Slack app directory agreement
Last modified: 11 July 2016
You, on behalf of the individual, company or legal entity that developed the Application for listing on the Slack App Directory, agree to abide by the Slack API Terms of Service, as updated from time to time, and as supplemented by these Slack App Directory Terms (together, the ‘Agreement’). References to ‘you’ or ‘your’ will also be deemed to be references to that individual, company or legal entity.
1. Licence grants
During the Term, you grant to Slack a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive and royalty-free licence to (a) reproduce, perform, display and use your Application for administrative and demonstration purposes in connection with the operation, improvement and marketing of the Slack App Directory; (b) distribute your Application through the Slack App Directory; (c) perform a Security Review on your Application; and (d) use the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos and domain names associated with your Application (collectively, ‘Your Names’) as a reference for marketing or promotional purposes on and in connection with the Slack App Directory and in other communications with, or promotions for, existing or potential developers, partners and customers about the Slack App Directory. For example, we might include Your Names on the Slack App Directory and in blog posts about the Slack App Directory. Slack will comply with your written trademark usage policies as communicated by you to Slack from time to time.
2. Slack’s Developer Policy
You agree to comply with Slack’s Developer Policy, as updated by Slack from time to time.
3. Rights and licences
You represent and warrant that you have all right, title and interest necessary for Slack to distribute your Application, including all intellectual property rights, such as patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and other proprietary rights in and to your Application and Your Names. You will not distribute any material through the Slack App Directory that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third-party proprietary rights, including patent, privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to submit the material.
4. Security Review
During the Term, you grant permission to Slack and its designated personnel to perform, at times and dates selected by Slack, one or more security reviews on your Application and related services and/or computer systems, as more fully described at Slack App Security Review (each, a ‘Security Review’). Slack will not divulge any information to a third party (other than authorised contractors and agents acting on its behalf) that has been disclosed by you in relation to a Security Review. All such information and results are confidential and will be treated as such, provided that Slack may disclose such information and results to a third party as required by law or to the extent that such information and results is in an aggregate form that does not identify you or the Application, and that is stripped of all persistent identifiers (e.g. device identifiers, IP addresses and cookie IDs). At any time during a Security Review, you may request that Slack promptly stop the tests; however, such a request may result in a ‘Failed’ review. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with a Security Review and will not make a claim against Slack for lost data, rerun time, inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from a Security Review.
5. Slack’s Brand Guidelines
You acknowledge and agree that notwithstanding any Security Review conducted by Slack, Slack does not ‘certify’, warrant or support the Application. You further represent and warrant that you will not make any externally facing statements to the contrary, including any statements that imply a Slack endorsement, certification, affiliation or partnership and that you will abide by Slack’s Brand Guidelines, as updated by Slack from time to time.
You will be solely responsible for, and Slack will have no responsibility to handle support or maintenance of your Application. You must supply and maintain valid and accurate contact information that will be displayed in each application detail page of the Slack App Directory and made available to users for customer support and legal purposes. Failure to provide adequate information or support for your Application may result in low ratings, less prominent placement or removal from the Slack App Directory.
7. Review ratings
The Slack App Directory may allow users to rate and review your Application. Those ratings may be used to determine the placement of your Application in the Slack App Directory, subject to Slack’s ability to change placement at Slack’s sole discretion. If Slack determines, in its sole discretion, that your Application is not meeting acceptable standards, Slack reserves the right to remove your app from the Slack App Directory.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Slack and its representatives, agents and employees from any and all claims, demands, actions, damages (including solicitors’ fees) and obligations of any kind that any third party may have relating to your violation of this Agreement, any dispute between you and a user of your app, or for Slack’s performance of a Security Review.
Slack does not undertake an obligation to monitor your Application or its content; however, Slack may immediately remove your Application from the Slack App Directory if Slack is notified by you or otherwise becomes aware and determines in its sole discretion that any portion of your Application or Your Name (a) violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party; (b) violates any applicable law or is subject to an injunction; or (c) violates the terms of this Agreement, including Slack’s Developer Policy. Slack reserves the right to suspend and/or bar any developer from the Slack App Directory at its sole discretion, without prior notice.
10. Usage statistics
The Agreement commences on the date of acceptance and continues until (a) either party, upon ten (10) days’ prior written notice (via email will suffice), elects in its sole discretion to discontinue distributing your Application through the Slack App Directory, or (b) the Slack API Terms of Service are terminated (the ‘Term’). Following termination, Slack will remove your Application from the Slack App Directory and will cease its use of Your Names.
You represent and warrant that you have the appropriate authority and permission to enter into this Agreement on behalf of the developer of the Application, that the developer of the Application has the legal right to subject the Application, services and computer system(s) to a Security Review and that if it is not the owner of such Application, services and computer system(s), it has obtained such right from the legal owner.
We may change, add to or delete these Slack App Directory Terms or any portion thereof from time to time in our sole discretion. If we make a material change to these Slack App Directory Terms, we will provide you with reasonable notice prior to the changes either by emailing the email address associated with your account or by posting a notice on the Slack App Directory. You acknowledge that these updates and modifications may adversely impact how you access, use and communicate with the Slack App Directory. If any change is unacceptable to you, then your only recourse is to remove your Application from the Slack App Directory. Your continued listing of the Application on the Slack App Directory will mean that you agree to the updates and modifications.