Terms of Service.

Agora Townhall Inc. (“Agora”) has established this website (the “Site”) to enable you, as a visitor, to provide input, feedback and suggestions on the topics described on the home page and other pages of the Site, as applicable. Please read this document carefully before accessing or using the Site. By accessing or using the Site in any way, including registering on the Site, contributing your input, feedback or suggestions, or merely browsing the Site, you agree to and are bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this document and in any changes thereto that Agora may publish from time to time (collectively, the “Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Use, do not access or use this Site.

Agora may change the Terms of Use and other guidelines and rules posted on the Site from time to time at its sole discretion. Your continued access or use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the changes. Your access and use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms of Use posted on the Site at the time of such use. Please regularly check the “Terms of Use” link at www.theagora.co to view the then-current terms. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to access or use this Site automatically terminates. These Terms of Use are in addition to Agora’s other terms, conditions, policies, rules and regulations relating to the products and services it provides.

A. Intellectual property; Limited license to users; Trademark information

The Site content, consisting of text, graphics, photos, videos and other items (collectively, the “Content”), as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property and proprietary rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”), and any unauthorized use of the Content may violate such laws and the Terms of Use. Except as expressly provided herein, Agora does not grant any express or implied rights to you to use the Content. You agree not to copy, republish, frame, modify, adapt, create derivative works based on, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, perform, license, sublicense or reverse engineer any of the Content or the selection and arrangement of the Content, except as expressly authorized herein. In addition, you agree not to use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction methods in connection with the Site or Content.

The trademarks, service marks, logos and domain names (“Marks”) displayed on this Site are the property of Agora or other third parties. You are not permitted to use or register the Marks or any trademark, service mark, logo or domain name that is confusingly similar thereto without the prior written consent of Agora or such third party that may own the Marks.

B. Use of site and services

You agree to use the Site only to provide input, feedback and suggestions on the topics described on the home page and other pages of the Site. You are solely responsible for the content of any contribution you make to the Site. As some examples of improper activities when accessing or using the Site, you agree that you will not:

C. Usage and monitoring

While Agora has no obligation to monitor the Site and is not responsible for the content of any messages, information or files you contribute, Agora reserves the right to monitor or review the Site at any time. Agora may, at any time without notice and in its sole discretion, inactivate, make unavailable and take other appropriate action with respect to messages, information or files which Agora, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of the Terms of Use. Such action may include denying access to the Site at any time.

Furthermore, Agora may, with or without notice and in its sole discretion, terminate your access to or use of the Site as Agora deems necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. All persons are hereby notified that use of the Site constitutes consent to such actions. Agora does not endorse and has no control over user submissions. We cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves or related to their idea or submissions. You acknowledge your use of the Site is at your own discretion and you will be solely liable and responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom.

During the registration process, you will be required to provide us with personally identifiable information. We may follow up by sending you an email to verify that you are the owner of the email address. We may use your personally identifiable information to identify you in our system. If you do not provide the mandatory data required at registration, you will not be able to use the Site. You can choose to provide us with additional optional personal information in your profile, including your gender and mobile phone number.

All required information that you provide during the registration process must be current, complete and accurate and kept up to date on a prompt, timely basis. You must also choose a user name and password in connection with such registration. We reserve the right to inactivate or reclaim your user name if and when we believe necessary and/or appropriate. It is your sole responsibility to keep your user name, password and other sensitive information confidential. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your user name or password or any other breach of security, please notify Agora immediately. By accessing or using this Site and setting up a password-restricted profile for the same, you accept all risks of unauthorized access to such information. With regard to the registration process, you agree to the following:

D. Agora’s rights to submitted materials

For all information, data, commentary, documents, communications, downloads, files, text, images, photographs, graphics, videos, webcasts, publications, content, tools, resources, code, programs and products made available or enabled via the Site by Agora (collectively the “Materials”) that you post or otherwise submit to the Site, you grant Agora, the Partner and the users of this Site an unrestricted, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free and fully paid up license under all Intellectual Property Rights to use, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, copy, edit, modify, delete, translate, reformat, transmit and distribute your contribution, including such Materials, with or without having your name attached thereto, in any manner or form and for any lawful purpose, with full rights to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of distribution either within your Agora community (neighborhood, city, state, country, specific online community, etc.) or with the wider online world, depending on the privacy settings of the particular town hall in question. You acknowledge and agree that neither Agora nor the Partner shall be liable for any failure to store such Materials on the Site at any time. You represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to the Materials that you post to the Site, or that you own or control, or have received the necessary licenses or other rights to, contribute such Materials to the Site.

You are solely and entirely responsible for all of your contributions to the Site. You shall assume all risks associated with any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of contributions from others. Agora does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the Materials you contribute or the Materials anyone else contributes. You acknowledge and agree that by accessing or using the Site, you may be exposed to Materials from others that you find objectionable. You acknowledge and agree that neither Agora nor the Partner shall be liable for any actions or inactions resulting from or related to any contribution made on the Site.

