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LegiStorm Terms of Use and Other Legal Matters

Updated November 12, 2012


LegiStorm Terms of Use and Other Legal Matters

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

 

This agreement (“Agreement”) is between the User and LegiStorm, LLC, (“LegiStorm,” “Provider”).

 

Changes to Subscriber Agreement. We may change the terms of this Agreement at any time by notifying you of the change in writing or electronically (including without limitation, by email or by posting a notice on this page that the terms have been "updated"). You signify that you agree to be bound by such changes by using our website after changes are made to this Agreement.

 

This website, including all of its features and content, is a service made available by LegiStorm LLC or its affiliates ("Provider") and all content, information, services and software ordered or provided on or through this website ("Content") may be used solely under the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use").

 

Website Limited License. As a user of this website you are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to access and use this website and content in accordance with these Terms of Use. Provider may terminate this license at any time for any reason.

 

Errors and Corrections. Provider does not represent or warrant that this website or the content or postings will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected or that it will always be accessible. Although we highly value accuracy and timeliness, Provider does not warrant or represent that the content or postings available on or through this website will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. Users should verify all information contained on this site with the official source, if one exists, and even then with the understanding that the official record might be wrong. Provider may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality or content or postings at any time.

 

User Access. Only one person may access the website at the same time using the same user name or password.

 

Changes to Subscriber Agreement. The Provider may change the terms of this Agreement upon renewal by notifying Subscriber of the change in writing or electronically (including without limitation, by email or by posting a notice on the website that the terms have been “updated”). The Subscriber signifies that the Subscriber agrees to be bound by such changes by using the website after changes are made to this Agreement.

 

Disclaimer. The website, the interactive areas, the Content, and Postings are provided on an “as is, as available” basis. The Provider expressly disclaims all warranties, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The Provider disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of or any way related to (a) any errors in or omissions from the website, the interactive areas, the Content, and the Postings, including, but not limited to, technical inaccuracies and typographical errors, (b) third-party communications, (c) any third-party websites or content therein directly or indirectly accessed through links in the website, including, but not limited to, any errors in or omissions therefrom, (d) the unavailability of the website, the interactive areas, the Content, the Postings, or any portion thereof, (e) use of the website, the interactive areas, the Content, or the Postings, or (f) use of any equipment or software in connection with the website, the interactive areas, the Content, or the Postings.

 

Limitation of liability. The Provider shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from use of the website, the Content, the Postings, the interactive areas, any facts or opinions appearing on or through an interactive area, or any third-party communications. The Provider shall not be liable for any special, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) in any way due to, resulting from, or arising in connection with the use of or inability to use the website, the interactive areas, the Content, the Postings, or any third-party communications. To the extent the foregoing limitation of liability is prohibited or fails of its essential purpose, Provider’s sole obligation to the Subscriber for damages shall be limited to $100.00.

 

Indemnification. The Subscriber agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the Provider, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third-party information providers to the website harmless from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation this agreement by the Subscriber or arising from or related to any postings uploaded or submitted by the Subscriber.

 

Third-party Rights. The provisions in this agreement are for the benefit of Provider and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third-party information providers to the website. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against the Subscriber on its own behalf.

 

Unlawful Activity. The Provider reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this agreement and to take any action it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to user profiles, e-mail addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.

 

Use of Information. Users of this site agree not to use any information on this site for any purpose for which it was not intended. Prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, (a) solicitation for commercial, charitable or political purposes, or (b) automated information collection methods, except for bots feeding publicly available search engines and which obey robots.txt instructions.

 

Remedies for Violations. The Provider reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of this agreement, including, but not limited to, the right to block access from a particular Internet address to this website and any other Provider websites and their features.

 

Governing Law and Jurisdiction. The Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia and any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be filed only in state or federal courts located in the District of Columbia and the Subscriber hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action.

