Terms of use


      1. Scope of application
      2. Use of ACT
      3. Publish your ACT petition
      4. Manage your ACT petition
      5. Support your ACT petition through Campax
      6. Support of an ACT petition by a third party
      7. Deleting an account
      8. Rights of use
      9. Liability
      10. Data protection
      11. Setting the offer
      12. änderungsvorbehalt
      13. applicable law

1. scope of application

The ACT platform is provided and operated by Campax, Hermetschloostr. 70, 8048 Zürich. The following terms of use apply to the use of ACT

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2. use of ACT

2.1 On ACT you can publicise your own concern, spread it on the web, send messages by e-mail to the supporters of your concern, publish news and download a list of signatures to hand over to the recipient of your concern. ACT users can sign and comment on issues and share them via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. As an ACT user, you become part of the Campax community without any obligation.

2.2 Concerns on political and social issues are permitted, provided they are within the framework of the Campax values for a socially just, ecologically sustainable and peaceful society, in particular for an ecological reorganisation of society, democratic participation and civil rights, tax justice, equal rights, international justice and peaceful conflict resolution (hereinafter: ACT petition). You can find out more about the Campax core values at https://www.campax.org/de/unsere-mission. While we only allow petitions that are within the Campax values, not every petition automatically reflects the opinion of Campax.

2.3 Petitions, messages or comments that violate applicable law, in particular copyright or media law, or contain racist, violent, sexist, discriminatory or otherwise offensive statements are inadmissible. Petitions, messages or comments that contain insults, defamation, threats, bullying or the disparagement of other persons, ethnic groups or religious views or otherwise violate the personal rights of third parties are also inadmissible; the same applies to petitions, messages or comments that contain commercial advertising, spam or advertising for political parties. Protecting at-risk groups from a potentially fatal infection with Covid-19 is important to us. Petitions whose demands could endanger human lives will not be accepted. Links to other online petition sites are not permitted. Fundraising in petitions, messages or comments is not allowed unless explicitly authorised by Campax.

2.4 It is your responsibility to ensure that your petition is based on facts from trustworthy sources and that your statements can be substantiated watertight. By using ACT, you agree that you will provide Campax with evidence for your statements if Campax expresses doubts to you about their accuracy.

2.5 Visiting and using ACT is generally open to all Internet users. ACT petitions may only be posted by natural persons. It is possible to create ACT petitions on behalf of organisations and initiatives that are committed to charitable goals. ACT petitions by persons acting in their capacity as political office-holders are excluded. Campax has the right to publish its own petitions on ACT.

2.6 Campax is under no obligation to host or otherwise support your ACT petition. Hosting and support are at Campax's discretion, subject to Campax's core values and these Terms of Use. Campax reserves the right to take appropriate measures to ensure compliance with the terms of use (moderation). In particular, moderation includes the modification of ACT petitions, the hiding of ACT petitions from the public, the deletion of ACT petitions, the deletion of comments and the activation of messages to signatories.

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3. Publish your ACT petition

3.1 To publish an ACT petition, you need to create an account. To do this, you need to enter your first name, surname, postcode and a valid email address. The data provided must be true, current and complete.

3.2 As the account holder, you undertake to keep your access data, in particular your user name and password, secret, not to pass them on to third parties and not to grant third parties any other means of access to your access data. In the event of an infringement, Campax may block or delete your account with immediate effect and without prior notice.

3.2 To create an ACT petition, you need a title, a brief summary of your request, the recipient(s) of the petition and a justification. You can also upload a picture of the petition. By clicking on „Done“ the petition is online and accessible via the URL in the browser window.

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4. Manage your ACT petition

4.1 Once your ACT petition has been published, you can manage it via your account (administration).

4.2 Additions to the ACT petition, such as news and updates, are possible at any time. Campax will be notified of additions to the ACT petition and may also reject them. Subsequent changes to the content of ACT petitions that have already been signed are not permitted. This does not apply to obvious inaccuracies such as spelling mistakes.

4.3 ACT users can send you messages to the email address you have provided via the contact button on your ACT petition page.

4.4 You can send messages to the signatories of your petition via ACT regarding your petition by email. Messages will not be sent immediately, but must first be approved by the moderator. Campax can view the content of the messages sent via ACT as part of the moderation process. You can send a maximum of three (3) messages per calendar week. Emails after the petition has been submitted or finalised must be strictly limited to updates regarding the petition. This means that it is possible to provide information on progress regarding the petition request. Content similar to but unrelated to the petition will not be sent.

4.5 You can download a list with the signatures of the supporters of your petition (signature list) and hand it over to the recipient of the petition (see also section 6).

4.6 ACT will inform you by email about the status of your petition (e.g. tips for circulating, reminders and successes). You can deactivate this function at any time via your account.

