Terms and Conditions

PRIVACY POLICY OF COREDECISION.COM

These Terms govern
•    the use of this Website, and,
•    any other related Agreement or legal relationship with the Owner in a legally binding way. Capitalized words are defined in the relevant dedicated section of this document.

The User must read this document carefully.

This Website is provided by:
Core Decision Analytics
1440 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Owner contact email: info@coredecision.com

What the User should know at a glance
•    Please note that some provisions in these Terms may only apply to certain categories of Users. In particular, certain provisions may only apply to Consumers or to those Users that do not qualify as Consumers. Such limitations are always explicitly mentioned within each affected clause. In the absence of any such mention, clauses apply to all Users.
 

TERMS OF USE
Unless otherwise specified, the terms of use detailed in this section apply generally when using this Website.

Single or additional conditions of use or access may apply in specific scenarios and in such cases are additionally indicated within this document.
By using this Website, Users confirm to meet the following requirements:
•    There are no restrictions for Users in terms of being Consumers or Business Users;

Content on this Website
Unless where otherwise specified or clearly recognizable, all content available on this Website is owned or provided by the Owner or its licensors.

The Owner undertakes its utmost effort to ensure that the content provided on this Website infringes no applicable legal provisions or third-party rights. However, it may not always be possible to achieve such a result.

In such cases, without prejudice to any legal prerogatives of Users to enforce their rights, Users are kindly asked to preferably report related complaints using the contact details provided in this document.

Rights regarding content on this Website – All rights reserved

The Owner holds and reserves all intellectual property rights for any such content.
Users may not therefore use such content in any way that is not necessary or implicit in the proper use of the Service.

In particular, but without limitation, Users may not copy, download, share (beyond the limits set forth below), modify, translate, transform, publish, transmit, sell, sublicense, edit, transfer/assign to third parties or create derivative works from the content available on this Website, nor allow any third party to do so through the User or their device, even without the User’s knowledge.

Where explicitly stated on this Website, the User may download, copy and/or share some content available through this Website for its sole personal and non-commercial use and provided that the copyright attributions and all the other attributions requested by the Owner are correctly implemented.

Any applicable statutory limitation or exception to copyright shall stay unaffected.

Access to external resources

Through this Website Users may have access to external resources provided by third parties. Users acknowledge and accept that the Owner has no control over such resources and is therefore not responsible for their content and availability.

Conditions applicable to any resources provided by third parties, including those applicable to any possible grant of rights in content, result from each such third parties’ terms and conditions or, in the absence of those, applicable statutory law.

Acceptable use

This Website and the Service may only be used within the scope of what they are provided for, under these Terms and applicable law.

Users are solely responsible for making sure that their use of this Website and/or the Service violates no applicable law, regulations or third-party rights.

Therefore, the Owner reserves the right to take any appropriate measure to protect its legitimate interests including by denying Users access to this Website or the Service, terminating contracts, reporting any misconduct performed through this Website or the Service to the competent authorities – such as judicial or administrative authorities – whenever Users engage or are suspected to engage in any of the following activities:
•    violate laws, regulations and/or these Terms;
•    infringe any third-party rights;
•    considerably impair the Owner’s legitimate interests;
•    offend the Owner or any third party.

Liability and indemnification

Australian Users
Limitation of liability
Nothing in these Terms excludes, restricts or modifies any guarantee, condition, warranty, right or remedy which the User may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) or any similar State and Territory legislation and which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified (non-excludable right). To the fullest extent permitted by law, our liability to the User, including liability for a breach of a non-excludable right and liability which is not otherwise excluded under these Terms of Use, is limited, at the Owner’s sole discretion, to the re-performance of the services or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

US Users
Disclaimer of Warranties

This Website is provided strictly on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Use of the Service is at Users’ own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Owner expressly disclaims all conditions, representations, and warranties — whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third-party rights. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by user from owner or through the Service will create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

Without limiting the foregoing, the Owner, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, officers, directors, agents, co-branders, partners, suppliers and employees do not warrant that the content is accurate, reliable or correct; that the Service will meet Users’ requirements; that the Service will be available at any particular time or location, uninterrupted or secure; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components. Any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Service is downloaded at users own risk and users shall be solely responsible for any damage to Users’ computer system or mobile device or loss of data that results from such download or Users’ use of the Service.

The Owner does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the Service or any hyperlinked website or service, and the Owner shall not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between Users and third-party providers of products or services.

