GovSight Terms of Service

Last updated December 14, 2020


These Terms of Service constitute a legally binding agreement made between you concerning your access to and use of GovSight Civic Technologies’ Civic Information Platform as well as any related applications or services provided by us. We encourage you to read the Terms of Service carefully. If you do not agree to our Terms of Service, do not use services provided by GovSight Civic Technologies.


Our Terms of Service includes our privacy policy, acceptable use policy, disclaimer and limitations of liability, site management and rights reserved by GovSight Civic Technologies, and notice of potential amendments and agreements to the terms and conditions designated by this document. Signing this document means that you agree to comply with our guidelines and policies set forth by these Terms of Service and that you acknowledge receipt and understanding of your rights under our policies, disclosures, and terms.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. DEFINITION OF TERMS AND LANGUAGE USED IN THIS AGREEMENT

2. PRIVACY POLICY

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

WHO WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH?

WHY MIGHT WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?

COOKIE POLICY

HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS?

WHAT HAPPENS TO INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM THIRD-PARTY SITES?

ACCOUNT TERMINATION AND HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION

HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATED, OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?

CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

AMENDMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF READING THIS POLICY

3. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND USERS

UNAUTHORIZED USES

GOVSIGHT REPORTS SYSTEM

MOBILE APPLICATION

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

4. DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIRD-PARTY OPERATIONS AND VIRUS PROTECTION

C.I.P. DISCLAIMER

5. SITE MANAGEMENT AND RIGHTS RESERVED

SERVICE MODIFICATIONS

TERMS AND TERMINATION

ENFORCEMENT OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE

6. AMENDMENTS AND AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE


1. DEFINITION OF LANGUAGE USED IN THIS AGREEMENT


Thank you (referred to throughout this agreement as “you” or “the user”, and “your”, “yours”, and “users”) for choosing to be part of our community at GovSight Civic Technologies (doing business as "GovSight" and from hereout being referred to as "we", "us", "our"). These are the following terms which will be used throughout our Terms of Service.


Our “Civic Information Platform” (also known as the “C.I.P.”, "website", “site”, and “platform”), under the domain name https://govsight.com/, is the location that contains all current and future content, services, and other operations carried out by GovSight Civic Technologies. The terms listed above are all interchangeable and refer specifically to the “Civic Information Platform.”


Unless otherwise indicated, the content in this agreement refers to the source code that our C.I.P. is built with, anything generated on the site now or in the future, and editorial content on our news page, “GS.News” (e.g. videos, articles, and podcasts). All of the above and any other functions derived from or relating to the C.I.P. may hereafter be referred to as our “services”.


If you have any questions or concerns about our Terms of Service, e-mail us at contact@govsight.com. 


2. PRIVACY POLICY


We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy policy, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our services as well as any related services, sales, marketing, or events. Please read this privacy notice carefully as it will help you understand what we do with the information that we collect.


2.1 WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?


2.1.1 Personal information you disclose to us


We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you: 1. register on our services, 2. express interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, 3. participate in activities on our site (such as by posting messages on our online forums or entering competitions, contests, or giveaways), or 4. otherwise contact us.


The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the services, the choices you make, and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:


2.1.1.1 Personal information provided by you 


We collect names; email addresses; mailing addresses; usernames; passwords; debit/credit card numbers; billing addresses; phone numbers; representatives; contact or authentication data; specific scores on users’ GovSight Reports submissions; and other similar information.


2.1.1.2 Payment data 


We may collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number) and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by PayPal. You may find their privacy notice link(s) here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.


2.1.1.3 Social media login data


We may provide you with the option to register with us using your existing social media account details, such as your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media account. 


All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.


2.1.2 Information automatically collected


Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate our services. The information we collect includes:


2.1.2.1 Log and usage data 


Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage, and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our services and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your  Internet Protocol (hereafter referred to as “IP”) address or proxy server, device information, browser type and settings, and information about your activity in our services (e.g. the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches, which features you use, and other actions you take), device event information (such as system activity, error reports — sometimes called “crash dumps” — and hardware settings).


2.1.2.2 Device data 


We collect device data, such as information about your computer, phone, tablet, or other device you use to access our services. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address or proxy server, device-and-application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model, internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system, and system configuration information.


2.1.2.3 Location data 


We collect location data, such as information about your device's location, which can be precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access our services. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing us access to the information or by disabling your location setting on your device. Note, however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of our services.


