Terms of Use

Last Updated: June 13, 2018

This IFAW.org website (the "Site") is owned and operated by The International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. ("IFAW"), a Massachusetts corporation located at 290 Summer Street in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, USA. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using the Site. By using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to all of these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use the Site. IFAW may revise these terms from time to time. If you continue to use the Site after we post changes to these terms, it will mean that you accept such changes.

Use of materials on the site

All materials on the Site, including but not limited to artwork, photographs, graphics, audio clips, video clips, animations, data, text and trademarks ("Content"), are owned by or licensed to IFAW and are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights. You may view, print, copy and distribute the Content only for your personal, non-commercial purposes, provided that (1) you do not modify any of the Content, (2) any copies include all copyright, trademark and similar notices, and (3) you do not post any of the Content on any other website or network computer or publish or broadcast any of the Content in any media. You may not use, copy or distribute any of the Content for any other reason without IFAW's prior written consent. Any use, copying or distribution of the Content not expressly authorized by this paragraph may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. IFAW reserves all other rights to the Content. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by printing, copying or distributing any Content from the Site. To request consent to use any Content for purposes not expressly authorized herein, please send a message to: webmaster@ifaw.org using the subject "materials permission". A failure to reply to any email or other overtures requesting permission to use any such materials published on IFAW.org is NOT an implied or explicit permission to use such materials. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features on the Site or features that prevent or restrict use of copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Site or any Content herein.

Restrictions on use

You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses the Site in a manner that sends more request messages to IFAW’s servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, IFAW grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials. IFAW reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Site, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Site for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit any users of the Site for any commercial purposes.

Outside links

The Site may contain links to third-party sites. IFAW provides these links as a convenience and does not endorse the companies or contents of any such sites. IFAW has no control over, is not responsible for, and makes no representation and warranty and disclaims all liability with respect to, any such site, any content on any such site or any such site's privacy practices. Use such sites at your own risk.

No warranty or liability

While IFAW attempts to provide accurate information on the Site, IFAW, its affiliates, and their respective members, shareholders, directors, trustees, officers, employees, agents and suppliers (the "IFAW Parties") assume no responsibility for, and offer no warranties or representations regarding, the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of any of the Content or the content on any sites linked to from the Site. Content is provided "as is" and IFAW disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of any kind, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. You agree that you use the Site at your own risk. Furthermore, none of the IFAW Parties warrant that the Site will operate error-free or that the Site, its server or the Content are free of viruses or similar harmful features. Under no circumstances shall any of the IFAW Parties be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, lost profits, lost data or business interruption) that result from the use or inability to use the Site or the Content even if such IFAW Party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states have laws that prohibit or limit disclaimers of warranties or limitation of liability. In such states, the liability of the IFAW Parties shall be limited to the fullest extent allowed by law. You specifically acknowledge that IFAW shall not be liable for user submissions or the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IFAW, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Site; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third party right or any law, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that content you submit via the Site violates any third party right or any law. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of the Site.


These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by IFAW without restriction.

Ability to accept terms and conditions of use

You affirm that you have reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use. In any case, you affirm that you are at least 13 years of age, as the Site is not intended for children under 13.

General provisions

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Site or Content shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of South Africa without regard to conflict of law principles. The courts of South Africa have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any claims or disputes (including non-contractual claims or disputes) arising from or relating to the Site or the Content and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. Any claims arising from or in connection with the Site or the Content must be brought in such courts within one year after the event giving rise to such claim. These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by IFAW on the Site, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and IFAW concerning the Site. If any of these terms are found to be invalid, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement. Failure by IFAW to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms or any other terms. No waiver or consent shall be effective against IFAW unless in writing and no such waiver or consent shall be construed as a waiver or consent in any other or subsequent instance.

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