By accessing or using the Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a “Visitor” (which means that you simply browse the Services, including, without limitation, through a mobile or other wireless device, or otherwise use the Services without being registered) or you are a “Member” (which means that you have connected by submitting the information form). The term “User” refers to both Visitor and Member.
You are authorized to use the Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) only if you agree to abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations (“Applicable Law”) and the terms of this Agreement. In addition, in consideration for becoming a Member and/or making use of the Services, you must indicate your acceptance of this Agreement during the registration process. Your use of, or participation in, certain Services may be subject to additional terms, and such terms will be either listed in this Agreement or will be presented to you for your acceptance when you sign up to use such Services.
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time and from time to time, and each such modification shall be effective upon posting on the Services. All material modifications will apply prospectively only. Your continued use of the Services following any such modification constitutes your agreement to be bound by and your acceptance of the Agreement as so modified. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to abide by all Applicable Law, you must discontinue use of the Services immediately.
Use of the Services and registration to be a Member for the Services (“Membership”) is void where prohibited. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 13 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the Services does not violate any Applicable Law.
This Agreement, and any posted revision to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Services or are a Member.
You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by contacting us. By choosing to terminate your Membership, you acknowledge and expressly agree that all of your profile content, photos and other information may be irrevocably deleted. CIVIC may terminate your Membership at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Furthermore, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including, without limitation, private messages between you and other Users), or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect.
In order to access some parts of the Services, you are required to connect by submitting the information form.
5. Use by Members.
The Services are for the personal use of Members and may only be used for direct commercial purposes if they are specifically endorsed or authorized by CIVIC. We reserve the right to remove commercial content in our sole discretion. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Services, including, without limitation, collecting User information by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of unauthorized data collection or solicitation may be removed without notice or explanation and may result in termination of Membership privileges. We reserve the right to take appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Services.
6. Proprietary Rights in Content.
By posting any Content on, through or in connection with the Services, you license your content under a Creative Commons License – details are found here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
7. Content Posted.
Please choose carefully the information that you post on, through or in connection with the Services and that you provide to other Users. You may not post any form of Prohibited Content, as outlined in Section 8 below. Despite this prohibition, information, materials, products or services provided by other Users may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible or otherwise violate this Agreement, and CIVIC assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Services by any person, please contact us immediately. CIVIC may reject, refuse to post or delete any Content for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, Content that in our sole judgment violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. We assume no responsibility for monitoring the Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time we choose, in our sole discretion, to monitor the Services, we nonetheless assume no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content. You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on, through or in connection with any of the Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users.
8. Content/Activity Prohibited.
The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on, through or in connection with the Services. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in our sole discretion: (a) is patently offensive or promotes or otherwise incites racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (b) harasses or advocates harassment of another person; (c) exploits people in a sexual or violent manner; (d) contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website; (e) solicits or is designed to solicit personal information from anyone under 18; (f) publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (g) constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; (h) constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work; (i) involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, or “spamming”; (j) contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images; (k) furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities; (l) solicits or is designed to solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users; (m) involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from CIVIC such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; (n) includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person’s consent; or (o) violates or attempts to violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person; or (p) violates our Community Guidelines [link], including, without limitation, reviews, comments or other Content regarding any business that is (i) fake or defamatory, (ii) traded with other businesses, (iii) written by any owner, employee or other agent of the reviewed business, or (iv) for which you were compensated for writing, directly or indirectly, by the reviewed business, its affiliates or agents.
9. Protecting Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property.
CIVIC respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. You can post content with a Creative Commons licence but you need to give proper attribution.
CIVIC is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the User Content or the accuracy and reliability of the User Content posted through or in connection with the Services, by Users of the Services, and such User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of CIVIC. In addition, CIVIC is not responsible for any damage, injury or loss caused by Users of the Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Services. Web pages or profiles created and posted by Members on, though or in connection with the Services may contain links to other websites or services. CIVIC is not responsible for the Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites and services, and such websites and services are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by CIVIC. Inclusion of any linked website or service on the Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website or service by CIVIC. When you access these third party sites and services, you do so at your own risk. CIVIC takes no responsibility for third party advertisements that are posted on, through or in connection with the Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by these third parties. CIVIC is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Services. CIVIC assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. CIVIC is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Services or combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Services. Under no circumstances shall CIVIC be responsible for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Services, attendance at any event, from any User Content posted on or through the Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the Services, whether online or offline. The Services are provided “AS-IS” and as available and CIVIC expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. CIVIC cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Services.
13. Limitation on Liability.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CIVIC BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF CIVIC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, CIVIC’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO CIVIC FOR THE SERVICES.
