URL.ie Terms and Conditions of Use

By creating a truncated URL using our service, you agree to the following terms of use:

  • No Service Guarantee: Whilst we work hard to ensure your truncated URL is available, we do not guarantee that it will be available at all, at any time. You waive URL.ie, it's authors, providers, hosts and upstream providers of all liability arising from the use, or misuse, of this service, and of any failure in providing this service.
  • We Reserve the Right to delete: We reserve the right to block, or delete, your truncated URL at any time, without prior notice, or justification. Our decision is final.

URLs that are likely to get blocked, or deleted, include:

  • Spam: URLs used in any form of unsolicited email will be blocked (and most likely automatically reported).
  • Offensive Material: A very subjective one, but we retain the right to be judge & jury. Generally, as long as it is legal, it will be allowed.
  • Annoying Material: Again, subjective, but links to material that is designed to cause annoyance or inconvenience will be blocked. Prime example has to be Rick Rolling! The number of hits will influence the blocking as well. If you're just Rick Rolling a few friends, you're unlikely to be blocked. If you Rick Roll 3,000 people, then chances are you will be.
  • Links to other URL truncation service: Nothing to do with blocking the competition (you're welcome to use any of the other services, many of which are better). However, there's no legitimate reason to want to use a chain of truncation services (other than spam, in our experience). URLs of popular truncation services will be blocked.
  • Deliberate Deception: Another one of those subjective ones! We tend not to block affiliate links, but have done so in the past. Usually on receipt of a complaint that the deception of the affiliate link was deliberate. If we think your URL is deliberately deceptive, we'll probably block it.
  • Excessive Use: If your URL is causing our general service to become unresponsive, we reserve the right to block it. We've survived a Slashdot and one decent enough DDoS, so we shouldn't have to block it, but reserve the right to.

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