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  <h2>CAcert Community Agreement</h2>

  <h3><a name="0">0.</a> Introduction</h3>

  <p>This agreement is between you, being a registered member ("Member") within
  CAcert's community at large ("Community") and CAcert Incorporated ("CAcert"),
  being an operator of services to the Community.</p>

  <h4><a name="0.1">0.1</a> Terms</h4>

  <ol>
    <li>"CAcert" means CAcert Inc., a non-profit Association of Members
    incorporated in New South Wales, Australia. Note that Association Members
    are distinct from the Members defined here</li>

    <li>"Member" means you, a registered participant within CAcert's Community,
    with an account on the website and the facility to request certificates.
    Members may be individuals ("natural persons") or organisations ("legal
    persons").</li>

    <li>"Organisation" is defined under the Organisation Assurance programme,
    and generally includes corporations and other entities that become Members
    and become Assured.</li>

    <li>"Community" means all of the Members that are registered by this
    agreement and other parties by other agreements, all being under CAcert's
    Arbitration.</li>

    <li>"Non-Related Person" ("NRP"), being someone who is not a Member, is not
    part of the Community, and has not registered their agreement.</li>

    <li>(withdrawn)</li>

    <li>"Arbitration" is the Community's forum for resolving disputes, or
    jurisdiction.</li>

    <li>"Dispute Resolution Policy" ("DRP" =&gt; COD7) is the policy and rules
    for resolving disputes.</li>

    <li>"USE" means the act by your software to conduct its tasks,
    incorporating the certificates according to software procedures.</li>

    <li>"RELY" means your human act in taking on a risk and liability on the
    basis of the claim(s) bound within a certificate.</li>

    <li>"OFFER" means the your act of making available your certificate to
    another person. Generally, you install and configure your software to act
    as your agent and facilite this and other tasks. OFFER does not imply
    suggestion of reliance.</li>

    <li>"Issue" means creation of a certificate by CAcert. To create a
    certificate, CAcert affixes a digital signature from the root onto a public
    key and other information. This act would generally bind a statement or
    claim, such as your name, to your key.</li>

    <li>"Root" means CAcert's top level key, used for signing certificates for
    Members. In this document, the term includes any subroots.</li>

    <li>"CAcert Official Document" ("COD") is an official managed and
    controlled document (e. g. a Policy) of CAcert.</li>

    <li>"Certification Practice Statement" ("CPS" =&gt; COD6) is the document
    that controls details about operational matters within CAcert.</li>
  </ol>

  <h3><a name="1">1.</a> Agreement and Licence</h3>

  <h4><a name="1.1">1.1</a> Agreement</h4>

  <p>You agree to the terms and conditions in this agreement. Your agreement is
  given by but not limited to</p>

  <ul>
    <li>your signature on a form to request assurance of identity ("CAP"
    form),</li>

    <li>your request on the website to join the Community and create an
    account,</li>

    <li>your request for Organisation Assurance,</li>

    <li>your request for issuing of certificates, or</li>

    <li>if you USE, RELY, or OFFER any certificate issued to you.</li>
  </ul>

  <p>Your agreement is effective from the date of the first event above that
  makes this agreement known to you. This Agreement replaces and supersedes any
  prior agreements.</p>

  <h4><a name="1.2">1.2</a> Licence</h4>

  <p>As part of the Community, CAcert offers you these rights:</p>

  <ol>
    <li>You may USE any certificates issued by CAcert.</li>

    <li>You may RELY on any certificate issued by CAcert, as explained and
    limited by CPS (COD6).</li>

    <li>You may OFFER certificates issued to you by CAcert to Members for their
    RELIANCE.</li>

    <li>You may OFFER certificates issued to you by CAcert to NRPs for their
    USE, within the general principles of the Community.</li>

    <li>This Licence is free of cost, non-exclusive, and
    non-transferrable.</li>
  </ol>

  <h4><a name="1.3">1.3</a> Your Contributions</h4>

  <p>You agree to a non-exclusive non-restrictive non-revokable transfer of
  Licence to CAcert for your contributions. That is, if you post an idea or
  comment on a CAcert forum, or email it to other Members, your work can be
  used freely by the Community for CAcert purposes, including placing under
  CAcert's licences for wider publication.</p>

