Terms and Conditions

of use for LobbyingData.com’s (UNDER THE BLUE, LLC DBA LobbyingData.com) Services 

2022

The terms and conditions listed below govern use of Lobbyingdata.com’s services and materials available therein provided by Lobbyingdata.com, a company by UNDER THE BLUE, LLC. The terms “you” and “your” in uppercase or lowercase shall mean the entity (e.g., individual, company, corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, etc.) or government agency entering into a Subscription Agreement with Lobbyingdata.com or purchasing any other product by Lobbyingdata.com. The “Subscription Agreement” shall consist of these General Terms and Conditions, and the transactional rates applicable to you.

Terms

By accessing the website Lobbyingdata.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

Use License

All materials received through the services and products of Lobbyingdata.com are intended for personal and commercial transitory viewing only as well as research purposes. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on LobbyingData.com’s website;
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  • transfer the materials to another person or organization or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the right to excerpt or quote insubstantial portions of materials or datasets or documents prepared by LobbyingData.com is allowed.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Lobbyingdata.com at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

Lobbying Data Disclaimer

Members of the Lobbying Industry must report periodic reports of their transactions. Lobbyingdata.com compiles this publicly available information in a format that is easier to digest than the original source and provides analytics on a daily basis as well as bulk data from all years of recorded lobbying.

Publicly available information is gathered on a regular basis from the United States Senate Lobbying Disclosure Act Database and processed using a proprietary algorithm developed by Lobbyingdata.com. The materials on LobbyingData.com’s website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Lobbyingdata.com makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

Further, Lobbyingdata.com does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. The Senate Office of Public Records cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been downloaded from LDA.SENATE.GOV. The U.S. Senate cannot vouch for the quality and timeliness of any analyses conducted with retrieved data.

Limitations

In no event shall Lobbyingdata.com be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials provided by LobbyingData.com, even if LobbyingData.com or a LobbyingData.com authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Accuracy of Materials

The datasets and other materials provided by Lobbyingdata.com could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. LobbyingData.com does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Lobbyingdata.com may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However, Lobbyingdata.com does not make any commitment to update the materials.

Data is downloaded from the U.S. Senate Office of Public Records on a regular basis for display on our website. The Senate Office of Public Records cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data has been retrieved from LDA.SENATE.GOV.

Links

Lobbyingdata.com has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Lobbyingdata.com of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

Payment Processing

Lobbyingdata.com utilizes the services of Woocommerce, Inc. and Stripe, Inc. to conduct payment processing. WooCommerce is an open source, customizable ecommerce platform. The Services offered by WooCommerce.com provide ecommerce website functionality to sell products and services on the Lobbyingdata.com website.

WooCommerce utilizes Stripe to provide a PCI-compliant checkout experience that works across browsers and devices of all sizes. WooCommerce includes options to allow guest checkout, meaning customers do not need an account to make a purchase; however, Subscriptions ignores the value of this setting and requires all customers to create an account with Lobbyingdata.com whenever purchasing a subscription. Subscriptions persist beyond a transaction and therefore must be associated with a user account in order to keep track of renewals and other features. Subscribers may cancel and perform other actions on their subscriptions via the my account page.

Dropbox

LobbyingData.com utilizes Dropbox to share and store large datasets. Upon signing up for Lobbying Data Pro, customers may receive a link to a Dropbox file which contains data on lobbying. Dropbox account is not necessary to view and download datasets provided by Lobbyingdata.com. 

Modifications

Lobbyingdata.com may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using Lobbyingdata.com you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Los Angeles, California and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location. 

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