Terms of Use

 

Thank you for joining GO DETROIT and participating in the GO DETROIT community (“GO DETROIT”).

GO DETROIT is provided by Ford Motor Company of One American Road, Dearborn, MI 48126 ("we" “our” or "us") based on a process developed and managed by 100%Open of Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, UK (“100%Open) and  on a technology developed and managed by Chaordix, Inc. of Suite 313, 1240 - 20th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1M8, Canada ("Chaordix").

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you, 100%Open and Chaordix in association with Ford Motor Company. By accessing, browsing, or using GO DETROIT, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Agreement and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to this Agreement, please do not use GO DETROIT.

We may, without notice to you, at any time revise this Agreement and any other information contained in GO DETROIT by updating this posting. 100%Open or Chaordix, may also make improvements or changes in the products, services, or programs described in or offered on this site at any time without notice.

You must be at least the age of majority (where you reside as of the time of entry) to participate in GO DETROIT, and be able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement.

LICENCES

1.1  During and subject to this Agreement, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable, freely revocable license to access and use GO DETROIT solely to enable your participation in GO DETROIT.

1.2 The licence granted above depends upon your compliance with this Agreement and such other rules as, following written notice to you, we may impose from time to time upon your use of our services and of GO DETROIT. GO DETROIT and services (and any outputs thereof) provided by us to you and any copies thereof made by you are and shall remain our exclusive property.

1.3 Except for the rights specifically granted under this Agreement, you are not given any right, title or interest in or to GO DETROIT or the services (and any outputs thereof), and we expressly reserve all such rights, titles and interests.  You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us and/or our licensors.

ACCEPTABLE USE AND CONDUCT

1.4 You are solely responsible for your conduct on GO DETROIT. You specifically agree you will not do anything on GO DETROIT that:

(a) infringes, violates or misappropriates any third party's intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights or contractual rights;

(b) is intended for spamming, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes", advertisement any type, or other advertising or marketing activities that violate this Agreement, any applicable laws, regulations or generally-accepted advertising industry guidelines, including to other users whether on or off GO DETROIT

(c) is misleading, deceptive or fraudulent, illegal or promotes illegal activities, such as engaging in phishing or otherwise obtaining financial or other personal information;

(d) is libellous or defamatory, or is threatening, abusive, violent, harassing, malicious or harmful to any person or entity, or invasive of another's privacy;

(e) is hateful or discriminatory based on race, colour, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable, as reasonably determined by GO DETROIT;

(f) interferes with the proper working of GO DETROIT or prevents others from using GO DETROIT;

(g) facilitates the unlawful distribution of copyrighted content; or

(h) involves the use of misleading email or IP addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers to disguise the origin of content transmitted through GO DETROIT or to users.

Additionally, you agree not to:

(a) "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;

(b) collect, use or disclose data, including personal information, about other users without their consent or for unlawful purposes or in violation of applicable law or regulations;

(c) impersonate a Ford Motor Company employee, or any other person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity or Ford Motor Company without authorisation;

(d) request, solicit or otherwise obtain access to usernames, passwords or other authentication credentials from any Member of GO DETROIT, including GO DETROIT ID and passwords;

(e) use any profanity or post any content that GO DETROIT determines constitutes pornography or is adult in nature;

(f) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from GO DETROIT - except for internet search engines (e.g. Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g. archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file, or "well-behaved" web services/RSS/Atom clients. We reserve the right to define what we mean by "well-behaved";

(g) post irrelevant content, repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on GO DETROIT’s infrastructure or systems;

(h) attempt to gain unauthorised access to GO DETROIT’s computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, GO DETROIT; or

(i) take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of GO DETROIT or for using it for purposes unrelated to GO DETROIT).

1.5 You agree not to authorise or encourage any third party to use GO DETROIT to facilitate any of the foregoing prohibited conduct. You also agree to immediately notify GO DETROIT in the event of an actual or threatened claim that you have violated any of the covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement.

1.6 Except as expressly permitted under this Agreement, you agree not to, nor will you allow any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to:

(a) run, rent, lease, loan, or sell access to GO DETROIT or GO DETROIT technology;

(b) decompile or reverse engineer or attempt to access the source code of the software underlying GO DETROIT or GO DETROIT technology;

(c) copy, archive, store, reproduce, rearrange, modify, adapt, download, upload, create derivate works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, redistribute or disseminate any GO DETROIT technology;

(d) access GO DETROIT to build a product using similar ideas, features, functions, interface or graphics of GO DETROIT;

(e) access (or attempt to access) any service on GO DETROIT by any means other than as permitted in this Agreement;

(f) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of GO DETROIT; or

(g) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on GO DETROIT.

OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT

1.7 You retain all rights of ownership to all content created on and submitted to GO DETROIT. You hereby grant us a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable and transferable right and licence to:

(a) use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display any content you create or submit for the sole purpose of operating and making such content available on GO DETROIT and in all current and future media in which GO DETROIT may now or hereafter be distributed or transmitted; and

(b) disclose metrics regarding content you create on an aggregated basis for advertising, marketing and business development purposes.

1.8 Without limiting the foregoing, we reserve the right to retain copies of all content for archival purposes after termination of this Agreement.

1.9 Additionally, you understand and agree that any content you create that is displayed on GO DETROIT may continue to appear on GO DETROIT, even after you have terminated your GO DETROIT account or terminated this Agreement, as portions of your content may have been incorporated into member profiles, RSS feeds or other features.

1.10 By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents and/or proposals ("Feedback") to us through GO DETROIT you acknowledge and agree that:

(a) your Feedback does not contain your or any third party's confidential or proprietary information;

(b) we are not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback;

(c) we shall be entitled, at our sole discretion, to use and disclose such Feedback for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide;

(d) we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development;

(e) the Feedback automatically becomes our property without any obligation to you; and

(f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from us for the Feedback under any circumstances.

TRADEMARKS AND LEGAL NOTICES

1.11 GO DETROIT trademarks, logos, images, service marks, trade names and other distinctive branding features used on GO DETROIT are the trademarks of GO DETROIT and may not be used without permission. Other trademarks, logos, and trade names that may appear on GO DETROIT are the property of their respective owners.

OWNERSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

1.12 You agree that as between you, Chaordix and GO DETROIT, Chaordix owns all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the technology on which GO DETROIT relies. Additionally, we further agree that you own all rights, title and interest, including, all intellectual property rights to content created on or submitted to GO DETROIT. You shall not acquire any right, title or interest therein, except for the limited rights expressly set forth in this Agreement. Any rights not expressly granted herein, are reserved to us.

1.13 Additionally, GO DETROIT may display hyperlinks or any other form of link or redirection of your connection to other sites ("Third Party Sites"). These Third Party Sites are in no way integrated into GO DETROIT and the inclusion of any link does not imply GO DETROIT’s affiliation or endorsement of the linked site, their business practices (including their privacy policies) or any information therein. GO DETROIT expressly disclaims responsibility for, the accuracy, quality, legality, nature, availability or reliability of Third Party Sites linked to, by, or through GO DETROIT.  ACCESS AND USE OF THIRD PARTY SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON THIRD PARTY SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD PARTY SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

1.14 All links to this website must be approved in writing by us, except that we consent to links in which the link and the pages that are activated by the link do not:

(a) create frames around any page on this website or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of any content within this site;

(b) misrepresent your relationship with us, 100%Open or Chaordix;

(c) imply that we, 100%Open or Chaordix, approve or endorse you, your website, or your service or product offerings; and

(d) present false or misleading impressions about us, 100%Open or Chaordix or otherwise damage the goodwill associated with our, 100%Open or Chaordix's names or trademarks. As a further condition to being permitted to link to this site, you agree that we, or Chaordix, may at any time, in our/its sole discretion, terminate permission to link to this website. In such event, you agree to immediately remove all links to this website and to cease using any of our, 100%Open or Chaordix's trademarks.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

You hereby represent and warrant to GO DETROIT that you will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in connection with your use of GO DETROIT including your promotional or other activities off GO DETROIT that relate to your participation in GO DETROIT.

GO DETROIT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH USERS

You acknowledge that GO DETROIT may terminate your account and remove your GO DETROIT account in accordance with this Agreement.

MEMBER DATA PRIVACY AND COOKIES

1.15 Member privacy is important to us. You agree not to harvest any email addresses or any other information from GO DETROIT for the purpose of sending email in violation of applicable law or otherwise violate the "Acceptable Use and Conduct" provisions of this Agreement. For details on how your personal information that you submit to GO DETROIT will be handled, please refer to the Privacy Policy

1.16 GO DETROIT uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to, among other things, provide you with an enhanced experience when you browse GO DETROIT and also allows us to improve the site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookie Policy.