The Service may become inaccessible or it may not function properly with Users’ web browser, mobile device, and/or operating system. The owner cannot be held liable for any perceived or actual damages arising from Service content, operation, or use of this Service.
Federal law, some states, and other jurisdictions, do not allow the exclusion and limitations of certain implied warranties. The above exclusions may not apply to Users. This Agreement gives Users specific legal rights, and Users may also have other rights which vary from state to state. The disclaimers and exclusions under this agreement shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

Limitations of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the Owner, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders, partners, suppliers and employees be liable for
•    any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the Service; and
•    any damage, loss or injury resulting from hacking, tampering or other unauthorized access or use of the Service or User account or the information contained therein;
•    any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content;
•    personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from User access to or use of the Service;
•    any unauthorized access to or use of the Owner’s secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein;
•    any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Service;
•    any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like that may be transmitted to or through the Service;
•    any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available through the Service; and/or
•    the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any User or third party. In no event shall the Owner, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders, partners, suppliers and employees be liable for any claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses or costs in an amount exceeding the amount paid by User to the Owner hereunder in the preceding 12 months, or the period of duration of this agreement between the Owner and User, whichever is shorter.

This limitation of liability section shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if company has been advised of the possibility of such damage.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to User. The terms give User specific legal rights, and User may also have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The disclaimers, exclusions, and limitations of liability under the terms shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

Indemnification

The User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold the Owner and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders, partners, suppliers and employees harmless from and against any and all claims or demands, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses, including, but not limited to, legal fees and expenses, arising from
•    User’s use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by User;
•    User’s violation of these terms, including, but not limited to, User’s breach of any of the representations and warranties set forth in these terms;
•    User’s violation of any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, any right of privacy or intellectual property rights;
•    User’s violation of any statutory law, rule, or regulation;
•    any content that is submitted from User’s account, including third party access with User’s unique username, password or other security measure, if applicable, including, but not limited to, misleading, false, or inaccurate information;
•    User’s willful misconduct; or
•    statutory provision by User or its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders, partners, suppliers and employees to the extent allowed by applicable law.

Common provisions
No Waiver

The Owner’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any such right or provision. No waiver shall be considered a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.

Service interruption
To ensure the best possible service level, the Owner reserves the right to interrupt the Service for maintenance, system updates or any other changes, informing the Users appropriately.
Within the limits of law, the Owner may also decide to suspend or terminate the Service altogether. If the Service is terminated, the Owner will cooperate with Users to enable them to withdraw Personal Data or information in accordance with applicable law.

Additionally, the Service might not be available due to reasons outside the Owner’s reasonable control, such as “force majeure” (eg. labor actions, infrastructural breakdowns or blackouts etc).

Service reselling
Users may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of this Website and of its Service without the Owner’s express prior written permission, granted either directly or through a legitimate reselling program.

Privacy policy
To learn more about the use of their Personal Data, Users may refer to the privacy policy of this Website.

Intellectual property rights
Without prejudice to any more specific provision of these Terms, any intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights and design rights related to this Website are the exclusive property of the Owner or its licensors and are subject to the protection granted by applicable laws or international treaties relating to intellectual property.

All trademarks — nominal or figurative — and all other marks, trade names, service marks, word marks, illustrations, images, or logos appearing in connection with this Website are, and remain, the exclusive property of the Owner or its licensors and are subject to the protection granted by applicable laws or international treaties related to intellectual property.

Changes to these Terms

The Owner reserves the right to amend or otherwise modify these Terms at any time. In such cases, the Owner will appropriately inform the User of these changes.
Such changes will only affect the relationship with the User for the future.

The continued use of the Service will signify the User’s acceptance of the revised Terms. If Users do not wish to be bound by the changes, they must stop using the Service. Failure to accept the revised Terms, may entitle either party to terminate the Agreement.

The applicable previous version will govern the relationship prior to the User’s acceptance. The User can obtain any previous version from the Owner.

If required by applicable law, the Owner will specify the date by which the modified Terms will enter into force.

Assignment of contract

The Owner reserves the right to transfer, assign, dispose of by novation, or subcontract any or all rights or obligations under these Terms, taking the User’s legitimate interests into account. Provisions regarding changes of these Terms will apply accordingly.
Users may not assign or transfer their rights or obligations under these Terms in any way, without the written permission of the Owner.

Contacts
All communications relating to the use of this Website must be sent using the contact information stated in this document.

Severability
Should any provision of these Terms be deemed or become invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

US Users

Any such invalid or unenforceable provision will be interpreted, construed and reformed to the extent reasonably required to render it valid, enforceable and consistent with its original intent. These Terms constitute the entire Agreement between Users and the Owner with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all other communications, including but not limited to all prior agreements, between the parties with respect to such subject matter. These Terms will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.

