TERMS & CONDITIONS

Welcome to this Human Canine Fitness Certification website (“Site(s)”), which is owned and operated by the K9 Fit Club, PO Box 596, Hinsdale, Illinois 60522 (the “Company”).

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.  IT IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) BETWEEN YOU AND THE COMPANY, AND GOVERNS YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MATERIALS, COURSES, AND ASSESSMENT (REFERRED TO HEREIN AS “PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES”) OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE.  BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR BY ORDERING THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED HERE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

All Terms and Conditions herein apply to all Products and Services purchased in the United States directly from K9 Fit Club, LLC.

  1. GETTING STARTED
    By purchasing any Products or Services or registering for an account, examination, course, or membership with or through this Site, you are legally bound to the following terms and conditions. Prices, terms and offerings on the Sites are subject to change at any time without notice.
  1. ELIGIBILITY

2.1 HCFC Candidates: You must hold either a bachelor’s degree in a health, fitness, veterinary or animal health fields or have a current accredited CPT, DVM, CVT, LVT, RVT certifications. Candidates may also petition for advanced specialization eligibility if they hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than health and fitness and they have extensive health and fitness industry experience.

  1. YOUR ACCOUNT
    In creating an account with K9 Fit Club (“Account”), you will be required to provide certain information. Upon establishing an Account with the Company, you will be provided with a username, access code or product code. When establishing your Account, you agree to:

3.1 Provide complete and accurate information to the Company and to permit the Company to store and use your registration data for use in maintaining your account and as provided in the Privacy Policy.

3.2 You agree to protect your username and password, as well as any access codes and product codes provided by the Company, and not share them with others or permit any unauthorized use of the Products and Services.

3.3 You certify and represent that you will be the person using the Products and Services for which you have registered and that any attestations which you are required to complete in connection with the foregoing will be completed only by you.

3.4 Purchases made under your account are nontransferable.

The Company and its partners need to use and store your data in order to provide the Products and Services and related material to you.  You understand that the data that the Company collects from you or you provide in your Accounts and when using the Products and Services is stored on systems and data storage operating in the U.S.  In providing any data in respect to the Products and Services, you agree to the transfer of your data to the Company and its partners, and the processing and storage of your data by the Company and its partners in the U.S. in order to provide the Products and Services to you in accordance with these terms and conditions.  If you do not agree to the transfer and storage of your data to the U.S., do not use the Company’s Products and Services.

All examination registrations, including registrations from bulk purchases, are nontransferable.

PRODUCT AND SERVICES TERMS

  1. PURCHASING OPTIONS; PAYMENTS

These Terms and Conditions apply to all purchases unless specifically modified by contract agreement. All fees are expressed in U.S. dollars. Most products and services are sold on a direct to consumer basis.  Full payment is typically made at the time of sale.

4.1 Purchasing Options

Promotions and Discounts.  Periodically, the Company offers promotions or discounts that, if entered at the time of purchase, will be immediately reflected in the purchase price.  Most promotions and discounts are offered with specific terms and conditions, including eligibility conditions, so customers are advised to reviews these terms and conditions in advance of purchase.  Please note that promotions and discounts are not stackable – only one promotion or discount can be applied to an order and that, after the initial purchase, adjustments to the purchase price for promotions or discounts will only be honored if presented to Customer Service within 28 days of the original purchase

Corporate Discounts.  Corporate pricing for products and services may be available for certain business accounts. Please contact a info@humancaninefitness.com for more details. Corporate discounts and credits may not be combined with other offers and are not transferable. Additional restrictions may apply.  In order for a corporate discount to apply, the person making the purchase must be employed by the corporate entity, and have proof of employment, on the date of the purchase.  A corporate discount presented within 28 days of the initial purchase will be honored provided that the employment requirements are satisfied.

Bulk Purchases. Bulk purchases may be available for certain business accounts. Please contact a info@humancaninefitness.com for more details.

4.2 Payment Options

The Company accepts the following credit and debit card types:  American Express, Discover Card, Visa, and MasterCard.  For orders placed from outside the United States and when paying by installments (not available for all Products and Services), the only accepted forms of payment are by credit card or debit card.  If for any reason payment is incomplete or untimely (returned check, declined credit card, etc.), your account will be placed on hold and you will be unable to access or complete any online material, quizzes or exams until full payment of the then due amount, plus any fees, is received, processed and approved.  The Company has the right to reject any order and/or to limit quantities on any order, for any reason at its sole discretion.

Installment Plans.  For some Products and Services, the Company offers installment payment plans.  There are two types of plans: the web installment plan, which is a traditional, longer term payment plan.