  <p>You retain authorship rights, and the rights to also transfer
  non-exclusive rights to other parties. That is, you can still use your ideas
  and contributions outside the Community.</p>

  <p>Note that the following exceptions override this clause:</p>

  <ol>
    <li>Contributions to controlled documents are subject to Policy on Policy
    ("PoP" =&gt; COD1)</li>

    <li>Source code is subject to an open source licence regime.</li>

    <li>Personal data</li>

    <li>Postings under competing licenses if clearly stated when posted</li>
  </ol>

  <h4><a name="1.4">1.4</a> Privacy</h4>

  <p>You give rights to CAcert to store, verify and process and publish your
  data in accordance with policies in force. These rights include shipping the
  data to foreign countries for system administration, support and processing
  purposes. Such shipping will only be done among CAcert Community
  administrators and Assurers.</p>

  <p>Privacy is further covered in the Privacy Policy ("PP" =&gt; COD5).</p>

  <h3><a name="2">2.</a> Your Risks, Liabilities and Obligations</h3>

  <p>As a Member, you have risks, liabilities and obligations within this
  agreement.</p>

  <h4><a name="2.1">2.1</a> Risks</h4>

  <ol>
    <li>A certificate may prove unreliable.</li>

    <li>Your account, keys or other security tools may be lost or otherwise
    compromised.</li>

    <li>You may find yourself subject to Arbitration (DRP =&gt; COD7).</li>
  </ol>

  <h4><a name="2.2">2.2</a> Liabilities</h4>

  <ol>
    <li>You are liable for any penalties as awarded against you by the
    Arbitrator.</li>

    <li>Remedies are as defined in the DRP (COD7). An Arbitrator's ruling may
    include monetary amounts, awarded against you.</li>

    <li>Your liability is limited to a total maximum of <b>1000 Euros</b>.</li>

    <li>"Foreign Courts" may assert jurisdiction. These include your local
    courts, and are outside our Arbitration. Foreign Courts will generally
    refer to the Arbitration Act of their country, which will generally refer
    civil cases to Arbitration. The Arbitration Act will not apply to criminal
    cases.</li>
  </ol>

  <h4><a name="2.3">2.3</a> Obligations</h4>

  <p>You are obliged</p>

  <ol>
    <li>to provide accurate information as part of Assurance. You give
    permission for verification of the information using CAcert-approved
    methods.</li>

    <li>to make no false representations.</li>

    <li>to submit all your disputes to Arbitration (DRP =&gt; COD7).</li>

    <li>to assist the Arbitrator by truthfully providing information, or with
    any other reasonable request.</li>

    <li>to not share your CAcert account.</li>
  </ol>

  <h4><a name="2.4">2.4</a> Principles</h4>

  <p>As a Member of CAcert, you are a member of the Community. You are further
  obliged to work within the spirit of the Principles of the Community. These
  are described in <a href=
  "https://svn.cacert.org/CAcert/principles.html">Principles of the
  Community</a>.</p>

  <h4><a name="2.5">2.5</a> Security</h4>

  <p>CAcert exists to help you to secure yourself. You are primarily
  responsible for your own security. Your security obligations include</p>

  <ol>
    <li>to secure yourself and your computing platform (e. g. PC),</li>

    <li>to keep your email account in good working order,</li>

    <li>to secure your CAcert account (e. g., credentials such as username,
    password),</li>

    <li>to secure your private keys, ensuring that they are only used as
    indicated by the certificate, or by wider agreement with others,</li>

    <li>to review certificates for accuracy, and</li>

    <li>when in doubt, notify CAcert,</li>

    <li>when in doubt, take other reasonable actions, such as revoking
    certificates, changing account credentials, and/or generating new
    keys.</li>
  </ol>

  <p>Where, above, 'secure' means to protect to a reasonable degree, in
  proportion with your risks and the risks of others.</p>

  <h3><a name="3">3.</a> Law and Jurisdiction</h3>

  <h4><a name="3.1">3.1</a> Governing Law</h4>

  <p>This agreement is governed under the law of New South Wales, Australia,
  being the home of the CAcert Inc. Association.</p>

