Reverb APIs and Apps Terms of Use


Reverb APIs and Apps Terms of Use

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We want you to connect to Reverb through our API. We want you to build Apps that integrate with Reverb. We consider all of this integral to maintaining, and building on, Reverb's unique experience. But there are some rules we need you to abide by so everyone plays fair in the sandbox. Check em out, we don't think they'll cause you any heartburn.


Preamble

1. API Limited License and Restrictions
2. Attribution
3. Registration Date
4. Commercial Use of the API
5. Use of Services
6. Termination of Access
7. Amendment of Terms
8. Property Rights
9. Term
10. Prohibited Access
11. Fees and Payments
12. No Warranties/Disclaimers
13. Limitation of Liability
14. Indemnification
15. Privacy
16. Intellectual Property Policies
17. General Terms

A. Equitable Relief
B. No Agency
C. Waiver
D. No Third Party Beneficiary
E. Choice of Law
F. Entire Agreement

PREAMBLE

These Terms of Use apply to your use of Reverb.com, Reverb LP, as well as any successor or affiliated sites, (collectively the “Website”) and any and all data, text, software, documents and other materials on the Website (“Content”) associated with the application programming interface offered through the Website (currently available here) (the “API”). Registered users of the Website (“Reverb Members”) may upload Content to the Website. By registering as a developer, you or the entity or company that you represent (“Developer” or “You”) are unconditionally agreeing to be bound by these Terms, including those available by hyperlink from within this document or any additional terms and conditions available on the Website, and are becoming a party to this API Terms of Use Agreement (all terms and conditions on the Website as well as these Terms of Use are hereinafter collectively known as the “Terms”). Your continued use of the API shall also constitute assent to the Terms. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE API.

1. API Limited License and Restrictions.

Subject to full compliance with the Terms, Reverb.com, LLC (“Reverb”) hereby grants You a limited, personal, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, nonexclusive, revocable license to access and use the API solely as necessary to create and run websites and applications (collectively, “Applications”) that meet all the requirements and conditions set forth in the Terms. This license is revocable at any time at Reverb’s sole discretion, without warning, and Reverb reserves the right to terminate your access to the API and without a right to cure.

You shall:

  • Specifically comply with the Website’s Terms of UseCommunity RulesPrivacy Policy and EU Data Transfer/GDPR Policy, as well as the Terms which are hereby incorporated by reference, and other Reverb policies as incorporated in such agreements and policies by reference, as those agreements and policies may be changed from time to time. In the event of a conflict between the Terms of Use and, specifically, these API Terms of Use, the general terms and conditions shall govern but only to the extent of the conflict.
  • Link directly back to the product information and/or image Content on Reverb, where the Application utilizes product information and/or images.
  • Provide a prominently displayed email address on Your Application for third parties to contact You with any questions or issues. You shall respond to such inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Use best efforts to provide your own terms of service and privacy policy in a visible location on your Application.
  • Be solely responsible for all aspects of Your Application(s) and any content appearing therein, and for providing all customer support to end-users relating to Your Application(s).
  • Be truthful and honest about the Application to Reverb and Your users.

You shall not:

  • Use the API in any manner that violates the Terms of UseCommunity RulesPrivacy Policy and EU Data Transfer/GDPR Policy.
  • Use the API for any Application that replicates or attempts to circumvent the Website’s processes or attempts to replace the essential user experience of the Website.
  • Attempt to circumvent any security measures or technical limitations of the API or any security measures of the Website.
  • Cache or store any Content or content owned or provided by Reverb Members (“Reverb Member Content”) other than for reasonable periods in order to provide services to Reverb Members.
  • Use the API (or any Content or Reverb Member Content within the 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 or rights of privacy, or use the API in any manner that would violate any fiduciary relationship, any applicable local, state, national, or international law, or any regulations having the force of law (including but not limited to exportation laws and municipal codes).
  • Use the API in a manner that disrupts the flow of dialog or otherwise negatively affects other Reverb Members’ ability to use the Website or the ability of any device to access the Website, Content or any of Reverb’s associated services, or adversely impacts the stability of the Website servers or behavior of other Applications using the API, or transmits software viruses, malware, malicious code or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • Use the API in a manner that transmits pornographic material, sexually explicit material, or any other material deemed offensive in Reverb’s sole discretion.
  • Transmit spam or upload, post or otherwise transmit Content that is inaccurate, harmful, obscene, defamatory, racist or is otherwise offensive to others, as determined in Reverb’s sole discretion.
  • Use the API in a manner that exceeds reasonable request volume or constitutes excessive or abusive usage. Users are allocated by default, 10,000 calls per day.
  • Sell, lease, or sublicense the API or access thereto.
  • Except as expressly permitted under Section 4 of these Terms, derive revenues from the use or provision of the API.
  • Modify, decompile, extend, subset or superset the API or otherwise alter the API to any extent.
  • Use the API in a way that harms the interests of Reverb, the Website, any of its affiliates, the API or its program, Reverb Members, Reverb Member Content or other users of the Website.
  • Misrepresent or falsely state Your identity or affiliation with Reverb, any person, or any business.
  • Upload, post, collect or store Website member ID and/or passwords.
  • Upload, post, collect, store, share, transfer, or process personal information or data about Reverb Members unless specifically authorized by such member.
  • Utilize or scrape images or Content from the Website in any manner not specifically allowed by these Terms.
  • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Website.
  • Provide, procure or permit third party access to the Website unless expressly so authorized by Reverb.
  • Create an Application that may be used to violate the Terms.
  • Disparage Reverb in any way or knowingly harm the name reputation, image or goodwill of Reverb in connection with Your Application or participation in the API program.

ALL RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED IN THE TERMS ARE HEREBY RESERVED BY REVERB AND ITS LICENSORS.

2. Attribution

The Reverb name, graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Reverb in the U.S. and/or other countries (“Reverb’s Trademarks”). Subject to full compliance with the Terms, and Reverb’s guidelines as made available to You, Reverb hereby grants You a limited, personal, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, nonexclusive, revocable license to use Reverb’s Trademarks in Your Application.

  • You shall not use or alter any text, logos, Reverb’s Trademarks, Reverb’s signature colors, Reverb’s layout, or create a confusingly similar layout to Reverb’s layout in such a way which may suggest endorsement or affiliation by Reverb.
  • Any use of the Reverb logo or Reverb’s Trademarks must be used in its entirety and must not be altered or used in a misleading way.
  • You shall not use a mark which is confusingly similar to Reverb’s Trademarks.
  • Any use of the Reverb logo or Reverb’s Trademarks in Your Application shall be less prominent than the logo or mark that primarily describes the Application and Your use of the Reverb logo shall not imply any endorsement or affiliation by Reverb.
  • You may publicize, issue press or blog releases of Your Application only if You state that it was created using the Reverb API and that You in no way imply that Your Application is endorsed, created by or certified by Reverb.

You must place or display the following notice prominently on Your Application:

“This application uses the Reverb API but is not endorsed, created by or certified by Reverb.com, LLC.”

Without limiting the foregoing, Reverb will have the right to do quality assurance inspections of the Applications and withhold the right to use Reverb’s Trademarks if the quality is not satisfactory to Reverb in its sole discretion. Reverb also retains the right to require additional attribution beyond that described in this paragraph.

3. Registration Data

In consideration of Your use of the API, You agree to:

  • Provide accurate, current, and complete information about You as may be requested by Reverb during registration and ongoing participation in Reverb’s API program (the “Registration Data”), and update and keep all such information accurate, current and complete at all times.
  • Maintain the security of Your password and identification. You are responsible for any failure to do so.
  • Evaluate and accept all risks associated with Your use of the API, any Content or services, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the Content and the risks of unauthorized access.
  • Take all appropriate virus precautions, and warrant that Your networks, operating systems and software are properly configured to Internet industry standards, including but not limited to security standards.
  • Immediately report any security deficiencies, breaches or attempted breaches You discover to Reverb by emailing security@reverb.com.

You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used by You in connection with the API and/or the Website. The interactivity and Web services features of the Website are intended for use by the person who has authenticated their identity and lawfully received an API Key from Reverb to the Website from Reverb and/or its affiliates (“Registered Users”). By using the API and/or the Website in any manner, You represent that You are a Registered User. You further consent and authorize Reverb and/or its affiliates to verify Your Registration Data at any time and without notice.

