Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Scraper API (hereinafter referred to as “we”, “us”, “our”, the “Provider” or “Scraper API”) welcomes you (hereinafter referred to as “you” or the “User”) on our website scraperapi.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Website“). This Privacy Policy (hereinafter referred to as the “Policy” or “Privacy Policy”) describes the types of information we gather from people visiting our Website and/or using our Platform and Services. Terms starting with a capital letter used in this Policy have the meaning defined in our Terms and Conditions of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms”). By accessing the Website, Platform or using our Services, you agree to adhere to this Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Website, Platform or any of our Services. Each time you use the Website, Platform or our Services, the current version of the Privacy Policy will apply.

General Principles

Scraper API may collect two types of information from Users: “Personal Data” and “Aggregate Information” (as defined below).

Personal Data

Processing personal data in a secure, fair, and transparent way is extremely important to us at Scraper API. We process personal data in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and best industry standards. This Policy uses the following definitions regarding your personal data:

“Data Subjects” refers to those individuals residing in the European Union who are our Users or personnel.

“Personal Data” is given the same meaning as in the GDPR, i.e. any data relating directly or indirectly to an identifiable data subject. Personal data does not include any data that is anonymized, aggregated, de-identified and/or compiled on a generic basis and which does not name or identify a specific individual, directly or indirectly.

“Processing” is given the same meaning as in the GDPR, such as collecting, recording, using, storing, amending, adapting, disclosing, transferring or transmitting, structuring, using, combining, deleting or destroying personal data”

“Controller” is given the same meaning as in the GDPR, i.e. a party that determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; Scraper API is the controller with respect to your personal data.

“Processor” is the party that processes personal data on behalf of the controller; Scraper API is the processor of your personal data.

“Incident” means: (a) a complaint or a request with respect to the exercise of an individual’s rights under the GDPR; (b) an investigation into or seizure of the personal data by government officials, or a specific indication that such an investigation or seizure is imminent; or (c) any breach of the security and/or confidentiality as set out in this Policy leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, the personal data, or any indication of such breach having taken place or being about to take place.

Scraper API collects personal data that is voluntarily provided when a User on our Website creates an account or logs into their account. Specifically, when you sign up for an account, we ask you for your name, email address, username, short bio, homepage URL, GitHub username, Twitter username, profile picture, business information, billing information and payment information. This information is used to assist us in helping you select the appropriate service package, to allow you to authenticate to the Website (Platform), to send you e-mail notifications, Scraper API’s newsletters or other marketing materials. Some of the information might be displayed publicly on a public profile page upon your consent and only to the extent approved by you. Scraper API also collects and stores information about our user’s use of the Website, Platform and our Services, including page scraping activities, so that information gathered by a user through our Website or Services can be served up each time a user logs in to the Website.

Scraper API will process User’s personal data only to the extent strictly necessary for the purpose of using the Website, Platform and/or providing Services in accordance with the Terms and this Policy and any further written instructions from the User that are mutually agreed upon in writing. Scraper API agrees that:

it will implement and maintain a reasonable and appropriate security program comprising adequate security, technical and organizational measures to protect against unauthorized, unlawful or accidental processing, use, erasure, loss or destruction of, or damage to, User’s personal data; it will not modify, alter, delete, publish or disclose any User personal data to any third party, nor allow any third party to process such personal data on Scraper API’s behalf unless the third party is bound to similar confidentiality and data handling provisions; only its personnel, contractors or third party providers who “need-to-know” will be given access to User personal data to the extent necessary to perform its obligations under the Terms. It shall provide adequate training to its staff and ensure that they comply with the obligations in this Policy; and it will only process User personal data to the extent necessary to perform its obligations under the Terms, upon written instructions of the User (only as mutually agreed upon), and in accordance with applicable laws. Upon your request or termination of your user account, Scraper API will delete, destroy, or anonymize the personal data in accordance with our standard backup and retention Policy (no later than 60 days), unless we have terminated your account for violation of the Terms or in other cases foreseen by GDPR and applicable regulation in which we are not obliged to delete, destroy or anonymize your personal data.

