Online Terms of Service

Last updated: January 1, 2021.   For previous Terms, please click HERE.   Welcome to Ciitizen! This document contains the legal terms of service for your use of our website and services.  Please read the Terms, as they specify your complete ownership of your health records, our rights to use the underlying data to provide the services to you, the rules to follow when you use the services, how to handle any dispute between us, and more.  Securing your medical records and respecting your privacy choices forms the backbone of Ciitizen and is central to our mission of creating a patient-centric technology service.  For details on how we secure your data and give you control of the data, please review our Privacy Policy at https://www.ciitizen.com/privacypolicy/. Ciitizen Corporation, (“Ciitizen,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides its services to you through its website located at www.ciitizen.com (the “Site”) and other technologies (collectively, the “Service”), subject to the following terms (as amended from time to time, the “Terms”). By using or accessing the Service, you are agreeing to these Terms and to comply with the Ciitizen Community Rules.  If you use the Service on behalf of a company or other entity, then “you” includes you and that entity, and you represent and warrant that (a) you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to these Terms, and (b) you agree to these Terms on the entity’s behalf.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Access to Your Records
  2. 2. Your Ownership of our Records & Ciitizen’s Intellectual Property Rights
  3. 3.Conditions to Use the Ciitizen Service
  4. 4. Communications between You and Ciitizen
  5. 5. How to Resolve a Dispute
  6. 6. What Happens at Termination
  7. 7. Modifications, Warranties, Limitations of Liability
  8. 8. Indemnity and Release
  9. 9. Fair Credit Reporting Act
  10. 10. California Residents
  11. 11. General
  12. 12. Contact Us

1. Access to Your Records

Summary: Ciitizen provides a technology service enabling you to: collect your health records and information through the HIPAA right of access, organize and understand the data, and share the data with doctors and researchers when you choose.   Please note that Service does not include providing medical advice, and Ciitizen is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of your health records. Description.The Service is a technology platform that (i) allows you to request access to copies of your historical health information and records (“Health Records”) through the “right of access” granted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), as well as through online portal accounts made available to you by some health care providers or health plans and other processes (see “Records Collection” section below), (ii) asks patients to directly input information about your health, such as information about how you’re feeling or pain management, (iii) aggregates and standardizes (to the extent possible) such Health Records, transforms them into digital data (what we call “Refined Health Information”) and analyzes for potential uses, (iv) allows you to decide whether and how to use and disclose any such Health Records and Refined Health Information to third parties, including caregivers, medical professionals, and researchers, and (v) allows users to post content and interact with other users. Records Collection. As part of the Service, Ciitizen collects your Health Records on your behalf and populates them in your Ciitizen account. We find your Health Records using one or more of the following processes:  (i) Asking you to identify the medical providers and institutions where you have received care; (ii) Asking you to identify the health plans that have provided you with health insurance; (iii) Having you connect Ciitizen to the online portal hosted by your healthcare provider(s) or health plan(s) (you will need to enter your portal credentials (your portal username and password)); (iv) Sending a request for your medical records to networks – commonly known as health information exchanges or HIEs – that are used by doctors and hospitals to share medical record information for treatment purposes; (v) Sending a request for your records to another medical provider that is identified in your medical records (for example, sending a request for a copy of a lab test result from the laboratory identified in the doctor’s medical record); and (vi) you can also choose to obtain your own records and upload them into your Ciitizen account. User Consent. You will have an opportunity to choose whether Ciitizen sends a request for your records. By obtaining your Health Records via our Service, you authorize Ciitizen to fill in and transmit whatever documentation is needed – and, in the case of an online portal provided by your healthcare provider or your health plan, to log into that portal to obtain your records, subject to you providing the credentials (username and password). As needed, Ciitizen will review your Health Records to find other facilities you may have visited and submit documentation from you (such as a copy of your driver’s license and signature) when collecting records from health care providers or health plans (or vendors working on their behalf).  Ciitizen will store and process the information provided by you and any Health Records collected from third parties in order to provide the Service. Important Notes about Health Records and the Service:
  • You represent and warrant that you own all rights, title and interest in and to the Health Records collected from third parties and any data you provide to us (including any and all intellectual property rights therein), subject to Ciitizen’s rights as set forth below.
  • You acknowledge there may be delays in record request processing from your health providers and health plans. Indeed, Ciitizen also may not be able to obtain some or all of your Health Records, and we cannot guarantee or assume any responsibility or liability for the completeness, timeliness, accuracy, deletion, or non-delivery of any Health Records.
  • Health Records are copies of documents from health care providers or health plans accessed through your HIPAA “right of access” will be “read only” and cannot be altered. If you believe any information in your Health Records is inaccurate, it is your responsibility to address this issue with the relevant health care provider(s) or health plan(s).
  • Ciitizen has no control over the completeness, validity, consistency, or accuracy of any content provided (or lack of such) by you or others (such as hospitals, other health care providers, or health plans). You rely on any information provided by Ciitizen, or third parties working on behalf of Ciitizen to provide the Service, solely at your own risk.
  • You may discover unanticipated or incidental findings contained in your Health Records when you use our Service.  Ciitizen does not interpret your records; it is your responsibility to address this issue with your healthcare provider or health plan.
  • Ciitizen is also not responsible for the way in which data is displayed on the Site or through the Service, as this may be impacted by the nature and form of the Health Records that Ciitizen receives from you or on your behalf.
  • When you agree to share your Health Records or Refined Health Information with a third party (for example, a medical professional or a researcher), you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products developed by us or our collaborators and will receive no compensation related to any such research or product development unless explicitly described to you.
  • Not Medical Advice. THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ALL OF THE MATERIAL AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR TREATMENT. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health. The Service is not a substitute for professional medical advice; never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something made available through the Service. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Ciitizen does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Service.

