ePluribus Terms of Service

These Terms of Service ("Terms") are binding between ePluribus Politics, Inc. ("ePluribus", "we", or "us") and you. These Terms govern your access and use of the ePluribus browser extension that allows you to share your social media posts with your representatives in government (the "Extension") and the ePluribus website at https://www.epluribus.io/ ("Site") (collectively "ePluribus Services"). The Extension is licensed, not sold to you.

The ePluribus Services are offered and available to users who are 13 years of age or older and reside in the United States. By using the ePluribus Services, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with ePluribus or, if you are not of legal age to accept these Terms in your jurisdiction, you affirm that your legal guardian is agreeing to these Terms on your behalf. You or your legal guardian must accept these Terms to create a Civic ID for the ePluribus Services. If you do not have a Civic ID, you or your legal guardian (as applicable) accepts these Terms by visiting the Site. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the ePluribus Services.

PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY CLICKING THE "AGREE" BUTTON, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU OR YOUR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES IN THESE TERMS, INCLUDING THE EPLURIBUS PRIVACY POLICY LOCATED AT WWW.EPLURIBUS.IO/PRIVACY-POLICY. IF YOU OR YOUR GUARDIAN DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND THE PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE EPLURIBUS SERVICES.

  1. License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, ePluribus grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, and revocable license to download, install, execute, and use the Extension to post on websites or services.
  2. ePluribus Civic ID. In order to access and use the Extension you must create and register a Civic ID. By registering a Civic ID, you agree to provide and maintain up to date information that is true, accurate, and complete. You agree that you will not: (a) create a Civic ID using a false identity or information; or (b) create a Civic ID or use the ePluribus Services if you have been previously removed or banned by us from using the ePluribus Services. We reserve the right to deactivate your Civic ID, prohibit your use of the ePluribus Services or terminate these Terms, at our sole discretion, at any time with or without notice or liability to you, if you violate these Terms or the terms and conditions of any third party websites or services. You are solely responsible for any activity originating from your Civic ID, regardless of whether such activity is authorized by you. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Civic ID.
  3. License Restrictions. You shall not, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part:
    1. copy the Extension, except for downloading the Extension from an authorized distribution channel onto your device and execute the Extension as authorized under the license granted in Section 1;
    2. modify, or create derivative works based upon, the ePluribus Services (or any component thereof, including without limitation associated technology);
    3. cause or permit any reverse engineering, decompilation, modification, translation or disassembly of the ePluribus Services;
    4. remove, delete, alter, or obscure any trademarks or any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights notices from the ePluribus Services, including any copy thereof;
    5. rent, lease, sell, lend, sublicense, distribute, disclose, publish, assign or otherwise transfer the Extension, any rights in the Extension, or any features or functionality of the ePluribus Services, to any third party for any reason, including making the ePluribus Services available on a network that is capable of being accessed by more than one device at any time without ePluribus’s prior written consent;
    6. take any action or omit to act in any way that would interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the ePluribus Services, or adversely affects ePluribus’s right, title or interest in or to the ePluribus Services;
    7. use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the ePluribus Services for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material or content on or through the ePluribus Services;
    8. attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the ePluribus Services or any server, computer, or database connected to the ePluribus Services; or
    9. otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the ePluribus Services.
  4. Reservation of Rights. You acknowledge and agree that the ePluribus Services are provided under license, and not sold, to you. You do not acquire any ownership interest in the ePluribus Services, the underlying software code, or any other associated technology or content under these Terms, or any other rights thereto other than to use the ePluribus Services in accordance with the license granted, and subject to all terms, conditions, and restrictions, under these Terms. ePluribus and its licensors and service providers reserve and shall retain their entire right, title, and interest in and to the ePluribus Services, including all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights therein or relating thereto, except as expressly granted to you in these Terms.
  5. User Content. The Extension allows users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other websites and services ("post") content or materials (collectively, "User Content") on or through the Extension. You should only provide User Content that you are comfortable sharing with others. All User Content must comply with the License restrictions and Prohibited Uses set out in these Terms. Any User Content you post to on or through the Extension will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Content on or through the Extension, you grant us our licensees, successors, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such User Content. You represent and warrant that:
    1. You own or control all rights in and to the User Content and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our service providers and each of their and our licensees, successors, and assigns.
    2. All of your User Content does and will comply with these Terms.

    You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Content you post, and you, not ePluribus, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness. We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Content posted by you or any other user of the ePluribus Services.

