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PolygonScan API Terms of Service

THE USE OF OUR API’S SERVICES IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.

BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR API CALLING SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE WHICH SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS PART OF POLYGONSCAN’S TERMS OF SERVICE.

These terms and conditions and any terms expressly incorporated herein (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of all our websites, API calling services, associated software and any information or content appearing therein (our “API Services”) provided by polygonscan.com and its affiliates ("PolygonScan”, “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) is conditioned upon your compliance with and acceptance of these Terms.

We may revise, update, amend, remove or modify these Terms at any time by posting the updated Terms on our websites. Kindly check these Terms from time to time to ensure you are aware of any amendments or updates. By continuing to use the API Services after the changes come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. We may notify you in writing of any material changes to these terms, and your continued use of the API Services after receiving such notice shall constitute your acceptance of the modified terms.


Grant of License

PolygonScan hereby grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable and irrevocable license to use the API Services to develop, test or support any software application, website, service or product for software integration with your Applications. You shall be entitled to One (1) App License which is the license established upon acquisition of the applicable subscription model and payment of the applicable license fees.

Any breach of these terms herein shall result in an immediate suspension, obstruction, restriction or termination of your access to your API subscription without any notice or liability to you and without prejudice to any other remedies available to PolygonScan at law.


Payment Terms

You agree that we may charge to your credit card, Account (as defined in our Terms of Service) or any other payment mechanism selected by you and approved by us for all amounts due and payable for the API Services, including and service fees, set up fees, subscription fees, or any other applicable fees, tax, or charge associated with your Account.

You accept all responsibility for any bank transfer charges, currency conversion losses and administrative fees associated with the making of payment for the use of the API Services. You shall further accept any responsibilities relating to taxes, including but not limited to, service tax, withholding tax, goods and services tax, value added tax and any other associated levies.

We may change our subscription prices at any time and in our discretion, including API Services that were previously offered free of charge; provided, however, that we will provide you with prior notice and an opportunity to terminate your Account if we change the price of a API Service to which you are subscribed and will not charge you for a previously free API Service unless you have been notified of the applicable fees and agree to pay such fees including by your conduct of using the API Services.

You may cancel your subscription at any time. However, if you cancel:

  • a) payments already made are non-refundable and we do not provide refunds or credits for any API Services already paid for; and
  • b) you will not be billed for any additional / renewal subscription term, and API Services will continue until the end of the current subscription term or billing cycle whether or not you choose to utilize the API Services.

If you do not wish for the subscription term to continue and be charged for the service, you must cancel the subscription before the next billing date to avoid being charged for the next subscription period. All payments made are final and strictly non-refundable.

PolygonScan shall not be held liable for any damages, losses, or expenses arising from your negligence if you fail to cancel your subscription. It is your responsibility to manage your subscription and cancel it before the renewal date. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you acknowledge that PolygonScan has no responsibility for any such negligence and waives any claims against PolygonScan related thereto.

Where applicable, the billing portal may provide an auto-billing date where information such as a renewal subscription term that will begin automatically after the initial subscription term or another renewal term will be reflected in your Account unless you cancel or terminate prior to the commencement of new term.

We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your use of the API Services if we reasonably believe that the transaction may be fraudulent, illegal or involves any criminal or immoral activity. The suspension shall be for a period as we at our discretion determine necessary to investigate the matter and shall be lifted if we are satisfied that you are not involved in any fraudulent, illegal or criminal activity. In such an event, you shall not be entitled to any pro-rata refund or hold us liable for any withholding of, delay in, suspension, forfeiture or cancellation of, any payments. However, we may grant extension of time on the contractual term accounting for the suspended periods, assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you have purchased API Services from PolygonScan for a specific term, such termination will only be effective on the last day of the then-current term and you will continue to have access to the paid API Services throughout until the end of your billing period.

In the event that if you require additional services (such as a dedicated server, maintenance and support services or others) beyond the scope of the standard API Services, additional charges and terms may apply.


