Terms and Conditions
If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, you may not access or otherwise use the Website. By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and that you agree to be contractually bound by it.
This Agreement is an electronic contract that sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and your membership in the Service. This Agreement may be modified by United Debates Of America, such modifications to be effective upon posting by United Debates Of America on the Website. This Agreement includes United Debates Of America's Use Policy, Content, and Code of Conduct on the Website. By accessing the Website or becoming a Member, you accept this Agreement and agree to the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein.
By using the UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com Services, you represent and warrant that (a) you live in the United States of America; (b) you will create and maintain only one profile; (c) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (d) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (e) Must be 13 or older to register for an account. (f) if you are under the age of 18 you have permission from your legal guardian to utilize UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com Services. (g) Your use of the UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe you are not "eligible" to utilize the site's services.
This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com website. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Member's Account Settings page. United Debates Of America may terminate your Membership without warning if terms of this agreement are violated.
By accessing the Website or becoming a Member, you consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form.
Content Creation and Code of Conduct
You agree to use the UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com service in accordance with the following content creation and code of conduct guidelines:
- 1. Will not create more than one account.
- 2. Will not impersonate any person or entity.
- 3. Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, create, or otherwise use content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, harmful, hateful, harassing, pornographic, threatening, racially or ethnically offensive, abusive, that would violate another person's rights, constitute or encourage a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, national, or international law or regulation, or that is otherwise inappropriate.
- 4. Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, create, or otherwise use unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
- 5. Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, create, or otherwise use content that contains or embodies software viruses, worms, Trojan horses, bugs, or any other malicious computer code that is designed to interrupt, undermine, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment, or that is designed to perform functions on any software, hardware, or equipment without the owner's express consent.
- 6. Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, create, or otherwise use content that is proven inaccurate or false.
- 7. Will not disclose your password or transfer your account to any third-party, or allow any third-party to access your account.
- 8. Will not use the Service to artificially generate traffic or page links to a Website or for any other purpose not intended for personal, noncommercial use of the Service.
- 9. Will not collect, harvest, or store any personally identifiable information, including Member account information, from the Service.
- 10. Will not transfer, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service (including without limitation your account information), use of the Service, or access to the Service.
- 11. Will not use the Service in any way that violates the terms of this Agreement, or that aids, encourages, or purports to authorize anyone else to violate the terms of this Agreement.
- 12. Will not use the service in any way that intentionally or unintentionally violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.
Content rights & responsibilities
You own the rights to the content you create and post on UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com.
To provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘license’) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Services. Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Services, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on Facebook, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others. This license will end when your content is deleted from our systems.
You’re legally responsible for the content you post. This means you assume all risks related to it, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.
You can delete any of your posts, or your account, anytime. Processing the deletion may take a little time, but we’ll do it as quickly as possible.
When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.
As explained herein, use of the Site and Service is also governed by our "Privacy Statement".
The Service (including any software contained therein) is provided "AS-IS." Any use of the Service is at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, United Debates Of America expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and title. United Debates Of America makes no representation or guarantee that the Service will be free from loss, damage, destruction, corruption, interference, viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses, attacks, hacking, or other security breaches; and United Debates Of America disclaims any liability relating thereto. United Debates Of America cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Service or Internet. You are solely responsible for creating and maintaining your own personal backup of any of your Content Uploaded to UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com
The Service may be unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Under no circumstances shall United Debates Of America be held liable for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, loss, corruption, defect, delay, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of communications, or any other delay or failure in performance. Without limiting the foregoing, United Debates Of America shall not be held liable for any problem, technical malfunction, or failure of the Internet or any telecommunications equipment, network, or line, computer online system, server or provider, computer or other equipment, email, media player, or other software or hardware - whether resulting from technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, or any other reason. United Debates Of America shall not be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond United Debates Of America's reasonable control. United Debates Of America shall not be held liable for any loss, damage, injury, or death of any person, or any loss or damage to any computer or other equipment, resulting directly or indirectly from participation in the Service, from accessing or using Content or other materials in connection with the Service, and/or from any other reason set forth herein. Without prior notice, United Debates Of America may suspend, or discontinue any part of the Service (including any Content) or your use of them; and in the event United Debates Of America does so, it will not be liable to you or any third-party.
You acknowledge that your Uploading of any Content to UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com is done at your own risk. United Debates Of America shall not be held liable for any loss, damage, or injury relating to such Content in any way. United Debates Of America shall not be held liable for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Site or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users, Members, or any equipment or programming associated with or used in the Service. United Debates Of America shall not be held liable for the conduct of any Member or user. Under no circumstances shall United Debates Of America be held liable for any loss, damage, or injury, including without limitation personal injury or death, resulting from any use of the Service, any Content posted on the Service or transmitted to Members, or any interaction between Members or users, whether online or offline.
Limitation on liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL United Debates Of America BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, CORRUPTION OF DATA, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR ANY OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM United Debates Of America OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT; AND NEITHER YOU NOR ANY THIRD-PARTY MAY RELY ON ANY SUCH ADVICE OR INFORMATION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT United Debates Of America SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONTENT UPLOADED BY MEMBERS OR USERS, OR FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY MEMBER, USER, OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY, AND YOU BEAR THE ENTIRE RISK OF DAMAGE OR HARM FROM THE FOREGOING. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS HEREIN MAY OR MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO YOU. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, United Debates Of America's ENTIRE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE OR ACTION WHATSOEVER, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, SHALL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO United Debates Of America FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS United Debates Of America, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY CLAIM, SUIT, ACTION, DEMAND, LOSS, AND DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS' FEES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES, MADE OR INCURRED BY ANY THIRD-PARTY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, ANY CONTENT THAT YOU UPLOAD, YOUR USE OF CONTENT ACCESSED FROM THE SITE OR SERVICE, YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND/OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.
United Debates Of America may provide you with notices, including without limitation notices regarding changes to the Agreement, by email or postings on the website. Unless the notice states otherwise, it will become effective immediately.
We try to provide clear rules so that we can hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.
If a dispute arises out of or relates to this contract, or the alleged breach thereof, and if the dispute is not settled through negotiation, the parties agree first to try in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation within 30 days before resorting to arbitration, litigation, or some other dispute resolution procedure. For any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com Services ("claim"), you agree that it will be resolved exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida or a state court located in Nassau County. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the State of Florida will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
If you have any questions about this User Agreement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the UnitedDebatesOfAmerica.com website, you can contact: