Terms and Conditions

Forbidden activities

Open URL Shortener may NOT be used for the following:

  • Creating URLs for use in unsolicited advertising including but not limited to email and forum posts (i.e. do not use for SPAM purposes)
  • Linking to any content which is illegal in your area
  • Linking to other sites that also offer URL shortening/redirection (because creating a "chain" of redirects is often an attempt to hide malicious use, and also wastes bandwidth) - most of these should be automatically blocked anyway
  • Any other use which is illegal in your area.

We reserve the right to remove any shortened URLs which we deem to have violated our terms and conditions, or that we believe violate the spirit of our terms or of fair usage (at our discretion). We may if we choose report use that is forbidden by our terms and conditions to the relevant governmental or law enforcement agencies, including relevant information such as the IP address of the link creator. We also reserve the right to block any abusers from using our service in future. In addition, shortened URLs may be removed retroactively if they later appear on any of the blacklists that Open URL Shortener consults.

Excessive usage

We ask that you limit usage of our service to "reasonable" levels. There is currently no fixed limit, but please don't open multiple concurrent connections from the same machine, or undertake usage so heavy it causes service issues for other users. We reserve the right to remove shortened URLs from our service and/or block the abuser from our service temporarily or permanently when usage exceeds levels we consider reasonable.

Warranty and liability

Open URL Shortener is provided as a free service, and as such carries no warranty of any kind. Open URL Shortener is not liable for any loss or problem you might suffer due to using the service. This includes losses in the event that the service stops operating, is unavailable or slow, suffers data loss, or any other issue which might be considered detrimental to you.