Privacy Policy

By using the FIRM Action website, you agree to abide by these Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

The FIRM Action values your privacy, and our privacy policy reflects our strong commitment to respecting any information you choose to share with us.  Information that you may choose to give us includes your name, address, email address, phone number, credit card information, and other information about your interests and preferences.  We may obtain information from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site.

We use this information to operate this site, to send you news and information about the FIRM Action and the issues that we work on, to acknowledge those who provide support for the FIRM Action, and for other purposes in support of our mission.  We work closely with allied and like-minded organizations, including our sister organization the Center for Community Change.  To further the mission of the FIRM Action, we may make information we collect available to these allied and like-minded organizations as well as other third parties, unless you have requested that we do not.  You may request that your information not be shared outside the Community Change family or not shared at all by sending a message to

Notwithstanding any such request, however, we reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we know about you) if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property, or safety of the FIRM Action, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

User-Provided Material

You promise that all information and other material you provide to this site is, to the best of your knowledge, true and correct.

You agree that you will not post or submit:

falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the FIRM Action or any third party;
material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, a personal attack, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate;
material that supports or opposes any candidate for public office or that might otherwise constitute intervention in a campaign for public office under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant the FIRM Action all of the rights granted in this policy; or advertisements or solicitations of business. You agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content, including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Users who post materials in violation of this policy may be prohibited from posting material.

You remain solely responsible for the content of the material you post, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the FIRM Action and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of the material you post.

Reporting Violations

Anyone who believes that material has been posted to this site in violation of these policies, including any owner of a copyrighted work who believes, in good faith, that the work has been reproduced on our site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, is encouraged to report the violation, preferably with information supporting the claim:

Website Administrator
FIRM Action
1536 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 339-9300


Except as the FIRM Action explicitly indicates, all material on this site is copyright 2008 the FIRM Action is the sole and exclusive owner of all material on this site.  The FIRM Action is also the sole and exclusive owner of its name, logo, and other trade and service marks used on this site.

Users posting material to the site retain any rights they have to the materials they post. However, by posting material to the FIRM Action site, users give the FIRM Action a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license and release to use the material on the website and in other FIRM Action publications.  No user has any right to copy or distribute materials posted by other users.


This service is made available strictly on an “as-is” basis.  The FIRM Action does not make any warranties, express or implied, including without limitation those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this service or any information or goods that are available through this site.  Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “Trojan horses” or other destructive materials, we do not guarantee or warrant that this site or materials that may be downloaded from this site do not contain such destructive features.  We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features.  If you rely on this site and any materials available through this site, you do so solely at your own risk.

The FIRM Action does not and cannot review all material posted by users, and the FIRM Action is not responsible for the content of any of these materials.  The FIRM Action reserves the right to delete any content for any or no reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, the deletion of material posted in violation of these Privacy Policy that come to or that is brought to the attention of the FIRM Action.  The exercise of this right with regard to some user-posted material shall not, in any way, be deemed to indicate FIRM Action responsibility or liability for other user-posted materials.

This website links to websites not maintained by the FIRM Action.  The FIRM Action is not responsible for content on these other sites.

Amendments to the Privacy Policy

The FIRM Action may revise or update these Privacy Policy at any time without notice.  Your use of this website and any other sites managed and developed by the FIRM Action following such changes constitutes your agreement with all such changes.  We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current Privacy Policy and to contact the website administrator if you have questions.