Privacy Policy

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LAKOTA PEOPLE'S LAW PROJECT PRIVACY POLICY

Updated 8-12-2020

Our websites (the “website”) are operated by The Romero Institute (sometimes DBA The Lakota People’s Law Project or Greenpower), the controller and responsible for your Personal Data. The Romero Institute (“we”, “us” and/or “our”) works to accomplish our missions of promoting social and environmental justice solutions with the help of Website visitors like you.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your Personal Data. Our updated Privacy Policy outlines what information we collect about you and how it is used. We also explain how we look after your Personal Data, who we share it with, how we look after it, with explanation of your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. General Policy
  2. Why do we collect your Personal Data?
  3. What Personal Data do we collect about you?
  4. How we collect your Personal Data
  5. How we use your Personal Data
  6. When we share your Personal Data
  7. How do we keep your Personal Data safe?
  8. What are my legal rights in respect to my Personal Data?
  9. How can I update my Personal Data?
  10. How can I unsubscribe?
  11. Updating the Privacy Policy
  12. Terms and Conditions
  13. Contact Details

General Policy:

The Romero Institute has a firm commitment to internet privacy. You can visit most portions of the website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”). The information we collect from a normal website visit is information that cannot be used to specifically identify you (“Non-Personal Data”), which usually includes the name of your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request, and the date and time you request them.

Why do we collect your Personal Data?

As an activist organization on the front lines of a global movement for change, the Romero Institute relies on the participation of people like you to achieve and implement critical solutions that help people and planet. Collaboration makes us stronger, and the biggest problems can only be effectively addressed if we team up. Staying in touch with our supporters and website users with the right information tailored to enhance your experience is vital to our success and to making the biggest possible difference.

Therefore, we collect some information about you, which helps us:

  • communicate with you optimally, avoiding repetitive content, to mobilize you to take effective action (including showing you relevant and timely campaigns and other content most likely to matter to you);
  • keep our network effective and extend our reach;
  • promote and fund our campaigns and petitions and maximize their impact;
  • have our voice heard with the media;
  • work together to put pressure on leaders and governments;

All of which serve our mission of bringing people together to promote social and environmental solutions.

What Personal Data do we collect about you?

Wherever we collect Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy. We do encourage you to voluntarily share Personal Data with us, because we can’t build the global grassroots movement that can hold our leaders accountable to science and justice without supporters like you. By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

When we say “Personal Data” we mean any information about you from which you can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of Personal Data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, identification number.
  • Contact Data includes email address, telephone numbers, location, country, language preference
  • Donation Data includes details about donations from you, including the amount, currency and method of payment. We do not store your credit card information or banking details save the expiry date and the last four digits of your card number, so we can refer to it when reminding you expiry is imminent;
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website, together with information about the device(s) used;
  • Profile Data includes your username and password, if you have created an account
  • User Record Data includes information you have voluntarily provided about your interests, preferences, feedback, survey responses, comments, personalized messages from you, public comments submitted, and your response to any polls or surveys. We also keep records of each time you complete a campaign action, whenever you subscribed or unsubscribed to a mailing list, whether you acted in response to a mailing, social media, or through another source, details of phone calls with you, credit for sharing links (e.g. social media postings), and any other information you share when you take any action on our websites, online, or otherwise;
  • Volunteer Data includes information about whether you are interested in volunteering, and, if so, what types of activity you would like to be involved in;
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and also how you engage with our content (below under “Data relating to Updates and Email Tracking” for more information;
  • Mailing Data includes mailings between us (including date/timestamp of mailing, content of mailing, language of mailing, topic categories);
  • Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving communications from us and, where applicable, your opt-in to receive such communications.