 

Terms of Use

 

Intellectual Property Rights. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring on the Subscriber or any third party any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under any law (whether common law or statutory law), rule or regulation including, without limitation, those related to copyright or other intellectual property rights. The Subscriber agrees that the Content and website are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

 

Copyright. Provider owns the copyright to all materials on this site. The text, graphics, images, video, metadata, design, organization, compilation, look and feel, advertising and all other protectable intellectual property (the “Content”) available through the website are the Provider’s property or the property of the Provider’s advertisers and licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Unless the Subscriber has the Provider’s written consent, the Subscriber may not sell, publish, distribute, retransmit or otherwise provide access to Content received through the website to anyone, including, if applicable, fellow employees. Provider expressly grants the right to share PDF documents created by PowerBrief with employees or persons acting on behalf of Subscriber.

 

Rights to Postings. The Subscriber grants to the Provider an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, authorize use of and have used on its behalf any ideas, expression of ideas, text, graphics, messages, links, data, information and other materials the Subscriber submits (collectively, “Postings”) to this website. Said license is without restrictions of any kind and without any payment due from the Provider to the Subscriber or permission or notification, to the Subscriber or any third party. The license includes the right to make, use, sell, reproduce, publish, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works from, combine with other works, translate, distribute, display, perform and sublicense Postings—in any form, medium, or technology now known or hereafter developed.

 

The Subscriber certifies and warrants that Postings: (i) are the Subscriber’s original works or that the owner of such works has expressly granted to Provider a perpetual worldwide royalty-free irrevocable, non-exclusive license for said works and (ii) do not violate and will not violate the rights of any third party including any right of publicity, right of privacy, intellectual property right including copyright or patent, or any proprietary right. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that submitting Postings to the website does not create any new, or alter any existing, relationship between the Subscriber and the Provider.

 

By submitting Postings to the website, the Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Provider may create on its own ideas that may be, or may obtain submissions that may be, similar or identical to Postings the Subscriber submit. The Subscriber agrees that the Subscriber shall have no recourse against the Provider for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary or other right in the Postings the Subscriber provide to the Provider.

 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement. The Provider reserves the right to remove any Content that allegedly infringes another person’s copyright. The Provider will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, Subscribers and account holders of Provider’s system or network who are repeat infringers of another person’s copyright. Notices to the Provider regarding any alleged copyright infringement should be directed to LegiStorm, 1375 Maryland Avenue, NE, Pierce School Loft B, Washington, DC 20002 or congress@legistorm.com.

 

Linking to the website. The Subscriber may provide links to the website, provided that (a) the Subscriber does not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, any portion of the website, including any advertisements, terms of use, copyright notice, and other notices on the website, (b) the Subscriber immediately deactivates and discontinues providing links to the website if requested by the Provider, and (c) the Provider may deactivate any link(s) at its discretion.

 

No Solicitation. The Subscriber shall not distribute on or through the website any postings containing any advertising, promotion, and solicitation for goods, services or funds or solicitation for others to become members of any enterprise or organization without the express written permission of the Provider. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in any interactive areas of the website (the “Interactive Areas”), which includes, without limitation, any blogs, wikis, bulletin boards, discussion boards, chat rooms, email forums, and question and answer features, where appropriate the Subscriber a) may list along with name, address and email address, its own website’s URL and b) may recommend third-party websites, goods or services so long as the Subscriber has no financial interest in and receives no direct or indirect benefit from such recommended website, product or service or its recommendation. In no event may any person or entity solicit anyone with data retrieved from this website.

 

Advertisers. The website may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the website is accurate and complies with applicable laws. The Provider will not be responsible for the illegality of or any error or inaccuracy in advertisers’ or sponsors’ materials or for the acts or omissions of advertisers and sponsors.

 

Registration. Certain sections of the website require the Subscriber to register. If registration is requested, the Subscriber agrees to provide accurate and complete registration information. It is the Subscriber’s responsibility to inform the Provider of any changes to that information. Each registration is for a single person only, unless specifically designated otherwise on the registration page. The Provider does not permit a) anyone other than the Subscriber to use the sections requiring registration by using Subscriber’s name or password; or b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network or otherwise. The Subscriber is responsible for preventing such unauthorized use. If the Subscriber believes there has been unauthorized use, the Subscriber must notify the Provider immediately by emailing congress@legistorm.com.

