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Terms of Use

Welcome to the NorthStar VETS website. This website is best viewed using a contemporary browser.

Use of this website, and information distributed in conjunction with this website, including without limitation the NorthStar VETS E-Mail Update Service, is offered to you on your acceptance of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website.

Your use of this website or of any content presented in any and all areas of the website indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access or use our currency information, services, or website. We suggest you print a copy of each of these documents for your records.

NorthStar VETS shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effective immediately following the posting of such changes on this website. You agree to review these Terms of Use from time to time and agree that any subsequent use by you of this website following changes to these Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes.

Disclaimer

This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific veterinary medical advice. It is provided to you solely for your own personal use and not for purposes of resale or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. Accordingly, we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, reliability or completeness of any of the information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website.

The performance of this website and all information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website are provided to you on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever, including any implied warranties or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of the rights of third parties.

NorthStar VETS shall be not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, Internet access providers, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer as a result of using this website.

NorthStar VETS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, disable access to or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any part or all of this website or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you.

As a visitor to our website, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own risk. In no event shall NorthStar VETS nor any of its data providers be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the use or the performance of this website, even if NorthStar VETS or such provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Privacy Policy

NorthStar VETS, LLC (the "Company," "us," "we," or "our") is committed to protecting the privacy of users ("user", "you" or "your") of our website ("site"). Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Site and our services. This Privacy Policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our clients' needs. This Privacy Policy applies to this Site and governs data collection and usage at this Site. Please read it in its entirety.

Types of Information Collected

Through the use of cookie technology or otherwise, we may track and collect information about your computer and software when you visit our Site. This information can include: (i) Your IP address; (ii) domain server; (iii) type of computer; and (iv) type of web browser; (v) access times; and (vi) referring websites addresses (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you. Traffic Data assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the user-friendliest manner and to continually improve our Site to better meet the needs of our clients and prospective clients. In order for you to access certain services that we offer via the Site or otherwise, we may require you to provide us with information that personally identifies you, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address and home and business telephone numbers ("Personal Information"). If you communicate with us by e-mail, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or the like, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.

Use of Cookies

We employ cookie technology to store and sometimes track information about the users of the Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent the browser from accepting the cookie.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

Uses and Sharing of Information Collected

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with legal process (such as a court order) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (b) member agrees that during the term of this Agreement, the Member Site will have a privacy policy that clearly and conspicuously notifies visitors to the Member Site that such site uses a third party to collect information on the sites, including through the use of cookies and web beacons; to learn more information about how we use a third party service to collect and use information on this Web site; (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of this Site, or the public; (d) enforce our Site's Terms of Use (or (e) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of our services or equipment, as authorized by law. Your Personal Information is stored on secure servers that are not accessible by third parties.

We may use Personal Information to send you information about our company and services, or promotional material from some of our business partners, or to contact you when necessary.

We may use Traffic Data to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

We may provide Traffic Data and/or other aggregate non-personally identifying information to third parties, including our affiliates and business partners.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may transfer, sell or assign information concerning your use of this Site, including without limitation, Personal Information, to third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of the Company.

We have provided this notice to describe the information collection and use practices at www.northstarvets.com.

This disclosure is subject to change. You should return to this area periodically to read the most recent version of the privacy policy. The information we provide you on our Web site will be treated in accordance with the privacy policy in effect as of the date you provide information to us. If you do not agree with the privacy practices described in this policy, you should not provide us with information. This version of the privacy policy is effective as of July 1, 2013.

Links

Third-party websites may contain links to our Site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.

The Site may contain links to third-party websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.

We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy policies or statements of third-party sites before proceeding. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected at our Site.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems.

Notification of Changes

We may change our Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting. We will use Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected.

Policies for Individuals Under 13 Years of Age

We are committed to protecting the on-line privacy of children. In accordance with the Children's On-line Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from or provide any services to children under the age of 13.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you signify your assent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of this Site following posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Information Accuracy

NorthStar VETS is working hard to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate and up-to-date, but due to the risk that the information may be compromised by software or procedural errors, does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this site. NorthStar VETS reserves the right to make changes to the content of this site from time to time without notice or obligation.

Permission to Browse Site and Limited Permission to Make Copies

You may browse this site for information and may print copies of its contents for your own use. Written permission is required, however, if you want to incorporate the contents into your own site or written materials, create "derivative works" or revise the site contents. In addition, you may not "mirror" the contents of this site without NorthStar VETS’ permission. Although it may be easy to copy in cyberspace, this does not mean it is legal to do so.

Copyrights

Copyright in the pages and in the screens displaying the pages, and in the information and material therein and in their arrangement, is owned by NorthStar VETS unless otherwise indicated. Some of the contents of this site may be registered with the Federal Copyright Office. Please familiarize yourself with U.S. and International Copyright laws before using any material.

No Warranties; Limitations of Liability

NorthStar VETS assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions on this Web site. ACCESS TO THIS SITE IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NorthStar VETS shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, which may result from the use of this site.

Site content and User Generated Content

Any communication or material you transmit to the site by e-mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is —and will be treated as — non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by NorthStar VETS and/or its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, NorthStar VETS is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to the site for any purpose whatsoever.

Images of people or places displayed on the site are either the property of, or used with permission by, NorthStar VETS. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of NorthStar VETS and others. Nothing contained on the site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the site without the written permission of NorthStar VETS or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the site, or any other content on the site, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that NorthStar VETS will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

NorthStar VETS has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the site and is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

Although NorthStar VETS may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on the site, NorthStar VETS is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information contained within such locations on the site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. NorthStar VETS will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing NorthStar VETS to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.