Terms of Service
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Welcome to Hallabol.com. Read this page carefully. This webpage states the Terms and Conditions by which you may use Hallabol.com. By accessing Hallabol.com, you accept and agree to be bound, without limitation or qualification, to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept any of the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use the website.
RIGHTS OF HALLABOL.COM
Hallabol.com has the unilateral right to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time, without prior notice, and without posting notice, by revising this webpage. Your continued use of the Hallabol.com shows your acceptance of all revisions of the Terms and Conditions.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PURPOSE
Hallabol.com provides a platform to empower people to petition for social and political change. The primary focus of Hallabol.com at this time is to enable social change in India. You may start a Hallabol online petition from anywhere and at any time. If you seek social or political change in other countries, you acknowledge that Hallabol.com may not be best platform for you.
ELIGIBILITY FOR USE
Registration on Hallabol.com is void where prohibited. By registering on Hallabol.com, you represent and warrant that your registration is not prohibited in your jurisdiction. Only persons of age 13 or older may register on Hallabol.com. By registering on Hallabol.com, you represent and warrant that you are 13 or older and that you agree to and to abide by all of the Terms and Conditions. Registration by anyone under 13 is unauthorized and is a violation of these Terms and Conditions. If Hallabol.com believes that a user is under 13, the user registration will be terminated, the user information deleted, and all traceable petitions and signatures by the user removed from the website.
USER REGISTRATION DATA & DUTY OF REGISTRATION SECURITY
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the website ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your identification and password; (c) maintain and promptly update your Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Hallabol.com, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your Registration Data and for any actions that take place using your Registration.
You understand Hallabol.com is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. As a condition of your use of Hallabol.com, you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions or other notices or postings on Hallabol.com.
You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted or shared by you through Hallabol.com will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material. You further agree not to collect ("harvest") personal information including names and email addresses or other information of other users from any petitions, postings or other materials by electronic or by other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications. Additionally, you agree not to use automated scripts to collect information from Hallabol.com for any other purpose. You further agree that you may not use the Hallabol.com in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site. In addition, you agree not to use Hallabol.com to:
upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
register for more than one User account, register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a User account on behalf of any group or entity;
impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity;
upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on Hallabol.com any private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
intimidate or harass another user;
upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without authorization from Hallabol.com, or create a false identity on Hallabol.com;
upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of Hallabol.com, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying Hallabol.com, or which may expose Hallabol.com or its Users to any harm or liability of any type.
Hallabol.com may at its sole discretion, limit or terminate the user registration of any person violating the USER CONDUCT Terms and Conditions as well as all removing traceable petitions and signatures of the person.
Users are solely responsible for all information ("User Content") in any format (text, links, images, etc.) placed on or sent to Hallabol.com. Hallabol.com may, but is not obligated to review, and may remove or delete, any User Content without notice in its sole discretion, including without limitation User Content that in the sole judgment of Hallabol.com violates the Terms and Conditions or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Users or others.
By posting User Content to any part of Hallabol.com, you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, and grant, to Hallabol.com an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove the User Content from the Site at any time. The license granted expires only if you remove the User Content.
Hallabol.com may at its sole discretion, limit or terminate the user registration of any person violating the USER CONTENT Terms and Conditions as well as all removing traceable petitions and signatures of the person.
Users are solely responsible for their interactions with other Users. Hallabol.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between any Users.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) show on Hallabol.com or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. Hallabol.com is not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, FREE SPEECH AND INFRINGEMENT POLICY
By creating, posting, or signing a petition on Hallabol.com, the User grants a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions to Hallabol.com under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Access to, use of, or registration on Hallabol.com does not create a license to any material to any person. Blogs and postings by Hallabol.com may be excerpted with attribution but cannot be republished in full without prior written permission of Hallabol.com.
