Welcome to the Terms of Use Agreement for OurCountryOurVote.com

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

OurCountryOurVote.com (the Site) provides online Internet services for citizens, political candidates, elected officials, organizations, and includes, but is not limited to any individual or group providing information, products, and/or services relating to local, state, and federal politics, government and civic activities (the Services). The Services include all content and media on the Site, including, but not limited to, all public and private discussions, forums, polls, messaging, and chats on the Site. The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new links, are subject to this Terms of Use Agreement (Agreement).

OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE may discontinue, modify or suspend any aspect of the Site or the Services without prior notice of any kind. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE may impose limits on use of the Site or the Services, or suspend or discontinue access to all or part of the Site or the Services without prior notice of any kind to any person, group, organization or company. You are required to check the Terms of Use (TOU) in this Agreement every time you visit the Site to view any changes as you are deemed to accept any changes to this Agreement each time you access the Site.

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

You agree that your use of the Site and the Services herein as either a Guest (when you browse the Site) or a Member (when you have registered as a Member on the Site) are subject to the TOU in this Agreement. The term User refers to a Guest or Member on the Site. You are only authorized to use the Site and the Services if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to the TOU in this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully. If you do not agree with the TOU, you should leave the Site and discontinue use of the Services.

OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE may modify the TOU in this Agreement from time to time, with or without notice to you, and such modifications shall be effective upon posting by OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE on the Site. You agree to be bound by any changes to the TOU when you use the Site or the Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review the TOU in this Agreement each time you access the Site to ensure that you are updated as to any changes.

This Agreement, and any posted revisions to the TOU in this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Site and the Services therein. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason. After your Membership terminates, either by you or by OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE, this Agreement will terminate, provided, however, excepting such terms which by their very nature continue and therefore shall survive termination and continue until fulfilled.

2. PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

See the Privacy Policy relating to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information. For purposes of the Privacy Policy, the term Personally Identifiable Information refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains.

3. NOTICE SPECIFIC TO INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE.

3.1 - Content on the Site. By posting, publishing, uploading or displaying content, digital media, information, Web links, comments, images, text, files, photographs, videos, works of authorship, messages, communications or any other materials (collectively, Content) of any kind on the Site, you grant OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE, its affiliates, and agents an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, edit, move, distribute, transmit, display, perform, adapt, and publish any such Content for any purpose on or through the Site via any media channels now known or later developed, without notice. You represent and warrant that you own the Content posted by you on the Site or otherwise have the proper authorization to grant this license. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of any Content posted by you on the Site or using the Services. You are not permitted to take another User's Content and reproduce it in any manner without the prior written consent of OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE.

3.2 - Monitoring of Content. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE and its agents and designees reserve the right to monitor, restrict access to, edit, modify or remove any Content on the Site. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE reserves the right at all times to disclose any information OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, modify, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE's sole discretion. THESE RIGHTS WILL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO CREATE ANY LIABILITY TO OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT. Materials uploaded to the Site may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

3.3 - DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. The Site contains Content published and posted by Users and links to third party Web sites. User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE. When you access third party Web sites, you do so at your own risk. Third party links published or posted by Users do not constitute or imply an approval or endorsement by OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE of any information, materials, documents, services or products available on third party Web sites. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE makes no representations about the suitability or accuracy of information, documents, materials, services or products published, posted or made available as part of the Content, Services or products offered by Users for any purpose. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, ADVERTISEMENTS, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND BY OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. IN NO EVENT SHALL OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR BY THIRD PARTIES, OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE OR THIRD PARTIES, WHETHER OR NOT OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE SITE FUNCTIONING WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, ANY USER'S CONTENT OR COMPUTER. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK OR LINES, COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEMS, SERVERS OR PROVIDERS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, FAILURE OF ANY E-MAIL OR USERS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ON THE INTERNET OR ON THE SITE OR COMBINATION THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO ANY USER'S COMPUTER RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION OR DOWNLOADING MATERIALS IN CONNECTION WITH USING THE SITE OR THE SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SITE OR THE ADVERTISEMENTS, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, FROM ANY USER OR COMMERCIALLY POSTED CONTENT ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, OR FROM THE CONDUCT OF ANY USERS OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE.

OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY, WITH RESPECT TO ANY CONTENT POSTED BY ANY USERS ON THE SITE, INCLUDING, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, OF MATERIAL POSTED OR PUBLISHED BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE, EVEN IF THAT MATERIAL VIOLATES THIS AGREEMENT.

