DISCLAIMER

By accessing or using any areas of this website you agree to the terms and conditions as outlined in this website. We retain the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time by posting new terms and conditions on this site.

 

CODE OF ETHICS

  1. Your animal’s safety, health and well-being are our primary objectives and concern.

  2. Rules for your animal(s) will be adhered to without deviation, unless it places your animal’s safety, health and well-being at risk.

  3. No aggressive animals will be used or encouraged for any production or event.  Animals that are trained to “act aggressively” on cue may be used if needed.

  4. Animals with illnesses or contagious diseases will not be permitted to participate in any of our services or productions until fully recovered.

  5. Leashes, crates and/or holding pens will be used in all situations where the animal’s safety may be at risk and for their comfort while on set.

  6. Training using positive methods will be utilized.  No physical or mental abuse of any animals during training or while the animal is in our care will be used.

  7. We will not train an animal to be aggressive or make them do tasks that are beyond their desire or capability.

  8. We follow and utilize the requirements as outlined by the American Humane Association and the USDA Animal Welfare Act.

 

TERMS OF AGREEMENT

"FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY"
(This is not a "get rich quick" or "promise of employment" for you or your animal)

 

By contracting with any member or employee of "STAR K9, LLC" (herein referred to as “STAR K9”), the animal’s owner (herein referred to as “owner”) agree to the following terms.

Animal Actor/Model Talent Submission

  1. To submit an animal as an actor/model the individual must be the legal owner and the individual morally and financially responsible for the animal’s life, care, health and security.

  2. Talent submission information must be completed and returned before any services can be provided for the owner and animal.  Information should include the following:

  1. How Did You Hear About STAR K9, LLC?

  2. Your Name

  3. Your Address

  4. Your Phone Number

  5. Your Email Address

  6. Your Emergency Contact

  7. Pet's Name

  8. Type and Age of Pet

  9. Veterinarian Name and Contact Information

  10. Is Your Pet Up-to-Date on Required Vaccinations?

  11. Brief Description of Your Pet (commands, certifications, personality, etc.)

  12. Brief Description of Your Handling Skills (years, certifications, animals trained, etc.)

  13. Pictures.  Pictures should be current (6 months old or less).  STAR K9 will take professional pictures (no charge) of your animal at their office in Cedartown, Georgia or the owner may take their own pictures.  DOG and CAT pictures must have SOLID WHITE BACKGROUND.  Other animal pictures (farm, reptiles, etc.) may be natural areas.  TWO head shots and TWO shots that show your animal sitting, lying down or full body shot.  Send pictures as individual attachments.  Pictures should be clear, good quality.

  1. The owner verifies that the information provided to STAR K9 to submit their animal as animal talent to STAR K9 is true and accurate.  The owner also agrees that they will contact STAR K9 if any information they initially provided to STAR K9 requires updating to accurately reflect their animal as true and accurate as possible.

  2. The owner recognizes by submitting their animal as an actor/model to STAR K9 they are requesting the services provided by STAR K9 to market, promote and advertise the animal to media production companies and events that help promote the image of the owner’s animal, and stimulate the animal actor/model mentally and physically in a positive manner.

  3. By submitting the animal as an actor/model with STAR K9 through the talent submission information, the owner understands and agrees that it is an application and not a contract.  And said application does not bind the owner upon submitting said form. 

  4. Photos required to market, promote and advertise the animal will be necessary and of professional quality.  If the owner cannot provide these photos, STAR K9 will make arrangements to take said photos either at their headquarters or at an agreed upon location. 

  5. An animal talent agent of STAR K9 will conduct an interview to assess the looks, personality, characteristics and learning abilities of the animal and determine demeanor, and attitude of the animal and their desire to perform.  STAR K9 will not take an animal that is unhappy to perform. Not all animals will be accepted.  STAR K9’s decision to accept or refuse an animal is final. 

  6. When an animal is chosen for a production, the owner will be notified and informed of all details and requirements of the production company.

  7. The owner has the final decision about the involvement or non-involvement of the animal in any production.

  8. The owner will sign a "Letter of Permission and Release" provided by STAR K9 that allows STAR K9 to be in control of the care, safety and security of the animal while contracted for any production.

  9. STAR K9 will provide a trainer/wrangler responsible for the care, safety and security of the animal when contracted for any production and on set.  The trainer/wrangler will also be responsible for the performance of the animal as per production requirements.

  10. STAR K9 will provide a nominal payment to the owner for the use of their animal in a production.  Payment amounts will be at the sole discretion of STAR K9 and are provided to the owner as a consideration for the use of their animal. 

  11. The owner understands and agrees that the nominal payment amounts will generally not cover the expenses the owner may or may not incur while contracting with STAR K9 for the use of their animal.

  12. If the owner decides to accompany the animal to set locations, all travel expenses or overnight accommodations will be the responsibility of the owner.

  13. The owner will be responsible for any taxes or fees incurred upon receiving said payments by STAR K9.

  14. Events that allow the owner to be involved in the care and control of the animal at a production or event will be honored whenever possible to maintain the bond and working relationship between owner and animal.

  15. For insurance purposes, unless otherwise agreed upon, the owner is not permitted "on set" at a production or live event.  Also due to the distraction the owner may cause the animal’s performance, the owner is not permitted on set.  The owner is welcome to attend locations and venues NEAR the set.

  16. If the owner is invited on set during a production or event, for their safety and the safety of others (the normal continuance of the production or event), the owner will be responsible to adhere to all rules and regulations provided by the production company, or the event coordinators, and will not be the responsibility of STAR K9 should the owner be injured or cause damage on set.

  17. Training services are provided by STAR K9 for the animal as part of the animal’s personal growth and acceptability for major productions or to perform for a specific task in a production or event.

