Effective March 6, 2024

Together with the Website Privacy Policy, this Website Disclaimer and Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) contains all the terms and conditions between SCWTCA, (SCWTCA Inc. or the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, Inc.) and you regarding the use of the service offered at the SCWTCA Website (the “Website”). Your use of the Website constitutes an agreement with this Agreement and the Privacy Policy (together, the “Terms”).

The Website enables individuals seeking information about Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers to find information about the breed and to provide resources to owners to strengthen SCWTCA’s organization’s governance, transparency, and work. The plays no role in the interaction between individuals or businesses and Nonprofits on the Website. The Website, its information, specifically the Breeders List, Benchmarks, Illustrated Standard, any and all artwork, publications and Health section are neither offered nor intended as a replacement for professional or veterinary advice or an endorsement for any breeder.

Read Before Use

If you wish to make use of the Website’s service (the “Service”), then please read this Agreement. By using this Website, you represent, warrant, understand, agree to, and accept all terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and the Privacy Policy. If you object to anything in this Agreement or the Privacy Policy, do not use the Website or the Service.

The Terms are subject to change at any time, effective upon posting on the Website. You will be notified of changes to this Agreement via a notation next to the link to the Agreement from the main page of the Website stating that the Agreement is new and the date on which it was updated. Your continued use of the Website or the Service after such posting will constitute acceptance by you of such changes. By accessing the Website or becoming a member, you consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form.

Disclaimer

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, Inc. (SCWTCA) does not endorse, recommend or warrant any breeders or dogs included on the Breeders List or a litter listing included therein, and SCWTCA assumes no liability for the listings of breeders or litters. Participants in the Breeders List including but not limited to those who list a litter on the SCWTCA website agree to hold SCWTCA harmless from any and all liability associated with the Breeders List and to indemnify SCWTCA for any costs incurred defending legal and any other actions resulting from the listings or their placement actions. Accordingly, there is no written or implied recommendation of these breeders by SCWTCA nor is there any guarantee of the services of said member. SCWTCA assumes no liability should you choose to visit a breeder on the Breeders Directory or for an event which SCWTCA breeders or members are participating. This includes but is not limited to dog shows, performance events and Meet The Breeds events. All users of the Website expressly agree not to hold SCWTCA Inc. officers, directors or members liable for any instruction, advice, or services delivered which originated through the Website.

Information on the Website is not promised or guaranteed to be correct, current, or complete, and the Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. SCWTCA Inc. assumes no responsibility (and expressly disclaims responsibility) for updating the Website to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. If you believe any information on the Site is inaccurate or incomplete, please let us know by contacting us at web@scwtca.org

SCWTCA Inc. provides no assurances that any reported problems will be resolved, even if we elect to provide information with the goal of addressing a problem.

Permissible Use

The Website and all content on the Website and any publication created by us available on the website may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, mirrored, framed, or otherwise used or displayed, or used for the creation of derivative works, without SCWTCA Inc. prior written consent, except that the SCWTCA Inc.  grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable permission to access and display the Web pages within the Website, for your personal, non-commercial use of the Website. SCWTCA further grants you a limited, nonexclusive and revocable right to create a hyperlink to the Website so long as the link does not portray SCWTCA’s affiliates, the Nonprofits, or their respective products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. These permissions are conditioned on your not modifying the content displayed on this site, your keeping intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices, and your acceptance of any terms, conditions, and notices accompanying the content or otherwise set forth on the Website.

You may not use the Website in a manner that violates any local, state, national, foreign or international statute. You may not use the Website in a manner that violates SCWTCA’s Code of Ethics or the AKC Code of Sportsmanship. You may not interfere with the functioning of the Website or with other users’ use of the Website in any way, including but not limited to modification of the Website; attempting to gain access to unauthorized portions of the website; enabling high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to the Website or its systems, the content of the Website or any portion or derivative thereof; or attempting to gain access to other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Website, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not use SCWTCA’s name, any publication created by us on our website, trademarks, services marks, or logos in any meta tags or any other “hidden text”; use data mining, robots, spiders, crawlers, scrapers, or similar automated or non-automated data gathering or extraction methods; or compile, repackage, disseminate, or otherwise use data extracted from the Website.

The Website is not meant for use by minors. If you are a legal minor in your jurisdiction, please do not use the Website, or access the Website only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Furthermore, the Website does not knowingly solicit or collect information about children under the age of 13. If SCWTCA learns that you have inadvertently collected information about a child under the age of 13, it will delete that information as soon as possible. Please see our Privacy Policy for further detail.

