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Our Rules

You agree to these rules.  All those who participate in ParTour agree to abide by all of the rules on this page.  These are in addition to any rules of CicLAvia. 

Safety first: please get out of people's way and stop your bike before taking pictures or texting.  In general, you are responsible for your own safety.  This program is entirely voluntary, and if you choose to participate you are voluntarily assuming all associated risks.

Ask permission with pictures/respect privacy: ask before taking close-up pictures of peoples' faces or other identifying information.  In some cases, this is a safety and rights issue.  If nothing else, we really want to avoid alienating people since our goal is to build community.

You release us from liability.  In consideration of being permitted to participate in this event: (1) you release yourself, your heirs, personal representatives, the ParTour team, TRUST South LA, the University of Southern California, and the respective directors, officers, volunteers, and staff (releasees) from any claim liability, demand, action, and cause of action whatsoever (collectively, “Claim") arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury (collectively, “Loss“), to you or your property, that you may sustain in connection with, or arising out of, this event, whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise; (2) if the registrant is a minor, you (as parent or guardian) agree to indemnify and hold harmless each releasee against any claim for any Loss said minor may sustain in connection with or arising out of, this event, and against legal or other expenses incurred by any releasee in connection with defending any Claim by or on behalf of said minor for any such loss, whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise; (3) you shall obey traffic laws and practice safety in walking, bicycling, roller skating, etc; and (4) you agree to wear a helmet on all bicycle-riding activities at this event.

Age.  If you are under 18, we need a parent or guardian's signature to allow you to participate.  We may ask to see ID if you look under 30.  

No negative and hate speech: Please do not post negative images unless necessary, and then only if you are providing context and not making a counter-attack.  We understand that there are anti-immigrant and racist forces that use hate speech against our communities. We refuse expressions that reproduce the same hate and fear.  We explicitly refuse expressions of discrimination against others based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, class, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and physical condition.  We also reject any language that degrades or is offensive.

No slogans and advertising: We do not accept articles that are propaganda or slogans for elections, political parties, or commercial interests. This does not exclude news or information about activities by political parties.

Sharing Data with Researchers. ParTour is a research system (in addition to being a community building system).  However, no personally identifying information will ever be published in reports or journals. The only researchers that will have access to this data are those on the Mobile Urban Mapping team at USC. Once again, we will never reveal your personal information in any research, since all data is anonymized. 

Intellectual Property and Copyright.  By submitting any content to ParTour, including pictures sent via MMS, you are promising us that work is fully yours.  Additionally, you agree to make the work available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.  We do this so that you will have full access to your work, it will be protected, and it will also be something that our community partners can use.

If you have any questions or reservations about these rules, please contact us.