Global Democracy Global Democracy

Legal Terms of Use

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE LEGAL TERMS OF USE BEFORE USING THIS SITE. YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE SITE.

Site use

Please use this site only for its stated purposes – see About this site.

Introduction

These legal terms of use govern the legal relationship between you ("the user") and the globaldemocracy.com site owner and administrator ("the GD owner"). The owner of globaldemocracy.com ("the GD site") is a company registered in Australia under the name Global Democracy Management Pty Ltd. The information and references contained in the "About this site", "How it works" and "Privacy policy" pages form part of these Legal terms of use. You must agree to these legal terms of use if you join the GD site. You agree or disagree to be bound to these legal terms of use by clicking the relevant icon above.

These legal terms and conditions are necessary to protect the site from being unfairly attacked, sued or shut down by Governments or groups who view global democracy as a threat to their existence. Some key points are: Any idea submitted by you the user is your gift to the People of the World. Neither you nor the GD owner will have rights to protect the ownership of your idea, unless you have registered your ownership lawfully prior to posting. In which case you should refer to any legally protected rights in your idea, because it can be expected that people will copy and adapt ideas. The GD owner will not permit ideas or comments that encourage defamation of any kind. The GD owner has the right to remove users and ideas at its discretion to protect the integrity and lawfulness of the site. The GD owner is not liable for any harm or damage of any kind to anyone at any time arising from the ideas, comments and votes posted on this site. Subject to law, the GD owner of this site agrees not to pass on any of your personal information to third parties. More detailed legal terms follow below.

Your general use of the site.

You, the user AGREE TO use this site only in accordance with the intended purpose and spirit of the site as referred to expressly and impliedly in all the pages of this site including as referred to in the "About this site", "How it works", "Privacy policy", and the "Legal terms of use" pages. You, the user AGREE NOT TO use this site to promote or support any unlawful information or activity including but not limited to inciting violence between people anywhere in the world, attacking the character and reputation of other people or organisations in the world and making false statements. You, the user agree and understand that this is not a site for whistleblowers and you the user will use this site lawfully and responsibly.

Your posted ideas, comments and votes

You, the user agree and understand that the ideas, comments and votes posted by you (as for all other users) may be read and interpreted by other people from all around the world. By posting your ideas, comments and votes on this site you agree and understand that you have lawfully granted to all other people who read and interpret your ideas, comments and votes a licence and all other rights necessary for other people and organisations to use your ideas and comments for any lawful purposes whatsoever, including to copy, use and otherwise enjoy all the benefits of your ideas and comments as derived by those other people and organisations. Accordingly, you the user agree to unconditionally waive and release the GD owner and all other people who might benefit from your ideas, comments and votes from any claims for or rights to or entitlements to monetary or other compensation or advantage you might otherwise have had but for posting your ideas, comments and votes on this site.

Your user profile and other computer information about your use of this site

You, the user agree and understand that when you use this site, the GD owner and its agents and contractors including the site hosting entity are able to access and review your user profile information and other computer information about your computer’s engagement with this site, through the use of cookies and data files placed on your computer to record how you use this site and to help you use the site. The GD owner and its agents and contractors will use the user profile and computer information for statistical purposes related to the management and development of this site. You the user agree and understand that you are not obliged to provide any personal user profile information except an email address, (which may or may not be personal to you), in order to use this site. You also agree and understand that in the event a lawful request is made of the GD owner to investigate this site for any lawful reason your email address, user profile information and your computer information may be used for the investigation. Investigations may be conducted by governments of countries or other international organisations with legal authority to conduct such investigations. The GD owner is not responsible nor liable for any outcome of an investigation of this site as it affects you the user.

The GD owner’s reservation of copyright and other rights

Whilst the legal ownership of all the intellectual property created by this site including the GD symbol vests in the GD owner, and whilst you the user are permitted and encouraged to share with others the content and material contained in this site, individual country and global copyright laws prevent anyone from copying or using the GD symbol and replicating the whole or any part of the site for their own commercial purposes. The GD owner reserves all rights to make changes to the site and to manage the site as necessary to achieve the objectives of the site. This includes the complete and unfettered discretion of the GD owner to accept or reject ideas, comments, votes, user profile and any other information obtained from the user’s use of the site.

No Warranty by the GD owner

The GD owner does not warrant the security, accuracy or reliability of transmissions of data over the internet in connection with this site. It is the user’s responsibility to prevent any damage or harm to themselves or others from the user’s connections, transmissions and downloads through this site.

No Liability of the GD owner

You the user agree and understand that in so far as permitted by law the GD owner is not liable for any harm or damage of any kind to anyone at any time arising from the ideas, comments and votes posted on this site.

Links to other sites

Any links provided on this site by the GD owner are for the user’s interest only and do not indicate any endorsement or sponsorship or relationship with the site owners unless otherwise stated.

The applicable law

Any litigation involving the GD owner shall be commenced and proceed in Australia unless and or until otherwise ordered by an Australian court with proper jurisdiction.

Supporter donations to site

All supporter donations received will be applied only to the costs of site management and improvement, including labour and materials, site design, code writing, data reporting, translation, and site promotion. Any "supporter donation" made by you to fund the management and improvement of this site may not be tax deductible. We have not applied for charitable status in any jurisdiction at this time.

Sponsorship of the site

Site sponsors are invited to assist in the management and improvement of this site. Send queries by mail to Global Democracy Management Pty Ltd, GPO Box 2717, Darwin, NT 0801, Australia or email donate@globaldemocracy.com

Your Privacy

Any personal information you the user provide when using this site is used by the GD owner and its agent and contractors only for the purposes of the site and not for any other purpose. This site uses your ideas comments and votes, and the personal information provided, only for the statistical and reporting purposes of the site. Subject to law, the GD owner of this site agrees not to pass on any of your personal information to third parties.