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Accessibility Statement - Last Updated 06/15/2023

 

Family and Pet Guide is committed to making our websites accessible and user friendly. If you are having difficulty viewing or navigating the content on this website, or notice any content, feature, or functionality that you believe is not accessible to people with disabilities, please contact us with “Website Accessibility” in the subject line and provide a description of the specific feature you feel is not accessible or a suggestion for an improvement. We take your feedback seriously and will consider it as we evaluate ways to accommodate all of our customers and our overall accessibility policies. We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within five (5) business days.

Accessibility Features

With respect to our efforts to ensure accessibility, we have strived to implement the recommendations of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA, as published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The accessibility features only apply to pages on this website.

   This website includes the following accessibility features:


   We provide text alternatives for non-text content. We provide captions for videos with audio.

   The website’s information and relationships have a logical structure.

   The website is accessible by keyboard only
.

   The pages have clear headings and labels

Ongoing Process

Website accessibility is an ongoing process in which we are continually endeavoring to maximize accessibility. Although we work to make every page accessible to users we cannot guarantee that every page conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA. We cannot ensure the conformance of third party plug-ins and widgets. As such we do not claim full site-wide conformance, instead some pages have partial conformance as defined by WCAG Level AA. We chose to use the WCAG guidelines for conformance, as suggested by the Department of Justice in Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.

Modern Slavery Statement - Last Update 06/15/2023

 

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

The Family and Pet Guide has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, officers, and independent contractors providing services to us.

Responsibility For The Policy

The Family and Pet Guide has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it. 

The Family and Pet Guide's legal and finance teams have primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.

Line managers are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate training for their role on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains at large. 

Compliance With The Policy

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. An employee is required to notify her line manager or the legal team as soon as possible if she believes or suspects that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.

Employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. If an employee believes or suspects a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, she must notify her line manager or the legal team.

If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your line manager or the legal team.

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains.

Communication & Training

Training on this policy, and on the risk that the business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, will be provided to staff as necessary on a job-role basis so that they know how to identify exploitation and modern slavery and how to report suspected cases.

Breach Of The Policy

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, up to and including summary dismissal for gross misconduct. The Family and Pet Guide may terminate its commercial relationship with suppliers, contractors and other business partners if they breach this policy and/or are found to have been involved in modern slavery.

 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Family and Pet Guide’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2023.

Terms And Conditions of Use - Last Updated 06/15/2023

 

Terms

The Family and Pet Guide maintains this site for information, communication and advertising purposes. This webpage contains the Terms and Conditions of Use governing your access to and use of familyandpetguide.com. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions of Use or you do not meet or comply with their provisions, you may not use the website. Such access and all related hardware, software, and services costs are your sole responsibility and you hereby release the Family and Pet Guide from any liability for any errors, failures or malfunctions of all such hardware, software and/or services.


Before you may obtain services through this website, you must read, agree with, and accept all of the terms and conditions contained on the Family and Pet Guide legal page, which includes by reference those terms and conditions expressly set out below.

By your use of this site you agree that:

  1. You are at least eighteen years old, and

  2. You have read, and fully understand and agree to abide by the Family and Pet Guide's legal page, and

  3. You intend to form a legally binding contract by utilizing or viewing this site, and

  4. You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.


By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these website terms and conditions of use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree to be bound by any of these terms and conditions, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. Please do not use or request our services. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

 

Copyright/Restrictions on Use of Material
The Family and Pet Guide website, the software used with the website, and all content such as computer code, text, graphics, site-images, etc., along with the collection, arrangement, and assembly of such, are the exclusive intellectual property of the Family and Pet Guide, or its affiliates, and is protected by both United States and international intellectual property laws; specifically, copyright, trademark/service mark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and laws.

