Preconditions & Notices

POUNCED.ORG DOES NOT PERFORM CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ANY USERS OF POUNCED.ORG

  1. Anyone who is able to commit identity theft can also falsify a dating profile.
  2. There is no substitute for acting with caution when communicating with any stranger who wants to meet you.
  3. Never include your last name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, place of work, or any other identifying information in your Internet profile or initial e-mail messages. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.
  4. If you choose to have a face-to-face meeting with another member, always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return. Never agree to be picked up at your home. Always provide your own transportation to and from your date and meet in a public place with many people around.

Terms of Service

Welcome to Pounced.org, the place for furs to meet. By visiting, or using the services of Pounced.org you agree to abide by all the Terms of Service below along with any rules posted on site. By creating an account you indicate your full acceptance of the Terms of Service and agree to abide by all rules posted on the site. For questions regarding the Terms of Service, please contact pounced@pounced.org.

1. Eligibility

Membership is void where prohibited. You agree that you are of legal age in your country or state of resident and eligible to accept this agreement and will abide by its terms. You agree that are at least 18 years of age or older.

2. Term

This agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use this site and/or are a member. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason by contacting the site administrators. Pounced.org may terminate your membership for any reason.

This agreement will remain in effect even if you have terminated your account and or usage with Pounced.org.

3. Usage and availability

3.1 This website is for use by the general furry community, and may not be used by organizations or individuals who are: members of the press or those interested in prosecution and/or defamation of the furry community.

3.2 Minors or individuals under the age of 18, may not use Pounced.org for any purpose and are explicitly forbidden from using or becoming a member of Pounced.org. Pounced.org will immediately terminate any member account that is believed to be in violation of this clause, and may pursue other administrative actions.

3.3 Pounced.org makes not warranties, expressed or implied, as to the quality, availability, or accessibility of services, features and resources provided.

4. Content

4.1 Content Rights

Data posted by members to Pounced.org remains the property of those members, and might not be in the public domain. As such you may not copy, redistribute or sell member information, with out explicit written permission from each member involved.

4.2 Content Posted to the Site

4.2.1 You understand and agree that Pounced.org may delete and or review, or modify any data posted to Pounced.org. It is the sole judgment of Pounced.org how and which data is posted, modified and or deleted.

4.2.2 By posting data to Pounced.org, you agree to allow Pounced.org to redistribute, copy, analyze, and display your data to other users, regardless of type or sensitivity of the data in question.

4.2.3 Data posted or derived from or created as a result of your use of Pounced.org may be retained beyond the lifetime of your membership term. This data includes but is not limited to: forum posts, logs, administrative data, account information, and other such data. Pounced.org at its sole discretion may remove such information upon request or in process of administrative support of Pounced.org.

4.2.4 You are solely responsible and liable for the content that you publish or post to Pounced.org, or transmit to other users.

4.2.5 You may not post or publish data to Pounced.org that contains advertisements, street addresses, legal names or business names, without explicit permission from Pounced.org.

4.2.6 You agree not to post any explicit data such as pornography to any area of the site. What is explicit, is the sole judgment of Pounced.org.

4.2.7 You agree to use Pounced.org in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

4.2.8 You may not post, distribute or reproduce copyrighted material, trademarks or other proprietary information using resources provided by Pounced.org. If you believe that data posted on Pounced.org violates a copyright or trademark on your work please contact the site administrators at pounced@pounced.org to have the violation investigated.

Pounced.org is not liable for data posted or published by any user.

4.2.9 Pounced.org is not responsible for the accuracy, quality, content or any other attribute of content or data on the web site, whether posted by users of the site or Pounced.org and its associates. Pounced.org is not responsible for any interruptions of service, regardless of reason.

4.2.10 You agree not to use Pounced.org for illegal purposes or for the furtherance of illegal activities as defined by the statutes of the State of Colorado, the United States of America and any agreements with foreign powers in force by the United States of America.

4.2.11 You agree not to use Pounced.org for advertisement of commercial services without explicit written permission from Pounced.org.

5. Usage

5.1 You may not harm or attempt to harm minors in any way, including without limitation, establishing or attempting to establish unlawful contact with minors (whether on or off of Pounced.org). All complaints will be reported to law enforcement agencies.

5.2 You agree not to harass any user, business, member or other entity, by using resources of Pounced.org. Harassment for these purposes includes, but is not limited to: excessive contact, actions that are disturbing, threatening, unwanted, defaming, make false claims, make libelous statements, or continue after receiving requests to stop from any user. Pounced.org is not liable for any administrative action as a result of a user complaint of harassment.

5.3 You are solely responsible and accept all liability for your interactions with other users of Pounced.org.

5.4 You agree that by using Pounced.org you may be exposed to data or content that is objectionable, obscene, offensive or otherwise explicit, and that Pounced.org is not liable for such data or exposure to such data.

5.5 We are not liable for your actions nor actions of any third party or user.

5.6 Unauthorized access or attempts to access unauthorized member accounts is strictly prohibited and may result in administrative action and/or be reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

5.7 Unauthorized uses of Pounced.org including, but not limited to, collecting member information, email addresses, forum posts, user posted information, personals ads, or any other resources made available by Pounced.org, by any means including but not limited to automated software programs, or manual methods is strictly prohibited. Pounced.org may take any administrative action and/or report such activities to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

5.8 You agree that you, will not attempt to gain unauthorized access, impair access to, resources or systems provided by or used by Pounced.org. You agree to be held liable for such actions. Pounced.org may take any administrative action and/or report such activities to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

5.9 You agree that you will not attempt to defeat or circumvent any security controls and rules, provided, deployed or enforced by any functionality on Pounced.org. You agree to be held liable for such actions. Pounced.org may take any administrative action and/or report such activities to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

5.10 You agree that you will not distribute, sell, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code from the software supporting Pounced.org. You agree to be held liable for such actions. Pounced.org may take any administrative action and/or report such activities to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

5.11 Continued use of Pounced.org, including but not limited to logging into a member account, viewing data posted by other members or accessing any resource provided by Pounced.org constitutes your agreement and acceptance of the Terms of Service.

5.12 Donations to Pounced.org may be used for any costs associated with the operation of Pounced.org. In no way are donations to Pounced.org required or represent payment for services.

5.13 Pounced.org may discontinue service, at its own discretion, to any user or member at any time with or without notice or explanation.

6. This Agreement

6.1 If any part of this agreement is found to be invalid or non-enforceable, the rest of the agreement will remain in force.

6.2 Pounced.org reserves the right to modify these Terms of Service at any given time, with or without prior notice.

6.3 For any Claim, excluding Claims for injunctive or other equitable relief, where the total amount of the award sought is less than ten thousand U.S. Dollars ($10,000.00 USD), the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the Claim in a cost-effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. A party electing arbitration shall initiate it through an established alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted, at the option of the party seeking relief, by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

6.4 You and Pounced.org agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, except as provided in Subsection 6.3 above regarding optional arbitration. Notwithstanding this, you agree that Pounced.org shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive or other equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.

6.5 This agreement and any operating rules for Pounced.org established by Pounced.org constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

6.6 You agree that if you do not comply with the Terms of Service and all posted rules, you will liable for all resulting damages and attorney fees, incurred by you, Pounced.org and/or it associates.

6.7 This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default here-under shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

6.8 You agree to indemnify and hold Pounced.org, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners, employees, volunteers harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of these Terms of Service and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

Definitions

Member
An individual who has an account with Pounced.org. A member is also a user.
User
Any individual who accesses, visits or otherwise uses resources provided or associated with Pounced.org. Users may or may not be members.