The mission of PetGroomer.com is to promote the professional advancement of the pet grooming industry by making available a centralized resource of industry information and links to related sites. Further, this site will strongly focus on the needs of new career and business opportunity seekers considering their entry into the pet grooming industry. This site is, in fact, the result of thousands of new career and business opportunity seekers contacting us while we were working on other pet industry sites and who so persuasively brought to our attention a compelling need for a centralized resource of information. This site shall assist everyone in building a more stable, successful, and profitable business and career in the pet grooming industry. Working together, we advance into a true profession worthy of the respect of millions of pet owners and their beloved pets.
All materials on this site © 1997-2020 Find A Groomer Inc. (the “Company”) or used with permission. All rights reserved.
Find A Groomer Inc.
PO Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
Trademarks, Copyrights & Restrictions
All materials on this site, including, but not limited to, images, text, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips (the “Materials”), are protected by copyrights that are owned or licensed by the Company or otherwise used with permission by the Company. PetGroomer.com, GroomerBox.com DriventoGroom.com, PetGroomerForums.com eGroomer.com Findagroomer.com, PetGroomerMagazine.com, GroomingBusinessinaBox.com, GroomerBox.com, GroomWise.com, GroomerTALK? and Grooming Business in a Box® are trademarks of the Company. You may not reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way whatsoever any Materials from its websites, www.petgroomer.com, www.driventogroom.com, www.groomingbusinessinabox.com, www.petgroomerads.com, www.findagroomer.com, www.egroomer.com, www.petgroomerforums.com, www.petgroomermagazine.com, www.groomerbox.com or any other website owned or operated by the Company without the prior written permission of the Company. However, you may download or make one copy of the Materials and other downloadable items displayed on the site for personal, noncommercial home use only, provided all copyright and other notices contained in the Materials are left intact. Any modification of the Materials, or any portion thereof, or use of the Materials for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of the Company’s copyrights and other proprietary rights. Use of these Materials on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited without prior written permission from the Company.
Ownership of Submissions
By transmitting bulletin board postings, e-mails, messages, suggestions, ideas, or concepts (each a “Submission”), whether unsolicited or solicited, to the Company, you are granting the Company a royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, unrestricted, worldwide license to publish, transmit, perform, display and otherwise use the Submission for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotional purposes. No credit or compensation is due to you for such use. The Company also has the right, but not the obligation, to use your name, city, and state in connection with broadcast, print, online or other use or publication of your submission. All submissions become the property of the Company and may be edited for use.
Message Boards, Forums, and Chat
Find A Groomer Inc. operates, GroomerTALK, a message board, forum, and chat room at www.petgroomerforums.com which is interlinked to other Company sites www.petgroomer.com, www.driventogroom.com, www.groomingbusinessinabox.com, www.petgroomerads.com, www.findagroomer.com, www.egroomer.com, www.groomwise.com, www.petgroomermagazine.com, www.groomerbox.com. The following notice applies to them.
Members or non-members shall not, without the Company’s express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, opinion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests to join or become members of any commercial online service or organization is expressly prohibited. You shall not use the messaging services’ private message or email functions to contact one or more members with unsolicited requests for information for goods, services, consumer issues, legal matters, or advertising in any manner.
With respect to any materials posted for inclusion in such Forums by other parties, such parties are responsible for the reliability, accuracy, and truthfulness of such material and such matters are beyond the control of the Company. Similarly, the Company has no control over whether such material is of a nature that users will find inoffensive, tasteful and otherwise acceptable and expressly disclaims any responsibility for such material. Just as when you obtain materials in any other setting, you should exercise appropriate discretion, good judgment, and caution in accessing materials in any of the Forums and taking any actions based on material in such Forums. Accordingly, you will bear all risks associated with any material you access.
We never sell your email address or other member information. You agree as a member of the GroomerTALK Community, we may occasionally (1 to 4 times a year) send you an email regarding events sponsored at the GroomerTALK™ Community www.petgroomerforums.com.
With respect to any materials you elect to post for inclusion in such Forums, you grant to the Company, simultaneous with such posting, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You agree not to upload, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish in any Forum any material that is:
(1) libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, pornographic, threatening, or an invasion of privacy;
(2) an infringement of the intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights and trademarks, of any person or entity;
(3) illegal in any way or advocates illegal activity;
(4) an advertisement or solicitation of funds, goods, or services;
(5) a message posted by a user impersonating another;
(6) personal information such as messages which identify phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references;
(7) chain letters of any kind;
(8) soliciting employment as either an employee or employer, including independent contractor arrangements;
(9) soliciting the purchase or sale of businesses, products, or services of any kind;
(10) sharing legal forms of any kind or
(11) sharing or comparing grooming prices.
