The Fine Print

These terms of use apply to your use of the ActBlue.com website and all associated services (including, but not limited to, e-mail received from ActBlue, and content embedded on other websites). If you browse or donate through ActBlue.com, you accept these conditions.

Privacy Policy

These terms of use include our privacy policy, which describes how we use your personal information.

Accuracy

We work hard to make sure all information provided by ActBlue is as accurate as possible. However, this information is presented without warranty, either express or implied, as to its accuracy, timeliness or completeness, and is not intended to replace any official versions of that information, where applicable, such as information provided by a candidate or government office.

Other Websites

We provide links to other web sites, but we can't control what those sites say or do. In particular, websites to which we link may request your personal and/or financial information. ActBlue is not responsible for other sites' content, information collection practices, or use of the information they collect. ActBlue's links to other web sites do not constitute an endorsement of those sites or their content, owners, or posters.

ActBlue encourages third parties and individuals to link to ActBlue.com and content posted herein. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by ActBlue of these third party web sites or their content, owners, or posters.

Campaign Finance Laws

Political contributions are governed by campaign finance laws. ActBlue makes its best efforts to ensure that all contributions made on the ActBlue site are in accordance with these laws. Nonetheless, you have final responsibility for ensuring your own compliance.

For example: ActBlue will not permit users to make donations larger than $2,500 to any federal candidate. However, Actblue does not track users' contributions through other avenues (e.g. fundraisers, candidates' websites). Therefore you (and not ActBlue) are responsible for ensuring that your total contributions through these different avenues do not exceed your contribution limits. If you are in a position to make these kinds of large contributions, please be careful and don't give these campaigns' accountants any more headaches than they already have.

Other Laws

Donations to social welfare groups (501(c)(4) organizations) are not subject to any contributions limits. You may make unlimited donations to these groups on the site. ActBlue cannot be responsible for your treatment of these donations on your tax returns. Social welfare donations are not tax deductible as charitable contributions, and we will do our best to provide you with all relevant information regarding tax treatment of donations to the entities on our site, such as what percentage of your donation might be used for lobbying activities (check your receipt). However, it is your responsibility to report your donations accurately as required and to pay your taxes. We recommend consulting your tax adviser or tax preparer if you have any questions.

Permissions and Reuse

Content on ActBlue.com is made available under a Creative Commons license. You are free to copy, distribute, and display this content and to make derivative works, provided that:
  • You credit ActBlue as the original source of this content; and
  • You do not use this content for commercial purposes.

If you want to use this content in another way, please contact us for permission.

See below for information regarding user-contributed content.

ActBlue, ActBlue.com, "Want Blue States?", and "The online clearinghouse for Democratic Action" are the trademarks and/or service marks of ActBlue. From time to time ActBlue may publish guidelines on the use of its marks (e.g. font, color, placement, size). You agree to abide by those guidelines in your use of those marks. All good will in such marks remains with ActBlue.

All intellectual property rights not specifically mentioned in these terms of use are reserved to ActBlue.

User-Contributed Content

Content you post on ActBlue.com is covered by the same Creative Commons license that applies to ActBlue's content, as described above. In addition, you grant ActBlue a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, and display this content in any media.

Text, graphics, data, and other content posted by users on ActBlue are the sole responsibility of those users. This means that (a) ActBlue does not control and is not responsible for the accuracy, integrity, or quality of user-created content, and (b) you, and not ActBlue, are entirely responsible for all content you post or otherwise make available via ActBlue. ActBlue reserves the right to remove or edit user-created content, but shall not be obligated to do so on any particular basis.

The content you post or otherwise make available via ActBlue may not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, or otherwise injurious to third parties. You may not impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content. You will indemnify ActBlue.com or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.

Further, you may not make use of ActBlue's web site or services to forge e-mail headers, or send bulk unsolicited e-mail messages ("spam").

Refund policy

ActBlue does everything we can to accommodate requests for refunds. We do our best to honor refunds requested for reasons such as input error, when a contributor accidentally donates twice or enters the wrong donation amount. ActBlue will not consider refunds for other reasons such as a change in political opinion, the loss of an election, or the cancellation of an event. ActBlue reserves the right to refuse a refund request for these or other reasons.

All refund requests are subject to the availability of the contribution funds. Because ActBlue forwards contributions to the candidate, cause, or committee to whom you choose to contribute, ActBlue will only refund a contribution if we still have the funds or can recover the funds from the recipient. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that you make your request for a refund as soon after contributing as possible.

All refunds issued by ActBlue will be credited back to the card used to make the contribution. In all cases where we are not able to accommodate a refund request, we will be happy to refer you to the recipient of your contribution so that you may request a refund directly from them.

Our state of the art fraud detection software constantly monitors the site for fraudulent activity using stolen cards. When our software identifies a fraudulent transaction, the contribution will be refunded automatically regardless of whether a refund has been requested.

If you are with a campaign, committee, or social welfare organization that has received a contribution through ActBlue and would like to request that we refund that contribution, please contact us at info@actblue.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Re-designation of Contributions

In the event that a campaign or committee (a) fails for 60 days to cash a check from ActBlue which includes your contribution (after ActBlue makes repeated attempts to work with the campaign to ensure all checks are cashed), or (b) affirmatively refuses a contribution earmarked through ActBlue, your contribution will be re-designated as a contribution to ActBlue. Contributions to social welfare organizations which are similarly not cashed or affirmatively refused will be kept by ActBlue and used generally to support its social welfare activities.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY ACTBLUE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ACTBLUE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER BASED UPON THE NATURE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE, OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

ACTBLUE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Changes to The Fine Print

As we develop this site we may need to update the policies described above. Changes will be posted here, of course.

Questions? Contact us.