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Welcome to the Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP), which is provided by the United States Department of Transportation (herein referred to as "USDOT"). These Terms of Use / Terms of Service govern your use of the websites, content, software and services offered through the OSADP. By accessing and/or using the OSADP you agree to the following terms of use and terms of service, consent to abide by the information practices disclosed on the OSADP and consent to receive required notices and to transact with USDOT electronically.

IN THESE TERMS, "WE," "US," "ITS" AND "OUR" REFER TO THE OSADP AND USDOT; AND "YOU" AND "YOUR" REFER TO YOU. Before using the OSADP, read these Terms relating to your use of this web site carefully.

  2. Your access and use of the OSADP constitutes your agreement with the Terms and the OSADP policies ("Policies") posted from time to time and the Privacy Notice, which are incorporated by this reference into the Terms. See the OSADP website to read the Privacy Notice.

    If you do not agree to these Terms, then you are not granted rights to use the OSADP or any of its Services, and must refrain from accessing the OSADP and its Services. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the OSADP automatically terminates.

    USDOT reserves the right to update and change the Terms, including without limitation the Privacy Statement and other Policies, from time to time. USDOT will alert users of any changes by email. Updates and changes to these Terms will be reflected in and accessible through the URL where such Terms first appeared. Users should periodically review the most recent version of the Terms, including without limitation the Privacy Statement and other Policies. Use of the OSADP after changes to the Terms constitutes acceptance of any changes. It is therefore important that you regularly review these Terms and keep your contact information current to ensure you receive any changes via email. 

  4. When requested, each Site user must: (1) personally provide true, accurate, current and complete information on the Site’s registration form (collectively, the “Registration Data”) and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data as necessary to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If, after investigation, USDOT has reasonable grounds to suspect that any user’s information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, USDOT may suspend or terminate that user’s account and prohibit any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof) by that user other than as expressly provided herein. Each user will receive passwords and account designations upon completing certain Site registration processes and is wholly responsible for maintaining the confidentiality thereof and wholly liable for all activities occurring thereunder. USDOT cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a user’s failure to comply with this Section, including any loss or damage arising from any user’s failure to: (1) immediately notify USDOT of any unauthorized use of his or her password or account or any other breach of security; and (2) ensure that he or she exits from his or her account at the end of each session. You represent and warrant that you are of legal age in your jurisdiction to create binding contractual and financial obligations and to assume any liability that you may incur as a result of your use of the Sites. You must be 13 years of age or older to use the Sites. If you are at least 13 years of age, but under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian, as applicable, must expressly consent to your use of the Site. The Site is not intended for those under the age of 13. Use of the Site is void where prohibited. USDOT handles user Registration Data in accordance with the Site’s Privacy Notice.

  6. As used throughout these Terms, "Content" means any text, data, software, music, sound, photograph, graphic, video, message, or material created, transmitted or stored using the OSADP. You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct and any Content that you or anyone using your account creates, transmits or displays when on the OSADP ("Your Content") and for any consequences thereof.

    When you create or make available Your Content, you thereby represent and warrant that:

    • You own or have sufficient rights to post and distribute Your Content posted by, on or through the OSADP;
    • The posting of Your Content on or through the OSADP does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, or other intellectual property, contract rights or any other rights of any person;
    • You have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the use and distribution of Your Content, agree to pay for all royalties, fees and any other monies owing any person by reason of any of Your Content that you posted to or through the OSADP;
    • Your Content does not constitute, contain, install or attempt to install any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, malicious code or other harmful or destructive content that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
    • Your Content is not unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, nor does it contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of: sexual acts, bodily waste functions, criminal activity or the intent to commit any of the above;
    • If your employer has rights to Content or other intellectual property you create, you have either
      1. received permission from your employer to make available Your Content, or
      2. secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to Your Content;
    • Your Content does not inundate the Website with communications or other traffic suggesting no serious intent to use the Website for its stated purpose;
    • Your Content does not otherwise violate, or link to material that violates any provision of this Agreement, or any other local, state or federal law.
    • Your Content does not contain content that endorses, promotes or incites racism, bigotry, discrimination, harassment, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against another group or individual;
    • You do not share the account or contact information provided in the user profile and/or user details of other OSADP users with entities outside the OSADP user community for reasons other than government purposes;
    • You do not use the account or contact information provided in the user profile and/or user details of other OSADP users to sell your wares, company or product or to spam users; and


  8. In consideration for your agreement to the terms and conditions contained here, USDOT grants you access to and use of the OSADP. You may use Content offered for downloading, such as software, source code, and documents subject to the rules that accompany that particular Content.

    You may not use the Content in a manner that exceeds the rights granted for your use of the Content. You may not circumvent any mechanisms included in the Content for preventing the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the Content. You may not use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Content to frame any portion of the OSADP or Content, or to reproduce, reprint, copy, store, publicly display, broadcast, transmit, modify, translate, port, publish, sublicense, assign, transfer, sell, loan, or otherwise distribute the Content without our prior written consent.

