Welcome to Govlaunch! The following terms govern (pun intended) your access to and use of the Govlaunch.com website and services. This agreement governs your access to and use of our software application, as well as those Beta Services that are made available to you, including any content, functionality and services we offer (our “Services”).
Please read them carefully as you are required to read, understand, and agree to these terms before using any Govlaunch Service.
To help you understand the legal jargon, we’ve also provided plain English summaries of each section in the right-hand column. These summaries are not legally binding.Last update at 10/03/2017
Govlaunch (“Govlaunch”, “we”, “us”, “our”) aims to connect governments around the globe with the technology solutions needed to build smarter cities.
Govlaunch provides government users (“Users”, “you”) with the ability to anonymously browse vendors and products, share personal and professional identities, post and view peer ratings and reviews, and engage with other users.
We provide a platform that enables you to search for technology solutions, and view ratings and reviews of those solutions written by fellow government users.
If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Service, or you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company, you must not access or use Govlaunch or any of the services we provide. If you are using our Services on behalf of an organization, you must have authority to bind that organization to these terms, otherwise you must not sign up for our Services.
By using our site and services, you agree to these terms and acknowledge you are of legal age and have authority to sign up on behalf of an organization (i.e. a product or government), as applicable.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, remove or add to these Terms of Services. If we do this, we will post updated the updated terms on this page.
We may revise and update these Terms of Service from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately and binding on you when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of Govlaunch thereafter.
Your continued use of Govlaunch following the posting of revised Terms of Service means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page frequently so you are aware of any changes.
These terms may change. When the changes are important, we will post a notice on the website. If you continue to use our website or services, you agree to the changes.
Your account gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you as part of our Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by us, in the manner permitted by these terms.
You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our prior, written permission.
When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available.
Open source software is important to us. Some software used in our Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that expressly override some of these terms.
You can’t make any attempt to extract source code and we do not allow any copying, modifying, distributing or selling of our Services.
In order to access and use parts of the Service, you may be required to register with Govlaunch. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. You may not use as a username any name that is offensive or obscene, or a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of a person or entity other than you, except with appropriate authorization.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for any activities performed under your account. You must immediately notify Govlaunch of any unauthorized use of your password or other breach of security by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get the most out of Govlaunch, you’ll need to create an account. Ensure your username is clean and doesn’t violate anyone’s rights, and keep your password safe.
All opinions, information, multimedia or other content posted that you post to our website or transmit via the Service are solely your responsibility. Govlaunch does not guarantee the accuracy or quality of user-submitted content.
You agree not to use our Services for any purpose that is unlawful, malicious, prohibited by these terms, or for any purpose not reasonably intended by Govlaunch. We reserve the right to take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use our Service to:
- Abuse, harass or threaten others
- Transmit or publish any content that is libellous, pornographic, offensive, invasive of privacy, hateful, incites an illegal act, or infringes any party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights
- Post or transmit any communication intended to obtain private information from another User
- Create,transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation.
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise.
- Impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
- Access or copy any information from this website using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated or manual means without our express permission
You agree not to misuse our site. Don’t use Govlaunch to post anything illegal or pornographic, or for any malicious purpose. Be sensible and play nice!
Our Services display some content that is not ours. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.
These content standards apply to any and all Content and use of our Services. User Content must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Content must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
- Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.
- Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization. Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.
- Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
We have the right to remove anything you post on Govlaunch that violates our Terms of Service. Users are expected to be respectful in the content they choose to share and content must not be illegal or violate our policies. So please, think before you share!
You accept that the Service may contain content that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights. You agree not to modify, copy, scrape, distribute, or create derivative works based on our Service or content without our express permission, except that this does not apply to your own user-submitted content. You agree not to attempt to discover, modify, copy, create derivate works of, reverse engineer, or reverse assemble any source code underlying our Service.
The Govlaunch name and logo are trademarks and service marks of Govlaunch. Govlaunch’s trademarks and service marks may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Govlaunch. Other registered trademarks, product names, service names, company names, and logos mentioned on the site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with Govlaunch.
Please respect our trademarks, and don’t plagiarize our content or technology.
Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access or share. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. You must not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
Govlaunch and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by the Company, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
Content shared through Govlaunch is not owned by you or considered your intellectual property. Other user content cannot be used without permission from its owner.
If you follow any link to a third-party website, you do so at your own risk. Govlaunch is not responsible for your interactions with third-parties.
We may provide features or products that we are still testing and evaluating. These products and features are identified as alpha, beta, preview, early access, or evaluation (or words or phrases with similar meanings) (collectively, “Beta Services”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the following terms apply to all Beta Services: (a) you may use or decline to use any Beta Services; (b) Beta Services may not be supported and may be changed at any time without notice to you; (c) Beta Services may not be as reliable or available as other Services; (d) Beta Services have not been subjected to the same security measures and auditing to which our other Services have been subjected; and (e) GOVLAUNCH WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH BETA SERVICES—USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Our Beta products we consider “works in progress.” As such, we will be releasing updates to Beta Services and accessibility to the Service or Service performance may be impacted by these updates.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Govlaunch and its affiliates, officers, employees, directors and agents from and against any and all claims, losses, expenses damages, and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from your use of the Service, your violation of these terms, the content you make available on the Service, or your violation of any rights of another.
If something happens because of your use of our services, because you violate these terms, because you violate another’s rights, or because of the content you post on our site, you promise to repay Govlaunch for the damage it causes.
YOU USE THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GOVLAUNCH OFFERS THE SERVICES AS-IS. GOVLAUNCH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SERVICES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GOVLAUNCH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT SERVERS USED ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
Govlaunch does not make any guarantees about the site, service, or quality of the content.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT GOVLAUNCH AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS AND AGENTS WILL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, LOST PROFITS, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, EVEN IF GOVLAUNCH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GOVLAUNCH SHALL BE IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, OR FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES ON THE SERVICE.
Govlaunch is not responsible for your use of our services, the content on the site, or the conduct of others on the site. Govlaunch is not liable to you for damages if something goes wrong.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Govlaunch relating to your use of the Service. These Terms supersede all prior agreements between you and Govlaunch regarding the Service. The failure of Govlaunch to exercise or enforce any provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such provision. If any part of these Terms of Service is held to be invalid by any law or regulation or by the determination of a competent court or tribunal, that provision will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.
These Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any dispute between Govlaunch and you regarding these terms may only be brought in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction located in San Francisco, California.
If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect, and the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such a court.
If you are an authorized agent of a government or intergovernmental entity using the Services in your official capacity, including an authorized agent of the federal, state, or local government in the United States, and you are legally restricted from accepting the controlling law, jurisdiction, or venue clauses above, then those clauses do not apply to you. For any such U.S. federal government entities, these Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the United States of America (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of California (excluding its choice of law rules).
If a lawsuit arises from these terms, it must be brought in San Francisco and governed by California law (unless your position as a government agent prevents you from accepting this restriction).