PURINA® BETA® FIRST STEPS BREEDER CLUB Terms & Conditions

PURINA® BETA® FIRST STEPS BREEDER CLUB Terms & Conditions

PURINA® BETA® First Steps Breeder Club Benefits*

· Preferential prices and Premium home delivery (via DPD) on BETA® Food

· FREE puppy recommendation Packs for New Owners

· FREE 2kg bag of your preferred food for your litter to give to new owners

· Incentive for referring New Puppy Owners

· Incentive for referring New Breeders

· Dedicated breeder team and technical helpline

· Exclusive content and support via email


What we ask of you*

· You live in the UK (or the Channel Islands)

· You adhere to the guidelines in our Breeder Charter

· To activate your account and access puppy packs, you wilFl purchase 1 Large Bag of BETA® (14kg+ Medium/ Large breed or 4 x 2kg Small breed) on sign up to activate your account.

· To maintain your account and to access preferential breeder pricing you will purchase at least 1 Large Bag of BETA® (14kg+ Medium/ Large breed or 4 x 2kg Small breed) every 12 weeks.

· You agree to give puppy recommendation packs to all New Puppy Owners and invite then to our referral programme by submitting their email address to our online portal

· If you breed 3 or more litters a year you must be licensed by your local authority and provide evidence of this to our breeder team

· Your membership number, breeder bag purchases, recommendation packs and other Breeder Connect Club benefits are for private use only and bags must not be re-sold to any third party.

Please see below for the full terms and conditions for theBETA® First Steps Breeder Club


BETA® First Steps Breeder Club

Terms and Conditions

October 2021

Thank you for applying to be a member of the BETA® First Steps Breeder Club!

Please read the Terms and Conditions below carefully, applying to be a Member of the BETA® First Steps Breeder Club constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.


Who can become a Member?

Any breeder who satisfies the following criteria can apply to be a Member:

· You are a dog breeder who owns one or more brood bitches or stud dogs.

· You have read and adhere to all of the guidelines in our Breeder Charter (see below)

· Your delivery address must be in the UK (or the Channel Islands, excluding ROI).


To activate your membership, you are required to:

· Purchase 1 large bag of BETA® Dog Food (Large Bag = min 14kg for medium/large dogs, and 4 x 2kg for small dogs).


To maintain your membership, and have access to recommendation packs you are required to:

· Purchase at least 1 large bag of BETA® Dog Food (Large Bag = min 14kg for medium/large dogs, and 4 x 2kg for small dogs) every 12 weeks

All applications will be considered on an individual basis and Nestlé Purina reserves the right to refuse or approve applications at their discretion. The decision of Nestlé Purina is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


What do we expect from Members?

Breeders agree to follow the rules set out in our Breeder Charter throughout their BETA® First Steps Membership:


PURINA® Breeder Charter

The aim of theBETA® First Steps Breeder Club is to provide the best support possible, working closely with you throughout your journey, breeding and exhibiting dogs. To enable us to support you we have developed our Breeder Charter which outlines welfare standards and best practices within the industry. We believe that pets and people are better together, and we are committed to doing what’s right for our pets and their owners.

By enrolling in theBETA® First Steps Breeder Club and making a purchase you confirm that you are aligned with and follow the guidelines set out by the Breeder Welfare Charter and agree to the Terms and conditions of the BETA® First Steps Breeder Club.


About you:

• You are aware of and abide by the national breeder regulations as well as those in your Local Authority and will provide evidence of a breeder license where applicable. For information on National Welfare standards please visit TheKennel Club orDefra.

• You have never been investigated by any local authority, trading standards or other regulatory body nor have you been disqualified from having a breeder license.

• As a dog breeder, you confirm you own one or more brood bitches or stud dogs.

