Terms of Use

1. General

Welcome to Equal Voice Action. This website (this “Site”) is an interactive site and community for members of Equal Voice Action, supporters, affiliated parties, and other users (collectively, “users,” “you,” or “your”), and is owned and operated by Equal Voice Action (“EVA,” “we,” “us,” or “our”).

EVA agrees to provide you access to its Site subject to these Terms of Use, which are supplemented by any additional guidelines or other terms posted by EVA in relation to specific Site-related services or content. You agree to use our Site in accordance with these Terms of Use. EVA reserves the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting revised Terms of Use to the Site. You can determine whether the Terms of Use have been modified since your last visit by checking the “last updated” legend at the bottom of this page. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect.

Eligibility

By registering on or accessing the Site or any of its services or content, you agree that:

All Site users, whether joining or representing themselves as an individual or an organization, must agree not to engage in illegal activity, discrimination, intimidation or violence toward other members, or hate.

By accessing the Site or using any of its services or content – regardless of whether you register on EVA as a member – you agree to enter into a legally binding agreement with EVA to comply with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy , which is incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you should not use, register for, access, or view the Site or any of its services or content.

2. Your Rights and Obligations

This is an interactive site provided for the use of the public. The success of this Site depends on our users engaging actively, honestly, and respectfully. Never forget that you are talking to people who share your core beliefs. In other words, assume the best intentions of people on this Site.

As an interactive website, the majority of our content is generated and posted by users of the Site. Our mission is to provide a gathering place for community members and like-minded individuals. But ultimately, it is the responsibility of our users to make this a safe place.

Each user owns and is responsible for the content that he or she posts on our Site, including information that he or she publishes and makes available for other users.

It is solely your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of any information you submit to the Site, and to update that information as appropriate.

This Site shall be used for lawful purposes only; you agree that you will not:

  • Pose or transmit any information you know to be false or misleading.
  • Post or transmit any material that violates our rights or the rights of others including privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, contract rights, or any other right.
  • Use the Site to impersonate any person, organization, business, or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person, organization, business, or entity.
  • Use the Site in an unlawful, threatening, or abusive manner, including, but not limited to, promoting racism, bigotry, hatred, or harm of any kind against any group or individual; posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • Use the Site to post or transmit any vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation, any transmissions that would encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
  • Gather, collect, or store any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Site.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
  • Use the Site to sell or market any goods, services, or facilities for profit or to promote or disparage any private, business, or commercial activity , unless specifically invited by EVA in writing to do so.
  • Post or transmit any material supporting or opposing any candidate for electoral public office, unless specifically invited by EVA in writing to do so.

3. License to EVA

In order for you to share your information with others, EVA needs your permission to reproduce your information on or throughout this Site. Therefore, under these Terms of Use, by submitting, posting, uploading, or displaying any content to or on this Site, you are granting EVA a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, sublicense, distribute, publish, remove, retain, and use any such communication without any further consent, notice, or compensation for the sole purpose of enabling EVA to provide you with its services or content in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

4. Communication and Sharing

This Site includes various forums and interactive components where you can share your observations and comments on various topics. EVA cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or you do not want others to see, do not post it on the Site.

5. Registration and Passwords

To access certain features of the Site, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, physical address, and date of birth. You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself for any registration form located on the Site. If we suspect or learn that information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your account and refuse all current or future use of the Site. Our use of any personally identifiable information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

6. Content Removal

Our Site allows users to post information about events, employment opportunities, interests, and other areas. Our reporting system allows registered users to report posted content that violates EVA’s Mission and/or Terms of Use. To ensure the quality and integrity of our Site, EVA reserves the right to remove any content for any reason, including violation of these Terms of Use or any applicable laws (including but not limited to laws protecting the safety of others, intellectual property laws, or employment laws).

