BLUPAC Terms of Use

THESE TERMS OF USE DESCRIBE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN USING A BLUPAC WEBSITE. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

Last updated:  September 2016

 Acceptance of terms

BluPacUS.org, including all website-related content and services (collectively, “BluPacUS.org”) is provided by BLUPAC (“BLUPAC” “we,” “us”). Your use of BluPacUS.org is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement (“Terms of Use”), which supplements any additional guidelines or other terms posted by BLUPAC in relation to specific site-related services or content. Although you can access and read portions of BluPacUS.org just by visiting the site, you must sign up to use certain BluPacUS.org features—such as receiving newsletters.

Please note that we reserve the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting a revised Terms of Use to this website. Visitors to BluPacUS.org (“you”) can determine whether the Terms of Use has been modified since your last visit by checking the “Last updated” legend posted at the top of the Terms of Use. By using BluPacUS.org, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect. If at any point you no longer agree to the Terms of Use, please discontinue your use of BluPacUS.org. BLUPAC may deny service to you at any time, including in the event you do not adhere to the Terms of Use.

 About BLUPAC and purpose of BluPacUS.org

BLUPAC is an independent nonpartisan civic research and education organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action.

As a tax-exempt organization, BLUPAC is prohibited from supporting attempts to influence the outcome of any election for public office.  Accordingly, with BluPacUS.org, BLUPAC seeks to provide a forum to discuss policy—not to advance the interests of any particular political party or candidate for office.

BLUPAC’s proprietary rights and reuse policy

You acknowledge and agree that the information and materials presented on or through BluPacUS.org will remain the property of BLUPAC and its licensors or providers and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and related laws, rules, and regulations. The materials produced by or for BLUPAC (including photographs, graphics, video, and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content, and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by or for BLUPAC are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by or for BLUPAC.

The trademarks, service marks, logos, and trade names displayed on BluPacUS.org (collectively the “Marks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of BLUPAC, BLUPAC’s licensors and suppliers, and others. All Marks on BluPacUS.org not owned by BLUPAC are the property of their respective owners. The Marks owned by BLUPAC, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not BLUPAC’s.

Links

BluPacUS.org provides links to other websites and resources. Because BLUPAC has no control over these sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that BLUPAC does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. BLUPAC is providing these links to you only as a convenience. BLUPAC has the right (but not the obligation) to block links from or to BluPacUS.org at any time.

Claims of copyright infringement

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by BLUPAC infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov/for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to BluPacUS.org should be sent to:

By mail:

BLUPAC
P.O. Box 210330
San Francisco CA 94121-0330
Attn.  General Counsel
By email: info@blupacus.org

Privacy policy

All information provided by you or collected by us during visits to BluPacUS.org (including when you register to become a member or sign up to use certain features) is governed by BLUPAC’s Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into the Terms of Use by this reference. Please review it carefully by clicking here.

Jurisdictional issues

BluPacUS.org is controlled and operated by BLUPAC from its principal office in the City and County of San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is not intended to subject BLUPAC to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country, or territory. Those who choose to access BluPacUS.org do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.

Termination

You agree that BLUPAC, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of BluPacUS.org or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if BLUPAC believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of the Terms of Use. Further, you agree that BLUPAC will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to BluPacUS.org.

Disclaimers

BLUPACUS.ORG IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF BLUPACUS.ORG AND ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS THEREOF. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE CENTER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO BLUPACUS.ORG.

BluPacUS.org may include inadvertent inaccuracies or errors or information or materials that violate the Terms of Use.  Additionally, the possibility exists that a third party could make unauthorized alterations to BluPacUS.org content or features. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of BluPacUS.org, we make no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which BluPacUS.org’s completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on BluPacUS.org, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you.

Limitation of liability

NEITHER BLUPAC NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR CONSULTANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREON, ANY LINKED SITE, OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP YOUR USE OF IT.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BLUPAC and our directors, officers, employees, and consultants from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), and other expenses that arise out of or from: (a) your activities in connection with BluPacUS.org; (b) any violation of these Terms of Use by you; or (c) any allegation that any submissions or other materials you submit to us or transmit to BluPacUS.org infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court located in the jurisdiction of the City and County of San Francisco, California, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts in any matter arising out of or related to BluPacUS.org or these Terms of Use.  If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  BLUPAC may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use.  These, together with all policies referred to herein, is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.