Terms and Conditions

Registered owner

This website is owned and maintained by:
The Kennel Club Limited, Registered in England and Wales, Registration number 8217778

Registered office:
Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB

Conditions of use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the conditions of use on which you may make use of this website whether as a guest or a registered user.

By using the Website, you indicate that you accept these Conditions of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Conditions of use, please refrain from using the Website.

Accessing the Website

Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Website without notice (see below). 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 or all of the Website, to users who have registered with us.

When using the Website, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy. 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 Conditions of use, and that they comply with them.

Web Browser Policy

This website works best when using one of the following browsers:

Please be aware that our support for the above browsers is limited to the most recent and previous versions, except for Internet Explorer, which is limited to IE 11 only.

Reliance on information posted

All material posted on the Website is intended for information purposes only and does not represent legal veterinary or other professional advice on which reliance should be placed. Users are hereby placed under notice that they should take appropriate steps to verify such information. No user should act or refrain from acting on the information contained in the Website without first verifying the information and as necessary obtaining legal and/or other professional advice.

Our liability

The Kennel Club makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the completeness and accuracy of the information contained on the Website. To the extent permitted by law, The Kennel Club expressly excludes all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

The Kennel Club expressly disclaims all liability and responsibility for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user arising from any reliance placed on materials posted on the Website by any visitor to the Website and by anyone who may be informed of any of their contents, or from the use or inability to use the Website, whether directly or indirectly, resulting from inaccuracies, defects, errors, whether typographical or otherwise, omissions, out of date information or otherwise.

Direct, indirect or consequential loss and damage shall include but not be limited to loss of profits or contracts, loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of goodwill, and wasted expenditure or management time.

The Kennel Club will not moderate user-generated content and disclaims all liability for any statements in uploaded content. The Kennel Club will operate a take-down policy under section 5 Defamation Act 2013 and the notification procedure of the Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013 for any such material where provided with a notice of complaint. If you wish to make such a complaint, the notice of complaint must contain the following information:

Your name an email address at which you can be contacted;

Where on the website the statement complained of was posted;

What the statement complained of says and why it is defamatory of you;

What meaning you attribute to the statement complained of;

The aspects of the statement which you believe are factually inaccurate or opinions not supported by fact;

Confirmation that you do not have sufficient information about the person who posted the statement to bring proceedings against that person;

Confirmation of whether you consent to your name and/or email address being provided to the poster.

It is expected that anyone approaching a Judge to discuss a critique should do so in a constructive and civil manner. Any complaint of inappropriate conduct in this context should be reported by the Judge and will be dealt with by the Kennel Club.

Please send any complaints or requests for further information to judgescritiques@thekennelclub.org.uk

Nothing in these Conditions of use shall exclude the Kennel Club's liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence, nor its liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Changes to the Website

We aim to update the Website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Website, or close it indefinitely.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

The user agrees that material downloaded or otherwise accessed through the use of the Website is obtained entirely at the user's own risk and that the user will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data.

You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing any spyware, computer viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.

Third party websites

The Kennel Club does not accept any liability or responsibility for any third party websites that can be accessed through the Website or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. The Kennel Club does not endorse or approve the contents of any such site and these links are provided for your information only.

General

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

If any provision of these Conditions of use or the Notice of copyright (see below) is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.

The Kennel Club's omission to exercise any right under these conditions of use or the notice of copyright shall not constitute a waiver of any such right unless expressly accepted by the Kennel Club in writing.

These Conditions of use and the Notice of copyright and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. 

The user and The Kennel Club agree to submit any dispute (including any non-contractual dispute) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

We may revise these Conditions of use at any time by amending this page. You should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on your use of the Website.

Notice of Copyright / Intellectual Property rights

Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all intellectual property rights in the text, graphics, information, motifs, logos, designs and databases contained in this site including the domain names, organisation and layout of the site and the software used in relation to the site are owned by the Kennel club or its licensors.

The Kennel Club owns a portfolio of registered and unregistered trade marks including but not limited to THE KENNEL CLUB. You may not use any trade marks, service marks and/or other trade names belonging to the Kennel Club from time to time, without the Kennel Club's prior written consent (including without limitation the Kennel Club's trade marks THE KENNEL CLUB, all page headers, custom graphics and button icons on the site) including to imply endorsement by the Kennel Club of your website and/or goods and/or services or otherwise without our prior written consent. 

All other trade marks referred to on the site are the trade marks of their respective owners and you will require their specific authorisation should you wish to use any of the trade marks.

You are welcome to copy excerpts of our information for personal use and purposes of review, discussion, academic study and other legitimate pursuits. You do not need to seek permission for such fair use, although you should acknowledge the source.

However, all information on this site, all motifs, designs and logos are copyright © the Kennel Club, unless specifically stated otherwise. We will vigorously pursue any breach of our copyright that seeks to exploit material for commercial gain or to misrepresent our regulatory stance.

You should not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way; and you should not use any graphics, illustrations or photographs, separately from any accompanying text.

This permission may be revoked at any time by the Kennel Club. Material displayed on the site, in whole or in part, may not otherwise be copied, reproduced, republished or incorporated in any other work or publication, whether paper or electronic media or any other form, without the Kennel Club's prior written permission. 

You may not reproduce or store any part of this site in any other web site, document management system or electronic retrieval system (via screen-scraping or otherwise).

You must not use any part of the materials on this site for commercial purposes.

In particular, you must not:

  • use this site and in particular any of the Kennel Club registers or databases as a source of material or contact data for any kind of marketing activity; or
  • use any information on this site and in particular from any of the Kennel Club registers or databases to create, update, amend or verify your own or someone else's databases, records, directories, customer lists, mailing or prospecting lists to provide any kind of commercial information service.

If you print off, copy or download any part of this site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use this site will cease immediately and you must, at the Kennel Club's option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

The Kennel Club will vigorously pursue any breach of its intellectual property rights that seeks to exploit its material for commercial gain or to misrepresent its stance.

Any rights not expressly granted in this notice are reserved.

Acceptable use policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and the Kennel Club under which you may access the Website.

This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, the Website.

Your use of the Website means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement the Conditions of Use.

 

Prohibited uses

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Website:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards  
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Website in contravention of the provisions of our Conditions of use, or
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Website, any equipment or network on which the Website is stored, any software used in the provision of the Website, or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of the Website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the Conditions of use upon which you are permitted to use the Website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website
  • issue of a warning to you
  • legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach
  • further legal action against you, or
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to the acceptable use policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Website.