Privacy Policy

PROLIFERATE PRIVACY POLICY

This document discloses the privacy practices for Proliferate, a web application and website (the “Site” or “Platform”) owned and operated by Proliferate LLC ("Privacy Policy"). As part of the normal operation of the Proliferate Platform, we collect and, in some cases, disclose information about you to third parties. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect about you, how Proliferate may use such information, and what may happen to that information. By accepting the Proliferate Terms of Service, available at https://proliferate.info/legal/ and under “Legal” in your user profile, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to Proliferate’s Terms of Service.

1. Minors. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE PROLIFERATE OR ANY OF ITS SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE AT ANY TIME.

2. Information We Collect.

(a) Your Registration Information. To fully use our services, you will need to register using our online registration form, where you will be required to provide us with your contact information and certain other personal information, namely, your name and email address.

(b) Your Usage of Our Site. We automatically track certain information about you based upon your use of our Site. We use this information to conduct internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve our users. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregate anonymized basis. This information may include the URL that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your IP address, among other things.

(c) Cookies. In addition, we use "cookies" on certain pages of our Site. Cookies are small files that can be used to track a user's steps or automatically generate a user's password. Some features of our Website may only be available through the use of a cookie. Among other things, cookies allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session. Cookies can also help us provide information which is targeted to your interests. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on our Site. Most, but not all, cookies are automatically deleted at the end of a session.

(d) Third Party Tracking. Third party tracking technologies used include Google Analytics, tracking associated with Google Sign-In, and embedded buttons for third party websites including but not limited to Slack and Stack Overflow. You are subject to the privacy policies associated with these third party tracking technologies and any linked sites as provided in Section 5 of this Privacy Policy. 

(e) Your Posts. If you choose to stream or view content through the platform’s chat rooms and messaging systems, we will collect such information about you as you may choose to disclose pursuant to your activities on the Platform.

(f) Your Correspondence. If you send us emails, letters or other personal correspondence, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Website, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

3. Our Use of Your Information.

(a) Promotional Use. We use personal information about you to enhance our marketing and promotional efforts, and to improve our content and services. We may also use your information to deliver to you advertisements, new services and promotions, and other information to you that is targeted to your interests.

(b) Administrative Notices, etc. We use your email address, your mailing address, and phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices, new product offerings, and communications relevant to your use of the Site. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you may have the ability to opt out of receiving these notices on your account status page.

(c) Dispute Resolution. We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our User Agreement.

4. Our Disclosure to Third Parties. We use practices that are consistent with standards in our industry to protect your privacy. We cannot, however, promise that your personally identifiable information or private communications will remain private. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications on our Website. We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. The following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed. 

(a) Law Enforcement. We may disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.

(b) Advertisers. We disclose aggregate information about our users to advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes. However, we do not disclose any personally identifying information to any of these entities.

(c) Platform. Throughout the Site, you are identified by your User ID. Unless you select a unique User ID, our system automatically sets your User ID as your email address. Your User ID can be used to identify you and your activities throughout the Site. Other people can see your activities on the Site, including any of your comments and postings on the Site, and so on. 

(d) Third Party Suppliers. We may use third party suppliers to assist us in providing the services available on an outside website. Whenever a third party supplier desires to collect information about you, you will be notified of the involvement of the third party supplier, and you will never be required to disclose any information to the third party supplier. We impose contractual restrictions on the use by our third party suppliers of information concerning you, and we do not permit third party suppliers to sell your information to other third parties.

(e) Use Limited to Site-Related Communications. Because of the nature of the services offered through the Platform, Proliferate allows you to obtain other users' contact information. You may use such information only for Proliferate-related communications. Proliferate-related communication expressly excludes unsolicited commercial messages. Therefore, you must not post, upload, link, or otherwise use the Site in any manner for any commercial purpose or endeavor, including the offering for sale of any products or services, or otherwise engage in any commercial activity on the Site for any purpose, including, but not limited to, conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, soliciting goods or services, soliciting funds, advertisers, or sponsors. In all cases, you must give users an opportunity to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them. In addition, under no circumstances can you disclose personally identifiable information about another user to any third party without our consent and the consent of such other user after adequate disclosure by you to such other user. Note that law enforcement personnel, VeRO program participants, and other rights holders are given different rights with respect to information they access.

