LightRay Market APIs Terms of Service
Thank you for your interest in LightRay Market's APIs. By accessing or using our APIs, you are agreeing to the terms below. If there is a conflict between these terms and additional terms applicable to a given API, the additional terms will control for that conflict. Collectively, we refer to the terms below, any additional terms, terms within the accompanying API documentation, and any applicable policies and guidelines as the "Terms." You agree to comply with the Terms and that the Terms control your relationship with us. So please read all the Terms carefully. If you use the APIs as an interface to, or in conjunction with other LightRay Market products or services, then the terms for those other products or services also apply.
Under the Terms, "LightRay Market" means “LightRay Market, an Excellence4U Research Services Pvt. Ltd. Initiative”. Excellence4U Research Services Pvt Ltd has its office at # 20, ALFA CENTRE, Inner Ring Road, Venugopalaswamy Layout, Ejipura, Bangalore – 560047. We may refer to "LightRay Market" as "we", "our", or "us" in the Terms.
a. Accepting the Terms
You may not use the APIs and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with LightRay Market, or (b) you are a person barred from using or receiving the APIs under the applicable laws of India or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the APIs.
b. Entity Level Acceptance
If you are using the APIs on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you have authority to bind that entity to the Terms and by accepting the Terms, you are doing so on behalf of that entity (and all references to "you" in the Terms refer to that entity).
In order to use the APIs will be required to provide certain information (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the APIs, or as part of your continued use of the APIs. Any registration information you give to LightRay Market will always be accurate and up to date and you'll inform us promptly of any updates.
d. Subsidiaries and Affiliates
LightRay Market has affiliated legal entities around the world. These companies may provide the APIs to you on behalf of LightRay Market and the Terms will also govern your relationship with these companies.
2. Using Our APIs
a. API Credits
To use some of the APIs, you or your end users will have to buy API credits. You or your end users have to utilize the API credits within 3months from the date of purchase of credits. Failing to do so, your API credits will expire and we will not be responsible for the lost credits.
b. Your End Users
You will require your end users to comply with (and not knowingly enable them to violate) applicable law, regulation, and the Terms.
c. Compliance with Law, Third Party Rights, and Other LightRay Market’s Terms of Service
You will comply with all applicable law, regulation, and third party rights (including without limitation laws regarding the import or export of data or software, privacy, and local laws). You will not use the APIs to encourage or promote illegal activity or violation of third party rights. You will not violate any other terms of service with LightRay Market (or its affiliates).
d. Permitted Access
You will only access (or attempt to access) an API by the means described in the documentation of that API. If LightRay Market assigns you developer credentials (e.g. client IDs), you must use them with the applicable APIs. You will not misrepresent or mask either your identity or your API Client's identity when using the APIs or developer accounts.
e. API Limitations
LightRay Market sets and enforces limits on your use of the APIs (e.g. limiting the number of records you may get or limiting the number of API requests that you may make or the number of users you may serve), in our sole discretion. You agree to, and will not attempt to circumvent, such limitations documented with each API. If you would like to use any API beyond these limits, you must obtain LightRay Market's express consent (and LightRay Market may decline such request or condition acceptance on your agreement to additional terms and/or charges for that use). To seek such approval, contact LightRay Market team.
If you provide feedback or suggestions about our APIs, then we (and those we allow) may use such information without obligation to you.
The Terms are non-exclusive. You acknowledge that LightRay Market may develop products or services that may compete with the API Clients or any other products or services.
3: Your API Clients
a. API Clients and Monitoring
The APIs are designed to help you enhance your websites and applications ("API Client(s)"). YOU AGREE THAT LIGHTRAY MARKET MAY MONITOR USE OF THE APIS TO ENSURE QUALITY, IMPROVE LIGHTRAY MARKET PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND VERIFY YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS. This monitoring may include LightRay Market accessing and using your API Client, for example to identify security issues that could affect LightRay Market or its users. You will not interfere with this monitoring. LightRay Market may use any technical means to overcome such interference. LightRay Market may suspend access to the APIs by you or your API Client without notice if we reasonably believe that you are in violation of the Terms.
You will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect user information collected by your API Client, including personally identifiable information ("PII"), from unauthorized access or use and will promptly report to your users any unauthorized access or use of such information to the extent required by applicable law.
LightRay Market does not acquire ownership in your API Clients, and by using our APIs, you do not acquire ownership of any rights in our APIs or the content that is accessed through our APIs.
d. User Privacy and API Clients
4: Prohibitions and Confidentiality
a. API Prohibitions
When using the APIs, you may not (or allow those acting on your behalf to):
- 1. Sublicense an API for use by a third party or share with anyone the API key. Consequently, you will not create an API Client that functions substantially the same as the APIs and offer it for use by third parties.
- 2. Perform an action with the intent of introducing to LightRay Market products and services any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, malware, or any items of a destructive nature.
- 3. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten others.
- 4. Interfere with or disrupt the APIs or the servers or networks providing the APIs.
- 5. Promote or facilitate unlawful online gambling or disruptive commercial messages or advertisements.
- 6. Reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code from any API or any related software, except to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law.
- 7. Use the APIs for any activities where the use or failure of the APIs could lead to death, personal injury, or environmental damage (such as the operation of nuclear facilities, air traffic control, or life support systems).
- 8. Use the APIs to process or store any data that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations maintained by the U.S. Department of State.
