Polltrack.com Terms and Conditions
(Amended September 12, 2008)
Polltrack.com is an online discussion forum created as a place for individuals to reflect on American politics. We accept original writing, photos, video and audio submissions from all Polltrack.com users. However we are most interested in stories and artistic compositions that shed light on the political process and reveal how it functions on the grassroot level. All submissions become property of Polltrack, Inc.
We reserve the right to accept or reject any content on the basis of our editorial standards. Submissions may also be altered in accordance with these standards. We have a zero-tolerance harassment policy and will not accept any posts containing threatening or profane language.
(Amended September 12, 2008)
By using this Service (Polltrack.com), you agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement. The Service is currently free to all users. Polltrack.com, reserves the right to charge for this Service in the future. In such event, we will notify you in advance, and give you an opportunity to subscribe to this Service. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement or to modify any features of this Service at any time. By registering for this Service and/or continuing to use this Service after the posting of Notices regarding such changes, you agree to be bound by such changes.
This Service (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this Service are also copyrighted works. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in this Service. By posting content on the Service, a user is giving Polltrack Inc. the right to display such content on the Service and its affiliated publications and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes.
Except for content you have posted on the Service, or unless expressly permitted, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of this Service, except that you may download material from this Service for your own personal use as follows: you may make one machine readable copy and/or one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of this Service over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.
Polltrack.com has been specially designed for presentation of content in a unique format and appearance to our users. We are concerned about the integrity of our Service when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with our Service. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of the Service in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright or that has not been authorized by us.
Just as Polltrack.com requires users to respect our copyrights, and those of our affiliates and partners, we respect the copyrights of others.
You will be responsible for all charges incurred while your account is being used, if any, including charges for any goods or services. You are also responsible for all statements made or materials posted under your account, including liability for harm caused by such statements or materials. You may not transfer, sell, or otherwise assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Polltrack Inc. and its directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement, or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
This Service is available "as is." We do not warrant that this Service will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the news, information or other materials available through this Service. We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to this Service. We do not make any warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this Service or any information or goods that are available or advertised or sold through this Service. We do not make any representations, nor do we endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other material or database displayed, uploaded or distributed in this Service or available though links in this Service. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in this Service. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, "Trojan horses" or other destructive materials to this Service, we do not guarantee or warrant that this Service or materials that may be downloaded from this Service do not contain such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on this Service and any materials available through this Service, you do so solely at your own risk.
Polltrack Inc. and its parent and afilliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to this Service or for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in this Service (including without limitation as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of this Agreement). Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of this Service.
BY CONTINUING TO USE POLLTRACK.COM, YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
(Amended September 12, 2008)
A user's personally identifiable information may be used by Polltrack.com for editorial purposes and future contact. Additionally, we may also use user information: 1) contact you with legal notices, 2) to advise you of any material changes or additions to our Service or terms and conditions, and 3) account status (including confirmation of registrations).
If users indicate interest in receiving e-mail from us, we may send e-mails about Polltrack.com products, promotions, or services as well as on behalf of other companies. Polltrack.com will never release this information to third parties.
In order to provide services free of charge, Polltrack.com delivers targeted advertisements on behalf of advertisers. Advertisers never has access to individual account information.
However, we can not control the privacy policies of our advertisers and are not responsible for what occurs when Polltrack.com users visit websites that are linked to our site. Users should review their privacy policies independently.
Polltrack.com users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
Polltrack.com may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our User Agreement or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Polltrack.com's rights or property, other Polltrack.com users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Data Security: We have in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet.
Our web servers automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as which pages each user visits and the domain name (e.g., earthlink.net) of visitors. This information is used for various purposes including internal review, to tailor information to individual visitors, and for traffic audits. We also provide this information (as well as information from third-party market researchers) about our users on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our advertisers.
Polltrack.com places a "cookie" on our browser to store and track user information. A cookie can be used to tell when your computer has contacted a Web site. We may use this information for editorial purposes or to measure traffic patterns. Advertisers on our site may also use their own cookies. You may opt-out of the cookies delivered by Polltrack.com by changing the setting on your browser.
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