Terms of Service and Data Use Agreement *
Terms of Service and Data Use Agreement – Abortion Policy API
Abortion Policy API offers information on current state level policies related to abortion access in the United States. The data is available in a machine readable format via an Application Programming Interface (“API”). Access to this data is offered subject to your acceptance of the usage guidelines outlined below.
All of the content, documentation, code, and related materials made available to you through the Abortion Access Hackathon is subject to these terms. Access to or use of Abortion Policy API content constitutes acceptance to this Agreement.
You may use Abortion Policy API to develop a service to search, display, analyze, retrieve, view, and otherwise obtain information from Abortion Policy API data, subject to the points outlined below.
The API can be used on demand, or the content can be queried and pulled into a separate database managed by an organization or individual with an account ID.
To utilize the API, each organization or individual must register and apply for their own API key. The account API key must be included in each query when using the API. API keys should not be shared outside of the parties signing this agreement.
Abortion Policy API content is updated at the end of every month.
Use of the Abortion Policy API name, logo, or the like does not imply endorsement of any product, service, or entity, not-for-profit, commercial, or otherwise. However, if you wish to cite the data source, we suggest the following language: "Data source: Abortion Policy API, [month, year of access].
Abortion Policy API is not responsible for any collection or use of information through the application of the API key that is unauthorized, violates applicable laws, or otherwise inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
The Abortion Policy API data contains a compilation of state level laws and policies related to abortion in the United States that are updated monthly. If you identify any errors in the data, please send an email to email@example.com.
The end use of data accessed through Abortion Policy API is not controlled. However, as the data owners or authoritative sources, Abortion Access Hackathon retains version control. Once the data has been downloaded from Abortion Policy API, we cannot verify and are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any analyses conducted using the downloaded data.
Modification or False Representation of Content
You may not modify or falsely represent content accessed through Abortion Policy API and still claim the source is Abortion Policy API. Modification includes but is not limited to altering dates, data values, or document text. Abortion Policy API data provided by the API is generally publically available on Abortion Policy API; however, Abortion Access Hackathon reserves the right to modify or deny access to the services if the data is being used in a manner that Abortion Access Hackathon determines is deliberately misrepresenting the information contained in the API.
Right to Limit
Abortion Access Hackathon reserves the right to limit the volume of transactions per user in order to ensure equal access to all Abortion Policy API users. Use of the APIs may be subject to certain limitations on access, calls, or use as set forth within this Agreement or otherwise provided by Abortion Access Hackathon. If Abortion Access Hackathon reasonably believes that you have attempted to exceed or circumvent these limits, your ability to use the API may be permanently or temporarily blocked. Abortion Access Hackathon may review your use of its services to improve the service or to insure compliance with this Agreement.
If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may do so by refraining from further use of the services. Abortion Access Hackathon reserves the right (though not the obligation) to (1) refuse to provide the services to you, if Abortion Access Hackathon finds that your use violates any of this agreement, or (2) terminate or deny you access to all or part of the services at any time for any other reason in its sole discretion. Any hosted applications may also be shutdown or removed. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
Abortion Access Hackathon reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace this Agreement, in whole or in part. Your continued use of or access to the Abortion Policy API services following posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those modified terms. Abortion Policy API may, in the future, offer new services and/or features. Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Abortion Policy API services are provided “as is” and on an “as-available” basis. Abortion Access Hackathon hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Abortion Access Hackathon makes no warranty that the services will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.
Limitations on Liability
In no event will Abortion Access Hackathon be liable with to respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability, or other legal or equitable theory for: (1) any special, incidental, or consequential damages; (2) the cost of procurement of substitute products or services; or (3) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data.
You hereby warrant that (1) your use of the services will be in strict accordance with this Agreement, and all applicable laws and regulations, and (2) your use of the services will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Abortion Access Hackathon, its contractors, employees, agents, and the like from and against any and all claims and expenses including attorney’s fees, arising out of your use of the APIs, including but not limited to violation of this Agreement. This Indemnification clause shall not apply to government entities.
This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between Abortion Access Hackathon and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and may only be modified by the posting of a revised version on this page by Abortion Access Hackathon.
Any disputes arising out of this Agreement and access to or use of the services shall be governed, interpreted, and enforced in accordance with the federal laws of the United States of America.
No Waiver of Rights
Abortion Access Hackathon’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute waiver of such right or provision.