Prohibited Activities

Our performance under these Terms are subject to existing laws and legal processes and nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our rights to comply with law enforcement or other governmental or legal requests relating to your use of our API Services. You agree that by using our API Services, you will NOT:

  • Copy, modify or recreate our data, information, text, audio, video or images, software (including machine images) or other documentation and resources that are retrieved or made available through our API Content or any related content (“API Content”);
  • Use our API Content or any other content to create any software service which directly competes with any of our services;
  • Manipulate any API Content or related content for resale to a third party;
  • Sell, trade, rent, loan, lease, license or provide our API Content or access to our service for commercial purposes;
  • Reverse engineer or decompiling any aspect of the API Content or related software;
  • Use the API Services in a manner that is malicious, harmful or detrimental to us or any third party;
  • Send automated requested to the API in a manner that exceeds reasonable usage;
  • Misrepresent your identity or the nature of your usage of the API Content;
  • Use the API Services in connection with any illegal activities, such as hacking, phishing or spamming;
  • Engage in any data mining, data scraping leading to interference with our website or affiliated websites;
  • Attempt to bypass any implemented security measures;
  • Use of any screen-scrapers, hacks, spiders, robots, virus, worms, or any tool to access or attack our API Services or affiliated API Services.

Intellectual Property Rights

You are permitted to view, print, download, cache and make copies of our API Content derived from the API Services strictly for personal use only but not for commercial use. You may not, and shall not reproduce, transmit, broadcast, publish, modify, display, distribute, sell, license, rent, lease or create a derivative form of the API Content or exploit any related content, in whole or in part, in any way that does not comply with these Terms without our prior consent. To request permission to use or reproduce any Content, you may reach out directly to info@etherscan.io.

All rights, title and interest in and to any API Content produced by us shall unequivocally belong to PolygonScan. You shall be provided only with a limited license to use our API Content in accordance with these terms and no other rights, title, interest, ownership or property of any kind shall be passed to you by virtue of your use of the content. For the avoidance of doubt, if in the event any inventions are created by you that incorporates our API Content, this shall not transfer any ownership rights, title or interest of the API Content to you despite you being a legal owner of such invention.

“PolygonScan" and all related logos, trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the sole property of PolygonScan. The absence of a name, logo or other mark herein does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that PolygonScan has established. Other trademarks, names or logos used on our API Services are the property of their respective owners. You are not authorized to use any of the foregoing and acknowledge that PolygonScan and/or its providers shall own the copyright in and to all API Content and have reserved all rights in and to such Content. You are advised to promptly notify PolygonScan at legal@etherscan.io if you know or suspect any of PolygonScan’s intellectual property rights have been violated or infringed.


Disclaimers (Limitation of Liability)

ANY API CONTENT OBTAINED FROM OUR API SERVICES ARE STRICTLY FOR PERSONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NOTHING IN THE SERVICE SHALL BE CONSIDERED AS AN OFFERING OF INVESTMENT ADVICE BY POLYGONSCAN OR A RECOMMENDATION AS TO AN INVESTMENT STRATEGY BY US. ALL API CONTENT OR ANY RELATED CONTENT FROM THE SERVICE MAY NOT BE USED AS A BASIS FOR ANY FINANCIAL OR COMMERCIAL GAINS WITHOUT OUR EXPRESS PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT.

ALL API SERVICES AND THE API CONTENT PUBLISHED MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. POLYGONSCAN DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF API SERVICES OR ANY API CONTENT, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OTHER INACCURACIES RELATING TO THE API SERVICES OR THE API CONTENT. FURTHERMORE, POLYGONSCAN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE APTNESS OF API SERVICES, OR THAT API SERVICES OR API CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY SOFTWARE, SERVICE, SYSTEM OR OTHER DATA OR INFORMATION. POLYGONSCAN HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE API SERVICES AND API CONTENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT BY APPLICABLE LAW, POLYGONSCAN SHALL ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY:

  • (I) ERRORS OR INACCURACIES OF ANY API SERVICES OR API CONTENT;
  • (II) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS;
  • (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OF TRANSMISSION OF API SERVICES;
  • (IV) BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE API SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY;
  • (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY API CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY API CONTENT POSTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE API SERVICES; AND
  • (VI) ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY.

