Principles of Conduct


WELCOME TO OUR PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCT (AKA SITE RULES)

A) Rules

1) Read Our Site Rules Before Posting

What makes us First Rate is you, the individual member. Without your individual participation we cannot succeed. Our crowdsourced 99% is a large swath of individuals working together towards our common welfare, and for this reason we have rules of interaction to guide us towards our common goals. These rules are not provided to merely inhibit any individual, but rather to make the sum of our individual parts greater in its united action. This unity is the common denominator we seek, and our site will nurture this unity by placing the needs of the Community over the wants and desire of any single individual. Please abide by these rules to make the experience at our site a comfortable and pleasant experience for everyone. For everyone's sake, please read the rules before posting.

2) Have Some Serious Fun But Be Mindful Of Others

The work we conduct is serious, very serious. Climate change, war, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, prison recidivism rates, alcoholism and a litany of other disorders affecting our society are directly related to Economic Inequality. The science and the statistics linking these afflictions to Economic Inequality is sobering. The single most important thing you can do for yourself and the world is to fight against this inequality. You future and your children's future will all depend upon the outcome of this battle. Make no mistake as to the gravity of the work we are conducting; we are fighting for our lives in a very real sense.

One has merely only to examine the longevity studies of the rich versus the poor in this country to ascertain how much longer the 1% live, than the 99%. Our very lives are at stake. Yet, while we fight, we must remember that fun, and its associated elements of light-heartedness, cheer, delight, and wonderment are all a part of our humanity and help us in our time of need. Go ahead and have some fun with witty, joyous, mirthful, and creative solutions that will help us in this fight. Please be mindful and respectful of others about you as you express your thoughts and ideas. Remember, other member may have a different tolerance to the displayed subject material than you do. Our site is focused around a large, general audience, and offensive material is not allowed.

By definition, the 99% encompasses a lot of people. Each individual, however, has a unique style, personality, and special way of being. Not everyone on our site will think the same way or have the same solutions to our common problem, but they are all due their say and our respect. Our rules are in place to ensure this happens.

There are obviously those few individuals who will not abide by our rules. Our site Moderators will deal firmly, yet fairly, with them to make our site experience enjoyable and comfortable for all of those who do follow the rules. So please, be tolerant of others while having some fun on our site.

3) Maintain A Friendly And Nonaggressive Attitude

An aggressive attitude and tone will not be tolerated, as it is counterproductive. Remember, although "the empty vessel makes the most noise," it is still empty. Those around you will understand this, even if you do not. Ours is a discussion site with a common goal in mind, not a dogfight for ego or ideological supremacy. By discussion, we mean the asking and answering of questions, or a dialog on a topic. Our common welfare is at stake and is not dependent upon any one individual regardless who that person may be. Feel free to liberally express your ideas, views, solutions, and opinions, but do so in a friendly and nonaggressive manner. The tone of your posts matters to others and determines to a large extent how they will interact with you.

4) Keep It Focused About Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality is a vast subject generally encompassing both the sub-topics of Wealth Inequality and Income Inequality. This material is the focus of our forum. In order to stop it, and by that, we mean to reduce it to tolerable levels as defined by those of us who make up the 99%, we need to remain focused on this issue. The great majority of our topics will inherently be specific to these matters that keep us centered on our core mission. Incidental and tangential material is acceptable as long as it relates to the essence of the Economic Inequality discussion or makes a point regarding it. For those reasons, we ask members to stay on course with the intentions of our forum. From time to time, our Moderators will bring discussions back on track, merge topics, or end discussions allowing us to move forward in new and more productive directions.

5) Post in the most relevant forum

Be sure to read the forum description before you post. Make yourself familiar with any limits on what may or may not be allowed on the forum. Although members may be passionate about a subject, they must handle it professionally. A pattern of merely copying material from one topic to multiple topics, cross-posting, (especially as it relates to topics not really related to your material, in an attempt to promote your own ideas) will incur a Moderator’s warning.

6) Keep it clean.

Members are reminded this board is aimed at a general audience where the common denominator is primary. The posting of pornographic or generally offensive text, jokes, images, etc., either directly or through links, will not be tolerated. Just because you think the material is funny or socially acceptable does not mean others hold the same position; please consider the views of others before you post.

7) Respect the copyright and trademarks of others as is outlined in our Copyright policy.

The printing of this material without permission is not permitted. You can only use this material in our forum if you have the written consent to do so from the owner of the copyrighted or trademarked owner.

8) Post only in English.

