Terms of Use

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

 

Last updated: May 7, 2008

 

Acceptance of Terms

 

HalfinTen.org, including all site-related content and services (collectively, “HalfinTen.org”) is provided by the partner organizations of the Half in Ten Campaign, which include the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the Coalition on Human Needs (the “Campaign,” “we,” “us”). Your use of HalfinTen.org is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement (”Terms of Use”), which supplement any additional guidelines or other terms posted by Half in Ten in relation to specific site-related services or content. Although you can access and read portions of HalfinTen.org just by visiting the site, you must sign up to use certain HalfinTen.org features–such as receiving newsletters and updates.

 

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 HalfinTen.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 HalfinTen.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 HalfinTen.org. The Campaign may deny service to you at any time, including in the event you do not adhere to the Terms of Use.

 

About Half in Ten; Purpose of HalfinTen.org

 

Half in Ten is a nonpartisan, research, organizing and educational campaign dedicated to reducing poverty in the United States by 50% within ten years. A partnership of the the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF), the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN), and the LCCR Education Fund (LCCREF), the Campaign seeks to (1) elevate and sustain focus on situations facing the poor and middle class today, (2) build and strengthen an effective constituency to demand legislative action on poverty and economic mobility, and (3) advance specific legislative and policy proposals that will deliver real benefits to struggling American families.

 

Half in Ten’s Proprietary Rights and Re-Use Policy

 

You acknowledge and agree that the information and materials presented on or through HalfinTen.org will remain the property of the Campaign 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 Half in Ten (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 Half in Ten are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by or for the Campaign.

 

Trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names displayed on HalfinTen.org (collectively the “Marks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for American Progress Action Fund’s licensors and suppliers, and others. All Marks on HalfinTen.org not owned by Center for American Progress Action Fund are the property of their respective owners, which include the other organizations that make up the Campaign. The Marks owned by the Campaign, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that has not been allowed by the respective owner.

 

Please review our Re-Use Policy, which is incorporated into this Terms of Use by this reference, to determine how you may use certain materials posted on HalfinTen.org.

 

Links

 

HalfinTen.org provides links to other websites and resources. Because the Campaign has no control over these sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Campaign 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. The Campaign is providing these links to you only as a convenience. The Campaign has the right but not the obligation to block links from or to HalfinTen.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 the Campaign infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to HalfinTen.org should be sent to:

 

By Mail:

Debbie Fine, General Counsel

Center for American Progress Action Fund

10th Floor

1333 H Street, NW

Washington DC 20005

 

By email:

copyright@amprogaction.org

 

Privacy Policy

 

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

 

Jurisdictional Issues

 

HalfinTen.org is controlled and operated by the Campaign from its principal office in the District of Columbia, U.S.A., and is not intended to subject the Campaign to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country or territory. Those who choose to access HalfinTen.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 the Campaign, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of HalfinTen.org or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if the Campaign believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of the Terms of Use. Further, you agree that the Campaign will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to HalfinTen.org.

 

Disclaimers

 

HALFINTEN.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 HALFINTEN.ORG, AND ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS THEREOF. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE CAMPAIGN DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO HALFINTEN.ORG.

 

HalfinTen.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 HalfinTen.org content or features. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of HalfinTen.org, we make no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which HalfinTen.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 HalfinTen.org, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you.

 

Limitation of Liability

 

NEITHER THE CAMPAIGN 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 HALFINTEN.ORG AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREON, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH HALFINTEN.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 the Campaign and our directors, affilations, 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 HalfinTen.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 HalfinTen.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 District of Columbia, 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 District of Columbia, 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 HalfinTen.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. The Campaign 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.