Q. How can I start a campaign on PetitionTime.com?
A: Creating a petition on our website is as easy as it gets. All you need to do is visit The New Petition Page and follow a few simple steps. You will need to fill out the title of the petition, the target (the people / authorities who can make a difference to your particular cause) and describe the problem you are aiming to solve. You are also required to fill out the number of signatures you are looking to obtain. At the end, you will be asked to upload a campaign photo. Hit the ‘Start My Petition’ button afterwards and you are all done!
Q: How can I sign a petition on your website?
A: To sign a petition, simply scroll down the page and select one of the two options available, just like in the image below. If you opt for the ‘Auto Sign’ feature, all you need to do is press on the ‘Sign With One Touch’ button and your signature has been added to the petition. Alternatively, you can always manually sign the petition. Simply fill in the ‘First Name’, ‘Last Name’, e-mail address, leave a comment (optional) and choose the country of residence, before hitting the ‘Sign’ button.
Q: What can I do to create a good petition?
A: Here are some of the elements you need to take into account when starting a petition:
A compelling title which tells people what the problem is and what you are urging them to do specifically.
Make sure you fill out the correct target for your campaign. Make sure that whoever you are addressing the petition to, that person or institution has the actual ability to make a change.
You need to describe the problem with as much accuracy as possible. It is your responsibility to ensure users are given the full context of the issue so they can endorse your campaign. The text you write needs to be as clear as possible. Remember to be firm in your beliefs, yet polite in your explanations. Most important is to provide facts and evidence to sustain your claims as well as citing sources.
NUMBER OF SIGNATURES:
This really depends on the issue you are petitioning. Are you addressing your local mayor, a regional representative or your president? For instance, if you are campaigning for a local problem, you can start with a few hundred supporters as a goal. If the issue concerns an entire nation, you can widen the goal to a few thousands. Please bear in mind that the signature amount automatically goes up once the original target has been achieved.
Use a compelling picture for your campaign: they say pictures are worth a thousand words so make sure you transform this saying into your advantage.
Q: I am from outside the United States. Can I sign your petitions?
A: Of course. We are a global website and welcome users from all over the world. We believe that activism should have no boundaries and this is why you can support the campaigns on our website from wherever you are.
Q: What campaign topics are covered on PetitionTime.com?
A: You are welcome to set up a petition regardless of subject. Human rights issues, education, environment and wildlife, politics, corporate accountability, social issues or animal welfare causes, these are just some of the topics and causes covered on PetitionTime.com.
Q: What is an appropriate signature goal?
A: That really depends on the issue you are petitioning. Are you addressing your local mayor, a regional representative or your president? For instance, if you are campaigning for a local problem, you can start with a few hundred supporters as a goal. If the issue concerns an entire nation, you can widen the goal to a few thousands. Please bear in mind that the signature amount automatically goes up once the original target has been achieved.
Q. What happens after I signed the petition? You have my e-mail address, will I receive unwanted messages from you?
A: Absolutely not. We hate spam and the privacy of our supporters is of utmost importance to us. We do not sell any personal information to third parties under any circumstances. If you are receiving unwanted e-mails (spam), they are certainly not from us.
Q: Is your website safe to browse?
A: Absolutely. We are pleased to say that PetitionTime.com is one of the safest websites on the web right now. The website is SSL certified, which means that all pages you browse establish a secure connection between our web servers and your browser. No need to worry about your personal data after signing or starting a petition, it is safely stored on our heavy encrypted web servers.
Q: How much does it cost to start a petition on your website?
A: Great news, creating and signing petitions on PetitionTime.com is completely free and ALWAYS WILL BE. No hidden costs, no extra fees.
Q: How can I share your petitions with my friends?
A: If you believe that ‘sharing is caring’, you’re in luck, because PetitionTime.com offers a wide array of sharing possibilities. After signing a petition, you can easily share it with everyone that matters to you using the buttons on our website: share on your Facebook timeline account with only one click; Pinterest, Care2, Twitter, Google Plus widgets are also available.
Q: How will my petition be delivered to the intended target?
A: The responsibility of submitting the petitions to their intended targets lies exclusively with the authors. When you are ready to deliver your petition to the relevant authorities / people in power, simply e-mail us at [email protected] and we will send you the full signature list for your campaign in Microsoft Excel or Adobe PDF format.
Q: How will I be able to receive updates on your campaigns?
A: As previously stated, you will not receive any e-mails from us. Updates will be posted on the campaign page in the dedicated area as well as on Daily Petition’s social media accounts as soon as they are available, so make sure to stay tuned.
Q: I noticed you have advertisements placed on your site. Why is that?
A: We have no financers, sponsors, investors, partners, or donors, so advertising is our sole source of revenue. Without ads, we couldn't afford to operate this site as a free resource for everyone.
Q: Who creates the petitions on PetitionTime.com? Do you create them?
A: Only registerd users can create petitions on PetitionTime.com. Also, we do no create any petitions and we are not responsible for their content, that is the sole responsability of the petition's author. We are only the platform hosting the content and we are empowering you, with the help of our tools to achieve your goal.
Q: Are you affiliated with any Organization, Politics, Human Rights or Animal Advocay groups?
A: We are an independent petition website and we prefer not to be affiliated with any such organization for the purpose of keeping the website neutral in terms of political expression. We accept all kind of petitions pro or against certain issues as we believe free speech is a mandatory thing in the 21th century and everybody has the right to their own oppinion. This is exactly why we use random advertising for our website instead of opting for donations, sponsorships or worst, selling contact information as other websites do.