Last Updated: March 1, 2021
The Company may revise these Terms at any time without prior notice. You will be deemed to have accepted those changes by, among other things, continuing to access or use the Services. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The materials provided on or through the Services are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright laws and international treaties. The terms "you," "your," "user," and "users," as used herein, refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing or using the Services for any reason or otherwise providing assent. Your use of the Services may be subject to additional terms in connection with certain programs, goods, or services associated with Petco.
1. Eligibility and Use
You must be 18 years of age or older to visit or use the Services in any manner. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise accepting these Terms, you represent and warrant to the Company that you are 18 years of age or older, and that you have the right, authority, and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms.
Petco provides you with access to and use of the Services subject to your compliance with the Terms. You also represent and warrant to the Company that you will use the Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You are responsible for the consequences of your communications, uploads, transmissions and posting of information on or through the Services and for any use of the Services by anyone using your login information.
2. Use Restrictions
The contents on the Services, such as text, graphics, images, photographs, illustrations, trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, information obtained from Petco's licensors, and other materials ("Materials") are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Materials remains with Petco. Any use of the Materials not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
Except as otherwise provided herein, you may not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, modify, delete, add to, license, post, transmit, or distribute any such Materials from the Services in whole or in part, for any public or commercial purpose without our specific written permission. We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access the Services and to use the information and services contained on the Services subject to your compliance with these Terms. In turn, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use any content you post on the Services for any purpose, subject to the express provisions of these Terms.
You may not distribute or make the Services available over a network where they could be used by multiple devices at the same time. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute, or sublicense the Services. You may not copy, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Services, any updates thereto, or any part thereof. Any attempt to do so is a violation of these Terms. If you breach this restriction, you may be subject to prosecution and damages. These Terms will govern any upgrades provided by Petco that replace and/or supplement the original Site, App, or Services, unless such upgrade is accompanied by separate or updated terms. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Materials automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Materials.
You may not, without Petco's written permission, "mirror" any Materials contained on the Services or any other server. You may not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Services, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.
3. Copyright and Trademarks
The Services, and all content or Materials available through the Services, are protected by copyright. Unless specified otherwise on the Services or except as permitted by United States copyright law, no portion of the Services may be copied, republished, transmitted, or distributed in any way without Petco's prior written consent. Any such use of the Service's content or Materials for any purpose not authorized under these Terms is a violation of the copyrights of Petco (or other entities where so indicated).
Permission for all uses of the Services other than as expressly authorized under these Terms, including linking to any page on the Services other than the home page, must be obtained from Petco in advance. Any such request should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The use of the Services, or any content or Materials available hereon, on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. All design rights, compilation rights, and other intellectual property rights in and to the Services, in each case whether registered or unregistered, and related goodwill, are proprietary to Petco or its licensors.
All trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names on the Services, whether registered or unregistered, are proprietary to Petco or to other companies where so indicated. You may not reproduce, download or otherwise use any such trademarks, service marks, logos or trade names without the prior written consent of Petco or the appropriate owner thereof.
4. User Submissions
Your voluntary provision to Petco of your cell phone number represents your consent that Petco may contact you by SMS or MMS messages at that phone number, and your consent to receiving such communications for transactional, operational, or informational purposes. You may review Petco’s SMS Terms and Conditions in full here. You understand and agree that text messages may be sent to you using automated technology. You may unsubscribe from receiving text messages from Petco at any time by replying “STOP” to text messages. If you need assistance, contact Petco customer service at (877) 738-6742. If you unsubscribe from receiving text messages from Petco, you may continue to receive text messages for a short period while Petco processes your request(s). When you provide any phone number to Petco, you warrant that you are the current subscriber or authorized user of the phone number. If you change, forfeit, or deactivate the phone number you provided to Petco, you agree to notify Petco immediately. Failure to do so constitutes a material breach of these Terms.
By making a Submission, you agree that such Submission is non-confidential, non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by Petco. If you make a Submission, you automatically grant—or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted—Petco a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Petco is not required to use any Submission.
You are solely responsible for your Submission, the consequences of making a Submission, and your reliance on any Submissions. Petco is not responsible for the consequences of any Submission. Petco is not responsible for screening or monitoring Submissions made to the Services by users. If notified by a user of a Submission allegedly in violation of these Terms, Petco may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove such Submission. Petco will have no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.
