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Terms & Conditions

This website is owned, operated and maintained by Election Systems and Software ("Company"). The services Company offers on ExpressPass (the "SiteServices"). The following privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") explains the Company's collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your personal information.

1. User Registration

Use of the Site and Services is limited to United States citizens, 18 years of age and older who are eligible to vote in federal, state or local elections. For more information on voter eligibility or to learn more about voter registration, please contact your jurisdiction's election division.

To use and access all of the Services of the Site, you will first need to register. Upon registration and login, you will become a "User" which authorizes you to use the Site. If you are considering becoming a candidate for public office, the Services offer a feature which may assist you in determining whether or not to formally file as a candidate for the public office you may be seeking. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any decision on whether or not you should run for public office is your sole decision. Company makes no representations or warranties that you will be successful if you make the decision to file and run for public office. In the event you determine to file and run for public office and you desire to use the Site as a candidate, you must meet all eligibility requirements to hold the public office for which you are running. Please contact your local election jurisdiction for information on candidate eligibility.

The Company is providing the Services for your own (or your organization's if you are registering as an organization) personal use. You and/or your organization agree that all information submitted to register with the Company is accurate and complete. In addition, you agree to keep all registration information updated from time to time as such information may change. You are responsible for all use of your account when using the Site and Services. You agree that you shall not provide nor authorize any other individual or entity to use your registration or login information and you further agree to keep such information secure at all times. You agree not to use the username, email address or password of another User at any time. In the event that you know or suspect any unauthorized use of, or access to, your account or password, you agree to notify Company immediately.

Notwithstanding your use of the Site or Services, you or the Company may suspend or terminate your account or your use of the Services at any time, for any reason whatsoever or for no reason with or without notice to you. You are liable for any and all activity within the Services (including any financial transactions you may engage in) prior to the termination of your account and your use of the Site and Services. In addition to terminating your use of the Site and Services, the Company may, at any time, block your access to the Services in the event that (1) you breach these Terms or the Code of Conduct; (2) Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide; or (3) Company believes that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, other users or Company.

These Terms and the Code of Conduct which is fully incorporated herein by this reference, shall remain in full force and effect both during and after you use the Site and Services.

2. Access and Use

Company hereby grants you the right to access and use the Services in accordance with these Terms and subject to your compliance with the Company's Code of Conduct.

Your access to certain features within Services may be subject to your acceptance of additional terms and conditions from either Company or third parties. For example, you may be required to download or use third party tools, technologies, plug-ins or other software not otherwise owned by Company ("Third Party Items"). Please be advised that in order for you to access or use such Third Party Items you may be required to agree to the third party's terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the third party's terms and conditions, you may not be able to access or use all or some of the features offered in the Services.

3. User Content

In using the Services, you agree to comply at all times with Company's Code of Conduct. As part of the Services, the Company offers Users the opportunity to upload and display in the Services their own materials, such as messages, chats, images, photos, videos and other content (collectively, "User Content"). All User Content (including the name, voice, and/or likeness of a user) submitted in connection with other materials, posted or made available in the Services remains the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting or otherwise making User Content publicly available in the Services, you expressly grant Company a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity, any related television programs and wireless and online broadcasts and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Any such User Content is deemed non-confidential and Company shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Content. By submitting User Content to the Services, you permit Company to identify you as the provider in any form, media and technology. For clarity, Company has the right, but not the obligation, to attribute User Content to its author or publisher.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company does not encourage, and does not seek, User Content that: (1) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you or to any other person; (2) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; or (3) may constitute a crime or tort. You agree that you have not and will not engage in any of the foregoing activities in connection with posting or producing your User Content. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that your use of the Services will not inflict emotional distress on other people, will not humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), will not assault or threaten other people, will not trespass or interfere with the property of another without permission, and will not otherwise engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, and/or liability of any kind. If notified of any User Content that allegedly violate any provision of these Terms, Company reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, if such a violation has occurred, and in addition to any other available rights or remedies, to remove any such User Content from the Services and report such a violation to proper law enforcement agencies.

