updated April 2019

This is the official Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) for https://www.empowercities.org (the “Site”), an Internet Web site made available by We Empower Cities (“WEC”, “we” or “us”) to provide information, products, and/or services relating to the group’s mission, approach, and initiatives. The contents of the Site include, without limitation, all information, content, data, products, materials, services, software applications and tools, design elements, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio and video material, artwork, graphics contained therein or otherwise made available to you in connection therewith (collectively the “Material”) and, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, or we explicitly say so in writing, the term “Site” includes all of the Material. These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement between you and WEC regarding your use of and access to the Site.


By accessing and/or using the Site in any manner, you acknowledge that you have read these Terms of Use and all of the terms and conditions contained herein, together with any additional terms and conditions that govern certain products and services made available to you via the Site (“Additional Terms and Conditions”) and that you accept and agree to comply with and be bound by the same. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must, on your behalf, accept and agree to comply with these Terms of Use as described in this paragraph. The Site’s Additional Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy are hereby incorporated in these Terms of Use by reference. To the extent that there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any Additional Terms and Conditions for the activity in which you choose to participate, the Additional Terms and Conditions shall govern. These Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect as long as you are a user of the Site and, in the event of termination of any service or feature, you will still be bound by your obligations under these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, and any Additional Terms and Conditions.


WEC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change these Terms of Use from time to time for any reason, and your access to the Site following our posting of such changes will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of and agreement to any such changed terms and conditions. You should check back frequently and review the terms and conditions of this Agreement regularly so you are aware of the most current rights and obligations that apply to you and the terms and conditions of your agreement with us.


Your use of the Site is subject to all applicable local, state, and national laws and regulations. You shall not use, allow, or enable others to use the Site, or knowingly condone use of this Site by others, in any manner that is, attempts to, or is likely to:

  • be obscene, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, indecent, discourteous, racially or ethnically offensive, harassing, threatening, abusive, or discriminatory;
  • affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us, the Site, our goodwill, name or reputation or cause duress, distress, or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person, firm, or enterprise from using all or any portion, features, or functions of the Site, or from advertising, linking, or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the Site;
  • send or result in the transmission of junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called “spamming” and “phishing”;
  • transmit, distribute, or upload content materials or programs that contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, or other disabling devices or harmful components intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information;
  • forge any TCP/IP packet header or part of the header information in any e-mail or posting for any reason;
  • modify, disrupt, impair, alter, or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Site or the rights or use and enjoyment of the Site by any other user;
  • advocate or encourage any illegal activity;
  • infringe upon or misappropriate the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, publicity rights, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party;
  • violate the privacy of individuals, including other users of the Site; or
  • violate any applicable local, state, or national laws or regulations (anywhere in the world).


The Material including, without limitation, the selection, sequence, and “look and feel” and arrangement of the same together with all trademarks, service marks, and trade names displayed, distributed, or otherwise made available via the Site, are the exclusive property of WEC and/or its affiliates, and any of their respective successors, assigns, licensors, and/or suppliers. You may use the Material solely for your noncommercial, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, and limited personal use and for no other purposes. You must not alter, delete, or conceal any copyright or other notices contained on the Site, including notices on any Material you download, transmit, display, print, or reproduce from the Site. You shall not, nor will you allow any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party website), or otherwise use, any Material without the express prior written consent of WEC or its owner if WEC is not the owner. Any unauthorized or prohibited use of any Material may subject you to civil liability, criminal prosecution, or both, under applicable federal, state, and local laws. No information or statement contained in these Terms of Use or the Site shall be construed as conferring, directly or by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right of WEC, its affiliates, or any third party.


We take protection of copyrights, both our own and others, very seriously. We therefore employ multiple measures to prevent copyright infringement over this Site and to promptly end any infringement that might occur. Please direct all notices of potential copyright infringement to the Contact Us page featured on the Site.