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LittleSis Account User 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, which allows anyone with an Internet connection and World Wide Web browser to sign up for an account and alter its content. That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information in LittleSis; you usually will. However, LittleSis cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given page may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone armed with inaccurate information.

The LittleSis team is constantly keeping an eye on the data pulled in from our bots as well as the work of our analysts. 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 GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL); neither is anyone at LittleSis responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on LittleSis or any of its associated projects.

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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: [email protected] Snail mail: Public Accountability Initiative, 49 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202

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

9,720,285 Citations
1,600,732 Relationships
276,638 People
115,529 Organizations
78,056 Business People
33,795 Businesses
18,724 Political Fundraising Committees
13,500 Academics
12,435 Lobbyists
10,599 Lawyers
10,324 Public Officials
9,169 Political Candidates
8,039 Private Companies
5,669 Elected Representatives
5,015 Government Bodies
4,872 Other Not-for-Profits
4,472 Media Personalities
4,166 Schools
3,269 Philanthropies
3,200 Public Companies
2,165 Individual Campaign Committees
1,839 Other Campaign Committees
1,774 Membership Organizations
1,664 Lobbying Firms
1,112 Law Firms
999 Industry/Trade Associations
598 Policy/Think Tanks
594 Consulting Firms
582 PACs
490 Public Intellectuals
402 Media Organizations
386 Cultural/Arts
345 Government-Sponsored Enterprises
343 Political Parties
297 Government Advisory Bodies
288 Labor Unions
242 Professional Associations
184 Social Clubs
178 Public Relations Firms
176 Academic Research Institutes
64 Elite Consensus Groups