Although we expect and plan for a large international following of multiple languages in the future, this is currently an English-only speaking community. For the sake of continuity and safety, members are asked to only post in English. Monitors will remove language or symbols an English-speaking community cannot understand. Please keep in mind, not all of our users are native English speakers and we need to accommodate them. Be tolerant of their grammar and word usage unless it is causing confusion.

9) Post in a manner which is consistent with a traditional writing style. The posting of an excessive numbers of large caps or colored text is annoying and unattractive to many members. They will avoid reading your post. A better way to attract a following on this forum is to keep it clear and uncluttered while demonstrating thoughtful wit and insight. Others will judge you by the substance of your post than the number of posts or cries for attention. The use of all capital letters as a form of "shout" or the use of excessive punctuation marks is unwarranted. We all know you are there and we will be more inclined to interact with you if you present substantive content rather than drawing undue attention to yourself.

10) Feedback for improvements or concerns about the site are to be addressed only in the specially reserved area unless specifically asked for in a post.

Members are asked not to disclose to others what they believe are flaws, errors, problems, inconsistencies or ways to improve these concerns regarding the site's experience while a topic discussion is ongoing. Unless specifically asked for in a post, this is disruptive to the flow of the topic discussion. Because your ideas are of a great importance to our Community, the site will provide a specific area where you can present your improvements or concerns along with any feedback. Rest assured, all feedback we receive from you at this reserved area will be reviewed and then passed on to our Site Administrator for an appraisal. If your feedback is deemed significant and appropriate, we will implement the additions, edits, or deletions to improve the site.

11) Do not abuse our private messaging (PM) system.

Where applicable, the above-stated rules also apply to our PM system. Abuse of this is not acceptable. Above all else, please be polite and respectful when contacting other members especially, in an unsolicited manner. Respect the fact they may not wish to communicate with you. We cannot accommodate any people who PM our members with private solicitations regarding matters we do not cover; it is under no circumstances to be used for advertising or promotional purposes.

Please be aware that not everyone on our site is honest or trustworthy. For your own protection we highly recommend that you do not share personal information such as your telephone number, email, or address, in the PM area.

12) Links are allowed in our posting section, subject our rules and regulations (ie against offensive matter, pornography, and solicitation).

13) Be thoughtful of the amount of bandwidth you are using.

Because this can affect the site's overall functioning, including how fast pages load and the speed of other operation, monitors have the authority to reduce your element to what they feel are tolerable limits or to remove the offending interference altogether at their discretion.

14) Member Profiles Must Have a Valid and Working Email.

Members who sign up to use FirstRateCrowd forums are asked to validate their membership via email to prevent misuse of our site. It is mandatory for all users to have a valid email in their profile so that our team members are able to contact them if required. A non-working email address will result in the suspension of an account.

B) ENFORCEMENT OF OUR RULES.

1) Not every reported post you dislike or disagree with will be judged a violation of the rules.We do, however, track the posts made by a user for a possible pattern of behavior that over time might be violating our rules.

2) Our administrators, Moderators, and other team support personnel reserve the right to edit, remove, or place on hold any post or any portion of any post at any time for any reason they deem required in order to maintain compliance with our rules. Additionally, they can add amendments, explanations, cautions, and notices to any post at their discretion.

The reviewing, editing, restriction, and removal of this material is a manual process so please, be patient and allow us a reasonable amount of time to accomplish these task. Only the members of our enforcement team will determine what is construed as rude, indecent, inappropriate, off-topic, pornographic, or obscene. Furthermore, they will have complete authority as to matters of spam, fake news, and trolls. It is our team members who make these decisions, not the author of the post or the readers of the post.

3) FirstRateCrowd has a three-strike policy for infractions in most cases. Users will be warned up to a maximum of three times for any moderate infractions in any three-month period. Moderators will use their judgment to use a short ban from the site of up to one week, especially if the same infraction is continuously repeated. On the fourth infraction, for any reason during any 3-month period, the member will be placed on an automatic 30-day ban from the site. *However, for the protection of our Community, Moderators reserve the right to ban any member immediately and on a permanent basis if the violation is deemed to be egregious in nature or injures, in any manner, to a given member or our Community as a whole.

The above-mentioned enforcement actions regarding bans are at the sole and final discretion and judgment of our Moderators and no recourse will be provided. Although a permanent ban from the site is an action of last resort, it will be utilized only if, and when truly required; we take it as seriously as you do. Our recommendation is meant to avoid undesired outcomes.

4) Individuals contacting any Moderator or other team member personally on a public post as well as those who post rude, indecent, or offensive material about them, or make any form of threat against our staff, either directly or indirectly, will be dealt with swiftly and accordingly. If there is an issue, use our PM to contact the staff. As long as you bring up your issues in a mature and civil manner, our staff will respond in kind. Finally, we will not respond to rude or harassing messages.

