Terms of Service.
Effective as of January 04, 2023
The terms and conditions provided below govern your use of vetjourney.com and all related sites and domains and their features operated by Vet Journey, LLP, DBA Vet Journey (“Vet Journey”) (the “Website”). BY USING OR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. If you fail to comply with these terms and conditions, your permission to use the Website automatically terminates and Vet Journey (“Vet Journey,” “us,” “we”) may terminate your use of the Website, block or otherwise bar you from future usage of the Website, and take any other action we deem necessary and appropriate, whether in law or in equity.
If you are an advertiser, sponsor, attendee, exhibitor, employer, recruiter, or other customer of Vet Journey, these TOS are in addition to any terms and conditions (including, but not limited to payment terms) that you may agree to in that capacity. You agree that Vet Journey websites that are not powered by other providers are not governed by these TOS and may have separate terms of service. Please address any questions or concerns regarding these TOS to Vet Journey,LLP, DBA Vet Journey, 1171 Market St, Suite 111, Fort Mill SC 29708 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
MODIFICATION TO TERMS
You understand that Vet Journey operates this Website and provides the Services to facilitate, through the Website, the direct, person-to-person introduction of bona fide Registrants seeking employment, educational or franchising opportunities to those offering or seeking to provide such opportunities (the “Intended Purpose”). Any use of the Website or any information, including, without limitation, contact information on the Website for any purpose other than the Intended Purpose shall constitute a violation of these TOS and may, at our sole discretion, lead to removal of you from the Website and revocation from you of some or all of your user privileges. Any conduct or interaction on the Website that appears, in our sole discretion, to be discourteous, disrespectful, distracting, discriminatory, vulgar, or not focused primarily on the Intended Purpose may result in the suspension or termination of a registrant’s account. By way of example, but not of limitation, use of the Website to make social connections with other registrants, to make position or opinion statements, to debate any issue or to engage with others in any manner that creates offense or controversy in public areas of the Website or disrupts the event experience for others is contrary to the intended purpose. Vet Journey reserves the right at all times to determine, in its sole discretion, whether particular conduct conforms to the intended purpose of an event and to terminate your use of the Website, without further obligation of any sort to you, should it determine that your conduct is nonconforming in this respect.
You agree that you will use the services and the Website only for the intended purpose and not for any illegal purposes. You agree that, in using the services and the Website, you will not misrepresent your identity or intentions, modify or delete any email or communication headers or packet identifying information so as to hide or misrepresent your identity, register for an account or attend any chat session under a false identity or pseudonym or for purposes other than the Intended Purpose, or modify, adapt or hack the Website in any manner whatsoever. You agree that you will not use the services or the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden and/or impair any Vet Journey server or the network(s) connected to any Vet Journey server, and/or that you will not interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. If your account is terminated for any reason or your user privileges suspended, terminated, or revoked for any reason, any subsequent registration by you for any Vet Journey event or any use by you of the Website or the Services without the express, written permission of Vet Journey and reinstatement by Vet Journey of your account privileges is a breach of these TOS.
Your failure to follow any reasonable instruction related to these TOS given you by Vet Journey will result in immediate account termination and may, in Vet Journey’ s sole discretion, result in suspension, termination, or revocation of your user privileges and/or your registration and/or result in legal action against you.
You agree not to deep-link to the Website or access the Website manually or with any robot, spider, web crawler, extraction software, automated process or device to scrape, copy or monitor any portion of the Website or any materials or other content on the Website without express written permission from Vet Journey. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell or exploit any portion of the Website or the services except as provided herein without the express written permission by Vet Journey.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Website, including, without limitation, any information or content that you provide while using the Website, may be transferred unencrypted and involve transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. You agree to not upload, post, host, or transmit “spam” messages via the Website or to any party with whom you have been introduced via the Website. You agree to not transmit worms or viruses or any destructive code to Vet Journey, to the Website, or to any party with whom you have been introduced via the Website.
Vet Journey offers various informational and alert notifications sent via text message or email such as outage notifications, and usage details . We will also offer marketing messages that will inform you of new or enhanced Vet Journey products and services. Enrollment in this Service requires you to voluntarily provide your mobile phone number with an area code within the United States, including the District of Columbia. You may be asked to verify your mobile phone number or email address before the SMS Service will start. This may require responding to a text message sent to your mobile phone, or an email sent to confirm your enrollment in this SMS Service.
Termination of SMS Service by You. You understand, acknowledge and agree that you may opt out of this SMS Service at any time, but only via the following methods. To stop receiving text messages under this SMS Service you must text “STOP” to the number from which you are receiving our text message notification. To opt-out of receiving email messages, you must follow the unsubscribe instructions in our email notifications. If you are an existing Vet Journey customer and you unsubscribe from the SMS Service, you understand, acknowledge and agree that we may continue to contact you via text messages or emails regarding administrative or informational purposes related to the Services and accounts (including follow-up messages regarding your account, billing and service issues) using the contact information you voluntarily submitted at the time you signed up for any Vet Journey Service(s). By law, such messages are not considered to be commercial messages.
Termination of SMS Service by Vet Journey. Vet Journey reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the SMS Service at any time, in whole or in part, for any reason, with or without notice to you.
FOR BUSINESSES AND CLIENTS
AGREEMENT TO PAY
You agree to timely pay in full for all products and services you purchase from Vet Journey, including, without limitation, those products and services you purchase through the Website. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL FEES AND CHARGES AND FOR PROVIDING VALID PAYMENT INFORMATION.
RIGHT TO CHANGE PRICES AND AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS
Vet Journey reserves, at all times, the unilateral right to change the prices and availability of products and services without advance notice to you.
ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES AND CONTRACTS
Your use of the Website provides you with the ability to enter into agreements electronically and/or to make transactions electronically and via electronic signatures in lieu of wet ink signatures. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT AND INTENT TO BE BOUND BY AND TO PAY FOR SUCH AGREEMENTS AND TRANSACTIONS. YOUR AGREEMENT AND INTENT TO BE BOUND BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS APPLIES TO ALL RECORDS RELATING TO ALL TRANSACTIONS YOU ENTER INTO ON the Website, INCLUDING, without limitation, NOTICES OF CANCELLATION, POLICIES, CONTRACTS, AND APPLICATIONS.
CREDIT CARD POLICY
Your credit card transactions and purchase orders are reviewed and verified by our computer software. Your credit card is then charged, and a credit card authorization and verification are placed on the purchase order from our credit card processor. Once your purchase order has been entered through our computer system, a Purchase ID is automatically assigned to your purchase order. A detailed invoice of your transaction along with the Purchase ID will be emailed to you immediately following your transaction. A hard copy invoice is available upon request. If you need to contact us regarding a purchase order or a credit card transaction, you may contact Vet Journey at email@example.com
Customers purchasing online products or services through the Website shall have no rights to any such product or service your purchase and payment are verified by us. Vet Journey shall not offer any returns or refunds in connection with any product or service purchase, as all such purchases are strictly final sale.
FOR NON-PAYING USERS
NO LIABILITY FOR ACTIONS BY APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYERS
Vet Journey acts only as a venue for employers to post job positions and military candidates to post resumes and does not screen or censor the listings offered. Vet Journey is not involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, Vet Journey has no control over the quality, safety, accuracy, or legality of posted jobs, job listings, profiles, resumes, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates, and/or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. We are not to be considered to be an employer with respect to your use of the Services or the Website, and we shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason made, made by you or any entity on the Website or made by any job applicant.
NO LIABILITY FOR INACCURACIES ON WEBSITE
The material on the Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical or other errors. Vet Journey makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material on the Website. Vet Journey cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be, and Vet Journey has not conducted any verifications of any candidate-supplied data, representations, or information, including, without limitation, background checks, criminal history, drug screenings, job qualifications, employment verifications, driving records, and reference checks. Verification of such data and information is your sole, and use of the Website, the Services, and any information contained therein or derived therefrom is at your own risk. The content of the Website may be updated or revised from time to time at any time, and we have no obligation to provide you any advanced notice of any such update or revision, and these TOS shall apply with equal force to all updates or revisions.
In the event the a Service is listed on the Website or advertised at an incorrect price, Vet Journey shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for said Service and shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders made for the Service at the incorrect price, whether or not the order has been confirmed.
NO WARRANTY OF OPERATION
THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES ARE DELIVERED TO YOU ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS WITH NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FUNCTIONALITY, USEFULNESS, OR EFFECTIVENESS. Vet Journey DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL GOODS OR COMPUTER CODE THAT MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO YOUR COMPUTER WHEN DOWNLOADED. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR OF THE SERVICES RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACEMENT OF YOUR EQUIPMENT OR DATA, Vet Journey IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF ANY SUCH SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT, WHETHER SAID COSTS BE DIRECT OR INDIRECT.
Vet Journey DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BY USE OF EITHER THE WEBSITE OR OF THE SERVICES OR BOTH, YOU AGREE THAT Vet Journey WILL NOT BE LIABLEFOR ANY MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR DISCONTINUANCE OF ANY SERVICES, OF THE WEBSITE, OR OF ANY CONTENT THEREIN OR OF ANY FEATURE OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
Vet Journey makes no warranty that the use of material or content displayed on the Website will not infringe upon the rights of third parties neither owned by nor affiliated with Vet Journey.
DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL Vet Journey, ITS OFFICERS, ITS DIRECTORS, ITS PARENTS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, ITS EMPLOYEES, ITS AGENTS, ITS SUCCESSORS, ITS ASSIGNS, ITS LICENSORS, ITS REPRESENTATIVES, ITS BUSINESS PARTNERS, ITS CONTRACTORS, ITS LICENSEEES, ITS DESIGNEES AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES (collectively, the “VJ Parties”) BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT THERE IS NO SUCH LIABILITY EVEN IN THE EVENT THAT Vet Journey IS NOTIFIED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT THE MAXIMUM COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF THE VJ PARTIES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES OR ANY LEGAL CLAIM RELATED TO SUCH USE, IF ANY SUCH LIABILITY EXISTS, SHALL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID Vet Journey TO USE THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY OR CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LAW.
Some States do not allow such limitations of damages for certain legal categories, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you or may be limited as per the laws and regulations of your State, but you agree that such inapplicability of any part of said limitations based upon the laws of a particular State shall not render said limitations on liability unenforceable to the extent they are not prohibited and said provisions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.
All content included on the Website and all of the Services, including, without limitation, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, software, the “look and feel” of the Website, and the compilation of all content on the Website, is the exclusive property of Vet Journey or their content providers and protected by United States copyright laws and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized use, copying, reproduction, distribution, modification, downloading, display, mirroring, framing, or transmittal (in any form or by any means, including, without limitation, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or any other means now known or hereafter discovered), of any Website content is strictly prohibited. Nothing in these TOS shall be construed as conferring any license or other grant of right to use any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property of Vet Journey or any third party except as expressly set forth herein.
PROTECTION AGAINST COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been uploaded, posted or copied to this Website and is accessible on this Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us by providing us with the following information: (1) the physical or electronic signature of either the copyright owner or of a person authorized to act on said owner’s behalf; (2) a description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed and a description of the activity that you claim to be infringing; (3) identification of the URL or other specific location on the Website where the material or activity you claim to be infringing is located or is occurring; (4) your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address; (5) a signed, sworn, and notarized statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use on the Website of the copyrighted work in the manner you are complaining of is not authorized by the copyright owner, any agent of the copyright owner, or the law; and (6) a signed, sworn, and notarized statement by you that the information you have provided in your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Methods of Notification: By mail: Vet Journey, LLP 1171 Market St, Suite 111, Fort Mill SC 29708 By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTENT YOU PROVIDE
GRANT OF LICENSE
Notwithstanding any other provision herein, Vet Journey grants you a limited, non-transferable, revocable license to use, copy, display and distribute materials from the Website (1) for personal, non-commercial use; (2) for non-commercial use within your organization; or (3) for the purposes of advertising a Vet Journey event in which you are a sponsoring organization or a registered recruiter, employer, franchisor, or educational institution; provided, however, that you may not modify any of the materials contained on the Website or provided to you as a part of the Services. This license terminates immediately, and without notice, if you breach any of the terms and conditions in this TOS or if you seek in any way to decompile or reverse engineer any part of the Website, the information provided to you as a part of the Services, or the code underlying or supporting the Website. Nothing contained on the Website or in the information provided to you as part of the Services should be interpreted as granting to you any license or right to use any of the materials and/or third party proprietary content on the Website or in the information provided to you as part of the Services without the express written permission of Vet Journey or the appropriate third party owner, as applicable.
“Vet Journey” and other identifying trade names, trademarks, and service marks on the Website are the registered trademarks or service marks, trade names, or unregistered trademarks of Vet Journey or the respective owners of such marks, as the case may be, and are their exclusive property (“Website Trademarks”). Your use of the Website Trademarks without permission is strictly prohibited.