The parties acknowledge that User may from time to time be in possession of personal data relating to Scraper API’s personnel. Scraper API warrants that it has provided all necessary notifications and obtained all necessary consents, authorizations, approvals and/or agreements as required under any applicable law in order to enable: (i) the disclosure of Scraper API’s personal data to User; and (ii) further processing of such Scraper API personal data by User.

User’s Obligations

By accepting this Policy, the User warrants that it has all necessary rights to provide to Scraper API the personal data for processing in connection with the provision of the services by Scraper API. To the extent required by applicable law, the User is responsible for ensuring that any data subject consents that may be necessary to this processing are obtained, and for ensuring that a record of such consents is maintained, including any consent to use personal data that is obtained from third parties. Should such consent be revoked by a data subject, the User is responsible for communicating the fact of such revocation to Scraper API, and Scraper API remains responsible for implementing any User instruction with respect to the further processing of that personal data, or, as may be in accordance with any of Scraper API’s legal obligations.

Scraper API shall assist the User by implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures, insofar as this is reasonably and commercially possible (in Scraper API’s sole determination and discretion), in fulfilling the User’s obligations to respond to individuals’ requests to exercise rights under the GDPR.

Incident Management

When either party becomes aware of an incident that impacts the processing of personal data, it shall promptly notify the other about the incident and shall reasonably cooperate in order to enable the other party to perform a thorough investigation into the incident, to formulate a correct response, and to take suitable further steps in respect of the incident.

Both parties shall at all times have in place written procedures which enable them to promptly respond to the other about an incident. Where the incident is reasonably likely to require a data breach notification under applicable laws, the party responsible for the incident shall notify the other no later than 24 hours of having become aware of such an incident.

Any notifications made under this section shall be made to [email protected] (when made to Scraper API) and to our point of contact with you (when made to the User), and shall contain:(i) a description of the nature of the incident, including, where possible, the categories and approximate number of individuals concerned and the categories and approximate number of records concerned; (ii) the name and contact details of the point of contact where more information can be obtained; (iii) a description of the likely consequences of the incident; and (iv) a description of the measures taken or proposed to be taken to address the incident including, where appropriate, measures to mitigate its possible adverse effects.

Aggregate Information

Scraper API may also collect aggregate information. Aggregate information is information about your activities on the Website and Platform or in connection with the Services that cannot be used to identify, locate, or contact you (such as frequency of visits to the Website, data entered when using the Website, Website pages most frequently accessed, browser type, etc.). Aggregate information is collected as you visit our Website (Platform) or interact with our Services even if you do not enter any information. Generally, aggregate information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information. Scraper API uses aggregate information to provide its Services, as well as to determine the use of our Website (Platform) and to monitor, audit and analyze information pertaining to our business metrics.

We may use aggregate information to improve the Website and Services, to monitor traffic and general usage patterns, and for other general business purposes. We may disclose aggregate information to third parties for a variety of business reasons, including to potential investors so that they may better understand our user base, etc. Aggregate information will not include any personal information and we will not disclose any personal information except as expressly stated elsewhere in this Policy.

Cookies

When you access our Website, Platform or use our Services, we may collect information regarding your IP address for the purposes of administering the Website (Platform) and tracking Website (Platform) usage. However, your IP address may vary each time you visit or it may remain the same depending on the type of Internet connection you are using or the location from which you access the Website (Platform).

We may also collect information about the websites that directed you to our Website (Platform) after you clicked on a text or banner link or an ad from another website, or the day and time you visited our Website (Platform) and how long you spent on the Website (Platform). We aggregate such information to help us to compile reports as to trends and other behavior about users visiting our Website. However, such information is anonymous and cannot be tied directly to you.

