Enphase Legal Notices & Policies

API License Agreement v4

LAST UPDATED: JULY 11, 2022

BY USING THE API, YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT WITH THE PROVIDER OF THE API (IF LOCATED IN THE EUROPE CONTINENT, MIDDLE EAST REGION, OR AFRICA CONTINENT, THEN ENPHASE ENERGY NL B.V., BUT IF LOCATED ELSEWHERE THEN ENPHASE ENERGY, INC.) (THE PROVIDER OF THE API DEFINED AS "ENPHASE," "WE," "US" OR "OUR").

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THIS "AGREEMENT") FOR THE USE OF THE ACCOMPANYING APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION (COLLECTIVELY, "API"). IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THIS AGREEMENT, IN WHICH CASE THE TERM "YOU" OR "YOUR" WILL REFER TO SUCH COMPANY OR ENTITY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU SHOULD NOT ACCESS THE API.

BY USING THE API, YOU FURTHER REPRESENT THAT THE SYSTEM (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1 BELOW) FOR WHICH YOU ARE USING IT, FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION THAT YOU USE IT, IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN "ENLIGHTEN" ACCOUNT ("ENLIGHTEN SERVICE").

1.Background

You own, operate, manage, or interact with sites that include products that are manufactured by or for Enphase or are approved in writing by Enphase (each such installation, a "System"). You have a tool or service ("Your Application") and wish to collect, using the API, certain data (including personal information) output by or regarding such Systems (collectively, "Data"). Enphase is willing to provide you a license to access the API, and you accept such license, for use with Your Application, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and solely in connection with such Systems.

2. License Grant; Restrictions

2.1 License Grant
Subject to and conditioned upon your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, and non-transferable (except in conjunction with a permitted assignment by you of this Agreement under Section 11.5) license, during the term of this Agreement, to access the API with Your Application but solely for your internal business purposes and in accordance with this Agreement and the terms of your grant of access to the API. The foregoing license is limited to your use of the API with Your Application solely: (a) for your internal business purposes, and specifically not in connection with any public or consumer-facing application, tool, or service; (b) in a manner that does not compete with any product or service that Enphase now or in the future offers; (c) for the duration that you are a party to, bound by, and in compliance with the terms set forth at https://enphase.com/en-us/legal/terms-of-service ("Terms of Service"); (d) if and only for as long as you do not owe Enphase any money; (e) for those specific Systems that (i) you have identified in writing to us and we have accepted in writing; and (ii) you have all of the rights to represent and warrant that you agree to the Terms of Service, including this agreement; and (f) only in accordance with any restrictions in the API plan that you sign up for. For the Systems API, you acknowledge that Enphase may track Your Applications’ use of our API, including the number, timing, and nature of hits. You may sublicense the license granted in this Section to a third party contractor, provided that; (1) you enter into a binding written agreement with such third party contractor requiring such third party contractor to: (y) exercise such sublicense solely for the purpose of developing Your Application for your benefit as described above; and (z) comply with the Terms of Service and this Agreement (including the restrictions described in Section 2.2); and (2) any non-compliance by such third party contractor with the Terms of Service, including this Agreement, will be deemed a breach by you of the Terms of Service and/or this Agreement.

