Elect535 Terms of Use Agreement

Welcome to Elect535.org, a product of 435 Labs, Inc. — a public benefit corporation (together with its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, Clients and their respective affiliates, collectively, “435 Labs”).

This Terms of Use ("Agreement") is a contract between you ("you") and 435 Labs and governs your access and use of the 435 Labs website and application as wells as all websites owned and operated by 435 Labs that have this Agreement posted (collectively, the "Website"), including, but not limited to, all transactions conducted on websites provided by grassroots organizations that have licensed and re-branded the 435 Labs Website. By accessing or using the Website, you signify that you have read all of the terms and conditions in, and linked to, this Agreement (including 435 Labs Privacy Policy), and you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether or not you access or use the Website (in each such capacity, a "User"). If you do not agree with all of the terms and conditions in this Agreement, please do not access or use the Website.

This Agreement supersedes any previous agreement to which you and 435 Labs may have been bound (provided that if you are an 435 Labs Client who has a separate written agreement with 435 Labs, the terms of that separate agreement will control with respect to any provision that conflicts with this Agreement). This Agreement may be modified by 435 Labs in its sole discretion from time to time and such modifications shall automatically become part of this Agreement and shall be effective once posted by 435 Labs on the Website (as indicated by the posted update date). Your activity on the Website will be subject to any such modifications. You should review the Website and this Agreement from time to time for any modifications.

If you do not agree with any such modifications, please immediately terminate your registered 435 Labs account, if any, as outlined in Section 8 below, and please immediately stop accessing and using the Website.

This Agreement is divided into the following sections:

This Agreement is divided into the following sections:

1. Participation
2. Additional Website Features
3. Acceptable Use
4. Proprietary Rights
5. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
6. Governing Law; Resolution of Disputes; Arbitration and Waivers
7. Indemnity
8. Term; Termination 
9. Entire Agreement; Severability; Assignment


1. Participation

IA created and operates the Website, which allows you to research candidates for US congress, to make donations to those candidates and to support their campaigns through volunteering.

To donate and volunteer, you must register with the Elect535.org Website. Donations made via the Elect535.org Website are philanthropic and political in nature. They are not cancellable by the User and are not tax-deductible.  Only US citizens are eligible to financially support campaigns.  When you make a donation, there is a credit card transaction fee of 4%.

1.1       Donation Disbursement. Donations made on the Elect535.org website go directly to the campaign of the candidate the user has selected.  The money does not pass into a 435 Labs account for further distribution. Once the transaction is confirmed, the funds are immediately available to the campaign.  Transfers are processed through Democracy Engine.  You can elect to donate on a regular, periodic basis, for example, every month. In this case, funds will be transferred from your designated account (e.g., your checking account) to the campaign automatically according to your instructions.  You can opt to cancel recurring donations at any time prior to a transaction being processed, but please allow at least 24 hours before the next occurrence for a recurring transaction cancellation to be processed.

1.2       Tax Deductibility.  Contributions to political campaigns are not tax deductible. Also, as 435 Labs is a benefit corporation, and not a 501-c(3) charitable organization, donations to 435 Labs are also not tax deductible.

1.3      User Account Inactivity.  IA welcomes its Users' active participation in contributing to political campaigns. However, there may be occasions when a User does not log in to the Website for an extended period of time, IA may consider the User "inactive". In such cases of User inactivity, 435 Labs may elect to automatically terminate the inactive User account.


2. Additional Website Features

2.1      Auto-donation. Without in any way limiting any provisions of Section 1 of this Agreement,435 Labs may implement Website features pursuant to which a User can elect to donate on a regular, periodic basis, for example, every month – in lieu of manually accessing her registered account to specify a donation to make. In this case, funds will be transferred from the designated account (e.g., user’s checking account) to the campaign automatically according to the user’s prior instructions.

To the extent a User chooses to activate the auto-donating feature on the User’s registered account, and depending on the particular preferences selected by the Donor, You further acknowledge and agree that any Donations transacted under the auto-donation feature are in all respects Donations voluntarily made by You as the Donor, based on Your instructions as reflected in Your preference settings simply executed by the 435 Labs system and subject to overall availability of Donations and other feature parameters, and are under no circumstances to be considered to be Donations chosen by 435 Labs on Your behalf.

