Zerocracy is a community-driven open source project. The authorization via GitHub after invitation, as in §1, means your acceptance of this Terms. Everybody who works with Zerocracy is referred to as a “Contributor” in the scope of this document. Those Contributors who bootstrap and fund projects are referred to as “Product Owners.”

Identification. Before making any monetary transaction to a Contributor, we verify their identity via one of our partners, like Yoti.

Non-Solicitation. During one calendar year following the moment of quitting the project, as in §35, the Contributor will not, either directly or indirectly, solicit, induce, recruit or encourage any Contributor, employee, customer, or supplier of the project. A minimum penalty for a proven solicitation is $25,000.

Non-Employment. It is understood that any Contributor is an independent professional contractor and will not, in any event, be construed as or hold themselves to be employees of Zerocracy or any other Contributor. The Contributor is responsible for Workers Compensation, Disability, Unemployment, Automobile Insurance, and any other insurance required. The Contributor is also responsible for payment of State and Federal taxes, and any other applicable tax. The Contributor is not eligible for any benefits Zerocracy or any other Contributors may provide for their employees.

Confidentiality. Confidential Information means any and all proprietary information disclosed or made available by either party (“Discloser”) hereafter to the other party (“Holder”) in the course of performing activities, whether in written, email, instant message, verbal: either by phone or in person, magnetic, photographic, optical or other form and whether now existing or hereafter created, including, without limitation to, all trade secrets, know-how, names and contacts of employees and partners, technology, data, computer programs, processes, methods, operational procedures, plans, strategies or results, and other information of a similar nature that is not generally disclosed by the Discloser to the public. Confidential Information shall not include any information which (a) is proven by written evidence to have been in the Discloser’s possession prior to disclosure by the Holder; (b) is received from a third party having the right to disclose such information; (c) is or hereafter becomes public knowledge through no act or fault of the Discloser; or (d) is proven by written evidence to have been independently developed by the The Contributor shall keep Confidential Information in strict confidence and shall not disclose it to any third party or to the public. A minimum penalty for a proven breach of confidentiality is $25,000.

Copyright. All deliverables created by the Contributor shall be considered as “works made for hire” as is defined under the Copyright Law of the United States of America (edition of June 2003). The Contributor shall transfer Intellectual Property Rights for deliverables to the Product Owner when the job is closed, as in §7. In the event that Intellectual Property is created, generated, or arises under or results from the Contributor’s performance or from Confidential Information, IPR of such Intellectual Property shall vest exclusively with the Product Owner. The Contributor shall execute all documents, and take any and all actions needed, all without further consideration, in order to confirm the Product Owner’s rights.

Privacy. We collect a lot of information about you and your projects. We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect and improve our services, to develop new ones, and to protect Zerocracy and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content. We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in these Terms. We never provide for free or sell any information about you or your projects to any third-parties.

PGP. We sign all PDF documents with this and only this PGP key (it has no expiration date).

Law. These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to contracts made and fully performed therein, and the state and federal courts located in California shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all suits and proceedings arising out of or in connection with this agreement.

Conduct. The Contributor must not interfere or intend to interfere in any manner with the functionality or proper working of Zerocracy software.

Harm. The Contributor will indemnify and hold harmless Zerocracy, its officers and directors, employees and agents from any and all third party claims, damages, costs and (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of the Contributor’s use of Zerocracy in a manner not authorized by these Terms, and/or applicable law, or the Contributor’s or its employees’ or personnel’s negligence or willful misconduct.

Changes. These Terms may be modified by Zerocracy at any time.