Petco reserves the right (but is not obligated) to: (a) record the dialogue on the Services; (b) investigate an allegation that a Submission does not comply with these Terms and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the Submission; (c) remove Submissions which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or outdated, or that otherwise fail to comply with these Terms; (d) terminate a user's access to any or all parts of the Services upon any breach of these Terms or the law; (e) monitor, edit, or disclose any Submission; (f) edit or delete any Submission posted on the Services, regardless of whether such Submission violates these Terms.
5. Unsolicited Ideas
Petco's policy is to not accept or review unsolicited ideas or suggestions from persons outside the Company, including ideas for new products or services. You should not transmit any material to the Services that you consider to be confidential or proprietary. Notwithstanding such policy, any material, ideas, suggestions, know-how, or concepts that are offered or communicated to Petco through the Services or otherwise shall be the property of Petco, and may be treated by Petco as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
Any and all offers or promotions advertised on the Services are void where prohibited by law, and are subject to the posting of any official rules and additional terms pertaining to such offers or promotions.
While Petco strives to display as accurately as possible the colors of the products shown on the Services, it cannot guarantee that the colors shown on the Services exactly reproduce the colors of its products. This may depend on the color reproduction on your computer or mobile device.
8. Terms of Sale
We reserve the right to refuse to process or complete any order you place with us for any reason. For example, we may reject your order if we know or suspect that you intend to resell some or all of the products specified in your order as a part of a commercial business. You may only place orders via the Services for private and domestic purposes. We expressly prohibit purchases for resale and/or reselling any Petco product as part of any business (including any online business) unless expressly agreed to in writing by Petco.
9. Pricing, Offers, and Selections
Regular and sale prices, offers, and selections found on the Services may vary from those found, for example, at Petco stores and in local Petco advertisements. Prices, offers, and selections on the Services are subject to change without prior notice.
10. International Use
We control and operate the Services from our offices in the United States, and all information is processed within the United States. We do not represent that materials on the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Services from outside the United States do so voluntarily and are responsible for compliance with their local laws.
Access to the Services from jurisdictions where the contents of the Services are illegal or penalized is prohibited. No information from the Services may be downloaded or otherwise re-exported (a) into or to a national or resident of any country to which the United States embargoes or sanctions goods, services or technology; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders. By using information from the Services, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
11. Pet Pharmacy/Health Content
All content available in any pet pharmacy portion of the Services, or in any other health portion of the Services, is provided for informational purposes only. Such information is not intended to be, and is not, professional veterinarian advice or a substitute for such advice, or for diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any health conditions for your pet or any other animal, and you should not rely on them as such. You should always seek the advice of a veterinarian if you have any questions about any of the information you receive from the Services. Petco does not represent or guarantee that such information is accurate, complete, or timely.
12. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
The Materials available on the Services are provided for informational purposes only. Use of the Services or the Materials is at your own risk. The Materials on the Services could include inaccuracies or typographical errors and may not be complete or current. Petco reserves the right to correct any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions and to change and update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may return it consistent with Petco’s return policy. Should a product be listed at an incorrect price or a promotional offer be incorrect due to typographical error or systems error, Petco shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders based on those errors.
THE MATERIALS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. PETCO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PETCO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. PETCO DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THE SERVICES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT PETCO) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
PETCO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, BROWSING OF, OR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT FROM THE SERVICES.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Petco and its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers, licensors and licensees, and partners, harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, actions, demands, liabilities, damages, costs, and settlements including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Services or Materials, or your violation of these Terms. You shall cooperate with us in the defense of any such claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder.
14. Your Account
If you use the Services, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer and your Petco account. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Petco reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
15. Contact with Third Parties and Third Party Websites
The Services may contain hyperlinks to other websites and webpages ("Third Party Pages"), as well as to text, graphics, videos, images, music, sounds, and information belonging to or originating from other third parties (collectively, "Third Party Applications"). The Company does not investigate, monitor, or review any Third Party Pages or Third Party Applications to ensure their accuracy, completeness, or appropriateness. The Company is not responsible for Third Party Pages or any Third Party Applications accessed through the Services. You agree that Petco shall have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence or integration of any such third party on the Services.