2.1.3 Information collected through our app


If you use our app, we also collect the following information:


2.1.3.1 Geolocation information 


We may request access or permission to track location-based information from your mobile device, either continuously or while you are using our app, to provide certain location-based services. If you wish to change these accesses or permissions, you may do so in your device's settings.


2.1.3.2 Mobile device data 


We automatically collect device information (such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer), operating system, version and system configuration information, device and application identification numbers, browser type and version, hardware model internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, and IP address or proxy server. If you are using our app, we may also collect information about the phone network associated with your mobile device, your mobile device’s operating system or platform, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, and information about the features of our app you accessed.


2.1.3.3 Push notifications 


We may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or certain features of the app. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device's settings.


This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our app, for troubleshooting, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.


2.1.4 Information collected from other sources


In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers, and services to you and to update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, and other third parties. This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs, and custom profiles. It is used for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we receive personal information about you such as your name, email address, and gender. Any personal information that we collect from your social media account depends on your social media account's privacy settings.


2.2 HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?


We use personal information collected via our services for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below:


2.2.1 To facilitate account creation and login processes


If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account, such as your Google or Facebook account, we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and login processes for the performance of the contract.


2.2.2 To post testimonials 


We post testimonials on our services that may contain personal information. Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and the content of the testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us at contact@govsight.com: include your name, testimonial location, and contact information.


2.2.3 To request feedback 


We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our services.


2.2.4 To enable user-to-user communications 


We may use your information in order to enable user-to-user communications with each user's consent.


2.2.5 To manage user accounts 


We may use your information for the purposes of managing your account and keeping it in working order.


2.2.6 To send administrative information to you 


We may use your personal information to send you product, service, and new feature information, and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.


2.2.7 To protect our services


We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our services safe and secure (e.g. fraud monitoring and/or prevention). We also do this to enforce our terms, conditions, and policies for business purposes, and to comply with legal and regulatory requirements in connection with our contract.


2.2.8 To respond to legal requests and prevent harm 


If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.


2.2.9 To send you marketing and promotional communications


We and/or our third-party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for marketing purposes; if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences (e.g. when you express an interest in obtaining information about us or our services, subscribe to marketing, or otherwise contact us), we will collect personal information from you.


2.2.10 To deliver targeted advertising to you


We may use your information to develop and display personalized content and advertising (and work with third parties who do so) which is tailored to your interests and/or location, and to measure its effectiveness.


2.2.11 For other business purposes 


We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and to evaluate and improve our services, products, marketing, and your experience. We may use and store this information in an aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.


2.3 WHO WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH? 


We may share your information with the following individuals or organizations:


2.3.1 Business partners or owners 


We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during the negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company.


2.3.2 Vendors, consultants, and/or other third-party service providers 


We may share your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform other services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. That work may include payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology through our services, which will enable them to collect data on our behalf about how you interact with our services over time. This information may be used to analyze and track data; determine the popularity of certain content, pages, or features; and better understand online activity; among other things. Unless described in this notice, we do not share, sell, rent, or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes. These third parties include, but are not limited to, Google (including Google+, Google AdSense, Google Cloud, Google Site Search, and Google Analytics), Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter, PayPal, Amazon (including Amazon Web Services, a.k.a AWS).


2.3.2 Other users 


When you share personal information (e.g. by posting comments, contributions, or other content to the services) or otherwise interact with public areas of our services, that information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly made available outside the services in perpetuity. If you interact with other users of our services and register for our services through a social media network — such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram — your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you within our services, and view your profile.


2.4 WHY MIGHT WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?


We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis if we have:


2.4.1 Consent 


We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information.


2.4.2 Performance of a contract 


We may process your data in instances where we have entered into a contract with you to fulfill the terms of our contract.


2.4.3 Legal obligations


We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).


2.4.4 Vital interests


We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.


2.4.5 Legitimate business interests


We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests, as mentioned in Section 2.3.


2.5 COOKIE POLICY


This cookie policy explains how we use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or what may become personal information if we combine it with other information.


2.5.1 What are cookies? 


Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, GovSight Civic Technologies) are called "first-party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies". Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.


2.5.2 Why do we use cookies? 



We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our online properties, where our services are provided. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail in the following subsections.


2.5.3 How can I control cookies? 


You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services. The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website, though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information. In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.


2.5.5 What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?


Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors on a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our websites or opened an e-mail from our services that include them. 


