1. Acceptance of Terms
WetDawg.com provides its service to you, and as users, you are subject to the following Terms of Service, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice. In addition, when using particular WetDawg.com services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services.
2. Membership and Usage Restrictions
A) My WetDawg Membership is available to any person over the age of 13 who registers and accurately provides all the required information, provides a legitimate electronic mail address and obtains a unique WetDawg.com Member Name and password. Membership is non-transferable. Children under the age of 13 can only register with the express consent of a parent or guardian.
B) All membership information must be accurate and belong to the person registering. Invalid, incomplete, or falsified information will result in the immediate termination of all membership privileges for that user and, possibly a permanent ban restricting the member from using any of WetDawg.com services at any time.
C) Usage of this site is restricted to persons over the age of 13 unless a person aged 13 or under is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. WetDawg.com acts in accordance with all child protection acts and therefore requires that any users under age 13 have their legal guardian contact WetDawg.com in writing before signing up or partaking in any forms of membership within the WetDawg.com website.
3. Use of information and services
A) The information provided on WetDawg.com is intended only as a reference. WetDawg.com does not certify or endorse any companies listed on the site. WetDawg.com assumes no responsibility for any consequence resulting from any action or inaction taken based on the information, services or other material on this site.
B) The water (rivers, ocean, lakes) descriptions provided by WetDawg serve as a general guide and what to expect. But, because the character of rivers, lakes, and oceans and its surroundings can change significantly in a day, month or year, the information should not be regarded as an exact description of what you will experience on a given day. It is the responsibility of each person to find out what lies ahead and be able to deal with situations as they arise. Playing in rivers, oceans or lakes in any kind of watercraft is inherently risky. Each individual is responsible for his/her own safety. The authors of the river descriptions on the WetDawg site are in no way responsible or liable for any loss of life or property that may occur when playing in rivers, lakes or ocean. For more information on water safety, please see our Tips and Technique page.
C) The tips and techniques presented on our site are written by qualified professionals in the field. However, the tips are meant to be used only as guides and are not substitutes for professional instruction or real world experience.
D) Commercial uses of WetDawg.com are strictly prohibited unless prior written consent from WetDawg.com has been granted. You agree that you will not use WetDawg.com for chain letters, junk mail, 'spamming', solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind including but not limited to distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a list.
E) You may not post or transmit material that is libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, or bigoted that violates the property rights of others, that violates the privacy or publicity right of others, that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them, that uses unauthorized copyrighted material, or that is in violation of applicable laws. In addition, you may not interfere with other users' use and enjoyment of this site. WetDawg.com reserves the right to refuse site access to anyone that violates these Terms of Services.
F) Any and all content posted for inclusion in publicly accessible areas of WetDawg.com are the responsibility of the creator. WetDawg.com makes no claims or warranties about such information or its authenticity. Upon posting any content on WetDawg.com, you grant WetDawg.com the non-exclusive right to publish, modify and use such content solely for the purpose of displaying such content.
4. Intellectual Property
A) It is the policy of WetDawg.com to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. WetDawg.com will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Should a violation of intellectual property be discovered, the document(s) or messages in such violation will be removed in a timely manner after any and all investigating has been completed to prove the authenticity of such a claim.
B) Materials accepted by WetDawg.com submitted by you automatically grant WetDawg.com the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, publish, translate, distribute, transmit and publicly display such materials worldwide for any purpose whatsoever without any compensation to you, UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. WetDawg.com may incorporate such materials in any form it chooses. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use, information you receive through WetDawg.com. But you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the owner. Of course, you're free to encourage others to access the information themselves on WetDawg.com and to tell them how to find it.
5. Proprietary rights
A) All material on this site, including all information, pictures, graphics, interfaces and text contained on this site, as well as the organization and layout of the site, are the property of WetDawg.com and are protected by copyright laws. No material from this site may be reproduced, published, translated, distributed or displayed without written permission from an officer of WetDawg.com. Under no circumstances should anyone claim any of the site's content as one's own work.