WITHOUT NEGATING ANYTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT IN ANY CASE, OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE'S TOTAL, CUMULATIVE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF $500 AND ANY FEES/ PAYMENTS RECEIVED BY OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE FROM YOU FOR USING THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, OR ADVERTISING ON THE SITE. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER A CLAIM OR ACTION SOUNDS IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, CONTRIBUTION, INDEMNITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE, ITS AFFILIATES AND AGENTS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED (CLAIMS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, (OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR CODE SECTION OF ANY JURISDICTION OR TERRITORY INTENDING TO COVER THE SAME ISSUE(S)) WHICH STATES, IN PART: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS/HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM/HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS/HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE WOULD NOT HAVE POSTED THIS SITE BUT FOR THESE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, AND EVERY USER AT EVERY TIME AGREES THAT THE TERMS ARE REASONABLE.

4. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY.

To become a Member of the Site, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You will provide a login email address. An email has/will be been sent to the email address you provided which contains a temporary password. You also will choose a final password after login using temporary password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur on your account. You agree to notify OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use any other Member's account or password at any time without the permission of that Member.

5. NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE.

As a condition of your use of the Site and the Services, you will not use the Site or the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the TOU in this Agreement. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against any Users who, in OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE's sole discretion, violate this provision, including, without limitation, refusing to post, removing, editing or modifying any offending Content, or denying, restricting, suspending or terminating your access to all or any part of the Site or the Services, or suspending or terminating your Membership on the Site, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability to OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE has no obligation to take any of the above- referenced actions, and is not responsible for the conduct of any Users who violate this provision.

6. The following prohibitions apply to all of the Services on the Site. You will not:

6.1 - Use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of the Site's servers or the network(s) connected to any of the Site's servers, or interferes with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Services.

6.2 - Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Site server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means.

6.3 - Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

6.4 - Use the Services, or contact Users in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative, exploitive or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).

6.5 - Advertise products of any kind that you or someone else manufacturers, supplies, distributes or sells. This includes not publishing, posting, uploading, discussing, mentioning or listing the telephone numbers, addresses, facsimile numbers, e-mail addresses, domain names or Web links of your service business, manufacturing, supply, retail, or wholesale business or any other business of any type.

6.6 - Publish, post, upload, link to, discuss, disseminate, mention, or list your own personal contact information if you are not a Sponsor and if it is for the purpose of advertising, distributing or selling products that you or someone else manufactures, supplies, distributes or sells.

6.7 - Publish, post, upload, link to, discuss, disseminate, mention or list your or anyone else's age or e-mail address anywhere on the Site.

6.8 - Publish, post, upload, link to, discuss, disseminate, mention or list names, telephone numbers, postal addresses, facsimile numbers, domain names or Web sites of any other Users.

6.9 - Publish, post, upload, link to, discuss, disseminate or mention on the Site, whether directly or indirectly or through Sponsored advertisements, other sites that are similar to or compete with OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE or other Web sites that contain links to sites that are similar to or compete with OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE.

6.10 - Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, offend, provoke, name call, or otherwise violate the legal rights (including the rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

6.11 - Publish, post, upload, disseminate, use or make comments which are of an abusive, violent, inappropriate, vulgar, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent, sexually explicit, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful nature.

6.12 - Publish, post, discuss, upload, disseminate or mention information that contains Content intended to victimize, harass, degrade, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Hate speech of any kind is not permitted on the Site.

6.13 - Publish, post, discuss, upload, disseminate or mention illegal activities of any kind, including, without limitation, references to illegal drug use, terrorist activities, making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone else's privacy or child pornography.

6.14 - Publish, post, upload, disseminate, post Web links to or otherwise make available any Content, which is obscene, lewd, violent, sexually explicit, pornographic or otherwise objectionable or illegal.

6.15 - Publish, post, upload, use or otherwise make available, pass off as your own, or solicit for exchange, sale or purchase, any Content protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.

6.16 - Post, upload, disseminate, link to, use, modify, copy, reproduce, republish, transmit or otherwise make available any Content, which is made available through the Site and the Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other personal or proprietary right of any party.

6.17 - Publish, post, upload, disseminate, use, link to or otherwise make available any image, photograph or picture of any other person or User without that person's or User's consent.

