Terms of service

Effective Date: January 1, 2020


By accessing or otherwise interacting with our servers, services, websites, mobile app ("App"), or any associated content/postings (together, "PASTE_SAFELY"), you agree to these Terms of Service ("TOS"). You acknowledge and agree PASTE_SAFELY is a private site. If you are accessing or using PASTE_SAFELY on behalf of a business, you represent and warrant to PASTE_SAFELY that you have authority to accept the TOS on behalf of that business and that that business agrees to the TOS. If you do not agree to the TOS, you are not authorized to use PASTE_SAFELY or download the App. We may modify the TOS at any time in our sole discretion. You are responsible for periodically checking for changes and are bound by them if you continue to use PASTE_SAFELY. Our privacy policy, and all other policies, site rules, and agreements referenced below or on PASTE_SAFELY, are fully incorporated into this TOS, and you agree to them as well.


If you agree to the TOS and (1) are of sufficient age and capacity to use PASTE_SAFELY and be bound by the TOS, or (2) use PASTE_SAFELY on behalf of a business, thereby binding that business to the TOS, we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable license to use PASTE_SAFELY in compliance with the TOS; unlicensed use is unauthorized. You agree not to display, "frame," make derivative works, distribute, license, or sell, content from PASTE_SAFELY, excluding postings you create. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide, fully paid/sublicensable license to use, copy, display, and distribute the content you post.


Unless licensed by us in a separate written or electronic agreement, you agree not to use or provide software (except our App and general purpose web browsers and email clients) or services that interact or interoperate with PASTE_SAFELY, e.g., for downloading, uploading, creating/accessing/using an account, posting, flagging, emailing, searching, or mobile use. You agree not to copy/collect PASTE_SAFELY content via robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, or any automated or manual equivalent (e.g., by hand). Misleading, unsolicited, and/or unlawful postings/communications/accounts are prohibited, as is buying or selling accounts. You agree not to post content that is prohibited by any of PASTE_SAFELY's policies or rules referenced above. You agree not to abuse PASTE_SAFELY's flagging or reporting processes. You agree not to collect PASTE_SAFELY user information or interfere with PASTE_SAFELY. You agree we may moderate PASTE_SAFELY access/use in our sole discretion, e.g., by blocking, filtering, re-categorizing, re-ranking, deleting, delaying, holding, omitting, verifying, or terminating your access/license/account. You agree
  • not to bypass said moderation,
  • we are not liable for moderating or not moderating, and
  • nothing we say or do waives our right to moderate, or not.
Unless licensed by us in a separate written or electronic agreement, you agree not to
  • rent, lease, sell, publish, distribute, license, sublicense, assign, transfer, or otherwise make available PASTE_SAFELY or our application programming interface ("API")
  • copy, adapt, create derivative works of, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, localize, port or modify the App, the API, any website code, or any software used to provide PASTE_SAFELY,
  • combine or integrate PASTE_SAFELY or the API with any software, technology, services, or materials not authorized by us,
  • circumvent any functionality that controls access to or otherwise protects PASTE_SAFELY or the API, or
  • remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices.
You agree not to use PASTE_SAFELY or the API in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any person, or that violates any applicable law.

Private pastes

PASTE_SAFELY considers the contents of private pastes to be confidential to you. PASTE_SAFELY will protect the contents of private pastes from unauthorized use, access, or disclosure. This is not, however, an absolute guarantee. In the event of a data breach private pastes may be made available unauthorized third parties and PASTE_SAFELY will not be liable.
If we have reason to believe the contents of a private paste are in violation of the law or of these TOS, we have the right to access, review, and remove them. Additionally, we may be compelled by law to disclose the contents of your private pastes.


You agree not to post, email, submit, or otherwise make available content:
a) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;
b) that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
c) that constitutes, contains, offers or solicits prostitution; bestiality; child pornography;
d) that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a PASTE_SAFELY employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity (this provision does not apply to content that constitutes lawful non-deceptive parody of public figures);
e) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
f) that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, or constitutes "bait and switch";
g) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
h) that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement;
i) that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if: posted in areas of PASTE_SAFELY which are not designated for such purposes, or emailed to PASTE_SAFELY users who have not indicated in writing that it is ok to contact them about other services, products or commercial interests;
j) that advertises any illegal service or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by any applicable law;
k) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
l) that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of Content (flooding attack) to PASTE_SAFELY, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use PASTE_SAFELY;
m) that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of content transmitted through PASTE_SAFELY;

Additionally, you agree not to:

n) contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted, or make unsolicited contact with anyone for any commercial purpose;
o) "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;
p) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;
q) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or similar to download data from PASTE_SAFELY, unless expressly permitted by PASTE_SAFELY;
r) post non-local or otherwise irrelevant content, repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
s) post the same item or service in more than one classified category or in more than one metropolitan area;
t) attempt to gain unauthorized access to PASTE_SAFELY computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the of the PASTE_SAFELY service; or
u) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings on PASTE_SAFELY without each posting being manually entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"), including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals, unless otherwise approved in writing by PASTE_SAFELY; or
v) use any form of automated device or computer program ("flagging tool") that enables the use of PASTE_SAFELY's "flagging system" or other community moderation systems without each flag being manually entered by the person that initiates the flag (an "automated flagging device"), or use the flagging tool to remove posts of competitors, or to remove posts without a good faith belief that the post being flagged violates these Terms.

Disclaimer and Liability

To the full extent permitted by law, PASTE_SAFELY, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, affiliates, and successors in interest (1) make no promises, warranties, or representations as to PASTE_SAFELY, including its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, propriety, security or reliability; (2) provide PASTE_SAFELY on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and any risk of using PASTE_SAFELY is assumed by you; (3) disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including as to accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and all warranties arising from course of dealing, usage, or trade practice; and (4) disclaim any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct of you or any party in connection with PASTE_SAFELY. PASTE_SAFELY Entities are NOT liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or other losses, including lost profits, revenues, data, goodwill, etc., arising from or related to PASTE_SAFELY.

Claims and Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold PASTE_SAFELY harmless from any claims, losses, liability, or expenses (including attorneys' fees) that arise from a third party and relate to your use of PASTE_SAFELY; and (3) be liable and responsible for any claims we may have against your officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, or any other party, directly or indirectly, paid, directed or controlled by you, or acting for your benefit.