We may also collect:

  • Your third-party authentication status if you visit the website (i.e. whether you are presently logged into Facebook or other social media accounts);
  • Data relating to Updates and Email Tracking: If you sign up to receive updates from us, we will strive to provide you accurate and timely information about our campaign activities. In order to improve our engagement with our network, we may track whether the emails we send to you are being opened, and other related information such as when and whether the links they contain are being clicked, whether you sign or share petitions, and of the people you shared with who also go on to sign our petitions. Communications will come to you from the Romero Institute or either of our DBAs.
  • Images, photographs, or video you upload to the site;

We also collect from all visitors:

  • Technical information about your use of the Website, browser type and version, and operating system

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (save as detailed in the next paragraph). This includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data, nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences, except where the processing is required or permitted by applicable law, or we have obtained your prior explicit consent.

Since achieving our mission involves many aspects — environmental, social justice, economical, political — some of the Personal Data which you share about yourself and your interest in these areas may relate to your political opinions and voting intentions.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data (see further below, under “How we use your Personal Data).

Children

If you are under the age of 13 (US & some EU countries) or 16 (other EU countries & elsewhere), you must ask your parent/guardian for their consent before submitting your Personal Data to this site. If we have reason to believe that someone is underage and we have collected their Personal Data without proper consent, we will delete that information in a reasonable period of time.

How we collect your Personal Data

We mostly collect Personal Data directly from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you:

  • “Join In” via our website;
  • contact us with inquiries;
  • sign up to a newsletter or mailing list to receive our movement dispatches;
  • take action online (including responding to one of our surveys; registering to participate in certain projects or campaigns; signing or creating a petition; signing an open letter or a pledge; sending a message or “thank you” to others engaged on our mission);
  • volunteer or host an event;
  • Provide your name and email address to one of our partner organizations, on the basis that it can be shared with us;
  • RSVP for an event or
  • make a donation.

We also collect data from and about you through:

  • Analytics providers (such as Google Analytics) based outside the EU;

How we use your Personal Data

Personal Data

As above, we use the Personal Data provided by you to shape our campaigns, reach out and promote your involvement with our initiatives and generally in the advancement of our shared mission. We also use it to refine your experience and improve the website.

We only use the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy and where the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your Personal Data in the following circumstances:

  • With your consent (e.g. to this Privacy Policy);
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests;
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For example:

  • to “Join In” via our website/register you as a supporter;
  • if you sign up for a campaign or to be involved in an event, we will use your Personal Data to send you updates and other information about the campaign or event, for example:
  • if a local leader starts a campaign or petition that you sign, they may access the Personal Data you have shared and follow up with you about local campaign updates;
  • if you sign, share or donate, we use your Personal Data to send you information about our work via any channels you’ve consented to (email, phone/SMS and/or social media messaging).
  • to connect you with our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose pipeline projects, take money out of the companies that support climate disruption or social ills, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. We will contact you at key moments when we feel you can make a difference and which we feel would be of interest to you, for example, to see if you want to get involved in particular campaigns, fundraisers and projects;
  • to deliver relevant content to you and measure your engagement and involvement with the Romero Institute;
  • to process any donation made by you;
  • to seek to re-engage you with our network;

Since achieving our mission often seeks to put pressure on governments into limiting emissions and so can relate to who controls the government, we may communicate with you with information related to elections or political campaigns.

We may use the personal information of all visitors of the Website to:

  • use data analytics to improve our website, relationships with Supporters and your experience of the website;
  • administer the website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data);
  • manage our relationship with you (for example, to answer your queries, notify you about changes to our Privacy Policy).

Internal research and profiling

We carry out research and analysis on visitors to our website and other supporters to determine the success of our approach and campaigns and other activities in the public interest and to help us provide you with a better experience (for example so that you receive communications about areas of our activities or research you are mostly likely to be interested in). We may evaluate, categorise and profile your Personal Data in order to tailor communications to your needs and your preferences and to help us to understand our network. For example, we may keep track of the amount, frequency and value of your support, and may use automated systems to target email blasts. This information helps us to ensure communications are relevant, timely and in the best interest of our mission.