Furthermore, in no event will a Donation made pursuant to the auto-lending feature, by a User who has chosen to activate the auto-Donation feature, be cancellable by or refundable to You. 435 Labs may modify or terminate the auto-Donation functionality at any time or from time to time.

2.2      Independent 435 Labs Events. IA does not review, approve, endorse, advise, or provide organizational oversight of 435 Labs-themed clubs and/or events established or held by persons who are not 435 Labs employees or formal volunteers. For example, educators and students might form independent school 435 Labs clubs or hold 435 Labs-themed lessons, and Users might host 435 Labs-themed events in their communities. Although 435 Labs does not provide direct oversight or guidance to 435 Labs-themed clubs, groups, and/or events, you agree to uphold 435 Labs’s values at all meetings and events, and in any promotion of your club, group or event. This means that you will promote an environment where all group members and/or event attendees are treated with respect, and are not discriminated against based on factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or socioeconomic status.


3. Acceptable Use

3.1 Appropriate Conduct. 

You may access and use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use. The Website may not be accessed or used by you in connection with any other endeavors – commercial or otherwise – except as previously approved in writing by an authorized representative of 435 Labs. Your access and use of the Website shall be in strict compliance with this Agreement, including, without limitation, 435 Labs’s Privacy Policy, all other procedures and guidelines set forth on the Website, as well as applicable law. 435 Labs has the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action (including, without limitation, civil, criminal and injunctive redress) against any illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting or harvesting (whether or not by automated scripts) the name, email address or any other personal or confidential information of any User, Client, Borrower or any other person by electronic or other means for any reason, including, without limitation, the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website.

You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website or software, systems or equipment of 435 Labs or any User, Client, or other person. You may not use the Website in any manner that, in 435 Labs’s sole discretion, creates a poor user experience for any other User, such as by posting content specifically designed to attract a negative reaction from an individual or group, Although 435 Labs assumes no obligation to monitor the conduct of any User on or off the Website, it is a violation of this Agreement to use the Website or any information obtained from the Website, in order to: (i) harass, abuse, or harm another person (including, but not limited to, using profanity in messages or creating or joining groups in bad faith), (ii) prevent or exclude others, who are using the Website in compliance with this Agreement, from accessing, viewing or funding a particular candidate profile, (iii) promote or enable illegal activities, (iv) defraud or deceive any person, (v) promote or solicit involvement in support of any political platform, legislation or campaign activity for or against political candidates, (vi) publicly share information about a Borrower’s delinquency or default, (vii) access and use the Website by scripts, bots or other automated technology, (viii) contact, advertise to, solicit, "spam," or sell to any User, Client, or other person without their prior explicit consent, or (ix) post, upload, submit, transmit or otherwise share any content, including, but not limited to, written materials or images, that in 435 Labs’s opinion is obscene, harassing, contains profanity, or may be hateful or offensive on racial, ethnic, sexual or any other grounds; is harmful, vulgar or distasteful; contains graphic or gratuitous violence; is defamatory, libelous, or invades another person's privacy or proprietary rights; or contains viruses, time bombs, trojan horses, cancelbots, worms or other harmful or disruptive codes, components or devices.

IA reserves the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to restrict, suspend or terminate the participation of any User or any group from the Website at any time, with or without prior notice. In order to protect Users and other persons from advertising, solicitation or harassment, 435 Labs reserves the right to remove or refuse to post or distribute any content from the Website that violates acceptable use in 435 Labs’s sole discretion and restrict the number of emails or messages that a User may send to others through the Website in any 24-hour or other period to a number that 435 Labs deems appropriate, in 435 Labs’s sole and absolute discretion.

3.2  Safety and Security. To protect your own safety and well-being, you agree to take prudent safeguards and precautions in your use of the Website, including without limitation in your interaction with other Users, whether offline or online. 435 Labs strongly recommends that you do not post any personal contact information (for example, personal email addresses, personal phone numbers or home addresses) and use your discretion if any person (a) requests to communicate outside of the Website (for example, by email, phone or in-person), (b) requests money, goods or any similar type of assistance other than through an official Donation request on the Website, (c) asks for assistance with personal transactions (for example, depositing funds and shipping merchandise), or (d) requests your personal contact information or financial information. You agree never to share (i) your credit card number or bank information, (ii) Social Security Number or government-issued identification numbers (for example, driver's license number) or (iii) mother's maiden name or other private information that can be used to access your financial information. As with any interaction, keep in mind that it is always possible for people to misrepresent themselves.

