Strongspace Terms and Conditions of Use
Terms of Service
www.strongspace.com, and the associated desktop software (“Strongspace”) are operated by ExpanDrive, Inc (“ExpanDrive”). Your use of Strongspace is predicated on your acceptance of and compliance with these of Service. By using Strongspace you are agreeing to these Terms of Service.
Strongspace appreciates your comments and feedback. We may use the feedback, suggestions, and comments you give to us we see fit without any obligation to you.
Your Files and Directories
You own the files and data on your account, and you alone are responsible for their content, use, and legality. ExpanDrive does not assert any property right over your files. ExpanDrive does not have any obligation to monitor or control the files stored, shared, or transmitted through Strongspace.
Strongspace may allow you to create a shared “Space”, and to select or create user accounts that will be able to view, create, modify, and delete the files and data in this Space. Strongspace may also allow you to share files with the general public, either by creating a “public” Space, or be creating and sharing a special public link to the files or folder. If you create a shared Space, public Space, or shared link then other people will be able to view, and possibly modify or delete, the files you have shared in this manner. If you do not wish for your files to be accessed in this manner, then do not put them in a shared or public Space, and do not create a shared link for them. You, the User, are responsible for the integrity of your data if it is shared in this manner.
ExpanDrive has no obligation to monitor or enforce any agreement you have with other parties regarding the access, license, or use of files that you share through Strongspace.
Tell us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account.
You are responsible for guarding the password to your account. If someone is able to acquire your password they will have complete access to your account and the information you have stored there, including the ability to delete or corrupt your files. You are responsible for any loss or damage that results from someone else acquiring your password even if you did not authorize the actions that occurred.
When requested, will send a special link to a user’s primary email address which can be used to reset the password for that user’s account. As a result, you must maintain the security and confidentiality of your primary email address in order to protect your Strongspace password.
Strongspace takes the threat of “social engineering”, or misrepresentation of identity in order to gain malicious access to an account, very seriously. If you lose your password and do not have access to your primary email account to receive the password reset link, then Strongspace may be unable to restore access to your account. It is paramount that you keep your primary email address up to date.
Out-of-date software is a security liability. Customers must use reasonable care to ensure that the software they are using in conjunction with Strongspace, including client programs provided by Strongspace, are up-to-date and patched with the most recent available security updates.
We take reasonable measures to protect your account. All traffic to our service is encrypted using either the SSL or the SSH protocol. We monitor our network traffic for intrusion attempts. Our server systems are logged, and commands are recorded to an external log file. None the less, you acknowledge that it is impossible to maintain flawless security in any computer system.
Data stored in your Strongspace account is not encrypted. Although the Strongspace software does not permit unauthorized users to access your data, it is stored on the Strongspace file servers in its original cleartext format. Users who wish to store highly-sensitive data are responsible for encrypting their own files with a method of their own choice.
Paid accounts come with a free trial. You may cancel at any time during this period free of charge. All paid accounts require a valid credit card number. Payment is due in advance of the subscription period, beginning on the last day of your free trial. Monthly accounts are billed automatically once every month. Strongspace may change its pricing from time to time. If Strongspace makes a change to the price of your plan you will be notified in advance by email.
You must cancel your account before its payment due date in order to avoid the next month’s fee. Information on refunds can found on the page for our Refund Policy..
Accounts which are past due will be deactivated after a reasonable grace period. If the account is not made current within 14 days of deactivation notice then the account may be terminated and the associated files deleted.
Strongspace may suspend service for the purpose of repair, maintenance, or improvement of any of its systems. When reasonably practicable, Strongspace will provide prior notice of the interruption of service and shall restore service as soon as practicable. Customers shall not be entitled to any discount or refund in case of any service outage which is beyond Strongspace’s control or which is reasonable in duration.
Strongspace allows users to create “Free” accounts, which have no subscription fee or storage space of their own, but which can access Spaces that other users have shared with them. Strongspace reserves the right that do not have access to a Spaces shared by other accounts.
Strongspace may terminate your account and revoke your permission to use the service if you violate any part of these Terms of Service. Strongspace reserves the right to reclaim username or revoke your access to the service at any time, for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. Strongspace also reserves the right to modify or discontinue the website, content, or service at anytime and without notice.
Some accounts are provided as part of a “lifetime hosting” promotion offered by Joyent Inc. If you hold such an account, you remain a customer of Joyent Inc, and your account is paid for by Joyent Inc. If at anytime Joyent becomes unable or unwilling to provide the resources necessary to provision and maintain these accounts, then Strongspace may be forced to transition them onto one of our standard, for-pay plans.
Restrictions on Use and Content
You shall not transmit or store any material on Strongspace which in our judgment, (i) is in violation of any local, state, federal, or non-United States law or regulation, (ii) is threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual, group, or entity, or (iii) violates the rights of any person, including rights protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations.
We reserve the right to access and disclose any data, information, or files when we believe it is necessary (i) to comply with a subpoena, court order, law, or regulation, or (ii) to protect the physical well-being of a person, or (iii) to prevent or redress fraud, or (iv) to protect Strongspace's vital business interests.
Examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Introduction of malicious programs into the network or server.
- Transmission, distribution, or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law. This includes material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws.
- Sending unsolicited bulk email (“spam”).
- Unauthorized attempts to gain access to any account or resource that does not belong to you.
- Any activities designed to harass, or that will cause a denial-of-service, to any user of Strongspace or any other network.
- Any activities intended to probe, scan, test, discover, or breach any security measure.
- Any attempt to misrepresent your identity or affiliation.
- The consumption of excessive bandwidth.
The Service is provided “as-is” EXPANDRIVE INC DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. We make no warranty that Strongspace will meet your requirements. You SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SELECTION, USE AND SUITABILITY OF THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS AND EXPANDRIVE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY THEREFORE.
Customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless ExpanDrive and the employees and agents of ExpanDrive (each an “Indemnified Party”) against any losses, claims, damages, liabilities, penalties, actions, proceedings or judgments (collectively, “Losses”) to which an Indemnified Party may become subject and which Losses arise out of, or relate to this Agreement or Customer’s use of the Services and Products, and will reimburse an Indemnified Party for all legal and other expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by such Indemnified Party in connection with investigating, defending or settling any Loss whether or not in connection with pending or threatened litigation in which such Indemnified Party is a party.
Limitation on Company Liability
ExpanDrive shall not be deemed to be in default of any provision of this Agreement or be liable for any failure of performance of the Services and Products to Customer resulting, directly or indirectly, from any (i) weather conditions, natural disasters or other acts of God, (ii) action of any governmental or military authority, (iii) failure caused by telecommunication or other Internet provider, or (iv) other force or occurrence beyond its control. The exclusive remedy against ExpanDrive for any damages whatsoever to Customer arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be the refund of the fees paid by Customer to ExpanDrive with respect to the then current term of this Agreement. EXPANDRIVE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR (i) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF REVENUE RESULTING FROM THE USE OF EXPANDRIVE’S SERVICES AND PRODUCTS BY CUSTOMER OR ANY THIRD PARTIES, OR (ii) ANY LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM DELAYS, NONDELIVERIES, MISDELIVERIES OR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS EXPANDRIVE PROVIDES THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED EXPANDRIVE DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE CUSTOMER SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SELECTION, USE AND SUITABILITY OF THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS AND EXPANDRIVE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY THEREFORE.
Jurisdiction and Jurisdictional Disputes
ExpanDrive Inc is a Massachusetts corporation. As such, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and US federal law govern these terms without regard to conflicting law or provisions in your state or country. The exclusive jurisdiction for any litigation or claim with respect to these terms will be the state and federal courts in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. You agree to waive any objection to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts, and to waive any objection as to it being an inconvenient forum.
Changes to Our Terms of Service
If any change to our Terms of Service impact the protections described above, we will provide notification of that change to you by email or by a site-wide notification displayed when you log in.
Failure by Strongspace to enforce any provision of these Terms of Service shall not be considered a waiver of such provision. If one or more of the provisions in this agreement are found to be invalid or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.