Effective as of December 1, 2020 (the, “Effective Date”), Hotel Tech Report, Inc., and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Hotel Tech Report”) have updated this Application Developer and API License Agreement (the, “Agreement”).
By accepting this Agreement, either by accessing or using the API, or authorizing or permitting any individual to access or use the API, You agree to be bound by this Agreement. If You are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company, organization or another legal entity (an “Entity”), You are agreeing to this Agreement for that Entity and representing to Hotel Tech Report that You have the authority to bind such Entity and its Affiliates to this Agreement, in which case the terms “Licensee”, “You”, “Your” or a related capitalized term herein shall refer to such Entity and its Affiliates. If You do not have such authority, or if You do not agree with this Agreement, You must not accept this Agreement and may not access nor use the API.
For purposes of this Agreement, capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth below. Capitalized terms utilized in this Agreement and not defined have the meaning set forth in the Master Subscription Agreement, available here, or such other applicable agreement between Licensee and Hotel Tech Report relating to its access to and use of the Services (“Service Agreement”).
API: means an API and any accompanying or related documentation, source code, executable applications and other materials made available by Hotel Tech Report.
Applications: mean web or other software services or applications developed by Licensee that utilize or interact with the API and are authorized to be Published pursuant to this Agreement.
App Market: means any marketplace or other aggregator or public repository of code or applications.
Intellectual Property Rights: means patents, inventions, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, know-how and any other intellectual property and/or proprietary rights.
Internal Use: means the use of the API in connection with Licensee’s subscription to a Service for Licensee’s internal business purposes in accordance with the Service Agreement.
Marks: means HotelTechScore© (HTScore) and Hotel Tech Report’s other product and service names, trademarks, service marks, branding and logos made available for use in connection with the APIs pursuant to this Agreement.
Payment Processor: means the third party payment processor that processes fees related to a Paid Application.
Publish/Published/Publishing: means the making of any Application available to any Subscriber other than Licensee or for any purpose other than for use by Licensee as a Subscriber for Internal Use.
Subscriber: means and refers to an individual or an Entity that has agreed to a Service Agreement for use of our Services.
2. PURPOSE AND LICENSE
2.1 This Agreement governs Licensee’s rights to use and access the API for the purpose of licensing data from the Hotel Tech Report platform its own applications such as (but not limited to) media properties and application directories.
2.2 Subject to this Agreement, including the restrictions set forth in Section 3, Hotel Tech Report grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, worldwide, revocable right and license during the Term (as defined in Section 13) to: (a) use and make calls to the API to display proprietary Hotel Tech Report data and content.
2.3 Hotel Tech Report shall have a royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable and perpetual license to implement, use, modify, commercially exploit and/or incorporate into the Services and/or the API any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback Hotel Tech Report receives from Licensee.
3. RESTRICTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The licenses granted in Section 2 of this Agreement are explicitly conditioned on Licensee’s adherence to the following restrictions and compliance with its responsibilities as set forth herein.
3.2 In order to use and access the API, Licensee must obtain API credentials (a “Token”) by becoming a Subscriber. Licensee may not share its Token with any third party, shall keep such Token and all Login information secure, and shall use the Token as Licensee’s sole means of accessing the API.
3.3 Licensee shall not substantially replicate products or services offered by Hotel Tech Report. Applications may not use or access the API or a Service in order to monitor the availability, performance, or functionality of any of the API or a Service or for any similar benchmarking purposes.
3.4 Licensee shall not, in any manner, modify the HotelTechScore or other proprietary Hotel Tech Report data.
3.5 Licensee must comply with visual guidelines set forth by Hotel Tech Report and must receive Hotel Tech Report’s written approval prior to any modifications of the visual display of proprietary HTR content and data.
