Terms and Conditions

Terms of Service for Open Maine Politics

If you require any more information or have any questions about our Terms of Service, please feel free to contact us by email at james.cook@openmepolitics.com.


These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full and without reservation. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

License to use website

You may view, download and print pages, files or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.  Please cite us if you plan to discuss such work formally.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of openmepolitics.com or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to this website without openmepolitics.com’s express written consent.
This includes:

  • scraping
  • data mining
  • data extraction
  • data harvesting
  • ‘framing’ (iframes)
  • Article ‘Spinning’

That said, we encourage open sharing of public data and are happy to discuss such possibilities by e-mail: please contact james.cook@openmepolitics.com.

You must not use this website or any part of it to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without the express written consent of openmepolitics.com.

User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to openmepolitics.com a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in existing or future media.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or openmepolitics.com or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

Openmepolitics.com reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on the servers of openmepolitics.com, or hosted or published upon this website.

Openmepolitics.com does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.  The publication of user content on openmepolitics.com should not be interpreted as an endorsement of such content.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. openmepolitics.com makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, openmepolitics.com does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

You accept that, as a non-profit enterprise, openmepolitics.com offers this website as a public service. We offer the information we share on an as-is basis.  If you suspect that the information we provide is in error, which is always a possibility, we encourage you to check our information against other available sources, including the Maine State Government website mainelegislature.org. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against openmepolitics.com or its authors in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Limitations of liability

openmepolitics.com will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to openmepolitics.com’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, openmepolitics.com may take such action as openmepolitics.com deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, deleting your posts to the website prohibiting you from accessing the website, and blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website.


Openmepolitics.com may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.  If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with openmepolitics.com’s Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and openmepolitics.com in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

About these website Terms of Service

These terms and conditions are adapted, with permission, from source material at Privacy Policy Online.

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