Terms of Use

1. Introduction.

This website is owned and operated by VoteRiders™. By accessing or viewing this website, uploading content to this website, and/or participating in or using any service offered on this website (collectively and individually the “Services”), you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this paragraph and the following paragraphs (collectively and individually the “Terms of Use” or “Terms”). Please review these Terms carefully, as they constitute a binding agreement between you and VoteRiders. From time to time, VoteRiders may decide to add to, subtract from or otherwise change some or all of these Terms. Your continued use of any Services after any changes have been made to the Terms constitutes your agreement to such changes.

2. Privacy.

These Terms incorporate by reference VoteRiders’ PRIVACY POLICY LOCATED HERE (“Privacy Policy”). Please read the terms of the Privacy Policy carefully, as your use of the Services constitutes your agreement to the Privacy Policy.

3. Limited License.

Subject to the other Terms set forth herein, you may use the Services, including accessing and viewing content from this website on your computer or other device, submitting content, and making single copies of the content on this website for your own personal use; provided, however, that you will not at any time:

  • Post content that is abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity;
  • Use the Services to harm or harass any person, group or entity;
  • Contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;
  • Impersonate any person, group or entity;
  • Post irrelevant content or post content in inappropriate categories;
  • Delete, otherwise revise or improperly interfere with any content posted by any other user;
  • Post content that infringes or misappropriates any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy right, publicity right or any other intellectual property or other personal or property right of any person or entity, or constitutes any form of defamation;
  • Post content that is obscene or sexually explicit;
  • Repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on VoteRiders’ infrastructure;
  • Employ any data-mining or data-extraction tools;
  • Copy, modify or adapt any HTML code used to generate this website;
  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising any part of this website;
  • Engage in any activity that conflicts with any obligations you have under law, including without limitation any contractual or fiduciary obligations or relationships;
  • Interfere with or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website;
  • Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of this website;
  • Violate any applicable laws, rules, or regulations of any jurisdiction;
  • Access data not intended for you or log into any server or account that you are not authorized to access;
  • Advertise, publicize, promote or otherwise market any product;
  • Post any chain letters, “junk mail,” “spam,” pyramid schemes or other irrelevant material;
  • Distribute, upload, identify or link to any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, “bots,” malicious websites or any other computer programming routine, code, engine or other software that is intended to damage, interfere with, intercept or misappropriate any system, software, data or information contained in or on this website; or
  • Use or disseminate any misleading email addresses, false or forged headers or identifiers or otherwise manipulate email addresses or web links in order to disguise the origin of content transmitted through this website.

4. Linking to this Website.

You may link to any content on this website. If you are interested in reprinting, republishing or distributing content from VoteRiders, please contact VoteRiders to obtain written permission.

5. Proprietary Rights.

As between you and VoteRiders (unless otherwise provided in the Terms and excluding any User Content [as defined below] that you submit), VoteRiders or its licensors solely own all right, title and interest, perpetually in all media throughout the world, in and to all content on this website, including without limitation all video, text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, moving images, illustrations, files, trademarks, logos, service marks, artwork, computer code, design, structure, selection, coordination, “look and feel” and arrangement of such content, and all elements of all of the foregoing. This content is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, moral rights and/or other intellectual-property laws.

6. User Content.

VoteRiders encourages you and other users to contribute content to this website, including without limitation videos and textual narratives that share your voting and voter ID stories and any associated comments (“User Content”). When you view User Content and any comments submitted by other users, keep in mind that such User Content may not necessarily represent your own view or the view of VoteRiders. While VoteRiders encourages User Content that is supportive of and helpful to ensuring that eligible citizens can vote, through your use of the Services you may be exposed to User Content that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. You assume all risks of such exposure.

7. Your User Content.

You understand that when you submit User Content, you are granting VoteRiders a license to display the User Content in connection with the Services or otherwise as set forth in these Terms; and, whether or not your User Content is published on the website, VoteRiders makes no representation of confidentiality or anonymity of any kind with respect to your User Content. To the extent that your video or other User Content conveys any person’s or entity’s name, likeness or other identifying information, you understand and agree that this information may be displayed on the VoteRiders website and otherwise as contemplated in these Terms. Accordingly, please review your User Content carefully prior to submittal to ensure it contains no information that any identifiable person or entity is not comfortable sharing.

You retain all ownership rights in the User Content you submit. However, by submitting your User Content to the VoteRiders website, you grant VoteRiders a worldwide, perpetual, non-terminable, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, sub-licensable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, distribute, have distributed, publish, transmit, edit (including combine any element of your User Content with any other element(s) and content including the User Content of others), prepare derivative works of, display, promote, perform, commercialize, and otherwise exercise all rights in and to the User Content in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter invented or discovered for any purpose consistent with the mission and vision of VoteRiders without additional notice, approval, consent, compensation or attribution. Such license includes all rights and permissions to reproduce the likeness, name and any other personal or identifiable information submitted as a part of the User Content. You also grant each user of the Services a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, link to and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Services and under these Terms of Use.

In connection with any User Content you submit, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize VoteRiders to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by VoteRiders and these Terms; (ii) you have the written consent, release and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Content to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by VoteRiders and these Terms; and (iii) it complies with these Terms.

You understand that all User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who transmits or posts that User Content. This means that you, and not VoteRiders, are entirely and solely responsible for all User Content that you transmit or post and for the consequences of VoteRiders using such User Content as contemplated by these Terms.

