The Family Dog™ Stop the 77 Dog Safety Presenter Agreement

THIS AGREEMENT is made between you (“you” or “the Presenter”) and The Family Dog, LLC. (“The Family Dog”). It comes into force at the moment when you check the box to confirm that you have read, understood and accepted the terms of it.

This agreement sets forth the terms and conditions governing your use of The Family Dog trademarks, service marks, methods, techniques, systems, procedures and proprietary written and recorded materials.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT, AND WILL BE BOUND BY THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH BELOW.

A. Eligibility

You agree that in order to present The Family Dog safety programs you must be eligible as defined herein: 


The Presenter must be of the age of majority (not a minor) in his or her state of residence and must ensure that his/her details, as provided to The Family Dog on registration or at any time subsequently, are correct, complete and up to date.

B. Intellectual Property

You understand and agree to the following:

  • The Family Dog Stop the 77 Dog Safety Programs (“Programs,” “Dog Safety Programs”) are safety programs created, owned, and provided by The Family Dog, LLC, a New Jersey company. The Programs, including logo, words, images, design, software, audio and video recordings or clips, and all intellectual property and proprietary rights of any kind associated therewith including all copies and derivative works, are the sole property of The Family Dog. Nothing in this agreement will transfer to the Presenter or any other party any ownership of, or right to retain beyond the terms of this agreement, any materials provided as part of the Presenter’s approval or any other aspect of the Program. You have only a limited, non-exclusive right to use the The Family Dog materials to the extent necessary to present The Family Dog Dog Safety programs during the period for which you are a Family Dog Dog Safety Presenter.
  • These Programs and all associated Program materials are licensed to Presenter and do not transfer any ownership rights to Presenter. Presenter shall not: (a) modify, translate, or in any way (video, written, etc…) Program materials without express written permission from The Family Dog; (b) remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, legal, or proprietary notices or acknowledgements placed the Program materials, or (c) permit any exhibition, duplication, distribution, adaptation, transmission, re-transmission, broadcast, or other use of the Program materials except as expressly allowed under this agreement. In addition, Presenter shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that others do not take any of these actions either.
  • “The Family Dog, Dog Training for the Whole Family™” (the “Trademark”) is a trademark of The Family Dog, and it may not be used in connection with any product or merchandise only. Permission to use The Family Dog logos is limited to the Stop the 77 Dog Safety logos available to you for download on the member-only website.
  • You are permitted to use: “The Family Dog Stop the 77 Dog Safety Program(s)” “The Family Dog Stop the 77 Program(s)” or “Stop the 77 Dog Safety Program(s)”, “The Family Dog I Speak Doggie Safety Program” or “The Family Dog Stop the 77 Preschool Dog Safety Program” or “The Family Dog Stop Dog Stars Safety Program” or “The Family Dog Elementary School Dog Safety Program” to identify any presentations you may teach that strictly adhere to the teaching and presentation guidelines and examples taught in The Family Dog Stop the 77 Dog Safety Program.
  • You acknowledge the ownership of all intellectual property rights by The Family Dog, and agree that you will do nothing inconsistent with such ownership. You will not use The Family Dog’s logos, graphics, designs, videos, audio files and any other creations in connection with any product or service that is not provided by us. Nor shall you use any of our identifying designs or content in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or that is in any way disparaging or discrediting to The Family Dog. You acknowledge and understand that nothing in this Agreement gives you any right, title or interest in the Trademark or other intellectual property. The nature and quality of all services you perform in connection with the Trademark or name The Family Dog will conform to standards set forth in the The Family Dog Stop the 77 Dog Safety Program and as otherwise established from time to time by The Family Dog.
  • You may not build third-party sites that contain materials copied form The Family Dog sources nor create your own website to promote The family Dog products/services without receiving express approval from The Family Dog. You may not use or attempt to register any of The Family Dog’s trade name or derivatives thereof, trademarks, service names, product names, URLs, advertising phrases for any purpose including, but not limited to, Internet domain names (URL), third party websites, web pages, or blogs.
  • You shall safeguard and promote the good reputation of The Family Dog and its products and services. When promoting these products or services produced by or directly connected to The Family Dog, Presenter may use sales aids and marketing materials produced or approved by The Family Dog. If presenter creates their own marketing materials The Family Dog Stop the 77 logo must present anywhere these programs are marketed.

