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Web Site Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

You need to know that CFNA Inc, a 24-year-old Washington State corporation, publishes Dog Owner's Digest and owns/runs this web site. CFNA Inc is the trademark owner of Dog Owner's Digest, which was put into commercial use in 1999, although the trademark Canine Times has been in commercial use since February 1997. CFNA Inc. owns too.

This site was created for you and other people interested in the world of dogs for your entertainment, to provide you information, to educate, and to help you communicate with us and other dog people. Browsing this site is fine with us.

You will periodically find things to download from Unless we've told you otherwise in writing, those downloads are for non-commercial, personal use. Please don't remove copyright or other notices on things you download. And don't distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or do anything else with our text, images, audio, and video unless we give you written permission.

In visiting, you're legally obligated to comply with the terms and conditions listed below and any other local, federal or state law or regulation that pertains or could pertain to this web site, the internet in general, business commerce transactions, or Pullman, Washington. If you can't comply with our terms, then you must leave our web site. There's no compromising.

Rule 1. Assume that everything at is copyrighted. If it's not, we'll say so, in writing. You cannot use copyrighted material without written permission. No exceptions.

Rule 2. We assume no liability or responsibility for problems you, your dog(s) or dogs you know -- or for that matter any people or dogs or other living beings-- have had because of errors or omissions at the web site. We work hard to make sure that all content at this web site is accurate, but we do not guarantee that it is. Your use of articles or any information on this site is at your own risk.

Rule 3. We and anybody else who helped us create, produce, or deliver this site,, are not liable for any damages you might suffer when you use it. In particular, our disclaimer includes "direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the web site is provided to you 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement."

Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

Rule 4. If you want to keep something private, don't post it on the web site or any part of, including newsletters, ezines, discussion groups, private email boxes and anything skipped here. Why? Well, legally, if you do that, we can reproduce it, disclose it, transmit it, publish it, broadcast it, and post it someplace else. In brief, it's ours. We can also use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques you post in any manner we want, including, developing, manufacturing, publishing and marketing products using the information you post.

Rule 5. You cannot use pictures of people or places shown on the site. They either belong to us or to someone else, who has given us permission for use.

Rule 6. There are trademarks, logos, and service marks on the web site that either we own or we're using with the owner's permission. You have no license or right to use them.

Rule 7. has many links from it to other sites. We have no control over the information presented at another site. You visit and use information from all such sites at your own risk.

Rule 8. We assume no responsibility or liability for the content of bulletin boards, chat groups, forums, discussion groups at or for any mistakes,defamation, libel, slander, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography, or profanity you might encounter. Please do not posting or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, nasty, mean, or profane material or any material that law enforcement officials may consider a criminal offense, a civil offense, or simply violates any law -- anywhere, anytime. We must fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court which might ask us who might have posted certain material on our site.

Rule 9. Software and scripts used on this web site are protected by a myriad of U.S. laws. Because of that, you can't download or send the software to anyone in Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country where United States has embargoed goods; or to anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals, the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. If you live in or are a national of any of those places, you're not even supposed to be reading this page. You need to leave, now.

Rule 10. We can change this page and anything else on the site at any time. We own it. If we do change this page, then you're bound by the changes, too, whenever you visit our site.

Rule 11.In the case of a law suit, these are the rules: This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to principles of conflict of laws. To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, and/or CFNA Inc. and/or its affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Washington and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Pullman, Washington. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Pullman, Washington, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

PRIVACY POLICY strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use personally identifiable Information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, subject to the terms of this privacy policy. We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party.

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site. Like most Web sites, also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.

Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.

Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.

We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences; our Terms of Service and privacy policy; services and products offered by, services and products offered by our advertisers and other topics we think you might find of interest.

Personally Identifiable Information collected by may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases. expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of and this policy.

Children does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe we have any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us.

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