HTTP Places API Terms of Use

This document is a translation of HTTP Places API Terms of Use in English. In case of conflict between the Russian version of HTTP Places API Terms of Use and this translation - only the Russian version of HTTP Places API Terms of Use is legally binding. The Russian version of HTTP Places API Terms of Use can be found here: https://yandex.ru/legal/geosearch_api/?lang=ru.

These HTTP Places API Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) constitutes an offer of YANDEX LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Yandex”) to Internet users (hereinafter referred to as the “User”) to use the HTTP Places API Service (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”) on the terms and conditions set out below:

1. General Terms

1.1. Terms and Definitions

Service — the HTTP Places API Service representing the programming interface that allows receiving Data about organizations and place names.

API Key — a unique identifying key provided to the User that allows getting access to the functions of the Service from the User’s Website(s) or Program.

Data — data coming from the Service and intended to be displayed to End Users, including, but not limited to, promotional and informational materials containing, in particular, data on products (services), their range, prices, features, sale offerings, and sellers.

1.2. The use of the Service by the User shall be regulated by this Agreement, as well as by:

(hereinafter collectively referred to as - Regulatory Documents).

The User undertakes to read all of the said Regulatory Documents and shall personally bear the risk of failure to familiarize him/herself therewith.

1.3. By starting to use the Service or its separate functions, in particular, by getting an API Key, by signing up with the Service or by using any other functionality provided by the Service, the User shall be considered to have agreed, to the full extent and without reservations or exceptions, to these Terms and Conditions as well as to the terms and conditions of all the documents mentioned in section 1.2 above and shall comply with the same. The use of the Service on the terms and conditions other than those stated in the abovementioned documents is not allowed, except as the prior written consent of Yandex is received. If the User doesn't agree to any of the terms and conditions of the abovementioned documents, such User cannot use the Service.

1.4. The User shall be held solely liable for compliance with the Laws, while using the Service. Unless otherwise expressly stated herein, the term "Laws" as used throughout the text of these Terms and Conditions shall mean any applicable laws including the laws of the Russian Federation as well as the laws of the User's residence or place, where the User performs legally significant acts in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. If User's use of any opportunity provided by the Service violates the Laws, the User shall refrain from using the Service.

1.5. This Agreement as well as relations between Yandex and the User arising in connection with the use of the Service shall be governed by the law of the Russian Federation.

2. Terms and Conditions of the Service

2.1. For being allowed to use the Service, the User shall properly register on the site of Yandex called “Yandex Technologies” available at: https://developer.tech.yandex.ru/ and receive the API Key. Yandex may at its discretion deny the requested access to the Service without giving any reason. The User has no right to use any software, devices or other means allowed to receive the API Key automatically or in other improperly way contradicting with the order, set up by Yandex.

2.2. The User may use the Service only within the frame of his/her software products available for free public use. The User may not use the Service for his/her software products that require payment, or otherwise restrict free access to third parties. The registration requirement is not deemed an access restriction under this item.

2.3. The User may use the data and functions, obtained through the Service only within the functionality provided by the Service. When using the Data in his/her software products, the User agrees not to exclude from the Data the cartography provided as part of the Data.

2.4. While using the Service, the User shall give credit to Yandex technology by placing the following text: "According to Yandex.Maps" in close vicinity to the Data displayed on the screen of the end-user of the User's software. When using the Service, the User may not remove, hide or modify any trademarks, logos, links or other references to Yandex or other persons, contained in the Service or obtained through the Service, as well as any other notices and/or information as relayed by the Service.

2.5. The User may not distribute, modify or translate the Data into other languages without the prior consent of Yandex.

2.6. The User may store (cache) the Data on his/her servers within not more than thirty (30) days following the receipt of the respective Data through the Service. Upon termination of use of the Service, the User agrees to immediately remove all stored (cached) Data from all his/her servers.

2.7. The User may not modify, decompile and/or in any way upgrade the program code or the content of the Data obtained through the Service.

