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Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs: Terms of Use

Thank you for using the Yahoo Sports application programming interfaces (the "Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs"). By using the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs, you agree to these Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs Terms of Use (the "Terms of Use"), as well as the Yahoo Terms of Service ("TOS") located at https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/utos-173.html. If you disagree with any of the terms below, the Fantasy Sports TOS or the TOS, Yahoo does not grant you a license to use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs. In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms of Use, the Fantasy Sports TOS and the TOS, these Terms of Use shall control, followed by the Fantasy Sports TOS. Yahoo! Inc. ("Yahoo") 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 https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/api/api-2140.html. Yahoo may change these Terms of Use by posting a new version without notice to you. Use of the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs after such change constitutes acceptance of such changes.

1. Licensed Uses and Restrictions.

The Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs are owned by Yahoo and are licensed to you on a worldwide (except for residents of, and sites or applications directed to users in, India, Japan, or Taiwan), non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable basis on the terms and conditions set forth herein. These Terms of Use define legal use of the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs, all updates, revisions, substitutions, and any copies of the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs made by or for you. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Yahoo.

a. Subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Use, YOU MAY use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs and any updates provided by Yahoo (in its sole discretion). Your license to the Yahoo Fantasy Sports 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 Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs. Yahoo may terminate the license at any time for any reason. These Terms of Use terminate automatically if (i) you violate any term of these Terms of Use, (ii) Yahoo publicly posts a written notice of termination on Yahoo's web site, (iii) Yahoo sends a written notice of termination to you, or (iv) Yahoo ceases providing access to the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs to you. 
b. If your product or service uses or is based upon the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs, then YOU SHALL comply with the Yahoo Developer Network Attribution Policy located at http://developer.yahoo.com/attribution/
c. YOU SHALL use instructions provided in the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs to place application identification information (application ID) into any application or service you develop that incorporates or makes any use of the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs. You may only create a single application ID per application or service and such application ID must accompany all web services requests coming from that application or service. You can sign up for an application ID at http://search.yahooapis.com/webservices/register_application. 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. 
d. You understand that there is a rate limit per application or service utilizing the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs and you agree that YOU SHALL comply with that rate limit at all times. The amount of the rate limit is as set forth in the documentation for each API located at http://developer.yahoo.com/ and such amount may change from time to time in Yahoo's sole discretion, effective immediately upon posting. You understand and agree that programmatic methods intended to subvert rate limiting are considered a violation of these Terms of Use. e. If you wish to confirm that your application constitutes an acceptable use of the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs or wish to inquire about rate limit increases, register your application with us.
f. YOU SHALL NOT:
(i) use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports 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), 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, non-packaged food items, weapons and accessories; 
(ii) use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports API’s in connection with any commercial activity, or in connection with any materials, website, or application which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or which advertises for a product or service which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; 
(iii) use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports 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 Yahoo TOS or these Terms of Use; 
(iv) sell, lease, or sublicense the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs or access thereto without Yahoo's prior, express, written permission; 
(v) use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports 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 these Terms of Use; 
(vi) reverse engineer, decompile, or otherwise separate the content contained within the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs from the APIs themselves; 
(vii) use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs in a fashion that violates any applicable league guidelines, rules, or other regulations of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the NCAA, or any other applicable sports league (each, a “League”), as promulgated by the applicable League from time to time; 
(viii) on a single screen/view/page use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs to compile and present complete boxscores, complete statistics for all players in the League, all players on any League team (unless all such players are also on a user’s fantasy team) or all players in a fantasy league, or 
(ix) use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs in a product or service that competes with products or services offered by Yahoo. g. If you wish to use the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs in any manner or for any purpose inconsistent with these Terms of Use, you may do so only by obtaining Yahoo's prior written authorization. To request such authorization, complete the web-based form at http://developer.yahoo.com/register/. See our FAQ for more information.

2. Ownership and Relationship of Parties.

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

3. Support.

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

4. Fees and Payments.

Yahoo reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs or the Yahoo services and web sites (collectively, "Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs Services") in Yahoo's sole discretion. If Yahoo decides to charge for the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs Services, such charges will be disclosed to you prior to their effect. Yahoo also reserves the right to include advertising in or associated with the Fantasy Sports images provided to you through the Yahoo Fantasy Sports APIs. Similarly, if Yahoo decides to include advertising, such decision will be disclosed to you prior to its effect. Any notice hereunder may be provided on relevant Yahoo websites, including but not limited to the Yahoo Fantasy Sports API discussion group or on the Yahoo Developer Network at http://developer.yahoo.com/.

5. Disclaimer of Any Warranty.

SOME OF THE YAHOO! FANTASY SPORTS APIS ARE EXPERIMENTAL AND HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED IN ANY MANNER. YAHOO! DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY YAHOO! FANTASY SPORTS APIS ARE FREE OF INACCURACIES, ERRORS, BUGS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, OR ARE RELIABLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR OTHERWISE VALID. THE YAHOO! FANTASY SPORTS APIS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND AND YAHOO! EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, TITLE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

YOUR USE OF YAHOO! FANTASY SPORTS APIS IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF ANY YAHOO! FANTASY SPORTS APIS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.

6. Limitation of Liability.

YAHOO! 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 YAHOO! FANTASY SPORTS 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 YAHOO! HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL YAHOO! BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT.

7. 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.

8. Release and Waiver.

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

9. Hold Harmless and Indemnity.

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

10. General Terms.

10.1 Relationship of the Parties. Notwithstanding any provision hereof, for all purposes of the Terms of Use, you and Yahoo 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 Yahoo, express or implied, and you shall not attempt to bind Yahoo to any contract. 
10.2 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. 

10.3 Location of Lawsuit and Choice of Law. The Terms of Use and the relationship between you and Yahoo shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Yahoo agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California. 

10.4 No Waiver of Rights by Yahoo. Yahoo'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. 

10.5 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 Yahoo and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.

Version dated 10/4/2010