2. Your Ownership of our Records & Ciitizen’s Intellectual Property Rights

Summary:  You own your Content and Health Records and grant Ciitizen the right to use such records and information to provide the Service as described in this document.  Likewise, Ciitizen owns its website, the Service and other intellectual property and grants you a right to use each as described in this document.  For any copyright claims, please follow the instructions below. Your Ownership of Your Content and Your Health Records. You maintain your ownership of all Health Records, documents, and other materials you upload (or uploaded on your behalf by Ciitizen leveraging your HIPAA right of access) or share through the Service (the “Content”).  You represent and warrant that you have, or have obtained, all rights, licenses, consents, permissions, power and/or authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein for your Health Records and Content. You agree that your Content will not contain material subject to copyright or other proprietary rights, unless you have the necessary permission or are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant us the license described above. As a condition of your use of the Service, you grant us a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sublicenseable license to access, use, store, reproduce, transmit, display, modify and adapt and create derivative works (either alone or as part of a collective work) from your Content and Health Records. You acknowledge and agree that Ciitizen will use and preserve your Content and Health Records to provide the Service to you, to match you to potential clinical trials and other research opportunities, share data as you direct, enhance our existing user experience, and develop new products and services.  Please note that we may also disclose your Content and Health Records if required to do so by law or if we, in our sole discretion, hold the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests (but know that we will closely scrutinize all law enforcement and regulatory requests, and we will only comply with court orders, subpoenas, search warrants or other requests that we determine are legally valid); (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any such Content or Health Records violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Ciitizen, its users, and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content and Health Records, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.  For more information, please see our Privacy Policy. Ciitizen Owns its Service, Trademarks and Work Product. Just as you own your Health Records and Content, Ciitizen owns its website, Service and work product, including the “look and feel” (e.g., text, graphics, images, logos), proprietary content, information and other materials, are protected under copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws (collectively, other than your Health Records and Content, the “Ciitizen Content”). The Ciitizen name and logos and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks and service marks of Ciitizen or its affiliates or licensors (collectively the “Ciitizen Trademarks”). Other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans that appear on the Service are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us. Nothing in these Terms or the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Ciitizen Trademarks without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Ciitizen Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit. As a part of the Service, we will produce Refined Health Information, such as reports, summaries, graphs, representations or other analysis of your Health Records, Content and/or any data you provide to us. You acknowledge and agree that Ciitizen owns the license to such Refined Health Information; however, Ciitizen may only use and disclose this Refined Health Information (which is part of the Service) consistent with these Terms and its Privacy Policy. We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Service (“Feedback”). You agree that any contribution of Feedback provided by you to Ciitizen is non-confidential and becomes the property of Ciitizen.  To be clear, Ciitizen may use and disclose Feedback in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever without notice or compensation to you and without retention by you of any proprietary or other right or claim. License Grant. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Ciitizen hereby grants to you, a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, non-transferrable, and non-exclusive license to (a) use the software provided to you as part of the Service and (b) any Refined Health Information for your personal health use only. The software license has the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Service as provided by us, in the manner permitted by these Terms and subject to the use restrictions described below. We and our licensors reserve all rights in connection with the Service and its content (other than your Content), including, without limitation, any Refined Health Information or the exclusive right to create derivative works.  You agree that Ciitizen and/or its licensors own all right, title and interest in and to the Ciitizen Content and the Service (including any and all intellectual property rights therein). You agree not to take any action(s) inconsistent with such ownership interests. Third Party Material.  Ciitizen collects data and information from various sources, usually from official record sources, including health care providers, hospitals and others, which may contain personal information relating to you.  We may also receive information about you from third parties. For example, we may supplement the data we collect with demographic information licensed from third parties in order to personalize the Service and our offers to you.  Ciitizen is not responsible or liable for any content or materials of any third parties (including users), including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. You acknowledge that Ciitizen does not pre-screen Content, but that Ciitizen and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Ciitizen and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms or is deemed by Ciitizen, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. Copyright Complaints. Ciitizen respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please read the Ciitizen Copyright Policy.

3. Conditions to Use the Ciitizen Service

Summary:  You must register and login to use our Service and you are responsible for protecting your account user credentials.  You are solely responsible for any content you create via the Service. Certain types of user-created content and conduct (as set forth below) are strictly prohibited. Ciitizen can take appropriate action – including legal action – where you are in violation of these Terms. You agree that the Service is for your personal, non commercial, use only.   Your Registration Obligations. To use the Service, you must reside in the United States or any of its territories. If you are under 18 years of age, you are not authorized to use the Service, with or without registering, unless your parent or guardian accepts these Terms on your behalf prior to use of the Service. Member Account, Password and Security. You will be required to register with Ciitizen in order to access and use certain features of the Service. If you choose to register for the Service, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information for your account. Our Privacy Policy describes how we handle the registration data and certain other information you provide to us when you use our Service. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Ciitizen username, password and other account information, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You can access, edit and update your account via the www.ciitizen.com. You agree to (a) immediately notify Ciitizen at legal@ciitizen.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security including unauthorized disclosure of your username and/or password and (b) ensure that you log out of your account at the end of each session when accessing the Service. Ciitizen is not liable for any acts or omissions by you in connection with your account. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section. User Conduct.  To use the Ciitizen Service, you agree to the following:
  • You must comply with the Ciitizen Community Rules;
  • You must comply with all applicable laws;
  • You will only provide Ciitizen with images, information, data, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (“Content”) to which you have the appropriate rights and that you are solely responsible for at all times.
  • The Service is for your personal use only. Unless otherwise expressly authorized herein, you agree not to distribute, license, publish, reproduce, create derivative works from, sell or transfer for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
  • You will not attempt to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content therein, including with bots, crawlers, spiders, data miners, scraping, or other automatic access tools.
  • You will not export or re-export, directly or indirectly, the Service and/or other information or materials provided by Ciitizen hereunder, to any country for which the United States or any other relevant jurisdiction requires any export license or other governmental approval at the time of export without first obtaining such license or approval. In particular, but without limitation, the Service may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries or any country that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country or (b) to anyone listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties, including the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons List or Entity List.
  • You agree that you are solely responsible for all usage and activity on the Service made via your account and for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Service.
You acknowledge that Ciitizen may investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates these Terms or act inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms or the Ciitizen Community Rules, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the Service, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities.