C. Entitlements

You understand and agree that by purchasing this program you are given the express allowances to use The Family Dog Stop the 77 Dog Safety Program properties in the following ways:
  • You are entitled to give The Family Dog Stop the 77 Dog Safety presentations according to the teaching and presentation guidelines and examples taught in the Stop the 77 Dog Safety Program.
  • You may refer to yourself as a “Family Dog Stop the 77 Presenter” or “Stop the 77 Family Dog Safety Presenter” Or a “Stop the 77 Presenter.”
  • You may display the designated “Family Dog Stop the 77 Safety Presenter” or associated logo on your website and in marketing materials. All on-line use of logos or trademarks must be associated with a live link to http://www.stopthe77.com.
  • The Family Dog hereby grants to the you, the Presenter, during the term of Presenter’s active account to The Family Dog, a non-exclusive right to download the designated purchased presentation videos “Stop the 77 – I Speak Doggie presentation” and/or “Stop the 77 – Dog Stars presentation” and to project them during presentations. You may NOT upload these presentation videos to any site nor share them electronically in any way. You agree that you will not use The Family Dog Stop the 77 Dog Safety videos or any portion thereof for any purpose other than those specified herein, and that The Family Dog may, in its sole discretion, withhold such consent.
  • The Family Dog will provide you with password protected access to a member-only website where you can download logos and one (or two) videos “I Speak Doggie” and/or “Dog Stars” to embedding or featuring on your own website for the purpose of marketing. These two videos (which do NOT include presentation features such as white space pauses between segments or body language pictures) are the ONLY two videos you may embed on your website. Each must include a live link to: http://www.stopthe77.com.
  • You may add your logo to the Program handouts we provide in the designated area only and copy these materials solely for the purpose of educating members of your audience after a Program has been presented.

D. Agreements

In addition to the foregoing, you understand and agree that:
  • The policies and requirements of The Family Dog set forth in this Agreement may be supplemented by the policies and requirements of facilities owned by parties other than The Family Dog that are used for Dog Safety presentations and you agree to abide by all such third-party policies and requirements as a condition of your participation in such programs.
  • If you choose to bring a live dog as a part of the presentation, you agree to ONLY bring a certified therapy dog tested and registered by a reputable organization. No other live dogs may accompany you during any presentations of these programs.
  • You will, at your own expense, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Family Dog and its owners, directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against any and all liabilities, claims, causes of action, suits, damages, including without limitation, suits for personal injury or death of third parties, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, for which The Family Dog becomes liable, or may incur or be compelled to pay by reason of your activities or your breach of the terms of this Agreement.
  • You are not, and will not hold yourself out to be, an employee, subcontractor, representative or agent of The Family Dog and nothing herein constitutes or implies the existence of a partnership, joint venture or grant of a franchise between you and The Family Dog. Any rights granted to you hereunder are personal in nature, and may not be transferred or assigned.
  • You are under no obligation to present any of the programs that you purchase from The Family Dog. However if you do choose to present any of The Family Dog programs, you undertake to act at all times in a professional and honest manner and to follow the standards and principles of behavior as set forth in any Rules or Codes of Conduct issued by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. The Presenter will also be solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licensees or permits and for paying all liabilities associated with his/her business activities including but not limited to insurances, tax, social security, health and pension insurance liabilities. The presenter WILL NOT CHARGE ANY FEES to the public for these Programs. They are to be given free of charge as public educational campaigns and as marketing opportunities for the presenter’s rescue, shelter, training company or other kid, dog or safety-related business.
  • By using the http://www.thefamilydog.com/ website you accept and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use of the website and by all other terms and conditions, policies, procedures and/or rules posted on it by The Family Dog from time to time, all of which are deemed to be an integral part of this Presenter Agreement and to govern the relationship between the Presenter and The Family Dog.
The Family Dog, in its sole discretion, may make changes to thefamilydog.com website and to any of the contents thereof by posting such changes online. The Presenter should ensure his/her awareness of such changes by regularly checking his/her e-mails and regularly reviewing the website. Continued use of the website and Program following any change constitutes acceptance of the change and agreement by the Presenter to be bound by it.
  • This Agreement will terminate, and all rights granted to you hereby will automatically terminate, upon the first to occur of: (a) your failure to comply with any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement; (b) your use of the “The Family Dog” or any associated names or logos (Stop the 77, I Speak Doggie, Dog Stars, etc…) name in any manner not expressly permitted by this Agreement (c) your failure to adhere to the standards established by The Family Dog from time to time Family Dog Presenters or (d) within 30 days of written notice of cancellation of the agreement by either party. Immediately upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, YOU will stop using all The Family Dog trademarks, logos, videos, or any materials either in print or online and will not imply any association with The Family Dog form the date of termination of the agreement. You will return all Family Dog Materials in your possession or control to The Family Dog. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the provisions of sections B.3, D.2, D.9 and D.10 will survive any termination of this Agreement.
  • The Family Dog HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THIS AGREEMENT, THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE.
  • The Family Dog WILL BE NOT BE LIABLE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY), TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF The Family Dog HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH COSTS OR DAMAGES. SPECIFICALLY (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY) The Family Dog IS NOT LIABLE IF YOU BRING A DOG TO ANY VENUE OR PRESENTATION AND ANY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTS.
  • Any dispute concerning the terms of this Agreement will be resolved in accordance with laws of the State of New Jersey, without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. In the event of any dispute relating to this contract, the venue shall be in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of New Jersey.
  • This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between The Family Dog and you concerning its subject matter and supersedes any understandings or agreements to the contrary, including any oral representations or other statements. The failure of the Family Dog to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of any such provision or any other provision.
Effective Date: This Terms of Use Agreement was last updated on July 30, 2015.
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