Version: May 1, 2017
Terms and Conditions of Service
Geocoder.ca is a Canadian corporation registered under the corporate name of "Geolytica Inc". It provides
geocoding, batch geocoding and geoparsing data services for Canada and the USA, free of charge to non-for-profits and the non-commercial users of this website.
The following conditions apply to all entities that use these services via the XML/JSON/CSV port or obtain our data products.
- Such an entity must be a non-for-profit.
- And provide proper attribution for the service.
- Pay the required commercial license fee.
Our geocoding coverage is limited to North America (Canada, the US and Mexico.) There are no limitations on the storage or use of our geocoding responses. You may pre-fetch, cache, or store any of the API responses we provide. For Data Products provided under the unlimited use license, please read below.
All our services are priced in Canadian Dollars (CAD) for Canada based clients, and in US dollars (USD) for clients in the US and Mexico. (Also, the GST rate for our Canada based clients depends on their province.)
Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) as well as PayPal are accepted.
The standard rate for geocoding services is 1 cent for 4 data items. (We do not charge for queries that fail to return acceptable results.)
Once purchased, geocoding credits never expire. We do not offer refunds on geocoding credits, but you may test before you buy.
Delivery of Services
Our regular turnaround time is one (1) business day for all geocoding services. The delivery method is electronic on all products and services.
No refunds are offered on commercial geocoding services and data products. Please use the free services to test before you buy. The quality of data in both commercial and free xml ports is the same.
We recognize the importance of the privacy of our users, so we design our services with the goal of carefully safeguarding your information.
We do not share, nor redistribute any of the information that we might collect in the course of our activities.
We will however from time to time use the non-personally-identifying location information you provide to improve our current products and develop new ones.
Geocoder.ca is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It provides geocoding services for the United States and all provinces and territories of Canada.
We provide data products under an unrestricted use license. They are provided for a one-time fee, with the option of obtaining automated updates for a flat monthly fee. The one time fee gives access to the latest datasets at the time of purchase and to the monthly update files. Subsequent master datasets in both CSV and SQL formats are only available to subscribed clients.
This data license means you are permitted to:
If you wish to obtain a re-seller data license, which allows the redistribution of the data, contact us.
- Use the data without any restrictions, except, the redistribution of the data in a way that directly competes with geocoder.ca
We reserve the right to cancel the account of any user we, at our sole discretion, deem to be abusing our service.
These terms may change at any time.