4. Communications between You and Ciitizen

Summary: We will need to contact you occasionally to provide you information about your account, Content or Health Records as well as to give you more information about special offers and other opportunities. If you agree, we will send you text/SMS messages. You can opt out at any time. By accessing and using the Service, you agree that we may collect, use and disclose certain information about you, either provided directly by you or other parties, such as our service providers, or your friends who invite you to the Service. We may use this information to contact you (via the website, Service, phone, electronic mail, physical mail or otherwise) for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the Service, or of any related products and services (any such contact is a “Message”). You agree that any Message that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. Some Messages you may receive are via your telephone. For example, you may receive text messages, picture messages, alerts, emails or other types of messages directly sent to you outside or inside the Service. For calls or text messages to the cellular phone number you provide, by agreeing to these Terms and by providing consent when asked, you authorize Ciitizen to send texts or calls to your phone using an autodialer or a prerecorded voice. We may also offer you the opportunity to invite your friends or contacts to use Service. You may invite one or more of your friends or contacts using text messaging (SMS), email, Facebook and other forms of communications. Depending on your phone’s functionality, we may suggest content for the message and you can edit that suggested content. If you choose to send invitations, you represent to Ciitizen that the recipients of such invitations have consented to receive such messages from you, and that those recipients do not consider such messages unwanted or unsolicited, and that you made the active choice to send these invitations. In general, you have control over the settings for types of Messages and can opt in or out of these via the Service or through the phone’s operating system (with the possible exception of infrequent, important service announcements and administrative messages). Ciitizen is not responsible or liable for sending any invitation messages; these are expressly sent by you should you choose to make invitations. Please be aware that messaging fees may apply depending on the message plan you have with your wireless carrier. We have no intention of spamming you with unwanted messages and you may opt out of commercial advertising and marketing communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each communication or by going to your information page on the Service and changing your preferences. Please note, however, that we do need to send you certain communications regarding the Service and your account, and you will not be able to opt out of those communications – e.g., communications regarding updates to our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information on how we manage and process your personal information.

5. How to Resolve a Dispute

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT. Summary: We hope there is never a dispute between you and Ciitizen.  But if you feel we have violated these Terms in any way, please review and follow the information below.  Contact us first.  Ciitizen is always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most user concerns can be resolved quickly and to the user’s satisfaction by emailing support at help@ciitizen.com.  If this fails to resolve the issue, then please contact Ciitizen’s legal department at legal@ciitizen.com or by calling Adam Sand, Ciitizen’s General Counsel, directly at 415-572-8080. Agreement to Arbitrate.  If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to Ciitizen should be sent to Ciitizen Corporation, 3000 El Camino Real, 3 Palo Alto Square, Suite 120, Palo Alto, California, 94306 (“Notice Address”). The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If Ciitizen and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or Ciitizen may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Ciitizen or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Ciitizen is entitled. You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and Ciitizen, whether arising out of or relating to this Terms of Service (including any alleged breach thereof), the Service, any advertising, any aspect of the relationship or transactions between us, shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than a court, in accordance with the terms of this agreement, except that you may assert individual claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify. Further, this Arbitration Agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, and such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into this Terms of Service, you and Ciitizen are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, not a judge or jury. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement. Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief.  YOU AND CIITIZEN AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND CIITIZEN AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S), EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY PURSUE A CLAIM FOR AND THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF UNDER APPLICABLE LAW TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED FOR THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS PROVISION. Arbitration Procedures. After the informal dispute resolution process, any remaining dispute, controversy, or claim (collectively, “Claim”) relating in any way to your use of Ciitizen’s services and/or products, including the Service, will be resolved by arbitration. You and the Ciitizen agree that any Claim will be settled by final and binding arbitration, using the English language, administered by JAMS under its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “JAMS Rules”) then in effect (those rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this section, and as of the date of these Terms). Arbitration will be handled by a sole arbitrator in accordance with the JAMS Rules. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court that has jurisdiction. Any arbitration under the Terms will take place on an individual basis – class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. You understand that by agreeing to the Terms, you and Ciitizen are each waiving the right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action or class arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you and Ciitizen will have the right to bring an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable or conservatory relief, pending a final decision by the arbitrator. You may instead assert your claim in “small claims” court, but only if your claim qualifies, your claim remains in such court and your claim remains on an individual, non-representative and non-class basis. An arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving different users, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same user to the extent required by applicable law. Costs of Arbitration. Payment for any and all reasonable JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be in accordance with the JAMS Rules. If the value of your claim does not exceed $75,000, Ciitizen will pay for the reasonable filing, administrative and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration, unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought was frivolous or brought for an improper purpose. Confidentiality & Severability. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties. If a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement (other than the subsection (b) titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief” above) is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified. If a court or the arbitrator decides that any of the provisions of subsection (b) above titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief” are invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void, unless such provisions are deemed to be invalid or unenforceable solely with respect to claims for public injunctive relief. The remainder of these Terms will continue to apply. Opt-Out. You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration provisions set forth in these Terms by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to legal@ciitizen.com or to the U.S. mailing address listed at the bottom of this Agreement. The notice must be sent to Ciitizen within thirty (30) days of your registering to use the Service or agreeing to these Terms, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with these Terms. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, Ciitizen also will not be bound by them.