YOUR ACCOUNT

1.17 You agree to provide accurate information, and keep the information current. You agree to keep your login name and password confidential, and not give it to anyone else. You agree not to log in using someone else's credentials. You agree to contact us if you think your account has been accessed without your approval or if you believe your login name and password have been stolen. GO DETROIT reserves the right to log off or deactivate Member accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.

1.18 GO DETROIT will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your GO DETROIT ID or password, either with or without your knowledge. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by GO DETROIT or another party due to someone else using your GO DETROIT ID, or password. In other words, please be careful with your identity and passwords.

DISCLAIMERS

1.19 Information on GO DETROIT site is not promised or guaranteed to be correct, current, or complete, and this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Neither we, 100%Open nor Chaordix in partnership with Ford Motor Company assume responsibility (and therefore expressly disclaim responsibility) for updating this site to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any services, products, or other matters described in this site.

1.20 Neither we, 100%Open nor Chaordix provide any assurances that any reported problems will be resolved, even if we, 100%Open or Chaordix elect to provide information with the goal of addressing a problem.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

1.21 USE OF GO DETROIT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, 100%OPEN AND CHAORDIX EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, AND OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, OR REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITATION, WE, 100%OPEN AND CHAORDIX MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE.

1.22 THE DOWNLOADING OR OBTAINING OF ANY MATERIAL FROM OR THROUGH GO DETROIT IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY:

(a) LOSS OF DATA; AND

(b) DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE,

THAT RESULTS FROM THE SAME.

1.23 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GO DETROIT MEMBERS, FORD MOTOR COMPANY OR CHAORDIX IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS, OR THROUGH OR FROM GO DETROIT SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

INDEMNITY

1.24 You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Ford Motor Company, 100%Open and Chaordix, and their successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, all third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives, from and against any third party claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability (including, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to:

(a) Your use or misuse of, or connection to, GO DETROIT;

(b) Your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement;

(c) Your violation of any rights (including intellectual property rights) of a third party;

(d) Your use or misuse of any user data including, in violation of GO DETROIT Privacy Policy

(e) Your breach or alleged breach of any agreement or policy between you and other users.

1.25 GO DETROIT reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defence of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of GO DETROIT. GO DETROIT will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

1.26 Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude any party's liability for:

(a) death or personal injury caused by its or their negligence, or the negligence of its or their employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);

(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

(c) any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for it or them to exclude or restrict liability.

1.27 Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  We, 100%Open and Chaordix therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.  The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.  To the extent permitted by law, we, 100%Open, Chaordix, other members of our and their group of companies and third parties connected to us, 100%Open and Chaordix hereby expressly exclude:

(a) all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and

(b) any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:

(i)             loss of income or revenue;

(ii)            loss of business;

(iii)          loss of profits or contracts;

(iv)           loss of anticipated savings;

(v)            loss of data;

(vi)           loss of goodwill; and

(vii)         wasted management or office time,

in each case whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

1.28 Subject to clauses 13.1 and 13.2, each of our, 100%Open and Chaordix's total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with this Agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the greater of:

(a) $100 and

(b)  the total amounts paid to GO DETROIT by you in the twelve months immediately preceding the initial notice of any claim.

1.29 Additional or different terms, conditions, and notices may apply to specific materials, information, products, software, and services offered through GO DETROIT. In the event of any conflict, such additional or different terms, conditions, and notices will prevail over this Agreement. Please see the applicable agreement or notice.

CHANGES TO GO DETROIT

GO DETROIT reserves the right at any time (and from time to time) to modify, suspend, or discontinue providing GO DETROIT or any part thereof with or without notice. GO DETROIT will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of GO DETROIT.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Neither Ford Motor Company, 100%Open nor Chaordix want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through GO DETROIT. Please note that any information, content or material posted or uploaded to GO DETROIT will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By uploading or posting any information or material on GO DETROIT, you grant us a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable and transferable right and licence to copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, publicly display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise freely use, those materials or information. You also agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send to us for any purpose. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicise the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless:

(a) we obtain your permission to use your name;

(b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or

(c) we are required to do so by law.