 Web Installment Plan: The Web Installment Plan is for web-based purchases only and may be selected at the time of an online purchase for certain Products and Services .The Web Installment Plan is _______, payment plan of either (a) two equal amounts. The initial payment is made at the time of purchase and each of the remaining payments will be automatically processed against your credit card the following month. In order to enter into and maintain an installment plan, a valid form of payment must be provided to the Company and, should the payment form subsequently be cancelled, you must immediately provide another valid form of payment to the Company. Cancellation of a payment form does not excuse you from your obligations. Nonpayment will jeopardize your access to Company products and services, your certification status and your ability to recertify.

4.3 Refund Policy

This policy is applicable only to all Products and Services, from K9 Fit Club. Please note that any previously published policies concerning returns, refunds or cancellation have been replaced by the policies stated herein and all such earlier policies are no longer applicable.

The following conditions and rules apply:

  • All sales are final after the date of purchase. In other words, the Company will not provide refunds or accept returns.
  1. HUMAN CANINE FITNESS CERTIFICATION AND RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

5.1 The Human Canine Fitness Certification credentialing program requires the completion of a prescribed learning program and passing of an examination within a designated enrollment period.  The Human Canine Fitness Certification exam allows three attempts and must be completed within one year of your registration date.

5.2 Your certification must be renewed every two years.  To renew your credential, you must purchase and pass the HCFC renewal exam. The HCFC Renewal Exam will offer three exam attempts and will have an enrollment duration of 365 days. The HCFC Renewal Exam will recertify the credential for another two years from the new completion date.

  1. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Each person who holds a credential or certification issued by the Company must comply with all legal requirements of their credentialed profession.  In practicing the credentialed role, each person must:

  • Provide optimal professional service and demonstrate excellent client care in their practice;
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that merits the respect of the public and other colleagues;
  • Treat each client with the utmost respect and dignity;
  • Respect the confidentiality of all client and employer information;
  • Practice with honesty, integrity, and lawfulness, obeying all local, state, federal and provincial laws, regulations and professional rules;
  • Accept complete responsibility for their actions; and
  • Respect and uphold all copyright, trademark and intellectual property rights and laws.

The Company reserves the right to discipline a credential holder who engages in illegal, threatening or unprofessional behavior in violation of the conduct rules above. The Company also reserves the right to discipline a credentialed person who is convicted of or who pleads guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to a felony or misdemeanor or who is found through legal process to have been negligent or responsible for injury or harm in performing his/her credentialed role or has misrepresented his/her qualifications to provide services, including opinions or advice, to the public.  Discipline may include revoking the credential or reporting unprofessional conduct to concerned third parties, including employers, school, inquiring consumers of the credentialed person’s services, or any regulatory, licensing body or law enforcement.

  1. ADA ACCOMMODATIONS

Special accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) are available for certification examinations.  The Company will provide reasonable testing accommodations to candidates whose documented disabilities or other qualifying medical conditions hinder their ability to take an examination under standard conditions.  The Company reserves the right to determine the reasonableness of the accommodation requested and accommodation will be granted only to the extent that such accommodation does not fundamentally alter the examination or cause an undue burden to the Company or the testing center.  The cost of excessive accommodation requirements is to be borne by the candidate (i.e., electronic communication equipment, etc.). Your request for an accommodation must be submitted to info@humancaninefitness.com

GENERAL TERMS

  1. CONFIDENTIALITY

Except as permitted by this Agreement, the Company’s Privacy Policy posted on this Site and any opt-in elections you have made, no Company employees, committees or panels shall divulge confidential information about you without your express written consent, except that certification status, once earned, will be made available to the public as required by the Company’s accreditor or state law. Confidential information consists of your application status, your raw certification examination scores, your phone number(s), your email address(es), and your residential address(es). You acknowledge and agree that the Company may de-identify and aggregate your learning data, as kept within its online products, your examination scores and your product usage data with the same data of others and to use that aggregated data as the Company deems appropriate.  You acknowledge and agree that your certification status is not confidential information and that the Company may disclose your current certification status, including expiration dates, to third parties. Please reference the privacy on this Site for more information about the protection and use of data.

 

  1. NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

K9 FIT CLUB do not discriminate against any individual because of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class. NASM and AFAA endorse and adhere to the principles of equal opportunity.

