Thank you for your interest in the Google Maps/Google Earth APIs. The Google Maps/Google Earth APIs are a collection of services that allow you to include maps, geocoding, places, and other Content from Google in your webpages or applications.
This page contains the Google Maps/Google Earth APIs Terms of Service. If you have questions about these terms, please consult the Terms of Service section of the FAQ.
Last Updated: November 25, 2013
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1. Your relationship with Google.
1.1 Use of the Service is Subject to these Terms. Your use of any of the Google Maps/Google Earth APIs (referred to in this document as the "Maps API(s)" or the "Service") is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and Google (the "Terms"). "Google” means either (a) Google Ireland Limited, with offices at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, if Customer's billing address is in any country within Europe, the Middle East, or Africa ("EMEA"); (b) Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., with offices at 8 Marina View Asia Square 1 #30-01 Singapore 018960, if Customer's billing address is in any country within the Asia Pacific region ("APAC"); or (c) Google Inc., with offices at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA, if Customer's billing address is in any country in the world other than those in EMEA and APAC.
(ii) the Legal Notices; and
(b) Before you use the Maps API(s), you should read each of the documents comprising the Terms, and print or save a local copy for your records.
1.3 Use of Other Google Services and Additional Terms. If you use the Maps API(s) in conjunction with any other Google products or services, including any other Google API(s), (collectively, the Service and all other Google products and services are referred to as the "Google Services"), your agreement with Google will also include the terms applicable to those Google Services. All of these are referred to as the "Additional Terms." If Additional Terms apply, they will be accessible to you either within or through your use of the applicable Google Services. If there is any contradiction between the Additional Terms and the Maps APIs Terms, then the Maps APIs Terms will take precedence only as they relate to the Maps API(s), and not to any other Google Services.
1.4 Precedence of Maps APIs Terms. If there is any contradiction between the Maps APIs Terms and other Maps API(s)-related documents (including but not limited to the Maps APIs Documentation), then the Maps APIs Terms will take precedence.
1.5 Changes to the Terms. Google reserves the right to make changes to the Terms from time to time. When these changes are made, Google will make a new copy of the Terms available at http://developers.google.com/maps/terms (or such successor URLs that Google may designate from time to time). You understand and agree that if you use the Service after the date on which the Terms have changed, Google will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Terms. If a modification is unacceptable to you, you may terminate this agreement by ceasing use of the Maps API(s).
2. Accepting the Terms.
2.1 Clicking to Accept or Using the Maps API(s). In order to use the Maps API(s) you must agree to the Terms. You can accept the Terms by:
(b) using the Maps API(s). In this case, you understand and agree that Google will treat your use of the Maps API(s) as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
2.2 U.S. Law Restrictions. You may not use the Maps API(s) and may not accept the Terms if you are a person barred from using the Service under the laws of the United States.
2.3 Authority to Accept the Terms. You represent that you have full power, capacity and authority to accept these Terms. If you are accepting on behalf of your employer or another entity, you represent that you have full legal authority to bind your employer or such entity to these Terms. If you don't have the legal authority to bind, please ensure that an authorized person from your entity consents to and accepts these Terms.
3. Privacy and Personal Information.
4. Provision of the Service by Google.
4.1 Google's Subsidiaries and Affiliates. Google has subsidiaries and affiliated legal entities around the world ("Subsidiaries and Affiliates"). Sometimes, these companies will be providing the Service to you on behalf of Google itself. You acknowledge and agree that Subsidiaries and Affiliates will be entitled to provide the Service to you.
4.2 Limits on Your Use of the Service. You acknowledge and agree that Google may impose or adjust the limit on the number of transactions you may send or receive through the Service; such fixed upper limits may be set by Google at any time, at Google's discretion. For further information, see Section 10.1.1(i) below.
(b) In Maps Images. Google also reserves the right to include advertising in the maps images provided to you through the Maps API(s), subject to the following provisions. In this Section, “Ads Notice” means a notice from Google that it will include advertising in a particular Maps API. The Ads Notice may be provided on relevant Google websites, including the Google Geo Developers Blog (or such successor URLs that Google may designate from time to time) and the applicable Google Maps API Groups.
(ii) Maps API(s) and Major Version Upgrades of Existing Maps API(s) launched without an Ads Notice. For any Maps API that Google has launched (or launches in the future) without an Ads Notice, Google will not include advertising in that API’s maps images unless Google provides you with an Ads Notice at least 90 days beforehand (the "Ads Notice Period").
