PRODUCT USE AGREEMENT

Website Terms of Use & Open Source Agreement

PRODUCT USE AGREEMENT

Thank you for visiting the official website of Project ORRCA. This website is the official website of Project ORRCA (rlxamerica.wixsite.com/projectorrca) and the following terms and conditions apply to the entirety of this website and any other website managed by Project ORRCA and its affiliates (not including sponsors or partners), but including our social media, websites, and any other online communication form. By accessing this site or any services provided through it, you agree you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions, the Open Source Agreement, and the Product Use Agreement, and you understand you are bound by them.  Please read them carefully. If you do not agree to the terms listed or are not eligible, you may not access the site.

 

Project ORRCA is an independent project managing a global network of people committed to a cleaner, better world for all. Our initiatives create platforms & filtration system to clean water pollution around the world, software to develop the awareness of the issue, to further advance our systems, to create and analyze data around the issue, and more. Other initiatives work to implementing anything previously discussed and more to achieve our goal of a cleaner, better world. Our products and software are not considered part of this site, however the open source agreement and product use agreement do apply to them.

 

Project ORRCA reserves the right to change/modify these terms and conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to check for periodic updates to the terms and conditions. These terms also provide that all disputes will be settled through a third-party intermediary and not via a court of law in most circumstances. Feel free to contact us via the "contact/faq" page to resolve a dispute at any time. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE POLICIES SET FORTH. 

1. PROPER USE AGREEMENT

1.1.0 DISCLAIMER

 

By purchasing a Project ORRCA product and by using said product you IMMEDIATELY AND IMPARTIALLY AGREE TO ALL THE FOLLOWING TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCT. YOU ALSO AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE LAWS OF THE LOCATION OF OPERATION WHICH MUST BE FOLLOWED REGARDLESS OF THE LOCATION OF PURCHASE. PROJECT ORRCA PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE USED FOR FUNCTIONS THAT MAY INTENTIONALLY HURT PEOPLE, WILDLIFE, OR THE ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS DUE TO OUT ORGANIZATION'S VALUES AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED (see sections 2 & 3 for more information).  

 

1.2.0 TERMS OF PROPER USE

 

Project ORRCA develops crafts, systems, and other products for intended function of cleaning water pollution on a global scale. However, we understand the technology we develop has multiple different potential applications. This is one of the reasons we made the transition to Open Source. Open source projects are for the development of any technology without limitations on the application of said technology (limitations may exist in some cases). PROJECT ORRCA PRODUCTS MAY BE USED FOR ANY APPLICATION THE USER SEES FIT AS LONG AS THE USE COMPLIES WITH  THE REST OF THIS POLICY, THE OPEN SOURCE POLICY, GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS, THE GOVERNING LAW, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE RESTRICTIONS AS DETERMINED BY MULTIPLE FACTORS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AGREEMENT. If not strictly prohibited by any applicable organization or government entity, you may assume your use is permitted. If you have any questions regarding the allowance of your use, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT PROJECT ORRCA. 

1.3.0 SAFETY DURING OPERATION

 

As the operator of the craft or product, it is YOU FULL AND UNDENIABLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THE SAFE OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT DEFINED AS: OPERATION THAT DOES NOT HARM WILDLIFE, PEOPLE, THE ENVIRONMENT, PLANT LIFE, OR CONSISTS OF ANY OTHER VIOLATION OF SAFETY. As the operator, you are solely responsible for the safe and proper operation of the craft or any other product you take upon yourself to operate and use. THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE AND PROJECT ORRCA WILL NOT CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR ISSUES RESULTING FROM IMPROPER AND/OR UNSAFE OPERATION OF ANY SYSTEM. Please do not hesitate to contact Project ORRCA with any questions regarding the safety of operation of your product. 

2. RESTRICTIONS ON USE

Project ORRCA is a not-for-profit organization that was founded on a set of values that our systems would be used solely to help the world and in no way harm it. THEREFORE, THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE APPLICABLE TO ALL PRODUCTS AND ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.

 

2.1.0 MILITARY/LAW ENFORCEMENT USE

 

Project ORRCA was founded to help the planet, therefore our values state that none of our systems should ever harm a human being directly. This is strictly prohibited. Our platforms may be used for military/law enforcement applications (including but not limited to search and rescue, reconnaissance, surveillance, and more) but UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY OUT PRODUCTS BE FITTED WITH WEAPONRY OF ANY KIND. THE REASON FOR THIS IS TWO-FOLD, OUR CRAFTS WERE NOT DESIGNED FOR WEAPONRY AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE PRESSURE, AND THIS IS STRICTLY AGAINST OUR VALUES AS AN ORGANIZATION. 

