Last updated: 19 June 2016
- This website is created for the purpose of managing inclusive decision making projects. It enables decision makers to get advice directly from their stakeholders.
- Your personal identifiable data is owned by the site owner (who hired Insights.US). We, as the site operator, will never sell or send your data to advertisers without your permission.
- Your advice as participant might be edited, grouped or interpreted in various ways that you cannot control or anticipate. Once you submit your advice, you do not own it.
- Your actions as a user are tracked and analyzed in order to operate the site, generate aggregative data and offer you to take part in or launch projects in the future.
- Users can expect to receive emails and texts in response to actions of others or with regard to various events, as decided by owners and administrators or by Insights.US
- Users are required to follow all privacy laws, upload data that was legally obtained and use the site for its declared purpose only. We would not tolerate spam.
- Please help us keep all engagements constructive, respectful and insightful. We do not allow any abusive, promotional, repetitive or off-topic use of this website.
This website is operated by Insights Inc. (the "Site Operator" or "Insights.US" or “Insights” or "We") for a person or an organization interested in getting advice from stakeholders (the "Site Owner"). The term "website" refers to this domain and any other domain, website or part of a website that is generated by the Site Operator, including Insights.US (the "Websites"). The term "users" refers to any persons using this website, directly or indirectly (the "Users" or "You"), including site owners and administrators.
Each website contains different calls for advice ("Projects"), and each project has a different community of stakeholders ("Participants"). Users authorized by site owners can launch new projects ("Project Owners", or "Owners" together with Site Owners), delegate their management privileges to other users ("Project Administrators") or define the users who will make decisions ("Decision Makers"). Projects might be open to everyone ("Public Projects") or restricted to selected users only ("Private Projects").
“Insights Inc.” is a US company, incorporated in Maryland, which licenses and operates this website with the permission of “Insights: Powering Collective Thinking Ltd”, an Israeli company, incorporated in Jerusalem (“Licensor”). We invite you to read our Impact Report. Our terms & policies are designated to any person or organization using these websites. Browsing our websites indicates your agreement to these rules. If you have any reservations, please discontinue your use of this website.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
REGISTERING TO A WEBSITE: You are allowed to register once with one email address only. Deliberately using another person's name that is not your own is prohibited by law as impersonation. Registration might link your personal information to earlier actions you've taken in the website, or to an existing personal information imported by owners or administrators to this website at an earlier stage. You can register on the site as a representative of a registered corporation, if you are authorized to represent it and its viewpoints. Some site owners might enable you to enter their websites without registration.
ADDING YOUR ADVICE: As a participant, you are encouraged to add your advice and upload relevant content: texts, documents, images, links, files, graphics, video and audio. When you add any content, it is a point of "no return": other participants can comment on it; it may be edited, deleted, grouped or not published at all. Your content may be kept by entities you do not know, and be used to create aggregations and insights.
PUBLISHING YOUR ADVICE: As a participant, you should be aware that adding content to the website is not a guarantee of its publication. If owners, operators, administrators or participants notice content that does not promote the goals of a project or a website, they have the full and sole right to decide whether to publish, edit or delete the content. They can delete or change your content either directly or by reporting it as inappropriate.
LAUNCHING YOUR PROJECT: Once you are granted a license to launch a site or a project, you can only upload contents that you have the full rights to use. The content of public projects may be used, presented and replicated by Insights in other places. It will also be available to search engines and the public. As site owner, you bare the sole responsibility for any content that your selected project owners upload.
INSIGHTS CURATION: The process of turning advice into insights involves several stages and collaboration of different participants. ANY information you write may be edited, sorted, graded, suspended, deleted, approved, published, grouped or managed in different ways. Sometimes you may be required or allowed to participate in the analysis. Sometimes these processes can be completed without your involvement or even without your knowledge.
COMMUNICATION: You will receive updates, invitations and questions via emails or texts. These messages can be sent by using information you provided or by using information uploaded from other records. By registering, you declare that you are willing to receive such messages. You can revoke your permission by clicking on the link at the bottom of the e-mails or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. When you unsubscribe, it will only apply to messages that were not yet sent and to the specific website you unsubscribed from.
IMPORT RECORDS: Owners and administrators can import information on users and send them messages inviting them to take part in a project. Users who upload data bear full responsibility for using the information, and hereby declare that the records were legally obtained, that they can legally send these messages and that they are solely responsible for doing so. Any breach of these terms or any complaint by users, once reported to Insights.US, would result in the immediate suspension of the website. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE SPAM, AND WILL PROMPTLY INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE USE.
POLICY VIOLATION. If a site owner believes that a certain activity on a website violates our terms & policies and/or does not promote the purpose of the site, s/he can prevent users from using the website, cancel registration or reveal users' personal information if necessary. Insights might also initiate such an action. Users should be aware that Insights.US has the sole discretion to do so, without any prior notice or explanation.
