USER GENERATED CONTENT - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (“Purina”) owns and/or operates various websites, social media and other online properties that permit users (hereinafter “Members” or “Users”) to submit or publish content (“User-Generated Websites”). Such websites may include, but are not limited to, message boards, blogs, social networks, and comment boards. By registering or using any User-Generated Websites, you accept and agree to the following Terms and conditions for User-Generated Content.

Abbreviated Terms Community Guidelines: Our social media page is a family- friendly  and pet- friendly page. We ask that you  play nice and be polite.   While we encourage the sharing of your comments, photos, videos, and links, please understand that the postings to our page do not necessarily represent the opinions of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company or its affiliates. Posts that  we feel are offensive, inappropriate or not otherwise keeping with the spirit of the page,  such as advertising, spam, posts that reflect irresponsible pet ownership, are off-topic, or contain vulgar language,  posts that may violate the rights of others, or violate any of Facebook’s terms of use, or   may be removed. We also reserve the right to block. If you have a material connection to Purina (as an employee, agency, sponsored blogger/brand ambassador, etc.), please be sure to let everyone know that when you post.

Use of Your Comments, Photos and Videos: We love to see all your comments, photos and videos. By submitting or uploading your story, comment, photo or video of you, your pet(s), and your minor children (“Your Content”) on our wall or page, you are authorizing Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (Purina) to use, publish, and otherwise reproduce, modify and distribute Your Content with or without your name or the name of your pet or minor children in perpetuity, worldwide in any and all Purina  related media for any lawful purpose. These uses may include, but are not limited to, information, education, promotion or advertising of Purina or its products via the Internet, web sites, mobile apps, and social media. Please do not upload or post any photos or videos of pets other than your own unless you have the owner’s permission. If individuals other than you appear in the photo or video, you must have permission to use the photo or video from the individuals (or their parent’s or legal guardian’s permission if a minor).

Submissions to this Page: Any material you submit to our page by upload, or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, ideas, suggestions or the like (“Submissions”) are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you submit or post becomes the property of Purina and Purina may use and reproduce such Submission freely, and for any purpose. Specifically, Purina is free to use for any purposes whatsoever (including but not limited to the developing, manufacturing, advertising and marketing of products) any ideas, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions or concepts contained in any Submission you post to our page. Any such use is without compensation to you. By making a Submission, you are also warranting that you own the material/content submitted and that Purina’s use will not violate any third party's rights or otherwise place us in breach of any applicable laws. Purina is under no obligation to use the information submitted.  You understand that Purina employs both internal and external resources which may have developed or may in the future develop ideas identical or similar to your Submissions and that Purina is only willing to consider the Submissions on these terms.

In the event of any conflict between these abbreviated terms and the Full Terms below, the Full Terms shall be deemed to apply.

Full Terms:

Eligibility and registration
As part of the registration process (if one is required), you will be asked to select a username and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or proprietary rights law, or is vulgar, offensive or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion. You are solely responsible for any and all uses of your username, password, and account.

Appropriate conduct and content; personal use only.
User-Generated Websites are made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. User-Generated Websites may not be used for any commercial or promotional purpose.

By acceptance of these User-Generated Websites Terms and Conditions, you agree that any information you provide about yourself and your pets is accurate and complete information at the time provided. In particular, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older. In addition, you agree to update any information provided to User-Generated Websites to keep it accurate and complete. If you become a member of a User-Generated Website, your failure to accurately and completely provide, and timely update, information about yourself is reasonable grounds for suspension or termination of your membership.

You may not use User-Generated Websites for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. International users agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content, including laws regulating the export of data from the United States or your country of residence. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, photos, links and other content (“Materials”) that you submit, post, and display on User-Generated Websites.

We may without notice to you, but shall have no obligation to, refuse, edit, and/or remove Materials that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringing or violating any party’s intellectual property or other proprietary rights or these User-Generated Websites Terms and Conditions. We also reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse, edit, and/or remove any content that may be deemed by any User-Generated Website community to be inappropriate without providing you notice.

Examples of illegal or unauthorized uses include, but are not limited to:
Modifying, adapting, translating, or reverse engineering any portion of the User-Generated Websites; using any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of User-Generated Websites; collecting any information about other Members (including usernames and/or e-mail addresses) for unauthorized purposes; reformatting or framing any portion of the web pages or site images that are part of User-Generated Websites; creating user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses; creating or transmitting unwanted electronic communications such as “spam,” or chain letters to other Members or otherwise interfering with other Member’s enjoyment of the service; submitting Materials of any third party without such third party’s prior written consent; submitting Materials that falsely express or imply that such Materials are sponsored or endorsed by User-Generated Websites; submitting Materials that infringe, misappropriate or violate the intellectual property, publicity, privacy or other proprietary rights of any party; transmitting any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature; submitting Materials that are unlawful or promote or encourage illegal activity; displaying an advertisement as part of your or your pet’s profile; any automated use of the system, including the use of scripts to send messages or post comments; or submitting false or misleading information.

While Purina prohibits such conduct and content on its User-Generated Websites, you understand and agree that you nonetheless may be exposed to such Materials and that you use User-Generated Websites at your own risk.

Children’s privacy
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The User-Generated Websites are is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we have actual knowledge is under the age of 18.

Changes to Terms and Conditions for User-Generated Content
We reserve the right to modify or terminate any User-Generated Website or service therein for any reason, and without notice, without liability to you, any other Member, or any third party. We also reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions for User-Generated Content from time to time without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions for User-Generated Content so that you will be apprised of any changes.

License to Use Materials
By submitting, posting, or displaying any Materials on or through User-Generated Websites, you automatically grant Purina a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, publish, and otherwise reproduce, modify and distribute such Materials on the User-Generated Websites  and in any and all Purina  related media for any lawful purpose with or without your name or the name of your pet or minor children. These uses may include, but are not limited to, information, education, promotion or advertising of Purina or its products via the Internet, web sites, mobile apps, and social media.

You represent to Purina that you own all Materials you provide and/or have the unencumbered legal right to grant the above-referenced license with respect to all Materials you provide. You further represent to Purina that such materials do not infringe any third party copyrights or other third party intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or publicity. You agree to indemnify Purina® for any and all loses resulting from the invalidity or inaccuracy of such representation.

Except as expressly authorized by User-Generated Websites, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display or sell any of Purina’s proprietary information, which includes the sum of all postings and photos to the site.

Any material you submit to any User-Generated Website by upload, or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, ideas, suggestions or the like (“Submissions”) are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you submit or post becomes the property of Purina and Purina may use and reproduce such Submission freely, and for any purpose. Specifically, Purina is free to use for any purposes whatsoever (including but not limited to the developing, manufacturing, advertising and marketing of products) any ideas, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions or concepts contained in any Submission you post to our page. Any such use is without compensation to you. By making a Submission, you are also warranting that you own the material/content submitted and that Purina’s use will not violate any third party's rights or otherwise place us in breach of any applicable laws. Purina is under no obligation to use the information submitted.  You understand that Purina employs both internal and external resources which may have developed or may in the future develop ideas identical or similar to your Submissions and that Purina is only willing to consider the Submissions on these terms.

User-Generated Websites include information and content generated from a wide variety of sources, including board certified veterinarians, trainers, and other professional service providers, as well as, other Users. Users should understand that User-Generated Websites is a place to review and share information — but the information has not been verified for accuracy and does not represent the opinions or positions of Purina. Purina cannot guarantee the timeliness, accuracy, efficacy, or veracity of any information provided at User-Generated Websites, nor the efficiency or applicability of any advice, opinions or content as they may be interpreted and applied to your pet. Purina’s personnel are not and will not be responsible for any misleading, false, or otherwise injurious information and advice communicated on User-Generated Websites, or for any results obtained from the use of such information or advice. Purina and its personnel will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by a User through the User’s reliance on information, content and advice appearing on our website.

USER-GENERATED WEBSITES ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU “AS IS,” WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.

Standard Terms and Conditions for Purina Sites
In addition to these User-Generated Websites Terms and Conditions, you agree to be bound by Purina’s standard Terms and Conditions for its websites, as the same may be modified and updated from time to time, with respect to your use of User-Generated Websites.