 

  1. LICENSE TERMS 

Products and services made available to you by the Company are licensed, and not sold, to you, subject to the terms of this Agreement and your timely payment of any fees due and payable by you to the Company. Your license to use Company’s products and services is subject to your prior acceptance of this Agreement and you agree that these terms will apply to each Company’s product and service, including any updates or enhancements thereto. You are not authorized to assign or transfer this license or your access code, username, or password to any other person or entity. Other than the rights granted to you in this Agreement, the Company grants you no other rights. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, sell, distribute, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or create any derivative works or translations of or based on the Company’s products and services (except as and only to the extent that the foregoing restrictions is not permitted under applicable law or to the extent permitted by the license terms of any open-source components included with the Company’s products and services). You agree to use the Company’s products and services only as permitted under this Agreement and any terms delivered with the Company’s products and services. Any violation of these terms may subject you to civil and criminal penalties, prosecution, monetary damages, and the immediate termination of your license to use the Company’s products and services. If the Company reasonably suspects that you have violated this Agreement, or if you have not paid the fees that are due and payable by you to the Company, then, without notice to you, the Company may terminate this Agreement, the license, and your Account and deny you further access to the Company’s products and services. Upon termination of this license, you shall cease all use of the Company’s products and services and remain liable for paying all amounts that may be due and payable by you to the Company. The Company reserves the right to modify, suspend, remove, or disable access to any Company products or services at any time without notice and in no event will the Company be liable for making any such changes.

 

  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

11.1 You understand and agree that the Company’s products and services constitute intellectual property and proprietary material that is owned by the Company, its affiliates, or its licensors and is protected under intellectual property laws in the United States and other countries, which includes, but is not limited to, copyright. All rights not expressly granted to you under this Agreement are reserved by the Company and its licensors. The Company names and acronyms, including K9 Fit Club and other Company trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Company’s products and services are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Company in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Company’s products and services may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The Company and its licensors do not grant to you any right or license in connection with any of the foregoing trademarks, service marks, graphics, or logos.

11.2 You agree to abide by all copyright notices and restrictions contained on this or any website of the Company, on the Company’s products and services and in accordance with this Agreement. You may not copy, distribute, enter into a database, display, perform, create derivative works, translate, or transmit any content contained in the Company’s products or services, except that you may download one copy of any Company materials accessible online so long as you comply with the terms of this Agreement. All Company products and services are provided for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not alter the text or remove any trademark or other notice displayed on the Company’s products or services. All rights are reserved.  The Company’s logos, trademarks, and service marks (together, “Marks”), are owned by the Company. You may not use the Marks without the prior written approval of the Company.

  1. NO RESALE

The Company’s products and services are not provided for redistribution or resale under this Agreement.

 

  1. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS; EXPORT

You agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including without limitation, all applicable laws in the jurisdiction where you reside, in your use of the Company’s products or services. You will not use the Company’s products or services in any way that is prohibited by U.S. law or that would violate U.S. export regulations. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Company’s products or services except as is permitted under U.S. laws and the laws of the jurisdiction where you reside. Neither the Company’s products nor its services may be exported into any U.S. embargoed countries or to anyone on the U.S. Government’s list of specially designated nationals or denied persons or entities. You warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list.

  1. USE OF LINKS

The Company may include material from third parties or include links to third party websites in its products and services. Such material is provided as a convenience to you and the Company assumes no liability or responsibility for such third-party materials or websites. Please note that these third-party websites may have privacy policies that differ from those of the Company and the Company encourages you to carefully read those policies. The Company’s Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this or other Company websites.

  1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  No oral or written statement by any Company employee or representative shall create a warranty or modify this section.  Certain jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of implied warranties, so the forgoing exclusion may not apply to you.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT your use of, or your inability to use, the Company’s products or services is at your sole risk.  The Company does not warrant for the accuracy or completeness of any information, text, graphic, links or other items contained within the Company’s products or services or for any errors, omissions, or any outcomes related to your use of the Company’s products and services. The Company takes precautions to protect itself against, but makes no warranties respecting, any harm that may be caused by the transmission of a computer virus, worm or other system or network infection or attack. The Company does not guarantee that your use of the Company’s products or services will be error-free or uninterrupted.

You and those with whom you work or provide exercise advice should always review the instructions and recommendations of the manufacturer of any exercise equipment before use, even equipment that appears in any Company product, as the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations may have changed since the publication of the Company product.  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE that the Company is not responsible for harm that may arise from the use or misuse of any exercise equipment by you or any person to whom you provide exercise advice or instruction.

  1. 16.DISCLAIMER: NO PROVISION OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE; NO GUARANTEE

The Company, its licensors and contributors are not engaged in rendering medical, legal or other professional advice of services and the content of the Company’s products or services or its websites and marketing materials are not intended to take the place of such advice.  If such advice or other expert assistance is required, the service of a competent professional should be sought. Please consult a physician or other appropriate professional before using any of the information, services, products or other resources you may find in the content of the Company’s products or services or the Company’s websites and marketing materials, or other resources mentioned or made accessible through the Company’s websites.  The Company does not endorse, sponsor or guarantee any of the information of others, including advertisers, providers or partners, that may be accessible or made available on its websites or in its marketing materials or posted by any users who are not officers, directors, employees, representatives or agents of the Company.

