Terms and Conditions
Purchaser agrees to inform Breeder upon any change in contact information, within 90 days, so Breeder can maintain compliance with record keeping.
Purchaser agrees to quarantine their new Sphynx kitten from other household pets for the 48-hour health guarantee period. Kitten or cat should be quarantined until examined by the Purchaser’s licensed veterinarian (within the 48-hour period). It is the Purchaser’s responsibility to have the kitten or cat examined by a licensed veterinarian within 48 hours of receipt of kitten or cat for guarantee to be valid. Failure to have kitten or cat checked by a licensed veterinarian within 48 hours will void the health guarantee. During this exam purchaser agrees to combo test their new Sphynx kitten for FIV and Leukemia and keep their negative results for their own record keeping.
All sphynx kittens are guaranteed to be negative for FIV and Leukemia. After the 48-hour health guarantee period, the Breeder cannot be held accountable for future diagnosis of FeL and FIV or any other bacterial, viral, infectious diseases, or parasites due to the fact that these can be contracted anywhere in the environment after leaving the cattery and are not a result of genetics or breeding. Purchaser accepts all responsibility for protection of kitten or cat from said diseases, illnesses, parasites, and fungi.
This guarantee becomes void if kitten or cat comes into contact with another feline before being checked by a licensed veterinarian and tested first. If upon examination the kitten or cat is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness it is required that the Breeder is notified immediately by Purchaser via both phone and email along with a written letter and phone consult from the diagnosing veterinarian. DNA analysis may be required.
Purchaser accepts the responsibility of caring for the kitten or cat and will provide properly for its welfare. Purchaser agrees to provide timely veterinary care for any illness or injury acquired throughout the lifetime of kitten or cat. Purchaser agrees to provide said kitten or cat yearly preventative health checkups and exams to monitor any health changes. Purchaser agrees and understands that the Breeder is in no way financially responsible for veterinary care throughout the lifetime of kitten or cat.
Purchaser agrees to NEVER EUTHANIZE said kitten or cat without consent from the breeder first, no exceptions. If any serious health problems arise with your kitten or cat the Purchaser agrees to contact the Breeder right away so the appropriate plan of action may be discussed between Purchaser & Breeder first.
Purchaser agrees to provide their Sphynx kitten or cat with an annual echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart with a Board Certified Cardiologist beginning at 2 year of age to monitor any changes in their cat’s heart. Purchaser understands that HCM is a problem in the Sphynx cat breed and agrees to share copies of the kitten’s or cat’s future annual HCM scans with SHASHA Sphynx Cattery to assist in the prevention of life-threatening congenital heart defects in the SHASHA Sphynx breeding program. Purchaser understands the importance of preventative HCM screenings and agrees to be proactive in their cat’s future health.
Examining our cats on a regular basis is advantageous because it may allow for the identification of the disease (which often shows no outward symptoms) and thereby may allow early treatment which potentially could save & or significantly prolong your cat’s life. Purchaser understands if they neglect to scan their Sphynx for HCM, they do so understanding the potential risk.
Purchaser agrees to keep the kitten or cat indoors at all times in a clean and pleasant environment, not caged, provide proper nutrition, health care (including yearly veterinarian examinations and vaccinations), companionship, and adequate space for exercise.
The Purchaser agrees the kitten or cat under no circumstances will be allowed outside nor will be exposed to other kittens or cats living outside of the indoor household or the Breeder’s Guarantee will be void. The Purchaser agrees this kitten or cat will not be allowed to roam outdoors freely, as this action brings immediate climate or environmental related dangers and hazards to Sphynx cats.
The Purchaser agrees that the kitten or cat will NEVER be sold, given away, donated etc. to any other persons including, but not limited to a pet shop, breeder or cattery, research laboratory, rescue group, shelter or similar entity.
In the event the Purchaser can no longer keep kitten or cat, regardless of the age of the kitten or cat, the Breeder must be notified immediately by both phone and email and arrangements will be made for the kitten or cat to be surrendered to Breeder unless other arrangements are agreed upon prior to placement in writing with the notarized consent of Breeder agreeing to placement no exceptions; If shipping is needed to get kitten or cat back to Breeder, the Purchaser will be responsible for all related shipping expense.
Purchaser agrees to NEVER give FIP vaccines to your kitten. It is extremely important to find a vet that is familiar with the Sphynx breed! Sphynx have been known to have adverse reactions to vaccinations for FeL/FIV. We recommend 4 FVRCP 2 FeLV, 1 Rabies during the first year of life then FVRCP and Rabies annually for life No FIP. First FVRCP starting between 6-8 weeks then every 4 weeks until 16 weeks. Breeder is not held responsible for any warranty for kitten or cat against any adverse reactions to these or any other future vaccinations.
