The Central Ohio Transit Authority (“COTA”) hereby grants you (Licensee) non-exclusive, limited and revocable rights to use, reproduce, and redistribute COTA Data (Data) subject to the following Terms.
We are super excited for everyone to have access to this information so that they can build great tools and resources for the public. However, we do not have the resources available at COTA to provide any support to you while you are working to develop those amazing projects. We encourage you to check out this Google forum and other resources online to find support or provide it to others.
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Terms of Agreement
COTA trademarks and copyrighted materials, including any confusingly similar variants, may not be used in association with Data.
Data is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. COTA makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied. COTA disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
COTA and its employees, officers, directors and agents will not be liable for damages of any kind arising from the use of Data including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.
COTA reserves the right to alter and/or no longer provide Data at any time without prior notice.
COTA maintains title, ownership, rights and interest in and to Data.
By using COTA Data, you agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth in this agreement.
The laws of the State of Ohio shall govern all rights and obligations under this Agreement, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.
Linking policy–not a public forum
The Site is not a forum for public communication and debate, but a means for COTA to provide information relating to COTA data resources, programs, and projects to the public and its customers. All decisions as to the placement of links to external sites or pages from the Site will be made by COTA in its sole discretion. COTA permits links from other web sites in accordance with the following conditions:
The appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with COTA’s name and trademarks or be displayed in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public or disparage or discredit COTA; The appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false impression that an organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with or associated with COTA or that views expressed on the website are those of COTA. COTA reserves the right to require that the linking website include notice stating that it is an unofficial web site and is not endorsed by, sponsored by or affiliated with COTA and that any views expressed on the website are not those of COTA; and when selected by a user, the link must display the site full-screen and not within a frame on the linking website.
No guaranteed availability
COTA reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue this service (or any part thereof), temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you. You agree that COTA will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this service.
Termination of service to you
You agree that COTA, in its sole discretion, may terminate, remove and discard any content within this service, for any reason, including, without limitation, our belief that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms. You agree that any termination of your access to the service under any provision of these Terms may occur without prior notice to you, and you also agree that COTA will not be liable to you for any termination of your access to the service.
Restrictions on use
All materials published on the Site, including, but not limited to, trademarks, service marks, maps, schedules, arrival information, fare information, photographs and illustrations (collectively, the “Content”), is the property of COTA unless otherwise indicated. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners. You may use the Content displayed on the Site.
Copyrights and trademarks
All Content of this Site including content of the is the property of COTA or its content suppliers, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of the Content on this Site is the exclusive property of COTA, and is likewise protected by US and international copyright laws.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names (“Trademarks”) of COTA used herein (including, but not limited to, COTA, COTAGOBUS, and the COTA logos) are trademarks or registered trademarks of COTA and may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion, or in any manner that disparages or discredits COTA. The COTA trademarks may not be used in connection with the products or services of others, except for the use of a text link or a COTA web logo to link to this site, in accordance with these Terms and COTA’s linking policy. All other trademarks not owned by COTA that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners.
Disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability
YOU AGREE THAT THE DATA IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
COTA does not warrant that the Data will be available at any given time, secure, accurate or free of error. You use the Data at your own risk, and you assume the risk that the Data may provide incorrect information to you or your workers, as well as the risk that any material downloaded by you from this site may cause loss of data or damage to your computer system.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL COTA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, EVEN IF COTA IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS OR FOR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER BASED UPON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT, WARRANTY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE DATA. THE PARTIES INTEND THAT THIS LIMITATION SHOULD APPLY EVEN IF IT CAUSES ANY WARRANTY TO FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless COTA and its officers, directors, and employees from and against all fines, suits, proceedings, claims, causes of action, demands, or liabilities of any kind or of any nature arising out of or in connection with your use of the Data.
Severability and waiver
The invalidity of any term or provision of these Terms will not affect the validity of any other provision. Waiver by COTA of strict performances of any provision of these Terms will not be a waiver of or prejudice COTA’s right to require strict performance of the same provision in the future or of any other provision of these Terms.
This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement between COTA and Licensee with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior oral or written understandings, communications, or agreements not specifically incorporated herein. COTA reserves the right to modify or revoke this agreement at any time.