Vetico Website User Terms and Conditions
1. User agreement
1.1 By visiting and/or using the Vetico website, its associated services and functions ("website") you agree to be bound by this agreement ("agreement"). The agreement is formed between you, the visitor to our website and us ("Vetico", "we" and "us").
1.2 We may change or update this agreement at any time and such changes shall be effective immediately upon posting the updated agreement on the website. It is your sole responsibility to check the website from time to time to view any such changes to this agreement. Your use of the website after any changes to the agreement indicates that you accept such changes and agree to be bound by the amended terms of the agreement.
2. Vetico Member Portal
2.1 In order to access some of the features and content of the website (“Vetico Member Portal”) you will need to be registered as a member of the website (“member”).
2.3 You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your member account, and you must keep your member account password secure. You may not use another member’s account without their permission.
2.4 We take no responsibility for the security of your password if you choose to share it with others or choose a password that is unsecure or easy to guess by either automated password processors or individuals who wish to gain unauthorised access to your account.
2.5 If you believe that someone is accessing your account without authorisation from yourself or become aware of any unauthorised use of your account or if you think that your password is no longer secure, you agree to notify us immediately at [email protected]
3.1 If you wish to contribute information, articles or other content relevant to the veterinary industry to the website, you may contact us to become an affiliate (“Affiliate”) and in consideration for the right to use such content we may grant you free membership and/or other rights such as sponsored profiles and/or links to nominated businesses or services. The terms of such arrangements must be agreed by you and us in a signed agreement (“Affiliate Agreement”). If you fail to adhere to the terms and conditions of the Affiliate Agreement or these terms and conditions we may terminate the Affiliate Agreement or cease providing free access to the Vetico Membership Portal. Should you wish to become an Affiliate you may contact us at [email protected]
4. Supply of website services to You
4.1 We reserve the right to change this website at any time and for any reason. We do not guarantee that you will be able to access the website in the same way or with the same equipment or software you used prior to the change. We also do not guarantee that this website is accessible from all combinations of computers, devices, operating systems or mobile phones.
4.2 Without limiting any rights under this agreement we may terminate your account or restrict your access to the website if we reasonably consider that there has been a breach of our agreement with you, by you. If we do this, you may to the extent permitted by law be prevented from accessing all or parts of the website, your member account details or other content contained in your account. We will not be liable to you or any third party for doing so.
5. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
5.1 Information and advice provided on the website is general advice only and not a substitute for professional advice. We do not make any warranties with respect to any veterinary advice or other information provided on this website.
5.2 We do not warrant to you, endorse, guarantee or assume responsibility for any goods or services advertised, offered by or acquired through the website or any linked website or featured in any banner or other advertising. We will not be a party to or in any way responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and any other third party providers of goods and /or services.
5.3 We do not warrant to you that the website will be accessible without fault or interruption.
5.4 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability to you or anyone else for loss or damage of any kind (however caused or arising) including consequential loss relating in any way to the content and/or website including, but not limited to, loss or damage you might suffer as a result of:
(a) any act, omission or default, whether negligent or otherwise from your use of the website, reliance of any advice or information on the website or the acquisition of any goods or services referred to, endorsed or otherwise advertised on the website;
(b) defamatory, harmful, offensive or unlawful conduct of any user of the website;
(c) any unauthorised access to or use of our secure servers and/or personal information and/or financial information stored on those servers;
(d) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our website; and/or
(e) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses or other malevolent code or communications which may be transmitted to or through our website by any third party.
6. Use of website by you
6.1 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any part of the website by any means other than through the interface provided by us or our associated social network interfaces or mobile websites that may be available from time to time.
6.2 You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the website or the servers and networks that host the website. You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the website except with our prior written consent. You also may not engage in any “denial of service” activity that intends to disrupt the operation of the website.
6.3 You agree not to, or attempt to, circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use of the website or the content therein.
