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1.1 Your use of the MYocracy web site (referred to as the "Service" in this document) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and MYocracy. "MYocracy" means MTL Industries, LLC, whose principal site of business is Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America. This document explains how the agreement is made up, and sets out some of the terms of that agreement.
1.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing with MYocracy, your agreement with MYocracy will always include, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out in this document. These are referred to below as the "Universal Terms".
1.3 Your agreement with MYocracy will also include the terms of any Legal Notices applicable to the Service, in addition to the Universal Terms. All of these are referred to below as the "Additional Terms". Where Additional Terms apply to a Service, these will be accessible for you to read either within, or through your use of, that Service.
1.4 The Universal Terms, together with the Additional Terms, form a legally binding agreement between you and MYocracy in relation to your use of the Service. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully. Collectively, this legal agreement is referred to below as the "Terms".
1.5 If there is any contradiction between what the Additional Terms say and what the Universal Terms say, then the Additional Terms shall take precedence in relation to that Service.
2.1 In order to use the Service, you must first agree to the Terms. You may not use the Service if you do not accept the Terms.
2.2 You can accept the Terms by: (A) clicking to accept or agree to the Terms, where this option is made available to you by MYocracy in the user interface for any Service; or (B) by actually using the Service. In this case, you understand and agree that MYocracy will treat your use of the Service as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
2.3 You may not use the Service and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with MYocracy, or (b) you are a person barred from receiving the Service under the laws of the United States or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Service.
2.4 Before you continue, you should print off or save a local copy of the Universal Terms for your records.
3.1 Where MYocracy has provided you with a translation of the English language version of the Terms, then you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language versions of the Terms will govern your relationship with MYocracy.
3.2 If there is any contradiction between what the English language version of the Terms says and what a translation says, then the English language version shall take precedence.
4.1 MYocracy is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Service which MYocracy provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you.
4.2 As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that MYocracy may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Service (or any features within the Service) to you or to users generally at MYocracy's sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Service at any time. You do not need to specifically inform MYocracy when you stop using the Service.
4.3 You acknowledge and agree that if MYocracy disables access to your account, you may be prevented from accessing the Service, your account details or any files or other content which is contained in your account.
4.4 You acknowledge and agree that while MYocracy may not currently have set a fixed upper limit on the amount of storage space used for the provision of any Service, such fixed upper limits may be set by MYocracy at any time, at MYocracy's discretion.
5.1 In order to access certain Service, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the Service, the facilitation of political donations (as required by state or federal laws), or as part of your continued use of the Service. You agree that any registration information you give to MYocracy will always be accurate, correct and up to date.
5.2 You agree to use the Service only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions (including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other relevant countries).
5.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by MYocracy, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with MYocracy. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Service through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Service.
5.4 You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Service (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Service).
5.5 Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with MYocracy, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Service for any purpose.
5.6 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that MYocracy has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which MYocracy may suffer) of any such breach.
6.1 You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Service.
6.2 Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to MYocracy for all activities that occur under your account.
6.3 If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify MYocracy immediately at comments@MYocracy.org or through the "Contacts" page on the website.
7.1 You understand that all information (such as data files, written text, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other images) which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Service are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. All such information is referred to below as the "Content".
7.2 You should be aware that Content presented to you as part of the Service, including but not limited to advertisements in the Service and sponsored Content within the Service may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by the sponsors or advertisers who provide that Content to MYocracy (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this Content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by MYocracy or by the owners of that Content, in a separate agreement.
7.3 MYocracy reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all Content from any Service. MYocracy may provide tools to filter out explicit sexual content.
7.4 You understand that by using the Service you may be exposed to Content that you may find disagreeable, offensive, or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Service at your own risk.
7.5 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that MYocracy has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display while using the Service and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which MYocracy may suffer) by doing so.
8.1 You acknowledge and agree that MYocracy (or MYocracy's licensors) own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Service, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Service (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). You further acknowledge that the Service may contain information which is designated confidential by MYocracy. Where you have actual or constructive knowledge that information is or may be designated confidential, you shall not disclose such information without MYocracy's written consent.
8.2 Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with MYocracy, nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use any of MYocracy's trade names, trade marks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.
8.3 If you have been given an explicit right to use any of these brand features in a separate written agreement with MYocracy, then you agree that your use of such features shall be in compliance with that agreement, any applicable provisions of the Terms, and MYocracy's brand feature use guidelines as updated from time to time.
8.4 Other than the limited license set forth in Section 11 and any other written agreements or contracts executed with MYocracy, MYocracy acknowledges and agrees that it obtains no right, title or interest from you (or your licensors) under these Terms in or to any Content that you submit, post, transmit or display on, or through, the Service, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in that Content (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with MYocracy, you agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that MYocracy has no obligation to do so on your behalf.
8.5 You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) which may be affixed to or contained within the Service.
8.6 Unless you have been expressly authorized to do so in writing by MYocracy, you agree that in using the Service, you will not use any trade mark, service mark, trade name, logo of any company or organization in a way that is likely or intended to cause confusion about the owner or authorized user of such marks, names or logos.
