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Terms of Use

The worldanimalprotection.us website and microsites (“materials, electronic products and/or services”) are owned and operated by World Animal Protection in the US, located at 535 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018. World Animal Protection maintains these materials, electronic products and/or services in order to provide you with information about our work, and to enable you to interact with us online. These Terms of Use describes our understanding with you when you visit our website and use our materials, electronic products and and/or services. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OUR MATERIALS, ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF MATERIALS FROM OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN.

World Animal Protection's website, our materials, electronic products and/or services have several features. In addition to providing descriptions of our programs and how we help suffering animals around the world, the website provides you with the opportunity to donate or interact with us and download links for use on your website. We encourage you to read the entire policy as it sets forth our understanding with you when you visit our website. These terms and conditions have been developed for your protection, as well as ours.

Throughout this policy, you will see the terms "World Animal Protection," "we," "our," and "us" – these terms refer to World Animal Protection, a nonprofit with tax-exempt status pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). You will also see the terms "I," "you," "your," and "yours" – these terms refer to visitors to and users of our Website. In the United States, World Animal Protection is the sole owner of the name “World Animal Protection” which is a registered trademark. In addition, World Animal Protection is the U.S. licensee of the of the World Animal Protection logo. Your use of the name and logo and/or links bearing the name and logo acknowledges World Animal Protection’s exclusive ownership of the name and/or right to use the logo. All use of or goodwill associated with the name, logo, our materials, electronic products and/or services will inure to the benefit of World Animal Protection or its licensors. The logo, electronic products and services are provided without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement. Use of our materials, electronic products and/or services provided at the site is solely at your own risk.

1. LINKING TO THE WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION WEBSITE AND USE OF WEBSITE MATERIALS, NAME AND LOGO, AND TECHNOLOGY

World Animal Protection appreciates informational and educational uses of the World Animal Protection website, our materials, electronic products and/or services, including our name and logo. However, there are limits on the uses, including the use of the name and logo and the links bearing the name and/or logo.

PLEASE BE AWARE: by copying and/or downloading material from the World Animal Protection website, including our name and logo, links bearing our name and the logo and/or using our electronic products and/or services you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use and any terms and conditions that may be outlined elsewhere on our website. Without limiting any other terms or conditions, the permission to use the World Animal Protection website, materials, electronic products and/or services, including our name and logo and/or links bearing our name and logo, is subject to the following:

a) Use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that World Animal Protection endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with your products, goods, services or your website.

b) Your use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that World Animal Protection will benefit from the sale of any good or service.

c) Links bearing the name and logo may only be used for the purpose of linking to the World Animal Protection website as designated within the link.

d) The links bearing the name and logo will always be active links.

e) The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not be combined with any other graphic elements; nor may they be altered in any manner including size, proportions, font, design, arrangement, colors or elements; nor may they be animated, morphed or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance.

f) The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear more prominently than your personal, company, product or service website name.

g) You will not transfer, assign, sell, reproduce, distribute or otherwise exploit the name and logo or your link to us.

h) The World Animal Protection name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear on any pages of any websites that include content or advertising for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pornography, religious material, partisan material, political material or firearms.

i) Appropriate action by World Animal Protection may include, but is not limited to, the revocation of the right to use the name and logo and/or any links bearing the name and logo, in which event you agree to remove the name and logo and/or the links bearing the name and logo within 2 business days of notice of revocation.

It is improper, and may be a violation of law, for you to post or download and distribute any material that you do not own or for which you do not have permission to use. PLEASE BE AWARE: violation of someone's copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties.

2. INAPPROPRIATE USE OF WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION MATERIALS, ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND/OR TECHNOLOGY

It is inappropriate to use World Animal Protection website, our materials, including the World Animal Protection name and logo, electronic products and/or services for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes, or in support of such activities.

