Commit ebc71d53 authored by Aaron Wolf's avatar Aaron Wolf

fixed markdown errors in terms

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#Snowdrift.coop Terms of Service
*Version 0.4* (See our [changelog for history](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md))
*Version 0.4* (see our [changelog](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md) for history)
## Introduction
Welcome! Snowdrift.coop is a nonprofit cooperative with a [mission](https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/mission) to fund and otherwise support public goods projects.
We welcome you to participate in the community. But first, please read and agree to the following Terms of Service.
We've tried to make out terms as ethical and transparent as possible. To that end, we include a non-binding summary table below and non-binding "short version" introductions for each terms section. Please [contact us](https://snowdrift.coop/contact) if you have any questions or see room for improvements.
We've tried to make our terms as ethical and transparent as possible. To that end, we include a non-binding summary table below and non-binding "short version" introductions for each terms section. Please [contact us](https://snowdrift.coop/contact) if you have any questions or see room for improvements.
![(Comic) Mimi: "We've become a society ruled by lawyers! A Lawyerarchy!" Eunice: "Lawyertarianism!" Mimi: "I'm not suggesting we *eat* them." Eunice: "I am!"](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/raw/master/assets/ME_156_Lawyerarchy.png)
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**Short version:** *We use certain terms with specific meanings throughout the agreement.*
1. The “Agreement” refers, collectively, to all the terms, conditions, notices contained or referenced in this document (the “Terms of Service” or the "Terms") and all other operating rules, policies (including the [Snowdrift.coop Privacy Policy](https://snowdrift.coop/privacy) and procedures that we may publish from time to time on the Website. Most of our site policies are available at <https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/>.
1. The “Agreement” refers, collectively, to all the terms, conditions, notices contained or referenced in this document (the “Terms of Service” or the "Terms") and all other operating rules, policies (including the [Snowdrift.coop Privacy Policy](https://snowdrift.coop/privacy)), and procedures that we may publish from time to time on the Website. Most of our site policies are available at our [legal repository](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal).
2. The “Service” refers to any services, software, products, and applications provided by Snowdrift.coop.
3. The “Website” refers to content, services, and products that we provide at the snowdrift.coop domain, including the main site hosting our [fundraising platform](https://snowdrift.coop) as well as subdomains for our forum [community.snowdrift.coop](https://community.snowdrift.coop) and [wiki.snowdrift.coop](https://wiki.snowdrift.coop). Occasionally, websites owned by Snowdrift.coop may provide different or additional terms of service. If those additional terms conflict with this Agreement, the more specific terms apply to the relevant page or service. Note that these Terms do *not* cover your use of third-party services that integrate with or support Snowdrift.coop services, such as payment services (e.g. Stripe) or community and project management tools hosted elsewhere (e.g. GitLab.com, Matrix.org, Freenode.net).
3. The “Website” refers to content, services, and products that we provide at the snowdrift.coop domain, including the naked domain (which is our fundraising platform) as well as subdomains (such as [wiki.snowdrift.coop](https://wiki.snowdrift.coop) and our forum at [community.snowdrift.coop](https://community.snowdrift.coop)). Occasionally, websites owned by Snowdrift.coop may provide different or additional terms of service. If those additional terms conflict with this Agreement, the more specific terms apply to the relevant page or service. Note that these Terms do *not* cover your use of third-party services that integrate with or support Snowdrift.coop services, such as payment services (e.g. Stripe) or community and project management tools hosted elsewhere (e.g. GitLab.com, Matrix.org, Freenode.net).
4. “The User,” “You,” and “Your” refer to the individual person that has visited or is using the Website or Service; that accesses or uses any part of the Account; or that directs the use of the Account in the performance of its functions.
5. “Snowdrift.coop,” “We,” and “Us” includes our affiliates, directors, subsidiaries, contractors, licensors, officers, agents, and employees.
6. “Content” refers to content featured or displayed through the Website, including without limitation text, data, articles, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, designs, features, and other materials that are available on the Website or otherwise available through the Service. "Content" also includes Services. “User-Submitted Content” is Content uploaded by our Users.
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#### 3. Account Requirements
We have a few simple rules for User Accounts on Snowdrift.coop's Service.
- You must be a human to create an Account. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
- One person may maintain no more than one Account
- You must be age 13 or older. While we are thrilled to see young people excited about funding public goods, we comply with applicable laws, such as the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Snowdrift.coop does not target our Service to children, and we do not permit any Users under 13 on our Service. If we learn of any User under the age of 13, we will [terminate that User’s Account immediately](#m-cancellation-and-termination). For Users outside the United States, minimum age may be older; in the European Union, the minimum age for an Account is 16; in all cases, you are responsible for complying with applicable laws.
- You must be age 13 or older. While we are thrilled to see young people excited about funding public goods, we comply with applicable laws, such as the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Snowdrift.coop does not target our Service to children, and we do not permit any Users under 13 on our Service. If we learn of any User under the age of 13, we will [terminate that User’s Account](#m-cancellation-and-termination) immediately. For Users outside the United States, minimum age may be older; in the European Union, the minimum age for an Account is 16; in all cases, you are responsible for complying with applicable laws.
- Your login may only be used by one person — i.e., a single login may not be shared by multiple people.
#### 4. User Account Security
You are responsible for the security of your Account while you use our Service.
- You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account and password. Snowdrift.coop cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
- You will promptly [notify Snowdrift.coop](https://snowdrift.coop/contact) if you become aware of any unauthorized use of, or access to, our Service through your Account, including any unauthorized use of your password or Account.