5) Users who feel their warnings are unjust are welcome to contact the Moderator to discuss the issue. If warranted, the Moderator will remove the warning at their sole discretion. The Moderator is the referee in the matter and arguing with a Moderator after having received a warning will lead to an additional warning.

6) Any attempt to use the site while a temporary ban is in place will result in an automatic permanent ban from the site. Actions triggering this result include registering again or using a changed IP address. Registering under someone else's account and the use of a different email address will be monitored for adherence. Any other action or creative endeavor of subterfuge to avoid detection in an attempt to use the site while temporally banned will also result in a permanent removal from the site.

C) About Our Moderators And How They Function

1) Our Moderators are individuals who sincerely believe in stopping Economic Inequality and fully support the mission of FirstRateCrowd. They are intelligent, educated, and competent in their own fields of practice. Most importantly, they are capable of making good and appropriate judgment calls.

2) Their mode of operation is guided by the expression, "fair but firm." Their fairness comes from understanding our human limits, from knowing we all make mistakes, and the need for guidance with another allowable chance. Their firmness stems from a passion to protect our Community members from those who would do us harm. However, let there be no doubt that in close calls they will always side more on the position of firmness than fairness. Those thinking of testing the boundaries of our rules are strongly advised not to do so.

3) Ultimately, it is the responsibility our members to bring the abuse of our rules to the attention of our Moderators. Please use the “report this post” feature [see the ! symbol to connect to the Moderator] to report posts that are clearly in violation of our rules. It is not the role of the member to police these matters themselves; let our Moderators handle these issues. Our Moderators cannot and will not review every post on the site or vouch for the validity or usefulness of any post. The author member placing the post is solely responsible for the content of the post. The post expresses the view of the author member and not necessarily the views of this forum. FirstRateCrowd, its owner, Moderators, and any support personnel are not responsible for the post's contents. You will hold them harmless in any legal action arising from these posts. As always, members must use good judgment and judicious sense when interacting with the posts of other members.

D) Prohibited Activities

If at first glance you find yourself wanting to do any of the following from our Forbidden Zone List on our website, then we strongly recommend you do not become a member of our site.

Abuse of bandwidth
Adult material or nudity
Aggressiveness
Advertisements (personal, business, blogs, non-profits, services, religious, etc)
Backseat Moderators
Bullying
Bumping
Business advertisements
Cat fights
Chain letters
Chastising newbies
Circumventing the profanity filter (expletives such as as*****)
Copyright infringement
Cross-posts to other topics
Cyber rage
Defamation
Double posts to topics and over-posting
Fake News (also known as Alternative News or Hoax News)
Flaming
Flooding
Foreign language
Frivolous or short-worded posts (Kool, Loved it, A great idea, etc)
Giving advice you know is harmful or incorrect
Harassment
Hate speech (Religious, Racial, Sexual, etc.)
Hoaxes or information purposely misleading others
Illegal activities (any and all)
Illegal activities discussions (murder, rape, pedophilia, etc)
Indecency
Insults
Linking to crackz, warez, or similar
Mudslinging
Name-calling
Obscenity
Offensive jokes (sexual, political, racial, etc)
Offensive material
Off-topic posts
Politics unrelated to Economic Inequality
Pornography (keep it PG-13)
Posting before reading our rules
Promoting terrorism
Promotion of business interests
Promotion of personal ventures
Provocative language
Pyramid schemes
Racism
Registering more than one account for each member
Registering under someone else's account
Religion unrelated to Economic Inequality
Rude language
Self-promotion in your posts
Sexism
Shared accounts (your friends and family using your account)
SHOUTING large Caps
Social or controversial issues unrelated to Economic Inequality
Soliciting (for money, votes, sex, love, contests, petitions, product-testing, employment, etc.)
Spam and spammers of any type
Stalking
Taunting
Trademark infringement
Trolls, 1% trolls, and trolling (see our Special Note* below)
Unethical actions or discussions
Violating Federal laws
Violating International laws
Violating State laws

Special Note* on trolls and trolling:

Our site encounters two types of trolls both of which are prohibited on our site.

1) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.

2) Let there be no doubt there are those of the 1% who have the financial wherewithal to hire individuals to try to disrupt our site along with the use of other traditional and social media outlets. These hired individuals, who are more concerned with material reward rather than ethics, we call the 1% Trolls. This type of person will come to our site to spout some anti-99% rhetoric, or in some cases use other underhanded means to disrupt our site on behalf of the 1%.

