Terms Of Service

Last Updated: June 18, 2019

Thank you for using DoltHub. Please read this Terms of Service agreement carefully before accessing or using DoltHub.

A. Definitions

  1. The "Agreement" refers, collectively, to all the terms, conditions, notices contained or referenced in this document (the "Terms of Service" or the "Terms") and all other operating rules, policies (including the DoltHub Privacy Policy), and procedures that we may publish from time to time on the Website.
  2. The "Service" refers to the applications, software, products, and services provided by DoltHub.
  3. The "Website" refers to DoltHub's website located at dolthub.com, and all content, services, and products provided by DoltHub at or through the Website. It also refers to DoltHub-owned subdomains of dolthub.com.
  4. "The User," "You," and "Your" refer to the individual person, company, or organization that has visited or is using the Website or Service; that accesses or uses any part of the Account; or that directs the use of the Account in the performance of its functions. A User must be at least 13 years of age. Special terms may apply for business or government Accounts (See Section B(5): Additional Terms).
  5. "DoltHub," "We," and "Us" refer to Liquidata, Inc., as well as our affiliates, directors, subsidiaries, contractors, licensors, officers, agents, and employees.
  6. "Content" refers to content featured or displayed through the Website, including without limitation text, data, articles, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, designs, features, and other materials that are available on the Website or otherwise available through the Service. "Content" also includes Services. "User-Generated Content" is Content, written or otherwise, created or uploaded by our Users. "Your Content" is Content that you create or own.
  7. An "Account" represents your legal relationship with DoltHub. A "User Account" represents an individual User's authorization to log in to and use the Service and serves as a User's identity on DoltHub. "Organizations" are shared workspaces that may be associated with a single entity or with one or more Users where multiple Users can collaborate across many projects at once. A User Account can be a member of any number of Organizations.

B. Account Terms

  1. Account Controls

    • Users. Subject to these Terms, you retain ultimate administrative control over your User Account and the Content within it.
    • Organizations. The "owner" of an Organization that was created under these Terms has ultimate administrative control over that Organization and the Content within it. Within the Service, an owner can manage User access to the Organization's data and projects. An Organization may have multiple owners, but there must be at least one User Account designated as an owner of an Organization. If you are the owner of an Organization under these Terms, we consider you responsible for the actions that are performed on or through that Organization.
  2. Required Information

    You must provide a valid email address in order to complete the signup process. Any other information requested, such as your real name, is optional, unless you are accepting these terms on behalf of a legal entity (in which case we need more information about the legal entity) or if you opt for a paid Account, in which case additional information will be necessary for billing purposes.

  3. Account Requirements

    We have a few simple rules for User Accounts on DoltHub's Service.

    • You must be a human to create an Account. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted. We do permit machine accounts.
    • A machine account is an Account set up by an individual human who accepts the Terms on behalf of the Account, provides a valid email address, and is responsible for its actions. A machine account is used exclusively for performing automated tasks. Multiple users may direct the actions of a machine account, but the owner of the Account is ultimately responsible for the machine's actions. You may maintain no more than one free machine account in addition to your free User Account.
    • One person or legal entity may maintain no more than one free Account (if you choose to control a machine account as well, that's fine, but it can only be used for running a machine).
    • You must be age 13 or older. DoltHub does not target our Service to children under 13, and we do not permit any Users under 13 on our Service. If we learn of any User under the age of 13, we will terminate that User's Account immediately. If you are a resident of a country outside the United States, your country's minimum age may be older; in such a case, you are responsible for complying with your country's laws.
    • Your login may only be used by one person — i.e., a single login may not be shared by multiple people. A paid Organization may only provide access to as many User Accounts as your subscription allows.
  4. User Account Security

    You are responsible for keeping your Account secure while you use our Service. The content of your Account and its security are up to you.

    • You are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your Account (even when content is posted by others who have Accounts under your Account).
    • You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account and authentication credentials. DoltHub cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
    • You will promptly notify DoltHub if you become aware of any unauthorized use of, or access to, our Service through your Account, including any unauthorized use of your authentication credentials or Account.
  5. Additional Terms

    In some situations, third parties' terms may apply to your use of DoltHub. For example, you may be a member of an organization on DoltHub with its own terms or license agreements or you may download an application that integrates with DoltHub. Please be aware that while these Terms are our full agreement with you, other parties' terms govern their relationships with you.