6. What Happens at Termination

Summary: The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or Ciitizen as set out in this Section. If you want to terminate your legal agreement with Ciitizen, you may do so by deleting your Ciitizen account and Health Records – email us at help@ciitizen.com. Once you submit your request, we will confirm and process your request to delete your data.  Thereafter, you will no longer be able to log into an account. Ciitizen may at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you (and in conjunction therewith, your password and account(s)) if: (1) you have breached any provision of the Terms (or have acted in manner which shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with, the provisions of the Terms); (2) Ciitizen is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Services to you is, or becomes, unlawful); (3) the partner with whom Ciitizen offered the Services to you has terminated its relationship with Ciitizen or ceased to offer the Services to you; (4) Ciitizen is transitioning to no longer providing the Services to users in the country or state in which you reside or from which you use the Services; or (5) the provision of the Services to you by Ciitizen is, in Ciitizen’s opinion, no longer commercially viable. In the event of such termination, where possible, Ciitizen will inform you in advance and will provide you with a reasonable opportunity (at least 30 calendar days) to download your Health Records and other Content. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of the Services may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. You acknowledge and agree that Ciitizen shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services. All sections which by their nature should survive the termination of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect subsequent to and notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement by Ciitizen or you.

7. Modifications, Warranties, Limitations of Liability

Summary: Except as expressly stated, the Service provided by Ciitizen is “as is” and without warranties.  Ciitizen is not be liable for certain types of damages resulting from certain types of claims as described herein. Modifications to Service. Ciitizen reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Ciitizen will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service; provided that if we discontinue the Service, we will use our best efforts to permit you to export any Health Records and Content maintained by us for a period of thirty (30) days from when the Service is discontinued. General Practices Regarding Use and Storage.You acknowledge that Ciitizen may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum period of time that Health Records, data or other Content will be retained by the Service and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on Ciitizen’s servers on your behalf. You acknowledge that Ciitizen reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time; provided that Ciitizen has provided you with at least thirty (30) days’ prior notice to the e-mail or telephone number associated with your account. Your access to and use of the Service is at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Service is provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, Ciitizen, its parents, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners and licensors (the “Ciitizen Entities”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Without limiting any of the foregoing, the Ciitizen Entities make no warranty or representation and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (a) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Service; (b) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Service; (c) the operation or compatibility of the Service with any other application or any particular system or device; (d) whether the Service will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure or error-free basis; and (e) the deletion of, or the failure to store or transmit, your Content and other communications maintained by the Service. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Ciitizen Entities or through the Service, will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer or exclusion of certain warranties. Accordingly, some of the disclaimers set forth above may not apply to you or be enforceable with respect to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Service or with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the Service If you are a user from New Jersey, the foregoing section titled “Disclaimer of Warranties” is intended to be only as broad as is permitted under the laws of the State of New Jersey. If any portion of this section is held to be invalid under the laws of the State of New Jersey, the invalidity of such portion shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the applicable section. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL CIITIZEN BE LIABLE (A) FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE), HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER UNDER THESE TERMS OR OTHERWISE ARISING IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OR THESE TERMS AND WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) EVEN IF CIITIZEN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, OR (B) FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM, DEMAND OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE DELIVERY, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CIITIZEN’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES FINALLY AWARDED SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00), OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID CIITIZEN, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX (6) MONTHS FOR THE SERVICE (OR PRODUCTS PURCHASED ON THE SERVICE) GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the limitations set forth above may not apply to you or be enforceable with respect to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Service or with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the Service. If you are a user from New Jersey, the foregoing section titled “Limitation of Liability” is intended to be only as broad as is permitted under the laws of the State of New Jersey. If any portion of this section is held to be invalid under the laws of the State of New Jersey, the invalidity of such portion shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the applicable section.

8. Indemnity

Summary: You agree to indemnify and hold Ciitizen and its affiliates, employees, and agents harmless from any losses arising out of your use of the Service, or User Content ,or your violation of these Terms or violation of another’s rights. By entering into these Terms and using the Service, you agree to indemnify and hold Ciitizen and its affiliates and their officers, employees, directors and agents (collectively, “Indemnitees”) harmless from any and all losses, damages, liability and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), rights, claims, costs, actions of any kind and injury arising out of or in connection with: (a) your violation or breach of any term of these Terms or any applicable law or regulation; (b) your violation of any rights of any third party; (c) any unauthorized use of the Service; (d) your Content, or (e) your negligence or willful misconduct.

9. Fair Credit Reporting Act

Summary: We forbid anyone from using any of the data herein for credit, employment, insurance and other evaluations.   Fair Credit Reporting Act: Ciitizen is not a consumer reporting agency as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), and the information that you can access on the Service has not been collected in whole or in part for the purpose of furnishing consumer reports, as defined in the FCRA. YOU SHALL NOT USE THE SERVICE AS A FACTOR IN (1) ESTABLISHING AN INDIVIDUAL’S ELIGIBILITY FOR PERSONAL CREDIT OR INSURANCE OR ASSESSING RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXISTING CONSUMER CREDIT OBLIGATIONS, (2) EVALUATING AN INDIVIDUAL FOR EMPLOYMENT, PROMOTION, REASSIGNMENT OR RETENTION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EMPLOYMENT OF HOUSEHOLD WORKERS SUCH AS BABYSITTERS, CLEANING PERSONNEL, NANNIES, CONTRACTORS, AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS), OR (3) ANY OTHER PERSONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION WITH ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LEASING AN APARTMENT).

10. California Residents

Summary: California law includes specific rules and obligations described below.  If you are a California resident, in accordance with Cal. Civ. Code § 1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112 Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.  In addition, California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits Users who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge. Please know that Ciitizen does not share any personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.  Send any such request to legal@ciitizen.com.

11. General

Summary: These terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Ciitizen and are governed by the laws of the State of California. We may notify you of any changes to the terms by displaying notices within the Service.  These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, all arbitration and other litigation of any dispute between you and Ciitizen related to these Terms shall be located in San Mateo County, California. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. You agree that a breach of these Terms will cause irreparable injury to Ciitizen for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and Ciitizen shall be entitled to equitable relief in addition to any remedies it may have hereunder or at law without a bond, other security or proof of damages. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You may not assign this Terms of Service without the prior written consent of Ciitizen, but Ciitizen may assign or transfer these Terms, in whole or in part, without restriction. The Service is operated by us in the United States and offered only to users in the United States. Those who choose to access the Service from locations outside the United States do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. We may modify these Terms from time to time. If we do this, we will update the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. If we make changes that are material, we may also attempt to notify you, such as by e-mail notification and/or by placing a prominent notice on the first page of the Ciitizen website. However, it is your sole responsibility to review the Terms from time to time to view any such changes. The updated Terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the updated Terms. Your continued access to or use of the Service after the modifications have become effective will be deemed your acceptance of the modified Terms.  If Ciitizen or its businesses are acquired or transferred to another entity (in whole or part and including in connection with bankruptcy or similar proceedings), Ciitizen has the right to share your Content, Health Records and other personal information with that entity. Where possible, Ciitizen will notify you in advance of such a transaction and you will be offered an opportunity to opt-out of having your information transferred.  These Terms will continue to apply to the Service until you receive notification of changes to the Terms or Service.