• In accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 2006 you have provided the following needs for all animals in your care

(a) need for a suitable environment,
(b) need for a suitable diet
(c) need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns
(d) need to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, and
(e) need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease


About mum and her puppies:

· For the safety of your brood bitch and her litter, your bitch will be over 12 months old before her first litter is born, having not been mated before her second season and will have her last litter before she turns 8 years of age. She will not have more than 1 litter in a 12-month period, will not breed again if she has had 2 caesareans in total or had more than 4 litters.

· Your puppies will be the result of responsible husbandry and not through the breeding of father to daughter, mother and son or full brother and sister.

· You will sell your puppies directly to new owners and not through a third party or broker and the new puppy owners will be able to see their puppy with their mum in the place of their birth. Where possible, puppies will also be seen with their litter mates.

· Before puppies go to their new homes they will be microchipped and show no signs of infestation by fleas, lice, mites, lungworm, roundworm, ringworm, hookworms, whipworms or tapeworms. They will be in good health and not knowingly been exposed to the risk of Distemper, Canine Parvovirus or any other contagious disease.

· You have created a safe environment making every effort to minimise stress on your bitch and her litter. You have created many positive socialisation opportunities and interactions for the puppies to prepare them for life in their new home.

· You have provided the new puppy owner with a diet sheet, together with information on vaccination/inoculation, worming, flea and other preventive health treatment given to the puppy to the new owner. You have supported and educated new puppy owners on nutrition, care, and training.


Terms & conditions for Membership benefits

· Members of the BETA® First Steps Breeder Club are eligible for membership benefits, as advertised on the BETA® First Steps Breeder Club portal from time to time.

· These benefits are subject to the terms and conditions set out below:


General

· Benefits are available to registered & active members of the First Steps Breeder Club only.

· Delivery to addresses in the UK (or the Channel Islands, excluding ROI) only.

· No cash alternative.

· Non-transferable.

· While stocks last.

· Nestlé Purina cannot be held responsible for non-receipt of packs or products due to technical problems, network difficulties or loss, damage or delay during delivery.

· Any packs or products returned to sender or undelivered will be deemed unwanted.

· Nestlé Purina reserves the right at its sole discretion to decline, suspend or terminate benefits for any Member it believes is attempting to circumvent these terms and conditions (including by sharing membership numbers or bag purchases, setting up multiple accounts, using multiple identities or false or multiple registrations of the same breeder or dogs).


Activation of your account

· You must purchase at least 1 Large Bag of BETA® (Large bag = min of 14kg Medium/ Large breed or 4 X 2kg Small breed) on registration in order to activate your account.


Premium delivery on BETA® Food:

· Next day delivery subject to delivery slot availability and delivery postal code address

· Deliveries containing recommendation packs occasionally need to be reviewed, the whole order may be held and is not guaranteed to arrive next day.


Free puppy recommendation packs for new owners:

· One Puppy Pack per puppy in the litter, per registered brood bitch per each 12 month period. Limited to:

i. Small Dogs – Maximum of 8 puppies per litter

ii. Medium Dogs –Maximum of 10 puppies per litter

iii. Large & Giant Dogs – Maximum of 14 puppies per litter

· Once your account is activated and you have made your first qualifying purchase, you will become eligible to order your FREE recommendation packs. You will be sent an email with a link and full instructions on how to order your packs

· A request for puppy recommendation packs must not be submitted before the litter is 2 weeks old

· Puppy Packs must be given to New Puppy Owners free of charge upon inviting New Puppy Owners to join our BETA® referral programme (see below). Puppy Packs for any subsequent litters can only be issued on confirmation that previous Puppy Packs were given to New Puppy Owners in compliance with the terms of the programme.

· A copy of a valid breeder licence must be shared with Purina once the 3rd request of puppy packs in any 12-month period has been made. During COVID situation and accounting for delays by councils to do visits, we will accept confirmation of payment for a licence by local council and any local council communications relating to confirmation of a licence application process.


Incentives for referring New Puppy Owners

· You will receive a £3 credit for each New Puppy Owner referral who goes on to purchase any 1 bag of BETA® via our purina.shop.co.uk within 6 months of you submitting their contact details to the Purina BETA® First Steps Breeder Club Web Portal.

