We collect several types of information from and about users of our Websites.
Information You Provide To Us. We collect the information you provide to us directly when you use the Websites. This includes:
Information We Collect Automatically. When you access or use our Websites, we may also automatically collect information about you. This includes:
TCP does not sell, rent, or lease your personal data to others. We use information about you for the following purposes only:
We may also share aggregated or de-identified or anonymized information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze, build and improve the Websites and promote our business, provided that we will not share such data in a manner that could identify you.
In addition, Our Websites may contain links to other websites, products, or Websites that we do not own or operate. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties. Please be aware that this Policy does not apply to your activities on these third-party Websites or any information you disclose to these third parties. We encourage you to read their privacy policies before providing any information to them.
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
We will keep your personal data only for as long as we believe that we need it for the purpose we have collected it (as described above) or to meet legal obligations, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements with you, or fulfill your request to unsubscribe from further messages from us. When your personal data is no longer needed, we will destroy or de-identify it. We may archive personal data (which means storing it in inactive files) for a certain period prior to its final deletion, as part of our ordinary business continuity procedures.
The Services are not designed or intended for children under 13. If you are based outside the United States, you must be over the age required by the laws of your country to use the Services. If we become aware that we have the personal data of such children collected through the Websites, we will promptly delete it.
As a user of our Websites, you have choices about how to protect and limit the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you.
If you are visiting and using the Websites from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), please be aware that the information (including personal data) may be transferred within the United States or back out of the United States to other countries outside of your country of residence, depending on the type of information, how we store it and what third-party service providers we use. These countries (including the United States) may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive or protective as those in your country of residence; however, our collection, storage, and use of your Personal Data will at all times continue to be governed by this Policy.
If you have any questions about our data processing activities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you think that we haven't complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.
California Resident Rights. The California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) gives consumers who are residents of California the right to request certain information from businesses about their data collection practices. The CCPA does not apply to TCP because TCP is a non-profit organization. However, as part of TCP’s commitment to advancing the public good, it has voluntarily committed to CCPA compliance. In order to submit a CCPA request, please contact us at email@example.com. Please include in your request sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information. Please note that we do not sell your personal data and that TCP will not discriminate against you in any way based on your exercise of these rights.
We may change this Policy from time to time. If we do, we will let you know by revising the date at the top of the Policy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to the front page of Websites). We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you access or use Websites or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. If you continue to use Websites after the Policy changes go into effect, you consent to the revised policy.
The Commons Project Foundation
745 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10151
Attn: PRIVACY REQUEST
Last updated: January 14, 2021
Welcome to The Commons Project Foundation (“TCP”)! These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of our website (the “Websites”). By accessing or using the Websites, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not access or use the Websites. If we make changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of those changes by updating the “Last Updated” date above or posting notice on the Websites. Your continued use of the Websites will confirm your acceptance of the changes.
By accessing the Websites, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, all applicable laws, and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.
The Websites are not targeted towards, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 13. If you are based outside the United States, you must be over the age required by the laws of your country to use the Websites. By using the Websites, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with TCP and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If we become aware that we have the personal data of such children collected through the Websites, we will promptly delete it.
TCP reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the Websites, or any features or portions of the Websites, without prior notice.
The Websites contain data, text, photographs, images, video, audio, graphics, articles, comments, software, design of and "look and feel," layout, code, scripts, and other content supplied by us or our licensors, which we call “TCP Content.” TCP Content is protected by applicable national or international copyright, trademark, trade-dress, and any other intellectual property laws. All TCP trademarks and service marks, logos, slogans, and taglines are the property of TCP. Except as explicitly stated in these Terms, TCP does not grant any express or implied rights to use TCP Content or intellectual property displayed on the Websites without our express written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, and company names or logos mentioned or used on the Websites are the property of their respective owners and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the permission of the applicable trademark holder. Reference to any products, Websites, processes, or other information by name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by TCP.
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, and non-sublicensable license to access and use the Websites and TCP Content for your personal, non-commercial use. Any use of the Service or TCP Content other than for personal and non-commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. This license is subject to these Terms and does not include any right to: (a) distribute, sublicense, publicly perform or publicly display any TCP Content; (b) modify or otherwise make any derivative uses of Websites or TCP Content, or any portion thereof; (c) use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; and (d) use the Websites or TCP Content other than for their intended purposes. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement. Any use of the Websites or TCP Content other than as authorized in these Terms is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. This license is revocable at any time.
The Websites may include links and other content owned or operated by third parties, including advertisements (we call these “Third-Party Content“). You agree that TCP is not responsible or liable for Third-Party Content and that you access and use Third-Party Content at your own risk. Your interactions with Third-Party Content are solely between you and the third-party providing the content. When you leave the Websites, you should understand that these Terms no longer govern and that the terms and policies of those third-party sites or Websites will then apply.
These Terms are effective unless and until terminated by either you or TCP. You may terminate these Terms as they apply to you at any time by ceasing to use the Websites. TCP may terminate these Terms at any time immediately and without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the Websites, for any reason in its sole discretion; however, the provisions in these Terms that relate to intellectual property, indemnification, disclaimer, limitation of liability, and choice of law shall survive any termination of these Terms.
TCP respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify TCP’s Designated Agent by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting:
The Commons Project Foundation
420 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10018 USA
Attn: Legal Department
Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. You should note that if you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by TCP or the alleged infringer, as the result of TCP’s relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will defend, indemnify and hold harmless TCP, our independent contractors, service providers, and consultants, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents (collectively, the “TCP Parties“), from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) (collectively, “Claims”), whether in contract or in tort, that are caused by, arise out of or are related to your violation of these Terms or the rights of others.
THE WEBSITES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY TCP (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE Websites WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THERE IS LIABILITY FOUND ON THE PART OF TCP, IT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE Websites, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THERE BE CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE PRIOR LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
We want you to enjoy TCP, so if you have an issue or dispute, you agree to raise it and try to resolve it with us informally. You can contact us with feedback and concerns here or by emailing us at email@example.com.
For any claims arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Websites will be governed by the laws of New York, other than its conflict of laws rules; all disputes related to these Terms or the Websites will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in New York County, New York; and you consent to personal jurisdiction in these courts.
If any term, clause, or provision of these Terms is deemed to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that term, clause, or provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Questions or comments about the Websites may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.