C. Acceptable Use

  1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

    Your use of the Website and Service must not violate any applicable laws, including copyright or trademark laws, export control laws, or other laws in your jurisdiction. You are responsible for making sure that your use of the Service is in compliance with laws and any applicable regulations.

  2. Content Restrictions

    You agree that you will not under any circumstances upload, post, host, or transmit any content that:

    • is unlawful or promotes unlawful activities;
    • is or contains sexually obscene content;
    • is libelous, defamatory, or fraudulent;
    • is discriminatory or abusive toward any individual or group;
    • contains or installs any active malware or exploits, or uses our platform for exploit delivery (such as part of a command and control system); or
    • infringes on any proprietary right of any party, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other rights.
  3. Conduct Restrictions

    While using DoltHub, you agree that you will not under any circumstances:

    • harass, abuse, threaten, or incite violence towards any individual or group, including DoltHub employees, officers, and agents, or other DoltHub Users;
    • use our servers for any form of excessive automated bulk activity (for example, spamming), or relay any other form of unsolicited advertising or solicitation through our servers, such as get-rich-quick schemes;
    • attempt to disrupt or tamper with DoltHub's servers in ways that could harm our Website or Service, to place undue burden on DoltHub's servers through automated means, or to access DoltHub's Service in ways that exceed your authorization;
    • impersonate any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives, including through false association with DoltHub, or by fraudulently misrepresenting your identity or site's purpose; or
    • violate the privacy of any third party, such as by posting another person's personal information without consent.
  4. Services Usage Limits

    You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without DoltHub's express written permission.

  5. Scraping

    Scraping refers to extracting data from our Website via an automated process, such as a bot or webcrawler. You may scrape the website for the following reasons:

    • Researchers may scrape public, non-personal information from DoltHub for research purposes, only if any publications resulting from that research are open access.
    • Archivists may scrape DoltHub for public data for archival purposes.

    You may not scrape DoltHub for spamming purposes, including for the purposes of selling DoltHub users' personal information, such as to recruiters, headhunters, and job boards.

    All use of DoltHub data gathered through scraping must comply with the DoltHub Privacy Statement.

  6. Privacy

    Misuse of DoltHub Users' Personal Information is prohibited.

    Any person, entity, or service collecting data from DoltHub must comply with the DoltHub Privacy Policy, particularly in regards to the collection of our Users' Personal Information (as defined in the DoltHub Privacy Policy). If you collect any DoltHub User's Personal Information from DoltHub, you agree that you will only use the Personal Information you gather for the purpose for which our User has authorized it. You agree that you will reasonably secure any Personal Information you have gathered from DoltHub, and you will respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from DoltHub or DoltHub Users.

  7. Excessive Bandwidth Use

    If we determine your bandwidth usage to be significantly excessive in relation to other DoltHub customers, we reserve the right to suspend your Account or throttle your file hosting until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.

  8. User Protection

    You agree not to engage in activity that significantly harms our Users. We will resolve disputes in favor of protecting our Users as a whole.

D. User-Generated Content

  1. Responsibility for User-Generated Content

    You may create or upload User-Generated Content while using the Service. You are solely responsible for the content of, and for any harm resulting from, any User-Generated Content that you post, upload, link to or otherwise make available via the Service, regardless of the form of that Content. We are not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User-Generated Content.

  2. DoltHub May Remove Content

    We do not pre-screen User-Generated Content, but we have the right (though not the obligation) to refuse or remove any User-Generated Content that, in our sole discretion, violates any DoltHub terms or policies.

  3. Ownership of Content, Right to Post, and License Grants

    You retain ownership of and responsibility for your content. You agree you will only submit Content that you have the right to post and that you will fully comply with any third party licenses relating to Content you post.

    Because you retain ownership of and responsibility for Your Content, we need you to grant us — and other DoltHub Users — certain legal permissions, listed in Sections D.4 — D.5. These license grants apply to Your Content. If you upload Content that already comes with a license granting DoltHub the permissions we need to run our Service, no additional license is required. You understand that you will not receive any payment for any of the rights granted in Sections D.4 — D.5. The licenses you grant to us will end when you remove Your Content from our servers, unless other Users have forked it.

  4. License Grant to Us

    We need the legal right to do things like host Your Content, publish it, and share it. You grant us a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, share, and publish your content. You grant us and our legal successors the right to store, parse, and display your content, and make incidental copies as necessary to render the Website and provide the Service. This includes the right to do things like copy it to our database and make backups; show it to you and other users; parse it into a search index or otherwise analyze it on our servers; share it with other users; and perform it, in case Your Content is something like music or video.