14. U.S. Export Controls.
Software available in connection with the Services (the “Software”) is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.
The Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and CIVIC agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in San Mateo County, California, to resolve any dispute arising out of the Agreement or the Services. EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, EACH PARTY HERETO CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD NOT IN THE EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THIS WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION. EACH OF THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS SECTION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE OTHER PARTY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
You agree to indemnify and hold CIVIC, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, subcontractors and other partners, and their respective officers, directors, agents, partners, employees and volunteers, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Services in violation of this Agreement, arising from a breach of this Agreement or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement, or any Content that you post on, through or in connection with the Services.
This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Site or any of the Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. Your agreement with CIVIC will always include this Agreement at a minimum. Your access and use of certain Services may require you to accept additional terms and conditions applicable to such certain Services, in addition to this Agreement. The failure of CIVIC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
To contact us regarding any questions about this Agreement, please complete the form on the “Contact Us” page.
This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices of CIVIC, LLC., the website located at http://www.mycivicapps.com (the “Site”), related services and other websites owned or operated by CIVIC, LLC. and its corporate affiliates (collectively, the “Service”).
What Information We Collect
The types of information that we collect fall under two general categories: personally identifiable information (PII) and non-personally identifiable information (non-PII). PII consists of any information which can be used to specifically identify you as an individual, whereas non-PII consists of aggregate information or any information that does not reveal your identity. The following sections describe how your PII and non-PII are collected by us, and how we use such information.
How We Collect and Use Information
Any time you visit the Site, our servers automatically gather information from your browser (such as your IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks). This information may be used to analyze trends, administer the site, prevent fraud, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information. We do not share this information externally.
Information About You
When you register for the Service, we collect a variety of information about you to complete your online profile. Except as otherwise stated in this privacy statement, we do not disclose your PII to other users of the Service. If you choose to connect your account with Facebook or any other service, we will receive and retain basic account registration data you provide to that service, such as name, email address, user ID and profile page URL. We may also receive and display content relevant to your use of the Service from activity feeds or other information from Facebook and other linked services, including the contents of your “Wall,” status updates, comments, photos and location “check-ins” to the extent you grant us access to such information from those services.
Disclosure of Your Information to Third Parties
Disclosure By Law. You acknowledge and agree that we may disclose information you provide if required to do so by law, at the request of a third party, or if we, in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to (1) comply with the law, requests or orders from law enforcement, or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law); (2) protect or defend the rights or property of the Company or a third party; or (3) protect someone’s health or safety.
We may use third-party advertising agencies or other service providers to serve ads on the Site on behalf of CIVIC,, LLC. or third-party advertisers (e.g., retailers of goods or services). These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is completely anonymous. Some of these third-party advertising agencies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers you the option to opt out of ad targeting from its member agencies by following the procedures listed here. We will only share your information with third parties in the ways defined in this privacy statement.
We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information stored in our database. We will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, but given that no information transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and hence accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.
Links to Other Sites
We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to this site or of any third party advertisers.
Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with us, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social media terms
IF YOU RESPOND TO CIVIC’S QUESTIONS, POSTS OR OTHERWISE POST CONTENT ON OR VIA OUR OFFICIAL BRAND “PRESENCE” ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, WE MAY USE OR REPUBLISH YOUR POSTED TEXT, PHOTO, VIDEO OR OTHER MATERIALS (collectively “CONTENT”) AS OUTLINED BELOW. EXAMPLES OF OUR OFFICIAL BRAND PRESENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS INCLUDE THE CIVIC FACEBOOK PAGE, CIVIC PINTEREST PAGE , INSTAGRAM PAGE AND THE CIVIC TWITTER ACCOUNT.
By posting or otherwise making available any Content, or otherwise responding to or communicating with us on or via our official brand presence on social media platforms/sites and branded hashtags (including, without limitation Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, collectively “Social Media Platforms”) you represent and warrant that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and that you agree to the following terms and conditions:
You irrevocably grant us, and our parent company, affiliates, licensees and assigns, a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted right and license throughout the universe to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, translate, create derivative works of, publish, post, distribute, publicly perform, sublicense, or otherwise provide to others, your Content in any and all media, formats and channels (now in existence or hereinafter developed) for any purpose, including advertising and commercial purposes.
We will try to credit you as the author/source of the Content by referring to your Social Media Platform handle or identifier. (By posting, you agree that we may identify you as the author/source of the Content.)
However, we may use ideas, suggestions, developments, and/or other material offered to us via your posted Content without any attribution or compensation to you.
Acceptance of Privacy Statement
This privacy statement was last revised on January 13, 2016.