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Floodgap.com is happy to serve you a wide variety of unique services,
sites and information resources on the multiple modalities it offers,
including Gopher, HTTP/WWW and others. Floodgap is not an advertising
supported site, and all of the services provided to you are funded by
the private owners of this site, as well as donations of hardware, network
services, and location costs. Please respect the unique and free
services it offers by reading and abiding by
these strict terms of service, enforceable
by immediate and indefinite address blocking and/or reporting your system to
your upstream service provider for disconnection.
These terms of service are subject to change without notice. In the below
terms, "site" shall indicate any server maintained by Floodgap that offers
content, which may be one or multiple physical machines; these terms of
service apply equally to any of these systems regardless. Your use of
this site indicates your full acceptance of these terms without amendment
or limitation. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use
Floodgap services further.
All legal issues regarding the operation of this server shall be
adjudicated in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United
States of America, where the server and Floodgap are physically located.
- E-mail and contact addresses are provided for your convenience only.
Spamming them would be a really dumb idea, as all spam and other unsolicited
commercial E-mail sent to these addresses will be traced and reported
- Any information this site may provide is for your private
non-commercial use only, and is in no way
to be sold, rented, hired out or collected in aggregate form for any method
of distribution, private or otherwise, without the express
written consent of the
administration. This includes but is not limited to: all web page
content, scripts and images; all multimedia content; any and all Gopher
and other file access services. Material may be copyrighted and
may have additional restrictions on its dissemination even if Floodgap
permits you to use it.
- Attempting to compromise this site's security (or any of its
component servers) in any way is forbidden,
and may be illegal in your jurisdiction. Attempts are logged, and may
be presented to your network administrator and/or appropriate authorities
without warning, even if allegedly committed without malicious intent.
As a corollary, addresses with defective DNS reverse-lookup may be subject
to temporary ban. This is not only because a faulty reverse lookup
interferes with internal threat detection, but also because a misconfigured
DNS server may generate unacceptable system delays while the site is
waiting for a response. Sorry.
Please tell your ISP to fix this if you think your DNS is to blame.
- The use of web spiders, web site copy agents, and other robots or
robot-like activity to download and/or copy this site's content is
other than specifically permitted robots indexing this site for publicly
available search engines and information resources, the list of which is
privately and exclusively determined by this site's administrators.
Please enjoy this site's content online.
Floodgap has taken a very hard line against copy agents due to their
These programs frequently issue rapid-fire requests which increase peak
CPU and network load; multiple local copies make proper version control
impossible; and furthermore, local copies of copyrighted material
may be in violation of the terms Floodgap was granted for its use.
Server logs are
routinely scanned for robot- and crawler-like activity, and such activity
may lead to your network address or netblock being transiently or
from this site without notice. If you are a robot administrator and
your robot has been banned from this site, it is either overloading this
server, or ignoring directives (such as <META> tags, which are
used heavily to cordon off areas). Please correct your software before you
contact the administration.
- Proxy or gateway services offered by this site, including but
not limited to Gopher<->HTTP and Hytelnet, are not designed to offer you
any meaningful anonymity. You should not assume that your browsing is
anonymous when using these services, and you may be automatically and/or
transparently directly connected to the server site without warning.
Furthermore, all use of gateway and proxy services is fully logged with
client address and requests made for accounting purposes. The use of
these proxy or gateway services to defeat, weaken or otherwise circumvent the
Internet usage policies of your client network or of the remote server
site accessed through the proxy or gateway service is strictly prohibited,
and such activity may lead to network
address blocks being transiently or indefinitely banned from this site
without notice. Robots attempting to crawl proxy services, which are
clearly marked with <META> tags to block their indexing, will be
banned upon discovery, indefinitely.
- Site use is completely at your own risk. No warranty, express
or implied, is issued for any content, including but not limited to programs,
images and documents, that this site may offer. Furthermore,
you are granted no guarantee
considering any aspect of said content, including but not limited to the
veracity, utility, resemblance to fact, or situational applicability thereof.
That said, this site does endeavour to present factual information at all
times. Please report specific enquiries or concerns to the administration.
- Floodgap.com values your privacy.
No personal information is
requested of you to use this site. Web and gopher server logs are only
collected for the purpose of verifying system functionality, contain only
the actual request, the user's IP address and user agent, and are
erased every 24 hours. No cookies are sent and no session ID
is assigned. No permanent record of your activity on Floodgap
nor any user profile compiled from your activity on Floodgap is maintained.
There is no data to provide to any user who requests it under the
European Union General Data Protection Regulation as Floodgap lacks the
personal information to match a specific user to such data,
even within the 24-hour period prior to log erasure.
Aggregate counts may be maintained for longer periods for the
purpose of historical access statistics, which also contain no
individual personally identifiable information and have IP addresses
and user agents removed. Such data
is not shared with other entities and is not used for marketing or
advertising purposes, and similarly cannot be matched to any user who may
request it under the EU GDPR.
Specific questions or concerns may be addressed to the site administration