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Purpose and Goals

CRSReports.com is a free web based repository of Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports. This digital library is dedicated to hosting an extensive collection of CRS documents. All information provided by CRSReports.com is publicly available and can be accessed for free without sign-up or registration. This growing collection of CRS reports is made freely available to policy makers (including Hill staffers who while off of the Hill may decide not to login into the Capitol intranet) and other users for purposes beneficial to our political system and the public.


Note to Users

CRSReports.com hosts but does not author CRS documents. CRS documents are written by the Congressional Research Service an information resource within the US Library of Congress. CRS does not serve members of the public directly, they focus solely on assisting and informing Congress. CRS serves the US federal legislative branch and in this manner indirectly serves the public.


Terms of Use

CRSReports.com allows any individual or organization who accesses, browses or uses the CRSReports.com (a "User") to search through its collection of CRS Reports and documents as well as its database.

Users are explicitly prohibited from the following (a) taking any action that imposes an unreasonable load on CRSReports.com's servers or infrastructure.*
(b) using any device or software that interferes with the working of the CRSReport.com or is intended to damage, interfere with,
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(c) violating anyone's rights of privacy.
(d) impeding anyone's rights to education and information.
(e) interfering with CRS staffs ability to fill their mission.
(f) using or attempting use a false identity.
(g) attempting to sue or otherwise to hold liable CRSReports.com
*Users who require exceptional bandwidth or access must gain approval from CRSReports.com prior to using CRSReports.com, we may provide an alternative data acquisition methods.


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While using CRSReports.com you are releasing collectable information that may be gathered. CRSReports.com uses Google Analytics to track visitation and usage. This 3rd party tracks the domain name of each visitor and each Visitor’s IP address, web pages requested and associated time stamps. Google Analytics collects this information, removes Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and provides the analysis to CRSReports.com. Google Analytics is owned by Google and their privacy policy can be read here.

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Copyright Policy

CRSReports.com respects intellectual property rights and other proprietary rights. CRSReports.com may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove certain content or disable access to content that appears to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights. If you believe that your copyrights have been violated by material(s) available on CRSReports.com please provide notice of your claims along with necessary details to verify your claim.


Disclaimer

The information provided by CRSReports.com is for informational and educational purposes only. It is hosted for information gathering and is protected by both the speech and debate clause', and the fair use doctrine of the Copyright Act as applied to the context of the legislative process.

CRSReports.com shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, liquidated, special, punitive or exemplary damages or penalties to Users, including, but not limited to, losses of business, revenue or profits, as a consequence of using any of the information available on CRSReports.com.

NO WARRANTY CLAUSE The data contained on CRSReports.com is made available without warranties of any kind. CRSReports.com expressly disclaims any representations and warranties, including without limitation completeness or accuracy.


Additional Disclosures

CRSReports.com provides a free service, our website and database may be unavailable from time to time for scheduled maintenance or due to unforeseen circumstances.

CRSReports.com cannot guarantee the accuracy or integrity of the information contained in the CRS Reports/other documents available through the repository.

Use of the database is at the User's sole risk


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