OC Transpo Live Next Bus Arrival Data Feed API Account Terms of Service

The OC Transpo Live Next Bus Arrival Data Feed Application Program Interface Service (the “API Service”) provides a gateway into a data feed that consists of near-real-time OC Transpo bus locations and estimated arrival times. Access to this gateway is provided subject to the following API Account Terms of Service. If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Service contact OC Transpo at webadmin@octranspo.com.

Open License to API Service

The City of Ottawa now grants you a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, limited, revocable license to use the API Service for any lawful purpose.

Open License to Datasets

All of the data obtained via the API Service is separately licensed under the City of Ottawa Open Data Terms of Use. You agree to comply with the City of Ottawa Open Data Terms of Use as may be updated from time to time. The City of Ottawa Open Data Terms of Use grant you a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, modify, and distribute the datasets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose and may be accessed at: ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/get-know-your-city/open-data.

Future changes to Terms of Service

The City of Ottawa may at any time and from time to time modify these Terms of Service. The City will notify users of any changes to these Terms of Service and/or City of Ottawa Open Data Terms of Use via the email address users provided when registering for an API Account and an updated version posted on the API Service website. Any change is effective on the date the City sends the email notification and posts the updated version, unless otherwise stated.

Data API Limitations and Restrictions 

The intent of this API Service is to provide live next bus predictions. Mass harvesting of the API data is not permitted. Each API key has a default limit set of 10,000 connections per day. The City of Ottawa reserves the right to reduce your maximum number of connections per day in order to prevent abuse of these Terms of Service and to maintain the reliability of the data feed. The City of Ottawa also may, in its sole discretion, approve or disapprove a user request for an increase to the default connection limit and/or number of API keys.

Cancellation for Non-compliance

The City of Ottawa may, in its sole discretion, cancel or suspend your access to the API Service without notice and for any reason, including anything which the City of Ottawa, in its sole discretion, believes is a breach of these Terms of Service or is otherwise unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of cancellation or suspension, you will no longer be authorized to access the API Service, and the City of Ottawa may use any means possible to enforce its decision. Breaches and/or harms may include but are not limited to:

(a)   Failing to comply with the City of Ottawa Open Data Terms of Use;
(b)  Interfering or disrupting City of Ottawa services or servers;
(c)   Circumventing or modifying API keys;
(d)  Requesting/soliciting access to sign-in names/API keys for other developers;
(e)   Transferring API keys to another user;
(f)   Obtaining access to a registered API Account or OC Transpo Live Next Bus Arrival data without permission;
(g)  Creating more than one user account including creating user accounts by automated means;
(h)  Enabling personal identification of any user accessing the API without their consent; and
(i)    Transmitting destructive software connected to the API. 

No Warranty

You get NO WARRANTIES, none of any kind. By this, we mean, for example (but without limiting the total intended scope of the preceding sentence) that while reasonable efforts have been made in providing this service to you, the City of Ottawa cannot give any promises as to the completeness, currency, or accuracy of the data feed nor that access to the data feed will be continuous. You accept the API Service on an "as-is, where is" basis and agree to use it at your own risk.

Exclusion of liability

You agree that you will not and cannot sue the City of Ottawa for anything, which the City of Ottawa does or does not do (even if intentional or negligent) in connection with the API Service and your use or inability to use it. Without limiting the general scope of the preceding sentence, this means that the City of Ottawa and its agents are not liable on any legal theory or basis for any direct, incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages or losses, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any other damages or losses.

Liability for not Complying with Terms of Service

If, as a result of your breach of these Terms of Service, the City of Ottawa gets sued or is required to pay someone money, you agree to protect the City of Ottawa and reimburse the City of Ottawa for everything which you cause the City of Ottawa to suffer. This means that you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Ottawa and all of its agents from any and all liabilities incurred in connection with any claim arising from any breach by you of these Terms of Service, including reasonable legal fees and costs. You agree to cooperate fully in the defence of any such claim. The City of Ottawa reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You agree not to settle any matter without the written consent of the City of Ottawa.

No Endorsement

You may not publicly represent or imply that the City of Ottawa is participating in, or has sponsored, approved, or endorsed the manner or purpose of, your use of the API Service.

No Association

You may not use any trade-mark, official mark, official emblem or logo, of the City of Ottawa, or any of its other references or means of promotion or publicity without the City of Ottawa’s prior written consent nor in any event to represent or imply an association or affiliation with the City of Ottawa.

Governing Law

These Terms of Service are governed by Ontario law and the City of Ottawa and you now irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Ontario courts with respect to any and all matters arising under these Terms of Service.

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