· New Puppy Owner must use the unique Breeder referral code that will be sent to them by email, in order for the voucher to be linked back to your account.

· If the New Puppy Owner has already purchased BETA® via our purina.shop.co.uk portal within the 6 month period prior to the date of your referral, then you will not receive a credit.

· You must only refer New Puppy Owners who have purchased a puppy directly from you. We will not discuss with you the account details, purchase history or other information relating to New Puppy Owners.

· Before referring a New Puppy Owner to Purina, you must ensure you have obtained their express consent to passing their contact details (email address) to Nestlé Purina for the purpose of sending this type of marketing communication.

· The £3 credit will be attributed directly to your account

· It may take up to 3 weeks for the referral credit to be added to your account, following purchase by the New Puppy Owner.

· The £3 credit will expire within 12 months of issue and can only be redeemed against paid for purchases of BETA® Dog Food. Referral credits cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher, offer or promotion.

· You can earn referral credits up to a maximum value of £500 per calendar year.

· If you do not comply with these terms and conditions, you could lose your referral credits and you may be excluded from participating in the referral programme in future.


Incentives for referring New Breeders

· You will receive a £5 credit for each New Breeder referral who goes on to purchase any 1 bag of BETA® viahttps://betabreeders.purina.co.uk/ within 6 months of you submitting their contact details to the Purina BETA® First Steps Breeder Club Web Portal.

· Breeders must use the unique Breeder referral code that will be sent to them by email, in order for the credit to be linked back to your account.

· If the New Breeder has already purchased BETA® via ourhttps://betabreeders.purina.co.uk/ portal within the 6 month period prior to the date of your referral, then you will not receive a credit.

· Before referring a New Breeder to Purina, you must ensure you have obtained their express consent to passing their contact details (email address) to Nestlé Purina for the purpose of sending this type of marketing communication.

· The £5 credit will be attributed directly to your account

· It may take up to 3 weeks for the referral credit to be added to your account, following purchase by the New Breeder.

· The £5 credit will expire within 12 months of issue and can only be redeemed against paid for purchases of BETA® Dog Food. Referral credits cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher, offer or promotion.

· You can earn referral credits up to a maximum value of £500 per calendar year.

· If you do not comply with these terms and conditions, you could lose your referral credits and you may be excluded from participating in the referral programme in future.


Nestlé Purina Take Your Privacy Very Seriously

· Unless you opt in to be added to a database to receive marketing communications from Nestlé Purina and/or Nestlé and its associated entities, we will only use your personal data (contact name & email address) in order to administer theBETA® First Steps Breeder Clubas described in these terms and conditions.

· Nestlé Purina in its absolute discretion may provide your name, address, membership number, Breeder Licence Number and/or any other personal or business information that we hold related to you and/or related to your Breeder Connect Club Membership and/or Account and/or any details regarding your relationship and communications with us as a customer and/or Breeder, to any regulatory body, local authority, the police or criminal or civil justice system and/or related bodies and organisations, animal welfare bodies or organisations or charities who may request and/or may require and/or may benefit from any such information in order to investigate or take any action in relation to any potential or actual regulatory, licensing, animal welfare, civil or criminal issue.


Termination of Membership

· Membership of the BETA® First Steps Breeder Club is voluntary. You can resign your Membership at any time by logging into your account and contacting our Customer Service Team.

· Nestlé Purina may decline, suspend or terminate your Membership at any time and without prior notice if you fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions or do anything contrary to the interests of Nestlé Purina or which could bring Nestlé Purina, Nestlé or the BETA® First Steps Breeder Club into disrepute. The decision of Nestlé Purina is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

· Nestlé Purina reserve the right to withdraw from, terminate, re-organise, change or restructure the BETA® First Steps Breeder Club or the benefits offered or to make any change to these terms & conditions at any time and without prior notice.

Please refer to this page from time to time to review the up-to-date terms and conditions and any new information.