(f) No Spam. Proliferate and our users do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a Proliferate user to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express consent after adequate disclosure.

5. Disclosures You Make to Third Parties. Proliferate does not control the privacy policies of third parties. When you disclose information to third parties on Proliferate (or any other website) about yourself, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party. It is your responsibility to find out about the privacy policy of any such third parties. Do not share sensitive information on the Platform that you would not want to be made public, including but not limited to personally identifiable information, information subject to a confidentiality agreement, or API keys. Proliferate is not legally responsible for any consequences flowing from your disclosure of such sensitive information to third parties through Proliferate.

6. Changes to Privacy Policy. Proliferate reserves the right to change or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, in its sole and absolute discretion, without notice to you. Accordingly, you should review this Privacy Policy periodically to determine if any changes have been made. Your continued use of this Site after any changes have been made to the Privacy Policy signifies and confirms your acceptance of any such changes or amendments to the Privacy Policy.

7. Questions about Privacy Policy. Proliferate is owned and operated by Proliferate LLC, an Illinois limited liability company. If you have any questions regarding the Proliferate Privacy Policy or other matters, please contact us at contact@proliferate-app.com

8. Effective Date of Privacy Policy. The effective date of this Privacy Policy is January 1, 2021.

9. How We Protect Your Personal Information. Proliferate uses all commercially practicable means to protect your personal information from being improperly accessed by third parties at any time, including without limitation, encryption processes in connection with credit card and other financial information. Additionally, to the extent that we do not foresee a continued use of any such information, we will promptly destroy such information without retaining copies for our files.

10. What You Can Do about Your Personal Information. At any time you may submit a written request inquiring about what personal information we have collected about you in order to: (i) edit such information; or (ii) request its deletion. We will timely respond to any such requests and use all commercially practicable efforts to comply with your demands, unless not legally or otherwise permissible. Inquiries and requests can be provided to contact@proliferate-app.com

11. Governing Law. This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Users agree that the courts in Cook County, Illinois contact@proliferate.infoshall have personal jurisdiction over them in connection with any such disputes.

 

Terms Of Services

PROLIFERATE TERMS OF USE

Proliferate welcomes you to the Proliferate platform. By using the Proliferate online platform (the “Services” or “Platform”), you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use. These Terms of Use may be updated from time to time without notice to you. However, you can always find the latest Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Community Standards in your User profile under “Legal” or at https://proliferate.info/legal. You are advised to periodically check for updates.


1. READ THIS.

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement” or “Terms of Use”) is made by and between Proliferate LLC and you, the user (“you”, “your” or “User”).

ONLY ADULTS AGE 18 AND OLDER MAY USE PROLIFERATE. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE PROLIFERATE OR ANY OF ITS SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE AT ANY TIME.

This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that govern the use of Proliferate’s website and web application ("Platform" or "Site"). In addition, when using the Platform or any of its Services, you shall be subject to any posted policies, guidelines, or rules applicable to the Platform or Services, including Proliferate’s Privacy Policy and Community Standards. All such policies, guidelines, and rules are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement. You further agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

BY CLICKING THE "I AGREE" BUTTON BELOW OR BY ACCESSING, VISITING, BROWSING, USING, OR ATTEMPTING TO INTERACT WITH OR USE ANY PART OF THIS PLATFORM, OR OTHER PROLIFERATE SOFTWARE, SERVICES, WEBSITE, OR CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY THE "SERVICES"), YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. 

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, OR IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE ANY PART OF THE PLATFORM. PROLIFERATE RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT AT PROLIFERATE'S SOLE DISCRETION. CONTINUED USE OF ANY PART OF THE PLATFORM OR THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES. 

2. ACCESS TO THIS PLATFORM. To access the Platform, Platform resources, links or other content, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of this Platform that all the information you provide will be correct, current, and complete. If Proliferate believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, Proliferate has the right to deny access to this Platform, or to any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time.

3. APPLICABLE USE OF PLATFORM.  All Users must abide by this Agreement. If a User fails to follow any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement or any other applicable guidelines and/or rules of behavior, Proliferate can immediately suspend and/or discontinue your ability to use the Platform. In addition, the Platform has the right to delete any piece of content or material, comment, as well as any topic or profile that the Website finds objectionable, in its reasonable discretion. You alone are totally responsible for any activity that takes place on the Proliferate’s Platform under your username. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your username and/or password, it is your responsibility to notify Proliferate immediately at contact@proliferate-app.com. It is up to you to maintain the confidentiality of your password and username.