    This license does not grant DoltHub the right to sell Your Content or otherwise distribute or use it outside of our provision of the Service.

  5. License Grant to Other Users

    Any User-Generated Content you post publicly, including issues, comments, and contributions to other Users' repositories, may be viewed by others. By setting your repositories to be viewed publicly, you agree to allow others to view and "fork" your repositories (this means that others may make their own copies of Content from your repositories in repositories they control).

    If you set your pages and repositories to be viewed publicly, you grant each User of DoltHub a nonexclusive, worldwide license to use, display, and perform Your Content through the DoltHub Service and to reproduce Your Content solely on DoltHub as permitted through DoltHub's functionality (for example, through forking). You may grant further rights if you adopt a license. If you are uploading Content you did not create or own, you are responsible for ensuring that the Content you upload is licensed under terms that grant these permissions to other DoltHub Users.

E. Private Repositories

  1. Control of Private Repositories.

    Some Accounts, such as paid Accounts, may have private repositories, which allow the User to control access to Content.

  2. Confidentiality of Private Repositories.

    DoltHub considers the contents of private repositories to be confidential to you. DoltHub will protect the contents of private repositories from unauthorized use, access, or disclosure in the same manner that we would use to protect our own confidential information of a similar nature and in no event with less than a reasonable degree of care.

  3. Access

    DoltHub employees may only access the content of your private repositories in the following situations:

    • With your consent and knowledge, for support reasons. If DoltHub accesses a private repository for support reasons, we will only do so with the owner's consent and knowledge.
    • When access is required for security reasons, including when access is required to maintain ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of DoltHub's systems and Service.

    You may choose to enable additional access to your private repositories. For example:

    • You may enable various DoltHub services or features that require additional rights to Your Content in private repositories. These rights may vary depending on the service or feature, but DoltHub will continue to treat your private repository Content as confidential. If those services or features require rights in addition to those we need to provide the DoltHub Service, we will provide an explanation of those rights.
  4. Exclusions

    If we have reason to believe the contents of a private repository are in violation of the law or of these Terms, we have the right to access, review, and remove them. Additionally, we may be compelled by law to disclose the contents of your private repositories.

F. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

If you believe that content on our website violates your copyright, please contact us in accordance with our Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy. If you are a copyright owner and you believe that content on DoltHub violates your rights, please contact by emailing copyright@liquidata.co. There may be legal consequences for sending a false or frivolous takedown notice. Before sending a takedown request, you must consider legal uses such as fair use and licensed uses.

We will terminate the Accounts of repeat infringers of this policy.

G. Intellectual Property Notice

  1. DoltHub's Rights to Content

    DoltHub and our licensors, vendors, agents, and/or our content providers retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Website and Service. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under this Agreement or by law. The look and feel of the Website and Service is copyright © Liquidata, Inc. All rights reserved. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML/CSS, Javascript, or visual design elements or concepts without express written permission from DoltHub.

  2. Liquidata and DoltHub Trademarks and Logos

    If you'd like to use Liquidata of DoltHub's trademarks, you must follow all of our trademark guidelines.

H. Payment

  1. Pricing

    Our pricing and payment terms are available at dolthub.com/pricing. If you agree to a subscription price, that will remain your price for the duration of the payment term; however, prices are subject to change at the end of a payment term.

  2. Upgrades, Downgrades, and Changes

    • We will immediately bill you when you upgrade from the free plan to any paying plan.
    • If you change from a monthly billing plan to a yearly billing plan, DoltHub will bill you for a full year at the next monthly billing date.
    • If you upgrade to a higher level of service, we will bill you for the upgraded plan immediately.
    • You may change your level of service at any time by choosing a plan option or going into your Billing settings. If you choose to downgrade your Account, you may lose access to Content, features, or capacity of your Account. Please see our section on Cancellation for information on getting a copy of that Content.
  3. Billing Schedule; No Refunds

    • For monthly or yearly payment plans, the Service is billed in advance on a monthly or yearly basis respectively and is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open Account; however, the service will remain active for the length of the paid billing period.
    • In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made.
  4. Authorization

    By agreeing to these Terms, you are giving us permission to charge your on-file credit card or other approved methods of payment for fees that you authorize for DoltHub.