2.8. The maximum number of Service requests shall not exceed 500 per day. If the maximum number of Service requests is exceeded, the User shall conclude with Yandex a paid services agreement for the use of the Service; otherwise Yandex has the right to terminate the User's access to the Service by blocking the API Key shared to the User.

2.9. The User may not use the Service to create Internet services, computer programs or otherwise, where such use involves a violation of the Law, the documents mentioned in Clause 1.2 of the Terms and/or the rights and legitimate interests of third parties.

2.10. Yandex reserves the right to modify, amend or update the Service at any time without prior notice. Yandex shall announce next stable releases on the Service web pages. After the new Service release, Yandex does not guarantee the stability and duration of older versions thereof. In case the User does not agree to use the updated Service version, he/she may continue, at his/her own risk, to use the outdated Service version, or terminate the use of the Service by removing the respective code from his/her own website(s).

2.11. Yandex reserves the right to include at its sole opinion any advertising materials in the Data. While using the Data, the User may not remove, hide or modify any such promotional materials without the consent of Yandex.

2.12. Yandex may in its sole discretion terminate or suspend the User's access to the Service without notice or giving reasons, in particular, in the case of violation of the requirements of these Terms.

2.13. The User is hereby notified and agrees that Yandex can obtain data on the number of Service requests and use it to collect statistics and analysis.

3. Intellectual rights

3.1. The exclusive right to the Service shall belong to Yandex. The exclusive rights to the Data shall belong to Yandex or other right holders. These Terms shall not grant the User any rights to use the Service or Data beyond the options directly offered in the Service interface in pursuance hereof.

3.2. By using the Service, the User shall authorize Yandex to use the logo, trademark and/or brand name of the User and/or the User’s Web site for informational, advertising and marketing purposes, without having to obtain any additional consent of the User and without paying the User any fee for such use.

4. Disclaimer

4.1. The Service (including the Data) shall be provided by Yandex ‘as is’. Yandex shall provide no guarantee as to the consistency of the Service and the Data with the User’s goals and expectations, uninterrupted or error-free operation of the Service as a whole and of its individual components and/or functions, and/or as to the reliability, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the Data. Yandex shall not guarantee uninterrupted error-free operation of third-party software products or solutions (including libraries) recommended to be used in the Service in technical conditions and other documents relating to its use.

4.2. The User shall be solely and fully liable for the use and integrity of the User’s API Key. The User may not receive the API Key for third parties, transfer or make it available to third parties. Yandex shall bear no liability for the unauthorized use of the API key by third parties. All actions performed in the Service with the use of the User’s API Key shall be deemed as performed by the User.

4.3. The User shall be solely and fully liable for the use of personal data of third parties when using the Service. In case of any claims against Yandex in connection with the User’s use of personal data of third parties in violation of the requirements of the effective legislation with respect to personal data, the User undertakes to settle such claims by the User’s own efforts and at the User’s own expense. Should any violations committed through the fault of the User as stated herein be detected, Yandex reserves the right to apply the measures stipulated in the Agreement above to the User.

5. Final Provisions

5.1. Yandex may at any time without any notice discontinue or suspend at its own discretion the User’s access to the Service or its individual functions through the User’s account and/or API key without giving any reason, specifically, if the User breaches the requirements set out herein.

5.2. All questions and complaints in connection with the use of/inability to use the Service shall be submitted via a feedback form to https://feedback2.yandex.ru/api-maps/geosearch.

5.3. Yandex may at any time without any notice to the User amend the text of these Terms. The current version of these Terms is available at https://yandex.ru/legal/geosearch_api. A revised version of the Terms shall take effect as of its publication on the Internet at the address specified in this clause. The continued use of the Service upon amendment of the Terms shall be deemed the acceptance of the revised version thereof. The User shall discontinue using the Service if the User does not agree to any of the amendments made by Yandex.

Date of publication: 19.05.2015