Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the www.whatiscrime.com Website and all content, services and products available at or through this Website (taken together, this Website). This Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, WhatisCrime.com’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Website by WhatisCrime.com (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using this Website. By accessing or using any part of this Website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access this Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by WhatisCrime.com, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. This Website is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old. By using this Website you are agreeing that you are at least 18 years old or older.

By using this Website you are also acknowledging and agreeing to these terms:

The accuracy, completeness, adequacy, usefulness or currency of the information on this Website is not warranted or guaranteed.

We have no duty to pre-screen the content on this Website and are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing any content.

Your use of information on this Website or anything linked to from this Website is at your own risk, is as-is, with all faults and as available.

We do not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information available on this Website and we specifically disclaim any representations or warranties, express or implied.

The information on this Website contains information collected from official court records at a past date. It is in reference to information contained in a particular court document which has been identified as the source.

No representation is made that we correctly identified the source, correctly identified the source court, correctly identified the source court doument, correctly identified the source date, or correctly identified the source authors or judges.

No representation is made that the court did a good job or got anything right.

No representation is made that the court documents correctly conveyed the true facts or law, past, present or future, or that this Website correctly conveys the court documents.

No representation is made that this information is still valid or has not been or will not be changed, corrected, modified, overruled, overturned, reversed, voided, repealed, sealed or proven untrue by subsequent legal proceedings or other means.

This Website does not provide any type of advice of any kind to anyone for any purpose.

This Website cannnot and does not provide any legal advice of any kind to anyone for any purpose. This Website is not an attorney or a law firm and does not engage in the practice of law.

Advertisements on this Website (including any advertisements for or by attorneys or other legal services) do not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and such attorneys, judges or courts, or between you and this Website. Information on this Website (including information about or by attorneys, judges or courts) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and such attorneys, judges or courts, or between you and this Website.

Information you submit is subject to our Privacy Policy, but it is not protected by any attorney-client privilege and, other than as stated in the Privacy Policy, you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality of any communications occurring by or through this Website.

No representation is made that this Website will be uninterrupted or error-free.

No representation is made regarding the identity of any person or entity regardless of the use of any name or names on this Website.

No representation is made that any particular name is a real name, a fake name, or an alias.

The names of any person or entity used are referencing names found in a particular court document and no representation is made that any particular name accurately identifies any particular person or entity. The names of any person or entity mentioned on this Website may not be used to identify any particular person or entity. Courts often use aliases and/or initials rather than real names to avoid identifying victims, witnesses or defendants. Moreover, many persons and/or entities have the same and/or similar name of other persons and/or entities. For example: many unrelated people are named “james smith.” If this Website says a jury found “james smith” guilty of a crime it may not be possible to identify which particular “James Smith” is referenced, or whether the name used is a real name or an alias, with or without utilizing additional resources.

You agree that in no event shall this Website, its employees, agents or owners be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting from the use of this Website.

By submitting Content to WhatisCrime.com for inclusion on this Website, you grant WhatisCrime.com a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting this Website and for any other purpose.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, WhatisCrime.com has the right (though not the obligation) to, in WhatisCrime.com’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in WhatisCrime.com’s reasonable opinion, violates any WhatisCrime.com policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of this Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in WhatisCrime.com’s sole discretion. WhatisCrime.com will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

All forms of data scraping, website scraping and all forms of data or content mining are expressly prohibited. You agree not use any of the data, information, or content on this Website for any purpose except as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service.

Payment and Renewal.

  • General Terms. By selecting a product or service, you agree to pay WhatisCrime.com the one-time and/or monthly or annual subscription fees indicated (additional payment terms may be included in other communications). Subscription payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Payments are not refundable.
  • Automatic Renewal. Unless you notify WhatisCrime.com before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a subscription, your subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such subscription (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time by submitting your request to WhatisCrime.com in writing.

Services & Advertising.

  • Fees; Payment. By signing up for any services and/or advertising account you agree to pay WhatisCrime.com the applicable setup fees and recurring fees. Applicable fees will be invoiced starting from the day your services and/or advertising account is established and in advance of using such services and/or advertising. WhatisCrime.com reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. Services can be canceled by you at anytime on thirty (30) days written notice to WhatisCrime.com.

Responsibility of Website Visitors. WhatisCrime.com has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to this Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating this Website, WhatisCrime.com does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. This Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. This Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. WhatisCrime.com disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of this Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material or content made available through the websites and webpages to which WhatisCrime.com links, and that link to WhatisCrime.com. WhatisCrime.com does not have any control over those non-WhatisCrime.com websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-WhatisCrime.com website or webpage, WhatisCrime.com does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. WhatisCrime.com disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-WhatisCrime.com websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. If you believe that material located on or linked to by WhatisCrime.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify WhatisCrime.com in accordance with WhatisCrime.com’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. WhatisCrime.com will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. WhatisCrime.com will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of this Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of WhatisCrime.com or others. In the case of such termination, WhatisCrime.com will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to WhatisCrime.com.

Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from WhatisCrime.com to you any WhatisCrime.com or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with WhatisCrime.com. WhatisCrime.com, the WhatisCrime.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with WhatisCrime.com, or this Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of WhatisCrime.com or WhatisCrime.com’s licensors and/or owners. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with this Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of this Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any WhatisCrime.com or third-party trademarks.

Advertisements. WhatisCrime.com reserves the right to display advertisements on this Website.

Changes. WhatisCrime.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to this Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. WhatisCrime.com may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through this Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Termination. WhatisCrime.com may terminate your access to all or any part of this Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your WhatisCrime.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using this Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a paid services account, such account can be terminated by WhatisCrime.com if you breach this Agreement. Also, WhatisCrime.com can terminate this Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service or for any other reasons or for no reason. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Additional Disclaimer of Warranties. This Website is provided “as is”. WhatisCrime.com and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither WhatisCrime.com nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that this Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, this Website at your own discretion and risk.

Additional Limitation of Liability. In no event will WhatisCrime.com, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to WhatisCrime.com under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. WhatisCrime.com shall have no liability for any failure or delay, including any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control.

General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of this Website will be in strict accordance with the WhatisCrime.com Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of this Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless WhatisCrime.com, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of this Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between WhatisCrime.com and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by WhatisCrime.com, or by the posting on WhatisCrime.com of a revised version. This Agreement, any access to or use of this Website will be governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Los Angeles, California, unless WhatisCrime.com in its sole discretion chooses otherwise. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules unless WhatisCrime.com in its sole discretion chooses otherwise. The arbitration shall take place in Los Angeles, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court unless WhatisCrime.com in its sole discretion chooses otherwise. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees unless WhatisCrime.com in its sole discretion chooses otherwise. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. unless WhatisCrime.com in its sole discretion may assign its rights under this Agreement without conditions. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.