By purchasing the Wordnik Games Dataset, you agree to be bound by the terms of this license.
The section names are on the left, the legally-binding language is in the middle; the human-friendly language is on the right. Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wordnik Games Dataset (Wordnik Gameset) is a downloadable, offline dataset containing a selection of English words and related data (including, but not limited to, parts-of-speech, labels, and definitions).
This is where we make it clear what we call this dataset.
You are granted a perpetual, non-sublicensable right to use the Wordnik Gameset and use the Wordnik Data for your commercial and informational use in your game(s) or application(s) only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, and any terms of service, documentation and specifications, or privacy policies provided to you by Wordnik from time to time. Wordnik may monitor Your use of the Wordnik Gameset to ensure quality, improve Wordnik products and services, and verify your compliance with these terms. You shall not interfere with such monitoring or otherwise obscure from Wordnik. The license granted to You in this Section 1 is subject to the condition that You adhere to the Wordnik Attribution Requirements below and subject to change or modification by Wordnik in its sole discretion if Wordnik Data is served in your games(s) or application(s).
You can use this dataset FOREVER, as long as you follow these terms, and any clarifications we send from time to time. We may check on your use to make sure you're following our rules, and if you try to stop us, that itself breaks the rules. The most important parts here? You must not sell the dataset to anyone else, and you have to follow our attribution requirements for the data.
For the purposes of this agreement, a single game is taken to mean one discrete, unique title. A single game may have multiple releases, but the title, SKU, or other identifying information will not change. E.g., a game called ‘Excellent Word Game’ in three updates (v1, v2, v3) is the same game; however a brand extension, rebranding, or re-titling (e.g., ‘Excellent Word Game: Baseball Edition’) is not considered the same game for the purposes of this license.
A single game is one title. If you change the title of your game in any way other than changing the version number, we will consider it a new game.
For the purposes of this agreement, multi-game refers to multiple titles created by the same legal entity, for release and/or sale by that same entity.
If you create multiple games and sell or release multiple games under your own name, all those games are covered by our multi-game license. If you create games under contract for other companies who then sell or release the games, each of those companies will need their own license for the games they sell or release. If you are a holding company that has multiple sub-companies who sell or release games, each of those sub-companies will need their own license.
You will not:
We're really serious about you not reselling the dataset or making it available to people outside of normal gameplay. We also don't want you to mess with our attribution text or use our trademarks or logos outside of our required attributions. We also do not want you to use our materials to hurt other people in any way.
As consideration for allowing You access to the Wordnik Gameset, You agree to adhere to the Attribution Requirements set forth at Exhibit A hereto (Attribution Requirements) and any subsequent modifications thereto. You agree that any and all modifications to the Attribution Requirements shall be effective upon the earlier of Wordnik notifying You in writing via email or 30 days after being posted. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Wordnik hereby grants You, a non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to use Wordnik’s designated trademarks and logos (“Wordnik Marks”), solely as necessary to perform the attribution requirements authorized herein during the term of this Agreement. Any rights not expressly licensed herein are reserved by Wordnik, and all use by You of Wordnik’s Marks, (including all goodwill associated therewith), shall be on behalf of and accrue to the benefit of Wordnik. Upon termination of this Agreement, You shall immediately cease to use all Wordnik Marks.
We have attribution requirements (they're at the end of this page). We require you to follow them. If we need to change them for any reason, we will give you reasonable notice. You can only use our logos and trademarks as part of our attribution requirements, and if you lose your right to this dataset, you lose the right to use our logos or trademarks.
As between You and Wordnik, Wordnik owns all rights, title and interest including without limitation all intellectual property rights, in and to, the (i) Gameset, and all elements, components, and executables of the Gameset; (ii) the Wordnik Data and all content available from the Gameset, (iii) the Wordnik websites; and (iv) the Wordnik Marks (collectively the “Wordnik Materials”). Except for the express licenses granted hereunder, Wordnik does not grant you any right, title or interest in the Wordnik Materials. You agree to take such actions, including, without limitation, execution of affidavits or other documents, as Wordnik may reasonably request to effect, perfect or confirm Wordnik’s rights to the Wordnik Materials.
Wordnik owns this Gameset; we are giving you the rights to use it only under these terms. Any rights not specifically given to you are kept by us.
You grant us a non-exclusive license during the term of this Agreement to use Your name and Your logo if You provide it to Wordnik on Wordnik’s partner pages, press releases and other relevant material.
If you give us your logo (to use on our Showcase page or in other PR material) then we have the right to use it in those materials.
You represent and warrant that (a) You have the power, capacity and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement and that this Agreement does not violate or conflict with any agreement to which You are a party, (b) You will comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, Wordnik policies, materials and guidelines provided to You by Wordnik in Your performance of this Agreement, and (c) that Your interface with the Wordnik Gameset and use of the Wordnik Data will not infringe any intellectual property rights of any third party.
You have the right to enter into license agreements of this kind, and that you agree to follow the rules. We also want you to confirm that you have the rights to your game or app.
Wordnik does not make any warranty regarding the Wordnik Gameset, including but not limited to their performance, functionality, quality or availability. WORDNIK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND RELATING TO THE SUBJECT OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS PROVIDED HEREUNDER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WORDNIK GAMESET, WORDNIK DATA AND WORDNIK SITE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AVAILABILITY AND TITLE. IN ADDITION, WORDNIK MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE WORDNIK GAMESET WILL BE ERROR-FREE, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY ERRORS. ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH ALL FAULTS, AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND RESULTS IS WITH YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NOT RELIED ON ANY ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY WORDNIK OR ANY OF ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES.
No matter what, we can’t guarantee that this dataset is useful. Not even if one of our employees or other representatives says “It’s wonderful!”
