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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 Digital 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.

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Tools with Signed Terms of Service

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.

ToolFunctionTPWA PIA required
4Q measurement toolyes
Apple iOS*iphone, iPad, app developmentno
Bing*search engineno
bitlybookmark, organize, shareyes
Blackberry App WorldBlackberry app developmebntno
Blip.tvvideo hosting/sharingyes
Bloggerbloggingyes*gov contests/challenges platformyes
Classmarkeronline testing and training programyes
Coolirisview photos & video in 3Dyes
CrowdHallonline town hallyes
Dialogue Appcrowdsourcing and ideationyes
Dipityshow multimedia in timelinesyes
Disqusuniversal commenting & social discussionyes
Eventbriteevent registration platformyes
Facebook social networkyes
FeedBurnerRSS feedyes
Flickrphoto sharingyes
FourSquarelocation based softwareno
GitHubcollaborative software devyes
Google+social networking platformyes
Google Analyticswebsite analytics toolno
Google Android MarketAndroid platform app developmentno
Google Moderatorsocial commenting and discussionyes
Google Visualizationdisplay of multimedia, datayes
Google Webmaster Toolsanalytics and search engine optimizationyes
GovLoopknowledge networkyes
HackpadWiki and real-time collaborative documentsyes
HootSuitesocial media dashboardno
Huluvideo streamingyes
IdeaScaleusers submit, vote, and comment on ideasyes
Instagramphoto sharingyes
IntenseDebatesocial commenting   yes
LinkedInprofessional networkingyes
Measured Voice*social media productivity toolno
Meetup Everywheresocial networking platformyes
Mendeleysocial networking platformyes
My.comMetrics*tracking and benchmarking of blogsno
MySpacesocial Networkyes
OpenCalaisautomates metadata generationno
Pinterestphoto sharingyes
Quoraquestion and answer community websiteyes
Scribd.comdocument sharing  yes
SlideSharePowerPoint & word doc sharing, webinarsyes
SocialOomphsocial media productivity toolyes
Socialtext internatl social networkingyes
SocialTwist/TAF4Freebookmarking & sharing toolyes
Socrataformerly named blist; data displayno
SourceForgeopen source software development & sharingno
STCI/VenCorpschallenges, contests, and prizes toolyes
Storifysocial media curationyes
Stumbleuponcontent discoveryyes
Survey Analyticssurvey softwareno
Survey Monkeysurvey toolyes
ThunderclapCrowdspeaking Platformyes
Tintsocial media aggregatoryes
TubeMongulupload video once to and get analystics for top videosno
Twitter*micro bloggingyes
UserVoiceusers submit, vote and comment on ideasyes
Ustream.tvvideo broadcasting platformyes
Vinevideo sharing serviceyes
YouTubevideo hosting/sharingyes
* The HHS Office of General Council (OGC) has determined that these tools are acceptable for use without an HHS TOS agreement.


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Content created by Assist. Sec./Public Affairs - Digital Communications Division
Content last reviewed on April 14, 2014