Aggregated Personal Data

In an ongoing effort to accomplish our mission and understand Website visitors better and judge the effectiveness and growth potential of campaigns, the Romero Institute may conduct research on its visitor’s demographics and interests based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and we may share this aggregate information with affiliates, allies, and partners, including Facebook, Google, and EveryAction, our CRM partner. The Romero Institute may also disclose aggregated visitor statistics in order to describe the size, scope, and demographics of its network (for example, to display on campaign websites, announce on social media and provide to media sources). Aggregated Data may be derived from your Personal Data but is not considered Personal Data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your Personal Data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as Personal Data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Non-Personal Data

We use the Non-Personal Data collected to generate statistics and measure website activity in order to improve the quality of our websites for our visitors.

Donor Privacy Policy

The Romero Institute does not rent, share, sell or trade any Personal Data from online or offline donations with any 2nd or 3rd party, nor do we rent, share, sell or trade information about what donations supporters have undertaken on our Website with any 2nd or 3rd party.

Legal Basis for processing your Personal Information

Please contact digital@romeroinstitute.org if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your Personal Data.

Change of purpose

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact digital@romeroinstitute.org. If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your Personal Data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

Fundraising and Communications to promote the work of the Lakota People’s Law Project, the Romero Institute, and Greenpower

We must usually ask you to “opt-in” to receive fundraising and campaign emails from us. You have the choice as to whether you want to receive or continue to receive these messages.

When We Share your Personal Information:

We are not interested in selling your Personal Data. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Romero Institute volunteers and event hosts

Our volunteers or event hosts may have access to your contact information, including your name, email address, telephone number, and social media account IDs, to reach out to you about a specific campaign or event. They may contact you directly or through our digital channels.

Targets of our campaigns

For petitions, letters to the editor, and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we may pass on your name, city, state, and comments to the target. Where the target is a government body or official that requires petition signers to be constituents, we may also provide your postal code and full address. We will not otherwise make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to campaign targets specifically noted on the action page.

Our petition creators

When you sign a petition created on any of our websites, we may provide your name, city, and country to the petition creator so they can deliver it to the campaign target (see above).

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties

We sometimes hire service providers and other companies to perform certain functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases, cloud computing services, and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we take precautions to provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function. We require all third parties to respect the security of your Personal Data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your Personal Data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your Personal Data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Partner organizations

In order to accomplish our mission, the Romero Institute and its DBAs sometimes work closely with other non-profit groups working on similar issues. To plan our partnership strategies most effectively, we often want to know how many of our supporters are also supporters of the partner organization.

To find this out, we first send an digital “fingerprint” of your email address to our partner — we don’t send your actual email address, but instead an cryptographic piece of data that the partner organizations can use to find matches to email addresses in their database. If you are not a supporter of our partner organization, or if the email address you use with us is not the same one that you use with the partner organization, then there will be no match, and the partner organization will not receive any information that they could use to identify you or target you in any way. If your email address on file with us matches the email address that you use with the partner organization, we can then count the total number of matches to know how many supporters are members of both organizations. The fingerprint data is deleted after the count has been made. Digital fingerprints are also known as cryptographic hashes.

Payment processors

We often work with PayPal to help process donations and credit card transactions and other payment methods when you donate to us or one of our DBAs. These payment processors will store certain Personal Data about you. Please refer to their privacy policies to learn more about how they use your Personal Data.

Legal Requirements

We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law (including without limitation any election law) or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the Romero Institute, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of website visitors or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

How do we keep your Personal Information safe?

We make great efforts to protect the Personal Data provided via the website and other means from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your Personal Data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your Personal Data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have an organizational need to know. They will only process your Personal Data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

However, no internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the website may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.

We also strive to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive visitor payment information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies. If you choose to make a donation to us, your credit card information will be used only for transactions through our secure online payment system. If you choose to make that donation recurring, the information will be stored by our third party payment processors, and is not always stored or seen by us. The Romero Institute does not sell or otherwise disclose such visitor payment information outside the organization.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected Personal Data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Do we transfer data cross borders?

