General Terms & Conditions
(GTC) for Forever.so

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your use of website, products, and services operated or provided by "Forever.so". Please read these Terms carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

By using Forever.so, you agree to be bound by these Terms and our Privacy Policy. If you’re using Forever.so Services on behalf of an organization, you agree to these Terms on behalf of that organization. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use you must not access or use the Services. You agree that you will never demand any of the files added to Forever.so to be removed, changed, moved, or in any other way modified.

CONTENT
All content on Forever.so is subject to the international intellectual property laws.

You can upload your files to Forever.so. File is uploaded once the confirmation message is presented on a website. You can confirm that the file is identical with your own copy by comparing file hash (SHA-512) that Forever.so provides. Forever.so is not responsible for data degradation during the upload due to the network issues that Forever.so has no control over.

Forever.so will encrypt each file and folder, and it's name using AES-256-CBC encryption. Each file and folder is given a random placeholder name without the file extension to anonymize it. The file is uploaded to three independent data centers run by three independent providers. Each data center provides redundancy with at least 2 copies stored at any given time. At no point unencrypted version of file is stored on external servers. At no point encryption key is passed to the server operators. At no point external server operators are given any information about the owners or the files hosted on their platform.
Original version of file is deleted from the upload server as soon, as it is encrypted and distributed, or if uploading process fails. Original version of the file is kept only as a temporary file and is never saved. Forever.so uses default PHP temporary file management, where all cached files are deleted once the upload is completed and the script finishes executing.

Forever.so does not store encryption keys - they are generated dynamicaly during the login. Forever.so will never attempt to decrypt files and folders, or their names. Files are decrypted only when a user choses to download them. File and folder names are decrypted only during download or when user is accessing a web app. File names are stored encrypted in a secured database managed by Forever.so.

(Note, the two paragraphs below are needed to protect immutability of files and to protect anonymity of users.)

The files uploaded to Forever.so in it's original form belong to the user. Forever.so gets ownership of the encrypted versions of the files. Forever.so under no circumstances will attempt to decrypt the files or their names unless when requested by user. Request by a user is a download of a file, viewing a file list, written request by a user, or performing any other action by a user that requires obtaining original information about the file.

Forever.so will never share original version of a file with 3rd party. Forever.so will distribute encrypted and anonymized version of the files to the destination data centers. Forever.so will never provide access to the encrypted versions of the files to third parties (besides critical infrastructure providers like data centers, data center operators, network operators etc. - as long as the third party is necessary to provide core service by Forever.so).

You are responsible for your accounts access. You will never share an account to a third party if it's not a part of legal entity that owns the account. We reserve the right to limit access to an account that has been reported for it's content.

Forever.so don’t pre-screen user content. Since Forever.so has no direct access to the original versions of your files, you are responsible for the files that you upload to be legal as according to your local and international laws.

Forever.so gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use our Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use Forever.so Services as permitted by these Terms. If you violate these Terms, we may terminate this license at our sole discretion.

All rights to Forever.so Services, trademarks, logos, or other intellectual property —except third-party content—are and remain the exclusive property of Forever.so and its licensors. Nothing in these Terms authorizes you to use any of Forever.so trademarks, logos, domain names, or other distinctive brand features, except as otherwise permitted by law.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
We strive to maintain great Services. To that end, Forever.so requires you to respect these limitations, and we may restrict your account if you don’t follow them.

Don’t use Forever.so Services in a manner that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, hateful, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, promoting of violence, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, indecent or obscene;
Don’t use Forever.so Services in a manner that violates or infringes the rights of others, including without limitation patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights;
Don’t use Forever.so Services in a manner that involves uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any data that you not have the right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under non-disclosure agreements, etc.;
Don’t use Forever.so Services to do anything that victimizes, harasses, “stalks,” degrades, attacks or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on any basis, including but not limited to religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability;
Don’t use Forever.so Services for the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise;
Don’t impersonate any person, business or entity (including but not limited to a Forever.so official), or in any way falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
Don’t use Forever.so Services in any manner that involves forging headers or otherwise manipulating identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted or shared through the Services;
Don’t use Forever.so Services in any manner that permits the creation, support, distribution, or other transfer of any viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, impair, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
Don’t interfere with the proper functioning of any software, hardware, or equipment on Forever.so Services; Don’t engage in any conduct that inhibits or disupts anyone else’s use or enjoyment of our Services, or which we determine may harm Forever.so or our users;
Don’t instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury to any person or property damage; Don’t encourages or otherwise engage in any conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or that gives rise to civil liability;
Don’t use Forever.so Services contrary to our policies, any Agreement you have with Forever.so, or our rules, policies, or other guidelines applicable to the Services;
Please don’t use Forever.so Services if you’re under eighteen years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction.

