WHOIS API, LLC provides IPGeo API Hosted Webservice (as defined below) to you subject to the following conditions. This is a legal agreement between you and WHOIS API, LLC. In consideration of WHOIS API, LLC allowing you to use IPGeo API Hosted Webservice and by accessing WHOIS API, LLC, you agree to the terms of this agreement (“Agreement").
Grant of License
You are granted a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to use any data, images, text, content, tools or other information (collectively referred to as the "IPGeo API Properties") received via IPGeo API Hosted Webservice in accordance with the terms and conditions described herein. You agree that you will provide accurate information when signing up for a WHOIS API account. IPGeo API Hosted Webservice retains all rights not expressly granted by this Agreement.
You may only use IPGeo API Hosted Webservice and the IPGeo API Properties by way of Human Interactive Use. You may interact with IPGeo API Hosted Webservice as a human being in a non-automated fashion.
Automated Use. You may write an application that interfaces automatically with IPGeo API Hosted Webservice provided that you obtain and use a WHOIS API account and that you do not exceed the following usage limits without explicit, prior authorization from IPGeo API Hosted Webservice:
No more than 40 HTTP/HTTPS requests every second;
No more than 20 HTTP/HTTPS requests at a time (concurrent).
In the event that the limit is breached (either from a single IP address or from multiple IPs), the user shall be penalized with a 30-second ban. That ban includes IPs that were used at the time of the offence, and includes all IPs based on username from additional requests used during the ban time. In the event of building and distributing an application that uses IPGeo API Hosted Webservice, the same limitations apply to the collective behavior of all installed copies of the application.
No Abuse. You may not use IPGeo API Hosted Webservice for abusive purposes, nor may you use IPGeo API Hosted Webservice from applications designed to abuse computer resources accessible through any network—local, wide-area, or the internet. IPGeo API does not collect your queries information and is not responsible for any potential abuse stemming from your client application.
Abuse includes but is not limited to: unauthorized data mining, denial of service attacks, unauthorized computer system incursions, and any actions that violate applicable laws or regulations. You may not use IPGeo API Hosted Webservice in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair IPGeo API (or the network(s) connected to IPGeo API Hosted Webservice) or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to IPGeo API Hosted Webservice, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to IPGeo API Hosted Webservice, through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by WHOIS API through IPGeo API Hosted Webservice.
P Geolocation Data. Data usage. You may not use WHOIS API contact information obtained through IPGeo API Hosted Webservice for any usage prohibited by applicable laws. If you use IP geolocation data from IPGeo API Hosted Webservice in your own application or service, you agree not to allow your users to use the WHOIS API contact information in a manner that violates an applicable law.
Display and Transfer. IPGeo API Hosted Webservice provides IP geolocation data primarily for your internal use. You may display to third parties up to 10 (ten) fields parsed from any given WHOIS API record. You may also display complete records that are raw and unparsed. You may also use parsed data internally in applications or services that you provide to third parties. Except in the aforementioned cases, you agree not to transfer or sell parsed IPGeo API Hosted Webservice data to third parties. "Parsed data" refers to specific data fields separated from the original record. Examples of such fields include, but are not limited to, registrant name, postal address, postal code, country code, phone number, and email address.
No Resale or Sublicensing. Except as specified above, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, sublicense, transfer, assign, rent, sell or otherwise convey any information, software, products or services obtained from IPGeo API Hosted Webservice or IPGeo API Properties without prior written consent from WHOIS API, LLC. You may not allow other parties to use your WHOIS API account or login credentials.
You understand and agree that IPGeo API Hosted Webservice only logs basic information from your query for up to 2 weeks to ensure proper function of your usage of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice. IPGeo API Hosted Webservice does not use data from user queries for any purpose other than the ones stated above.
IPGeo API Hosted Webservice historic uptime has been 99.9% over the past year. It is IPGeo API Hosted Webservice’s goal to maintain an uptime of 99.9% or greater. You understand and agree that service outage can occur due to unexpected reasons, in which case WHOIS API, LLC will restore service in a reasonable and timely fashion. WHOIS API, LLC is not responsible for any loss as a result of service outage.
You understand and agree that IPGeo API Hosted Webservice response time can vary depending on many factors including server load, network latency, and technical reasons. Response time can be as low as 500 ms or significantly longer due to specified reasons above. A "typical" average response time is between 2 and 3 seconds.