The Romero Institute has global network, with members and staff sometimes working around the world, so your Personal Information may be transferred and stored across borders (including, for EU citizens, outside of the EEA). This is in furtherance of our aim of having a connected network and a global reach. We take reasonable steps to ensure that cross-border data transfers comply with existing data protection laws, such the use of standard contractual clauses that bind parties to protect the privacy and security of data. However, in some cases, the transfer of data may be where the country or territory in question does not maintain adequate data protection standards. Please contact digital@romeroinstitute.org if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your Personal Data out of the EEA.

How long will you use my Personal Data?

Both Personal Data and Non-Personal Data collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy may be stored by the Romero Institute itself or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by our affiliates, agents or service providers. We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

A large part of our data activities are focused on understanding our engagement efforts and finding out which supporters are the most active, and have been active for the longest period of time. This lets us know if we are providing our supporters with timely and engaging opportunities to take meaningful action on the issues they care about. We will take these considerations into account in determining the appropriate retention period, including the use and application of metrics and data tools to consider supporter engagement and to look at the trajectory of engaged supporters over time. Further details of retention periods for different aspects of your Personal Data are available by emailing digital@romeroinstitute.org.

We continually review what information we hold and will delete personal data which is no longer required.

What are my legal rights in respect of my Personal Data?

For EU Citizens, under certain circumstances, the GDPR gives you rights in relation to your Personal Data. These are the right to:

  • Request access to your Personal Data;
  • Request correction of your Personal Data;
  • Request erasure of your Personal Data (though this will not apply where it is necessary for us to continue to use the data for a lawful reason);
  • Object to processing of your Personal Data;
  • Request restriction of processing your Personal Data;
  • Request transfer of your Personal Data;
  • Right to withdraw consent (where we are relying on consent to process your Personal Data.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at digital@romeroinstitute.org.

How can I update my Personal Information?

You can review and update your Profile Data by contacting digital@romeroinstitute.org.

How can I Unsubscribe?

You may opt out of any communications from us at any time (including unsubscribing from our email list or asking to be excluded from our online campaign promotion lists) via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email we send.

How does the Romero Institute use cookies?

Like most websites, we may place a “cookie,” or small file, in the browser files of a visitor’s computer. Some cookies are used to pre-populate forms for you so that on repeat visits to the website you don’t need to re-enter certain information. Other cookies allow us to personalize content for you via our Action Center. You can set your browser to disable cookies, but then you would not have the advantage of having certain sections of forms being pre-populated for you, you may not be able to access certain parts of the website, or certain portions of the website may not be optimized to enhance your experience.

See our cookie policy, below, for more details.

We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to our supporters.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menus of your browser or mobile device.

You may opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Updating the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is not of contractual effect. The Romero Institute may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any significant changes to the rules that govern this site, or the way we use your Personal Data, we will add a prominent notice to our website. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Website after any changes are made to this Privacy Policy indicates your agreement with the terms of the changed Privacy Policy.

Exclusions

The Privacy Policy does not apply to any unsolicited information provided to the Romero Institute through the website or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the website and any unsolicited submissions. All such information will be treated as public information.

Links to Other Websites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the website. The website may contain links to other websites, plug-ins and applications not operated or controlled by us (“Third Party Sites”). Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow Third Party Sites to collect or share data about you. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the website do not imply that the Romero Institute endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Social Media

Through the website, you can choose to access certain social media websites and services that are owned and controlled by third parties (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) (the “Social Media Services”). When you elect to access and use the Social Media Services, you will be sharing your information (which will include your Personal Information if you elect to share such information) with those Social Media Services. As with other Third Party Sites, the information that you share with the Social Media Services will be governed by the privacy policies and terms of service of the providers of such Social Media Services and not by the policies and procedures we describe here.