You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Wordnik, and its respective affiliates, directors, employees, agents, successors and assigns from all claims, actions, losses, liability, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses) (collectively “Claims”) arising from any breach of any of the representations and warranties set forth in the WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMER section above. Wordnik will provide You with written notice of any Claim.
You’ll be responsible if you do bad stuff that gets us in trouble.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WORDNIK OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS OR DATA PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, DOWNTIME, LOST PROFITS OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS SECTION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT IN ITS ABSENCE THE ECONOMIC TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Seriously, we are not liable. Not for lost profits, not for bodily harm, not for emotional distress. Not even if you tell us that something bad will happen. We’re especially not responsible for the behavior of other people, even if they are using our sites, apps, or services. Some places don’t allow this kind of limitation of liability; if you live in one of those places, this doesn’t apply to you.
If either party breaches any provision of this agreement and if such breach is not cured within sixty (60) days after receiving written notice from the other party specifying such breach in reasonable detail, the non-breaching party shall have the right to terminate this agreement by giving written notice thereof to the party in breach, which termination shall go into effect immediately on receipt.
If either of us violates this agreement, we have sixty days to make it right. After that, the non-violating party has the right to end this license immediately, by providing written notice.
Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement for any reason, You will immediately cease all access, use, display, and performance of the Wordnik Gameset, Wordnik Data, Wordnik Confidential Information and any other materials or documentation provided by Wordnik, and will return or destroy all remaining electronic and tangible copies of the Gameset, Wordnik Data, Wordnik Confidential Information and any materials or documentation. The following Sections of these terms shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement: “Prohibitions”, “Ownership”, “Warranty Disclaimer”, “Indemnity”, “Limitation on Damages”, “Effect of Termination”, and “General Provisions”.
If this license ends, you have to stop using the Gameset and any of our logos or trademarks immediately. Some of these sections will remain in effect even after you can no longer use the Gameset.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. Any legal action or proceeding arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in California and the parties hereto irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein.
Any disputes that need to go to court, will have to go to court in California. On the plus side, our weather is really nice.
If any term or provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, void, unenforceable or illegal by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision of the Agreement will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect consistent with the original intent of the parties.
If a court decides that any of these rules are unenforceable, the rest of our rules remain in effect.
Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms of Service, will be in writing and given: (i) by Wordnik via email (in each case to the address that you provide) or (ii) by posting to the Site. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
Every once in a while we are probably going to have to update these terms and conditions. When we update them, we will post the new terms here, and put the date of the last change at the top, or we’ll send you an email.
You may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any third party, solely upon sale or transfer of the game(s) or application(s) created by you, and only upon providing Wordnik with thirty (30) days notice of any pending sale, transfer, or assignment. Wordnik may assign this Agreement in whole or in part at any time without notice to You. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their permitted assigns.
If you sell your game to someone else, you can sell your license to the Gameset as part of the sale, but you have to give us 30 days notice.
This Agreement contains entire agreement of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties. Any waiver by Wordnik of any default or breach of any term or condition of this Agreement, whether such waiver be direct or implied, shall not be construed to be a continuing waiver, or a waiver of or consent to any subsequent default or breach, on the part of Wordnik of the same or of any other condition of this Agreement.
This agreement is all there is. No side agreements (or bets).
Any delay in Wordnik’s performance of its duties or obligations will not be considered a breach of this Agreement if such delay or failure is caused, in whole or in part, by an act of God, labor dispute, shortage of materials, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, act of war, riot or any other events, occurrences, or causes beyond the control of Wordnik.
We won't be in breach of this agreement if there's an event we can't control (like an earthquake—did we mention we're in California?).
You and Wordnik are independent contractors under this Agreement and nothing herein will be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between us. Neither party has authority to enter into agreements of any kind on behalf of the other.
We're just two entities who agreed to this license. We aren't related in any other way. We won't speak for you, and you won't speak for us.
You and Wordnik agree that the duties, obligations, and terms and conditions of this Agreement are provided for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and are not rendered for the benefit of any other individual or entity. The parties do not wish to create any third party beneficiaries hereunder.
No one else has the right to sue under the terms of this agreement other than you and Wordnik. For example, users of your game don't have any rights under this license.
These Attribution Requirements are incorporated into the Wordnik Gameset Terms of Service Agreement between You and Wordnik (the “Agreement”). Please read the Attribution Requirements and Agreement carefully. By entering into the Agreement, You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained in these Attribution Requirements and the Agreement.
These are the attribution requirements you have to follow in order to use this Gameset.
You may not, nor shall you allow anyone else to, remove or alter any attributions, copyright notices, other means of identification, or disclaimers as they appear in the Wordnik Data. All dictionary text must be attributed using the unaltered metadata text delivered with the definitions.
The Gameset includes attribution for the data, and you must display it exactly.
If Wordnik Data is included in your game(s) or application(s) pursuant to this Agreement, You shall include an approved "Powered by Wordnik" Logo and a link directly to www.wordnik.com in a suitable place alongside any other credits, copyright or license attributions, or acknowledgments. Any of the "Powered by Wordnik" logos found at this link: https://www.wordnik.com/media-kit are acceptable. The logo may be used as the anchor for the link. Logos cannot be resized or edited in any fashion without permission. If Wordnik Data is used in alternative media formats, equivalent attribution must be given to Wordnik. Prior written consent from Wordnik is required to use Wordnik Data without attribution.
To use this Gameset, you also need to include a link to Wordnik and a logo wherever you make acknowledgements or license attributions. This can be on an "About" screen, on your homepage, or on your app store page. You need our explicit written consent to not include a Wordnik attribution or logo.