Terms of Use

1.    General


Foran Healthcare Limited (“we” or “us”) owns and operates this website, www.foranpetcare.ie (the “Website”). We are registered in Ireland as a limited liability company under company number 52655 and we have our registered office at 2 Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, Ireland. Our VAT number is IE8256903S.

2.    Your Acceptance of these Terms of Use

These terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) govern your use of the Website.  

By accessing and using this Website you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.  You should therefore read these Terms of Use carefully and in their entirety.

Please also note that these Terms of Use contain terms which limit our liability to you and which affect your legal rights. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you should not access or use the Website.

3.    Amendments

We may amend these Terms of Use from time to time to update them or make other changes we consider necessary and, therefore, you should check them regularly for updates. Your continued use of the Website signifies your acceptance of any revised Terms of Use.

4.    Use of Website

Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend access to, and/or the services we provide on, the Website without notice or liability. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users who have registered with us.

5.    Registered Users

By registering with the Website, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 18 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the Website does not violate any applicable law or regulation.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a username, user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any username, user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them in full.

6.    Reliance on Information

Information, opinions, commentary, calculations, comparisons and other materials posted, provided, generated or displayed on or through the use of the Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to, or registered user of, the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. You should determine the suitability of any products under the guidance of your veterinary surgeon.

7.    Intellectual Property and Use of Foran Pet Care Content

We, and our licensors, retain all right, title and interest in the information, communications, software, scripting, photographs, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images, trade marks, trade names, logos and other materials and services found on the Website, including its look and feel (collectively, the “Foran Pet Care Content“).  

You should note that the Foran Pet Care Content is protected by copyright, trade mark, database right, sui generis rights and other intellectual property laws (as the case may be), under national laws and international treaties.

You may not make alterations, copies, extractions, modifications, or additions to the Foran Pet Care Content, or sell, copy, disseminate or licence it, or misuse the Foran Pet Care Content in any way. If you want to re-publish, extract, reproduce, disseminate or otherwise use the Foran Pet Care Content, you must contact us in advance for permission except if otherwise expressly provided in these Terms of Use.

This is without prejudice to any rights you may have under any applicable mandatory laws.

8.    User Content

We do not claim any proprietary rights in the text, files, images, photos, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, “User Content“) which you upload, submit, post or transmit via the Website when using the Website and any of its services. After uploading, submitting, posting and/or transmitting User Content to the Website, you continue to retain all ownership and/or license rights in such User Content, and continue to have the right to use your User Content in any way you choose, provided such use on the Website is in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to the Website, or to make contact with other users of the Website, you must comply with any content standards notified by us from time to time.

Any material you upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential. By uploading, submitting, posting and/or transmitting any User Content on or through the Website, you grant us a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Content as we may, in our discretion, choose to do. The license you grant to us is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your User Content to anyone else in addition to us), revocable (meaning you may terminate this licence), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning we are not required to pay you for the use on the Website of the User Content that you provide), and worldwide (because the internet and the Website are global in reach).

The license does not grant us the right to sell User Content. However, we may use or refer to User Content provided by you in preparing reports, conducting research, in our publications and in our communications with third parties and your licence to us in this section extends to such uses by us.  

You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content which you upload, submit, post or transmit on the Website or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the uploading, submitting, posting and/or transmitting of User Content on the Website does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing to any person by reason of any User Content you upload.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. We expressly reserve the right to remove your account and profile and/or restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any part of Website if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you pose a threat to the Website and/or its users.

We do not undertake or accept responsibility for monitoring the entire Website for inappropriate content or conduct. If at any time we choose to monitor User Content, we nonetheless assume no responsibility for User Content, have no contractual obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such User Content. However, we retain the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, their right to privacy, or defames them.

9.    Communication at Your Own Risk

E-mail and other methods of transmitting information over the Internet are subject to interference or scrutiny by third parties and should be independently verified. We cannot ensure security and privacy of such communications and all risk in transmitting such communications lies with you.

10.    Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us, and our respective officers, agents, partners and employees against all losses, expenses, damages and costs incurred by us arising out of:

(a)    your use or misuse of the Website (or any other person accessing the Website using your account), any of its services or any information accessible over or through the Website, including information obtained from third party websites;

(b)    any content you submit, post or transmit via the Website;

(c)    your violation of these Terms of Use including in particular violation of our intellectual property rights, the provisions regulating User Content, or any other laws, regulations and rules;

(d)    any claims that information or material which you have submitted to us is in violation of any law or in breach of any third party rights (including, but not limited to, claims in respect of defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of confidence, infringement of copyright or infringement of any other intellectual property right).

We reserve the right to exclusively defend and control any claims arising from the above and any such indemnification matters and that you will fully cooperate with us in any such defences.

11.    Limitation of Liability

Use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from the use of, viewing, access to, relying on or downloading of the Website and/or any Foran Pet Care Content.

This Website is provided as is and we make no undertaking, representation or warranty:

(i)    in connection with the completeness or accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any of the Foran Pet Care Content, and therefore, the Foran Pet Care Content should not in any circumstances be relied upon; and/or

(ii)    that this Website or the server it is hosted on is free from defects, errors, viruses, bugs or other harmful elements.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we and any party involved in creating, producing or delivering this Website hereby expressly excludes any liability, howsoever caused, for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you, or any other person, arising out of access to, use of or inability to use this Website, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof or any websites linked to it including;

  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill; and
  • wasted management or office time;

whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or any other legal theory, even if foreseeable.

The limitation on our liability does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein and to the maximum extent permitted by law, our liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to €100.

12.    Links to Third Party Websites

The Website may contain links to third party websites, but this does not mean that we endorse or authorise those websites, nor does it mean that we are affiliated with the third party website’s owners or sponsors. Your use of third party websites is subject to the terms and conditions of use and other policies contained within each of those websites. We may terminate a link to a third party website at any time.

13.    Prohibited Acts

You may not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website or any other party’s computer systems or hack or gain unauthorised access to this Website and the Foran Pet Care Content or data.

You must not use the Website to transmit to or from the Website any potentially unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, tortious, obscene, offensive, hateful, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under law, including, without limitation, any material that you are not entitled to post or transmit, or where such posting or transmission is otherwise in breach of any third party intellectual property rights.

You may not use any automated system or software to extract data from this Website for display on any other website or to use it otherwise.

Search engines may provide links to our Website.  No other websites may provide links to our Website without our prior written consent.

14.    Suspension / Termination of Use

We may at any time, without notice or reason, suspend or terminate your access to the Website or any service forming part of the Website.  We are not liable to you or any third party for any suspension or termination of access to the Website.

15.    Privacy and Cookies

For full details of the type of information we collect via our Website, our use of such information and to whom we may disclose this information, you should read our Privacy Statement and Cookies Policy  which are hereby incorporated into and forms part of these Terms of Use.

16.    Severability

These Terms of Use operate to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law. If any provision of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

17.    Irish Law Applies

Ireland is the place of performance in respect of this Website.

The Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland, and you agree that the courts of Ireland have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any actions or proceedings that may arise out of or in connection with these Terms of Use.  However, this does not prevent us from instituting proceedings outside of Ireland.

18.    Other

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.

Effective as at May 2013