Terms of Service for our APIs and use of the Website

Service only for business users

The services provided by this website, the associated developer portal and the help desk portal are directed at business users only.

In order to use these services professional programming skills or professional domain knowledge are required. We will therefore always make the presumption that our customers are business customers, and this will affect the rights of customers and their taxation position in various jurisdictions including the EU.

By making use of the service you are affirming that you are a business customer.

Service provider

These services are provided by DR Andy's IP Ltd (BVI)

Intellectual property

The Site and its original content, features and functionality are owned by DR Andy's IP Ltd (BVI) and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. Darl is a registered trademark of Dr Andy's IP Ltd (BVI)

Availability

The associated API Services are provided "as is" and "as available".

Throttling

DR Andy's IP Ltd (BVI) reserves the right to limit the amount of allowed requests to the API (throttling).

Blocking

DR Andy's IP Ltd (BVI) reserves the right to block the use of the API entirely for specific accounts or IP addresses if they are deemed by DR Andy's IP Ltd (BVI) to be using the API in an illegal, abusive or otherwise excessive manner.

Free Trial

Each registered customer will, at our discretion, receive a free account for 30 days with the facilities and limits described under the pricing section of this website. DR Andy's IP Ltd (BVI) reserve the right to withdraw this account at any time for any reason and without explanation. At the end of the trial period the account and any Bots or API services will be suspended. Functionality may be restored by signing up for paid usage.

Paid Usage

Users can set up paid accounts for which Dr Andy's IP Ltd will charge at their discretion. These charges and the account types will be displayed in the pricing section of this website. Charges may be changed with 30 days notice to customers, sent to the email address they specified at sign up or subsequently registered. Intellectual property created or stored in a private account will remain the property of the user and Dr Andy's IP Ltd will endeavor to keep such intellectual property secret.

Invoicing

When customers first set up paid accounts they will be invoiced immediately for the fixed part of the charges for the appropriate account type, and therafter on the same or nearest following calender day of each month for both fixed and usage charges. Invoices will be sent by email, containing a variety of methods to achieve payment, sent to the email address they specified at sign up or subsequently registered.

Non payment

Paid usage customers will have 14 days to pay their invoices. After that time if payment is not received website access will be restricted. After a further 14 days if no payment has been recieved API and Bot usage will be terminated. Account data will be retained for 365 days, and a user may restart an account by paying any outstanding fees within that time.

Loss of data

Dr Andy's IP Ltd will not be responsible for the loss or corruption of any intellectual property stored with us or for any resulting losses or damages. Private or public users are recommended to back up their data frequently and Dr Andy's IP Ltd may provide facilities to promote this practice through creating connections to 3rd party companies specializing in backup.

Ethical trading policy

Dr Andy could not have created these services if he did not live in a free society where the best education was available to him despite his background. Dr Andy and his organization will not trade with companies or individuals from any nation where the same rights do not apply to all of their citizens, irrespective of race, caste, religion, gender or sexual orientation, or where a de-facto state of unequal rights exists. Dr Andy may delete an account, if he or his organization deem that these standards are not met at the domicile of the user, without warning. Dr Andy's decision on this matter is final. By using this site and the associated services you agree to accept any such decision.

THE SOFTWARE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE SERVICE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE SERVICE.