Legal and Terms
The States Project is a joint project between The PAC For America’s Future, The PAC for Minnesota’s Future, and Future Now Action. All electoral work of The States Project is conducted and paid for by The PAC For America’s Future, except in Minnesota where it is conducted and paid for by The PAC for Minnesota’s Future. Such electoral work currently includes Giving Circles and Give Smart. Past electoral work described on The States Project websites and materials were conducted and paid for by The PAC For America’s Future. Policy and advocacy work is conducted and paid for by Future Now Action.
The States Project works to achieve a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for all, by activating communities to connect the importance of state legislatures to our everyday lives.
Accordingly, these Web Services are subject to various limits, laws, rules and guidelines to allow The PAC For America’s Future, The PAC for Minnesota’s Future, and Future Now Action to work toward these goals.
Our intention is to allow users to use the Web Services to join together and assist in working toward the mission. However, we have no obligation to accept, display, review, monitor, or maintain any content posted to or through any of the Web Services, and do reserve the right to monitor, prohibit, restrict, block, suspend, terminate, delete, or discontinue access to any Web Services, at any time, without notice and for any reason, in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to delete comments, text, posts or other material that we deem are abusive, inflammatory or otherwise inappropriate, conflict with relevant governing laws, rules, or guidelines, or undermine our mission.
Users may not post or transmit any message that is libelous or defamatory, or violates any other person’s copyrights, privacy rights, trademarks, trade secrets, or rights in other confidential information. The User indemnifies us for any and all damages suffered by third parties as a result of the User’s violation of this term.
Users may not post or transmit any message, data, image, or program with the intent to threaten the safety of others and/or with the effect of causing a reasonable person to perceive a threat to his or her safety.
We reserve the right to take such action as we deem appropriate in cases where the Web Services are inappropriately used to disseminate statements or materials that are reasonably construed as abusive, destructive, harmful, or threatening to the safety of others, false or misleading, or in conflict with our mission.
Copyright and Intellectual Property Policies
By submitting any content to or through our Web Services, you warrant and represent that you are the copyright owner of the content or that the copyright owner of the content has granted you permission to use such content consistent with the manner and purpose of your use.
Using our Web Services to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, including photos, artwork, text, recordings, designs, computer programs or derivative works of such programs is strictly prohibited and subject to removal.
Infringement on any party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, intellectual property, or other proprietary rights, or right of publicity or privacy is strictly prohibited and is your sole responsibility.
Please note that by posting comments, posts, photos, videos, ideas, or any other content through our Web Services or on our social media sites, you are granting us non-exclusive, worldwide rights to republish, redistribute, or otherwise use that content (including your name, profile photo, likeness and social media handle or other publicly shared information) in perpetuity in any way we see fit. This includes, but is not limited to, in promotional and other materials.
You represent that to the best of your knowledge you own or have the permission to post such content and grant the above rights to us.
Therefore, please do not submit any ideas or materials that you wish to keep confidential or for which you expect to receive compensation.
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Claims of copyright infringement
As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on our Web Services infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to our Designated Agent at the following address:
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
Counsel, Future Now Action and The PAC For America’s Future
Full Address of Designated Agent to which Notification Should be Sent:
c/o Future Now Action and The PAC For America’s Future
P.O. Box 15845, Washington, DC 20003
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 929-777-6241
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