Uplift and MyUplift Terms of Use

Introduction

1.1 The Website is owned and operated by Uplift, A People-Powered Community. These Terms of Use and Privacy Statement outline the terms and conditions you consent to when using our website including creating and signing campaigns.

1.2 Uplift is independent of all political parties, and upholds values of social justice, freedom, democracy, peace, human rights, community, equality, fairness and sustainability. We reserve the right to remove any campaigns or comments that do not share these values. All decisions in this regard will be made at the sole discretion of Uplift.

1.3 The Terms and information contained in this statement may change at any time and without notice.  

1.4 If you have any questions about the Terms or the Privacy Statement, please contact theteam@uplift.ie. Uplift, A People-Powered Community is a limited company registered in Ireland under company number 544851. Our registered office is located at 28 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1.

1.5 The Terms of Use policy should be read in conjunction with Upift’s data protection policy.

Creating a petition or campaign actions

2.1 You can use the website to create one or more campaigns to advocate a cause that does not promote: hatred, violence, discrimination or stereotypes based on race, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or membership of a minority group and that promotes Uplift’s core values.

2.2 Any campaign actions may be subject to moderation or approval before and after they become available to public access or signing.

2.3 Where there is a concern about alignment of a campaign with Uplift values and these Terms of Use it will be reviewed by our Member Review Panel (a rotating group of Uplift members who take responsibility for ensuring that campaigns on MyUplift are consistent with the acceptable campaign purposes set out in clause 1.2). If the Member Review Panel rules that your campaign is not consistent with the purposes in clause 1.2 and 2.1 your campaign will not be approved.

2.4 Our website is nonpartisan and cannot be used by or on behalf of a political party or to promote businesses or commercial purpose. Campaigns may not explicitly promote political parties.

2.5 Creating a petition or campaign action is subject to creation of an account with Uplift., You must provide information about yourself that is true, current and complete. Uplift retains the right to make contact with you for purposes directly related to your account or your campaign actions irrespective of contact preferences you may have stated for other purposes.

2.6 As the creator of a campaign, you may have access to the names, phone numbers and other personal information of individuals taking part in your campaign action. This information is provided for the purpose of participation in a specified action and may not be used for any purpose other than intended.

2.7 Where an action is a petition and is intended to be submitted to the action target(s) named in the petition, the signature records attached to the action may only be given to the target(s) named in the petition or to a direct representative of the named target(s).

2.8 We may provide the option for you to send email correspondence to your petition supporters. Where this function is provided it is subject to limits as well as moderation or approval by Uplift staff team.

2.9 You must immediately stop sending messages (including by email, SMS and MMS or other electronic correspondence) to anyone who asks to be unsubscribed from your communications.

2.10 You acknowledge that Uplift has no control over the messages sent to you by the individuals or organisations who sign your campaign.

2.11 You release and forever discharge us from any liability, action, claim, loss or damage you suffer or incur relating to, or in connection with, any campaign you create on the Website and any messages you receive from other users of the Website.

Events

3.1 Where a user generated event appears in connection with an Uplift campaign, the event is not endorsed or otherwise verified by us. You will use your judgement and accept personal liability for risks involved in attending or signing up to attend any events you may encounter either directly or indirectly through your use of Uplift.

3.2 Uplift does not support any commercial use of our platform, including events with fees.

Partnerships and groups

4.1 The ability may be provided by us to cooperatively run campaigns using our platform tools. Where any partnership exists, any use of the platform and any management of campaigner information will be governed by these terms.

4.2 Personal information of campaign participants may not be shared between us and our campaign organisers unless this is explicitly accepted by the campaign participants and is subject to our discretion thereafter.

4.3 Personal information of campaign participants may not be shared between campaign organisers and any third party partners unless this is explicitly accepted by the campaign participants.

4.4 Any partnership arrangement resulting in access to contact details for campaign participants, subject to 1.2 and 2.1 above, must guarantee fair and reasonable management of such information in line with Irish privacy laws and provide for campaign participants to unsubscribe from further contact with minimal intervention, i.e. in email unsubscribe links.

Accessing the website

5.1 We reserve the right to withdraw or change the service provided without notice. We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We are not liable if, for any reason, the Website is unavailable for any period of time.

5.2 From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users who have registered with us.

5.3 If you are provided with, a user identification code, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.

5.3 We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Terms.

5.4 You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of the Terms, and that they comply with them.

5.5 You must use our website in accordance with these Terms of Service only for lawful purposes and in a way which does not infringe the rights of anyone or restrict or inhibit anyone’s use of our website.

Intellectual property rights

6.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and in the material published on it (except where content is specifically identified as third party content). Those works are protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws around the world. All such rights are reserved.

6.2 In submitting or posting content that you are the owner of, you grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute such content in any media. You also grant us the right to sub-license such rights solely for the purposes provided on the Website.

6.3 You may print off and download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal reference. You may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the Website.

Reliance on information posted

7.1 It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your Content is based on reliable factual information and that all claims made can be fully substantiated. You agree to provide Uplift with evidence to support your content if Uplift raises concerns about its accuracy.

7.2 The content and commentary on the Website are not advice. You should not treat them as advice or rely on them as such. We are not liable or responsible for anyone relying on the content or treating it as advice, whether they are a visitor to the Website or are otherwise informed of its contents.

Use by minors and user identity

8.1  Before using the Website, minors under the age of 16 must have the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents, guardians, or other responsible adults who permit children to use the Internet, that it is important that they communicate with children about their safety online.

8.2 It is impossible for us to determine with any degree of certainty whether a user is the person they claim to to be. We are not liable for the actual identity of any user. You are solely responsible for verifying the actual identity of other users.