2.2 Restrictions
You acknowledge that the API is valuable proprietary intellectual property of Enphase. Accordingly, except as expressly permitted in this API License, you shall not: (a) sublicense or license, sell, rent, assign or otherwise transfer your right to access the API (except a sublicense to a third party contractor under Section 2.1 or in conjunction with a permitted assignment by you of this Agreement under Section 11.5), or make the API or the data obtained via the API available to any third party (except a sublicense to a third party contractor under Section 2.1 or to any third party assignee pursuant to a permitted assignment by you of this Agreement under Section 11.5), or otherwise commercially exploit the API, including by providing your login credentials to any third party; (b) attempt to create a product that operates like the API, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the API; (c) access the API in order to build a product or service that replicates or attempts to replace the customer’s user experience of the Enlighten Service, including using the API in connection with any public or consumer-facing application, tool, or service; (d) access the API in a manner that adversely impacts the stability of our servers or adversely impacts the behavior of other applications using the API; (e) access the API for any illegal, unauthorized or otherwise improper purposes, or in any manner which would render a negative image of Enphase or that would violate the Terms of Service, including this Agreement; (f) use our name to endorse or promote any product, including Your Application, (g) use the Data accessed through the API for any purpose other than in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations (including privacy laws, CAN-SPAM, Telephone Consumer Privacy Act, and others), and private obligations; or (h) use (or facilitate use of) any alternative means such as robots, spiders, scraping or other technology to access, query, or obtain data from Enphase in any way. By accepting this license and using the API, you represent and warrant that you have obtained written consent compliant with governing data privacy laws (including CCPA, GDPR, or other) from each individual whose data or information you intend to obtain using the API or whose system you intend to control granting Enphase the right to transfer such data or information and grant such control to you. You shall not access the API to obtain data or information from or grant control for any system for which the owner and (if different) the occupant has not given written consent.

3. Branding; Trademark License

As a condition of your license to access the API, if you are authorized to access the API for a public purpose, you shall include the Enphase marks and branding specified in https://enphase.com/en-us/legal/trademark-usage-guidelines, "Guidelines for Using Enphase Trademarks and Copyrights" (collectively, the "Enphase Marks") in the user interface of Your Application and the user documentation therefor, in compliance with the size, location and other specifications set forth in the Guidelines for Using Enphase Trademarks and Copyrights. Subject to and conditioned upon your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Enphase grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable (except in conjunction with a permitted assignment by you of this Agreement under Section 11.5), revocable, royalty-free license (without the right to grant sublicenses) to incorporate and display the Enphase Marks, in accordance with the Guidelines for Using Enphase Trademarks and Copyrights, in the user interface of Your Application and the user documentation therefor. You agree to state in appropriate places in the user interface of Your Application that the Enphase Marks are trademarks of Enphase and to include the symbol ™ or ® as appropriate. Enphase grants no rights in the Enphase Marks other than those expressly granted in this Section. You acknowledge Enphase’s exclusive ownership of the Enphase Marks. You shall not take any action inconsistent with such ownership and to cooperate, at our request and expense, in any action which we deem necessary or desirable to establish or preserve our exclusive rights in and to the Enphase Marks. You will not adopt, use, or attempt to register any trademarks or trade names that are confusingly similar to the Enphase Marks or in such a way as to create combination marks with the Enphase Marks. You will provide us with samples of Your Application and any other materials that contain the Enphase Marks prior to their public use, distribution, or display for our quality assurance purposes and will obtain our written approval before such use, distribution, or display. At our request, you will modify or discontinue any use of the Enphase Marks.

4. Ownership

You own all rights, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to Your Application. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to restrict your rights to distribute, sell, or otherwise exploit Your Application without data from our API. We own all rights, title, and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to the API and any and all modifications and derivative works thereof. Except for the licenses granted in Sections 2.1 and 3, we do not grant you any right, title or interest under this Agreement in any intellectual property owned or licensed by us, including the API, use of the API, and our trademarks. There are no implied licenses in this Agreement.

5. Support; Uptime

5.1 Support
Any update or upgrade to the API furnished by Enphase will be subject to the terms of this Agreement, unless we expressly state otherwise. Nothing in this Agreement, however, obligates us to provide any services, updates or upgrades to the API or the Enlighten Service. We may terminate any provision for support or modifications, if at all provided, at any time without notice or liability to us. We have a developer portal where you may, once you have registered or signed up for a particular API plan, participate in a community with other developers (the "Portal"). Your activity in the Portal is governed by Enphase’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Guidelines for Using Enphase Trademarks and Copyrights, Cookie Policy, and Code of Conduct, all of which can be accessed through https://enphase.com/en-us/legal/terms-of-service.

