Terms of Service
Agreement between User and Lobbyists 4 Good
Welcome to www.lobbyists4good.org. The www.lobbyists4good.org website (the "Site") comprises various web pages operated by Lobbyists 4 Good (L4G). www.lobbyists4good.org is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these Terms carefully and keep a copy of them for your reference
Visiting the Site or sending emails to Lobbyists 4 Good constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Children Under Thirteen
Lobbyists 4 Good does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.lobbyists4good.org only with the permission of a parent or guardian.
www.lobbyists4good.org is a crowdfunding and community engagement platform that enables American citizens and permanent legal residences to fund lobbying and raise awareness about public-interest issues (“Lobbying Campaigns”). After an individual submits details about their Lobbying Campaign to the Site, and the Lobbying Campaign has been accepted for publication on the Site by Lobbyists 4 Good, Lobbyists 4 Good will create a fundraising page and publish it on the Site, subject to these Terms.
Lobbyists 4 Good evaluates Lobbying Campaign submissions and decides, at its sole discretion, whether or not to approve it for publication on the Site. Once a Lobbying Campaign is approved and the fundraising page is published on the Site, the Lobbying Campaign will begin to raise money lobbying.
Lobbyists 4 Good sets the hiring of lobbyists at its sole discretion and they are subject to change. Lobbying Campaigns will continue raising money until the issue or policy is passed or the individual or organization who submitted the campaign requests for the campaign to end.
By starting a Lobbying Campaign on the Site, you represent and warrant to Lobbyists 4 Good, Donors, and any other user of the Site that:
- you are an individual 18 years of age or older;
- your Lobbying Campaign submission gives an accurate summary, to the best of your knowledge, of the issue for which you wish to start a lobbying campaign
- you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations
Lobbyists 4 Good uses reasonable efforts to verify the identity of individuals or organizations who submit Lobbying Campaigns. You agree to promptly provide any further information we request from you regarding you or your campaign. If we suspect any fraudulent, criminal, or improper activity on the Site, in addition to terminating your access to or use of the Site in accordance with these Terms, we may report or disclose information about you and/or your use of the Site to relevant law enforcement, at our sole discretion and without notice to you.
By submitting a campaign on Lobbyists 4 Good, the submitter gives Lobbyists 4 Good permission to use their name, image, and story to promote the campaign on the Site, on social media, and all other communications channels that Lobbyists 4 Good decide to use to raise awareness for fundraising campaigns, including, but not limited to local and national press, blogs, podcasts, other websites, television programs, and local news.
Donations, Donors, and Refunds
Only U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents can make a donation to our lobbying campaigns through the Site. When you make a donation, you agree to the terms of service outlined on this page.
If you would like to receive a refund of your donation, you can request one by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject, REFUND REQUEST.
To ensure our lobbying work is "funded by the people", Lobbyists 4 Good limits the amount individuals and non-profit organizations can donate each year. Currently, we accept up to $5,000 per campaign per year from an individual donor and $60,000 per campaign per year from non-profit organizations.
When a donation is made to a Lobbying Campaign, Lobbyists 4 Good will use the money raised to pay fees associated with lobbying on behalf of the campaign's issue. Lobbying can be conducted by an employee of Lobbyists 4 Good, a lobbying firm, or an individual contractor. Lobbyists 4 Good retains all rights to determine which lobbying strategy is best and who it hires to conduct the lobbying activities.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
www.lobbyists4good.org may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Lobbyists 4 Good and Lobbyists 4 Good is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Lobbyists 4 Good is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Lobbyists 4 Good of the site or any association with its operators.
Lobbyists 4 Good does not share any information and data collected with any third parties or vendors.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of L4G or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. L4G content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular, you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of L4G and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of L4G or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by L4G from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the L4G Content accessed through www.lobbyists4good.org in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless L4G, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. L4G reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with L4G in asserting any available defenses.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. LOBBYISTS 4 GOOD AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
LOBBYISTS 4 GOOD AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. LOBBYISTS 4 GOOD AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
L4G reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Virginia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and L4G as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. L4G's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of L4G's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by L4G with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, 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 agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and L4G with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and L4G with respect to the Site. 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 this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
L4G reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.lobbyists4good.org is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. L4G encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
L4G welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
Lobbyists 4 Good
901 N Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Updated on April 7th, 2020
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. The non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Web browser cookies
How we use collected information
Lobbyists 4 Good may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
To run and operate our Site
We may need your information display content on the Site correctly.
To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
To send periodic emails
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.
Compliance with children's online privacy protection act
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.