EU Users

Should any provision of these Terms be or be deemed void, invalid or unenforceable, the parties shall do their best to find, in an amicable way, an agreement on valid and enforceable provisions thereby substituting the void, invalid or unenforceable parts.

In case of failure to do so, the void, invalid or unenforceable provisions shall be replaced by the applicable statutory provisions, if so permitted or stated under the applicable law.
Without prejudice to the above, the nullity, invalidity or the impossibility to enforce a particular provision of these Terms shall not nullify the entire Agreement, unless the severed provisions are essential to the Agreement, or of such importance that the parties would not have entered into the contract if they had known that the provision would not be valid, or in cases where the remaining provisions would translate into an unacceptable hardship on any of the parties.

Governing law

These Terms are governed by the law of the place where the Owner is based, as disclosed in the relevant section of this document, without regard to conflict of laws principles.

Exception for European Consumers

However, regardless of the above, if the User qualifies as a European Consumer and has their habitual residence in a country where the law provides for a higher consumer protection standard, such higher standards shall prevail.

Venue of jurisdiction

The exclusive competence to decide on any controversy resulting from or connected to these Terms lies with the courts of the place where the Owner is based, as displayed in the relevant section of this document.

Exception for European Consumers

The above does not apply to any Users that qualify as European Consumers, nor to Consumers based in Switzerland, Norway or Iceland.

 

Definitions and legal references

This Website (or this Application)
The property that enables the provision of the Service.

Agreement
Any legally binding or contractual relationship between the Owner and the User, governed by these Terms.

Business User
Any User that does not qualify as a Consumer.

European (or Europe)
Applies where a User is physically present or has their registered offices within the EU, regardless of nationality.

Owner (or We)
Indicates the natural person(s) or legal entity that provides this Website and/or the Service to Users.

Service
The service provided by this Website as described in these Terms and on this Website.

Terms
All provisions applicable to the use of this Website and/or the Service as described in this document, including any other related documents or agreements, and as updated from time to time.

User (or You)
Indicates any natural person or legal entity using this Website.

Consumer
Any User qualifying as a natural person who accesses goods or services for personal use, or more generally, acts for purposes outside their trade, business, craft or profession.

 

 

Latest update: July 16, 2021

Miranda Pinto

Controller

Miranda Pinto joined the CSG team as our Administrative Services Director. Miranda brings nearly 15 years of experience in administrative management which includes finances, human resources, employee development, and office management. Experience: 13 years as Administrative Accounting Assistant/Office Manager for private educators Two years as Office Manager for a mergers and acquisitions firm Education: Obtaining a degree in Business Administration

Caitlin Perkins

Office & Finance Assistant

Based in our Sacramento office, Caitlin serves as a Finance and Office Assistant. In that capacity she helps with various financial services support functions as well as general administrative duties. Experience: 12 years of customer service experience in health club and retail industries 4 years of administrative experience for health club executives 4 years of experience assisting health club finance department
Education:
AA in Business Administration from Sierra College AA in Accounting from Sierra College

Rachael DiCicco

Director of Marketing

Rachael DiCicco has more than six years of experience in developing strategic communications plans for corporate and public affairs clients. She has led grassroots public relations efforts throughout California, including cultivating relationships with reporters and developing relevant proactive and reactive messaging. In her role as Director of Marketing for Core Strategic Group, Rachael is responsible for managing all aspects of marketing and supporting the networking, prospecting, and new business development efforts. Rachael works directly with every CSG company to develop and implement effective marketing plans to maintain each agency’s reputation. Experience: One year as Director of Marketing for Core Strategic Group Six years in public affairs, public relations, multicultural communications and marketing with FSB Public Affairs and Edelman Expertise in automotive, health care, financial, food and beverage, civil justice reform and environmental issues
Community Involvement: Communications Committee Member, MetroEDGE Member, Women of Sacramento
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relation, California State University, Chico Minor in Psychology, California State University, Chico