6.18 - Solicit information of any kind from or exploit in any way Users who are under the age of 18.

6.19 - Upload files to the Site that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.

6.20 - Harvest, solicit or otherwise collect personal information from or about other Users for any purpose.

6.21 - Use the Site or the Services in any manner which is inconsistent with or violates any applicable laws or regulations.

6.22 - Create a false identity on the Site for the purpose of misleading others.

6.23 - Publish, post, disseminate, link to, upload, use, copy or otherwise make available (whether or not for a fee) any directory of Users of the Site’s Services.

6.24 - Register on the Site under a new User name if OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE has restricted, suspended or terminated your use or Membership on the Site.

6.25 - Register more than once or register more than one User name on the Site. If you register more than once or register any additional User name(s), OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE will delete any additional registration and/or User name from the Site and system without prior notice..

6.26 - Register with a User name that is offensive, deceptive or violates any other party's rights.

6.27 - Register on the Site if you are under the age of 13, without proper parental consent.

6.28 - Register on the Site with a non-working or inactive e-mail address, or someone else's e-mail address other than your own.

6.29 - Publish, post, upload, disseminate, discuss, mention or insinuate false information about other Users or sponsors.

6.30 - Publish, post, upload, disseminate, discuss or mention the value, validity or effectiveness of products or services of sponsors if you have never owned or used such product or services.

7. UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY.

We welcome your comments and feedback about the Site and the Services. However, OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE does not accept or consider unsolicited submissions concerning its business or operations, including, but not limited to, original ideas for new advertising campaigns, promotions, products, services, technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product/service names. Please do not send OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE such submissions. The purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE's services, products or marketing strategies appear similar to ideas submitted to OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE. All such submissions, including and without limitation, ideas for debates to OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE are considered the property of OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE does not have an obligation to protect the confidentiality of any such submission. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE will exclusively own all known or later-existing rights to such submission worldwide, and will be entitled to the unrestricted use of any such submission for any purpose, without compensation to you or any third party provider of such submission.

8. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS.

Materials may be made available on the Site by third parties not within our control. OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask the Users of the Site and the Services to do the same. It is our policy not to permit materials known by OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE to infringe upon another party's copyright to remain on the Site. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE by providing the following information (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512), including all amendments thereto, to our copyright agent set forth below:

8.1 - A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

8.2 - Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

8.3 - 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 OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE to locate the material;

8.4 - Information reasonably sufficient to permit OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE 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;

8.5 - 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

8.6 - 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.

9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE.

The Site and the Services contain content protected by copyright, trademark, and other law, and OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE owns and retains all rights in this content. Any material submitted on this site, including, and without limitation, Suggesting Debates, Response to Debates shall become the exclusive property of OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE in perpetuity and OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE may use any or all of the contents in any manner and in any medium as it so chooses, world-wide.

10. COPYRIGHT NOTICE.

Copyright © 2011-2019 OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE. All rights reserved.

11. TRADEMARKS.

OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE, the OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE logo, OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE.COM, the OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE.COM logo, are trademarks of OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE, CORP AS WELL AS OCOV, the OCOV logo, OCOV.COM, the OCOV.COM logo, are trademarks of OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE, CORP

12. JURISDICTION AND DISPUTES.

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions, the state and federal courts of which have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any actions or claims arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site and/or the Services, your breach of this Agreement and/or arising from any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement. You submit to the jurisdiction of such courts for such purposes, and agree not to contest venue as appropriate in Westchester County, New York. The parties waive the right to trial by jury.

13. INDEMNITY.

You agree to indemnify and hold OurCountryOurVote, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective shareholders, officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Services and/or the Site in violation of this Agreement and/or from any breach of this Agreement or any part thereof.

14. MISCELLANEOUS.

This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Site and the Services. This Agreement and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to your use of the Site and the Services. The TOU in this Agreement may be modified by OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE at any time. Any claim with respect to your use of this Site and the Services must be brought within one (1) year of the date that the claim arises. If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, the remaining provisions will be enforced to the maximum extent possible. Failure by OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE to enforce of any rights under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of any such or other right, or waive the right to enforce such right at any future date or any subsequent breach of this Agreement. In the event OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE is forced to enforce its rights against you, in addition to any other remedies, you agree to pay OURCOUNTRYOURVOTE's reasonable costs, including attorneys' fees, court fees and other costs of suit.