Action Squared Acceptable Use Policy For Action Network

Last revised February 27, 2019

1. Scope

This Acceptable Use Policy (“Policy”) applies to customers’ use of the Action Network Mobilization Toolset operated by Action Squared, Inc. (“Action Squared”).

2. Changes to Policy

Action Squared may change this Policy by posting an updated version of the Policy at actionnetwork.org and such updates will be effective upon posting.

3. Violations

A customer’s violation of this Policy will be considered a material breach of the master agreement and/or other agreement governing the customer’s use of the Services.

3. Prohibited Material

Customers may not, and may not allow any third‐party, including its users, to use Services to display, store, process or transmit, or permit use of Services to display, store, process or transmit:

  • Material that infringes or misappropriates a third party's intellectual property or proprietary rights;
  • Hate‐related or violent material, and/or material advocating discrimination against individuals or groups;
  • Obscene, excessively profane material or otherwise objectionable material;
  • Material advocating or advancing criminal hacking, cracking, or phishing;
  • Malicious material;
  • Unlawful software;
  • Malicious code, such as viruses, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses and other harmful or malicious files, scripts, agents or programs; or
  • Material that violates, encourages or furthers conduct that would violate any applicable laws, including any criminal laws, or any third‐party rights, including publicity or privacy rights.
3. Prohibited Actions

Customers may not use the Services to, nor allow its users or any third‐party to use the Services to:

  • Generate or facilitate unsolicited commercial email (spam). Such prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:
    • Sending communications or email in violation of the CAN‐SPAM Act or any other applicable anti‐ spam law or regulation;
    • Imitating or impersonating Action Squared, another person or his, her or its email address, or creating false accounts for the purpose of sending spam;
    • Data mining or harvesting any web property to find email addresses or other Account information;
    • Sending unauthorized mail via open, third‐party servers;
    • Sending email to users who have requested to be removed from a mailing list;
    • Selling to, exchanging with, sharing with or distributing to a third-party personal information, including the email addresses of any person, without such person's knowing and continued consent to such disclosure; or
    • Sending unsolicited emails to significant numbers of email addresses belonging to individuals and/or entities with whom you have no preexisting relationship;
  • Send, upload, distribute or disseminate, or offer to do the same, with respect to unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, infringing, obscene, excessively profane, hateful, violent, or otherwise objectionable material, or promote, support or facilitate unlawful, hateful, discriminatory, or violent causes;
  • Intentionally distribute viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a destructive or deceptive nature;
  • Conduct or forward multi‐level marketing, such as pyramid schemes and the like;
  • Generate or facilitate SMS, MMS, or other text messages or push notifications in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Do‐Not‐Call Implementation Act, or any other applicable law including anti‐spam, telemarketing or telephone consumer protection laws or regulations;
  • Use the services in any manner that violates any applicable industry standards, third party policies or requirements that Action Squared may communicate to its users, including all of the applicable guidelines published by the CTIA, the Mobile Marketing Association, the Self‐Regulatory Principles as directed by the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative or any other generally accepted industry associations, carrier guidelines or other industry standards;
  • Transmit material that may be harmful to minors;
  • Transmit any content or otherwise use the Services in a manner that is inconsistent with the Purpose;
  • Use the Services in any way that is designed or used to commit or facilitate any "phishing" attack
  • Illegally transmit another's intellectual property or other proprietary information without such owner's or licensor's permission;
  • Introduce any keystroke logging or any other monitoring code into the Services;
  • Impersonate another person, entity or Action Squared (via the use of an email addressor otherwise) or otherwise misrepresent themselves or the source of any email;
  • Violate the rights (such as rights of privacy or publicity) of others;
  • Promote, facilitate or encourage illegal activity;
  • Interfere with other users' enjoyment of the Services;
  • Engage in activity in connection with illegal peer‐to‐peer file sharing;
  • Engage in or promote gambling, or run a gambling operation;
  • Operate an "open proxy" or any other form of Internet proxy service that is capable of forwarding requests to any end user or third party‐supplied Internet host;
  • Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a Services-related system or network or to breach any security or authentication measures used by a Services-related system or network, or to perform any security integrity review, penetration test, load test, denial of service simulation or vulnerability scan on any Services-related system or network;
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, or otherwise interfere with or disrupt the Services;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Services or reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Services’ administration display;
  • Access a third party web property for the purposes of web scraping, web crawling, web monitoring, or other similar activity through a web client that does not take commercially reasonable efforts to identify itself via a unique User Agent string describing the purpose of the web client and obey the robots exclusion standard (also known as the robots.txt standard), including the crawl‐delay directive;
  • Use the Services in any manner that would disparage Action Squared or its affiliates;
  • Jeopardize the security of your Services account or anyone else's (such as allowing someone else to log on as you on the Services);
  • Interfere with security-related features of the Service, including by removing, disabling, circumventing or otherwise creating or implementing any workaround to any copy protection, rights management or security features in or protecting the Service or the content;
  • Modify, translate, adapt or otherwise create derivative works or improvements, of the Services or any content or source code;
  • Use or develop any third-party applications that interact with the Services or others’ content or information not in accordance with our Master Terms of Service without our prior written consent; or
  • Decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services not in accordance with our Master Terms without our prior written consent.