About Us

Freagle is a free political social network which connects candidates and voters in an entirely new way.

our MISSION

Freagle will transform political discourse and restore representation in the democratic process by connecting voters and politicians in the way our Founding Fathers intended but adapted for the Digital Age. Freagle will provide an avenue for communication, factual information and tools to improve citizen engagement, thereby mitigating the influences of money, bias and partisan rhetoric which dominant the current political environment.

about US

Welcome to Freagle! Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and we hope that you’ll spend a few minutes and check out what we have to offer.

Freagle was born out of my experience in the world of business and politics. I was raised in a conservative South Louisiana family back when we were a Blue State. After earning an economics degree, I worked for several years in corporate America, where I dealt mostly with public sector accounts. From this vantage point, I was able to see the areas of government that worked well and others that didn’t, as well as the ins and outs of government contracting. Sadly, I found that access to the right people is often as important as qualifications.

In 2009, I returned to school to get a Master’s degree in Public Administration, along the way becoming involved in advocating for changes in our state’s criminal justice policy. From this vantage point, I was able to see the inside of how our system of government works – both the good and the bad. It was only after opposing a well-meaning but poorly thought-out bill that passed with the Governor’s support that I reached a turning point.

A legislator approached me after the bill’s hearing and apologized for voting for it! He explained to me that his single vote of no would not have changed the outcome, but that it was “a Governor’s bill” and that if he opposed it the Governor would block other legislation that was important for his constituency. It was at that moment that I realized how dysfunctional our political system had become and understood the real-life impact it has on people’s lives.

This was during an election year, and our Governor was running essentially unopposed. I was personally affected by what I had seen and experienced the past few years, and made the decision to run against him.

Although my campaign did not win, I was able to express and share the experiences and ideas formed over years of experience in the private sector and public policy. And it was in this experience that the seed of Freagle was planted.

At different times of my life, I have considered myself a Republican and a Democrat. But I have come to appreciate, like most Americans, that neither political party has a lock on good ideas. Very few Americans live on the extremes and agree with their political party on every issue.

Over the past few decades, politics has become a game. We no longer select our elected leaders based on merit or substance, but on who can raise the most money and run the best 30-second advertisements during premium airtime. I have witnessed from all sides how political debate has been diminished to rhetoric, sound bites and glossy circulars.

There’s another side to it, though. People are yearning for something new in politics. The Tea Party, the Occupy movement, the candidacies of various politicians not affiliated with either party – while made up of people from different ends of the ideological spectrum - all speak to the frustrations and disappointments of everyday Americans with the way our political system is working.

While our elected officials should shoulder their share of the blame, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Systems theory predicts that leaders who rise to power in any system are only as functional (or dysfunctional) as the system itself. Politicians, voters, interest groups – we are all political actors performing to the best of our abilities within a dysfunctional system. We are all in this together, and the business world teaches us that solving problems is more important than laying blame.

My focus was finding a solution outside of government. I began asking different questions and analyzing the problem in different ways. I used my knowledge and experiences from being a voter, a candidate, an advocate, a lobbyist and a government contractor to assess the problem from the different perspectives. I worked to combine my knowledge of government and politics with that of business and economics.

The result was Freagle. I hope you’ll stay engaged with us as we work to roll out the platform, and let us know what you think!

Niki Papazoglakis
Founder

Freagle Team


Niki

Niki Papazoglakis

Founder

Scott

Scott Evans

Chief Technical Officer


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Niki Papazoglakis

Founder

Niki has fifteen years' experience working in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She began her career with the Louisiana Ethics Administration where she managed candidate registration and campaign finance reporting. She then moved to the LSU Agricultural Center as the Legislative Liaison. In this role, she developed policy recommendations and lobbied the legislature to pass legislation creating a comprehensive statewide water policy. Niki then moved into the private sector where she spent ten years as a sales executive with technology giants IBM, Unisys and Hewlett-Packard selling to public sector accounts across the nation before becoming General Manager for the LA branch of a regional IT company.

In 2011, Niki left the private sector to pursue a career in nonprofit advocacy where she served as the Policy Director for national nonprofit PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment before starting her own organization, Citizens Collaborating for Change (C3). She quickly realized the challenges and complexities of IRS rules and nonprofit fundraising and recognized the market potential for the idea. She then evolved C3 into the for-profit organization, Freagle.

Niki has been a volunteer with various other nonprofits and has served on the boards of Leaders with Vision, the LA chapter of Common Cause, and the League of WoMen Voters of Baton Rouge.

