These terms govern use of the website (“”) and the internet forum (“”) (“hereinafter referred collectively as Agora”). Agora is a joint collaboration project between Tezos Commons Foundation (“”) and TQ Tezos (“”). While this is a joint collaboration project, the principal for this project is Tezos Commons Foundation. The purpose of this project is to provide a free, non-curated, no advertisements, high quality discussion of Tezos, its governance process, and Tezos related projects. Agora makes no representation or warranties about any of the content found within Agora. To use Agora, you must agree to these terms. Further, we reserve the right to alter or change the Terms of Use without any notice given.

Agora may offer other products and services, under different terms. These terms apply only to use of Agora.

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Important Terms

These terms include a number of important provisions that affect your rights and responsibilities, such as the disclaimers located in Disclaimers, limits on Agora’s liability toward anyone using Agora located in Limits on Liability, your agreement to indemnify Agora for damages caused by your misuse of Agora located in Responsibility for Your Use, and an agreement to arbitrate disputes located in Disputes.

Your Permission to Use the Forum

Subject to these terms, Agora gives you permission to use the forum. Anyone using Agora must agree to these terms.

Conditions for Use of the Forum

Your permission to use the forum is subject to the following conditions:

  1. You must be at least thirteen years old.

  2. You may no longer use the forum if Agora contacts you directly to say that you may not.

  3. You must use the forum in accordance with Acceptable Use and Content Standards.

Agora reserves the right to have the final say in any usage of Agora.

Acceptable Use

  1. You may not break the law using the forum.

  2. You may not use or try to use another’s account on the forum without their specific permission.

  3. You may not buy, sell, or otherwise trade in user names or other unique identifiers on the forum.

  4. You may not send advertisements, chain letters, or other solicitations through the forum, or use the forum to gather addresses or other personal data for commercial mailing lists or databases.

  5. You may not automate access to the forum, or monitor the forum, such as with a web crawler, browser plug-in or add-on, or other computer program that is not a web browser. You may crawl the forum to index it for a publicly available search engine, if you run one.

  6. You may not use the forum to send e-mail to distribution lists, newsgroups, commercial services, or group mail aliases.

  7. You may not falsely imply that you’re affiliated with or endorsed by Agora.

  8. You may not hyperlink to images or other non-hypertext content on the forum on other webpages.

  9. You may not remove any marks showing proprietary ownership from materials you download from the forum.

  10. You may not show any part of the forum on other websites with <iframe>.

  11. You may not disable, avoid, or circumvent any security or access restrictions of the forum.

  12. You may not strain infrastructure of the forum with an unreasonable volume of requests, or requests designed to impose an unreasonable load on information systems underlying the forum.

  13. You may not impersonate others through the forum.

  14. You may not encourage or help anyone in violation of these terms.

Content Standards

  1. You may not submit content to the forum that is illegal, offensive, explicit adult materials, or otherwise harmful to others. This includes content that is harassing, inappropriate, or abusive.

  2. You may not submit content to the forum that violates the law, infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights, violates anyone’s privacy, or breaches agreements you have with others.

  3. You may not submit content to the forum containing malicious computer code, such as computer viruses or spyware.

  4. You may not submit content to the forum as a mere placeholder, to hold a particular address, user name, or other unique identifier.

  5. You may not use the forum to disclose information that you don’t have the right to disclose, like others’ confidential or personal information.


Agora may investigate and prosecute violations of these terms to the fullest legal extent. Agora may notify and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting violations of the law and these terms.

Agora reserves the right to change, redact, and delete content on the forum for any reason. If you believe someone has submitted content to the forum in violation of these terms, contact an Administrator immediately.

Your Account

You must create and log into an account to use some features of the forum.

To create an account, you must provide some information about yourself. If you create an account, you agree to provide, at a minimum, a valid e-mail address, and to keep that address up-to-date. You may close your account at any time by contacting an Administrator.

You agree to be responsible for all action taken using your account, whether authorized by you or not, until you either close your account or notify Agora that your account has been compromised. You agree to notify Agora immediately if you suspect your account has been compromised. You agree to select a secure password for your account, and keep it secret.

Agora may restrict, suspend, or close your account on the forum according to its policy for handling copyright-related takedown requests, or if Agora reasonably believes that you’ve broken any rule in these terms.

Agora reserves the right to have the final decision in any account suspension, termination, content removal and any dispute related to the use of Agora.

For information regarding Agora’s Privacy Policy, please see:

Your Content

Nothing in these terms gives Agora any ownership rights in intellectual property that you share with the forum, such as your account information, posts, or other content you submit to the forum. Nothing in these terms gives you any ownership rights in Agora’s intellectual property, either.

