Consumer Generated Terms & Conditions

Thank you for visiting this website. Please read the Terms and Conditions contained in this document carefully since any use of any of our Sites (defined below) constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Throughout our Sites, the terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “Purina” refer to Nestlé Purina PetCare, a division of Nestlé Canada Inc., and any of its affiliated companies as appropriate to the context. “You” and “your” refer to any person accessing and/or using any of our Sites. Purina owns, operates and/or manages various websites and social media sites and pages that permit consumers to submit, upload, post, display and/or otherwise publish content (the “Sites”). Such Sites may include, but are not limited to, websites, message boards, blogs, social network pages and comment boards. Please be aware that, while we encourage participation on our Sites from a wide variety of sources, consumer activities on our Sites have not been verified by us and do not necessarily reflect our opinions, values and beliefs. Purina cannot guarantee the timeliness, accuracy, efficacy or veracity of any information provided on the Sites, nor the efficiency or applicability of any advice, opinions or content as they may be interpreted and applied by you. Purina’s personnel are not and will not be responsible for any misleading, false, or otherwise injurious information and advice communicated on any of the Sites, or for any results obtained from the use of such information or advice. Appropriate Conduct and Content The Sites are made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. The Sites may not be used by you for any commercial or promotional purpose. The Sites are generally family-friendly spaces and we ask that you act accordingly when participating on the Sites. By submitting, uploading, posting, displaying or otherwise publishing any data, text, information, photos, videos, links or other content (collectively, “Content”) to any of the Sites, or by using our suggested branded hashtag or similar designator in association with your Content, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, and you represent and warrant in respect of such Content that:
  • you are above the age of majority in your province or territory of residence, or you have the permission of a parent/legal guardian;
  • the Content is original to you and you have all necessary rights in the Content and all of its components to submit, upload, post, display or otherwise publish it to the Sites;
  • at the time that it is provided, any information contained within the Content is true, accurate, complete and not misleading and, for Sites where you are able to update such information, you will do so as appropriate to ensure that it remains true, accurate, complete and not misleading;
  • it does not contain any viruses, bugs, worms, defects, Trojan horses, other items of a destructive nature or other elements that could impair, slow down or otherwise cause damage to any of the Sites, any other Purina property or the property of third parties;
  • it does not contain any reference to or likeness of any third parties unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals (if any third parties are under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence, consent must be obtained from such individual’s parent or legal guardian);
  • it is not obscene, indecent, threatening, harassing, abusive or otherwise inappropriate, including through the depiction of violent, humiliating, derogatory, racist, sexist, illegal, risky or vulgar scenes;
  • it does not contain any commercial messages or URLs or links to other websites;
  • it does not, and will not, in any way, give rise to any claims of infringement or defamation, give rise to any claims for any payment whatsoever or breach the rights of any third parties, including any rights of privacy, personality, confidentiality, trademark, copyright or other intellectual property;
  • it does not, and will not, in any way, harm, defame or impair the public image and goodwill of Purina or any of its brands; and
  • it does not and will not, in any way, violate any applicable laws or regulations or any rules, terms or conditions applicable to the relevant Site.
YOU MAY NOT USE ANY OF THE SITES FOR ANY ILLEGAL OR UNAUTHORIZED PURPOSE. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT YOU SUBMIT, UPLOAD, POST, DISPLAY OR OTHERWISE PUBLISH TO ANY OF THE SITES AND YOU AGREE THAT PURINA SHALL BEAR NO LEGAL LIABILITY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN RELATION TO ANY SUCH CONTENT, INCLUDING IN RELATION TO ANY USE MADE OF ANY SUCH CONTENT BY PURINA. While Purina prohibits such conduct and content on its Sites, you understand and agree that you nonetheless may be exposed to such conduct and content through the Sites and that you use the Sites at your own risk. THE SITES ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU “AS IS,” WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. Without notice to you, we may, but shall have no obligation to, refuse, edit, and/or remove Content for or from the Sites that we determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, to be unauthorized, unlawful or otherwise in violation of these Terms and Conditions. Examples of Illegal or Unauthorized Uses Include, but are Not Limited To: Modifying, adapting, translating, or reverse engineering any portion of the Sites; using any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the Sites; collecting any information about other consumers (including usernames and/or e-mail addresses) for unauthorized purposes; reformatting or framing any portion of the web pages or site images that are part of the Sites; creating user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretences; creating or transmitting unwanted electronic communications such as “spam,” or chain letters to other consumers or otherwise interfering with other consumers’ enjoyment of the Sites; submitting Content that falsely expresses or implies that such Content is sponsored or endorsed by the Sites; submitting Content that is unlawful or promotes or encourages illegal activity; displaying an advertisement as part of a profile; and any automated use of the system, including the use of scripts to send messages or post comments; or submitting false or misleading information. Licence to Use Content By submitting, uploading, posting, displaying or otherwise publishing any Content to any of the Sites, or by using our suggested branded hashtag or similar designator in association with your Content, you:
  • automatically grant to Purina and its agents and designees, in perpetuity, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable licence to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use such Content, in whole or in part, in its original form or as edited or modified in any way at the direction of Purina, anywhere in the world and in any and all forms of media whatsoever, including on the Sites, for any advertising, promotional, commercial or other lawful purpose whatsoever, in the sole and absolute discretion of Purina;
  • waive any and all moral rights you may have in and to the Content in favour of Purina and its agents and designees; and
  • agree to release, defend and indemnify Purina and its agents and designees from any and all liability, claims, losses, actions or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, arising out of or relating in any way to the Content or the use of the Content in any way by Purina, its agents or its designees, including any and all liability, claims, losses, actions and damages based upon rights of privacy, personality, confidentiality, trademark, copyright or other intellectual property.
Submissions to our Sites Please do not submit, upload, post, display or otherwise publish any Content to any of the Sites that constitutes a trade secret or confidential or proprietary information. We are not in a position to accept such information, nor can we agree to obligations of non-disclosure or confidentiality with regard to submitted plans or ideas. You agree that any Content that you, or individuals acting on your behalf, submit, upload, post, display or otherwise publish to any of the Sites will not be considered confidential or proprietary. Moreover, Purina is free to use and reproduce such Content, and any ideas, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions and concepts contained in any such Content, freely and for any purposes whatsoever (including, but not limited to, for the purposes of developing, manufacturing, advertising and marketing of products). Any such use or reproduction is without compensation to you. Purina is under no obligation to use any Content submitted. You understand that Purina employs both internal and external resources that may have developed or may in the future develop ideas identical or similar to the ideas in any Content submitted by you. Changes to these Terms and Conditions We reserve the right to modify or terminate any Site or service therein for any reason, without notice and without liability to you, any other consumer or any third party. We also reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions so that you will be apprised of any changes. Standard Terms and Conditions for Purina Websites In addition to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Site, as the same may be modified and updated from time to time, with respect to your use of the Site. © 2015 Nestlé. All rights reserved.