Welcome. It is important that you familiarize yourself with these terms as you become a member of the If You Were Mayor community. This is an agreement between you and If You Were Mayor (and its parent company Edwink, LLC), applicable when you use If You Were Mayor’s site, services and products. Please review carefully. If you have questions or feedback, send an email to legal@IfYouWereMayor.com.
Taken together, the If You Were Mayor.com website, mobile web site, and other various applications for third-party websites and our services (our “Sites”), and any other mobile or web services or applications owned, controlled, or offered by If You Were Mayor are known as the “If You Were Mayor Services” or “Services”.
For the avoidance of doubt, the terms “us,” “we” or “our” refers to If You Were Mayor and the term “you” refers to the user, viewer or beneficiary of If You Were Mayor Services.
If You Were Mayor reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time by posting a revised Agreement on IfYouWereMayor.com. Notifications about changes to this Agreement will be sent via e-mail when practical, and otherwise upon visits to IfYouWereMayor.com.
When alerted to a notice of modification, please review and familiarize yourself with the changes. Modifications become effective as soon as they are posted, so using If You Were Mayor Services after the posting and notice of a modification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement as modified.
All If You Were Mayor Services are available only for those aged 13 years or older. If you are between 13 and 18 years old, then you hereby agree to review these Terms with your parent or guardian to make sure that both you and your parent or guardian understand and agree to this Agreement. If you are a parent or guardian entering into this Agreement for the benefit of a child over 13 years of age, then you agree to and accept full responsibility for that child’s use of the If You Were Mayor Services, including all financial charges and legal liability that such child may incur.
If you register for an account with If You Were Mayor (“Account”), you must provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the registration form. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate, (b) that you will maintain the accuracy of such information, and (c) your use of the site and services does not violate any applicable laws. You may terminate your Account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the site. We may suspend or terminate your Account in accordance with this Terms of Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use, of your Account or any other breach of security. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.
The material on this site is protected by international copyright and trademark laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, reverse engineer, decompile, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way any material from this site including code and software without express permission from If You Were Mayor.
You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the If You Were Mayor Services in strict accordance with this Agreement. If you use If You Were Mayor Services in violation of this Agreement or any applicable law, we may elect to terminate this limited license and take whatever steps are necessary to terminate your account.
With respect to the use of If You Were Mayor Services on a mobile device, please be aware that you must consult your mobile service provider in relation to any charges for data services that are incurred through the use of If You Were Mayor Services as we are not responsible for these charges; by using If You Were Mayor Services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding If You Were Mayor by text message, e-mail or push notification that is consistent with your privacy preferences set out in your If You Were Mayor profile; and by using If You Were Mayor Services, you acknowledge and agree that if the services we provide include any location-based services, your location may be shared with us as well as other If You Were Mayor users and any third-party partners in a way that is consistent with your privacy preferences as set out in your If You Were Mayor profile.
By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, linking to data or files on third-party sites (such as Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, or WordPress), or engaging in any other form of communication through our Services, you are granting If You Were Mayor a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:
The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under publicity, copyright, trademark, servicemark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.
You may link to If You Were Mayor Sites provided that you:
If You Were Mayor and our users may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties, including advertisers on our Sites. We do not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services on these third-party sites. The materials on our Sites and the third-party sites are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, If You Were Mayor disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained in any materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials on our Sites or on third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not If You Were Mayor) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair, or correction.
Without limitation, If You Were Mayor makes no warranty with regard to any products, services, or rewards obtained by members through If You Were Mayor or our advertisers or partners. In the event that a third-party business, including but not limited to an advertiser on our Sites, fails to honor an incentive, deal promotion or coupon communicated by way of our Sites, If You Were Mayor cannot be held liable in any fashion for the conduct of that third-party business.
You acknowledge and agree that third-party content on our Sites represents the thoughts, sentiments and intentions of that third-party and not the views of If You Were Mayor. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that If You Were Mayor shall not be liable for any offensive, pornographic, defamatory, incorrect, false, obscene, or otherwise unlawful content posted on our Sites.
You agree not to do any of the following while using the If You Were Mayor Services:
Where you violate this Agreement in any fashion, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, third-party suppliers of information, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and other affiliates (“Affiliated Parties”) harmless from any liability, loss, or claim, including reasonable attorney’s fees and other collateral costs.
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall If You Were Mayor or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, If You Were Mayor Services. You specifically acknowledge and agree that If You Were Mayor is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any If You Were Mayor material, or with any of these Terms of Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using If You Were Mayor Services.
If You Were Mayor respects the copyright privileges of others and ask that you do the same.
If you are a copyright holder and you believe that your work has been used in an unauthorized fashion by one of our users or partners, please email our copyright agent at legal@If YouWereMayor.com. When filing a request to have copyrighted material removed from our Sites or Services, be aware that your request must comply with the notice and take-down requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). To comply with the DMCA’s requirements, please provide the following information to our copyright agent when making a request for removal (“Infringement Notice”):
This Terms of Service commences on the date you first use the site or services and will remain in full force and effect while you use the site or services, unless earlier terminated in accordance with this Terms of Service.
We may (a) suspend your rights to use the site, any service, and/or your Account or (b) terminate this Terms of Service, at any time for any reason at our sole discretion with or without notice to you, including if we in good faith believe you have violated it. Without limiting the foregoing, we reserve the right to terminate our agreement with any user who repeatedly infringes third party copyright rights upon prompt notification to us by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent.
Upon termination of this Terms of Service, your Account and right to use the site and services will automatically terminate immediately.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
Except for either party’s claims of infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret, any and all disputes between you and us arising under or related in any way to this Agreement, must be resolved through binding arbitration as described in this section. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be interpreted broadly. It includes, but is not limited to, all claims and disputes relating to your use of any of the site and any service.
YOU AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND IF YOU WERE MAYOR ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. YOU AND IF YOU WERE MAYOR AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. ANY ARBITRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this section. For any claim where the total amount of the award sought is $10,000 or less, the AAA, you and Edwink, LLC must abide by the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted solely based on written submissions; and (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties. If the claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA rules, and the hearing (if any) must take place in: Charleston, SC. The arbitrator’s ruling is binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event this agreement to arbitrate is held unenforceable by a court, then the disputes that would otherwise have been arbitrated shall be exclusively brought in the state or federal courts located in South Carolina. Claims of infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret shall be exclusively brought in the state and federal courts located in South Carolina.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed solely and exclusively in accordance with the laws of the South Carolina, USA without giving effect to any law that would result in the application of the law of another jurisdiction.
If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
This Agreement constitutes the entire contractual agreement between you and If You Were Mayor, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings with respect to If You Were Mayor and the If You Were Mayor Services;
This Agreement may be amended at any time by us without specific notice to you. It is your responsibility to review the most up-to-date version of this agreement prior to using the If You Were Mayor Services.
We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the site or services or any part thereof with or without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the site or service or any part thereof.