Last updated: March 17, 2015
The mission of the Uber ® API is to make it easy for developers to unlock the power of our logistical network that runs across cities. Through the Uber Developer Portal, we take pride in providing the tools necessary to create new and amazing experiences that help people all over the world discover and use Uber. And with the Uber API Affiliate Program, you have a way to get rewarded for the valuable products you build when your users sign up for and ride with Uber.
At the same time, we need to ensure that the rights of Uber and our users and driver partners remain protected and respected. As such, we offer access to the Uber API subject to the documentation and API Terms below.
We are looking for partners that align with the following principles:
Be a good citizen on Uber's network:
Be a strong, trustworthy partner to Uber. Please do not:
The API Terms will evolve as our business and platform expands and as creative developers dream up new applications for the Uber API, so check back often and make sure that you are familiar with the most current version. We encourage you to contact us if you have questions or suggestions about the Uber API or these API Terms.
All use of (i) the Uber API, (ii) any data accessed or obtained via the Uber API ("Uber Data"), and (iii) Uber API-related documentation, software, and materials provided or made available to you by Uber (collectively, the "Uber API Materials") is subject to and must comply with these API Terms. By using the Uber API Materials, you acknowledge that you have read, and agree to abide by, these API Terms. Please stop using the Uber API if you determine that you are unable to comply with the current or any future version of the API Terms. We may modify or update the Uber API from time to time. While we can provide no guarantee, we will try to ensure that future versions of the Uber API are backwards compatible to at least the previous version to the extent reasonably possible.
We reserve the right to revoke access to Uber API without notice if your use of the Uber API violates any of these API Terms or if we otherwise object to your use of the Uber API.
To access the Uber API, you will first need to register as an Uber API Developer. You will also need to register each of your applications that use the Uber API with us. All user and application registration information can be found here. After registering, we will issue you with a Developer ID and secret code (called the client_id and client_secret). Your Developer ID and code is required for all calls to the Uber API by your application.
Access to and use of the Uber API Materials and the Uber Services available in connection with the Uber API are currently provided at no charge. However, we reserve the right to charge for access and/or use of the Uber API Materials and/or Uber Services in the future at our discretion, including, without limitation, rated pricing and/or differentiated pricing for business users. We will provide you with notice in the event we decide to start charging for use.
You may use the Uber API Materials in connection with your applications, products or services that are registered with us (your "Services") to make available certain various features and functionality of the Uber Services via the Uber API. However, you may not require payment of any kind by users for using the Uber API Materials, or any aspect of the Uber Services that may be available or accessible in connection with the Uber API.
You may not use the Uber API or Uber Data in any manner that is competitive to Uber or the Uber Services, including, without limitation, in connection with any application, website or other product or service that also includes, features, endorses, or otherwise supports in any way a third party that provides services competitive to Uber's products and services, as determined in our sole discretion.
Your use of the Uber API may be subject to certain limitations on access, Uber Data requests, and use as set forth in the API Terms, on the Uber Developer Portal, or as otherwise provided to you. If we believe that you have attempted to exceed or circumvent these limitations, your ability to use the Uber API may be temporarily or permanently blocked. We may monitor your use of the Uber API and Uber Data to improve the Uber Services and to ensure compliance with these API Terms.
You agree that Uber may collect certain use data and information related to your use of the Uber API and Uber Data in connection with your Services ("Usage Data"), and that Uber may use such Usage Data for any business purpose, internal or external, including, without limitation, providing enhancements to the Uber API or Uber Services, providing developer of user support, or otherwise.
You may include advertisements in your Services near your visual implementation of the Uber API (e.g., banner ads above or below), but you must ensure clear separation between Uber content and any advertisements. Your advertisements should not be displayed in any manner that suggests approval or endorsement by Uber.
In general, we reserve the sole right to determine whether or not your use of the Uber API or Uber Data is acceptable, and to revoke Uber API access for any Service that we determine is not providing added benefit to Uber users and/or is not in the best interests of Uber or our users.
The following are some, but not all, restrictions applicable to the use of the Uber API and Uber API Materials:
In addition to the restrictions above, if you are granted access to the request endpoint, the following additional restrictions apply to your use of the Uber API and Uber API Materials:
We respect the privacy of users and expect you to do the same. The basic rule is this: collect only what you need to provide your Service; collect, use and store it a secure manner; and retain it only so long as you need it.
Unless otherwise permitted by applicable law and/or agreement with the user, if a user revokes access to their Uber account, you must ensure that all Personal Data pertaining to that user is deleted from your Services and related networks, systems and servers as soon as reasonably possible. If you stop using the Uber API altogether or if your Uber API access is revoked, you must delete all Personal Data in the same way.
For the purposes of these API Terms, "Personal Data" means information that may be used, either alone or together with other information, to identify an individual user, including, without limitation, a user's name, address, telephone number, username, email address, city and country, picture or other similar information.
