Democracy Happens™ Network

Websites for Grassroots Congressional Advocacy Groups

Terms of Service

Please read these notices carefully before using the Democracy Happens Network. Your use of this website implies your acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not accept, do not use the Democracy Happens Network (hosted at democracyhappens.org).

Copyright Notice

All contents of copyright ©2016 – 2017 Snowboard Mommy Productions, LLC and its suppliers. The Democracy Happens Network is owned and operated by Snowboard Mommy Productions, LLC, Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. All rights reserved.

“Democracy Happens™” is a trademark of Snowboard Mommy Productions, LLC, Bend, Oregon, U.S.A.

Democracy Happens Network is for the users’ noncommercial use. Users may not create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from Democracy Happens without expressed, written consent from Snowboard Mommy Productions, LLC.

The Democracy Happens Network is meant for use by grassroots congressional advocacy groups that support progressive social change.

Use of this website implies your agreement to these terms:

DEMOCRACY HAPPENS NETWORK SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY. Use At Your Own Risk.

Your use of the Democracy Happens Network is also subject to the Privacy Policy, Acceptable Use Policy and Anti-Spam Policy. You should click through and read those policies in addition to this Terms of Use notice before using any Democracy Happens Network services.

The Democracy Happens Network is not responsible for content or functionality that is blocked by your device, web browser or other security programs or firewall.

To access certain content and services, you must allow cookies from democracyhappens.org in your web browser. For more information, please see the Privacy Policy

Children Under 13 Should Not Use The Democracy Happens Network

While the Democracy Happens Network is a family-friendly website, it is not intended for use by children under age 13. If you are under 13 years of age please have your parents or legal guardian participate on the Democracy Happens Network on your behalf.

Privacy

Please see the separate Democracy Happens Network Privacy Policy.

Cookies

Democracy Happens Network may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, among other purposes. You can always choose not to accept cookies through your browser’s preference options, but you may not be able to use some of the Democracy Happens Network website services if you do not accept cookies. The cookies used by Democracy Happens Network do not contain any personal or financial information; they usually contain a unique, random id code or time stamp.

 

Technical Requirements

In order to use the website and online communication tools offered by the Democracy Happens Network, you MUST make sure that your computer or device meets the following requirements:

  • https://democracyhappens.org is whitelisted in your web browser, anti-virus and firewall. The Democracy Happens Network is not responsible for content or functionality that is blocked by these security programs
  • You are not attempting to access the Democracy Happens Network from a place of business, via an employer’s or institutional VPN (or any VPN that restricts access to websites and/or blocks email), or on any computer or device configured to connect to an institutional VPN, even if you are not connected to the VPN
  • You must allow cookies from https://democracyhappens.org in your web browser. For more information, please see the Privacy Policy
  • You must ensure that email from democracyhappens.org will reach your email InBox. It is up to you to determine how to whitelist email from our domains while you are using our services. For more information, please see also: Privacy and Anti-Spam policies
  • You must have JavaScript enabled in your web browser.
  • You must use the most recently released, upgraded version of your web browser of choice. The Democracy Happens Network cannot and will not support outdated web browsers.

 

Fees & Cancellation

Snowboard Mommy Productions reserves the right to charge a nominal fee to offset the costs of running an ad-free, quality network of congressional advocacy websites and online communication tools. Fees are subject to change.

Because Snowboard Mommy Productions is subject to charges for refunds and cancellations, and in consideration of the effort that Snowboard Mommy Productions has put into creating a safe hosting environment for congressional advocacy websites, cancellation requests are subject to approval by Snowboard Mommy Productions and there are no full refunds. If you need to cancel your congressional advocacy group website on the Democracy Happens Network, please contact Democracy Happens using the contact form. All cancellations and partial refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis.

In order to ensure the integrity of the service, ALL Democracy Happens Network requests are subject to approval and are reviewed by a real human being from the Democracy Happens team.  

Customer Support Terms of Service and Scope

Because the Democracy Happens Network is a "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR) project of Snowboard Mommy Productions, we cannot make any warranty as to the availability of customer support for any individual group that uses the Network.

The service is offered “As Is” and any HTML or CSS additions you wish to make to the default template for your congressional advocacy website are your responsibility to know how to do and to maintain.

Otherwise, we expect you to use the Democracy Happens Network “AS IS” with the provided theme templates and text settings.

It is up to congressional advocacy leaders and participants to be familiar with the general use of the Internet, websites, email and social media.

Snowboard Mommy Productions and the Democracy Happens Network reserve the right to refuse customer support service at any time for any reason.

 

Inactive Websites Or Inappropriate Use

The Democracy Happens Network provides its services with the intention of active visitor participation. If a website on the Democracy Happens Network is not used for a period of 3 months or more, Snowboard Mommy Productions reserves the right to remove the website from the network without notice and without refund (where applicable).

Furthermore, Democracy Happens Network is a family-friendly site that is meant to be inclusive of everyone and accessible to all. Any participation that contains inappropriate content, deemed solely at the discretion of Democracy Happens, will be removed without notice.

 

Participation In Local Events

If you choose to participate in person at a local event sponsored by Democracy Happens Network or its affiliates, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations.

You agree (i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law (ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities (iii) that Democracy Happens and Snowboard Mommy Productions will not be responsible to any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring in the course of your participating in the Event; and you agree to release and forever hold harmless Democracy Happens and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from liability for any such injury or damage.

Snowboard Mommy Productions reserves the right to cancel services to any group that is found to be in violation of this policy

 

Links to Other Sites

Each site that the Democracy Happens Network links to has its own separate policies regarding use of that site. The Democracy Happens Network is not responsible for content or conduct of sites it links to.

 

Linking to democracyhappens.org

If you would like to link to democracyhappens.org, please:
  • Link to, but do not replicate, democracyhappens.org content
  • Do not create a frame, browser or border environment around democracyhappens.org content
  • Do not imply that democracyhappens.org is endorsing you or your products
  • Do not misrepresent your relationship with democracyhappens.org
  • Do not present false or disparaging information about democracyhappens.org

The Democracy Happens Network is not responsible for content or accuracy of any sites linked to or from this website

 

Affiliate Income Disclosure

One of the ways in which Snowboard Mommy Productions funds the Democracy Happens Network is by participating in online affiliate programs. If you click on a link to an online store, Snowboard Mommy Productions / Democracy Happens may receive a small commission for any purchases you make. This revenue helps us keep the Democracy Happens Network ad-free and keeps any annual fees cost-effective. Your personal, shopping and/or financial information is not shared with Snowboard Mommy Productions / Democracy Happens.

 

Disclaimers

The Democracy Happens Network is not responsible for interference in transmission of data, including, for example, the Democracy Happens Network internet provider being out of service

  Disclaimer: IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DEMOCRACY HAPPENS NETWORK OR SNOWBOARD MOMMY PRODUCTIONS, LLC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF DEMOCRACY HAPPENS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  

THE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.

 

Changes To This Website

CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE DEMOCRACY HAPPENS NETWORK MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME, WHICH SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING.

 

ALL CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

DEMOCRACY HAPPENS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON

 

Last Updated January 5, 2017