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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. <span class=
    "strike7">Such people are offered the NRP-DaL another agreement allowing
    the USE of certificates.</span></li>

    <li><span class="strike7">"Non-Related Persons - Disclaimer and Licence"
    ("NRP-DaL"), another agreement that is offered to persons outside the
    Community.</span><span class="change7">(withdrawn)</span></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" <span class="strike4">=&gt;
    COD3</span>) <span class="strike4">in a standard format for describing the
    details of operation and governance essential to a certificate authority.
    Changes are managed and controlled. CODs define more technical terms. See
    4.2 for listing of relevant CODs.</span> <span class="change4">is an
    official managed and controlled document (e. g. a Policy) of
    CAcert.</span></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 <span class="strike">and CAcert both</span> agree to the terms and
  conditions in this agreement. Your agreement is given by <span class=
  "change2">but not limited to</span> <span class="strike2">any of</span></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 <span class=
  "strike2">supercedes prior agreements, including the NRP-DaL.</span>
  <span class="change2">supersedes any prior agreements.</span></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><span class="change">Personal data</span></li>

    <li><span class="change">Postings under competing licenses if clearly
    stated when posted</span></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><span class="change">to assist the Arbitrator by truthfully providing
    information, or with any other reasonable request.</span></li>

    <li><span class="change7">to not share your CAcert account.</span></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=
  "http://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, <span class="change8">ensuring that they
    are only used as indicated by the certificate, or by wider agreement with
    others,</span></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><span class="strike12">You may terminate this agreement by resigning from
  CAcert. You may do this at any time by writing to CAcert's online support
  forum and filing dispute to resign. All services will be terminated, and your
  certificates will be revoked. However, some information will continue to be
  held for certificate processing purposes.</span></p>

  <p><span class="strike12">The provisions on Arbitration survive any
  termination by you by leaving CAcert. That is, even if you resign from
  CAcert, you are still bound by the DRP (COD7), and the Arbitrator may
  reinstate any provision of this agreement or bind you to a ruling.</span></p>

  <p><span class="strike12">Only the Arbitrator may terminate this agreement
  with you.</span></p>

  <p><span class="change12">The CAcert Community Agreement is
  terminated</span></p>

  <ol>
    <li><span class="change12">based on a Policy Group decision following (PoP
    =&gt; COD1). This terminates the Agreement with every member.</span></li>

    <li><span class="change12">with a ruling of the Arbitrator or the
    completion of a termination process defined by an Arbitrator ruling (DRP
    =&gt; COD7).</span></li>

    <li><span class="change12">by the end of existence of a member (i.e. death
    in the case of individuals).</span></li>
  </ol>

  <p><span class="change12">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.</span></p>

  <h4><span class="change12"><a name="3.3">3.3a</a> Consequences of
  Termination</span></h4>

  <p><span class="change12">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.</span></p>

  <p><span class="change12">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.</span></p>

  <p><span class="change12">As far as Organisations are concerned details are
  also defined in the Organisation Assurance Policy (OAP =&gt;
  COD11).</span></p>

  <p><span class="change12">Every member learning about the death of a member
  or termination of existence of a member should notify <em>support AT
  cacert.org</em>.</span></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><span class="change6">You are responsible for keeping your primary email
  account in good working order and able to receive emails from
  CAcert.</span></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<span class=
  "strike6">, but need not do so in the event of security or similar
  urgency</span>.</p>

  <p><span class="strike6">Notifications to you are sent by CAcert to the
  primary email address registered with your account. You are responsible for
  keeping your email account in good working order and able to receive emails
  from CAcert.</span></p>

  <p><span class="strike6">Arbitration is generally conducted by
  email.</span></p>

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

  <h4><a name="4.1">4.1</a> <span class="strike10">Other Parties Within the
  Community</span> <span class="change10">(withdrawn)</span></h4>

  <p class="strike10">As well as you and other Members in the Community, CAcert
  forms agreements with third party vendors and others. Thus, such parties will
  also be in the Community. Such agreements are also controlled by the same
  policy process as this agreement, and they should mirror and reinforce these
  terms.</p>

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

  <p class="strike11">This agreement is CAcert Official Document 9 (COD9) and
  is a controlled document.</p>

  <p>You are also bound by <span class="change11">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>.</span></p>

  <ol>
    <li><span class="strike11"><a href=
    "http://www.cacert.org/policy/CertificationPracticeStatement.php">Certification
    Practice Statement</a> (CPS =&gt; COD6).</span></li>

    <li><span class="strike11"><a href=
    "http://www.cacert.org/policy/DisputeResolutionPolicy.php">Dispute
    Resolution Policy</a> (DRP =&gt; COD7).</span></li>

    <li><span class="strike11"><a href="PrivacyPolicy.html">Privacy Policy</a>
    (PP =&gt; COD5).</span></li>

    <li><span class="strike11"><a href=
    "http://svn.cacert.org/CAcert/principles.html">Principles of the
    Community</a>.</span></li>
  </ol>

  <p class="strike11">Where documents are referred to as <i>=&gt; COD x</i>,
  they are controlled documents under the control of Policy on Policies
  (COD1).</p>

  <p class="strike11">This agreement and controlled documents above are
  primary, and may not be replaced or waived except by formal policy channels
  and by Arbitration.</p>

  <p class="change11">Controlled documents are primary, and may not be replaced
  or waived except by formal policy channels and Arbitration.</p>

  <p class="change11">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 class="strike9">You are encouraged to be familiar with the Assurer
  Handbook, which provides a more readable introduction for much of the
  information needed. The Handbook is not however an agreement, and is
  overruled by this agreement and others listed above.</p>

  <p class="change9">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> <span class="strike9">Not Covered in this
  Agreement</span> <span class="change9">(withdrawn)</span></h4>

  <p class="strike9"><b>Intellectual Property.</b> This Licence does not
  transfer any intellectual property rights ("IPR") to you. CAcert asserts and
  maintains its IPR over its roots, issued certificates, brands, logos and
  other assets. Note that the certificates issued to you are CAcert's
  intellectual property and you do not have rights other than those stated.</p>
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