The Website is owned and operated by us. Unless otherwise specified, the Website contains materials and information, in various formats, including, but not limited to, images, illustrations, photographs, graphs, messages, videos, audio, software, data, and text that are the sole property of Vet Journey, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The copyright and other proprietary rights and interests in all documents and information on the Website or provided to you in connection with the Services are owned by us, our affiliates, or someone who has granted us a license to use the information or materials. You may view, download, print and retain a copy of pages of the Website only for your personal use. Except as expressly authorized in these terms and conditions, you may not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, republish, license, post, transmit, or distribute any information from our website in whole or in part without our prior written consent. Requests for any such consent should be directed to email@example.com. The trademarks, service marks, and logos displayed on our website are registered and common-law trademarks of Vet Journey, and others. No license or right to use any trademark contained on our website is granted to you, and any use of any such mark contained on this website is expressly prohibited unless you obtain the prior written authorization from us or from such other third party holder of the mark, as the case may be, to use such mark. If you have a specific question related to the marks on the Website or contained within the documents or information provided to you in connection with the Services or a request for the use of such marks, please direct inquires to us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any approval to use such marks must be obtained by you in advance of such use and must be in writing provided to you by us.
Link’s to third-party websites may be offered on the Website as a convenience to users on the express condition that third-party websites are not owned or controlled by Vet Journey, and Vet Journey does not endorse and is not responsible for any content on such third-party websites and makes no representation that any such third-party website contains appropriate, valuable, or accurate material or may be accessed or used without harm.
PASSWORDS AND PASSWORD PROTECTED AREAS
You may be required to register log-in and password information and to create an account to use certain features of the Website and/o to access or purchase the Services. Individuals attempting to access password-protected areas of the Website or to gain access to accounts of others in violation of these TOS may be subject to prosecution under state and federal law. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account and password, you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and/or account, and you are responsible for any other actions taken in connection with the account and/or password. You agree to (a) immediately notify Vet Journey of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your password or account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or personal information; and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Vet Journey will not be liable for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or relating to your failure to comply with (a) and (b) or for any acts or omissions by you or someone else using your account and/or password.
INDEMNITY AND WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
You agree to indemnify and hold all VJ Parties a harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Website or the Services, including, but not limited to, any content you submit, post to or transmit through the Website, your use of the Services, your violation of these TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
THE WEBSITE AND ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE VJ PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE WEBSITE AND ANY SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE WEBSITE AND ANY SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND ANY SERVICES WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE ACCESSED VIA THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
The Website may include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies, or typographical errors. Vet Journey may make changes to the Website and the services offered through the Website at any time, without notice. Vet Journey makes no commitment to update or maintain any materials on the Website. Vet Journey assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the information, materials, software and/or services which are provided through referenced by or linked to the Website. In no event shall Vet Journey or its licensors or suppliers by liable to you or any third party for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not Vet Journey has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and regardless of the theory of liability, whether in contract, negligence or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or of any website referenced or linked to or from the Website. The use of the Website or the downloading or other acquisition of any materials through the Website is done at your own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from such activities. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Vet Journey or through or from the Website shall create any warranty not expressly stated in this agreement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of this section may not apply to you.
EXPORT CONTROL AND CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS
The United States export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agreed to abide by these laws and their regulations in your use of the Website and the Services.
Any action filed by either party to enforce or construe any right granted under these TOS or to assert any claim arising from your use of the Website or the Services shall be brought exclusively in the city of Fort Mill, SC, USA and the county, state, and federal courts applicable thereto and shall be governed by South Carolina law without regard to its conflict of laws principles. In connection with any such action, you consent to jurisdiction in the courts applicable to Fort Mill, SC and agree to waive any defense or claim of lack of personal jurisdiction, the inappropriateness of venue, or forum non conveniens.
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred, or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Vet Journey without restriction and without your consent, knowledge, or approval. Any attempted transfer or assignment by you in violation hereof shall be null and void.
Any controversy arising out of or relating to the use of the Website, the Services, or these TOS may at the unilateral election of either us or you be settled exclusively and finally by arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules created by the American Arbitration Association. All submissions to arbitration shall be made within forty-five (45) days of the date upon which the controversy to be arbitrated arose. The arbitration shall be conducted before a sole arbitrator, and under no circumstance shall punitive damages be awarded in the arbitration. Any award rendered in such arbitration proceedings shall be final and binding on each of the parties, and judgment may be entered thereon in a court of competent jurisdiction.
Unless the address of a particular notice to Vet Journey is otherwise stated in this TOS, all notices to Vet Journey must be delivered to:
1171 Market St, Suite 111,
Fort Mill SC 29708
All notices must be delivered via Certified Mail, Return Receipt.