Terms & Condition
Come into effect 4th April 2021
Thank you for using CopyPaste.Codes! We're happy you're here. Please read this Terms of Service agreement carefully before accessing or using this Website. Because it is such an important contract between us and our users, we have tried to make it as clear as possible. For your convenience, we have presented each major section of these terms with a short non-binding summary followed by the full legal terms.
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 CopyPaste Privacy Statement) and procedures that we may publish from time to time on the Website.
2. The “Service” or the “Pastbin Service” refers to the applications, software, products, and services provided by CopyPaste, specifically excluding any User-Generated Content.
3. The “Website” refers to CopyPaste’s website located at CopyPaste.Codes, and all content, services, and products provided by CopyPaste at or through the Website. It also refers to CopyPaste-owned subdomains of CopyPaste.Codes
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 your account; or that directs the use of your account in the performance of its functions. A User must be at least 13 years of age.
5. “CopyPaste,” “We,” and “Us” refer to CopyPaste.Codes, 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 the Service. “User-Generated Content” is Content, written or otherwise, created or uploaded by our Users. "Your Content" is Content that you create, upload or own. For avoidance of doubt, “User-Generated Content” and “Your Content” are included in the definition of “Content.”
B. Account Terms
1. Required Information
You must provide a valid email address, password & user name in order to complete the signup process. Any other information requested is optional, unless you are accepting these terms on behalf of a legal entity or other organization (in which case we need more information about the legal entity or organization) or if you opt for a paid account, in which case additional information will be necessary for billing purposes.
2. Account Requirements
We have a few simple rules for accounts on the CopyPaste 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 personal account.
▶ One person or legal entity or organization 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. CopyPaste 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.
3. User Account Security
You are responsible for keeping your account secure.
▶ You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account.
▶ You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. CopyPaste cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
▶ You will promptly notify CopyPaste if you become aware of any unauthorized use of, or access to, our Service through your account, including any unauthorized use of your password or account.
C. Acceptable Use
1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Your use of the Website and the 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.
We reserve the right to reject or remove any Content we deem inappropriate, in our discretion, whether similar of dissimilar to the specific examples of unacceptable Content listed above.
3. Conduct Restrictions
While using the Website or the Service, you agree that you will not under any circumstances:
▶ harass, abuse, threaten, or incite violence towards any individual or group, including CopyPaste employees, officers, and agents, or other CopyPaste Users;
▶ use our servers for any form of excessive or automated bulk activity (for example, spamming), or relay any form of unsolicited advertising or solicitation through our servers, including but not limited to get-rich-quick schemes or other spam-like material;
▶ impersonate any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives, including through false association with CopyPaste, or by fraudulently misrepresenting your identity or site's purpose;
▶ violate the privacy of any third party, such as by posting another person's personal information without consent; or
▶ violate any other provision of these Terms of Service or the Agreement, including redistributing or using Content for any purpose other than your own personal uses or internal business operations, specifically excluding any creation of products or services to make available to others without our express prior written permission. For avoidance of doubt, any permission we may grant will in all cases exclude the ability to publish, redistribute, or otherwise make any Content available to third parties (as distinguished from a cybersecurity, anti-counterfeiting, other similar product or tool you may develop using Content but that does not itself result in redistribution of the Content) unless you have permission to do so directly from the User who posted the Content.
4. Services Usage Limits
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy any portion of the Website or the Service, and not to sell, resell or exploit use of or access to the Website or the Service, without CopyPaste's express prior written permission. Nor will you use any Content (other than Your Content) for any purpose other than your own personal or internal business, specifically excluding any creation of products or services to make available to others without our express prior written permission. For avoidance of doubt, any permission we may grant will in all cases exclude the ability to publish, redistribute, or otherwise make any Content available to third parties (as distinguished from a cybersecurity, anti-counterfeiting, other similar product or tool you may develop using Content but that does not itself result in redistribution of the Content) unless you have written permission to do so directly from the User who posted the Content.