 

2.2.0 HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT, FISH, & WILDLIFE

 

Project ORRCA was founded to help the planet, therefore our values state none of our systems should ever be permitted to harm fish, wildlife, or the environment. This is strictly against our values. Therefore, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN CRAFTS BE FITTED WITH DEVICES CAPABLE OF CAUSING SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL HARM. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY OUR PLATFORMS BE USED FOR FISHING, HUNTING, OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITY THAT HARMS FISH/WILDLIFE. PRODUCTS USED FOR RESEARCH MAY NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CAUSE DIRECT HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT UNLESS COLLECTING A SAMPLE FROM THE AREA IS PERMITTED UNDER THE REGULATIONS OF RESEARCH. 

 

2.3.0 DISCLAIMER

 

We are an environmental project and a project for the greater good of the world. We ask you to respect the above policy so we can all build a better world together. Thank you for your understanding & anticipated cooperation. 

3. CONSEQUENCES OF MISUSE 

Misusing a product in any way and/or failure to abide by the restrictions on proper use and the terms set forth in this agreement may result in any or all of the following. 3.1 Termination of license to use the product. 3.2 government/legal action if the conduct is unlawful. 3.3 Termination of open source or developer license (if applicable). 3.4 Inability & prevention to purchase/use a Project ORRCA product in the future. 3.5 ANY OTHER CONSEQUENCE NOT LISTED AS DETERMINED APPROPRIATE BY A THIRD-PARTY MEDIATOR OR A COURT OF LAW. DISCLAIMER: COURT OF LAW IS ONLY APPLICABLE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES IF LEGALITY OF ACTIONS IS IN QUESTION, OTHERWISE ALL DISPUTES WILL BE SOLVED VIA A THIRD-PARTY MEDIATOR.

4. GOVERNING LAW & LICENSING

4.1.0 USE & GOVERNING LAW

 

All use of any platforms, filtration systems, and any other product provided by Project ORRCA, its developers, or its Open Source Community, must abide by the GOVERNING LAW OF THE LOCATION OF USE. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY GOVERNING LAW MAY RESULT IN LEGAL ACTION FILED AGAINST THE USER BY ANY PARTY. PROJECT ORRCA WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN SUCH A LEGAL MATTER AND WILL NOT ACT AS A WITNESS OR SUPPORTER OF EITHER SIDE IN A COURT OF LAW. 

 

4.2.0 LICENSING

 

Some regions, locations, states, countries, etc, may require a Government License to use the product within the respective region. (example: drone flying in the United State of America requires registration with the Federal Aviation Administration). Please check the licensing requirements of your platform in your REGION OF OPERATION. 

 

4.3.0 ATTACHMENT TO LICENSING, PLATFORMS IN GOVERNED WATERS

 

When operating Project ORRCA Unmanned Surface Vessels/Vehicles, OPERATION IN OFF-SHORE COUNTRY WATERS SHOULD BE VERIFIED/CLEARED THROUGH THE LOCAL COAST GUARD AND MARITIME POLICE/CONTROL TO ENSURE OPERATION POSES NO DANGER TO WILDLIFE, SHIPPING LANES, PEOPLE, ETC. YOU MAY NEVER OPERATE AN UNMANNED SURFACE VESSEL ON THE WATERS OF A MILITARY INSTALLATION, OR A NATIONAL PARK. CHECK GOVERNMENT RULES OF OPERATION IN ANY LOCATION YOU PLAN TO OPERATE. PROJECT ORRCA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO CRAFT RESULTING FROM OPERATION IN OFF-SHORE WATERS AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR ACTIONS DO NOT ABIDE BY THE GOVERNING LAW OR ANY OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS IN PLACE WITHIN THE AREA OF OPERATION

5. MODIFICATION OF TERMS

Project ORRCA reserves the right to change/modify these terms and conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to check for periodic updates to the terms and conditions. These terms also provide that all disputes will be settled through a third-party intermediary and not via a court of law in most circumstances. Feel free to contact us via the "contact/faq" page to resolve a dispute at any time. BY USING A PRODUCT, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE POLICIES SET FORTH. 

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