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---
title: Terms of Service
---

These are the terms of service for sr.ht; please read them before using sr.ht.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Drew DeVault <sir@cmpwn.com> via
email.

## tl;dr

- You need to be old enough to have an account and you are responsible for
  your account. We can cut you off at any time.
- Use our services in good faith and don't get us in trouble.
- You grant us enough rights to your content to provide our services.
- We can terminate service at any time.
- Some services may require payment.
- We'll email you before these terms change.

For full details, read on.

## Definitions

The "services" are any software, application, product, or service provided by
sr.ht. Collectively they are also referred to as the "network".

"sr.ht", "we", and "us" refers to sr.ht and its authorized agents.

The "user", "you", and "your" refers to any individual or organization which
accesses our services.

"Content" refers to any content displayed by our services, including but not
limited to text, source code, images, data, and so on. "User generated content"
refers to content created or uploaded by our users. "Your content" refers to
content you created or own.

## Account Terms

Accounts are only available to users who are 13 years of age or older, or the
minimum age for accessing internet services in their country, whichever is
older. You must also be a human, accounts registered through automated means
are not permitted. Accounts utilized by an automated process are permitted, so
long as the initial account registration was manually performed by a human.

You are responsible for your account, any activity performed with it, and the
security of your account credentials.

Your account may be disabled without notice at any time, temporarily or
permanently, for any reason.

We require an email address to register an account. This email address must be
kept up-to-date and we must be able to reach you for official communication at
this address. If we are unable to reach you, your account may be terminated.

## Permissible use

You must obey all local and US laws in the course of using the service. You will
not utilize the service to transmit or store content which is unlawful. The
following additional types of content are explicitly prohibited:

- explicit sexual content
- malware in executable form; or in source form without obvious disclaimers
  describing the legal and practical risks of use
- any content which utilizes our platform for malware delivery or activation
- content which infringes on any copyright, patent, or trademark you do not own

You must not deliberately use the services for the purpose of:

- impacting service availability for other users
- obtaining or disclosing private information of other users
- impersonating any person other than yourself or organizations you are
  authorized to represent
- spamming, unsolicited advertising, or solicitation

You may use automated tools to obtain public information from the services for
the purposes of archival or open-access research. You may not use this data for
recruiting, solicitation, or profit.

## Content rights

You are solely responsible for any content you provide to the service. Upon
upload, you grant sr.ht a non-exclusive and indefinite license to use and
display your content in ways required for the appropriate operation of our
services. If you make your content public through privacy tools on our services,
you grant other users of the network the right to view and use your content
through the tools provided by our services.

You may grant additional rights on your content, for example by providing a
LICENSE or COPYING file in git repositories hosted on git.sr.ht.

You may request an archive of all of your content on the service by writing an
email to Drew DeVault <sir@cmpwn.com> and allowing up to 2 weeks for an archive
to be prepared.

## Service availability

We may disable or terminate all or part of our services, permanently or
temporarily, at any time with or without notice.

This software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors "as is" and
any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are
disclaimed. In no event shall the copyright holder or contributors be liable for
any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages
(including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services;
loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on
any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort
(including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this
software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

## Payments

Some services require payment for service, or for different degrees of service.
When you request paid services, you are billed immediately for the displayed
term. These services will be remitted to you at the displayed price, which will
not change during the payment term. If you authorize us to automatically renew
your service at the end of the term, you will be notified at least 1 week in
advance of renewal when the price has changed during the previous payment term.

No refunds are given for partial service or when you request your services are
downgraded. In the event that your services are downgraded, you are billed the
reduced price at the start of the next billing term.

## Changes to these terms

We may make changes to these terms with no less than 2 weeks notice. Notice of
changes to these terms will be sent to the email on file for your account.