    You agree not to access the OSADP by any means other than through the interface that is provided by USDOT. You also agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the web site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials or enforce limitations on use of the web site or the Materials therein.

  10. The software and data sets available for download from this site may be licensed for use under a variety of license agreements. Users agree to comply with all of the license terms and conditions that apply to the particular set of software or data being used.

  12. You retain all intellectual property rights to any Content and you are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate. You may not post, modify, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted materials, trademarks or other intellectual property or proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner.

    The OSADP Project Office has filed with the Copyright Office a Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement and is listed in the Directory of Designated Agents.

    If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the OSADP in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, send a notification of claimed infringement to:

    Charles Ducker, Esq.

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    US Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Room E35-334

    Washington, DC 20590

    E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Phone:  202-366-4637

    Fax:  202-493-2381

    See US Code Title 17 Subsection 512(c)(3) for the required elements of notification.

    USDOT complies with the notice and takedown provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Upon receipt of a complaint notification, the OSADP Support team will remove the content and notify the user who posted the content why it was removed. Users in violation of copyright infringement will have their permission to use OSADP Services terminated.

  14. Links to third party web sites on the OSADP are provided solely as a convenience to the user consistent with the purpose of this USDOT web site. The appearance of hyperlinks within the OSADP does not constitute endorsement (by the Federal Government, USDOT or the OSADP Project Team) of linked web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. The OSADP does not endorse or make any representations about the third party sites, or any information, services, or products found on the sites. If a user decides to access any of the linked sites, the user does so at their own risk.

  16. USDOT cannot control the nature of the content available on the web site. By operating the web site, USDOT does not represent or imply that USDOT endorses any content or any other materials or items available on or linked to by the web site, including without limitation content hosted on third party web sites, or that USDOT believes content or any other materials or items to be accurate, useful or non-harmful.

    USDOT claims no ownership or control over any user provided content. You agree that we are not liable for Content that is provided by others. The OSADP may include unmediated forums containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on a wide range of topics. Neither the content of these Sites, nor the references to other web sites made in these forums are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by the USDOT.

    We have no duty to pre-screen Content, but we have the right to refuse to post or to edit submitted Content. We reserve the right to remove Content for any reason, but we are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such material. The text and other material of Content provided by others may represent the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of the USDOT or the United States Government.

    USDOT cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the web site. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from USDOT or the web site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

    All products, services, information, content or any other materials or items provided through the OSADP are provided "as is" and "as available", without warranty or conditions of any kind, including but not limited to, express or implied warranties, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. USDOT does not warrant, endorse, guarantee or assume responsibility for any products, services or information offered by a third party through the web site or any hyperlinked web site, and USDOT will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of content, products, services or information.

  18. To the extent permitted by applicable law, USDOT will not be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages of any kind, or any other damages whatsoever (including without limitation, damages resulting from: (a) reliance on the web site materials, (b) loss of use, data, profits, goodwill and/or other intangible losses (including without limitation the inability to use OSADP services, unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, statements or conduct of any third party on the OSADP), or (c) delays or business interruptions arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the web site).

    You agree that your use of the web site and services will be at your sole risk. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend USDOT and each of their employees, suppliers, service providers and other contractors (collectively, "USDOT indemnified parties") from any and all third party claims, causes of actions, proceedings, liabilities, damages, or other demands ("claims"), arising from or related to (a) your access to or use of OSADP and services, including, without limitation, your or others' access of content or other materials available by means of the web site or third-party web sites, (b) your violation of these terms or breach of these terms , including, without limitation, any representation or warranty contained in this agreement; or (c) your content or provision to the OSADP of information or any other products, postings, data or materials.


These Terms shall remain in full force and effect while you use the OSADP Services or are a user of the OSADP. You may terminate your use or participation at any time, for any reason. USDOT may terminate your use or participation at any time for violation of these Terms or any laws or to protect the integrity of the web site, the networks or services connected to the web site or other users. USDOT reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the OSADP or any Service. USDOT shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance. Even after your use or participation is terminated, the material terms of these Terms will remain in effect.

USDOT may change these Terms of Use at any time. You can review the most current version of these terms by clicking on the "Terms of Use" hypertext link located on all OSADP Sites. You are responsible for checking these terms periodically for changes. If you continue to use the OSADP after USDOT posts changes to these Terms of Use, you are signifying your acceptance of the new terms. These terms are in addition to all applicable USDOT regulations. If a conflict between these terms of use and a USDOT regulation arises, the USDOT regulation supersedes. The invalidation of a specific clause of these terms does not affect the rule and force of all remaining terms.

Contact the Site manager using the “Contact Us” feature on the Site with any questions or comments on this user agreement.


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