LittleSis Account User Agreement

LittleSis.org welcomes members of the public to join our community and contribute to our database. However, we reserve the right to restrict accounts that contribute information not suitable for our database. The LittleSis staff is responsible for making editorial decisions about database contributions.

All LittleSis analysts are required to accept to the following agreement:

I understand that LittleSis’s mission is to track people and groups with inordinate wealth, influence on public policy, and access to government officials. As a LittleSis analyst it is my responsibility to ensure that information I contribute is relevant to the site’s mission, accurate, and documented by publicly available original sources on the internet. The LittleSis staff can revoke my editing privileges or disable my account if they believe I am not following these guidelines in good faith. LittleSis staff can revoke my editing privileges and remove any edits, maps, or lists that I create that are in violation of these terms of use including:

  • Contributions that promote violence or hate against a marginalized group or use hate speech
  • Contributions that fall outside the purview of our mission to track people and groups with inordinate wealth and influence
  • Contributions that spam the database

I understand that if I am in violation of any of these terms of use my account will be restricted from editing while LittleSis staff investigate and delete any data that is inappropriate for the site. If the violation occurred by accident I can appeal to have my editing restrictions lifted, however this is at the discretion of LittleSis staff. Repeated violations will result in a suspension of my LittleSis account.

No formal peer review

LittleSis is an online open-content collaborative project that accepts contributions from the general public. Although the LittleSis team is constantly keeping an eye on the data pulled in from our bots as well as the work of our analysts, LittleSis cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. Analysts themselves are encouraged to keep an eye out for mistakes made by other users. That’s how a wiki works. However, LittleSis is not uniformly peer reviewed; while users may correct errors or engage in casual review, they have no legal duty to do so and thus all information read here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever.

None of the authors, contributors, sponsors, administrators, sysops, or anyone else connected with LittleSis in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

No contract; limited license

Please make sure that you understand that the information provided here is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual LittleSis contributors, any project administrators, sysops or anyone else who is in any way connected with this project or sister projects subject to your claims against them directly. You are being granted a limited license to copy anything from this site; it does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of LittleSis or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

There is no agreement or understanding between you and LittleSis regarding your use or modification of this information beyond the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. LittleSis is not responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on LittleSis or any of its associated projects.


Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights, personality rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited on LittleSis are the property of their respective owners. Their use here does not imply that you may use them for any other purpose other than for the same or a similar informational use as contemplated by the original authors of these LittleSis pages under the CC licensing scheme. Unless otherwise stated LittleSis is neither endorsed nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such LittleSis can not grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.

Jurisdiction and legality of content

Publication of information found in LittleSis may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The LittleSis database is stored on a server in the United States of America, and is maintained in reference to the protections afforded under local and federal law. Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. LittleSis does not encourage the violation of any laws; and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce, or republish the information contained herein.

DMCA Compliance

The Public Accountability Initiative (PAI) strives to ensure that the content hosted on LittleSis.org complies with copyright laws, and that users comply with copyright laws in uploading content to LittleSis.org. It is our policy to respond expeditiously to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

If PAI receives proper notification of copyright infringement, we will take steps to remove the infringing material. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes infringement, or your intellectual property rights have otherwise been violated, you can request that the content be removed under the DMCA. To make such a request, please contact our designated agent:

Email: copyright@public-accountability.org

Snail mail: Public Accountability Initiative, 66 Elmwood Ave #191 Buffalo, NY 14222

In accordance with Section 512(i)(1)(a) of the DMCA, PAI will, in appropriate circumstances, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

Data Summary

10,191,060 Citations
1,683,077 Relationships
284,965 People
121,722 Organizations
80,906 Business People
35,360 Businesses
20,558 Political Fundraising Committees
13,776 Academics
12,533 Lobbyists
11,106 Lawyers
10,966 Public Officials
10,201 Political Candidates
8,407 Private Companies
5,974 Elected Representatives
5,227 Government Bodies
5,225 Other Not-for-Profits
4,909 Media Personalities
4,314 Schools
3,457 Philanthropies
3,241 Public Companies
2,185 Individual Campaign Committees
1,902 Membership Organizations
1,865 Other Campaign Committees
1,719 Lobbying Firms
1,122 Law Firms
1,047 Industry/Trade Associations
689 Consulting Firms
674 PACs
652 Policy/Think Tanks
541 Public Intellectuals
464 Media Organizations
462 Cultural/Arts
451 Government-Sponsored Enterprises
368 Political Parties
357 Government Advisory Bodies
303 Labor Unions
283 Professional Associations
224 Academic Research Institutes
210 Social Clubs
193 Public Relations Firms
92 Elite Consensus Groups