Terms of service

Introduction

DBK Ventures, Inc. dba Shanidar (“Company”) values your privacy and is committed to maintaining your trust.  The Company owns and manages the website located at https://brinkapp.co (the "Website"), and all related interactive features, widgets, and/or other online services that post a link to this Terms of Service, and all content offered as a part thereof (collectively, the "Services").  
 

Mission

The Company’s mission is to make voting easy for everyone in the United States.  When you use our Website or App, you will know when to register, where you vote, who and what you're voting for -- everything you need to make election day a breeze.  With fully accessible tools and completely nonpartisan information, the Website and App can be your hub of information for voting.

We provide information regarding:

  1. Registration.  We will help you with questions such as what you need to register to vote in your state, how to register, and what happens if you moved since your last vote.  We'll give you everything you need to know to make sure your vote gets counted.

  2. Your Ballot.   We will help you with questions such as who you can vote for in this year’s election, what measures you are voting on in this election, and how these measures may affect you.  We provide links to campaign sites and local newspapers so that you can educate yourself regarding the issues.

  3. Your Vote.   On election day, our tools will find your nearest polling place, give you directions to get there, and let you know what you need to bring with you to vote.

  4. Ready for 2018.   Our election day guide explains how to make sure your right to vote is respected and you get a voice in your government.

Legal Terms

When you use our Services, you are agreeing to our terms, so please carefully read the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy, incorporated by reference fully herein, as these documents contain important information regarding your legal rights and obligations.  

THIS DOCUMENT, THE TERMS OF SERVICE, IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND YOU WHICH GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE.  YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND AGREEMENT TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND THE PRIVACY POLICY INCORPORATED HEREIN; AND YOUR REPRESENTATION THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  IF YOU OBJECT TO ANYTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THE SERVICES. If you accept these Terms of Service and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant to the Company that you have full power and authority to do so.  

Effective Date.   This Agreement is effective (“Effective Date”) on the date you first access or use the Services and/or the Website, whichever is earlier.

End User License Agreement.   For clarity, this Agreement does not apply to use of the the Company’s mobile app, which is governed by a separate End User License Agreement, which is accessible through the app.  

Termination.   The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Website or Services, generally, if you violate these Terms of Service or for any reason or no reason at any time.  

If your access is terminated or suspended for any reason or no reason, you agree: (a) to continue to be bound by these Terms of Service; (b) to immediately stop using the Services, (c) that any licenses granted to you under these Terms of Service shall end; (d) that we reserve the right (but have no obligation) to hide or delete all of your information stored on our servers; and (e) that the Company shall not be liable to you or any third party for termination or suspension of access to the Website and/or Services or for deletion or hiding of your information or data.  You agree that the Company may retain and use your information and personal data as needed to comply with investigations and applicable law, and as indicated in the Company’s Privacy Policy.

However, we will not be liable to you for compensation, reimbursement, or damages in connection with your use of the Website and/or Services, or in connection with any termination or suspension of the Website and/or Services.  

Links to Other Websites.   As described in the Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, the Services may contain links to third party websites, such as but not limited to 411.org, that are not owned or controlled by the Company.  The Company does not endorse and has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites.  In addition, the Company will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Services, you expressly relieve the Company from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website that is referenced or linked on our Website.

Links to this Website.   We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to create hyperlinks to the Website and/or Services, so long as: (a) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any trademarks, (b) the links and the content on your website do not suggest any affiliation with the Company or cause any other confusion, and (c) the links and the content on your website do not portray the Company or its products or Services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter, and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party or are otherwise objectionable to the Company.  The Company reserves the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the Website and/or Services for any reason, in its sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third party.

Intellectual Property Rights.   As discussed in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, the Company owns all right, title and interest in and to the Services, the Company Data and Aggregated Data, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights therein.  Subject to the limited rights expressly granted to you under this Agreement and the Privacy Policy, the Company reserves all rights, title and interest in and to the Services, the the Company Data and Aggregated Data, including, without limitation, all related intellectual property rights.  The Company’s service marks, logos and product and service names are owned by the Company. You agree not to display or use any the Company marks in any manner without the Company’s express prior written permission.

In addition, any trademarks, service marks and logos associated with a Third Party Offering may be the property of the third party provider, and you should consult with their trademark guidelines before using any of their marks.

Any information and data that you submit to the Website or in connection with the Services must not violate the intellectual property rights of third parties.

Finally, as specified in the Company’s Privacy Policy, you grant us a license to use your customer feedback in connection with providing the Services and for general marketing purposes, unless you notify us otherwise in writing.

No Submission of Unsolicited Ideas and/or Materials.   In your communications with the Company, please keep in mind that we do not seek any unsolicited ideas or materials for products or services, or even suggested improvements to products or services, including, without limitation, ideas, concepts, inventions, or designs for music, websites, apps, books, scripts, screenplays, motion pictures, television shows, theatrical productions, software or otherwise (collectively, "Unsolicited Ideas and Materials"). Any Unsolicited Ideas and Materials you post on or send to us via the Website are deemed User Content and licensed to us as set forth below. In addition, Company retains all of the rights held by members of the general public with regard to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials. The Company’s receipt of your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials is not an admission by the Company of their novelty, priority, or originality, and it does not impair the Company’s right to contest existing or future intellectual property rights relating to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials.

