TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Last updated March 2021

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE OR USING ANY OF ITS FEATURES, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE PLEASE REDIRECT YOUR BROWSER AND EXIT THE WEBSITE.

 

  1. General

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.

  1. Terms

This Terms & Conditions of Use Agreement ("Agreement", "Terms of Use", or "Terms") sets forth guidelines for the use and viewing of our Site. By browsing to the Site, you (as a "Visitor") agree to these Terms of Use. A "Visitor" is defined as any individual browsing the Site. These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity ("you") and STATE & FEDERAL, concerning your access to and use of the Site as well as any other media form, media channel, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto.

STATE & FEDERAL reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice. STATE & FEDERAL will post any changes to these Terms of Use on the Site. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of our Site thereafter. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of revised Terms and Conditions of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our Terms of Use, as they are binding on you. Supplemental terms and conditions or documents that may be posted on the Site from time to time are hereby expressly incorporated herein by reference. We will alert you about any changes by updating the "Last updated" date of these Terms, and you waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change.

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:

(a)    You have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Use;

(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).

  1. Copyright, Trademark, and Site Mark Information

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.

  1. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

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: info@stateandfed.com

  1. Voluntary Submission

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.

In addition to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as provided in STATE & FEDERAL's Privacy Policy which you can access by clicking here.

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.

  1. User Generated Contributions

The Site does not offer users to submit or post content. We may provide you with the opportunity to create, submit, post, display, transmit, perform, publish, distribute, or broadcast content and materials to us or on the Site, including but not limited to text, writings, video, audio, photographs, graphics, comments, suggestions, or personal information or other material (collectively, "Contributions"). Contributions may be viewable by other users of the Site and through third-party websites. As such, any Contributions you transmit may be treated in accordance with the Site Privacy Policy. When you create or make available any Contributions, you thereby represent and warrant that:

(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.

(b)    You are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, releases, and permissions to use and to authorize us, the Site, and other users of the Site to use your Contributions in any manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Use.

(c)    You have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in your Contributions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of your Contributions in any manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Use.

(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.

(n)    Your Contributions do not otherwise violate, or link to material that violates, any provision of these Terms of Use, or any applicable law or regulation.

Any use of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms of Use and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Site.

  1. Contribution License

You and the Site agree that we may access, store, process, and use any information and personal data that you provide following the terms of our Privacy Policy (https://guidebook.stateandfed.com/policy/privacy.asp) and your choices (including settings).

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.

  1. Mobile Application License

8.1.   Use License

If you access the Site via a mobile application, then we grant you a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to install and use the mobile application on wireless electronic devices owned or controlled by you, and to access and use the mobile application on such devices strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions of this mobile application license contained in these Terms of Use. You shall not: (1) decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, or decrypt the application; (2) make any modification, adaptation, improvement, enhancement, translation, or derivative work from the application; (3) violate any applicable laws, rules, or regulations in connection with your access or use of the application; (4) remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary notice (including any notice of copyright or trademark) posted by us or the licensors of the application; (5) use the application for any revenue generating endeavor, commercial enterprise, or other purpose for which it is not designed or intended; (6) make the application available over a network or other environment permitting access or use by multiple devices or users at the same time; (7) use the application for creating a product, service, or software that is, directly or indirectly, competitive with or in any way a substitute for the application; (8) use the application to send automated queries to any website or to send any unsolicited commercial e-mail; or (9) use any proprietary information or any of our interfaces or our other intellectual property in the design, development, manufacture, licensing, or distribution of any applications, accessories, or devices for use with the application.