12. Contact Us

Summary: Yaay! You read the entire Terms.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.  You may contact us regarding the Service or these Terms at: 3000 El Camino Real, 3 Palo Alto Square, Suite 120 Palo Alto, CA 94306, by e-mail at legal@ciitizen.com

Online Terms of Service

Last updated: May 15, 2019

Summary: Welcome to the Terms of Service for Ciitizen. This document provides the legal terms of service for use of our website, as well as any of the Services that we offer. Please read the Terms carefully, as they include an agreement to waive the right to bring class action suits against us and to handle any claims you might have against us via arbitration. Please also review our Privacy Policy at https://www.ciitizen.com/privacy/.

Ciitizen Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Ciitizen,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides its Services (defined below) to you through its website located at www.ciitizen.com (the “Site”) and other related content, applications, services, tools and features (collectively, the “Service(s)”), subject to the following terms and conditions (as amended from time to time, the “Terms”). By using or accessing the Services, you are agreeing to these Terms. For purposes of these Terms, “you” and “your” means you as the user of the Services. If you use the Services on behalf of a company or other entity then “you” includes you and that entity, and you represent and warrant that (a) you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to these Terms, and (b) you agree to these Terms on the entity’s behalf.

We may modify these Terms from time to time. If we do this, we will update the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. If we make changes that are material, we may also attempt to notify you, such as by e-mail notification and/or by placing a prominent notice on the first page of the Ciitizen website. However, it is your sole responsibility to review the Terms from time to time to view any such changes. The updated Terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the updated Terms. Your continued access to or use of the Services after the modifications have become effective will be deemed your acceptance of the modified Terms.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES, AND OBLIGATIONS. THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE REQUIRES (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) THAT YOU SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION, AND FURTHER (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST CIITIZEN ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND (3) YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE ANY CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US RESOLVED BY A JURY OR IN A COURT OF LAW. You have the right to opt-out of arbitration as explained in Section 9. For more information, please see the Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration section below.

In addition, when using certain services, you will be subject to any additional terms applicable to such services that may be posted on such Service from time to time. All such terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Access and Use of the Service
  2. 2. Conditions of Use
  3. 3. Intellectual Property Rights
  4. 4. Copyright
  5. 5. Third Party Services and Materials
  6. 6. Disclaimer of Warranties
  7. 7. Limitations of Liability
  8. 8. Indemnity and Release
  9. 9. Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration
  10. 10. Termination
  11. 11. User Disputes
  12. 12. General
  13. 13. Your Privacy
  14. 14. California Residents
  15. 15. Contact Us

1. Access and Use of the Service

Summary: Ciitizen provides a platform for (1) enabling users to collect their health information through the HIPAA right of access, (2) using and sharing Health Information (defined below), and (3) authorizing Ciitizen to collect Health Information on a user’s behalf. Users should understand that the Ciitizen platform and any Services do not constitute medical advice, and Ciitizen did not generate such Health Information, and is not responsible for the Health Information’s completeness or accuracy; Ciitizen is also not responsible for verifying any Health Information that the user provides. You are required to register to use our Services and you are responsible for protecting your user credentials. Ciitizen also may modify or discontinue the Services or any particular feature; we agree to notify you by e-mail prior to termination of any inactive accounts.

Services Description.The Service is a web-based platform that (i) allows users to request access to their historical health information and records (“Health Information”) through the “right of access” granted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), as well as through online portal accounts made available to you by some health care providers or health plans, (ii) aggregates and standardizes (to the extent possible) such Health Information, (iii) allows users to use and disclose such aggregated, standardized Health Information with third parties, including caregivers and medical professionals through their health profile, and (iv) allow users to post content and interact with other users.

User Consent.As part of the Service, you may choose to have Ciitizen collect Health Information on your behalf maintained by (1) health care providers or health plans with whom you have, or previously had, a patient or subscriber relationship, or (2) from third-party sites. You may (1) link directly to online portals and/or (2) fill out and sign HIPAA requests for access forms (“HIPAA Access Forms”) and request Ciitizen to send those forms to designated health care providers and health plans, in each instance to enable Ciitizen to obtain your Health Information and upload it into your account.

By taking advantage of either or both routes for obtaining your Health Information, you acknowledge that you are asking Ciitizen to obtain your Health Information on your behalf. You further acknowledge that when you request authorization for Ciitizen to access an online portal provided by your health care provider or your health plan, you will be directly connected to an online website for the health care provider or health plan you have designated, and Ciitizen will submit information (including user names and passwords) that you provide in order to log into that portal and obtain your Health Information to upload to your Ciitizen account. By accessing an online portal or completing a HIPAA Access Form in order to enable Ciitizen to obtain your Health Information, you authorize and permit Ciitizen to use and store information provided by you (for example, information on the HIPAA Access Form, user names and passwords) and any Health Information collected from third parties in order to provide the Services, including processing and using such Health Information for product development, improvement, demo and training, and aggregated and anonymized searching capabilities. You represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to the Health Information collected from third parties and any data you provide to us (including any and all intellectual property rights therein), subject to Ciitizen’s right to Work Product (as defined below) as set forth below.