DMCA Notice.  The Company will respond appropriately to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), as set forth below. If you own a copyright in a work (or represent such a copyright owner) and believe that your (or such owner's) copyright in that work has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then you may send us a written notice that includes all of the following:

(i) a legend or subject line that says: "DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice";

(ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;

(iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing or is the subject of infringing activity is located that is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (please include the URL of the Website on which the material appears);

(iv) your full name, address, telephone number, and email address;

(v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

(vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and

(vii) your electronic or physical signature.

The Company will only respond to DMCA Notices that it receives by mail, e-mail, or facsimile at the addresses set forth in the “Notice” section of this Agreement.

It is often difficult to determine if your copyright has been infringed. The Company may elect to not respond to DMCA Notices that do not substantially comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and the Company may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to its attention via notices that do not substantially comply with the DMCA.

Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing work. That person may elect to send us a DMCA Counter-Notification.

Without limiting the Company's other rights, the Company may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate a repeat infringer's access to the Services, Website, and/or any other website owned or operated by the Company.

Counter-Notification.   There may be instances where you submit work to the Company for publication on its Website and the Company agrees to publish your work, but a third party objects to the publication.  If access on the Website to a work that you submitted to the Company for publication on the Website, which may be published at the Company’s sole discretion, is disabled or the work is removed as a result of a third-party DMCA Notice, and if you believe that the disabled access or removal is the result of mistake or misidentification, then you may send us a DMCA Counter-Notification to the addresses above. Your DMCA Counter-Notification should contain the following information:

(i) a legend or subject line that says: "DMCA Counter-Notification";

(ii) a description of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled (please include the URL of the Website from which the material was removed or access to it disabled);

(iii) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;

(iv) your full name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and the username of your account;

(v) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or, if the address is located outside the U.S.A., to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Central District of California), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided DMCA notification to us or an agent of such person; and

(vi) your electronic or physical signature.

Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

If we receive a DMCA Counter-Notification, then we may replace the material that we removed (or stop disabling access to it) in not less than ten (10) and not more than fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the DMCA Counter-Notification. However, we will not do this if we first receive notice at the addresses above that the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice has filed a lawsuit asking a court for an order restraining the person who provided the material from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Service. You should also be aware that we may forward the Counter-Notification to the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice.

Data Ownership and Usage.   As specified in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, we will own all Aggregated Data, and the Privacy Policy will govern how we collect and use Personal Information that is submitted through the Services. By accessing or using the Services, you agree to that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy.

Disputes with Third Parties.   You are solely responsible for resolving disputes regarding ownership or access to your data, including those involving any third-parties who you have granted access to our Website or Services on your behalf.  You acknowledge and agree that the Company has no obligation whatsoever to resolve or intervene in such disputes.

Personal Information.   As outlined in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, we will protect your Personal Information and disclose it only in a limited number of circumstances.  We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to thwart those measures, or use your Personal Information for improper purposes.  You acknowledge that you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

Security.   As explained in our Privacy Policy, we have controls in place to prevent outside parties from stealing or accessing your data and Personal Information, but they are not foolproof.  Please exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information while using our Website. We will notify one another if either of us becomes aware that your data and/or Personal Information has been compromised.

HIPAA.  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) imposes rules to protect certain personal health information.  You should not share any protected health information, or any information that relates to the past, present or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.  The Services and this Website are not intended to be used to communicate protected health information, nor comply with HIPAA. If you do share any protected health information, you do so at your own risk.

Disclaimer/No Warranties.   TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND/OR THIS WEBSITE.

THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND/OR THIS WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES ARE OR WILL REMAIN UPDATED, COMPLETE OR CORRECT, OR THAT THE SERVICES AND/OR WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE INTERNET, OTHER TRANSMISSION NETWORKS, AND YOUR LOCAL NETWORK AND EQUIPMENT) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

THE SERVICES AND ANY PRODUCTS AND THIRD PARTY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND SOLELY FOR YOUR USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS AGREEMENT.  

ALL DISCLAIMERS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT) ARE MADE ON BEHALF OF BOTH THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “THE COMPANY PARTIES”).
Indemnification.   You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company and its Parties from and against any and all third party claims alleged or asserted against any of them, and all related charges, damages and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising from or relating to: (a) any actual or alleged breach of any provisions of this Agreement; (b) any access to or use of the Services and/or Website; (c) any actual or alleged violation by you, an affiliate, or end User of the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of a third party; and (d) any dispute between you and another party and/or User regarding ownership of or access to your data.