8.2.   Apple and Android Devices

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;

(2) we are responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to the mobile application as specified in the terms and conditions of this mobile application license contained in these Terms of Use or as otherwise required under applicable law, and you acknowledge that each App Distributor has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the mobile application; (3) in the event of any failure of the mobile application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify the applicable App Distributor, and the App Distributor, in accordance with its terms and policies, may refund the purchase price, if any, paid for the mobile application, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the App Distributor will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the mobile application; (4) you represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. government as a "terrorist supporting" country and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. government list of prohibited or restricted parties; (5) you must comply with applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the mobile application, e.g., if you have a VoIP application, then you must not be in violation of their wireless data service agreement when using the mobile application; and (6) you acknowledge and agree that the App Distributors are third-party beneficiaries of the terms and conditions in this mobile application license contained in these Terms of Use, and that each App Distributor will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the terms and conditions in this mobile application license contained in these Terms of Use against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.

  1. Accessing the Website and Account Security

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.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site; and ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.

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.

  1. Prohibited Activities

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.

(s)     Copy or adapt the Site's software, including but not limited to Flash, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or other code.

(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.

  1. Disclaimer

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.

  1. Term and Termination

These Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Site. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THESE TERMS OF USE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY, DENY ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING BLOCKING CERTAIN IP ADDRESSES), TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR COVENANT CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS OF USE OR OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION. WE MAY TERMINATE YOUR USE OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE OR DELETE ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT YOU POSTED AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT WARNING, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION.  

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.

  1. Indemnification

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.

  1. Technology Export Control

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.

  1. Third-Party Content

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.

  1. Site Management

We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to: (1) monitor the Site for violations of these Terms of Use; (2) take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms of Use, including without limitation, reporting such user to law enforcement authorities; (3) in our sole discretion and without limitation, refuse, restrict access to, limit the availability of, or disable (to the extent technologically feasible) any of your Contributions or any portion thereof; (4) in our sole discretion and without limitation, notice, or liability, to remove from the Site or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way burdensome to our systems; and (5) otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.

  1. Governing Jurisdiction

The Site can be accessed from the United States and from other countries around the world. Although each of these jurisdictions have laws that may differ from those of the United States, by accessing the Site, if you are located outside of the United States, you agree that all matters relating to access to, or use of, the Site, or any other hyperlinked website, shall be governed by the federal laws of the United States without regard to any principals of conflicts of law. These Terms of Use and your use of the Site are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio.

  1. Dispute Resolution

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.

If for any reason, a Dispute proceeds in court rather than arbitration, the Dispute shall be commenced or prosecuted in the state and federal courts located in Summit, Ohio, and the Parties hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction, and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction in such state and federal courts. Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA) are excluded from these Terms of Use.

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.

  1. Compliance with Laws and International Use

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.

19.1.   General Data Protection Regulation

STATE & FEDERAL does not actively target or market to any EU member state and does not, to its knowledge, process or control any EU citizen personally identifiable information. Despite this fact, this Agreement in conjunction with our ur Privacy Policy, which you can access by clicking here.

Our Privacy Policy is intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (the "General Data Protection Regulation" or "GDPR") and provides appropriate protection and care with respect to the treatment of all Visitor information in accordance with the GDPR.

19.2.   California Consumer Protection Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act (" (""CCPA") provides California residents with specific rights as to the privacy and management of their information. These laws include the right to know what information a business has on its systems, how that information is used, a right to request it be deleted, a right to restrict use and disclosure of sensitive personal information, a right to correct any inaccurate information on our Site, and a right to request that we do not share your personal information. The STATE & FEDERAL Privacy Policy (https://guidebook.stateandfed.com/policy/privacy.asp) describes such rights related to the use of that information. If you would like to exercise your rights under CCPA, you may contact us at the following email addresses to submit your request:

STATE AND FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

privacyofficer@stateandfed.com

  1. Miscellaneous Terms

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement and understanding between us, superseding any prior agreements and understandings, and govern your use of the Site. Our failure to enforce or exercise any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially enforceable provisions) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and in full force and effect. You agree that these Terms of Use may be assigned by STATE & FEDERAL, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition or change of control. The section titles and headings in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect..

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by these Terms of Use.

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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