- 9. Remove, obscure, or alter any LightRay Market terms of service or any links to or notices of those terms.
Unless otherwise specified in writing by LightRay Market, LightRay Market does not intend use of the APIs to create obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as amended ("HIPAA"), and makes no representations that the APIs satisfy HIPAA requirements. If you are (or become) a "covered entity" or "business associate" as defined in HIPAA, you will not use the APIs for any purpose or in any manner involving transmitting protected health information to LightRay Market unless you have received prior written consent to such use from LightRay Market.
b. Confidential Matters
1. Developer credentials (such as passwords, keys, and client IDs) are intended to be used by you and identify your API Client. You will keep your credentials confidential and make reasonable efforts to prevent and discourage other API Clients from using your credentials.
2. Our communications to you and our APIs may contain LightRay Market confidential information. LightRay Market confidential information includes any materials, communications, and information that are marked confidential or that would normally be considered confidential under the circumstances. If you receive any such information, then you will not disclose it to any third party without LightRay Market's prior written consent. LightRay Market confidential information does not include information that you independently developed, that was rightfully given to you by a third party without confidentiality obligation, or that becomes public through no fault of your own. You may disclose LightRay Market confidential information when compelled to do so by law if you provide us reasonable prior notice, unless a court orders that we not receive notice.
a. Content Accessible Through our APIs
Your access to the content provided by the API may be restricted, limited, or filtered in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and policy.
b. Submission of Content
Some of our APIs may allow the submission of content. LightRay Market does not acquire any ownership of any intellectual property rights in the content that you submit to our APIs through your API Client, except as expressly provided in the Terms. You should not submit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
c. Retrieval of content
When a user's non-public content is obtained through the APIs, you may not expose that content to other users or to third parties without explicit opt-in consent from that user.
d. Prohibitions on Content
Unless expressly permitted by us or by applicable law, you will not, and will not permit your end users or others acting on your behalf to, do the following with content returned from the APIs:
1. Copy, translate, modify, create a derivative work of, sell, lease, lend, convey, distribute, publicly display, or sublicense to any third party;
2. Misrepresent the source or ownership
6: Brand Features, Publicity & Promotion
a. Brand Features
"Brand Features" is defined as the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features of each party. Except where expressly stated, the Terms do not grant either party any right, title, or interest in or to the other party's Brand Features. All use by you of LightRay Market's Brand Features (including any goodwill associated therewith) will inure to the benefit of LightRay Market.
You will not make any statement regarding your use of an API which suggests partnership with, sponsorship by, or endorsement by LightRay Market without LightRay Market's prior written approval.
c. Promotional and Marketing Use
In the course of promoting, marketing, or demonstrating the APIs you are using and the associated LightRay Market products, LightRay Market may produce and distribute incidental depictions, including screenshots, video, or other content from your API Client, and may use your company or product name. You grant us all necessary rights for the above purposes.
7: Privacy and Copyright Protection
a. LightRay Market Privacy Policies
Your privacy is very important to us. Please refer to the privacy information to get more details
If you believe that any content on the Sites infringes upon any of your intellectual property rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . LightRay Markets has registered an agent with the U.S. Copyright Office in accordance with the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) and avails itself of the protections under the DMCA. In order for us to assist you accordingly, please provide your name, the work you believe has been infringed along with any relevant registration numbers, identification of the work on the Sites that you believe infringes your work, your contact information, confirmation that you have a good faith belief that the material you are concerned about was not authorized by the rights owner, confirmation that the information you are submitting to LightRay Markets is accurate and under penalty of perjury you are authorized to act on behalf of the rights holder, and your signature where applicable.
You may stop using our APIs at any time with or without notice. Further, if you want to terminate the Terms, you must provide LightRay Market with prior written notice and upon termination, cease your use of the applicable APIs. LightRay Market reserves the right to terminate the Terms with you or discontinue the APIs or any portion or feature or your access thereto for any reason and at any time without liability or other obligation to you.
b. Your Obligations Post-Termination
Upon any termination of the Terms or discontinuation of your access to an API, you will immediately stop using the API, cease all use of the LightRay Market Brand Features, and delete any cached or stored content that was permitted by the cache header under Section 5. LightRay Market may independently communicate with any account owner whose account(s) are associated with your API Client and developer credentials to provide notice of the termination of your right to use an API.
c. Surviving Provisions
When the Terms come to an end, those terms that by their nature are intended to continue indefinitely will continue to apply, including but not limited to: Sections 4b, 5, 8, 9, and 10.
9: Liability for our APIs
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THE TERMS, NEITHER LIGHTRAY MARKET NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE APIS. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON'T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH THE APIS, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE APIS, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE APIS "AS IS".
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THE TERMS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND UNDERTAKINGS.
b. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, LIGHTRAY MARKET, AND LIGHTRAY MARKET'S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA; FINANCIAL LOSSES; OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF LIGHTRAY MARKET, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE APPLICABLE APIS (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE APIS AGAIN) DURING THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY.
IN ALL CASES, LIGHTRAY MARKET, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY EXPENSE, LOSS, OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, if you are a business, you will defend and indemnify LightRay Market, and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and users, against all liabilities, damages, losses, costs, fees (including legal fees), and expenses relating to any allegation or third-party legal proceeding to the extent arising from:
1. your misuse or your end user's misuse of the APIs;
2. your violation or your end user's violation of the Terms; or
3. any content or data routed into or used with the APIs by you, those acting on your behalf, or your end users.