Last updated March 2021
Welcome to our site: https://stateandfed.com/ (the "Site" or "Website"), which is owned and operated by the company of STATE AND FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (herein referred to as "STATE & FEDERAL", "we", "us", or "our").
STATE & FEDERAL provides government compliance information and consulting services to companies, organizations, and lobbyists. By providing accurate, timely, and comprehensive information to our clients, we enable them to achieve and maintain strict compliance with government laws regarding lobbying, and other political and procurement activities, at every level of government. Additionally, we publish online Executive Source Guides on lobbying laws, political contributions, and procurement lobbying. Through our ALERTS consulting services, we assist clients with lobbying disclosure compliance at federal, state, and municipal levels of government. We also offer C-3 (Corporate Contribution Compliance) services to provide information to corporations making political contributions with corporate dollars.
Our Site is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older, and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. You may not use our Site if you are under the age of 18. By using our Site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with STATE & FEDERAL and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use our Site.
By using the Site, you represent and warrant that:
(b) You are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside;
(c) You will not access the Site through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script, or otherwise;
(d) You will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and
(e) Your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).
This Site and all digital content in any form on the Site, including all designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, audio, information, applications, and other files, and their selection and arrangement (each, "Digital Content") are the exclusive property of STATE & FEDERAL, its licensors, or other third parties and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Visitors may not modify, transmit, publish, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Digital Content, in whole or in part.
The STATE & FEDERAL logos are proprietary trademarks and may not be used in connection with any product or material that is not provided by STATE & FEDERAL, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among Visitors, or in any manner that disparages or discredits STATE & FEDERAL.
All other trademarks displayed on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners and may only be used with the permission of the owner. The display of the trademarks of third parties constitutes neither: (i) an endorsement or recommendation of those third parties; nor (ii) an endorsement of STATE & FEDERAL by those third parties.
Provided that you are eligible to use the Site, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Site and to download or print a copy of any portion of the content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in and to the Site, the Digital Content, and any Site marks.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on our Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent the following information:
(a) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(b) Identification of the URL or other specific location on the Site where the material you claim is infringing is located;
(c) Your name, address, telephone number, email address, and statement that you are an authorized person to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;
(d) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(e) An affidavit submitted by you, sworn to, and made under the penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are an authorized agent to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Pursuant to Section 512 of the Copyright Revision Act, as amended by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, STATE & FEDERAL designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement:
STATE AND FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
80 S. Summit St., Suite 100
Akron, OH 44308
Attention: Copyright Notice
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE & FEDERAL may collect Visitor information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, when you subscribe to our e-newsletters and other marketing materials. When you provide information to STATE & FEDERAL in connection with your access to or use of the Site, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or other information regarding the Site ("Submissions") provided by you to us are non-confidential and shall become our sole property. We shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any lawful purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement or compensation to you. You hereby waive all moral rights to any such Submissions, and you hereby warrant that any such Submissions are original with you or that you have the right to submit such Submissions. You agree there shall be no recourse against us for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your Submissions.
(a) The creation, distribution, transmission, public display, or performance, and the accessing, downloading, or copying of your Contributions do not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party.
(d) Your Contributions are not false, inaccurate, or misleading.
(e) Your Contributions are not unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, mass mailings, or other forms of solicitation.
(f) Your Contributions are not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us).
(g) Your Contributions do not ridicule, mock, disparage, intimidate, or abuse anyone.
(h) Your Contributions are not used to harass or threaten (in the legal sense of those terms) any other person and to promote violence against a specific person or class of people.
(i) Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule.
(j) Your Contributions do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
(k) Your Contributions do not contain any material that solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner.
(l) Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law concerning child pornography, or otherwise intended to protect the health or well-being of minors.
(m) Your Contributions do not include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or physical handicap.
By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding the Site, you agree that we can use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
We do not assert any ownership over your Contributions. You retain full ownership of all of your Contributions and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your Contributions. We are not liable for any statements of representations in your Contributions provided by you in any area on the Site. You are solely responsible for your Contributions to the Site and you expressly agree to exonerate us from any and all responsibility and to refrain from any legal action against us regarding your Contributions.
The following terms apply when you use a mobile application obtained from either the Apple Store or Google Play (each an "App Distributor") to access the Site: (1) the license granted to you for our mobile application is limited to a non-transferable license to use the application on a device that utilizes the Apple iOS or Android operating systems, as applicable, and in accordance with the usage rules set forth in the applicable App Distributor's terms of service;
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend our Site, and any service or material we provide on our Site, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Site, or the entirety of our Site, to users, including registered users.