 

The Family and Pet Guide grants to you only a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable license to use the intellectual property on the website solely for the purposes of viewing the website. Except as expressly provided herein, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate this website without the prior written permission of the Family and Pet Guide. You may not use a part of this website on any other website, without the Family and Pet Guide’s prior written consent. You may not sell, resell, de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise translate any of the software portions of the website or to a human-readable form. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute materials from the website or in any way except as authorized herein or thereon or by other prior written permission from the Family and Pet Guide. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the website or, in whole or in part, nor use any content for any purpose other than that intended, unless previously authorized by us in writing. Any unauthorized use of any material contained in the website is strictly prohibited.

 

The Family and Pet Guide respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our users to do the same. The policy of the Family and Pet Guide is to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders and other users who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us.
 

Use License
Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on the Family and Pet Guide website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not: modify or copy the materials; use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the Family and Pet Guide website; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server. This license shall
automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by the Family and Pet Guide at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

 

External Links

The Family and Pet Guide has created links to external websites in the hope that users will find reference material and information on advertiser-related subjects. www.familyandpetguide.com is a portal of information about the advertisers in the Family and Pet Guide. We feel that providing external links will assist readers of the Family And Pet Guide. Neither these sites, nor any content available through links to and from them, are screened, reviewed or endorsed by the Family and Pet Guide. Additionally, the Family and Pet Guide is not responsible for the privacy practices, activities or content of such independent sites. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

 

​The inclusion of these links should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of these external websites, their content, viewpoints, products, services or their hosts. Additionally, the Family and Pet Guide shall not be liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. The Family and Pet Guide specifically disavows legal responsibility for what a user may find on another site or for the personal opinions of individuals posted on any site, whether or not operated by the Family and Pet Guide. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on or linked to the site do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion, policy or position of the Family and Pet Guide. 

Business and Organization Listings Disclosure
Any reference made here to family, kid and pet oriented businesses, products, classes, activities and events is for informational purposes only. The Family and Pet Guide strongly encourage you to do your own research before engaging with a local business or organization or participating in any activity or event. The listing of any business, organization, activity, event or other entity on this website is not an official or personal endorsement unless expressly stated. 

Hold Harmless
All activities and events listed on our website is for informational purposes only. The Family and Pet Guide is not responsible for any problems or injuries that may arise from participating in activities or events listed on our website and visitors to our website agree to hold The Family and Pet Guide harmless in any such claims. Participants assume all risks from any activities or events they engage in. 


Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on the Family and Pet Guide website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Family and Pet Guide does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete, or current. The Family and Pet Guide may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. The Family and Pet Guide does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

User Conduct
You agree not to post on the Family and Pet Guide website and/or social media pages any content that (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing, or threatening, (b) contains viruses or other contaminating or destructive features, (c) violates the rights of others, including protections of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrets, or any right of privacy or publicity, or (d) otherwise violates any applicable law. You will not post on this website and/or social media pages any links to any external internet websites that are obscene or pornographic. Any information that you provide to the Family and Pet Guide must be true, complete, and accurate, must not represent you as someone else or falsely identify any third party, and must not violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation.

No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the website, you warrant to the Family and Pet Guide that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the website.

Spamming

Gathering email addresses from the Family and Pet Guide through harvesting or automated means is prohibited. Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to other users or advertisers is prohibited. Inquiries regarding a commercial relationship with the Family and Pet Guide should be directed to our contact page.

 

No Partnership or Agency
User understands and acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists or is created between user and the Family and Pet Guide as a result of use of the website.

Indemnification

User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless, to the fullest extent allowed by law, the Family and Pet Guide, at user’s sole expense, against any claim, action, legal proceeding, damages, liability, settlements, expenses (including attorneys’ fees) and other costs relating to (i) breach of any of these terms by any party; (ii) user’s negligence or misconduct, or (iii) claims that user has infringed the copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other proprietary right of a third party.

