Distributed Web Gateway Terms of Use

Cloudflare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. In furtherance of our mission, we have made it possible for internet users to access files located on the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) through our IPFS gateway (Distributed Web Gateway) without the need of downloading software. We have also made it possible for internet users to serve and secure with HTTPS files located on the IPFS from custom human readable domain names.


Distributed Web Gateway Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern all access or use of our Distributed Web Gateway. By accessing or using our Distributed Web Gateway you are bound by these Terms of Use. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONSTITUTE A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND CLOUDFLARE. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you are not authorized to access or use our Distributed Web Gateway.

The Distributed Web Gateway is provided “as-is” and we hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. You may access or serve files located on the IPFS through our Distributed Web Gateway at your own discretion and risk. Cloudflare does not monitor, control, vet, host or endorse any of the files located on the IPFS. We have no responsibility for any domain that has chosen to serve files located on the IPFS from a custom human readable domain name and make the Distributed Web Gateway available for the purpose of Internet research.

IN NO EVENT WILL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE DISTRIBUTED WEB GATEWAY, THE IPFS OR ANY FILE ON THE IPFS, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Privacy

Your access or use of our Distributed Web Gateway is governed by our Privacy Policy. Without limiting the foregoing, we wanted to highlight a few specific privacy topics with respect to the Distributed Web Gateway:

  • Given the distributed nature of the IPFS, we have no information regarding the individual or entity that contributed a specific file to the IPFS.
  • We do not monitor which websites have elected to serve or secure IPFS files through our Distributed Web Gateway.
  • When you access our website or files on the IPFS through our Distributed Web Gateway, we record your IP address but only retain such information for a limited period of time.

Abuse

Cloudflare is not a website hosting provider, and we cannot remove material from the Internet that is located on the IPFS. If you believe that material located on the IPFS violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify the developers of the IPFS directly. You can also report abuse using our reporting form available here. In appropriate circumstances, we will disable access to the specific IPFS file set forth in your abuse report through our Distributed Web Gateway.

Have Questions?

If you have questions about these terms or anything else about Cloudflare, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Cloudflare, Inc.
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