This Membership Agreement, hereinafter referred to as “Agreement” is by and between you, as registered with your true authentic real name, real address, e-mail address, and legitimate phone number that you included when you registered for membership on the Revitalizing the Second Amendment website, or you subsequently updated in the Member’s area of the Revitalizing the Second Amendment website back office, and Revitalizing the Second Amendment, Inc. hereinafter referred to as “RT2A,” accessed via www.rt2a.org with a business address of 2736 Raintree Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, and all current and future members of RT2A hereinafter referred to as “Member”.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the rt2a.org Website. By accessing or using any part of the Website, you agree to become bound by the Terms and Conditions of the Agreement. If you do not agree to all the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these Terms and Conditions are considered an offer by rt2a.org, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.
Any Non-Human Visitors to these Websites shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who control(s), author(s), or otherwise make(s) use of them. Such individual(s) shall be deemed responsible for the actions of their Non_Human Visitor devices in the same manner as if they personally visited the Website.
The access rights granted to Member under the Terms of this Agreement are non-transferrable without the express written permission of the owner(s) of rt2a.org. Member is responsible for the actions of any other person who may utilize Member’s access rights on the Website.
By accessing the www.rt2a.org website and selecting “I Accept” during the membership registration, Member represents that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of this Membership Agreement. Continued use of the log-in function and active participation in the internal website confirms acceptance of the current version of the Membership Agreement. Member is responsible for reading the current version of the Membership Agreement posted in the Member’s area of the internal web pages, and conforming to the stated terms and conditions.
Membership in RT2A is through payment of membership fees according to the promoted and published fee schedule displayed in the members’ subscription area of the RT2A website. Membership in RT2A is by contract, through the lawful execution of this Agreement, and timely payment of a selected membership fee, which entitles Member to full access to our published member benefits for each type of nine membership categories: (i) Regular member, (ii) Junior member, (iii) Student member, (iv) Senior member, (v) Associate member, (vi) Oathtaking member, (vii) Lifetime member, (viii) Family member, or (ix) Corporate member. Length of membership may result in discounted fees according to the conditions listed in the published fee schedule.
The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old. If you are not 13 years old, you must stop using the website immediately or else provide rt2a.org with written parental approval which may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to our corporate offices at 2910 Kerry Forest Parkway D4-11, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Written acceptance of a Junior Membership application by the minor is a condition precedent upon using this Website along with acceptance of the written parental approval described above.
Our basic public Website is free to both RT2A members and individual users who are not members. However, we offer paid membership with additional benefits and use of additional functionality within the Website as well.
Our products and services are designed to give Member as much control and ownership of Member’s personal information and activity as possible. We encourage all members to express themselves freely. However, each Member must be responsible and accountable for their own content on this Website. In particular, as a Member, Member must make certain that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on Member’s site or get linked to from Member’s site (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).
RT2A is a private association made up of Americans actively working to revitalize the first Clause of the Second Amendment statutorily in every “free State” to legally, lawfully, and dutifully rearm and reaccouter all citizens for service through constitutional “well regulated militia.”
Core Values and Noble Cause
We are an association of liberty-loving people. We embrace the organizational model articulated in the book Tribal Leadership. Our noble cause is to empower individuals to obtain political remedy leading to the revitalization of the Second Amendment such that it will lead to renewal of our entire society, including facilitating social, economic, and political wellbeing through (i) reeducation, (ii) organization, (iii) investigation, (iv) explanation, (v) promotion, (vi) participation, and (vii) mobilization.
Nature of the Services
RT2A provides a safe and supportive private website for members and staff to work together with other normal, everyday, common people through education, activism and instructing legislators as private citizens (constituents), not paid lobbyists. We work within our local Citizens’ Homeland Security Associations (CHSA) Chapters to instruct our State representatives to restore the statutory authority to the citizens to be armed and accoutered as a duty of service to the State, as is our duty and inalienable right guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and all State constitutions. By becoming a member of a local Citizens’ Homeland Security Association Chapter we work together in our local legislative district to study and reeducate, investigate, organize, explain, promote, participate, and mobilize our fellow citizens in how to provide ground-up security for our communities towns, cities, counties, and States along constitutional lines and in conformity to corresponding historical common law provisions.
Our rights to associate and to assemble as an association are protected by the 1st and 14th Amendments to the Constitution for the United States of America. The 1st and 14th Amendments also protect our rights to publish, including our desktop publishing and disseminating among RT2A members communications and draft legislation for instructing legislators, governors, commissioners, sheriffs, and other public officials, as well as, when necessary, filing civil lawsuits, criminal complaints, and litigation pleadings including motion practice and discovery requests which may be necessary to further our cause.
