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Fair Use Policy

Updated 18th October 2021

Together with our website terms of use, this Policy governs how you may access and use our services. By continuing to use this website and any of our location services you agree to the following fair use policy.

Definitions #


means this acceptable use policy;


means the following websites: and all associated web pages;


means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted by you or other users to the Site;

We, us or our

means Raw Hosting Ltd t/a PlacesAPI, company registration number 10615251 and the registered office of which is at 4 Norton View, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9BA, United Kingdom; and

You or your

means the person accessing or using the Site or its content.

Acceptable use #

We permit you to use the Site for accessing information about us and our services. Use of the Site in contravention of any restriction on use set out in this Policy, is not permitted. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, you may not use the Site.

Restrictions on use #

As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:

  • - Not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by this Policy or our website terms of use;
  • - Not to use the Site to commit any act of fraud;
  • - Not to use the Site to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;
  • - Not to use the Site for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;
  • - Not to use the Site to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);
  • - Not to use the Site in any manner that disrupts the operation of our Site or business or the website or business of any other entity;
  • - Not to use the Site in any manner that harms minors;
  • - Not to promote any unlawful activity;
  • - Not to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing;
  • - Not to use the Site to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks;
  • - Not to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods; and
  • - To comply with the provisions relating to our intellectual property rights and software contained in our General website terms of use

Linking and framing #

You may create a link to our Site from another website without our prior written consent provided no such link:

  • - Creates a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of our Site;
  • - Implies that we endorse your products or services or any of the products or services of, or available through, the website on which you place a link to our Site;
  • - Displays any of the trademarks or logos used on our Site without our permission or that of the owner of such trademarks or logos; or
  • - is placed on a website that itself does not meet the acceptable use requirements of this Policy.

We reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Site at any time, and you shall immediately comply with any request by us to remove any such link.

Using the PlacesAPI name and logo

You may not use our trademarks, logos or trade names except in accordance with this Policy and our general website terms of use.

Breach #

We shall apply the terms of this Policy in our absolute discretion. In the event of your breach of this Policy we may terminate or suspend your use of the Site, remove or edit Submissions, disclose Submissions to law enforcement authorities or take any action we consider necessary to remedy the breach.

API Keys #

API keys can be secured for front-end use by setting the allowed domains / referers when creating the key. Visit the docs for more details. You accept that HTTP headers can be spoofed and that some browsers may strip referer headers entirely. By using our services and generating api keys you acknowledge we can not be held responsible for the repercussions of such actions and agree that all usage must be paid for in full at the end of each monthly billing period.

It is important that you keep your credit card details up to date. In the event of non-payment we reserve the right to temporarily disable your API keys. Subsequent searches will result in a 403 HTTP response so we recommend allowing for this when building your solution.

Disputes #

We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with us please contact us as soon as possible. If you and we cannot resolve a dispute using our complaint handling procedure, we will:

  • - Let you know that we cannot settle the dispute with you; and
  • - Give you certain information required by law about an alternative dispute resolution provider.

If you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the United Kingdom will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to this Policy.

The relevant law of England and Wales will apply to this Policy.