Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of The LIBRE Initiative, a project of Americans for Prosperity. By using or accessing any website, web property, or mobile application owned or controlled by Americans for Prosperity, you agree that you accept the provisions not only of these Terms of Use but also our Privacy Policy (to view our Privacy Policy click here). If you do not agree to accept either our Privacy Policy or anything in these Terms of Use, please do not use our Site.

We may at any time, without prior notice, modify, or revise both the Privacy Policy and these Terms of Use; any changes will be posted as they occur, and are considered effective immediately upon posting. Continued use of our Site indicates your acceptance of any changes in the Privacy Policy and these Terms of Use, and the waiver of any right to specific notification of any changes.

This Web site offers general information and examples. It does not constitute an offering, contract or proposal, and is not a guarantee or warranty for any information or assertion contained therein. No agency or other relationship is generated by your use or reliance on this Web site or the information contained within it.

As a condition of your use of this Web site, you will not use this Web site for any purpose that is unlawful, prohibited by these Terms of Use, infringes in any way upon the rights of anyone else, or restricts or inhibits anyone else’s use of this Web site. You may not use this Web site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, interfere or impair this Web site, the networks connected to this Web site or any other party’s use and enjoyment of this Web site.

You may not seek to gain unauthorized access to any LIBRE Initiative account, computer system or network through hacking, password mining or any other means not intentionally made available through this Web site. Access to our Web site will be granted or denied as The LIBRE Initiative deems appropriate.

The information on this Web site is not intended to be published or made available to any person in any jurisdiction where doing so would violate any applicable laws or regulations. If any such prohibitions exist, either in your jurisdiction or to you personally (by reason of your nationality, residence or otherwise), do not access or view this site.

In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by signup or survey forms on the Site (“Data”) and (b) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Data and any other information you provide to The LIBRE Initiative.

Modifying, printing, publishing, broadcasting or redistributing the content of this Web site, as well as reproducing, linking, framing or deep-linking this Web site on any other Web site is forbidden without the express written permission of Americans for Prosperity. The information and materials on this Web site and all intellectual property rights in or relating to them are the property of Americans for Prosperity; any reproduction, publication, broadcast or posting by you for your own benefit is prohibited, unless you obtain prior written approval from Americans for Prosperity.

You likewise acknowledge and agree that any feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or other information or materials regarding the Site or The LIBRE Initiative that are provided by you in the form of email or other submissions to The LIBRE Initiative, or any postings on the Site, are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of The LIBRE Initiative. The LIBRE Initiative shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

Nothing in these Terms of Use confers any right or benefit on any third party.

If any individual portion of these Terms or Conditions are held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these terms shall continue in full force and effect.

You have chosen to access the information on this Web site, which is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. All information on this site is therefore deemed to have been provided to you in Virginia, and Virginia law governs and will continue to govern the provision of this information and your use of this Web site. You therefore agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Virginia for any issue in any way arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use.

DISCLAIMERS

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY, THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (THE “SERVICES”) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE LIBRE INITIATIVE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, FORMS OR OTHER SITE MATERIALS ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE. THE LIBRE INITIATIVE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. THE LIBRE INITIATIVE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS WHILE THE LIBRE INITIATIVE ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES SAFE, THE LIBRE INITIATIVE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE SHOULD BE USED.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIBRE INITIATIVE OR OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, TRUSTEES, AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF THE LIBRE INITIATIVE, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE LIBRE INITIATIVE’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE LIBRE INITIATIVE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE SITE MATERIALS EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO THE LIBRE INITIATIVE FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OF LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

DMCA INFORMATION

Copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights are not permitted by The LIBRE Initiative, and The LIBRE Initiative will remove the infringing content if and when properly notified of infringement.

Take-Down Notices: As required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Section 512(c)(2), if you believe that any material or content on The LIBRE Initiative Site infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to The LIBRE Initiative’s Designated Agent at the following address:

DMCA Notifications
The LIBRE Initiative
1310 N. Courthouse Rd.
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

The LIBRE Initiative Site may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by others. You understand and agree that The LIBRE Initiative bears no responsibility for the content or operation of any and all such outside websites. A hyperlink from The LIBRE Initiative Site to another website in no way implies or means that The LIBRE Initiative in any way endorses the content on that website or the operator or operations of that site. You bear sole responsibility for determining the extent to which you may or should use any content located at any other website to which you might link from The LIBRE Initiative Site.

