Advocacy Project Terms & Conditions

NOTICE TO DOTGOV ADVOCACY PROJECT SUPPORTERS: BY SUPPORTING THE DOTGOV ADVOCACY PROJECT YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ACCEPT THE PROVISIONS OF THE DOTGOV ADVOCACY PROJECT TERMS & CONDITIONS. BY SUPPORTING THE PROJECT OR USING THE TOOLS DEVELOPED AS A RESULT OF IT, YOU ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE AGAINST YOU AND ANY LEGAL ENTITY.

THE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS THAT DOTGOV DEVELOPS ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAWS AS WELL AS OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS. THE APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY TOOLS WE DEVELOP ARE LICENSED AND NOT SOLD.

Intellectual Property Rights. The applications developed by DotGov are the intellectual property of and are owned by DotGov Communications, LLC. and its suppliers. The structure, organization, and code of the applications are the valuable trade secrets and confidential information of DotGov and its suppliers. The Applications DotGov develops are protected by copyright, including without limitation by United States Copyright Law, international treaty provisions and applicable laws in the country in which it is being used. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement does not grant you any intellectual property rights in the Applications and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by DotGov Communications, LLC.

Prohibited Use. Except as expressly authorized under this Agreement, you are prohibited from: (a) using the Application(s) on behalf of third parties; (b) renting, leasing, lending or granting other rights in the Application(s) including rights on a membership or subscription basis; (c) providing use of the Application(s) in a computer service business, third party outsourcing facility or time sharing to users who are not properly licensed by DotGov; (d) reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Product, except and only to the extent that it is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation; and (e) to the extent that non-licensed parties are permitted to interact with or initiate processes in the Application(s), such interaction or initiation of a process does not have the purpose or effect of providing an alternative to such non-licensed parties obtaining a valid license to the Application(s).

LIMITED WARRANTY. Except as may be otherwise provided in these Terms & Conditions, DotGov warrants to the person or entity that supports the DotGov Advocacy Project pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, that DotGov will develop tools to assist Americans with pursuing transparent, authentic advocacy.

THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY WARRANTY MADE BY DOTGOV AND ITS AFFILIATES AND STATES THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR DOTGOV’S, ITS AFFILIATES’ OR ITS SUPPLIERS’ BREACH OF WARRANTY. EXCEPT FOR THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY, AND FOR ANY WARRANTY, CONDITION, REPRESENTATION OR TERM TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE SAME CANNOT OR MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY LAW APPLICABLE TO YOU IN YOUR JURISDICTION, DOTGOV, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS SUPPLIERS PROVIDE THE APPLICATION(S) AND ACCESS TO ANY WEBSITES AND ONLINE SERVICES AS-IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR TERMS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, USAGE OR OTHERWISE AS TO ANY OTHER MATTERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERFORMANCE, SECURITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, INTEGRATION, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL DOTGOV, ITS AFFILIATES OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR COSTS WHATSOEVER INCLUDING ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PERSONAL INJURY OR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY OF CARE, OR CLAIMS BY A THIRD PARTY EVEN IF AN DOTGOV REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS, DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR COSTS. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION. DOTGOV’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY AND THAT OF ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF MONETARY SUPPORT PROVIDED BY YOU FOR THE DOTGOV ADVOCACY PROJECT, IF ANY. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY EVEN IN THE EVENT OF A FUNDAMENTAL OR MATERIAL BREACH OR A BREACH OF THE FUNDAMENTAL OR MATERIAL TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Governing Law. This Agreement, each transaction entered into hereunder, and all matters arising from or related to this Agreement (including its validity and interpretation), will be governed and enforced by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws in force in the Commonwealth of Virginia, The respective courts of City of Alexandria, Virginia, shall each have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes relating to this Agreement. This Agreement will not be governed by the conflict of law rules of any jurisdiction or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.

General Provisions. If any part of this Agreement is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of this Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This Agreement, along with any Exhibits thereto, is the entire agreement between DOTGOV and you relating to the DotGov Advocacy Project and it supersedes any prior representations, discussions, undertakings, communications or advertising relating to the Project. The terms of any Exhibit to this Agreement shall supersede the terms of this Agreement with respect to a particular Application to the extent they are inconsistent. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, this Agreement and Exhibits to this Agreement shall supersede the terms of any other license agreement distributed with any application(s) developed DotGov, including electronic click-through agreements.

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