IN NO EVENT SHALL POLYGONSCAN BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, YOUR USE OF OUR API SERVICE(S) OR WITH THE INABILITY TO ACCESS, DISPLAY, OR USE OUR API SERVICES;


Non-Competition

By accessing and utilizing our API Content, you agree not to develop, create or offer any software services that directly compete with any software services provided by us, for example, but not limited to our Explorer Services. This non-competition clause shall remain applicable during the duration of your access and usage of our API services and shall remain in effect after the cancellation of your subscription to our API services, regardless of the reason for termination. Furthermore, you expressly agree that you will not, directly or indirectly, create develop, offer, market, sell license, distribute or support any software services that provide substantially similar functionality, features or capabilities as those offered by us.


Indemnity

By using our API Services, you agree to fully indemnify, hold harmless and defend us, our shareholders, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, subcontractors and licensors from and against all claims, damages, costs, expenses and suits by third parties for damages, losses and expenses including court costs and all reasonable legal fees arising out of, or resulting from your misuse of our API Services or your breach of these Terms.


Enforcement

We reserve the right to available remedies in law and equity for the violation for any of these Terms and may suspend, terminate or block your access to the API Services for violations or suspected violations at our discretion and without notice to you. Any violation of these Terms shall be regarded a breach of this agreement.

We reserve the right to investigate any suspected violation of these Terms or any misuse of the API Services. In addition, we further reserve the right to report any activity, data or persons to, and otherwise cooperate with:

  • (i) law enforcement authorities;
  • (ii) financial regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
  • (iii) system administrators at Internet Service Providers (ISP), networks or computing facilities; and
  • (iv) providers and/or third-party vendors if we suspect that you have violated these Terms or any law, rule or regulation.

You acknowledge that such reporting or cooperation may include, without limitation, providing information relating to you and/or your use of the API Services, including without limitation, your email address, IP addresses or other identifying information.

Further, we may at our discretion disclose any information regarded as necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, subpoenas from a court of competent jurisdiction, governmental or other legal process or regulatory request.


Anti Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption Commission

You are prohibited from using our API Services for any illegal activities or purposes, including but not limited to money laundering, corruption, or any actions that facilitate or promote such activities.

By using our API Services, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations related to anti-money laundering and anti-corruption and any guidelines, regulations or directives issued by relevant authorities. You further agree to cooperate fully with any investigations or inquiries conducted by the relevant authorities, which may include but not limited to providing requested information, records or any other assistance required for the investigation.

Where necessary, we reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to our API Services if you are found to be engaged in money laundering or corrupt activities or if fail to comply with the obligations outlined above.


Entire Agreement

These Terms will remain in full force and effect while you use our API Services at any level.


Severability of Provision

If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, the provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and any remaining provisions shall remain valid and enforceable and must be given effect to the greatest extent possible.


Consequences of Termination/Suspension

Upon termination or suspension, you:

  • (a) shall no longer be able to log in to your Account and all licenses granted hereunder shall terminate immediately;
  • (b) are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party; and
  • (c) shall immediately cease all use of the API Services In addition to terminating or suspending your Account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action (where relevant), including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. Termination shall not relieve you of any obligations or liabilities accrued prior to the effective date of termination.

Assignment

You agree that you will not assign or transfer the rights of licenses granted to you under these Terms to any third party. Nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any benefit, right, remedy or recourse to a third party. Your account is non-transferable and all rights to your account shall terminate upon you ceasing use of API Services, your death, or termination of your account. We may assign or transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms at any time without your consent.


Privacy

We care about your data privacy and security. Please review our Privacy Policy.

Such mailing correspondences may be delivered by personal delivery, registered mail, or email and shall be a valid and binding method of communication. Notice sent by email shall be deemed received on the same day if sent during our normal business hours, otherwise, it shall be deemed received on the next business day.


Law and Jurisdiction

Your access to the API Services is at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with jurisdictions as may be applicable to you. These API Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore, without reference to any conflict of law principles.

In the event of any disputes arising from these API Terms or any other terms found elsewhere on our website, you are advised to raise a ticket with our helpdesk regarding the details of your dispute. We shall, to our best endeavours aim to amicably resolve any disputes in good faith. If no amicable resolution is reached within 30 days, both parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Singapore.


Contact Us

The Terms outlined herein are subject to change at our discretion to align with evolving industry standards or best practices.

In order to resolve a complaint or to receive further information regarding the API Services, or for questions or problems relating to these Terms, please contact us at info@etherscan.io.