 

Limitations

Limitations on Use. The Content on the website is for Subscriber’s use only and not for commercial exploitation. Notwithstanding the foregoing and to the extent the website provides electronic commerce, such buying opportunities may be made available for group as well as personal purchasing, so long as the Subscriber is authorized to make purchases on behalf of such group. The Subscriber may not use the Content to determine a consumer’s eligibility for: (a) credit or insurance for personal, family, or household purposes; or (b) a government license or benefit. The Subscriber may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from the website or the Content. Nor may the Subscriber use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture, or extract information about usage, individual identities or users. The Subscriber may not use any robot, spider, other automatic software or device, or manual process to monitor or copy the website or the Content without the Provider’s prior written permission. The Subscriber may not use the website to transmit any false, misleading, fraudulent or illegal communications. The Subscriber may not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, display, or transmit for commercial, non-profit or public purposes all or any portion of this website, except to the extent permitted above. The Subscriber may not use or otherwise export or re-export this website or any portion thereof, or the Content, in violation of the export control laws and regulations of the United States of America. Any unauthorized use of the website or its Content is prohibited. The Provider reserves the right to terminate or restrict the Subscriber’s access to the website if, in the Provider’s opinion, the Subscriber’s use of the website may violate any laws, regulations or rulings, infringe upon another person’s rights or violate the terms of this Agreement. Also, the Provider may refuse to grant the Subscriber a user name that impersonates someone else, is protected by trademark or other proprietary right law, or is vulgar or otherwise offensive.

 

Third-party Communications. The Provider disclaims all liability for any Third-party Communications the Subscriber may receive or any actions the Subscriber may take or refrain from taking as a result of any Third-party Communications. The Subscriber is solely responsible for assessing and verifying the identity and trustworthiness of the source and content of any Third-party Communications. The Provider assumes no responsibility for verifying, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, the identity or trustworthiness of the source or content of any Third-party Communications. As used herein, “Third-party Communications” means any communications directed to the Subscriber from any third party directly or indirectly in connection with this website.

 

Not Legal Advice. The Content is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed, nor is anything submitted to this website treated as confidential. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the Content is not warranted or guaranteed. The Subscriber’s use of the Content on this website or materials linked from this website is at the Subscriber’s own risk.

 

Warranties

The website, including all of its features and Content, is a service made available by the Provider or its affiliates and all Content, information, services and software ordered or provided on or through the website (“Content”) may be used solely under the following terms and conditions (“Agreement”).

 

Website Limited License. As a user of the website, the Subscriber is granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to access and use the website and Content in accordance with this Agreement. The Provider may terminate this license at any time for any reason. In the event that the Provider terminates this license a pro-rated refund will be issued for any remaining amount paid for services not rendered.

 

Errors and Corrections. The Provider does not represent or warrant that the website or the Content or Postings will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected or that it will always be accessible. Although the Provider values accuracy and timeliness, the Provider does not warrant or represent that the Content or Postings available on or through the website will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. Users should verify all information contained on this site with the original source, if known, and even then with the understanding that the official record might be wrong. The Provider may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality or Content or Postings at any time.

 

Third-party Content. Third-party content (including, without limitation, Postings) may appear on the website or may be accessible via links from the website. The Provider shall not be responsible for and assumes no liability for any infringement, mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any third-party content appearing on the website. The Subscriber understands that the information and opinions in the third-party content is neither endorsed by nor does it reflect the belief or opinion of the Provider. Further, information and opinions provided by employees and agents of the Provider in Interactive Areas are not necessarily endorsed by the Provider and do not necessarily represent the beliefs and opinions of the Provider.

 

Interactivity

Postings to be Lawful. If the Subscriber participates in Interactive Areas on this website, the Subscriber shall not post, publish, upload or distribute any Postings which are unlawful or abusive in any way. The Provider may delete Postings at any time for any reason without permission from the Subscriber.

