Application Developer and API Agreement

Changes to the Application Developer and API Agreement
Hytto, Ltd., and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Hytto, Ltd”) have updated this Application Developer and API Agreement (the “Agreement”), which will be effective as of April 10, 2018. This Agreement governs your access to and use of Hytto, Ltd’s services, including Hytto, Ltd’s APIs, applications, and other services (collectively, “Services”) and all data thereof (“Service Data”).
By accepting this Agreement, either by accessing or using the API as defined below or authorizing or permitting any individual to access or use the API, You agree to be bound by this Agreement.If You do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, You should immediately cease the access or use of the API. If You are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company, organization or another legal entity (“Entity”), You are agreeing to this Agreement for that Entity and representing to Hytto, Ltd 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 should immediately cease the access or use of the API.
1. DEFINITIONS
1.1 API(s): means an API and any accompanying or related documentation, source code, executable applications and other materials made available by Hytto, Ltd, including, without limitation, through its developer website.
1.2 Application(s): means 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.
1.3 App Market: means any marketplace or other aggregator or public repository of code or applications.
1.4 End-User(s): Any person or entity who uses applications created, owned, and/or managed by Hytto, Ltd or licensees to Hytto, Ltd’s API(s).
1.5 Intellectual Property Rights: means rights to patents, inventions, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, know-how, and any other intellectual property and/or proprietary rights.
1.6 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.
1.7 Marketplace: means the marketplace or other aggregator or public repository of code or applications provided and operated by Hytto, Ltd.
1.8 Mark(s): means Hytto, Ltd’s product and service names, trademarks, service marks, slogans, trade dress, branding, and logos made available for use in connection with the Services pursuant to this Agreement
1.9 Paid Application(s): mean any Application published by Licensee in which a Subscriber pays Licensee and/or Hytto, Ltd for a license to use, access and/or deploy such Application.
1.10 Payment Processor: means the third party payment processor that processes fees related to a Paid Application.
1.11 Privacy Policy: means Hytto, Ltd’s Privacy Policy found HERE.
1.12 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.
1.13 Subscriber(s): means and refers to an individual or an Entity that has agreed to this 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 developing, implementing, and Publishing Applications. Licensee’s access to and use of the API for Internal Use is governed by this Agreement, including any and all restrictions and policies implemented by Hytto, Ltd from time to time with respect to the API as set forth in this Agreement or as otherwise communicated to Licensee (“General API Policies”).
2.2 Subject to this Agreement, including the restrictions set forth in Section 3, Hytto, Ltd 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 develop, implement and distribute Applications solely for use by Subscribers in connection with the Services; (b) use, reproduce, distribute, and transmit Service Data to the extent necessary to format and display it through the Applications; (c) use and display the Marks only to identify that the Service Data originates from the Services; and (d) market and sell Paid Applications through the Marketplace in accordance with this Agreement.
2.3 Licensee grants to Hytto, Ltd a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free license, for as long as its Applications are Published to a Marketplace to: (a) market, sell, and distribute such Applications; (b) permit others to access, install, purchase, and (in the case of downloadable software applications) download such Applications through such App Market; and (c) use, perform, and display such Applications. Licensee further grants to Hytto, Ltd a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free license, during the Term, to use Licensee’s trademarks, Application name(s) and associated logos (collectively, “Licensee’s Marks”) solely to enable Hytto, Ltd to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under this Agreement. Any use of Licensee’s Marks shall be in accordance with Licensee’s reasonable trademark usage policies if such policies are communicated to Hytto, Ltd.
2.4 Hytto, Ltd 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 Hytto, Ltd 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.
3.1 Licensee must comply with all restrictions set forth in this Agreement, the Terms of Use applicable to the Marketplace, the Privacy Policy, and the General API Guidelines in all uses of the API and Service Data. If Hytto, Ltd believes, in its sole discretion, that Licensee has violated or attempted to violate any term, condition or the spirit of this Agreement, the license afforded Licensee pursuant to this Agreement may be temporarily or permanently revoked, with or without notice to Licensee.
3.2 In order to use and access the API, Licensee must obtain API credentials (“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’s Applications shall not substantially replicate products or services offered by Hytto, Ltd, including, without limitation, functions or clients on platforms (such as iOS or Android) where Hytto, Ltd offers its own client or function. Subject to the preceding sentence and the parties’ other rights and obligations under this Agreement, each party agrees that the other party may develop and publish applications that are similar to or otherwise compete with such party’s applications. 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 Applications shall not, in any manner, display any form of advertising within or connected to any Service Data received by any Subscriber or End-User.
3.5 Licensee is not permitted to Publish any Applications on any App Market that is not Published in identical form on the Marketplace.
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 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 Hytto, Ltd 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 Hytto, Ltd’s Subscribers 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.
3.10 In order to Publish and maintain a Paid Application on the Marketplace, Licensee must: (a) submit such Application to Hytto, Ltd for approval; (b) maintain a relevant terms of service and privacy policy to govern Subscriber’s use of the Paid Application; and (c) provide ongoing commercially reasonable support to users, purchasers and/or Subscribers of the Paid Application.
3.11 Licensee acknowledges and agrees that Hytto, Ltd may, at its sole discretion, initiate a refund related to any Purchase Fee (defined below) paid to Licensee by Subscriber in connection with a Subscriber’s purchase of a Paid Application in the event that Hytto, Ltd determines such a refund is appropriate. In addition, Licensee acknowledges and agrees that any such refund shall be the exclusive financial responsibility of Licensee. Without limiting any other rights afforded Hytto, Ltd with respect to such refund, the parties acknowledge and agree that any such refund may be processed through Payment Processor and taken out of Licensee’s Payment Processor account and returned to Subscriber. Licensee agrees that Hytto, Ltd shall not be responsible for and will not issue any refunds out of its funds related to Licensee’s Applications for any reason, including Licensee’s failure to support the Application.
3.12 Licensee acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement does not grant to the Licensee any right, permission, or license to make, use, sell, offer to sell, import, export, and/or otherwise transfer Hytto Ltd’s patented intellectual property, products, Services, functionalities, or other technology (collectively, “Patented Intellectual Property”). A license to use, sell, offer to sell, import, export, and/or otherwise transfer Hytto Ltd’s Patented Intellectual Property is granted on a case-by-case basis and Licensee must obtain Hytto Ltd’s prior written consent.
4. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS
4.1 To the extent Licensee’s Applications transmit Service Data outside a Service, Licensee represents and warrants that Licensee has notified all users of such Applications that their Service Data will be transmitted outside the Service and that Hytto, Ltd is not responsible for the privacy, security or integrity of such Service Data. Licensee further represents and warrants that to the extent Licensee’s Applications store, process or transmit Service Data, neither Licensee nor Licensee’s Application will, without appropriate prior user consent or except to the extent required by applicable law (a) modify the content of Service Data in a manner that adversely affects the integrity of Service Data; (b) disclose Service Data to any third party; or (c) use Service Data for any purpose other than providing the Application functionality to users of such Application. Licensee shall maintain and handle all Service Data in accordance with privacy and security measures reasonably adequate to preserve the confidentiality and security of all Service Data and all applicable privacy laws and regulations, and in no event less protective than the measures and policies set forth in the Privacy Policy.
4.2 Licensee represents, warrants and covenants that (a) its Applications and Licensee’s Marks, the use of such Applications by its users, and the activities with respect to such Applications and Licensee’s Marks undertaken by Hytto, Ltd 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 or End-Users; (e) it has all right, power and authority to grant the licenses granted to Hytto, Ltd herein; and (f) it acknowledges Hytto, Ltd right to charge transaction and/or listing fees as provided in Section 8 herein.
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 Application(s) 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) Licensee is the licensor of the Application and Hytto, Ltd is not a party to the App Terms of Service.
(ii) Except as otherwise limited by any App Terms of Service imposed or required by Licensee, Licensee grants Subscriber a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to access, deploy, use and integrate the Application in connection with Subscriber’s active account for the Service.
(iii) Any information that Licensee collects, stores and processes from Subscriber or the systems Subscriber uses to access or deploy the Application, including Service Data, will be subject to the App Terms of Service, privacy notice, or similar terms that the licensor provides to Subscriber, and will not be subject to the Privacy Policy.
(iv) Subscriber may not modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Application 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 the licensor.
(v) Each Subscriber and the licensor shall maintain all rights, title and interest in and to all its respective patents, inventions, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, know-how and any other intellectual property and/or proprietary rights (collectively, “IP Rights”). The rights granted to Subscriber to use the Application under these App Terms of Service do not convey any additional rights in the Application or the licensor’s services, or in any IP Rights associated therewith. Subject only to limited rights to access and use the Application as expressly stated herein, all rights, title and interest in and to the Application and all hardware, software and other components of or used to provide the Application, including all related IP Rights, will remain with and belong exclusively to the licensor. The licensor shall have a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable and perpetual license to incorporate into the Application or otherwise use any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback it receives from Subscriber.