Jerry Amante

General counsel

Jerry serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the firm. Based in Orange County, Jerry serves as General Manager of the Orange County office and leads business development efforts throughout the southern California region. Jerry possesses nearly 40 years of real estate and land use law, business and corporate law, political and government experience. Experience: Nine years at Core Strategic Group Ten years in public office, including Council Member, Mayor and as a Board Member and Chairman of several regional government agencies Nearly 40 years of practicing law in complex transactions and litigation in California; Admitted to all California State and Federal courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Community Involvement: Former Mayor, City of Tustin Former Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors Former Chairman of the Transportation Corridor Authority (TCA) Board of Directors Former Member of LOSSAN Board of Directors Past President, California League of Cities, Orange County Division Past President, Association of California Cities, Orange County Former Chair/Past Chair/Board Member of multiple Boards, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, The Irvine and Tustin Exchange Clubs and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, among others Instructor / Lecturer on Public Policy at various So. Cal Universities & Colleges Former member of the Association of California Cities Emeritus Council Current Chair of Heroes and Healthy Families Former Host, The City Square radio show on OC Talk Radio Current Host, Java with Jerry Radio Show / Podcast Education: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, UCLA Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law

Kristy Babb

chief talent officer/
Chief Administrative officer

Kristy is the Chief Talent Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Core Strategic Group. She is an expert at developing integrated communication campaigns for corporate, government and nonprofit clients including Ford Motor Company, Western Carwash Association, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, California Travel Association and the Dairy Council of California. Kristy is currently enrolled in the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) program. Experience: 12 years with the Core Strategic Group Family of Companies 20 years public relations/public affairs, political campaign management, and association management experience A leader in strategic design, branding, message development and community-based outreach Former Director of Communications, Dairy Council of California Former Project Manager, The Hoyt Company Community Involvement: Past Board Director, Folsom Chamber of Commerce Honorary Board Member, Raley’s Food for Families Volunteer, Friends of the NICU Wife and mom to two awesome boys Education: Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University California Davis Minor, Communications

Jeff Flint

CEO, Core strategic Group

Jeff is the CEO of Core Strategic Group and the Senior Partner in the firm. He oversees all aspects of the firm, including client services, project management, business development, and managing the business. Jeff has extensive experience in public relations and political campaigns. Experience: 12 years with Core Strategic Group (including predecessor company) 30 years public relations/public affairs/political campaign/government experience 11 years in the State Legislature, managing campaigns including those of the Chief of Staff and Political Director at Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle’s office Former Vice President at Russo, Marsh+Rogers, Inc. Former CEO of Flint Communications
Community Involvement: President and Board Chairman, Placer United Soccer Club (2013-Present), Board member since 2010 Husband to an amazing wife and dad to five wonderful kids
Education: Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Caltech

Cherri Spriggs

Chief Client Service Office

Cherri has managed day-to-day efforts and multi-million dollar budgets on behalf of a number of statewide and local initiative and referendum campaigns, Fortune 500 companies, local government agencies, non-profit organizations and associations. Since 2012 she has lead the firm’s Latino Outreach and Spanish-Language team. Assimilating to the language and culture through study and living abroad, Cherri has spent much of her career developing and implementing culturally appropriate strategies for her clients. Her extensive experience and sage counsel makes her the go-to choice for clients seeking to deliver their messages to the Latino community. Her record of success coupled with her unique collaborative approach to ballot initiative campaigns and traditional corporate public affairs programs has earned her a national reputation for being an intentional, strategic leader and a masterful tactical implementor. Cherri’s passion, dedication and vivacious spirit makes her a client favorite. Experience: Seven years with FSB Core Strategies 20 years in public relations, public affairs, multicultural communications and ballot initiative campaigns with Porter Novelli, Edelman, VSP and California State University, Chico Experienced in health care, education, transportation, insurance, tort reform, land use and patient advocacy issues Served as Campaign Manager or Deputy Campaign Manager for 15 Statewide, Regional, and Local Ballot Initiatives in Transportation, Education, Land Use, Public Safety, Health Care and Tort Reform
Community Involvement: Commissioner, Economic Development Commission, City of Lincoln President, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Visit Placer Board Member, Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center Director at Large, CSU Chico Department of Public Relations & Journalism Advisory Board Sustaining Member, Junior League of Sacramento Member, California Women’s Leadership Association Member, California State Railroad Museum Foundation Member, Crocker Art Museum
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, California State University, Chico Minor, Spanish Minor, Art History

Adam Rosenblatt

President

Adam Rosenblatt is a proven expert at leveraging research and analytics to understand and influence opinion and behavior. Adam provides strategic research-based counsel to political and non-political clients and his experience spans from Fortune 500 corporations and prominent trade associations, to government agencies and major electoral campaigns. Campaigns & Elections magazine designated Adam as a non-partisan “Rising Star” and his work been recognized with multiple industry honors including Pollie Awards, Reed Awards, and the Telly Award. Adam has served as an Adjunct Professor of Research and Strategic Communications at American University in Washington DC, where he received a Master of Arts in Applied Politics.