5.2 Uptime
While Enphase makes no promises to uptime performance, it will endeavor to have the API available for greater than 99.0% of the time during any particular calendar quarter ("Uptime"). Uptime excludes downtime caused by: (a) a planned site outage for any reason, including, outages for maintenance and upgrades; (b) unavailability of the third-party cloud services used to support API functionality; (c) calls that result in response states codes 4xx due to client-side error; and (d) any other Force Majeure event that negatively impacts a System or the services used to support the API.

6. Fees; Payment

6.1 Fees
The license fees for the API will be set forth at our developer Portal, and may be changed from time to time.

6.2 Payment
We accept payment only via credit card. Please review the Enphase Privacy Policy located at https://enphase.com/en-us/legal/privacy-policy to learn about the type of personal information that will be collected by the third party payment company. You will be charged the applicable fee (based on the plan you select) at the end of each calendar month. If you sign up for a plan at any time during a calendar month other than on the first of such month, the monthly amount will be pro-rated to cover the actual number of days that you have the API license. You will continue to be charged until you affirmatively terminate your plan consistent with Section 7.2. Please contact us at api@enphaseenergy.com for customized large-volume pricing and payment terms.

6.3 No Refunds.
Any charges you incur and payments you make are final. Enphase will not issue any refunds for any purpose.

7. Suspension; Term and Termination

7.1 Suspension of Use
We may suspend or terminate access to the API at any time for any reason. We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of your access to the API at any time without notice or liability to you. This includes suspension or termination of your access if you do not pay an invoice for API usage for thirty (30) days. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to part or all of the API or our Portal without notice or liability to you. We may release subsequent versions of the API and require you to access the most recent version. Your continued use of the API after such a release will be deemed your acceptance of such modifications.

7.2 Term and Termination
The term of this Agreement begins and the licenses granted hereunder are effective on the date you first access the API and will continue unless and until this Agreement is terminated by either party pursuant to this Section. You may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, upon written notice to us by: (a) cancelling your plan in your account on the developer Portal, (b) sending either an email to api@enphaseenergy.com and legal@enphaseenergy.com with your name and the subject "TERMINATION OF API LICENSE," or (c) sending a letter by United States mail to: Enphase Energy, Inc., Attn: Legal, 47281 Bayside Pkwy. Fremont, CA 94538, or to such other address as we may specify by posting the new address on our website. We may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, upon written notice to you by sending you an e-mail to the address that you provided for your Enlighten developer account, provided that if the e-mail address you provided to us is not valid or for any reason you do not receive the notice, our dispatch of the e-mail will nonetheless constitute effective notice of such termination.

7.3 Effect of Termination
Upon any termination, the licenses granted hereunder will terminate and you will immediately destroy any copies of the API in your possession and all payment obligations (if any) will be immediately due and payable to us. The following terms of this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement: 2.2, 4, 6, 7.3, 8, 9, 10 and 11.

8. Disclaimer

THE API IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR CONDITION THAT THE API IS FREE OF INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, OR IS RELIABLE, ACCURATE, OR COMPLETE. YOUR USE OF THE API IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM USE OF THE API INCLUDING ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA. IF APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES ANY WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE API, THEN TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW THEN ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR FIRST USE OF THE API. YOU SHALL NOT MAKE ANY GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THE DISCLAIMER PROVIDED TO YOU IN THIS SECTION 8.

9. Limitation of Liability

WE WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR RELIANCE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOST REVENUES AND LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE API, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE. ENPHASE’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE FEES PAID BY YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

10. Indemnification

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, at your own cost and expense, you shall: (a) defend or settle any claims brought against Enphase or any of its directors, officers, employees or agents by an unaffiliated third party resulting from or relating to Your Application or your breach of this Agreement, including: (i) use of our API by You or anyone through a product or service that you provide that is inconsistent with the relevant Enphase Product Quick User Guide or the Enphase Product Operation Manual, and (ii) breach of the obligations in Section 2.2 to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and (b) pay any settlement of such claim, regulatory penalty, and any damages finally awarded to such third party by a court of competent jurisdiction as a result of such claim. Under no circumstances will You enter into any settlement that involves an admission of liability, negligence or other culpability of Enphase or that requires Enphase to contribute to the settlement without Enphase’s prior written consent. Enphase may participate in the defense and settlement of any claim at its cost.

