Negotiated Terms of Service Agreements

A list of free tools that have federal-compatible terms of service agreements.

Alert

The Terms of Service (TOS) program at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is no longer active. It applied to no-cost tools only. While the items included below may still be active, Digital.gov is not able to add new agreements to the list.

⚠️ Before you decide to use one of the free digital tools below, seek the advice of your agency Terms of Service Point of Contact to be sure your agency has already signed a federal-compatible TOS, that the product supports your broader agency mission and goals, and that the TOS is legally appropriate for use by your agency.

See complete implementation guidance on the main Terms of Service page.

Federal Compatible Terms of Service

This is a list of free tools and services that have federal-compatible Terms of Service agreements.

Keep in mind that even though a tool may be on the list, your agency may not have agreed to the TOS for that tool. The federal government doesn’t endorse, sponsor or recommend the products or services on this site or consider them to be superior to any other products or services. Questions? Send an email to digitalgov@gsa.gov

Tool / Service Agreement
Amazon Appstore Amazon Appstore — Mobile app store PDF

Updated: 07-2014

AddThis AddThis — Bookmarking & sharing PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Bing Bing — Search engine PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Blackberry App World Blackberry App World — Mobile app store PDF

Updated: 07-2014

CartoDB CartoDB — Maps for the web – made easy Google Doc

Updated: 07-2014

Challenge.gov Challenge.gov — Government challenge platform PDF
ChatWING ChatWING — Website/app chat client Website
ClassMarker ClassMarker — Online testing & training platform Website
Cyfe Cyfe — All-in-one dashboard Website
Dialogue App Dialogue App — Crowdsourcing & ideation PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Disqus Disqus — Universal commenting & social discussion Website
Eventbrite Eventbrite — Event Management tool Website
Facebook Facebook — Social networking Website
Flickr Flickr — Photo sharing, now owned by SmugMug PDF

Updated: 05-23-2018

Flipboard Flipboard — Magazine format social network aggregation Website
Foursquare Foursquare — Location-based software and services PDF

Updated: 07-2014

GitHub GitHub — Collaborative software development tool Site
Google Analytics Google Analytics — Website analytics tool PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Google Blogger Google Blogger — Blogging software PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Google Feedburner Google Feedburner — RSS feed management software PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Google Visualization Google Visualization — Display of multimedia, data, maps PDF

Updated: 07-2014

GovLoop GovLoop — Knowledge network Website
Hackpad Hackpad — Wiki and real-time collaborative documents Website
HootSuite HootSuite — Social media dashboard PDF

Updated: 02-2015

Hulu Hulu — Video streaming PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Hypothesis Hypothesis — Web peer review layer Website
IdeaScale IdeaScale — Voting & feedback Website
IFTTT IFTTT — A toolkit for using/creating recipes for powerful data integrations Website
Instagram Instagram — Photo & video sharing service Website
IntenseDebate IntenseDebate — Social commenting PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Let's Encrypt Let's Encrypt — HTTPS Certificate Authority PDF

Updated: 09-2015

LinkedIn LinkedIn — Professional networking PDF

Updated: 09-2015

MapBox MapBox — Online maps service Website
Medium Medium — Publishing platform Website
Mendeley Mendeley — Social networking platform Website
My.ComMetrics My.ComMetrics — Tracking & benchmarking of blogs Website
MySpace MySpace — Social networking PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Need to Meet Need to Meet — Scheduling app Website
News Genius News Genius — Wiki & real-time collaborative documents Website
Open Calais Open Calais — Automated metadata PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Piktochart Piktochart — Create easy-to-use inforgraphics PDF

Updated: 05-2015

Pinterest Pinterest — Online collections Website
Plotly Plotly — Graph and share data Website
POP POP — Prototyping on paper Website
Qualtrics Qualtrics — Customer experience survey software Website

Updated: 08-21-2017

Quora Quora — Question and answer community website Website
Qzzr Qzzr — Create, embed, and share quizzes Website
Roku Roku — TV streaming platform Website
Screendoor Screendoor — Online forms Website
Scribd Scribd — Social publishing PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Slack Slack — Team communication platform Website
Slideshare Slideshare — Presentation sharing PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Snapchat Snapchat — Social, messaging App Website
Sniply Sniply — Content sharing Website
SocialOomph SocialOomph — Social media productivity tool Website
SocialTwist/TAF4Free SocialTwist/TAF4Free — Bookmarking & sharing tool PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Socrata Socrata — Data hosting PDF

Updated: 07-2014

SourceForge SourceForge — Open source software development & sharing PDF

Updated: 07-2014

StackExchange StackExchange — Question and answer communities Website
STCI/VenCorps STCI/VenCorps — Challenges, contests & prizes tool PDF

Updated: 07-2014

StumbleUpon StumbleUpon — Content discovery PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Survey Analytics Survey Analytics — Survey software PDF

Updated: 07-2014

Survey Monkey Survey Monkey — Survey software Website
Thunderclap Thunderclap — Crowd-speaking platform Website
Tint Tint — Connect and display social media feeds Website
Trello Trello — Collaborate & organize your projects into boards Website
TubeMogul TubeMogul — Video analytics & distribution PDF

Updated: 01-2014

Tumblr Tumblr — Blogging PDF

Updated: 10-2014

Twitter Twitter — Social networking service Website
Vine Vine — Video sharing service, from Twitter Website
Wikispaces Wikispaces — Collaboration PDF

Updated: 10-2014

WordPress WordPress — Content Management PDF

Updated: 10-2014

Yammer Yammer — Microblogging + team communications Word Doc

Updated: 10-2014

Yelp Yelp — Crowd-sourced local reviews and social networking Word Doc

Updated: 08-2015

YouTube YouTube — Video sharing PDF

Updated: 01-2014

ZeeMaps ZeeMaps — maps PDF

Updated: 01-2014

Inactive Agreements

The list of free tools and services that have stopped providing federal-compatible Terms of Service agreements.

Tool / Service
Asana Asana — Collaborative software; mobile- and web-based project management tool
Blip.tv Blip.tv — Video sharing
Google+ Google+ — Social network with mulilingual capabilities
Storify Storify — Social media curation & publishing platform
4Q Survey.com 4Q Survey.com — Satisfaction measurement tool
Bitly Bitly — Bookmark, organize & share
CoolIris CoolIris — Video & picture browsing. The company terminated the agreement on 01/01/15 with notice.
CrowdHall CrowdHall — Host online interactive town halls
Google Moderator Google Moderator — (Has been retired) Social commenting & discussion.
Google Webmaster Tools Google Webmaster Tools — Analytics and search engine optimization — Google Webmaster Tools has decided not to sign up any new agencies but will honor existing agreements.
Mandrill Mandrill — Transactional email service, by MailChimp, now an add-on for paid monthly MailChimp accounts.
MeetUp Everywhere MeetUp Everywhere — Social networking platform
Ustream.tv Ustream.tv — Video broadcasting platform. No longer a free service. Contact Ustream to discuss amendments for their Pro and Enterprise plans.
User Voice User Voice — Voting, customer & constituent feedback. No longer offers a “free” civic engagement option.