Niki holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade & Finance and a Masters in Public Administration.

She has been to 15 countries, but hopes to see the entire world and leave it a better place than she found it.


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Scott Evans

Chief Technical Officer

Scott has over 25 years of service within the Web Application Development Community.

Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

He has traveled the world while serving in the United States Navy.


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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

PRIVACY:

  1. Why do you need my address information?

Freagle is your personalized political platform. We need your address information in order to automatically connect you to the races on your ballot.

  1. Why do you verify my identity?

Verifying your identity is not required in order to join Freagle. However, we do not want internet trolls and political operatives sabotaging healthy political discourse. In order to prevent that, we must verify that the user is in fact who they say they are. If you prefer not to have your identity verified, then you can use Freagle to learn about the candidates and read what other voters are saying. As an unverified user, you will not be able to take any action on the platform such as making posts, responding to opinion polls or accepting event invitations.

  1. How do you verify my identify?

Like many other online services who need to prevent fraudulent behaviors on their site, we use a 3rd party Identify Verification and Authentication service. The information submitted to Freagle is electronically transmitted to the 3rd party service through an Application Protocol Interface (API). They validate the information and provide a Pass/Fail notification to Freagle.

  1. Do you sell my personal information?

Freagle does not sell or share you personal information with candidates, other users or any 3rd party. The only time your information is shared is through the Identity Verification process. The company we use does not store the information. It simply verifies the information against their data sources and returns a Pass/Fail notification to Freagle.

  1. Do you sell my usage information to candidates or marketers?

Freagle does not sell any user information to candidates, marketers or any 3rd parties. The only information that candidates know about you is what you publicly share on the site such as posts and poll responses.

THE PLATFORM:

  1. Why do I need to customize my profile with issue and election preferences?

As your personalized political platform, Freagle generates the content delivered to you based on the issues you care about and the elections you want to follow. You will receive updates in your Activity Feed in 3 ways:

  • Updates about debates happening in the Issue Forums that you follow

  • Updates about debates happening in Election Forums you are following that are tagged to the Issues you have set as preferences

  • Updates about specific debate threads that you have participated in even if you are not tracking that particular issue or race

  1. How can I follow specific races?

You can follow races on your ballot by going to the Personal Profile Setup and selecting the races you want to follow. You can also follow races in other districts by going to the Elections Center page. From there, you select the district(s) that you want to follow. You will be taken to the Election Forum for that race and you simply select the “Follow” button at the top of the page. Races that you follow will be added to the “My Election Tracker” block on your dashboard.

  1. Can I view other races that I am not following?

Yes. You can go to the “All My Elections” block to view any race on your ballot at anytime. If you want to view a race that is not on your ballot, simply go to the Elections Center and select the district to take you to the Election Forum for that race.

  1. What happens when someone reports a post?

Freagle is designed for healthy and substantive political discourse. Abusive or otherwise inappropriate content will not be permitted. If someone believes a post to be abusive or inappropriate and reports a post, the Freagle Admin team is notified. The post will be reviewed.

If the post was reported simply because someone does not like someone else’s opinion, the post will remain on the site. If the post is clearly abusive, offensive or otherwise inappropriate, the post will be removed.

For posts that are questionable, they will be presented to the Freagle Advisory Board to make a ruling on whether the post should be removed.

OTHER:

  1. Is Freagle associated with a political party?

No. Freagle is completely non-partisan. We simply provide a platform for political dialogue.

  1. Are all candidates included?

After the qualifying period ends on September 8, 2015, all candidates who have qualified for the following elections will have a profile on Freagle: statewide office, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Louisiana Senate and Louisiana House of Representatives.

Candidates who subscribe for an account have the following features:

  • Profile Page - layout platform, policy positions, and link website and other social media accounts

  • Engage with Voters through Election Forums

  • Fundraising

  • Notify voters to events and forums

Candidates who do not subscribe will simply be listed with their name, the office they are seeking and a link to their campaign finance report.

  1. Can anyone join?

The initial rollout is focused on Louisiana-only. We will expand to the rest of the nation after the November 2015 elections in Louisiana.

Anyone above the age of 18 can join. You do not have to be a registered voter to participate.

  1. Why do you not allow users under the age of 18?

Users under 18 can join in an unverified status. Due to strict privacy laws for minors, we are unable to verify identify for users under 18 years old.

  1. What is the cost?

There is no cost to voters. Candidates will eventually pay a monthly subscription to participate; however, we are not charging for this election cycle.