In consideration of your use of the Website, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Website ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to 435 Labs, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity. You will promptly report to 435 Labs any violation of this Agreement by others of which you become aware.

4. Proprietary Rights

4.1       Rights in Content on the Website. 

"Elect535," “435 Labs”, the "Elect535" logo and other 435 Labs graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, names and branding are trademarks, service marks or trade dress of 435 Labs (collectively, "IA Marks"). 435 Labs Marks may not be used, including, without limitation, as part of trademarks or domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of 435 Labs. 435 Labs or its licensors own and retain all proprietary rights in the Website and all content, material and information posted, uploaded, transmitted or otherwise shared by 435 Labs thereon (collectively, "Content"). The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information of 435 Labs and its licensors. You may display and make limited copies of the Content (other than the 435 Labs Marks) for your personal, non-commercial use, but you may not alter, modify, publish, distribute, publicly display or sell any Content or other such proprietary information, or otherwise copy, transmit or use any Content or other such proprietary information without the express, prior written permission of 435 Labs.
If we later remove content from the 435 Labs website, you shouldn’t continue to share that information with others.

If you post, upload, submit, transmit or otherwise share any messages or other content, information, images, photographs, pictures or other materials on the Website or to 435 Labs, including without limitation any feedback provided to 435 Labs (collectively, "User Generated Content"), you agree to grant, and hereby grant to 435 Labs an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to: (a) use, copy, perform, display and distribute the User Generated Content; (b) modify, alter, prepare derivative works of, and/or incorporate into other works, the User Generated Content; and (c) grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You represent and warrant that you have the right, power and authority to grant the foregoing license. In addition, you agree to release, discharge and agree to hold harmless 435 Labs from any and all claims or liability, whether known or unknown, including any and all claims in connection with the publication, production, processing, distribution or exploitation of the User Generated Content, including, without limitation, any claims of infringement or violation of any intellectual property, moral, publicity, privacy or proprietary rights.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that 435 Labs may, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law, access, read, preserve and disclose your account information, usage history and User Generated Content in order to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (ii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties, including without limitation intellectual property rights; (iii) enforce this Agreement and investigate potential violations thereof; (iv) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; (v) respond to your requests for customer service; or (vi) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of 435 Labs, its users, or the public. Please see the Privacy Policy for more information regarding the use and disclosure of information.

4.2       Notices of Infringement. To file a notice of infringing material on the Website, please provide a notification containing the following details:

  • Reasonably sufficient details to enable 435 Labs to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL);
  • Reasonably sufficient details to enable 435 Labs to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material);
  • Your contact information so that 435 Labs can contact you (for example,your address, telephone number, email address);
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified by you is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to 435 Labs on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed; and
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

Then send this notice by mail to :
435 Labs, Inc.
5 Castle Road, Lexington, MA 02420

Or by email to: info@elect535.org

If material that you have posted to the Website has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:

  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
  • Your name, address and telephone number;
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for any judicial district in which 435 Labs is located and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted a notice in compliance with Section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as generally described above; and
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

Then send this notice to 435 Labs’s DMCA Agent based on the contact information provided above in this Section. 435 Labs shall have no obligation to review or act upon such notice, other than in its sole disretion.

4.3       Third Party Content and Sites. The Website contains links (or you may be sent through the Website) to other web sites ("Third Party Sites"), as well as content, information, images, photographs, pictures and materials (including, without limitation, text, graphics, designs, music, sound, video, information and software) belonging to or originating from third parties ("Third Party Content"). Such Third Party Sites and Third Party Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by 435 Labs, and 435 Labs is not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Website or any Third Party Content posted, uploaded, transmitted or otherwise shared on the Website, including without limitation the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability or policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Content. Inclusion of or linking to any Third Party Site or any Third Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by 435 Labs. If you decide to leave the Website and access a Third Party Site, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that 435 Labs’s terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Website.

5. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability

435 Labs is not responsible, and shall have no liability, for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Website or any liability, cost or expense you may incur in connection with the Website, whether caused by any User, Campaigns, or other person or by any associated the equipment or programming. You also acknowledge and agree that neither Clients nor Campaigns are liable for content created and posted on the Website. 435 Labs is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Website or any other person. With respect to the Website, 435 Labs assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any communications.

