Welcome to the TransparentDemocracy.org ("TDO") web site –
http://www.TransparentDemocracy.org – and any other
legal contract between you, either an individual customer, member or user, or a single entity (collectively or
individually "Users"), and TDO regarding your use of the TDO Site.
AND/OR ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE TDO SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE
TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES, AND ANY FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
(COLLECTIVELY, THE "TERMS"). IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR
USE OF THE TDO SITE.
NOTE TO CHILDREN UNDER 13 'YEARS OF AGE: THE TDO SITE IS NOT FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 13.
If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the TDO Site.
You represent that you 18 years of age or older and are fully able and competent to enter into
the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms and
to abide by and comply with these Terms. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the TDO
Site is not intended for children under 13. If you are using or opening an account on the TDO Site on behalf
of a company, entity, or organization (collectively "Subscribing Organization"), then you represent and
warrant that you: are an authorized representative of that Subscribing Organization with the authority to
bind such organization to these Terms; and agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of such Subscribing
by reference. Please read this notice carefully for details relating to the collection, use, and disclosure
of your personal information.
3. Individual Features and Services.
When using the TDO Site, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines
or rules applicable to specific services, and features which may be posted from time to time (the "Guidelines").
All such Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms.
4. Modification of the Terms.
TDO reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions
of these Terms at any time without notice to you. Please check these Terms and any Guidelines periodically for changes.
Your continued use of the TDO Site after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.
For any material changes to these Terms, such amended terms will automatically be effective thirty days after they
are initially posted on the TDO Site.
5. TDO Site Access.
TDO grants you permission to use the TDO Site as set forth in these Terms, provided that
(i) you use the TDO Site solely for your personal, private, noncommercial use;
(ii) you do not copy, publicly display or distribute any part of the TDO Site in any medium without TDO’s prior written authorization;
(iii) you do not alter or modify any part of the TDO Site other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the TDO Site for its intended purposes;
(iv) you do not engage in any uses which violate the code of conduct described below; and
(v) you will otherwise fully comply with these Terms. The TDO Site is controlled and offered by TDO from its facilities in the United States of America. TDO makes no representations that the TDO Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the TDO Site from other jurisdictions do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local law.
6. Ownership; Proprietary Rights.
The TDO Site is owned and operated by TDO. The content, visual interfaces, interactive features, information,
graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, services, and all other elements of the TDO
Site that are provided by TDO ("TDO Materials") are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, patent,
and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights,
and applicable laws. TDO Materials do not include User Submissions (defined below) or any other content owned by and
submitted by Users to the TDO Site. All TDO Materials contained on the TDO Site are the copyrighted property of TDO or
its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade
names contained in the TDO Materials or on the TDO Site are proprietary to TDO or its affiliates and/or third-party
licensors. Except as expressly authorized by TDO, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly
perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use
of the TDO Materials. TDO reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms. User shall not acquire any right,
title or interest to the TDO Materials, except for the limited rights set forth in this Agreement.
7. User Submissions.
The TDO Site may now or in the future permit the submission and posting or linking of endorsements, opinions,
commentary or any other content submitted by you and other users ("User Submissions"), and the hosting,
sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. User Submissions are displayed for informational purposes
only and are not controlled by TDO. TDO makes no representations that it will publish or use your User
Submissions in any way and may or may not use your User Submissions in its sole discretion. You understand
that whether or not such User Submissions are published, TDO does not guarantee any confidentiality with
respect to any User Submissions.
7.2 Grant of Rights.
You shall retain all of your ownership rights in your
User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to TDO, you hereby grant TDO and its affiliates a
worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, and transferable
license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and
otherwise exploit your User Submissions in connection with the TDO Site and TDO’s (and its successor’s) business,
including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the TDO Site (and derivative works
thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter discovered. You grant
TDO and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such
User Submission if they choose. You also agree to irrevocably waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and
assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Submissions. You also hereby grant to each
user of the TDO Site a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the TDO Site, and to use,
reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform such User Submissions as permitted by
the functionality of the TDO Site and these Terms. The aforementioned licenses will terminate when User or TDO
removes User’s Submission(s) from the TDO website.
7.3 User Submissions Representations and Warranties.
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them.