  1. Where does the content come from?

Freagle pulls content from various public sources:

  1. Candidate qualifying information is provided by the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office

  2. Campaign finance reports are provided by the Louisiana Ethics Administration

  3. All content on a subscriber's profile page is produced by the candidate except the campaign finance reports which Freagle publishes from the Ethics Administration. Content on non-subscriber profiles is generated from publicly available sources.

  4. Polls and events are issued directly by the candidates

  5. Posts are generated by candidates and voters


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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY


Welcome to Freagle.com. Freagle.com is operated by Freagle, LLC ("Freagle"), a technology company. Among its services it enables social networking and forums for political discussion for individuals and/or entities using the Freagle.com website and applications (the "Platform"), which are owned, licensed and operated by Freagle. The Freagle Terms and Conditions of Use, along with this Privacy Policy and any supplemental terms, legal notices and other communications, sets forth our Terms and Conditions ("Terms"), which govern all use of our Platform. This Privacy Policy sets forth our policy with respect to information, including personally identifiable information ("Personal Data" or "PI") from users of our Platform that we may collect, store, protect and share.


First and foremost, we take the privacy of your Personal Data and other information extremely seriously. We would like you to know that we will take all commercially practicable and available precautions to ensure the security and privacy of your information. We also want you to know what information we collect, why and how we will treat that information. This Privacy Policy is for you. It includes important information regarding your Personal Data and other information. Please read it carefully.


1. Access to Information; Contacting Freagle. It is vitally important for you to keep your Personal Data accurate, current and complete. Accordingly, please contact us as specified below. We will take immediate steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Platform. Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our information practices. You may contact us by writing to or calling us as set forth below.


2. Consent. By using the Platform or allowing someone to use the Platform on your behalf, you are consenting to our collection, use, disclosure, transfer and storage in accordance with this Privacy Policy of any Personal Data or other information received by us as a result of such use. Please note that this Privacy Policy may be amended or changed from time to time as technologies develop or other needs dictate or warrant. Please review the policy periodically as the then-operative policy will apply to your use of Platform. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Continuing to use the Platform after any changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.


3. Information We Collect. When you interact with us through the Platform, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:


3.1. Personal Data. We receive certain Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information to the Platform, such as when you register for access to the Platform, contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys or polls or use certain aspects of the Platform. The Personal Data we may collect includes without limitation your name, address, email address, date of birth, gender, race, and limited other personally identifiable information. In some instances, we may collect your credit card information (e.g., your credit card number and expiration date, billing address (collectively, “Payment Information”)) to secure certain payments for items or services you’ve elected to purchase. Please note that while we may collect that data for purposes of completing your requested transaction(s), we do not retain, store or share any of your Payment Information except in the event you have signed up for a recurring charge. In addition, if you use our payment processing services, we may collect certain financial information from you (e.g., your bank account information or an address to send checks) as necessary to facilitate payments and information required for tax purposes (e.g., your taxpayer identification number).


3. 2. Non-Personal Data.


  1. Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with the Platform, we collect certain personally non-identifiable information (“Non-Personal Data”). The Non-Personal Data we collect may include, without limitation Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, internet browser type, other characteristics of your device and software, domain names of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your approximate geographic location, a record of your usage of the Platform, the time of your usage and aggregated Personal Data that cannot be used to specifically identify you. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot, in and of itself, be used to specifically identify you. We also receive certain Non-Personal Data (including, without limitation, of the type set forth above) from various third parties. The Non-Personal Data we collect from third parties may be combined with the information we collect as specified herein.


  1. Cookies and Other Session Identifiers: In operating the Platform, we may utilize a technology called “Cookies.” A Cookie is a piece of information that is placed on your browser when you access the Platform. The Cookies help provide additional functionality to the Platform and help us analyze Service usage more accurately. For instance, our Platform may set a Cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Platform during future visits. These Cookies may be used to tailor content (including advertising) you see on the Platform as well as other internet sites that you may visit in the future. Cookies may be “Session Cookies” (i.e., last only for one browser session) or “Persistent Cookies” (i.e., continue in your browser until they are deleted or expire). In many cases, the information collected using Cookies and other tools are used in non-identifiable ways, without any reference to Personal Data. Additionally, if the settings on your location-aware device allow us to receive geo-location data or information, we may collect that information automatically.


  1. Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and to serve the users of the Platform, we may conduct research on our customer demographics, interests and behavior based on Personal Data and other information that has been provided or received by us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis and this aggregate information does not identify you personally and is classified and treated as Non-Personal Data under this Privacy Policy.


4. Our Use of Information That We Collect


4.1. Personal Data. We use the Personal Data only as specified in this Privacy Policy. Specifically, we may use the Personal Data in the following ways:


  1. Specific Reason: If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or to attempt to resolve your issue and will respond to the email address from which the contact came.


  1. Access and Use: If you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to or use of the Platform or any functionality thereof, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to or use of the Platform or functionality and to monitor your use of such Platform or functionality. For instance, if you supply Payment Information to the Platform for the purpose of purchasing goods or services offered via the Platform, we will use that information to facilitate such purchase or process such payments.


  1. Internal Business Purposes: We may use your Personal Data for internal business purposes including without limitation to help us improve the content and functionality of the Platform, to better understand our users, to improve the Platform, to protect against, identify or address fraudulent activities, to enforce our Terms of Service, to manage your account and provide you with customer service and to generally manage the Platform and our business.


  1. Marketing: We may use your Personal Data to contact you in the future for certain marketing and advertising purposes, including without limitation to inform you about services or offers which may be of interest to you, to develop promotional or marketing materials and provide those materials to you, and to display content and advertising on or off the Platform which may be of relevance to you. If you wish to change or update your PI or to change your subscription preferences, you may do so by contacting us at any of our addresses listed below.


If we intend to use any Personal Data in any manner that is not specified herein, we will inform you of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected or we will obtain your consent subsequent to such collection but prior to such use. In short, we will honor the choices you’ve made regarding your Personal Data and will inform you about any other intended uses of such information.


4.2. Non-Personal Data. Non-Personal Data does not and cannot be used to personally identify you. Accordingly, we may use such information for any lawful purpose.


5. Our Disclosure of Information That We Collect


5. 1. Personal Data. We are not in the business of selling Personal Data. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There may be, however, certain circumstances in which we may disclose, transfer or otherwise share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:


  1. Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell, buy, transfer or otherwise acquire or dispose of certain businesses or corporate assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data (as defined herein) may be part of the transferred assets. You acknowledge and agree that any successor to or acquirer of the Freagle (or its assets) will continue to have the right to use your Personal Data and other information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We will ensure that any successor or acquirer of Freagle will treat your Personal Data as securely and confidentially as Freagle.


  1. Subsidiaries and Affiliates: We may also share your Personal Data with our subsidiaries and/or affiliates consistent with this Privacy Policy. Our subsidiaries and affiliates will be bound to maintain any Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


  1. Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: We, like many businesses, sometimes engage other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf so that we can focus on our core business. Examples of such functions include mailing information, e-commerce and order fulfillment, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we engage another company to perform these (or other) functions, we may provide them with information, including Personal Data, in connection with their performance of such functions. We will retain only those third-party service providers that adhere to the same or similar privacy standards that we do.


  1. Vendors: Vendors are not bound to treat the Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You expressly acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the actions of these Vendors with respect to your Personal Data.


  1. Legal Requirements: We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law (including, without limitation responding to a subpoena or request from law enforcement, court or government agency) or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary (i) to comply with a legal obligation, (ii) to protect or defend our rights, interests or property or that of other customers or users, (iii) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Platform or the public or (iv) to protect against legal liability as determined in our sole and unfettered discretion.


5.2 Non-Personal Data. Because Non-Personal Data cannot be used to personally identify you, we may disclose, transfer or share Non-Personal Data for any lawful purpose.


6. Your Choices. You have several choices available when it comes to your Personal Data. We will honor the choices you make regarding your Personal Data. You can use the Platform and limit the Personal Data you provide. If you choose to limit the Personal Data you provide, you may not be able to use certain functionalities of the Platform. For instance, in order to purchase goods and services on Freagle.com, payment and shipping information must necessarily be provided.


  1. Opt-Out: You can “Opt-Out” of receiving emails for specific events from vendors using our Platform by clicking the “unsubscribe” link within any email you receive from us. Essentially, if you want to Opt-Out of all communications, you may have to elect to unsubscribe from multiple emails before you stop receiving all communications.


  1. You can also unsubscribe from receiving all third party supplier emails sent through our system. Note that it may take up to 24 hours for us to process an unsubscribe request. We may send electronic confirmation of any change to your subscription request (including requests to Opt-Out) and you expressly consent to receive those transactional communications. By electing to stop receiving all communications from us or through our system you will no longer receive any invitations to visit the Platform. Even after you Opt-Out of all communications, we will retain your Personal Data and Non-Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy; however, we will no longer use it to contact you. However, Vendors who have received your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy may still use that Personal Data to contact you in accordance with their own privacy policies, but they may not use our system to do so.


  1. You may also manage the sharing of certain Personal Data with us when you connect with us through a social media platform or application. Please refer to the privacy settings of the social media website or application to determine how you may adjust your permissions and manage the interactivity between Freagle and your social media account.


7. Exclusions. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by us other than Personal Data collected through the Platform. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to us or another user or visitor through the Platform or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Platform, such as bulletin boards, any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, claim or demand letters, Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, distribute and exploit such Unsolicited Information without limitation or attribution.


8. Children. Protecting the privacy of children is extremely important to us. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Platform. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data through the Platform without parental consent. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to us through the Platform, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases. Further, as described in our Terms and Conditions of Use, persons must be of Minimum Age to use Freagle.


9. Links to Other Web Sites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Platform specified herein. The Platform may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures set forth herein do not apply to any Third Party Site. The owners and operators of all Third Party Sites are responsible for Personal Data and Non-Personal Data provided, collected, maintained, store or otherwise disclosed on those sites. The links from the Platform do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the Third Party Sites, including their privacy policies, if any. We strongly encourage contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.


10. Storage and Security. We may store Personal Data or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by our affiliates, agents or third party service providers. We take all commercially reasonable steps to protect the security and confidentiality of all Personal Data provided via the Platform from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration and/or destruction. However, no internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Platform may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data via the internet or by email.


11. Phishing. We do not and will not, at any time, request your Personal Data or other personal information in a non-secure or unsolicited email or telephone communication. Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is one of our priorities.


12. International Privacy Laws. If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that you are sending information (including Personal Data) to the United States where our servers are located. We will hold and process your Personal Data and Non-Personal Data in accordance with privacy laws in the United States and this Privacy Policy. Please note that privacy laws in the United States may not be the same as, and in some cases may be less protective than, the privacy laws in your country.


13. Other Terms and Conditions. Your access to and use of the Platform is subject to the Terms.


14. Changes to Freagle’s Privacy Policy. The Platform and our business may change from time to time. As a result (and for other business and/or technological reasons), it may be necessary for us to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Platform after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy. We will post a notice on the homepage of Freagle.com if material changes (as determined by us) are made to this Privacy Policy.


15. Your California Privacy Rights & Requests for Information. Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of Personal Data that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of Personal Data that have been shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by Freagle pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via the Contact page on Freagle.com.


Please allow thirty (30) days for a response.


You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Data that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your Personal Data, please contact us via the addresses specified herein. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information which you think is inaccurate.


Contact Us

Freagle welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

Freagle, LLC 7117 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Email Address: admin@freagle.com

Telephone number: 888-731-0633

Effective as of September 2, 2015

Last updated as of September 2, 2015


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Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions of Use

Agreement between User ("you") and Freagle, LLC ("Freagle" or "we")

Welcome to Freagle.com. The Freagle.com website and applications (the "Platform") are comprised of various web pages operated by Freagle. The Platform offers many services, including but not limited to social networking and forums for political discussion (the "Services"). The Platform is offered to you conditioned on your agreement ("Agreement"), without modification, of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms of Use"). By checking the box below and proceeding to the Platform, you agree to the Terms of Use and are creating a legally binding agreement with Freagle. Further, your continued use of the Platform constitutes your continued agreement to the Terms of Use. Please read these Terms of Use carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

Eligibility

To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you are at least 18 years of age (the "Minimum Age") or older; (2) you will only have one account with Freagle, which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by Freagle from using the Services.

Privacy

Your use of the Platform is subject to Freagle's Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy"). Please review the Privacy Policy, which governs the Platform and explains our data collection practices. The Privacy Policy is hereby made part of the Terms of Use by reference.

Electronic Communications

Visiting the Platform or sending emails to Freagle constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Platform, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Your Account

If you use the Platform, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Freagle is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Freagle and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, and remove or edit content in Freagle's sole discretion. Freagle may collect personally identifiable information from all users. Freagle may collect this information for the reason(s) further specified in the Privacy Policy.

If you are under the age of 18, are not allowed to use our website and Services.

Payment

If you purchase any of our paid Services ("Premium Services"), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes. Failure to pay these fees may result in the termination of your subscription. Also:

  • Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
  • You authorize us to store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your service (e.g. subscriptions) and to facilitate easy payment for new services.
  • You must pay us for applicable fees and taxes unless you cancel the Premium Service(s), in which case you agree to still pay these fees through the end of the applicable subscription period.
  • Taxes are calculated based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.