6.4 You agree not to attempt to reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the software (including the tools, methods, processes, and infrastructure) that enables or underlies the website or upload or transmit any form of virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other malicious code.
6.5 You agree not to use, copy, distribute or commercialise any content on the website except as permitted by this agreement, by law or with our prior written consent. This includes any copy, articles, compiled veterinary industry data or information listings, images or written passages on the website.
6.6 You understand and agree that any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. This can include state, federal and/ or international police services.
7. Information on this website
7.1 Information about goods and services are based on material provided by third parties and product manufacturers of these goods and services. Opinions expressed in articles are the opinions of the writer only. While we shall make commercially reasonable attempts to verify the accuracy of featured content provided on the website, we do not accept any liability in respect of errors or omissions caused by incorrect or inadequate information supplied to us on the website. If you wish, you are welcome to check and verify the claims and information about any products and/or services referred to on this website with the suppliers of the goods.
8.1 You understand that all information, such as comments, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds and other materials posted on, transmitted through or linked from the website are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated ("third party content").
8.2 You understand that we do not control and are not responsible for any such third party content made available through the website. Consequently, by using the website you may be exposed to content provided by third parties that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading or otherwise objectionable. You use the website at your own risk and to the extent permitted by law we do not accept liability in this regard.
8.3 As a member, you agree that you are responsible for any content submitted, posted or made available through the website via your account and you must not do any of the following:
(a) conduct or promote any illegal activities while using the website;
(b) post any material that is defamatory or in contempt of any legal or other proceedings;
(c) infringe any copyright, trade mark, patent or other intellectual property right of another person;
(d) upload, distribute or print anything that may be harmful to minors, is pornographic or offensive, incites hatred or discrimination against any group of persons being a group defined by reference to colour, race, sex, origin, nationality or ethnic or national origins;
(e) use the website to generate unsolicited advertising or promotional material or spam;
(f) attempt to upload or distribute viruses or similar software or data which is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware; or
(g) impersonate any person or misrepresent your relationship with any person.
8.4 We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to pre-screen, refuse or remove any content from the website without giving any reasons.
8.5 You understand and agree that we may retain server and backup copies of your submitted content even if you have altered, removed or deleted your content from public display.
9. Links to third party websites
9.1 Our website may include links to other websites, content or resources. These linked websites, content or resources may be operated by third parties and we may have no responsibility or control over them. The existence of these links does not imply that we endorse the linked website, content or resource. You acknowledge that we may not have reviewed any of these third party websites, content or resources and we are not responsible for the material contained therein.
10. Intellectual property
10.1 We reserve all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyright in material and/or services provided by us. Nothing in the agreement gives you a right to use any of our marketing material, business names, trade marks, logos, domain names or other distinctive brand features contained on the website.
10.2 Other trade marks used on the website that belong to third parties are used with permission and remain the intellectual property of the third party.
10.3 We do not claim ownership of content submitted to the website. However, by corresponding with us or contributing content to the website in circumstances where it is reasonable from the context of your communication to expect that you intend the correspondence or communication to be made accessible to other users of the website, then you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant to us that you have the right to grant, to us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide licence to use, copy, perform, display and distribute the content and to prepare derivative works of the content or incorporate the content into other works in order to publish and promote such content.
11. Transfer and Assignment
11.1 If we merge, sell or otherwise change control of our business or this website to a third-party, we reserve the right, without giving notice or seeking any additional consent from you, to transfer or assign the personal information, content and rights that we have collected from you and any agreements we have made with you.
12. General Provisions
12.1 We shall not be liable for any delay in performing any of our obligations under this agreement if such delay is caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
12.2 This agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of New South Wales. In the event of any dispute you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales.
12.3 If any part of this agreement is found to be void, unlawful or unenforceable then that part will be deemed to be severable from the balance of this agreement and the severed part will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
12.4 If we do not exercise or enforce any right or provision under this agreement, it will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision under this agreement will only be effective if it is in writing and signed by us.