 435 Labs is not responsible for your interactions with any other User or any Campaign (even to the extent prohibited by this Agreement) and any disputes or damages that may result from such interactions. 435 Labs reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and such persons.

Under no circumstances will 435 Labs be responsible for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting from any use of the Website, including without limitation any content posted, uploaded, submitted, transmitted or otherwise shared on the Website or any interactions between any Users of the Website, whether online or offline. 435 Labs does not represent, warrant, covenant, guarantee or promise any specific results from use of the Website.


435 Labs will not be liable in any way to you or to any other person for any inaccuracy, error or delay in or omission of any third party data or the transmission or delivery of any such third party data and any loss or damage arising from (a) any such inaccuracy, error, delay or omission, (b) non-performance or (c) interruption in any such third party data due either to any negligent 435 Labs or omission by 435 Labs or "force majeure" or any other cause beyond the control of 435 Labs.

You understand that any and all decisions made by you with respect to the Website are yours alone. 435 Labs cannot and does not verify the accuracy of information from Clients, other Users, or Campaigns. 435 Labs shall not be responsible, or have any duty or obligation to, or liability for: (a) decisions or interactions resulting (directly or indirectly) from use of the Website; or (b) any damages, costs, losses or expenses a User incurs as a result (directly or indirectly) of making a Donation to a Candidate or as a result (directly or indirectly) of utilizing information received in connection with the Website. You acknowledge and agree that 435 Labs is not acting as your fiduciary, and 435 Labs assumes no advisory or fiduciary responsibility with respect to you in connection with the Website. In addition, in no event will 435 Labs be liable to you or any third person for any damages, costs, losses or expenses, including any lost capital, lost profits or special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising from your use of the Website, even if 435 Labs has been advised of the possibility of such damages, costs, losses or expenses.

6. Governing Law; Resolution of Disputes; Arbitration and Waivers

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the state of Delaware, USA, without regard to its choice of law or conflict of law provisions. If any dispute arises between you and 435 Labs, including, without limitation, any dispute arising from or relating to the Website, you agree that all such disputes will be determined exclusively by final and binding arbitration, in accordance with the then existing commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association if the amount claimed is greater than $100 and otherwise over the telephone or in another city in which 435 Labs is located. The arbitration shall be heard and adjudicated by one arbitrator to be selected by you and 435 Labs. Any award will be final, binding and conclusive upon the parties, subject only to judicial review provided by Delaware statute, and a judgment rendered on the arbitration award can be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or 435 Labs may seek any injunctive relief in a state or federal court as may be necessary to preserve rights pending the completion of arbitration and 435 Labs may seek any injunctive relief in a state or federal court at any time against any violations of Section 3 (Acceptable Use) or Section 4 (Proprietary Rights) of this Agreement.


You waive, to the maximum extent not prohibited by law, any right you may have to claim or recover, in any legal action or proceeding, any special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages.

7. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold 435 Labs harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made or incurred by any third party due to or arising (directly or indirectly) out of your use of the Website or arising from your breach of this Agreement.

8. Term; Termination

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you access or use the Website and, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, this Agreement will remain in effect after your registered account is terminated. From time to time, 435 Labs may make features available to Users. 435 Labs reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to include or cease providing these features at any time. Whether you are eligible or remain eligible to use the Website, or take advantage of any 435 Labs services, may be determined by 435 Labs in its sole and absolute discretion.

IA may also terminate your registered account at any time and for any reason, effective upon transmission of notice to you at the email address you provide to 435 Labs. If your registered account is terminated by 435 Labs, you agree not to access or use the Website.

9. Entire Agreement; Severability; Assignment

This Agreement, accepted upon your access and use of the Website and further affirmed by becoming a User, contains the entire agreement between you and 435 Labs regarding the use of the Website.

This Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. 435 Labs has the right to delegate, assign and otherwise transfer any or all of its rights and duties under this Agreement. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall 435 Labs to modify any provision of this Agreement. All rights not expressly granted herein are hereby reserved. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.

435 Labs is Benefit Corporation, founded and fueled by passionate, progressive people. 435 Labs was founded in 2018, and is headquartered in Lexington MA.

Please contact us at info@elect535.org with any questions regarding this Agreement, or to request a written copy of this Agreement.