  6. Prohibited Uses. You shall not use the Extension to:
    1. engage in abusive behavior including behavior that harasses (including using the ePluribus Services to repeatedly post unwanted User Content) or intimidates others;
    2. engage in behavior that threatens violence or physical harm, or promotes violence or hate against others;
    3. publish the private information of others without their express authorization or threaten to publish the private information of others;
    4. promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act;
    5. give the impression that a post emanates from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case; or
    6. violate the legal rights of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms and our Privacy Policy.
  7. Collection and Use of Your Information. Please review www.ePluribus.io/Privacy-Policy for a description of how we may use any information we collect through the ePluribus Services. By downloading, installing, executing, or using the Extension or visiting the Site you consent to our practices and to all actions taken by us with respect to your information outlined in our Privacy Policy. Although we do our best to protect your information, when you use the ePluribus Services to communicate over Wi-Fi and cellular networks, you acknowledge that transmitting data over such networks is not 100% secure or free from risk of compromise.
  8. Changes to the Terms. We reserve the right to revise and update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we notify you through the email associated with your Civic ID or through notification on the Site. Your continued use of the ePluribus Services following notification of a revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. If you disagree with any changes to these Terms, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of the Extension.
  9. Feedback. If you provide any suggestions, ideas, feedback, or recommendations to us regarding the Extension (collectively, "Feedback") then we may use such Feedback for any purpose, provided we will not associate such Feedback with you. So that we may incorporate Feedback into our products and services, you hereby grant ePluribus a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty free, non-exclusive, sublicensable and transferable license under all intellectual property rights in and to the Feedback for any purpose and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally grant such Feedback and all such rights to us free of charge. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights or rights of publicity or privacy you may have in the Feedback.
  10. Term and Termination. The term of these Terms commences when you download the Extension or visit the Site and will continue in effect until terminated by you or ePluribus as set forth in this Section. You may terminate these Terms by discontinuing use of the ePluribus Services and deleting the ePluribus Services and all copies thereof. ePluribus may terminate these Terms at any time with or without notice. In addition, these Terms will terminate immediately and automatically without any notice if you violate any of the terms and conditions of these Terms or the terms and conditions of any third party websites or services. Termination will not limit any of ePluribus's rights or remedies at law or in equity. Upon termination: (i) all rights granted to you under these Terms will also terminate; and (ii) you must cease all use of the ePluribus Services and delete all copies of the ePluribus Services. The following Sections shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17.
  11. Third Party Claims and Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ePluribus and its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or relating to: (a) your use or misuse of the ePluribus Services; (b) your breach of these Terms; or (c) your use or misuse of the ePluribus Services on third party websites or services. ePluribus reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claims. You agree not to settle any such claim without ePluribus’s prior written consent.
  12. Limitation of Liability.
    1. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL EPLURIBUS OR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE EPLURIBUS SERVICES OR YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE EPLURIBUS SERVICES FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS, GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, EVEN IF EPLURIBUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
    2. IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF EPLURIBUS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OR THE EPLURIBUS SERVICES, FROM ALL CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY, EXCEED $50. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.
    3. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE BARGAIN AND THAT IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH LIMITATIONS, THE FINANCIAL AND OTHER TERMS OF THESE TERMS WOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  13. Warranty Disclaimer. THE EPLURIBUS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITH ALL FAULTS AND DEFECTS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, EPLURIBUS, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS AND THE EPLURIBUS SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EPLURIBUS PROVIDES NO WARRANTY, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND THAT THE EPLURIBUS SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULTS, THAT THE EPLURIBUS SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR FREE FROM INTERRUPTIONS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT EPLURIBUS’S LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS UNDER THESE TERMS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF OR LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATIONS ON THE APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  14. Governing Law. These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms or the ePluribus Services shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California in each case located in Redwood City and San Mateo County. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
  15. Severability. If any provision of these Terms are illegal or unenforceable under applicable law, the remainder of the provision will be amended to achieve as closely as possible the effect of the original term and all other provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.
  16. Time Limitation to Bring Claims. Notwithstanding any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to these Terms or the ePluribus Services, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, otherwise that claim or cause of action will be barred forever.
  17. Miscellaneous. You may not assign or otherwise transfer any of your rights hereunder without ePluribus’s prior written consent, and any such attempt is void. These Terms may be assigned or transferred by ePluribus without restriction. These Terms are binding upon and is for the benefit of the respective successors and permitted assigns of the parties hereto. The headings of Sections of these Terms are for convenience and are not to be used in interpreting these Terms. You agree that these Terms will not be construed against ePluribus by virtue of having drafted the Terms. As used in these Terms, the word "including" means "including but not limited to." Any failure by ePluribus to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The parties acknowledge and agree that a material breach of these Terms adversely affecting ePluribus’s proprietary rights would cause irreparable harm to ePluribus for which a remedy at law would be inadequate and that ePluribus shall be entitled to injunctive relief in addition to any remedies it may have hereunder or at law. These Terms are the complete agreement between ePluribus and you concerning your use of the ePluribus Services, and supersedes any and all prior agreements and representations between ePluribus and you related to the same subject matter. Unless otherwise specified herein, all notices, invoices and other communications required or permitted to be given or made hereunder shall be in writing and: (a) if to ePluribus, delivered personally or sent by pre-paid, first class certified or registered mail, return receipt requested or by overnight courier, to 531 Lasuen Mall, PO Box 12016, Stanford CA 94309; or (b) if to you, by email, or by pre-paid, first class certified or registered mail, return receipt requested or by overnight courier to your home address associated with your Civic ID.
  18. Contact. If you have any questions regarding the ePluribus Services or these Terms, please contact us at contact@epluribus.io.