Terms and Conditions of use of Teosto Open API

1. General

Teosto (“Finnish Composers' Copyright Society Teosto”) will open the API interface (“API interface”) of some of its contents for application developers (“User”). The User can, for the purpose of developing new, innovative ways to use and utilize live music data, and subject to compliance with these terms, integrate other systems to work together with the API interface or develop new applications on top of the interface. These terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) define practices, liabilities, obligations and rights for connecting to and using Teosto’s API interface. The User’s right to use the API interface continues until terminated by either Party. The User may terminate the right by discontinuing use of the API interface. Teosto may terminate the right at any time for any reason.

2. Access to Api interface and Materials

Through the API interface, the User receives access to materials determined by Teosto (“Materials”). The Materials may from time-to-time consist of, e.g., information on musical works, right holders related to musical works, information about concert venues and playlists.

Should the User develop an application or other service including Materials and make it available to end users (“End User”), the service and the Materials must be freely accessible to the End User without a separate charge. The Api interface, Materials and other data available from the API interface cannot be linked with commercial use (services or applications subject to a charge) or marketing or advertising purposes (advertising or marketing materials may not, for example, be directly added to them) without a separate written agreement with Teosto. The Materials may not be distorted.

Teosto must always be mentioned as the source of the Materials. When mentioning sources, Teosto and the Materials may not be used in a manner that markets the User or other activities.

Between Teosto and the User, all rights, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the API interface and the Materials belong to Teosto and its licensors.

3. User’s liabilities and obligations

The User shall ensure that it does not endanger or cause harm to the API interface or the Materials through its own actions. In case of misuse or other non-compliance with these Terms, Teosto shall be entitled to immediately close access to the API interface and the Materials. The User must immediately remove or terminate the use of Materials specified by Teosto if so required by Teosto. The User shall be responsible for all of its activities, including the acquisition and functionality of its equipment, software and connections. The User must immediately inform Teosto of any defects or disturbances in the API interface that it may notice.

Except and only to the extent expressly permitted in these terms or a separate written agreement between Teosto and the User, the User may not:

  1. sublicense the API interface or the Materials for use by a third party;
  2. reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code from the API interface or any related software;
  3. scrape, build databases, or otherwise create permanent copies of the API interface or the Materials, or store cached copies longer than necessary to perform work allowed under these Terms;
  4. copy, translate, modify, create a derivative work of, sell, lease, lend, convey, distribute, publicly display, or sublicense the API interface or Materials to any third party without written approval from Teosto;
  5. misrepresent the source or ownership of the API interface or Materials;
  6. make any statement regarding the User’s use of an API interface or Materials which suggests partnership with Teosto without Teosto’s written approval;
  7. use the API interface or the Materials in a way that violates laws, regulations or third party intellectual property or other rights, or constitutes a breach of these terms.

The User shall indemnify Teosto from and against any claims, obligations, damages, losses, expenses and costs resulting from violation by the User of these terms.

4. Teosto's obligations

Teosto shall ensure that it has the right to grant an authorisation to use Teosto’s API interface and the Materials in accordance with these Terms. Under no circumstances shall Teosto be responsible for any claims caused by the User not complying with these Terms.

5. Liability limitations

Teosto provides the API interface for use on an ‘as is’ basis, i.e. without any warranties, either expressed or implied, regarding the availability, coverage or correctness of the Materials or API interface or of their suitability for a specific purpose. Teosto shall not be responsible for any errors in the Materials or API interface or for any changes to them. This liability limitation shall concern all possible error forms. Teosto shall not be responsible for any interruptions or disturbances in the functionality of the API interface. Teosto may modify the API interface (including Materials available through the API) without separately informing the User of it. In addition, Teosto may close access to the API interface/take the API interface out of use temporarily or permanently. Teosto shall not be responsible for any damage caused by the use of the API interface to the User.

6. Other terms

No employment or partnership will be established between Teosto and the User.

7. Limitation of scope

These terms and conditions of use shall not apply to services or applications subject to a charge. Teosto’s Materials cannot be linked with services or applications subject to a charge without a separate prior written agreement.

8. Applicable law and dispute resolution

These terms and conditions of use shall be subject to Finnish law except for its provisions concerning the choice of law.

Unless otherwise described by mandatory law, any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, or the breach, termination or validity thereof, shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The number of arbitrators shall be one and the proceedings shall be conducted in Finnish or English.

9. Data protection and security

The User shall comply with all data protection rules and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (and related EU and national laws), and Teosto’s applicable data privacy and data security guidelines available here.

Personal data may not be processed by the User for any other purposes than those allowed under this Agreement and shall otherwise be kept strictly confidential. The User may not without Teosto’s explicit consent transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area (including allowing access to personal data from an area outside the European Economic Area). When this agreement is terminated, or at Teosto’s request, the User shall, at Teosto’s choice, return personal data and copies of such data to Teosto or securely destroy them (and demonstrate to the satisfaction of Teosto that it has taken such measures), unless required by applicable data protection legislation to act otherwise.

If the User processes the personal data as a controller, the User must adhere to its obligations under the GDPR and other data protection legislation, for example its obligation to provide relevant information. If the User processes personal data as Teosto’s processor, the User is obliged to adhere to Teosto’s data processing agreement and its appendices available here, as amended from time to time.

10. Changes to terms

Teosto shall be entitled to change these Terms at any time. These Terms were last updated on 3 September 2018.