Terms and Conditions

Effective Date: September 8, 2015; Last Updated: September 19, 2016


Agreement to Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to The Philadelphia Citizen Website located at (the “Site”), including interactive areas such as multimedia and contests. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. If you do not agree, please do not use the Site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time and will change the “Effective Date” portion of these Terms and Conditions to reflect the date of such changes. Therefore, you should check these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these Terms and Conditions will mean that you accept the changes.

Content Ownership and Use. All text, graphics, videos, user interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork, and computer code (collectively “Content”), as well as the selection, coordination, or arrangement of such Content contained on this Site, are protected by international copyright and trademark laws. The Philadelphia Citizen hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to reproduce and display our Content.

Author views. The opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by the various authors, forum participants, or individuals or organizations quoted, cited, or otherwise referenced on this web site do not necessarily reflect those of The Philadelphia Citizen, The Philadelphia Citizen’s Board of Directors, or official policies of The Citizen.

Endorsements. The Philadelphia Citizen is nonpartisan and recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3). The Philadelphia Citizen does not endorse or oppose any candidate for office or political party. Any statements of endorsement or opposition made by employees or board members of The Philadelphia Citizen which are not contained on this Site are solely the views of those employees or board members, are made in their personal rather than professional capacity, and are in no way attributable to The Philadelphia Citizen.

Links to Other Sites. This Site contains links to other Web sites (“Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under the control of The Philadelphia Citizen and we are not responsible for and do not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any links contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgments regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites. Other Web sites may link to this Site without prior permission.

Links to This Site. If you would like to link to this Site, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the pages and stories on the Site, and subject to the following conditions:

  • You do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of The Philadelphia Citizen logo.
  • You do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Site.
  • You do not in any way imply that The Philadelphia Citizen is endorsing any products or services other than its own.
  • You do not misrepresent your relationship with The Philadelphia Citizen nor present any other false information about The Philadelphia Citizen.

Republication. If you would like to rebublish any article from The Philadelphia Citizen, please write to [email protected] with information about your publication, and how you intend to use the article. Once The Philadelphia Citizen has approved the republication, each republished article must include the following:

  • A note under or near the author byline that the story was “For The Philadelphia Citizen” (e.g. “By John Smith, for The Philadelphia Citizen”)
  • A note at or near the top of the story that says “This article originally ran in The Philadelphia Citizen.” with a link to  both the original article and

Sending Email to You. Our intention is to only send email to to individuals who have chosen to receive such emails. At any time, you have the right to stop receiving future communications from The Philadelphia Citizen by emailing your request to [email protected].

Copyright Infringement Notices.  If you are a copyright owner who believes in good faith that your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted, or distributed on this site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please send written notice by U.S. Mail to Stephen St.Vincent, In House Counsel, 230 South Broad St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA  19102 (Phone: 267-521-2067), or by email to [email protected]. (Please include “DMCA Notice of Infringement” in the subject line.) Please include the following information in your written notice: (1) a detailed description of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed upon; (2) a description of the location of the allegedly infringing material on the site; (3) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and, if available, email address; (4) a statement by you indicating that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (6) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement. Please note that the contact information provided in this paragraph is for suspected copyright infringement only. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere in these Terms of Use or on the site.  We have a policy of terminating the site usage privileges of users who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights.

Disclaimers. The Philadelphia Citizen does not promise that the site will be error-free, uninterrupted, nor that it will provide specific results from use of the site or any content, search or link on it. The site and its content are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. The Philadelphia Citizen cannot ensure that files you download from the site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. The Philadelphia Citizen disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including any warranties of accuracy, system integration, quiet enjoyment, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. The Philadelphia Citizen disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions, and conduct of any third party users, advertisers, and/or sponsors on the site, in connection with The Philadelphia Citizen services otherwise related to your use of the site and/or The Philadelphia Citizen services. The Philadelphia Citizen is not responsible for the products, services, actions or failure to act of any venue promoter or other third party in connection with or referenced on the site. Without limiting the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users and/or third party advertisers, and service and/or product providers referenced on or included in the Site to The Philadelphia Citizen. The Philadelphia Citizen may investigate the claim and take appropriate action, in its sole discretion.

Limitation on Liability. Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will The Philadelphia Citizen be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if The Philadelphia Citizen has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold The Philadelphia Citizen, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claims, expenses, or demand including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, including your use of the Site to provide a link to another site or to upload content or information to the Site.

Privacy. We have explained in detail the information we collect from you, and how it is used, in our Privacy Policy, a copy of which you should review by clicking here. You agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy by using this Site.

Violation of These Terms and Conditions. You agree that The Philadelphia Citizen, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, may terminate your Site access and remove any material or information posted by you if we determine that you have violated these Terms and Conditions. You further agree that any violation of these Terms and Conditions would cause irreparable injury to The Philadelphia Citizen, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and consent to injunctive or other equitable relief. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies The Philadelphia Citizen may have at law or in equity.

Governing Law. You agree that any dispute about or involving this Site will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without regard to its conflict provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. If you access this Site from another jurisdiction, you do so on your initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Social Media Terms & Conditions By interacting with The Philadelphia Citizen on any form of social media (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat), you grant to The Philadelphia Citizen the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed at any time or times, the content posted by you, your social media handle, any information posted on your social media page and any content within your posts, and for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional consideration.

If you have any further questions regarding these Terms and Conditions, you may reach us via email at [email protected], or by writing to us at:

The Philadelphia Citizen
2400 Market Street, Offsite at Fitler Club
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Advertising Terms

We do not accept political ads, issue advocacy ads, ads containing expletives, ads featuring photos of children without documented right of use, ads paid for by PACs, and other content deemed to be partisan or misaligned with our mission. The Philadelphia Citizen is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and all affiliate content will be nonpartisan in nature. Advertisements are approved fully at The Citizen's discretion. Advertisements and sponsorships have different tax-deductible eligibility. For questions or clarification on these conditions, please contact Director of Sales & Philanthropy Kristin Long at [email protected] or call (609)-602-0145.