Service Agreement

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a contract between you and 8fold. They govern your use of 8fold’s sites, services, products, and content (“Services”). By using 8fold, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to any of the Terms, you should not use 8fold.

8fold may change the Terms at its discretion. If a change is material, we will do our best to let you know before those changes take effect.

By using 8fold on or after the effective date, you agree to the new Terms. If you have an account with 8fold and do not agree with the new terms, it is recommended you delete your account before the new terms take effect.

Our content and services

8fold reserves all rights in 8fold’s look and feel. Some parts of 8fold are licensed under third-party and other open source licenses. Further, some code produced by 8fold practitioners is publicly available under various licenses.

As for other parts of 8fold, you may not copy or adapt any portion of our code or visual design elements (including logos) without express, written permission from 8fold unless otherwise permitted by law or made available in marketing materials provided by 8fold.

You may not do, or try to do, the following:

  1. access or tamper with non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the systems of our technical providers;
  2. access or search the Services by any means other than the currently available, published interfaces (e.g., APIs) that we provide;
  3. forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; or
  4. interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host, or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of content or accounts in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

Crawling (not scraping) Services is allowed if done in accordance with the provisions of our robots.txt files.

We may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of 8fold Services, at any time, without notice.

No children

8fold Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age. By using 8fold Services, you affirm you are over 13 years of age. If we learn someone under 13 is using 8fold Services, their account will be terminated.

Individuals aged 13 to 18 must provide written consent from their parent or legal guardian to take advantage of certain Services.


If you find a security vulnerability with any 8fold Service, please let us know.

Incorporated rules and policies

By using the Services, you agree to let 8fold collect and use information as detailed in the Privacy Agreement. If you are outside the United States, you consent to letting 8fold transfer, store, and process your information (including your personal information and content) in and out of the United States.


Disclaimer of warranty

8fold provides the Services to you as is. You use them at your own risk and discretion. That means they do not come with any warranty unless otherwise expressed by individual practitioners. None expressed, none implied. No implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title, or non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability

8fold will not be liable to you for any damages that arise from your use of the Services. This includes if Services are hacked or become unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.

No waiver

If 8fold does not exercise a particular right under these Terms, that does not waive the right to do so.


If any provision of these terms is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision that other provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect.

Choice of law and jurisdiction

These Terms are governed by Virginia law, without reference to its conflict in laws provisions. You agree that any suit arising from the Services must take place in a court located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Entire agreement

These Terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between 8fold and yourself concerning the Services.