To access our Site or any of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain reiteration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of our Site that all the information you provide on our Site is correct, current, and complete.
If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to our Site or portions of it using your username, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
We have the right to disable any username, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms and Conditions.
You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of our Site, including by, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging on to a server or an account which you are not authorized to access; (b) using any portion of our Site for unintended purposes or trying to change the behavior of our Site; (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or breach security authentication measures without proper authorization; (d) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including without limitation via means of submitting a virus to our Site, overloading, flooding, spamming, mailbombing or crashing; (e) forging any Transmission Control protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting; or (f) forging communications on behalf of STATE & FEDERAL (impersonating STATE & FEDERAL) or to our Site (impersonating as a legitimate user).
We may prosecute you to the full extent of the law for any violation of these Terms.
You may not access or use the Site for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site available. The Site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.
As a user of the Site, you agree not to:
(a) Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
(b) Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords.
(c) Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the Content contained therein.
(d) Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.
(e) Use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.
(f) Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.
(g) Use the Site in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.
(h) Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.
(i) Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site.
(j) Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party's uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Site or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Site.
(k) Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
(l) Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
(m) Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.
(n) Sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
(o) Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats ("gifs"), 1x1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as "spyware" or "passive collection mechanisms" or "pcms").
(p) Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site.
(q) Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Site to you.
(r) Attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to the Site, or any portion of the Site.
(t) Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.
(u) Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Site, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.
(v) Use a buying agent or purchasing agent to make purchases on the Site.
(w) Make any unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses.
(x) Use the Site as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Site and/or the Content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER STATE & FEDERAL, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO WE OR THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND WE WILL ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE.
IN NO EVENT WILL STATE & FEDERAL, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DISTRIBUTING THE SITE OR THE CONTENT INCLUDED THEREIN, BE LIABLE IN CONTRACT, IN TORT (INCLUDING FOR ITS OWN NEGLIGENCE) OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING STRICT LIABILITY) FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, LOSS OF USE OR SIMILAR ECONOMIC LOSS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In addition to terminating or suspending your account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
Visitors agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless STATE & FEDERAL and its affiliates and their respective directors, members, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of the use of the Site, including but not limited to, the violation of this Agreement, or infringement of any intellectual property rights.
Through the Bureau of Industry and Security and its use of the Export Administration Regulations, the United States government has implemented export control laws that regulate the export and re-export of technology originating from within the United States. This technology includes the electronic transmission of information or software. The export control laws regulate the exporting or re-exporting of this technology to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. As a Visitor you agree to abide by these laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the Export Administration Act, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Arms Export Control Act and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Digital Content from the Site to either a foreign national or foreign destination in violation of such laws.
The Site may include links to sites owned and maintained by third parties not related to STATE & FEDERAL (collectively referred to as "Third-Party Sites"). Any such links to the websites or other properties of third parties are provided for your convenience only, and such links do not imply endorsement by STATE & FEDERAL or affiliation of such Third-Party Sites or the content contained therein. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content, or products located through any Third-Party Sites. You should contact those Third-Party Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links. Your use of any Third-Party Sites is subject to the terms & conditions of use and privacy policies of those sites. We encourage you to review all of the Third-Party Sites' policies.
STATE & FEDERAL disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability, or validity concerning any Third-Party Sites and their product or content offerings, and you agree that any recourse for dissatisfaction or problems with any Third-Party Sites must be directed to the third party and not STATE & FEDERAL.
Any opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, are those of the third party and not of STATE & FEDERAL.
If the Parties are unable to resolve a Dispute through informal negotiations, the Dispute (except those Disputes expressly excluded below) will be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WITHOUT THIS PROVISION, YOU WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL. The arbitration shall be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") and, where appropriate, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes ("AAA Consumer Rules"), both of which are available at the AAA website: www.adr.org. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the AAA Consumer Rules and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by either Party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. Except where otherwise required by the applicable AAA rules or applicable law, the arbitration will take place in Summit, Ohio. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Parties may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
In no event shall any Dispute brought by either Party related in any way to the Site be commenced more than one (1) years after the cause of action arose. If this provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, then neither Party will elect to arbitrate any Dispute falling within that portion of this provision found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within the courts listed for jurisdiction above, and the Parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.
The Parties agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the Dispute between the Parties individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (a) no arbitration shall be joined with any other proceeding; (b) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (c) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons.
You assume all knowledge of applicable laws and are responsible for compliance with any such laws. You may not use the Site in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations, or other government requirements..
Furthermore, we make no representation that Digital Content on the Site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where such Digital Content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with those local laws and regulations.
STATE AND FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by and for us.
STATE & FEDERAL will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.
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