Trolls of both types are undesirable individuals who are immediately and permanently banned from the site as soon as they are identified.

Determining who is a troll is a subjective call. It usually involves a pattern of such posting or it can just be one especially egregious post. Both types will not go unnoticed. However, it is easy to mistake legitimate users who are merely presenting contrary ideas to our Community in an intelligent and thoughtful manner from those who are truly trolls. Please, in all cases report trolling to a Moderator per our protocol but do not handle these matters yourself.

E) Seven Organizational Principles

The following principles are in place to help guide the community members in their discussions, decision making, and actions.

1) We are a non-violent and law-abiding community of individuals who believe in reducing the level of economic inequality for all. This is our primary mission. Towards this end, we have a firm conviction the collective wisdom and power of the community through the principles of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding can overcome the authority of the 1% to reduce economic inequality. Anyone with similar beliefs is welcome to join us.

2) "Doing good in the world" is accomplished by reducing economic inequality and related constructs. This brings about a positive difference in the lives of others. By having each individual participate and vote his or her conscience to bring about a collective wisdom of the crowd, we create more favorable opportunities for everyone.

Reducing economic inequality helps heal and affirm the beneficial social fabric of our entire society. This ushers in new found freedoms for the many, not just the privileged few. Achieving these goals is accomplished by the power of each individual who participates, and with the power of others, brings about a collective force for change. We favor organizational action as a force for change over protest to deliver our message.

Our most important action is the development and implementation of a new form of company which, in and of itself, exemplifies these ideas for use by our community. We support the overall platform of FirstRateCrowd and the corporate vision of Antilope LLC in achieving these goals.

3) We are a for-profit organization. However, we may engage, and participate with, charitable and not-for-profit groups to generate income and benefits for our organization. Our ability to do good in the world and to further our goals will be determined to a large extent by the growth and economic advantage we have as an organization. We believe in a profit-oriented model with our ability to do good being an extension of our profitability.

After a discussion of our members who are Active and with the approval of the LLC management team, we may engage in any business enterprise or project to earn revenue or benefits for our company.

4) We, as an economic and income equality community, do have opinions on political groups and other related matters to the extent they limit us from our equality goals. We may engage and participate with political groups to generate income and benefits for our organization or to further our cause.

We invite all people regardless of their affiliation including: Republicans, Democrats, Independents, or others to join us.

After a discussion of our members who are Active and Verified, and with the approval of the LLC management team, our members may lobby or influence others on our behalf to improve our standing as we see fit. This includes the establishment of a political process.

5) We, as an economic and income equality community, do have opinions on religious groups and other related matters to the extent they limit us from our equality goals. We may engage and participate with religious groups to generate income and benefits for our organization or to further our cause.

All faiths,(and those without an established faith such as Atheists), including: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and others are welcome to join us.

6) We, as an economic and income equality community, do have opinions on other economic structures and related matters to the extent they limit us from our equality goals. We may engage and participate with other economic organizations to generate income and benefits for our organization or to further our cause.

Economic organizations including socialists, collectivists, cooperatives and others are welcome to join and work with us towards a common goal.

Our actions are focused on reducing economic inequality through our company by democratizing and repairing the shortcomings of capitalism. This is doing good in the world so the system works for everyone.

7) At no time will our organization violate its integrity by allowing outside financial, political, or social considerations, either directly or indirectly, to sway the outcomes of our rating platform. We may, however, accept payment for our services as long as no "quid pro quo" is involved.

We can participate in any action as long as such an action does not violate any of our aforementioned organizational principles, is legal, and shows a viable and profitable source of net income or benefits for our organization.

F) Terms of Service (Additional Sections)

This Terms of Service (hereinafter “TOS”) Agreement is a contract between yourself and Antilope LLC and FirstRateCrowd(.com) and explains what your rights and obligations are when using our FirstRateCrowd web site as well as its affiliated sites. It is owned and operated by Antilope LLC. Any reference to ‘we’, ‘company, or ‘us’ refers to Antilope LLC and FirstRateCrowd(.com) and its affiliated websites. Any reference to Antilope LLC is also a reference to FirstRateCrowd(.com) and its affiliated web sites and vice versa.

Company is the owner and licensee of all the graphics, designs, code, software (unless licensed except as to modifications which are Company’s), and all of the intellectual property on the site, in perpetuity, for any purposes Company deems necessary, whether created by Company, third parties, or users. Without express permission you may not copy, store, distribute, publish, re-publish or otherwise make any derivative work product of anything that is on FirstRateCrowd.com and its affiliated web sites. All rights are reserved by Company.

