Pet Health Central Terms and Conditions

The following are the terms and conditions governing your participation in Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc.’s, and any of its affiliates’, parents’ and subsidiary companies’ (collectively, Sergeant’s”) blogs (the “Blog Terms and Conditions”).  By participating in Sergeant’s blogs, you hereby agree to be bound by and warrant your full compliance with the following Blog Terms and Conditions, along with Sergeant’s general website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.  Sergeant’s may change, amend, add to or otherwise revise the Blog Terms and Conditions from time to time at Sergeant’s sole discretion.  You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, the changes to the Blog Terms and Conditions after such changes have been made and posted hereto.

From time to time Sergeant’s may expressly request submissions of ideas, concepts, stories, columns, opinion pieces, anecdotes, articles, blog content or other potential content (collectively, the “Contributions”) from you to be included in one or more blogs made available on or through Sergeant’s websites.  Sergeant’s may also make available certain forums for you to submit your Contributions.  Please carefully read any specific rules or other terms and conditions which appear on the website or are otherwise provided to you which govern particular Contributions. If no additional terms govern those Contributions, then these Blog Terms and Conditions will apply in full to any Contributions you make.

By submitting your Contributions, you hereby assign to Sergeant’s any and all rights in and to your Contributions, including all ownership and intellectual property rights embodied therein.  Further, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) Sergeant’s is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) Sergeant’s shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose such Contributions) for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) Sergeant’s may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) you will take all necessary action, both now and in the future, to assign to Sergeant’s and otherwise perfect the ownership rights of Sergeant’s in such Contribution and the intellectual property embodied therein; and (f) unless otherwise expressly agreed to by Sergeant’s, you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from Sergeant’s under any circumstances.  You grant Sergeant’s and its affiliates the right to identify you as the contributor of such Contribution, if Sergeant’s elects to do so.

For all Contributions, you further agree to the following:

1.         You represent and warrant that (a) your Contribution is an original work that has not been and will not be published elsewhere, (b) you have full power and authority to submit your Contribution and otherwise agree to be bound by these Blog Terms and Conditions, (c) you have obtained all necessary permissions, releases, rights or licenses required to grant the rights and assignments granted herein without obtaining any further releases or consents, (d) your Contributions do not violate, infringe or misappropriate any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or other personal or proprietary right, and do not contain any matter that is defamatory, and (e) you are eighteen years of age or older.

2.         Sergeant’s may solicit Contributions from you or, alternatively, may make a forum available to you to submit Contributions.  If you submit a Contribution to Sergeant’s upon request, and if Sergeant’s wishes to publish your Contribution, it may contact you, but it is not obligated to do so.  If Sergeant’s elects to contact you, it may suggest revisions or edits for you to make prior to publication.  Sergeant’s may also have questions for you to answer prior to posting.  You agree to cooperate in good faith with Sergeant’s to make such revisions and respond to any questions.  For those Contributions made or posted freely by you to portions of Sergeant’s website without direct solicitation from Sergeant’s, while Sergeant’s has no obligation to monitor or review your Contributions, you acknowledge and agree that Sergeant’s may do any or all of the following:  (a) monitor the Contributions; (b) require you to submit such Contribution to Sergeant’s for review and approval before publication, (c) alter, edit, or remove any Contribution in whole or in part, or require you to alter or edit certain Contributions; or (d) disclose or publish any Contribution.

3.         If you submit a Contribution in response to Sergeant’s solicitation and Sergeant’s selects your Contribution for publication, compensation, if any, shall be governed by those specific terms and conditions that you have agreed to with Sergeant’s.  If Sergeant’s elects to compensate you for your Contribution, then payment of such compensation shall be contingent upon your continued compliance with these Blog Terms and Conditions.

You agree not to post any defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, abusive, profane, threatening, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive or illegal information or material, nor will you utilize any Sergeant’s blog in any illegal manner. You agree not to post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. You will not use any words, logos or other marks that would infringe upon the trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, certification mark, or other intellectual property rights of the owners of such marks without the permission of such owners. You agree not to post any confidential information or any information that would infringe upon the proprietary, privacy or personal rights of others. You will refrain from posting, uploading, emailing or otherwise transmiting any material containing software viruses or other computer code or files designed to interrupt, harm, delete, or otherwise interfere with or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. You agree to indemnify and hold Sergeant’s and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any party due to or arising from your use of or posting upon any Sergeant’s blog, or your violation of any rights of another.

SERGEANT’S DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO INFORMATION YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR CONTRIBUTION, WHETHER POSTED BY SERGEANT’S OR BY YOU; THIS DISCLAIMER INCLUDES ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL SERGEANT’S BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY INFORMATION INCLUDED IN YOUR CONTRIBUTION.  Sergeant’s does not represent or warrant the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any information included in your Contributions, nor does Sergeant’s endorse any opinions expressed by you.  Any content included in any Contribution are your views and opinions, and do not necessarily represent the views of Sergeant’s.  All Contributions published by Sergeant’s are for informational purposes only.  Sergeant’s will not be liable for any errors or omissions in the Contributions nor for the availability of information in the Contributions.