CSG Show #22 – Web Scraping and Terms of Service

Because Dan of Dan_n_Stef, YOU ASKED FOR IT!!

Art and Karen run afoul of Groundspeak Terms of Service

Letter from Groundspeak
Dear Team_CSG,
It has come to our attention that you are using an automated data retrieval program that is causing an excessive burden on
geocaching.com.  As this goes against the Terms of Use for the website which you agreed to when you signed up for your account, we are hereby requesting that you immediately refrain from using such programs.  You may review the Terms of Use you agreed to here:


If we continue to receive automated excessive traffic from your account in the future, you account privileges may be revoked or modified.

If you’re unsure of what may be causing this issue, please let me know what programs you are using with the geocaching.com website and we may be able to help you trouble shoot this issue.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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