4. NO CO-BRANDING OR FRAMING. You may not use or authorize any party to co-brand or frame any Proliferate Site without the express prior written permission of an authorized representative of Proliferate in each instance. For purposes of these Terms of Use, "co-branding" means to display a name, logo, trademark, trade name, service mark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute the Platform or Proliferate’s Site or content accessible within the Platform or Proliferate’s Site. For purposes of these Terms of Use, "framing" refers to displaying any Proliferate webpage or web application within a bordered area of another website, regardless of whether the address of the originating Site is visible. Furthermore, you agree to cease any unauthorized co-branding or framing immediately upon notice from Proliferate

5. NO UNLAWFUL ACCESS. You agree that you will not use Proliferate's Platform in any manner that could in any way disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Platform or otherwise interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Platform. You further agree that you will not obtain, or attempt to obtain, any materials, content, or information by any means not expressly made available or provided for through the authorized use of the Platform.

6. PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION. Proliferate's Platform and Site are for your personal and non-commercial use, unless otherwise specified in writing. You may not use any Proliferate Platform for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without the prior express written permission of an authorized representative of Proliferate in each instance, which permission will be at Proliferate’s sole and absolute discretion, or as otherwise Provided by this Agreement. You must not stream, post, upload or link to anything that advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale any products or services) or otherwise engage in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services), except as may be specifically authorized on and/or purposefully facilitated by Proliferate, or solicit funds, advertisers, and/or sponsors for any purpose. You may not modify, copy, distribute, display, send, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works of, transfer, sell, or otherwise infringe upon any intellectual property rights related to any information, content, software, products or services obtained from or otherwise connected to Proliferate's Platform, in whole or in part.

7. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION. All content found or viewed on the Proliferate Platform (the "Content") is considered the copyrighted and trademarked intellectual property of Proliferate, or of the party that created and/or licensed the Content to Proliferate. No rights or title to any of the Content contained on any Proliferate Platform shall be considered transferred or assigned to the User at any time. Subject to all applicable laws, you agree that you will not copy, distribute, republish, modify, create derivative works of, or otherwise use the Content in any unauthorized way, without the prior written consent of Proliferate in each instance, except that you may print out and/or save one copy of the Content for your personal use only.

You acknowledge and agree that the Platform’s Content, including any necessary software used in connection with the Platform and any of the Services provided by the Platform (“Software”), and any contain proprietary and confidential information that is the property of its authors, Proliferate, and/or its licensors and is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. No rights or title to any of the Content or Software used in connection with or disclosed to Users through the Platform is provided, transferred or assigned to you. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in advertisements or information presented to you through the Website or advertisers is protected by copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by the author of the Content, the Platform, or its advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Content or Software, in whole or in part. You also acknowledge Proliferates’s exclusive rights in the Platform’s trademarks and service marks.

8. SUBMISSIONS. The Platform does not own any of the Content you post or transmit. By placing Content on or transmitting Content through the Platform you are providing the Platform with a worldwide, perpetual, fully paid-up, royalty-free, unlimited, non-exclusive license, for as long as the Content is part of your profile, to publicly stream, display, modify, reproduce, and distribute your Content (in whole or in part) on the Site for editorial and promotional purposes of the Site. Proliferate reserves the right to market, advertise, and promote this Content in connection with the promotion of the Platform or any service offered by the Platform. 

The Website shall have no responsibility for enforcing any rights you may claim in any Content, which shall be your responsibility entirely, and you agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify Company with respect to any claim you have that other Users are reproducing or using your Content, as well as for claims by other Users that you are reproducing or using their Submission or Content without prior written permission. Company will not arbitrate, mediate, or resolve any intellectual property or other disputes between Users, and has no responsibility for doing same.

