Effective as of: October 25, 2019

Welcome to the website ("RCVRC site") for the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center ("RCVRC"). The RCVRC Site is the website whose home page is located at www.rankedchoicevoting.org and includes all web pages whose domain name contains the following: www.rankedchoicevoting.org. Additionally, this is not the user agreement for any blogs, forums, or social networking sites where RCVRC has a presence that are on websites other than the RCVRC Site. Please read this User Agreement carefully, including the RCVRC Online Privacy Statement. By using the RCVRC Site, you agree to follow the rules set forth on these web pages. From time to time we may revise this User Agreement, including its Online Privacy Statement, so be sure to check these web pages occasionally. If we do make material changes, we will post a notice on our home page that the User Agreement has been modified and provide a link to the revised User Agreement. When you continue to use the RCVRC Site after we post a change, it means you agree to the new rules.

The Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center

The Election Administration Resource Center does business as the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center. The Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center provides a compilation of best practices and first-hand experiences from jurisdictions that have used this method of voting. This website and overall project serve as a resource for voters, election administrators, policy makers, and candidates.

To learn more about the RCVRC, click this link.

Online Privacy Statement & Information You Voluntarily Submit to the RCVRC Site

Please review our Online Privacy Statement, which is part of this User Agreement and describes how we handle any personally identifying information about RCVRC Site users, including information you voluntarily submit to the RCVRC Site. By providing such information, you hereby acknowledge and agree to RCVRC’s treatment of such information as described in the Online Privacy Statement.

Copyright

Except where otherwise indicated, the RCVRC owns or licenses the copyright in all the materials on the RCVRC Site, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, audio clips, video clips, photographs, and software, and those rights are protected by United States and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws ("RCVRC Content"). All material produced by the RCVRC is available under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. For more information on that license, click this link.

To the extent your use of material on the RCVRC Site does not constitute "fair use" for which you do not need our permission, refer to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license for limitations on distribution.

Automatically Permitted Distribution. Unless the specific web page from which RCVRC text material is available indicates you may not do so, you may copy or distribute text materials that appear on the RCVRC Site, in print or digital format, subject to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

You may also copy or distribute RCVRC Content that is not RCVRC text materials if and only to the extent that the specific launching page from which that RCVRC Content is accessible, and/or the RCVRC Content itself, explicitly indicates that the RCVRC Content may be distributed in a specified manner, subject to the limitations of the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

All distributed copies, whether of text or non-text materials, must display the following copyright notice:

 

Copyright [2019 or other year indicated] Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center.

Originally posted by the RCVRC at [complete address of source page].

 

Distribution Requiring Advance Written Permission. You must obtain written permission in advance if you wish to reproduce RCVRC Content in any manner not listed in the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. You can request this permission by sending us an email at info@rankedchoicevoting.org that contains the information listed below:

  • a complete description of the RCVR Content requested, such as the URL of the web page that contains the RCVRC Content, a description of the sections or paragraphs that will be distributed, and, where applicable, the title and date of the RCVRC Content;
  • a description of the intended audience;
  • a description of the manner of distribution;
  • to any extent applicable, the length, retail price, and approximate size of first printing or circulation that will include the RCVRC Content;
  • a description of the geographic scope of the distribution and the length of time for which rights are being requested. (Please note that the RCVRC grants only nonexclusive rights);
  • a reply fax number or email address and a phone number.

Information You Post to the RCVRC Site

To the extent you voluntarily post material to the RCVRC Site for display on the RCVRC Site itself (e.g., postings and comments to RCVRC blogs and forums), you automatically grant to RCVRC an irrevocable, perpetual worldwide license for the RCVRC to display such material on the RCVRC Site, except to the extent we have indicated otherwise on the portion of the RCVRC Site that permits you to post such information (e.g., if a particular blog or forum on the RCVRC Site posts any specific terms of use that applies to that particular blog or forum). Additionally, unless otherwise explicitly agreed upon in writing by you and RCVRC, by posting any material to the RCVRC Site for display on the RCVRC Site, you are representing, warranting, and covenanting to the RCVRC that those materials are original to you or you have obtained permissions, releases, rights, or licenses, if any are required (including where use of that material does not constitute "fair use"), that you assume full responsibility for the posting of such material vis-à-vis third parties, including but not limited to making any payments to third parties with respect to displaying such third party material. By posting material for display on a portion of the RCVRC Site that contains specific terms of use applicable to that portion of the RCVRC Site, you agree you have read, understand, agree to, and accept such specific terms of use.

Trademarks (Including Logos)

RANKED CHOICE VOTING RESOURCE CENTER, ELECTION ADMINISTRATION RESOURCE CENTER, RCVRC, RCVRC logos, and any other trademarks on the RCVRC Site (collectively "RCVRC Trademarks") are trademarks of the RCVRC in the United States and other countries unless it is explicitly stated on the RCVRC Site where a trademark appears that the trademark is the trademark of a third party (or it is obvious from the context that it is the trademark of a third party; e.g., where we include on the RCVRC Site the name or logo of a coalition partner) ("Third-Party Trademarks"). To the extent your use of RCVRC Trademarks does not constitute "fair use" for which you do not need our permission, the following rules apply to use of the material:

You may not use the RCVRC Trademarks for any product or service that does not belong to the RCVRC, nor in any manner that is likely to cause confusion about whether we are the source, affiliated with, sponsor of, or endorser of any product or service. In addition, you may not use the RCVRC Trademarks in any manner that illegally disparages or discredits us.

Your ability to use a Third-Party Trademark that appears on the RCVRC Site is limited to the manner, if any, in which the RCVRC Site explicitly states on the page on which such Third-Party Trademark appears that such use in such manner is authorized by the third-party owner of that Third-Party Trademark (unless your use is permissible under the law [e.g., it is "fair use"] or the owner of such Third-Party Trademark has specifically granted you the right to such use in such manner).

Frames and Metatags

You may not frame the content of the RCVRC Site. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates RCVRC Trademarks or our name without our express written consent.

Links to Other Websites

The RCVRC Site contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for and have no control over these other sites or their content. Remember that when you link to another site, that other site is governed by its own user agreement and privacy statement, which you should be sure to read.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

ALTHOUGH WE TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, "TROJAN HORSES," OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO THE RCVRC SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE RCVRC SITE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE RCVRC SITE ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS, OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS. OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE RCVRC SITE, NOR FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS. OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE RCVRC SITE OR YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION OF THIS USER AGREEMENT.

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate the RCVRC Site and this User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the User Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any such termination.

Governing Law

This User Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the State of North Carolina and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

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