THIRD PARTY CONTENT

We may make third party information and other content available on or through the Site (the “Third Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information and we may provide information regarding or access to third party resources available on or through the Site (“Third Party Resources”). Your dealings or correspondence with such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated therewith, are solely between you and such third party. The LIBRE Initiative does not control, endorse or adopt any Third Party Content or Third Party Products, and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that The LIBRE Initiative is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk.

PRIVACY POLICY:

The LIBRE Initiative (the “Organization” or “LIBRE”) recognizes that visitors to our respective websites, web properties, and mobile applications are entitled to know how we collect, use, and maintain information we collect or may collect about them. This privacy policy explains what information we collect, how we use that information, with whom we will share this information, and related information. As used in this Policy, the terms “web site” or “site” include any LIBRE mobile application, whether or not explicitly stated.

The LIBRE Initiative reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice simply by posting changes on our Site. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting, unless we say otherwise.

What Information We Collect:

The LIBRE Initiative collects contact information, such as zip code, email address and demographic information, and aggregate information, such as information about traffic on our site (for example, how many people log on each day).

Contact Information: Our contact forms and email sign-ups require you to give us contact information that may include name, email address, address, phone number and similar information. You voluntarily give this information to us. By submitting personal information to us, you agree that we may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Aggregate Information: We also collect and report aggregate information. Aggregate information is data we collect about the use of our Site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual information has been removed. This policy does not restrict what we can do with aggregate information.

Financial and Sensitive Information: We do not request, collect or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. Please do not provide that information on this site.

Internet Protocol Address: We collect an IP address from all visitors. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement through our site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content to you.

“Cookies:”We may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Many sites use cookies for record-keeping purposes. You can instruct your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, some areas of our Site won’t be accessible to you. We may also use “Web beacons” or “clear GIFs” which are small, invisible images used on our Site or in emails relating to our Site to collect certain information about activity on our Site. In addition, when you view a video on our Site, a third party may also set a “flash cookie” on your computer. Removing and rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our Sites.

To delete or disable flash cookies, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information.

How We Use Your Information:

We use information collected through our Site for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on our Site. For example, we may use information we collect:

  • to provide the services, products, or information you request, and to process and complete such requests and any related transactions;

  • to send you confirmations, updates, alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our Site;

  • to notify you about important changes to our Site;

  • to provide you with information or services we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;

  • to request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of our Site;

  • to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests;

  • to monitor and analyze site usage and trends, and to personalize and improve our Site and your experiences on our Site, such as providing content, or features that match your profiles or interests, and to increase our Site’s user friendliness;

  • to serve ads, on this or other websites or media, based on the information you provide and the actions you take; and,

  • for any other purpose for which the information was collected. Information Sharing: We don’t share the information we collect through our Site with third parties, except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed on our Site. Nothing in this Policy restricts the sharing of aggregate information, or information from which personal information has been rendered anonymous, both of which may be shared with third parties. In addition, we may share information:

  • with our vendors, list or database processing services, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who work with us;

  • with organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar viewpoints, principles or objectives;

  • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on our Site, that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;

  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;

  • when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The LIBRE Initiative, our employees, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of our Site; and,

  • to enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Use, or our other policies or agreements.

We are not responsible for and do not limit the actions of any vendors, service providers or other third parties, who may further use or transfer information to other organizations or service providers, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties.

If you provide us with your name, address, email address and mobile phone number you agree that we may use that information to send you alerts and other messages about topics and developments we think may be of interest to you.  You agree that we may also contact you about other activities and/or fundraising campaigns, and that we may share your information with our affiliates and partners and any other entities for similar purposes. By entering your mobile number you agree to receive SMS texts from LIBRE (standard messaging rates apply).

Security:

All information provided to The LIBRE Initiative is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. We also protect your information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of The LIBRE Initiative. Unfortunately, however, no Internet activity is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Contacting us:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, contact:

The LIBRE Initiative
1310 N. Courthouse Rd.
Ste. 700
Arlington, VA 22201