Pet Kept Secrets Terms of Use


These “terms of use” govern the relationship of Pet Kept Secrets Inc. with users and others who interact with or view the petkeptsecrets.com website. By using, viewing, or accessing petkeptsecrets.com you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to any of the terms set forth by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. in this or any other document pertaining to the use of the website petkeptsecrets.com then please refrain from the use of our services. Further, by using petkeptsecrets.com, you understand that these terms may be amended and by using our services agree to the future revisions of the “terms of use” or any other document governing the use of our site. Pet Kept Secrets Inc. will make changes of these terms public knowledge through emails and notices on the site, but please read these terms every so often to be familiarized with future amendments, revisions and omissions. These “terms of use” apply to all guests and users of petkeptsecrets.com, including users who are also contributors of content, services or advertisements located on petkeptsecrets.com. Content includes graphics, videos, texts, scripts and general information.

  1. Legal Waiver

    By using petkeptsecrets.com, or any of its services, the user accepts full responsibility for all of their actions and understands that petkeptsecrets.com is a service provided to the general public by Pet Kept Secrets Inc., which is not responsible for the actions of its users as they pertain to the use of this site and the services provided herein. Pet Kept Secrets Inc. is in no way responsible for improper use of the site or services provided herein. Henceforth, by agreeing to these terms the user waives its right towards legal action against Pet Kept Secrets Inc. or any of its affiliates for issues arising from improper use of our services. Improper use includes, but is not limited to, using the site in a manner that violates our terms of use, or any other document set forth by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. containing stipulations of acceptable activity on and off the site, as well as the laws of the government of the user and laws of the government where the site is being used. These include the laws of C.O.P.P.A., which prohibit children under the age of 13 from joining any website that stores personal information without parental consent as well as any other bureau, government agency or organization that creates or enforces laws that govern the use of the internet and websites.

  2. Legality

    The use of petkeptsecrets.com, by any guest or user under the definition of “user” in the opening statement, is to remain within the boundaries of the laws of their governing body and the moral code of ethics laid out by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. within these “terms of use.” Users shall not defy any law of the country in which the user employs the services of Pet Kept Secrets Inc.; this includes, but is not limited to, copyright infringement, violation of privacy, libel or slander, sexual solicitation to a minor or of any kind in exchange for money, services or goods of monetary value, and any other improper or illegal use of services. This also includes the laws of C.O.P.P.A., which prohibit children under the age of 13 from joining any website that stores personal information without parental consent as well as any other bureau, government agency or organization that creates or enforces laws that govern the use of the internet and websites.

  3. Moral Code of Ethics

    All users shall abide by the code of ethics set forth by petkeptsecrets.com LLC during their use of the site. This code is set-forth as follows:

    • Petkeptsecrets.com will in no way be used for the mistreatment of animals in any form.
    • None of the services provided on this site will be used to enable any form of animal fighting, improper handling of animals, improper or illegal breeding or sale of animals, or any other illegal, negligent or cruel acts towards animals.
    • Petkeptsecrets.com abides by a strict code of privacy for all users of the site. By using this site, all users agree to abide by these same guidelines including but not limited to: no user will use the site petkeptsecrets.com for any reason related to stalking or harassing any other person, business or entity. No user will use the site to steal the identity or personal information of any other person, business or entity. No user will use the site to violate the rights of or discriminate against any other person, business or entity.
    • Users will not use the site or any service provided by petkeptsecrets.com for the purposes of slander or libel against any other person, business or entity.
    • "Vendors" (as defined in the next section) will not mislead or in any way try to scam any user of petkeptsecrets.com or any of its services.
    • Vendors will not falsely portray themselves, or their businesses, in any manner on this site or on any of its services or affiliates.
    • Vendors will honor any services and prices that they list or offer on petkeptsecrets.com, or any of its affiliates, for the viewing of its users.
    • Vendors will abide by all rules and regulations of the governing body where they reside, as well as any laws that stipulate the business they conduct or solicit on petkeptsecrets.com or any of its affiliates. Vendors will follow the laws and regulations of their government, the government where their business is located and the laws of the governing body of the individual they conduct business with.
    • Petkeptsecrets.com will in no way be used to conduct illegal trade, illegal gambling or any other form of illegal act that could be committed by any of its users.
    • No user shall employ the use of petkeptsecrets.com, or any of its affiliates, for the purposes of commercial trade or the offering of any goods or services in exchange for monetary value without the expressed consent of petkeptsecrets.com LLC. Any user that is not deemed a vendor must submit a request in writing to petkeptsecrets.com LLC to solicit goods or services on the site. Petkeptsecrets.com LLC has the ability to deny this request completely or accept it with stipulations. The user will be notified in writing by Petkeptsecrets.com LLC of their decision and the terms that they are to agree to in order to conduct their business on the website. The user must agree to Petkeptsecrets.com LLC's rules or refrain from conducting business on the site. This means that any basic user whose account has not been established as a listed veterinarian, hotel, park, trainer or breeder must seek approval prior to offering any good or service. Further any vendor listed on the site must seek approval prior to soliciting their services or goods on a basic user account outside of the profile of their business.
    • In no way shall any user endanger the life or health of any other user, pet or any other person or animal with their use of this site. Users will refrain from public interaction with violent or aggressive animals and will immediately contact local authorities and notify petkeptsecrets.com LLC if they witness such behavior.
    • Petkeptsecrets.com LLC does not screen any vendor or user on the site. Therefore, users will do their due diligence before conducting any business or having any sort of interaction of any kind with vendors and individual users on the site. Users shall check paperwork and research the history of business conducted by any vendor on the site. Users should make sure that any and every vendor is what they advertise themselves as prior to conducting business with them. Users should research every user and their pet prior to public interaction or a "play date" to ensure that they are not putting their life or the life of their pet in danger. Users will refrain from doing any business with or interacting with any user or vendor that they deem to be unsafe or unlawful in any way. Further, users agree to notify petkeptsecrets.com LLC of any vendor or user that breaks our moral code of ethics.
  4. Vendors

