General Terms and Conditions of Use (GTCU)
Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using this website. By accessing this website, you agree to these terms.
ARTICLE 1 - DEFINITIONS
In these general terms and conditions of use, the following terms are defined as follows:
● Account: refers to unique credentials used on the Platform, allowing the Contributor to access specific content and to contribute to the creation of Content on the Platform.
● Content: means any content published by a Contributor on the Platform, including any proposal or opinion on a proposal.
● Contributor: means any person who has created an Account by which they connect using a login and password, and who use the Platform either to publish a proposal or to comment on a proposal accessible on the Platform.
● Platform: means this website.
● Proposals: refers to any proposal or opinion on a proposal written by a Contributor and subject to change within a period of 30 minutes.
● Visitor: refers to any person accessing the Platform without using an Account.
ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSE
The purpose of this document is to define the terms and conditions of use of this platform.
The Civic Engagement Commission has set up this Platform to allow Contributors to contribute to the It’s Our Money Youth Participatory Budgeting initiative.
Contributors are invited to participate in the following ways:
● By giving their opinion on surveys or proposals that have already been published on the Platform, supporting them or commenting on them.
● By sharing their proposals to enrich the Youth PB process.
● By voting on proposals.
ARTICLE 3 – COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
The Platform, accessible by the following url: https://www.participate.nyc.gov is operated in compliance with applicable law and City policies.
These terms can be modified at any time and without notice by the Civic Engagement Commission.
ARTICLE 4 – USE OF PLATFORM BY MINORS
The Civic Engagement Commission is committed to protecting the privacy of children. If you are under age 13, you may not use this website. If you are between 13-17 years of age, by using this Platform you represent that your parent or guardian allows you to do so, unless you are a legally emancipated adult.
ARTICLE 5 – PRIVACY DISCLAIMER
Your Content will be visible to the public. You should be aware that this means any street signs, landmarks, or other information that could identify the location where you captured your Content will also be publicly visible. Think carefully about your privacy before you include information that could identify you or your location.
If you do not feel comfortable including your real name in your Content, you may use a pseudonym. If you wish to include another individual’s information in your Content, you must have their consent before entering your Content.
By making a submission to this project, you understand and agree that the City can use content that you submit, and that you release the City, the Civic Engagement Commission, and their officers, employees and agents from any liability that may arise in connection with the City’s or the Civic Engagement Commission’s use of such materials. You further understand and agree that the City will own any writing, image, audio, or video you submit to this project, and that the City will not pay you for the right to use your submitted writing, image, audio, or video. If you do not agree to these terms, do not submit these materials.
ARTICLE 6 - SCOPE OF APPLICATION
The Platform's terms apply, without restriction or reservation, to all services offered on the Platform.
The Platform's terms are additional, if applicable, to the specific conditions applicable to certain services offered within the various sections of the Site.
ARTICLE 7 - CONTENT MODERATION
It is the responsibility of the Contributors to ensure that their Content does not infringe on the rights of others and to comply with applicable laws.
The publication of Content provided by the Contributor is subject to moderation by the Civic Engagement Commission, who reserves the right to remove Content that does not comply with applicable laws or the terms of the Platform.
Contributors and Visitors may notify the Civic Engagement Commission of any Content they object to via the reporting links on the Platform, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTICLE 8 - LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The information contained on the Platform is as accurate as possible and is periodically updated, but may contain inaccuracies, omissions or omissions. If you find an inaccuracy, an error, or what appears to be an malfunction, please report it by e-mail to the service provider for the Platform email@example.com by describing the problem as precisely as possible (page posing a problem, trigger action, type of computer and browser used).
The Civic Engagement Commission is not responsible for any posted or downloaded content. The Civic Engagement Commission shall not be held liable for any damage to Contributors’ or Visitors’ persons, reputations, or property , nor for any loss of or damage to data.
The Platform may include hypertext links. Following those links may lead to other resources on the Internet. Those resources may be subject to their own terms and conditions, which can be different than the terms of the Platform.
ARTICLE 9 - RIGHT OF ACCESS AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Contributors may access, correct, modify or delete any information that they have entered in the Platform. To do so, please email the Civic Engagement Commission at Participate@civicengagement.nyc.gov.