9. HYPERLINKING. The Site may be hyperlinked to and by other websites which are not maintained by, or related to, Proliferate. Hyperlinks to such sites are provided as a service to Users and are not sponsored by, endorsed or otherwise affiliated with the Site or Proliferate. Proliferate has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of any linking sites, and any links made directly from a Proliferate Site to another web page should be accessed at the User's own risk. Proliferate makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, quality or accuracy of any such website, and as such, shall not be liable in connection with any loss, damage, cost or injury associated with any access thereto via this Site.

10. COMMUNITY STANDARDS. Proliferate's Platform may contain video conferencing rooms, chat areas, message boards, communities, calendars, a user ratings system and/or other message or communication facilities designed to allow you to interact with the Proliferate community and individual users (collectively, "Communications Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to stream, transmit, post, send, and receive messages and content, and engage in activity, that is considered proper and related to the particular Communication Service. All such content, communications, and activity must comply with Proliferate’s Community Standards, as updated from time to time. Among other actions, when using a Communication Service, you agree that you will not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this Site, or cause to be posted, sent, submitted, published or transmitted, any material that, or engage in any activity that:

(i) you do not have the right to post, stream, communicate, or otherwise distribute without authorization any material or information of any third party protected by intellectual property laws, by rights of privacy or publicity, by a confidentiality agreement, or as a trade secret;

(ii) advocates or could reasonably serve to encourage, either directly or indirectly, any illegal or immoral activity, or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act or violate any law, rule, or regulation;

(iii) advocates or could reasonably serve to encourage, either directly or indirectly, any violence;

(iv) is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, incendiary, or indecent;

(v) threatens or abuses others;

(vi) is libelous or defamatory towards others;

(vi) is racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive;

(viii) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, or asking for personally identifiable details or information;

(ix) harvests or otherwise collects information about others, including email addresses, financial information or other personally identifying information, without their prior express consent in each instance;

(x) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates or forges headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of content;

(xi) falsifies or deletes any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is permissibly uploaded (e.g., copyright, trademark or patent notices);

(xii) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on and/or purposefully facilitated by the Platform;

(xiii) solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors for any purpose;

(xiv) includes programs that contain viruses, worms and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications device;

(xv) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise acts in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities via this Site;

(xvi) amounts to a pyramid or other like scheme, including without limitation contests, chain letters, and surveys;

(xvii) disobeys any policy or regulations including any code of conduct or other guidelines established from time to time regarding the use of this Site and/or any networks connected to this Site

(xvii) attempts, facilitates, or encourages manipulation of the community ratings system

(xviii) incites or encourages others to violate Proliferate’s Community Standards

(xix) contains hyperlinks to other sites that contain content that falls within the scope of this Section; or

(xx) otherwise violates the Community Standards or Terms of Service as set forth under “Legal” in your User Profile.

You further agree not to direct any similar activities, content, or communications toward other Proliferate Users outside the Proliferate platform, and that any such activities, content, or communications will also constitute a violation of Proliferate’s Community Standards.

You acknowledge that Proliferate will have the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether content, communications, or activities violate its Community Standards.

You acknowledge that any materials streamed through or uploaded to the Communication Services may be subject to posted limits on use, reproduction, and/or dissemination, and you are responsible for abiding by such limitations with respect to your submissions, including any downloaded materials. Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither Proliferate nor any third party that provides Content to Proliferate will assume or have any liability for any action made by Proliferate or such third party with respect to any submission.

You acknowledge that the Website may or may not pre-screen materials uploaded to the Communication Service, yet the Website and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion, to pre-screen, refuse, remove, or delete any Content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable as determined by the Website in its sole discretion.

The Website reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Communication Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Proliferate will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Communication Services.

WHILE THE WEBSITE EXPLICITLY PROHIBITS THE ABOVE CONDUCT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO SUCH CONDUCT AND CONTENT, AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT THE WEBSITE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR SUCH CONDUCT.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOUR USE OF COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES VIOLATES ANY OF THE ABOVE CODES OF CONDUCT, PROLIFERATE CAN SUSPEND AND/OR TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

11. RIGHT TO TERMINATE ACCESS. Proliferate reserves the right to monitor use of the Platform to determine compliance with these Terms of Use, as well as the right to edit, refuse to post, or remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at its sole discretion. Proliferate reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services and the Platform at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

12. DISCLOSURE UNDER LAW. Proliferate reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.

Proliferate may preserve and store your account information and Content if it believes in good faith that such preservation is necessary to comply with legal processes, respond to claims that the Content violates the rights of third parties, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Platform, its Users or the public.

13. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. Proliferate cautions you against giving out any personally identifying information about yourself in any Communication Service. Personal and certain other information is subject to the Platform’s Privacy Policy. As a condition of using the Communication Services you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy, as it may be changed from time to time. Our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference, is located in your user profile under “Legal.” You agree that your use of any Communications Service is subject to the Privacy Policy.

14. DISCLAIMER & LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. You understand that Proliferate cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from Proliferate Platform or Site will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that may cause damage or harm to your computer(s) or network(s). You acknowledge that you will be solely responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to protect your computer(s) and network(s), and that you will maintain adequate means of backup of your personal data, external to this Platform. Proliferate further disclaims any responsibility to ensure that the Content located on its Platform is necessarily complete and up-to-date.

YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM AND SITE ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. PROLIFERATE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. PROLIFERATE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON ANY PROLIFERATE PLATFORM OR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. PROLIFERATE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF ANY CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND PROLIFERATE MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT. PROLIFERATE MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.

PROLIFERATE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF PROLIFERATE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES WERE REASONABLY FORSEEABLE.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF PROLIFERATE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), EXCEED $100. ALL CLAIMS MADE BY YOU HEREUNDER MUST BE MADE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ACTION TO WHICH SUCH CLAIM RELATES OR FOREVER BE BARRED.

IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE § 1542, WHICH SAYS:

A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.

15. INDEMNITY. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD PROLIFERATE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND CONTRACTORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “INDEMNIFIED PARTIES”) HARMLESS FROM ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF USE BY YOU, INCLUDING ANY USE OF CONTENT OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED IN THESE TERMS OF USE. YOU AGREE THAT THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH BREACH OR UNAUTHORIZED USE, AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY ANY AND ALL RESULTING LOSS, DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS, AWARDS, COSTS, EXPENSES, AND ATTORNEYS' FEES OF THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. YOU WILL ALSO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY THIRD PARTIES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ACCESSED FROM THIS SITE.

16. TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS. Trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and copyrighted works (hereinafter, "Intellectual Property") appearing on this Site are the property of Proliferate or the party that provided the Intellectual Property to Proliferate. Proliferate and any party that provides Intellectual Property to Proliferate retain all rights with respect to any of their respective Intellectual Property appearing in this Site and do not transfer at any time to user and/or any other third party. All contents of Proliferate's Platform are Copyright 2021 Proliferate LLC.

17. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Proliferate’s copyright agent (as designated herein) all of the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Proliferate and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. Please include the following:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;

  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, including the current Website address;

  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is unauthorized by the copyright owner, its agent, and/or the law;

  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Proliferate’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its Websites can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent:


Andrew Van Beek

Proliferate LLC

Attn: Copyright Agent,

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1212

Chicago, Illinois 60654

phone: (414) 553-9684

e-mail: contact@proliferate-app.com

18. SECURITY. Any passwords used for the Platform are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password(s) at all times. From time to time, Proliferate may require that you change your password. You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this Site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password crackers, rootkits, Trojan horses, or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, Proliferate reserves the right to release your account details to the system administrators of other websites and/or the authorities in order to assist them in resolving security incidents. Proliferate reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use. Proliferate reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Proliferate to disclose the identity of anyone engaging in any communications, or making available any materials or contents, that are believed to violate these Terms of Use.

BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE ALL RIGHTS NOT SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN, AND AGREE TO HOLD PROLIFERATE HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY PROLIFERATE DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER PROLIFERATE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.


19. DISPUTES. 

If there is any dispute about or involving these Terms of Use, the Platform and/or any Communications Services, you agree that any dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. 

ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, PROLIFERATE’S PRIVACY POLICY, OR ANY DOCUMENTS HEREIN INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, OR ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE BREACH THEREOF, SHALL BE RESOLVED THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION TO BE ADMINISTERED BY (“NAM”) NATIONAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION AND GOVERNED BY NAM’S COMPREHENSIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION RULES AND PROCEDURES IN EFFECT AT THE TIME SUCH CLAIM IS FILED. HEARINGS SHALL BE CONDUCTED REMOTELY. ANY AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR IS FINAL AND BINDING AND MAY BE ENTERED AS A JUDGMENT IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION.

