Our Commitment to Ethics: 
At Rayobyte, we are committed to the highest standards of ethical use of residential proxies. We believe that web data aggregation, when done responsibly, can offer immense value to businesses without compromising the integrity of the data sources.

Our Approved Use Cases for Web Scraping:
In line with the guidelines set out in the Ethical Web Data Collection Initiative (EWDCI), Rayobyte supports the following use cases for web scraping:

  • Search engine functionality

  • Gauging customer sentiment

  • E-commerce competitor analysis

  • Hotel and flight price comparison

  • Market research

  • Academic research

  • Real estate listings

  • Weather data monitoring

  • Search engine optimization (SEO)

  • Website change detection

  • Online reputation management

  • Data visualization

  • And more!

However, it's crucial to note that while we endorse these use cases, we strictly mandate that the data accessed must be publicly available. Creating fraudulent accounts to access non-public data or web pages that require authentication, or accessing non-public APIs, goes against our guidelines and is grounds for service suspension. We also do not support click-based fraud.

For more insight into our thoughts on these matters, please refer to this EWDCI fact sheet: https://ethicalwebdata.com/web-scraping-fact-sheet/

How Do We Ensure Ethical Use?

  • Ethical Acquisition: Our acquisition methods for residential IPs include direct payment to customers via Cash Raven and collaborating with partners who resonate with our ethical stance.

  • Strict Vetting: Our users are subjected to a rigorous "Know Your Customer" process where they need to illustrate their business case and its alignment with our ethical standards.

  • Usage Monitoring: With a robust monitoring system in place, we can immediately detect and shut down any activity that deviates from our ethical guidelines.

  • Total Privacy Compliance: We're committed to user privacy, refraining from collecting personal data from proxy users and adhering rigorously to data protection statutes.

Domain Blacklisting Policy: 
To ensure ethical usage, we've blacklisted certain domains, including but not limited to:

  • Financial domains (banks, credit card sites, etc.)

  • Login URLs or authentication servers

  • API URLs that aren't accessed within official guidelines

  • Direct access to the IP address of a domain/server

  • Lower-resourced websites that reach out to us to be included in our blacklist

Such domains are actively monitored and blacklisted, and our users are promptly informed if they may be negatively impacted.

Refunds & Violations: 
If any user's activity is found to be in violation of our terms of service, especially accessing non-public data unethically, we reserve the right to terminate the services without a refund.

Reach Out to Us: 
For further details, queries, or concerns about our policies, feel free to get in touch with our support team at support@rayobyte.com

Rayobyte strives to strike a balance between enabling valuable web data aggregation and upholding ethical standards. We're grateful to our users for joining us on this journey and adhering to these guidelines.