Storage of historical API data

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It's somewhat unclear from the wunderground Terms of Service and the forum posts: is storing the results of API calls in a database (or spreadsheet, cache, etc.) permitted under the Terms of Service?

We would really like to utilize the API for an application, but in all of our use cases would quickly run into the query limits if we aren't storing the data.

The Terms of Service states that the developer should:
 use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent any portion of the API Data from being collected or extracted from your computer systems and from your products, services, applications, websites or other uses of the API Data by means of “robots,” “spiders,” “web crawlers” or other automated processes, devices, programs, algorithms or methodology
However, it seems like this statement might be intended only for the unauthorized usage of the API data(and not the regular storage of data by the authorized developer).

Any help clearing this up would be great!

Thanks :)
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landonreed

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Posted 3 years ago

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Tim Roche, Official Rep

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That section requires you to protect the data that you store, so it is not made available to be saved by third parties.
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landonreed

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Awesome, thanks Tim.  Protect it we will!