TERMS OF SERVICE
Updated March 3, 2020
Welcome to the A Starting Point website located at https://www.astartingpoint.com/ (the “Site”). By accessing or using the Site you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service (“Terms of Service“), regardless of whether you are a registered User of the Site. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, then do not use the Site.
These Terms of Service are effective as of the date posted above and we will not be bound by any additional or different terms on other documents that are inconsistent with these terms. We may modify or update these Terms of Service at any time without notice by posting the amended terms on the Site and such terms shall be effective for all use of the Site and any services or information offered on the Site, including information about participating in our programs (“Services”) once they are posted. Your continued access of the Site and/or use of the Services provided on the Site following the posting of any additional or different terms in the Terms of Service constitutes your acceptance of those additional or different terms. We, in our sole discretion, may also add, delete or change some or all of the features of the Site or our Services at any time.
As used herein, “User” or “Users” means anyone who accesses and/or uses the Site.
1. Description of the Services
Subject to the terms and conditions specified herein, the Site offers Users information regarding us and our programs. The Site also offers Users the possibility of accessing video content, obtaining information about the programs, communicating through certain functions provided on the Site or accessing our social media sites.
2. Collection of Personal Data
You agree by providing personal data to us or through a third-party site: (i) to these Terms of Service; (ii) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information; (iii) to maintain and promptly update the information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete; (iv) for security reasons, to maintain the confidentiality of personal data; (v) to ensure that you properly exit from your account at the end of each session and to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security; and (vi) to take full responsibility for all activities that occur under any account created for your use.
We are not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the foregoing requirements. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or to which you do not have rights, or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).
This Site is intended solely for Users who are over the age of 13 and any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone who is not over 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Service. By using the Services or the Site, you represent and warrant that you are over 13 and that you agree to and abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service. If you violate any of these Terms of Service, or otherwise violate an agreement between you and us, or for any other reason, we may terminate your registration and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Services or the Site (or any portion, aspect or feature of the Services or the Site), at any time in our sole discretion. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account.
4. Content of Site
We are not responsible if information on the Site is not accurate, complete or current. Any reliance on the material on the Site is at your own risk. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
Information on the Site may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information if any information on the Site is inaccurate at any time without prior notice.
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on the Site, except as required by law. No specified update to the Site should be taken to indicate that all the information in the Site has been modified or updated.
5. Content Submitted by Users
With the exception of content Users post to the Site, directly through the Site or through the SP Contributor app, or submit through social media links, including any comments or other submissions (“User Content”) and content you submit through the Site or social media links, including any comments or other submissions (“Your Content”), all materials contained on the Site and provided on the Services, including all content, and the software, graphics, text and look and feel of the Site, and all trademarks, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property rights related thereto (“Proprietary Materials”), are owned or controlled by A Starting Point, our subsidiaries or affiliated companies, contributors and/or our third party licensors with all rights reserved. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, download, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any Proprietary Materials, or any other protectable aspects of the Site, in whole or in part, unless specifically stated otherwise by us in writing. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Service shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.
You acknowledge that A Starting Point is an online service provider that may post content provided by Users to the Site, including elected officials submitting video content. Any opinions, advice, statements, judgments, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties, including User Content (e.g., videos submitted by elected officials) and Your Content, are those of the respective Users and not of A Starting Point or its affiliates or any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents. While we retain the right to filter or reject User Content and other content posted by third parties, we review User Content and other third party content in a limited gate-keeper fashion and have no obligation to investigate whether any User Content violates any term of this Agreement and will not do so in most cases. We neither endorse nor are responsible for the User Content, Your Content or any other content posted to the Site by anyone.
By providing Your Content, you certify that Your Content consists of original material to which you have all the rights; that Your Content does not violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, privacy or any rights creating claims for idea misappropriation or the right of publicity; that Your Content does not contain any material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene or that is known to be false; that Your Content does not violate any applicable laws; and that Your Content does not include any private or personally identifiable information regarding any third party.
Just as you retain complete ownership of Your Content (subject to the license to us granted above), all other users of the Site retain ownership of their User Content. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any User Content in whole or in part.
You acknowledge that we are not obligated to use or pay you for Your Content; that we may publish Your Content on the Site and on accounts associated with the Site on third party social media platforms; that we may edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion is unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Services; that Your Content may be edited for length, clarity and/or functionality; that we may display your first name and first initial of your last name in conjunction with Your Content; that we may restrict comments or distribution of Your Content to certain parts of the Site and to certain users of the Site; and that Your Content may be shared with legal authorities if we believe it is warranted or pursuant to a verified request.