BY USING OUR SITE YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ OUR TERMS OF SERVICE, PRIVACY POLICY, AS WELL AS THE “PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCT” aka THE RULES OF USE DOCUMENT.

HAVING READ THIS DOCUMENT AND THE PRINICPLES OF CONDUCT AKA SITE RULES, IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS IN ANY DOCUMENT, YOU CANNOT USE OUR WEB SITE NOR CONTRIBUTE TO IT. IF YOU DO USE IT, YOU ARE EXPRESSLY AGREEING TO, AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS IN THE TWO DOCUMENTS, WHICH MAY BE MODIFIED FROM TIME TO TIME. THE RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT, AS WELL AS FOR THE SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT OF ALL OTHERS.

We reserve the right to limit your use of the web site as well as to particular areas and functions of the web site. We can make this decision at any time, with or without your consent or notice, and our decisions shall be based on our discretion, which is not subject to challenge. You may, however, request reconsideration in light of new facts. Nothing we do with respect to our enforcement procedures will ever expose us to liability, and no notice is required on our part. If your actions lead to our liability as a result of your actions or actions that you put into place in order to harm us in any way, you agree to fully indemnify us for all costs, including legal, with our choice of attorneys and strategy.

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to use our web site, and cannot be incapable of entering into a contract due to any mental, alcohol, drug or other incapacity or disability. If you are unable to enter into a contract, you are prohibited from using our web site. We reserve the right to end this contract at any time, with or without cause and will not be liable to any person or entity for any reason should we choose to do so. You are also able to terminate this agreement at any time, subject to the fact that you will no longer be able to continue to use our web site and other services we may offer.

Company does not offer any implied or express warranties of any kind, including those for fitness for a particular purpose, nor does it guarantee or warrant that our site will always be completely secure (although we have mechanisms in place), error free, virus or malware free, interruption-free, or that errors and interruptions will be corrected immediately.

PERSONAL USE

Our web site is for your personal use only. You cannot advertise your own products or services on our site and it is not meant for commercial messages, hidden or covert agendas or propaganda of any type. You cannot take any part of our site or source code and copy or display it on any other web site or URL landing page of any kind. Our service is for you to use and enjoy only; exploitation is not allowed. You cannot post your personal contact information on any public post and cannot use our mail service in order to collect personal data from others for any reason other than personal communications where it is a legitimate request.

IPO STATUS

At such time as we issue our IPO all of the current rules and regulations will transfer over and apply in full to the new entity, regardless of its form. This includes all of our privacy policies as the new company will be a continuation of our non-public company.

INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS

You must obey all of the laws of your country when using our site so that you are not in violation of any of them as some things may be allowable in the United States and not allowable in your country. If there are items and courses of action that are allowable in your country but not in the United States, then the laws of the United States shall prevail.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Persons enjoying our site will post data as well as pictures, software, code, ideas, videos, music, and other media, as well as data, script, and tools, which may or may not have been created at the time of writing this term. They may create unique names or phrases as well as other material which is copyrightable. By using our site you irrevocably grant us a non-exclusive worldwide license in perpetuity to any intellectual property on our site, for any purpose we choose to use and will not challenge any copyright, patent or other security system we put into place to protect our interests. You also grant us the right to edit, modify, distribute, sell, and otherwise amend the intellectual property as we see fit and use it for commercial purposes as we see fit. The site information may not be copied, reproduced in any form, published, printed, downloaded, scraped, posted, reverse engineered, modified, or otherwise affected without the express written permission of Company.

This paragraph above does not apply to any search engine or its crawler as well as public archives that normally conduct archiving for the public and comply with the script of our robot.txt file.

CONTENT GENERATED BY PERSONS USING OUR SITE

You may generate content by adding information to other material you may upload to our site. There may be media, links, data, and other pieces of information in whatever form. You hereby warrant that you have the right and title to everything that you post on our web site and grant us a license as mentioned above (Ownership of Intellectual Property) to protect and use it as well as to copy, create a modified or edited copy of all or part of it, and you allow us a non-exclusive worldwide, royalty-free right to use and distribute it as we see fit, whether by distribution or via printed, video, television, radio, or electronic means of any kind, along with your site user name.

Various posts by users, as well as by Antilope LLC or FirstRateCrowd(.com) may contain links to web sites that are not maintained by us. You are confirming that you are aware that when you leave our site you are subject to the new site’s Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and any other declarations they may have. We urge you to make yourself familiar with these documents before entering the sites. We are not responsible for any content on these sites, nor for the methods of operation of these sites and are therefore not responsible for them. The fact that you see such links on our site, whether placed by us, our advertisers, or our users in no way is to be interpreted as an endorsement by us or assumption of any responsibility by us for their actions or inactions.

