VolunteerMeet Terms of Service

Last updated July 26, 2022

1. Introduction

DDF welcomes you to your use of its Volunteer Meet App (the “App”). By using the App, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

The App is a general-purpose screening app that uses OSINT to screen applicants to volunteer positions (“Applicants”) within your organization.

This is a binding agreement between you and the DDF, and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the App. These Terms of Use are in place to assure the continued operation of the system to support DDF’s purposes and provide a useful tool for your research and protection.

If you are using the App on behalf of an organization or company you are agreeing to these Terms for that organization or company, and promising that you have the authority to bind that organization to these Terms of Use.

You may not use the App if you are younger than 18. By using the App, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

DDF makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, currency, quality, completeness, usefulness, performance, security, legality or suitability of the App or its Content. DDF is not responsible for errors, omissions, viruses, malware, or database destruction, except as required by law. The App is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including the warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Although the App is designed to effectively and accurately achieve results, you are ultimately responsible for analyzing these results and for making any decisions based on these results. You agree that any use of, or any reliance on, the App or the information retrieved, is at your sole risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality or service or App, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the App.

These Terms of Use are subject to change periodically. By using the App you are agreeing to the Terms of Use as they exist at the time of use. You can always easily access the Terms of Use here.

2. Privacy Policies

Your privacy is important to us, and DDF takes diligent efforts to secure privacy for your Content and personal information, but ultimately privacy is your responsibility. By using the App, you agree that DDF bears no liability for any violation of your privacy or the privacy of the Applicants, except as required by law.

Your contact information will not be shared with any other party without your consent.

You can read and download DDF’s privacy policies here: https://digitaldefensefund.org/privacy-policy

The App’s privacy policies are subject to change. The latest version can always be found at the above link. By using the App, you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions in the App’s latest privacy policy available at the above link.

You agree that DDF, and all other persons or entities involved in operating this App can log, record, transmit, monitor, retrieve, sort, and use your information for internal purposes.

We may send you electronic communications. You will only receive communications related to the App and its content, unless you have otherwise agreed to other communications.

3. Your Access

Access to the App is solely at the discretion of DDF and may be revoked at any time for any reason. DDF may, at its discretion, revoke your access to the App.

Authorization to access the App, and related applications, websites, mobile platforms, software, are granted if you follow these Terms of Use. Violation of the Terms of Use is unauthorized access which can result in civil and criminal penalties.

Subject to this Terms of Use, DDF grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive License to use App.

DDF reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or part of the App, temporarily or permanently, without prior notice. If the App is discontinued, you will no longer be able to access the information.

You will not disrupt the operation of the App by any method, including through use of viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, denial of service attacks, flooding or spamming, or any other computer code. You will not use the App in any manner that could damage, disable or impair the App. You will not use the App in any way that compromises the use or functionality of the App.

You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any user accounts or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You shall not use any robot, scraper or other means to access the App for any purpose.

When using the App, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of DDF and its information providers. Accordingly, DDF assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the App.

You may request the removal of your account in writing at any time by contacting DDF at vmeet-support@digitaldefensefund.org. We will comply, as reasonably possible, to comply with your request within 30 days.

4. Termination

Your access to the App, and your license to use it, will be terminated if you violate your obligations under these Terms of Use, by your actions or other persons using your login information, including: using the information for illegal or unauthorized purposes; allowing unauthorized persons to use the App; using the App to harass, stalk, or bully any persons; and using the App outside of its intended purpose.

5. Your Log In

You are responsible for securing your account. It is your responsibility to control access to your username and password, and to monitor and control access to your account.

You must promptly inform DDF if you believe your account or password has been compromised. If this has happened, email us at: vmeet-support@digitaldefensefund.org.

DDF has the right to suspend your account if it believes it has been compromised, whether or not the compromise is a result of your negligence, willfulness, recklessness, or intent.

You agree that you shall be solely responsible for any damage to the App, any loss of data; or any unauthorized or improper use or disclosure of information obtained through the App by you, or anyone using your Log In.

6. Updates

The App may need to be updated, for example, for bug fixes, enhanced functions, missing plug-ins and new versions. These updates may be necessary in order for you to use the App. By agreeing to these Terms of Use and using the App, you agree to receive these updates automatically.

7. Your Warranties and Representations

You warrant and represent that:

You will not violate the Terms of Use or use the App in any way contrary to its purpose.

You will not use the App or information obtained from the App for any illegal or unauthorized purposes.

You will not use the App to harass, stalk, or bully, any persons.

You will not use the App to violate the copyrights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or any other rights of other persons.

8. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend DDF and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, suppliers and their officers, directors, affiliates, subcontractors, agents and employees (collectively, “Indemnified Parties” and each, individually, an “Indemnified Party”) against all costs, expenses, liabilities and damages (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by any Indemnified Party in connection with any third party claims arising out of: (i) your failure to comply with any applicable laws and regulations; and (ii) your breach of any of your obligations in this Terms of Use, including its warranties and representations. You agree not settle any such claim without the written consent of the Indemnified Party.

To the fullest extent of the applicable law, you agree that DDF and its Affiliates, Officers, Employees, Agents, Suppliers, Third Party Partners, or Licensors, shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, cover, or consequential damages (including damages from lost profits, revenue, goodwill, use or content) however caused, under any theory of liability including contract, tort, warranty, negligence, or otherwise, even if such parties were on actual or constructive notice as to the possibility of such damages.

You agree that the limitations of liability set forth in this section, and the Terms of Use as a whole, will survive any termination or expiration of this Terms of Use even if any limited remedy specified in this Terms of Use is found to have failed its essential purpose.

9. Legal Actions: Arbitration, Choice of Law

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract or the App shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in San Francisco, California, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If the AAA does not have jurisdiction to hear the claim, you agree to arbitration before a body that has jurisdiction. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, your claim must be filed within one year after your claim arose.

The agreement to arbitrate does not extend to DDF’s claims against User or any of its representatives for theft of trade secrets, privacy violations, or computer fraud claims under the Computer Fraud Abuse Act or state laws. These claims may, at DDF’s discretion, be brought in the applicable state or federal court located in San Francisco, California. You agree that your violation of any other of these rights may cause irreparable harm to DDF, which may not compensable by monetary damage alone, and therefore you acknowledge that they may be entitled in injunctive relief. You shall be responsible for their attorneys’ fees in any successful cause of action brought under this paragraph.

A printed version of these Terms of Use and of any related notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California, U.S.A, regardless of California choice of law analysis, except where the laws are governed by the United States.

10. Other Binding Provisions

In the event that any portion of these terms and conditions is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

We may assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of our rights and obligations under these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. You may not assign these Terms of Use or transfer any rights to use the App, unless we allow you to do so in writing.

Failure to insist on performance of any of the terms of this Terms of Use will not operate as any type of waiver.

These Terms of Use constitute the sole Agreement between you and DDF relating to your use of the App. This Terms of Use supersedes any prior agreement related to your use of the App.

You agree that you have relied on no representations outside those explicitly contained within these Terms of Use in agreeing to its terms.