(12) pictures of other people’s pets wherein you do not have their express permission to display here.
Possible Legal action; Members are reminded that they are the copyright holder of any/all content of posts made on these forums. Any member who deems this content to be libel shall first contact the Administrator and draw his/her attention to the offending post. Responsibilities and actions; The administrator shall contact the author of the offending post by whichever means deemed appropriate and inform him/her that an objection has been raised and the reason for deletion. The member shall also be reminded that should a further incident occur; the member will be banned from the forums. The forum owners shall be allowed a reasonable period of time to respond to the objection. This will end the involvement of the forum owners. Should a member subsequently decide to raise an action against another member, the owner shall, as directed by the relevant law authority, provide legal testimony as required. By posting on these forums, you agree to the above conditions.
You acknowledge that the GroomerTALK Message Board and Chat Room(s) are available to the general public both with and without registration as the operator deems correct. You further acknowledge that live or recorded chat room session transcripts may be made public and published for the GroomerTALK Community review.
The Company will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing to disclose the identity of anyone posting such information or materials.
Any registered member may request that their GroomerTALK account at www.petgroomerforums.com be closed, wherein their member name will be removed from their posts and will no longer show their registered member name but instead display “Guest.” The member profile page will be fully deleted. You agree that the Company shall not have to remove any of your posts on your demand, and they will remain as being posted by “Guest” instead. They may remain in the GroomerTALK database until the Company performs pruning maintenance of aged posts, which may extend five or more years.
Contact information is not required to register for GroomerTALK Message Board or Chat Rooms. However, if your contact info becomes known to us, it shall not be shared except with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting that information. If your conduct at PetGroomer.com community facilities leads to potential issues or legal matters with other members or vendors, we may use your real name, if known to us, interchangeably with any or all of the fictional names you have created to interact with our community facilities, in order to resolve any and every issue or matter.
The Chat Room cannot be used to rally, stage, or encourage dissent against other members, advertisers, or management. Direct comments to the Admin instead by email below.
You also agree to indemnify the Company for any claims or suits arising from your posting of such material in a Forum.
You acknowledge that the Company cannot assure you that someone will impersonate you on our message board or chat room when you provide your username and password to them in any manner of doing so, including not logging out and allowing someone else to use your computer. Further, if you opt to use any form of convenience programming to assist you with a faster login on your computer, such as a Windows cookie that remembers your login information, you acknowledge that others using your computer could log in and impersonate you without our knowing. You fully hold the Company harmless in any such case where you do not protect your login information to the fullest extent possible. In addition, your computer may be hacked, and again someone could access your login information maintained on your computer and therein come to our message or chat facilities impersonating you without our ever knowing. You acknowledge your complete responsibility to protect your GroomerTALK Message Board and Chat Room login information.
You acknowledge that the Company does not keep records of Chat Room activity for longer than 48 hours and that there is no legal requirement to keep transcripts. The Company owns the transcripts and will not share them with any member, only through proper procedures with law enforcement. We do not guarantee to review transcripts; if there is a problem, you must immediately contact us. You further agree that we may publish or display live chat activities or transcripts; there is no implied privacy by being in a chat room any more than posting and replying on the message board. The Company may also comment on the message board or marked-up chat transcripts when displayed to make an example of an appropriate activity according to the guidelines presented here and on the message board(s) and chat room(s).
You acknowledge that you will not use the GroomerTALK Message Board, including all of its functions, such as private messaging, to market in any manner traffic to another message board or chat or similar community discussion facility owned by you or another party. Your membership may be temporarily or permanently banned for this infraction.
You further acknowledge that Internet search engines regularly visit our forums to index its database, including your message(s) in their databases made public. You release and hold harmless the Company from any and all activity as a result of search engines presenting the results of their indexing and presenting our forums and your messages to Internet users and other uses conducted by any one or all search engines. You release the Company from any and all responsibility to assist you or take on the responsibility to contact any one or all search engine(s) in order to delete or discontinue the presentation of your message(s) you originally posted in our forums. It is fully your responsibility to contact any one or all involved search engines to delete or modify your messages indexed in their databases from the Company’s public forums.