You acknowledge there may be delays in record request processing from your health providers and health plans. Despite our reasonable efforts, Ciitizen also may not be able to obtain some or all of your Health Information and we do not guarantee or assume any responsibility or liability for the completeness, timeliness, accuracy, deletion or non-delivery of any Health Information. Ciitizen is also not responsible for the way in which data is displayed on the Site or through the Service, as this may be impacted by the nature and form of the Health Information that Ciitizen receives from you or on your behalf.

You may add self-entered historical health information to your health profile, and you may edit and remove any such contribution made by you from your health profile. Health Information that comes from records of health care providers or health plans accessed through your HIPAA “right of access” will be “read only” and cannot be altered, although you will have a choice of whether or not to share such Health Information with others. If you believe any Health Information coming from the records of your health care providers or health plans is inaccurate, it is your responsibility to address this issue with the relevant health care provider(s) or health plan(s).

Service Disclaimer. THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL OF THE MATERIAL AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR TREATMENT. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health. The Services are not a substitute for professional medical advice; never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something made available through the Services. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Ciitizen does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Services.

Ciitizen has no control over the completeness, validity, consistency or accuracy of any content provided (or lack of such) by you or others (such as hospitals, other health care providers, or health plans). You rely on any information provided by Ciitizen, or third parties providing services on behalf of Ciitizen to provide the Services, or other members solely at your own risk.

Your Registration Obligations. You must reside in the United States or any of its territories to use our Services. Minors under the age of majority in their jurisdiction are only permitted to use our Services if the minor’s parent or guardian accepts these Terms on the minor’s behalf prior to use of the Services. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you meet all of these requirements.

You will be required to register with Ciitizen in order to access and use certain features of the Service. If you choose to register for the Service, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information for your account. Our Privacy Policy describes how we handle the registration data and certain other information you provide to us when you use our Services. If you are under 18 years of age, you are not authorized to use the Service, with or without registering, unless your parent or guardian has provided their express prior consent. If you are under the 13 years of age, you may not use the Service, other than by having your parent or guardian register and use the Service on your behalf.

Member Account, Password and Security. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Ciitizen username, password and other account information, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You can access, edit and update your account via the www.ciitizen.com. You agree to (a) immediately notify Ciitizen at legal@ciitizen.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security including unauthorized disclosure of your username and/or password, and (b) ensure that you log out of your account at the end of each session when accessing the Service. Ciitizen is not liable for any acts or omissions by you in connection with your account. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

Modifications to Service. Ciitizen reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Ciitizen will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service; provided that if we discontinue the Service, we will use our best efforts to permit you to export any health information maintained by us for a period of thirty (30) days from when the Service is discontinued.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage.You acknowledge that Ciitizen may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum period of time that Health Information, data or other Content will be retained by the Service and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on Ciitizen’s servers on your behalf. You acknowledge that Ciitizen reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time; provided that Ciitizen has provided you with at least fifteen (15) days’ prior notice to the e-mail associated with your account.

2. Conditions of Use

Summary: Currently, we provide the Services free of charge to the user. You are solely responsible for any content you create via the Services. Certain types of user-created content and conduct (as set forth below) are strictly prohibited. Ciitizen can take appropriate action – including legal action – where you are in violation of these Terms. You acknowledge and agree that the Services are for your personal use only.

User Conduct.You are solely responsible for all code, video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (“Content”) that you upload, post, publish or display (hereinafter, “Upload”) or email or otherwise use via the Service. The following are examples of illegal or prohibited Content and/or use. Ciitizen reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates these Terms, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the Service, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities.

You agree to not use the Service to:

  • a) email or otherwise upload any Content that (i) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) you do not have a right to upload under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; (vi) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or (vii) in the sole judgment of Ciitizen, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Service, or which may expose Ciitizen or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
  • b) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service; or
  • c) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
  • d) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • e) solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
  • f) harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Service by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
  • g) advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose that is not specifically authorized by us;
  • h) further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities; or
  • i) obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Service.

Fees.We currently provide the Service free of charge to our users. We reserve the right to charge a fee for certain portions of the Service in the future.

Special Notice for International Use; Export Controls. You agree that you will not export or re-export, directly or indirectly, the Services and/or other information or materials provided by Ciitizen hereunder, to any country for which the United States or any other relevant jurisdiction requires any export license or other governmental approval at the time of export without first obtaining such license or approval. In particular, but without limitation, the Services may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries or any country that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, or (b) to anyone listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties, including the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You are responsible for and hereby agree to comply at your sole expense with all applicable United States export laws and regulations.

No Commercial Use. The Service is for your personal use only. Unless otherwise expressly authorized herein or in the Service, you agree not to display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer or upload for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

User Content Transmitted Through the Service; Your Ownership of User Content and Your Health Information. With respect to the content or other materials you upload through the Service or share with other users or recipients (collectively, “User Content”), by posting or submitting your User Content through the Services, you represent and warrant that you have, or have obtained, all rights, licenses, consents, permissions, power and/or authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein for your User Content. You agree that your User Content will not contain material subject to copyright or other proprietary rights, unless you have the necessary permission or are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant us the license described above. As between you and us, you and/or your licensors own all right, title and interest in and to the User Content and your Health Information. As a condition of your use of the Services, you grant us a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sublicenseable license to access, use, host, cache, store, reproduce, transmit, display, publish, distribute, modify and adapt and create derivative works (either alone or as part of a collective work) from your User Content and Health Information.

You acknowledge and agree that Ciitizen may preserve your User Content and Health Information and may also disclose your User Content and Health Information if required to do so by law or if we, in our sole discretion, hold the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any such User Content or Health Information violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Ciitizen, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your User Content and Health Information, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

Services, Software and Trademarks. You acknowledge and agree that the Services and their content (other than the Health Information and User Content you submit or that we collect on your behalf), including their “look and feel” (e.g., text, graphics, images, logos), proprietary content, information and other materials, are protected under copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws (collectively, other than your Health Information and User Content, the “Service Content”). You agree that Ciitizen and/or its licensors own all right, title and interest in and to the Service Content and the Services (including any and all intellectual property rights therein). You agree not to take any action(s) inconsistent with such ownership interests. We and our licensors reserve all rights in connection with the Services and the Service Content, including, without limitation, the exclusive right to create derivative works.