 

Postings to be in User’s Name.  Postings shall be accompanied by the Subscriber’s real name and shall not be posted anonymously. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, if the applicable registration page for participation in an Interactive Area allows the Subscriber to create a screen name, the Subscriber may select and use a screen name that is not the Subscriber’s real name, provided that the Subscriber uses the Subscriber’s real name when registering for participation in the Interactive Area. Participants in Interactive Areas shall not misrepresent their identity or their affiliation with any person or entity.

 

No Monitoring of Postings. The Provider has no obligation to monitor or screen Postings and is not responsible for the Content in such Postings or any Content linked to or from such Postings. Provider however reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to monitor Interactive Areas, screen Postings, edit Postings, cause Postings not to be posted, published, uploaded or distributed, and to remove Postings, at any time and for any reason or no reason.

 

Non-Commercial Use only of Interactive Areas. Any Interactive Area is provided solely for personal use. Any unauthorized use of any Interactive Area of this website, its Content, or Postings is expressly prohibited.

 

Grant of Rights and Representations by the Subscriber. If the Subscriber uploads, posts or submits any User Content on a Service, the Subscriber represent to the Provider that the Subscriber has all the necessary legal rights to upload, post or submit such User Content and that it will not violate any law or the rights of any person. The Subscriber agrees that upon uploading, posting or submitting information on the Services, the Subscriber grants the Provider, its respective affiliates and successors a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, distribute, publicly perform, display, reproduce, and create derivative works from User Content in any and all media, in any manner, in whole or part, without any duty to compensate the Subscriber. The Subscriber also grants the Provider the right to authorize the use of User Content, or any portion thereof, by users and others in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including the rights to feature User Content specifically on the Services and to allow other users or others to request access to User Content, such as, for example, through an RSS Feed.

 

We may also remove any User Content for any reason and without notice to the Subscriber. This includes all materials related to use of the Services or membership, including email accounts, postings, profiles or other personalized information the Subscriber has created while on the Services.

 

Contact Download Lists Terms and Conditions

Usage Restrictions. When a user downloads contact information from Provider, usage is not unlimited. Some restrictions apply to what the Subscriber may do with the .csv file:

 

The Subscriber IS permitted to:

  • Forward the email message containing links to the files the Subscriber ordered to a different email account than the one the Subscriber entered on the order, as long as it belongs to the Subscriber. For example, the Subscriber may forward the email delivery message from the Subscriber’s business email account to the Subscriber’s personal email account.
  • Share the file with other people in the Subscriber’s company or persons acting on behalf of Subscriber.
  • Save the file on multiple computers.
  • Access any file the Subscriber has ordered from the Provider from any computer by logging in to the website.

 

The Subscriber IS NOT permitted to:

  • Republish or resell the information, including charging anyone to access it in any way, or provide the contact information to a third party whether directly in any media or indirectly through incorporation in a database, marketing list, report or otherwise, or use or permit the use of the information to generate any statistical or other information that is or will be provided to third parties.
  • Use the information provided to violate the CAN-SPAM Act or any other applicable local, state, federal and international laws, rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Forward the email message containing link(s) to the files(s) the Subscriber ordered to anyone outside of the Subscriber’s organization without the Provider’s express permission to do so. The Subscriber must contact the Provider to request permission to do so. The Provider considers each request on a case-by-case basis.
  • Share the information with corporate members or affiliate organizations of the Subscriber’s organization, unless the Subscriber’s purchase was made for that specific organization and only for that specific organization’s purpose.
  • Use a single annual subscription to the website to use the low rates Subscribers get to download contact files for multiple clients.
  • Upload the file(s) or any information contained therein to the public Internet.
  • Hotlink” to the file(s) URL(s) on the website from any other Internet site.

 

Severability. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. Each term and provision of this Agreement shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law and any invalid, illegal or unenforceable term or provision shall be deemed replaced by a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid, illegal or unenforceable term or provision.