Thank you for using the BIPmd API Application Programming Interface (the “BIPmd APIs”). By using the BIPmd API, you UNCONDITIONALLY CONSENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND A PARTY TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. If you disagree with any of these terms, BIPmd does not grant you a license to use the BIPmd API. BIPmd reserves the right, in its sole discretion to modify this Agreement at any time by posting a notice to BIPmd.com. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modification. Such modifications are effective upon first posting or notification and use of the BIPmd API by Licensee following any such notification constitutes Licensee’s acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement as modified. You can always find the most recent version of these terms here.
Your license to the BIPmd APIs under these terms continues until either party terminates it. You may terminate the license by discontinuing use of all or any of the BIPmd APIs. BIPmd may terminate the license at any time for any reason. Your rights to use the BIPmd APIs terminate automatically if (i) you violate any of these terms, (ii) BIPmd publicly posts a written notice of termination on BIPmd.com, (iii) BIPmd sends a written notice of termination to you (via electronic or other means), or (iv) BIPmd disables access to the BIPmd APIs to you. If BIPmd terminates your license, or you terminate your license, you must immediately cease all use of BIPmd content.
1. Licensed Uses and Restrictions
The BIPmd APIs are owned by BIPmd, LLC. (hereinafter “BIPmd”) and are licensed to you on a worldwide (except as limited below), non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable basis on the terms and conditions set forth herein. These terms define legal use of the BIPmd APIs, all updates, revisions, substitutions that may be made available by BIPmd, and any copies of the BIPmd APIs made by or for you. BIPmd reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.
A. YOU SHALL
- You shall give BIPmd attribution for any and all content used from the site pursuant to paragraph 3.
B. YOU SHALL NOT
- Attempt to cloak or conceal your identity or your application’s identity when requesting authorization to use BIPmd APIs.
- Use (or create applications that use) an unreasonable amount of bandwidth.
- Cache any BIPmd metadata or photos other than for reasonable periods in order to provide your service.
- Use BIPmd APIs for any application that constitutes, promotes or is used in connection with materials that constitute, promote or are used primarily for the purpose of dealing in: spyware, adware, or other malicious programs or code, counterfeit goods, items subject to U.S. embargo, unsolicited mass distribution of email (“spam”), multi-level marketing proposals, hate materials, hacking/surveillance/interception/descrambling equipment, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise offensive content.
- Use BIPmd APIs in any manner or for any purpose that violates any law or regulation, any right of any person, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or rights of personality.
- Use BIPmd as a generic image hosting service for banner advertisements, graphics, etc.
- Use BIPmd APIs in a manner that adversely impacts the stability of BIPmd.com servers or adversely impacts the behavior of other applications using the BIPmd APIs.
- Sell, lease, or sublicense BIPmd APIs or access thereto or derive revenues from the use or provision of BIPmd APIs, whether for direct commercial or monetary gain or otherwise, except as set forth below.
- Use BIPmd APIs in a manner that is confusing or misleading as to the source or origin of your application or site.
2. Commercial Use
A. RULES AND RESTRICTIONS
If the primary purpose of your application is to derive revenue, it is considered a commercial application. BIPmd reserves the right to make these evaluations at the time that you apply for the license. BIPmd may also monitor your site or application over time to ensure continued compliance with the appropriate type of API key.
If you’re in doubt about whether your application is commercial, here are a few common examples of commercial use that may provide you some guidance:
- Users are charged a fee for your product or a 3rd party’s product or service or a 3rd party’s service that includes some sort of integration using the BIPmd APIs.
- You sell services using BIPmd’s APIs to bring users’ BIPmd content into your service.
- Your site is a “destination” site that uses BIPmd content to drive traffic and generate revenue.
- Your site generates revenue by charging users for access to content related to BIPmd content such as movies, television shows, and music.
B. APPLICATION FOR A COMMERCIAL API KEY
If you want to apply for a commercial API key, go to the following form to see what information you need to provide. Lack of specificity or supporting information could delay your application indefinitely, please be very clear in defining your usage. It is always better to include more detail about your application. Please note that in some cases we may grant your request for a commercial API key subject to your payment of fees, such as to help cover infrastructure costs.
You shall use the BIPmd logo to identify your use of the BIPmd APIs.
You shall place the following notice prominently on your application: “This product uses the BIPmd API but is not endorsed or certified by BIPmd.”
Any use of the BIPmd logo in your application shall be less prominent than the logo or mark that primarily describes the application and your use of the BIPmd logo shall not imply any endorsement by BIPmd.
4. Ownership and Relationship of Parties
The BIPmd APIs may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. BIPmd’s rights apply to the BIPmd APIs and all output and executables of the BIPmd APIs, excluding any software components developed by you, which do not themselves, incorporate the BIPmd APIs or any output or executables of the BIPmd APIs. You agree to abide by all applicable proprietary rights laws and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in these terms. BIPmd owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the BIPmd APIs. Except as expressly set forth in Section 1, these terms grant you no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property owned or licensed by BIPmd, including (but not limited to) the BIPmd APIs and BIPmd trademark.
BIPmd may elect to provide you with support or modifications for the BIPmd APIs (collectively, “Support”), in its sole discretion, and may terminate such Support at any time without notice to you. BIPmd may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the BIPmd APIs at any time, including the availability of any BIPmd APIs. BIPmd may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the BIPmd APIs or the BIPmd Website without notice or liability. BIPmd may require at any time that you use only the most recent update or the version of the BIPmd APIs released by BIPmd.
6. Fees and Payments
BIPmd is committed to free and open access to our APIs for commercial and non-commercial purposes. However, providing the APIs does have real costs for BIPmd. For uses of BIPmd APIs over a certain rate or for certain types of commercial applications, BIPmd reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the BIPmd APIs.
7. Disclaimer of Any Warranty
SOME OF THE BIPmd APIS MAY BE EXPERIMENTAL AND NOT TESTED IN ANY MANNER. BIPmd DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY BIPmd APIS ARE FREE OF INACCURACIES, ERRORS, BUGS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, OR ARE RELIABLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR OTHERWISE VALID. THE BIPmd APIS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND AND BIPmd EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, TITLE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. YOUR USE OF BIPmd APIS IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF ANY BIPmd APIS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.
8. Limitation of Liability
REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, AND EXCEPT FOR BODILY INJURY, IN NO EVENT WILL BIPmd OR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY UNDER ANY TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST OR CORRUPTED DATA, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR OTHER SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE API, EVEN IF BIPmd HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
9. Release and Waiver
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release and waive all claims against BIPmd, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners, and employees from any and all liability for claims, damages (actual and/or consequential), costs and expenses (including litigation costs and attorneys’ fees) of every kind and nature, arising from or in any way related to your use of BIPmd APIs. If you are a California resident, you waive your rights under California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” You understand that any fact relating to any matter covered by this release may be found to be other than now believed to be true and you accept and assume the risk of such possible differences in fact. In addition, you expressly waive and relinquish any and all rights and benefits that you may have under any other state or federal statute or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10. Hold Harmless and Indemnity
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify BIPmd and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners, and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of BIPmd APIs, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and/or consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature. BIPmd shall use good faith efforts to provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
11. General Terms