We may also use “cookies” and your personal information to enhance your experience on the Website, Platform and with the Services and to provide you with personalized offers. A cookie is a small data file placed on your computer’s hard drive that contains information that allows us to track your activity on the Website (Platform). The cookie itself does not contain any personal information; however, if you provide us with any personal information the cookie may act as an identifier to tie your personal information to your IP address or computer. You may choose to delete cookies from your computer’s hard drive at any time or to disable cookies on your computer. If you delete cookies that relate to the Website, we may not be able to identify you upon your return to the Website. Additionally, if you disable your computer’s cookies, you may not be able to access certain features of the Website, Platform or Services that require that cookies be enabled.

The Website’s (Platform’s) cookies cannot be used to read data from your hard drive and cannot retrieve information from any other cookies created by other websites. Additionally, our cookies cannot be used as a virus, Trojan horse, worm, or any other malicious tool that could impair your use of your computer. Our cookies are used to help us better understand how you and other users use the Website (Platform) so we can continue to provide a better, more personalized user experience on the Website. We also share website usage information about our Website (Platform) with those interested in running targeted promotional campaigns on the Website. For this purpose, we and our advertisers track some of the pages that you visit on the Website through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs).

Security Pertaining to Your Information

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to collected information to Scraper API employees, service providers and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. We use secure socket layer (“SSL”) technology to encrypt and protect the security of your personal information, including but not limited to your credit card number, when it is sent over the Internet.

Integrity of Your Data

Scraper API processes your information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our Services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Children and Privacy

Our Website, Platform and Services is not directed to children and we will not request personally identifiable information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 18, unless we have obtained verifiable parental consent from a parent or legal guardian. If we become aware that a user under the age of 18 has registered with our Website, Platform or Services, provided personal information, and Scraper API has not obtained prior verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian, we will immediately remove the user’s personal information from our files.

Links to Other Websites

The Website (Platform) may contain links to websites operated by other people or companies. Those websites may have their own privacy policy or no privacy policy at all. Scraper API does not have any responsibility for those websites, and we provide the links solely for the convenience of our visitors.

Business Transfers

In the event that Scraper API sells substantially all of its assets, or one of Scraper API’s business units is acquired, personal information of Users will likely be one of the transferred assets.

Corrections, Information Removal, Opt-out

If your name, e-mail or postal address, telephone number or other personal information changes, you may update, correct or omit the relevant information by contacting Scraper API User service at [email protected] or by updating your personal information on the Account settings page on the Website. If you prefer not to receive newsletters or other marketing e-mails from Scraper API, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any newsletter or marketing e-mail you receive. If you prefer not to receive marketing mail via the mail carrier, please let us know by contacting User service at [email protected] Please note that such requests may take up to ten (10) days to become effective.

Liability and Indemnity

Each party indemnifies the other and holds them harmless against all claims, actions, third party claims, losses, damages and expenses incurred by the indemnified party and arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with a breach of this Policy.

Final Provisions

This Policy and any other contracts and legal relationships concluded by and between us (unless otherwise explicitly provided) shall be governed by the laws of the United States. Any disputes arising here from between us shall be resolved by the courts of general jurisdiction in the United States.

Should any of the provisions hereof be ascertained as invalid, ineffective or unenforceable, upon mutual agreement such a provision shall be replaced by a provision whose sense and purpose comes as closely as possible to the original provision. The invalidity, ineffectiveness or unenforceability of one provision shall not affect the validity and effectiveness of the remaining provisions hereof.

This Policy shall come into effect when published and shall continue until it is changed or terminated in accordance with the Terms and this Policy. We may change this Policy at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Policy on our Website. Your continued use of the Website, Platform and/or Services indicates your consent to our collection of and use of your personal and aggregate information under the then current Policy. Termination or expiration of this Policy shall not discharge the parties from the confidentiality obligations herein.

Our Story

Having built many web scrapers, we repeatedly went through the tiresome process of finding proxies, setting up headless browsers, and solving CAPTCHAs. That's why we decided to start Scraper API, it handles all of this for you so you can scrape any page with a simple API call!