This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, deliver or communicate with cookies, understand if you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, improve site performance, and measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their function.


2.5.6 Do we use Flash Cookies?


Websites may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, prevent fraud, and conduct other site operations.


If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookie storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions, which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to as "information" on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time.


Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.


2.5.7 Do you serve targeted advertising?


Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other details that directly identify you, unless you choose to provide these.


2.6 HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS? 


Our services may offer you the ability to register and login using your third-party social media account details (e.g. Facebook or Twitter logins). Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, email address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public on such social media platforms.


We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant services. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice(s) to understand how they collect, use, and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

 

2.7 WHAT HAPPENS TO INFORMATION COLLECTED SEPARATELY FROM THIRD-PARTY SITES?


Our services may contain advertisements from third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services, or mobile applications. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties on or beyond our services. Any data collected by third parties is not covered by this privacy notice. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services, or applications that may be linked to or from our services. You should review the policies of such third parties and contact them directly to respond to your questions.


2.8 ACCOUNT TERMINATION AND HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION


We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as for tax, accounting, or other legal requirements).


2.8.1 What happens to your information if you terminate your account


Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, we may retain some information in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Service, and/or comply with applicable legal requirements.


2.8.2 When we archive or delete your personal information


When we have no ongoing legitimate organizational need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (e.g. because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.


2.8.3 Unsubscribing from e-mail lists without terminating your account


With or without terminating your account, you can remove yourself from e-mail lists. You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us at the contact information at the end of this agreement. You will then be removed from the marketing email list — however, we may still communicate with you, for example, to send you service-related e-mails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes. To otherwise opt-out, you may contact us at contact@govsight.com.


2.9 HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?


We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures in line with industry security standards designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be entirely secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our services is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.


2.10 HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU?


Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. If you are unable to review, update or delete your personal information within the C.I.P., please contact us at contact@govsight.com; we will respond to your request within 30 days.


2.11 CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES


Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-not-track (hereafter referred to as “DNT") feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this time, no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice. Please note that we are not liable to performance disruptions caused by enabling DNT features.


2.12 SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS


California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, you can contact us by email at contact@govsight.com. You can read more about the CCPA here.


2.13 AMENDMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF READING THIS POLICY


GovSight Civic Technologies maintains the right to manage and amend this privacy policy to our standards, and we have authority to implement any and all changes as we see fit. We may make changes to this notice at any time. The updated version of this policy will be indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We may update or change the C.I.P. to reflect changes to our services, technologies, products, our users' needs, and/or our organization’s priorities. You are responsible for reviewing this privacy policy to stay informed of updates. Your continued use of the Civic Information Platform represents that you have accepted such changes.


If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy and/or the services, reasons, or uses herein, or otherwise need to get in touch with us, please contact us by e-mail at contact@govsight.com or by post at: GovSight Civic Technologies, 14110 Rocky Valley Dr., Centreville, VA 20121.


You agree that by accessing GovSight’s Civic Information Platform and the usage of its services that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by this privacy policy. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use our site.


3. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY


This acceptable use policy is put in place to protect GovSight’s Civic Information Platform. You may not access or use the Civic Information Platform for any purpose other than that for which we make the site and services available. While using our C.I.P. and other services, you must comply with the rules and regulations set by GovSight Civic Technologies. GovSight has the right to to monitor and respond to any violations. Users who are found to be misusing our C.I.P. in the following ways will have their accounts suspended or deleted.


3.1 ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND USERS


When you create a GovSight account, you represent and warrant that: 1. all registration information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete, and relate to you and not a third party; 2. you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such information as necessary; 3. you will keep your password confidential and will be responsible for all use of your password and account; and 4. you have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Service.


If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may suspend or delete your account. We may remove or change a user name you select if we determine that such user name is inappropriate, such as containing profanity, disinformation, or discriminatory language. Please note that you can update your information at any time to avoid this possibility.


3.1.1 Users under the age of 13


The site is intended for users who are at least 13 years old. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to register for the C.I.P. or use these services without a parent or guardian’s permission.


3.1.2 Users outside of the United States


Our C.I.P. is not directed for use by people who are not citizens of the United States and are permanently residing outside the United States of America. The information provided on the C.I.P. is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. GovSight’s services are currently unavailable outside of the United States.


