Moderator Confidentiality Agreement
Updated August 26, 2005

If you wish to serve as a moderator on Democratic Underground, you are required to complete, sign and return this form. To do so, please print this page, complete the information sought below, and carefully read the Moderator Confidentiality Agreement language set forth below. You must affirmatively acknowledge your understanding of and agreement to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. All of the requested information is REQUIRED. A failure to accurately provide all of the requested information or to abide by the terms and conditions of the Moderator Confidentiality Agreement will result in your request to serve as a moderator being refused by the Democratic Underground.

Forum Username: ___________________________________________________
Real Name, including Middle Initial: ___________________________________________________
Current Home Address: ___________________________________________________
City, State, and Zip Code: ___________________________________________________
Home Telephone Number: ___________________________________________________
Cell Phone Number: ___________________________________________________
Facsimile Number: ___________________________________________________
Email Address: ___________________________________________________

Moderator Confidentiality Agreement: As a moderator, you will have access to privileged and confidential information and data of the Democratic Underground and Forum users that is otherwise unavailable to regular members of the Democratic Underground or third parties. Such privileged and confidential information includes, but is not limited to: registration information provided by visitors to the Democratic Underground website, such as real names, email addresses, hometown, etc.; substantive discussions in the private Moderator Forum; records of behavior, deleted posts, locked threads, and posting habits of visitors to the Democratic Underground; alerts or other correspondence/communications with moderators and administrators; and information about the operation of Democratic Underground and how the Forum is moderated and administered.

By executing this Moderator Agreement, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth herein and further warrant and represent that you shall not, either while serving as moderator or after you have discontinued serving as a moderator: 1) save or use any such privileged and confidential information for any purpose, except as may be reasonable and necessary to fulfill your specific duties as a Democratic Underground moderator; 2) use such privileged or confidential information for your own gain or benefit, personal or business; 3) sell, share, transfer or disclose such privileged and confidential information to/with any third party, except those currently serving as authorized moderators in the Democratic Underground Moderator Forum.

In the event you breach any of the terms of this Agreement, you shall be permanently banned from participating in the Democratic Underground. Furthermore, by executing this Agreement, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Democratic Underground, its officers, directors and employees from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, judgments, monetary damages, injuries to persons or property, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, incurred by Democratic Underground and which arise out of or which are related to your breach or violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the event Democratic Underground is forced to initiate litigation against you to enforce the terms and conditions of this Agreement and prevails in such action, you shall be responsible for reimbursement of Democratic Underground's reasonable and necessary attorneys' fees and court costs.

I hereby acknowledge that I have read and reviewed the terms and conditions of this Moderator Confidentiality Agreement and that I understand and agree to be bound by the same.

Signature: _______________________________________ Date: __________
Return form to: Democratic Underground
P.O. Box 339
Kensington, MD 20895-0339