THINGS YOU CANNOT DO
This website provides a space for a constructive, respectful, insightful and inclusive process of decision-making. You are encouraged to add your advice, engage others, perform analytical tasks and stay informed when insights are curated and decisions are made. However, because this is a moderated site, there are things you cannot publish and there are things we will remove:
- Abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language
- Personal attacks of any kind, including racist or discriminative content
- Private information pertaining to someone's identity or damaging any third party
- Comments not relating to the project, or are otherwise off-topic
- Advertisements or promotions of services or products or any political party, person campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition contents that violates intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, designs, patents, moral rights, trade secrets, etc. gratuitous links to other sites (which will viewed as spam)
- Repeat posts (which will be viewed as spam)
- illegal, inappropriate, or content that incites or encourages criminal acts
- Content that violate the purpose of this website
There are some additional restrictions you must comply with:
- Use of the site is personal and private to any user, whether it is an individual or an individual representing an organization. It is absolutely forbidden to open several user names for one user within the same website.
- Attempts to manipulate the insights of a project will not be tolerated. Paid content, lobbyists' campaigns or any deliberate action that creates a false impression will be prevented and result in the exposure of its source.
- It is strictly forbidden to gain unauthorized access to the site's systems, run robots on it or collect information in a systematic way. You may not disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the code, or assist anyone else to do so.
If users post inappropriate contents or we have the reason to believe you are involved in any breach of our terms & policies, we may prevent you from using the site, take a legal action, remove, edit, or delete the problematic content. We can do so at our sole discretion without prior notice or explanation. You bear full responsibility for your contents and actions.
COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
PARTICIPANTS CONTENT. When participants add contents to the site, they give the operators, owners and administrators an irrevocable and unlimited authorization to use, reproduce, distribute, create by-products, translate, modify, market, or transfer the content, at their discretion, and in any channel or device. As this is a crowd-sourcing website, participants also give permission to other users to change, modify, edit, delete and prevent the publication of their content. When adding content, you consent that any change to your content will not harm your copyrights or moral rights nor those of the creator or other third parties.
SITE CONTENT. Copyright and intellectual property of the websites and their various components (such as design, methods, contents, registered and non-registered patents, code, texts, files, graphics, etc.) belong to Insights. Contents related to a specific site are owned by the site owner. It is strictly forbidden to distribute, copy, cut, market, display, modify, prepare or create by-products in any way and without the prior written consent of the site operators or owners, where applicable.
VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. When adding content to the site, you need to have the full rights, or alternatively the legal permission, to publish it. In case you violate the copyrights of others, we will immediately remove your content and in case of repeating violations, consider terminating your account. We will follow the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DCMA") when responding to claims of infringement. If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf on one, and you believe an infringement has been made, please email the exact URL and a detailed explanation to email@example.com.
Insights.US will do its best to enable leaders to make better decisions based on the advice of their stakeholders. As Site Operators, we will pursue our mission statement. We will also invest every effort to make sure this website functions as planned and users and decision makers are not manipulated.
SECURITY. We will use industry standard technical and organizational security measures to keep your contents safe. We will observe security routines and set up relevant features within our code to guard our database against unauthorized or unlawful access to, use of or processing of information. Having said that, please be aware that the internet is a place where data is never fully protected. Do not add contents that might damage you.
CONTENTS. Most of the content on websites is written, edited or approved by users. The users creating the content bear sole and exclusive responsibility for the outcome that may result from publishing their contents. We cannot qualify contents or reflect its rightness, accuracy, quality and compliance with any law. Insights recommends that you treat the contents and the users critically and carefully.
SERVICES. We will do our best to keep the websites fully operational, but we cannot guarantee an error free service. It is possible that the services may be interrupted because of mistakes, the failure of servers, hackers, human errors, or because of damage, malfunctions or failures in hardware, software, or communication systems. In such situations, the available information may be incorrect or there will be no option for surfing.
SOFTWARE. We always develop and fix our software, and we will keep doing to provide you with the best service we can. However, our websites are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis, without any warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied. Insights will not be responsible for any damage caused by using our software, whether you are a site owner, administrator or participant.
CHANGES TO THE SITE. We may remove, modify, block or impose restrictions on the site, at any time, without notice, including but not limited to the services; structure of the site; the existing content; and the management and media interfaces. It is not always possible to give a notice when we decide to make changes, which may cause malfunctions and delays on the site. You waive any claim or demand against the site owners, operators, administrators and licensors regarding any changes and/or failures.
TERMINATION OF SERVICE. We may, at any time, terminate certain services on the site. If possible we will notify you of the termination of the services. When we terminate services, we will save the relevant data for 90 days, after which we may delete it without backup provisions and without notice. Owners and administrators can also terminate the use of a site or delete all or some of its records at any time.
INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Insights, its consulting partners, marketing agents, distributors, licensors and their employees, contractors, officers and directors (“Affiliates”), from and against any and all claims, made by third parties, for damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses (including but not limited attorney's fees) arising from your use of and access to our websites.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. Our aggregate liability for all claims related to our websites shall not exceed the amount paid by you during the twelve (12) month period prior to the claim. This include Insights and its affiliates, in relation for any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential damages, including damages for loss of profits, goodwill, data or other intangible losses.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Prior to taking legal action, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us try to resolve the issue in an informal manner. After 30 days, we hereby agree that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to our websites shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes.
JURISDICTION. Our terms & policies are governed by the laws of the State of Maryland. They constitute the entire agreement between you and Insights. Any claim or demand against site operators, owners, licensors or administrators must be filed within six months after such claim or demand arose or they will be forever barred. If any term here is found to be unenforceable, other parts of our terms & policies will remain in full force and effect.
NOTICES. Our terms & policies may change from time to time. Updates on such changes may be sent to your email address directly, or be posted on our blog.