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Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Simplypets website. Simplypets is a pet classifieds and directory website. The following are our terms & conditions for the use of this website.

Acceptance of the Terms & Conditions

By using the Simplypets website you agree to understand and to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please note that we may change these terms from time to time, so please make sure to read this page regularly. If you don't agree with any of these terms, then please do not continue to use the website.

The use of Simplypets

As a condition of using the Simplypets website, you agree that you won't:

Create multiple accounts or use false addresses or contact information

Post any abusive, threatening, defamatory or indecent material

Post any images, information or other material which don't belong to yourself or infringes upon other people’s rights

Copy other people’s content without their consent

Use any kind of site scrapers or other automated services to collect information from the site for use on other websites without our permission. This includes the use of tools to harvest email addresses or pet adverts from the website

Post non-related adverts on the website or spam the website by posting multiple copies of your adverts. We only allow adverts for pets for sale, adoption, breeders, stores, lost/found or wanted. We do not allow posting of adverts for other services, unless approved by Simplypets. You can acquire information regarding this via the “Advertise on Simplypets” link on the menu.

Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.

Use the Website/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website/Services or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website/Services

Impersonate any person or entity for misleading others.

Simplypets is intended for people who are at least 18 years old. Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from creating Simplypets accounts.

You affirm that you are either at least 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms. In addition, you affirm that you have not been previously suspended or removed from the Services and do not have more than one Simplypets account.

We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity. We may, without notice and in our sole discretion, terminate your right to use the Services, or any portion thereof, and block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services or any portion thereof.

User Content

The Services consist of interactive features and areas that allow users to create, post, transmit, and/or store content, including but not limited to photos, text, graphics, items, or other materials (collectively, "User Content"). You understand that you are responsible for all data charges you incur by using the Services. You also understand that your User Content may be viewable by others and that you can control who can access such content by adjusting your privacy settings.

You agree that you are solely responsible for your User Content and any claims arising therefrom, and that Simplypets is not responsible or liable for any User Content or claims arising therefrom. While we are not obligated to do so, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to review, screen, and delete User Content at any time and for any reason.

You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services' membership form (such information being the "Membership Data") and to maintain and promptly update the Membership Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or Simplypets has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Simplypets has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).

You retain all ownership rights in your User Content. However, by submitting User Content to Simplypets, you hereby grant us an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sub licensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, promote, exhibit, and display such User Content in all media or distribution methods, now known or later developed (the "User Content License"). Without limiting the foregoing, when you submit User Content to Simplypets, you agree that the User Content License accords Simplypets the right to sublicense such User Content to other companies, organizations, or individuals in all media or distribution methods, now known or later developed. No use of User Content in accordance with the User Content License shall entitle you to any compensation from Simplypets, or any other companies, organizations, or individuals.

Feedback

You agree that any feedback, suggestions, ideas, or other information or materials regarding Simplypets or the Services that you provide, whether by email or otherwise ("Feedback"), are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Simplypets. We will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledging or compensating you. You waive any rights you may have to the Feedback (including any copyrights or moral rights). We like hearing from users, but please do not share your ideas with us if you expect to be paid or want to continue to own or claim rights in them.

Posting Adverts on Simplypets

Simplypets aims to promote responsible pet ownership and breeding. Therefore, when posting adverts on Simplypets we expect you to adhere to our guidelines below. If any of these guidelines are not followed, your Simplypets advert will not be approved and your account maybe banned without prior notice. Simplypets has the authority to remove any advert or account without informing the party involved. We provide both a free service and some paid for special services, but please note that free adverts and inputs of the website is not guaranteed, and we reserve the right at any time to block access to our free services. 

Puppies and kittens shouldn't be sold until they are at least 8 weeks of age. This is the minimum age at which they should leave their mother.

Pets should be advertised in the correct category and the full breed should be disclosed to any potential new owner. If a pet is a cross breed, then this should be stated clearly in the advert title or description.

Simplypets will not be held responsible for any prosecution regarding non-compliance of these regulations.

If you are advertising your pets as being pedigree, you should provide all pedigree papers to the new owner. You should also state in the advert description, which organization they are registered with.

When advertising puppies and kittens, you should allow the new owner to view them at home with their mother and father if possible. You shouldn't offer delivery of your pets, neither should you arrange to meet buyers at locations other than your home.

You must state the correct location in your adverts, this should be where the pet is currently located and where it can be viewed

Pets should not be advertised as gifts or presents for Christmas or Easter etc... Simplypets tries to promote responsible pet ownership.

Pets that are pregnant should not be advertised through the website, this is because it is already a stressful time for the pet and it is not advised that they should have to go through the ordeal of being rehomed as well. It is advisable that you wait until at least 8 weeks after the pet has given birth and all its offspring have been rehomed.

All adverts placed must be done under one account only. This is so we can monitor your adverts and any complaints. If we believe you have created multiple accounts to post adverts, all your accounts will be banned. If you are a breeder, you need to have a breeders account on Simplypets.

Your account and adverts should contain your correct personal details, including correct location.

If we receive complaints about your adverts or pets that you have advertised on the site, we may remove access to the site whilst they are investigated. This may lead to a permanent ban from the website.

It is not allowed to place an ad for your company or other products unless approved by site administrator. Should this rule not be adhered to, the advertisement and advertiser may be removed by Simplypets.

