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Places.sg API TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: September 4, 2010

This document governs the terms under which you may access and use the Application Programming Interface that is made available (the "API"), and the data transmitted through the API (the "Places.sg Database"). This document, including all future amendments or modifications thereto is know as the "API Agreement":

By accessing or using the API or Places.sg Database, you agree to be bound by the API Agreement. If you access or use the API or Places.sg Database on behalf of a company, principal or other entity, you represent that you have authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to the API Agreement and that it is fully binding upon them. In such case, the term "you" will refer to such entity and its affiliates. If you do not have authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of the API Agreement, you may not access or use the API or Places.sg Database. You should read and keep a copy of each component of the API Agreement for your records. In the event of a conflict among them, the terms of this document will control.

1. Purpose

The API is made available by GTW Holdings Private Limited ("GTW"), supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore ("IDA") through its Digital Concierge initiative, to provide a Free shared Points of Interest Database for mobile innovators.

GTW’s intention is to help innovators focus on building new and exciting location based applications without having to source and maintain data, reducing the cost and time-to-market for mobile innovation.

2. Required API inclusions

As significant resources are required to gather and maintain the data, we ask that innovators contribute to the Shared Data Maintenance Effort by allowing their community to inform GTW when they see outdated or wrong information. GTW’s own data team will verify and update the data to the Places.sg Database

The following link must be included on the corresponding POI information listing for Shared Data Maintenance Effort: http://places.sg/reportWrongInfo.aspx?id=[place ID]
That is, a link to http://places.sg/reportWrongInfo.aspx?id=1 must be included in the page where details of Sabai Authentic Fine Thai Cuisine Restaurant are shown for users to report change in operating hours, place is closed etc.
A more generic link http://places.sg/reportWrongInfo.aspx should be included to allow users to report a new establishment or other information.

3. Changes

GTW reserves the right to modify or revise the API Agreement at any time. You should visit this website periodically to review the documents comprising the API Agreement and check for updates. Your continued use of the API after the effective date of any such changes will constitute your acceptance of and agreement to such changes. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND TO ANY NEW TERMS, YOU MUST TERMINATE THE API AGREEMENT BY IMMEDIATELY CEASING USE OF THE API.

4. Registration

In order to access or use the API, you must first register for and receive a valid Places.sg API Key ("PKEY"). All queries sent to the API requesting data must reference your valid PKEY.

5. License

GTW grants you a non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to (i) access and use the API to receive the Places.sg Database; (ii) display the Places.sg Database on your website or internet-connected application for mobile devices ("Your Site"); and (iii) reproduce and display the Places.sg name and logo (the "Places.sg Brand Features") as found here.

You may not use the API, Places.sg Database, or Places.sg Brand Features for any other purpose without GTW's prior written consent. These license rights are further limited by the restrictions set forth elsewhere in the API Agreement, and all rights not expressly granted to you hereunder are reserved by GTW. You acknowledge and agree that GTW may monitor Your Site in order to confirm compliance with the API Agreement.

6. Restrictions

You agree that you will not, and will not assist or enable others to:

  1. cache, record, pre-fetch, or otherwise store any portion of the Places.sg Database, or attempt or provide a means to execute any "bulk download" operations. If you need to do this, please contact us to make separate arrangements;
  2. modify the Places.sg Database, or use it to update or create your own database of business listing information;
  3. create or disclose metrics about, or perform any statistical analysis of, the API or Places.sg Database;
  4. use the API on behalf of any third party;
  5. display Places.sg Brand Features or Places.sg Database in a manner that could reasonably imply an endorsement, relationship or affiliation with or sponsorship between you or a third party and GTW, other than your permitted use of the API under the terms of the API Agreement;
  6. copy, rent, lease, sell, transfer, assign, sublicense, dissemble, reverse engineer or decompile (except to the limited extent expressly authorized under applicable statutory law), modify or alter any part of the API;
  7. use the API in a manner that impacts the stability of GTW's servers or impacts the behavior of other applications using the API;
  8. display the Places.sg Database on any site that disparages GTW or its products or services, or infringes any GTW intellectual property or other rights;
  9. use the API or Places.sg Database in any manner or for any purpose that may violate any law or regulation, or any right of any person including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy and/or rights of personality, or which otherwise may be harmful (in GTW's sole discretion) to GTW, its providers, its suppliers, end users of this website, or your end users;
  10. use the API, Places.sg Database or Places.sg Brand Features in a manner that could reasonably be interpreted to suggest that GTW is the author or entity that is responsible, in whole or in part, for the creation or development of any Places.sg Database or that such Places.sg Database represents the views of GTW;
  11. use the API or Places.sg Database 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 and/or other malicious programs or code; unsolicited mass distributions of e-mail ("spam"), actions intended to mislead search engines into ranking some pages higher than they would otherwise deserve ("web spam") multilevel marketing proposals, direct marketing and/or telemarketing activities; hate materials; libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise offensive content; prostitution, body parts and/or bodily fluids; stolen products and/or items used for theft; hacking/surveillance/interception/descrambling equipment; fireworks, explosives and/or other hazardous materials; gambling; professional services regulated by state licensing regimes; and/or non-transferable items such as airline tickets, event tickets, weapons and/or weapons accessories;