Additionally, Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution for the United States of America prohibits the 50 States from passing any law impairing the obligation of contracts. This Agreement is fully protected under Article I, Section 10.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America prohibits the 50 States and their bar associations from making any law, rule, regulation, or policy, infringing on the 1st and 4th Amendment protections including (i) our right to assemble to discuss the law for the purpose of upholding our right and duty to know and understand and obey and enforce the law; (ii) our right to engage in desktop publishing of legal and legislative matter; (iii) our right to hold our communications within and in connection to the RT2A forum as private and confidential; and (iv) our right to be free from any unreasonable search or seizure or investigation of any RT2A member information or communications.
For the express purpose of protecting RT2A association members and staff from abusive prosecution or publicly conveyed disinformation, all documents and communications occurring within the forum are the private property of RT2A.
Also for the express purpose of protecting RT2A association members and staff from abusive prosecution or publicly conveyed disinformation, the RT2A forum is strictly a private forum, and not a public forum, thus all communications by RT2A members and staff within the forum are private and confidential.
Outside of RT2A’s General Counsel, RT2A staff are not attorneys, nor are any of RT2A staff paid lobbyists, and do not hold themselves out as such. If any Member needs legal advice or representation, RT2A will encourage Members to consult a competent and trustworthy attorney.
Member may unsubscribe from membership at any time, but should do so at least 72 hours prior to the new billing cycle to avoid being automatically charged for the coming membership term. Unsubscribing does not entitle Member to any refund of the current membership subscription, including Lifetime membership.
User Registration and Information
Member shall fill in the correct information requested in the User Registration form on the site, including the Member’s true authentic real name (given name and any alias), real address, e-mail address, and legitimate phone number. Failure to do so may automatically invalidate one’s membership status in the organization. This information is required in order to protect each Member’s interests in case of the necessity of contacting our Members at any time. Our Staff must be able to contact members when issues occur involving RT2A Members within our forums or other internal private areas of our website. This communication may be necessary for security purposes. All personal Member information will remain completely secure and confidential at all times. Member shall be required to promptly update the User Information on the site. Member shall select a username and password during the User Registration process. Member shall be responsible for: (a) all use of the Site made by the Member’s username and password, and (b) maintaining the confidentiality of the Member’s username and password. RT2A will not disclose any membership information to outside parties without the expressed permission of the member, except when required by law enforcement or governmental purposes.
Use of Contact Information for e-mails and other purposes
By joining as a member of Revitalizing the Second Amendment, member agrees to be added to our e-mail contact list to be kept informed of RT2A local, regional, and nationwide events. Opt-out options are always available for members. All contact information will remain private and used only for internal organization purposes within RT2A and RT2A’s CHSA structures. No individual contact information will be made known to outside organizations or persons not associated with RT2A without specific Board of Directors’ approval and notification of members for any expressed purpose.
The Content includes messages and other materials posted to forums, groups, or other locations on the Site by the members of the association. Member of the association is deemed to grant RT2A the nonexclusive right to post, display, copy, and modify the Content in connection with the operation of the Site and RT2A’s business.
E-mail addresses on the Website are considered proprietary intellectual property. It is recognized that these e-mail addresses are provided for human visitors alone. Member acknowledges and agrees that each e-mail address the Website contains has a value of not less than US $50. Member further agrees that the compilation, storage, and/or distribution of these addresses substantially diminishes the value of these addresses. Intentional collection, harvesting, gathering, and/or storing of the Website’s e-mail addresses is recognized as a violation of this Agreement and expressly prohibited.
Member does not claim intellectual property right or exclusive ownership to any of our or services, whether modified or unmodified. All products and services are property of rt2a.org and Revitalizing the Second Amendment, Inc. Our products and services are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall our organization (or any business or individual associated with rt2a.org) be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential, or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our products or services.
Your rt2a.org Account and Site
If Member creates any written material on rt2a.org, Member is responsible for maintaining the security of Member’s account and site, and Member is fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the site. Member must not describe or assign content to Member’s site in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of totehrs, and rt2a.org may change or remove any description or keyword that is considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause rt2a.org to be positioned for possible liability. Member must immediately notify rt2a.org of any unauthorized uses of Member’s site, Member’s account, or any other breaches of security. rt2a.org will not be liable for any acts or omissions by Member, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Responsibility of Contributors
If Member comments on the Website, posts material on the Website, posts links on the Website, or otherwise makes (or allows any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), Member is entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio or video file, computer software, or any other type of electronic content. By making Content available, Member represents and warrants that:
the downloading, copying, and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret rights, of any third party;
Member has fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and has done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end-users any required terms;
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third-party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third-party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is not obscene, libelous, defamatory, hateful, or racially bigoted, does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third-party and is not otherwise unlawful;
Member’s site is not named in a manner that misleads readers into thinking that Member is another person or company. For example, your site’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or a company other your own; and
Member has, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses, and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by rt2a.org or otherwise.
By submitting Content to rt2a.org for inclusion on the Website, Member grants rt2a.org a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing, and promoting Member’s Content. If Member deletes Content and advises rt2a.org, Member acknowledges that caching and/or other references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable. Member also acknowledges and agrees that rt2a.org is not responsible for removal of such content.
Responsibility of Website Visitors rt2a.org has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, rt2a.org does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. Member is responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect member’s interests and Member’s computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful and destructive Content. Any user or site owner who finds Content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, or content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, or other errors has a responsibility to report such Content to rt2a.org. In the same way, anyone who discovers Content on the Website that contains material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third-parties, or the downloading, copying, or use of which is subject to additional Terms and Conditions, stated or unstated, must report the same to rt2a.org. rt2a.org disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of Content there posted.
Content Posted on Other WebsitesWe have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the Websites and WebPages to which rt2a.org links, and that link to rt2a.org. rt2a.org does not have any control over those non-rt2a.org Websites or webpages, and is not responsible for their Contents or their use. By linking to a non-rt2a.org Website or webpage, rt2a.org does not represent or imply that it endorses such Website or webpage. Member is responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect Member’s interests and Member’s computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive Content. rt2a.org disclaims responsibility for any harm resulting from Member’s use of non-rt2a.org Websites and Webpages.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
As rt2a.org asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If Member believes that material located on or linked to by rt2a.org violates Member’s copyright, Member is encouraged to notify rt2a.org. rt2a.org will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of rt2a.org or others, rt2a.org may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, rt2a.org will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to rt2a.org.
This Agreement does not transfer from rt2a.org to Member any rt2a.org or third-party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with rt2a.org. rt2a.org, the rt2a.org domain, the rt2a.org logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with rt2a.org, or the Website are trademarks and registered trademarks of rt2a.org or rt2a.org’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any rt2a.org or third-party trademarks.
rt2a.org reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes ot this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes.Member’s continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. rt2a.org may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools, services, and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement.
Fees and Payments
Additional membership services may be made available on the Website. By selecting a membership service, Member agrees to pay rt2a.org the appropriate fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on the day Member signs up for the specific service and will cover the use of that service for a period specified in the service agreement. Membership fees are non-refundable. Other fees will be refundable based upon the conditions specified in the product or service agreement accompanying such specifically offered product or service.
If the Member has a dispute with one or more other Members, the Member shall release RT2A (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
RT2A shall not sell or rent Members personal information to third parties. RT2A shall store and process Members information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. RT2A will in no case violate our members’ constitutionally guaranteed rights at any time in disclosing of private membership information at the discretion of the RT2A Board of Directors.
Ethics and Standards for Conduct
Shared good moral values and ethics are essential to the wellbeing and success of our RT2A Association.
This Agreement is effectively a social compact between myself and other RT2A Association members.
By working together collaboratively with shared purpose and values we can achieve more for the wellbeing of our society than through uncoordinated individual efforts.
Member will act in an honest, forthright and trustworthy manner, in relation to RT2A staff and members, including using Member’s true name, and contact information.
Member will respect and protect RT2A members and staff communications as private and confidential.
Member will treat all RT2A members and staff with respect and dignity.
Member is fully responsible and accountable for his or her own understanding of federal and state statutes, together with the case law interpreting the legal meaning of these statutes. Member is fully responsible and accountable for his or her own decisions and actions. (This requirement is essential because individual CHSA’s are the only ones who will be able to determine and apply the laws within their State jurisdiction.)
Member will not construe any members or staff communication within the RT2A forum as legal advice or legal representation.
Member will not sell or distribute any of the Revitalizing the Second Amendment documents, including publishing any portion of any Revitalizing the Second Amendment documents without express written permission from Revitalizing the Second Amendment Board of Directors.
Member is not herein authorized to represent or contract on behalf of Revitalizing the Second Amendment.
Member shall indemnify and hold RT2A (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, employees, contractors, licensors) harmless from any claims, expenses, or demands, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Members breach of this Agreement, use of the Website, or Members violation of any law, or the rights of a third-party.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Member shall choose to retire or delete the published content from the RT2A Association’s site and it shall be no longer available or visible to other visitors. Terms regarding the status of the uploaded content shall remain applicable when the Member chooses to terminate the membership. Contents posted to the site, other than the published content, shall not be deleted or retired as a result of the Members termination.