4. Commercial Use of the API

In general, reasonable commercial uses of the API are permitted. Examples of what is prohibited, unreasonable commercial use includes, but is not limited to:

  • Selling the API, Member Content (that is not Your own) or related services, or access to any of the foregoing.
  • Charging users a fee to use or access that portion or aspect of Your Application that integrates the API or an aspect of the Website which Reverb provides to Reverb Members free of charge.
  • Using the API primarily to drive traffic to other non-Reverb websites or services.
  • Using the API to compete with Reverb, in any manner.
  • Using the API in any manner that violates the Terms of UseCommunity RulesPrivacy Policy and EU Data Transfer/GDPR Policy.
  • You may not scrape or appropriate Member Content for commercial use without the prior express permission of Reverb.

Examples of permitted, reasonable commercial uses include, but are not limited to:

  • Charging users a fee for those portions or aspects of the Application that do not integrate the API, such as engaging in the sale of your own products or services.
  • Displaying advertising in your Application, so long as You are not misleading or abusing Reverb Members or other users of the Website.
  • Any use that is expressly authorized by Reverb.

If You are not sure if Your Application has a permitted reasonable commercial use, or anticipate that You will or have already exceeded the limit of 10,000 calls per day, please contact us at apps@reverb.com and provide us with as much information as possible and we’ll be happy to discuss the issue and, if possible, find a reasonable solution.

5. Use of Services

You expressly agree that Reverb and its affiliates have no responsibility or control over the Content that You, or other Reverb Members, upload, post or otherwise transmit via the Website and/or the API (including, without limitation, any Content submitted to any forum) or modifications You may make to the Content or Reverb Member Content. You agree that Reverb and its affiliates may or may not (as determined in its sole discretion, and without an obligation to do so) review the Reverb Member Content before You upload, modify, post or otherwise transmit such Reverb Member Content. Reverb makes no representation that Your use of the Website, the Content, or the API will comply with applicable laws or that they were designed to comply with applicable laws. Additionally, Reverb and its affiliates do not represent, warrant or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or reliability of any of the Content posted, displayed, linked to or otherwise transmitted via the Website. All Content is provided “AS IS” and with all faults. Reverb and its affiliates do not endorse any opinions expressed in or through any such Content. You agree that You must evaluate and accept all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the Content. Except where expressly stated to the contrary, Reverb possesses the immediate right, but not the obligation, to edit or remove any Content from the Website at any time and/or terminate Your ability to access the Website and/or the API without notice, at its sole discretion. You further acknowledge and agree that Reverb may have something similar to Your feedback or Application already under consideration or in development now or in the future.

6. Termination of Access

Reverb reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion, and without prior notice or liability to You or any third party, to modify, amend, restrict, suspend, deny or terminate Your access or the access of all users to the Website, the API, or any of the Website’s Content or services. Termination of a license to use the Website and/or the API does not constitute termination of these Terms.

7. Amendment of Terms

Reverb may amend the Terms, including, without limitation, the agreements and policies incorporated herein by reference, at any time. You understand and agree that if You use the API or the Website or any of the services offered in connection therewith after the date on which any of the foregoing terms have changed, You unconditionally accept and agree to adhere to the updated Terms.

8. Property Rights

The Website, including, without limitation, all Content and all intellectual property rights in and to the same, is owned by or licensed to Reverb, its affiliates, or our third-party content providers. You must not modify, decompile, or reverse engineer any software (including, without limitation, the API) that Reverb or its affiliates disclose to You, and You must not remove or modify any copyright or trademark notice, or other notice of ownership. Subject to the following paragraph, You acknowledge and agree that no right, title or interest in any Content is transferred to You as a result of Your use of such Content, the Website, the API or any services provided or otherwise made available via the Website.

Reverb and its affiliates do not claim ownership of the Reverb Member Content and shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Reverb Member Content, in each case except to the extent expressly assumed under written agreement. You may not do or allow anyone else to do anything with the Content which is not specifically permitted under the Terms.

As between You and Reverb, You are also solely responsible for all aspects of Your Application.

9. Term

The Terms take effect on the earlier of the date You become a Registered User or the date You start using the API and will continue until expiration or termination. Reverb reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to terminate the Terms, with or without notice. Upon termination of the Terms for any reason, Your access to the Website, the API and Content, and all of Your user’s rights herein, will cease. Rights and obligations under this API Terms of Use Agreement, as well as any rights or obligations under any of the agreements or policies incorporated herein by reference, which either by their nature should survive or which by their terms expressly survive will remain in full effect after any termination or expiration of the applicable document.

