What are the terms and conditions for using IMDB ratings on my own website? Is there any way to contact someone directly who can help me with this? And maybe share a link for a public API documentation.
That information is in the FAQ sheet on the main site:
Can I use IMDb data in my software?
Limited non-commercial use of IMDb data is allowed, provided the following
conditions are met:
- You agree to all the terms of our copyright/conditions of use
Please also note that IMDb reserves the right to withdraw permission to
use the data at any time at our discretion.
- The data must be taken only from the plain text data made available from
our FTP sites (see alternative interfaces for more details and for links to our FTP servers). You may not use data mining, robots,
screen scraping, or similar online data gathering and extraction tools on
our website. If the information/data you want is not present in the data
files available from our FTP sites, it means it's not available for
- The data can only be used for personal and non-commercial use and must
not be altered/republished/resold/repurposed to create any kind of
online/offline database of movie information (except for individual
personal use). Please refer to the copyright/license information enclosed
in each file for further instructions and limitations on allowed usage.
- You must acknowledge the source of the data by including the following
Information courtesy of
Used with permission.
Thanks for your answer. I'm working at the online cinema ( legal content only ). This IS a commercial project. So, can i still use those data ( rating value ) on my web cinema? Its not really clear for me. If i cant use it, is there a way to contact someone from IMDB to discuss possibility and term of usage of such information?
Thanks in advance
Thanks in advance