4.7 You can switch off the public visibility of your ACT petition at any time using the "Hide petition" button. The ACT petition is then still saved, but can no longer be viewed publicly on Act. You can reactivate your hidden ACT petition at any time.

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5th support of your ACT petition by Campax

By publishing your ACT petition, you grant Campax the right to support your petition, whereby the support is at the discretion of Campax. There is no entitlement to support from Campax. Possible support services by Campax include, in particular, listing in the public petition directory on Act, media work, promotion of the ACT petition via the Campax newsletter, appeals for donations, Campax's own campaigns and the adoption and promotion of the ACT petition on www.campax.org&ldquo. Campax is not obliged to support or advertise petitions and does not have to account for its support to the petition starter.

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6. Support of an ACT petition by third parties

6.1 Act users can sign ongoing ACT petitions. When doing so, they must provide their first and last name, a valid email address and their postcode. After signing, a comment on the ACT petition can be submitted.

6.2 After signing an ACT petition, your full first name and the first letter of your surname will be displayed publicly on Act if and as long as you are one of the last 10 signatories.

6.3 Administrators of an ACT petition can download a list with all signatures of their ACT petition, print it out and hand it over to the recipient of their ACT petition. The signature list contains the first and last names and postcode of all signatories. Administrators and recipients of the Act petition, however, do not have access to the signatories' email addresses.

6.4 Any ACT user can share ongoing ACT petitions with friends, acquaintances and other interested parties via email, Facebook and Twitter using the buttons provided for this purpose on ACT and thus disseminate the ACT petition via social media.

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7. Delete account

7.1 You can delete your account on ACT at any time in the „My Account“ section. Campax has the right to delete accounts of users who violate these Terms of Use with three days' notice by email.

7.2 When the account is deleted, any signatures you have added to ACT petitions will be removed. Any ACT petitions already published by you and still ongoing will be automatically hidden and are therefore no longer publicly accessible on ACT. Within the scope of the rights of use to which Campax is entitled under Section 8, Campax may take over and continue the ACT petitions.

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8. rights of use

8.1 Content on ACT is protected by copyright.

8.2 The user grants Campax the non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable and royalty-free right to use any content published by the user on ACT, in particular the content of the published ACT petitions, in any manner whatsoever. This includes in particular the right to distribute, reproduce or otherwise make the user's content publicly accessible in any media and in any way. This includes the right to edit the content. The transfer of rights shall continue to apply in the event of account deletion in accordance with Section 7 or in the event of any other deletion of content by the User on ACT.

8.3 Users of ACT are permitted to download, save, print, use, pass on or modify copyrighted content such as petition texts or comments for private or non-profit purposes if this is done in a way that corresponds to the values and basic positions of Campax. All other rights are reserved. Commercial or industrial use is expressly prohibited. Any other use and utilisation of ACT content and data requires the written consent of Campax.

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9. Liability

9.1 The user of ACT is responsible for the content published by him/her, in particular for the ACT petition created by him/her. Campax is not liable for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or legality of the ACT petitions and other content published by the user.

9.2 The user indemnifies Campax against all claims asserted by third parties against Campax on the basis of the content published by the user on Act, in particular on the basis of ACT petitions posted. The user is obliged to compensate Campax for any damages incurred by Campax as a result of claims made by third parties. This also includes the costs of legal representation. The user supports Campax in the defence of such claims, in particular by providing all information necessary and available for the defence.

9.3 Campax's liability is excluded to the extent permitted by law. The exclusion of liability applies in particular if one of the services of ACT is not available, ACT petitions and other content are not published on ACT, there are problems with the creation of the account or registration on ACT and in the event of loss of data.

9.4 In any case, Campax is only liable for damages caused by gross negligence or wilful misconduct (liability for care in one's own affairs); this also applies to the legal representatives, employees, workers, staff and vicarious agents of Campax.

9.5 The user must back up the ACT petitions and other content posted by him/her on Act on his/her own computer against data loss.

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10. data protection

All personal data of ACT users is collected, processed and/or used in accordance with Campax's data protection policy and in compliance with the relevant provisions of data protection law. The details are contained in our privacy policy.

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11. Cessation of the offer

Campax is authorised to supplement, change, interrupt or discontinue the services offered on ACT at any time and without prior notice. In the event of the discontinuation of its services, Campax is authorised to delete the content published by the users, in particular the published Act petitions; there is no obligation to do so.

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12th Änderungsvorbehalt

The terms of use can be viewed online on ACT. Campax reserves the right to amend or supplement the terms of use at any time and without prior notice. If registered users do not agree with changes/amendments, they can cancel this agreement without notice. In the event of cancellation, section 7.2 applies. Registered users should read the terms of use at regular intervals to inform themselves of any amendments or additions.

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13. applicable law

These Terms of Use and the use of Act are governed exclusively by Swiss law. The place of jurisdiction is Zürich.

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Status: 18 January 2024