EzineArticles API Terms of Service

Thank you for using the EzineArticles application programming interface (the "EzineArticles API" or "API"). The individual who accepts these terms and conditions, must be aged 13 years or older and is responsible for compliance with both the EzineArticles Author Terms of Service ("Author TOS", http://ezinearticles.com/author-terms-of-service.html) and the EzineArticles Publisher Terms of Service ("Publisher TOS", http://www.ezinearticles.com/terms-of-service.html). If you disagree with any of these Terms of Service ("TOS") or the Publisher TOS or the Author TOS, EzineArticles does not grant you a license to use the EzineArticles API. In the event of any inconsistency between this TOS, these Terms of Service control.

PLEASE NOTE that EzineArticles�s API contains rate limits. These rate limits and other implementation specifications are detailed in the API documentation which you can find here: (http://api.ezinearticles.com/docs/).

EzineArticles reserves the right to update and change, from time to time, these Terms of Use, the Guidelines, and all documents incorporated by reference. EzineArticles may change these Terms of Use by posting a new version without notice to you. Use of the EzineArticles API after such change constitutes acceptance of such changes.

1. Licensed Uses and Restrictions.

The EzineArticles API is owned by EzineArticles and is licensed to you on a worldwide (except as limited below), non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable, revocable basis on the terms and conditions set forth herein. These Terms of Use define legal use of the EzineArticles API, all updates, revisions, substitutions, and any copies of the EzineArticles API made by or for you. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by EzineArticles.

  • Subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Use, YOU MAY use the EzineArticles API and any updates provided by EzineArticles (at its sole discretion). Your license to the EzineArticles API under these Terms of Use continues until it is terminated by either party. You may terminate the license by discontinuing use of all or any of the EzineArticles API. EzineArticles may terminate the license at any time for any reason. This license terminates automatically if (i) you violate any term of these Terms of Use, (ii) EzineArticles publicly posts a written notice of termination on EzineArticles's Web site, (iii) EzineArticles sends a written notice of termination to you, or (iv) EzineArticles ceases providing access to the EzineArticles API to you.

  • Any communication by you to EzineArticles is subject to these TOS, and you grant to EzineArticles all rights to use and incorporate such contents in the EzineArticles API documentation, or any other EzineArticles product or service without compensation to you and without further recourse by you.

  • Unless otherwise specified, use and redistribution of all computer code made available on the EzineArticles Developer Network is permitted in source and binary forms, provided that the following conditions are met:
    • Redistributions in source code form must contain the copyright notice "© 2018 EzineArticles.com - All Rights Reserved Worldwide.", this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer.

    • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

    • Neither the name of EzineArticles nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission of EzineArticles.
  • DISCLAIMER TO BE INCLUDED WITH EZINEARTICLES COMPUTER CODE:
  • THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

  • If your product or service uses or is based upon the EzineArticles API, then YOU SHALL comply with the following:
    • All instructions provided in the EzineArticles API to place application identification information (API Key) into any application or service you develop that incorporates or makes any use of the EzineArticles API. You may only create a single API Key per application or service and such API Key must accompany all web services requests coming from that application or service. You must provide accurate identification, contact, and other information required as part of the registration process. You SHALL NOT create any script or other automated tool that attempts to create multiple API Keys.

    • You represent and warrant to EzineArticles that: (a) you have the right to use, reproduce, transmit, copy, publicly display, publicly perform, and distribute any content in or made available to EzineArticles and EzineArticles users by your use of the EzineArticles API in the manner contemplated under this Agreement, and that use by EzineArticles or others of any such content via the EzineArticles web service or API shall not violate the rights of any third party (e.g., copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary right of any person or entity), or any applicable regulation or law, including but not limited to any export, re-export, or import laws and the laws of any country in which your content or service is made available; and (b) if you submit or permit the submission of your or your users� content or activity through or into a EzineArticles web service or API, you also grant the following perpetual, non-exclusive license to, use of, and rights to your or your users� content or activity to others (such �others� may include but are not limited to EzineArticles users): (i) to access, distribute and/or display your or your users� content or activity; (ii) the ability for EzineArticles registered users to rate, review, comment on and tag Your Content; and (iii) the ability to access, reproduce, distribute and/or perform your or your users� content, activity, or information via EzineArticles�s web service API or via RSS or any similar XML or related feeds both on and off EzineArticles controlled web sites.
  • If you wish to confirm that your application constitutes an acceptable use of the EzineArticles API or wish to inquire about rate limit increases, register your application with us.

  • YOU SHALL NOT:
    • Use the EzineArticles API in connection with or to promote any products, services, or 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 US embargo, hate materials (e.g. Nazi memorabilia) or materials urging acts of terrorism or violence, goods made from protected animal/plant species, recalled goods, any hacking, surveillance. Interception, or descrambling equipment, cigarettes, illegal drugs and paraphernalia, unlicensed sale of prescription drugs and medical devices, pornography, prostitution, body parts and bodily fluids, stolen products and items used for theft, fireworks, explosives, and hazardous materials, government IDs, police items, unlicensed trade or dealing in stocks and securities, gambling items, professional services regulated by state licensing regimes, non-transferable items such as airline tickets or event tickets, non-packaged food items, weapons and accessories;

    • Use the EzineArticles API 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, or in any manner inconsistent with the EzineArticles TOS or these Terms of Use;

    • Sell, lease, share, transfer, or sublicense the EzineArticles API or access or access codes thereto or derive income from the use or provision of the EzineArticles API, whether for direct commercial or monetary gain or otherwise, without EzineArticles's prior, express, written permission; or

    • Use the EzineArticles API in a manner that exceeds reasonable request volume, constitutes excessive or abusive usage, or otherwise fails to comply or is inconsistent with any part of the EzineArticles API documentation.;

    • Use the EzineArticles API in a product or service that competes with products or services offered by EzineArticles.

2. Data Collection, Storage, and Use.

You may not store any EzineArticles user data in any data repository which enables any third party (other than the EzineArticles user) access unless such third party access is disclosed in your privacy policy which must be directly accessible through a link in your Application using EzineArticles API.

3. Ownership.

The EzineArticles API may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. EzineArticles's rights apply to the EzineArticles API and all output and executables of the EzineArticles API, excluding any software components developed by you which do not themselves incorporate the EzineArticles API or any output or executables of the EzineArticles API. 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 of Use and in the TOS. EzineArticles owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the EzineArticles API. These Terms of Use grant you no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property owned or licensed by EzineArticles, including (but not limited to) the EzineArticles API and EzineArticles trademarks.

4. Support.

EzineArticles may elect to provide you with support or modifications for the EzineArticles API (collectively, "Support"), in its sole discretion, and may terminate such Support at any time without notice to you. EzineArticles may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the EzineArticles API at any time, including the availability of any EzineArticles API. EzineArticles may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the EzineArticles API or the EzineArticles Web site without notice or liability. Please register your application for priority notification of status alerts.

5. Disclaimer of Any Warranty.

SOME OF THE EZINEARTICLES API ARE EXPERIMENTAL AND HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED IN ANY MANNER. EZINEARTICLES DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY EZINEARTICLES API ARE FREE OF INACCURACIES, ERRORS, BUGS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, OR ARE RELIABLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR OTHERWISE VALID. THE EZINEARTICLES API ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND AND EZINEARTICLES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AVAILABLILTIY, SECURITY, TITLE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR USE OF EZINEARTICLES API IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF ANY EZINEARTICLES API INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.

6. Limitation of Liability.

EZINEARTICLES SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE EZINEARTICLES API, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, WHETHER OR NOT EZINEARTICLES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EZINEARTICLES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT.

7. Release and Waiver.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release and waive all claims against EzineArticles, 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 EzineArticles API. 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 which you may have under any other state or federal statute or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8. Hold Harmless and Indemnity.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify EzineArticles 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 EzineArticles API (including anything you develop using the EzineArticles API), 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. EzineArticles shall use good faith efforts to provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.