7. Proprietary Rights

As between you and GTW, the API, Places.sg Database, Places.sg Brand Features, and all intellectual property rights contained in the foregoing, are and will at all times remain the sole and exclusive property of GTW and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws and treaties (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist.). You agree that at no time during or after the termination of the API Agreement will you attempt to register any trademarks (including domain names) that are confusingly similar in any way to those of Places.sg Brand Features or Places.sg Database.

8. Termination

GTW reserves the right, in its sole discretion (for any reason or for no reason) and at any time without notice to you, to change, suspend or discontinue the API and/or suspend or terminate your rights under the API Agreement to access, use and/or display (as applicable) the API, Places.sg Brand Features and/or any Places.sg Database. Any termination of the API Agreement will also immediately terminate the licenses granted to you hereunder. Such change, suspension or termination of the API may cause your existing services using the API to stop functioning properly. Upon any termination of the API Agreement, you will promptly delete and remove all calls to the API from all web pages, scripts, widgets, applications, and other software in your possession or under your control; promptly destroy and remove from all computers, hard drives, networks and other storage media all copies of the API, Places.sg Brand Features and/or any Places.sg Database; and you will promptly certify in writing to GTW that such actions have been taken.

9. Indemnity

You agree that your use of the API is at your own risk and you agree to hold harmless, defend (subject to GTW's right to participate with counsel it selects) and indemnify GTW and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees and suppliers from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and fees (including reasonable attorneys' fee) arising from, or in any way related to your or your end users' use or implementation of the API or any Places.sg Database obtained from the API. You will not agree to any settlement that imposes any obligation on GTW without GTW's prior consent.

10. No Warranties; No Support

THE API, PLACES.SG BRAND FEATURES AND PLACES.SG DATABASE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY, OF ANY KIND AND AT YOUR SOLE RISK. EXCEPT TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GTW DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS, AND DUTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, REGARDING THE API, PLACES.SG BRAND FEATURES AND ANY PLACES.SG DATABASE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY, RESULTS OF USE, RELIABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, INTERFERENCE WITH QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. FURTHER, GTW DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT YOUR USE OF THE API WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, TIMELY OR ERROR FREE. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE API AGREEMENT DOES NOT ENTITLE YOU TO ANY SUPPORT FOR THE API. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR IN WRITING, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GTW WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE API AGREEMENT.

11. Limitation of Liability

THE API IS BEING PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE. ACCORDINGLY, YOU AGREE THAT GTW SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR BASED ON YOUR USE OF THE API. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, AND EXCEPT FOR BODILY INJURY, IN NO EVENT SHALL GTW OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY UNDER ANY TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST OR CORRUPTED DATA, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR OTHER SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE API, EVEN IF GTW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE. ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE API AGREEMENT MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN (1) YEAR AFTER THE OCCURRENCE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM. IF SUCH CLAIM IS NOT FILED, THEN THAT CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. THIS APPLIES TO YOU AND YOUR SUCCESSORS, AND TO GTW AND ITS SUCCESSORS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, GTW'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY UNDER THIS API AGREEMENT SHALL NOT, IN ANY EVENT, EXCEED SGD$50.00.

12. Limited Relationship

GTW and you are, and will remain, independent contractors, and nothing in the API Agreement will be construed as creating an employer-employee relationship, partnership or joint venture. Although you are permitted to publicize your use of the API, you agree not to make any other statements, without the prior written consent of GTW, implying a different kind of relationship between you and GTW, including any implied endorsement of your content, products, or services by GTW. You do not have any authority of any kind to bind GTW in any respect whatsoever.

13. Miscellaneous

The API Agreement encompasses the entire agreement between you and GTW regarding the subject matter discussed therein. The API Agreement, and any disputes arising from or relating to the interpretation thereof, will be governed by and construed under the laws of Singapore without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the courts of Singapore. The failure of GTW to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the API Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of the API Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be replaced with terms that most closely match the intent of the provision that is not enforceable to the minimum extent necessary so that the remaining API Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The API Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable, in whole or in part, by you except with GTW's prior written consent. GTW may assign the API Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. Any attempt to do so is void. The section titles in the API Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

14. Survival

Sections 7, 9, 10, 11, and 14 will survive any expiration or termination of this API Agreement for any reason.

15. Contact and Violations

Please contact GTW with any questions regarding the API Agreement. Please report any violations of the API Agreement by emailing us .