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Terms of Service of Docracy.com - Version 1

Official version of Docracy TOS, always updated.  We cut legalese as much as possible and simplified boilerplates for a short and agile read. Feel free to branch this and make your own, but make sure it fits to your site! Some of our provisions are very specific to what we do. This document is a part of Docracy's Terms of Service Tracker project, which tracks changes to terms of service and privacy policy documents of many of the world's top websites.

Docracy Beta Terms Of Service (medium version)
Terms of Service
of Docracy Beta
Acceptance of the Terms of Service
Welcome to Docracy! (a.k.a. "we" or "us" or the "Company"). We are excited to have you as a very first
user and beta tester. The following terms and conditions (collectively, these "Terms of Service") apply to
your use of www.docracy.com, including any content, functionality and services offered on or via
Docracy.com (the "Website").
We want to keep our relationship with you as lean and informal as possible, but please read the Terms of
Service carefully before you start using Docracy, because by using the Website you accept and agree to
be bound and abide by these Terms of Service.
Should you disagree with some of the provisions herein, you can either leave the Website, or contact us at
support@docracy.zendesk.com. Docracy is all about collaborating for improving legal documents, and we'll
be happy to hear your comments and suggestions and work out a better version of this agreement.
Changes to the Terms of Service and the Website
Docracy is in private beta version, meaning you can only access with a login account that we provide you,
and meaning that a lot will change in the near future. We reserve the right to update the Website and these
Terms of Service from time to time, at our discretion and without notice.
Nevertheless, since this document is public on Docracy, you will notice when a new version is executed by
checking the "Recently changed documents" section in the homepage of the Website. Your continued use of
the Website following the publishing of updated Terms of Service means that you accept and agree to the
Accessing the Website,Security and Privacy
Again, since Docracy is a work in progress, we can't guarantee that the Website will be up and running
24/7. We also reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to some features to users.
To access the Website you are provided with a secure user name, password as part of our security
procedures. You must treat such information as confidential, not disclosing it to any third party and only
using Docracy in person. Please notify us if you forget the username and/or password or any breach of
In the future, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition
of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and
complete. We use SSL encrypted browsing for all logged-in user, and we are currently working on
implementing further security protections, but we do not guarantee that the Website is error free.
We will not transmit your data to any third party, except, in anonymous form, to Google Analytics, which
we currently use to gain information about users and improve our Website. We will not email you, except
for Company communications related to the beta test program.You can always ask for your data to be
removed and your account terminated by writing to support@docracy.zendesk.com
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We reserve the right to change your login information or disable any user account, at any time in our sole
discretion for any or no reason, including, if in our opinion, you have failed to comply with any provision of
these Terms of Service.
"This is not an NDA" clause
You are allowed to publicly talk and write about Docracy and the Website, albeit yeu aknowledge that the
service and the Website are in beta and everything is subject to change. For this reason, we kindly ask you
to restrain from publishing full reviews, public tests, screenshots or anything else that might unfaithfully
represent Docracy. We trust your judgment and discretion in helping us develop and spread Docracy to the
Intellectual Property Rights and Use of Website
The Website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including look!), are owned by the Docracy
and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other
intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
You are permitted to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use, or legitimate business
purposes related to your role as a Docracy early user and member of the Jurist Program, or prospective
customer of Docracy. You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these
Terms of Service. No right, title or interest in or to the Website or any content on the site is transferred to
you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by
these Terms of Service is a breach of these Terms of Service and can lead to account termination.
Docracy is about copying, branching and modify documents, not Website, design or code. So you will not
copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, any of the material
on our site, except to the extent allowed by the Website itself.
If you have doubts about weather and how to use of material on the Website, please address your concern
to: support@docracy.zendesk.com
User Contributions and Legal Disclaimer
The Website contains user generated content, and also may contain (in the future) message boards,personal
web pages or profiles, forums or other interactive features (collectively, "Interactive Services") that allow
you to upload, post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users content or materials (collectively,
"User Content") on or through the Website.
All User Content must be lawful, not spammy, and clear of virus or other malware. We claim no intellectual
property rights over the User Content. Your materials uploaded remain yours. However, by setting your
pages to be viewed publicly, you agree to allow others to view, comment, edit and branch your Content, and
you grant us the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any material for any purpose. You
represent and warrant that you own or control all rights of the User Content, including the right to grant us
the aforementioned rights.You represent and warrant that all of your User Content do and will comply with
these Terms of Service, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its
affiliates and licensors for any breach of that representation and warranty. In any event, we reserve the right
to remove any User Content in our sole discretion.
Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Docracy will be free for us to use
without any obligation to you.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Content you submit or contribute,
and you, not Docracy, have fully responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy
and appropriateness. Any content and/or opinions uploaded, expressed or submitted to the Website, other
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than the content provided by the Company itself, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person
or entity submitting them and do not reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to
any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Website.
In particular, User Content is not intended to be legal advice or form an attorney-client relationship,
nor among the users, nor between the users and Docracy.Use of the Website should never be
understood to be replacing use of a qualified attorney, and Docracy's relationship to all documents
and transactions completed using the Website is that of a trusted, disinterested third party.
We do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt
removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any
action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party.
We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities
described in this paragraph.
In the unlikely event we receive a disclosure request from an authorized party, we reserve the right to fully
cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the
identity of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. You waive and hold harmless the
Company from any claims resulting from any action taken by the Company during or as a result of its
investigations and from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either the Company or law
enforcement authorities.
Copyright Infringment
f you believe that any User Content violate your copyright, please email us at
support@docracy.zendesk.com for instructions on sending us a notice of copyright infringement. It is the
policy of the Company to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers, and we are in the process of
setting up a DMCA compliant process for managing cases of infringment.
Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Liability and Indemnification.
Your use of Docracy is at your sole risk. The service is provided "as is" and "as available". We disclaim
all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
We are not liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Website, and you
agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses
(including but not limites to attorney's fees) arising from your violation of any third-party's rights.
You acknowledge that you have only a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use the Website.
Because the Website is in beta test version only and is not error or bug free, you agree that you will use it
carefully and avoid unisng it ways which might result in any loss of your or any third party's property or
Geographic Restrictions
For now, we provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims
that the Website or any of its content is accessible, appropriate or legal outside of the United States. If you
access the Websitefrom outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for
compliance with local laws.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Service and any dispute or claim arising out of, or related to them, shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice
or conflict of law provision or rule.
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Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Service or the Website shall
be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of New York.
Waiver and Severability
Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver
of such right or provision.
The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Docracy and govern your use of the
service, superseding any prior agreements (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of
Service). If any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be
invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the
minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and
We welcome any comment, question and communication at support@docracy.zendesk.com
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