You acknowledge that registration is required to post or reply on the GroomerTALK Message Board and Chat Room. Registration only requires your email address, but no other positive identification is made of you. Your email address is never made available to members of the GroomerTALK Community or the public. Your presence in the GroomerTALK Community is through a fictitious user name. The Company does not require any positive identification, and neither your legal name, address, website URL, or telephone. Therefore you remain anonymous to the public unless you disclose your identity at your own risk, which we strongly discourage.
Users agree to open and register no more than one account for the GroomerTALK Message Board. Registered members that become banned users and/or users whose account is closed by the administration agree not to sign-up for an alternate account and that their IP address may be blocked for attempting or intending to do so.
Software accessed through www.petgroomer.com, www.driventogroom.com, www.groomingbusinessinabox.com, www.petgroomerads.com, www.findagroomer.com, www.egroomer.com, www.petgroomerforums.com, www.groomwise.com, www.petgroomermagazine.com, and www.groomerbox.com is subject to the license terms provided with the software and may be further subject to United States Export laws, rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. No software from this Site may be downloaded or exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Sudan, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) anyone on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the software, 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.
The Company is not responsible for the content of any sites which may be linked to www.petgroomer.com, www.driventogroom.com, www.groomingbusinessinabox.com, www.petgroomerads.com, www.findagroomer.com, www.egroomer.com, www.petgroomerforums.com, www.groomwise.com, www.petgroomermagazine.com, www.groomerbox.com, or any web pages of its websites. These links are provided for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk.
Coupons, Samples & Freebie Offers
PetGroomer.com’s Coupons, Samples, and Freebies page is herein and hereafter referred to as “C, S & F.” The C, S & F page and the entirety of its content may also be located on third-party websites and/or applications. Our C, S & F enables you to locate the latest online coupons, freebies, and samples available from merchants. We provide you with the latest available listings, which allow you, the user, to receive freebies, samples, and discounts on purchases at merchants for whom we have coupons. The C, S & F acts as a system or venue to introduce you to online sellers of goods or services. Find A Groomer Inc. makes reasonable efforts to ensure the availability of the information and content, including coupon codes and expiration dates, available through the C, S & F page. However, merchants have the ability to change or terminate their promotional offers at any time, including but not limited to, the freebie offer, samples offer, coupon code, and expiration date. Since the C, S & F is composed of content not offered by Find A Groomer Inc., Find A Groomer Inc. does not control (i) the terms of the coupon or promotional offer made by the merchant; (ii) the availability or technical capabilities of the merchant Web sites or links to their Web sites; (iii) the quality, safety or legality of items available through or on merchant Web sites or sites of third parties not in privity of contract with Find A Groomer Inc., (iv) the truth or accuracy or legality of the content from those advertisers or those third parties (even if such content appears on the C. S & F), or (v) Find A Groomer Inc. is not liable or responsible for content supplied by third parties, or for actions you might take in reliance on that content.
Nothing contained in any of the C, S & F is an offer or promise to sell or supply a specific product for a specific price or at no charge, and any merchant will sell any product or service for any purpose or price or on any specific terms. Find A Groomer Inc. does not guarantee any merchant’s price, terms, product, availability, and/or services.
For all of the C, S & F, Find A Groomer Inc. is not involved in any transactions between you and any of the merchants for whom we list coupons or promotional offers, and is not responsible for, and does not guarantee the price or performance of any goods, services or information provided by advertisers. If you have a dispute with one or more merchants, you agree to release and hereby release Find A Groomer Inc. (and Find A Groomer Inc.’s officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, successors, assigns, content providers, and service providers) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Only Personal Use is Authorized
Under this Agreement, Find A Groomer Inc. gives you permission to access and use the C, S & F for your personal use and to copy, distribute and transmit the content of the C, S & F only to the extent that such copying, distribution, and transmission is automatically done through your browser software incidentally to using the C, S & F for your personal use. You may also print a copy of the information displayed on the C, S & F for personal use. That means that except as set forth above, you may not modify, reformat, copy, display, distribute, transmit, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products, or service obtained by your use of the C, S & F. This restriction means, among other things, that you may not mirror on your own Web site any portion of the C, S & F or display through your own Web site any results pages or other information from the C, S & F without Find A Groomer Inc.’s express permission.
