Terms of Use

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THESE TERMS OF USE DESCRIBE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN USING A CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS WEBSITE. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

Last updated: September 2021

Acceptance of terms

AmericanProgress.org, including all website-related content and services (collectively, “AmericanProgress.org”) is provided by Center for American Progress (the “Center,” “we,” “us”). Your use of AmericanProgress.org is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement (“Terms of Use”), which supplements any additional guidelines or other terms posted by the Center in relation to specific site-related services or content. Although you can access and read portions of AmericanProgress.org just by visiting the site, you must sign up to use certain AmericanProgress.org features—such as receiving newsletters. Use of other CAP-affiliated websites is governed by the terms of use policies posted on those sites.

Please note that we reserve the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting a revised Terms of Use to this website. Visitors to AmericanProgress.org (“you”) can determine whether the Terms of Use has been modified since your last visit by checking the “Last updated” legend posted at the top of the Terms of Use. By using AmericanProgress.org, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect. If at any point you no longer agree to the Terms of Use, please discontinue your use of AmericanProgress.org. The Center may deny service to you at any time, including in the event you do not adhere to the Terms of Use.

About the Center and purpose of AmericanProgress.org

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

As a tax-exempt organization, the Center is prohibited from supporting attempts to influence the outcome of any election for public office. Accordingly, with AmericanProgress.org, the Center seeks to provide a forum to discuss policy—not to advance the interests of any particular political party or candidate for office.

The Center’s proprietary rights and reuse policy

You acknowledge and agree that the information and materials presented on or through AmericanProgress.org will remain the property of the Center and its licensors or providers and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and related laws, rules, and regulations. The materials produced by or for the Center (including photographs, graphics, video, and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content, and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by or for the Center are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by or for the Center.

The trademarks, service marks, logos, and trade names displayed on AmericanProgress.org (collectively the “Marks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of the Center, the Center’s licensors and suppliers, and others. All Marks on AmericanProgress.org not owned by the Center are the property of their respective owners. The Marks owned by the Center, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the Center’s.

Please review our Reuse Policy, which is incorporated into this Terms of Use by this reference, to determine how you may use certain materials posted on AmericanProgress.org.

Reuse Policy

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1. In general

A. License

You may copy, reprint, publish, reproduce, or otherwise display materials (excluding Associated Press photos) from the Center for American Progress on the condition that you attribute those materials to the Center for American Progress and the authors of this material and provide a link to the website of the Center for American Progress (www.americanprogress.org). Specifically, any article or materials that you reprint or otherwise reproduce must be displayed with its byline, if applicable, under one of the following headings:

“This material [article] was published by the Center for American Progress.” (online)

“This material [article] was created by the Center for American Progress (www.americanprogress.org).” (print)

B. Copyright protection

The materials produced by or for the Center for American Progress (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video, and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content, and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by or for the Center for American Progress are also copyrighted works. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by or for the Center for American Progress.

C. Limit on use

Except as expressly permitted above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any material produced by or for the Center for American Progress.

2. Editorial changes not permitted

You may not make any editorial changes to articles or materials without first receiving express permission from the Center for American Progress. This provision does not restrict excerpting portions of content in a manner that does not alter the editorial intent.

3. Revocation in place of breach

If any of the terms of this agreement are breached, the Center for American Progress reserves the right to withdraw your license to republish our material. In this situation, you must take immediate steps to remove our material from all current and past communications.

Links

AmericanProgress.org provides links to other websites and resources. Because the Center has no control over these sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Center does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. The Center is providing these links to you only as a convenience. The Center has the right but not the obligation to block links from or to AmericanProgress.org at any time.

Claims of copyright infringement

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 hosted by the Center infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Notices and counternotices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. Notices and counternotices with respect to AmericanProgress.org should be sent to:

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Privacy policy

All information provided by you or collected by us during visits to AmericanProgress.org (including when you register to become a member or sign up to use certain features) is governed by the Center’s Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into the Terms of Use by this reference. Please review it carefully by clicking here.

Jurisdictional issues

AmericanProgress.org is controlled and operated by the Center from its principal office in the District of Columbia, United States of America, and is not intended to subject the Center to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country, or territory. Those who choose to access AmericanProgress.org do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.

State Notices

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The Center for American Progress (“CAP”) is a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation and is operated as a public charity. It has received official IRS recognition of its tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal ID number is 30-0126510. Donations to CAP are tax deductible and may be disclosed to the IRS. The Center for American Progress Action Fund (“CAP Action”) is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) District of Columbia nonprofit corporation dedicated to achieving progress through action. Donations to CAP Action are not tax deductible and may also be disclosed to the IRS.

As required by law, our IRS financial disclosures are always provided to anyone requesting a copy. A copy of CAP’s and CAP Action’s latest financial report may be obtained by writing to Center for American Progress or Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St., NW, Suite 100E, Washington, D.C., 20005 or by calling 202.682.1611.

Additionally, certain States require us to advise you that a copy of our financial report is available from them.

If you are a resident of the following states, you may obtain information directly by contacting:

  • Colorado: Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, (303) 894-2680, http://www.sos.state.co.us/.
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  • New York: New York residents may obtain a copy of CAP’s and CAP Action’s annual report by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
  • North Carolina: FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT CAP and CAP ACTION AND COPIES OF THEIR LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE STATE LICENSING BRANCH AT 1-888-830-4989 (WITHIN NORTH CAROLINA) or (919) 807-2214 (OUTSIDE OF NORTH CAROLINA).  THE LICENSE IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE STATE.
  • Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of CAP and CAP Action may be obtained from Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
  • Virginia: A financial statement for the most recent fiscal year is available upon request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs, in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA  23218
  • Washington: You may obtain additional financial disclosure information by contacting the Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-0422; 1-800-332-4483 or 1-800-332-GIVE.
  • West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capital, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Termination

You agree that the Center, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of AmericanProgress.org or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if the Center believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of the Terms of Use. Further, you agree that the Center will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to AmericanProgress.org.

Disclaimers

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Limitation of liability

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You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Center and our directors, officers, employees, and consultants from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), and other expenses that arise out of or from: (a) your activities in connection with AmericanProgress.org; (b) any violation of these Terms of Use by you; or (c) any allegation that any submissions or other materials you submit to us or transmit to AmericanProgress.org infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court located in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts in any matter arising out of or related to AmericanProgress.org or these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The Center may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use. These, together with all policies referred to herein, is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.