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Sweepstakes, contest, and promotions may also have additional rules and eligibility requirements, such as age or geographic restrictions. You are responsible for complying with these rules and requirements.
The trademarks, service marks and logos (“trademarks”) used or displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the AKC or third parties. You may not use any of the trademarks or logos appearing on this site without written permission from the trademark owner. Trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of AKC include, but are not limited to, AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, Canine Good Citizen®, CGC, DOGNY, Your AKC, AKC Meet the Breeds, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®, AKC Rally®, AKC Global Services, American Kennel Club National Agility Championship, Foundation Stock Service, FSS and all associated names, marks and logos. This list is not exhaustive and the absence of a name, trademark or logo in this list does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that AKC has established in any of its goods, services, names or logos. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in this website shall be construed as granting — by implication, estoppel or otherwise — any license or right to use any trademarks displayed on the website without the express written permission of the AKC or the trademark owner.
USE OF OWNER
Throughout this website, AKC uses the term “owner” in various forms. AKC is using the term in a general manner and not in a manner to be construed as synonymous with legal title.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
This website contains links to websites which are not maintained by the AKC. Links to third party websites are provided for your convenience and information only. Third party websites are not under the AKC’s control and we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of those sites or the products or services offered on or through those sites. Nor can the AKC guarantee that sites will not change without our knowledge. The inclusion of a link in this website does not imply the AKC’s endorsement of the third party website nor that AKC is affiliated with the third party website’s owners or sponsors.
You agree that all information supplied by you to register or list a dog or litter through this site is true, correct and complete. You understand that the listing/registration is not guaranteed and listing/registration fees are nonrefundable. You understand that if you are submitting an application on behalf of another you must have the written authority to do so and will upon request be required to provide to the AKC the written authorization. The written authority must explicitly state that you have been given permission to submit the particular application(s) on behalf of another. You can find sample written authorizations at (sample.)You also represent and agree that you are in good standing with the AKC. You understand and agree that any misrepresentation submitted by you through the online application process may result in the cancellation of the registration or listing of the dog and its descendants or the litter and the members of the litter and their descendants. The submission of false information to register or list a dog or litter could also result in the loss of your AKC privileges. Additionally, the submission of false information may result in AKC refusing service, suspending or terminating your account without notice. By inputting or supplying your contact information, including, but not limited to, an email address, address, mobile telephone number, and/or telephone number, you consent to receive communications including, but not limited to, text messages, from AKC and third parties.
YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and agree to accept responsibility for all activity that occurs through your account or password. You must provide AKC with accurate and complete information and must update the information when it changes
AKC does not allow for the creation of an Online Account by a person under the age of eighteen. AKC policy requires that dogs or litters registered or listed in the names of children be properly authorized by the minor’s parent or guardian. With respect to an Online Account, this means the parent or guardian must establish, maintain and submit information on behalf of the minor.
ONLINE RECORD KEEPING
If you use the Online Record Keeping service of the AKC, you understand and agree that all the information that you input into the records will be stored on AKC servers or third party servers. You understand and agree that the AKC will have access to and the ability to use this information. This will include but is not limited to use for determining compliance with AKC Rules, Regulations and policies and contacting individuals to whom you have transferred a dog or puppy. Pursuant to AKC’s regulations for record keeping, records can be kept on paper and/or electronically. Electronic records must be kept in an industry standard format, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe PDF or Open Document Format, that is easily accessible and printable immediately upon AKC’s request. Electronic records must be backed up on a consistent basis and the back-up copy kept in a separate secure location, such as a cloud-based service, external hard drive, DVD, or other properly secured dependable service. AKC’s Online Record Keeping Service meets these requirements. In using the Online Record Keeping service of the AKC in relation to registered co-owned dogs and litters, you understand and agree that the records will be able to be accessed by all registered co-owners and that each registered co-owner will have the authority to enter and change the information. You understand and agree that both the registered sire owners and registered dam owners will be able to access the mating records for the particular mating between the two dogs and will be able to enter and change the information.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You represent and warrant that any materials, postings, feedback, User Submissions of any kind that you submit to this site or a Social Media Site are owned by you and will not (a) violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or propriety rights; (b) contain any libelous or otherwise unlawful material or (c) are conduct prejudicial to the AKC.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT
AKC may provide third party content (including advertisements) on the site. AKC does not endorse or evaluate third party content, and AKC does not assume responsibility for third parties’ actions, submissions or omissions. The AKC has no obligation to monitor User Submissions or Third Party Content. You agree that AKC will not be liable of User Submissions or Third Party Content or any loss or damage resulting therefrom.
SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
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YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING THEIR FUNCTIONS AND CONTENT) IS AT YOUR RISK.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THIS SITE, SERVICE OR CONTENT BETWEEN THE AKC AND YOURSELF OR AS TO THE CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION AND EFFECT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE APPLICABLE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. HOWEVER, PRIOR TO ARBITRATION ALL APPLICABLE AKC BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES MUST FIRST BE FOLLOWED AS SET FORTH IN THE AKC CHARTER AND BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, PUBLISHED POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.
AKC may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and agree that such notice will be effective upon AKC posting them in the relevant area of the site or delivering them to you via email. You may update your email address by visiting your account where you can provide contact information. If you do not provide AKC with accurate information, AKC will not be responsible for failure to contact you.