Best Buy API Terms of Service

These Terms of Service (the "Terms") apply to your use of the Best Buy API service (the "Service") and any and all data, text, images, trademarks and logos, software, documents and other materials transmitted via the Service (the "Content"), including without limitation any application programming interface offered through the Service ("API"). THIS AGREEMENT DESCRIBES YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES; PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS, DO NOT CLICK “AGREE” AND DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE. Reference to the "Service" in these Terms includes the Content and the API, unless stated otherwise.

Please read these Terms carefully. BestBuy.com, LLC ("Best Buy," "we," or "us") provides the Service to you subject to the Terms. By registering for or using the Service, you agree to these Terms together with the Best Buy Developer API Branding Guidelines, the Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy and California Privacy Rights that govern use of the www.bestbuy.com website (the “Website”), and, if you are an Affiliate of www.bestbuy.com, the Affiliate Operating Agreement (collectively referred to as the “Governing Agreements). To the extent of any conflict between any of the other Governing Agreements and these Terms, these Terms will control with respect to this Service.

As used in these Terms, "Related Entity" means any entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with Best Buy.

Amendment; Termination

We may change the Terms at any time, by posting amended Terms on the Best Buy Developer website. The most current version of these Terms will supersede all previous versions. You must check the Terms for updates. If you do not agree to the Terms, or any changes to the Terms, you must stop using the Service. We may release subsequent versions of the Service and require you to obtain and use the most recent version. We may at any time terminate the Terms, your participation in the Service, or the Service, with or without notice to you.

Developer Accounts and Keys

To use the Service, you must create a developer account by submitting a completed registration form on the Best Buy Developer website. You may not sell, transfer, sublicense or otherwise disclose any key, secret, token, password, or other credential we issue you (each, a "Key") to any other party. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your Keys, you will notify us immediately. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur using your Keys, and for ensuring that the information you provide at registration ("Registration Data") is at all times accurate, current and complete. Your failure to provide accurate, current and complete Registration Data may result in us terminating your Key(s).

License Grant and Proprietary Rights

The Service, and all intellectual property rights in it (the "Best Buy Property"), is owned by Best Buy, its Related Entities, or its licensors. You do not acquire any right, title, or interest in or to any of the Best Buy Property through your use of the Service or the Content, or through these Terms, except as expressly set forth in the Terms. Subject to these Terms, and for as long as you have a current and valid Key, Best Buy grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to access and use the Service and the Content, solely in software application(s) you develop ("Applications") or on websites you create and/or operate and make available to customers through the internet, and in connection with offers to sell or sales of product. Notwithstanding the foregoing, except in connection with use as an Affiliate or a separate signed Agreement with us or our Related Entity, these Terms do not grant you any rights to Content specific to CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray titles.

You will not reproduce, modify, sell, distribute, download, transmit, or create derivative works of the Service or the Content, in whole or in part, including modifying or removing any advertisements we may place in the Content. You will not modify, decompile, or reverse engineer any software or API, including, without limitation, source code and algorithms, that we or our Related Entities disclose to you, and you may not remove or modify any copyright or trademark notice, or other notice of ownership that appears on or in connection the Service and any Content.

License Grant to Best Buy

You hereby grant us, our Related Entities and Registered Users (as defined herein) a paid-up, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable right and license, to: (i) use your copyrights, mark(s), name(s), and logo(s) to publicize or advertise that you are using the Service (this may include use of your trademarks, screenshots of your Application and content, or other representations of your Application); and (ii) link to and direct users to your Application.

You represent and warrant that with respect to any information or Applications you create or provide you have full authorization to (i) transfer and (ii) permit the use of by Best Buy, and our Related Entities, Registered Users, and third-party providers.

Trademarks

BEST BUY, the BEST BUY logo, the tag design, BESTBUY.COM, GEEK SQUAD, MY BEST BUY, INSIGNIA, MAGNOLIA and all other names, marks, brands, logos, designs, trade dress, slogans, and other designations Best Buy or its Related Entities use in connection with its products and services (“Best Buy Trademarks”) are trademarks of Best Buy. All other trademarks and logos on this site are the property of their respective owners.

You will comply with the Best Buy Branding Guidelines. In addition, you may not remove or alter any Best Buy Trademarks, or co-brand your own products or material with Best Buy Trademarks, without our prior written consent. Your use of Best Buy Trademarks will inure to the benefit of Best Buy or our Related Entities, as applicable, and you will not incorporate any Best Buy Trademarks into your trademarks, service marks, company names, Internet addresses, domain names, or any other similar designations, for use on or in connection with products, services, or information.

Websites with Commerce

If your Application or website offers commerce (the ability to purchase products featured in the site or Application), then you will include Best Buy among the commerce options by allowing customers to purchase products from Best Buy through the Commerce API or through a link to the Website. If your website includes multiple tiers of commerce options (such as featured partners), then you will include the Website in the first or primary tier of options, visible in the initial set of commerce options presented to the customer.

Additional Terms Specific to the Commerce API

Use of the Commerce API requires our pre-approval and may not be available to everyone.

