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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

William J. McGinley operates CampaignFinanceBlog.com (the “Website”) for the education and personal use of its visitors (the “Users”). The use of this Website is conditioned on the User’s acceptance of all of these Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy and disclaimers set forth below. Use of this Website constitutes the User’s agreement to all those terms and conditions. If you cannot agree with all these terms, please exit this Website.

Disclaimer
The posts on this site constitute Mr. McGinley’s personal commentary and views, and not those of any client, or any other individual or organization. The posts are intended for general information purposes only and are not intended to constitute advertising. Nothing on this site should be construed as creating an attorney-client relationship or providing legal advice. You should not act upon any information you might receive from this website without seeking professional legal counsel.

Mr. McGinley is not responsible for any third party content that may be accessed through this website. Any reference to third party information, products or services linked to by this website does not constitute an express or implied endorsement by Mr. McGinley. Mr. McGinley does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of the material or data on this website or any other site, including sites available through links from this site. Links to other websites are provided as a convenience only.

Copyright and Trademark Information
All materials on the Website are protected by copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights. The materials are owned by Mr. McGinley, or are used with permission of their owners or as otherwise authorized by law. Such materials include, but are not limited to, the photographs, images, illustrations, text, video clips, audio clips, designs, logos, trademarks, trade dress and other materials contained in this website. All rights are reserved, worldwide.

Users may print or reproduce discrete portions of the Website’s materials published on this site, for purposes of commentary or the User’s personal non-commercial use and enjoyment, so long as proper credit is given to Mr. McGinley. No User is authorized to change the material or the meaning of the Website’s material. Use or review of this Website does not give any User a license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or personal right of Mr. McGinley or any third party. No CampaignFinanceBlog.com trademark may be used in advertising or other commercial materials without the prior express written permission of Mr. McGinley. You also agree to observe the privacy of all other Users and not to use the personal information of any other User for any commercial, promotional or other purpose.

Postings or Comments
Any User or third party submissions or postings on the Website are the views of the author or poster. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Mr. McGinley. Mr. McGinley reserves the right to edit any postings or material submitted to the Website, for any reason. Mr. McGinley has the sole discretion over whether to publish, edit or delete any material submitted to it. By submitting any postings, comments or other messages to the Website, the commenter gives Mr. McGinley all rights to the material and authorizes him to publish the material in any media now known or hereafter developed, and to use, adapt, recast, distribute, display, perform, or transmit it in any way, as Mr. McGinley may determine in his sole discretion. By submitting your name, address, photo or other identifying data with a posting or other submission, you give Mr. McGinley the right to publish that data, and to use that data for promotional or any other purpose. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary, or copyrighted material without authorization of the owner. Submission of any material that is obscene, defamatory, or that infringes any trademark, copyright, privacy right, or other legal right is prohibited, and you agree that you will not submit any such material.

Mr. McGinley disclaims any responsibility for messages submitted to any bulletin board or forum that Mr. McGinley may host on or through this Website or elsewhere. Mr. McGinley does not undertake to review those messages and has no responsibility for their content. Mr. McGinley reserves the right to review or edit such messages, and to restrict or deny access to any bulletin board or forum, or any part of the Website.

DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. MR. MCGINLEY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR THE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, OR SOFTWARE HEREIN, EVEN IF MR. MCGINLEY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANOTHER PARTY. MR. MCGINLEY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, NOR DOES MR. MCGINLEY WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS.

A User’s use of this Website, and any reliance on any material published or transmitted by this Website, is at the User’s own risk. You agree that you hereby release Mr. McGinley and his affiliates, advertisers, supporters, and authors from any and all liability or obligations arising from the access or use of this Website, or any public forum or other area of this Website. A User’s sole remedy for any problem or concern is to exit this Website. You agree that you will indemnify and hold Mr. McGinley harmless for any loss, damages or liability suffered by Mr. McGinley as a result of your use of this Website, or your submission of any material to Mr. McGinley or this Website. Mr. McGinley reserves the right to restrict or limit access to this Website.

Copyright Violations: If you believe that any material on this website infringes your copyright, please notify us as follows, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). To notify us, the DMCA requires that you: 1.) Send an email notice to Mr. McGinley to: admin@expressadvocacy.com. 2.) Include the following information in your email: a.) Identify of the copyrighted work(s) you claim is infringed; b.) Identify the material you claim is infringing the copyright(s), and give enough information for Mr. McGinley to locate that material; c.) Include a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf (the “Claimant”); d.) Include the Claimant’s name, address, and telephone number(s); e.) Include a statement that the Claimant has a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorized by the copyright owner or his agent; and f.) Include a statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification of copyright infringement is accurate and that the Claimant is the copyright owner or is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Privacy Policy
Mr. McGinley has adopted this privacy policy to demonstrate his commitment to your privacy.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Mr. McGinley collects certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) when you register with CampaignFinanceBlog.com, submit comments for a bulletin board or forum, subscribe to receive emails or other notices from the Website, or otherwise submit PII to us. Specifically, he may collect the following personal information: your name, email address, and possibly other demographic information (like zip code, age, address, education or income level).

Mr. McGinley may use the PII information to send you information or material for which you have subscribed or which he thinks you will enjoy. He may use the PII to assess and improve the Website’s services. Mr. McGinley may allow entities assisting him on technical and internal issues to access certain PII data. Mr. McGinley reserves the right to provide any successor in interest with his subscriber and user databases, and to comply with court orders or other legal obligations. He may share your name, email address, physical address and other demographic information with affiliates or entities with which he shares common interests or perspectives. This may include list exchange and/or rental agreements with third parties.

Mr. McGinley collects the IP address of the Website’s visitors and uses that data to gather broad demographic information about its visitors. Mr. McGinley also may use cookies to enhance your experience with the Website. “Cookies” are small files downloaded to your hard drive that enable your browser to save and recall information. He may use this data to tailor the Website’s visitors’ experiences, showing them content that he thinks they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. Mr. McGinley may share demographic information with the Website’s members and supporters on an aggregate basis.

Public Forums
Mr. McGinley may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or interest groups available to the Website’s users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We urge you to exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in that context. Mr. McGinley’s Privacy Policy does not apply to any personally identifiable information you disclose in those public forums.

Security
Mr. McGinley takes precautions to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. These precautions may help protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, we cannot guarantee the total security of that PII, or that we will be immune from hacking incidents or security breaches.

Edits/Opt-Out Options
Mr. McGinley gives users the option to edit the personal information you have already given us and/or to remove your name from our roster, or unsubscribe from any email lists or notices. Users also may opt-out of receiving future mailings from Mr. McGinley.

Notice to Parents
Mr. McGinley does not collect or seek personal information from persons under the age of 13. He encourages parents to talk to their children about safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet.

Amendments
Mr. McGinley reserves the right to change the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy at any time, by posting amended terms on this web site. Use of the website after the effective date constitutes acceptance of the amended terms and conditions. He reserves the right to apply the amended terms to the information we have already collected, subject to any legal constraints. You should read and review this page regularly to see if there have been any changes.

Effective Date
The Effective Date of these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy is July 1, 2009.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about CampaignFinanceBlog.com, our Terms of Use, or our Privacy Policy, send an email with your questions to: wjm “at” campaignfinanceblog.com.