RATELIMITED Terms of Service


Welcome to RATELIMITED

These Terms & Conditions are a legally-binding agreement with RATELIMITED, and by registering to use, or using our service, you agree to abide by them.

Violation of these Terms & Conditions may result in account termination.

WE WITHOLD THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS POLICY AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

Effective as of: 2020-04-20 T00:00UTC


1. Definitions

In this document, the terms “We”, “Us”, “Our”, “Service”, “Our Services”, “RATELIMITED” refer to RATELIMITED, and https://ratelimited.me, along with the services provided by RATELIMITED.

In this document, the terms “Content”, “Items” are used interchangeably for User Generated Content (UGC), which may differ on a service by service basis (Hosting vs Paste, for example).

In this document, the terms “You”, “User” refers to the person that has signed up for Our services.

2. General Terms

  • Our Services are hosted in the United States, as such, all Content uploaded and hosted on Our Services must be compliant with US law.
  • In order to access Our Services, the User must be at least 13 years of age (in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act [COPPA]).
  • Each User is entitled to one account. Any User found to possess additional accounts may face termination.

3. Ownership & License

By submitting Content to RATELIMITED, you grant Us an unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide right and license to host, use, copy, reproduce, disclose, sell, resell, publish, broadcast, retitle, archive, store, cache, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, transmit, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Content (including, without limitation, your image and voice) for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. The use and distribution may occur in any media formats and through any media channels. Such use and distribution license will apply to any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, and includes our use of your name, company name, and franchise name, as applicable, and any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos, personal and commercial images you provide.

Put simply (as we know that many of you are not lawyers), by submitting Content to Our Services, you give us the right to use the Content however we decide. This right is irrevocable.

4. Liability

The User agrees to indemnify, defend, and protect Us from and against all lawsuits and costs of every kind pertaining to the software including reasonable legal fees due to the User's infringement of the intellectual rights of any third party.

We are not to be held liable for any Content submitted to Our Services.

If you hold the copyright to Content hosted on Our Services, and would like the Content to be removed, please refer to the proper contact in Section 9.

5. Prohibited Items

In order for us to provide our Services to you in a feasible manner, we have a list of prohibited Items:
  • Any Content that violates the laws of the United States.
  • Content that can be classified as pedophillic, necrophillic, or zoophilic.
  • Malware
  • Content that could be interpreted as harassment toward an individual. (E.g, leaking information about an individual without prior consent)
  • Content that could be interpreted as harassment toward a group, or community. (Including, but not limited to Religious groups, Ethnic groups, Fandoms)

6. Your Account

  • You are responsible for your login credentials and for any activity resulting from the use of your login credentials or other activity on your account (“Account”) on the Service.
  • You represent and warrant that the information you provide to us upon registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current, and complete.
  • We reserve the right to reject any account or to terminate your account or prevent use of an account in our sole discretion, and without any liability to you.
  • You will ensure that your e-mail address is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login credentials and are fully responsible for all activities that occur through the use of your credentials or otherwise on your Account.
  • You agree to notify us immediately if you believe the confidentiality of your login credentials has been compromised or if you suspect unauthorized use of your Account.
  • You agree that we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized use of your credentials.

7. Communications

You agree to receive communications from us electronically, such as email, text, or mobile push notices, or notices and messages on the Service. For any direct marketing messages, we will ensure that we obtain your consent first, and also make it easy for you to opt out — we don’t want to send you messages you don’t want.

By using the Service or providing information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service, and that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that RATELIMITED provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

8. Uptime & Warranty

OUR SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT ANY KIND OF WARRANTY.

We do not guarantee any uptime of our Services.

We take full system backups twice a week, and those backups are stored both on- and off-site.

We do not guarantee that Content hosted on the Services will be retained forever, and we reserve the right to remove any Content we decide upon.

We do not guarantee that any Internet Domain (“Domain”) will be retained on our Service.

9. Abuse Contact(s)

The general abuse contact for our Services is abuse [at] ratelimited [dot] me, which can be contacted regarding any violation of our Terms & Conditions.

If your request is urgent, please put the following in the subject line, and CC gtsatsis [at] ratelimited [dot] me; “[URGENT]”.

10. Applicable Law

These Terms of Service and the interpretation of their terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Greece and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Athens, Greece.

11. Miscellaneous Terms

  • Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and RATELIMITED with respect to your use of the Service and any other subject matter hereof and cannot be changed or modified by you except as expressly posted on the Service by the Company. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or third party services, third party content or third party software.
  • Waiver. The failure of RATELIMITED to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision, and no waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
  • Severability. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
  • Course of Conduct/Trade Practice. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice will act to modify these Terms.
  • Documentation of Compliance. Upon the Company's request, you will furnish the Company with any documentation, substantiation or releases necessary to verify your compliance with these Terms.
  • Defenses Based on Electronic Form of These Terms. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms.
  • Survival. You agree that the provisions of these Terms that by their nature should survive termination will survive any termination of these Terms.
  • Contact. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact support [at] ratelimited [dot] me.