The technology underlying, and content within, the C, S & F is owned by Find A Groomer Inc. and/or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property or proprietary rights. If you use the C, S & F other than as provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States and other countries and applicable state laws and may be subject to penalties. As between you and Find A Groomer Inc., Find A Groomer Inc. owns and retains all ownership of the technology underlying and content within the C, S & F, and reserves all rights not explicitly granted to you in this Agreement.
Advertising, Paid & Complimentary Listings
Sellers advertising in the PetGroomer.com Classified Ads acknowledge that they hold harmless the Company for any and all sales using the PetGroomer.com Classified Ads wherein the seller is affected by the fraud, misrepresentation, scams, and other problems by buyers. To stop fraud, the Company provides the following warning to all sellers click here and on the Submit Ad page at the PetGroomer.com Classified Ads. We encourage the use of contracts of sale and legal advice in the handling of major purchases. We encourage sellers to report buyer abuse in any form.
All classified ads by non-sponsors are 3-month ads. Charging for six months and getting the additional six months free is a surcharge for higher placement of the ad on the web page where it appears. You are not renting space for a year that may be used for selling additional products or services if the initial product advertised is sold. There are no refunds for unused time if the product is sold before the ad time is terminated by the seller placing the ad. Our initial employee-related fees for placing an ad are considerable, including photo image improvements, resizing, categorizing, storing, and transmitting to our website. There are no refunds based on unused advertising time paid for.
Buyers using the PetGroomer.com Classified Ads acknowledge that the Company does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information in any classified ad, including any products, vehicles, equipment, or services being sold. Buyers acknowledge that the Company shall not be held responsible for advertising products, vehicles, equipment, or services with omissions or inaccuracies. The buyer’s responsible for verifying the accuracy of products, equipment, vehicles, or services advertised here before they purchase. We encourage buyers to consider a contract of sale for every purchase and legal representation, especially for major purchases. Buyers may report fraud and abuse of the classified ads to the Company. Sellers may be blocked from further sales using the PetGroomer.com Classified Ads where conditions warrant. If we receive complaints (s) against a seller, we shall investigate the matters brought forward in the complaint. We may use the involved ad(s) during our investigation. If we cannot resolve the complaint to our satisfaction, we reserve the right to remove the ad and remit a full refund to the seller posting the ad. We reserve the right to refuse service.
Sellers agree we may temporarily or permanently remove their ad(s) when a complaint(s) is received by our company office. An investigation will be initiated thereafter. Sellers agree we are not required to but to take the phone and written evidence and testimony and make a decision to resume the advertising per the policies stated here. Where we cannot verify, we may simply refuse the ad continuance and will issue a refund to the seller for the ad(s) affected. Ads misrepresenting the service or product being sold are not allowed for publication, and any evidence of such by buyer(s) will cancel the ad(s).
If you see your business listed in any area of PetGroomer.com websites without your authorization, please contact our office at email@example.com whereupon we will investigate and make corrections. Find A Groomer Inc. listings are complimentary to all grooming business owners or authorized management. Listings that show no activity by the listing owner may be removed every 18 to 30 months at the discretion of the Company.
Visitors acknowledge that offers of employment or search for employment of any kind, including independent contractors in the PetGroomer.com Classified ads related to help wanted, and the Company has not verified job search for compliance with local, state, or federal employment. It is the responsibility of the visitor to conduct due diligence to determine if the position offered, or sought, is legally an employee or independent contractor status. Consult your attorney or local, state, and federal agencies for assistance in making such a determination.
Additional functional instructions and usage rules for features including the PetGroomer.com Classified Ads at www.petgroomerads.com, GroomerTALK at www.petgroomer.com, GroomerTALK at www.petgroomerforums.com and www.findagroomer.com are published at each respective feature, and by accessing any one or more of these features, you also agree completely to follow those instructions and additional usage rules in addition to the legal notices presented here.
By using this website and/or transmitting to it any Submission(s), you agree to indemnify the Company, its officers, directors, parents, partners, employees, agents, distributors, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their related companies for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action arising out of your breach or alleged breach of this agreement.
THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE TRANSMITTED AND DISTRIBUTED “AS IS” AND APPEAR ON THE SITE WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIALS ON THE website AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE website WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. Where applicable law does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, the foregoing exclusions may not apply to you.