OUR RIGHTS
We’re always working to improve Forever.so Services, so we do reserve some rights. In our sole discretion, we may, at any time—with or without notice—change, eliminate or restrict access to our Services, and modify, suspend, or restrict a user account. Forever.so is not liable for any damages as a result of these actions. In highly unlikely case of a closure of Forever.so - we guarantee, that we'll provide a way to download all your files for 2 years from the day of announcing closing the service.

OTHER SITES AND SERVICES
Forever.so contains links to websites and services that we neither own nor control. We don’t endorse or assume responsibility for any third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services.

PRIVACY
Our Privacy Policy governs our collection and use of your personal information. Please review those provisions, too.

SECURITY
We take the security of Forever.so Services very seriously. We work to protect your content and account, but we can’t 100% guarantee that third parties won’t be able to defeat our security measures and access your account and any Content you have uploaded or shared through the Services. You acknowledge and agree that all use of the Services is at your own risk. Please let us know immediately if you discover any compromise or unauthorized use of your account.

COPYRIGHT
Where appropriate, Forever.so may warn and/or suspend repeat copyright infringers. In more serious cases, we may permanently restrict user accounts. Note that Forever.so does not hold knowledge about content you store with it.

CHILDREN
Forever.so Services are only for users that are either 18 years old and older or have attained the age of majority in their jurisdiction. If we learn an account is registered to a user that is under the age of majority , we’ll restrict the minor’s account.

PAYMENTS & ACCOUNTS
All users are required to complete the payment before gaining an access to Forever.so web app. All payments are processed by PayPal. In case of an invoice that's unpaid, Forever.so will restrict the account. Restricted accounts will have no access to the files and web app. Invoices will be generated for each billing cycle as agreed upon account creation. Restricted accounts will be required to pay all the missed invoices in order to gain an access to backend and the files. Forever.so reserves the right to remove accounts, that have not paid invoices for 6 months from the end of the last billing cycle. Once the account is deleted, access to backend and files will be permanently removed. Once the account is deleted it will be impossible to recreate encryption keys for that account.

CANCELLATION
To protect immutability of files, and to avoid social engineering and user-side hacker attacks, Forever.so does not allow cancellation or deletion of active accounts. Activated account is an account that has had at least one file or one folder added to it. Non-activated accounts (wit no files and folders added) can be deleted when requested, using the email address provided during the sign up process. Forever.so reserves right to remove non-activated & unpaid accounts at its own discretion.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Forever.so OR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, COLLATERAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, DATA OR USE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF SERVICES, EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION AND WHETHER IN CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL Forever.so AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE FEES PAID BY CUSTOMER RELATED TO SUCH SERVICES IN THE THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY OR TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST Forever.so ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICES MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL Forever.so BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE CONTENT OF ANY DATA TRANSMITTED, RECEIVED OR OTHERWISE ENCOUNTERED BY USERS OF THE SERVICES OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF SUCH DATA.

INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Forever.so, its affiliates, suppliers, and its and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, licensors, representatives, contractors, successors, and assigns from and against claims, liabilities, judgements, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of the Services, including, but not limited to, your Content, or any use of the Services other than as expressly authorized in these Terms, or your use of any information obtained from the Services. . Forever.so reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to fully cooperate with Forever.so in asserting any available defenses.

ARBITRATION
We like to resolve disputes fairly, quickly, and easily. Toward that end, if you have any issue with Forever.so, please contact us and we’ll work with you in good faith to try to resolve the matter.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
These Terms will be governed by the laws of Poland.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Forever.so. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

NO WAIVER
No waiver of any provision of these Terms shall be a further or continuing waiver of that term. Forever.so failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

MODIFICATION
The Terms may be modified from time to time in our sole discretion. The date of the most recent revisions will always be at https://Forever.so.

CONTACT
We welcome all questions, concerns, and feedback you might have about these Terms. If you have suggestions for us, please contact our customer success team.