We define these terms as follows:

"Illegal activities" are those that violate laws, regulations and/or private agreements, including federal or state laws governing charitable activities, copyright laws, trademark laws, license agreements or other intellectual property rights.

"Inappropriate uses" are any uses other than as permitted by these Terms of Use, or as may be permitted elsewhere on our website.

"Obscene activities" are those that violate generally accepted social standards for use of this type of material or technology. PLEASE BE AWARE: World Animal Protection may seek appropriate action to terminate any uses of our material, electronic products and/or services including, but not limited to the name and logo and links bearing our name and logo, in the event we, in our sole discretion, determine that your use does not conform to any of the conditions of these Terms of Use or as provided elsewhere on our website; infringes any intellectual property or other rights of World Animal Protection or a third party; adversely affects World Animal Protection’s image, reputation and/or our products, services or programs; violates any applicable law, regulation or ordinance; and/or, is a prohibited activity.

Listed below are some, but not all, prohibited activities that may result in action by World Animal Protection:

a) Posting, transmitting, or facilitating in the promotion of illegal content through our website or electronic products and services.

b) Using our website, our material, electronic products and/or services to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another visitor or third party that is unwanted.

c) Transmitting or facilitating distribution of content that is untrue, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable.

d) Using the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo on websites which World Animal Protection finds, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable or which includes obscene, violent, intolerant, tasteless, denigrating or sexually oriented content or materials.

e) Disrupting the flow of any chat areas with vulgar language, abusiveness, or other conduct that may disrupt normal activities.

f) Pretending to be anyone whom you are not. You may not impersonate World Animal Protection staff, or anyone else.

g) Attempting to get a password, other account information, or other private information from others, or harvest e-mail addresses or other information.

h) Posting any unsolicited content or designs, including advertising and promotional materials, at our website.

3. MISCELLANEOUS

a) World Animal Protection reserves the right to make any change to the information and/or license provided herein at any time for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for keeping up with any such changes

b) Federal and New York state law shall govern this agreement.

4. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND YOU ASSUME ALL RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS AVAILABLE,” “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION OR ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE), WHICH INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, EVEN IF WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE, THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION AND ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESS TO THE SITE.

Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or the limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so some of the above may not apply to you.

6. OTHER DISCLAIMERS

The Site and the information contained herein is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Information on the Site is provided with the understanding that World Animal Protection is not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on these pages to replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.

This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to other World Animal Protection members internationally. These references do not imply that World Animal Protection U.S. or another member intend to announce or provide the programs, products, or services in your country. All questions about the World Animal Protection in your country should be directed to the local World Animal Protection member organization in your country.

7. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”) NOTICE

World Animal Protection is committed to complying with copyright and related laws, and requires all users of the Site to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content or use or disseminate any material or content though the Site in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by copyright law. Owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) to report alleged infringements. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of World Animal Protection to terminate use privileges of any user who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to World Animal Protection by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent.

If you feel that a posted message is objectionable or infringing, we encourage you to contact us immediately. Upon our receipt of a proper notice of claimed infringement under the DMCA, we will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the content in issue. The designated agent of World Animal Protection (i.e., the proper party) to whom you should address such notice is listed below.

If you believe that your work has been copied and posted using the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated agent with the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located to permit us to locate the material;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in your report is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

Our designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: info@worldanimalprotection.us.org

Legal Disclosure

World Animal Protection developed and maintains www.worldanimalprotection.us.org to provide our network of donors, service providers, volunteers and constituents with information about our work and our mission. Access to and use of World Animal Protection's website, linking to the World Animal Protection's website as well as downloading World Animal Protection materials and content is subject to terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use. Your use of World Animal Protection's website constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions. Please note that World Animal Protection reserves the right to alter or amend these Terms of Use at any time for any reason and without notice.

State Legal Disclosures

Information concerning World Animal Protection, including financial, licensing or charitable purposes(s) may be obtained, without cost, by calling 1.800.883.9772, writing to World Animal Protection at 535 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018, or sending an email to info@worldanimalprotection.us.

