Terms of Use

Last Modified: September 4, 2018

Welcome to resist.bot, the website and online service of Resistbot Action Fund (“Resistbot,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). This page explains the terms by which you may use our online and/or mobile services, website, and software provided on or in connection with the service (collectively the “Service”). By accessing or using the Service, including by sending a text to the Resistbot number, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) and to the collection and use of your information as set forth in the Resistbot Privacy Policy available at resist.bot/privacy, whether or not you are a registered user of our Service. Resistbot reserves the right to make unilateral modifications to this Agreement and will provide notice of these changes as described below. This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service (“Users”).

Please read this Agreement carefully to ensure that you understand each provision. This agreement contains a mandatory individual arbitration and class action/jury trial waiver provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions.

1. Use of Our Service
A. Eligibility

This is a contract between you and Resistbot. You must read and agree to the terms and provisions of this Agreement to access and use the Service. If you do not agree, you may not use the Service. You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with Resistbot, and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. Any use or access to the Service by anyone under thirteen (13) years of age is strictly prohibited and in violation of this Agreement. The Service is not available to any Users previously removed from the Service by Resistbot.

B. Access to the Service

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, freely revocable license to use the Service for your personal, noncommercial use only and as permitted by the features of the Service. Resistbot reserves all rights not expressly granted herein in the Service and the Resistbot Content (as defined below). Resistbot may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason.

C. Service Rules

You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities: (i) using the Service to abuse, harass, humiliate, injure or otherwise harm any person (including without limitation any Congressional representative); (ii) copying, distributing, or disclosing any part of the Service in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”; (iii) using any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the Resistbot servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser (except that Resistbot grants the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy publicly available materials from resist.bot for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (iv) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (v) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Service; (vi) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vii) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Service; (viii) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service; (ix) using the Service for any commercial solicitation purposes; (x) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (xi) interfering with the proper working of the Service; (xii) accessing any content on the Service through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Service; or (xiii) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content therein.

D. Changes to the Service

We may, without prior notice, change the Service; stop providing the Service or features of the Service, to you or to Users generally; or create usage limits for the Service. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the Service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason. Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.

2. User Content

Some areas of the Service allow Users to provide content such as comments, questions, and other content or information (any such materials a User submits or otherwise makes available on the Service is referred to as “User Content”). We claim no ownership rights over User Content created by you. The User Content you create remains yours; however, by providing User Content through the Service, you agree to allow others to view, edit, and/or share your User Content in accordance with this Agreement. Resistbot has the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to remove any User Content that is submitted to the Service.

You agree not to provide User Content that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (iii) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; (iv) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort; (v) contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, obscene, or otherwise objectionable; (vi) contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party’s trade secrets); (vii) contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; or (viii) contains any information or content that you know is not correct and current. You agree that any User Content that you submit does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including without limitation any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) or rights of privacy. Resistbot reserves the right, but is not obligated, to reject and/or remove any User Content that Resistbot believes, in its sole discretion, violates any of these provisions.

For the purposes of this Agreement, “Intellectual Property Rights” means all patent rights, copyright rights, mask work rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction.

In connection with your User Content, you affirm, represent and warrant the following:

You have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the User Content, if any, to use such person’s name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Service and this Agreement, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use.

You have obtained and are solely responsible for obtaining all consents as may be required by law to submit any User Content relating to third parties.

Your User Content and Resistbot’s use thereof as contemplated by this Agreement and the Service will not violate any law or infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any Intellectual Property Rights and privacy rights.

Resistbot may exercise the rights to your User Content granted under this Agreement without liability for payment of any guild fees, residuals, payments, fees, or royalties payable under any collective bargaining agreement or otherwise.

To the best of your knowledge, all your User Content and other information that you provide to us is truthful and accurate.

Resistbot takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other User or third party submits, sends, or otherwise makes available over the Service. You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of submitting it, or otherwise making it available on the Service, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for the offline and online distribution and publishing of your User Content. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you agree that Resistbot shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of or relating to any User Content.

3. User Content License Grant

By submitting or otherwise making available any User Content through the Service, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant, to Resistbot a royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service and Resistbot’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

4. Our Proprietary Rights

Except for your User Content, the Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music, and User Content belonging to other Users (the “Resistbot Content”), and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Resistbot and its licensors. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any Resistbot Content. Use of the Resistbot Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement is strictly prohibited.

You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Service, including without limitation about how to improve the Service or our products (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place Resistbot under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, Resistbot does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Resistbot, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.

5. Text Messaging

You may enroll to receive SMS/text messages about elections, current legislative events, local civic actions and related matters from Resistbot’s SMS messaging service. You may enroll by texting “RESIST” to 50409. By enrolling, you agree to receive text messages from Resistbot to your mobile phone number with which you enroll. You certify that your mobile number provided is true and accurate and that you are authorized to enroll the designated mobile number to receive such text messages. You acknowledge and agree that the text messages may be sent using an automatic telephone dialing system and that standard message and data rates apply. To unsubscribe from text messages at any time, text “STOP” to 50409 or reply “STOP” to any text message you receive from Resistbot. For help, text “HELP” to 50409 or reply “HELP” to any text message you receive from Resistbot. You consent that following such a request to unsubscribe, you may receive one final text message from Resistbot confirming your request. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and the Resistbot Privacy Policy for more information.