Except as expressly authorized by Ciitizen, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content that you legally upload to the Service. In connection with your use of the Service you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. If you are blocked by Ciitizen from accessing the Service (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any use of the Service or the Service Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Service or distributed in connection therewith are the property of Ciitizen, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Ciitizen.

The Ciitizen name and logos and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks and service marks of Ciitizen or its affiliates or licensors (collectively the “Ciitizen Trademarks”). Other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans that appear on the Services are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us. Nothing in these Terms or the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Ciitizen Trademarks without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Ciitizen Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.

Ciitizen Work Product. As a part of the Services, we may produce certain reports, summaries, graphs, or other analysis using your Health Information and/or any data you provide to us, or otherwise process said Health Information and data in any way (“Work Product”) and provide you with access to such Work Product. You acknowledge and expressly agree that any Work Product (not including the Health Information and User Content that you have provided) becomes the sole and exclusive property of Ciitizen and Ciitizen may use and disclose Work Product in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, so long as no part of your Health Information and User Content is released externally without your explicit, revocable consent (unless legally required), without further notice or compensation to you and without retention by you of any proprietary or other right or claim in accordance with applicable laws. You hereby assign to Ciitizen any and all right, title and interest (including, but not limited to, any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, show-how, know-how, and any and all other intellectual property right) that you may have in and to any and all Work Product, and waive any moral rights you might have.

License Grant. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Ciitizen hereby grants to you, a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, non-transferrable, and non-exclusive license to (a) use the software provided to you as part of the Services and (b) any Work Product for your personal health use only. The software license has the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by us, in the manner permitted by these Terms and subject to the use restrictions described below. We and our licensors reserve all rights in connection with the Services and its content (other than your User Content), including, without limitation, any Work Product or the exclusive right to create derivative works.

Third Party Material. Under no circumstances will Ciitizen be liable in any way for any Content or materials of any third parties (including users), including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such Content. You acknowledge that Ciitizen does not pre-screen Content, but that Ciitizen and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Ciitizen and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms or is deemed by Ciitizen, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.

Feedback. We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You acknowledge and expressly agree that any contribution of Feedback does not and will not give or grant you any right, title or interest in the Services or in any such Feedback. All Feedback provided by you to Ciitizen are non-confidential and becomes the sole and exclusive property of Ciitizen and Ciitizen may use and disclose Feedback in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever without further notice or compensation to you and without retention by you of any proprietary or other right or claim. You hereby assign to Ciitizen any and all right, title and interest (including, but not limited to, any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, show-how, know-how, moral rights and any and all other intellectual property right) that you may have in and to any and all Feedback.. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will keep your identity and any PHI or sensitive information provided by you in connection with any Feedback strictly confidential.

4. Copyright

Summary: Ciitizen respects the rights of copyright owners and expects you to do the same. If you are a copyright owner, and you believe any content hosted by Ciitizen infringes your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by providing notice to our designated agent.

Copyright Complaints. Ciitizen respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify Ciitizen of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.

Ciitizen will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to legal@ciitizen.com(Subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at:

Ciitizen Corporation 
3000 El Camino Real
3 Palo Alto Square, Suite 120
Palo Alto, California, 94306 

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service, with enough detail that we may find it on the Service;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

Counter-Notice. If you believe that your User Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to upload and use the content in your User Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to Ciitizen:

  • your physical or electronic signature;
  • identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
  • your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court located within Northern District of California and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
  • If a counter-notice is received by Ciitizen, Ciitizen will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.

Repeat Infringer Policy. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Ciitizen has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Ciitizen’s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Ciitizen may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Service and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.]

5. Third Party Services and Materials

Summary: Ciitizen may from time to time include or link to services provided by third parties. We are not responsible for these materials or services. 

The Service may display, include or make available content, data, information, applications or materials from third parties (“Third Party Materials”) or provide links or other access to certain third party websites and resources. By using the Services, you acknowledge and agree that Ciitizen has no control over such third party websites and resources and that we are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, copyright compliance, legality, decency, quality or any other aspect of such Third Party Materials or websites. We do not warrant or endorse and do not assume and will not have any liability or responsibility to you or any other person for any Third Party Materials, websites, products, services or resources. You further acknowledge that Third Party Materials and links to other websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. Any dealings you have with third parties are between you and such third party, and you agree that Ciitizen is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties

Summary: Except as expressly stated, the Services provided by Ciitizen are “as is” and without warranties. 

Your access to and use of the Services are at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services are provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, Ciitizen, its parents, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners and licensors (the “Ciitizen Entities”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Without limiting any of the foregoing, the Ciitizen Entities make no warranty or representation and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (a) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services; (b) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services; (c) the operation or compatibility with any other application or any particular system or device; (d) whether the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure or error-free basis; and (e) the deletion of, or the failure to store or transmit, your User Content and other communications maintained by the Services. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from the Ciitizen Entities or through the Services, will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein. 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer or exclusion of certain warranties. Accordingly, some of the disclaimers set forth above may not apply to you or be enforceable with respect to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Service or with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the Service 

If you are a user from New Jersey, the foregoing section titled “Disclaimer of Warranties” is intended to be only as broad as is permitted under the laws of the State of New Jersey. If any portion of this section is held to be invalid under the laws of the State of New Jersey, the invalidity of such portion shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the applicable section.

7. Limitations of Liability

Summary: Ciitizen is not be liable for certain types of damages resulting from certain types of claims as described herein. 

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE Ciitizen ENTITIES BE LIABLE (A) FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES), HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER UNDER THESE TERMS OR OTHERWISE ARISING IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES OR THESE TERMS AND WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) EVEN IF THE Ciitizen ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, OR (B) FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM, DEMAND OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE DELIVERY, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE Ciitizen ENTITIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES FINALLY AWARDED SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00), OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID THE Ciitizen ENTITIES, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX (6) MONTHS FOR THE SERVICES (OR PRODUCTS PURCHASED ON THE SERVICES) GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the limitations set forth above may not apply to you or be enforceable with respect to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Service or with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the Service. 

