SlideShare API » Terms of Use

Thank you for using the SlideShare application programming interfaces (the "SlideShare APIs"). By using the SlideShare APIs, you agree to these terms of use (the "Terms of Use"). If you disagree with any of the terms below, SlideShare does not grant you a license to use the SlideShare APIs.

SlideShare Inc. ("SlideShare") reserves the right to update and change, from time to time, these Terms of Use and all documents incorporated by reference. You can always find the most recent version of these Terms of Use at http://www.slideshare.net/developers/tos/. SlideShare may change these Terms of Use by posting a new version without notice to you. Use of the SlideShare APIs after such change constitutes acceptance of such changes.

Licensed Uses and Restrictions.
  • The SlideShare APIs are owned by SlideShare and are licensed to you on a worldwide (except as limited below), non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable basis on the terms and conditions set forth herein. These Terms of Use define legal use of the SlideShare APIs, all updates, revisions, substitutions, and any copies of the SlideShare APIs made by or for you. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by SlideShare.
  • Subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Use, YOU MAY use the SlideShare APIs and any updates provided by SlideShare (in its sole discretion). Your license to the SlideShare APIs 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 SlideShare APIs. SlideShare may terminate the license at any time for any reason. These Terms of Use terminate automatically if
    • You violate any term of these Terms of Use
    • SlideShare publicly posts a written notice of termination on SlideShare's Web site
    • SlideShare sends a written notice of termination to you
    • SlideShare ceases providing access to the SlideShare APIs to you.
  • If your product or service uses or is based upon the SlideShare APIs, then YOU SHALL not make any modifications to our player including modifying any icons or hiding the SlideShare branding (depicted by a button with label 'SlideShare' on the lower left corner of the player). You will not make any attempt to conceal that the content and player are powered by SlideShare.
  • YOU SHALL use instructions provided in the SlideShare APIs to place application identification information (API Key) into any application or service you develop that incorporates or makes any use of the SlideShare APIs. You may only create a single key per application or service and such key must accompany all web services requests coming from that application or service. You can sign up for a key at http://www.slideshare.net/developers. 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 application IDs.
  • If you wish to confirm that your application constitutes an acceptable use of the SlideShare APIs or wish to inquire about rate limit increases, register your application with us.
  • YOU SHALL NOT:
    • use the SlideShare APIs 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, hacking/surveillance/interception/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 SlideShare 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, or in any manner inconsistent with the SlideShare TOS or these Terms of Use;
    • use the SlideShare APIs to operate nuclear facilities, life support, or other mission critical application where human life or property may be at stake. You understand that the SlideShare APIs are not designed for such purposes and that their failure in such cases could lead to death, personal injury, or severe property or environmental damage for which SlideShare is not responsible;
    • sell, lease, share, transfer, or sublicense the SlideShare APIs or access or access codes thereto or derive income from the use or provision of the SlideShare APIs, whether for direct commercial or monetary gain or otherwise, without SlideShare's prior, express, written permission; or
    • use the SlideShare APIs 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 SlideShare API documentation located within http://www.slideshare.net/developers/, as determined by SlideShare in its sole discretion;.
    • use the SlideShare APIs in a product or service that competes with products or services offered by SlideShare.
    • Browser Based Authentication. If you also elect to use the Browser Based Authentication (?BBAuth?) API, the terms of this Section 1(g) also applies to You.
    • SlideShare takes end user security and privacy very seriously, and You agree to give us all necessary assistance for the operation of Your Application in compliance with these TOU and any applicable laws.
    • Securing User Consent. You are solely responsible for securing clear, express consent from the user, granting You permission to access such user?s SlideShare account using the API, including if applicable, retrieving user-specific information, or writing information to such user?s account. You will strictly comply with the scope of express consent they granted You when accessing such user?s SlideShare account.
    • Contact and Cooperation. You (or the name of the contact You gave to SlideShare when You applied for Your application ID for review if it's not You) must be reachable at all times for security questions or concerns. You can change this name or contact by signing up for a new application ID, and providing the correct contact information and using the new application ID instead. (http://www.slideshare.net/developers) (iv) Virus Precautions. All materials, including software and documents, that You provide to SlideShare, must be checked with Internet industry standard up-to-date antivirus and anti-worm software, and determined to be virus-free and worm-free. Any data provided to SlideShare must not contain harmful scripts or code.
    • Industry Standards. Your networks, operating system and software of its web server(s), routers, databases, and computer systems must be properly configured to Internet industry standards, as required to securely operate Your Application (the "Systems"). If You do not completely control any aspect of the System, You will use all control or influence that You have over such Systems and/or selection of Systems, and You will not architect or select Systems in a manner to avoid the foregoing obligation. An example of an unacceptable server is one that operates as open proxy. An example of architecting in an unacceptable manner would be if You select a server operated by a vendor with substandard security practices, so that You could contend that You do not control such server, in order to avoid having to select an acceptable server.
    • Reporting. You must promptly report to SlideShare in writing, any security deficiencies in or intrusions to Your Systems, relating to the SlideShare API or any SlideShare user data, via email to api@slideshare.net. You will work with SlideShare to immediately correct any security deficiency, and will disconnect immediately any intrusions or intruder. In the event of any such security deficiency or intrusion, You will make no public statements (i.e. press, blogs, bulletin boards, etc.) without prior written and express permission from SlideShare in each instance.
    • Control Access to Systems. To the extent You have control or influence over the Systems, You will log (in a time and date-stamped fashion) all instances of access to the Systems. You will encrypt the password and username files for the Systems that store or process any SlideShare user data that You are permitted by SlideShare to access. Passwords must be unique, unintuitive, and changed often. You will minimize access to and use of the passwords. Wherever possible, commands which require additional privileges should be securely logged (with time and date) to enable a complete audit trail of activities. When an individual terminates his or her employment with You, his or her passwords and access password facilities must be terminated immediately.
    • Security Reviews. SlideShare will have the right, at its own expense, to review, or to have an independent third party that is not Your competitor, to inspect and review Your compliance with these security provisions. You will (at Your own expense) correct any security flaws detected by such a review as soon as possible. You will then promptly certify to SlideShare in writing that the security flaw has been corrected, along with a description of the corrective action(s) taken. SlideShare will give You 48 hours notice before conducting such a review, and may conduct no more than four reviews annually. Any such review will be conducted during regular business hours in such a manner as not to interfere with normal business activities. If a review reveals a material breach of any of these security provisions, You will reimburse SlideShare for the reasonable costs of the review.

Ownership and Relationship of Parties.

The SlideShare 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. SlideShare's rights apply to the SlideShare APIs and all output and executables of the SlideShare APIs, excluding any software components developed by you which do not themselves incorporate the SlideShare APIs or any output or executables of the SlideShare 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 of Use and in the TOS. SlideShare owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the SlideShare APIs. These Terms of Use grant you no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property owned or licensed by SlideShare, including (but not limited to) the SlideShare APIs and SlideShare trademarks.

Support

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

Fees and Payments

SlideShare reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the SlideShare APIs or the SlideShare services and Web sites (collectively, "SlideShare APIs Services") in SlideShare's sole discretion. If SlideShare decides to charge for the SlideShare APIs Services, such charges will be disclosed to you prior.

Disclaimer of Any Warranty.

  • SOME OF THE SLIDESHARE APIS ARE EXPERIMENTAL AND HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED IN ANY MANNER. SLIDESHARE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY SLIDESHARE APIS ARE FREE OF INACCURACIES, ERRORS, BUGS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, OR ARE RELIABLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR OTHERWISE VALID.
  • THE SLIDESHARE APIS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND AND SLIDESHARE 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 SLIDESHARE APIS IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF ANY SLIDESHARE APIS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.

Limitation of Liability.

SLIDESHARE 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 SLIDESHARE APIS, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, WHETHER OR NOT SLIDESHARE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SLIDESHARE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT.

Exclusions and Limitations.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 5 AND 6 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Release and Waiver.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release and waive all claims against SlideShare, 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 SlideShare APIs. If you are a California resident, you waive your rights under California Civil Code ยง 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 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.

Hold Harmless and Indemnity.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify SlideShare 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 SlideShare 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. SlideShare shall use good faith efforts to provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.

General Terms

  • Relationship of the Parties. Notwithstanding any provision hereof, for all purposes of the Terms of Use, you and SlideShare shall be and act independently and not as partner, joint venturer, agent, employee or employer of the other. You shall not have any authority to assume or create any obligation for or on behalf of SlideShare, express or implied, and you shall not attempt to bind SlideShare to any contract.
  • Invalidity of Specific Terms. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of such documents remain in full force and effect.
  • Location of Lawsuit and Choice of Law. The Terms of Use and the relationship between you and SlideShare shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and SlideShare agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California.
  • No Waiver of Rights by SlideShare. SlideShare's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
  • Miscellaneous. The section headings and subheadings contained in this agreement are included for convenience only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms of the Terms of Use. Any construction or interpretation to be made of the Terms of Use shall not be construed against the drafter. The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between SlideShare and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.