About CAN
Our Mission
CAN is an idea with real potential to transcend money and politics. That's why CAN is more than just a company or a nonprofit or a political group. Indeed, it is none of those things.
CAN is designed as an independent nonpartisan forum for wiki-style contributions. It's like a mini-democracy online for people who wish to share peaceful ideas and solutions.
CAN sets out to expose the real causes behind the crises we face, and empower individuals to choose sustainable solutions.
There are two primary functions of CAN: independent media and peaceful activism.
On the media side, CAN tracks news and research in order to offer an unbiased view into both mainstream and alternative viewpoints. Ideally, CAN would like to focus on the realities of our world, rather than propaganda and other distortions. We present evidence -- throughout history, many people, businesses, and nations have profited by harming others unfairly. Sovereign nations must try to do justice for all.
Advancing this focus is the peaceful activism side of CAN. We provide the leadership and online tools that empower individuals to accomplish civil action by exercising the right to petition the government through coordinated citizens' referenda.
Terms of Use
You may select either of two options for our website terms of use:
Option 1 (short version): Let's be reasonable and forgiving with one another.
Option 2 (long version):
CAN grants to you a non-transferable license to access the CAN Services and User Portal. You have permission to display, copy, distribute and download the content on this website for any lawful purpose, with the caveat that certain images and excerpts from 3rd party publications may be licensed by their respective copyright holders. Please inquire.
You may not use another user's profile without their permission. Please do not share your password with unauthorized 3rd parties. An authorized 3rd party is an agent, affiliate, or partner of yours, and any access by such 3rd party will be contingent upon compliance with these terms.
The parties are strictly licensors/licensees. This Agreement does not create a partnership, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or other relationship between the parties.
Information You Upload
By uploading information to this website, you are representing that you own or have the rights to grant a license to CAN to use the content that you are providing for the purposes of using this service. Any rights and licenses not expressly granted to CAN under this Agreement are reserved by you.
By uploading Your Content, you grant to CAN a non-exclusive, royalty-free and worldwide license to use your content for purposes of the CAN service.
CAN shall be under no obligation to stream or use your content. CAN retains discretion to remove any content for purposes of compliance with its policies, which are subject to change in CAN's discretion.
You may not use any type of virus or other codes or instructions that are designed to hack, gain unauthorized access to, distort, delete, damage or disassemble content on this website. Additionally, you warrant and represent to CAN that:
1. The information that you have provided to CAN is sufficiently accurate;
2. You are the owner or authorized user of your content or have obtained all necessary rights and authorizations in respect of your content;
3. You have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement and grant the license specified herein;
4. Your content is free of copyright violation and the use by CAN of your content shall not infringe the rights of any third party;
5. Your content is free of unnecessary nudity, obscenity, and vulgarity; and
6. Your content will not contain any contaminated file, viruses, worms, trojan horses or other similar harmful or destructive code or program.
If you break any of these Terms of Use, CAN forgives you. But your profile may still be terminated in CAN's discretion.
CAN Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy applies to the website offered by CAN through www.CivilActionNetwork.org. Your personal information is kept private and will not be sold to anyone or shared outside CAN.
1. Personal and Financial Information
When you register or sign up for an account through CAN, the personal information you provide, such as your name and contact information, is kept private. You can decline to provide personal information, in which case certain services may not be available to you for logistical reasons.
2. Data
Cookies and server logs are maintained to help identify your computer, improve your website navigation experience, and monitor traffic and technical functioning of this service.
3. Security Measures
CAN employs security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
4. Amendments
This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Amendments will be posted on this website. Your rights will not be reduced under this Privacy Policy without your consent.
Open Source
CAN utilizes certain open source and other software to operate this website, including Google App Engine material. CAN maintains an open source policy as well over original CAN code (certain site security matters excepted), and we welcome all inquiries and feedback to serve the open source community and ensure our compliance with applicable policies and licenses.
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