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Working Dog Project Terms of Service

1. Terms

By accessing the Theriogenology Foundation website for the Working Dog Project at https://workingdogproject.org and any pages thereof (hereinafter “WDP site”), you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Service, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with and violations of any applicable federal, state, and local laws (“Laws”) in connection with access or use of WDP site, including services and results provided by the WDP site, Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates. If you do not agree with any of these Terms of Service, violate any of these Terms of Service, or violate any applicable Laws, you are prohibited from using or accessing WDP site. The content contained in the WDP site is the property of the Theriogenology Foundation, our affiliates, and/or our licensors, and is protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Data submitted to WDP site is protected by our Privacy Policy.

2. Content

Each user of WDP site is granted a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use WDP site solely for personal, non-commercial use. Your license to access and use WDP site is revoked upon violation of any of the Terms of Service, or any applicable Laws. The content on the WDP site may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. This content is provided without warranty that the content is accurate, complete or current. Theriogenology Foundation reserves the right to modify, expand, or remove content of WDP site at any time without notice. Theriogenology Foundation has no duty to update the WDP site content. By accessing or using WDP site, you agree to hold harmless the Theriogenology Foundation, including its officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense (collectively, ‘Claims’), including without limitation attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from (i) your use of WDP site or its services, (ii) any use or disclosure of any information that is obtained from our services and disclosed to you consistent with the Privacy Policy, (iii) any disclosure by you, whether intentionally or unintentionally, of you or your pet’s information to any third party, (iv) your provision of any information or genetic material, and/or (v) any user’s or other third party’s use of any information, personal, financial, or otherwise, submitted in connection with your use or access of WDP site. At our option, you agree to defend and indemnify the Theriogenology Foundation including its directors, employees, affiliates, and agents, from any Claims.

3. Links

You agree that Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates are not responsible or liable for any third-party content linked or referenced in the WDP site. You understand and agree that Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates do not endorse any third-party content referenced or linked in WDP site. You further agree to assume any and all risks associated with accessing any third-party content linked or referenced in WDP site, and acknowledge that Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates assume no liability for your access to such third-party content.

4. Modifications

Theriogenology Foundation may revise these Terms of Service at any time without notice. By using or accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms of Service current at the time of such use or access.

5. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You agree that any dispute or claim involving liability equal to or exceeding seven thousand dollars ($7,000) shall be resolved according to binding arbitration under Massachusetts General Law. You further agree that any arbitration proceedings shall be conducted by a single arbitrator selected by the Theriogenology Foundation. The user and Theriogenology Foundation agree that such arbitration proceedings shall be conducted according to the Consumer Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, unless otherwise specified under the Terms of Service, or where such rules conflict with Federal law or Washington state law. You further agree that any dispute or claim involving liability less than seven thousand dollars ($7,000) shall be resolved in small claims court within Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

6. Genetic Sequencing

Theriogenology Foundation, through our research partners, performs genetic sequencing and analysis for research purposes only. The submission of a DNA sample does not guarantee that that sample will be processed. For processed samples, Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates do not guarantee success in processing. You understand that each animal is an individual, and their traits are the result of the interaction of genetics and environment. Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates do not guarantee that the results of a genetic test will predict a trait in an animal, or in any way guarantee the mental or physical health or well-being of the animal. You agree that the results of this sequencing will not be used for medical or behavioral health purposes, or as a substitute for veterinary care or diagnosis. You understand that an animal’s ancestry and genetic sequencing results may not predict its medical or behavioral characteristics and that such results do not necessarily specify or characterize breed or traits for the purpose of determining whether a particular animal falls under an area’s breed laws or regulations. You agree that Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates are not responsible for providing you with any notification about breed ancestry for an area’s breed laws or regulations. You further agree that the Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates are not responsible for injuries occurring as a result of obtaining the swab sample. You understand that errors may occur in the genetic sequencing process, including the provisioning of sampling equipment and the obtaining and shipping of genetic materials. You additionally agree that the Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates are not liable or otherwise responsible for any such errors. You agree that Theriogenology Foundation and its affiliates may use genetic materials you provide for research purposes without limitation.

This Terms of Service was last updated on December 28, 2019.