Terms of Use


The following document outlines the terms of use of Pickapaw, online animal breeders platform. You can also review our Privacy policy, which identifies our practices regarding handling of any personal information that you may provide to us. Before using any of the Pickapaw services, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms.

Acceptance Of Terms

The web pages available at Pickapaw.com and all linked pages (“Site”), are owned and operated by Pickapaw, Inc., a Canadian company, and is accessed by you under the Terms of Use described below (“Terms”). Please read these terms carefully before using the services. By accessing the site, viewing any content or using any services available on the site you are agreeing to be bound by these terms. These terms and our Privacy Policy govern our relationship with you with respect to the site. If you disagree with any part of the terms or Privacy Policy then you may not access the site.

Description of Service

The Site is an online community which offers animal locating services and enables users to contact the pet breeders, post their pet information, create online pet Listing Advertisements ("Listings"), share comments, participate in contests and promotions, and access and/or purchase services from time to time made available on the Site (“Services”). Services include, but are not limited to, any service and/or content Pickapaw makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services. Content (“Content”) includes, but is not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations. Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of Pickapaw. Pickapaw reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. Pickapaw may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and the Services without notice or liability. The Site should not be used or relied upon for storage of your information and you are directed to retain your own copies of all Content posted on the Site.

You acknowledge that Pickapaw may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service. You agree that Pickapaw has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted. You further acknowledge that Pickapaw reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

You assume all risk when using the Services, including but not limited to all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with others. You understand that Pickapaw is unable to guarantee the accuracy of information provided by other users of the Services. We do not warrant and are not responsible for ensuring that other users of the Services are in compliance with these Terms. You agree to take all necessary precautions when communicating with or meeting other users of the Services.

Pickapaw does not provide you with the benefit of insurance cover and you agree that you are not a third-party beneficiary of Pickapaw's insurance policies and have no right to assert any contribution from such policies.

Registration

As a condition to using Services, you are required to open an account with Pickapaw and select a password and username, and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your Pickapaw account. You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through your Pickapaw account.

Breeder registration, advertising and transaction Services are available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old. Other Services are available only to individuals who are either (i) at least 18 years old. or (ii) at least 14 years old, and who are authorized to access the Site by a parent or legal guardian. If you have authorized a minor to use the Site, you are responsible for the online conduct of such minor, and the consequences of any misuse of the Site by the minor.

User Conduct

All Content posted or otherwise submitted to the Site is the sole responsibility of the account holder from which such Content originates and you acknowledge and agree that you, and not Pickapaw are entirely responsible for all Content that you post, or otherwise submit to the Site. Pickapaw does not control user submitted Content and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Pickapaw. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  • To abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any person;
  • To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person;
  • For any purpose that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where you use the Services;
  • To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Pickapaw user;
  • To create or transmit unwanted ‘spam’ to any person or any URL;
  • To create multiple accounts for the purpose of rating the users;
  • To post copyrighted Content which doesn’t belong to you, with exception of Blogs, where you may post such Content with explicit mention of the author’s name and a link to the source of the Content;
  • With the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
  • To artificially inflate or alter vote counts, comments, or any other Service or for the purpose of giving or receiving money or other compensation in exchange for votes, or for participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Services;
  • To advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services, or to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent;
  • To sell or otherwise transfer your profile;
  • To report a suspected abuse of the Site or a breach of the Terms (other than relating to copyright infringement which is addressed under “Copyrights Complaints” below) please send written notice to help@pickapaw.com.

You have the sole responsibility for your interactions with other pickapaw users. Pickapaw reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users. By using the Services, you acknowledge that your use of the Services is at your sole risk. Pickapaw expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Pickapaw makes no warranty that (i) the Services will meet your requirements, (ii) the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-fee, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Services will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Pickapaw or through the Services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Terms.

Posting Animal Listings

Pickapaw aims to promote responsible animal ownership and breeding. Therefore when posting listings on Pickapaw we expect you to adhere to our guidelines below. If any of these guidelines are not followed, your Pickapaw listing will not be approved and your account may be banned without prior notice. We provide a free service, but please remember that your use of the website is not guaranteed, and we reserve the right at any time to block access to our free services.