10. Prohibited Access

The API is the only supported method for accessing data programmatically from Reverb. The Reverb Website, including Content and applications is published solely for direct access by human users. ‘Spiders’, ‘crawlers’, ‘bots’ and all other automated software or hardware devices designed to access and ‘read’ or otherwise analyze the Website independently are prohibited unless they are expressly so authorized by Reverb. For example, you agree not to:

  • ‘Screen scrape’ pages on the Reverb Website, even if such data is not available in the Reverb API.
  • Reverse engineer internal data feeds used by the Reverb Website, even if such data is not available in the Reverb API.
  • Access legacy or internal APIs used by Reverb but not available through the public API.

11. Fees and Payments

Reverb reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the Reverb API.

12. NO WARRANTIES/DISCLAIMERS

REVERB, REVERB’S AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND REVERB’S SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, PROVIDE THE WEBSITE, API, CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OF THE FOREGOING “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, REVERB, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND REVERB’S SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE, API, CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OF THE FOREGOING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM REVERB SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT.

13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL REVERB, REVERB’S AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES, OR REVERB’S SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE AND/OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO (A) THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, API, REVERB’S SERVICES, OR (B) THE TERMS, WHETHER ARISING UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY OR GOODWILL, OR COST OF REPLACEMENT SERVICES, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

REVERB’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY, AND (AS APPLICABLE) THE LIABILITY OF REVERB’S AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND REVERB’S SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES CLAIMING UNDER OR THROUGH YOU IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO REVERB PURSUANT TO THIS API TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $100.

14. INDEMNIFICATION

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD REVERB AND (AS APPLICABLE) REVERB’S AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND EMPLOYEES, AND REVERB’S SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSES AND DEMANDS , INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS MADE OR BROUGHT BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF (A) YOUR BREACH OF THE TERMS OR THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE, (B) YOUR USE OF THE API; (C) YOUR APPLICATION(S) OR (D) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.

15. Privacy

Reverb’s Privacy Policy is found here, the terms of which are hereby incorporated into the Terms by this reference.

16. Intellectual Property Policies

Reverb’s Copyright and Intellectual Property Policies are found here, the terms of which are hereby incorporated into the Terms by this reference.

17. General Terms

A. Equitable Relief.  You agree that any breach of the Terms will result in irreparable harm to Reverb or its affiliates for which damages would be an inadequate remedy and, therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, Reverb or its affiliates will be entitled to equitable relief, including both a preliminary and permanent injunction, if such a breach occurs or is threatened. You waive any requirement for the posting of a bond or other security if Reverb or its affiliates seek such an injunction.

B. No Agency.  You acknowledge and agree that the relationship between You and Reverb and its affiliates (if applicable) is that of independent contractors. Nothing in these Terms shall be construed as creating a partnership, contract of employment, agency, joint venture or franchise relationship between Reverb or any of its affiliates with You.

C. Waiver.  Any express waiver or failure to exercise promptly any right under the Terms will not create a continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement. Any waiver of the Terms must be in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement of the waiver is sought. If any provision of the Terms is held invalid by any law or regulation of any government, or by any court or arbitrator, the parties agree that such provision will be replaced with a new provision that accomplishes the original business purpose, and the other provisions of the Terms will remain in full force and effect.

D. No Third Party Beneficiary.  You acknowledge and agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in the Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this agreement.

E. Choice of Law.  The Terms shall in all respects be interpreted and construed with and by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of laws principles. The parties hereby disclaim the application of the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions and disputes arising under the Terms will be the state and federal courts in the Northern District of the State of Illinois. You hereby agree to service of process in accordance with the rules of such courts. The party prevailing in any dispute under the Terms shall be entitled to its costs and legal fees.

F. Entire Agreement.  The Terms, and the associated Terms and Policies, constitute the entire agreement between You and Reverb relating to their subject matter, and cancel and supersede any prior versions of the Terms as well as all prior agreements (whether oral, written or otherwise) and representations between You and Reverb. No modification to the Terms will be binding, unless in writing and signed by an authorized Reverb representative. You may not assign, sublicense, delegate or otherwise transfer the Terms or any right granted hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, and any attempt to do any of the foregoing in violation of this provision will be null and void. Reverb expressly reserves the right to assign the Terms and to delegate any of its obligations hereunder. The Terms are binding on and inure to the benefit of each party hereto and their heirs, successors and permitted assigns.

Updated: March 8, 2018