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TERMS OF USE

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

These Terms of Use (ToU) govern your use of the e-lections.us website (the "Site"). e-lections.us (“we”) provide services defined below subject to this ToU, which may be updated by e-lections.us (“us”) from time to time without notice. The most current version of the ToU can be reviewed at any time at: http://www.e-lections.us/terms.html. By accessing and using the Site, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of this ToU.

2. SERVICES

We provide users with access to a rich collection of information published on the Site. We also provide contributing users with proofreading and formatting their submissions as well as publishing them on the Site. You understand and agree that our services are provided "AS-IS" and that we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications. Although we make a determination on inclusion or rejection of the submitted materials for publication on our Site, we bear no responsibility for the published contents and do not endorse or disapprove any of the published materials.

3. PRIVACY POLICIES

We may collect the following personal information from users who submit their entries for publication on the “Site”: name, address, e-mail, URL, phone, school/job affiliation, and bio.

We only require publishing your name with all other personal information to be optional. If you decide to include your other personal information with your publication you should explicitly indicate this in your submission. Beyond personal information included in publication we do not share any of your submitted personal information with third parties.

We do not collect any personal information about users accessing the Site for information browsing/consumption. We do not require any registration with our Site.

4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT E-LECTIONS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES 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 SUBSIDIARIES, PARENT COMPANIES AND AFFILIATES, IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY FALSE, INACCURATE, DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENTS PROVIDED BY CONTRIBUTING USERS OR ANY THIRD PARTY. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, OR 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.

5. CONTRIBUTIONS

By submitting articles, ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") to e-lections you acknowledge and agree that:
    (a) Your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information;
    (b) e-lections is not under any obligation of confidentiality, explicit or implied, with respect to the Contributions;
    (c) e-lections is entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose,
         in any way, in any media worldwide;
    (d) You are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement from e-lections.

6. CONTENT OWNERSHIP

Contributing users (authors) retain full ownership of the submitted contents. We do not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Site. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Site, you grant e-lections, its subsidiaries, parent companies, and affiliates royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable license(s).

7. REUSE OF PUBLICATIONS

Unless you are a contributing user (author), you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, sell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Contents available through the Site without prior explicit permission from e-lections.

You are granted permission to link or refer otherwise to the Contents published on the e-lections’ website.

8. LINKS

The Site may provide links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that e-lections is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that e-lections shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

9. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold e-lections and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit, modify or otherwise make available through the Site, your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of the ToU, or your violation of any rights of others.

This document was last updated on June 17, 2010.

 
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