3.2 UNAUTHORIZED USES


3.2.1 Site manipulation and unauthorized access


As a user of our C.I.P., you agree to not try to gain unauthorized access to the C.I.P. or any networks, servers, or computer systems connected to the C.I.P. You may not make, for any purpose, error correction, modifications, adaptations, additions, or enhancements to the site or our content, including the alteration of the paper or digital copies you may have downloaded.


This includes services that are part of, but not limited to, our “Officials System”, “GovSight Reports System”, and “GS.News”, and any content held within those systems and their corresponding code (e.g. an official’s page, podcasts, articles, videos, other users’ GovSight Reports). For more information on appropriate uses of the GovSight Reports System, please see Section 3.3.


If you see missing or false information on our Officials System, GovSight Reports System, or GS.News, please submit an update through our C.I.P. in its respective, designated location as set forth on the site for our moderators to verify or contact us at contact@govsight.com.


3.2.2 Plagiarism and commercial use of our content


Users are prohibited from copying GovSight’s content (i.e. podcasts, videos, articles), claiming ownership, and monetizing their contents or otherwise profiting from their use. No part of the C.I.P. — including its services, likeness, technologies, code, and content — may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written permission of GovSight Civic Technologies’ Board of Directors.


3.3 GOVSIGHT REPORTS SYSTEM


GovSight Civic Technologies’ GovSight Reports System is a unique informational tool designed to allow users to gain access to information about their officials. It should not be used or manipulated in any other way than its intended design.


Users must agree not to knowingly publish or post “GovSight Reports” that contain misleading or false information that could confuse other users. GovSight Reports are informational in nature and are solely meant to provide other users with accurate political information. You must agree not to post any that evoke racism, sexism, homophobia, extremism, pornography, violence, conspiracy theories, or breaking of the law. GovSight maintains the right to determine whether a GovSight Report violates this agreement. Users that are found continually publishing disinformation, misleading information, or false information will have their accounts suspended or deleted. Users agree to use the GovSight Reports System for its intended purpose, and understand that a violation of this agreement may result in their accounts being suspended or deleted.


3.4 MOBILE APPLICATION


Although GovSight Civic Technologies does not currently have a conventional mobile application or “app” for its C.I.P., our services can still be accessed via web browsing applications on mobile devices. The language in this section represents the acceptable use of accessing our C.I.P. both via web applications and, possibly in the future, a conventional mobile app.


3.4.1 Downloading our mobile application


The licence granted to you for our mobile application is limited to a non-transferable licence to use the application on a device that utilizes the Apple iOS or Android operating system, as applicable, and in accordance with the usage rules set forth in the applicable App Distributor terms of service.


If you download our mobile app, you represent and warrant that: 1. you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. government as a "terrorist supporting" country; and 2. you are not listed on any U.S. government list of prohibited or restricted parties.


3.4.2 Understanding of our obligations versus app distributors


We are responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to the mobile application as specified in these Terms of Service or as otherwise required under applicable law. You acknowledge that each app distributor has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the mobile application.


In the event of any failure of the mobile application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify an app distributor, and the app distributor, in accordance with its terms and policies, may refund the purchase price, if any, paid for the mobile application, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, an app distributor will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the mobile application.


You must comply with applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the mobile application. For example, if you have a VoIP application, then you must not be in breach of their wireless data service agreement when using the mobile application.


You acknowledge and agree that the app distributors are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service, and that each app distributor will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Service against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.


3.5 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS


Visiting the site, sending us emails, and completing online forms/payments constitute electronic communications. If you use our C.I.P., you consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the C.I.P., satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.


You also agree to the use of electronic signatures, contracts, orders, and other records, and to electronic delivery of notices, policies, and records of transactions initiated or completed by us or via the C.I.P. You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by other than electronic means.


4. DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


4.1 THIRD-PARTY OPERATIONS AND VIRUS PROTECTION


The C.I.P. may contain links to websites or applications operated by third parties. We do not have any influence or control over any such third-party websites or applications or the third-party operator. We are not responsible for and do not endorse any third-party websites or applications or their availability or content.


You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs, and access to the C.I.P. and you should use your own virus protection software.


4.1.1 Warning of risk towards advertisers


We accept no responsibility for the goods or services provided advertisers contained within the C.I.P. If you agree to purchase goods and/or services from any third party who advertises on our services, you do so at your own risk. The advertiser, and not us, is responsible for such goods and/or services and if you have any questions or complaints in relation to them, you should contact the advertiser.