Breeder does not advise any of their kittens or cats be vaccinated for FIP, Ringworm, or Giardia. FIP vaccines are often times fatal if your cat has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, which 90% of cats in a multiple cat household have been. They will break out with the fatal form of FIP if given the vaccine. There is no known treatment for FIP and it is fatal. Purchaser agrees and understands that if any of these vaccines are given at any time throughout the life of the kitten or cat then the health guarantee and contract is void.
The purchaser understands that it is REQUIRED that all current cats owned in the Purchaser’s home should be combo tested for FIV and Leukemia BEFORE bringing in their new Sphynx kitten. This also applies for any outdoor cats that may come into the home and come into contact with your Sphynx. This combo test is a quick blood test usually costing around 40 dollars that can be completed within 20 minutes at your vet’s office. By not following this requirement Purchaser is aware that they may be putting their Sphynx at risk of contracting FIV and or Leukemia and understands the health guarantee is void.
Purchaser agrees to NEVER DE-CLAW any Sphynx Kitten or Cat from Furless Feline Sphynx Cattery (located in Texas, USA). De-clawing cats can have many horrible side effects, please research this and use nail caps or clip nails often. Provide cat trees & scratch pads!
The Purchaser understands that degrees of hairlessness in Sphynx vary from cat to cat and that no Sphynx is completely hairless. It is understood that hormones, climate, and genetics play an important role in hairlessness and that even though a Sphynx kitten may be almost hairless when sold, it is possible that said kitten could develop some hair after being neutered or spayed or as it grows older. It is also impossible to guarantee that any Sphynx kitten or cat will not grow some hair at some point in the future.
Any violation of the *TERMS in this contract will be cause for voiding the contract and can result in legal action. In the event the Purchaser has been found to disregard or violate ANY *TERMS in the contract the said kitten or cat will be surrendered unconditionally to the Breeder at Purchaser’s expense with the Breeder reclaiming full physical and legal ownership of said kitten or cat including TICA and CFA registration with ownership transfer, NO Exceptions; The contract will be enforced with or without due process of the law for any violation of the *Terms without compensation to Purchaser.
Any legal action which may arise under the terms of this contract will be brought in Tyler, Texas, USA. Purchaser will be liable for any court cost, attorney’s fees and related charges that the Breeder may incur while enforcing the terms of this contract. The laws of the state of Texas shall be controlling.
Purchaser and Breeder have read and fully understand the terms of the contract and do agree to all terms. There are neither other conditions nor guarantees, verbal or implied. No verbal deviations or additions are valid. No other warranties or guarantees are provided other than those specifically outlined above. The Seller and Buyer sign and consider this document to be legally binding. Changes or additions to this Contract must be initialed by all parties. Signatures and date below on this document indicate full agreement to ALL terms set forth in this contract. Buyer acknowledges that he or she has read, understands and agrees to ALL of the terms and conditions stated above.
The kitten or cat is sold current on all age appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, freshly bathed, has his or her nails clipped ears cleaned. Breeder is available throughout the lifetime of kitten/cat to answer questions, help with concerns and give sound advice.
Breeder will hold kitten or cat of the purchaser’s choice once a non-refundable deposit is made to breeder, the deposit is applied to the purchase price of the kitten or cat.
Kitten or cat is guaranteed to be of sound health for up to 48 hours from the time of purchase or arrival. Within the 48-hour health guarantee period said kitten or cat should be quarantined from other pets until examined by the purchaser’s licensed veterinarian. If upon examination kitten or cat is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness it is required that the breeder is notified immediately by the purchaser by both a written letter emailed and a telephone call to breeder from consulting veterinarian. DNA analysis may be required.
Kitten or cat shall be replaced at the breeder’s discretion; breeder reserves the right to take up to 12 months to replace the kitten or cat provided the breeder is actively breeding. However, the breeder will always try to replace the kitten or cat out of the next litter if possible. No monetary refunds will be given, no exceptions.
Kitten or cat is guaranteed against life threatening congenital defects including HCM until 2 years of age. Should your kitten or cat die within the guaranteed time period as the result of a life-threatening congenital defect, said kitten or cat. Should your kitten/cat die within the guaranteed time period as the result of a life-threatening congenital defect, said kitten/cat will be replaced if an appropriate necropsy is performed along with appropriate DNA analysis.
A written certificate from your vet must be provided along with cause of death explaining the death was from was congenital defect. A photo was decreased kitten or cat may be required along with copies of vet records MUST be provided to breeder.