    A “vendor” is any user of petkeptsecrets.com that uses the site to advertise or conduct business. Vendors are users offering any kind of good or service on petkeptsecrets.com or any of its affiliates. Although, vendors offer goods or services generally for trade or monetary value, this is not always the case. A vendor is any user that offers any good, service or trade during their use of petkeptsecrets.com or any of its affiliates; regardless of compensation or goods received. Vendors include, but are not limited to: breeders, animal dealers, veterinarians, boarding kennels, pet day cares, trainers, hotels, parks, store-front businesses and any other business or establishment.

  5. Vendor Requirements and Regulations

    Vendors must not mislead any user. Vendors must honor any and every offer, service, good or price that they advertise on petkeptsecrets.com or any of its affiliates. Vendors must run their business or trade in a manner that abides by government regulations including but not limited to: proper licensing and filing status, proper advertising and business practice methods and conducting of legal and legitimate business acts. If a vendor is found to violate any law or regulation set forth in these terms of use, or any other document governing the use of Petkeptsecrets.com, they may be permanently removed from the site at the discretion of Pet Kept Secrets Inc. and will forfeit any money paid to Pet Kept Secrets Inc. for the listing of their business on the site.

  6. Use of Vendors

    Vendors located on petkeptsecrets.com and its affiliates are not screened by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. prior to their use of the services on petkeptsecrets.com. Petkeptsecrets.com is simply a public resource used to connect the general public with each other and with local businesses. Therefore, any user acquiring services or goods from any vendor should take any necessary precautionary steps prior to conducting any business transaction. This includes users checking of licensing and paperwork prior to purchasing any animal from any breeder located on petkeptsecrets.com. Users should contact and inspect any hotel prior to booking or conducting business. Users should thoroughly inspect parks for cleanliness and behavioral issues with other park patrons (both human and animal) prior to use. Pet Kept Secrets Inc., or any of its affiliates, will not be held responsible for any transaction involving goods or use of services between any user and vendor on the site. This means that Pet Kept Secrets Inc., or any of its operators or employees, is in no way responsible for any outcome or consequence of any action that takes place off of the website. This includes, but is not limited to: playdates or outings at dog parks, stays at a hotel, in-home work done by a business that comes to a users residence to perform services, visits to a veterinary office or clinic, classes with a trainer, stays at a daycare or boarding kennel or purchases made at a breeder, animal dealer, adoption shelter or any store-front operation. Pet Kept Secrets Inc. closely monitors all use of the site and retains the ability to remove user content and vendor profiles that have been deemed to be misleading or encourage unethical or illegal business practices. However, Pet Kept Secrets Inc. cannot view all activities that are set-up on the site and conducted in an “off-site” location. This includes but is not limited to play dates, sale of animals or visits to veterinarians, day cares, boarding kennels, trainers, hotels and/or dog parks. Therefore, Pet Kept Secrets Inc. both encourages and appreciates any user notifying them of any illegal or questionable practices that violate laws or Pet Kept Secrets Inc.’s Moral Code of Ethics (See Section 3). If you notice any of these activities going on by any of our vendors or users at any of the locations listed on this site please click our “contact us” icon on the bottom left hand part of any screen and let us know what you witnessed and who the involved parties were/are.

  7. Intellectual Property Theft and Competition

    No user shall view, use or employ the services of petkeptsecrets.com, or any of its services or affiliates, for the purpose of theft of intellectual property, code, design, services offered or to gain any advantage for direct competition with Pet Kept Secrets Inc. By viewing this site all users agree to use the services of petkeptsecrets.com only for which they are used on the site owned and operated by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. Petkeptsecrets.com and its logos, design and code are all trademarks of Pet Kept Secrets Inc. and its owners and any theft of said intellectual property or use of the site for purposes of competition may be punishable by law.

