Terms and Services

Fora Terms of Services

Fora (“Fora,” “we,” “our”) is owned and operated by DCA Ventures, LLC (“DCA”).  Fora offers an engagement platform to registered users and clients, accessed through www.fora.community (“Platform”), use of the Platform is subject to the following Terms of Service (“Terms”).  The Terms may be changed periodically and we retain the right to makes changes to the Terms at our sole discretion, at any time, without further notice.  We recommend that you visit this page from time to time to review any changes.  Should you continue to use the Platform after changes have been made, your continuing use indicates your acceptance of the new Terms.  If you do not agree to abide by these Terms please do not use or continue to use the Platform.  Your use of the Platform also indicates your acceptance of our privacy policy, found at www.fora.community/privacy-policy.

 

Use of the Platform

 

Fora is a web application that measures and analyzes user engagement within specified communities (e.g. a university or non-profit organization) across multiple channels, including email, surveys, social networking sites, and in-person activities.  The Fora application assigns a ForaScore to all registered users, which is a numerical rating assessing their engagement with a specified partner organization across the aforementioned channels.  Once you have registered and given permission, Fora will measure and analyze data pertaining to your activity on social networking sites, and through our Platform.  Fora does not access any private data that you do not give us explicit permission to access, and when integrating with your social networking accounts will never control or post on behalf of your profile.  Fora may at any time change our algorithm or services offered on the Platform.  You consent that you agree to any such modifications, which may impact your ForaScore and agree that DCA is not held liable by you or any third party for such changes.

 

Opting Out

 

You may choose to opt out of our services at any time by unsubscribing (the option to unsubscribe is found in your user profile).  If you unsubscribe we will not collect or retain any personalized information beyond the time of your decision to unsubscribe.  Any data associated with your profile before opting out will be stored for a period of three (3) years.

 

Registration

 

In order to use the platform you will be required to register and create a profile on Fora.  If you register, you agree that you will provide accurate and up to date information as requested by the Platform registration form.  Our privacy policy governs the data you provide (www.fora.community/privacy-policy).  Individuals under the age of thirteen (13) years are not authorized to use the Platform.

 

When registering, you will create a password for your Fora profile.  The confidentiality of your password is your responsibility and you will immediately notify Fora (using support@fora.community) of any breaches or unauthorized uses of your account.  To prevent any such instances we recommend that you log out of your account after each session.

 

 

 

 

 

Usage Policies

 

All content that you produce, share, upload, post, display, or transmit in any way, is yours alone and you assume responsibility for such content.  DCA will not be held liable for any illegal or prohibited content produced by users and reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in DCA’s sole discretion, violates this clause.  DCA reserves the right to remove any offending content and suspend or terminate offending accounts.

 

When using the Platform you agree not to:

  • use forged email or electronic addresses;
  • perpetrate identity theft;
  • access the Platform through a forged identity;
  • use the services to intrude into third party’s computer system or to carry any activity that may damage, control, interfere any third party’s computer system and violate its integrity or security;
  • send spam messages or unsolicited mails, particularly promotional mails;
  • use the Platform in order to harm a third party;
  • send, post, send by email or otherwise make available any document containing viruses or other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functioning of a software, a computer system or a communication system;
  • use or display any elements that would infringe any intellectual right or any right of any third parties;
  • use the Services in such a way as to disrupt, deactivate, overload or limit any other user’s or DCA’s computer servers or network connection;
  • try to access without authorization to accounts, third parties computer systems or networks connected to DCA’s or a third party’s server by hacking, password research or any other means;
  • modify, adapt or hack the website, or modify any other website so as to create the impression that it is linked to the Website;

You agree that DCA, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof), ForaScore, or use of the Platform for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if DCA believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service or the Privacy Policy.

 

Intellectual Property and Commercial Use

 

All the rights, including all the proprietary and intellectual rights on the Platform, www.forascore.com, all the elements used by the Company to provide the Platform, such as the names, logos, signs, trademarks, and notably “Fora”, “ForaScore” or “Forascore.com” signs, software, source code, databases, technologies, methodologies, know how, equipment, graphics, documents, photographs, stylized letters or infrastructure, or any work, creation or patent, designs and models are and remain the sole and exclusive worldwide property of DCA.

The Company grants the user a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Website and the Services in compliance with the purpose and the provisions set out in the Subscription or any offer chosen by the User. This license is strictly personal and cannot be transferred or otherwise assigned to third parties. This license is granted only for the terms of the Platform.

All rights not expressly granted to the user are reserved by DCA. The User shall especially not copy, represent, reproduce, duplicate, publish, edit, transmit, translate, decompile, decode, disassemble, reverse-engineer, export, distribute, display, remove, delete, modify, adapt, and more generally carry out any work taking as a basis the Website or Services, neither sell all or part of the Platform. Downloading or copying element of the Platform or website will not grant any title or right on any elements or software.

 

You agree not to distribute, license, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify sell, resell, or upload for any commercial purposes, any component of the Platform without express permission from DCA.

 

Partner Campaigns

 

DCA may partner with organizations to run specified campaigns based on data provided by Fora, including a user’s ForaScore.  Campaigns may be based on specific time periods – producing a ForaScore for a specified time period, or based on other limiting factors (e.g. a campaign may exclude one or more social media sites, or email).  Partner organizations may offer benefits or rewards to users based on this data, including ForaScore.  Any such benefits or rewards have no affiliation with DCA and are offered at the sole discretion of participating partners.  DCA is not responsible or liable, directly, or indirectly for any damage or loss (including alleged damage or loss) related to partner campaigns.  All such arrangements are between the user and the partner directly.

 

Integration with Social Media Sites

 

During registration, users will be asked to authenticate their profiles from various social media sites.  Users have the option to do so or not, at their sole discretion.  When integrating with third-party social media sites users will authenticate their account with each site directly.  Fora will collect information about user activities in specified segments of the integrated social media sites (e.g. a specific Facebook page or group) as per our privacy policy, but will not in any way manage, or access the user profile on social media sites.  The manner in which social media sites present information about user activity, and the terms of how they use, store, and govern user content is based solely on the policies of the social media sites, and DCA is not liable for the actions of any third party sites.  You acknowledge that DCA is not responsible for the reliability and accuracy of information made in connection with social media sites.

 

Indemnity and Release

 

You agree to indemnify and hold DCA and its affiliates and all employees, directors harmless for any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of the Services, any User Content, your connection to the Services, your violation of these Terms of Services or your violation of any rights of another. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

DCA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY REWARDS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, BENEFITS OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH PARTNER CAMPAIGNS OR GENERAL USE OF THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

 

Questions or Concerns

 

Feel free to contact us directly at support@fora.community with any questions related to the terms of services or privacy policy.

 

Technical Support

 

If you are having any technical issues with Fora please send us an email to support@fora.community with the subject heading “Technical Support Issue.”  We will do our best to respond to all requests within 48 hours.