9.1 MYocracy gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by MYocracy as part of the Service as provided to you by MYocracy (referred to as the "Software" below). This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Service as provided by MYocracy, in the manner permitted by the Terms.
9.2 You may not (and you may not permit anyone else to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Software or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by MYocracy, in writing.
9.3 Unless MYocracy has given you specific written permission to do so, you may not assign (or grant a sub-license of) your rights to use the Software, grant a security interest in or over your rights to use the Software, or otherwise transfer any part of your rights to use the Software.
10.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Service. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give MYocracy a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Service. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling MYocracy to display, distribute and promote the Service and may be revoked for certain Service as defined in any Additional Terms of that Service, where they exist.
10.2 You agree that this license includes a right for MYocracy to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom MYocracy has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.
10.3 You understand that MYocracy, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Service to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit MYocracy to take these actions.
10.4 You confirm and warrant to MYocracy that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
11.1 The Software which you use may automatically download and install updates from time to time from MYocracy. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Service and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit MYocracy to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Service.
12.1 The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or MYocracy as set out below.
12.2 If you want to terminate your legal agreement with MYocracy, you may do so by (a) notifying MYocracy at any time and (b) closing your accounts for all of the Service which you use, where MYocracy has made this option available to you. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to comments@MYocracy.org, with a subject line of "Agreement Termination".
12.3 MYocracy may at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you if: (A) you have breached any provision of the Terms (or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Terms); or (B) MYocracy is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Service to you is, or becomes, unlawful); or (C) the partner with whom MYocracy offered the Service to you has terminated its relationship with MYocracy or ceased to offer the Service to you; or (D) MYocracy is transitioning to no longer providing the Service to users; or (E) the provision of the Service to you by MYocracy is, in MYocracy's opinion, no longer commercially viable.
12.4 Nothing in this Section shall affect MYocracy's rights regarding provision of Service under Section 4 of the Terms.
12.5 When these Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and MYocracy have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of paragraph 19.6 shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.
13.1 NOTHING IN THESE TERMS, INCLUDING SECTIONS 13 AND 14, SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT MYOCRACY'S WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
13.2 YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE."
13.3 IN PARTICULAR, MYOCRACY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT: (A) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR, (C) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND (D) THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
13.4 ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
13.5 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM MYOCRACY OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
13.6 MYOCRACY FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
14.1 SUBJECT TO OVERALL PROVISION IN PARAGRAPH 13.1 ABOVE, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT MYOCRACY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR: (A) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR PERSONAL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS; (B) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF: (I) ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY ADVERTISING, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY ADVERTISER OR SPONSOR WHOSE ADVERTISING APPEARS ON THE SERVICES; (II) ANY CHANGES WHICH MYOCRACY MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE SERVICES); (III) THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES; (IV) YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE MYOCRACY WITH ACCURATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION; (V) YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT DETAILS SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL;
14.2 THE LIMITATIONS ON MYOCRACY'S LIABILITY TO YOU IN PARAGRAPH 14.1 ABOVE SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT MYOCRACY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.
15.1 It is MYocracy's policy to resolve potential copyright infringement issues upon notice in writing of the alleged offending material. The results of any such resolutions are made within MYocracy's sole discretion and may include the termination of user's accounts to resolve the matter.
16.1 Some of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Service.
16.2 The manner, mode and extent of advertising by MYocracy on the Service are subject to change without specific notice to you.
16.3 In consideration for MYocracy granting you access to and use of the Service, you agree that MYocracy may place such advertising on the Service.
17.1 The Service may include hyperlinks to other web sites or content or resources. MYocracy may have no control over any web sites or resources which are provided by organizations, companies or persons other than MYocracy.
17.2 You acknowledge and agree that MYocracy is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any politician, issue stance, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.
17.3 You acknowledge and agree that MYocracy is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.
18.1 MYocracy may make changes to the Universal Terms or Additional Terms from time to time. When these changes are made, MYocracy will make a new copy of the Universal Terms available on its website and any new Additional Terms will be made available to you from within, or through, the affected Service.
18.2 You understand and agree that if you use the Service after the date on which the Universal Terms or Additional Terms have changed, MYocracy will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Universal Terms or Additional Terms.
19.1 Sometimes when you use the Service, you may (as a result of, or through your use of the Service) use a service or download a piece of software, or purchase goods, which are provided by another person or company. Your use of these other services, software or goods may be subject to separate terms between you and the company or person concerned. If so, the Terms do not affect your legal relationship with these other companies or individuals.
19.2 The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and MYocracy and govern your use of the Service (but excluding any services which MYocracy may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and MYocracy in relation to the Service.
19.3 You agree that MYocracy may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email or postings on the Service.
19.4 You agree that if MYocracy does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which MYocracy has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of MYocracy's rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to MYocracy.
19.5 If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.
19.6 The Terms, and your relationship with MYocracy under the Terms, shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina. You and MYocracy agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Mecklenburg County which includes Charlotte, North Carolina to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that MYocracy shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.