Terms & Conditions


We are Pet Media Ltd, Communications House, 26 York Street, Mayfair London W1U 6PZ, registered in England and Wales with number 06696819

Site is www.pets4homes.co.uk

You are a visitor to our Site



We try to keep all that we do simple but it does have to be subject to some rules and here they are.

PLEASE READ THEM.

They’ve been written to be understood but if you don’t understand anything, contact us and we’ll do our best to explain.

WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP OF THE SITE AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT GIVING YOU NOTICE OR COMPENSATION IF WE THINK YOU ARE BREAKING THESE RULES

BY ENTERING OUR SITE OR CREATING AN ACCOUNT YOU ARE ACCEPTING THESE T&Cs

One other thing we need to say is that we do change these T&Cs from time to time and so you must always visit this page to see what changes we’ve made – we’ll assume that you have each time you contact us.


Here are the formal bits:

Agreement

This page is meant to form the basis of the relationship and agreement between you and us and you agree to be bound by what it says.

Definitions

There are some definitions at the bottom of the page.

Your Promises To Us

You warrant and agree that:

  • you have the right to make this Agreement with us and that you are over the age of 18 years
  • you will have only one Account with us
  • all of the information you give to us when you open an Account is true, accurate and complete and that you are not opening the Account for anyone else
  • if you have a username/breeder name on the Site, that name will not be offensive, suggest that you are someone else or that you represent a trade or brand name, suggest that you are a private advertiser if you are a breeder and you agree that we may insist that you change your username if we think it breaks this term
  • if you follow any links we have on the Site, you will read the T&Cs on the sites we link you to
  • you won’t use robots, spiders, scrapers or similar things on our Site
  • you won’t try to get around any things we put on the Site to stop or limit access to parts of it
  • you won’t do anything that might cause our Site or System to crash
  • you won’t steal, borrow, copy or otherwise obtain the Site or any part of it for use in any other site or application
  • you won’t try to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any programs we use in connection with this Site, its System or the services it offers
  • you won’t copy, imitate or use the trademarks and/or designs and/or layout or anything else which would usually amount to intellectual property and which we own

Intellectual Property

  • You don’t have the right to copy or use any of the information or intellectual property on the Site, other than to use the Site, unless we give that right to you.
  • Either we or our affiliates own all of the information and intellectual property on the Site.
  • We have no means of assessing the ownership of any Content uploaded to the Site by Users and make no warranties that those posting that Content have the right to do so – if you believe that your Intellectual Property Rights have been breached in any way, let us know and we will remove any material which breaches those rights.
  • We will have no rights in any Content you store in our System other than the rights contained in these T&Cs and you will indemnify us against all liabilities which arise as a result of your posting any material to the Site.

Your Use Of The Site

You accept that the primary purpose of the Site is to re-home animals within the UK and that we do not provide the Site to help you or your business make money.

Private Account

You warrant and agree:

  • that you are a private individual who will not use our service more than 2 times each year
  • that you are not using the Site as part of any business you are engaged in
  • that any animal you seek to re-home has not been bred by anyone other than you or on your behalf for the purposes of sale
  • that you will make no profit in relation to any fee you charge for the animal you wish to re-home

Breeder Account

You warrant and agree:

  • that you have any relevant licence issued by the Local Authority to enable you to carry on your business and will provide complete and accurate information relating to that licence in your Account details
  • that the details you enter in your Account are complete and accurate in all respects
  • that you do not operate a pet shop or are in any way associated or connected with a pet shop if you are advertising dogs or cats for sale

Rescue Centre Account

You warrant and agree:

  • that you are a bona fide registered charity or that your organisation is run completely on a “not for profit” basis
  • that if we ask you to do so, you will produce a full copy of your accounts

Our Rules

You warrant and agree that you will comply with the following conditions:

