Terms of Service
Updated: February 24, 2017
What is IConnectAmerica (ICA)?
ICA is a Citizens-based media outlet, organizational development resource and fundraising Limited Liability Company. ICA works with Citizens to transform their cause into a program for increasing (1) self-governance, (2) economic freedom or (3) religious liberty. ICA works with individuals, groups and organizations on causes to increase independence, resilience and self-reliance.
From local causes to statewide causes, the ICA combines crowdfunding with social networking to educate, organize and mobilize Citizens, families and communities. Crowdfunding offers Citizens the opportunity to raise funds from individuals and organizations around the Country who support the cause of liberty.
Through social media, blogging, podcasts and live streaming video, causes are publicized and showcased. At a certain point this critical mass of people, information and passion for liberty is transformed into a movement to restore our Constitutional Republic, values and liberty.
ICA eligibility requirements
To be eligible to develop and produce a “cause” you must meet the following requirements:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You are a US Citizen either creating a cause in your own name or on behalf of a group of individuals who meet the eligibility requirements.
- You have a bank account, US address, US and government-issued ID (driver’s license or passport).
- You have a major credit or debit card.
- Your funding target goal should be the minimum amount required to complete your cause.
- You must donate a minimum of $5.00 to another cause on the ICA platform.
What are Cause Campaigns?
ICA causes restore our Constitutional Republic, generally, and specifically to increase (1) self-governance, (2) economic freedom and (3) religious liberty.
Self-Governance grows liberty through causes that empower individuals, families and communities. Through self-governance Citizens challenge and reject bureaucratic rules and regulations which inhibit personal responsibility and self-reliance.
Economic freedom grows liberty through causes that encourage the replacement of government run operations with private sector enterprises, the elimination of government bureaucratic rules and regulations which inhibit innovation, research and development in the private sector.
Religious Liberty causes are the underpinning of our self-governance and economic freedom. Through the restoration of religious liberty in the public and private sectors, Americans reclaim their natural rights and the principle that our freedom does not come from government but our religious and spiritual faith.
Causes are supported by the setting of monetary goals towards which money can be donated through the ICA platform. The total for each cause is updated in realtime as money is donated.
Through causes, ICA provides Citizens the opportunity to create an image of what liberty means to them. In this sense, causes are personal and unique. It represents distinct values and beliefs. By creating causes, individuals are able to portray liberty in a variety of ways. Liberty causes producers are encouraged to use art, music, videos, etc., to create a vibrant picture of liberty.
Crowdfunding to Make American Great
Citizens who are serious about increasing self-governance, economic freedom or religious liberty are encouraged to produce a Cause for Liberty on the ICA platform. Crowdfunding is where Citizens or Citizens representing small groups and organizations raise funds to support the causes they have designed and produced. ICA refers to Citizens who start causes as producers.
Through ICA causes we can restore the importance of America as a nation of producers. ICA helps producers educate, organize and mobilize campaigns to raise funds from large numbers of US Citizens. ICA uses PayPal and Stripe to raise funds online. PayPal and Stripe are proven and trusted transaction processing secure payment method.
The ICA Producer Social Network
ICA producers are encouraged to share their causes with key supporters and expand outward. Beginning with friends, family members and colleagues, ICA producers share their causes in a broad-based social network. That’s how social networking begins.
How does ICA crowdfunding work?
Through a payments process voluntary donations for listed cause campaigns are collected on the ICA crowdfunding web site.
ICA applies a 5% fee. PayPal applies a 3-5% processing fee. Stripe applies a 2.9% + 30¢ processing fee. Every cause’s tax situation is different so make sure you contact your tax consultant. The ICA does not provide any tax advice.
Setting a deadline
Your funding cause period is determined at the beginning of your campaign. It should be noted that shorter periods set a tone of confidence which motivate Citizens to back your cause.
ICA Rules of Operations
Besides monitoring all causes, ICA does a detailed prescreening of causes before their approval. Funds minus all service fees (as described above) are distributed directly to cause producer(s) at the end of the cause time period.
