Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 10, 2020

Welcome to the climateadvocacylab.org website (the “Site”). The Site is operated by the Climate Advocacy Lab, a project of The Partnership Project Inc. (the “Lab”). By accessing or using this Site, you (the “User”) signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use contained in this Terms of Use & Privacy Policy (the “Agreement”). The Lab reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Agreement at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future terms, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Site. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to this Agreement and to review such changes.

The policy of the “Lab” is to respect and protect the privacy of our members. To fulfill this policy, the Lab agrees to exercise reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by you in connection with accessing and using the Site. The Lab does not collect personal information or share personal information with any third parties except in the circumstances described in this Privacy Policy.

1. Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Lab collects certain personal information from its members, applicants for membership, and other users of the Site. When you apply for membership to the Lab, you may be asked to provide personal information such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and employment information and/or other organizational affiliation. Once you become a member, you may have occasions to provide additional personal information, except that you may periodically be asked to update or re-confirm your organizational affiliation.

The Lab may combine information gathered from the Site, or otherwise received from applicants for membership, with information collected by the Lab from third party public sources. 

All of the above information is collected and processed for the purposes of reviewing your membership application, to help us tailor our content and communications to you, and to personalize your experience on the Site. If you provide us with your email address, we will share this information with MailChimp, a third-party vendor we use to send email communications, and we encourage you to review MailChimp’s Privacy Policy. We may share your personal information with additional third-party vendors as necessary to carry out the Lab’s activities. Such vendors are contractually prohibited from using or sharing your personal data for any other purpose. We may share your personal information with other Lab members with your consent. You may opt-out of communications from the Lab at any time.

In addition to your personal information, the Lab also collects Web server traffic pattern information generated by your use of the Site. General traffic, site usage, and length-of-stay information may be collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.

By using and submitting information through the Site or otherwise sharing information with the Lab, you consent to the Lab’s processing of your personal data in a manner consistent with this Agreement.

2. Additional Disclosure to Protect People or Property or As Required by Law

In addition to the disclosures otherwise permitted by this privacy policy, the Lab may disclose personal information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, the Lab may disclose personal information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of the Lab, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.

3. Cookies

Users should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected on the Site through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small text files stored as text on a computer hard drive. Web sites can use cookies to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. The Lab uses cookie technology to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. You can choose to prevent the Lab from establishing a unique user-ID. We recommend that you visit any of the commonly available Cookie FAQs on the Internet to learn more about this. 

We use a tool called "Google Analytics" to collect information about use of the Site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve the Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit these sites, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personal information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit a site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to our sites by disabling cookies on your browser.

4. User Content & Feedback

You are solely responsible for all content or feedback (including comments, text, photos, videos, graphics, and other content) that you upload or post on the Site or otherwise share with the Lab. You may not post, transmit, or share content that you did not create or that you do not have permission to share. By posting content on the Site, you promise that you own any such content or that you have obtained the necessary permission for its use. 

You retain full ownership of all content or feedback that you share with the Lab. However, when you share content or feedback with the Lab, you are granting to the Lab an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully-paid, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such content or feedback. Without limitation, this license you grant to the Lab shall include the right to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, any content or feedback you post and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing, unless limitations on this license are set forth at the time you share the content or displayed on the content itself. 

You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant the licenses granted in this section, and that your content and feedback, and your provision thereof through and in connection with the Lab, are complete and accurate, and are not fraudulent, tortious or otherwise in violation of any applicable law or any right of any third party. You further irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding Feedback that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.

The Lab may (but does not have any obligation to) review all user content and feedback. The Lab reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) to delete user content or feedback, without notice and for any reason. Unless otherwise agreed by the Lab, we may disclose any user content and feedback and the circumstances surrounding its transmission to anyone for any reason or purpose.

5. Links and Third-Party Materials

Certain functionality of the Site may make available access to materials made available by third parties, including user content and feedback (“Third Party Materials”), or allow for the routing or transmission of such Third Party Materials, including via links. By using such functionality, you are directing us to access, route and transmit to you the applicable Third Party Materials. 

We neither control nor endorse, nor are we responsible for, any Third Party Materials, including the accuracy, integrity, quality, legality, usefulness or safety of Third Party Materials, or any views or opinions expressed therein or any intellectual property rights therein. Certain Third Party Materials may, among other things, be inaccurate, misleading or deceptive. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to be a representation or warranty by the Administrator with respect to any Third Party Materials. We have no obligation to monitor Third Party Materials, and we may block or disable access to any Third Party Materials (in whole or part) through the Lab at any time. In addition, the availability of any Third Party Materials through the Site does not imply our endorsement of, or our affiliation with, any provider of such Third Party Materials, nor does such availability create any legal relationship between you and any such provider. 

The Lab is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any other web sites. Linked sites may collect personal information from you when you link to their site and that this collecting of information is not subject to the control of the Lab. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the sites you visit by linking from this Site.

6. Charitable Purposes; No Electioneering

The Site and other resources of the Lab are intended to be used exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. By using the Site or accessing Lab resources, you agree that you will not use the Site or any other Lab resources for purposes inconsistent with The Partnership Project Inc.’s charitable and educational purposes, and that you will not share access to the Site or other Lab resources with any person entity engaged in such activities. Specifically, you agree that you will not use the Site or any materials provided by the Lab to participate in or intervene in any political campaign in support of or in opposition to any Federal, state, or local candidate for office, or to engage in any partisan political activities. 

7. Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We never collect or maintain information at the Site from persons we know to be under age 13, and no part of our Site is designed to attract anyone under age 13. Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age 13. 

Any person who provides Personal Information through this Site represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If the Lab learns that Personal Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through this site, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted.

8. Storage and Retention of Personal Information

Your information is stored and processed on servers in the United States. Users in the European Union should be aware that their data will be transferred to the United States and that the European Commission has not found United States law to adequately protect the rights of data subjects.  The Lab is operated and controlled from the United States, does not offer goods or services outside of the United States, and does not intentionally monitor the behavior of any person outside of the United States.

The Lab retains the personal information collected from members, applicants for membership, and other users unless and until an individual asks us to remove their information.