No Liability.   THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED, BY THE TRANSMISSION OF CARDHOLDER DATA PRIOR TO ITS ENCRYPTION AND RECEIPT BY SERVER(S) OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE COMPANY.  THE EXCLUDED DAMAGES WILL INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM FRAUD, EMBEZZLEMENT, THEFT, IDENTITY THEFT, OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY, COLLECTIVELY, FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE FEES PAID PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE INCIDENT.  ALL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT) APPLY WITH RESPECT TO BOTH THE COMPANY AND THE COMPANY PARTIES.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, OR FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR OPPORTUNITIES, COST OF DATA RECONSTRUCTION, COST OR PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICES OR THIRD PARTY OFFERINGS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, ANY INTERRUPTION, INACCURACY, ERROR OR OMISSION, EVEN IF THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS OR SUBCONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES.

THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN USERS RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES.  YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES (ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, CONTINGENT OR LIQUIDATED, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY DISPUTE OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER USER, WHETHER ONLINE OR IN PERSON, WHETHER RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF  SERVICES OR OTHERWISE.

THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Choice of Law.   These Terms of Service and the relationship between you and the Company shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Dispute Resolution.   

  • Informal Dispute Resolution.   We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against the Company, you agree to try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting info@brinkapp.co.  We'll try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting you through email. If a dispute is not resolved within 15 days after submission, you or the Company may bring a formal proceeding.

  • We Both Agree To Arbitrate.   You and the Company agree to resolve any Disputes through final and binding arbitration, except as set forth under Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate below.

  • Opt-out of Agreement to Arbitrate.   You can decline this agreement to arbitrate by contacting info@brinkapp.co within 30 days of first accepting these Terms of Service and stating that you (include your first and last name) decline this arbitration agreement.

  • Arbitration Procedures: The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will administer the arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in Contra Costa, California, or any other location we agree to.

  • Arbitration Fees.   The AAA rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. The Company will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than $75,000. The Company will not seek its attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.

  • Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate.  Either you or the Company may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in Contra Costa (CA) or any United States county where you live or work.  Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the the Company’s products or the Company Service, or infringement of intellectual property rights (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.

  • No Class Actions.   You may only resolve Disputes with the Company on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action.  Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren't allowed under this Agreement.

  • Judicial Forum for Disputes.   In the event that the agreement to arbitrate is found not to apply to you or your claim, you and the Company agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) will be brought in the federal or state courts of Contra Costa County, California.  Both you and the Company consent to venue and personal jurisdiction there. We both agree to waive our right to a jury trial.

  • Limitation on Claims.   Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the the Company’s products or Services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or else that claim or cause of action will be barred forever.

Miscellaneous Provisions

  • Relationship of the Parties.   This Agreement does not, and will not be construed to, create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and the Company.

  • Entire Agreement.   These Terms of Service and Privacy Policy referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company concerning the subject matter herein and the use of the Services and/or Website.  They supersede any and all previous agreements, written or oral, between you and the Company, including previous versions of these Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy.

  • Modification.   The Company reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add to, supplement or delete any of these Terms of Service and/or Privacy, and any and all referenced and/or incorporated exhibits or policies, programs and guidelines.  The Company will endeavor to notify you of any material changes by email, but will not be liable for any failure to do so. If any future changes to these Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance with these Terms of Service, you must terminate, and immediately stop using, the Services.  Your continued use of the Services following any revision to these Terms of Service constitutes your complete and irrevocable acceptance of any and all such changes.

  • Assignment.   The Company may assign these Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy in whole or part at any time.  However, you may not assign, delegate or transfer this Agreement in whole or in part, without the Company’s prior written consent.

  • No Waiver.   Any failure of the Company to enforce or exercise a right provided in these Terms of Service and/or the Privacy Policy  is not a waiver of that right.

  • Severability.   Should any provision of these Terms of Service be found invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms shall still apply.

  • Force Majeure.   Neither Party will be liable for any failure or delay in performance under this Agreement (other than for delay in the payment of money due and payable hereunder) for causes beyond that Party’s reasonable control and occurring without that Party’s fault or negligence, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, flood, fire, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labor problems (other than those involving the Company’s or your employees, respectively), computer attacks (by government/nation entities or otherwise) or malicious acts, such as attacks on or through the Internet, any Internet service provider, telecommunications or hosting facility.  Dates by which performance obligations are scheduled to be met will be extended for a period of time equal to the time lost due to any delay so caused.

  • Electronic Communications and Signatures.   You agree to the use of electronic communication in order to enter into agreements and place orders, and to the electronic delivery of notices, policies and records of transactions initiated or completed through the Services.  Furthermore, you hereby waive any rights or requirements under any laws or regulations in any jurisdiction that require an original (non-electronic) signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, to the extent permitted under applicable law.

  • Notices.   Any notices provided by the Company under this Agreement and/or the Privacy Policy may be delivered to you to the email address(es) we have on file for your Account.  You hereby consent to receive notice from us through the foregoing means, and such notices will be deemed effective when sent if on a business day, and if not sent on a business day then on the next business day.  Except as otherwise specified in the Agreement, any notices to the Company under this Agreement must be delivered either via email to info@brinkapp.co or via first class registered U.S. mail, overnight courier, to:  


DBK Ventures, Inc. dba Shanidar

226 Amherst Ave

Kensington, CA 94708