Terms and Conditions

1 The Use of InfluenceMap.org

1.1 Accessing Our Site

We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may allow access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, only to users who have registered with us. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your Internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

1.2 Using Our Site

Without our written consent you may not engage in the use of the information in our site for the following activities, set out below:

  • For any commercial purposes

  • In a tradable index or investment product

  • In a subscription or fee based database service

  • To be republished, packaged or resold for commercial purposes

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation

  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards set out below

  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation

  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms and Conditions contained herein

  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our site; and/or any equipment or network on which our site is stored

  • Not to use our scoring and other content in a disaggregated manner so as to misrepresent the overall meaning and intent of the content. As an example, the overall LobbyMap scoring of companies is derived from numerous (often thousands) of evidence points, archived and scored on the LobbyMap.org platform. It would be misrepresentative to isolate any one or any few of these scored evidence pieces as representative of the overall score of the company or entity concerned.

1.3 Linking To Our Site

You may link to a public page of our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. It is your responsibility to ensure that any link you establish from any website that is not owned by you is permitted by that website. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

1.4 Links From Our Site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

2 Information on Our Site

2.1 Intellectual Property Rights

InfluenceMap CIC is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and of the material published on it (with exceptions as noted in 2.2). We own the intellectual property rights to our methodology (see our Methodology section as posted on InfluenceMap.org) and its applications as displayed on our site as well as the branding and graphics on our site. You may not transfer or use our methodology in any manner without our written permission. You may retrieve and view content from our site, print off one copy of individual pages, and may store these pages for research, your personal use, or other non-commercial use provided that wherever you cite the data, you credit “InfluenceMap.org” as the source, with the appropriate landing page if relevant. You may also use content from our site in editorial content, provided that you credit “InfluenceMap.org” as the source. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text without prior written permission from InfluenceMap CIC.

2.2 External Material on Our Site

The exception to 2.1 is in the case where we may refer to via Web hyperlinks or references of publication, externally published material. We may include extracts and/or scanned documents and/or Web page snap shots. All intellectual property rights of these external materials are held by the original publishers as noted in our reference or on the scanned documents and/or Web page snap shots themselves. We make no claim over such materials but note that they are or were in the recent past (as noted on the date of publication by InfluenceMap.org of the external material on our site) in the public domain and thus available in their entirety at no charge to any interested party. We make no claim as to the accuracy or quality of external material presented on our site but make all efforts to post only information from reputable media and disclosure routes, directly published information by an entity we are scoring and/or governmental information sources. Should you be aware of any defamatory, false or otherwise harmful information be present on our site as external material, we would request you notify us for our immediate review and revision as necessary.

2.3 Reliance On Information Posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Any parties taking investment or other commercial decisions based on materials on our site are advised to review the full sources we quote and associated peripheral information and materials available publicly, along with suitable professional advice prior to decision. The information presented on our site is not intended as investment advice.

2.4 Accuracy of Our Information

While we strive for accuracy and complete objectivity in the information contained within our site, we acknowledge that due to the large amount of stored information. The information and materials on this web site may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies. InfluenceMap CIC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, without any obligation and without any notice requirement and for any reason, to change, improve or correct the information and materials. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. All of the evidence-type information posted on our site in the form of either Web links, scanned documents or dated screen shots were sourced from publicly available sources at the time of posting.
2.5 Improvement of Our Information Should any interested parties be of the opinion that the information portrayed on our site be inaccurate or; be unrepresentative of the organizations we describe, we are willing to consider updating and revising following such items being brought to our attention by interested parties. All such communications should be sent to us by email only to info@influencemap.org. We endeavor to respond to such requests in a timely manner.

2.6 Personal Data on Our Site

We aim to strictly adhere to the EU Data Protection Directive, including its 2012 revision with regards to relevant data collated by our site, including but not limited to user login details, cookies, browsing preferences and any email addresses held on our site as a result of our aggregation of publicly available data. Passwords are held using encryption so the user only has access. We strictly will not share user email addresses or information with third parties for any reason and will allow you full control over to opt out of any information (e.g. newsletters) we may send you.

3 Our Liability

3.1 Statement of Liability

Although the information provided to you on this web site is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, InfluenceMap CIC cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available to you for any particular purpose. We accept no liability for commercial or other decisions taken based on the information on InfluenceMap.org. Neither InfluenceMap CIC, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, nor its successors or assigns, nor any third-party vendor, will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur, arising from any failure or interruption of this web site, or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making this web site, the data contained herein or the products or services offered on this web site available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to, inability to access, or use of the web site or the data contained herein.

3.2 Jurisdiction And Applicable Law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

InfluenceMap.org is a site operated and owned by InfluenceMap CIC Number 9480976, Registered in England with operational offices at: 1 Long Ln, London SE1 4PG. All enquiries to InfluenceMap should be addressed by email only to: info@influencemap.org.