 

Risk of Loss

All items purchased from the Family and Pet Guide and/or its advertisers are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
 

Electronic Communication  
When you visit our website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, or other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

 

Changes to Our Site's Terms and Conditions of Use Policy

Within the Family and Pet Guide's sole discretion or as necessary to address changes in laws or our business practices, we may modify, amend, change, revise, or terminate our terms and conditions of use, in whole or in part, to address these changes at any time with or without advance notice to you. We will change the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this terms and conditions of use policy. Any changes we make to our terms and conditions of use policy are effective as of this last updated date and replace any prior terms and conditions of use policy. We encourage you to review our terms and conditions of use policy periodically to make sure you still agree with it. It is your (the user's) duty to maintain through the website, your familiarity with these terms and conditions as they change over time. By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of the terms and conditions of use policy.

 

General Disclaimer
The Family and Pet Guide assumes no responsibility and does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained on the site or any other website. This information and content is provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent allowed by law, including, but not limited to, warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise, other than those warranties which are incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under applicable law. Under no circumstances shall the Family and Pet Guide, our affiliates or our licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the site or from information provided on the site. This limitation applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or any other basis, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, our liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

Limitations of Liability

In no event shall the Family and Pet Guide or any third party providers be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or damages, including, but not limited to, any direct, indirect, special, exemplary, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption), whether based in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, which arises out of or is in any way connected with (i) any use or inability to use of this website or content found herein, or (ii) the performance or non performance by the Family and Pet Guide or any third party providers, including, but not limited to, non performance resulting from bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, dissolution, or liquidation even if such party has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of damages to such parties or any other party. We are also not responsible for any loss attributed to our failure to provide timely reminders to our users. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

The Family and Pet Guide does not warrant that the website or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components and assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in this website or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the website.

Compliance With State And Federal Laws

Use of this website is governed by all applicable federal, state, and local laws. All information available on this website is subject to U.S. export control laws and may also be subject to the laws of the country where you reside. The Family and Pet Guide makes no representation that the content on this website is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to it from territories where the content is illegal and prohibited.

Applicable and/or Governing Law
By visiting our website, you agree that the laws of the State of Florida will govern these terms and conditions of use, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, and any dispute and/or claim of any sort that might arise between you and the Family and Pet Guide. 

 

Miscellaneous
The Family and Pet Guide may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on the website or delivering them to you through e-mail. You may update your e-mail address by contacting us. If you do not provide us with accurate information, the Family and Pet Guide cannot be held liable if we fail to notify you.


Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the website or these Terms and Conditions of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


These Terms and Conditions of Use, including all terms, conditions, and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference, constitute the entire integrated agreement between you and the Family and Pet Guide and govern your use of the website, superseding any prior agreements that you may have with us.


These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce these terms and conditions before an arbitration panel or before a court of competent jurisdiction in Florida if seeking interim or preliminary relief or enforcement of an arbitration award.


If any part of these terms and conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the terms and conditions shall continue in effect.

Privacy Policy - Last Updated 06/15/2023

Purpose and Policy

The website, www.familyandpetguide.com, is meant to provide the public with convenient and efficient access to information about the Family And Pet Guide and its advertisers. In order to provide users with this information, the site may contain links to other web or computer sites that are not owned, regularly reviewed or controlled by the Family and Pet Guide. The Family and Pet Guide’s policy relevant to providing external links is described below. By using the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this website legal policy. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please exit the site immediately.

 

​Privacy Statement

The Family and Pet Guide respects the privacy of your personal information. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Cookies 

Does the Family and Pet Guide use cookies? Yes. What are cookies? Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, usually encrypted text files, located in your browser’s directory. They are used by publishers on the internet to help users navigate websites and perform certain functions. Thanks to their core role of enhancing usability or site functions, completely disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites. This is how some sites know when you return and keep you logged in, or will display a particular page that you like. Cookies are NOT viruses.


Third Party Links 

Occasionally, at our discretion, the Family and Pet Guide may include or offer third party services and products on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Comment Policy

We do not allow anonymous comments on the Family and Pet Guide. Email addresses are required for commenting but they are not published or shared. They may be used by the Family and Pet Guide and/or blog owner to contact the poster if necessary. Our website is family friendly and comments with inappropriate, offensive and/or foul  language as determined by the Family and Pet Guide will be edited or deleted. We don’t tolerate rudeness or personal attacks toward the Family and Pet Guide, other businesses, and/or other people. These comments will be deleted. 

