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Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

Welcome to Power to Decide (“Power to Decide,” “we,” or “us”). In exchange for access to PowerToDecide.org, users (“you”) must agree to enter into this contract, called the Terms of Use, with Power to Decide.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully, because this document is a legal contract, and by using PowerToDecide.org, you agree to its terms.

1. Conduct

You agree and warrant that you will not use PowerToDecide.org to participate, act, provide, or do anything that is either illegal or inconsistent with these Terms of Use, or that we deem improper, including, but not limited to, piracy, copyright infringement, harassment of other users, or violent behavior. You agree to use PowerToDecide.org in accordance with all applicable laws. As a condition of your access to PowerToDecide.org, you warrant that you will not use PowerToDecide.org for any purpose that is either unlawful or inconsistent with these Terms of Use. We may restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to PowerToDecide.org without notice to you if we believe that you have violated any law or these Terms of Use. You agree that you will access PowerToDecide.org only through the interfaces we provide. You agree not to “hack” our site, reverse-engineer PowerToDecide.org, take any action that could have the effect of damaging PowerToDecide.org or its security, or interfere with other users’ use of PowerToDecide.org, either on the web or through another device.

2. Registration

Whenever we ask you for personal information in a registration form or elsewhere on PowerToDecide.org, you agree to provide truthful, accurate, current, and complete information, and to update this information anytime it changes.

3. Our Intellectual Property

PowerToDecide.org is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Except as otherwise specified in these Terms, all individual articles, content, and other elements comprising PowerToDecide.org are also copyrighted works. All copyright rights in PowerToDecide.org and these works are owned by Power to Decide or its third-party licensors to the full extent permitted under the United States Copyright Act and all international copyright laws, and are provided for your educational and noncommercial purposes only. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on PowerToDecide.org. You agree to use PowerToDecide.org only for your own personal and noncommercial use. We do not grant you a license to use PowerToDecide.org for any other purpose. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of PowerToDecide.org without our express written permission. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of PowerToDecide.org over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. To request express written permission to copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, distribute, or in any way exploit any part of PowerToDecide.org, please contact us at info@powertodecide.org. All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, logos, product packaging, and designs of all PowerToDecide.org or third-party products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to Power to Decide or their respective owners, and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on PowerToDecide.org confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of Power to Decide or any third party.

4. Notice of Copyright Infringement

If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on or linked from our site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated copyright agent with the following information: (a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Service that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an email address if available, so that we may contact you if necessary; (d) a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement. Our copyright agent for notice of claims of infringement on PowerToDecide.org is:

Power to Decide
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
(tel)  202-478-8500
(fax) 202-478-8588

This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere on this site.

We will remove any content that infringes upon the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), and will terminate the Service privileges of those who repeatedly infringe on the copyright of others. United States law imposes substantial penalties for falsely submitting a notice of copyright infringement.

5. Links

PowerToDecide.org may, as a convenience to users, provide links to third-party content and other websites. We do not endorse, sponsor, or accept any responsibility for such material. Power to Decide is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites.

6. Limitation of Liability

You understand that PowerToDecide.org  is an online service, and you agree that we will not be responsible for any damages that you claim result, directly or indirectly, from use of the website, for any reason, including costs incurred while using PowerToDecide.org, the inaccessibility of PowerToDecide.org, or the costs associated with any claims you bring or try to bring against us. Specifically, but without limitation, you agree not to hold Power to Decide liable for damages you claim are caused by third parties who contact you using PowerToDecide.org or become aware of your identity through the use of PowerToDecide.org, and you understand that, while such behavior is a violation of these Terms of Use, we need not attempt to control or identify individuals who falsify their identities or provide false information to others through the use of PowerToDecide.org.