(iii) Maps API Implementations that Incorporated the Maps API(s) before April 8, 2011. If your Maps API implementation incorporated a major version of a Maps API before April 8, 2011, you have a limited right to opt out of advertising in the maps images provided through that major version of that Maps API by providing written notice to Google during the Ads Notice Period; your notice must state that you refuse to accept advertising in the maps images and must be provided to Google in accordance with Google's notice requirements (as specified in Google's Ads Notice).
(ii) terminating your use of the Service.
4.4 Changes to the Service; Deprecation Policy.
Google will announce if it intends to discontinue or make backwards incompatible changes to this API or Service. Google will use commercially reasonable efforts to continue to operate those Google Maps API versions and features identified at http://developers.google.com/maps/maps-api-list without these changes until the later of: (i) one year after the announcement or (ii) April 20, 2015, unless (as Google determines in its reasonable good faith judgment):
The above policy is the "Deprecation Policy."
5. Your Google Account.
5.1 Signing Up for a Google Account. In order to access the Service, you must have a Google Account. You agree that any information you give to Google in connection with your Google Account or your continued use of the Service will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.
5.2 Account Keys. For certain versions or features of the Maps API(s), Google may require you to obtain and use an alphanumeric key or cryptographic key that is uniquely associated with your Google Account and your Maps API Implementation. You must obtain and use such key (if required by Google for the applicable version or feature of the Maps API(s)) in accordance with these Terms and the Maps APIs Documentation.
5.3 Your Passwords and Account Security. You agree that you will be solely responsible to Google for your use of the Service. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password, your account, or your key(s), you agree to notify Google immediately.
6. Google's Proprietary Rights. You acknowledge and agree that Google (or Google's licensors and their suppliers, as applicable) own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Service and Content, including any intellectual property rights that subsist in the Service and Content (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist).
7. Permitted Uses. You agree to use the Service only for purposes:
(b) that are permitted by any applicable third party contract, law, or regulation in the relevant jurisdictions; and
(c) that comply with all applicable policies or guidelines made available by Google, including in the Maps APIs Documentation and the Permission Guidelines for Google Maps and Google Earth.
8. Licenses from Google to You.
(b) "Content" means any content provided through the Service (whether created by Google or its third party licensors), including map and terrain data, photographic imagery, traffic data, places data (including business listings), or any other content.
(c) "Maps API Implementation" means a software application or website that uses the Maps API(s) to obtain and display Content in conjunction with Your Content, according to these Terms.
(d) "Your Content" means any content that you provide in your Maps API Implementation, including data, images, video, or software. Your Content does not include the Content.
8.2 Service License. Subject to these Terms (including but not limited to Section 9 (License Requirements) and Section 10 (License Restrictions)), Google gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-transferable, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the Service as provided by Google, in the manner permitted by the Terms.
8.3 Content License. Subject to these Terms (including but not limited to Section 9 (License Requirements) and Section 10 (License Restrictions)), Google gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-transferable, non-assignable, and non-exclusive license to access, use, publicly perform and publicly display the Content in your Maps API Implementation, as the Content is provided in the Service, and in the manner permitted by the Terms. Specifically, you understand the following:
(b) Certain Content is provided under license from third parties, including Tele Atlas B.V. ("Tele Atlas"), and is subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights owned by or licensed to Tele Atlas and/or such third parties. You may be held liable for any unauthorized copying or disclosure of this content. Your use of Tele Atlas map data and certain other Content (including certain business listings Content) is subject to additional restrictions located in the Legal Notices page.
8.4 Brand Features License.
(b) Restrictions. In using Google Brand Features, you will not:
(ii) display a Google Brand Feature in your Maps API Implementation or on your site if your Maps API Implementation or site contains or displays adult content or promotes illegal activities, gambling, or the sale of tobacco or alcohol to persons under 21 years of age;
(iii) have the Google logo as the largest logo in your Maps API Implementation or on your website (except as displayed in the map image itself);
(iv) display a Google Brand Feature as the most prominent element in your Maps API Implementation on any page of your website;
(v) display a Google Brand Feature in a manner that is misleading, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, obscene or otherwise objectionable to Google;
(vi) use Google Brand Features to disparage Google, its products, or the Google Services;
(vii) display a Google Brand Feature in your Maps API Implementation or on a site that violates any law or regulation; or
(viii) remove, distort or alter any element of a Google Brand Feature (this includes squeezing, stretching, inverting, discoloring, etc.).
8.6 U.S. Government Restricted Rights. If the Service or Content is being used or accessed by or on behalf of the United States government, such use is subject to additional terms located in the "Government End Users" section of our Legal Notices page.