 

Protecting Your Child's Privacy

We follow the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. The Family and Pet Guide does not knowingly request or collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. Minors are not allowed to make purchases or participate in giveaways on this site. Minors should not post any personal information to this site. If a parent or guardian believes that www.familyandpetguide.com has in its database the personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records. 

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy 
As necessary to address changes in laws or our business practices, we may modify our privacy policy, in whole or in part, to address these changes at any time with or without notice. We will change the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this privacy policy. Any changes we make to our privacy policy are effective as of this last updated date and replace any prior privacy policies. We encourage you to review our privacy policy periodically to make sure you still agree with it. By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of the then privacy policy.

Advertising Terms & Conditions - Last Update 06/15/2023

 

The following are certain terms and conditions governing advertising published in the Family and Pet Guide (the “Directory”) for distribution in any media, including print and digital formats. Submission of insertion order for placement of advertising in the Directory constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. No terms or conditions in any insertion orders, reservation orders, blanket contracts, instructions or documents other than this Rate Card will be binding on the Family and Pet Guide  (“Publisher”), unless Publisher agrees to such terms and conditions in writing.

Agency Commission and Payment

1. Publisher may require payment for advertising upon terms determined by Publisher prior to publication of any advertisement.
2. Agency and advertiser are jointly and severally liable for the payment of all invoices arising from placement of advertising in the Directory and for all costs of collection of late payment.
3. If an account is placed with a collection agency or attorney for collection, all commissions and discounts will be rescinded or become null and void and the full advertising rate shall apply.
4. Agency commission (or equivalent): twenty percent (20%) of gross advertising space charges, payable only to recognized agents.
5. Invoices are rendered on or about the 15t
h of each month. Payments are due upon receipt, with the following exceptions: For all advertising not placed through a recognized agent, payments at Rate Card rates must be received no later than the issue closing date. Prepayment is required if credit is not established prior to ten (10) business days prior to the issue closing date. All payments must be in United States currency.
6. No agency commission is payable, and Publisher will not grant any discounts, on production charges. Any discounts received by advertiser on ad space charges may not be applied to production charges.
7. Advertiser shall pay any applicable international, federal, state and local taxes on the printing of advertising materials and on the sale of ad space.


Cancellation and Changes

1. Publisher expressly reserves the right to reject or cancel for any reason at any time any insertion order or advertisement without liability, even if previously acknowledged or accepted. In the event of cancellation for default in the payment of bills, charges for all advertising published as of the cancellation date shall become immediately due and payable.
2. Advertisers may not cancel orders for, or make changes in, advertising after the issue closing date. In the event Publisher accepts cancellation after any of the foregoing deadlines, such acceptance must be in writing, and such cancellation may be subject to additional charges at Publisher’s discretion.
3. The conditions of advertising in the Directory are subject to change without notice. Publisher will announce ad rate changes thirty (30) days prior to the closing date of the issue in which the new rates take effect. Orders for subsequent issues will be accepted at the then-prevailing rates.

 

Publisher’s Liability

1. Publisher is not liable for any failure or delay in printing, publishing, or circulating any copies of the issue of the Directory in which advertising is placed that is caused by, or arising from, an act of God, accident, fire, strike, terrorism or other occurrence beyond Publisher’s control.
2. Publisher is not liable for any failure or delay in publishing in the Directory any advertisement submitted to it. Publisher does not guarantee positioning of advertisements in the Directory, is not liable for failure to meet positioning requirements and is not liable for any error in key numbers. PUBLISHER WILL TREAT ALL POSITION STIPULATIONS ON INSERTION ORDERS AS REQUESTS.
3. The liability of Publisher for any act, error or omission for which it may be held legally responsible shall not exceed the cost of the ad space affected by the error. In no event shall Publisher be liable for any indirect, consequential, special or incidental damages, including, but not limited to, lost income or profits.

