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FBRL Terms of Service Agreement

  1. User Guidelines and Rules

  2. Other Obligations

  3. Disclaimers of Warranty and Liability

  4. Termination

  5. General

This is a binding legal agreement which governs your use of the Fanciers Breeder Referral List. By using this list, you are consenting to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree to any of the terms of this agreement, do not make use of the Fanciers Breeder Referral List.

This agreement governs use of, and participation in, all of the services incorporated within the Fanciers Breeder Referral List. We retain the right to amend this agreement from time to time, and your continued use of the Fanciers Breeder Referral List constitutes your acceptance of such amendments. If you find changes in these terms to be in some way unacceptable, you should discontinue your use of the Fanciers Breeder Referral List.

1. User Guidelines and Rules

The Fanciers Breeder Referral List is intended to provide users information needed to find and contact pedigreed cat breeders worldwide for the purposes of contacting said cat breeders to arrange purchase of kittens or cats, obtain assistance with breeding or showing pedigreed cats, or request advice regarding pedigreed cats. This is also intended to be a way for pedigreed cat breeders to contact one another for the same purposes.

It is not intended to provide commercial advertisers a convenient way to contact listed breeders to advertise their products or services. This is an inappropriate use of the service. However, the Fanciers Breeder Referral List cannot guarantee to listed breeders that the service will not be misused in this fashion. Commercial advertisers may contact the FBRL in advance to obtain permission to contact listers to advertise appropriate products and services, but all such permission must be obtained in writing in advance from the FBRL site owner.

You agree that we have no obligation to monitor or regulate the claims made by breeders in regard to their listings. All listing information is provided by breeders and is only edited for adherence to posted listing rules, spelling, and grammar. The Fanciers Breeder Referral List does not verify the claims made by breeders, inspect facilities, or otherwise make any specific recommendations. All interactions between listed breeders and potential buyers are the sole responsibility of those parties directly involved, and not the responsibility of FBRL Services.

However, we reserve the right to take appropriate action if we become aware of any use of the Fanciers Breeder Referral List that FBRL Services believes is unlawful, wrongful or is otherwise inappropriate in our sole opinion and discretion, and not subject to any objective standard.

You agree not to represent yourself as someone else or as acting on behalf of someone else.

We reserve the right not to accept advertising from any breeder for any stated reason that does not violate the law. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or lifestyle preference.

However, for example, we do not knowingly accept advertising from:

  • domestic cat breeders who are also engaged in the purposeful breeding of mixed-breed cats
  • cat breeders engaging in the breed and sale of exotic (wild) mammals for the pet market, not solely as part of a hybrid breeding program only as approved by pre-approved cat registries for certain breeds (such as the Bengal, Savannah, and Chausie)
  • cat breeders who sell their animals through commercial pet stores or directly through internet auctions
  • cat breeders who have been suspended from cat registry services or convicted of any crime related to animals

We may choose to discontinue advertising with a breeder about whom we have received complaints. We are under no obligation to accept new or continued advertising from any person or business.

2. Other Obligations

Since you (as a listed breeder) are responsible for the results of your postings and their consequences, you will protect us and others as follows: you will indemnify and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, agents, sublicensees and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs) (1) arising out of the publication, distribution, exhibit or other use of the Materials posted by you, or (2) resulting from your or your minor offspring's use of the Fanciers Breeder Referral List. You forever release and waive your right, and that of your minor offspring, assigns and successors, to bring suit against us for injury allegedly arising from the Fanciers Breeder Referral List, the Materials posted by any user, or this Agreement.

Listers are also responsible for making sure their information is current and up to date, and to submit corrections when information changes. The FBRL is not responsible for loss of contact services when the lister has failed to inform the FBRL of changes to contact information and thus failed to keep the listing up to date and correct.

3. Disclaimers of Warranties and Liability

We do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, quality, content or legality of any Materials made available through the Fanciers Breeder Referral List. The use, distribution, or publication of any Material does not constitute or imply an endorsement by us of such Material, or of any opinions or comments in such Materials. We disclaim any and all warranties with regard to the Fanciers Breeder Referral List or the Materials, express or implied, including without any limitation any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. In no event will we be liable to you or to any party for any damages of any kind arising out of or relating to the content or use of materials or the Fanciers Breeder Referral List, under any legal theory, even if informed of the possibility of such damages.

4. Termination

We reserve the right to terminate any breeder's listing with the Fanciers Breeder Referral List at any time for violation of this Agreement or the law, or as we otherwise deem appropriate, including but not limited to: being suspended from a major cat registry, having animals seized by local animal related authorities, raising and distributing wild mammals, proven cases of selling unfit animals, financial fraud, or repeated complaints from listed breeders about breeding or business policies. We may discontinue the Fanciers Breeder Referral List at any time. Since an account is considered paid in full at the beginning of a subscription period, should the Fanciers Breeder Referral List close unexpectedly, subscribers are not entitled to refunds of unused time. This is not a monthly subscription service.

5. General

You agree that this Agreement and any dispute relating to it, the Fanciers Breeder Referral List, or any Materials will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of New York, as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within New York State between New York residents, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. You agree that the venue for any dispute shall be within the County of Monroe, State of New York, United States of America. You agree that this Agreement will be enforceable by us and our successors and assigns against you and your heirs, minor successors, and assigns. All references to "we", "us" or "our" in this Agreement are intended to include the Fanciers Breeder Referral List, FBRL Services, and its affiliate entities. This Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties and cannot be amended except in writing.

 


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