Intellectual Property, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Intellectual Property

Veterinary Pet Insurance Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Nationwide”), intellectual property is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties or other proprietary rights and laws of the United States and other applicable countries. You agree to abide by all applicable proprietary rights and laws as well as any additional trademark or copyright notices or restrictions. The Terms and Conditions grant you no right, title or interest in Nationwide’s intellectual property and create no relationship between you and Nationwide. You may address all inquiries concerning use of Nationwide’s intellectual property to: Nationwide – Office of General Counsel, Intellectual Property Department, PO Box 2488, Brea, CA 92822.

Trademark Notice

The trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos, trade dress and other identifiers (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of Nationwide, unless otherwise disclosed. You are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose including use on other materials, in presentations, as domain names, or as metatags, without the written permission of Nationwide.

The following are some of the most commonly used, federally registered service marks of Nationwide that may appear on the Site: Nationwide®, the dog/ cat logo with Nationwide Pet Insurance and logo alone, Veterinary Pet Insurance®, CareGuard®, Pet Parent’s Day®, Nationwide Pet Healthzone® and That’s a Good Human®. Other Marks (whether registered or not), which are the property of Nationwide, also exist throughout the Site.

Copyright Notice

© 2014 Veterinary Pet Insurance Company. All rights reserved.
You are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works, or using any Content available on or through the Site for commercial or public purposes, without the prior written permission of Nationwide.

Designated Agent (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

If you think that a work protected by a United States copyright has been linked to, posted or stored on the Site without authorization, please contact the following agent designated to receive notification of claimed copyright infringement: Nationwide – Office of General Counsel, Intellectual Property Department, PO Box 2488, Brea, CA 92822.

License and Reproduction

Original materials of Nationwide posted on the Site are protected by intellectual property laws. You are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited and revocable right to access, use, display and navigate the Site solely for your personal, non-public use. You are also granted a limited and revocable license to print copies of the Content, but solely for your personal, non-public use. Except as expressly provided above, all rights are reserved. Any commercial or public use of the Site or any of its Content is strictly prohibited without written permission from Nationwide.

Except as expressly provided above, no portion of the Site, its Contents or any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark or any other proprietary information of Nationwide (collectively, the “Intellectual Property”) displayed on the Site or on any of the Content may be reproduced, altered, removed, transmitted, published or distributed, whether electronically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Nationwide. Use of any Nationwide trademarks as metatags on any third-party Web site is strictly prohibited. You may not co-brand the Site or display the Site in frames (or any of the Content via in-line links) without prior written permission from Nationwide. “Co-brand” means your display of any of the Intellectual Property, or your taking of other means of attribution or identification of Nationwide in such a manner reasonably likely to give a third party the impression that you or the third party has the right to display, publish or distribute the Site or any of its Content. You agree to cooperate with Nationwide in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing or linking to immediately cease.


From time to time, Nationwide may authorize Linked Web Sites to or from the Site. Linked Web Sites are controlled and operated by third parties and not by Nationwide. Nationwide makes no representations and disclaims all liability as to the content or material available at those locations, the accuracy of information, and the quality of products or services provided or advertised on Linked Web Sites. The fact that Nationwide authorizes Linked Web Sites is not an endorsement, authorization, express or implied sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to Linked Web Sites, its owners, sponsors, or providers.

Information about the Operation of the Site

Nationwide operates the Site from its offices within the United States. Nationwide does not represent that Content on the Site is appropriate or applicable for use in any other country, and access from certain countries other than the United States may be strictly prohibited. You acknowledge and agree that you are accessing the Site on your own initiative, at your own risk, and are responsible for compliance with all local laws. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of CA. You consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in Orange County, CA and waive the defense of forum non conveniens.

Submissions of Unsolicited Ideas

Nationwide values your feedback; however, we ask that you not submit to us any suggestions, materials, ideas or creative concepts for new, modified or different products or services via the Site. Nationwide requests this in order to avoid confusion in the future regarding the origin of the concept, product or service. If, despite our request that you not send us any creative materials, you still send us creative suggestions, ideas, concepts or other information (collectively, the “Information”), such Information will be deemed by Nationwide to be, and shall remain, the property of Nationwide. None of the Information will be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Nationwide and Nationwide will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Information. Without limiting the foregoing, Nationwide will exclusively own all rights to the Information of every kind and nature and be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Information.

Visitor Submissions

All communications initiated by you (also defined here as a “Visitor”) and made to or through portions of the Site that permit uploading of questions, comments or other material are hereby considered “Visitor Submissions”.

If you submit material intended for display where technically permitted within the Site, you agree to abide by the terms set forth herein. Visitor Submissions will not contain any content that is illegal, indecent, profane (either directly or indirectly through partially obscured words, letters, phrases, terminology or the like), threatening, defamatory, derogatory, counter to Nationwide’s Privacy Policy or otherwise injurious to Nationwide or third parties; and that will not consist of or invoke malicious software code, constitute commercial solicitation (except where pre-approved by Nationwide), consist primarily of an unsolicited electronic mass mailing, be political in nature, or the like. Where an email address is required to upload Visitor Submissions, you agree to use a valid email address and represent that you are the individual identified by the address. If you wish to submit materials to the Site, you are prohibited from impersonating any other individual or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origination of the Visitor Submission.

Visitor Submissions will not be accepted that infringe in any manner on the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or that contain privileged, confidential, proprietary or trade-secret information of any individual or entity, or that may violate the legal right of any person or entity in any jurisdiction or locale. You may not submit materials that are or purport to be the personally identifiable information about others, such as full name, postal address, email address, telephone number or any other personal attribute which would constitute harassment or an invasion of privacy.

Visitor Submissions become the property of Nationwide and you grant Nationwide a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully transferable, sub-licensable and assignable right to use, edit, modify, adapt, translate, edit, and reformat Visitor Submissions as necessary and for any purpose, anywhere in the world, including into those forms that may constitute advertising. If you submit a Visitor Submission, you are also granting to Nationwide the non-exclusive right to seek enjoinment and possible damages from any third party who otherwise uses Visitor Submissions in an unauthorized way or through unauthorized reproduction of any Visitor Submission.

Visitor Submissions used, displayed or propagated by Nationwide or others licensed by Nationwide to use Visitor Submissions may be attributed to you unless the visitor has expressly requested anonymity. Nationwide reserves the right to select among the Visitor Submissions for the most appropriate material to be used, subject to Nationwide’s sole discretion and judgment. Nationwide otherwise reserves the right to remove Visitor Submissions from the Site pursuant to it’s discretion and judgment, but maintains no obligation to do so.

Visitors also agree to not redistribute, or reproduce elsewhere, Visitor Submissions in any manner or in any media, including the re-submission or republishing of any Visitor Submission on any other site not affiliated with Nationwide.