Terms and Conditions

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) form a binding contract between You and Convention of States Action (“COSA,” “we,” “us”, “our”) which operates OpenTheStates.com (“Site”).  Please review them carefully.  Your use of our Site will constitute your assent to be legally bound by these terms. If you do not agree with all of these terms, then do not use this Site.


Who may use this Site:

  • You may use OpentheStates.com if you are a U.S. resident over the age of 18 and you have not been banned from the Site or its forum.

  • You may create only  one account to access this Site.  


What you can share on the Site:

  • You may share content that is reasonably related to the purpose of the Site.

  • You may not share content that is in violation of our Site Rules.

  • You may not upload viruses or malicious code or share other content designed to impair the proper functioning of this site or electronic equipment owned, operated, or accessed by other users of this site.


Permissions you give us:

  • You retain intellectual property rights you may have in the material you post.  However, you grant us a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to host, use distribute, modify, copy, publicly display, and create derivative works of your content.  COSA may use this content to promote OpenTheStates.com and limited-government principles.

  • Permission to use your data in a manner consistent with our Privacy Policy.


Limits on Liability

  • This Site is provided “as is.”  We cannot guarantee that use of this site will always be safe, secure or error-free.  To the extent permitted by law we DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. 

  • We do not control what other people do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions and any content they share on the Site. 

  • Our liability shall be limited to the extent permitted by law and under no circumstances shall we be liable to you for indirect, special or consequential, punitive, or incidental damages related to your use of the Site.  


Deleting, Terminating, or Suspending your account:

  • You may delete your account at any time for any reason.

  • We may terminate or suspend your account at any time for any lawful reason. 


Amendments to These Terms

  • These Terms may be updated and amended from time to time.  Your continued use of our Site constitutes your agreement to and acceptance of such updated terms.  If you do not agree to and accept all of the updated terms, then do not continue to use this Site.