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In addition to the restrictions specified here in these Terms, we enforce a more thorough [Code of Conduct](https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/community/conduct) on our forum and any other community spaces.
While using Snowdrift.coop, you agree that you will not under any circumstances:
- harass, abuse, threaten, or incite violence towards any individual or group, including Snowdrift.coop employees, officers, and agents, or other Users;
- use our servers for any form of excessive automated bulk activity (for example, spamming), or relay any other form of unsolicited advertising or solicitation through our servers, such as get-rich-quick schemes;
- attempt to disrupt or tamper with Snowdrift.coop's servers in ways that could harm our Website or Service, or place undue burden on Snowdrift.coop's servers;
......@@ -105,6 +108,7 @@ While using Snowdrift.coop, you agree that you will not under any circumstances:
#### 4. Permission for Security Research
You must not access Snowdrift.coop's Services in ways that exceed your authorization unless the following conditions are met:
- You are undertaking security research that involves probing, scanning, or testing the vulnerability of our technical systems or networks;
- Your actions do not unduly abuse or disrupt our technical systems or networks;
- Your actions are not for personal gain (beyond attribution for your work);
......@@ -123,6 +127,7 @@ Misuse of Snowdrift.coop Users' Personal Information (as defined in the [Snowdri
#### 6. Scraping
Scraping refers to extracting data from our Website via an automated process, such as a bot or webcrawler. You may scrape the website for the following reasons:
- Researchers may scrape public, non-personal information from Snowdrift.coop for research purposes, only if any publications resulting from that research are open access.
- Archivists may scrape Snowdrift.coop for public data for archival purposes.
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#### 3. Ownership of Content, Right to Post, and License Grants
You agree to only submit Content if you have all necessary legal rights to submit it and follow these requirements:
a. If you are the sole copyright holder, you agree to apply the following licenses (or a compatible license, specified in writing) to your *public* submissions:
- for code submissions, the [GNU AGPLv3+](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl) (including the "or later version" clause)
- for non-code submissions, the [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) (“CC BY-SA”)^[To state your preference for one of the primary CC BY-SA compatible alternatives, you may specify (such as in your forum profile or alongside submissions) that your submissions are (as primary compatible examples) licensed under the [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) (“CC BY”) or that you waive your copyright via the Universal Public Domain Dedication](https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/[CC0).]
- for non-code submissions, the [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) (“CC BY-SA”)^[To state your preference for different but compatible terms, you may specify (such as in your forum profile or alongside submissions) that you are using a compatible license such as [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) (“CC BY”) or that you waive your copyright via the [CC0 Universal Public Domain Dedication](https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0).]
Please note that these licenses allow commercial uses of your contributions (as long as such uses are compliant with all other terms of these licenses).
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### F. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
If you believe that Content anywhere on Snowdrift.coop infringes on a copyright you hold, we encourage you to first reach out informally via one of the methods on our [contact page](https://snowdrift.coop/contact).
To take action under Section 512(c) of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, follow our [DMCA Guide](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/blob/master/DMCA/DMCA-guide.md] and the connected [DMCA Takedown Notice Guide](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/blob/master/DMCA/DMCA-takedowns.md) Pursuant to the DMCA, we will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the Accounts of repeat infringers.
To take action under Section 512(c) of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, follow our [DMCA Guide](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/blob/master/DMCA/DMCA-guide.md) and the connected [DMCA Takedown Notice Guide](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/blob/master/DMCA/DMCA-takedowns.md) Pursuant to the DMCA, we will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the Accounts of repeat infringers.
![(Comic) Eunice: "You artists should be grateful for us lawyers. We protect you!" Mimi: "From what?" Eunice: "Lawyers!"](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/raw/master/assets/ME_323_LawyersProtectArtists.png)
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You can Pledge to support any number of Projects among those listed on the Website.
By clicking the Pledge button for any specific Project, you:
- agree to be included in the count of Patrons to that Project
- authorize us to bill you variable monthly amounts based on Crowdmatching calculations
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Volunteers assist with many aspects of our Service, including but not limited to providing technical support, creating Content, performing site administration duties, providing expert advice, research, technical writing, reviewing, categorizing, and other duties as necessary.
If you volunteer, you agree that:
- You are of legal age or volunteering with the consent of a legal parent or guardian
- Any work created as a result of your volunteer service shall be licensed under the free/libre/open terms specified in the "Copyright Licensing" section and that any Attribution requirements may be fulfilled by attributing "Snowdrift.coop".
- You are providing your work with no expectation of pay or future consideration by Snowdrift.coop.
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For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted or via the Service; and (2) agree that all Terms of Service, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that those communications would satisfy if they were on paper. This section does not affect your non-waivable rights.
#### 2. Legal Notice to Snowdrift.coop Must Be in Writing
In any situation where notice is required by contract or any law or regulation, communications made through email or our community forum will not constitute legal notice to Snowdrift.coop or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives. Legal notices must be in writing and [served on Snowdrift.coop's legal agent](/legal-requests.md).
In any situation where notice is required by contract or any law or regulation, communications made through email or our community forum will not constitute legal notice to Snowdrift.coop or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives. Legal notices must be in writing and [served on Snowdrift.coop's legal agent](https://git.snowdrift.coop/sd/legal/blob/master/legal-requests.md).
### L. Disclaimer of Warranties
**Short version:** ***We provide our service as is, and we make no promises or guarantees about this service.***
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