We may use your email address and Facebook ID to participate in Facebook’s Custom Audience and Lookalike Audience programs, which enable us to display campaign promotions to both existing and prospective members when they visit.

To do this, we first send an digital “fingerprint” of your email address to Facebook — we don’t send your actual email address, but instead an cryptographic piece of data that Facebook can use to find matches to email addresses in their database. If you are not a Facebook user, or if the email address you use with us is not one that you use with your Facebook account, then there will be no match, and Facebook will not receive any information that they could use to identify you or target you in any way. If you are a Facebook user and your Romero Institute email address matches your Facebook email address, our campaign promotions may then appear when you access Facebook.

Facebook deletes this information (a) if it does not match with a Facebook account or (b) after they confirm you are a registered account holder. For more detailed information about how Facebook uses digital fingerprints — also known as a cryptographic hash — please see https://www.facebook.com/business/help/112061095610075 and Facebook’s data policy at https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php.

Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Website is subject to the Terms of Service.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about our policies, your Personal Data, or data protection on this Website, you can contact us: digital@romeroinstitute.org

If you are in the EU, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us first.



Cookie Policy

See also: Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Introduction

We use cookies on our website for identification and analysis purposes. By using the website you have consented to the storing and accessing of cookies on your device.

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy“) is intended to inform you how we use “cookies” or similar technologies to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website.

Please take a moment to read and understand this Cookie Policy. This Cookie Policy should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are very small text files, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a server asks your device for permission to store this file in your web browser and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using our Website.

Your consent to the Romero Institute using cookies

By continuing to use our website, you are deemed to consent to our use of cookies described in this Cookie Policy. If you do not consent to us using cookies then please read the section below (entitled “How do I block cookies?”).

Why does the Romero Institute use cookies

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Which cookies does the Romero Institute use?

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into the secure areas of our ebsite and to remember that you are signed in to the website.

Analytical or performance cookies

These allow us to understand traffic patterns, recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. It also helps us identify problems with our website.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences. Some cookies are used to pre-populate forms for you so that on repeat visits to our website you don’t need to re-enter certain information.

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed, and the actions you have taken. This information may be used to build a profile of your interests and show you content most relevant to your interests. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to our supporters.

How do I block cookies?

You can block the use of cookies by activating the relevant settings in your browser. The option to change your cookie settings are usually found in the preferences or settings menu of your browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website and you would not have the advantage of having certain sections of forms being prepopulated for you.

Here is more information on how to manage cookies on the following most used browsers:

Terms of Use Agreement – Effective as of August, 2020

This website (the “website”) is operated by the Romero Institute (“we”, “us” and/or “our”) and has been created to accomplish our mission of building a global movement to promote solutions for social and environmental justice (the “Mission”) with the help of website visitors (“you”, “your”). In furtherance of this Mission and in order to ensure that the website operates smoothly, we need for you to agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement”). Please read this Agreement carefully.

1. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

1.1 By accessing or using the website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to this Agreement.

1.2 We may change this Agreement from time to time without notice. You may read a current, effective copy of this Agreement at any time by selecting the “Terms of Use” link on the website. The revised terms and conditions will become effective at the time we post them. Any use of the website after that time shall constitute your acceptance of such revised terms and conditions.

1.3 Your access to and use of the website is also subject to our Privacy Policy, whose terms and conditions are incorporated in this Agreement by reference.

2. Use of the Web Site

2.1

In conveying our message and organizing our network, we include a wide variety of material on the website (the “Content”). We may own the Content or portions of the Content may be made available to us through arrangements that we have with third-parties. Some of this Content includes text; however, in order to communicate with members of our movement in different parts of the globe, much of the Content includes graphics, images, software, and video. This Content is protected by United States and foreign intellectual property laws. As a visitor, you agree that you have no rights in or to the Content except as granted in this Agreement, and that you will not use, copy, make derivative works of, display, or distribute the Content except as permitted under Section 2.2 of this Agreement. If you violate any part of this Agreement, your right to access and/or use the Content and website will automatically be revoked and you will destroy any copies you have made of the Content.