A replacement kitten or cat of comparable quality and value will be provided at the discretion of the breeder at the discretion of the breeder; breeder reserves the right to take up to 12 months to replace the kitten or cat provided breeder is actively breeding. Breeder will always try to replace the kitten out of the next possible litter. No monetary refunds will be given no exceptions.
Purchaser will not modify kitten or cat in anyway (tattoos, piercings, etc.)
Furless Feline including subsidiaries and affiliates within its control, (collectively, “Furless Feline”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement details the ways we protect your personal information when you visit our websites or use an online application that contains a link to this statement (collectively, the “sites”).
This statement also covers information we receive when you contact us (e.g. to submit a comment or query or to seek support with one of our products or services). It describes the personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use such information, and your choices regarding our use of it. The steps we take to protect your personal information and how you can review and correct your personal information are also covered here. By accessing our sites or providing us your information when you contact us, you are consenting to the collection information and use practices described in this privacy statement.
For purposes of this statement, “personal information” means information that identifies a particular individual, such as name, postal address, email address, or phone number. When other information, such as email newsletter choices, product purchases, or consumer product preferences is associated with personal information, this other information also becomes personal information.
Our collection of information
Information collected directly from you.
Generally, you can visit Furless Feline sites without entering any personal information. On certain pages, we may ask you for personal information to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested. You may also provide some personal information to us when you contact us (e.g., comments, inquiries, customer support requests). The personal information we collect or receive may include: • contact details, such as your name, title, company/organization name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and physical address; • information about your company and job function; • your e-mail marketing preferences; • financial information (including credit card or account information); • information such as your nationality and country of residence that allows us to determine your eligibility under export control regulations to receive information about certain technologies; • information used to customize and facilitate your use of our sites, including login and technical information; • inquiries about and orders for our products and services; • information that assists us in identifying the products and services that best meet your requirements; • event registration information; •and feedback from you about our sites and our products and services generally.You are not required to provide any of this information, but if you do not, we may not be able to provide you the requested service or complete your transaction.
Information collected automatically
We collect information about your visit to our sites, including what pages you view, the number of bytes transferred, the links you click, the materials you access, and other actions taken within Furless Feline sites. We may combine this information with your personal information and use the combined information in accordance with this privacy statement. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the date and time you access the site, and the website from which you linked to one of our sites. We do not combine this standard information with other personal information.
Our use of information
Services and transactions.
We use your personal information to deliver services or carry out transactions you have requested, including, but not limited to, providing information on Furless Feline products or services, registering purchased products, processing product orders, handling warranty claims, replacing product manuals, answering customer service requests, and facilitating the use of our sites. To offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with Furless Feline including, but not limited to, learning about you and how you interact with and use Furless Feline products and services; developing and managing our products, services and customer care; and providing you with information about Furless Feline products and services that you may be interested in – information collected by our sites may be combined with information we collect or acquire through other means.
Website and product improvement
We may use your personal information to perform business analyses or for other purposes, such as to improve the quality of our business, our sites and Furless Feline products or services (including new products or services), or to make our sites easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing our sites to your preference or interests.
We may use your personal information to inform you of products or services available from Furless Feline in which you may be interested and to send you surveys regarding your use of Furless Feline products and services. You can opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by contacting us using the contact information listed in this privacy statement. Moreover, each promotional e-mail communication we send includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication. If you elect to unsubscribe, we will remove you from the relevant list within 10 business days.In addition to the uses listed above, we may use the information we have collected to detect, prevent, and respond to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms & Conditions, violations of law, or another misuse of the sites.
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The type of cookie that may be used on Furless Feline sites can be put into 1 of 4 categories: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality & Profile, and Advertising.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around our sites and use their features, particularly in connection with information searches and order placement. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. An example of a strictly necessary cookie is a “shopping basket cookie,” which is used to remember the products that you wish to purchase when you add products to your shopping basket or proceed to checkout.
- Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use our sites, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies collect only anonymous information that is used to improve how our sites work. These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies, we cannot learn how our sites are performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience. Examples of performance cookies that our sites use include Google and Adobe Analytics (see further discussion below).
- Functionality & Profile Cookies
These cookies allow our sites to store information that you provide such as your site language preferences and to store technical information useful for your interactions with our sites. For instance, they remember your user ID and elements of your user profile. They also ensure that your experience using the sites and Furless Feline marketing efforts are relevant to you. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you have previously made or personalize your browsing experience. For example, we use a cookie to store your language preferences, which allows us to present you with product search results in the correct language, and we use a cookie to store your choice about the appearance of the cookie information banner that we display on our sites. This cookie will help us remember your choice about the appearance of the cookie information banner when you subsequently visit the same site where you made your choice about the banner and any other Furless Feline sites with the same domain or the same top level domain.
