Terms of Use for Yandex.Maps Service

1. General Provisions

1.1. YANDEX LLC (hereinafter referred to as "Yandex") invites an Internet user (hereinafter referred to as the "User") to use Yandex.Maps available at: http://maps.yandex.com (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").

1.2. These Terms form an annex to the User Agreement for Yandex Services and define how to use the Service. In all matters not covered herein, relations between Yandex and the User with regard to the Service shall be governed by the User Agreement for Yandex Services (https://yandex.com/legal/rules), License to Use Yandex Search Engine (https://yandex.com/legal/termsofuse) and Privacy Policy (https://yandex.com/legal/confidential).

1.3. By starting to use the Service/its certain functions, the User is deemed to have accepted these Terms and terms of all of the above documents, in full, without any reservations and exceptions. If the User disagrees with any of the provisions of the said documents, the User may not use the Service.

1.4. The current version of the Terms is always available at: at: https://yandex.com/legal/maps_termsofuse. Yandex may amend these Terms providing a notice on relevant amendments at the URL specified in this paragraph. Revised Terms shall come into effect once posted online at the specified URL, unless otherwise stipulated in revised Terms.

1.5. If Yandex has made any amendments to these Terms according to the procedure specified in Clause 1.4 hereof, and the User disagrees with these amendments, the User shall stop using the Service.

1.6. The Service enables the User to gain free access to updated mapping and other reference information. All currently available functions of the Service along with any developments and/or newly added options are subject to these Terms.

1.7. By using the Service, the User consents to receiving informational notices necessary for service provision and essential updates. The User may unsubscribe from the notices, including but not limited to advertising messages, by using relevant functions of the Service or following instructions specified in a message received.

2. Use of the Service. Certain Functions of the Service

2.1. The Service functionally enables the User to add, at his or her choice and discretion, user information, including signs, marks, inscriptions, messages, etc. (hereinafter referred to as the "User Objects") on the maps. Insertion of the User Objects does not modify source data and is only acceptable to ensure service usability. The User may create, store and make freely available online links to the User Objects. Other users of the Service may also distribute links to the User Objects.

2.2. The User shall fully and solely bear all risks and responsibility for choosing the location of the User Objects, compliance with the laws, the contents, integrity, accuracy and reliability of descriptions of added User Objects. Yandex shall bear no responsibility for the designation and description of any User Object, shall not confirm or disprove the legislative compliance, accuracy and reliability of the description of any User Object. Yandex reserves the right, without notice and at its discretion, to delete any User Object or a set of User Objects, if the information in its description conflicts with the laws of the Russian Federation, contains abusive language, and in other cases when the designation and/or the description of the User Objects and/or the distribution of a link to the User Objects violates these Terms, the terms of use of other Yandex services or provisions of the documents specified in cl. 1.2 hereof, and to protect interests of Yandex, service users, and other third parties.

2.3. The Service functionally enables the User to receive the code of a map as it stands for the time the code is received to insert it in his or her website, blog, and mobile application. This function is available to the User only within websites or mobile applications freely and readily available to the general public. The function cannot be used for projects requiring payment or otherwise limiting access for third parties. The sign-up requirement shall not be deemed limiting access under this clause.

2.4. The Service functionally enables the User to automatically plot routes on the maps showing an optional route from the point of departure to the destination indicated by the User (hereinafter referred to as the "Route"). The routing does not modify source data and is only acceptable to make the Service convenient for the User.

2.5. The User shall fully and solely bear all risks and responsibility for choosing the Route and following the chosen Route. Yandex does not guarantee the accuracy, optimality, relevance and/or compliance of Routes with traffic rules and shall not bear any responsibility for the User choosing and following the Route.

2.6. The Service may provide the User with the functionality for search and browsing of information on circulation of the public transport (hereinafter referred to as “the “Transport” mode”) on the map of a specific location. The information displayed when using the “Transport” mode is provided by the partners of the Service and/or received from open public sources and is for reference only, Yandex bears no responsibility for accuracy, relevance and reliability of the information provided, including routes and directions of the public transport, transport timetable as well as location of the public transport at a certain point on a map.

2.7. The Service uses items of intellectual property copyrighted to relevant right holders and information provided by its holders. All the right holders and holders of information are listed in cl. 5 hereof.

3. Use of Yandex.Directory

3.1. The Service functionally enables the User to place, view and search information on organizations located at addresses displayed in the Service (hereinafter referred to as the "Yandex.Directory"), including addresses, names, contact details, opening hours, services rendered / goods sold and user feedback (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporate Data").

3.2. Yandex.Directory contains information on organizations provided by partners of the Service, information placed by the administration of the Service, and information placed by Users as specified in cl. 3.5–3.7 hereof.

Yandex reserves the right (but not the obligation) to request at any time that the accuracy of information placed in the Service and/or the way a person exercising the right of managing an organization card in the Service relates to the organization’s activities be confirmed.