Between you and Agora, you remain solely responsible for content you submit to the forum. You agree not to wrongly imply that content you submit to the forum is sponsored or approved by Agora. These terms do not obligate Agora to store, maintain, or provide copies of content you submit, and to change it, according to these terms.

Content you submit to the forum belongs to you, and you decide what permission to give others for it. But at a minimum, you license Agora to provide content that you submit to the forum to other users of the forum. That special license allows Agora to copy, publish, and analyze content you submit to the forum.

When content you submit is removed from the forum, whether by you or by Agora, Agora’s special license ends when the last copy disappears from Agora’s backups, caches, and other systems. Other licenses you apply to content you submit, such as Creative Commons licenses, may continue after your content is removed. Those licenses may give others, or Agora itself, the right to share your content through the forum again.

Others who receive content you submit to the forum may violate the terms on which you license your content. You agree that Agora and its representatives will not be liable to you for those violations or their consequences.

Your Responsibility

You agree to indemnify Agora and its representatives from legal claims by others related to your breach of these terms, or breach of these terms by others using your account on the forum. Both you and Agora agree to notify the other side of any legal claims for which you might have to indemnify Agora as soon as possible. You agree to allow Agora to control any investigation, defense, and settlement of legal claims for which you would have to indemnify Agora, and to cooperate with those efforts.


You accept all risk of using the forum and content on the forum. As far as the law allows, Agora and its suppliers provide the forum as is, without any warranty whatsoever.

The forum may hyperlink to and integrate forums and services run by others. Agora does not make any warranty about services run by others, or content they may provide. Use of services run by others may be governed by other terms between you and the one running service.

Limits on Liability

Neither Agora nor its suppliers will be liable to you for breach-of-contract damages their personnel could not have reasonably foreseen when you agreed to these terms.

As far as the law allows, the total liability to you for claims of any kind that are related to the forum or content on the forum will be limited to $50. Further, you agree that in the event of a dispute that you will work with Agora in good faith to resolve said dispute.


Agora welcomes your feedback and suggestions for the forum. See the Contact section below for ways to get in touch with us.

You agree that Agora will be free to act on feedback and suggestions you provide, and that Agora won’t have to notify you that your feedback was used, get your permission to use it, or pay you. You agree not to submit feedback or suggestions that you believe might be confidential or proprietary, to you or others.


Either you or Agora may end the agreement written out in these terms at any time. When our agreement ends, your permission to use the forum also ends.

The following provisions survive the end of our agreement: Your Content, Feedback, Your Responsibility, Disclaimers, Limits on Liability, and General Terms.


Louisiana law will govern any dispute related to these terms or your use of the forum.

You and Agora agree to seek injunctions related to these terms only in state or federal court in New Orleans, Louisiana (Orleans Parish). Neither you nor Agora will object to jurisdiction, forum, or venue in those courts.

Other than to seek an injunction or for claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, you and Agora will resolve any dispute by agreeing to arbitrate any and all claims pursuant to the American Arbitration Association. Arbitration will follow the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. Arbitration will happen in New Orleans, Louisiana. You will settle any dispute as an individual, and not as part of a class action or other representative proceeding, whether as the plaintiff or a class member. No arbitrator will consolidate any dispute with any other arbitration without Agora’s permission.

Any arbitration award will include costs of the arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and reasonable costs for witnesses. You agree that you will be responsible for these fees, including the cost of invoking such arbitration. You and Agora may enter arbitration awards in any court with competent jurisdiction.

General Terms

If a provision of these terms is unenforceable as written, but could be changed to make it enforceable, that provision should be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable. Otherwise, that provision should be removed.

You may not assign your agreement with Agora. Agora may assign your agreement to any of Agora’s affiliates, any other company that obtains control of Agora, or any other company that buys assets of Agora related to the forum. Any attempted assignment against these terms has no legal effect.

Neither the exercise of any right under this Agreement, nor waiver of any breach of this Agreement, waives any other breach of this Agreement.

These terms embody all the terms of agreement between you and Agora about use of the forum. These terms entirely replace any other agreements about your use of the forum, written or not.


You may notify Agora under these terms, and send questions to Agora by contacting any Administrator.

Agora may notify you under these terms using the e-mail address you provide for your account on the forum, or by posting a message to the homepage of the forum or your account page.


Agora last updated these terms on June 19, 2020 and may update these terms again, with or without any notice to you. Agora will post all updates to the forum. Agora may also announce updates with special messages or alerts on the forum.

Once you get notice of an update to these terms, you must agree to the new terms in order to keep using the forum.