Hallabol.com honors free speech and intellectual property rights. Hallabol.com will remove any allegedly infringing content from Hallabol.com within a feasibly reasonable time posted by any person or entity if (a) the content is not protected speech by the Constitution of the United States of America and all ruling pertaining to protected speech or fair use (17 U.S.C. § 107 for copyright, and all rulings pertaining to Trademark Fair Use) and (2) the intellectual property rights owner or verifiable agent properly informs Hallabol.com by email to legal@ hallabol.com in a Takedown Notice manner compliant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of the specific intellectual property protected material as by the URL of the material, the petition (and any sub-indicators) showing the material.
Proper notice and identification includes at least:
1) A electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property rights;
2) A description of the material claimed as infringed;
3) A description of where the material claimed as infringed is on the site;
4) The address, telephone number, and email address of the intellectual property rights owner and the verifiable agent;
5) A statement that the signatory has good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the intellectual property rights, the agent or the law;
6) A statement that under penalty of perjury, the signatory believes that the information is accurate and that the signatory is the intellectual property rights owner or authorized to act on the intellectual property rights owner's behalf.
Hallabol.com retains the right to "shadow" or other mark the allegedly infringing content considered by Hallabol.com as protected speech by the Constitution of the United States of America and all ruling pertaining to protected speech or fair use (17 U.S.C. § 107 for copyright, and all rulings pertaining to Trademark Fair Use) and to identify the intellectual property rights owner and verifiable agent informing Hallabol.com of the allegedly infringing content.
Hallabol.com may at its sole discretion, limit or terminate the user registration of any person violating the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, FREE SPEECH AND INFRINGEMENT POLICY Terms and Conditions as well as all removing traceable petitions and signatures of the person, regardless of whether the person is an infringer or not, or a repeat infringer.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about Hallabol.com, provided by you to Hallabol.com are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Hallabol.com. Hallabol.com shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
In no event shall Hallabol.com, its officers, directors, employees, partners, or suppliers be liable to any user or any third party for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary or lost profits) resulting from the use or inability to use the website or the material, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Hallabol.com is advised of the possibility of such damages.
GOVERNING LAW, VENUE AND JURISDICTION
You agree that the sole and exclusive forum and remedy for any and all disputes and claims relating in any way to or arising out of you use of or registration on Hallabol.com and these Terms and Conditions shall be final and binding arbitration, except that, to the extent that either of us has in any manner infringed upon or violated or threatened to infringe upon or violate the other party's patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret rights, such other party may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief.
Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA") under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and, in the case of consumer disputes, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the "AAA Consumer Rules") (collectively the "AAA Rules"). The County of Contra Costa, California shall be the sole location of the arbitration. The allocation of costs and fees for such arbitration shall be determined in accordance with such AAA Rules and shall be subject to the limitations provided for in the AAA Consumer Rules (for consumer disputes). If such costs are determined to be excessive in a consumer dispute, Hallabol.com agrees to pay the arbitration fees and arbitrator compensation in excess of what is deemed reasonable. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
You agree that neither arbitration nor claim under these Terms and Conditions may be joined to any other arbitration or claim, including any arbitration or claim involving any other current or former user of the service, and you will not agree to, or participate as a plaintiff or witness in any class arbitration proceedings against Hallabol.com.
You agree that any claim, action or proceeding by you related in any way to Hallabol.com (including your visit to or use of Hallabol.com) shall be instituted not more than one (1) year after the cause of action arose and you waive all statutes of limitations to the contrary.
You agree to indemnify and hold Hallabol.com, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with your use or registration on Hallabol.com, any User Content, and any other content you or another person or entity post or share on or through Hallabol.com, your conduct in connection Hallabol.com or with other Users of Hallabol.com, or any violation of the Terms and Conditions, or of any law or the rights of any third party.
These Terms and Conditions are the entire agreement between you and Hallabol.com and govern your use of the Hallabol.com, superseding any earlier agreements between you and Hallabol.com. In the case of inconsistencies between these Terms and Conditions and information included in off-line materials, (e.g., promotional materials and mailers), these Terms and Conditions will always control. You may also be subject to additional Terms and Conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.
The failure of Hallabol.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions is not a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect.
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