Yandex.Maps API: Terms of Use

These Terms of Use of Yandex.Maps API ("Agreement") constitute an offer by LLC YANDEX ("Yandex") to any Internet user ("User") to use Yandex.Maps API ("Service") on the terms set out below:

1. General

1.1. Use of the Service by the User shall be governed by this Agreement and by:

(jointly – "Regulatory Documents").

Each User shall read and understand all of the Regulatory Documents and shall bear the risk of failure to do so on his/her own.

1.2. This Agreement and any relations between Yandex and the User arising in connection with the use of the Service shall be subject to the laws of the Russian Federation.

1.3. The User shall solely be liable for compliance with Laws in the course of using the Service. In this Agreement, unless otherwise expressly provided, the term "Laws" shall refer to both the laws of the Russian Federation and the laws of the User’s residence or a place where he/she commits any legally significant act in accordance herewith. If the use by the User of any option offered by the Service is in conflict with any laws of such User’s residence, such User may not use the Service.

1.4. By using the Service, upon posting the code of the Service on the User’s website or in the User’s application, or through any other functionality provided by the Service, the User fully and unconditionally consents to, and agrees to comply with, all terms of the Regulatory Documents. Any use of the Service on any terms other than the terms set out herein shall be agreed with Yandex in writing. A User may not use the Service if he/she disagrees with any of the provisions of the Regulatory Documents.

2. Terms of Use of the Service

2.1. The Service is a suite of programming tools and interfaces enabling interaction with the Yandex.Maps and Yandex.People’s Map services, including with such services' Data, and allowing use of the functionality of the aforementioned services on a User's website(s) or applications.

2.2. Terms and Definitions.

"Data" means any information received from the Service that is to be displayed to Users, including, without limitation, cartographic works, satellite images and any other photographs and user data.

"Copyright Holders" means individuals and legal entities that hold valid rights to the Data.

"Geocoder" means a function of the Service that transforms addresses of objects into their coordinates on a map or a satellite image and vice versa, i.e. coordinates on a map or a satellite image into addresses of objects.

"Router" means a function of the Service that enables automated routing in the Service.

"Panoramic Pictures" means a function of the Service that enables search for and display of panoramic photographs of a location.

"Static API" means a function of the Service that enables receipt of the Data in the form of a static image.

"Map Constructor" means a function of the Service that enables Users to create maps containing their own objects.

"JavaScript API" means a programming library of the Service that enables using the Service in a browser.

"MapKit" means a development toolkit that enables using the Service on iOS and Android mobile devices.

"HTTP API" means a server API that enables access to certain functions of the Service, including, without limitation, the Geocoder and the Static API.

2.3. The Service may only be used subject to the following conditions:

2.3.1. To obtain access to the Service, each User shall post a Service access code on the website or in the application. Yandex may refuse access to the Service at its own discretion and without giving any reason.

2.3.2. A User may use the Service only within the websites or applications available to the public for free open use. The Service may not be used for projects requiring payment or otherwise limiting third party access thereto. The registration requirement shall not be deemed an access restriction hereunder.

2.3.3. A User may only use the Data, functions and tools received through the Service within the functionality provided by the Service.

2.3.4. Yandex reserves the right to set any limits and restrictions, including, without limitation, in respect of the sizes, volume, color scheme of and number of images on maps, sketches or satellite images provided through the Service, and may modify the same at its own discretion without prior notice to Users.

2.3.5. Each User shall transfer to Yandex his/her full right to use (in any manner whatsoever) any information and objects (access plans, map objects, etc.) that such User placed at his/her own discretion through the Map Constructor API. Any Information and objects so placed by the User through the Service may be used in Yandex's other services and resources and, subject to Yandex's consent, on third party resources. If a User is not entitled to grant to Yandex the right to use any information or objects in the manner described above, such User may not post the same through the Service. The rights to the database, i.e. a collection of information and objects created using the Service, shall be held by Yandex

2.3.6. The User is hereby notified and agrees that when using the Service by the User, Yandex will be automatically collected, transmitted and stored on Yandex servers including, but not limited to, the Internet Protocol (IP) address and ID address of the website visitors' device or applications of the User, geolocation information about visitors of the websites or applications of the User. The User guarantees that he has received the appropriate consent from visitors to the websites or applications of the User to collect, transmit and store the specified information on Yandex servers.

2.3.7. Each User shall place a hyperlink to the Terms of Use for Yandex.Maps Service (available at https://yandex.com/legal/maps_termsofuse/) in the "About" or any other similar section of his/her mobile application, such hyperlink shall read "Terms of Use for Yandex.Maps Service".

2.3.8. Geocoding, Router and Panoramic Pictures:

2.3.8.1. The Geocoder function may only be employed for websites or applications that use the Service. Each User may process any obtained coordinates only to display the same through the Service

2.3.8.2. The Router may only be used for websites or applications that use the Service.

2.3.8.3. The number of calls to the Geocoder, the Router and the Panoramic Pictures may not exceed 25,000 for one website/application per day. One call to the Geocoder or the Router shall be equal to one access; and one call to the function of search for a panoramic picture nearest to a certain coordinate shall be equal to five accesses, respectively.

2.3.9. LIMITATIONS. In the course of using the Service, no User may:

2.3.9.1. Alter, decompile and/or otherwise modify the program code obtained using the Service.

2.3.9.2. Delete, conceal or modify the Data or alter the order or sequence thereof and any information contained in the Service or the Data, including, without limitation, any promotional materials, trademarks, logos, links or other references to the Copyright Holders or any other notices and/or information transmitted by the Service along with the Data.

