By using the ipapi ("Service"), or any services of ipapi, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Conditions").

All use of the website, information, services, and content distributed through or in conjunction with or made available on the website is offered to you subject to your acceptance of these terms and our Privacy Policy.

Violation of any of the terms below may result in the termination of your Account. You agree to use the Service at your own risk.

ipapi services:

For the purposes of this Agreement, "ipapi API and Database Services" shall consist of:

  1. all data and information feeds, media, software, and/or electronic documentation made available or supplied by ipapi or its licensees, and
  2. ipapi's IP to location databases.
  3. certain other software, data, and/or documents supplied by ipapi or its licensees to facilitate the use of such data or services. This Agreement includes all amendments, addendums, and revisions to the terms herein in effect between you and ipapi from time to time.

Grant of License

ipapi hereby grants to you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, and limited license for the term of this Agreement to access the ipapi API and Database strictly for the limited purposes, and under the terms and conditions, as are set forth in this Agreement.

Scope of the ipapi Services License

Subject to your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, you are hereby permitted to receive, process, and display information retrieved from ipapi API or Database to individual end-users of your application(s), provided:

  1. Such end-user use this information strictly for their own personal use.
  2. You do not permit your end users to store, distribute, or otherwise exploit ipapi API and Database for any other purposes.
  3. Database buyers use the data for their own business only and do not reproduce, disclose, modify or distribute the database to any third-party.
  4. For clarity, and without limiting the foregoing, you are permitted solely to use ipapi Services for reference by your end-users. Except as expressly provided herein, under no circumstances whatsoever may you transfer or permit the transfer of ipapi API & Database outside of your application(s).

Responsibility to Protect Information

You shall use your best efforts and take all necessary steps to safeguard ipapi API & Database to ensure that no unauthorized reproduction, publication, disclosure, modification, distribution, or other use of any ipapi API & Data is made in whole or in part. To the extent that you become aware of any such unauthorized use of ipapi API & Database, you shall immediately notify ipapi by emailing "[email protected]".

Violation of the TOS

In the event that you or any end users use ipapi API or ipapi Database in violation of this Agreement, ipapi shall have the option of electing liquidated damages.

Account Terms

  1. You may not use the service unless you are over the age of 13.
  2. You must be a human. Account created by automated methods are not permitted and will be removed.
  3. You must provide accurate and complete registration information any time you register to use the Service.
  4. You must sign up with your real company or personal email. Signups from disposable email addresses, shared mailboxes or any other fraudulent signups will be deleted.
  5. Usage of ipapi APIs and Databases is strictly prohibited for gambling, adult content, dating, alcohol industry, and any illegal activities.

API and Database Usage

Subject to the terms herein, ipapi will provide you with access to ipapi API and/or Database. All the API calls to the ipapi API must reference the credentials issued to you by ipapi. You may not disclose your credentials to any other party. You are solely responsible for ensuring the secrecy and security of your credentials and will be responsible for all activities that occur using such credentials. You shall not use the ipapi API in a manner that constitutes excessive or abusive usage.

One aspect of ipapi's products is the provision of databases to our customers. A purchased database license is valid with limit in time, for the available database edition at the time of the purchase, and all subsequent database editions available during any included update period. This license grants the buyer the rights to exploit - but not redistribute in any form, including derivative works, or making available to the public through any means.

The database is licensed per server (physical or virtual) and such servers can have one or more physical or virtual cores. The organization or individual can use one deployment for as many projects running on as many physical or virtual servers or devices as necessary, as long as they are all owned by or leased to the same physical or legal entity. This license explicitly prohibits usage of the database to offer free or commercial IP geolocation API services or any other related service that would conflict with the services offered by ipapi. The Licensee acknowledges that it has no rights to the ipapi intellectual property and all such rights shall belong to ipapi only.

This database license can't be bundled with the applications which are to be deployed outside of the organization's infrastructure such as on premise applications which will run under licensee's customers infrastructure. For such use cases, you must purchase a second redistributable license from ipapi.

Payment and Billing

The ipapi API and Database Services are subscription-based services (SaaS). You pay in advance for your plan which gives you a fixed amount of API requests for a fixed period (monthly or yearly).

For monthly plans, the API requests for your plan will expire after 30 days. For yearly plans, the request count will expire after a year.

If you exceed requests for a period of time, your requests will still be served. You will have to pay a surcharge as per your plan pricing states.

You will be automatically charged at the end of a billing period. If your payment fails for a billing period, you will be notified via email. Three attempts will be made to charge your card. If the payment does not go through after the 3rd attempt, your account will be suspended and we will stop serving your API requests until the payment is completed.

The Free Plan allows 1000 requests per day (for non-commercial use only). Once you reach 1000 requests in 24 hours, your requests will not be served until the full 24 hours have passed.

In the case of database, you get the license to provision the DB on fixed amount of physical or virtual servers. If you need to provision on more servers, you'll have to buy more licenses. You can however deploy one licensed database onto one development server and unlimited development workstations.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. You can cancel your account at any time from your dashboard.

  2. You will be able to use the ipapi API service until the end of the billing period. In the case of a yearly plan, you shall be able to use your plan until the end of the billed year. In the case of the monthly plan, you shall be able to use your plan until the end of the billed month.

  3. If you cancel the Service before the end of your current billing period, your cancellation will take effect immediately and you will not be charged again. However, your requests will be served till your current billing period.

  4. ipapi, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other ipapi service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all Content in your Account. ipapi reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

  5. Upon cancellation, if you wish to have your data removed completely from our service at any time, you shall do so by sending an email to support@ipapi.

