Terms of Use of Yandex Key Management Service

This document constitutes the Terms of Use of Yandex Key Management Service («the Service») and is an integral part of Yandex.Cloud Customer Agreement («Agreement») and Service Terms set forth at https://yandex.com/legal/cloud_service_terms. Capitalized terms used herein but not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in Agreement and Linked Documents.

1. Functional Features of the Service

1.1. The Service helps the Customer create and manage different types of Encryption Keys to protect the Customer's Content posted on or off the Platform. A full description of the functional features of the Service is contained in Documentation of the Service posted on Site.

1.2. The Customer is provided with the following options as part of the Service:

  • Create Encryption Keys;
  • Encrypt and decrypt the Customer's Content (encrypted via the Service), as well as the Customer's off-platform data;
  • Manage access rights to the Encryption Keys;
  • Change Versions;
  • Obtain encryption key use data;
  • Delete the Encryption Keys.

1.3. other functional features of the Service, which Yandex at its sole discretion makes available to Customer. The full list of functional features is available to Customer on Site and / or in Management Console.

1.4. Service Level is determined for the Service in accordance with SLA.

2. Pricing

2.1. The use of the Service is chargeable.

2.2. Service Fee for the Service is determined as per Service Rates and billing units specified on Site. Yandex may change Service Rates as prescribed by Agreement concluded with Customer.

2.3. Service Fee for the Service depends on the number of Active Versions and the number of operations performed with an Encryption Key.

2.4. Yandex may from time to time provide Customer with additional functional features of the Service for an additional fee.

2.5. As part of the Service, the Customer may take advantage of special price and discount offers announced on the Site and/or in the Management Console.

3. Limitations

3.1. The list of additional limitations of the Service specified on Site in “Quotas and Limits” section.


Encryption Key means a set of Versions used within the Service to encrypt or decrypt the Customer's Content or other data;

Version means a unit of cryptographic material (data) used for encryption or decryption;

Active Version means a version that is in “Active” or “Scheduled For Destruction” status in the Management Console.


Yandex Services AG

Web address: https://yandex.com/legal/cloud_terms_kms

Date of placement: June 15, 2020