TERMS OF USE

Please read the following Terms of Use before using TOGETHER (the “Site”). By accessing any page on this Site, you (the “User”) agree to be bound by the current version of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use this Site.

  1. Intellectual Property


The data and materials on the Site, except user-generated content (“UGC”), as well as the selection, organization, coordination, compilation and overall look and feel of the Site (collectively, the “Content”) are the intellectual property of TOGETHER (“TOGETHER,” “we,” or “us”), our licensors, and our contributors. The Content is protected by U.S. copyright and any other applicable national or international intellectual property laws. All ownership rights remain with TOGETHER, our licensors or our contributors, as the case may be.

  1. User Comments


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TOGETHER does not currently offer users the ability to post comments on our site. However, if and when this feature is enabled in the future, the following terms will apply.)

Users must register an account in order to comment publicly on the Site. TOGETHER’s community rules (below) request that no commenter uses his or her last name when choosing a display name. Commenters should use their first name only, or an alias. Do not enter your street address or any information that may lead another user to discover your real address. Users should include no information that makes them publicly identifiable. TOGETHER periodically moderates comments. We reserve the right to block commenters, remove or amend comments, and to remove user accounts entirely at our discretion, and/or for reasons including, but not limited to, violation of our Terms of Use.

  1. Community Rules

  1. No nudity, pornography, or depictions of sexual activity

  1. This includes images containing the explicit display of sexual organs especially intended to stimulate erotic feelings, full or partial nudity, any depiction of sexual activity, softcore or hardcore pornography.

  1. This includes links posted in comments.

  1. If you aren't sure, please don't post it.

  1. No hate speech or abusive content.

  1. Racism, sexism, slurs, personal attacks, death threats, suicide requests or any form of hate speech is not tolerated.
  2. This includes hate speech or abuse in usernames, as well as images and comments.

  1. User Image Submissions

TOGETHER permits the submission, uploading, hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of UGC, including images, through our web app. Please follow TOGETHER’s community rules (above) when submitting UGC. Note:

  1. We reserve the right not to publish UGC on our website and social media platforms.

  1. You agree that if you submit UGC to the Site that you shall be solely responsible for your own submission and the consequences of our posting or publishing of such.

  1. You can upload UGC anonymously and share them online with only the people you choose to share them with. If you make them publicly available, they may be featured in a gallery we create. This means that if you upload an image to share with your friend, only your friend will be able to access it online. However, if you share an image with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, etc., then it may end up in our gallery.

  1. Use of TOGETHER Content

By downloading an image or copying other UGC from TOGETHER, you agree that you do not claim any rights to it. The following conditions apply:

  1. You may use UGC for personal, non-commercial purposes.

  1. You may use UGC for anything that qualifies as fair use under copyright law, for example journalism (news, comment, criticism, etc.), but please include an attribute ("TOGETHER" or "courtesy of TOGETHER") next to where it is displayed.

  1. You may not use UGC for non-journalistic commercial purposes.

  1. Your use of UGC is at your own risk. TOGETHER MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, and you will indemnify and hold TOGETHER harmless from any copyright infringement claims arising out of your use of the UGC. (See our general disclaimers below.)

You may not copy or use any portions of our site that are not UGC except within the limits of fair use.

  1. Your Rights and Warranties in Your Image Submissions

You retain all of your copyrights in your UGC, except as set forth herein. By submitting or uploading an image you hereby:

  1. Represent and warrant to us that doing so does not violate or infringe anyone else’s rights, and that you own the copyright to said UGC, or have acquired a license from the copyright owner;

 

  1. Grant TOGETHER a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, fully paid up license (with sublicense and assignment rights) to use, display, distribute, create derivative works of, allow downloads of, allow sharing on social media platforms, and/or reproduction of the submitted UGC, or any portion of any image, in any medium whether now in existence or hereafter developed;

  1. Grant TOGETHER creative permission to alter any submitted image(s);

  1. Understand that TOGETHER will delete and remove any UGC submitted that violates our community rules (above), and may block a user from accessing this website or image uploading function if they are found to have broken any of TOGETHER’s Terms of Use;

  1. Grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access, download, and/or share your submitted image through the Site, provided you have opted to make your image public (seeUse of TOGETHER content above);

  1. Agree that you are not entitled to any compensation for any submitted UGC for any reason, unless expressly agreed to by written consent of all parties;

  1. Agree and acknowledge that we do not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Submissions.

  1. Image and Video


TOGETHER may display images, audio, and video (the “Material”) from time to time. The types of Material Users are authorized to access on TOGETHER includes Material commissioned by TOGETHER, embedded Material, Material we believe to be covered by the Fair Use Doctrine, Material from photographic archive and video vendors, Material supplied to our staff or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes, and UGC with the implied representation that the person submitting the material owns the copyright in the material and the right to give it to us for use on TOGETHER (see above under “
User Image Submissions”).

  1. Copyright Notices

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), TOGETHER will remove all Content and UGC if properly notified that such Content or UGC infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to remove Content and UGC without prior notice.

If TOGETHER publishes Material you think infringes your copyright, please email us atvotetogether0@gmail.com and we will address your concerns.

If the Material falls into one of the categories listed above underImage and Video, we believe that our use is legitimate and we may not remove it from the site. If you have corresponded with TOGETHER directly, and thereafter choose to pursue a copyright notice, please note that we will respond only to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA. The text of the Act can be found at theU.S. Copyright Office Web Site.

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by email to votetogether0@gmail.com) with an attached and signed PDF that sets forth the items specified below. If we do not respond in 10 business days, please write again – high email volume and spam means we sometimes miss emails.

To enable us to address your concerns quickly and efficiently, please provide the following information in your notice email:

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of thisSection 7, your DMCA notice may not be valid and we will have no obligation to respond or acknowledge receipt of your notice. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that any material on TOGETHER infringes your copyrights.

  1. Accuracy of Information


While we strive for accuracy, information on the site may sometimes contain errors or inaccuracies. TOGETHER does not make any warranty as to the correctness or reliability of the site’s content.

  1. Email Correspondence


Emails sent to
votetogether0@gmail.com email address are considered our property. You can read more about this in the Privacy Policy. If you wish to remain anonymous, please specify this in the body of the email itself and we will do our best to respect your wishes.

  1. Links


Our Site will occasionally contain links to, and quotation of, Material from other sites. TOGETHER is responsible for neither the content nor the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave TOGETHER, and to read the privacy statements of any website that may collect personally identifiable information.

  1. Information Security


As stated in our Privacy Policy, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% safe. Thus, we cannot warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. TOGETHER has a variety of safeguards – technical, administrative, and physical – in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use, or disclosure of user information.

  1. Changes to our Terms of Use


We may periodically modify, alter or update the Terms of Use. We will alert readers to any material changes to this policy by posting the revised information on our Site. We encourage you to review our Terms of Use on a regular basis to stay informed. Your continued use of TOGETHER constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use and any updates therein.

Last Updated:3/4/16