In addition to the Developer Services Agreement, this Developer Policy (“Policy) provides rules and guidelines for developers interacting with Dock’s applications, services, website, protocol and content. Policy violations are also considered violations of the Developer Agreement. Take a look at the Definitions for the meaning of capitalized words used in this Policy. These policies may be changed without notice. Please check here for any updates.

I.     Principles

  A.  Key Points

     • Violations of this Policy are a violation of the Developer Services Agreement.

     • This policy may change without notice. Changes will be published directly to this policy located at https://help.dock.io/legal-and-privacy/

     • You must keep any API keys or other access credentials private at all times.

     • Dock may monitor your use of the Developer Services to ensure compliance with this Policy and to improve the Dock Services. You agree not to interfere with such efforts in any way.

     • If we conclude that Your Services violate this Policy or the Developer Services Agreement or are negatively impacting Dock’s End Users, we may exercise Dock’s rights and suspend or revoke access to the Dock API. Enforcement can include disabling Your Services, restricting your access to Dock’s APIs, requiring you to delete all Developer Materials, and terminating all agreements with you.

     • You must be transparent with your End Users and give them the control over their data that Dock enables.

  B.  Feedback. 

You may provide Dock with comments concerning the Developer Materials, Dock Services or your evaluation and use thereof (collectively, “Feedback”). You hereby grant Dock all right, title and ownership of such Feedback (including all intellectual property rights therein), and Dock may use the Feedback for any and all commercial and non-commercial purposes with no obligation of any kind to you.

II.    User Control and Privacy

  A.  You must obtain the user’s express consent before doing any of the following:

     • Take any actions on the user’s behalf, including modifying Dock Content.

     • Share or publish Dock Content, or any private or confidential information.

     • Use Dock Content to promote a product or service, or as part of any other advertisement.

  B.  Request only the data and permissions that Your Services need:

     • Use permissions to help End Users share Dock Content with Your Services.

     • Provide a publicly available and easily accessible privacy policy that explains what data you collect and how you will use it.  Ensure that privacy policy is no less protective of End Users than Dock’s own Privacy Policy located at https://help.dock.io/legal-and-privacy/privacy-policy/.

     • Disclose any third parties that collect End User information within Your Services.

     • Provide opt-out mechanisms for any tracking of End User activity or other behavioral advertising techniques.

  C.  No Surprises

     • Be honest about your relationship with Dock.

     • Ensure End Users understand your identity and the purpose of Your Services, including how Dock Content will be used.

         a)  Don’t use a name or logo that falsely implies you or your company is related to another business or person.

         b)  Don’t use shortened URLs for your Service that attempts to mask the destination site.

         c)  Don’t use a URL for your site that directs users to i) a site that is unrelated to Your Services; ii) a spam or malware site.

         d)  Don’t replicate, frame, or mirror the Dock Apps website or its design.

     • Make it easy for End Users to contact you and promptly respond to questions and requests.

  D.  Third Parties

Any Dock Content provided to third parties remains subject to this Policy, and those third parties must agree to the Dock Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Developer Agreement, and Developer Policy before receiving Dock Content from you.

III.   Definitions

     A.  Apps - Software applications, games, websites, extensions, platforms, and other digital products which use any Developer Materials, together with their enhancements, upgrades, updates, bug fixes, new versions and other modifications and amendments.

     B.  Developer Materials - Certain software, software development kits, libraries, application programming interfaces (“APIs”), services, documentation, specifications, sample code, data, metadata, technology, and any other related or ancillary materials and information that are made available under this Agreement to you by or on behalf of Dock.

     C.  Dock Content - User Content and Third-Party Content collectively as defined in Dock’s Terms of Service located at https://help.dock.io/legal-and-privacy/terms-of-service/ and includes without limitation materials, data, information, text, photos, graphics, applications, code or other items or materials.

     D.  End Users - Users of your Your Services.

     E.  Dock Marks - Name, trademarks, service marks, logos and other brand indicia that Dock makes available to you, including via the Developer Materials. 

     F.  Dock Services - Dock’s offerings and platforms, including without limitation those offered via https://dock.io/ as defined in Dock’s Terms of Service located at https://help.dock.io/legal-and-privacy/terms-of-service/.

     G.  Your Services - Your Apps, all content, ads, services, technology, data, digital goods, and other materials included in or made available through your Apps.

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