Is Generating a Merchant's Sitemap a Violation of Terms of Service?

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Part of the app that I'm developing is displaying information on certain pages.  To do this, I need to know all of the URLs associated with the merchant store.

 

I know that one can easily generate a sitemap of URLs from a store using an API.  However, since web crawling is a legal gray area, would this violate the Partner Programs' term of services?

 

The alternative would be using Shopify's API and just store the URLs using several pieces of information.

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Hey @josephwoolf,

 

We generally don't give advice on whether something is in violation of the terms of service, without having full visibility into your app it's hard to say for sure. But if you need a sitemap, Shopify automatically generates this for all stores. The sitemap can be viewed at https://{{shop_domain}}/sitemap.xml.

JB | Developer Support @ Shopify
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