In addition, residents of the following states may obtain financial and/or licensing information from their states, from the indicated contacts. Registration with these states, or any other state, does not imply endorsement by the state.

 

Alabama

Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Affairs Section

501 Washington Ave, Montgomery, Alabama 36130

 

Alaska

Alaska Department of Law

Attorney General’s Office

1031 W 4th Ave #200, Anchorage, AK 99501

 

Arkansas

Office of Secretary of State

State Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Arizona

Not Required

 

California

Registry of Charitable Trusts

Office of the Attorney General

1300 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Colorado

Office of the Secretary of State

1700 Broadway #200, Denver, CO 80290

 

Connecticut

Public Charities Unit

Office of the Attorney General

110 Sherman St, Hartford, CT 06105

 

Delaware

Not Required

 

District of Columbia

Business Licensing Division

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

1100 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

 

Florida

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Plaza Level 10, The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800

 

Georgia

Securities and Business Regulation

Office of the Secretary of State

214 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334

 

Hawaii

Office of the Attorney General

Tax & Charities Division

425 Queen St, Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Idaho

Not Required

 

Illinois

Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Charitable Trust and Solicitations Bureau

 

Indiana

Not Required

 

Iowa

Not Required

 

Kansas

Secretary of State

120 SW 10th Ave # 1, Topeka, KS 66612

 

Kentucky

Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division

700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-3449

 

Louisiana

Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division

1885 N 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

 

Maine

Department of Professional & Financial Regulation

Charitable Solicitations Registrations

76 Northern Ave, Gardiner, ME 04345

 

Maryland

Office of the Secretary of State

Charitable Organizations Division

16 Francis St # 1, Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Massachusetts

Office of Attorney General

Public Charities Division

1 Ashburton Pl, Boston, MA 02108

 

Michigan

Office of Attorney General

Charitable Trust Section

525 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI 48933

 

Minnesota

Office of Attorney General

445 Minnesota St, St Paul, MN 55101

 

Mississippi

Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office

 

Missouri

Not Required

 

Montana

Not Required

 

Nebraska

Not Required

 

Nevada

Secretary of State

Commercial Recordings Division

Nevada State Capitol Building, 101 North Carson Street, Suite 3, Carson City, NV 89701

 

New Hampshire

Department of Justice

33 Capitol St, Concord, NH 03301

 

New Jersey

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Charities Registration

124 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102

 

New Mexico

Office of the Attorney General

Charitable Organization Registry

201 3rd St NW #300, Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

New York

Department of Law

Charities Bureau

120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271

 

North Carolina

Secretary of State’s Office

Solicitation Licensing Branch

2 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

 

North Dakota

Secretary of State

600 East Boulevard Avenue Dept 108, Bismarck, ND 58505

 

Ohio

Office of the Attorney General

30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Secretary of State

421 NW 13th St #210, Oklahoma City, OK 73103

 

Oregon

Department of Justice

Charitable Activities Section

100 SW Market St, Portland, OR 97201

 

Pennsylvania

Department of State

Bureau of Charitable Organizations

401 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120

 

Rhode Island

Department of Business Regulation

Charitable Organization Section

1511 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 02920

 

South Carolina

Office of the Secretary of State

Public Charities Section

1205 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29201

 

South Dakota

Not Required

 

Tennessee

Office of the Secretary of State

Division of Charitable Solicitations

312 Rosa L Parks Ave 3rd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243

 

Texas

Not Required

 

Utah

Department of Commerce

Division of Consumer Protection

160 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

 

Vermont

Not Required

 

Virginia

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Division of Consumer Affairs

102 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219

 

Washington

Secretary of State

Charities Division

Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501

 

West Virginia

Secretary of State

State of West Virginia

1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305

 

Wisconsin

Department of Financial Institutions

4822 Madison Yards Way,, Madison, WI 53705

 

Wyoming

Not Required