All causes must be in compliance with Arizona laws and regulations.
Prohibited Cause Campaigns
- ICA prohibits causes that are illegal or potentially dangerous for supporters. The following causes are prohibited:
- Political fundraising.
- Political support for any candidate for office.
- Political support for any initiative, proposition or referendum.
- Pornographic material.
- The reselling of any item or service.
Intellectual Rights and Privileges
As sole owner of the cause, the producer grants ICA the right to use it. In other words, the producer grants ICA a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license on a world-wide basis to transmit, perform and publicly display digitally, distribute and syndicate your cause content for all purposes, to the extent permitted by law. This will allow ICA to transmit, on a world-wide basis, and permit its end users (and other Internet website operators and their end users) to access your cause content on the ICA websites and applications, affiliated services and syndication channels.
Except for the rights expressly granted in above, ICA does not gain any further interest in or right to use the cause Content, all of which shall remain solely with its producer(s).
As the cause producer you are responsible for and assume all risks associated with Your cause content. As the producer you agree to take responsibility for your cause content, whether contributed by you or under your authority, including the content that is contributed by any other individual.
As the cause producer you agree to make sure that your cause content is truthful and doesn’t violate anyone’s rights.
ICA has the right to refuse, remove and delete any portion of your cause content that is prohibited by these Terms.
Updated: February 24, 2017
To create an IConnectAmerica, LLC cause, ICA collects and processes a small amount of your information.
Depending on your use of ICA, information may include:
- Your name, email, postal addresses and telephone number you provide by completing forms on ICA, including if you register as a user of ICA services, subscribe to the ICA newsletters, upload or submit any material through ICA, or request any ICA information.
- Your login and password information used with the ICA account sign-in process.
- Details of any requests or transactions you make through the ICA.
- Information about your activity on and interaction with ICA, such as your IP address and the type of device or browser you use.
- Communications you send to the ICA, including but not limited to comments, contributions to discussions, or messages to other ICA users.
The following data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:
- Any payment information you provide.
- Your password details.
- Your IP address.
- Communications you send to the ICA, unless it is also intended for other users.
ICA will not give your personal information to any third-party services, except when it’s necessary to provide ICA payment processing services. When ICA shares information with third-party services who support ICA crowdfunding services, ICA requires they protect your personal information.
ICA reserves the right to disclose personal information when ICA believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect ICA’s legal rights.
Information Shared with Producers
When any Citizen backs a cause, the campaign’s producer will know the Citizen’s account name, email and the amount the Citizen has donated. Producers never receive backer’s credit card details or other payment information.
Producers may also request anonymized information about the ways individuals visit and interact with their causes pages, in the form of routine traffic analytics.
When you create an ICA account, a basic profile page for you is created on the ICA web site containing your account name, the date the account was created, and a list of causes you have supported or launched. Whenever your account name appears on the ICA web site (for example, when you post comments, send messages, or support causes), individuals can click your account name to see your profile.
Below is an example of information that will be publicly viewable on your profile, or elsewhere on ICA web site:
- The account name and the date it was created.
- Any information you choose to add to your profile (like a picture, bio, or your location).
- Causes you’ve supported.
- Causes you’ve launched.
- Comments you have posted on ICA.
- Your participation in ICA social media.
Please note: Once a producer’s name has been verified, it will be publicly displayed on their account profile and on any cause they launch.
Uses of Your Personal Information
ICA will use the personal information you provide to:
- Identify you when you sign in to your account.
- Enable ICA to provide you with ICA services and support.
- Send you ICA communications.
- Inform you of ICA causes you may want to support.
- Administer your account with ICA.
- Enable ICA to contact you regarding any question you make through the ICA Services.
- Send you requests for your information.
ICA takes securing your data and preserving your privacy very seriously. ICA will never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, or other third-party accounts without your permission. ICA producers never receive backer’s credit card details or other payment information. ICA does not and will not sell your information.