legal

Terms of Use:

This website is the property of the AktNow, LLC, (hereinafter "AktNow").  In order to become a registered user of this site you must provide all information required upon registration, including a valid and verified email address, as well as agree to these terms of use.  By registering, you warrant that you are at least eighteen years of age.  As an authorized user, AktNow hereby allows you to reproduce or redistribute content provided herein, provided you do not alter the words or create derivative works, and that appropriate citation is provided.  Further, all content posted by authorized users shall remain the intellectual property of its authors who retain full redistribution rights as well as legal liability for their work - and said authors hereby agree to relieve AktNow of any and all legal liability for same.  Additionally, you do hereby agree to grant AktNow an unlimited, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, non-exclusive right to keep, maintain, publish in any manner and unlimited quantity, any content you may post on this site or email to AktNow.

Your permission to use this site is contingent upon remaining in compliance with its policies and terms of use, as well as refraining from using any libelous, defamatory, abusive or profane language on this site, and your ability to keep your postings relevant to appropriate topics of discussion and to adhere to applicable copyright laws. You may not use this web site to post commercial solicitations, "spam", or reveal private information of others without their permission.  Such postings will be deleted and violators are subject to being banned from the site without notice.  We reserve the right to delete your comments or revoke your registration for violations of these Terms.

Content of campaigns and/or any associated comments posted to groups, blogs, forums or other areas of this site are reserved for those who are registered members of our site.  AktNow is not responsible for their contents, and they do not necessarily represent the views of the AktNow.  All comments should be in good taste and are subject to our Terms of Use policies.  Users not abiding by these policies are subject to being banned.

Faxes:

AktNow features a communications platform which allow users to send online faxes to third parties, (such as elected officials).  Users agree that this system does not guarantee delivery or receipt of such faxes, but rather that AktNow will make at least five attempts to deliver such faxes to their intended recipient.  AktNow is not responsible for failure of intended recipients to have fax machines in proper working order.  Users agree that by paying for fax service, they are paying for AktNow's attempts at delivery only. 

Privacy & Security:

AktNow.com (AktNow) is a campaign hosting and advocacy engine which allows individuals to use its software to create and host campaigns, to forward them to individuals in their own contact lists, as well as use the option of renting from AktNow's database of opt-in names to further their campaign's success.  It is the nature of such campaigns that a large percentage of recipients will "forward" them to individuals within their own contact lists.  This is at the sole discretion of the recipient and not the result of spam on the part of AktNow.

AktNow collects aggregate information regarding what areas of our site users may access, as well as individual information volunteered by the user, such as contact and campaign participation information.  Such information is the property of the creator of said campaigns as well as AktNow.  The information collected is used to improve the content of our site, to notify users about updates, and may also be used by us or partnering organizations for promotional purposes.  Users should also know that information gathered as a result of campaign participation may also be made public, depending on the nature of the campaign, (such as with petitions).

AktNow reserves the right to amend its policies at any time for any reason.  Given that new unanticipated uses for information may develop which have not been disclosed in our privacy statement, our practices may change from time to time.  AktNow will post such changes to our policies at that time in this section of our site.  This privacy policy applies to AktNow only and has no application to individuals and/or organizations that may use our service.

All users have the opportunity to subscribe to our free newsletter and additionally may unsubscribe at any time.  This will not however remove records of any campaign participation.

AktNow employs the use of cookies to store visitor's preferences, track and target user interests and other session information that may be necessary to provide better service to returning visitors of our site.

AktNow may contain links to various external sites and is not responsible for either the content and/or privacy policies of those sites.  We encourage users to observe the relevant privacy policies of those sites before continuing in their use.

While we endeavor to monitor the contents of campaigns created by our users as well as any associated discussion groups, blogs or forums, AktNow is not liable for any offenses, damages, injuries or legal infractions that may be caused as a result an individual's and/or organization's use of our product.  AktNow operates as a tool to enhance the ability of average citizens to express their opinions and, as such, we do not generate content.

All users are given the option of participating in discussion groups, blogs and/or forums regarding various campaigns and should understand that the contents of the same are accessible to the public.  AktNow reserves the right to use such public content for its own marketing purposes.

Regarding security, whenever AktNow transfers and/or receives certain types of sensitive information, (such as financial information), users will be directed to a secure server.  We take every precaution to protect our user's information both on and offline. 

These policies are subject to change.  However, your use of the site constitutes acceptance of such amended terms at the time of such use.

Disclaimer:

You agree that your use of this site shall be at your own sole risk.

AktNow assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, the content on this site.  AktNow shall not be responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or communication to be received by this site on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participants or any other person's computer related to, or resulting from, participation and/or activity on this site.

You further agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AktNow, its officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, affiliates, and agents from and against any claims, actions, demands, expenses, liabilities, costs, debts, and damages (including legal and professional fees) asserted by any third party arising from your use of this site, your alleged violation of any law, including laws governing intellectual property or privacy rights, or your violation of these terms of use.  In no event shall AktNow, its officers, directors, employees, agents or affiliates be held liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental or other consequential damages whatsoever resulting from errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, personal injury or property damage resulting from your access and use of this site; unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; interruption or cessation of transmission to or from this site; bugs, viruses, trojan horses, spyware, or similar items loosely termed "malware", which may be transmitted to or through our website by any third party; and/or errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via this site.

We reserve the right to disclose information that is collected from your activity on our site, and you hereby agree to said disclosure upon registration.  Such disclosure may include, but not be limited to, instances of abusive, threatening or illegal communications.

These terms of use are subject to change.  However, your use of the site constitutes acceptance of such amended terms at the time of such use.

Copyright Notice:

Copyright © 2009 AktNow.com, and AktNow, LLC

Powered by: Openlogic Systems