  6. If you cancel before the end of a billing period, you are eligible for a refund. The refund may be calculated on either your usage of the API requests or the time period lapsed.

  7. You are not entitled to a full refund if you have used any part of the allocated API requests for a billing period.

Accessibility of Services

You hereby acknowledge that from time to time, the ipapi API may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation:

  • equipment (hardware) malfunctions;

  • software malfunctions;

  • periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which ipapi may undertake from time to time; and/or,

  • causes beyond the reasonable control of ipapi and/or not reasonably foreseeable by ipapi.

We will try our best to maintain 99.99% uptime SLA and if we fail to maintain it, we will make a partial refund of that month's payment based on the downtime timings only upon customer request.

Modification of Content

You acknowledge that ipapi may from time to time, and in its sole discretion, update or change the content or format of ipapi API Data or the ipapi API.

ipapi shall strive to provide reasonable advance notification of such changes; however, from time to time sudden changes may be required, and since ipapi strives to accurately reflect these and adjust to these changes, significant advance notice is not always possible. you may be required to use the most recent version of the ipapi API in order to ensure the functionality of your application(s) with ipapi API Data & Services.

Consent to Privacy Policy

In the course of providing the ipapi API, ipapi collects information, including standard information of the type normally exchanged when accessing any web site or web service. This information pertains only to the access of the ipapi API and is no different in nature to the information available to any Internet web server during the course of fulfilling a standard web request. Please read ipapi's Privacy Policy. By agreeing to the terms of this Agreement, you are expressly consenting to ipapi's collection, use, retention, and disclosure of information as set out in its Privacy Policy.

Ownership Rights

You acknowledge that ipapi owns all right, title, and interest (including but not limited to all copyright rights therein) in and to the ipapi API Data & Services or the ipapi API, and that you shall not take any action inconsistent with such ownership. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as granting you or any end users any ownership rights in or to any ipapi API Data & Services or the ipapi API.

Intellectual Rights

You shall not knowingly cause or permit anything that will impair, jeopardize, violate, or infringe the intellectual property rights of ipapi in ipapi API Data & Services You shall also not dispute or contest the ownership(directly or indirectly), validity, or enforceability of the intellectual property rights of ipapi in ipapi API Data & Services, or assist any party to do so.

Termination of Services

ipapi reserves the right at any time to terminate this Agreement or withdraw from distributing ipapi API Database Services or providing access to the ipapi API, if for any reason it no longer retains the right to publish or distribute the ipapi API Data & Services.


Provided in Good Faith

The ipapi API is provided by ipapi in good faith and although ipapi endeavors to ensure that ipapi API Data & Services are accurate and obtained from sources believed to be reliable, ipapi does not guarantee or warrant:

the accuracy, authenticity, timeliness, reliability, appropriateness, correct sequencing, or completeness of ipapi API Data & Services or the ipapi API; or that the ipapi API Data & Services or the ipapi API is free from errors or other material defects.


Your use of the Website is at your own risk. ipapi provides the Website, the ipapi content, and Services "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. ipapi disclaims all warranties, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement. ipapi does not warrant that the functions or content contained in the Website will be uninterrupted (beyond our 99.99% SLA) or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. The ipapi Content may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, and ipapi may make changes or improvements at any time. ipapi does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this Website or the Services is accurate, complete, or current.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall ipapi, any of its affiliates, or any of their data providers involved in supplying, developing, operating, or managing the ipapi API be liable to you or to any end-users in any manner whatsoever for any interruptions, delays, the unavailability or inoperability, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions, regardless of cause, in the ipapi API and/or the ipapi API Data & Services or for any losses, damages, liabilities or expenses resulting therefrom regardless of cause, even if ipapi knew or should have known of the possibility of or could have prevented such damages.


You shall indemnify, defend, and save harmless ipapi, its affiliates , and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents from any loss, damage, liability or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees, accountants' fees and other legal expenses) to which any of them may become subject to and which are in any way related to or which have arisen under or in connection with:

  • any act or omission by you or any person connected, affiliated, or associated with you with respect to this Agreement and/or the ipapi API; and/or,
  • any non-fulfillment or breach of any covenant or agreement on your part pursuant to this Agreement or any incorrectness in or breach of any representation or warranty made by you contained in this Agreement.


These Terms of Conditions incorporate by reference all notices and disclaimers contained in the Services constitute the entire agreement between you and ipapi with respect to access to, and use of, the Services. Except as specifically set forth herein, these Terms of Conditions supersede any prior agreements, including prior oral and/or written statements or representations not contained herein, between you and ipapi relating to the Services. This agreement is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between you and ipapi.

If any provision of these Terms of Conditions is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable statute or rule of law, the provision shall be deemed omitted to the extent that it is invalid, illegal or unenforceable. In such a case, the remaining provisions of these Terms of Conditions shall be construed in a manner as to give the greatest effect to the original intention of the parties hereto. ipapi's failure to insist upon, or enforce strict performance of any right or provision of these Terms of Conditions shall not constitute or be construed or deemed to be a waiver of such right or provision in the future or a waiver of any other right or provision under these Terms of Conditions.

You agree that these Terms of Conditions, ipapi's Privacy Policy and other legal documents posted through the Services have been drawn up in English. Although translations in other languages of any of the foregoing documents may be available, such translations may not be up to date or complete. Accordingly, you agree that in the event of any conflict between the English language version of the foregoing documents and any other translations thereto, the English language version of such documents shall govern.