5. MODIFICATIONS
Licensee acknowledges and agrees that Hytto, Ltd may modify this Agreement, the Services, the API, the General API Policies, the Service Agreement, and the Privacy Policy, from time to time (“Modification”). Licensee will be notified of the Modification to this Agreement, the Hytto, Ltd API or the General API Policies through notifications or posts on the Hytto, Ltd developer website. All other Modifications shall be communicated through the Services, Hytto, Ltd sites, or any other website owned, operated, and/or controlled by Hytto, Ltd or through a form of direct communication from Hytto, Ltd to Licensee. Licensee further acknowledges and agrees that such Modifications may be implemented at any time and without any notice to Licensee. Licensee shall, within thirty (30) days from the date of first notice of any Modification(s) (or such shorter period of time specified in the notice of the Modification(s)) (“Conformance Period”) comply with such Modification(s) by implementing and using the most current version of the API and making any changes to Applications that may be required as a result of such Modification(s). Licensee acknowledges that the Modification may have an adverse effect on Applications, including but not limited to changing the manner in which Applications communicate with the API and display or transmit Service Data. Hytto, Ltd shall have no liability of any kind to Licensee or any user of Licensee’s Applications with respect to such Modifications or any adverse effects resulting from such Modifications. Licensee’s continued access to or use of the Services or API following the Conformance Period shall constitute binding acceptance of the Modification(s) at issue.
6. OWNERSHIP
Subject to the limited licenses expressly provided in this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement transfers or assigns to Hytto, Ltd 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 Hytto, Ltd ’s Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the API, the Marks, or Hytto, Ltd’s other technology or the respective Intellectual Property Rights in any Service Data of Hytto, Ltd or its Subscribers or End-Users.
7. SUPPORT
This Agreement does not entitle Licensee to any support for the Services or the API, unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing signed by both Hytto, Ltd and Licensee. 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 Hytto, Ltd has no obligation to provide support or technical assistance to the users of Applications and Licensee shall not represent to any such users that Hytto, Ltd is available to provide such support. Licensee agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to provide reasonable support to users of its Applications.
8. FEES
If Licensee submits a Paid Application, the Licensee shall request approval to publish the Paid Application from Hytto, Ltd. Any purchase fees, which includes, for example, any in-app fees or other fees that End-Users pay, shall be processed from the Subscriber to Licensee through Payment Processor. Purchase fees shall be transferred to Licensee’s Payment Processor account pursuant to the terms of the agreement entered into between Licensee and Payment Processor. Hytto, Ltd reserves the right to charge fees to Licensee related to any aspect of the Marketplace at its sole discretion either as indicated to Licensee at time of listing of the Paid Application or upon ten (10) days’ notice to Licensee. Continued listing of the Paid Application on the Marketplace after notice of Hytto, Ltd’s collection of such fees, shall be deemed consent to the imposition and collection of such charges.
9. CONFIDENTIALITY
Licensee may from time to time, gain access to Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” shall mean any and all information of a confidential nature in any and all media disclosed by Hytto, Ltd to Licensee including, without limitation, all information, analyses, compilations, studies, documents, books, papers, drawings, ideas, concepts, systems, processes, procedures, methods, models, sketches, and all embodiments of any of the foregoing (whether communicated orally, in written form, or stored in any other media) regardless of whether the information is specifically marked or designated as “confidential” or not including, without limitation, information concerning Hytto, Ltd’s business activities and strategies, financial information, customer and supplier lists, intellectual property, technology, research, marketing information or plans and information regarding Hytto, Ltd’s activities, business, products, and services. For the avoidance of doubt, Confidential Information shall also include any such information disclosed by Hytto, Ltd to Licensee prior to the signing of this Agreement, if any. 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 Hytto, Ltd, 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 HYTTO, LTD 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 HYTTO, LTD 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 HYTTO, LTD 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, HYTTO, LTD’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO LICENSEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING OUT THIS AGREEMENT, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (USD $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.
12. INDEMNIFICATION
Licensee will indemnify and hold Hytto, Ltd harmless against any claim brought by a third party against Hytto, Ltd 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 (“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 immediately terminate the licenses granted to Licensee hereunder. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, Licensee shall immediately cease using, and either return to Hytto, Ltd, 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 Hytto, Ltd that such actions have occurred. Sections 3, 4, 6, 8-16 and 18 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
14. ASSIGNMENT; ENTIRE AGREEMENT; REVISIONS
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 Hytto, Ltd’s prior consent, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld. Hytto, Ltd may, without Licensee’s consent, assign this Agreement to any of its affiliate or in connection with any merger or change of control of Hytto, Ltd 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.
14.2 This Agreement, together with the Privacy Policy and the Marketplace User Agreement, constitute the entire agreement among the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. Either party’s failure to enforce at any time any provision of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that provision or of any other provision of this Agreement.
15. SEVERABILITY
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, and fiduciary or employment relationship among the parties.
17. NOTICES
All notices required or permitted by this Agreement shall be in writing and may be delivered by electronic mail transmission and shall be deemed sufficiently given if served in a manner specified in this Section.
Notices to Licensee shall be sent to the email address used during sign up.
Notices to Hytto, Ltd shall be sent to: developer@hytto.hk
18. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Hong Kong SAR, without reference to conflict of laws principles. Any disputes under this Agreement shall be resolved in a court of general jurisdiction in Hong Kong. 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 or End-Users.