In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that:
(i) you own, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize TDO to use,
all patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable
inclusion and use of User Submissions in the manner contemplated by TDO and these Terms, and to grant the rights
and license set forth above, and (ii) your User Submissions, TDO’s use of such User Submissions in connection with
the TDO Site, and TDO’s exercise of the license rights set forth above, do not and will not: (a) infringe, violate,
or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right,
privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (b) slander, defame,
libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person; or (c) violate
any applicable law or regulation.
8. Content Disclaimer.
You understand that when using the TDO Site you will
be exposed to User Submissions and other content (such User Submissions and other content, collectively, "Content")
from a variety of sources, and that TDO is not responsible for the accuracy, integrity, quality, legality,
usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and
acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you
agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against TDO
with respect thereto. TDO does not endorse any User Submission or other Content or any opinion, recommendation, or
advice expressed therein. Under no circumstances will TDO be liable in any way for or in connection with any User
Submissions or other Content, including, but not limited to, for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any
Content, any intellectual property infringement with regard to any Content, or for any loss or damage of any
kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise displayed or transmitted via
the TDO Site.
9. Monitoring Users and Content.
You understand that all Content is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such
Content originated. This means that you, and not TDO, are entirely responsible for all User Submissions that you upload,
post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available through via the TDO Site. TDO does not control the Content posted by
Users or otherwise made available by other persons and does not have any obligation to monitor such Content for any purpose.
If at any time, TDO chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Content, TDO nonetheless assumes no responsibility for
the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the
User submitting any such Content. You acknowledge that TDO may or may not pre-screen User Submissions, but that TDO and
its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove
any User Submission that is available via the TDO Site. Without limiting the foregoing, TDO and its designees may, at
any time and without prior notice, remove any User Submission that in the sole judgment of TDO violates these Terms or
is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any User
Submissions or other Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or legality of such
User Submission or other Content.
10. Notice and Removal of Content.
Users may notify TDO through a User flagging
system of any code of conduct violations as described in Section 11, including but not limited to hateful,
defamatory speech and impersonation of an individual or entity. TDO and its designees shall have the right
(but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content, flagged or unflagged, that is
available on TDO Site in whole or in part at any time for any reason or no reason, with or without notice and with no
liability of any kind.
11. Code of Conduct.
As a condition of your use of the TDO Site, you will not use the TDO Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited
by these Terms. Access to the TDO Materials and the TDO Site from territories where their access or use thereof is illegal
is strictly prohibited. TDO Users are responsible for complying with all local rules, laws, and regulations including,
without limitation, rules about intellectual property rights, the internet, technology, data, email, or privacy.
Any use by you of any of the TDO Materials and TDO Site other than for private, non-commercial use is strictly prohibited.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, distribute or exploit, any portion of the TDO Site, use of the
TDO Site, access to the TDO Site, or Content obtained through the TDO Site, for any purpose other than for your personal,
private, non-commercial purposes.
You agree not to:
Publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage TDO or any third party;
Submit material that is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, threatening, pornographic,
obscene, vulgar, harassing, harmful, hateful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive or encourages conduct that would be
considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law or any right of privacy or publicity, or is
Impersonate another person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent
your affiliation with a person or entity;
Post User Submissions that would be harmful to minors in any manner.
Defame, harass, abuse, threaten, stalk or defraud Users of the TDO Site, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal
information about Users or third parties without their consent.
Intentionally interfere with or damage, impair or disable the operation of the TDO Site or any User’s enjoyment of it,
by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, worms, spyware, adware or other malicious code.
Remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the TDO Site, features
that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content accessible through the TDO Site, or features that enforce
limitations on the use of the TDO Site.
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the TDO Site, or any part of it,
other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the TDO Site, or any part of it, through hacking, password
mining or any other means or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the TDO Site or any activities
conducted on the TDO Site.
Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the
TDO Site. You agree neither to modify the TDO Site in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the TDO Site,
including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the TDO Site
Use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the TDO Site for any purpose without our express
written permission or bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access
to the TDO Site.
Utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other TDO Materials without our
express written consent. You further agree not to use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing TDO’s name
or trademarks without our express written consent.
Deep-link to the TDO Site and will promptly remove any links
that TDO finds objectionable in its sole discretion. You further agree not to use any TDO logos, graphics, or
trademarks as part of the link without our express written consent.