5. Display and Transfers
You acknowledge that all use of the Website and Service is for your own personal or internal business purposes, specifically excluding any sharing, selling, or providing of Content, products or services to others without express written permission from us or the owner of the User Generated Content you wish to use. Without limiting the foregoing, without express written permission from the Owner of the Content, you may not (a) display to third parties and agree not to transfer or sell any Content (other than Your Content) to third parties, or (b) modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, sublicense, transfer, assign, rent, sell or otherwise convey any Content obtained from the Website or Service. For avoidance of doubt, any permission or rights we may grant will in all cases exclude the ability to publish, redistribute, or otherwise make any Content available to third parties (as distinguished from a cybersecurity, anti-counterfeiting, other similar product or tool you may develop using Content but that does not itself result in redistribution of the Content) unless you have written permission to do so directly from the User who posted the Content.
Scraping refers to extracting data from our Website via an automated process, such as a bot or webcrawler. It does not refer to the collection of information through CopyPaste's authorized scraping API. Scraping is strictly prohibited except in the following limited circumstances:
▶ Bona fide academic and other researchers may scrape public, non-personal information from the Website for research purposes, only if any publications resulting from that research are open access.
▶ Archivists may scrape the Website for public data for archival purposes.
▶ With the CopyPaste scraping API and/or Enterprise API Subscription, subject to payment of the applicable fee(s) for obtaining access to those tools or services and compliance with the license terms and limitations applicable to using such tools or services.
Without limiting the foregoing, you may not scrape CopyPaste for spamming purposes, including for the purposes of selling CopyPaste users' personal information, such as to recruiters, headhunters, and job boards.
All use of CopyPaste data gathered through scraping must comply with these Terms, the CopyPaste Privacy Statement, and the terms of your Enterprise API License, if any.
Misuse of User Personal Information (as defined in the CopyPaste Privacy Statement) is prohibited. Any person, entity, or service collecting data from CopyPaste must comply with the CopyPaste Privacy Statement, particularly in regard to the collection of our User Personal Information. If you collect any User Personal Information from the Website or the Service, you agree that you will only use such User Personal Information you gather for the purpose for which our User has authorized it. You agree that you will reasonably secure any User Personal Information you have gathered from the Website or the Service, and you will respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from CopyPaste or CopyPaste Users.
8. Excessive Bandwidth Use
If we determine your bandwidth usage to be significantly excessive in relation to other CopyPaste customers, we reserve the right to suspend your account or throttle your file hosting until you reduce your bandwidth consumption.
9. 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 Website or Service, regardless of the form of that Content. We are not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User-Generated Content.
2. CopyPaste 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 CopyPaste terms or policies or that we otherwise deem inappropriate in our discretion.
3. Ownership of Content, Right to Post, and License Grants
You retain ownership of and responsibility for Content you create, upload or own ("Your Content"). If you're posting anything you did not create yourself or do not own the rights to, you agree that you are responsible for any Content you post; that 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.
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 and our legal successors the right to store, parse, and display Your Content, and make incidental copies as necessary to make the Website available 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 per these Terms, including to allow others to create private or commercial cyber-security, anti-counterfeiting and other products and services pursuant to these Terms (but not to redistribute or republish Your Content without your separate permission); and perform it, in case Your Content is something like music or video.
5. License Grant to Other Users
Any User-Generated Content you post publicly may be viewed by others. By setting your pastes to be viewed publicly, you agree that you are allowing and authorizing other Users to not only to view your pastes, but you also are granting each User of the Website and the Service (as well as CopyPaste itself) a nonexclusive, worldwide license to (a) use, display, and perform Your Content through the Website and the Service and to reproduce Your Content on the Website or through the Service as permitted or enabled through the Website’s or the Services functionality (for example, through cloning, embedding, or other similar tools offered on the Website), and (b) use such Content in studying and/or creating products and services of their own, but not to otherwise redistribute or republish Your Content outside of the Website or Service without your separate permission.
6. Moral Rights
You retain all moral rights to Your Content that you upload, publish, or submit to any part of the Service, including the rights of integrity and attribution. However, you waive these rights and agree not to assert them against us, to enable us to reasonably exercise the rights granted in Sections D.4 and D.5, but not otherwise.
To the extent this Agreement is not enforceable by applicable law, you grant CopyPaste the rights we need to use Your Content without attribution and to make reasonable adaptations of Your Content as necessary to render the Website and provide the Service consistent with these Terms of Service.
E. 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 the Website violates your rights, please contact us via our convenient DMCA form or by emailing [email protected]. 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.