Your failure to comply with the terms, conditions, and notices on this Website will result in automatic termination of any rights granted to you, without prior notice, and you must immediately destroy all copies of downloaded materials in your possession or control. Except for the limited permission in the preceding paragraph, SCWTCA does not grant you any express or implied rights or licenses under any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other proprietary or intellectual property rights.

Eligible Users

By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement.

Your account is for your sole, personal use. If you are a Member you agree that you will not authorize others to use your account, that you will keep your password secure, and that you will not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity.

Release

By using this Website, you represent, understand, and expressly agree to hold the SCWTCA harmless for any claim or controversy that may arise from any disputes between you and any other user(s) of the Website. You understand and agree that problems concerning the services received by individuals from Nonprofits or concerning payment due to a Nonprofit by an individual are not the SCWTCA’s responsibility.

Content

Except as otherwise expressly noted, the Website and all contents of the Website are the intellectual property of SCWTCA Inc. You acknowledge that this content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. SCWTCA owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such intellectual property. Except as permitted by a separate written agreement between you and SCWTCA, you may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any SCWTCA intellectual property, in whole or in part.

SCWTCA’s name and logo is registered and unregistered trademarks of SCWTCA Inc.  SCWTCA’s Illustrated Standard is a registered copyright document and any reference to the document or use of the document and its content including artwork may not be used without written consent from the SCWTCA Board of Directors. These, along with any other trademarks, service marks and logos used and displayed on the Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of SCWTCA. Nothing on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Website, without the prior written permission of the SCWTCA. Fair use of the SCWTCA’s trademarks requires proper acknowledgment. Other product and company names mentioned in the Website, if any, may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

All rights reserved.

Nonprofit Users and Posts

The following paragraphs apply only to members of SCWTCA, members of the dog fancy and owners who have provided information for SCWTCA to post on the Website:

You are responsible for providing accurate, current, and complete information in connection with your use of the Website. You are solely responsible for any content, messages, photos, reviews, or profiles (collectively, “Content”) that you publish or display (hereinafter, “post”) on the Website or transmit to other users of the Website.

You agree that you will not post on the Website or SCWTCA’s social media accounts, or transmit to any other user(s), any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party’s rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights and rights of privacy and publicity).

You understand and agree that SCWTCA may review and delete any Content that, in the sole judgment of SCWTCA, violates this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users of the Website.

Confidential Information and Submissions

The Website does not collect confidential information from you, except to the extent that you submit it via email or other means. SCWTCA does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through the Website, email or other means. Therefore, any information or material sent to SCWTCA will be deemed not to be confidential. By sending SCWTCA any information or material, you grant SCWTCA an unrestricted, irrevocable, and fully paid-up license to use, copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, publicly display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise freely use those materials or information. You also agree that SCWTCA is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose, without compensation of any sort. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) we obtain your permission to use your name; (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of the Website will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.

Website Links

The Website contains links to other websites and to material contained on other websites. SCWTCA is not responsible for the content of such other websites and disclaims all liability in respect to such content and of any other websites or content which you may be able to access from the Website.

Indemnification

By agreeing to the terms of this Agreement, users of the Website agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SCWTCA, its directors, officers, members, and agents from and against any and all claim, loss, expense, or demand of liability, including attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by the SCWTCA in connection with any claim by a third party (including an intellectual property claim) arising out of (i) materials and Content you submit, post or transmit through the Website or (ii) use of the Website by you in violation of this Agreement or in violation of any applicable law.

Copyright Infringement

If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Website infringe upon your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this Website by contacting SCWTCA at board@scwtca.org

Disclaimer of Warranty

USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER. SCWTCA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, AND OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, OR REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITATION, SCWTCA MAKES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, CORRECT, COMPLETE, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOU OBTAIN MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, VISIT BREEDERS HOMES ON THE BREEDERS LIST, VISIT A SCWTCA EVENT YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.   YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM FROM THIS WEBSITE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL SCWTCA BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE WHATSOEVER RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM THE WEBSITE OR ANY USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR OF ANY SITE OR RESOURCE LINKED TO, REFERENCED, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR FOR THE USE OR DOWNLOADING OF, OR ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOST SAVINGS OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA, EVEN IF THE COUNCIL IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS EXCLUSION AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORIES.

Applicable Law and Venue

This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your use of this Website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

Not Partners

Nothing in this Agreement makes either party the partner, joint venturer, agent, legal representative, employer, contractor, or employee of the other. This Agreement will be binding on and will inure to the benefit of the legal representatives, successors, and assigns of the parties hereto.