Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

The materials on this website (the "Site") are provided by PETLab as a service for its users and may be used for personal and/or informational purposes only. When you access, browse or use this Site you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions set forth below and any additional terms and conditions of use set forth in any sub-site. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THEM, DO NOT USE THIS SITE OR DOWNLOAD MATERIALS FROM IT. Please note that when you enter any sub-site accessible through this homepage or any other page, such sub-site may have its own terms and conditions of use, which is specific to such sub-site.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE OF THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS

This Site is only for your personal use. You may not distribute, exchange, modify, sell or transmit any materials you copy from this Site, including but not limited to any software, text, images, audio and video ("Materials"), for any business, commercial or public purpose. All Materials on this Site are copyrighted and are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statutes. As long as you comply with the terms of these Terms and Conditions of Use, PETLab grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to enter, display and use this Site. This is a license, not a transfer of title, and is subject to the following restrictions: you may not: (a) modify the Materials or use them for any commercial purpose, or any public display, performance, sale or rental; (b) decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble software Materials except and only to the extent permitted by applicable law; (c) remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from the Materials; (d) transfer the Materials to another person; and (e) interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of this Site in any way. The Materials may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without PETLab's prior written permission. PETLab may terminate this license at any time if you are in breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions of Use. Upon termination, you will immediately destroy the Materials.

There are a number of proprietary logos, service marks and trademarks found on this Site. By making them available on this Site, PETLab is not granting you any license to utilize those proprietary logos, service marks, or trademarks. Except as expressly provided herein, PETLab and its suppliers do not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information. Other rights may be granted to you by PETLab in writing or incorporated elsewhere in the Materials.

MATERIALS AND COMMUNICATIONS SENT TO PETLAB

Any material, information or other communication, including Games (“Communcations”), submitted, posted or uploaded will be reviewed by PETLab prior to being posted on the Site and will be posted at PETLab’s sole discretion. Communications will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary ("Communications"). Thus, you give up any claim that any use of such material violates any of your rights including moral rights, privacy rights, proprietary or other property rights, publicity rights, rights to credit for material or ideas, or any other right, including the right to approve the way PETLab uses such material. PETLab will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. PETLab and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law. Any material submitted to this Site may be adapted, broadcast, changed, copied, disclosed, licensed, performed, posted, published, sold, transmitted or used by PETLab anywhere in the world, in any medium, forever. Furthermore, PETLab is free to use, without any compensation to you, any concepts, ideas, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. However, you agree and understand that PETLab is not obligated to use any such ideas or materials and you have no rights to compel such use.

DMCA POLICY

PETLab respects the intellectual property of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, PETLab will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed that are reported to the PETLab Designated Copyright Agent. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact our DMCA Copyright Agent at: Copyright Agent c/o PETLab Parsons The New School for Design 2 West 13th Street, Room 1100 New York, New York 10011 Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, PETLab will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of or disabling access to any material claimed to be infringing and/or termination of the user’s account. If you choose to make a copyright infringement complaint, please note that we may post your notification, with personally identifiable information redacted, to a clearinghouse such as chillingeffects.org. Please also note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright.

TRANSMITTED MATERIAL

Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to this Site may be read or intercepted by others unless there is a special notice that a particular message (for example, credit card information) is encrypted (sent in code). Sending a message to PETLab does not cause PETLab to have any special responsibility to you.

LINKS

This Site may contain links to other Internet sites. PETLab provides such links for your convenience only, and is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from this Site. Links from this Site to any other site do not mean that PETLab approves of, endorses or recommends that site. PETLab reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. PETLab disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content on any other site. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Performance tests and ratings of PETLab products as presented on this Site are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of PETLab products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing.

CONTESTS

This Site may contain contests that require you to send in material or information about yourself or offer prizes. Each contest has its own rules, which you must read and agree to before you may enter.

RULES FOR KIDS (UNDER AGE 18)

If you are under 18, you should ask your parents or a guardian before you: E-mail the Site, or ask us to e-mail anything to you; Send in any information; Enter any contest or game that requires information about you or offers a prize; Buy anything online.

DISCLAIMER

THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL PETLab OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF PETLab HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. PETLab and its suppliers further do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. PETLab may make changes to these materials, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice. PETLab makes no commitment to update the Materials.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold PETLab and all of its agents, directors, officers, employees, information providers, licensors and licensees, affiliates and subsidiaries, (collectively, "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability and costs (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and costs), incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions of Use. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in PETLab's defense of any claim. PETLab reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of PETLab.

USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

Information submitted to PETLab through forms on the website are subject to PETLab's Privacy Policy.

PETLAB'S RIGHT TO CHANGE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OR CONTENT ON THE SITE

PETLab may add to, change or remove any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time, without notice. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use or any terms posted on this Site apply as soon as they are posted. By continuing to use this Site after any changes are posted, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes. PETLab may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any other Materials posted on this Site, including features and specifications of products described or depicted on the Site, temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without liability.

GENERAL TERMS

This site is controlled by PETLab from its offices within United States of America. PETLab makes no representation that Materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export the Materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. Any claim relating to the Materials shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, United States of America. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Site must be commenced within (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of this agreement, and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall continue in full force and effect.