3.6 Licensee shall not, under any circumstances, through Applications or otherwise, repackage or resell the Services, or any part thereof, API or Service Data. Licensee shall not use or assist a third party in using the API or any Software in such a way to circumvent the requirement for an individual Agent Login for each individual who (a) leverages the Services to interact with End-Users; (b) Processes data related to interactions with End-Users; or (c) absent a license from Us otherwise, Processes data related to interactions originating from a Third Party Service that provides functionality similar to functionality provided by the Services and which would, pursuant to this Agreement, require an individual Agent Login if utilizing the Services for such interaction. Licensee is not permitted to use the API or any Service Data in any manner that does or could potentially undermine the security of the Services, the API, Service Data or any other data or information stored or transmitted using the Services. In addition, Licensee shall not, and shall not attempt to: (a) interfere with, modify or disable any features, functionality or security controls of the Services or the API, (b) defeat, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate or otherwise circumvent any protection mechanisms for the Service or the API, or (c) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or derive source code, underlying ideas, algorithms, structure or organizational form from the Services or the API.
3.7 Licensee acknowledges that Licensee is solely responsible, and that Hotel Tech Report has no responsibility or liability of any kind, for the content, development, operation, support or maintenance of Applications. Without limiting the foregoing, Licensee will be solely responsible for (a) the technical installation and operation of its Applications; (b) creating and displaying information and content on, through or within its Applications; (c) ensuring that its Applications do not violate or infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party; (d) ensuring that Applications are not offensive, profane, obscene, libelous or otherwise illegal; (e) ensuring that its Applications do not contain or introduce Malicious Software into a Service, an API, any Service Data or other data stored or transmitted using the Service; and (f) ensuring that its Applications are not designed to or utilized for the purpose of spamming any Hotel Tech Report subscribers, Agents or End-Users.
3.8 Licensee will respect and comply with the technical and policy-implemented limitations of the API and the restrictions of this Agreement in designing and implementing Applications. Without limiting the foregoing, Licensee shall not violate any explicit rate limitations on calling or otherwise utilizing an API.
3.9 Licensee shall not make any modifications to any Service Data, other than as reasonably necessary to modify the formatting of such Service Data in order to display it in a manner appropriate for the pertinent Applications.
4. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS
4.2 Licensee represents, warrants and covenants that (a) its Applications and Licensee Marks, the use of such Applications by its users, and the activities with respect to such Applications and Licensee Marks undertaken by Hotel Tech Report in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, do not and will not violate, misappropriate or infringe upon the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party; (b) Licensee will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including, without limitation, all applicable export control laws, and maintain all licenses, permits and other permissions necessary to develop, implement and Publish its Applications; (c) its Applications do not and will not contain or introduce any Malicious Software into the Service, the API, any Service Data, or other data stored or transmitted using the Service; (d) its Applications are not designed to or utilized for the purpose of spamming any Subscribers, Agents or End-Users.
4.3 Licensee represents, warrants and covenants that it will include the mandatory terms of service provisions listed in Section 4.4 below (“Mandatory Service Terms”) in the terms of service (“App Terms of Service”) that govern use of its Apps by Subscribers. Such Mandatory Service Terms are a minimum set of provisions and Licensee may have more exhaustive App Terms of Service. Licensee may change the term references to match the terms used in its App Terms of Service.
4.4 Mandatory Service Terms:
(i) The Licensee is the licensor of the Application and Hotel Tech Report is not a party to the App Terms of Service.
(ii) Licensee may not modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble Hotel Tech Report data in whole or in part, or create any derivative works from or sublicense any rights in the Application, unless otherwise expressly authorized in writing by Licensor.
-End of Mandatory Service Terms-
Subject to the limited licenses expressly provided in this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement transfers or assigns to Hotel Tech Report any of Licensee’s Intellectual Property Rights in its Applications or Licensee’s Marks or other technology, and nothing in this Agreement transfers or assigns to Licensee any of Hotel Tech Report’s Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the API, the Marks, or Hotel Tech Report’s other technology or the respective Intellectual Property Rights in any Service Data of Hotel Tech Report or its Subscribers, Agents or End-Users.
This Agreement does not entitle Licensee to any support for the Services or the API, unless Licensee makes separate arrangements with Hotel Tech Report for such support. Licensee is solely responsible for providing all support and technical assistance to End-Users of its Applications and Subscribers who access, deploy and/or purchase its Applications. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that Hotel Tech Report has no obligation to provide support or technical assistance to the users of Applications and Licensee shall not represent to any such users that Hotel Tech Report is available to provide such support. Licensee agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to provide reasonable support to users of its Applications.
Licensee may from time to time, gain access to Confidential Information. Licensee may use Confidential Information only to the extent necessary to exercise its rights under this Agreement. Subject to the express permissions set forth herein, Licensee may not disclose Confidential Information to a third party without the prior express consent of Hotel Tech Report, provided in writing or by email. Without limiting any other obligation of Licensee under this Agreement, Licensee agrees that it will protect Confidential Information from unauthorized use, access, or disclosure in the same manner that Licensee would use to protect its own confidential and proprietary information of a similar nature and in any event with no less than a reasonable degree of care.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
ALL ASPECTS OF THE SERVICES AND THE API, INCLUDING ALL SERVER AND NETWORK COMPONENTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND HOTEL TECH REPORT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HOTEL TECH REPORT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR API WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS SOFTWARE, AND NO INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Hotel Tech Report OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
11.1 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) WILL EITHER PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT, OR THEIR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES OR BUSINESS, LOST DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY TYPE OF INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE LOSS OR DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGES INCURRED BY SUCH PARTY OR THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE API OR THE SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN SUCH DAMAGES.
11.2 NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS AGREEMENT, HOTEL TECH REPORT’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO LICENSEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING OUT THIS AGREEMENT, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00). ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE FIRST EVENT OR OCCURRENCE GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
11.3 Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply to Licensee. IN THESE JURISDICTIONS, HOTEL TECH REPORT’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The limitations set forth in this Section 11 will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
Licensee will indemnify and hold Hotel Tech Report harmless against any claim brought by a third party against Hotel Tech Report arising from or related to any breach of an obligation, representation, warranty, covenant or other provision of this Agreement by Licensee or any matter which Licensee has expressly agreed to be responsible pursuant to this Agreement.
13. TERM AND TERMINATION
This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and will remain in effect until terminated pursuant to this Section 13 (the, “Term”). Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time, for any reason, or for no reason including, but not limited to, if Licensee violates any provision of this Agreement. Any termination of this Agreement shall also terminate the licenses granted to Licensee hereunder. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, Licensee shall cease using, and either return to Hotel Tech Report, or destroy and remove from all computers, hard drives, networks, and other storage media, all copies of any materials licensed pursuant to this Agreement and any Confidential Information in Licensee’s possession, and shall certify to Hotel Tech Report that such actions have occurred. Sections 3, 4, 6, 8-16 and 18 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
14.1 Licensee may not, directly or indirectly, by operation of law or otherwise, assign all or any part of this Agreement or Licensee’s rights under this Agreement or delegate performance of Licensee’s duties under this Agreement without Hotel Tech Report’s prior consent, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld. Hotel Tech Report may, without Licensee’s consent, assign this Agreement to any Affiliate or in connection with any merger or change of control of Hotel Tech Report or the sale of all or substantially all of its assets provided that any such successor agrees to fulfill its obligations pursuant to this Agreement. Subject to the foregoing restrictions, this Agreement will be fully binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties and their respective successors and assigns.
If any provision in this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provision shall be modified by the court and interpreted so as to best accomplish the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect.
16. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship among the parties.
All notices to be provided by Hotel Tech Report to Licensee under this Agreement may be delivered in writing (a) by nationally recognized overnight delivery service (“Courier”) or U.S. mail to the contact mailing address provided by Licensee to Hotel Tech Report; or (b) electronic mail to the electronic mail address provided for the Account owner related to Your subscription to the Service. Licensee must give notice to Hotel Tech Report in writing by Courier or U.S. Mail to the following address: Hotel Tech Report, 11100 CA-2, Los Angeles, CA 90025. All notices shall be deemed to have been given immediately upon delivery by electronic mail, or if otherwise delivered upon receipt or, if earlier, two (2) business days after being deposited in the mail or with a Courier as permitted above.
18. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without reference to conflict of laws principles. Any disputes under this Agreement shall be resolved in a court of general jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California. You hereby expressly agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of this jurisdiction for the purpose of resolving any dispute relating to this Agreement or access to or use of the Services by You, Agents or End Users.