Terms of Service
PLEASE READ THIS
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND
The public records search services (“Services”) available at this
website ( “Website”) are provided by Records Authority. By your purchase and
use of the Services, you agree to be bound by and comply with the terms and
obligations of these terms of service agreement (“Agreement”). Please review this Agreement thoroughly,
as it governs your use of the Services and your relationship with Records
Authority. If you do not agree to comply with the terms of this Agreement, you
should not use the Services.
We may revise and update this Agreement from
time to time. If you are a registered user, we may attempt to inform you of any
material changes by notification to the email address you have provided as part
of your registration information. Otherwise, you may view the most recent
Agreement on this website.
note: this Agreement applies
only to your purchase and use of the Records Authority Services and the public
records information it supplies. It does not apply to your use of the Website
or any content or other services offered thereon, for which the Website may
have its own terms.
Use of Services and Data
Conditioned on your compliance with
this Agreement and fulfillment of any applicable payment obligations, we grant
to you a personal, limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use the
Services. We reserve all rights of ownership in the Services not expressly
granted to you. We or our licensors own all rights, title and interest in and
Services and its content, including all
copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights (“Records
You agree that you shall not use the Services in
any manner that violates any applicable law, regulation, or term of this
Agreement. Specifically, you agree that you will not (i) access or attempt to
access any account that you are not authorized to access, (ii) modify or attempt
to modify the Services in any manner or form,
(iii) copy, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Records
Authority Content, (iv) exploit the Records Authority Content in any
unauthorized way whatsoever, including but not limited to, by trespass or
burdening network capacity, or (v) sublicense, sell, resell, or otherwise convey
the Services or any elements thereof.
You agree that you shall not use the Services,
or any information or data you may receive through use of the Services
(“Data”), for any unlawful purpose. Examples of unlawful purposes include, but
are not limited to: stalking or harassing any individual; requesting
information under false pretenses; determining the credit worthiness or
eligibility of any individual; employment screening; licensing eligibility and any other purpose covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C.
sec. 1681 et seq., (“FCRA”).
Your violation of any terms of this Agreement
may result in automatic termination of the licenses granted hereunder and your
right to use the Services. We reserve the right
at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for such termination or
Data provided through the Services is intended for personal use only, and
is not to be used for commercial or business purposes. You further agree that you shall not access,
reproduce, duplicate, sell, resell, transfer, or exploit any Data for any commercial
NOTE: Records Authority is not a “consumer reporting agency” as
defined under the Fair Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), 15 U.S.C. §
1681 et seq., as amended, and the Data or other information in our databases has not been
collected in whole or in part for the purpose of furnishing “consumer reports,”
as defined by the FCRA. Rather, the Data or other information has been obtained
by us as a result of being publicly available to us for our possession, use and
dissemination, and the Services and Data are not intended or expected to be
used to (a) establish a consumer's eligibility for personal credit or
insurance; (b) assess risks associated with existing consumer credit obligations;
or (c) evaluate an individual for employment, promotion, reassignment or
retention (including employment of household workers such a nannies,
housekeepers, or contractors) or in conjunction with assessing the merits of
entering into any other personal business transaction with another individual.
You agree and understand that you may not and will not use the Services or Data
for any of the aforementioned purposes.
Records Authority offers unregistered users the ability to perform free preliminary searches prior to purchasing a Records Authority membership. These searches are intended only to verify that information about the subject of the search exists in our database, and is provided as a reference only. You agree and acknowledge that the results of free preliminary searches may not match results obtained from paid Premium Searches based on the same search parameters.
You must be
18 years of age or older to purchase and use the Services. Any advertisements
for the Services, regardless of source, are only intended for individuals who
are 18 years of age or older. By purchasing or using the Services, you affirm
that you are 18 years of age or older.
You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete
information during the registration process (“Registration Information”). You are solely
responsible for maintaining the security of your Registration Information, and
for any and all use of your account. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Records
Authority for losses incurred by you or another party due to any use of your
account by a third party, whether authorized or unauthorized. You agree to notify us
in writing immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of or access to your
Terms of Purchase
Payment of your Membership Fee must be made with either a
valid credit or debit card (“Payment Information”). If your Payment Information
is insufficient, or not accurate, current, and complete, and you do not notify
us promptly when such information changes, we may suspend or terminate your
account and refuse any use the Services.
Membership is on a non-recurring
subscription basis (in other words, you pay only once). The duration of the
subscription will depend on the subscription level you have purchased. After
payment of the Membership Fee, you will gain access to the following searches: Basic
Arrest/Warrant Search, Basic Background Check, Preliminary State Criminal
Records Search, Basic Sex Offender Search, People Search by Name, People Search
by Address, Reverse Landline Phone search, Reverse IP Search, Birth Records
Search, Marriage/Divorce Records Search, Death Records Search, Inmate Search,
Relative Search, Neighborhood Check, and Business Name Search. Please note that
the above mentioned searches may change without notice.
Our Premium Reports are not included in your Membership Fee; if
you request a Premium Report, additional fees will apply. Fees paid per Premium
Report will be used to access third party data sources that may offer
information otherwise not available. As with all reports, Data collected and
offered within each report will vary based on availability.
and understand that except as otherwise indicated, you will be charged for each
Premium Report you order, regardless of whether such Premium Report yields any
results, and regardless of whether such Premium Report or record therein
contains incorrect information or no information at all.
