USAJOBS API Terms of Service
As a USAJOBS API Consumer, you agree to the following terms and conditions, and any policies,
guidelines or amendments thereto that may be presented to you from time to time (collectively, the
"Terms of Service") governing use of the USAJOBS API service. The Office of Personnel Management
USAJOBS Program Office (OPM USAJOBS) may update the Terms of Service, and will notify you by email
to accept the most current version of the Terms of Service. Inquiries should be sent via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. USE OF SERVICES
The API is described on the USAJOBS Developer site available here: https://developer.usajobs.gov. in consideration
of your use of the api, you may be required to provide current, accurate identification, contact, and other information as part of the registration process and />or continued use of the
services offered by OPM USAJOBS and its representatives. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your USAJOBS API key, and are responsible
for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify USAJOBS of any unauthorized use of your API key or any other breach of security.
USAJOBS cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this.
USAJOBS reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time found to be in violation of this and subsequent sections. USAJOBS reserves the right at any time
and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the API (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that USAJOBS shall not
be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of USAJOBS services.
2. USE OF DATA
Data provided to you through the API is for the explicit use of the requesting company identified on the USAJOBS Program Office API Registration Form. No other use
of the data provided is permitted without prior approval, in writing, from OPM USAJOBS. You may not rent, lease, loan, sell, trade or create derivative works of USAJOBS
API services and data, in whole or in part.
3. CONTENT OF DATA
The data provided through the API is restricted to publicly available information found in a USAJOBS JOA, contains no Personally-Identifiable Information (PII) of USAJOBS
system users other than publicly disclosed contact information within the JOA, and may not exceed the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) designation.
4. APPROPRIATE CONDUCT
You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct and the proper handling of any information made available while using the API and for any consequences thereof. You
agree to use the API only for purposes that are legal, proper and in accordance with these Terms of Service and any applicable policies or guidelines. By way of example,
and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the USAJOBS API, you will not:
- Violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
- Attempt to introduce sensitive or inappropriate data to OPM resources through the API service;
- Impersonate another person or entity;
- Restrict or inhibit the authorized access of others;
- Interfere with or disrupt information services or networks utilized by OPM USAJOBS;
- Attempt to gain access under false or fraudulent pretenses;
- Share your API key with unauthorized individuals;
- Transmit or introduce into the system any malicious software or defects.
You understand and agree that USAJOBS shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion
to deny access to those users that are found to be in violation of these Terms of Service.
By using the USAJOBS API service, you acknowledge and agree that OPM USAJOBS may access,
preserve, and disclose your API account information or information about account activity if required to do
so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) enforce this Terms of
Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address
fraud, security or technical issues, (d) respond to JOA Consumer support requests, or (e) protect the
rights, property or safety of USAJOBS, its users and the public.
USAJOBS will not be responsible or liable for the exercise or non- exercise of its rights under the Terms
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of USAJOBS services, including API
information, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt
to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
6. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE
You agree that OPM USAJOBS has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any API
service data. You acknowledge that OPM USAJOBS retains the right, at its sole discretion, to create limits
at any time with or without notice on the number of API transactions the API Consumer may initiate, the
size of API data files received, or the amount of storage space used.
You may cancel your use of the API with or without cause at any time by providing notice to USAJOBS at
email@example.com; provided, however, that a terminated account may continue to exist until processed
for removal and deletion under standard account management procedures. USAJOBS may at any time
and for any reason, including a period of account inactivity, terminate your access. In the event of
termination, your API key will be disabled and you may not be granted access to your API information.
API data may include links to World Wide Web sites or resources external to the USAJOBS information
system. You acknowledge and agree that OPM is not responsible for the availability of such external sites
or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content available from such
sites or resources, or your use or reliance on or through these resources.
9. INDEMNITY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify USAJOBS, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and
employees, from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the
API or violation of these Terms of Service including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses,
damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind
and nature. In such a case, USAJOBS will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
You expressly understand and agree that USAJOBS shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect,
incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use
the API; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data,
information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or
from the API; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or
conduct of any third party utilizing the API; or (v) any other matter relating to OPM USAJOBS.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
The API is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. USAJOBS expressly disclaims all warranties
of any kind, whether express or implied.
USAJOBS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT:
- The API will meet your requirements,
- The API will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free,
- The results that may be obtained from the use of USAJOBS services will be accurate or reliable,
- The quality of any products, services, information, or other material obtained by you through the API will meet your expectations, and
- Any errors in the software will be corrected.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the API is done at your own discretion and
risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results
from the download of any such material.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from OPM shall create any warranty.
11. NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES
You agree that there shall be no third party beneficiaries to the Terms of Service.
12. GENERAL INFORMATION
The Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and OPM governing
your use of the USAJOBS API service as an API Consumer. You also may be subject to additional
terms and conditions that may apply when you use other USAJOBS services.
Waiver and Severability of Terms.
The failure of USAJOBS to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service
shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.