  • no animal under 8 weeks old will be offered on the Site
  • you will advertise the animal in the correct category and disclose its full breed. If the animal is a cross breed that must be stated clearly in your description
  • any animal you are advertising is located in the UK and the location stated on your listing is the actual location where the animal is currently and permanently housed
  • you may only advertise a docked dog if the dog has been docked by a vet (and you can prove this to the new owner) and/or the docking has been carried out in accordance with the The Docking of Working Dogs’ Tails (England) Regulations 2007
  • only dogs which are family pets may be advertised on the Site. You may not advertise working dogs of any nature on the Site or dogs that have been security or protection trained
  • if the animal you wish to re-home is registered with any authority you must state the registration authority in your advertisement and provide all paperwork to verify that registration
  • you must be able to show all puppies and kittens to any prospective owner with their mother and (if possible) their father
  • all animals for re-homing must be available for viewing at your home or place of business
  • you must never advertise an animal as suitable for a gift or present
  • you must not advertise for re-homing any animal which has been imported from outside of the UK for the purpose of re-homing
  • you must not use in an advertisement for re-homing words or phrases which suggest that the animal is a “designer” animal and we will remove any advertisement which contains descriptions including words such as “micro”, “designer”, “teacup”, “pocket”, “miniature” and any other similar expressions
  • you will not advertise any banned breeds for re-homing. We will not accept advertisements for dogs of the following breeds or cross breeds: Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino or Fila Brasiliero
  • the photograph of the animal you submit for re-homing to the Site is a photograph of the animal you wish to re-home
  • If you are advertising a litter of puppies or kittens, you must include a photo of their parent(s) with the litter
  • you will clearly state whether you are using the services we offer as a private individual, breeder or rescue centre
  • no animal you seek to re-home has been farmed
  • you will not specify that any animal you wish to re-home is for use in connection with hunting, working or guarding
  • you will not offer live vertebrates for re-homing intending them to be used as food
  • you will not offer any animal for sale as being for stud or in season
  • you will not seek to re-home a pregnant animal or an animal you think may be pregnant
  • you will not seek to swap or exchange any animal
  • you have clearly identified all health and welfare issues associated with any animal you wish to re-home
  • you will not deliver any live vertebrate through the postal or any courier service not specifically designed for the delivery of live animals

Accounts

If you want to benefit from the Site to its fullest extent and if we ask you to do so, you must create an Account which will contain certain personal details. When you create an Account you promise that:

  • All information you submit is complete, accurate and truthful.
  • You will keep this information accurate and up-to-date.
  • You must enter your correct full address before placing an advert, this must include your house number, street address and postcode. We may ask you to verify your home address if we decide it is needed. However, we will not publish your address on the website.
  • You will not share your Account with anyone else.
  • You will keep your Account details confidential.
  • You will not give your username or password to anyone else.
  • You will log off when you exit the Account – to prevent unauthorised use by others.

Your Account will be closed by us if you break these T&Cs.

If you do anything which we think might be fraud or otherwise criminal in nature, we have the right to report those actions to the Police and any money standing to the credit of your Account may be kept by us to cover the costs we are put to in dealing with your fraud.

If we ask you to, you must authenticate your email address with us and if you change your address at any other time you must tell us and authenticate it again.

If you have not authenticated your current email address with us and/or if it cannot accept emails from us and/or you mark our emails as spam, abusive or junk then, and in any such event, we can terminate your Account without notice to you.

If we earn any commission on any transaction in which we are involved or any interest on the money deposited in your Account we may keep that commission and/or interest.

Contacting An Advertiser

You acknowledge and agree that we are not able to check the truth or accuracy of any statement made by any person advertising an animal for re-homing.

You accept that you have the responsibility to verify all statements made and all documentation offered by any advertiser.

You confirm that you have read the Buying Check List we post on the Site, particularly the advice we give not to send any money to an advertiser using an online service. You accept and acknowledge that we do not have any means of verifying the honesty of any advertiser and that if you do send money using an online service, we have no responsibility to you if you lose that money.

Cancellation By Us

We have the absolute right to cancel any advertisement which you place on the Site and/or to cancel your Account without notice if we know or suspect that you have broken any of these terms and conditions.

You agree that you are not entitled to any compensation should we choose to cancel an advertisement or your Account.

Cancellation By You

You agree that, for the purposes of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, no “sale” is involved in the services we provide and that you have no right to cancel this Agreement.

Privacy & Cookies

We and you both agree that our Privacy and Cookie Policy forms part of these T&Cs. Read Privacy Policy here

Disclaimers

We can’t promise that the Site will meet your needs, that it will work properly, that it will be fit for a particular purpose and that it will not infringe the rights of others.

We can’t promise that the Site will work with all systems, that it will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate.

Any advice given on the Site is general in nature and may not apply to you and/or your circumstances. Unless the advice is given to you as part of a paid for service we offer on the Site, you must take steps to double check that that advice is effective for you.

We take all reasonable effort to test material before placing it on the Site. In the very unlikely event of any loss, disruption or damage caused by material on the Site, we cannot be held responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system which may occur.

