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("Terms and Conditions") under which you may use this Site. By
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currently in effect as of this date may be modified or amended by
Germinder & Associates from time to time. Your continued use of
the Site after a modification or amendment shall constitute your
acceptance and agreement to the modified Terms and Conditions.
Germinder & Associates, Inc. may terminate this Site at any
time. In addition, Germinder & Associates, Inc. reserves the
right to change or modify the format, organization or content of
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State of Missouri, without respect to conflicts of laws principles.
Any claim based upon this Site shall be brought and maintained in
the federal or state courts located in Jackson County,
This Site is controlled and operated by Germinder &
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Germinder & Associates, Inc. makes no representation that
materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other
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Personal information, such as your address, browser and version,
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other information. This information is used in part for statistical
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information in the form of news releases on the Site ("Releases").
Permission is granted to display, copy, reproduce, modify,
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commercial use and to reproduce the Releases or the information
contained therein in news publications of general circulation.
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such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images and software,
("Material") is held by Germinder & Associates, Inc. or by the
original creator of the Material. You are strictly prohibited from
using such Material for any reason, including the reproduction,
modification, distribution, transmission, republication, or display
of the Material.
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of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and others. Nothing on this
Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or
otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on
the Site, without the written permission of the Trademark owner.
The name of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and Germinder &
Associates, Inc.'s logo may not be used in any way, including in
advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of Material on
this Site, without prior written permission. Germinder &
Associates, Inc. prohibits use of Germinder & Associates,
Inc.'s logo as a "hot" link to the Site unless establishment of
such a link is approved in advance by Germinder & Associates,
Inc. in writing.
You may not frame the contents of this Site on another site
maintained by you and are prohibited from "hot-linking" to interior
pages of this site unless such "hot links" are part of the display
of the news and information furnished within the Releases posted on
goodnewsforpets.com and Germinder & Associates, Inc. support
the health and welfare of pets by annually providing a portion of
its editorial space without charge to recognized veterinary and
animal associations and organizations. This space is allocated on
the following basis.
- As a courtesy, all recognized nonprofit organizations are
entitled to receive one news release posting on a complimentary
- After the first posting, not-for-profits with paid staff and/or
other compensated representatives will receive a 10 percent
discount off the current posting rate for any subsequent releases
or newsrooms. Links in the Resources section also receive the 10
- A recognized not-for-profit with an entirely volunteer staff
may continue to send in releases to be posted on a complimentary
basis, however, posting of a newsroom or links in the Resource
section will be at the 10 percent discount off the regular
- Releases may be posted at no cost if the editorial staff
determines the posting warranted by virtue of the news value of the
material submitted. Such postings are at the sole discretion of the
editorial staff. The management of Germinder & Associates, Inc.
and the editorial staff of goodnewsforpets.com reserve the right to
refuse to post any release with content it determines as
This Site is created, in part, to provide a one-stop source of
information about pets, veterinary medicine and pet-related
industries. Information displayed here is compiled from many
sources and much of it is furnished by third parties. Germinder
& Associates, Inc. uses its best efforts to ensure that the
material is accurately, timely and complete. However, the material
may contain inaccuracies or errors which are outside our control.
The use of this Site and the information displayed hereon is,
therefore, at your own risk.
The transmission of information over the Internet is subject to
interruption as a result of forces and events outside the control
of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and its service providers.
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about the continued operation of this Site.
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ASSIGNS, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSSES, COSTS, LIABILITIES,
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THAT ARE CAUSED BY, OR RESULT OR ARISE FROM, YOUR USE OF THIS SITE
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LINKS TO OTHER SITES
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endorsement by Germinder & Associates, Inc. of the contents on
such third-party Web sites. Germinder & Associates, Inc. is not
responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does
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materials on such third-party sites.
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Inc. shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or
claim (including negligence of Germinder & Associates, Inc.) of
any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the
result of the presence of advertisers on the Site.
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Notice: If you believe that your work has been copied in a way
that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Germinder
& Associates, Inc. the following information in a written
Notice addressed to the following Designated Agent:
Germinder & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 22529
Kansas City, MO 64113
The Notice should contain: (a) an electronic or physical
signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of
the interest which has allegedly been infringed, (b) identification
of the copyrighted work that has allegedly been infringed, or if
multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a
single notification, a list of such works at that site, (c)
identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or
to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed
or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably
sufficient to permit Germinder & Associates, Inc. to locate the
material, (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit Germinder
& Associates, Inc. to contact the party complaining of the
alleged infringement ("Complaining Party"), including an address,
telephone number and/or an electronic mail address, (e) a statement
by the Complaining Party that he or she has a good faith belief
that the disputed use of the material in the manner complained of
is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law, and
(f) a statement by the Complaining Party, made under penalty of
perjury, that the above information is accurate and that the
Complaining Party is the owner of an exclusive right that is
allegedly infringed or is authorized to act on the owner's
Upon receipt of the written Notice outlined above, Germinder
& Associates, Inc. will (a) remove or disable access to the
work that is alleged to be infringing (b) forward the written
Notice to the person who is alleged to be infringing
("Subscriber"), and (c) take reasonable steps to promptly notify
the Subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to the
Germinder & Associates, Inc. has adopted policies pursuant
to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which govern the
Subscriber's response to Notices sent according to the above
described procedure. If you would like more information about these
policies, please send a written request to the Designated Agent
If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions is determined by
a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable,
such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability
of any other part or provision of these Terms and Conditions.