Standing up for young americans

Terms of Use

Welcome to ourtime.org (the Site) a website owned and operated by OUR TIME (OUR TIME or we). OUR TIME is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and non-ideological organization that promotes civic education, awareness and participation among young adult Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. OUR TIME does not endorse, support, or oppose political candidates or parties.

By accessing and/or using the Site you agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement (the Agreement) and our Privacy Policy, whether you are a Visitor (which means that you simply browse the Site, including, without limitation, through a mobile or other wireless device, or otherwise use the services provided without being registered) or you are a Member (which means that you have registered with OUR TIME). We reserve the right to modify the Agreement at any time, in which case the revised Agreement will appear on the Site. Continued use of the Site after we post any such changes will constitute your acceptance of the Agreement, as modified. In addition, in consideration for becoming a Member and/or making use of the services provided, you must indicate your acceptance of the Agreement during the registration process.

Intellectual Property Rights

OUR TIME is the exclusive owner of all the trademarks, names, logos, and trade dress used in this Site, including, but not limited to, OUR TIME, the OUR TIME logo, and OUR TIME Services, Inc. (the Trademarks). Your use of this Site does not grant you any rights in or interests to the Trademarks. The Trademarks shall not be used, modified, or otherwise reproduced without the express written permission of OUR TIME. Any other third party marks or names used in this Site are owned by their respective owners and OUR TIME makes no representations of any kind with respect to such third party marks and names. All copyright rights in this Site’s content, including, but not limited to, graphics, videos, information, reports, and text (collectively, the Content), is exclusively owned by or otherwise used by OUR TIME under permission, and may only be used by you as set forth herein. Any other non-authorized use of the Site or Content, including, but not limited to the reproduction, dissemination, distribution, or transmission thereof is strictly prohibited. You further agree not to alter or delete any proprietary notice from any materials, reports, or other information downloaded, copied, or printed from the Site. All rights are expressly reserved.

By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, text, photos, and videos) to the Site, you represent and warrant: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or that the owner of the material has consented to your use; and (ii) that you are eighteen years old or older. You will be solely responsible for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from any uploading, posting, or submission.

When you submit or post material, you grant OUR TIME the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display it (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology. This grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in any such material. You also grant OUR TIME, and anyone authorized by OUR TIME, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, e-mail address, or Member name, as we deem appropriate.

Restrictions on Linking and Framing

You may establish a hypertext link to the Site, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by OUR TIME. However, you may not frame or inline link to any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another Website or other service any of our material or intellectual property without the written permission of OUR TIME.

Message Boards and Other Interactive Features

This Site may include interactive features, including, but not limited to, [message boards, web logs, e-mail services, and areas that allow uploading of user-generated content (the Interactive Features).] You are responsible for any material that you post on message boards or provide through any other Interactive Features on the Site. We do not control the messages, information, or files that you or others may provide through the Site. This Site, including its Interactive Features, shall be used for lawful purposes only; you shall not:

Engage in any conduct that, in our sole judgment, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site. Post or transmit any material that violates our rights or the rights of others, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, contract rights, or any other right. Use the Site to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. Interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to provide the Site or its features, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of the networks we use to provide the Site. Use the Site in an unlawful, threatening, or abusive manner, including without limitation, to promote racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual. Gain unauthorized access to the Site, or any account, computer system, or network connected to this Site, by means such as hacking, password mining, or other illicit means. Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information not intentionally made available through this Site. Use the Site to post or transmit any vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation, any transmissions that encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Use the Site to post or transmit any information, software, or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component. Use the Site to post, transmit, or in any way exploit any information, software, or other material for commercial purposes, or that contains advertising. Engage in advertising or commercial solicitation of any product or service, or to solicit donations of any kind on the Site, without our written consent. Gather for marketing purposes any e-mail addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Site.