Make unsolicited offers, advertisements,
proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of the TDO Site. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited
advertising, promotional materials or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail,
informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures.
Reverse engineer, decompile,
disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the TDO Site or any part thereof, except and only to
the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
Modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the TDO Site or any part thereof, except and only to the
extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
12. Account Information.
In order to access some features of the TDO Site, you will have to create an account. You agree that the information you
provide to TDO upon registration, verification, and, at all other times, will be true, accurate, current, and complete.
You also agree that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that TDO may access, preserve and disclose your account information and User
Submission if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably
necessary to (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms; (c) respond to claim that any User Submission violates
the rights of third parties; (d) to respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or
personal safety of TDO, its users and the public.
When you register you will be asked to provide a password. As you will be responsible for all activities that occur
under your password, you should keep your password confidential. You are solely responsible for maintaining the
confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept
responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you have reason to believe that your
account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your account
ID or password), you will immediately notify TDO. You may be liable for the losses incurred by TDO or others due to any
unauthorized use of your account.
14. Dealings with Advertisers.
Your correspondence, reliance upon information, business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found
on or through the TDO Site are solely between you and such advertiser. YOU AGREE THAT TDO WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE
FOR ANY ACTION TAKEN, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH DEALINGS OR AS
THE RESULT OF THE PRESENCE OF SUCH ADVERTISERS ON THE TDO SITE.
15. Links and Third Party Content.
TDO or third parties may provide links on the TDO Site to other sites or content ("Reference Sites"). TDO has no control
over such Reference Sites or content, and therefore makes no claim or representation regarding, and expressly disclaims
responsibility for, the accuracy, quality, legality, nature, availability or reliability of Reference Sites or content
linked to by the TDO Site. TDO provides links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link on the TDO Site
does not imply our affiliation, endorsement, or adoption of the linked site or any information therein. ACCESS AND USE OF
REFERENCE SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON REFERENCE SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH
REFERENCE SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. When you leave the TDO Site, our terms and policies no longer govern.
You should review applicable terms and policies, including the privacy and data gathering practices, of any Reference Sites.
16. Availability of Service.
TDO may make changes to or discontinue any of the media, web communities, products, or services available within the
TDO Site at any time, and without notice. The media, products, or services on the TDO Site may be out of date, and TDO
makes no commitment to update these materials on the TDO Site.
You agree that TDO, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate any User or customer account
(or any part thereof) you may have at the TDO Site or your use of the TDO Site, and remove and discard all or any
part of your account or any User Submission, at any time. TDO may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue
providing access to the TDO Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your
access to the TDO Site or any account you may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and you agree
that TDO shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination. TDO does not permit infringing activities
on the TDO Site, and reserves the right to terminate access to the TDO Site, and remove all content submitted, by any
persons who are found to be infringers. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate
law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies TDO may have at law or in equity.
If you are dissatisfied with the TDO Site, please let us know.
Your input is valuable to us. Your only other remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with
TDO Site, and providing TDO notice of termination.
18. Indemnification; Hold Harmless.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TDO, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates or any related companies (including
those which share substantially common ownership), its suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors,
employees, agents and representatives of any of them from any and all claims, losses, obligations, damages, liabilities,
costs or debt and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of (i) your use or misuse of the TDO Site; (ii) your User
Submissions, including TDO’s use, display or other exercise of its license rights granted herein with respect to your User
Submissions; (iii) your violation of these Terms; (iv) your violation of the rights of any other person or entity, including
claims that any User Submission infringes or violates any third party intellectual property rights; and (v) your breach of
the foregoing representations, warranties, and covenants. TDO reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive
defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of
these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of TDO. TDO will use reasonable efforts
to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
19. Disclaimers; No Warranties.
19.1 No warranties.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, TDO, AND ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL
WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR
WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TDO OR THROUGH THE TDO SITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. YOU
EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AS USED IN THIS SECTION 19, THE TERM TDO INCLUDES TDO’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES,
SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AFFILIATES AND SUBCONTRACTORS.
19.2 "As is" and "As available" and "With All Faults."