2.2

The Romero Institute grants you a non-exclusive license to use, copy, make derivative works of, display, and/or distribute the Content in ways that are in furtherance of the Mission, as determined in our sole discretion, provided that the Content contains no credit or attribution to third-parties. If the content contains credit or attribution to a third-party Content creator, you are required to abide by all license agreements as set forth by the third-party Content creator.

2.3

To help create a globally recognized brand for our movement, the website contains registered and unregistered trademarks, service marks, and logos belonging to the Romero Institute and third-parties (the “Trademarks”). You agree not to display or use the Trademarks in any manner without our prior consent.

2.4

In order to ensure our ability to accomplish our Mission, it is essential that the website function properly. Accordingly, you agree not to:

(a) take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on the website’s infrastructure;

(b) use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the website;

(c) attempt to decipher or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or making up the website;

(d) delete or alter any material posted on the website by the Romero Institute or any other person or entity; or

(e) modify, remove, or otherwise alter in any way any portion of our video player.

2.5

To provide you with access to even more information you might find interesting, the website contains links to third-party websites (“External Sites”). These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the content on such External Sites. The content of such External Sites is developed and provided by others, and we are not responsible for any such content. We suggest contacting those External Sites directly if you have any concerns regarding such links or any content located on such External Sites.

2.6

We are respectful of the intellectual property rights of others. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials on the website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA (see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details). Notices and counter notices with respect to the website should be sent to the Romero Institute at: digital@romerointitute.org.

3. Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties.

Although we make great efforts to ensure that the website functions properly and serves as a powerful tool for organizing a global movement against the climate crisis, it is necessary for us to limit our legal liability in the event that something does go wrong. Accordingly, we need for you to agree to the following limitations of liability and disclaimers of warranties.

3.1 YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

(a) THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. 350.ORG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

(b) THE ROMERO INSTITUTE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE WEB SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND (IV) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

(c) ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH CONTENT.

(d) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE ROMERO INSTITUTE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

3.2

THE ROMERO INSTITUTE, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OR EMPLOYEES (THE “PARTIES”) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE AND THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

3.3 Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE PARTIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

4. Indemnification.

In an unanticipated situation where your breach of this Agreement or misuse of the website causes a problem for the Romero Institute, we find it necessary to protect ourselves to prevent possible harm to our ability to accomplish our Mission. Accordingly, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Romero Institute and its DBAs from and against any claims, actions or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from your breach of this Agreement or your access to, use or misuse of the Content or website. We will provide you with notice of any such claim, suit, or proceeding. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section. In such cases, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests in assisting us.

5. Termination of the Agreement.

5.1

In order to remain flexible in the ever-evolving fight against the climate crisis and social injustice, we reserve the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to all or any part of the website or the Content at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. We also reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the website or the Content at any time without prior notice or liability.

5.2

The provisions regarding “Use of the website”, “Limitation of Liability and Warranty”, “Indemnification”, “Termination of the Agreement”, and “Miscellaneous” will survive the termination of this Agreement.

6. User Must Comply with Applicable Laws.

Although the Romero Institute’s movement is global, this website is based in Santa Cruz, California, USA. We make no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded or viewed outside of the United States. Whether inside or outside of the United States, you agree to be solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.

7. Miscellaneous.

7.1

This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws provisions. You expressly agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the City of Santa Cruz in the State of California.

7.2

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement.

7.3

If the Romero Institute fails to act on or enforce any provision of the Agreement, it shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in the Agreement. No waiver is effective against the Romero Institute unless it is made in writing.

7.4

Except as expressly agreed by the Romero Institute and you, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter, and supercedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between you and the Romero Institute with respect to the subject matter.

The Romero Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit law and policy organization registered in the United States





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