NON-MEMBERS & GUESTS

All of the rules in this contract apply in full, as well.

REGISTERED MEMBERS

FirstRateCrowd.com allows you to register a member account and this account offers you additional preferences and features that are not available to others. In order to create a member account you will need to use your real and legal name at the time of the registration. You will not be able to change or update this name and you cannot delete it from the website. (Your real name will not be revealed to the public unless you decide to also use it as your username). (With regard to member registration by companies, corporations, organizations, or any other non-human form of entity, these will not be allowed to register a member account. However, individuals from these non-human entities are certainly welcome to register). You will also choose a username with an associated password. Your user name is your account name and it is also a screen name in that it will be used by you to interact with other individuals on the site and the public at large. You will not be able to change or update your user name and you cannot delete it from the website. Your user name and your real name at the time of registration can be the same. However, individuals looking to protect the privacy of their real name can choose to have their real name and user name as separate entities at the time of registration.

In exchange for this privilege you hereby warrant that you will not allow third persons to post under your account and you will maintain its confidentiality, as well as that of your log-in and password information. If a third person has gained access to your log-in information, you will notify us so that you are not barred from enjoying our site due to a third party's posting on your behalf.

If you choose to make a post, you hereby warrant to us that the post is truthful in that it was made by you, a registered member, not posted on behalf of another person or entity and that it is accurate regarding the authorship of the post. You will not create an account that is based on a third person's identity or for the purposes of violating our rules without the use of your own identity. You will, at all times, respect the rights of all persons enjoying our site by not posting any profanity or anything of any nature that directly or indirectly depicts something sexual as that is not what our site is about. You hereby grant us the permission and ability to contact you by electronic or other means for whatever purpose we deem important.

Should your personal email information change, you will update our web site with the latest information at your earliest convenience. Under no circumstances, (unless in the rare instance where FirstRateCrowd has specifically granted you an exemption for administrative, security, or privacy concerns, by not having you register your real name on a member account), will you register more than one member account, nor will you have a third person or party do so on your behalf. You will not provide authorization to any person or party to create a member account on your behalf or using your identity so that they can post anonymously. You cannot allow another person or entity to create a member account that impersonates someone else's identity. You will not use our web site in order to offend a third party; this is to be distinguished from the fact that you are welcome to explain your thoughts and proposals/purposes with respect to the 99% Community.

You warrant that you will not barter, sell, trade, license, sublicense or otherwise offer your member account at any time to another person or party and if you do, you hereby warrant that you will indemnify us for any legal costs we incur in order to enforce this provision.

Upon registering to the site, you will receive an email welcoming you to FirstRateCrowd.com with the option to receive our newsletter or other related materials and communications. You can opt out of this at any time.

You can close your member account at anytime by going under the member's User Control Panel. From the Profile level, choose Close Membership and reset the Edit Global Settings. You can rejoin at any time by reversing this process. However, your membership registration information regarding your real name and username cannot be changed or deleted from the website.

CONDUCT ON FIRSTRATECROWD.COM

You warrant and agree that you will not use our web site or your member account to violate any civil or criminal law, regulation, treaty, or ordinance; that is not what it was designed for. You will not threaten any person or entity, nor use profanity, nor advertise on behalf of yourself or other person(s) or entity. For additional information regarding the proper use of our web site please visit our Principles of Conduct.

You grant Anitlope LLC and FirstRateCrowd and its owners a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual and irrevocable non-exclusive license to republish, edit, use, copy, and distribute your user content along with its accompanying screen name, and with that permission, as mentioned herein, all intellectual property rights for the same in full, without any compensation of any type, and no prior approval from you will be necessary. You waiver any rights you may have to residual payments in the event of any commercial use of the same. In providing this license you warrant that nothing in your user content would require us to contact a third party for permission to do so. All postings to our site will be considered non-confidential.

