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Social Site Terms of Service Agreement   **Do not Register if your postings will NOT be on PET/ANIMAL Niche**

"We", "our", "us", "This Social Site" and "the company" refer to TotalPaws.com, its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, partners, employees and agents. "The site" refers to www.TotalPaws.com. "You" and "your" refer to users of this site, whether registered or not. "Content" refers to any materials or media added to the site by you including text, profile information, pictures, video, and audio.

Welcome to TotalPaws.com, the Social website for PET OWNERS, ANIMAL LOVERS,all individuals, groups affiliated with Animals... This social networking website provides an interactive environment for members to keep in touch with old and new friends, for information, ideas, opinions exchange or entertainment. By signing up and using the site, you accept and agreed to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service"). This Terms of Service sets out the legally binding terms of your membership and your use of the website may be modified from time to time without prior notice and will take effect upon posting on the site. The Terms Of Service will remain in full force and effect while you use the site as a member or non-member.

Eligibility:
You must be 16 years or older in order to register as a member and use the site. If you are found to be below the required age, your account will be subject to removal without any further notice.

Terms:
You may terminate your membership for any reason at any time. We reserve the right to terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, effective upon receiving a termination notice in the email address you used to sign up for an account. 

Site Content:
You understand and agree that we may review and delete any content, which in the sole judgment of the company, violates our Terms of Service. This includes but is not exclusive to content which might be offensive, unlawful, and illegal. It also includes content that might violate rights, harm, or threaten the safety of other members.

A. Prohibited Content:
Content prohibited on the site includes but is not limited to the following:

  •  Nudity, pornography, provocative or extremely offensive material.

  •  Content that is subject to copyright violation in sole judgment of This Social Site administration and/or reported by the real owner provided with sufficient information and evidence.

  •  Photos that are marked as a non-headshot violation in profile photo album. The purpose of this feature is to show other members your face. You may choose to upload a headshot type photo, or leave it blank. For all other kinds of pictures (including but not limited to full body shots, cartoons, or group shots), we provide free and unlimited photo storage. Photos which violate this rule cannot be used as a primary headshot.

  • Contents not related to the PET/ANIMAL NICHE.

     

B. Prohibited Activities.
Prohibited activities on the site include but are not limited to the following:

 

  1. Attacks on other Members
    Members are subject to communicating in a decent and respectful manner with one another. Any profanity, personal attacks, insults, trolling, etc. towards an individual will not be tolerated. In a social networking site of this nature, conflicts arise naturally. However, be courteous in your communication with other members. The administrators/moderators of the site have the right to remove any harmful or vulgar contents if they do not meet our standards of decency.

  2. Abusive or Inflammatory Language
    Members are prohibited to post, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, discriminatory comments/messages/content. This includes profane, abusive, defamatory, infringing, threatening, obscene, unlawful, and racist, topics or posts. Freely exchanging ideas is the essence of building a strong networking website. However, inappropriate topics or posts are disruptive and inflaming, and are not beneficial to our group of members. Making an entry anywhere on our site using obscene words will cause your account to be disabled.  You will not be able to log back into your account.

  3. Unauthorized Advertisements
    Any unauthorized advertisements are strictly prohibited. Members must obtain permission from the company in order to publicize any commercial content within the site.

  4. Spamming, Pyramid Schemes and Chain Letters
    Spam is defined as any repetitive entries (sensible or insensible) posted multiple times so as to annoy readers or disrupt the harmony of the site. Pyramid schemes, chain letters and messages along this line are also prohibited.

  5. Irrelevant Posting
    Members must tightly follow the themes of the site including but not limited to gossip, forums and groups. Avoid ranting or rambling off on a tangent. In order to develop an enjoyable interaction and discussion environment it is imperative to tie your posts, entries, gossip stories, topics and comments closely to the mainstream of the discussion and interaction.

  6. Nonsensical Posting
    Nonsensical posts include but not limited to posts, entries, gossip stories, topics and comments, with little or no meaning, that serve no benefit to members' social interaction and discussion environment. Posts, entries, topics and gossip stories of that nature will be removed.

  7. Copyright and Plagiarism
    Members should make sure they have permission before posting material owned by others. Plagiarism is illegal and unethical and is not allowed on the site. When using another person's words either from within or outside the site, users should be careful to give credit to the original source, and not represent that content as their own.p>

  8. Harassment of Other Members
    Communication to members in indecent, disrespectful, inappropriate, harassing and sexual manner is strictly prohibited. Persistently asking for personal contact information in such a way that it becomes a great nuisance will not be tolerated. Be considerate when you communicate with other members.

  9. Scamming
    Profiles created for sending scams. This includes but is not limited to invitations to donate money to bank accounts, financial plea letters, and invitations to invest in companies. All users should be wary of individuals asking them to take part in financial transactions.

  10. Fake Profiles
    Profiles that were created using personal information that belongs to someone else such as email address with or without full knowledge and consent of the real owner will be banned immediately from the site.

  11. Hacking of Accounts
    Hacking accounts for any reason is strongly prohibited. Accounts should only be used by the rightful owner of the account information. Should this condition be violated, the company will investigate thoroughly, and the appropriate legal action will be taken.

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