rt2a.org may terminate Member’s access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If Member wishes to terminate this Agreement or Member’s rt2a.org account (if Member has one), Member may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Member has a paid Services account, such account can only be terminated by rt2a.org if Member materially breaches this Agreement and fails to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from rt2a.org’s notice to Member thereof; provided that, rt2a.org can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shutdown of our service or other lawful reason. Additionally, a paid account may be temporarily terminated pending a determination of the facts relating to a possible breach of this Agreement. Upon termination, all provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
Disclaimer of Warranties
This materials on rt2a.org’s Website are provided “as is.” rt2a.org makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, rt2a.org does not warrant or make any representation concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet Website or otherwise relating to such materials on any sites linked to this site.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be construed under and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. Each party agrees that any suit, action or proceeding brought by such party against the other in connection with or arising from the Terms of Service (“Judicial Action”) shall be governed by the law of the State of Florida as such laws are applied to agreements between Florida residents entered into and performed entirely within the Florida. Member consents to the jurisdiction of federal and state courts within the State of Florida. Member consents to the venue in any action brought against him in connection with breaches of these Terms of Service. Member consents to electronic service of process regarding actions under the above Agreement.
Any dispute arising under this contract shall be resolved under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association.
Limitation of Liability
Member shall not hold RT2A responsible for other user members’ content, actions or inactions.
In no event will rt2a.org, or its suppliers or licensors, or any individuals with those entities, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability, or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental, or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services, (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by Member to rt2a.org under this Agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. rt2a.org shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
General Representation and Warranty
Vetting for CHSA Leadership Purposes
All members who wish to participate in CHSA leadership must be willing to participate according to procedures defined by the RT2A Vetting Committee without reservation or reluctance to participate in such vetting activities.
If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid or enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
Public Policies of Members
RT2A is committed to the First Amendment principles of the Bill of Rights having to do with freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of petition.
We also are devoted to the vital Second Amendment purpose of revitalizing “the Militia of the several States” along constitutional lines and traditional common law principles, adhering to both the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions, laws, statutes, and regulations of the several States.
We prohibit our members from participating, nor intending to participate in any sort of “militia” organization, be that a “private militia,” “para-military militia,” “gun rights organization,” “gun training organization,” “emergency or fire training organization,” or any other type of quasi-military private militia organization or facsimile.
We do not allow or acknowledge any member seeking or remaining in one of these aforementioned groups or any other similar object, nature, or purpose as well. We do not condone any current or potential member of RT2A condoning involvement with such groups when carrying out “para-military,” “militia,” or other like activities of a similar nature as a part of their organizational or association activities.
Constitutional “Militia” is a governmental organization that is formed and operated under lawful statutory and regulatory authority through legislation enacted within the particular State in which that establishment operates.
RT2A invites any individual to volunteer as a member of our organization whether or not the member owns, keeps, bears, or possesses any Arms of any kind or wishes to own, keep, bear, or possess such weapons.
A necessary condition of membership with RT2A is that the candidate for membership agrees to participate, and acknowledges the necessity to work together with other members for reeducating and organizing our communities, towns, cities, counties, and States to reestablish security preparedness along constitutional lines and common law principles under State statutory and regulatory authority, as called for in RT2A Citizens’ Homeland Security Association guidelines, handbooks, petitions, and other published materials.
The only officially recognized materials for RT2A are found on our website, social network sites, official documents, and authorized materials that RT2A has produced, published, or officially and explicitly Board-approved. Our members are volunteers who are free to speak their minds but may not act as official spokespersons for RT2A at any press conference, radio or TV interview, or any other broadcast media without the expressed permission of the Board of Directors of Revitalizing the Second Amendment, Inc.
While RT2A may recommend certain websites and published materials in the form of books, pamphlets, magazines, publications, CDs, DVDs, RSS feeds, Internet videos, or other sources that may contain useful information within the objectives of RT2A in “revitalizing the first Clause of the Second Amendment,” any such recommendation does not necessarily represent the official opinions or an endorsement by the Board of Directors of any of the content contained within the represented materials.
By joining as a member of Revitalizing the Second Amendment, member agrees to be added to our e-mail contact list to be kept informed of RT2A local, regional, and nationwide events. Contact information will remain private and used only for internal organizational purposes within RT2A, its structures and CHSA structures. No individual contact information will be made known to outside organizations or persons not associated with RT2A without the expressed prior written permission of the Board of Directors.
Violation of this agreement in any part will result in immediate dismissal as a member of RT2A, subject to the appeals process as outlined in the Bylaws of the RT2A Board of Directors.
Records of Visitor Use and Abuse
Member consents to having Member’s Internet Protocol address recorded. An e-mail address may appear immediately below (the “Identifier”) if rt2a.org suspects potential abuse. The Identifier is uniquely matched to Member’s Internet Protocol address. Visitors agree not to use this address for any reason.
VISITORS AGREE THAT HARVESTING, GATHERING, STORING, TRANSFERRING TO A THIRD PARTY OR SENDING ANY MESSAGE(S) TO THE IDENTIFIER CONSTITUTES AN ACCEPTANCE AND SUBSEQUENT BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.
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