Terms of Use

The PODS Pipeline Data Model is the exclusive intellectual property of the PODS Association, Inc. The Association holds the exclusive right, title, and interest, including copyright, of this intellectual property. In order to legally use the PODS PODS Data Model, its implementations, documentation, and data exchange standards, your company must be a member of the PODS Association, or have been a member when the version you are using was released.

The PODS Association’s website contains both public and PODS-member-only content. The PODS Association makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability regarding the website or the information, services, or related graphics contained within the website. Any reliance placed on such content, documentation, links, information, services, procedures, or related graphics is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will the PODS Association, its Board of Directors, Committee Members, Executive Director, members, member companies, contractors, or any agents duly authorized to represent the PODS Association, be liable for any loss or damages, including without limitation indirect or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.


Terms of Membership

PODS member companies are required to agree to the following terms and conditions.

A. To abide by the terms of the PODS Association Bylaws, as published and modified from time to time.

B. To abide by the terms of the PODS Antitrust Compliance Guidelines, as published and modified from time to time.

C. To the assignment of the non-exclusive rights to the PODS Association for any content contributed by the company to the PODS Association that is not marked “confidential” or “proprietary.”

D. To hold harmless and release from liability the PODS Association, its Board of Directors, Committee Members, Executive Director, members, member companies, contractors, and any agents duly authorized to represent the PODS Association, for the company’s use of the PODS Data Model, standards, implementations, documentation, website, and related materials or content.

E. To employ any use of the PODS Data Model, standards, implementations, documentation, website, and related materials or content at the company’s sole risk, expense, and discretion.

F. That the PODS Pipeline Data Model is copyright protected, and that membership in the PODS Association is required for the right to use the PODS Pipeline Data Model, and applies only to pipeline assets owned and operated by the member company. If the member company is not a pipeline operator, then membership provides the member company the right to develop software or services based upon the PODS Pipeline Data Model to offer for use to other PODS member companies. Distribution of the PODS Pipeline Data Model and associated documentation to companies who are not current PODS members is a violation of copyright.

G. To forfeit any right, title, claim, or interest associated with the PODS Data Model and membership in the PODS Association if said membership is resigned, withdrawn, cancelled, unpaid, or otherwise terminated by the PODS Association.

H. That the terms and conditions contained herein remain in effect until this membership is ended by written notification.


Policies

PODS Bylaws Approved 1.9.14
PODS Antitrust Compliance Guidelines 4.21.2011