  5. Responsibility for Payment

    You are responsible for all fees, including taxes, associated with your use of the Service. By using the Service, you agree to pay DoltHub any charge incurred in connection with your use of the Service. If you dispute the matter, contact DoltHub Support. You are responsible for providing us with a valid means of payment for paid Accounts. Free Accounts are not required to provide payment information.

I. Cancellation and Termination

  1. Account Cancellation

    It is your responsibility to properly cancel your Account with DoltHub. You can cancel your Account at any time emailing accounts@liquidata.co. We will only delete accounts associated with the email address of the sender.

  2. Upon Cancellation

    We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile and the Content of your repositories within 90 days of cancellation or termination (though some information may remain in encrypted backups). This information can not be recovered once your Account is cancelled.

    We will not delete Content that you have contributed to other Users' repositories or that other Users have forked.

    Upon request, we will make a reasonable effort to provide an Account owner with a copy of your lawful, non-infringing Account contents after Account cancellation, termination, or downgrade. You must make this request within 90 days of cancellation, termination, or downgrade.

  3. DoltHub May Terminate

    DoltHub has the right to suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. DoltHub reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

  4. Survival

    All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination will survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

J. Communications with DoltHub

  1. Electronic Communication Required

    For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted or via the Service; and (2) agree that all Terms of Service, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that those communications would satisfy if they were on paper. This section does not affect your non-waivable rights.

  2. Legal Notice to DoltHub Must Be in Writing

    Communications made through email will not constitute legal notice to DoltHub or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives in any situation where notice to DoltHub is required by contract or any law or regulation. Legal notice to DoltHub must be in writing and served on DoltHub's legal agent.

  3. No Phone Support

    DoltHub only offers support via email, in-Service communications, and electronic messages. We do not offer telephone support.

K. Disclaimer of Warranties

DoltHub provides the Website and the Service "as is" and "as available," without warranty of any kind. Without limiting this, we expressly disclaim all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, regarding the Website and the Service including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy and non-infringement.

DoltHub does not warrant that the Service will meet your requirements; that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; that the information provided through the Service is accurate, reliable or correct; that any defects or errors will be corrected; that the Service will be available at any particular time or location; or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, content or other material obtained from the Service.

L. Limitation of Liability

You understand and agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss of profits, use, goodwill, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from

  • the use, disclosure, or display of your User-Generated Content;
  • our use or inability to use the Service;
  • any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service;
  • the Service generally or the software or systems that make the Service available;
  • unauthorized access to or alterations of your transmissions or data;
  • statements or conduct of any third party on the Service;
  • any other user interactions that you input or receive through your use of the Service; or
  • any other matter relating to the Service.

Our liability is limited whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damages, and even if a remedy set forth in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose. We will have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.

M. Release and Indemnification

If you have a dispute with one or more Users, you agree to release DoltHub from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

You agree to indemnify us, defend us, and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the Website and the Service, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement, provided that DoltHub (1) promptly gives you written notice of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding; (2) gives you sole control of the defense and settlement of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding (provided that you may not settle any claim, demand, suit or proceeding unless the settlement unconditionally releases DoltHub of all liability); and (3) provides to you all reasonable assistance, at your expense.

N. Changes to These Terms

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to amend these Terms of Service at any time and will update these Terms of Service in the event of any such amendments. We will notify our Users of material changes to this Agreement, such as price changes, at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect by posting a notice on our Website. For non-material modifications, your continued use of the Website constitutes agreement to our revisions of these Terms of Service.

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of it) with or without notice.

O. Miscellaneous

  1. Governing Law

    Except to the extent applicable law provides otherwise, this Agreement between you and DoltHub and any access to or use of the Website or the Service are governed by the federal laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You and DoltHub agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in the City and County of Los Angeles, California.

  2. Non-Assignability

    DoltHub may assign or delegate these Terms of Service and/or the DoltHub Privacy Statement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent, including the license grant in Section D.4. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms of Service or Privacy Statement without our prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void.

  3. Severability, No Waiver, and Survival

    If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion of the Agreement will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent. The remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Any failure on the part of DoltHub to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of our right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.

  4. Amendments; Complete Agreement

    This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of DoltHub, or by the posting by DoltHub of a revised version in accordance with Section N. Changes to These Terms. These Terms of Service, together with the DoltHub Privacy Statement, represent the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and us. This Agreement supersedes any proposal or prior agreement oral or written, and any other communications between you and DoltHub relating to the subject matter of these terms including any confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements.