Silico Terms of Service

0. Contents

  1. Definitions
  2. Account terms
  3. Acceptable use
  4. User-generated content
  5. Private repositories
  6. Payment
  7. Cancellation and termination
  8. Communications with us
  9. Disclaimer of warranties
  10. Limitation of liabilities
  11. Release and indemnification
  12. Changes to these terms
  13. Miscellaneous
  14. License
  15. Questions

1. Definitions

2. Account Terms

2.1. Required Information

A valid email address is required to signup for Silico. If you opt into a paid account, whatever information required by our supported payment processors will be necessary for billing purposes. This usually includes address information.

2.2. Account Requirements

Only humans may create Silico accounts. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.

You must be age 13 or older. Silico 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 your country's minimum age is older than 13, you are responsible for complying with your country's laws.

Your login may only be used by one person. A single login may not be shared by multiple people.

2.3. User Account Security

You are responsible for keeping your account secure while you use Silico.

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. Silico cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.

You will promptly notify Silico 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.

3. Acceptable use

3.1. 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.

3.2. Content restrictions

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

3.3. Conduct restrictions

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

3.4. Service 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 Silico's express written permission.

3.5. 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:

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

3.6. Privacy

Misuse of Silico Users' Personal Information is prohibited. Any person, entity, or service collecting data from Silco must comply with the Silico Privacy Statement, particularly in regards to the collection of our Users' Personal Information (as defined in the Silico Privacy Statement). If you collect any Silico User's Personal Information from Silico, 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 Silico, and you will respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from Silico or Silico Users.

3.7. Excessive Bandwidth Use

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

3.8. 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.

4. User-Generated Content

4.1. 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.

4.2. Silico 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 Silico terms or policies.

4.3 Ownership of Content, Right to Post, and License Grants

You retain ownership of and responsibility for Content you create 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.

Because you retain ownership of and responsibility for Your Content, we need you to grant us — and other Silico Users — certain legal permissions, listed in Sections 4.4 — 4.7. These license grants apply to Your Content. If you upload Content that already comes with a license granting Silico 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 4.4 — 4.7. The licenses you grant to us will end when you remove Your Content from our servers, unless other Users have replicated it within Silico.

4.4. 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 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 run it, in case Your Content is code.

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

4.5. 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 replicate 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 Silico a nonexclusive, worldwide license to use, display, and perform Your Content through the Silico Service and to reproduce Your Content solely on Silico as permitted through Silico'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 Silico Users.

4.6. Contributions Under Repository License

Whenever you make a contribution to a repository containing notice of a license, you license your contribution under the same terms, and you agree that you have the right to license your contribution under those terms. If you have a separate agreement to license your contributions under different terms, such as a contributor license agreement, that agreement will supersede.

Isn't this just how it works already? Yep. This is widely accepted as the norm in the open-source community; it's commonly referred to by the shorthand "inbound=outbound". We're just making it explicit.

4.7. 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 Section 4.4, but not otherwise.

To the extent this agreement is not enforceable by applicable law, you grant Silico 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.

5. Private Repositories

5.1. Control of Private Repositories.

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

5.2. Confidentiality of Private Repositories

Silico considers the contents of private repositories to be confidential to you. Silico 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.

5.3. Access

We may run code in private repositories for the purpose of operating the website. This will be done without viewing the repositories directly, but rather through the use of automated tools. For example, we may run code for the purpose of verifying that an update to our infrastructure does not cause unexpected errors in user code. Hashing algorithms will be used on outputs in the case that outputs need to be compared.

Silico employees may only view the content of your private repositories in the following situations:

5.4. 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.

6. Payment

6.1. Pricing

Our pricing and payment terms are available at 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.

6.2. Upgrades, Downgrades, and Changes

6.3. 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.

6.4. Authorization

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

6.5. 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 Silico any charge incurred in connection with your use of the Service. If you dispute the matter, contact Silico 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.

7. Cancellation and Termination

7.1. Account Cancellation

It is your responsibility to properly cancel your account with Silico. You can cancel your account at any time by going into your user profile in the global navigation bar at the top of the screen. The account screen provides a simple, no questions asked cancellation link. We are not able to cancel accounts in response to an email or phone request.

7.2. 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 replicated.

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.

7.3. Silico May Terminate

Silico 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. Silico reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

7.4. 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.

8. Communications with Silico

8.1. 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.

8.2. Legal Notice to Silico Must Be in Writing

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

8.3. No Phone Support

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

9. Disclaimer of Warranties

Silico 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.

Silico 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.

10. 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

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.

11. Release and Indemnification

If you have a dispute with one or more Users, you agree to release Silico 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 Silico (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 Silico of all liability); and (3) provides to you all reasonable assistance, at your expense.

12. 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.

13. Miscellaneous

1. Governing Law

2. Non-Assignability

Silico may assign or delegate these Terms of Service and/or the Silico 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 4.4. 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. Section Headings and Summaries

Throughout this Agreement, each section includes titles and brief summaries of the following terms and conditions. These section titles and brief summaries are not legally binding.

4. 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 Silico 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.

5. Amendments; Complete Agreement

This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of Silico, or by the posting by Silico of a revised version in accordance with Section R. Changes to These Terms. These Terms of Service, together with the Silico 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 Silico relating to the subject matter of these terms including any confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements.

14. License

This Privacy Statement is licensed under this Creative Commons Zero license. For details, see our site-policy repository.

15. Questions

Questions about the Terms of Service? Contact us.