4.1.2 Google AdSense use


The advertisements displayed on the C.I.P. are managed and powered through Google AdSense, and while GovSight does manage the location and type of advertisements displayed, we do not regulate what specific advertisements are directed at you. For more information, please read Google AdSense’s Terms and Conditions here.


4.2 C.I.P. DISCLAIMER


As a user of our C.I.P. and services, you agree that your use will be at your sole risk, except as expressly set out otherwise in these Terms of Service. All warranties, terms, conditions, and undertakings, express or implied (including by statute, custom or usage, a course of dealing, or common law) in connection with the C.I.P. and services, and your use thereof (including, without limitation, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.


4.2.1 Inaccuracies and incompleteness


We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the C.I.P. content and are not liable for any: 1. errors or omissions in content; 2. unauthorized access to or use of our servers, and/or any and all personal information; 3. financial information stored on our server; 4. interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our site and services; and 5. bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the site by any third party.


There may be information on the C.I.P. that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to the services, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update the information at any time without prior notice.


4.2.2 Availability, timeliness, and discontinuation


We cannot guarantee the C.I.P. and services will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software, or other problems or need to perform maintenance related to the C.I.P., resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors. You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the C.I.P. or services during any downtime or discontinuance. We are not obliged to maintain and support the C.I.P. or services or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases.


We are not responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these Terms of Service if such delay or failure is caused by an event beyond our reasonable control.


5. SITE MANAGEMENT AND RIGHTS RESERVED


GovSight reserves the following rights in order to upkeep the smooth running of our site and services: 1. monitor the C.I.P. for compliance with these Terms of Service; 2. take appropriate legal action against anyone in breach of applicable laws or these Terms of Service; 3. refuse, restrict access to or availability of, or disable any of your contributions for violations of our terms; 4. remove from the C.I.P. or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way a burden to our systems; and 5. otherwise manage the C.I.P. in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the C.I.P. and its services.


5.1 SERVICE MODIFICATIONS


We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove contents of the C.I.P. at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the services without notice at any time.


5.2 TERMS AND TERMINATION


These Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect while you use the C.I.P. or services or are otherwise a user of the C.I.P., as applicable. You may terminate your use or participation at any time, for any reason, by terminating your account in the designated location or the site or by contacting us at contact@govsight.com.


5.2.1 Terms and policies not outlined in this agreement


Without limiting any other provision of these Terms of Service, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion and without notice or liability, deny access to and use of the C.I.P. and services to any person for any reason including, without limitation, for breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant contained in these Terms of Service of any applicable law or regulation.


5.2.2 Breaching this agreement and account termination


If we determine, in our sole discretion, that your use of the C.I.P. and services is in breach of these Terms of Service or of any applicable law or regulation, we may suspend or terminate your use or participation in the C.I.P. and the services or delete your profile and any content or information that you posted at any time, without warning.


If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of that third party. If you wish to use your old name for a new account, GovSight Civic Technologies will evaluate the use on a case-by-case basis.


5.2.3 Legal action


In addition to terminating or suspending your account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. 


5.3 ENFORCEMENT OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE


These Terms of Service or other operating rules posted by us on the C.I.P. or in respect to the services constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision of compliance by the user. We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time and are not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control.


If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms of Service is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from the Terms of Service and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.


There is no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship created between you and us as a result of these Terms of Service or use of the C.I.P. or services.


6. AMENDMENTS AND AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE


GovSight Civic Technologies maintains the right to manage and amend this agreement to our standards, and we have authority to implement any and all changes as we see fit. We may make changes to these Terms of Service and any section herein at any time. The updated version of these Terms of Service will be indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to these Terms of Service, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification.


We may update or change the C.I.P. to reflect changes to our services, technologies, products, our users' needs, and/or our organization’s priorities.


You are responsible for reviewing these Terms of Service to stay informed of updates. Your continued use of the Civic Information Platform represents that you have accepted such changes.


If you have questions, comments, or concerns about these Terms of Service and/or the services, reasons, or uses herein, or otherwise need to get in touch with us, please contact us by e-mail at contact@govsight.com or by post at: GovSight Civic Technologies, 14110 Rocky Valley Dr., Centreville, VA 20121.


You agree that by accessing GovSight’s Civic Information Platform and the usage of its services that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, do not use our site.


I certify that I have read and understand GovSight Civic Technologies’ Terms of Service, including its privacy policy, acceptable use policy, disclaimers, and rights reserved, and will follow the rules, guidelines, and procedures set forth by this document.

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