E. Restriction and termination of use

Agora may block, restrict, disable, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of the Site at any time in Agora’s sole discretion, without prior notice or liability to you.Except as indicated to the contrary elsewhere on this Site, you may view, download and print the Materials available on this Site subject to the following conditions:

F. Links to third party sites

The Site may include links that will take you to other sites outside of the Site (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are provided by Agora to you as a convenience and the inclusion of the links does not imply any endorsement by Agora of any Linked Site. Unless otherwise provided, Agora has no control of the Linked Sites and you therefore acknowledge and agree that neither Agora nor the Partner is responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, any link contained in a Linked Site or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. You further acknowledge and agree that neither Agora nor the Sponsor is responsible for any form of transmission (e.g. webcasting) received from any Linked Site.

Furthermore, you may be able to access the Site from certain third party websites that are not affiliated with or related to this Site (i.e., Facebook, Linkedin, etc.). Neither Agora nor the Partner is responsible for any information that you submit or actions that you take on these third party sites, and each disclaims and all liability from any claims, damages or causes of action that may arise out of or relate to your use of such sites.

G. Warranties and disclaimers

The site is provided by Agora “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, Agora, on behalf of itself and the Partner, makes no warranty that:

  1. the use of the site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;
  2. the site content will be accurate or reliable;
  3. the site will meet your expectations; or
  4. any errors or defects in the site will be corrected.

This site may include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies, or typographical errors. Agora may make changes to the site, materials and services at any time in its sole discretion and without notice. The site, materials and services may be out of date, and Agora makes no commitment to update the site.

You acknowledge and agree that:

  1. neither Agora nor the Partner controls, endorses, or accepts responsibility for any materials or services provided or offered by third parties or third parties accessible through linked sites;
  2. Agora and the Partner make no representations or warranties whatsoever about any such third parties, their materials or services;
  3. any dealings you may have with such third parties are at your own risk; and
  4. neither Agora nor the Partner shall be liable or responsible for any materials or services offered by third parties.

Agora, on behalf of itself and the partner, specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the site and any actions resulting from your use of the site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Agora nor the partner will have any liability related to submitted materials arising under intellectual property rights, libel, privacy, publicity, obscenity or other laws. Agora, on behalf of itself and the partner, also disclaims all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification or unavailability of any submitted materials.

The use of the site is at your own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage or harm that results from such activities. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you. To the extent permissible, any implied warranties are limited to ninety (90) days.

H. Personal information and privacy

Agora will use and protect your Personal Information in accordance with the Agora Website Privacy Policy available on the Site, the contents of which are incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use.

I. Limitation of liability

In no event shall Agora, its affiliates or their respective officers, directors, members, managers, partners, employees, or agents or the Partner be liable to you or any third party for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages or losses of any kind, or any damages or losses whatsoever, including those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not foreseeable or if Agora or the Partner has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, and on any theory of liability, including breach of contract or warranty, negligence or other tortious action, or any other claim arising out of or in connection with:

  1. the access or use of or the inability to access or use the site;
  2. the statements or actions of any third party on or via the site;
  3. any dealings with vendors or other third parties;
  4. any unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions, submitted materials or other data;
  5. any information that is sent or received or not sent or received;
  6. any failure to store or loss of data, files, materials or other content;
  7. any services available that are delayed or interrupted;
  8. any web site referenced or linked to from this site; or
  9. your access to or use of or inability to access or use any linked site.

Some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. Accordingly, the limitations and exclusions set forth above may not apply to you.

J. Indemnity and liability

You agree to indemnify and hold the Partner, Agora and its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees, or agents harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of:

  1. Materials and any other content (e.g. computer viruses) that you may submit, post to or transmit through the Site (including a third party’s use of such Materials or Content (e.g. reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such Materials));
  2. your access to or use of the Site;
  3. your connection to the Site;
  4. your violation of the Terms of Use;
  5. your infringement of any third party’s Intellectual Property Rights when using or accessing the Site;
  6. your violation of any rights of any third party; or ;
  7. your access to or use of Linked Sites and your connections thereto.

K. Governing law and jurisdiction

This Site (excluding Linked Sites) is controlled by Agora from the State of Massachusetts. By accessing this Site, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of Massachusetts, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of an appropriate state or federal court in Massachusetts with respect to such matters.

L. General

The Terms of Use and other rules, guidelines, licenses and disclaimers posted via the Site constitute the entire agreement between Agora and you with respect to your access to or use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and Agora on such subject matter (including any prior versions of the Terms of Use). Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that any terms set forth in the Terms of Use expressly contradict any terms of a written agreement between you and Agora regarding the use of specific Services or Materials (“Executed Agreement”), such contradictory terms set forth in the Executed Agreement shall govern. You may not assign or otherwise transfer the Terms of Use nor any right granted hereunder without Agora’s prior written consent. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effectuate the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by Agora to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms of Use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.