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Terms of Service

Please read these Terms of Service (the "Terms") fully and carefully before using polimeter.org (the "Site") and the services and features offered by Covosoft Corp. (the "Service"). If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, you must not access or use the Site or Service. By registering for or using the Site or Service, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions in these Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy. As used in these Terms of Service, "Covosoft Corp.", "we", "us" and "our" means Covosoft Corp.

The Site and Service are provided by Covosoft Corp., a Canadian federally-incorporated company located at 201-1401 1st Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2G 2J3.

We reserve the right to update and change these Terms by posting updates and changes to our website.

Description and Use of Our Service

Description. The service provides a platform enabling you to create a Polimeter, which is a dedicated subdomain on our Site where you can create, edit, track, and update a list of promises made by an elected official or institutional organization that is of particular interest to you.

Goal. The goal of the service is to facilitate the dissemination of factual information deemed useful for the good function of democracy, with the understanding that officials elected in a democratic manner are often chosen based on their campaign promises, electoral platform, and past work history. By compiling and making accessible factual information related to the performance of elected officials with regards to their statements made during the electoral process, it is our hope that our users can enhance the democratic process where it matters most to them.

Eligibility. You must be 13 years or older to use this service. Accounts and user logins may not be registered via automated methods. You must provide your name and a valid email address in order to complete the signup process. You are responsible for keeping your password secure. We will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to maintain the security of your account and password. You must not, in the use of the service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright or trademark laws). A breach or violation of any of these Terms as determined at our discretion will result in termination of your account.

Free Accounts. We offer a Basic Service free of charge. This Basic Service may be supported by advertising.

Paid Accounts. We offer an Enhanced Service with custom features tailored to a specific user's needs, including but not limited to, removing ads or making special customizations to a user's Polimeter. If a user expresses interest in having an Enhanced Service, we may enter with an agreement with that user and charge fees accordingly. This will be done on a case-by-case basis. Contact us at contact@covosoft.com for more information on getting an Enhanced Service.

Content. Content published on the Site and in the various user-created Polimeters is owned by the user who created that content. We make no guarantees with regards to the accuracy of the content published on the Site. The Service is operated from Canada and the data stored through the Service is stored on servers which may be located in Canada and/or the United States. We make no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access the service from other locations are entirely responsible for compliance with their local laws and regulations.

Social Media. If you have created a Facebook group related to your Polimeter, you may provide us with your Facebook group ID; this will add a Facebook "like" button to your Polimeter's main page along with the number of likes. If you have created a Twitter account related to your Polimeter, you may provide us with your Twitter handle; this will add a Twitter timeline to your Polimeter's main page showing your latest tweets. If you have created a Disqus account related to your Polimeter, you may provide us with your Disqus account ID; this will add discussion messageboards to your Polimeter's main page and to every promise page.

No Warranty and Limitation of Liability

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COVOSOFT CORP., ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.

COVOSOFT CORP. DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL COVOSOFT CORP., ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SERVICE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL COVOSOFT CORP. BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.

COVOSOFT CORP. ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT; (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVICE; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE; AND/OR (VII) USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL COVOSOFT CORP., ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING GREATER THAN EITHER (A) THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO COVOSOFT CORP. HEREUNDER OR (B) 1 DOLLAR.