8.7 Determination of Compliance. Google reserves the sole right and discretion to determine whether your use of the Service, Content, and Brand Features is in compliance with these Terms.
9. License Requirements. Google's licenses above are subject to your adherence to the following requirements:
9.1 Free, Public Accessibility to Your Maps API Implementation.
(b) Public Access (No Firewall). Your Maps API implementation must not operate (i) only behind a firewall; or (ii) only on an internal network (except during the development and testing phase); or (iii) in a closed community (for example, through invitation-only access).
(b) Mobile Applications.
(ii) The rule in Section 9.1.1(b) (Public Access) does not apply if your Maps API Implementation is an Android application that uses the Google Maps Android API. (However, the rule in Section 9.1.1(b) (Public Access) will continue to apply if your Maps API Implementation is an Android application that uses any other Maps APIs, unless the Maps API Implementation qualifies for the exception in Section 9.1.2(a) (Enterprise Agreement with Google).)
(b) You can charge a fee for your Maps API Implementation if it is an Android application downloadable to mobile devices from the Android Market.
(c) If you are a consultant who creates or hosts Maps API Implementations for third party customers, you may charge such customers a fee for your consulting or hosting services (but not for the Maps API Implementations themselves, except as permitted under Section 9.1.2 (Exceptions)).
(c) protect the privacy and legal rights of those users.
(b) You agree to include and display the "powered by Google" attribution (and/or any other attribution(s) required by Google as described in the Maps APIs Documentation) conspicuously on the page, in close proximity and adjacent to the Service search box and Google search results. If you use the standard Google search control, or the standard Google search control form, this attribution will be included automatically, and you agree not to modify or obscure this automatically-generated attribution.
(c) You understand and agree that Google has the sole right and discretion to determine whether your attribution(s) are in compliance with the above requirements.
9.5 Responsibility for Breaches. You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Google has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences of any such breach (including any loss or damage that Google may suffer).
10. License Restrictions. Except as expressly permitted under the Terms, or unless you have received prior written authorization from Google (or, as applicable, from the provider of particular Content), Google's licenses above are subject to your adherence to all of the restrictions below.
10.1 Restrictions on How You May Use the Maps API(s). Except as explicitly permitted in Section 8 (Licenses from Google to You) or the Maps APIs Documentation, you must not (nor may you permit anyone else to) do any of the following:
(b) No Hiding of Identity. You must not hide or mask from Google the identity of your Maps API Implementation as it uses the Service, including by failing to follow the identification conventions listed in the Maps APIs Documentation.
(c) No Reverse Engineering. You must not attempt to reverse engineer or decompile the Services or any component, or attempt to create a substitute or similar service through use of or access to the Services, unless this is expressly permitted or required by applicable law.
(d) No Modification of Search Results. You must not modify, reorder, augment or manipulate search results in any way unless you indicate to the user that this has occurred.
(e) No Modification of Links. You must not modify, replace, obscure, or otherwise hinder the functioning of links to Google or third party websites provided in the Content. For the avoidance of doubt, titles for place results must link to the applicable URL provided in the result, unless the title is intended to be selected only for purposes of navigation by an end user accessing your Maps API Implementation from a device with appropriately space-constraining user interface options. In these cases, the title linking to the Google-provided URL must be displayed as the top and primary link on the subsequent landing page or user interface component.
(f) No Violation of Google Policies. You must not violate any policies in the Maps APIs Documentation or violate Google's Software Principles (available at http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/software_principles.html or such successor URLs that Google may designate from time to time) and other policies as Google may develop from time to time, including but not limited to the Google policies below, under which you agree not to:
(ii) upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any inappropriate, defamatory, obscene, or unlawful content;
(iii) upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party, unless you are the owner of the rights, or have the permission of the owner or other legal justification to use such content;
(iv) upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available messages that promote pyramid schemes, chain letters, or disruptive commercial messages or advertisements;
(v) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any other content, message, or communication prohibited by applicable law, the Terms or any applicable Service policies or guidelines;
(vi) download any file posted by another that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot legally be distributed in such manner;
(vii) impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any author attributions or labels of the origin or source of Content, or other material;
(viii) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Service or any other Google Services;
(x) delete, obscure, or in any manner alter any brand features, logos, warnings, notices (including but not limited to any copyright or other proprietary rights notices), or links that appear in the Service or the Content;
(xi) interfere with or disrupt the Google Services, servers, or networks connected to the Google Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Google Services;
(xii) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the Google Services or Content or collect information about users for any unauthorized purpose;
(xiii) display content in your Maps API Implementation that falsely expresses or implies that such content is sponsored or endorsed by Google;
(xiv) create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses, or obtain or attempt to obtain multiple keys for the same URL;
(xv) promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities;
(xvi) promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual; or
(xvii) transmit any malicious code (including but not limited to viruses, worms, defects, and Trojan horses), or any other items of a destructive nature.
(h) No Use of Static Maps API(s) outside a Web-Based Application (Except with a Link to Google Maps). You must not use the Static Maps API(s) outside of a web-based application unless:
(ii) if your platform does have a web browser, you provide a link that shows the location concerned either (x) in the Google Maps native application (if your platform has one); or (y) on the Google Maps website.
(j) Geolocation Privacy.
(ii) If your Maps API Implementation provides Google with geolocation data, that geolocation data must not enable Google to identify an individual user. For example, if your Maps API Implementation sends Google Your Content, and Your Content includes geolocation data, Your Content must not also include unique device identifiers associated with individual users.
(iii) If you intend to obtain the user's location and use it with any other data provider's data, you must disclose this fact to the user.
10.1.2 Restrictions against Commercial Use.
(b) No Direct Marketing. You must not print more than 5,000 copies of sales collateral materials containing a screenshot of the Content for purposes of commercial sales lead generation ("Direct Marketing") or incorporate the Content as a core part of printed matter (such as printed maps or guide books) that you redistribute for a fee. You must contact the Google Maps API for Business sales team to obtain a direct license if you desire to do either of the above.
10.1.3 Restrictions against Data Export or Copying.
(b) No Pre-Fetching, Caching, or Storage of Content. You must not pre-fetch, cache, or store any Content, except that you may store: (i) limited amounts of Content for the purpose of improving the performance of your Maps API Implementation if you do so temporarily (and in no event for more than 30 calendar days), securely, and in a manner that does not permit use of the Content outside of the Service; and (ii) any content identifier or key that the Maps APIs Documentation specifically permits you to store. For example, you must not use the Content to create an independent database of "places" or other local listings information.
(c) No Mass Downloads or Bulk Feeds of Content. You must not use the Service in a manner that gives you or any other person access to mass downloads or bulk feeds of any Content, including but not limited to numerical latitude or longitude coordinates, imagery, visible map data, or places data (including business listings). For example, you are not permitted to offer a batch geocoding service that uses Content contained in the Maps API(s).
10.2 Restrictions on the Types of Applications that You are Permitted to Build with the Maps API(s). Except as explicitly permitted in Section 8 (Licenses from Google to You) or the Maps APIs Documentation, you must not (nor may you permit anyone else to) do any of the following:
(b) No Business, Residential, or Telephone Listings Services. You must not display any of the business listings Content provided by the Maps API(s) in any Maps API Implementation that has the primary purpose of making available business, residential address, or telephone directory listings.
(c) No Navigation, Autonomous Vehicle Control, or Enterprise Applications. You must not use the Service or Content with any products, systems, or applications for or in connection with any of the following:
(ii) any systems or functions for automatic or autonomous control of vehicle behavior; or
(iii) enterprise dispatch, fleet management, business asset tracking or similar applications. If you want to engage in enterprise dispatch, fleet management, business asset tracking, or similar applications, please contact the Google Maps API for Business sales team to obtain a Google enterprise license. (If you are offering a non-enterprise implementation, you may use the Google Maps API(s) to track assets such as cars, buses or other vehicles, as long as your tracking application is made available to the public without charge. For example, you may offer a free, public Maps API Implementation that displays real-time public transit or other transportation status information.)
11.2 Marketing License. You grant to Google a worldwide, royalty-free, non-transferable, and non-exclusive license during the Term to use Your Brand Features and Your Content to publicize or advertise that you are using the Service (for example, by using your marks in presentations, marketing materials, customer lists, financial reports and Web site listings (including links to your website), or by creating marketing or advertising materials that show screenshots of the Service in which Your Content is featured).
11.3 Authority to Grant Licenses. You represent and warrant to Google that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above licenses.
12. Terminating this Agreement.
12.1 The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or Google as set out below.
12.2 You may terminate your legal agreement with Google by removing the Maps API(s) code from your implementation and discontinuing your use of the Service at any time. You do not need to specifically inform Google when you stop using the Service.
12.3 Google reserves the right to terminate these Terms or discontinue the Service or any portion or feature for any reason and at any time without liability or other obligation to you, except as described under Section 4.4.