If your Application or website utilizes the Commerce API to add products to a shopping cart and checkout without returning customers to the Website, this additional section applies to your use of the Service. You will include in any Application or website utilizing the Commerce API specific statement(s) and linking during the checkout process to notify customers of our Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy, California Privacy Rights, Price Match Guarantees and other policies as applicable, that apply to their transaction with Best Buy. Specifically, you will include one of the following options next to the final submit button in your checkout process:

  1. If Best Buy is the only fulfillment partner you will include the following: "By selecting the "Submit" button you agree to Best Buy’s Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy." The Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy references must contain hyperlinks to the corresponding page on the Website.

  2. If Best Buy is one of multiple fulfillment partners, you will include the following: "By selecting the "Submit" button you agree Best Buy’s Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy for those items fulfilled by Best Buy." The Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy references must contain hyperlinks to the corresponding policies on the Website.

Failure to include this specific language will result in immediate suspension or termination of your API key.

Your Obligations and Conduct; Use of Services

Display of Content; Attribution and Goodwill

You must clearly and conspicuously attribute the source of all Content as received from Best Buy. You may not modify, obscure or otherwise disable the functioning of links to the Website or third-party applications or websites provided within the Content. You may not omit, modify or obscure the text, images, artwork, logos, copyright or similar notices or other aspect of any Content that you receive from the Service, but you may resize graphic images for purposes of display while maintaining the same relative proportions of the image.

Prohibited Uses

You may only use the Service and Content for purposes: (a) that are expressly permitted by the Terms; (b) that are not prohibited by any applicable third party contract, law, or regulation in the relevant jurisdictions; and (c) that comply with all our applicable policies and guidelines, which we make available to you. You will not use the Service, or any portion thereof, to:

  • transmit spam or upload, post or otherwise transmit Content that is inaccurate, harmful, obscene, defamatory, racist or is otherwise offensive to others;
  • store or cache any Content except on a temporary basis not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours solely as necessary to provide better response times for displaying such Content.

You will not use the Service in any way that:

  • transmits software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • is injurious to the interests of Best Buy, any of its Related Entities, any licensors of the Content, or other users of the Service as determined by Best Buy in its sole discretion.

We may require you to immediately change or cease your display of any Content that we find unacceptable for any reason, and you will comply with any request from us to do so.

Content and Other Data Retention

Your Obligations

You are responsible for adequate protecting and backing up of data and/or equipment used by you in connection with the Service.

We have no obligation to provide you or your users with support, software upgrades, enhancements, or modifications to the Service. You are solely responsible for providing user support and any other technical assistance for your Applications. We may redirect users and potential users of your Application to your email address on your account for purposes of answering general Application inquiries and support questions.

You will provide us with access to your Application and/or other materials related to your use of the Service as we may reasonably request to verify your compliance with these Terms. We may crawl or otherwise monitor online Applications and you will not block or interfere with these efforts.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold us and our Related Entities harmless from any losses, expenses, costs or damages (including our legal fees and other costs of litigation) suffered or incurred by us, our Related Entities, and our shareholders, officers, directors, agents, licensors, suppliers, other partners, employees, and representatives, that is in any manner related to any claim, demand, or action based upon your content or Application, your use of or connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another (together, your "Use") or use of the Service by a third party where you have provided, permitted, or procured such third party access.

No Warranties

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICE ON AN "AS IS" "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE AND OUR RELATED ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. WE AND OUR RELATED ENTITIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES AS TO THE USEFULNESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICE.

WE AND OUR RELATED ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT: (a) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (b) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (c) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS; (d) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED OR (e) ALL ACCESS TO CONTENT OR SERVICES WILL BE AUTHORIZED.

YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM OBTAINING ANY CONTENT FROM THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BEST BUY AND ITS RELATED ENTITIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED ORDERS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, EVEN IF BEST BUY OR ANY OF ITS RELATED ENTITIES HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF, OR REASONABLY COULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, HOWEVER THEY ARISE, WHETHER IN BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES DUE TO: (a) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED, OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO, THROUGH, OR FROM THE SERVICE; (c) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, MALICIOUS OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, OR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS; OR (d) CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU MAY DOWNLOAD, USE, MODIFY, OR DISTRIBUTE.

TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PORTIONS OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY. BEST BUY AND ITS RELATED ENTITIES DO NOT SEEK TO EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT ITS LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM ITS NEGLIGENCE.

Independent Developments

We may independently create applications, content and other products or services that may be similar to or competitive with your Application and its content, and nothing in this Agreement will restrict or prevent us from creating and fully exploiting such applications, content and other items, without any obligation to you. If you elect to provide us with any feedback, you assign all right, title and interest in and to such feedback to us, and we may use, implement and exploit any such feedback in any manner without restriction, and without any obligation of confidentiality, attribution or compensation or other duty to account.

General Terms

Any breach of the Terms by you may result in irreparable harm to us for which damages would be an inadequate remedy and, therefore, we will be entitled to equitable relief, including injunctive relief, if such a breach occurs. You waive any requirement for the posting of a bond or other security if we seek such an injunction.