 

Miscellaneous

1. Advertising agency and advertiser jointly and severally represent and warrant that each advertisement submitted by it for publication in the Directory contains no copy, illustrations, photographs, text or other content that may result in any claim against Publisher. Advertising agency and advertiser jointly and severally shall indemnify and hold harmless Publisher from and against any damages and related expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from the content of advertisements, including, but not limited to, claims of invasion of privacy, unauthorized use of names or pictures of living persons, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, libel and misrepresentation.
2. Publisher’s acceptance of an advertisement for publication in the Directory does not constitute an endorsement of the product or service advertised. No advertiser or agency may use the Directory’s name or logo without Publisher’s prior written permission for each such use.
3. The word “advertisement” will be placed above all advertisements that, in Publisher’s opinion, resembles editorial matter.
4. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any civil action or proceeding arising out of or related to this agreement shall be brought in the courts of record of the state of Florida in Polk County. Each advertiser and its agency consents to the jurisdiction of such courts and waives any objection to the laying of venue of any such civil action or proceeding in such courts.


Additional Copy and Contract Regulations

1. For advertising units less than full-page size, insertion orders must specify if advertisement is vertical or horizontal configuration. Insertion orders for all advertising units must state if advertisement carries a coupon.
2. Requested schedule of issues of ad insertions and size of ad space must accompany all insertion orders. Orders and schedules are accepted for the advertising by brand of product or service only and may not be re-assigned to other products or services or to affiliated companies without the consent of Publisher.

Questions about ad materials or the ad approval process? Contact us.

Contest Rules - Last Updated 06/15/2023

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN GIVEAWAYS. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE AN INDIVIDUAL'S CHANCES OF WINNING.

  • Eligibility - Giveaways are open to readers who over 18

  • How to Enter - Entry is typically made through email by completing the choices available. No one person may enter multiple times per day even with different email addresses.

  • Disclaimer - The Family and Pet Guide will not be responsible for: [a] any late or lost entries; [b] telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, internet, or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; any giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of the Family and Pet Guide or by unauthorized human intervention; or [c] any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway.

  • Entry Deadline Date - All entries for giveaways through this site must be received on or before the given ‘Entry Deadline Date’  to be eligible to win a prize.

  • Winner Selection - The winner will be chosen through a random number selector. If your entry number matches the random number generated, and you meet the eligibility requirements and otherwise comply with these Official Giveaway Rules, you win the prize.

  • Winner Notification - You will be notified within three [3] days after the Entry Deadline Date if you win the prize.

  • Claiming Your Prize - Winner must respond within three [3] days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

  • Taxes - ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

  • Prize Substitution - Winner may not substitute the prize for any other prize or for cash, however, the Family and Pet Guide or the sponsoring company may substitute the prize for any other prize of equal or greater value, in its reasonable discretion, in the event the prize is not available for any reason outside of sponsor’s reasonable control.

  • Publicity - Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s first name and prize information for promotional purposes in any medium, except where prohibited by law, without further payment or other consideration.

  • Errors and Disputes - In the event of a dispute as to the ownership of any entry, the person whose name appears on the entry form associated with the prize number for the winning entry will be deemed to be the winner. It is your responsibility to control access to your email account. In the unlikely event that the winning prize number is duplicated, or a similar error occurs, the Family and Pet Guide may conduct a random drawing among such inadvertently duplicated numbers or apply another equitable remedy in its discretion to determine the winner. Decisions made by the Family and Pet Guide are final. By entering the giveaway, you agree to be bound by the decisions of the Family and Pet Guide and these official rules. You and your entries may be disqualified if you attempt to circumvent these official rules.

  • Technical Problems - The giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in the opinion of the Family and Pet Guide any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond its control impairs the integrity of the giveaway.

  • General Release - By entering any giveaway through this website, you release the  Family and Pet Guide from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, misdelivery or acceptance of any prize [including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional], whether under a theory of contract, tort [including negligence], warranty or other theory.

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