Democracy Happens™ Network

Websites for Grassroots Congressional Advocacy Groups

Anti-Spam Policy

Anti-Spam Policy and Security Procedures for the Democracy Happens Network

“Zero Tolerance”
The Democracy Happens Network does not knowingly send bulk messages in order to market itself and does not ask visitors for personal information such as financial information, passwords or logins via email.

However, if you have received a SPAM or Phishing message that appears to be from Democracy Happens, please contact us via the contact form.

Please SAVE a copy of the suspicious message and we will give you an email address to forward it to.

SPAM Filtering
Democracy Happens employs several firewall and filtering software programs to help prevent the appearance of SPAM messages on the Democracy Happens Network. However, no program is 100% effective or 100% accurate so, if you believe that inappropriate or unsolicited messages have been posted to this website, please contact us.

Lock Down
In the event of an Internet attack during which excessive messages are being posted, or where new signups or login attempts are being made, the Democracy Happens Network reserves the right to put the site into “Lock Down” mode where absolutely no changes can be made to the site. We try to limit the use of Lock Down mode but want you to know that during a denial of service or brute force attack, it may be necessary to suspend use of the site in order to protect the integrity of the service and the privacy of the information the site contains. This lockdown procedure is a preventative measure and is analogous to a life guard asking everyone to leave the pool area during a storm.

IP Blocking
Democracy Happens Network reserves the right to block individual IPs, IP blocks, and even entire countries or geographical areas based on the IP addresses collected during a denial of service or brute force attack. If you are legitimately attempting to access DemocracyHappens.com and believe you are being blocked by IP address, IP block or by geographical region, please contact us. For more information on how Democracy Happens collects and uses IP Addresses, please see the Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions regarding the Anti-Spam Policy & Security Procedures, please contact us.

Last Updated February 5, 2017.