Google Cloud Platform
Translate API

Terms of Service

Google Translate API

Last modified: April 1, 2013

By using this API, you consent to be bound by these terms in addition to the Google APIs Terms of Service ("API ToS") at

1. Prohibitions

You will not knowingly use the API to create, train, or improve (directly or indirectly) a substantially similar product or service, including any other machine translation engine.

2. Submission of Content

Google does not claim any ownership in the content that you submit or in the translations of that content returned by the API.

3. Advertising

Google will not include advertising in the content returned through the APIs.

4. HTML Markup Requirements

You will abide by the HTML Markup Requirements found at

5. Fees

The Google Translate API is provided to you without any free usage quota at all. You will be charged for each successful request you make through the Translate API. The usage charges for the Translate APIs ("Usage Charges") can be found at The fees for Google technical support services (if applicable) are set forth in Section 7 below.

A bill will be issued to your online account for all Usage Charges accrued in a calendar month. You will be responsible for Usage Charges in your online account, and will pay all Usage Charges in U.S. Dollars or in such other currency as agreed to in writing by the parties. Unless agreed to by the parties in writing, you will pay all Usage Charges in accordance with the following payment terms Late payments may bear interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (or the highest rate permitted by law, if less). Usage Charges are exclusive of taxes. You are responsible for paying all taxes and government charges, and all reasonable expenses and attorneys fees Google incurs collecting late amounts. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you waive all claims relating to charges unless claimed within 60 days after the charge (this does not affect your credit card issuer rights). Usage Charges are solely based on Google's measurements of your use of the Translate API, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. To the fullest extent permitted by law, refunds (if any) are at the discretion of Google and only in the form of credit for the Translate API. Nothing in these terms obligates Google to extend credit to any party. You acknowledge and agree that any credit card and related billing and payment information that you provide to Google may be shared by Google with companies who work on Google's behalf, such as payment processors or credit agencies, solely for the purposes of checking credit, effecting payment to Google and servicing your account. Google may also provide information in response to valid legal process, such as subpoenas, search warrants and court orders, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims. Google will not be liable for any use or disclosure of such information by such third parties. Google reserves the right to discontinue the provision of the Translate API to you for any late payments.

Google may change its fees and payment policies/charges for the Translate APIs with 90 days prior notice. Any outstanding balance becomes immediately due and payable upon termination of these terms for any reason.

You may not access the Translate API in a manner intended to avoid incurring fees.

6. Contracting Entity

Under these terms and the API ToS, "Google" means either: (i) Google Ireland Limited, with offices at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, if your billing address is in any country within Europe, the Middle East, or Africa ("EMEA"), (ii) Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., with offices at 8 Marina View Asia Square 1 #30-01 Singapore 018960, if your billing address is in any country within the Asia Pacific region ("APAC"), or (iii) Google Inc., with offices at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, United States, if your billing address is in any country in the world other than those in EMEA and APAC.

7. Technical Support Service

7.1 By You. You are responsible for technical support of your API Client.

7.2 By Google. Subject to payment of applicable TSS fees, Google will provide TSS to you while these terms are in effect in accordance with the TSS Guidelines. "TSS" means the technical support service provided by Google to the administrators pursuant to the TSS Guidelines. "TSS Guidelines" means Google's technical support services guidelines then in effect for the Google Translate API. TSS Guidelines are at the following URL: (under Google Cloud Platform Services). The fees, if applicable, for the TSS, may include a minimum recurring fee depending on the TSS level selected, and can be found at If you downgrade your TSS level during any calendar month, Google may continue to provide TSS at the same level and TSS fees before the downgrade for the remainder of that month. TSS fees are subject to the same terms as Usage Charges set forth under Section 5 above.