In no event will Power to Decide or its affiliates, or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the site be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of your access, use, misuse, or inability to use the site or any linked sites, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure. In the event that you have a dispute with another user related to, arising from, or in any way connected with use of the site, you release Power to Decide from any claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature arising out of or in any way connected with such a dispute. These limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, our liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

7. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify Power to Decide and our officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, partners, and licensors (“Power to Decide’s parties”) against, and hold Power to Decide’s parties harmless from liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) incurred as a result of your use of PowerToDecide.org  or claims made in connection with such use. For example, and without limitation, if you use PowerToDecide.org to do something illegal, you agree not to sue us if another party takes action against you for it, and if you do sue us you would have to pay our costs and attorney’s fees in defending that action. Also, if any other party takes action against you or if your property is damaged in connection with your legal use of PowerToDecide.org, even if that use is permitted by these Terms of Use, you agree not to sue us. If you try to sue us even though you have agreed not to do so, you would be responsible for our costs and legal fees in connection with our defense of that suit.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties

This site is provided “as is.” Power to Decide makes no representation or warranty of any kind whatsoever relating to the site, linked sites, user submissions, or other content that may be accessible directly or indirectly through the site. Power to Decide disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all such representations and warranties.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Power to Decide disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all (a) warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose; (b) warranties against infringement of any third-party intellectual property or proprietary rights; (c) warranties relating to the transmission or delivery of the site; (d) warranties relating to the accuracy, reliability, correctness, or completeness of data made available on the site or otherwise by Power to Decide; and (e) warranties otherwise relating to performance, nonperformance, or other acts or omissions by Power to Decide or any third party. Further, there is no warranty that the site will meet your needs or requirements or the needs or requirements of any other person.

Power to Decide makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, (a) that the information provided through the site will be free from error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in operation, or from technical inaccuracies or typographical errors; (b) that the site will be available at any particular time or location; (c) that defects or errors in the site will be corrected; or (d) that the content on the site is free of viruses or other harmful components. Any information on this site is subject to change without notice, and Power to Decide disclaims all responsibility for these changes.

9. Termination

This agreement may be terminated by Power to Decide for any reason at any time. Applicable sections of this agreement shall survive such termination.

10. Governing Law / Entire Agreement

You agree that any dispute between you and Power to Decide will be governed by the law of the District of Columbia, and that any legal action brought by one party against the other will be brought in the courts of the District of Columbia. Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Power to Decide and governs your use of PowerToDecide.org, superseding any prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals in any form between you and Power to Decide. If any part of this Terms of Use agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall remain in effect.

11. Privacy Policy

A separate webpage, Privacy Policy, explains our handling of personal information we maintain about you while you use PowerToDecide.org. By using PowerToDecide.org, you indicate that you understand and agree to the information collection, use, and disclosure practices described in our Privacy Policy, so you should review it before using the site. If you have questions about our privacy practices, you can always contact us at  info@powertodecide.org.

12. Changes to Terms and Conditions

From time to time we may make modifications to this agreement. We may make these changes at any time, and your continued use of PowerToDecide.org constitutes your acknowledgment that you agree to this new agreement. Please periodically review the Terms of Use by clicking the “Terms of Use” button at the bottom of every PowerToDecide.org webpage because this agreement is binding.

13. Additional Agreements

From time to time, we might also offer certain services that require an additional agreement. When this is required, we will provide the additional agreement to you when you try to access such a service. By accepting these Terms of Use, you agree to read and understand any additional agreement before accessing the service that it covers, because using that service indicates your acceptance of these Terms of Use and any additional agreement.

14. No Professional Advice

Any information supplied by any employee or agent of Power to Decide whether by telephone, email, letter, facsimile, or other form of communication, is intended solely as general guidance on the use of PowerToDecide.org and does not constitute legal, tax, medical, accounting, or other professional advice. Individual situations and state laws vary and users are encouraged to obtain appropriate advice from qualified professionals in the applicable jurisdictions.

15. No Waiver

You agree that our failure to enforce any provisions of these Terms of Use or respond to a breach by you or other parties does not in any way waive our right to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of the Terms of Use or to act with respect to similar breaches.

16. Miscellaneous

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Power to Decide as a result of these Terms of Use or your access to and use of PowerToDecide.org. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

If you have any questions about the above Terms of Use or if you don’t understand them, please send us a message at  info@powertodecide.org  before using PowerToDecide.org.