Apologies if I missed a link somewhere but I can’t seem to find the T&C for the XML API. Besides I have a few specific questions so it might be easier to get them answered this way.
- Since your tiering works on a per month basis, I assume that the bill is only issued monthly - what constitutes a month, is that a calendar month (Jan/Feb/Mar…) or is it a month from the point I join the service (e.g. 17/04 - 16/05, next 17/05-16/06 etc.) ?
- Somewhere on the forum you mentioned that you don’t bill until you accrue $5. If every month I only made just a handful of queries, for a total of ~$2, would that charge me $6 in the third month (as in: it would accumulate all the calls), or does it “reset” every month? If the former (accumulation), say you charged $6 in third month and my usage remained on the same level. Would you then issue a bill for $2 in the fourth month, or wait again until the sixth month to issue another $6 bill? I’m asking because initially I expect very little activity on the account - I’m just playing around with a few ideas.
- For the “maxResults” feature. I understand that if I request more than 15 items in the call, then it doesn’t count as a single call, but multiple calls (i.e. if 43 results are returned, then that would require 3 calls of 15 items, so the charge will be for 3 calls not 1). Do I understand correctly though that it works also if less results are returned - e.g. I request max 150 but only 7 are returned, then charge will be for 1 call not 10 ?
Thanks a lot for clarifying these.