Site moderators will receive a notice when content is reported or “flagged.” That content may be removed immediately from the Site. We may, but are under no obligation to, review flagged content to determine whether the content does in fact violate our Mission and/or the Terms of Use, and we will take appropriate action to resolve the issue. Users who feel that their content has been removed in error may contact us. Under certain conditions, we may, at our discretion (but under no obligation), restore deleted material or contact the user to request changes, amendments, or deletion of their content.

We shall have the right, but no obligation, to monitor the content of ads, forums, and other Interactive Features to determine compliance with these Terms of Use. We have the right at our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any material submitted to or posted on the message boards or other Interactive Features of the Site. Additionally, EVA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request. Nonetheless, users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.

You may request that EVA delete any information or content that you have provided. However, EVA has no control over your shared information. Therefore, EVA cannot delete any information you have shared with others that they have subsequently copied, stored, or shared in any form.

7. Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party links on the Site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. EVA does not control these linked websites and makes no representation regarding the quality, nature or reliability of any other websites or any services or content they may offer. If you choose to engage with these websites, we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of such linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

You acknowledge and agree that any third-party links are provided for your convenience and do not reflect any warranty of any kind, either express or implied. EVA is not responsible in any way (including, but not limited to, any loss or injury you suffer as a result of using the linked site) for any matter associated with linked sites including the content provided on or through any such linked site.

8. Website Linking Requirements

Unless we have a written agreement with you, you may not use the link to our Site in any way that suggests EVA has any relationship or affiliation with your website, or endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products or services on your website. You may not without EVA’s prior written permission: (a) incorporate any content from our Site into your website (e.g., by in-lining or framing); (b) use any EVA name or tagline or other information identifying EVA’s Site in any “metatag” or other information used by search engines or other information location tools to identify and select websites. EVA will not tolerate links from any obscene, scandalous, profane, defamatory, unlawful website, or any website that may adversely affect EVA’s name, reputation, and/or goodwill. EVA reserves the right to cancel permission to link at any time and for any reason.

9. Copyrighted Materials and Claims of Copyright Infringement

This Site contains material which is derived in whole or in part from EVA and other sources. This Site and its contents are protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way any material from this website, including code and software for any commercial purposes. You may only download material from this Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted on this Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices must include:

The name, address, and electronic signature of the complaining party. The infringing materials and their Internet location. Sufficient information to identify the copyrighted works. A statement by the owner that it has a good faith belief that there is no legal basis for the use of the materials complained of. A statement of the accuracy of the notice and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on the behalf of the owner.

Notices and counter-notices with respect to this Site should be sent to:

Equal Voice Action
Attn: Kathleen Baca
1425 4th Ave, #900
Seattle, WA 98101

Telephone: 844.382.2846
Anyone making a false or fraudulent notice or counter-notice may be liable for damages under the DMCA, including costs and attorney’s fees.

10. Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall EVA, or any parties affiliated with EVA, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, EVA materials, products or services, or third-party materials, products or services made available through EVA. You specifically acknowledge and agree that EVA is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any EVA materials, products or services, or with these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using EVA’s Site.

EVA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. EVA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE OR IN THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT EVA) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

11. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless EVA, its shareholders, partners, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents, suppliers, licensees, distributors, content providers, and other users of the Site, from all damages, liabilities, claims and expenses, including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from any breach of these Terms of Use by you, or from your use of the Site. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless EVA, its shareholders, partners, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents, suppliers, licensees, and distributors, from all damages, liabilities, claims and expenses, including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from: (a) any action or inaction by you in connection with the deletion, alteration, transfer or other loss of content, status or other data held in connection with your use of the Site, and (b) any claims by third parties that your activity or content on the Site infringes upon, violates or misappropriates any of their intellectual property or proprietary rights.

12. No Agency

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by these Terms of Use.

13. Termination

You agree that EVA, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Site or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if EVA believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of these Terms of Use. Further, you agree that EVA will not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Site.

The disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Use survive any termination or restriction on future use.

14. Other

These Terms of Use supersede all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written and oral, between you and EVA with regard to the subject matter of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.