Data Licensing FAQs

Gain a comprehensive overview of the legalities & rights to use data in a way that can optimize your business efficiency.

In today's technologically advanced environment, companies are increasingly recognizing the value of data as a business asset that should be protected and exploited through licensing or sold to third parties. In simple words, data licensing grants certain rights to use data in a way that can optimize your business efficiency. It is recognized as an industry standard for a single sourced, global reference and quantitative data.

Data licensing is important because:

  • It tells users and re-users exactly what they can do with your data and meta data
  • It encourages the use and re-use of your data and meta data the way you want them to be used and reused
  • It creates visibility of your efforts downstream

As geographic data is difficult to protect through copyright alone, licensing is required.

  • The rise of subscription business models dependent on multiple subscribers despite technical ability to distribute perfect and inexpensive copies.
  • Risk management – perfecting disclaimers through licensing.
  • The rise of shared cost and data maintenance partnerships.

Lake B2B's licensing databases provide many business advantages such as:

  • Flexibility of database management options
  • Reliable and accurate databases as a result of continuous updates
  • Ability to customize data sets
  • Enhances data verification
  • Expansion on your current database
  • Ability to maintain updated and comprehensive databases
  • Reach out to customers on a large scale through data purchase options
  • Enables to restructure and develop your business
  • Reduces cost and increases ROI
  • Maximizes time efficiency by giving instant and unlimited access to high quality data suitable for marketing and sales initiatives

Data decay is an inevitable process. With Lake B2B Data every record is authenticated (100%). If you find any inaccurate data due to likely data decay, send those records to us back within 60 days of receipt with an explanation of what part of the data requires enhancement (phone number, alternate emails or physical address, etc.), and we will work it out for you.

Any list you purchase from us will have been verified in the last 24 hours. We do data verifications every 90 days, but our most rigorous verification processes are done after the data is purchased. We use many of the standard industry verification processes and 3rd party email verification systems. Combining 3rd party verification with our in-house processes allows us to provide the cleanest data possible.

We offer an unlimited use license allowing your company to use this data as many times as you want, however you want, for as long as you want. If you plan to resell or share out data with a 3rd party in any way please ask for special permission.

Once you are ready to purchase a specific list we will send you a proposal with our guarantee, licensing and all of our terms in writing. To purchase the list all you need to do is sign and return our proposal along with the payment. For payment you can fill out the credit card authorization form at the end of the proposal or mail a check. Let us know if you need a separate invoice. We can also email you a proposal that you can sign and fill out digitally without any need to print, scan, etc.

We begin processing the data for you as soon as we have received a signed proposal and payment. Once the data is ready, we will email you with a link where you can download the list.

Once your list is ready our data team will email you with a link for downloading the data as an excel file. If you need the data delivered in any specific format let us know and we can accommodate your requirement.

Yes, let us know what data you are interested in and we will send you a sample.

  • Company Name
  • Technologies Used (by request)
  • Company Phone Number
  • Contact Name (separated into first & last name)
  • Website
  • Title
  • Annual Revenue (when available)
  • Physical Address
  • Number of Employees (when available)
  • City, State, Zip, Country
  • Industry (when available)
  • Email Address
  • SIC Code(s) (when available)
  • Social Media Profile

Including information on specific technologies a company uses will increase the cost of your list. All other fields are included by default (no extra cost for email, phone number, etc.). Additional fields can usually be appended if necessary, ask one of our experts if you need data that is not standard in our lists and we can mostly accommodate your needs.

Our database includes companies from all industries/verticals. You can target companies by SIC, NAIC, Industry Name, and key words in the company name or description. Not every record has information for each means of targeting industries so a combination of targeting methods can be most effective. Talk to one of our experts to get a complete list of the industry names we use.

Yes, if you want a list of contacts of companies using specific software, hardware etc. let us know. We will get you all that you need.

We can provide the number of employees (companywide) for most companies and revenue information for many companies as well. Below is a table showing the ranges we use in our employees field.

  • 1-10 employees
  • 11-50 employees
  • 51-200 employees
  • 201-500 employees
  • 501-1000 employees
  • 1001-5000 employees
  • 5001-10000 employees
  • 10000 + employees

Yes, we can always send you a list of companies included in any list you are considering. This will give you the rest assurance that we are providing the correct target companies that can boost all your marketing endeavors.

Yes, if you provide a list of emails we can exclude those contacts. If you provide us with a list of company URL (or company name if you don’t have URLs) we can exclude contacts of those companies.

Yes, we can provide contacts of your specific target companies. Send us your list of companies (preferably with the company URL), and we can get you a count and cost for what we can provide.

We gather information from many sources then combine and enhance it with our in-house data expertise. Our sources include data mining public information both online and offline as well. as years of direct marketing campaigns (email campaigns, tele-contact campaigns, and direct mail campaigns).

Our primary data sources are:

  • Government/public records and filings
  • Public directories and yellow pages
  • Our own direct marketing campaigns
  • Web based resources

Any company that is selling you data and claiming it is opt-in is doing you a huge disservice. Opt-in is not transferable. A contact must opt-in to receive information from you to be opt-in. Our lists are not opt-in.

Talk to one of our experts for more information on any of these services.

Data Scrub: If dirty and outdated data is costing your business send us a 100+ record samples of your list and we will give you a free data analysis.

Data Append: If you are missing emails or other fields we can help. Send us a sample of your data and let us know what fields you would like to append and we will give you a free estimate.

Data Maintenance: We can Scrub, Append and Enhance your data quarterly with a 1 or 2 year contract and there’s a lot more we do. Connect with our experts to learn more

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