Our Website changes regularly

9.1 We aim to update the Website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. The content on the Website may be out-of-date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such content.

9.2  Each time you use our Website including adding content, you will be bound by the then current Terms, and our Privacy Statement. You should review these each time you access and use our website, to satisfy that you are happy with them.

Our liability

10.1 The content displayed on the Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions, or warranties as to its accuracy.

10.2 To the extent permitted by law, we, and third parties connected to us, hereby expressly exclude:

10.4  Nothing in this section affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visits to the website

11.1 We process information about you in accordance with our Data Protection Policy. In using the Website, you warrant that all information you provide is accurate. You also guarantee that, where you have disclosed another’s personal data, they have agreed to such processing.

Restricted uses

12.1 You may use our Website for lawful purposes only. You may not use our Website:

12.3 You also agree:

12.4 The site may not be used to garner votes for any political party or candidate.

12.5 You may report another user’s activities, which violate applicable laws and/or these Terms, by e-mailing theteam@uplift.ie.

Content Standards

13.1 The following content standards apply to any and all content you contribute to our website, and to any associated services. You must comply with the spirit, as well as the letter, of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of a contribution as well as to its whole.

13.2  Contributions must:

13.3 Contributions must not:

Uploading and contributing material to our site

14.1 When you upload content to the Website or make contact with other users of the Website, you must comply with all applicable laws and the Content Standards set out at Section 10. You guarantee that your contribution complies with applicable laws and our Content Standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

14.2 Any content you upload to our Website is considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. We have the right to use, copy, distribute, and disclose to third parties, any such content, for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

14.3 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.

14.4 We have the right to remove any content or posting you make on the Website if, in our opinion, such content does not comply with the Content Standards (see Section 10 above).

14.5 You understand and agree that we may, in our sole discretion and without notice, edit and/or remove any content you have created on our website.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

15.1 You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware, or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

15.2 You must not introduce similar computer codes designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

15.3 You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.

15.4 You must not attack the Website using a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

15.5 By breaching this provision, you may be committing a criminal offence under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001, the Criminal Damage Act 1991, and the Criminal Justice Act 2011, or other applicable legislation.

15.6 We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.

15.7 We are not liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

15.8 You must not harvest or collect email addresses, mobile phone numbers or other personal information about other users of our website for the purpose of sending unsolicited commercial messages or for any other purpose other than your campaign.

Suspension and termination

16.1 We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of the Terms through your use of our Website. If a breach of the Terms has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with the Terms constitutes a material breach of the terms upon which you are permitted to use our website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

16.2 We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of the Terms. The responses described in the Terms are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate with or without notification.

Indemnity

17.1 You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified (including our directors, agents, volunteers and employees) against all losses, costs, charges, demands, proceedings, damages, actions, expenses, and claims howsoever incurred by us as a result of your use of this website or a breach by you of any of these Terms.

17.2 In the event that your contributions infringe any rights of any third party, you shall, at your own expense and at your discretion, either obtain the right to use such contribution or render such contribution free of any infringement.

Linking to the website

18.1 You may link to our Website through the home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal, and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part where none exists.

18.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

18.3 The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out at Section 13.

18.4 If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out above, please address your request to theteam@uplift.ie

Links from the website

19.1 The links from the Website to other sites and resources provided by third parties are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them, or for any loss or damage that may arise from using them.

Waiver

20.1 If we fail to insist upon strict performance of any of our obligations under any of these Terms, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under these Terms, this shall not constitute a waiver of these rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.

20.2 A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default. No waiver by us of any of your obligations under these Terms shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing.

20.3 Campaigns on our website are not endorsed or authorised by Uplift

Jurisdiction and applicable law

21.1 The Irish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Website. We retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or in any other relevant country.

21.2 These terms of use, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Ireland.

Closing your account and unsubscribing

22.1 If you signed up to Uplift/MyUplift with a username and password you may close an account at any time by signing in using your account details to close your account. Uplift cannot be held responsible for any information or content that is lost in this process.

22.2 If you wish to stop receiving emails from Uplift you may do so at any time by clicking an “unsubscribe” link, included toward the bottom of all email correspondence Uplift sends.

22.3 If you wish to obtain a copy of any of the data held about the information held about you by Uplift please submit a request here.

22.4 If you wish to have all your data permanently deleted please you can do this here

Participation in a campaign action

23.1 Uplift provides petitions and other signable campaign “actions”. If you would like to sign any action on the Website, you must provide us with information about yourself that is true, current and complete. You do not need to set up an account to sign an action.

23.2 When you provide Uplift with your email address and, at your option, your mobile phone number, you will be requested to provide consent to receiving transactional messages (including by email, SMS and/or MMS) or messages of specific importance to our service, in line with our obligations under GDPR and as laid out in Uplift’s privacy policy.

23.3 Campaign actions also include an option to receive campaign related messages from Uplift.  Agreeing to receive these messages will permit messages to be sent to you from:

23.4 You can unsubscribe from messages sent by us and/or our related bodies corporate and trusted partners at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails.

23.5 You may request details of all activity in relation to your participation with Uplift actions and campaigns.

23.6 You may request deletion of all details relating to your activity and participation with Uplift actions and campaigns.

23.7 You acknowledge that:

Using the website with a third-party identity provider

24.1 If an option to access Uplift features using a third party identity service is provided (such as Facebook, Google or OpenID), choosing such an option will grant Uplift permission to access some of your profile information from the service for the purpose of enabling our features. This is limited to basic profile information, contact details and a user id and may be stored or merged with existing user profiles you have created on the Website.

Severability

25.1 If any of these Terms are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition, or provision will to the extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions, and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

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