Terms of Service

The use of services provided by NETGuard.IO, a subsidiary of NETGuard SAS, 5 Rue des Suisses, 75014 Paris, France, VAT FR 82494628695 (hereafter referred to as "NETGuard.IO") is subject to the following Terms and Conditions.

Party Definitions and Introductory Terms - The operative parties referred to in this Agreement are defined as follows:

  1. NETGuard.IO is the publisher and operator of netguard.io (the "Site") whereby NETGuard.IO operates a search engine and various services (the "Services") available. For purposes of this Agreement, when "Site" or "Services" are referenced, such reference includes all hardware, software, and network resources necessary to provide said Site and/or Service.

    When first-person pronouns are used in this Agreement, (Us, We, Our, Ours, etc.) these provisions are referring to NETGuard.IO. Additionally, when the terms "the Site" or "Site" are used, these terms refer to any site published by Us, unless a site is specifically exempt from this policy.

  2. You, the Client - As Our Client and the user of the Site or Services or user of any file that uses our services, this Agreement will refer to You through any second-person pronouns, such as "Your," "Yours," etc.


1. Revisions

Last updated August 21, 2020

1.1   NETGuard.IO may revise these terms of service for its website and/or its Services at any time without notice. By using this website and/or any of our Services you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.


2. General

2.1   By accessing the website at https://netguard.io and/or any file that uses our Services, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site and/or any file that uses our Services. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2.2   We takes the violation of its policies very seriously. Any violations will result in the immediate termination of Your account and Services without prior notice or compensation. Legal actions may be pursued at Our own discretion. We also reserves the right to terminate Your account for any reason without prior notice or compensation.


3. Services

3.1   We reserves the right to refuse to provide You with any Service for any reason. We also reserves the right to interrupt access to the Services to perform regular and emergency maintenances as needed.

3.2   We strictly prohibits the use of its Services to cause damage or harm to others. You may not use Our Services in acts deemed illegal by the laws in Your region. You are responsible for obtaining Your own legal advice regarding compliance with any and all applicable laws or regulations.

3.3   We authorize the use of our services to protect files only and exclusively under certain conditions: you do not attempt to reverse engineer the file, protected by our Services or not, you do not use our Services on an "unpackme" file. "crackme" or any other type of reverse engineering challenge or which may be considered to be such. Any breach will result in the immediate closure of the account on our Services. No refund will be given if you violate this point. By using our Services you agree that your account will be immediately banned if such activity is detected related to your account.

3.4   We reserve the right to use a third party IP address identification and scoring service to prevent bots and malicious people from using our Site and its Services. To this end, when creating your account, you may be refused access to our Site and its Services.


4. Accounts

4.1   All individuals are only permitted one account unless representing a company. We reserves the right to determine the definition of "a company" as mentioned before. Furthermore, We strictly prohibits account sharing. You may not allow another individual, in any manner, to access your account, or utilize our services through your account, unless the said account belongs to a company.

4.2   You may not use Our Services commercially or in any manner where You profit from the use of Our Services, unless You are given explicit permission from We in writing. We may pursue extreme legal actions against those whom violate this policy.


5. Data

5.1   In this section, "Data" explicitly refers to the data collected by NETGuard.io and/or its Services. It does not include user data or data from third party sources.

5.2   NETGuard.io does not knowingly participate in the act of distributing Data. Furthermore, you accept to let Us obtain the data you share by using Our Services and/or any file that uses our Services, this includes your IP address. We obtains its Data through Your activity on any of our Services and Sites and/or any file that uses our Services. NETGuard.io does not publicly disclose how it obtains the Data to the public as it considers this process its intellectual property.

5.3   NETGuard.io strictly prohibits the distribution, extraction, or aggregation of its Data under any circumstances. Legal actions may be pursued against those whom violate this policy. This includes - but is not limited to - the programming code used by NETGuard.IO services that is injected into your program as a result of using one of the Services on our Site ("Code Protector").

5.4   The Data is classified as public information and therefore is not covered by the GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union, because -but not only- it is not enough to obtain sufficient data to link the information to a person's real world identity.

5.5   We collect data ("IP address") only for preventive purposes. Such purposes can be explained in the following cases: attempts to extract data from one or more files using our Services, attempt to reverse engineer one or more files using our Services. This data ("IP address") is used only for the purpose of preventing the use of our Services, by preventing these IP addresses from using our services and / or files using our services.


6. Law Enforcement & Legal Investigations

6.1   We will cooperate with any legal investigations that it determines worthy and valid at its own discretion. All requests must be made by or in cooperation with law enforcement that originates or has explicit permission from the region where We operates in.

6.2   We take the privacy of Our users very seriously and store little to no identifiable information. All user data are stored in secure offshore servers. Furthermore, all user data is encrypted at rest and transit. We does not operate in a region with any key disclosure laws and therefore will never forfeit its decryption keys willingly. We will not assist law enforcement, in any way, in the act of decrypting its own data.

6.3   Any requests which aim to gain access to user data must be valid in the region where the data is stored. We does not willingly give out or acknowledge the location of its servers without a request, which is valid in the region where We operates in, explicitly instructing Us to do so.

6.4   We reserve the right to deny any requests that do not meet the conditions listed above. We also reserves the right to publish all requests, deemed legitimate by Us at Our own discretion, to the public unless explicitly instructed not to by the requesting law enforcement agency in writing.

7. GDPR

7.1   Lawfulness of processing : Due to our local legal obligations to retain the data it cannot be deleted. This is an exemption the GDPR allows : « processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject; », « processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person; », « processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; ». (see : https://gdpr-info.eu/art-6-gdpr/ ).

7.2   Restrictions : « public security; » , « the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including the safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security; ». (see : https://gdpr-info.eu/art-23-gdpr/ )

7.3   Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) : « Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary: » , « for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; », « for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; », « for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or », « for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. ». ( see : https://gdpr-info.eu/art-17-gdpr/ ).

8. CCPA

8.1   We are not subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act since we do not meet any of the following three criteria: « Receive or disclose the personal information of 50,000 or more California residents, households, or devices each year. » , « Has annual gross revenues in excess of twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000), as adjusted pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 1798.185. » , « Derives 50 percent or more of its annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal information. ».