WHOIS API, LLC provides IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation 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 "IP Geolocation API
Properties") received via IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation API account. IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice retains all rights not
expressly granted by this Agreement.
You may only use IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice and the IP Geolocation API Properties by
way of Human Interactive Use. You may interact with IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice as a
human being in a non-automated fashion.
Automated Use. You may write an application that interfaces automatically with IP Geolocation
API Hosted Webservice provided that you obtain and use a IP Geolocation API account and that you do not
exceed the following usage limits without explicit, prior authorization from IP Geolocation API
No more than 100 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 IP Geolocation
API Hosted Webservice, the same limitations apply to the collective behavior of all installed
copies of the application.
No Abuse. You may not use IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice for abusive purposes, nor may you
use IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice from applications designed to abuse computer resources
accessible through any network—local, wide-area, or the internet. IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice in any manner that could
damage, disable, overburden, or impair IP Geolocation API (or the network(s) connected to IP
Geolocation API Hosted Webservice) or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of IP
Geolocation API Hosted Webservice. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to IP
Geolocation API Hosted Webservice, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to IP
Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice.
IP Geolocation Data. Data usage. You may not use WHOIS API contact information obtained through
IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice for any usage prohibited by applicable laws. If you use IP
geolocation data from IP Geolocation 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. IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice provides IP geolocation data
primarily for your internal use. 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
IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice data to third parties.
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 IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice or IP Geolocation API Properties
without prior written consent from WHOIS API, LLC. You may not allow other parties to use your
IP Geolocation API account or login credentials.
You understand and agree that IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice only logs basic information
from your query for up to 2 weeks to ensure proper function of your usage of IP Geolocation API
Hosted Webservice. IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice does not use data from user queries for
any purpose other than the ones stated above.
IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice historic uptime has been 99.9% over the past year. It is
IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice by you, or by any other person using IP
Geolocation API Hosted Webservice.
Warranty and Disclaimer
You understand and agree that IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice is provided on an "as is"
and "as available" basis. You expressly agree that use of IP Geolocation 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
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 IP Geolocation 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
(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, IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice,
and IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation 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 IP
Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice shall not exceed the total
amount paid by the user for IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice during the preceding
You may terminate this Agreement by ceasing to use IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice and the
IP Geolocation API Properties. WHOIS API, LLC reserves the right to terminate this Agreement
(and/or your account) or discontinue IP Geolocation 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 IP
Geolocation API Hosted Webservice, including the IP Geolocation API Properties, and any
applicable portions or features thereof, and delete all IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation 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 IP
Geolocation API web site. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to
terminate this Agreement. Your continued use of IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice or the IP
Geolocation API Properties following IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation API web site. If
any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your
continued use of IP Geolocation API Hosted Webservice or the IP Geolocation API Properties
following IP Geolocation 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 IP Geolocation
API Hosted Webservice, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys'
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and WHOIS API, LLC regarding IP
Geolocation 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.