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Terms Of Use

This website is operated by the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo ("court"). These Terms of Use govern access to and use of this website, any court mobile application, and any court vendor-hosted case information portal (collectively, "website"), as well as the information and materials available on or through this website, including any court-related or case-related information (collectively, the "content"). By accessing or using this website, you agree that you have read, understood, and accept these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you may not access or use this website or the content. The website and the content do not constitute the official record of the court.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

This website and the content are provided on an "as is," "as available" basis, and may be subject to errors, inaccuracies or omissions. The court and its officers, officials, employees, contractors and agents make no representations or warranties regarding this website or the content, including but not limited to their completeness, accuracy, timeliness, non-infringement of third-party rights, or freedom from computer viruses. Your access to and use of this website and the content of the website are at your sole risk. Neither the court nor any other judicial branch entity (as well as their officers, employees, agents, or contractors) are responsible for any damages (including but not limited to any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages), losses, claims or liability, known or unknown (including but not limited to loss of profits, goodwill, use or data), arising out of the use of (or inability to use) this website, the content, any third-party site linked to this website, or any error, omission, interruption, defect, delay, computer virus, theft, destruction, damage to computer systems, or unauthorized access.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Pursuant to California Rules of Court 2.503, the court restricts documents from remote display on certain case type categories identified in this Rule of Court. In accessing or using this website and the content, you agree to comply with these Terms of Use as well as all applicable laws, rules (including the California Rules of Court and local court rules), regulations, and court orders. You may access publicly available content or court records on this website provided that you comply with these Terms of Use and all applicable laws. You are responsible for all content that you transmit or otherwise make available to this website. Any person who willfully destroys or alters any court record maintained in electronic form is subject to penalties, including but not limited to those imposed by California Government Code section 6201.

You may not do any of the following:

  • Interfere with or disrupt this website or any related court operations, or attempt to circumvent this website's security features;
  • Cause an unacceptable level of congestion to the functioning of this website or any related court operations.
  • Engage in any data mining, web mining, web harvesting, use of "bots," or similar data gathering and extraction methods or tools in connection with the website or its content.
  • Misrepresent or alter the content or this website, or misinform others about the origin or ownership of the content or this website.
  • Decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, lease, sell, distribute, or reproduce this website;
  • Transmit, post, or otherwise make available:(a) content that is unlawful, false, inaccurate, harmful, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, including but not limited to any content that infringes on any intellectual property right or proprietary right; (b) viruses, Trojan horses or other harmful programs or material; or (c) advertising or promotional materials, "spam," or any other form of solicitation;
  • Violate any copyrights, and other proprietary or intellectual property rights in this Website or the content; or Remove or modify any copyright notices, other proprietary notices, or references to these Terms of Use in the content or on this website.

No Legal Advice

This website and the content do not constitute legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is formed.

Linking and Third Parties

This website may include links to third-party sites. When you access these sites, you are subject to third-party terms of use and privacy/security policies, which you should review. The court is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, legality, practices, or availability of linked sites (including any related services, content, software applications, and other technologies). References or links in this Website to any commercial products or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name do not constitute endorsement by the court.

Copyrighted Materials

This website and the content are protected by applicable copyrights, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights. You do not acquire any ownership rights in the content or this website. If your copying or use of any copyrighted materials on this website is other than "fair use" under federal copyright laws, you must seek permission directly from the copyright holder. Copyrights and other proprietary rights may apply to information in a case file, absent an express grant of additional rights by the holder of the copyright or other proprietary right. Use of such information in a case file is permissible only to the extent permitted by law or court order, and any use inconsistent with proprietary rights is prohibited.


The court may change these Terms of Use from time to time by posting a new version on this website. Your continued use of or access to this website after such changes constitutes acceptance of such changes. Your access to and use of this website and the content may be terminated at any time without notice. The failure of the court to enforce any provision in these Terms of Use will not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce it at a later time. Your access to and use of this website and content may be monitored, including but not limited to, for the purpose of identifying illegal or unauthorized activities.

California law, without regard to conflict of laws provisions, will govern these Terms of Use and any matter or dispute arising out of this website or the content. The state and federal courts located in California will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute relating to these Terms of Use, this website, or the content. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement with respect to public access to and use of this website and the content. Additional terms of use may be applicable to the special access available to parties and others, as described below. If any provision of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and will not affect their validity and enforceability.

Additional Terms of Use

Portions of this website [may] provide means for the public to access documents filed in civil cases or [may] permit parties or other individual or entities special access to review documents or to transact business. Those portions of the website [may] contain additional terms of use applicable to the persons accessing and using them.

If you establish an account on this website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or user ID. You agree to: (i) log out from your account at the end of each session; and (ii) immediately notify of any unauthorized use of your password or user ID or any other breach of security.

Remedies for violations of terms

The court has the right to suspend or reduce service to, or otherwise restrict, access to this website and its contents to any user that causes an unacceptable level of congestion or disruption to the operation of the website or otherwise violates the Terms of Use. Furthermore, the court reserves the right to seek all legal and equitable remedies available for violations of these Terms of Use.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use (including questions about requirements for accessing court records electronically), please contact: Please do not, however, ask for legal advice or specific information about a case.

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