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State of California Expenditures | Open FISCal - Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Welcome to Open FI$Cal.

In accordance with Government Code section 11862, FI$Cal developed this website to provide the public with unprecedented access to information about California's expenditures. We invite you to connect with state departments throughout California by freely using the information tools provided. We ask only that you abide by our terms of use to protect the data and our website from misuse or unlawful acts. You may use the data as you wish provided your use is neither illegal nor malicious.

Each time you visit Open FI$Cal you are required to review these Terms of Use for any changes since your last visit.


Open FI$Cal provides data as is; users understand and agree that the content on this website is based only on the input of individual departments. Departments supplying data to this website have the authority and source information that forms the basis of the data herein and as such, are responsible for ensuring the integrity and content of their respective data. Individual departments, as data owners, are responsible for making the determination whether the information herein is classified public or confidential.

The data contained on this website is not intended to be used for auditing purposes or as a financial statement of any of the state departments using FI$Cal. The data is raw, unaudited and unconsolidated and therefore, will neither reconcile with any audited or printed financial statements nor past year actual expenditures in the Governor's Budget or the enacted budget. California's financial statements are available from the State Controller's Office, and its budget documents are available from the Department of Finance. Use of this data is at your own risk. The State does not warrant that the website will be uninterrupted or error free. The information on this website is provided "as is" and changes may be made to the information herein at the department level which may not be reflected on the website until a subsequent date.

The State does not assume legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or quality of the content provided and makes no warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor represents that use of the content would not infringe on private rights. Once the content has been downloaded from this website, the accuracy, quality and content of the data or any re-use of that content will not be warranted by the State.

For purposes of the accuracy of the website, FI$Cal will make reasonable efforts to correct errors that state departments bring to our attention.

By accessing or using Open FI$Cal in any way, you agree and warrant that activities associated with your use of the data are lawful in every jurisdiction where access is provided. Resolution of disputes arising from use of this website shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.

The State reserves the right to modify or remove any content on Open FI$Cal and to terminate access to our website with or without cause, without notice, at any time and without liability to any user.

The State of California, its departments, or employees shall not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described or contained in this website. The State is not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages to you or any third party including, but not limited to, business interruption, procurement, lost profits, lost data, and loss of goodwill, under any theory of liability or any cause of action. This is in addition to any and all defenses available to the State pursuant to the state and federal Constitution, statutes and sovereign immunity.

Any user of this website agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the State, its officers, directors, employees and agents and any contributor to this website, their affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agencies from and against any and all claims, liability, damages, loss or expense, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Open FI$Cal website, in reference to any claim however caused and on any theory of liability.

Your use of this website and compliance with these terms of use does not create any partnership, agency, joint venture or employment relationship between you and the State.

If one or more of the provisions of these terms of use is for any reason declared unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, those provisions will not have any effect on the validity of the remainder of the terms.

If you are dissatisfied in any manner with these Terms of Use, you understand and agree that your exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of this website.

Non-exclusive Revocable License

The State grants you a nonexclusive revocable license to use the content on this website in a manner consistent with the above terms of use. Access to this website does not give you ownership or license to any intellectual property rights in Open FI$Cal or any content you access on the website. On the website, there may be logos, service marks, photographs, software or other protected materials. Use of these copyrighted, trademarked, or other protected materials are not licensed to you without obtaining prior written permission of the department, agency or third party to whom such logos, service marks, photographs, software or other protected materials pertain. It is your responsibility to obtain this permission.

Third party websites

Open FI$Cal may contain links to other websites operated at the direction of their respective owners and under their respective terms of use. The State does not control any third party web service or any material on their sites. You expressly acknowledge and agree that the State is in no way responsible or liable for any third party services or features.