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Terms of Use - Open data from the STO

The Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) is providing developers with royalty-free non-exclusive access to its open data, and authorizes for personal or commercial purposes, the use, reproduction, redistribution, exploitation and inclusion of its open data in products, Internet services or mobile apps that promote the distribution of these data for the benefit of the public around the world.

By accessing, downloading or using the open data provided by the STO in any manner and for any purpose, developers declare that they have read and understood the obligations and conditions of these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use are also incorporated into the downloadable GTFS files compressed in ZIP format with the name

Copyright and non-exclusiveness

The STO is and shall remain the owner of any rights, titles or interests of any nature in the open data, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, its rights to the intellectual property related to the information, including all copyrights.

By accessing, using, modifying or redistributing the STO's open data, developers are granted non-exclusive, limited, revocable rights to use, reproduce and redistribute this information.

By accessing, using, modifying or redistributing the STO's open data, developers acknowledge and agree that they do not acquire any rights as to the use of any official mark of the STO, such as the logo, or any copyrighted material, without having requested and obtained prior written authorization from the STO.

Users must restrict themselves to using the open data as provided by the STO for integration into apps or other services. The STO cannot, under any circumstances, guarantee the validity of any information that may have been obtained by means other than the open data provided for the purposes of public sharing.

Developers must incorporate and display the STO's open data on Web sites, mobile sites, mobile apps or any other Internet distribution platforms in such a way that they do not alter or dilute the reputation and renown of the STO or any of its trademarks, and must not present the data in such a way that can cause confusion, or discredit or disparage the reputation of the STO in the eyes of the public.

Displaying the STO's open data must not imply or give the impression that an organization or business is sponsored by or affiliated or associated with the STO. The STO reserves the right to demand that developers remove STO information or post a cautionary note that the platform is not an official STO platform and is not endorsed by the STO.

Should the STO observe any use of its open data that does not comply with these Terms of Use, the STO reserves the right to demand the immediate removal of the STO's data from any application or service using its open data.

These Terms of Use may change over time, and if so, the STO will notify developers by means of a notice on its Web site on the page for downloading updates.

Access to open data and STO statement

Users of the STO's open data acknowledge that it is in the STO's interests to ensure the validity of the open data and that the STO will make the necessary effort to maintain the validity of said open data.

The STO's open data are presented in standard GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) format with no warranty against interruptions or failure, or that the information is free of irregularities, errors or bugs.

The STO reserves the right to modify, or temporarily or permanently discontinue access to all or part of the open data at any time and for whatever reason, with or without giving prior notice to this effect.

Users of the STO's open data agree that the STO cannot be held liable for any modification, suspension or cessation of access to or the availability of the open data. Developers who use the STO's open data do so at their own risk and assume all risk of errors or material damage to their computer systems.

Users of the STO's open data are required to state the source of the data posted and the date of the last update used, as follows:

“This service incorporates the open data provided by the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO). The STO is not responsible for the accuracy of the information generated by this application. Last update: YYYY-MM-DD.”

The STO reserves the right to demand that this statement be removed if its use is deemed to be illegitimate or contrary to the public interest.

By making its open data public, the STO expects users to use the open data in accordance with good practices. The STO and its employees are not available for and cannot commit to offering support or guidance for users of its open data.

The STO recommends that, if needed, developers consult the many sources of information already available on the Internet regarding the use of GTFS files, such as:

The STO and its employees cannot be held responsible for any foreseeable or unforeseeable damages (including the loss of profits or opportunities) resulting from the use or the total or partial inability to use the STO's open data.

Users of the STO's open data agree to indemnify and hold harmless the STO, 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 their use of the STO's open data.

Other provisions

The invalidity of any of the provisions in these Terms of Use will not in any way nullify these Terms of Use, which shall then be read as though the provision were not included.

The STO shall not be considered in default pursuant to these Terms of Use if performance, in whole or in part, is delayed or prevented as a result of force majeure or any other event that is beyond the STO's control.

Stay informed

The STO recommends that users of its open data sign up to receive the information e mail with periodic notifications about the latest updates to its GTFS files and any other relevant information related to the development and accessibility of the STO's open data.


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