Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to the USAFacts.org website (this “Site”). This Site is owned and operated by USAFacts Institute, a Delaware nonprofit, nonstock corporation (“USAFacts”). The terms and conditions under which you may use this Site are set forth below and on the Privacy Policy page. Both this page and the Privacy Policy page are hereafter collectively referred to as the “Terms & Conditions”. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by the agreement set forth in the Terms & Conditions.

You need to check the Terms & Conditions periodically for updates because your continued use of this Site signifies your acceptance of any changes to the agreement described in the Terms & Conditions. The date this page was last updated is set forth at the bottom of this page. The date the Privacy Policy was last updated is set forth at the bottom of that page.

USAFacts Intellectual Property

The USAFacts name and USAFacts-branded seals, logos, and related marks are trademarks/design marks of USAFacts. USAFacts reserves all rights in such marks.

The government facts and figures (as well as United States government-authored reports) cited or quoted in this Site are not subject to domestic copyright or other intellectual property right protections in the United States, unless otherwise noted. The other content of this Site (including text, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, video material, audio material, and software — collectively, the “intellectual property”) and all materials for which a source citation is not provided, however, are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States, as well as international conventions and the laws of other countries. This intellectual property is owned or controlled by USAFacts or the party credited as the source of the intellectual property. In addition, USAFacts owns the copyright to this Site as a collective work and/or compilation.

Although the government facts and figures noted in this Site may be freely used, you are not authorized to use the trademarks, seals, or logos of USAFacts. Neither are you authorized to reproduce, copy, duplicate, sell, exploit for any commercial purpose, or otherwise use any other intellectual property of USAFacts for any purpose not authorized by the Terms & Conditions.

USAFacts grants you permission to browse this Site and occasionally copy and download small amounts of materials containing USAFacts intellectual property appearing on this Site for personal use on the following conditions: (a) that you maintain at all times on such copies all copyright, trademark and other notices contained on such personal copies; (b) that you do not reproduce or allow others to reproduce such copies of downloaded materials; (c) that no commercial use is ever made of such materials; and (d) that you comply with all other Terms & Conditions.

You are not allowed to modify or alter content posted on this Site. Neither are you allowed to decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any intellectual property on this Site.

Unless expressly allowed under the Terms & Conditions, or unless you do so with the signed written permission of an officer of USAFacts, you are not allowed to download, display, copy, distribute, publish, enter into a database, post, transmit or in any other way exploit any intellectual property on this Site. If you request such permission, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or writing to us at USAFacts Institute; P.O. Box 1558; Bellevue, Washington 98009-1558.

Proper Use of Site

You may not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful, that is intended to damage this Site, or that is prohibited by the Terms & Conditions. Your communications with or through this Site may not violate any applicable local, state, federal, national or international law. If you violate the Terms & Conditions, USAFacts reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity, including suspending or blocking your access to this Site.

You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify USAFacts, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, business associates, and suppliers from and against any actual or threatened claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Site in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate the Terms & Conditions or any applicable law.

Disclaimer of Warranty, Limitation of Liability, and Release

USAFacts does not guarantee the accuracy of information found on this Site and you rely on such information at your own risk. You should double-check all government data referenced on this Site by examining the sources cited.

THIS SITE, AND ALL ITS CONTENTS, IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS.” USAFacts MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, DATA ACCURACY, OR QUIET ENJOYMENT.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL USAFacts OR ANY OTHERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY CIRCUMSTANCE INVOLVING THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENTS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, MISDIRECTED OR REDIRECTED TRANSMISSIONS, FAILED INTERNET CONNECTIONS, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THIS SITE, LOST DATA, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, BREACH OF SECURITY, LINE FAILURE, DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OF THIS SITE, OR COMPUTER VIRUS, WORM, TROJAN HORSE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENT), EVEN IF YOU HAVE ADVISED USAFacts IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

USAFacts DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. WHILE USAFacts MAKES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE, YOU SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE OR THAT THIS SITE CONTAINS ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AVAILABLE. WE UNDERTAKE NO OBLIGATION TO VERIFY OR MAINTAIN THE CURRENCY OF SUCH INFORMATION.

Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain damages, losses or causes of action. In such event, USAFacts’ aggregate liability to you or any third party for such damages, losses or causes of action shall not exceed $100. Furthermore, you agree to bring any and all actions within one year of the date such action accrued, and that all actions brought after such date will be barred.

In the event that you have a dispute with USAFacts, you release USAFacts (and its officers, directors, employees and agents) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any such dispute. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code section 1542 which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain links to websites not operated by USAFacts (“third party websites”). Your use of third party websites is at your own risk. USAFacts assumes no responsibility for third party websites (including the accuracy of their content or materials) or services offered on third party websites, even if someone from USAFacts is quoted or leaves a comment on such a third party website.

No Waiver

Neither delay nor failure by USAFacts to enforce any of the Terms & Conditions, nor reliance by any person on USAFacts’ actions, constitutes a waiver of USAFacts’ rights under the Terms & Conditions. Only a specific, written waiver signed by an officer of USAFacts shall have any legal effect.

Severability

If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any clause or provision of the Terms & Conditions is illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future law, such clause or provision shall be deemed to be deleted and severed from the Terms & Conditions without affecting the enforceability of all remaining clauses or provisions.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms & Conditions (including the Privacy Policy) and any disputes arising under or related to the Terms & Conditions or to this Site, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, without reference to its conflict of law principles. Any such dispute shall be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts in King County, Washington. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of courts located in King County, Washington for any legal proceeding involving the Site, regardless of who initiated such legal proceeding.

For More Information

If you have any questions regarding the Terms & Conditions, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or writing to us at USAFacts Institute; P.O. Box 1558; Bellevue, Washington 98009-1558.

Changes to this Agreement

As noted above, your use of this Site constitutes agreement with the Terms & Conditions (which include the Privacy Policy). USAFacts reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter, or otherwise change this agreement at any time by updating this page or the Privacy Policy. The date this page was last updated is set forth below, and the date the Privacy Policy was last updated is set forth at the bottom of that page. Thus, it is important for you to periodically review each of these pages for changes. Your continued use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by such changes without limitation or qualification. If at any time you determine that you do not accept such changes, you must stop using this Site.

Last updated: April 18, 2017