Terms of Service

Stacking Up the Benefits of Openness

Sep 10, 2014 |

Open government, open source, openness. These words are often used in talking about open data, but we sometimes forget that the root of all of this is an open community. Individuals working together to release government data and put it to use to help their neighbors and reach new personal goals. This sense of community Read »

What Is a “Terms of Service” and How Do I Get One?

May 13, 2014 |

Imagine this: You just found a great online tool that can help you do your federal job 100% better. You’re all ready to download it and start conquering the world when someone asks, “Have you checked the Terms of Service?” You’re not sure what they’re Read »

Crowdhall, Tint Now Available for Federal Use

Feb 5, 2014 |

It’s been a busy few months negotiating Terms of Service on behalf of the federal government, and we’re happy to announce CrowdHall and Tint are now available and that the Tumblr agreement has been updated for the first time in almost 2 years.CrowdHall logo Read »

Eventbrite Now Available for Federal Use

Dec 19, 2013 |

Does your agency host events, organize meet-ups, or provide training and professional development? Then Eventbrite can help you manage the process more easily and efficiently. Eventbrite is the latest tool with a federal-compatible Terms of Service. Eventbrite is an online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up registration or ticket sales Read »

Privacy Policies, Terms of Service, and PIAs! Oh My!

Sep 20, 2013 |

Guest post by Cheryl Hackley who works in the Office of Public Affairs at the Federal Trade Commission. From my early days of using email, sites like MySpace, and later getting my first smartphone, it was a common practice for me to Read »

Thunderclap Now Available for Government-Wide Adoption

Aug 5, 2013 |

Thunderclap is the latest social media and crowd-sourcing platform available to federal agencies to better engage with the public, with a newly negotiated government-compatible Terms of Service (TOS) agreement. GSA collaborated with Thunderclap to negotiate the amended terms, which brings the total number of tools with federal-compatible agreements to 66. Read »

Instagram Now Available for Federal Agencies

Jul 8, 2013 |

Instagram is the latest mobile and social media tool available to federal, state and local governments to better engage with the public, with a newly negotiated government-compatible Terms of Service (TOS) agreement. GSA collaborated with Instagram to negotiate the amended terms, which brings the total number of Read »

Apple’s iOS Terms of Service & Developer Program License Agreement

May 30, 2013 |

The information included in this article is based on the experiences provided by members of the MobileGov Community of Practice. Read »