The rights granted in these API Terms do not include any general right to use the Uber name or any Uber trademarks, service marks or logos (the "Uber Marks") with respect to your Services. Subject to your continued compliance with these API Terms, we agree that you may use Uber Marks for certain limited purposes related to your Services as described below. These rights apply on a non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide, royalty-free basis, without any right to sub-license, and may be revoked by Uber at any time. If Uber updates any Uber Marks that you are using, you agree to update such Uber Marks to reflect the most current versions. You must not use any Uber Marks, or any confusingly similar mark, as the name or part of the name of your Services, or as part of any logo or branding for your Services.
Branding and Logos. We may occasionally provide branding elements and logos featuring certain Uber Marks for use within your Services, as further described here. You can use these resources as we provide, but you must not make any changes or modifications.
Promoting Your App. You may not use any Uber Marks in any advertising, promotional or marketing materials for your Services, provided that you may use the name "Uber" in a written description of your Service in order to describe the fact that your Service connects to the Uber Services using the Uber API. The first time that the name appears in any piece of text, it should be followed by a superscript "®" indicating a registered trade mark (i.e. "UBER ®"). You must not use the name in any way that takes unfair advantage of our goodwill or reputation in the Uber Marks, and you must not make any suggestion, directly or indirectly, that your app is an official Uber app or is endorsed by Uber in any way.
Press and Publicity. You may not issue any press release or other announcement regarding your Services that makes any reference to Uber (except as permitted in the "Promoting Your App" paragraph above) without our prior written consent.
You agree that Uber and its affiliates retain all worldwide right, title and interest in and to the Uber API Materials, Uber Marks and the Uber Services, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights therein. Any rights not expressly granted herein are withheld.
You understand that Uber may currently or in the future develop products and services that may be similar to or compete with your Services. Nothing in these API Terms shall in any way restrict Uber from pursuing any business activities or from entering into any agreement with any other person or company.
In the event that you choose to provide Uber with feedback, suggestions or comments regarding the Uber API Materials or your use thereof, you agree that Uber will be free to use, copy, modify, create derivative works, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, grant sublicenses to, and otherwise exploit in any manner such feedback, suggestions or comments, for any and all purposes, with no obligation of any kind to you.
You may be given access to certain information and software relating to the Uber API that is not generally known by the public ("Confidential Information"), which is confidential and proprietary to Uber. You agree to use the Confidential Information only for the purpose of using the Uber API in accordance with these API Terms, and you agree to not disclose any of the Confidential Information to any third party without Uber's prior written consent. You agree to protect the Confidential Information in the same manner that you would protect your own confidential and proprietary information but in no event using less than a reasonable degree of care.
You may terminate these API Terms at any time by ceasing all use of the Uber API Materials and deleting all copies of the Uber API Materials (including, without limitation, all Uber Data) in your possession or control. We may immediately revoke your use of the Uber API without notice if that use violates any of these API Terms or if we otherwise object to your use of the Uber API. We may also terminate any rights granted hereunder, or may add or remove functionalities or features of the Uber API, at any time and for any reason at our discretion. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any costs or damages as a result of termination of this agreement.
THE UBER API, UBER API MATERIALS, AND ALL OTHER UBER SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS-AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND UBER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. UBER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE UBER API, UBER API MATERIALS, OR ANY OTHER UBER SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT USE THEREOF WILL BE ERROR-FREE, UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE, OR SECURE.
IN NO EVENT WILL UBER OR ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, USERS OR PARTNERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE API TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE UBER API, UBER API MATERIALS, OR OTHER UBER SERVICES, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. UBER'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THESE API TERMS WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF (i) THE FEES YOU PAID TO UBER FOR USE OF THE UBER API MATERIALS IN THE LAST YEAR OR (ii) ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Uber and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, users and partners from any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, actions, judgments, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) brought by a third party arising out of or in connection with: (a) your use of the Uber API, Uber API Materials or the Uber Marks other than as expressly allowed by this agreement; (b) your breach or alleged breach of any of the terms, conditions and representations under these API Terms; (c) your Services or business; and (d) your gross negligence or willful misconduct. You will control the defense and settlement of any claim subject to indemnification by you hereunder, provided that Uber may at any time elect to take over control of the defense and settlement of any claim. You may not settle any such claim without Uber's prior written consent.
These API Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of law principles. These API Terms were drafted in English and the English-language version shall control in the event of a conflict with any translated version. All claims arising out of or relating to these API Terms will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts of San Francisco County, California, USA, and you consent to jurisdiction in those courts. You may not assign any of the rights or obligations under these API Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Uber. Any attempted assignment in violation of this paragraph is void. These API Terms constitute the entire agreement among the parties with respect to the subject matter and supersedes and merges all prior proposals, understandings and contemporaneous communications. Any modification to the API Terms by you must be in a writing signed by both you and Uber. These API Terms do not create or imply any partnership, agency or joint venture between the parties. No waiver by Uber of any right under this agreement will be effective unless set forth in a writing authorized by Uber. If any part of these API Terms are determined to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining provisions of this agreement will remain in full force and effect.