If you are a user from New Jersey, the foregoing section titled “Limitation of Liability” is intended to be only as broad as is permitted under the laws of the State of New Jersey. If any portion of this section is held to be invalid under the laws of the State of New Jersey, the invalidity of such portion shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the applicable section.

8. Indemnity

Summary: You agree to indemnify and hold Ciitizen and its affiliates, employees and agents harmless from any losses arising out of your use of the Service, or User Content or your violation of these Terms or violation of another’s rights. 

By entering into these Terms and using the Services, you agree to indemnify and hold Ciitizen and its affiliates and their officers, employees, directors and agents (collectively, “Indemnitees”) harmless from any and all losses, damages, liability and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), rights, claims, costs, actions of any kind and injury arising out of or in connection with: (a) your violation or breach of any term of these Terms or any applicable law or regulation; (b) your violation of any rights of any third party; (c) any unauthorized use of the Services; (d) your User Content, or (e) your negligence or willful misconduct.

9. Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration. PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT INCLUDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

Summary: You agree that all disputes with Ciitizen will be subject to binding arbitration on an individual basis to the extent permitted under applicable law.

a. Agreement to Arbitrate

This Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration section is referred to in this Terms of Service as the “Arbitration Agreement.” You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and Ciitizen, whether arising out of or relating to this Terms of Service (including any alleged breach thereof), the Services, any advertising, any aspect of the relationship or transactions between us, shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than a court, in accordance with the terms of this Arbitration Agreement, except that you may assert individual claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify. Further, this Arbitration Agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, and such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into this Terms of Service, you and Ciitizen are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, not a judge or jury. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.

b. Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief

YOU AND CIITIZEN AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND CIITIZEN AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S), EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY PURSUE A CLAIM FOR AND THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF UNDER APPLICABLE LAW TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED FOR THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS PROVISION.

c. Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution

You agree that in the event of any dispute between you and the Ciitizen Entities, you will first contact Ciitizen and make a good faith sustained effort to resolve the dispute before resorting to more formal means of resolution, including without limitation, any court action. 

Ciitizen is always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most user concerns can be resolved quickly and to the user’s satisfaction by emailing support at help@ciitizen.com. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to Ciitizen should be sent to Ciitizen Corporation, 3000 El Camino Real, 3 Palo Alto Square, Suite 120, Palo Alto, California, 94306 (“Notice Address”). The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If Ciitizen and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or Ciitizen may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Ciitizen or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Ciitizen is entitled.

d. Arbitration Procedures

After the informal dispute resolution process, any remaining dispute, controversy, or claim (collectively, “Claim”) relating in any way to your use of Ciitizen’s services and/or products, including the Services, will be resolved by arbitration. You and the Ciitizen agree that any Claim will be settled by final and binding arbitration, using the English language, administered by JAMS under its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “JAMS Rules”) then in effect (those rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this section, and as of the date of these Terms). Arbitration will be handled by a sole arbitrator in accordance with the JAMS Rules. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court that has jurisdiction. Any arbitration under the Terms will take place on an individual basis – class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. You understand that by agreeing to the Terms, you and Ciitizen are each waiving the right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action or class arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you and Ciitizen will have the right to bring an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable or conservatory relief, pending a final decision by the arbitrator. You may instead assert your claim in “small claims” court, but only if your claim qualifies, your claim remains in such court and your claim remains on an individual, non-representative and non-class basis. An arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving different users, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same user to the extent required by applicable law.

e. Costs of Arbitration

Payment for any and all reasonable JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be in accordance with the JAMS Rules. If the value of your claim does not exceed $75,000, Ciitizen will pay for the reasonable filing, administrative and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration, unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought was frivolous or brought for an improper purpose.

f. Confidentiality

All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.

g. Severability

If a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement (other than the subsection (b) titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief” above) is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified. If a court or the arbitrator decides that any of the provisions of subsection (b) above titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief” are invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void, unless such provisions are deemed to be invalid or unenforceable solely with respect to claims for public injunctive relief. The remainder of these Terms will continue to apply.

h. Opt-Out

You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration provisions set forth in these Terms by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to legal@ciitizen.com or to the U.S. mailing address listed at the bottom of this Agreement. The notice must be sent to Ciitizen within thirty (30) days of your registering to use the Services or agreeing to these Terms, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with these Terms. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, Ciitizen also will not be bound by them.

i. Future Changes to Arbitration Agreement

Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, Ciitizen agrees that if it makes any future change to this Arbitration Agreement (other than a change to the Notice Address) while you are a user of the Services, you may reject any such change by sending Ciitizen written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to the Notice Address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this Arbitration Agreement as of the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms).

10. Termination

Summary: Ciitizen may suspend or terminate any licenses granted by us and/or your account if you have violated these Terms (including violations of the law and fraudulent or abusive activity). 

If you breach any of the terms of these Terms, all licenses granted by Ciitizen will terminate automatically. Additionally, Ciitizen may suspend, disable, or delete your account and/or the Services (or any part of the foregoing) with or without notice, for any or no reason. If Ciitizen deletes your account for any suspected breach of these Terms by you, you are prohibited from re-registering for the Services under a different name. In the event of account deletion for any reason, Ciitizen may, but is not obligated to, delete any of your Content. Ciitizen shall not be responsible for the failure to delete or deletion of your Content. All sections which by their nature should survive the termination of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect subsequent to and notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement by Ciitizen or you. Termination will not limit any of Ciitizen’s other rights or remedies at law or in equity. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of Service, may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this Terms of Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Ciitizen may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that Ciitizen will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.

11. User Disputes

Summary: You agree that you are solely responsible for interactions with other Ciitizen users, and Ciitizen is not obligated to get involved in disputes between its users. 

You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Service and Ciitizen will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto. Ciitizen reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other user of the Service.