4. Company Content

Except for User Content, all technology, features, functionality, and content displayed within the Services (including, without limitation, information, text, data, photographs, audio, video, images, graphics, logos, trademarks, service marks, associated technology and software, and the look and feel of the Services (collectively "Company Content"), are the proprietary property of Company, which is owned by Company or its licensors. Any rights to Company Materials not expressly granted to you herein are reserved by Company. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. You agree not to reproduce, modify, copy, frame, reproduce, display, transmit, distribute, publish, sell, or otherwise commercially exploit any Company Materials in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior express written consent from Company, and any such use is strictly prohibited, except in regards to your own User Content that you choose to upload to the Services in accordance with these Terms or as expressly allowed in these Terms. Unless you have received specific written permission from Company, you may not (1) frame or otherwise impose editorial comment, commercial material or any information or User Content on, or in proximity to, Company Materials displayed on the Company Services or (2) alter or modify any Company Materials. In addition, all Company trademarks, service marks and trade names used herein, including but not limited to the "Informed Voter" name, its domain name, logos, and other materials (collectively "Marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks of Company or its affiliates, partners, vendors or licensors. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify any of the Marks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this site, without Company's prior written consent. Company prohibits the use of the Marks as a link on or to any other web site unless approved, in writing, in advance by Company.

5. No Representations, Warranties or Endorsements

The inclusion of any User Content, candidate information, advertising or other materials displayed or made available in the Services does not constitute or indicate Company's endorsement, representation or warranty of such information (which may include candidate or organization descriptions and missions, position statements, endorsements, and campaign contribution information) or its accuracy, completeness, or timeliness. Through the Services, you may receive access to individuals or entities; however, your choice to contact, interact, or deal with any of these individuals or entities is your sole responsibility and done so at your own risk. The Company is neither involved nor liable for any transactions or dealings you may have with any third parties.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL INFORMATION, USER CONTENT, COMPANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES, EMAILS, ADVERTISEMENTS AND ALL OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE OR IN THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND. COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICACLE LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES AND REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. IN ADDITION, YOU (AND NOT COMPANY) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF ANY EQUIPMENT, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR OTHER ITEMS NECESSARY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES.

FURTHER, COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ANY CANDIDATE USING THE SERVICES IS ELIGIBLE FOR HOLDING ANY PUBLIC OFFICE, THAT USERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE UNITED STATES OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL RESULT IN A CANDIDATE'S ABILITY TO CAMPAIGN, APPEAR ON ANY BALLOT FOR POLITICAL OFFICE, OR BECOME ELECTED TO HOLD ANY POLITICAL OFFICE. IN ADDITION, COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED WITH RESPECT TO MATCHING CANDIDATE PROFILES WITH USERS WILL BE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE OR THAT SUCH CANDIDATES AND USERS SHARE THE SAME DEMOGRAPHICS, BELIEFS, VOTING PATTERNS OR OTHER RELATED INFORMATION. COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES THAT ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN, POSTED TO OR PROVIDE BY THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY SUCH INFORMATION WILL BE CORRECTED.

7. Assumption of Risks

Your use of the Site and Services, as well as any and all of your interactions with other users of the Services, third party tools, technologies and Third Party Items, third party websites and related offerings or other third parties (including organizations, candidates, advertisers, and others) are solely between you and such individuals or entities. You should conduct your own due diligence and investigation you feel is necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that Company shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between you and one or more users of the Services, or any third party, such dispute is between you and the applicable party only and you agree to release Company (and its officers, directors, agents, parent, subsidiaries, joint venturers and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual or incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary or any such other type of damage) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute) and you understand and agree that Company is under no obligation to become involved and is not subject to any liability.

8. United States Use Only

The Site and Services are controlled and operated within the United States and offered to United States citizens only. Company makes no representation or warranty that the Site and Services are appropriate or available in locations outside the United States. Those who choose to access the Site and Services from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.