VoteRiders reserves the right to monitor User Content and to remove or decline to post any User Content at any time, for any reason (or for no reason), without notice and at VoteRiders’ sole and absolute discretion, including without limitation if VoteRiders determines that User Content is inappropriate or fails to comply with these Terms. VoteRiders has no responsibility for the backup of any of any User Content or any lost data resulting from the use, operation or discontinuation of any aspect of the Services.

8. Submitted Material.

Unless specifically requested, VoteRiders does not wish to receive any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information from you (including on the website). Accordingly, if you send VoteRiders any information or creative works, including without limitation idea submittals, suggestions, business plans, concepts or demos in any media including photographs, graphics, audiovisual media or other material (“Submitted Material”), you grant VoteRiders a royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and fully transferrable, assignable and sub-licensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit (including combine any element of the Submitted Material with any other element(s) and content including User Content or Submitted Material of others), print, publish, translate, create derivative works from, create collective works from, and distribute, perform, display, license and sublicense (through multiple levels) the Submitted Material in any media now known or hereafter invented, including for commercial purposes. If you send VoteRiders any Submitted Material, you also warrant that the Submitted Material is not confidential or secret and that the Submitted Material is owned entirely by you. If you send VoteRiders any Submitted Material, you warrant that you have all rights necessary (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity) to authorize VoteRiders to use Submitted Material as permitted by these Terms.

9. Third-Party Websites.

The Services may contain links to third-party websites that direct your web browser outside of the VoteRiders website and the Services (“Linked Sites”). For example, if you upload or share a video on this website, you must do so by means of your YouTube account. Accordingly, when you upload and share a video on this website, you are also subject to YouTube’s terms of service and privacy policy. VoteRiders has no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other material which may be provided through the Linked Sites, so use common sense as you navigate the web and read the applicable legal documents for each website you visit.

10. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and defend VoteRiders and its affiliates, if any, and each of their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, against, and to hold each of them harmless from, any and all claims, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other liabilities (including attorney's fees) in any way associated with or arising out of: (i) your use of and/or access to the Services; (ii) your violation of any of any of these Terms; and (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, trade secret, or privacy right, or any form of defamation, related to your User Content, Submitted Material or use of the website. VoteRiders reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.

11. Disclaimers.

VOTERIDERS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE. THE CONTENT AND INFORMATION FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. VOTERIDERS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT ANY OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12. Limitation of Liabilities; No Injunctive Relief.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW: IN NO EVENT WILL VOTERIDERS (OR ANY OF ITS OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES OR EMPLOYEES) BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, OR CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, OR DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT VOTERIDERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL VOTERIDERS’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY (OR THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ITS OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES AND EMPLOYEES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, THE WEBSITE, OR THE SERVICES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT NEGLIGENCE, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED $100. ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE MUST BEGIN WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, YOU AGREE THAT SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. IN NO EVENT WILL YOU BE ENTITLED TO SEEK ANY INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF AGAINST VOTERIDERS OR ANY OF ITS OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES OR EMPLOYEES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE SEEK TO INTERFERE WITH OR RESTRAIN VOTERIDERS OR THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE.

13. Release.

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you hereby release VoteRiders (and its owners, officers, directors, affiliates, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

14. Claims of Infringement.

VoteRiders respects the intellectual property of others and requires that you do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, VoteRiders will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged copyright infringement that are duly reported to its Designated Copyright Agent identified in the notice below. VoteRiders will disable and/or remove access to the website for users who are repeat infringers. If you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide VoteRiders’ Copyright Agent the following information:

DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”)

  • Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; or if multiple works are covered by this Notice, you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
  • Identify the material or link you claim is infringing and provide a description of where the infringing work is located on the website.
  • Provide your mailing address, telephone number and, if available, email address.
  • Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
  • “I hereby state that I have a good-faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law (e.g., fair use).”
  • “I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
  • Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
  • Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to VoteRiders’ Designated Copyright Agent:

    Kathleen Unger
    VoteRiders
    171 Pier Avenue #313
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

While VoteRiders considers all such notices seriously, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that content or activity is infringing. Accordingly, if you are uncertain whether material infringes your copyrights (including whether use of copyrighted material may constitute fair use) you may wish to seek the advice of an attorney.

15. Termination.

VoteRiders may disable or bar your access to the Services and/or this website and/or may generally cease providing the Services and/or this website at any time in VoteRiders’ sole and absolute discretion.

16. General.

These Terms of Use will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without reference to its choice of laws rules. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action under these Terms of Use will be in the state and federal courts of Los Angeles, California. You hereby accept the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You may not assign any rights granted to you or delegate any of your duties hereunder, and any attempt to do so is void and of no effect. VoteRiders may assign its rights and delegate its duties under this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a partnership or joint venture between you and VoteRiders. VoteRiders does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to this website or the Services, and operation of the website may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of its control. VoteRiders’ failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and VoteRiders with respect to the subject matter hereof. Sections 5 (Proprietary Rights); 8 (Submitted Material); 10 (Indemnification); 11 (Disclaimers); 12 (Limitation of Liability); 13 (Release); and 16 (General) survive any termination or expiration of these Terms. Additionally, any provision that was, by its nature, intended to survive termination of these Terms will so survive. If any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the other provisions herein will remain in full force and effect.

17. Contact Us.

If you have questions about these Terms or the Services, please Contact VoteRiders.