The inclusion of any hyperlinks to any Third Party Pages or Third Party Applications on the Services does not indicate the Company's approval or endorsement thereof. These links are provided solely as a convenience or benefit to users. Your interactions with a third party on the Services, or based on such third party's participation or presence on the Services, are solely between you and the third party. Petco has no control over these Third Party Pages or Third Party Applications independent of Petco. Petco makes no representations or warranties with respect to the content, ownership, or legality of any such linked third party website. If you choose to leave the Services to access any Third Party Pages or Third Party Applications, you should review their respective terms and privacy policies, and you access those Third Party Pages or Third Party Applications at your own risk.
Petco reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Services, or any portion thereof, without prior notice at any time for any reason. Upon any such termination, you must destroy any content obtained from the Services and all copies thereof. The provisions of these Terms relating to Use Restrictions, Copyright & Trademarks, User Submissions, Unsolicited Ideas, Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, Indemnity, Applicable Laws, and Mandatory Dispute Resolution shall survive any termination.
17. Modification or Suspension of the Services
You agree that Petco may, in its sole discretion and at any time, modify, discontinue, or suspend its operation of the Services or any part thereof, and any Materials, temporarily or permanently, without notice or liability to you.
Petco makes no claims that the Materials are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Services from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
These Terms govern our relationship with you, along with any additional terms in connection with certain programs, goods, or services associated with Petco. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept the Terms, you have not relied on any representation except as expressly set forth in these Terms, and you agree that you shall have no remedy with respect to any such representation not included in these Terms. Except as provided in Section 20 (Mandatory Dispute Resolution), each provision of the Terms shall be construed as separately applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in the circumstances.
19. Applicable Laws
20. Mandatory Dispute Resolution
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT AND TO HAVE A JURY HEAR YOUR CLAIMS. IT CONTAINS PROCEDURES FOR MANDATORY PRE-DISPUTE RESOLUTION, BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, YOU MUST PROVIDE NOTICE TO PETCO, PURSUANT TO THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, OF ANY CLAIM WITHIN ONE YEAR OF ITS ACCRUAL OR YOUR CLAIM SHALL BE WAIVED AND TIME-BARRED.
Pre-Dispute Resolution Process: Should you and Petco have a Dispute (as defined below), Petco is committed to engaging with you to resolve it. Therefore, for any Dispute that arises between you and Petco, the parties agree that they will first make a good faith effort to resolve it informally. This informal dispute resolution process is a condition precedent to commencing any formal proceeding in arbitration or small claims court. The parties agree that any relevant limitations period and filing fee or other deadlines will be tolled while the parties engage in this process.
For your Disputes with Petco, you must first send your name, address, telephone number, email address, and sufficient information for Petco to identify any transaction at issue; a detailed description of your Dispute; and the nature and basis of your claims and the relief sought to the following email address: email@example.com. You and Petco agree to negotiate in good faith about the Dispute, including through an informal and individualized telephone conference between you and Petco. If either party to the Dispute is represented by counsel, that party’s counsel may participate, but the party also must personally appear at and participate in the conference. This process should lead to resolution of the Dispute, but if the matter is not resolved within sixty (60) days after Petco’s receipt of the written description detailed above, you and Petco agree to the further dispute resolution provisions below. This time period will start to run upon receipt of the information referenced above.
Arbitration: You and Petco agree that any and all controversies, disputes, demands, counts, claims, or causes of action between you and the Company, or the Company's employees, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, representatives, or assigns (“Dispute(s)”), shall be resolved through binding and confidential arbitration, except that you or the Company may elect to have a Dispute heard in small claims court if it qualifies for hearing by such a court. In addition, each party retains the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights. “Dispute” shall be interpreted broadly and shall also include all Disputes that arose before your agreement to these Terms, and which arise after the termination of this agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, issues related to the scope, validity, and/or enforceability of this arbitration agreement are for a court to decide.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration and arbitration procedures are simpler and more limited than rules applicable in court. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, APART FROM THE NARROW EXCEPTIONS ABOVE, YOU AND PETCO ARE EACH WAIVING YOUR RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT, INCLUDING RIGHTS TO RECEIVE A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD DECLARATORY OR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF WARRANTED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT AWARD RELIEF FOR OR AGAINST ANYONE WHO IS NOT A PARTY TO THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING. FURTHER, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND PETCO AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. IF A COURT DETERMINES THAT PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF MAY NOT BE WAIVED AND ALL APPEALS FROM THAT DECISION HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED (OR THE DECISION IS OTHERWISE FINAL), THEN THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THE PARTICULAR CLAIM FOR PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF SHALL BE SEVERED AND STAYED PENDING ARBITRATION OF THE REMAINING CLAIMS. IF THIS SPECIFIC PARAGRAPH IS FOUND TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE ENTIRETY OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION (EXCEPT FOR THE JURY TRIAL WAIVER) SHALL BE NULL AND VOID.