Personally-identifiable information that you submit to GO DETROIT will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy

AMENDMENTS

We may amend, modify, change, add or remove portions of this Agreement or any related guidelines or policies at any time without notice to you by posting a revised version on http://godetroit.chaordix.com or elsewhere on GO DETROIT. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. Please check GO DETROIT periodically for changes. Your continued use of GO DETROIT after posting of the changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. If a revised version includes a material change, it will be effective for an existing user on the earlier of:

(a) the date you accept it; and

(b) 30 days after the material changes are initially posted to GO DETROIT.

The revised version will apply to you immediately if you are a user who registers or first uses GO DETROIT on or after the posting of the revised version.

TERM, TERMINATION AND SURVIVAL

1.30    TERM

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless and until your account is terminated as provided herein. You may terminate your membership within any social network on GO DETROIT at any time and for any or no reason by following the instructions on the "My Settings" page while logged in to a social network. Additionally, you may terminate your GO DETROIT ID account and end your use of GO DETROIT at any time and for no reason by following the directions here or contacting us godetroit@100open.com or at the address set forth below.

1.31    TERMINATION

GO DETROIT has the right (at its sole discretion) for any reason to:

(a) delete, disable or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of GO DETROIT; or

(b) shut down GO DETROIT, with or without notice, and with no liability of any kind to you.

If you terminate your account, we will have no obligation to refund you any fees you may have paid, or return or retain any data or content, in each case except as may be required by applicable law.

1.32    EFFECTS OF TERMINATING

Upon deactivating your account, this Agreement will terminate and you will no longer have a right to access your account OR any content you may have created.

1.33    SURVIVAL

If any provision of this Agreement is prohibited by law or held by a court to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the provision shall, to the extent required, be severed from this Agreement and rendered ineffective as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions of this Agreement, and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances of or the validity or enforcement of this Agreement.

GOVERNING LAW

1.34 The US courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of this Agreement in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

1.35 This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America

RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES

The parties are independent contractors with respect to each other. This Agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as constituting a partnership or joint venture among the parties hereto, or an employee-employer relationship. You agree that neither Ford Motor Company, 100%Open nor Chaordix has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. Neither party shall have any right, power or authority to enter into any agreement for or on behalf of, or incur any obligation or liability of, or to otherwise bind, the other party.

NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

None of the provisions of this Agreement are intended to, or will, confer a benefit on or be enforceable by any third parties for the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

GENERAL

1.36 The failure of GO DETROIT to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in this provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect.

1.37 You may not delegate your duties under this Agreement or assign this Agreement or your GO DETROIT accounts or GO DETROIT IDs, in whole or in part. GO DETROIT may assign any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement without consent, including, in connection with any merger (including by operation of law), consolidation, reorganisation, or sale of all or substantially all of its related assets or similar transaction. This Agreement shall be binding on the parties' permitted assignees, transferees and successors.

1.38 This Agreement, which incorporates GO DETROIT's Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Ford Motor Company, 100%Open and Chaordix and governs your use of GO DETROIT, superseding any prior agreements (whether written or oral) between you and Ford Motor Company, 100%Open and Chaordix regarding the subject matter hereof. Neither party is relying upon any warranties, representations, assurances or inducements not expressly set forth in this Agreement.

1.39 The terms "including" and "includes" shall be deemed to be followed by the statement "without limitation" and neither of these terms shall be construed to limit any word or statement it follows to the specific or similar terms or matters immediately following it.

1.40 GO DETROIT may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to this Agreement or any of GO DETROIT's terms and conditions, by email, regular mail, or postings on GO DETROIT. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four (24) hours after email is sent. Notices not pertaining to any amendments to this Agreement or any Guidelines (such as notices relating to technical changes to GO DETROIT) are deemed given two (2) days following the initial posting.

 

If you have a question about this Agreement, or our handling of your information, you can contact us at:

Customer Relationship Center toll free at 1-800-392-FORD (3673). 1-800-833-0312 (TDD for the hearing impaired). Hours are Eastern Standard Time 8 a.m. - 8p.m. (Monday - Friday) and 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Saturday). 

You can also write to us at Ford Customer Service Division, 16800 Executive Plaza Drive, P.O. Box 6248, Dearborn, MI 48126-4207 USA, Attention: Competitions Related to Social Innovation Ideas.

If you have a question, comment or suggestion about the process or technology of GO DETROIT, you can contact 100%Open at godetroit@100open.com or Chaordix at support@chaordix.com