Terms of service


Welcome to Dogtec.com! Dogtec.com is a web community for dogs, in particular sled dogs and their owners or mushers. By using the Dogtec Website you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, whether or not you register as a member. If you wish to become a Member and communicate with other Members and make use of the Dogtec service, read these Terms of Use and indicate your acceptance of them.

Definitions:


In these conditions, unless the context requires otherwise, the following words shall have the following meanings:

Dogtec means Dogtec.com;

Member or you means the person who signed up for membership with Dogtec;

Agreement means Terms of use described herein;

Service means any services supplied or to be supplied by Dogtec;

This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and your membership in the Service and may be modified by Dogtec from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by Dogtec on the Website. This Agreement includes Dogtec’s Acceptable Use Policy for Content described here, Dogtec’s Privacy Policy, and any notices regarding the Website.

1. Who is Eligible?



Anyone over 13 years of age can register as a member of Dogtec or use the Website. Membership in the Service is void where not in accord with these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

2. Duration of Agreement



This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason by writing an Email to Dogtec. Dogtec may terminate your membership for any reason, effective upon sending notice to you at the email address you provide in your application for membership, or such other email address as you may later provide to Dogtec. Even after membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. Even after this Agreement is terminated, certain provisions will remain in effect, including sections 4, 5, 7 and 9-13 of this Agreement.

3. Use by Members



Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

4. Proprietary Rights on Dogtec



Dogtec owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Dogtec, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

5. About the Content Posted on Dogtec



a. You understand and agree that Dogtec may review and delete any content, messages, Dogtec Chat messages, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of Dogtec violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Members.

b. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members.

c. By posting Content to any public area of Dogtec, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Dogtec an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

d. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website. Dogtec reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators. It includes Content that:

e. You must use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

6. Copyrighted Material



You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

7. Kennel Subscription



Membership is free, but members can submit a suscription for a fee to benefit from a PRO account for their kennel. The PRO accounts benefit from advantages that are described in the documentation pages.

8. Member Disputes



You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Dogtec Members. Dogtec reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

9. Privacy Policy

Use of the Website and/or the Service is also governed by our Privacy Policy.

10. Disclaimer



Dogtec is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. Dogtec is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. Dogtec assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. Dogtec is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will Dogtec be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Website or the Service, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and Dogtec expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Dogtec cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.

11. Limitation on Liability



Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will Dogtec be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Web site or the Service, even if Dogtec has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Dogtec’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to Dogtec for the Service during the term of membership.

12. Indemnity



You agree to indemnify and hold Dogtec, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

13. Conclusion



This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Website and further affirmed by becoming a Member of the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and Dogtec regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

Please contact us with any questions regarding this agreement. Dogtec is operated by Dogtec, LLC.