TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF WEBSITE USE
MyGovSpending.com is not for preparing taxes, nor for use in any dispute with any tax collection authority. MyGovSpending.com is a tool to pressure government to change the way it taxes Americans and its spending and borrowing practices. Neither MyGovSpending.com, nor its users can change tax liabilities, government spending or borrowing unilaterally.
We combine your information with other user’s information to provide elected officials and other parties with aggregate statistics to answer questions such as: “On average, do people from State X favor higher taxes?” In addition, we make reports available to you that you can send to your elected representatives. Unless you elect to include your personal information in the reports that you send, none of these reports derived from aggregate statistics will contain information that can be used to identify you personally.
Permitted Uses of Our Site and Content
All content on our website is the intellectual property of MyGovSpending.com or certain third parties, and is protected by copyright law. We have listed below the permitted uses of our content. We reserve the right to change our permitted uses at any time.
- You may copy and print individual pages of our website. However, you may not extract, copy or download a large portion of the content, such as by a bot, webcrawler, scraper, spider or other device that “harvests” portions of the site.
- Any copies of our website pages must not remove our copyright notice or other legends. You may not alter or modify the content in your copies.
- You may use our content solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes. Unless you receive our permission in advance, you may not exploit any of our content commercially, forward it as a mass distribution, or post it on another website, including a blog, social networking site or peer-to-peer distribution site.
- You may link other websites to this website, but you may not imply or suggest that MyGovSpending.com has endorsed or is affiliated with such websites. You may not display this website as “framed” within another website.
Submitting Your Content
If you submit content to this website or in the forums, please be advised that we have the right to (and to allow others to) use, copy and distribute all of your user comments and any content you submit to us, without compensating or notifying you.
Prohibited Uses of Our Site and Content
MyGovSpending.com has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor this website for any violations of its policies and to take all appropriate actions in response (including removing material submitted to our website), without notice to you. We reserve the right to change or supplement these policies at any time.
- You may not post or send through our site any materials or communications that are defamatory, obscene, profane, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, abusive, or otherwise objectionable in our sole discretion.
- You may not post or send through our site any materials or communications that may be deemed to be lobbying or electioneering communications within the meaning of applicable federal law.
- You may not (and may not encourage others to) violate any law, regulation, rule or the intellectual property, privacy or publicity, or contractual rights of others, or attempt to violate the security of this website or use or gain access to the identities, information or computers of others through this website.
- You may not use this website for commercial, marketing or advertising purposes or to solicit information, transactions or money from other site users.
- You may not use this website to engage in spamming, flooding, flaming, trolling, spoofing, griefing, phishing or other unauthorized or unwelcome online conduct.
- You may not transmit any virus, worm, time bomb or similar system interference or corruptant through this site.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless MyGovSpending.com and its affiliates and their employees, agents and representatives from any and all liabilities, damages, losses, claims, expenses and fees resulting from your violation of our website policies.
Links to Other Websites
For your convenience, this website may occasionally link to other organizations’ websites. We do not endorse, and do not have any responsibility for, any other websites, including their products and services, content, communications and website use policies. You access all other websites from this website entirely at your own risk.
Trademarks; Service Marks
“MyGovSpending.com” and certain other marks displayed on this website are trademarks or service marks owned by MyGovSpending.com. Certain other marks displayed on this website are the property of their respective owners.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express as payment for our services. All charges are in United States Dollars.
We offer full refunds for a period of thirty (30) days after the initial purchase of our Dispatches. No refunds thereafter and no refunds for unused Dispatches. Refunds from cancellation of a subscription will be prorata as determined by us.
Changes to Terms and Conditions
We may revise or supplement these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we make any substantial changes to these Terms and Conditions, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our website.
We make no claim that our website is appropriate or lawful for use or access outside the United States. If you access this website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations regarding online conduct and website access. By sending us any of your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.
MYGOVSPENDING, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER MYGOVSPENDING, INC. NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ON ANY OTHER LINKED WEB SITE, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by Colorado law. If we have a dispute regarding this policy or your use of our website, you agree that it shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Denver, Colorado.
How We Collect and Use Your Information
We collect personal information including your email address and username, physical address, and credit card information to provide you with our service. The personal information you submit to MyGovSpending.com is used only to identify you to the elected representatives that receive your messages through MyGovSpending.com, and for MyGovSpending, Inc. to communicate with you, and to process your transaction. Vendors we engage to help us provide service to you also handle your personal information. We do not collect your date of birth or social security number.
We do not share your information with others, except to companies we engage to help us provide you with our service.
We will not share any personal information with other parties for marketing purposes, nor will we release your e-mail address to anyone or any company outside of the arrangements discussed above.
We combine your information with other users to provide elected officials and other parties with aggregate statistics. None of these reports will contain information that can be used to identify you personally.
If you participate in any online forum, bulletin board discussions, or chats and voluntarily disclose email or other personal information, that information can be collected and used by others not connected with MyGovSpending, Inc., and may result in unsolicited messages from them.
We may use the services of other companies and individuals to facilitate our services and perform functions on our behalf, such as providing technical and hosting functions for our websites, managing our databases, sending postal mail, e-mail, and text messages, analyzing data, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals may have access to and use your personally identifiable information we collect as needed to perform their functions, but will not otherwise disclose such information to other third parties, except as may be required by law.
We will not otherwise share your personally identifiable information, except as required by law, requested by governmental entity or law enforcement authority, subpoena, court order or discovery request, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with any activity that violates the law (including relating to intellectual property, fraud, contracts and privacy) or may expose us to liability. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any of your information in such circumstances.
We and our authorized designees collect information through the servers for this website, cookies and other technologies. In general, we automatically gather certain information about our website visitors.
MyGovSpending.com also displays targeted advertising through the use of Google AdSense content ads provided by Google. Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie for displaying AdSense content ads. Advertisers and other third parties may also be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on our website.
You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although that may prevent you from using certain features on our website, and may result in your needing to re-enter your account user name and password each time you use our website. In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously.
We are not responsible for any other websites accessible from or linked to this website, including their privacy policies or information collection practices.
How We Protect Your Information
The security of your information is important to us. We employ several different technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or use.
You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and there is always the risk that unauthorized persons may access or use your personally identifiable information. You use our website and send us such information at your own risk.
Accessing, Correcting and Making Choices About Your Information
If you have created a user account with us, you may access and update your information, and indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving certain communications from us, via the account settings page.
You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Privacy, MyGovSpending.com, P.O. Box 5080, Eagle CO, 81631, to notify us of any errors or changes, or to indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving certain communications from us (such as our e-mail newsletters and updates or text messages).
Please be advised that such opt-outs will not apply to our use of your personally identifiable information for other purposes, such as responding to your subsequent requests for information or services and communicating with you about your user account.
Our Policy Towards Children
Our website is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has somehow provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If you believe that your child has provided us with such information without your consent, please e-mail us at email@example.com or write to us at Privacy, MyGovSpending.com, P.O. Box 5080, Eagle, CO 81631, or call us at (970) 328-1700.