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE ARBITRATION PROCESS OR TO OBTAIN A CURRENT COPY OF THE COMPREHENSIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION RULES AND PROCEDURES AND/OR FEE SCHEDULE, NAM’S COMMERCIAL DEPT. CAN BE CONTACTED AT (800) 358-2550 OR BY NAM’S WEBSITE AT WWW.NAMADR.COM.

For any claim or proceeding not subject to the jurisdiction of NAM, or for any claim or proceeding to enforce the arbitration award, you specifically consent to personal and exclusive jurisdiction by and venue in the State and Federal courts of Cook County, Illinois, in connection with any dispute between you and Proliferate arising out of or involving these Terms of Service, the Platform and/or any Communications Services.

YOU AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BY YOU AGAINST THE COMPANY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED.

20. MISCELLANEOUS.

(a) If any part of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. 

(b) You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Proliferate as a result of this Agreement or use of Proliferate's Platform.

(c) These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between you and Proliferate with respect to Proliferate's Platform. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may also be subject to additional terms and conditions, posted policies (including but not limited to the Privacy Policy), guidelines, or rules that may apply when you use the Website or any of its Services. Proliferate may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting. You should review the Agreement from time to time to determine if any changes have been made to the Agreement. Your continued use of the Website after any changes have been made to this Agreement signifies and confirms your acceptance of any changes or amendments to this Agreement.

(d) The failure of Proliferate to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of this Agreement by Proliferate must be in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Proliferate.

(e) The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Please report any violations of these Terms of Use to Proliferate at contact@proliferate-app.com. If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us at contact@proliferate-app.com

 

Community Standards

Proliferate Community Standards

To protect the Proliferate community, we have established the following Community Standards. You  may not use Proliferate to stream, post, or distribute content, to engage in communications, or to engage in activity that:

  • violates a third party’s intellectual property rights (e.g., copyright, trademark, or patent rights)

  • discloses trade secrets or information subject to a confidentiality agreement without authorization

  • violates or another person’s rights of privacy or publicity

  • advocates or encourages illegal, immoral, or violent activity

  • discusses an intent to break a law or violate a rule or regulation

  • is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, incendiary, or indecent

  • threatens or abuses others

  • libels or defames others

  • is racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive

  • exposes children under 18 years of age to inappropriate content

  • asks children under 18 years of age for personally identifiable details or information

  • harvests or otherwise collects information about others without the person’s prior express consent for each time information is collected. Examples include e-mail addresses, financial information, and other personally identifying information

  • impersonates or misrepresents your identity or your connections to any other entity or person

  • falsifies or deletes any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of code or other material that is permissibly shared (e.g., copyright, trademark or patent notices)

  • advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on and/or purposefully facilitated by Proliferate;

  • solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors for any purpose

  • includes programs that contain viruses, worms and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications device

  • disrupts the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise acts in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities via Proliferate

  • amounts to a pyramid or other like scheme, including without limitation contests, chain letters, and surveys

  • attempts, encourage, or facilitates manipulation of the community ratings system

  • disobeys any policy or regulations including any code of conduct or other guidelines established from time to time regarding the use of Proliferate and/or any networks connected to Proliferate

  • inciting or encouraging others to violate Proliferate’s Community Standards

  • contains hyperlinks to sites that contain content that would violate Proliferate’s Community Standards

  • otherwise violates the Community Standards or Terms of Service as set forth under “Legal” in your User Profile

Proliferate may take steps to enforce its Community Standards up to and including terminating a user’s account.  Proliferate reserves the right to suspend or terminate a user’s account for any activity or communications directed toward other Proliferate users outside of the Proliferate platform that would violate the Community Standards if it took place on Proliferate. Proliferate or for inciting or encouraging others to violate Proliferate’s Community Standards. 

To report activity that violates Proliferate’s Community Standards, please email Proliferate at contact@proliferate-app.com with “Community Standards Violation” in the subject line. If you believe that the activity that you are reporting involves a crime, we encourage you to report the activity to the appropriate law enforcement authorities in addition to reporting the activity to Proliferate. If you believe that you have a legal claim arising from the activity that you are reporting, please consult an attorney.