use and legal disclaimer

This Terms of Use and Legal Disclaimer (“Terms of Use”) is a legal agreement between you (“You”) and Pets for Patriots, Inc. (“Pets”) that governs your obligations as a Pets for Patriots veterinary member (“Veterinary Member,” aka, Veterinary Partner). You and Pets are independent parties, and these Terms of Use will not form any partnership.

Membership. Subject to these Terms of Use, Pets grants to You a non-exclusive, non-transferable right of membership in the Pets network of animal health care providers for the purpose of providing veterinary care to pets adopted by current and former members of the U.S. military (“Veterinary Membership”). As a Veterinary Member, You will be responsible for:

  1. Providing content about your practice for inclusion on the Pets website, including a brief description of your organization, location, contact information and hours of operation;
  2. Placing the Pets website badge provided to you anywhere on your website that You see fit; and
  3. Distributing a press kit and other materials to prospective, current or former pet adopters to promote your membership in Pets; and 
  4. Making available in your veterinary clinic, office and/or hospital information about Pets for Patriots, if such information is provided to you by Pets.

Representations and Warranties.

You represent and warrant that:

  1. You are an operating veterinary practice, clinic or hospital;
  2. You agree to a minimum 10% reduction in service fees to Pets for Patriots member patriots;
  3. You agree to inform Pets of any changes to your contact information, including names, location, phone, email, etc.; and
  4. You have never been nor are currently the subject of any criminal inquiries, violations or convictions.
  5. You are not now and have not been for the past 5 years in violation of any civil or criminal law.
  6. You further represent and warrant that You will retain full authority and responsibility for the treatment and routine care of adoptive pets.

Verification of Eligibility. Upon receipt of the documentation indicated above, Pets will verify your eligibility as promptly as reasonably practicable, and will notify You by e-mail as to whether you have been approved. Pets reserves the right to approve or decline to approve a candidate for Veterinary Membership for any reason or no reason.   

Accepted Use. With respect to any content provided to Pets for inclusion on the Pets website, You represent to Pets that all content is solely owned by You or provided by You with the express authority of the organization You represent, does not infringe upon any other individual’s or organization’s rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) and is not defamatory, libelous, unlawful or otherwise objectionable. As a Veterinary Member, You shall not provide, promote, distribute, place or otherwise publish any content, or website that includes content, which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, fraudulent or violates any law. The inclusion of a link to your website on the Pets website does not mean that Pets endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of your Web site.

Right to Modify. Pets reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time and may add to, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Veterinary Membership at any time. In the event of any material change, Pets will notify you via e-mail at least 30 days prior to any such changes taking effect, at which time you may either agree to such changes or withdraw from Veterinary Membership.

Termination; Withdrawal. If You breach these Terms of Use, your Veterinary Membership shall terminate automatically. Pets reserves the right to terminate your Veterinary Membership for any reason or no reason. You have the right to withdraw from Veterinary Membership upon 30 days prior written notice to Pets.

Indemnification and Limitation of Liability. You shall indemnify, defend and hold Pets and any affiliates, directors, employees, agents or assigns (together, the “Indemnitees”) harmless from and against any and all costs, expenses and losses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) incurred through claims, suits, proceedings and actions brought or threatened against the Indemnitees that in any way relate to, arise from or result from Your breach of these Terms of Use. Pets shall bear no responsibility or liability for any losses, damages, injuries or expenses suffered as a result of your operations, including but not limited to those which arise out of the placement of adoptive pets with individual adopters and/or the care or treatment of adoptive pets brought to you by member patriots.

Miscellaneous. These Terms of Use constitutes the entire understanding between Pets and You with respect to subject matter hereof. Failure to enforce any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any such terms or conditions, or of any other terms or conditions. These Terms of Use shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. Any action to arising hereunder will be brought in the federal or state courts, located in New York. You many not assign or otherwise transfer your obligations under these Terms of Use (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of Pets, and any prohibited assignment shall be null and void.

Assignment. You many not assign or otherwise transfer your obligations under these Terms of Use (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of Pets, and any prohibited assignment shall be null and void.