  • Cats and dogs shouldn't be sold until they are at least 9 weeks of age. This is the minimum age at which they should leave their mother.
  • Stud dogs should not be advertised if they are less than 18 months of age.
  • Animals should be advertised in the correct category and the correct breed should be disclosed to any potential new owner.
  • Only purebred animals are allowed to be listed on the website.
  • If you are advertising your pets as being pedigree, you should provide all pedigree papers to the new owner. You should also state in the listing description, which organisation they are registered with.
  • The Animal Pedigree Act makes it a federal offense to sell an animal of a recognized breed as, purebred, registered, or eligible to be registered if it is not. The term "purebred" is a confirmation of genetic background and adherence to breed characteristics, in accordance with the requirements of the Act and the by-laws of the authorized breed association. When posting your ad, this means that you can only advertise your animal as purebred if it applies to this definition. If an animal of a recognized breed is sold as purebred, registered or eligible to be registered, the seller is obligated to provide a duly transferred certificate of registration to the buyer not later than six months after the sale.
  • When advertising puppies and kittens, you should allow the new owner to view them at home with their mother and father if possible. You are not allowed to arrange to meet buyers at locations other than your home.
  • Pickapaw is against unethical treatment of animals. We will listen closely to our community for any reports of unhealthy animals that were offered for sale. Accounts may be suspended if the complaint is deemed legitimate. Thereafter, if appropriate documentation (e.g., health inspection) is not provided within 2 weeks, Pickapaw reserves the right to ban the account.
  • You must state the correct location in your listings, this should be where the animal is currently located and where it can be viewed.
  • No banned animal breeds should be advertised on the Pickapaw website. We will not accept listings for dogs of the following breeds or cross breeds, Pit Bull (Pit Bull is defined as a Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one or more of the above breeds), Wolf Hybrids, Japanese Tosa, Presa Canario, Fila Brasiliero, Italian Mastiff.
  • Pickapaw does not allow the sale of cats or dogs by Pet Stores.
  • We don'to allow to sell any animals that are on the endangered species lists, Environment Canada CITES website and Endangered Species on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services website, wild animals, or animals that are not permitted to be owned or sold in any city in which the listings is being posted or could be considered dangerous to others.
  • Animals should not be advertised as gifts or presents for Christmas or Easter etc. Pickapaw tries to promote responsible pet ownership.
  • PAnimals that are pregnant should not be advertised through the website, this is because it is already a stressful time for the pet and it is not advised that they should have to go through the ordeal of being rehomed as well.
  • Your account and listings should contain your correct personal details, including correct location.
  • If we receive complaints about your listings or animals that you have advertised on the site, we may remove access to the site whilst they are investigated. This may lead to a permanent ban from the website.

Contacting Breeders

As a condition of using the Pickapaw website, you agree that when contacting our breeders you won´t send any abusive or threatening emails, or make any abusive or threatening phone calls. You also won't use our breeders' contact details or Pickapaw contact forms to send spam to our advertisers or messages unrelated to their listings.

Information about Breeders

Pickapaw strives to help you in the process of finding quality breeders. However, Pickapaw team does not visit every breeder's premises and can not guarantee accuracy of the information provided. Users are responsible for their own due dilligence and should proceed with the animal purchase transactions at their own risk. As such, Pickapaw does not accept any liability for your use of our website or information provided. Pickapaw website is provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis, without any warranties or conditions of any kind, whether express or implied. Pickapaw will not under any circumstances be liable to you or to any other person for any loss or damage arising from, connected with, or relating to the use of our website by you or any other person.

Links

The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Pickapaw has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Pickapaw is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Pickapaw shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Limitation of Liability And Indemnity

Use of the Services is at your own risk. The Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge Pickapaw, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, liability, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the Site and the Services or the inability to use the service. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Pickapaw, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys´ fees, resulting from or arising out of (i) a breach of these Terms, (ii) Content posted on the Site, (iii) the use of the Services, by you or any person using your account or Pickapaw Username and password, or (iv) any violation of any rights of a third party.

Trademarks

Pickapaw and Pickapaw graphics are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Pickapaw. Pickapaw´s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Pickapaw. The images and icons available in the Pickapaw icon pack may used by partners and third party sites in connection with providing appropriate links to the Pickapaw Site.

Termination

Pickapaw may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your Pickapaw account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your Pickapaw account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability. It is your responsibility to remove all Content from your account prior to termination. Upon termination of your account Pickapaw will automatically remove all Content posted to your account.

Changes

Pickapaw reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, Pickapaw will notify you by posting an announcement on the site. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Pickapaw´s sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified.