Sprinkle will not share your CELL PHONE or EMAIL information with a contribution recipient, political party or any 3rd party data aggregator.
Some types of contributions require Sprinkle to share user information with candidate committees. Only these requirements are collected by Sprinkle and reported on your behalf as required by Campaign Finance Laws.
Political contributions are governed by campaign finance laws. Sprinkle makes its best efforts to ensure that all contributions made on Sprinkle are in accordance with these laws. Nonetheless, you have final responsibility for ensuring your own compliance. Sprinkle does not track contributions through other avenues (e.g. fundraisers, candidates' websites, other tools like ActBlue or WinRed). Therefore you (and not Sprinkle) are responsible for ensuring that your total contributions through these different avenues do not exceed your contribution limits.
Questions on how limits work or curious to learn more about candidate contributions? Visit Sprinkle's FAQ for more.
Sprinkle partners with Stripe, Inc. (“Stripe”), a payment processor that has significant
experience handling contributions and complying with finance rules. Sprinkle
itself will not process contributions, deposit contributions into a merchant account in its name, or forward contributions to candidate committees. Rather, to ensure contributions by Sprinkle users conform in all respects to the Act and Commission regulations, Sprinkle will contract with Stripe to provide these and other services. Neither Sprinkle nor Stripe will exercise any direction or control over any user’s choice of recipient candidates.
Sprinkle will assess an approximate 10% total fee from each Sprinkle user contribution. Stripe will deduct the fee amount from each user’s contribution prior to forwarding the remainder of the contribution to the recipient committee. Sprinkle and Stripe will calculate the exact amount of the fee in a commercially reasonable manner in accordance with market conditions with respect to all recipients, regardless of the candidate’s political affiliation or any other criteria.
The amount of the fee will be set to cover all costs that Sprinkle and Stripe incur in performing the payment processing, including all fees and costs of financial institutions involved in the transaction, cover all costs of Sprinkle and Stripe, and provide a reasonable profit to both Sprinkle and Stripe. Accordingly, Sprinkle and Stripe – and not the recipient candidate – will pay the fees and costs to financial institutions that participate in the transactions. Neither Sprinkle nor Stripe, in connection with the work performed for Sprinkle, will contract to provide services to candidate committees. Rather, all services will be performed on behalf of users utilizing Sprinkle’s website
who wish to contribute to federal candidates.
Please visit the Stripe Privacy Center for more information about Contribution Processing privacy practices.
Sprinkle requires users to agreeing to the following language prior to any contributions:
I confirm that the following statements are true and accurate:
(1) I am not a federal contractor;
(2) I am at least 18 years old;
(3) I am either a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States;
(4) I am making this contribution from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution;
(5) I am making this contribution with my own personal credit or debit card and not with a corporate or business card or a card issued to another person.
Sprinkle’s platform hosts graphic displays of campaign finance data that enables users to see how campaigns are being funded. Information pulled from publicly available campaign finance reports will be reviewable based on average contribution amount, geographic concentration of donor support, and individual versus organizational support. Such graphic displays will also enable users to tailor searches for candidates based on various campaign finance criteria. The matching function and campaign finance data displays will enable users to build lists of candidates that they wish to track and potentially support.
Sprinkle will host a dedicated page for each candidate for federal office who has registered an authorized committee with the Commission. Users will be able to obtain additional information on these pages regarding the specific candidates they may wish to support. Candidate pages will provide useful information about the candidate’s positions on issues, biographical indicators, and other information that may be useful to users.
Sprinkle will not restrict access to its website based on a candidate’s political affiliation. Sprinkle will create the scaffolding for each candidate page, which will share a common look and feel for purposes of user interface, and will populate candidate pages with data and information from publicly available sources (e.g., the candidate’s partisan affiliation, status as incumbent or challenger, fundraising results, etc.).
All candidates will be provided equal opportunity to request changes to their candidate pages, subject to limits that Sprinkle will establish for the displayed content, such as but not limited to a character limit for a quote or a biographical introduction to the candidate. Sprinkle will not allow candidates to upload any content to Sprinkle that is for purposes other than enhancing the quality and accuracy of information about the candidate that is available to Sprinkle’s users.
Sprinkle will not allow candidates to upload any content that would solicit contributions to the candidate or other political committees through events or other donation mechanisms that are outside of Sprinkle’s platform.
We require your email address when you contribute so that we can email you a receipt. We may add your email address to our email list where we send email updates and requests for donations. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you are having problems unsubscribing, you can unsubscribe by emailing email@example.com, but please allow a few days for processing.
When you contribute to candidates on Sprinkle, we collect your name, postal address, phone number, email address, occupation, employer, and, in some cases, employer's address, depending on the type of contribution you’re making. Campaign finance law requires that we send your name, address, occupation, and employer information along with details of your donation to the recipient of your contribution and report this information in our reports to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) or the relevant respective state agency. Each candidate receiving your donations may also include this information in their regulatory reports. FEC reports containing this information are publicly available from the FEC website. State reports are typically available through the state agency designated to oversee campaigns and elections. Sprinkle does not publicly report your personal information in connection with your charitable or social welfare giving.
We securely transmit your credit card information to one of our payment processors. We do not store this information unless you have specifically requested us to store it for ease of future payments for a recurring contribution. All credit card information is handled in accordance with current PCI standards.
If you have a Sprinkle account, you may be able to upload Content to the Service. If you choose to upload Content, you must not submit to Sprinkle any Content that does not comply with the law. For example, the Content you submit must not include third-party intellectual property (such as copyrighted material) unless you have permission from that party or are otherwise legally entitled to do so. You are legally responsible for the Content you submit to the Service. We may use automated systems that analyze your Content to help detect infringement and abuse, such as spam, malware, and illegal content.
Removing Your Content
You may remove your Content from Sprinkle at any time. You also have the option to make a copy of your Content before removing it. You must remove your Content if you no longer have the rights required by these terms.
Removal of Content By Sprinkle
If any of your Content (1) is in breach of this Agreement or (2) may cause harm to Sprinkle, our users, or third parties, we reserve the right to remove or take down some or all of such Content at our discretion. We will notify you with the reason for our action unless we reasonably believe that to do so: (a) would breach the law or the direction of a legal enforcement authority or would otherwise risk legal liability for Sprinkle or our Affiliates; (b) would compromise an investigation or the integrity or operation of the Service; or (c) would cause harm to any user, other third party, Sprinkle or our Affiliates.
We log IP addresses, which are the locations of computers or networks on the Internet, and analyze them for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also aggregate the number of page hits in order to track the popularity of certain pages and improve the quality of our site.
Sprinkle does not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifying information from children under the age of 13. Sprinkle does not permit contributions from minors under the age of 18.
This Arbitration Provision is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16) and, except as otherwise provided in this Arbitration Provision, shall apply to any and all claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement, your actual, attempted, or prospective use of Sprinkle.
IN NO EVENT WILL SPRINKLE BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SPRINKLE’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE SIX-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE OCCURRENCE OF THE FIRST CLAIM TO GIVE RISE TO LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
Some States and Jurisdictions no not allow for all of the foregoing exclusions and limitations of certain types of damages, so to that extent, if any, some or all of these limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
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