Terms of Service

These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of our website, products, and services ("Products"). Please read these Terms carefully, and contact us if you have any questions. By accessing or using our Products, you agree to be bound by these Terms and by our Privacy Policy.

1. Your Identity vs. Anonymity

You understand that anonymity is not permitted on this web site. You agree to state your correct name and Profile information, and to post a real and current picture of yourself on your Profile page. 

2. Using This Website

a. Who can use this Website

You may use our Products only if you can form a binding contract with us, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. When you create your account, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. Any use or access by anyone under the age of 13 is prohibited. Some of our Products may be software that is downloaded to your computer, phone, tablet, or other device. You agree that we may automatically upgrade those Products, and these Terms will apply to such upgrades.

b. Purpose of using this Website

This Website is meant to serve those who are active in their local communities or who want to become active. All activity and content should be directed to support, encourage and enable such local involvement. Use of this Website for any other purposes is prohibited. 

3. Your Content

a. Posting content

We allow you to post content, including photos, comments, links, and other materials. Anything that you post or otherwise make available on our Products is referred to as "User Content." You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post. 

b. Nature of posted content and Copyright violations

You agree that your posted content must be in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. You are responsible to insure that all of your content is within the U.S. Copyright laws, and that you are responsible for any violations. You agree to defend LocalActivist.org and Citizens for Free Speech against any claims based on your content. If LocalActivist.org or Citizens for Free Speech incurs any legal expenses in defense of copyright claims against your content, you agree to reimburse those fees in a timely manner.  

c. How other users can use your content

You grant other users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, share, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on this site solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Products. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights we may have to User Content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies.

d. How long we keep your content

Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from this site, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, our users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, re-share, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that other users have stored or shared through this site.

At your specific request, we can purge 100% of your data, content and history from this site. 

e. Feedback you provide

We value hearing from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can make this website more effective. If you choose to submit comments, ideas or feedback, you agree that we are free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you.

4. Security

We care about the security of our users. While we work to protect the security of your content and account, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account. 

5. Reasons for Termination

We may terminate a member's account and suspend this license at any time, with or without cause or notice to you. Upon termination, you continue to be bound by Sections 2 and 6-12 of these Terms. The following are possible triggers that can result in account termination. 

a. Abuse - If we receive three abuse reports from other users regarding your activity for inappropriate material, harassment, illegal content, etc., your account may be marked for termination.
b. Inactivity - If you do not login, post any content or interact with content posted by other members for 60 days or more, your account may be marked for termination.
c. Verification - All members must be Verified by three other users within a reasonable amount of time. If you have not been Verified within 30 days of establishing your account, it may be marked for termination. Each member is responsible to secure his or her own verifications. 
d. Prohibited uses - Certain prohibited activities may cause your account to be marked for termination. Such activities include promoting commercial activities, promoting activities that are not consistent with the overall purpose of LocalActivist.org and trolling members for personal gain. Posting illegal or copyrighted material is also prohibited. 
e. Anonymity - You must use your real name and post a real picture of yourself on your Profile page. Failure to do so within a reasonable period may cause your account to be marked for termination. You can tailor your Privacy settings to limit those who can view your Profile or see your posts. Otherwise, we build trust with each other as we build relationships with real people.

6. Disclaimers

The Products and all included content are provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.

THIS WEBSITE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

This Website takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using our Products. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose.

7. Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS WEBSITE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE PRODUCTS; (B) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; OR (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00).

8. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. We each agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of a state court located in Maricopa County, Arizona or the United States District Court for Arizona.

Our Products are controlled and operated from the United States, and we make no representations that they are appropriate or available for use in other locations. 

9. General Terms

Notification Procedures and changes to these Terms. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive legal notices electronically if we so choose. We may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. If a revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you. By continuing to access or use the Products after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Products.

Assignment. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.