Premium Search Access
Access to certain search
reports may require you to upgrade to Premium Search Access. In addition, some search details not found in our database
may be available within third party data sources that are available to Premium
Search Access account holders. Premium Search Access membership upgrades are
offered by InteliGator.com, a partner company. When upgrading to Premium Search
Access service, you will receive a 3-day trial. If you decide to cancel on or
before the expiration of the trial period, you will only be charged for the
trial period. Otherwise, you will be charged a recurring monthly fee until you
cancel, which you can do at any time. To cancel your first scheduled recurring
charge for Premium Search Access, you must contact InteliGator.com within the
3-day trial period by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do
not contact Records Authority directly with any Premium Search Access
Copyrights and Trademarks
The Records Authority Content is owned by
Records Authority and/or its licensors, and may be protected by copyright,
trademark, patent, trade secret, and/or other laws. Records Authority and/or
its licensors own and retain all rights, including the worldwide copyright, in
the Records Authority Content solely and exclusively, for the duration of the
rights in each country, in all languages, and throughout the universe. You agree that you will not use the Records
Authority Content in any way whatsoever except as in compliance with the terms
of this Agreement. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell,
distribute, redistribute, or create derivatives works based on the Records
Authority Content, and you shall not exploit the Records Authority Content in
any unauthorized way whatsoever, including but not limited to, by trespass or
burdening network capacity. You agree not to alter or delete any proprietary
notices from Records Authority Content downloaded or printed.
All brand and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Records Authority or their respective owners. You
agree that you shall not use any of such without express permission from the
trademark owner, except as permitted by applicable law.
represent and warrant that (i) all Registration Information provided by you is
correct and current, and (ii) your use of the Services will comply with all applicable laws, and does not
violate the rights, including intellectual property rights, of any third party.
We provide access to Data compiled and
maintained by third parties. We do not create, review, verify, or guarantee the
accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, or sufficiency of such Data. Records
Authority is not necessarily affiliated with, endorsed by, or compensated by
these third parties.
The Website may be owned and operated by a third
party. We do not necessarily create, review, verify, or guarantee the accuracy,
completeness, appropriateness, or sufficiency of any such third-party Website
or any content, products, services, or links available thereon. Your use of the
Website is at your own risk.
THE DATA AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. RECORDS AUTHORITY
MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, RECORDS AUTHORITY DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT,
OR OTHER VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS.
RECORDS AUTHORITY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY
REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR
THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE DATA OR THE SERVICES.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND DATA IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Records Authority is not affiliated with the
United States Government or any Federal or State government agency.
Limitation of Liability
RECORDS AUTHORITY IS
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF ANY WEBSITE,
NETWORK, COMPUTER SYSTEMS, SERVERS, PROVIDERS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, OR SOFTWARE,
OR FOR ANY FAILURE DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE
INTERNET OR THE
COMBINATION THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO USERS OR TO ANY COMPUTER
OR OTHER DEVICE ON OR THROUGH WHICH THE SERVICES OR DATA IS PROVIDED. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH,
RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES OR DATA, OR FROM THE CONDUCT OF ANY USERS OF THE SERVICES OR DATA, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE.
RECORDS AUTHORITY, ITS
VENDORS, officers, DIRECTORS, managers, SHAREHOLDERS, employees, affiliates,
agents, contractors, OR licensors, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR (I) LOST INCOME,
LOST PROFItS, LOSS OF DATA, ANY direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special
or consequential damages, OR CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, (II) any loss or damage
of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or reliance upon THE
COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF any DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES. THESE
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY FOR SUCH LOSSES WILL APPLY even if WE HAVE BEEN
advised of OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF their possibility.
RECORDS AUTHORITY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING UNDER
OR WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES PAID BY YOU.
You agree to indemnify, defend,
and hold harmless Records
Authority and its
officers, directors, agents, employees, partners, affiliates, and licensors
from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any
third party due to or arising out of your use of the Services, the Website, the Data, your
violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.
We reserve the right to terminate or restrict
your account and/or access to the Services for any reason, or for no reason
whatsoever; including, without limitation, if we in our sole discretion
consider your use to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of
this Agreement. We may, but shall be under no obligation to, provide you with a
warning prior to termination or restriction of your use of the Services. We
will not be liable to you or any third party for such termination, or restriction
of your account and/or access.
The Website may contain links to third party
websites. We do not necessarily control or endorse these third-party sites, or
any goods or services sold on those sites. These sites may contain materials
that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. You acknowledge and agree that
we are not responsible or liable for any content or other materials on these
third party sites.
Any dispute concerning the Services, the Data,
or this Agreement will be settled by binding arbitration in Boston,
Massachusetts, in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the
American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award made by the
arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. You
acknowledge that agreeing to such binding arbitration constitutes a waiver of
your right to a jury trial, and that this agreement to arbitrate is voluntary
and not legally required. If any arbitration or legal action or similar
proceeding is instituted by either party concerning the payment of our fees or
costs advanced hereunder, the prevailing party will be entitled to collect its
reasonable attorneys’ fees, in addition to any other relief the party may
The failure of Records Authority to
exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not
constitute a waiver of such right or provision. This Agreement constitutes the
entire agreement between you and Records Authority, and governs your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Records
Authority (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of this
No agency, partnership, joint venture,
employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created
by this agreement.
If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or
unenforceable, that portion will be construed in a manner consistent with
applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of
the parties, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect.
Our failure to enforce any right or provisions in this Agreement will not
constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
If you have any questions or
concerns about this Agreement or any Records Authority product or service,
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