2.3.9.3. Create, on the basis of the Service, any systems for monitoring vehicles, persons or other objects that would display real-time information or any other dispatch/control-related services.

2.3.9.4. Save, process or alter the Data obtained through the Service (including geocoding and routing results), other than temporary storage (caching) of geocoding and route building results solely for the purposes of improving the functionality and efficiency of the Service and for the use within the Service capacity, for a period not exceeding 30 days.

2.3.9.5. Use the Service to develop any websites/applications violating the laws of the Russian Federation or any other applicable laws or third-party rights and legitimate interests or conflicting with the requirements of Clause 4 of the User Agreement for Yandex Services.

2.3.9.6. If a User’s website or application has a daily audience of more than 100,000 users, such User shall, prior to using the Service, contact Yandex by email at: support@api-maps.yandex.ru and specify the name of such website or application and the daily user audience thereof. This requirement is intended to ensure ultimate performance of such websites or applications of Users.

2.3.10. Amendments and versions. Yandex reserves the right to at any time amend/revise or update the Service without prior notice to Users. Upon release of a next stable version, Yandex shall publish a notice to that effect on the Service's webpages. Upon release of a new version, Yandex does not guarantee a stable and sustainable performance of the old version. Each User who refuses to use any updated version of the Service may either continue using the outdated version at his/her own risk or cease using the Service by removing the relevant code from his/her website(s)/application.

2.3.11. Advertising. Yandex reserves the right to, at its own discretion, include any advertisements in the Data provided and displayed by the Service.

2.3.12. The API for Business terms available at: https://tech.yandex.ru/maps/commercial/ shall apply to any use of the Data or the purposes set out in Clause 2.3.8.3. and in excess of the limits specified in Clause 2.3.7.3.

3. Rights and Copyright Holders

3.1. The exclusive right to the Service is vested in Yandex. The exclusive rights to the Data (including cartographic data, photos, promotional materials, any trademarks, logos or company names) are vested in Yandex or the Copyright Holders. This Agreement does not grant to the User any rights to use the Service or the Data except to the extent expressly provided in the Service interface in accordance herewith.

3.2. By using the Service, each User grants to Yandex the right to use such User's logo, trademark and/or company name and/or website/application for information, advertising and marketing purposes related to the Yandex.Maps, Yandex.People’s Map and/or Yandex.Maps API services, among other things, without obtaining such User's additional consent and with no remuneration payable to such User for such use.

4. Disclaimer

4.1. The Service (including the Data and any other information delivered with the help of the Service) is provided on an "as is" basis. No guarantee is given by Yandex that the Service and the Data will meet User's objectives and expectations, nor that the Service as a whole and/or certain components and/or functions thereof will operate seamlessly and error free, nor that the Data obtained through the Service is true, accurate, complete and up-to-date. Yandex shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, including any damage (whether direct or consequential) caused to Users or third parties by the use of, or inability to use, the Service, its certain components and/or functions and by the use or inability to use the Data obtainable through the Service.

4.2. Each User acknowledges and agrees that the scheme obtained as part of the Data that is based on Yandex.People’s Map user information is not a cartographic work within the meaning of Federal Law No. 209-FZ On Geodesy and Cartography, dated 26 December 1995. No guarantee is given by Yandex as to the geometric precision and proper map projection of the Data.

4.3. Each User shall be solely responsible for assessing the accuracy, reliability and utility of the Data and shall bear all the risks associated with the use, or inability to use, the Service and the Data, and shall also be liable to third parties for his/her acts committed in the course of using the Service and the Data, including for compliance of such acts with laws and observance of third party rights and legitimate interests. Each User shall, at his/her own discretion and expense, settle any claims and/or actions related to the acts of such User committed in the course of using the Service.

4.4. Each User acknowledges and agrees that the use or placement of, or reference to, any information in the Service on any entities, enterprises, persons, goods or services, including any references and/or links within the Data and the Service, is for information purposes only and shall not be deemed to express any specific support, approval or recommendation by Yandex.

5. Final Provisions

5.1. Yandex may, without notice and at its own discretion, terminate or suspend any User's access to the Service without giving any reason, in particular, for such User's failure to comply with the requirements hereof.

5.2. All questions and claims relating to the use of, or inability to use, the Service shall be sent through the feedback form available at: https://tech.yandex.ru/maps/doc/geocoder/desc/feedback/troubleshooting-docpage/.

5.3. Yandex my at any time and without notice modify this Agreement, any Regulatory Document and/or any other terms of use of the Service. The current version of this Agreement shall be available at: https://yandex.com/legal/maps_api/. The risk of failure to read and understand any new version of this Agreement or of any Regulatory Document shall be borne by the User, provided that continuation of use of the Service following amendment of any terms of this Agreement and/or of any Regulatory Document shall constitute consent to the Agreement and such Regulatory Document as amended.

6. Information on right and information holders

6.1. Relevant information on right and information holders can be found at: https://yandex.com/legal/right_holders/.

6.2. MapKit includes third-party software as individual components. Relevant information on such MapKit third-party software can be found at: https://yandex.ru/legal/maps_api/components/.

7. Additional Information

The state border between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia, Georgia, the Republic of South Ossetia, and the Republic of Estonia is to be defined pursuant to international law.

Date of publication: 11.04.2018

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