Various Legalities and Terms of Use

Data uses only open data sources, including but not limited to OpenStreetMap, Geonames, Osmnames,, UK Ordnance Survey,,, PSMA Geocoded National Address File (Australia), etc.

The geocodes the API returns are jointly licensed under the ODbL, CC-BY-SA licenses. In regards to the various EU government data used to derive our API responses, Reuse is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged. The reuse policy of the European Commission is implemented by a Decision of 12 December 2011.

In short, You can cache your geocodes, display results on any map, store them however you want for as long as you want, use them however you want, even commercially.


We do not store any personally identifiable information about you. An email address is required to create an account with us and it will only be used to communicate with you about the service, nothing else. No personally identifiable information is collected by our registration functions.

As to the data you upload/send to our API, we periodically remove it after it has been geocoded. You may remove it yourself as soon as you have downloaded the processed version on the premium batch geocoding API. If you anonymously upload data to our server you do not have access to anonymously delete anything, but it will be deleted anyways in due course.

So, as far as GDPR goes, we have been compliant from day one.


Our hosting is in the cloud with AWS. Depending on your location, a server closest to you will complete your request.

General Terms

An account is required to use the unthrottled services (geocoding, batch geocoding and geoparsing.) Users of our free services are required not to re-sell these services to third parties without our written permission.

Registration for use of the API implies agreement with these terms.

Users of the service agree to restrict usage to our API specifications.

We reserve the right to change the service or any of its various functionalities at any time.


All data provided by the service is done so on an "as is" basis. We provide no warranties or guarantees of any kind as to the correctness or usability of the data.

By using the service you agree that is not responsible, in any way, for any consequences resulting from use of information provided by the service.

Data licenses

Use of the service implies agreement to respect and obey the terms of the data licenses of returned results, most specifically OpenStreetMap's ODbL license. Users of the service accept all responsibility for obeying licensing terms of the data.


Customers pay per usage by obtaining credits for API access. We do not provide refunds of any credits already obtained.

Unlimited credits API Access Monthly Subscription customers are required to keep API usage within the posted rate limits (up to 10 requests per second per api key) and may cancel at any time. We also reserve the right to cancel any account that violates our terms of service.

Paying users (per credit, or unlimited accounts) are required not to share their API key with other parties and not to use their access keys to launch Denial of Service Attacks on our API Ports.

For AWS Unlimited & Unthrottled Geocode Server clients, the service may by cancelled by stopping or terminating any running instances.

You may store and use the data we provide in any way you see fit, as long as you do not re-sell these data as is (we do however provide reseller licenses on a case by case basis. Contact us for more information.)

Any questions about these terms of service must be directed to our customer service department in writing.


We reserve the right to cancel the account of any user we, at our sole discretion, deem to be abusing our service. Similarly we may block any user of our free API if we determine such usage to be in violation of these terms.


We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.

We may change our fees at any time by posting a new fee structure.

Changes take effect immediately from the time of publication. Continued use of the service implies acceptance of changes.

Version: February 1st, 2017

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