Notice and Services Messages

You agree that we may provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a banner notice on the Service, or (2) an email sent to an address you provided, or (3) through other means including mobile number, telephone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.

Service Availability

We may change, suspend, or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you. Freagle is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain, or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in our Privacy Policy.

Other Content, Sites, and apps

By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive, or otherwise harmful. Freagle generally does not review content provided by our Users. You agree that we are not responsible for third parties' (including other Users') content or information or for any damages as a result of your use of or reliance on it.

You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your Freagle account, that app or site can access information on Freagle related to you. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, Freagle is not responsible for these other sites and apps "“ use these at your own risk.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Platform strictly in accordance with the Terms of Use. As a condition of your use of the Platform, you warrant to Freagle that you will not use the Platform for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms of Use. You may not use the Platform in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Platform or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Platform. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Platform.

All content included as part of the Platform, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Platform, is the property of Freagle or its suppliers and protected by copyright, trademark and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all protections afforded under the law, including but not limited to all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content, and you agree to not make any changes to any such content.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Platform. The Platform's content is not for resale. Your use of the Platform does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the protected content without the express written permission of Freagle and the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Freagle or our licensors except as expressly authorized by the Terms of Use.

Use of Communication Services

The Platform may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable users to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, the "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of any computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically and expressly allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify, delete or otherwise alter any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Freagle has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Freagle reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Freagle reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

In addition to sharing information with third parties with whom Freagle has a contractual relationship, Freagle reserves the right at all times to disclose any of your information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Freagle's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Freagle does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Freagle specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions or claims resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Freagle spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Freagle.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and dissemination, or to their own limitations. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.

Materials Provided to Freagle.com or Posted on any Freagle Web Page or App

Freagle does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Freagle (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the Platform (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission, you are granting Freagle, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission, and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. Additionally, Freagle reserves the right to analyze your data and personal information to optimize your user experience, customize content and make offers and recommendations, among other actions. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission. Freagle is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Freagle's sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

Third Party Accounts

You will be able to connect your Freagle account to third party accounts. By connecting your Freagle account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.

International Users

The Platform is controlled, operated and administered by Freagle from our offices within the USA. If you access the Platform from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use any content accessed through the Platform in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Freagle, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Platform or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement, your violation of any rights of a third party or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Freagle reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Freagle in asserting any available defenses.

Liability disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PLATFORM MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. FREAGLE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PLATFORM AT ANY TIME.

THE USE OF THE PLATFORM AND THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND FREAGLE ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY PERTAINING TO THE CONTENT, YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND APPLICATIONS OR THE RECEIPT, STORAGE, TRANSMISSION, OR OTHER USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

FREAGLE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE PLATFORM FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. FREAGLE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE,NON-INFRINGEMENT, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OPERATION, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, SUITABILITY, PRIVACY, SECURITY, MERCHANTABILITY AND QUALITY.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL FREAGLE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PLATFORM, THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FREAGLE OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE PLATFORM, OR WITH THE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE PLATFORM.

Termination/Access Restriction

Freagle reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate this Agreement and your access to the Platform and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. The disclaimers, limitations on liability, ownership, termination, interpretation, jurisdiction, venue, choice of law, severability and indemnity provisions of this Agreement shall survive the termination or expiry of this Agreement.

Jurisdiction, Venue, Choice of Law, and Severability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, this Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Louisiana and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Louisiana in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Platform. Use of the Platform is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and Freagle as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Platform. Freagle's performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of Freagle's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Platform or information provided to or gathered by Freagle with respect to such use.

If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. In any event, if any provision of this Agreement is determined to be prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such determination will not affect the remaining provisions of this Agreement or the validity or enforceability of any provision of this Agreement in any other jurisdiction.

Entire Agreement

Unless otherwise specified herein, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Freagle with respect to the Platform and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Freagle with respect to the Platform. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this Agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Interpretation

The division of this Agreement into sections and the insertion of headings are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of this Agreement. In this Agreement, words importing the singular number include the plural and vice versa, words importing gender include all genders, and words importing persons include individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, trusts and unincorporated associations.

Changes to Terms

Freagle reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms of Use under which the Platform is offered. The most current version of the Terms of Use will supersede all previous versions. Freagle encourages you to periodically review the Terms of Use to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us

Freagle welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Email Address: admin@freagle.com
Telephone number: 888-731-0633
Effective as of August 31, 2015

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