B) All trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to WetDawg.com and other respective owners that have granted WetDawg.com the right and license to use such marks.
6. Links to other sites
This site includes links to other Internet sites as a convenience for our users. WetDawg.com does not endorse these sites or guarantee the information on the sites, which are administered by others, and WetDawg.com does not assume responsibility or liability for any materials or information available at linked sites.
7. Disclaimer of warranties
A) Use of WetDawg.com is at your sole risk. The site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis with no warranty of any kind. WetDawg.com expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.
B) WetDawg.com makes no warranty that (i) your use of the site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free; (ii) the results that may be obtained from the use of this site will be correct, accurate, or reliable; (iii) this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components; or (iv) the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through the site will meet your expectations or requirements.
C) Applicable laws may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
8. Limitation of liability
A) You expressly understand that in no event will WetDawg.com or its officers, directors, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, licensors or suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, loss of income or loss or damage to data, or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action under contract, negligence or any other theory, arising out of or relating to (i) your inability to use this site, (ii) your reliance on any content contained on the site, (iii) any goods or services advertised on the site, (iv) any loss or injury of any kind resulting from decisions or actions taken relying upon information or advice offered on the site, or (v) any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the information or advice on this site, even if WetDawg.com has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages. WetDawg.com assumes no liability with respect to goods or services purchased through this site.
B) Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of liability, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall WetDawg.coms total liability to you for damages, losses or any cause of action (whether in contract, negligence or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.
11. Changes to the site
WetDawg.com and its suppliers may make improvements or changes in the information, services, products and other material on this site, or terminate this site, at any time without notice.
12. WetDawg Privacy Statement
A) WetDawg.com is very sensitive to the issues of online privacy and electronic security. As we establish and maintain an online relationship with you, we want you to know we will always do whatever possible to ensure a secure and private environment to maintain your unquestioned trust.
We will notify you of:
1. What personally identifiable information of yours or third party personally identification is collected from you through the web site
2. The organization collecting the information
3. How the information is used
4. With whom the information may be shared
5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
6. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under WetDawg.com control
7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact Natasha Nowakowski via e-mail at Natasha@wetdawg.com or snail mail at 1900 Millrace Dr. ste 110, OR 97403 or via telephone at 1-877-WET-DAWG.
B) WetDawg gathers information through various submission forms (Reports, Contests, Destinations, Events, Galleries, Message Boards, and Clubs) and in all store order forms. Information gathered includes name, email address, physical address, telephone number, general demographic information, and credit card information. The information gathered in submission forms is used to (1) post the information which is being submitted to the community site and facilitate interaction among community users and (2) assist us in making the community site a better place for our visitors. Information gathered during the ordering process is used exclusively to process the order. Our store uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to insure that your purchasing information remains secure within our site. Any financial information that is collected is strictly limited in use to processing the order. We do not sell or give your personal information to third parties. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our information usage practices that affect your personal information, we will notify you by email of the relevant changes. At that time, or any other time, if you wish to change, edit or delete any information you have provided us or opt-out of our information usage practices, please email Natasha Nowakowski at Natasha@wetdawg.com with a description of the action you would like us to take. We will be happy to honor your request. In addition, you should also check this posted privacy statement for changes.
D) From time to time, we may send out information about our community to the users who have submitted information to the site and/or ordered products from us. These mailings may include newsletters (which is an opt-out option in the submission areas), notifications of new and improved site areas, technological implementations and product promotions. If you do not wish to receive this information, please email Natasha@wetdawg.com with a subject line indicating your desire to be removed from our mailing list.
E) To protect the security of your personal information, only those WetDawg.com employees with a need to know are permitted access to it. This includes our webmaster, Web store manager, controller and shipping personnel (excluding financial information). Access is limited through the use of passwords and through restricted document access procedures (e.g., locked storage in locked down areas of the physical facility). As mentioned above, the store in the community site uses SSL technology to establish a secured shopping area before gathering any sensitive financial information of our customers. Again, if you have any questions about this statement or our privacy practices, please contact WetDawg