Organizational Licensing Requirements: Organizations need a license to engage in any use of the Taxonomy. In situations where there is a central database maintained for use by multiple organizations, each of the organizations needs its own license if they are maintaining records in the database and using the Taxonomy as an indexing system. The bottom line: if you maintain data using the Taxonomy, your organization requires a license. If you use data maintained by someone else, you don’t need a license but the other organization does. Please contact 211 LA County for more information about licenses.
Vendor Licensing Requirements: Note that the regular Taxonomy Subscription Agreement does not permit software vendors to incorporate the Taxonomy into a software product or service. If you are a software vendor and want to use the Taxonomy in your software product or service, see the Software Vendor License Agreement and contact 211 LA County directly at taxonomy@211LA.org or (626) 350-1841. A list of authorized vendors is here: list of authorized vendors. If you are a subscriber and are using, have recently purchased or recently upgraded your I&R software from a vendor not on this list, your agency may be subject to unauthorized use of the Taxonomy.
Subscription Fees: Subscription rates for both organizational subscribers and software vendors are shown in the chart below. Note that government agencies can subscribe at the nonprofit rate.
|Organization||Annual Subscription Rate||AIRS Member/Nonprofit||200.00||AIRS Member/For-profit||500.00||AIRS Non-member/Nonprofit||250.00||AIRS Non-member/For-profit||650.00||I&R Software Vendor||2000.00|
AIRS membership rates apply only to subscribers with a current AIRS membership. AIRS membership is subject to confirmation and your subscription and access to Taxonomy website will be revoked if it is determined that your AIRS membership is inactive.
Payment Methods Accepted Online: 211 LA County accepts the following forms of payment for your Taxonomy subscription: Visa and MasterCard. We are unable to accept cash, checks, C.O.D. orders and wire transfers for the purchase of the subscription through the Taxonomy website. If you would like to make a purchase using either a check or purchase order, please follow the directions for that option which are included in the Subscription Process section below.
Bulk Subscription Discount: If you take out 10 or more subscriptions at the same time, you are eligible for a 10% discount. Only company checks or purchase orders are accepted for bulk subscriptions, so you will need to download the order form and fill it out accordingly (see the Subscription Process section below). Bulk discounts are only available on 1-year subscriptions.
Canadian Subscribers: 211 LA County is partnering with InformCanada to bring the Canadian version of the AIRS/211 LA County Taxonomy to 211 programs, other I&R providers in Canada and other nonprofit, for-profit and public sector organizations that want to use it as an indexing system for their databases. As the representative for the AIRS/211 LA County Taxonomy in Canada, InformCanada handles Canadian subscriptions; and provides French and English editorial support, training, promotion, administration and outreach.
The Taxonomy is available to all organizational members of InformCanada at no additional cost. To include a Taxonomy subscription in your association subscription, check the box in the Taxonomy Agreement section of the InformCanada membership application form. The membership form is available here: membership form.
People renewing their association subscription who already have a Taxonomy subscription will have their Taxonomy subscription extended for an additional year as part of the process. First time subscribers are entered into the Taxonomy system by InformCanada, and once 211 LA County is notified of their status, 211 LA County will let them know when their subscription has been activated and is available for use.
InformCanada also processes subscriptions for non-members of the association. People wanting to subscribe send an email with their organizational and payment information to firstname.lastname@example.org and InformCanada registers them on the site as described above.
New Subscriptions Process - U.S. Subscribers Only To obtain a new subscription to the Taxonomy:
Information Verification: Please note that any information you provide in connection with obtaining a subscription (including nonprofit status and/or AIRS membership information) may be verified and your subscription may be placed on hold or terminated in the event that there are inaccuracies or discrepancies.
Subscription Renewals: If you are a current subscriber (i.e., have time left on your subscription), or if your subscription has expired, please follow the directions below to renew your subscription:
Lapsed Subscriptions: If you allow your subscription to lapse and do not renew it within a specified period of time, your access to the website functions will be terminated. You may want to check the status of your subscription periodically. Log onto the site and click on your name at the top of the page to display your profile. Information about when your subscription will expire is included near the bottom of the page.
Cancellations/Refunds: No refunds are available. If, as a subscriber, you wish to cancel your subscription to the Taxonomy website, you can either send an email message to taxonomy@211LA.org (with the subject line of "Subscription Cancellation") or allow your subscription to lapse.
If you want to evaluate the Taxonomy prior to subscribing, click on "Subscribe" at the bottom of the page, complete the form and under "Purpose in Registering", choose "Evaluate Taxonomy". You will have access to the entire Taxonomy through the search function for a limited period of time (30 days).
Make a note of your password and keep it handy. You will be asked to log in again periodically. Simply type your password and write "YES" next to "Subscription Agreement" indicating your willingness to comply with the Taxonomy Subscription Agreement. You will also see a message telling you how long your login will remain valid. If you forget your password, click on the button "Forgot your password?" and the system will send you an email assigning you a temporary password. You have the option of changing the password the system has assigned. Click on "Please visit the following link to change your password now" in your email notification and enter the password you wish to use. All staff within your organization may use the same username and password, but under no circumstances are you to share this information with people outside your organization. To do so would constitute a violation of the Taxonomy Subscription Agreement.
Make sure to visit your subscription profile often and keep the information current. If the original contact person for the subscription leaves and you don’t update the information, it will be difficult for 211 LA County to manage your subscription properly. Likewise, make sure your address and telephone information are correct. You can access your profile anytime by clicking on your underlined name at the top of the page next to the "Log Out" button. You can view current information about yourself, your organization and the status of your Taxonomy subscription. If you need to make a change, click on the "Edit" button. Of course, you are free to change your password at any time.
As a licensed Taxonomy subscriber, you have agreed to observe the provisions of the Taxonomy Subscription Agreement document. Two of the provisions from the agreement are of enough interest to be highlighted on the website (see the sections below). Refer to the October 12, 2009 Subscription Agreement currently on the www.211taxonomy.org website for other restrictions that apply. Click here to access the document: Subscription Agreement: NOTE: To be in compliance with the terms of the agreement, you must replace your existing agreement whenever a revision is issued.
Other Language Label Translations: As a licensed subscriber, you are authorized to translate into another language the "label" for Taxonomy terms that you have used to index health and human services information and resources in the your database, solely to the extent reasonably necessary for the community served by your I&R service and your database provided that:
Copyright Statement: If the Taxonomy, or any portion of the Taxonomy (including its terms, codes, definitions or references), are utilized in a Subscriber Directory that is published, transmitted, distributed or otherwise made available to third parties, by any means or medium, the Subscriber shall prominently display the following notice in such directory:
Copyright © 1983 - 2016, Information and Referral Federal of Los Angeles County, Inc. All rights reserved. The index, codes and definitions of the terms contained herein are the intellectual property of Information and Referral Federal of Los Angeles, Inc. and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. No part of this listing of human services terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federal of Los Angeles County, Inc.
If the Taxonomy is displayed or otherwise made available in a Subscriber Directory via the Internet, the subscriber shall prominently include a link to a copyright acknowledgement statement that 211 LA maintains online, currently located at: Copyright Acknowledgement Statement.