The Terms, together with the Governing Agreements, constitute the entire agreement between you and Best Buy relating to the Service, and supersede any prior versions of the Terms. No modification to the Terms will be binding, unless in writing and signed by an authorized Best Buy representative. You may not assign, sublicense, delegate or otherwise transfer the Terms or any right granted hereunder.


Branding Guidelines

By using a Best Buy API, you agree to abide by the Best Buy API Terms of Service and the conditions set forth in this document.

Best Buy Developer Branding Guidelines:

All Applications (as defined in the API Terms of Service) must feature a Best Buy logo on any page, screen, widget, or application where a Best Buy API has a presence and the logo must be located where the implementation appears in the user interface. The Best Buy logo must link back to Best Buy Developer website so that it’s clear you’re using Best Buy API data. However, certain restrictions apply to the use of our brand. The following guidelines apply.

DescriptionButton ImageEmbed Code
BBY Logologo
<a href="https://developer.bestbuy.com"><img src="https://developer.bestbuy.com/images/bestbuy-logo.png" alt="Best Buy Developer"></a>

Commerce API Partners

Commerce API partners do not need to use the "Best Buy" logo above, but the following logo must be used on all product detail pages where Best Buy is the fulfillment partner. The logo must be clearly placed next to the product and visible in an area in close proximity to the "Add to Cart" (or similar) function.

DescriptionButton ImageEmbed Code
No Border Jpeglogo
<a href="https://developer.bestbuy.com"><img src="https://developer.bestbuy.com/images/fulfilled-through-bestbuy.png" alt="Best Buy Developer"></a>

Considerations for Using Best Buy Logos

Do:

  • Only use the logos we have provided
  • Make the logo link back to Best Buy Developer website
  • Make it clear that it is your Application

Do Not:

  • Recreate the Best Buy logo or alter the configuration, text or proportions
  • Make the Best Buy logo larger than your own site’s branding or name.
  • Make it the most prominent element of your page
  • Use the logo to imply Best Buy is responsible for, or endorsing, your content, design or language
  • Make the Best Buy so small that it cannot be identified.
Layout Examples

Do:

  • Place the Best Buy logo at the bottom of your Application
  • Create your own name, branding, look and feel

Do Not:

  • Design your Application to look like Best Buy
  • Use Best Buy’s blue and yellow as the primary colors in your design
  • Use Best Buy, or The Tag Design as the leading or primary brand

Naming

Best Buy should not come first in an Application name. The Best Buy name can be used in the naming of an Application as "x for Best Buy Developer" or "x with Best Buy Developer", "x’s Best Buy Developer API", etc. This makes it clear that the Application or website is not from Best Buy.

Best Buy should not be used descriptively as part of your site name. The Best Buy name can be used to identify the store, website, or service. However, you should not use our brand to describe your site. You can say that your site uses Best Buy data. However, you should not say that you have opened the Best Buy website to find the "best buy" in consumer electronics.

Please contact us if you have questions about a particular name.

Additional Terms

  • You may use the logo only in your application in connection with use of the Service.
  • You may not display the logo in a manner that is misleading, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, obscene or otherwise objectionable to Best Buy. You may not use the logo on a site that violates any law or regulation.
  • We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or modify your permission to display the logo at any time and take action against any use that does not conform to these terms and conditions. This includes any infringing use of Best Buy intellectual property, other right, or violation of applicable law.

Best Buy API Operational Policy

Best Buy API Usage

The following describes actions that Best Buy prohibits when any party uses the Best Buy API Services. The following list gives examples of prohibited actions. You may not:

  • Pretend to be Best Buy, any of its Related Entities, or someone else, or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation;
  • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Best Buy API Services;
  • Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects others’ ability to use the the Best Buy API Services; engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary relationship, any applicable local, state, national, or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
  • Upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available messages that promote pyramid schemes, chain letters, or disruptive commercial messages;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the Content, or Service, servers or networks connected with Best Buy APIs, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations connected thereto;
  • Provide, procure or permit third party access to the the Best Buy API Services unless expressly authorized by Best Buy

Rate Limit

Best Buy limits the number of calls that can be made using each assigned API Key during a given time period.

If a request is made after the limit is reached, it results in an error response with a 403 status code. Refer to Errors and Mock Data for descriptions of the various error codes returned. The user is notified via email indicating the number of calls exceeded. The API Key quota usage per day can be viewed on your Mashery API Keys page.

Calls Per DayCalls Per Second
Products, Reviews, Stores, Categories, Recommendations, Buying Options50,0005

HINT: We also support the in operator that lets you search for a list of values based on an attribute. This functionality will help you avoid Calls Per Second errors. You can use this functionality with almost any attribute; it is mostly commonly used with SKU. The below example searches for three products based on a list of three SKUs in single request (query returns products that have a SKU value of 43900, 2088495, or 7150065):

http://api.remix.bestbuy.com/v1/products(sku in(43900,2088495,7150065))?apiKey=YourAPIKey

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