6. Donations; Payment Terms

You may donate to the Service through our website or through third-party payment platforms we have engaged for accepting donations (“Donation Platforms”). After you submit a donation on our website, we or the party who operates the Donation Platform (“Donation Platform Operator”), we will review the information you provided for validity by verifying your payment method, billing and/or billing address. We or our Donation Platform Operators may contact you (via email or phone) if additional information is required to accept and process your donation. Invalid donation information may result in delays in processing your donation. Resistbot and our Donation Platform Operators reserve the right to reject any and all donations for any reason or no reason at all. If your donation is rejected, we will attempt to notify you using the email address you gave us with your donation and refund your donation to the payment method you used to make the donation. We or our Donation Platform Operators will bill your payment method when you submit a donation through the Service. All donations are non-refundable unless we, in our sole discretion or as otherwise provided for in this Agreement, agree to refund you.

We accept various payment methods for donations through our Service including without limitation Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. All information that you provide in connection with a donation or other monetary transaction with the Service must be accurate, complete, and current. You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other payment method used in connection with a donation or other monetary transaction with the Service. You will pay any applicable taxes, if any, relating to donations or other monetary transactions on the Service.

If you donate through a Donation Platform, that Donation Platform has its own governing terms and privacy policy. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their terms or policies and are not responsible for their privacy practices or the content on the Donation Platform. We strongly recommend you read their privacy policies and governing terms to understand how they collect, use and share your information, including without limitation your payment information.

7. Privacy

We care about the privacy of our Users. You understand that by using the Services you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information and aggregate data as set forth in the Resistbot Privacy Policy available at https://resist.bot/privacy, and to have your personally identifiable information collected, used, transferred to and processed in the United States.

8. Security

Resistbot cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

9. Third-Party Links and Information

The Service may contain links to third-party materials that are not owned or controlled by Resistbot. Resistbot does not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access a third-party website or service from the Service or share your User Content on or through any third-party website or service, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Agreement and the Resistbot Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of such sites. You expressly relieve Resistbot from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website, service, or content. Additionally, your dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers found on the Service, including payment and delivery of goods, and any other terms (such as warranties) are solely between you and such advertisers. You agree that Resistbot shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort relating to your dealings with such advertisers.

10. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Resistbot and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy or Intellectual Property Rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) your User Content including without limitation misleading, false, or inaccurate information; or (vi) your willful misconduct.

11. No Warranty

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, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Resistbot or through the Service will create any warranty not expressly stated herein. Without limiting the foregoing, Resistbot, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, 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 mobile device or loss of data that results from such download or your use of the Service.

Resistbot 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 site, and Resistbot will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services.

Federal law, some states, provinces and other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion and limitations of certain implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. This agreement gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. The disclaimers and exclusions under this agreement will not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

12. Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Resistbot, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers or licensors be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, this Service. Under no circumstances will Resistbot 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.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Resistbot 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 Resistbot, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers, or licensors be liable to you for any claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses or costs in an amount exceeding the amount you paid to Resistbot hereunder or $100.00, whichever is greater.

This limitation of liability section applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if Resistbot has been advised of the possibility of such damage. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This agreement gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. The disclaimers, exclusions, and limitations of liability under this agreement will not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

The Service is controlled and operated from facilities in the United States. Resistbot makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Service if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Service are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States.

13. Governing Law, Arbitration, and Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver

Governing Law. You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in New York; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over us, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the preceding sentences with respect to the substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16). The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Schenectady County, New York for any actions for which we retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a our copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights, as set forth in the Arbitration provision below, including any provisional relief required to prevent irreparable harm. You agree that Schenectady County, New York is the proper forum for any appeals of an arbitration award or for trial court proceedings in the event that the arbitration provision below is found to be unenforceable.

Arbitration. Read this section carefully because it requires the parties to arbitrate their disputes and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from Resistbot. For any dispute with Resistbot, you agree to first contact us at terms@resist.bot and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. In the unlikely event that Resistbot has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or relating to this Agreement, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims”), by binding arbitration by JAMS, under the Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures then in effect for JAMS, except as provided herein. JAMS may be contacted at www.jamsadr.com. The arbitration will be conducted in Schenectady County, New York, unless you and Resistbot agree otherwise. If you are using the Service for commercial purposes, each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules, and the award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses. If you are an individual using the Service for non-commercial purposes: (i) JAMS may require you to pay a fee for the initiation of your case, unless you apply for and successfully obtain a fee waiver from JAMS; (ii) the award rendered by the arbitrator may include your costs of arbitration, your reasonable attorney’s fees, and your reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses; and (iii) you may sue in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction without first engaging in arbitration, but this does not absolve you of your commitment to engage in the informal dispute resolution process. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed as preventing Resistbot from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of our data security, Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights.

Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver. With respect to all persons and entities, regardless of whether they have obtained or used the Service for personal, commercial or other purposes, all Claims must be brought in the parties’ individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action, collective action, private attorney general action or other representative proceeding. This waiver applies to class arbitration, and, unless we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims. You agree that, by entering into this agreement, you and Resistbot are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or other representative proceeding of any kind.

14. General

Assignment. This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Resistbot without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.

Notification Procedures and Changes to the Agreement. Resistbot may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on our website, as determined by Resistbot in our sole discretion. Resistbot reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our Users, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Agreement. Resistbot is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us. Resistbot may, in its sole discretion, modify or update this Agreement from time to time, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the Agreement in a material manner, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the top of this page and attempt to notify you that material changes have been made to the Agreement. Your continued use of the Service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the updated Agreement. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service.

Entire Agreement/Severability. This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with Resistbot in connection with the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Resistbot concerning the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect, except that in the event of unenforceability of the universal Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver, the entire arbitration agreement shall be unenforceable.

No Waiver. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Resistbot’s failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

California Residents. The provider of services is Resistbot, 260 1st Ave S, Suite 200 Box 51, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, (727) 900-5901, support@resist.bot. In accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, if you are a California resident you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Sites of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112 Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.