Champion Terms and Conditions
Champion is a donor advisor for people who want to make a systemic impact on democracy, climate change, justice, choice, and other issues in the public interest. When you join our lists, you become a member, and help determine our leadership and direction. More importantly, you become a part of a powerful movement championing change on the issues that matter the most.
We have the right to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time upon posting revised policies on the Website. The updated Terms and Conditions take effect upon posting and will apply on a going-forward basis, unless otherwise noted. By continuing to use the Website after the posting of updated Terms and Conditions, you agree to the Terms and Conditions as amended.
Champion is a donor advisor for people who want to make a systemic impact on democracy, climate change, justice, choice, and other issues in the public interest. If you are interested in receiving our advisory services via digital ads and via email or bulk SMS, you must sign up by providing us with your email address or mobile phone number.
Optional Donations to Champion
To help support Champion’s activities, you have the option to make a one-time or recurring donation directly to Champion. Your donation to Champion will help cover the costs of the Champion platform, including, but not limited to, technology fees, engineering, operations, member recruitment, and other aspects of running Champion. No part of your donation to Champion will be paid to candidates, candidates’ committees, or political action committees, nor will it in any way subsidize their use of the Website. Champion reserves the right to decide how contributions to the company are allocated within the company.
Please contact us by email at email@example.com if you wish to modify or terminate the recurring donation. We will respond by email promptly to confirm receipt of your message.
Taxes and Fees on Donations
All donations you make through the Website will be subject to a service fee, currently equal to two percent (2%) of your donation, with a maximum service fee of one hundred dollars ($100) per transaction. This service fee is the fee we charge you in exchange for our providing you with access to and use of our research and other information and for our advisory services; it is the normal and usual charge for our services. You understand that you will be charged the amount of your donation, plus our service fee, using the payment method that you specify. You represent that you will never supply Champion with a payment method that you do not have authorization to use.
You understand and acknowledge that donations made through the Website are not necessarily tax deductible, and that the service fee Champion charges you to donate through the Website is never tax deductible. Donations made to candidates, candidates’ committees, political action committees, Champion, and organizations organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code do not qualify as charitable donations and are not tax deductible. On the other hand, donations made through the Website to non-profit organizations that are exempt from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code may be tax-deductible (excluding the service fee charged by Champion). We will try to note on the Website when an organization is a 501(c)(3) organization, but we do not represent or warrant that our information will always be accurate. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for determining whether any donation you make is tax deductible, and that we are not providing you with any tax advice.
For information regarding the handling of credit card processing fees, please see Democracy Engine’s Terms and Conditions.
Membership in Champion
Affirmatively opting in to membership makes you a Class C member of Champion, which includes the right to vote on at least one Officer or Director each year. Upon your signing up and becoming a member, we will contact you to acknowledge your membership in Champion.
Access to the Website
You may be required to create an account with a username and password. You must keep your password confidential and secure. You understand that you are fully responsible for all activities that take place using your username and password. In addition, we may assume that any communication received using your account was made by you. Please notify us promptly if you become aware of any authorized use of or access to your account. Champion will not be liable, under any circumstances, for any damages, losses, liabilities, costs, or expenses that may arise because someone else used your password or account, whether authorized by you or not.
Restrictions on Use
You may not access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Website, or probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures. You may not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "bots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more requests to our servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser, or that otherwise imposes burdens on our systems or circumvents any technological blockers to such activities that we may have put in place. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Website for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials. We reserve the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You will not interfere with or disrupt the access of any user, host, or network by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing, or similar activity. You are not permitted to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes. You may not solicit any users of the Website for any commercial purposes. In addition, you may not use the Website for any unlawful or fraudulent activities.
In addition to other remedies that may be available to us, Champion reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary if you fail to abide by the restrictions on use set forth in these Terms and Conditions. Such action could include immediately suspending or terminating your account or your access to the Website, upon notice and without liability for Champion.
Intellectual Property Rights
The content on the Website, including, without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like, ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to Champion, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and the Content and the Marks may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever other than as authorized herein without the prior written consent of the respective owners. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website, the Content, and the Marks. You agree not to engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content or the Marks other than as expressly permitted herein. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or printing copyrighted Content or by using the Marks. You agree not to circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the Content therein.
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CHAMPION AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS, AND ALL SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS OF THE FOREGOING, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS, AND GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS, OR GUARANTEES OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE WEBSITE OR OF ANY SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANYTHING POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CHAMPION OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS, AND ALL SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS OF THE FOREGOING, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANYTHING POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ADDITION, THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF DIRECT DAMAGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO CHAMPION RELATING TO THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50.00). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT CHAMPION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code §1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” This release includes the criminal acts of others.
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS CHAMPION AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS, AND ALL SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS OF THE FOREGOING, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, OBLIGATIONS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS OR DEBT, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATTORNEYS’ FEES) ARISING FROM: (I) YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE; (II) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY TERM OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS; (III) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHT OR ANY LAW, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY COPYRIGHT, PROPERTY, OR PRIVACY RIGHT; OR (IV) ANY CLAIM THAT ANY CONTENT YOU SUBMIT VIA THE WEBSITE VIOLATES ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHT OR ANY LAW. THIS DEFENSE AND INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATION WILL SURVIVE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.
Links to Third Party Websites
The Website may include information and content provided by third parties, as well as links to third party websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, we will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party website. By using the Website, you acknowledge that Champion will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any linked website. Your use of such third-party websites will be subject to the terms set by such third parties.
Right to Modify or Discontinue the Website
Champion reserves the right, at any time, to modify or discontinue the Website (or any part thereof), whether temporarily or permanently, with or without notice. Champion will not be liable to you or to any third party due to the modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Website.
These Terms and Conditions, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction.
Ability to Accept Terms and Conditions of Use
You affirm that you have reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms and Conditions, and to abide by and comply with these Terms and Conditions.
Champion may deliver notices to you by email, by posting notice of the Website, or by any other method we choose. Notice to you will be effective upon dispatch. If you give notice to us, it will be effective upon receipt by us when sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 10/25/2022