 

  1. DISCLAIMER: NO ENDORSEMENT OR AFFILIATION 

Without limiting the forgoing, the Company makes no representations or warranties and assumes no liability regarding the background, suitability or qualifications who may participate in the HCFC Certification, whether as providers (independent contractors who serve as instructors or trainers, staff of the facility or other non-employees of the Company present at such events) or as recipients of the Company’s products or services.  Participants are solely responsible for making their own inquiries regarding the suitability of such individuals.

 

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, PRINCIPALS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, OR BUSINESS DISRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY MATERIALS OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, AND IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

In no event shall the Company’s total liability to you for all damages exceed the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The foregoing limitations will apply even if the above stated remedy fails its essential purpose.

  1. INDEMNIFICATION

By using the Company’s products and services and this Site, you accept this Agreement and you agree that you will indemnify and hold the Company and its parent companies and affiliated entities, its and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, principals, and its licensors and suppliers and their respective parent companies, affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees and agents harmless in connection with any claim arising out of your breach of the terms of this Agreement, your use of the Company’s products and services, or any action taken by the Company to protect its intellectual property, including, but not limited to, suspension or termination of your access to the Company’s products and services.

  1. CHILDREN

We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy and safety of children. Our Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use the Services and do not send any information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

  1. BREACH OF THESE TERMS

If you violate any of these Terms, the Company reserves the right to terminate or suspend, in whole or in part, without notice, your access to our Sites, Services and Content.

  1. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE OR POST ON OUR SITES
    Except for information which the Company expressly agrees to treat confidential, any communication, material or information that you transmit or post to our Sites (“User Content”) will be deemed non-confidential. If you post User Content, you agree that your User Content will be accessible and viewed by others. You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through this or our other Sites any of the following:
  • User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
  • User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations concerning privacy;
  • User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
  • User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Any unauthorized commercial use such as, but not limited to, engaging in unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, or solicitations, hyperlinking off of the Sites, or collecting names and emails addresses for the purpose of sending unsolicited emails;
  • Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
  • Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
  • User Content that, in the sole judgment of the Company, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Sites, or which may expose the Company or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive.

By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content.  Any use of our Sites, Services or Content in violation of these Terms, including the foregoing, may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use our Sites, Services or Content.

Also, by posting any information or material on our Sites, Services or Content you grant NHA a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, display, reproduce, distribute, modify, and make publicly available such material or information for any commercial or non-commercial use.

23   OUR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Company’s collection and use of personal information is governed by the K9 FIT CLUB Privacy Policy, available by link at the bottom of this page, and any Additional Terms provided during registration with HCFC or in connection with product, which are incorporated by reference into these Terms.

If you do not consent to these Terms, K9 FIT CUB Privacy Policy or any Additional Terms, please do not continue to use our Sites and Services.

  1. MISCELLANEOUS

24.1 The Company reserves the right to update and modify these Terms and Conditions without advance notice to you and such changes will be effective immediately when posted on this site and will govern your continued use of the Company’s products and services.

24.2 If you are current on all financial obligations to the Company, your access to Company products or services typically will expire 180 days from the initial purchase date (provided the version of the purchased Company products or services is still available) unless you purchase a program extension.  The Company reserves the right to disable access to its products and services temporarily, until all late payments and fees have been made, and permanently for default on payment obligations. The access period described here will not be extended to make up any time lost due to a period of disabled access.

24.3 This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflict of law provision. Exclusive jurisdiction for any claim arising out of this Agreement will be in the courts of the State of Illinois, U.S.A. The parties each waive any rights to a jury trial for any claim or cause of action arising out of this Agreement. No Company employee or representative has any right or authority to modify, whether orally or in writing, the terms of this Agreement, unless such modification is in a written agreement signed by an authorized representative of each party.

24.4 This Agreement is the entire and exclusive agreement between the Company and you regarding your use of the Company’s products and services and replaces any prior agreements between you and the Company regarding the subject matter herein. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. The Company’s failure to enforce any right under this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or of any other right under this Agreement. The Company is not responsible for failing to fulfill its obligations hereunder for reasons that are outside of the Company’s control. This Agreement, and the license rights granted herein, are not assignable by you and any attempt to do so is of no force and effect.

24.5 The Company reserves the right to take steps it believes are reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and/or verify compliance with any part of this Agreement. You agree that the Company has the right, without liability to you, to disclose any registration data and/or account information to law enforcement authorities, government officials, and/or a third party, as the Company believes is reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and/or verify compliance with any part of this Agreement (including but not limited to the Company’s right to cooperate with any legal process relating to your use of the Company’s products or services, and/or a third-party claim that your use of the products or services is unlawful and/or infringes such third party’s rights).

24.6 If you are in Canada, the Company and you confirm that it is their wish that this document and all other related documents be drawn up in English.

  1. PRIVACY STATEMENT; TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    Your use of the Company’s products and services is subject to the Company’s Privacy Policy found on this Site and these Terms and Conditions.