11. General Terms

11.1 Governing Law
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws principles that would require the application of the law of a different state. Any action or proceeding arising from or relating to this Agreement must be brought in a federal court in the Northern District of California or in state court in Santa Clara County, California and each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction and venue of any such court, except that Enphase may seek relief in any court of competent jurisdiction to protect or enforce its intellectual property and proprietary rights.

11.2 Remedies
Injunctive Relief. All rights and remedies of Enphase under this Agreement, in law or at equity, are cumulative and may be exercised concurrently or separately. The exercise of one remedy will not be an election of that remedy to the exclusion of other remedies. You acknowledge that any actual or threatened breach of Sections 2 or 3 will constitute immediate, irreparable harm to us for which monetary damages would be an inadequate remedy, and that injunctive relief is an appropriate remedy for such breach.

11.3 Attorneys Fees
In the event of litigation between the parties arising out of or related to this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees and costs incurred.

11.4 Relationship Between the Parties
The parties are independent contractors and nothing in this Agreement will be construed as creating a partnership or joint venture of any kind and neither party will have the authority or power to bind the other party or to contract in the name of or create a liability against the other party in any way or for any purpose.

11.5 Assignment
You may not assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. Any assignment in violation of this Section will be null and void. We may freely assign this Agreement.

11.6 Force Majeure
Except for any payment obligations, neither party will be liable to the other for failure to fulfill obligations hereunder if such failure is due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including acts of nature, earthquake, fire, flood, embargo, catastrophe, sabotage, utility or transmission failures, governmental prohibitions or regulations, national emergencies, insurrections, riots or wars, pandemic, or viruses which did not result from the acts or omissions of such party, its employees or agents, strikes, work stoppages or other labor difficulties, or outages of any network.

11.7 Export Laws
You will comply with applicable export laws and regulations of the United States with respect to the API and any technical data received pursuant to this Agreement.

11.8 Changes
This Agreement is subject to occasional revision, and if Enphase makes any substantial changes to this Agreement, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Website or sending you an e-mail to the address that you provided for your Enlighten Service account. Any changes to this Agreement will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Website. These changes will be effective immediately for new licensees of the API. If you do not agree to the changes, you must cease your use of the API immediately and follow the termination provisions in Sections 7.2 and 7.3. By using the API, you agree to be bound by any such changes and, therefore, you should periodically visit our Website to examine the then-current Agreement. Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating any e-mail address that you have provided to us for your Enlighten Service account. If the e-mail address you have provided to us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.

11.9 Miscellaneous
You and Enphase are independent data controllers. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement cancels and supersedes any and all prior proposals (oral and written), understandings, representations, conditions, warranties, covenants and other communications between the parties, which relate to the subject matter of this Agreement. Except as otherwise provided in Section 11.8, this Agreement may only be amended by a written instrument signed by both parties, and no course of dealing or usage of trade may be invoked to modify this Agreement. If this Agreement is translated into any other language, the English language version hereof will govern. The titles, headings and subheadings used throughout this Agreement are intended solely for convenience of reference and do not form a part of the terms of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void or unenforceable, such provision will be construed so as to render it enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of this Agreement; and if such provision will be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof will not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. A party’s waiver of any breach of this Agreement by the other party will not constitute a waiver of any rights or any subsequent breach of the same or different provision thereof. To be enforceable, a waiver must be in writing signed by a duly authorized representative of the waiving party. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement is intended or will be construed to confer upon or give to any third party any rights or remedies under or by reason of this Agreement. As used in this Agreement, the word "including" means "including but not limited to."

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Agreement, please contact us at api@enphaseenergy.com.

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