Terms of Service

Terms of Service / User Agreement / Disclaimer

Updated July 24, 2020

These Terms of Service (“TOS”)  were originally written in English (USA). To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version prevails. 

The TOS detailed below are meant to protect the relationship between the Platform and it’s users, as well as the interactions that take place on the VOMO platform between users.

You may become a member (“user”) of this site by affirming and stating that you have read, understood and agreed to all the following terms and conditions. You may acknowledge your affirmation and agreement by clicking the “accept” button when creating your user account. By using or accessing VOMO (www.vomo.org, or the VOMO mobile apps), you agree to the following terms of service, as updated from time to time in accordance with the TOS.

  1. Acceptance of Terms
    1. The VOMO site (www.vomo.org) is a service of Volunteer Mobilization, Inc., having its office at 500 N Central Expy, Suite 365, Plano, TX 75074 (the “company”). The company provides its service to you subject to TOS, which may be updated by the company from time to time. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time on this website. Please check the TOS periodically for changes. By your use of the service you signify your agreement to the TOS.  If you don’t agree to any of the following terms, or updates to the terms, please do not use any VOMO Services.
  1. Description of Service
    1. The VOMO Platform (“Platform”) is a network of two broad categories of users: 1. “Admin” users who subscribe to the VOMO Service (“Subscription Service”) to manage serving opportunities and 2.“Volunteer” users who join the platform to find serving opportunities (“Volunteer Service”). Please see descriptions below for a brief description of the services provided to both user types.
      1. Admin Users
        1. The company currently provides tiers of access for organizations looking to recruit, manage, and engage volunteers in both free and paid Subscription Service options.
        2. When any user creates an Organization Account in VOMO they agree to specific Subscription Terms found here.
        3. For paid Subscription Service subscribers, VOMO offers a Service Level Agreement summarized here.
      2. Volunteer Users
        1. The company also currently provides volunteer users with a platform to find and join peer-to-peer meetings, connect with different organizations, make and communicate with friends, build communities, upload and share pictures and information (which are not protected by copyright law) and exchanging news and views.
        2. You understand and agree that the Volunteer Service is provided on an “as is” basis and that the company assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications, pictures, information or personalization settings.
    2. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance any of the current VOMO Services, including the release of new features by the company, shall be subject to the TOS.
    3. In order to use any of the VOMO Services, you must have access to the world wide web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such a connection to the world wide web, including a computer and modem or other access device. Please be aware that you must have attained the legal age of majority according to the applicable laws in your jurisdiction to become a member of this site and access it.
  1. Indemnity
    1. You agree to indemnify and hold the company, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, co-branders or other partners, harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post to or transmit through the service, your use of the service, your connection to the service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another. You further agree that in the event of any action or claim brought against the company due to or arising out of any content you submit, post to or transmit through the service, your use of the service, your connection to the service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another, you will reimburse the company for its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in the defense of such action or claim.
  1. Contents and Sharing
    1. You own all of the content and information you post on VOMO, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy settings. In addition:
    2. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like logos, branding assets, photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with VOMO (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
    3. When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
    4. When you use an application, the application may ask for your permission to access your content and information as well as content and information that others have shared with you. We require applications to respect your privacy, and your agreement with that application will control how the application can use, store, and transfer that content and information.
    5. When you publish content or information using the public setting on your privacy settings, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people not logged in on VOMO, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture).
    6. You acknowledge that all content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such content, and that VOMO may not monitor or control any content so posted and has no responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any content or materials posted on VOMO is at your own risk.
    7. VOMO does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any content or communications posted by any of its users / third parties or endorse any opinions expressed by said users / third parties. You understand that by using these services, you may be exposed to content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will VOMO be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on VOMO or broadcast elsewhere.
    8. We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about VOMO, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).
  1. Mobile and Other Devices
    1. VOMO currently provides its mobile services for free, but please be aware that your carrier’s normal rates and fees, such as text messaging and data charges, will still apply.
    2. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you will update your account information on VOMO within 48 hours to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person who acquires your old number.
    3. You provide consent and all rights necessary to enable users to sync (including through an application) their devices with any information that is visible to them on VOMO.
  1. No Resale of Service
    1. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the service, use of the service, or access to any VOMO Service without express permission from the Company.
  1. Modification/Suspension/Termination of Service
    1. You agree that the company may at any time, at its sole discretion, modify the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
    2. You agree that the company reserves the right to suspend service that violates the items listed in this TOS. We will give adequate notice to all Organizations with paid Subscription Services for violations that might lead to suspension or termination of access as a gesture of good will that any acts will be reconciled before official notice of suspension or termination is issued. The company shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification or suspension of the Service. Please refer to the list below for events where we reserve the right to suspend access to our users. 
      1. Suspension for Prohibited Acts
        1. We may suspend any user’s access to any or all Services without notice for: 
          1. use of the Service in a way that violates applicable local, state, federal, or foreign laws or regulations or the terms of this Agreement,
          2. repeated instances of posting or uploading material that infringes or is alleged to infringe on the copyright or trademark rights of any person or entity,
          3. content or materials that we determine are offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive.
      2. Suspension for Non-Payment of our Subscription Services
        1. We will provide you with notice of non-payment of any amount due. Unless the full amount has been paid, we may suspend your access to any or all of the Subscription Services ten (10) days after such notice. We will not suspend the Subscription Service while you are disputing the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and are cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute. If a Subscription Service is suspended for non-payment, we may charge a reactivation fee to reinstate the Subscription Service.
      3. Suspension for Present Harm
        1. If your use of, the Subscription Service: 
          1. is being subjected to denial of service attacks or other disruptive activity, 
          2. is being used to engage in denial of service attacks or other disruptive activity, 
          3. is creating a security vulnerability for the Subscription Service of others, 
          4. is consuming excessive bandwidth, or 
          5. is causing harm to us or others, then we may, with electronic or telephonic notice to you, suspend all or any access to the Subscription Service. 
        2. We will try to limit the suspension to the affected portion of the Subscription Service and promptly resolve the issues causing the suspension of the Subscription Service. Nothing in this clause limits our right to terminate for cause as outlined above, if we determine that you are acting, or have acted, in a way that has or may negatively reflect on or affect us, our prospects, or our customers.
      4. Suspension and Termination of Free Services
        1. We may suspend, limit, or terminate the Free Services for any reason at any time without notice. We may terminate your subscription to the Free Services due to your inactivity.
    3. You acknowledge and agree that the company, at its sole discretion, may at any time remove and discard any content within the service, without limitation, for lack of use or if the company believes that it violates or is inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the TOS or of any terms and conditions or rules posted on the site supra.
    4. You agree that the company shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to, or removal of your information from, the service.
  1. Modifications of these Terms
    1. VOMO reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time in accordance with this provision. We will periodically make changes to these Terms, and we will update all organizations subscribing to the Service via em