Terms of Service Agreements
A federal-compatible Terms of Service (TOS) agreement is required for official government use of new media tools. Use the lists below to determine whether a TOS has been signed for a given tool.
At HHS, these TOS agreements are signed by the Web Communications Division on behalf of the entire department, and apply to free tools only. If you are paying money for a product, the TOS issues should be negotiated during the procurement process. All new media technologies are still subject to the standards and policies that govern web communications. A signed TOS does not indicate that a tool meets these requirements and additional considerations may be necessary.
- Learn more about federal-compatible Terms of Service agreements.
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This list includes Third Party Websites and Applications (TPWAs) for which HHS has signed a federal-compatible TOS agreement, or for which the standard TOS have been cleared for use. The list below also indicates if a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is necessary for a given tool.
Follow the links to enroll under the HHS Terms of Service through Apps.gov, and to complete the Privacy Impact Assessment if required.
|Tool||Function||TPWA PIA required|
|Apple iOS*||iphone, iPad, app development||no|
|Blackberry App World||Blackberry app developmebnt||no|
|Challenge.gov*||gov contests/challenges platform||yes|
|Cooliris||view photos & video in 3D||yes|
|Dipity||show multimedia in timelines||yes|
|Disqus||universal commenting & social discussion||yes|
|FourSquare||location based software||no|
|GitHub||collaborative software dev||yes|
|Google+||social networking platform||yes|
|Google Analytics||website analytics tool||no|
|Google Android Market||Android platform app development||no|
|Google Moderator||social commenting and discussion||yes|
|HootSuite||social media dashboard||no|
|IdeaScale||users submit, vote, and comment on ideas||yes|
|Measured Voice*||social media productivity tool||no|
|Meetup Everywhere||social networking platform||yes|
|My.comMetrics*||tracking and benchmarking of blogs||no|
|OpenCalais||automates metadata generation||no|
|SlideShare||PowerPoint & word doc sharing, webinars||yes|
|Socialtext||internatl social networking||yes|
|Socrata||formerly named blist; data display||no|
|SourceForge||open source software development & sharing||no|
|Storify||social media curation||yes|
|Survey Analytics||survey software||no|
|Survey Monkey||survey tool||yes|
|TubeMongul||upload video once to and get analystics for top videos||no|
|UserVoice||users submit, vote and comment on ideas||yes|
|Ustream.tv||video broadcasting platform||yes|
* The HHS Office of General Council (OGC) has determined that these tools are acceptable for use without an HHS TOS agreement.
This list includes Third Party Websites and Applications (TPWA) for which HHS has not yet signed a federal-compatible TOS agreement. They are not yet available for use by HHS.
|4Q Survey.com||satisfaction measurement tool||at ASPA|
|Class Marker||online tests and quizzes||n/a|
|Dialogue App||crowdsourcing and ideation||at ASPA|
|drop.io||document sharing & collaborating tool||+|
|FeedBurner||RSS feed||at ASPA|
|FriendFeed||allows sharing across social networks||+|
|Google Visualization||interactive charts and data tools||n/a|
|Hulu||video streaming||at ASPA|
|Mendeley||social networking platform||n/a|
|SocialOomph||social media productivity tool||n/a|
|SocialTwist/TAF4Free||bookmarking & sharing tool||at ASPA|
|STCI/VenCorps||challenges, contests, and prizes tool||at ASPA|
|Vimeo||not available ‡|
|Xtranormal||animated video hosting||n/a|
+ These tools have been removed from GSA's list of negotiated tools and therefore are no longer available.
‡ Vimeo, primarily a service dedicated to creative filmmakers and artists, has discouraged government accounts as they do not fit into the goals of the company. They indicated the White House account as a unique case and encouraged other governmental agencies to look for video services that more cater to their needs. At this time, vimeo and HHS are not pursuing a TOS agreement.