Arbitration shall be subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law, and shall be conducted by Judicial Arbitration Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) pursuant to the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures (the "JAMS Rules") as modified by this arbitration agreement. The JAMS Rules, including instructions for bringing arbitration, are available on its website at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration. If JAMS is unable to administer a proceeding under this arbitration provision as written, the parties shall agree on a substitute arbitration organization. If the parties cannot agree, the parties shall mutually petition a court of appropriate jurisdiction to appoint an arbitration organization that will administer a proceeding under this arbitration provision as written and applying the selected arbitration organization’s consumer rules.
Petco will pay its arbitration costs as required by JAMS rules, and in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to costs of litigation, Petco will pay as much of your arbitration filing and hearing fees as the arbitrator deems is necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to the cost of litigation. Each side shall pay their own attorneys' fees, costs, and arbitration fees unless the arbitrator finds, among other grounds, (1) that either the substance of a claim or the relief sought is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), or (2) the claim(s) at issue permit the prevailing party to be reimbursed its fees and litigation costs, and in such instances, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by the arbitrator consistent with applicable law and with the JAMS Rules. The arbitrator may consider whether a party had previously offered full relief to the other party or whether the proceeding is part of multiple case filings.
The arbitration may be conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person at a mutually agreed-upon location convenient for you. You agree to appear at an initial conference with the arbitrator and at any hearing, along with your counsel if you are represented.
As referenced above, this dispute resolution section shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. It shall survive any termination or cancellation of these Terms. Any amendments to this dispute resolution section shall be prospective only and shall not affect any pending Dispute for which Petco has notice or pending arbitration proceeding.
YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND PETCO ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
OPT-OUT OF AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE: Petco’s updates to these Terms do not provide you with a new opportunity to opt out of arbitration if you previously agreed and did not validly opt out of arbitration. Petco will continue to honor any valid opt outs if you previously opted out of arbitration with Petco. To opt out of arbitration, you must send a notice via U.S. Mail to Petco at: Petco Legal Department, 10850 Via Frontera, San Diego CA 92127, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you must provide the following information: (1) your name, (2) your address, (3) your phone number, and (4) a clear statement that you wish to opt out of this arbitration provision. This opt-out notice must be received no later than thirty (30) days after the date you first become subject to this arbitration agreement. If you opt out of this agreement to arbitrate, all other provisions of these Terms will continue to apply to you. Opting out has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may have entered into with Petco or may enter into in the future with Petco.
21. Notice and Take Down Procedures
The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") provides recourse to copyright owners who believe that their rights under the United States Copyright Act have been infringed by acts of third parties over the Internet. If you believe that any content on the Services infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may request removal of such content from the Services by contacting Petco at the address identified below and providing the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work(s) and, where possible, include a copy or the location (e.g., the URL) of an authorized version of the work(s);
- Identification of the content that you believe to be infringing, and its location. Please describe the content, and provide us with its URL and/or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the allegedly infringing content.
- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained-of use of the work(s) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement that the information in this notification is accurate and, "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or authorized representative; and
- A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
Please send all notices (and counter-notices) to Petco's designated copyright agent at the following address:
Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
Attn: Copyright Agent; Law Department
10850 Via Frontera
San Diego, CA 92127
22. Changes to these Terms
Petco may revise these Terms at any time without prior notice. You will be deemed to have accepted those changes by, among other things, continuing to access or use the Services. We encourage you to check our Services frequently to see the current Terms in effect and any changes that may have been made to them. If we make material changes to the Terms we will post the revised Terms and the revised effective date on the Services.
23. Complete Agreement
24. Contact Information
Please contact us at the contact information below with any questions regarding these Terms. Petco is not responsible for requests or correspondence lost or delayed in the mail or over the Internet.
Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
10850 Via Frontera
San Diego, CA 92127