Response Data validity
You understand and agree that Data returned by IPGeo API Hosted Webservice undergoes a sequence of backend processes and gets parsed by our intelligent parse system which is constantly improving. Given the freeform nature of IP Geolocation Data, parsing errors may occur. Raw IP Geolocation data is always returned for you to validate. Raw IP Geolocation data can also be incomplete in rare circumstances, in which case it will be stated in the response and you will not be charged any credit.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless WHOIS API, LLC and its affiliates, and each of their officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, information providers and licensors, from any claims, costs, losses, damages, judgments and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees, relating to or arising from any breach of this Agreement or any use of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice by you, or by any other person using IPGeo API Hosted Webservice.
Warranty and Disclaimer
You understand and agree that IPGeo API Hosted Webservice is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. You expressly agree that use of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice is at your sole risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable laws, WHOIS API, LLC disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
Without limiting the foregoing, neither WHOIS API, LLC nor any of its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, licensors, employees or representatives represent or warrant
(a) that IPGeo API Hosted Webservice, including its content, will meet your requirements or be accurate, complete, reliable, or error free;
(b) that the service will always be available or will be uninterrupted, accessible, timely, or secure;
(c) that any defects will be corrected, or that the service will be free from viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful properties;
(d) the availability for sale, or the reliability or quality of any products discussed or referenced in the service;
(e) any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage of trade;
(f) that the service is non-infringing.
WHOIS API, LLC and its affiliates hereby disclaim, and you hereby waive and release WHOIS API, LLC and its affiliates from, any and all obligations, liabilities, rights, claims or remedies in tort arising from or in connection with this Agreement, IPGeo API Hosted Webservice, and IPGeo API Properties, whether or not arising from the negligence (active, passive or imputed) of WHOIS API, LLC or its affiliates. You acknowledge and agree that any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through IPGeo API is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from use of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have other legal rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall WHOIS API, LLC, its affiliates, it suppliers, or any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, information providers, or licensors be liable for any consequential, incidental, direct, indirect, special, punitive, or other damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use or inability to use IPGeo API Hosted Webservice, even if WHOIS API, LLC has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In any event, WHOIS API, LLC's cumulative liability to any user for any and all claims relating to the use of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice shall not exceed the total amount paid by the user for IPGeo API Hosted Webservice during the preceding three-month period.
You may terminate this Agreement by ceasing to use IPGeo API Hosted Webservice and the IPGeo API Properties. WHOIS API, LLC reserves the right to terminate this Agreement (and/or your account) or discontinue IPGeo API Hosted Webservice or any portion or feature thereof for any reason and at any time at its sole discretion. Upon any termination or notice of any discontinuance, you must immediately stop and thereafter desist from using IPGeo API Hosted Webservice, including the IPGeo API Properties, and any applicable portions or features thereof, and delete all IPGeo API Hosted Webservice in your possession or control (including from your application and your servers).
Breach of Agreement
This Agreement will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement, all rights and licenses granted in the Agreement shall immediately terminate. You will immediately delete any IPGeo API Properties or other WHOIS API, LLC proprietary information in your possession or control.
Modification of Agreement
WHOIS API, LLC may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and at its sole discretion, by posting a change notice or a new Agreement on the IPGeo API web site. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued use of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice or the IPGeo API Properties following IPGeo API's posting of a change notice or new Agreement on the web site will constitute binding acceptance of the change. WHOIS API, LLC may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and at its sole discretion, by posting a change notice or a new Agreement on the IPGeo API web site. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued use of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice or the IPGeo API Properties following IPGeo API's posting of a change notice or new Agreement on the web site will constitute binding acceptance of the change.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. Exclusive jurisdiction over disputes arising under this Agreement or regarding use of WHOIS API Services will be in the state and federal courts of and sitting in Collin County, Texas, U.S.A. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. In any litigation involving this Agreement or the use of IPGeo API Hosted Webservice, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys' fees.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and WHOIS API, LLC regarding IPGeo API Hosted Webservice and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous representation, understanding, agreement or communication between you and WHOIS API, LLC regarding WHOIS API Services. Except as provided by Section 9, this Agreement may not be amended, varied or supplemented except by a writing executed by both you and WHOIS API, LLC that specifically references this Agreement and the provision(s) to be amended, varied or supplemented, and, without limitation of the foregoing, no provision of this Agreement shall be varied, contradicted or explained by any oral agreement, course of dealing or performance, or any other matter not set forth in writing executed as provided above.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or place an order.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their account and going to the 'My Account' page.