We shall have the right, but no obligation, to monitor the content of the message boards or other Interactive Features to determine compliance with the Agreement and any other operating rules we establish. We shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any material submitted to or posted on the message boards or other Interactive Features of the Site. Notwithstanding this right, users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages. We neither endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement on the message boards or other Interactive Features of the Site, whether it is provided by OUR TIME directors, officers, employees or agents, or a third party. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage of any kind caused by reliance on information obtained through postings on the message boards or other Interactive Features of the Site. We are not responsible for any offensive, defamatory, or obscene posting made on the message boards or other Interactive Features of the Site. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information we believe necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are inappropriate, objectionable or in violation of the Agreement. We also reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site to anyone who violates the Agreement, or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy the Site or infringes the rights of others. Neither we nor any third party content provider shall assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by OUR TIME or any third-party content provider with respect to any conduct, communication, or posting on the message boards or other Interactive Features of the Site.

Registration and Passwords

To access certain features of the Site, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information such as your [name, e-mail address, ZIP code, and date of birth]. You will provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself for any registration form located on the Site. If we suspect that information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we may, in our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your account and refuse all current or future use of the Site. OUR TIME’s use of any personally identifiable information you provide to OUR TIME as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy. You may need a username and password to use certain features of the Site. By registering on the Site, you agree that you will not (i) select or use a member name or e-mail address of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a user name or e-mail address subject to the rights of any person without authorization; (iii) use a member name in violation of the intellectual property rights of any person; or (iv) use a member name that we, in our sole discretion, deem inappropriate or offensive. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You will notify OUR TIME immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. We assume no liability for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized use of your password or account by a third party.

Disclaimers

The Site’s Content, including the terms, conditions, and descriptions appearing therein, are subject to change at any time. The information and materials contained in the Site, including the Content, text, graphics, links or other items are provided AS IS and AS AVAILABLE. OUR TIME does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of such content, information and materials and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in this information and materials. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS GIVEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT.

Third Party Sites

Certain sections of the Site may provide links to Web sites of third parties, where you may be able to purchase online many different types of products and services that are provided by third parties. Any information, products, software, or services provided on or through third party Web sites are controlled by the operators of such Web sites and not by OUR TIME or our subsidiary companies or affiliates. When you access these third party sites, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or any other aspect of any product or service offered or provided by a third party. If you make a purchase from a merchant on a Web site linked to by the Site, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or Web site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by the merchant. A merchant that offers or sells products or services through the Site may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. For more information about a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s Web site and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You agree that neither we nor our affiliates are responsible for any damages that you incur, and you will not assert any claims against OUR TIME or them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Site.

Online Transactions

If a credit card or your PayPal account (collectively, Account) is being used for making a donation or any other transaction on the Site (the Transaction), OUR TIME may obtain preapproval for an amount up to the amount of the order. Billing occurs at the time of or shortly after your transaction. You agree that you will pay for all products you purchase through OUR TIME and that OUR TIME may charge your Account for any products purchased and for any additional amounts (including any taxes and late fees, as applicable) that may be accrued by or in connection with your Account. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL FEES AND FOR PROVIDING OUR TIME WITH A VALID CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEES. All fees will be billed to the credit card or PayPal account you designate during the registration process. OUR TIME is not responsible for the content and policies of PayPal.com, and you should thoroughly review the terms and conditions of using PayPal prior to making a donation. Furthermore, you acknowledge that PayPal charges transaction fees. Upon the making of your donation, OUR TIME [will/will not] cover your PayPal fees.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT THAT IT CAN BE LIMITED UNDER SUCH STATE LAW.)

IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SITE OR RELATED ONLINE SERVICES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MESSAGE BOARDS OR OTHER INTERACTIVE FEATURES, OR OUT OF THE BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination

We may, at any time and without notice, suspend, cancel, or terminate your right to use the Site (or any portion of the Site). In the event of suspension, cancellation, or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Site affected by such suspension, cancellation, or termination. In the event of any suspension, cancellation, or termination, the restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in the Agreement, shall survive.

Other Terms

The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between OUR TIME and you with respect to the subject matter contained in the Agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals, and communications, written and/or oral. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you purchase and/or use the products or services of a third party that are provided on or through the Site. In the event of any conflict between any such third party terms and conditions and the Agreement, the Agreement shall govern. The Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Delaware without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of the Agreement shall be found unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The foregoing provisions of the Agreement are for OUR TIME’s benefit and the benefits of OUR TIME’s affiliates, third party content providers and licensors, and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly on its own behalf.

I HAVE READ THE AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.

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