  <h4><a name="3.2">3.2</a> Arbitration as Forum of Dispute Resolution</h4>

  <p>You agree, with CAcert and all of the Community, that all disputes arising
  out of or in connection to our use of CAcert services shall be referred to
  and finally resolved by Arbitration under the rules within the Dispute
  Resolution Policy of CAcert (DRP =&gt; COD7). The rules select a single
  Arbitrator chosen by CAcert from among senior Members in the Community. The
  ruling of the Arbitrator is binding and final on Members and CAcert
  alike.</p>

  <p>In general, the jurisdiction for resolution of disputes is within CAcert's
  own forum of Arbitration, as defined and controlled by its own rules (DRP
  =&gt; COD7).</p>

  <p>We use Arbitration for many purposes beyond the strict nature of disputes,
  such as governance and oversight. A systems administrator may need
  authorisation to conduct a non-routine action, and Arbitration may provide
  that authorisation. Thus, you may find yourself party to Arbitration that is
  simply support actions, and you may file disputes in order to initiate
  support actions.</p>

  <h4><a name="3.3">3.3</a> Termination</h4>

  <p>The CAcert Community Agreement is terminated</p>

  <ol>
    <li>based on a Policy Group decision following (PoP =&gt; COD1). This
    terminates the Agreement with every member.</li>

    <li>with a ruling of the Arbitrator or the completion of a termination
    process defined by an Arbitrator ruling (DRP =&gt; COD7).</li>

    <li>by the end of existence of a member (i.e. death in the case of
    individuals).</li>
  </ol>

  <p>A member may declare the wish to resign from CAcert at any time by writing
  to <em>support AT cacert.org</em>. This triggers a process for termination of
  this agreement with the member.</p>

  <h4><a name="3.3">3.3a</a> Consequences of Termination</h4>

  <p>The termination discontinues the right to USE, OFFER and CREATE personal
  certificates in any account of the former member. Those certificates will be
  revoked and all services to the former member will be terminated as soon as
  possible. However, some information will continue to be held for certificate
  processing purposes.</p>

  <p>The provisions on Arbitration for the time of membership survive any
  termination. Former members are still bound by the DRP (COD7), and the
  Arbitrator may reinstate any provision of this agreement or bind them to a
  ruling.</p>

  <p>As far as Organisations are concerned details are also defined in the
  Organisation Assurance Policy (OAP =&gt; COD11).</p>

  <p>Every member learning about the death of a member or termination of
  existence of a member should notify <em>support AT cacert.org</em>.</p>

  <h4><a name="3.4">3.4</a> Changes of Agreement</h4>

  <p>CAcert may from time to time vary the terms of this Agreement. Changes
  will be done according to the documented CAcert policy for changing policies,
  and is subject to scrutiny and feedback by the Community. Changes will be
  notified to you by email to your primary address.</p>

  <p>If you do not agree to the changes, you may terminate as above. Continued
  use of the service shall be deemed to be agreement by you.</p>

  <h4><a name="3.5">3.5</a> Communication</h4>

  <p>You are responsible for keeping your primary email account in good working
  order and able to receive emails from CAcert.</p>

  <p>Notifications to CAcert are to be sent by email to the address <em>support
  AT cacert.org</em>. You should attach a digital signature.</p>

  <h3><a name="4">4.</a> Miscellaneous</h3>

  <h4><a name="4.1">4.1</a> (withdrawn)</h4>

  <h4><a name="4.2">4.2</a> References and Other Binding Documents</h4>

   <p>You are also bound by the Policies of the Community under the control of
  Policy on Policy ("PoP" =&gt; COD1) and listed in <a href=
  "https://svn.cacert.org/CAcert/Policies/ControlledDocumentList.html">Controlled
  Document List</a>.</p>

  <p>Controlled documents are primary, and may not be replaced
  or waived except by formal policy channels and Arbitration.</p>

  <p>This agreement is controlled document COD9.</p>

  <h4><a name="4.3">4.3</a> Informative References</h4>

  <p>The governing documents are in English. Documents may be translated for
  convenience. Because we cannot control the legal effect of translations, the
  English documents are the ruling ones.</p>

  <p>Beside this Agreement and the Policies, there are other
  documents, i. e. Policy Guides, Manuals and Handbooks, supporting and
  explaining this Agreement and the Policies. These documents are not binding
  and in doubt this Agreement and the Policies are valid.</p>

  <h4><a name="4.4">4.4</a>(withdrawn)</h4>

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