Because we cannot know and understand your personal circumstances, we cannot guarantee that any suggestion in any material we provide will cause any specific outcome and any and all such material is provided by way of general suggestion only and not in any form of warranty on our part as to any outcome you may achieve.

The only rights you have under these T&Cs are those mentioned within them. If a right is not mentioned (unless it is a right given to you under the laws of England and Wales) then it does not exist.

Problems

We do our very best to make sure that you do not experience any problems but if you do, you must tell us straight away.

We will do what we can to resolve the problem as quickly as we can and without charge to you if we agree that you have a problem.

Availability of the Site

We never guarantee that the Site or the System will be available all the time and if it’s not available for any reason you can’t hold us responsible for anything you lose as a result.

We have the right to change the Site and the services it offers, the way it operates and/or suspend it or stop it at any time.

Limitation of Liability

Please bear in mind that we are a platform for the display of pets for re-homing and have no facilities for and neither do we offer any vetting service of the advertisers. We have no control over any transaction in which you are involved, neither can we verify the truth of any statements made in an advertisement. Before you agree to re-home or to supply any animal you agree to take all the precautions needed to make sure that the person with whom you are dealing has been open and honest.

You enter into any transaction with any other user of this Site at your own risk.

We do not accept any liability if you are using the services we supply for commercial purposes.

On behalf of us and anyone who works with or for us (as far as we are allowed by law) we deny liability for any losses of all kinds which you incur from using the services we offer, visiting the Site and using the System.

If we are found to be liable for any loss you sustain, you accept and agree that our liability is limited to the direct losses you have sustained and will not include any loss to your goodwill, profit or reputation or any indirect, special or consequential losses of any nature and you agree that the maximum amount you may recover in respect of any direct losses is limited to £100.00.

Nothing in these T&Cs excludes or restricts our liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on our part.

Links to Other Websites

We don’t control any of the websites we link to and so we can’t be responsible for the content of such websites and disclaim liability for any losses which come out of you using them.

Just because we link to a site does not mean that we endorse or recommend that site.

We can never guarantee that a link will work.

If you find any link we offer to be offensive, please let us know and we will consider removing it.

If you link to any other site using our Site then you understand that separate conditions will apply to those sites and that we have no control over those conditions – so you agree that you will read and understand them before using those sites.

Modifications of These Terms and Conditions & the Site

We’ve already said this, but we need to make it clear that these T&Cs will change from time to time and we don’t have the resources to let all our visitors know about the changes. As a result you MUST come back to this page to make sure that we haven’t changed the T&Cs and whenever you access the Site, you are confirming to us that you are aware of any changes.

We’ve also got the right to change the Site as and when we want to, but these T&Cs will still apply to any changes we make.

General Stuff

  • Operative Law – this Agreement is made under the laws of England and Wales and that is the only jurisdiction which can govern it.
  • Partnership/Joint Ventures – we and you agree that this Agreement does not form the basis of any partnership or co-venture.
  • Effect of Agreement – this Agreement supersedes any previous agreement between the parties in relation to the matters dealt with in them and represents the entire understanding between the parties.
  • Time of the Essence – time will not be of the essence in any part of this Agreement.
  • Warranties – all parties acknowledge and agree that they have not entered into this agreement with us in reliance on anything said or promised by the other which is not in these T&Cs.
  • Force Majeure – if something outside our control happens and that prevents us from performing our services then you accept that we are not liable for the consequences of that failure (this includes such things as strikes, riots, fires, explosions, war, floods and so on). If such an event does happen we will tell you as soon as we are able and resume the service as soon as we can. If we cannot perform the service within a reasonable time, we can cancel it and if we do cancel it for those reasons we will refund to you a fair and reasonable proportion of any payment you have made to us.
  • Unenforceability – if a Court or other body says that any part of these T&Cs is unenforceable, the rest of them will stand.
  • Notices – if either you or we need to give formal notice to the other it must be done by email to the address that each of us gives to the other from time to time.
  • Entire Agreement – these T&Cs contain the entire understanding between us.

THE SCHEDULE

Definitions

  • Account means collectively the personal/identifying information and credentials used by Users to access the services on the Site.
  • Content means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of the Site.
  • System means the storage system or systems we use in connection with the Site.
  • T&Cs means the terms and conditions appearing above.
  • User means any person, firm or company using the Site for any purpose.
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