The materials provided on this website are for entertainment, educational and promotional purposes only. Users may not rely on any information and opinions expressed in it for any other purpose. Neither the Company nor its officers, directors, parents, partners, employees, agents, distributors, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their related companies are responsible nor liable for any loss damage (including, but not limited to, actual, consequential, or punitive), liability, claim, or other injury or cause related to or resulting from any information posted on the Company’s website.
The Company may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the site, including, but not limited to, any bulletin boards on its site, for any reason, including, without limitation, a breach of this agreement. In the event this agreement is terminated, the restrictions regarding Materials appearing on the website, and the representations and warranties, indemnities, and limitations of liabilities set forth in this agreement will survive any such termination.
The Company, a Nevada corporation operating in Washington state, controls and operates this site. The Company does not represent or warrant that Materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access this site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws.
This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada, as it is applied to agreements entered into and performed within that State. Any action brought to enforce this agreement or matters related to the site will be brought in either the State or Federal Courts of Nevada. If any provision of this agreement is deemed void, unlawful, or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, that provision will be severed from this agreement, and the remaining provisions of this agreement will remain in force. This contains the entire agreement between you and the Company concerning your use of the site, and the agreement will not be modified, except in writing, signed by both parties.
The Company is dedicated to protecting your privacy on its Internet Websites and promotions. You can expect the same standard of privacy protection on our Internet sites that we extend to you in any other interaction with the Company.
The Company’s policy on privacy is in accordance with the Direct Marketing Association’s Marketing Online Privacy Principles and agreed upon by the Internet Alliance, the leading association devoted to promoting and developing online and Internet Services worldwide.
Personally Volunteered Information
We only collect personal information from our visitors on a voluntary basis. Personal information may include name, address, e-mail, types and names of pets, credit card information (in the case of electronic commerce only), etc. The personal information you volunteer to us is used to fulfill your request, provide you with information, or market products, events, and/or services that may interest you. These offers may come directly from us, our affiliates, or other reputable organizations whose privacy policies align with our own. Each offer is carefully examined to ensure that it meets our standards. Additionally, we try to ensure that these offers reach only those most likely to be interested in them. This intent will be expressly stated if your personal information is to be used in any fashion other than the above-mentioned.
Other Personal Information
Our Web servers collect the domain names (not the e-mail addresses) of visitors to our Websites. This information is aggregated to measure basic usage data such as the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages reviewed, etc. which is used by the Company to improve the content of our Websites.
We may use ‘cookies’ on some pages of our Websites to help us serve you better each time you return. A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website, accepted by a Web browser, and then placed on your hard drive. If and when used by Find, Cookies contain only the information you submit to the Company. Therefore, you have control over the information stored in the cookie. The cookie expires after six months, so there is little concern about it storing outdated information. You can always set your browser to warn you when a cookie is sent to you. This will give you more control over the acceptance of them.
The data collected from these cookies helps us to analyze browsing patterns of our visitors’ browsing patterns to improve our website’s content and design. The information collected from these cookies is for the Company’s and its affiliates’ exclusive use and will not be shared with other vendors.
Remember: you can always alter any personal information you have already submitted.
The Company does not intend to collect personal information from individuals under eighteen years of age. Where appropriate, Find will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on our Websites. If a child has provided us with information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact us if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our existing files.
The information that you provide to us is not sold to third-party data compilation services. The Company only attempts to link to sites with similarly high respect for your privacy. However, we are not responsible for other sites’ content or privacy practices. Should you have a problem with privacy on any site we link to, please let us know by contacting us.
The Company takes reasonable measures to keep all information about our online visitors secure against unauthorized access and periodically reviews the security measures of all our internet sites.
As a demonstration of our commitment to protecting your privacy, we offer these suggested contacts for privacy organizations.
The Federal Trade Commission, Cookie Central, Internet Alliance
We do not share information collected as part of normal business operations, including promotions, and only to meet legal requirements and regulatory requirements of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and other agencies.
If a company or any of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal information acquired by us may be one of the assets transferred to the third party. If you are a California resident, you have a legal right to request and receive in writing or by email the names and addresses of all third parties who received your personally identifiable information during the previous calendar year and a list of the types of personally identifiable information disclosed to such third parties. To request such information, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not honor such requests more than once per calendar year.
To stop receiving any communications, email email@example.com with your name, address, and email advising that you wish to stop receiving communications from Find A Groomer Inc.
To modify or review your information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and email and indicate you wish to modify or review your information.
Effective June 1, 1997
Last Revised March 18, 2017