Thanks for your interest in the Google Accounts Authentication API! Google has an integrated Application Program Interface ("API") that you can use to enable your web-based application to access a Google service protected by an end user’s Google account with the permission of the owner of the Google account. By using the API, you agree, on behalf of yourself and any affiliates identified in any information about or relating to your application provided by you (together, "you" or "your" for the purposes of the API Terms and Conditions), to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "API Terms and Conditions"), in addition to the Google Terms of Service available at http://www.google.com/terms_of_service.html (or such successor URL as Google may provide). You further agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of any Google service you may access through the Google Accounts Authentication API (the "Associated Service Terms"). Capitalized terms not defined in the API Terms and Conditions shall have their meaning set forth in the Google Terms of Service. If you are accepting on behalf of your employer or another entity, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind your employer or such entity to these terms and conditions.
Conditions of Use
You will not and will not allow on your behalf third parties to (a) make and distribute copies of any aspect of the Google Accounts Authentication API, any associated Google service API, or any accompanying documentation except as permitted by these API Terms and Conditions; (b) attempt to copy, reproduce, alter, modify, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, translate, or attempt to discover any prototypes, software, algorithms, or underlying ideas which embody the Google Accounts Authentication API or any associated Google service; or (c) create or attempt to create derivative works of or from the Google Accounts Authentication API or any Google service except as expressly described herein. In connection with your use of the Google Accounts Authentication API, neither you, any third party on your behalf, nor any application developed by you may: (i) violate any applicable laws; (ii) violate any posted program policies for the Google Accounts Authentication API or associated Google service (the "Program Policies"); (iii) violate the legal rights of any third party, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, and rights against defamation; (iv) include content or link to content that is obscene, pornographic, hateful or illegal; (v) mislead or attempt to mislead end users; (vi) distribute or attempt to distribute harmful code, including but not limited to viruses and worms; or (vii) violate Google’s Software Principles available at http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/software_principles.html (or such successor URL as Google may provide) and other policies as Google may develop from time to time.
You direct and authorize Google and its affiliates to host, link to, and otherwise incorporate your application into the associated Google services, and to carry out any copying, modification, distribution, internal testing, or other processes necessary in order to make this authorized use. In addition, Google and its affiliates, in their sole discretion, may use your trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names and other distinctive brand features in presentations, marketing materials, customer lists, financial reports and web site listings (including links to your web site or applications) for the purpose of advertising or publicizing your use of the Google Accounts Authentication API, any associated Google service, and/or your creation of an integrated application. You also agree that you will not yourself (and will not allow third parties to) remove, obscure, or alter Google’s or any third party’s copyright notice, trademarks, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to or contained within or accessed in conjunction with or through any Google API. Neither you nor your employees, agents or contractors acquire nor will acquire any intellectual property rights under these API Terms and Conditions (including but not limited to patent, copyright, and trademark rights) except, for the authorized duration of your use of the API, a non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable license to use the API to develop applications in accordance with and pursuant to these API Terms and Conditions, the Google Terms of Service, all Associated Service Terms, and all applicable Program Policies.
You represent and warrant that (a) you have full power and authority to accept these API Terms and Conditions; (b) you own and/or have obtained the necessary legal rights to provide the integrated application and all content and functionality contained in or provided through the application, and will maintain these rights for as long as the application is available to users; (c) you do not violate contractual or other legal obligations to any party by agreeing to the provisions of this API Terms and Conditions and creating and providing the application; (d) you will not violate the legal rights of any third party or any applicable law in creating and providing the application or any content contained in or transmitted through the application or in performing your obligations under these API Terms and Conditions, (e) the application shall not contain or provide any pornographic, hate-related, violent, or illegal content; and (f) the application shall not contain or provide any harmful or malicious code, including but not limited to viruses and worms.
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Limitation Of Liability
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