GENERALLY PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR

You expressly warrant that you will not use our website for:

A template to create any kind of web site of your own.
To threaten, offend, or insult any person or entity.
The purpose of making any comments that refer to a person’s race, political or sexual preferences, creed, color, or nationality.
To stalk anyone.
The purposes of running software to reverse engineer it, hack it, or otherwise copy or control it using a robot, scraper, spider that is yours or a third party’s or any other method, technological or otherwise.
To post anything that would generally be considered in poor taste or sexual in nature.
Posting any false information or false advertising of any nature.
The purpose of collecting data or information regarding any of our members or their private information including but not limited to their email addresses, physical addresses, and telephone numbers.
Falsely affecting any SEO or other ranking of any specific post or comment, whether or not it includes an attachment of any sort.
Posting a pyramid scheme or any other scheme whose purpose it is to obtain the private contact information of our members or to obtain their participation.
Posting any solicitation, especially, but not limited to one that seeks to obtain the participation of our members or their private contact information.
The purposes of harassing, threatening, and/or stalking anyone.
The purposes of ascertaining someone’s location.
The purposes of starting a competitive web site.
The purpose of soliciting personal information from other members or non-members of FirstRateCrowd.com.
To create several accounts through electronic means.
To create multiple accounts for any purpose.
The use of third parties’ intellectual property on your post (unless you have prior approval).
To spread viruses or malware of any type.
To distribute spam of any nature.
The purposes of ascertaining who Company’s contractors, staff, agents, and members are, any personal or contact information about them.
The purposes of posting negative information about anyone affiliated with Company on a third party’s website.

THE STATUS OF FIRST RATE CROWD AS IT RELATES TO PUBLISHING

FirstRateCrowd and Company are not a publisher or speaker of any kind, as defined under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act [also known as Title V of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 , codified in 47 USC §230]; we are simply an interactive computer service. Any tortious data posted on the web site will not be attributed to FirstRateCrowd. Company will, however, make great effort in order to remove from its web site any data it considers tortious without any notice, however cannot monitor every posting at any given time. Feel free to inform us of any negative material by emailing security@FirstRateCrowd.com.

CONTENT FROM THIRD PARTIES

Our web site(s) will most likely contain information, media, and data from third parties, including but not limited to advertisers. We are not responsible for any content from third parties, for their actions or inactions.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

WE ARE PROVIDING YOU OUR WEB SITE ON AN AS-IS BASIS. YOU MAY CONDUCT ANY INVESTIGATION YOU LIKE BEFORE USING IT. HOWEVER, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY, LEGAL OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY HARM OR LIABILITY THAT ARISES AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IN ANY WAY AS A MEMBER OR NON-MEMBER.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY TO YOU, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING FOR NON-INFRINGEMENT, NEGLIGENCE, OMISSIONS OR ERRORS AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT THAT IS PUBLISHED OR POSTED ON OUR WEB SITE(S), AS WELL AS ANY MEDIA OF ANY KIND AND/OR LINKS THAT MAY BE CONTAINED THEREIN. AS YOU ARE AWARE, WE HAVE PLACED INTO EFFECT A NUMBER OR RULES AND REGULATIONS IN ORDER TO INFORM EVERYONE OF WHAT OUR STANDARD IS, BUT WE CANNOT MONITOR EVERY SINGLE POSTING IN REAL TIME THEREFORE WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POSTING BY ANY PARTY OR VOLUNTEER.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DELAYS IN POSTING, POWER OUTAGES, TIMES THE SITE IS DOWN, OR FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY NATURE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OF INCOME OR BUSINESS, OR DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO REPUTATION FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF ANY PERSONAL OR PRIVATE INFORMATION OR TO ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO A MEMBER’S ACCOUNT, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR AS THE RESULT OF A HACK OR ANY OTHER WRONGFUL, LAWFUL, UNLAWFUL, OR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY STATE OR FEDERAL LEGAL THEORY FOR CLAIMS, INJURIES, JUDGMENTS, LIABILITIES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOURS OR A THIRD PARTY’S USE OF OUR SITE. THESE DAMAGES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF BUSINESS, DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, INJURY TO PROPERTY, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF REPUTATION, EFFECTS TO YOUR REPUTATION, WEB SITE(S), OR ONLINE BUSINESS(ES). WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE WEB SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

Please note that any errors we may have made regarding any numbers, estimates, or anything written on the web site or on any contract, including but not limited to the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, or Rules of Conduct are completely unintentional. Once they have been brought to our attention we will make every effort to correct the same, but are in no way liable for any errors or omissions, whether or not you depended on them for any personal or business reason.

INDEMNIFICATION CLAUSE

By participating on FirstRateCrowd (.com) and its affiliated web sites and companies (‘them’) your agree to hold Antilope LLC, its affiliates and web sites and its officers, employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, agents, successors, and assigns, harmless and indemnify them from any and all claims, losses, costs, debt, demands, and actions of any kind, without limitation. This includes claims for personal, property, business, or reputation damage, including but not limited to death as it relates to your use of our web site(s) and applies whether the issue is created directly or indirectly, whether or not Company or you violated any local, state, federal, or international ordinance statute or law. Although you have a contractual obligation to defend us, the choice of counsel and strategy remains ours.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL PROVISIONS

Any disputes with FirstRateCrowd(.com) or Company must be brought within one year of the breach. If it is not, the claim is forever barred.