12.4 Nothing in this Section will affect Google's rights regarding provision of the Service under Section 4 (Provision of Service By Google) of the Terms.
12.5 When this legal agreement comes to an end, those Terms that by their nature are intended to continue indefinitely will continue to apply, including but not limited to: Sections 6 (Google's Proprietary Rights); 12.4 and 12.5 (Terminating this Agreement); 13 (Exclusion of Warranties); 14 (Limitation of Liability); 15 (Indemnity); and 19 (General Legal Terms).
13. EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES.
13.1 NOTHING IN THESE TERMS, INCLUDING SECTIONS 13 AND 14, WILL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT GOOGLE'S WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES THAT MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF LOSS OR DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS THAT ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU, AND GOOGLE.S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
13.2 YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." IN PARTICULAR, GOOGLE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS AND THEIR SUPPLIERS, DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT:
(b) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR;
(c) THE INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; AND
(d) DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.
13.3 ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE GOOGLE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH CONTENT.
13.4 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GOOGLE, OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE OR CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
13.5 GOOGLE, ITS LICENSORS, AND THEIR SUPPLIERS FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
14.1 SUBJECT TO SECTION 13.1, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GOOGLE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, AND GOOGLE'S LICENSORS AND THEIR SUPPLIERS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR:
(a) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: CONTRACT, TORT, COMMON LAW, OR STATUTORY DAMAGES; ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS); OR
(b) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF:
(ii) ANY CHANGES THAT GOOGLE MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICE, OR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICE (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE SERVICE);
(iii) THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE;
(iv) YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE GOOGLE WITH ACCURATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION; OR
(v) YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT DETAILS SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL.
14.2 THE LIMITATIONS ON GOOGLE'S LIABILITY TO YOU IN SECTION 14.1 ABOVE WILL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT GOOGLE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR THEIR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES.
15.1 You hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Google, its officers, directors, agents, affiliates, strategic partners, licensors and their suppliers ("the Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any claim or liability arising out of:
(b) your Maps API Implementation;
(c) any use by users of your Maps API Implementation;
(d) any claim that your Maps API Implementation or Your Content violates any applicable law, including but not limited to any claim that your Maps API Implementation infringes the rights of a third party.
15.2 You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. Google reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. You acknowledge that damages for improper use of the Maps API(s) may be irreparable; therefore, Google is entitled to seek equitable relief, including but not limited to preliminary injunction and injunction, in addition to all other remedies.
16. Copyright Policies; Content Removal; Termination of Repeat Offenders' Accounts.
It is Google's policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable international intellectual property law (including, in the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and to terminate the accounts of repeat offenders. Details of Google's policy can be found here.
17. Other Content.
17.1 The Service may include hyperlinks to other websites or content or resources. Google has no control over any web sites or resources that are provided by companies or persons other than Google. You acknowledge and agree that Google is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources.
17.2 You acknowledge and agree that Google is not liable for any loss or damage that may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy, or existence of any advertising, products, or other materials on, or available from, such websites or resources.
18. Language of the Terms.
18.1 Where Google has provided you with a translation of the English language version of the Terms, you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language version of the Terms will govern your relationship with Google.
18.2 If there is any contradiction between the English language version of the Terms and a translation of the Terms, the English language version will take precedence.
19. General Legal Terms.
19.1 Notices. You agree that Google may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Service.
19.2 No Waiver. You agree that if Google does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy available to it under the Terms (or any applicable law), Google will not be deemed to have waived its rights or remedies, and those rights and remedies will still be available to Google. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if Google expressly states in a signed writing that it is waiving a specified Term.
19.3 Severability. If any court of law that has jurisdiction rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.
19.4 Third Party Beneficiaries. You acknowledge and agree that each member of the group of companies of which Google is the parent, and each of the Indemnified Parties, will be third party beneficiaries to the Terms and that such other companies will be entitled to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision of the Terms that confers a benefit on (or rights in favor of) them. Other than this, no other person or company will be a third party beneficiary to the Terms.
19.5 Assignment. The Terms may be assigned by Google and will inure to the benefit of Google, its successors, and assigns.
19.6 Governing Law and Jurisdiction; Injunctive Relief. The Terms, and your relationship with Google under the Terms, are governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You and Google agree to submit to the exclusive, personal jurisdiction of the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, to resolve any legal matter arising from or related to the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that Google will be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
19.7 Complete Agreement. These Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and Google in connection with, and govern your use of, the Service and Content. These Terms completely replace and supersede any prior agreements between you and Google, written or oral, in connection with the Service and Content.