  18. If the animal is used on a production, the animal must be licensed with the USDA in order to legally be exhibited in a production or live performance Said license is valid for a one year period.  STAR K9 will obtain the license for the owner’s convenience. 

  19. The USDA yearly license application for the animal is the administrative and financial responsibility of STAR K9.

  20. The staff of STAR K9 will do everything possible to ensure the care, safety and security of your animal.  In the event of an injury or other problem involving the animal, STAR K9 will attempt to contact the owner as soon as possible in order to discuss treatment of the animal and/or call the owner’s veterinarian.  The owner recognizes that the staff of STAR K9 must exercise its best judgment and discretion when accessing medical situations on a timely basis. The owner agrees to accept full financial responsibility for any medical treatment that may be required.

  21. Leashes, crates, collars, food and treats for the animal must be provided by the owner.  Leashes and collars are for the animal’s safety, and the food/treats provided are for the animal’s nutritional well-being. 

  22. The owner’s personal contact information and any information concerning the owner or the animal may be given to a production company to secure contract of services.  The owner’s personal contact information will not be given out to the general public by STAR K9 or its employees unless the owner’s written permission is given to release specific information (media release, marketing, etc.)

  23. The owner understands and agrees to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, including appropriate dress attire, language, manners and courtesy.  NO SMOKING (including smokeless cigarettes), TOBACCO USE OR ALCOHOL COMSUMPTION is allowed at any time while on set or on location.  STAR K9 reserves the right to remove the owner and any of their associates from the set and/or location at any time without any recourse from the owner or their associates.   


ANIMAL ACTORS/MODEL AGREEMENT

  1. The owner's written permission to care for the safety and well-being of their animal as an animal actor/model for film, television, movie or print productions or for an event; was given upon registering their animal as an actor/model with STAR K9; therefore all animal actors/models registered with STAR K9 are under the care and control of a professional trainer/wrangler or dog behaviorist/trainer on set, at events or on production locations.  Written permission to use an owner’s animal in any production will be supplied to the production company by STAR K9 before working with a production or any live event.

  2. A copy of the animal’s USDA license or letter of exemption will be provided to the production company or event coordinator of a production for presentation to the American Humane Society should any of their representatives be on location.

  3. Animal photos and animal information will be available for Directors, Producers, and Talent Agencies through STAR K9 website and linked to the STAR K9 Facebook Page for viewing of each animal’s information.  All photos displayed on STAR K9 website and STAR K9 Facebook Page are the property of STAR K9, and cannot be copied, manipulated or used for any commercial event/production, media event/production, advertising, marketing, or public display without the express authorization of STAR K9.

  4. Some productions require additional insurance for animal talent and the American Humane Society present during the production.  STAR K9 as a business is required to be insured for specifics according to our business criteria and operations therefore any additional insurance requirements will be the responsibility of the contracting production company.

  5. If the production company requires the American Humane Society to be on set it is the responsibility of the production company to ensure they make these arrangements.  STAR K9 will assist the production company in procuring the American Humane Society if required for their production.

  6. The animal trainer/wrangler is required, without exception, to attend all production meetings (either in person or via online chat, i.e., Skype) relating to the involvement and actions requested/required, directly or indirectly of animal talent.  STAR K9 shall be given allotted time to communicate and direct animal talent accordingly.

  7. The animal trainer/wrangler has the right to withdraw from any production or live event, at any time during such event, without loss of wage or monies owed to the animal talent or STAR K9 should the animal trainer/wrangler find the treatment or the safety of the animal talent is at risk; or the animal talent is sick/ injured and cannot continue or complete the production.  No legal action or recourse against STAR K9 it's employees, clients or affiliates can be taken for the withdrawal of animal talent from a production under these circumstances. 

 

WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

STAR K9 maintains this website (“site”) for your entertainment, information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the website. You may not download, distribute, transmit, modify, reuse, report, or use the contents of the website for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without written permission from STAR K9.

The access and use of STAR K9 site is also subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms and Conditions below.

 

1.    You should assume that all material on the site is protected by copyright unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as permitted in these Terms and Conditions or in the text of the site.

2.    YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR RISK. STAR K9 MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO ITS ACCURACY AND STAR K9.  SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THE SITE.  STAR K9 NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE IS LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

3.    Features and specifications of products described or depicted on the site are subject to change at any time without notice.

4.    STAR K9 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, or browsing in the site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the site.

5.    Materials displayed on the site are either the property of, or used with permission provided to STAR K9.  The use of these materials by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission is provided elsewhere on the site.  Any unauthorized use of the text or images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statutes.

6.    All photos displayed on STAR K9 website is the property of STAR K9 and cannot be copied, distributed or used for personal promotions, promotion of a business personal or commercial or used for any advertising where a person, business or company will monetarily benefit from our photography and pictures. Unless permission is given in writing by STAR K9 and all person's whose animals are displayed in the photograph requested and pays royalty fees to STAR K9 for the use of our pictures or photographs.

7.    STAR K9 is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from the site. Your linking to any other site is entirely at your own risk.  STAR K9 disclaims all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, legality, or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites.

8.    STAR K9 may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. Since you are bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should therefore periodically visit this page by clicking the Terms and Conditions hyperlink on STAR K9 web pages to review the current Terms and Conditions.

9.    The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") are trademarks of STAR K9.  Any other Trademarks used in the site are trademarks of their respective owners.  Nothing contained on the site should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right of use any Trademark displayed on the site without written permission STAR K9, or such third party owner. Please note that this Trademark list is periodically updated and that neither this list nor its updates are all-inclusive lists of STAR K9, and its affiliates' trademarks.

10.  You may not use or export or re-export the materials or services at this site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this site from outside the United States, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

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