  8. Copyright Infringement, Slander and Libel

    No user shall use the platform at petkeptsecrets.com, or any of its services or affiliates, to display any material that is protected by a copyright, patent or trademark under law (unless that copyright, patent or trademark is owned or licensed by that user). Any user that violates this will be held solely responsible for their displaying of copyrighted materials, patented ideas or registered trademarks. No user shall use their platform on petkeptsecrets.com to slander or libel any other person, business or entity. In no way is Pet Kept Secrets Inc. to be held responsible for any user that displays material of this nature. Pet Kept Secrets will remove any material of this nature in a timely fashion. The user responsible for posting this sort of material to the site may be banned from all future use of petkeptsecrets.com and any of its services as well as face criminal and/or civil charges for damages caused to Pet Kept Secrets Inc. and any third-party individuals. In an effort to keep illegal, unethical and immoral content off the site, Pet Kept Secrets Inc. scans material posted by its users. We hold the right to remove any content we deem to be unlawful and in violation of any of these terms of use. We further ask that users notify us of any material posted to the site that is considered unlawful by any of these terms of use.

  9. Explicit Material

    Explicit material such as nudity, vulgarity, material of a sexual nature or discrimination toward any race, gender, nationality, ethnicity or sexual orientation is not permitted on petkeptsecrets.com or any of its services or affiliates. All users of petkeptsecrets.com are required to refrain from posting material that can be viewed as explicit. Users that post explicit material will have said material removed from Petkeptsecrets.com and may be banned from petkeptsecrets.com and its services.

  10. Ownership of Content

    Any pictures, videos, thoughts or items of any kind that users post for public viewing on petkeptsecrets.com are owned solely by the user that posts them. Any material posted by users of petkeptsecrets.com is kept on petkeptsecrets.com only for the purpose of entertainment to the users of the site. In no way does Pet Kept Secrets Inc. stake claim in ownership of any material uploaded to the site by its users. Users maintain ownership of all their personal information, pictures, videos, words and thoughts. Any content posted by users will remain on petkeptsecrets.com until it is deemed necessary by the user or by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. to have it removed. Any content removed by the user will be maintained by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. for a reasonable time as needed to back-up and maintain the site. However, once removed by the user, Pet Kept Secrets Inc. will make reasonable efforts to make said material not accessible by the public.

  11. Videos, Images, Logos and Text

    Any content loaded onto petkeptsecrets.com, or other places on the web, by petkeptsecrets.com are trademarks and copyrights of Pet Kept Secrets Inc. “Content” refers to materials such as (but not limited to): videos, images, audio recordings, company logos and documents, the Pet Kept Secrets name and any other written text. Any use of this material for public use or any use other than that intended by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. and its affiliates is unlawful. Unlawful use of content will be punishable by law. Violations of trademarks, patents and/or copyrights will be punishable by law. Illegal use of content and/or violations of any trademark, patent or copyright owned by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. or any of its owners or affiliates may face criminal and civil action.

  12. Violation of Terms of Use

    Any violation of these terms of use may result in removal from the site and its services as well as criminal and/or civil action for damages caused to Pet Kept Secrets Inc. or any other party involved. Please follow these terms of use carefully and inform petkeptsecrets.com if you witness any violation of these terms during your use of the site or any of its services. If you wish to report a violation of these terms of use you can do so by clicking the “contact us” link on the bottom left hand portion of any page on the site or by emailing us at support@petkeptsecrets.com. We greatly appreciate reports of any violation of these terms of use no matter the severity. Please include the violation, the user or vendor responsible and the place it occurred as well as the time and date.

  13. Limitation of Liability

    In no event shall Pet Kept Secrets Inc., its affiliates, its licensors, its suppliers or any third parties mentioned on the web site be liable for any incidental, indirect, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption resulting from the use of or inability to use the website or any service offered by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. whether based on warranty, contract, tort, delict or any other legal theory.

  14. Privacy

    Petkeptsecrets.com strives to keep everyone’s personal information theirs. Please read our Privacy Policy.

  15. Age Requirements

    Pet Kept Secrets requires guests to enter an email address to create a profile and become a registered member. This is in attempt to limit children under the age of 13 from creating illegal membership accounts. Due to regulations and requirements of C.O.P.P.A. (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) we recommend that all registered users of Pet Kept Secrets be at least 13 years of age. All guests under the age of 13 that wish to create an account and become a registered member with stored information must seek parental consent before creating said account and entering in any personal information for storage and/or use by Pet Kept Secrets.

  16. Petkeptsecrets.com (Pet Kept Secrets) is owned and operated by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. These terms of use are owned by Pet Kept Secrets Inc. and are designed to govern the use of the website and any service of Pet Kept Secrets Inc.