- Functionality & Profile Cookies
These cookies allow our sites to store information that you provide such as your site language preferences and to store technical information useful for your interactions with our sites. For instance, they remember your user ID and elements of your user profile. They also ensure that your experience using the sites and Furless Feline marketing efforts are relevant to you. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you have previously made or personalize your browsing experience. For example, we use a cookie to store your language preferences, which allows us to present you with product search results in the correct language, and we use a cookie to store your choice about the appearance of the cookie information banner that we display on our sites. This cookie will help us remember your choice about the appearance of the cookie information banner when you subsequently visit the same site where you made your choice about the banner and any other Furless Feline sites with the same domain or the same top level domain.
- Advertising Cookies
These cookies may be used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They may also be used to limit the times you see an advertisement as well as help to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. Although these cookies may track your visits to other websites, they do not usually know who you are.
Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
Setting your cookie preference
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of Furless Feline sites or other websites that you visit.
Our use of web analytics
Furless Feline uses industry standard web analytics to track visits to our sites. These analytics are provided by Google Analytics and Clicky.com as well as other sites that may or may not be mentioned.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our sites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google and Get Clicky on servers in the United States. Google and Get Clicky will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our sites, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google and Get Clicky may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on behalf of Google or Get Clicky. Google and Get Clicky will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google and Get Clicky.
You may opt out of web analytics by installing these tools on your computer.Google Analytics Opt Out Link
Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the sites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. There currently is disagreement, including among participants in the leading internet standards-setting organization, concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals.Furless Feline currently does not take any action in response to these signals.
Disclosure of your personal information
Except as described below, personal information that we collect about you through our sites or that you provide to us when you contact us will not be shared outside of Furless Feline without your permission.
Disclosure to service providers.
Furless Feline contracts with other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting websites, sending out information, conducting surveys, processing transactions, analyzing our sites and performing business and other analyses to improve the quality of our business, our sites and Furless Feline products or services. We provide these companies with only those elements of your personal information they need to deliver those services effectively. These companies and their employees are prohibited from using personal information they receive from Furless Feline for any other purpose.
Disclosure to distributors.
In responding to a request made by you, we may share your personal information with companies that distribute our products. In those cases, we provide these companies with only those elements of your personal information they need to respond to your request, and these companies and their employees are prohibited from using that personal information for any other purpose. In some cases, we may seek your permission to share your information with distributors for marketing purposes other than responding to a request from you. However, we will not share your information for such marketing purposes unless we have obtained your express consent to do so.
Disclosure in connection with transactions.
In connection with certain transactions, we may disclose some or all of your personal information to financial institutions, government entities, shipping companies, or postal services involved in fulfillment of the transaction.
Disclosure for other reasons.
We may disclose personal information if required or authorized to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal requirements or with legal process served on us, to protect and defend our rights or property or, in urgent circumstances, to protect the personal safety of any individual.
Furless Feline is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When you move around a site to which you have logged in, or from one site to another that uses the same login mechanism, we verify your identity by means of an encrypted cookie placed on your machine.
Reviewing your personal information
In some cases, you can review and correct personal information provided through our sites by going to the page on which you provided the information. In all cases, you can make a request to review and correct your personal information that is collected via our sites or that you provide when you contact us or ask Furless Feline to stop using it by contacting us using the contact information listed below. We may take steps to verify your identity before providing you access to your personal information. You can help us to maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change to your mailing address, phone number, or e-mail address.
Consent to international transfers of personal information
The personal information we collect on our sites or that you provide to us when you contact us may be sent to the United States or to any other country in which Furless Feline or its agents or suppliers maintain facilities. We may also store and process the information there. Although the laws that protect personal information in those countries may differ from the laws where you live, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our websites or contacting us and giving your information to us, you consent to the transfer of the data outside of your country.
Furless Feline does not knowingly collect information from children and does not target or direct its sites to children.
Links to other sites
Our sites may contain links to other websites such as Furless Feline distributors or sales affiliates, professional and government organizations and publications. Although we try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement / Contact Us
If you have questions regarding this statement or our handling of your personal information, please contact us using the contact information listed below. We will promptly address your concern and strive to reach a satisfactory resolution.Email:
[email protected] Mailing Address:
Furless Feline Sphynx Cattery
Gonzales, Texas USA
Changes to this privacy statement
Furless Feline may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will revise the “last revised” date on the privacy statement. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use and/or share personal information that we collect about you through the sites, we will notify you by sending you an email at the last email address that you provided us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the sites.