3.3. Information specified in Yandex.Directory is for reference only. Yandex shall not be held liable for the accuracy, relevance and reliability of information displayed in Yandex.Directory and for the conformity of specified prices to prices valid at the time the User contacted a Yandex.Directory organization to buy goods / obtain services. Yandex takes no part in legal relations established between the User and a Yandex.Directory organization and shall not be held liable for the quality of goods it sells / services it renders.

3.4. Information found in Yandex.Directory can be viewed and edited by other Users of the Service (except for feedback on organizations). Yandex shall not be held liable for changes Users made and for the use of Corporate Data by third parties.

3.5. The User can place Corporate Data in the Service under the terms posted at: https://yandex.ru/support/sprav/add-company/info-terms.html. Yandex may, without informing the User and giving any reasons, not accept Corporate Data for placement or at any time remove or change Corporate Data at own discretion.

3.6. The Service enables Users to post feedback on organizations under the terms available at: https://yandex.ru/support/sprav/manage/reviews.html. Feedback should express the User's value judgment of goods/services and (or) credibly describe actual circumstances that made him or her address an organization. Yandex shall not be held liable for the reliability, relevance, and accuracy of information in feedback. If a representative of an organization files a complaint, feedback can be deleted from the Service, if it violates feedback rules posted at: https://yandex.ru/support/sprav/manage/reviews.html.

The Feedback may be deleted and/or not admitted for publication by the Service as a result of the moderation procedure or upon receiving the claim from a third party regarding non-compliance of the Feedback with the Service rules. If a negative decision is taken after the Feedback goes through the moderation procedure or the claim is acknowledged to be justified, the Feedback may be not admitted/limited for publication in the Service. Such a Feedback may be displayed in the personal account of the User who has published this Feedback at https://yandex.ru/ugcpub/cabinet.

The User accepts that the feedback on organizations left by him and grades that he has put may be published and used by Yandex within the Service and other Yandex services, as well as by API Yandex.Maps users on the web-sites of the third parties without the User’s additional consent. In so doing, the User’s feedback on organization is published and used “as it is” retaining the author’s grammar and punctuation and indicating the name under which the feedback was published and the account image (avatar).

3.7. The User, who has placed Corporate Data in the Service, shall fully and independently bear all risks and responsibility for the content of the information he or she provided, its legislative compliance, integrity, accuracy and reliability. Yandex shall not be held liable for the User placing (inter alia, in bad faith) Corporate Data that are false, irrelevant, infringing third-party rights and legitimate interests and neither confirms nor disproves the legislative compliance, accuracy and reliability of Corporate Data.

4. Miscellaneous

4.1. Yandex does not guarantee that data found in the Service, including User Objects and Corporate Data (hereinafter referred to as the "Data") are kept safe to any extent and/or during any time, inter alia, if the Data are modified as the Service develops or changes.

4.2. Yandex uses the Data of the Service in other Yandex services and applications, as well as in advertising or marketing materials placed at Yandex resources in the Internet, on the grounds of the User’s free will to allocate such Data in the Service, for the purpose of drawing other users’ attention to the Data, Service in general, or other Yandex applications and services, third-party goods, works and services, both with or without the Data author (the name (pseudonym) of the User, which he or she entered to sign up or specified in his or her data settings in the relevant section of the Service will be shown as the author’s name). The User acknowledges and agrees, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to grant personal, non-exclusive, worldwide, non-assignable, non-transferrable, royalty free, revocable permission to Yandex being entitled to license such Data submitted by you in the Service to third parties to use it in the said advertising or marketing materials. In this respect, the User acknowledges and agrees that Yandex has no obligation to review such Data, and they can be automatically used by software in the said manner and for the said purposes. If the User may not license any Data to Yandex in a similar way, he or she shall refrain from placing such Data.

4.3. Yandex reserves the right, at its own discretion, to restrict the User’s access to the Service (or to certain functions of the Service, if technologically possible) using his or her account, or to fully block the User’s account in case of repeated violations of these Terms, or to take other measures against the User to ensure that legislative requirements are met or third-party rights and legitimate interests are respected.

4.4. When using the Service, the User can report of inaccurate Data placed in the Service (incorrect name, map positioning, irrelevant data, objects that need to be removed) giving relevant details in a special contact form of the Service. The content of a message sent by the User through this function is publicly available and posted in Yandex.Map Editor (https://n.maps.yandex.ru) for registered users of such Service to assess whether the reported information is reliable and relevant. When sending a message, the User consents to publish the message form he or she completed. The User undertakes not to specify any information qualified by laws of the Russian Federation as sensitive information, including own personal details, personal details of third parties and information prohibited for distribution.

4.5. Any information used in the Service is intended for personal non-commercial use only. In this respect, it is prohibited to copy, reproduce, process, distribute, make available to the public (publish) in the Internet, use the Data in any way in the media and/or for commercial purposes without the right holder’s prior written permission, except as expressly stipulated by the functionality of the Service, these Terms, terms of use of other Yandex services or documents specified in cl. 1.2 hereof.

5. Information on Right Owners and Data Owners:

The list of the right holders and the owners of the information being used can be found at: https://yandex.com/legal/right_holders.


Date of publication: 28.05.2020

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