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Terms of Use


All content provided on or through this Site may be used only under the Terms and Conditions stated below.

USE OF THIS WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE ESTABLISHED BY Veterinary Surgical Specialists.

When you access information provided on the Site, you acknowledge your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. References to "you" or "your" refer to you as an individual as well as in any representative capacity you may have.

1. SERVICES PROVIDED
The Site provides information of importance to the business community. Veterinary Surgical Specialists may, as a service to its members, allow third parties to promote their services and/or products through the Site. The provision of such products and services is governed by the terms of use established by such third parties, and Veterinary Surgical Specialists assumes no responsibility either directly or indirectly for the provision of products or services by such third parties.

2. PROPERTY RIGHTS ON THE SITE AND IN USER-SUBMITTED DATA
(a) Subject to these Terms and Conditions Veterinary Surgical Specialists hereby grants to you, the right to access and use the Site for your own internal use. In your use of the Site you agree not to remove any copyright or other notices contained therein. Except as expressly authorized herein, you may not use, copy, reproduce, transmit, translate, offer for sale, sell, display, perform, distribute, publish, broadcast, circulate, modify, create derivative works of, disseminate, or commercially exploit the Site without the written consent of Veterinary Surgical Specialists. You also agree not to use the Site for any unlawful purpose.

(b) The Site is the property of Veterinary Surgical Specialists. Veterinary Surgical Specialists retains its title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Site. You agree to abide by any copyright notice or other restriction contained in any individual information, software, or other material accessible through the Site.

(c) In the event you use the Site or the links included on the Site to gain access to a World Wide Web site or Internet location or source of information, services, software, or goods of any company, organization, or person other than www.vssoc.com., or to any other Internet location, you acknowledge that such other sites or locations are not under the control of Veterinary Surgical Specialists and agree that Veterinary Surgical Specialists shall not be responsible for any of the information, services, software, or goods or other links found at any such World Wide Web site or Internet location or source of information, services, software, or goods, or for your use of such information, services, software, or goods.

(d) Transmission or use of any material in violation of these Terms and Conditions - or any applicable law, rule or regulation (whether of the United States or other countries) - or the rights of any third party is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, material which is defamatory, threatening, obscene, lewd and indecent, material protected by trademark, trade secret, or patent laws, or material that results in an invasion of privacy.

3. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." NEITHER VETERINARY SURGICAL SPECIALISTS NOR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ABSOLUTELY SECURE, COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR ERROR FREE). IN ADDITION, THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION ITSELF IS NOT WARRANTED OR GUARANTEED. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE INFORMATION ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS AND VETERINARY SURGICAL SPECIALISTS AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT VETERINARY SURGICAL SPECIALISTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT IT WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU, WHETHER BY THE SAME METHODS CURRENTLY USED OR OTHERWISE. Veterinary Surgical Specialists MAY DISCONTINUE PROVIDING THE SITE TO YOU AT ANY TIME. YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD Veterinary Surgical Specialists LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM A DISCONTINUATION OR MODIFICATION OF ALL OR PART OF THE SITE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT OR OTHERWISE) WILL Veterinary Surgical Specialists OR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU AND IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR ANY DAMAGES YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DECISION MADE, ACTION, OR INACTION, TAKEN BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY, IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION OR FOR THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS THEREOF, OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR ERRORS IN THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF ANY PART OF THE INFORMATION OR SERVICES), EVEN IF ADVISED OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ADDITION TO AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, VETERINARY SURGICAL SPECIALISTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY HARM CAUSED BY THE TRANSMISSION, THROUGH THE SITE OF A COMPUTER VIRUS, OR OTHER COMPUTER CODE OR PROGRAMMING DEVICE THAT MIGHT BE USED TO ACCESS, MODIFY, DELETE, DAMAGE, CORRUPT, DEACTIVATE, DISABLE, DISRUPT, OR OTHERWISE IMPEDE IN ANY MANNER THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR ANY OF YOUR SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, DATA OR PROPERTY.

4. YOUR INFORMATION
You hereby represent and warrant that you are at least thirteen (13) years of age; that any information you have provided to gain access to the Site is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge; and that you have read and agree to the terms of our Privacy Statement.

We encourage parents and guardians to talk to their children about safe and responsible use of the computer and Internet. We recommend that you safeguard your children from inappropriately or inadvertently disseminating personal information. Our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use apply to all children who access our site.

You shall not upload to the Site any User Submitted Data which:
(i) Violates or infringes the rights of any persons, including without limitation rights in copyrights, patents, trademarks or other intellectual property rights;

(ii) Is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise violates any law; or

(iii) Contains viruses, "worms", "trojan horses" or any other harmful properties, or use the Services for, or to further, any illegal purposes. Veterinary Surgical Specialists reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or delete any User Submitted Data uploaded to the Site in violation of the foregoing.

5. CONFIDENTIALITY
Veterinary Surgical Specialists agrees to protect and maintain the confidentiality of User Submitted Data in accordance with the policies, methods, and procedures set forth in the privacy statements and security policies on the Site.

6. TERMINATION
If we believe you have violated these Terms and Conditions, we may terminate your access to the Site.

7. INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Veterinary Surgical Specialists (and its Directors, officers, employees, control persons, suppliers, licensors and agents) from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees and costs) arising out of or related to: (a) your breach of your agreements, representations and warranties contained in these Terms and Conditions; (b) your use of the Site (i) in violation of these Terms and Conditions, (ii) in violation of any rights of Veterinary Surgical Specialists or any third-party information provider, including copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark, or other intellectual property rights and publicity and privacy rights, or (iii) in violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; or (iv) information or materials you upload or post to the Site.

8. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your participation in our programs and use of our Web site, and will not engage in any act that has an adverse impact on the performance or availability of our programs or our Web site.

9. GENERAL
Except as herein provided, no waiver, modification or amendment of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be effective against Veterinary Surgical Specialists unless the same is in writing and signed by an authorized official of Veterinary Surgical Specialists. Veterinary Surgical Specialists may modify these terms and conditions at any time upon written notice or posting to the Site. You agree that if you access and or use the Site after notification of changes in these Terms and Conditions, you will be bound by all such changes.

BY CONTINUING TO USE www.vssoc.com, YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.