Adverts must only be done in specified categories.

Simplypets will keep the right to remove or move advertisements placed in wrong categories.

It is not allowed to create links to ads on other classified sites and Simplypets has the right to remove such adverts from the Simplypets website.

Contacting Advertisers

As a condition of using the Simplypets website, you agree that when contacting our advertisers, you won't:

Send any abusive or threatening emails, or make any abusive or threatening phone calls.

Use our advertisers contact details or the Simplypets contact forms to send spam to our    advertisers or messages unrelated to their advertisements.

Copyright Infringement

As a condition of using the Simplypets website, you acknowledge and agree that we may preserve or disclose your information and content, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:

Identify copyrighted material or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed upon

Identify the material on our website that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we can locate it on the website

Confirm a statement by you that content displayed is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law

You may not infringe or attempt to infringe on the privacy or the rights of other Simplypets users. This includes you storing or trying to store personal data of other Simplypets users. We will remove any infringing listings.

If you believe that any of your content or material has been copied in a way that infringes copyright, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please inform us immediately by contacting Simplypets support using the contact form

Exposure to Simplypets Content

By using the Simplypets website, you understand that:

All Pet adverts, messages, images, photos, and all other content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from Simplypets, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated

You are entirely responsible for all the content that you add, upload, email or otherwise make available via Simplypets

You may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Simplypets does not control and is not responsible for Content made available through the website

We do our best to prevent the majority of scammers from using the Simplypets website, but we cannot guarantee that all adverts are placed by genuine people. You should therefore make sure you are careful when contacting advertisers. Under no circumstances will Simplypets be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content listed, emailed or otherwise made available via the website

You acknowledge that Simplypets does not approve all Content, but we will have the right to refuse, delete or move any content that is available via the service, for violating our terms or for any other reason

Further you agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content;

that violates any law;

that is copyrighted or patented, protected by trade secret or trademark, or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission or a license from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Simplypets all of the license rights granted herein;

that infringes any of the foregoing intellectual property rights of any party, or is Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

that is harmful, abusive, unlawful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy or other rights, or harms or could harm minors in any way;

that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals based on religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;

that violates any federal, state, or local equal employment laws, including but not limited to those prohibiting the stating, in any advertisement for employment, a preference or requirement based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability of the applicant.

that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;

that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Simplypets employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents an affiliation with a person or entity;

that includes links to commercial services or Third Party Websites, except as specifically allowed by Simplypets;

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 hardware or telecommunications equipment;

that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Service; or

That employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Service.

Additionally, you agree not to:

contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted, or make unsolicited contact with anyone for any commercial purpose; or to "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;

make any libelous or defamatory comments or postings to or against anyone;

collect personal data about other users or entities for commercial or unlawful purposes;

Use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download or scrape data from the Service, except for internet search engines (e.g. Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g. archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file;

post the same item or service in multiple classified categories or forums, or in multiple metropolitan areas;

Attempt to gain unauthorized access to computer systems owned or controlled by Simplypets or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Service or the Website.

use any automated device or software that enables the submission of automatic postings on Simplypets without human intervention or authorship (an "automated posting device"), including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device about bulk postings, or for automatic submission of postings at certain times or intervals

Termination of Service

We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time should you breach these Terms and Conditions.


Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the extent permitted by law, Simplypets will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or about the use of the Website/Services.

Breeders registered on Simplypets

Please note that Simplypets only supports responsible and registered dog and cat breeders. If Simplypets suspects any misleading information or comes to know of any unethical or illegal practices, we will inform the necessary authorities and remove you from our website. Dog and cat breeders must be registered with one of the reputable organizations.

Advertising period:

The option chosen is final and cannot be changed until the completion of period set out in the specific chosen option, unless an upgrade package is chosen, by which the previous option will become void.

After the expiration of the once-off free trial period you must choose one of the payment options available.

After the free trial period the user’s page will be unpublished until such an option is made and payment is confirmed.

Exposure to Simplypets Content:

By using the Simplypets website, you understand that:

All Pet adverts, messages, images, photos, and all other content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from Simplypets, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated.

Simplypets will not be held responsible for any prosecution regarding non-compliance of SPCA or welfare organization’s regulations.

Termination of Service:

You may decide to cancel your service with Simplypets.

If any of the conditions are not adhered to, Simplypets has the right to remove the advertiser’s details.

This forms as a contract between the advertiser and Simplypets and when the agreed period has expired the advertiser must renew the contract.

Privacy Statement:

If you believe that any of your content or material has been copied in a way that infringes copyright, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please inform us immediately by contacting Simplypets support using the contact form.

Please note that the privacy of our visitors at Simplypets is very important to us.

At Simplypets, we recognize that the privacy of your personal information is very important. Here is some information on the types of personal information we or third-parties may receive and collect when you use and visit our site, and how we safeguard your information. Please note that we never sell your personal information to third parties.

We respect your privacy and will take reasonable measures to protect it, as more fully detailed below.

Should your personal information change, please inform us and provide us with updates to your personal information as soon as reasonably possible to enable us to update your personal information.

We will –

treat your personal information as strictly confidential;

take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;

Upon your request, promptly return or destroy all of your personal information in our possession or control.