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE TDO SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE TDO SITE, USER SUBMISSIONS AND ANY THIRD-PARTY
MEDIA, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, SERVICES OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE TDO SITE ARE PROVIDED
ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE", "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND EITHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
19.3 Platform Operation and Content.
TDO, ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AFFILIATES, AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE TDO MATERIALS, USER SUBMISSIONS, TDO SITE,
OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE TDO SITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE OF ERRORS,
VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED.
TDO, ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AFFILIATES, AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR
THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE TDO SITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
19.5 Harm to Your Computer.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE, ACCESS, DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN INFORMATION, MATERIALS, OR DATA THROUGH
THE TDO SITE (INCLUDING RSS FEEDS) OR ANY REFERENCE SITES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE
DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.
20. Limitation of Liability and Damages.
20.1 Limitation of Liability.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL TDO OR ITS AFFILIATES,
CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA OR USE OR COST OF COVER)
ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE TDO MATERIALS AND
USER SUBMISSIONS ON THE TDO SITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES, THE TDO SITE ITSELF, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH TDO, EVEN
IF TDO OR A TDO AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT
ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, TDO’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
20.2 Limitation of Damages.
IN NO EVENT SHALL TDO OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS’
TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE
OF THE TDO SITE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE
AMOUNT OF (A) ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OR (B) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU HAVE PAID TDO IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION
GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY.
20.3 Reference Sites.
THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED
BY REASON OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR PROVIDED ON ANY REFERENCE SITES OR OTHERWISE BY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN
TDO AND RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE TDO SITE OR RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH ANY REFERENCE SITES.
21. Limitations by Applicable Law; Basis of the Bargain.
21.1 Limitations by Applicable Law.
CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES.
IF YOU RESIDE IN SUCH A JURISDICTION, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES, REMEDIES OR LIABILITY CONTAINED
IN THIS TERMS OF SERVICE APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT SUCH LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS
OF THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU ARE LOCATED.
22. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance.
If you are a copyright
owner or an agent thereof, and believe that any user submission or other content hosted on the TDO Site infringes upon
your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing
our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C § 512(c)(3) for further detail):
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the TDO
Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works from the TDO Site;
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that
is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit TDO to locate the
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit TDO to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number,
and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of
is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining
party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
TDO’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is:
Kim Cranston, email: copyright@transparentDemocracy.org, telephone: (650) 868-8687, fax: (650) 948-6516.
TDO may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to TDO’s terms and conditions, by email, regular
mail or postings on the TDO Site. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after email is sent, unless TDO is
notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to a postal address,
if provided by you through the TDO Site. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing
23.2 Governing Law.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving
effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
You agree that any action at law or in equity arising
out of or relating to these Terms or the TDO Site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts in and for Santa
Clara County, California and you hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for
the purposes of litigating any such action.
A provision of these Terms may be waived only by a written
instrument executed by the party entitled to the benefit of such provision. The failure of TDO to exercise or enforce
any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed
severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
The Terms and related Guidelines, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you,
but may be assigned by TDO without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of this Terms or Use shall
23.7 Independent Contractor.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship
exists between you and TDO as a result of these Terms or use of the TDO Site. You further acknowledge that by submitting
User Submissions or other Content, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created
between you and TDO other than pursuant to these Terms.
Section 6 "Ownership; Proprietary Rights", Section 7 "User Submissions", Section 19 "Indemnification; Hold Harmless", Section 20
"Disclaimers; No Warranties", Section 21 "Limitation of Liability and Damages", and Section 24 "Miscellaneous" will
survive any termination of these Terms.
The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only,
do not constitute a part of these Terms, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
23.10 Entire Agreement.
This is the entire agreement between you and TDO relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes all previous
communications, representations, understandings and agreements, either oral or written, between the parties with respect
to said subject matter. The Agreement shall not be modified except in a writing, signed by both parties, or by a change
to these Terms or Guidelines made by TDO as set forth in Section 4 above.
YOU AND TDO AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE TDO SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1)
YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
The services hereunder are offered by TDO, located at:
- 800 San Antonio Ave, Suite 1,
- Palo Alto,
- California 94303
- EMail: email@example.com
- Telephone: (650) 868-8687
If you are a California resident, you may have this same information emailed to you by sending a letter to the
foregoing address with your email address and a request for this information.
December 31st, 2007