Any disputes will be resolved by the laws of the State of California and the venue for all disputes shall be San Diego, California. Although we may assign our rights hereunder, especially in the case of a sale or transfer of this web site, you may not transfer or assign your rights or obligations under our contract with you. All claims and disputes with FirstRateCrowd(.com) and Antilope LLC will be resolved via arbitration under the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association.

The prevailing party in any dispute will be entitled to legal fees and costs as well as travel costs and expenses associated with the case.

If any word, sentence, phrase, or paragraph in this contract is considered void, voidable, unenforceable, or void ab initio, it will not affect the outcome of the rest of the contract and the contract will be read as if that word, sentence, phrase, or paragraph were not present.

Any waiver of this contract must be in writing and if any waiver is made, either negligently or intentionally, it does not mean that we consent to any future waivers.

You must be 18 to use our website(s). If you inadvertently signed up on our website(s) and are under 18 we will remove all of your information and delete from our servers any contact information you provided.

FirstRateCrowd has conceived an idea to develop an Economic Inequality Rating App (EIRA) for handheld or other use. This will essentially become a way to economically boycott the 1%. The Rating App will provide clear guidelines as to which products and services, or which individuals providing these products or services, are aligned with the 99%-Crowd in contrast to those aligned with the 1%. By following these ratings, the 99% can not only capture the revenue normally lost to the 1% through Economic Inequality, but also redirect this revenue back to themselves.

By registering on the FirstRateCrowd website, you acknowledge your support for the concept of the First Rate Crowd Economic Inequality Rating App (EIRA). This is a concept only. Our community will not actually develop the working app but will only discuss and develop the concept. We believe the concept is invaluable in our mission to stop economic inequality. Our goal in this matter is to create the demand for the concept such that a third party outside our organization, such as an individual, company, or another entity, would want to develop the actual app or something similar. As such, you will automatically be registered on the site as supporting this concept. More will be released about this app as the website is developed. Your personal information will continue to remain private on our website as per our Privacy Policy. However, at some future time, and only with your permission, you may request to have aspects of your private information released to a third party of FirstRateCrowd's choice to aid them in their endeavor to develop the working app.

PRIVACY POLICY

We will not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer your personal information to any third party without your consent as we respect your privacy.

We may collect personal information from you when you use our website(s) and this information can identify you as it will include items such as your email address, IP address and/or MAC (media access control) address. This information may provide us with your geographical location, date of birth, address, social networking profiles, and other information about you. We may conduct advanced searches in order to obtain more information about you, especially where we feel you are in violations of our regulations and Terms of Service. You hereby agree to our terms of use of this information when you use our website(s). We may use this information to track areas of popularity, interests, and other such information. Its use, amongst others, will be to communicate with you or to access metrics so that we can make our website(s) better and more popular, as well as to share with our advertisers and prospective advertisers. We will not, however, ever share personally identifying information such as your email or physical address, name or phone number. The only exception is if we sell or otherwise divest ourselves of the website(s), in which case the acquiring company will be forced to adhere to our same high standards.

Private information will also be used to help us monitor our site for illegal or fraudulent activity by any person. Apart from these uses, if we have a court order, subpoena, request for production of documents, or any other authorized requests by government authorities, we will be forced to comply.

We may collect personal information from your via cookies, that allow our website(s) to recognize you when you return. We may also use certain cookies to track the pages you visit when you come to our website(s). Although your computer may allow you to block cookies, you are asked to make adjustments to allow us to use them.

All of your data will be housed in the United States. We have implemented protection so that your data will remain safe, but cannot guarantee its safety given the technological landscape in which we operate.

We reserve the right to amend or replace our privacy policy at any time with our without cause and will provide notice of the same should that become necessary. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please address your concerns to PrivacyPolicy@FirstRateCrowd.com.

G) Our Rules And Enforcement Policies May Change Periodically To Meet The Needs Of Our Community.

As with most things in life, exceptions will be made to our rules and policies depending upon the circumstances involved. We reserve the right to modify them at any time.

Any events, situations, or actions not directly expressed in the above-mentioned "Principles of Conduct" section that negatively affects the site or its members either directly or indirectly will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Moderators when brought to their attention. The rules and enforcement policies of our forum are dynamic and will change from time to time to meet the continuing needs of our Community. It is the members’ responsibility to review this section periodically to stay informed of these changes.

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