Terms of Use

Partnership for Transparency Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

The web pages available at Partnership for Transparency (PTF) are owned and operated by Partnership for Transparency Fund, a 501(c)3 organization (EIN: 52-2262577) registered in New York, US and based in Washington DC. By continuing to access and use ptfund.org (our ‘website’) you agree to these Terms of Use as laid out below. Please read these Terms of Use before using www.ptfund.org or any of the features on this site, including, but not limited to, our social media integrations and sharing, event registration, commenting, links to external sites and third-party service providers. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please exit PTF’s website and do not access or otherwise use the website. We reserve the right to modify, add, or delete any of these Terms of Use at any time. Continued use of the Website after any modifications, additions, or deletions to the Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of the Terms of Use, as modified.

Accuracy of Content
PTF makes every effort to ensure that the content of the website is accurate and up-to-date, but PTF does not offer any warranties (whether express implied or otherwise) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information appearing on the website. PTF may remove material from the Website at its own discretion and without giving any notice. If you find inaccurate information on our website that you would like PTF to review, please contact us at info@ptfund.org.

Interactive Features
Blogs, event registration, commenting, survey submission social sharing and other services may be available on or through this Website. In addition to any other rules or regulations that PTF posts in connection with these particular services, you agree that you shall not upload, post, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish through the Website or any service or feature made available on or through the Website, any materials which: (a) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Website; (b) are fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, or offensive; (c) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, federal, or international law; (d) violate, plagiarize, or infringe the rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, contract, patent, rights of privacy, or publicity or any other proprietary rights; (e) contain a virus, spyware, or any other harmful content; (f) contain embedded links or advertising of any kind; or (g) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin, endorsements, or statements of fact.

PTF has the right, but no obligation, to monitor the content of the blogs, event registration, commenting, survey submission, and other services available on the Website to determine compliance with Terms of Use and any other operating rules we establish. We maintain the exclusive right to edit, remove, or refuse to post any submitted materials or information. We are not responsible for and do not endorse any of the opinions, advice, or statements posted to the message boards, bulletin boards, blogs, and other services. We are not responsible for any offensive, defamatory, or obscene posting made on the message boards or other features on the Website. We reserve the right to disclose any information we believe necessary to satisfy any Law regulation, or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are inappropriate, objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Use. We also reserve the right to deny access to the Website or any features of the Website to anyone who violates these Terms of Use or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others. PTF assumes no liability for any action or inaction with respect to any conduct, communication, or posting via, event registration, commenting, survey submission, social sharing or other services on this Website.

Privacy Policy
PTF knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and it is careful to ensure that any such information that comes into its possession is properly looked after. This Privacy Policy sets out the steps that we take to ensure that any information provided to us is kept secure and confidential and is used only for the purposes for which it is provided.

Personal Information
We collect personal information when you visit and take action on this website, such as signing up for the newsletter or submitting a form, or when you communicate with us via email and third-party services. Any information provided is protected by limited staff access.

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact:

Partnership for Transparency
1110 Vermont Ave NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Or email privacy@ptfund.org

PTF’s website uses cookies. You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at allaboutcookies.org. You can disable cookies on this Website, but know that doing so could affect the functionality of certain features. When you visit our website we automatically collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your operating system, your browser ID, your browsing activity and other information about how you interacted with our website which can be used to identify you. We only collect personal data that is reasonable or necessary to accomplish the purpose of your interaction with PTF as a visitor to our Website.

Third-party services
We use third-party services to store and process data including, but not limited to DreamHost, Google Analytics, WordPress Statistics, Social Media and related plugins, SiteOrigin Plugins, PayPal, Constant Contact, Google Suite and other Google products such as YouTube and Google Maps, Airtable, Salesforce, Survey Monkey, Paperless Post and other sites to store and process personal information you have provided us. Some of these third-parties may be located in countries other than the United States. We ensure that all these third-parties are compliant with relevant privacy laws, but ask that concerned users access third-party providers’ privacy policies for more details.

Where you make a donation through our website, we do not collect your financial information but direct you to a payment provider to process your donation and forward it to PTF accounts.

Purposes for which Personal Information may be used
Any personal information that you provide to us will only be shared with PTF agents, members, representatives, service providers and contractors unless (1) required by subpoena, court order or legal process, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (2) in emergency situations requiring disclosure before your permission can be obtained. We share this information in order to process your donations, offer you services in connection with our Website, communicate news and information about PTF, provide better customer service. We do compile and disclose statistics about our users and their preferences. However, these statistics are anonymous and do not identify individual users.

Children’s Data
Our website is not intended for use by children and we do not knowingly collect data on children.

We will not pass any of your personal information to any third party other than services to improve your experience with PTF and other members of PTF, without your consent.

Marketing and Advertising
No promotional offers or advertising will appear on the www.ptfund.org nor will your personal contact information ever be given, sold, or otherwise shared by PTF with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes.

Third Party Sites
You may be able to link from PTF’s Website to third-party websites; conversely, third-party websites may link to PTF’s Website. You acknowledge and agree that PTF’s Website has no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code, or other materials which may be provided by or through third-party sites. Links to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by PTF’s Website of such third-party sites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, or other materials presented on or through such websites. You agree that PTF and its affiliates are not responsible for any damages that you incur arising from your use of any products or services made available by third-parties through the Website.

This Website provides links to websites maintained by third parties. Any information, products, or services provided by the third-party sites are maintained by the operators of such sites and not by PTF or our subsidiaries. When these third-party sites are accessed, they are accessed at your own risk.

Limitations on Liability
In no event will PTF or its directors, employees, or agents be liable to you or any third person for any direct, indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special, or punitive damages, including for any lost profits or lost data arising from your use of the Website or this service.

Other Terms
These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and PTF regarding the use of the Website and supersede any prior agreements between you and PTF relating to your use of the Website. The failure of PTF to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held invalid, the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any other reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This agreement shall be governed and construed by the laws of the District of Columbia without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. The foregoing provisions of these Terms of Use are for the benefit of PTF, its affiliates, and third-party content providers and licensors, and each shall have the right to asset and enforce provisions of the Terms of Use directly and on their own behalf.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about these terms, please contact us at privacy@ptfund.org

Information for PTF Members and Volunteers:
PTF stores and processes your data similarly to other users of this Website, but in addition PTF uses Google Groups to keep you informed and retains a database in Airtable of volunteer interests, skills, contact information, etc. We share this information with other members and PTF volunteers as needed in the course of operation. As with other users, you can request that your information be deleted or removed from this database and google group. If you have been given a PTF Google account (a google username/email address ending in “@ptfund.org”), PTF reserves the right to store and process data associated with that account.

Updated: July 9, 2018