Upstash Terms of Service

Last Update Date: January, 8 2021

These Terms of Service (“AGREEMENT”) are a legal agreement between You and/or the company You represent (collectively, “You” or “Your”), and any of Your affiliates and Upstash, Inc., a Delaware corporation d/b/a “Upstash” (“Upstash,” “us,” “we” or “our”). This Agreement governs Your access or use of our services. You accept this Agreement by accessing or using our services in any manner. If You do not accept any term under this Agreement You should not indicate acceptance and may not access or use the services.

A. Definitions

B. Account Terms

1. Required Information

You must provide a valid email address in order to complete the signup process. Any other information requested, such as Your real name, is optional, unless You upgrade to a paid account.

2. Account Requirements

We have a few simple rules for accounts on Upstash:

3. User Account Security

You are responsible for keeping Your account secure while using Upstash. The third party identity providers we integrate with (such as Google, GitHub and Amazon) offer tools such as two-factor authentication to help You maintain Your account's security, but the content of Your account and its security are up to You.

4. Additional Terms

In some situations, third parties' terms may apply to Your use of Upstash. For example, You may be a member of a data space or organization on Upstash with its own policies; You may download an application that integrates with Upstash. Please be aware that while these Terms are our full agreement with You, other parties' terms govern their relationships with You.

C. Acceptable Use

Short version: While using the Service, You must follow this Acceptable Use Policy, which includes some restrictions on Content You can post, conduct on the Service, and other limitations. In short, be excellent to each other.

1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Your use of the Website and Service must not violate any applicable laws, including copyright or trademark laws, export control laws, or other laws in Your jurisdiction. You are responsible for making sure that Your and Your Users' use of the Service in compliance with laws and any applicable regulations.

2. Content Restrictions

You agree that under no circumstances will You or Your Users upload, post, host, or transmit any Content that:

3. Conduct Restrictions

While using Upstash, You agree that under no circumstances, will You or Your Users:

4. Services Usage Limits

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, reverse engineer, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without Upstash's express written permission.

5. Privacy

Misuse of Upstash Users' Personal Information is prohibited. Any person, entity, or service collecting data from Upstash must comply with the Upstash Privacy Statement, particularly in regards to the collection of our Users' Personal Information (as defined in the Upstash Privacy Statement). If You collect any Upstash User's Personal Information from Upstash, You agree that You will only use the Personal Information You gather for the purpose for which our User has authorized it. You agree that You will reasonably secure any Personal Information You have gathered from Upstash.

6. Excessive Bandwidth Use

If we determine Your bandwidth usage to be significantly excessive in relation to other Upstash customers, we reserve the right to suspend Your account or throttle Your hosting until You can reduce Your bandwidth consumption

7. Fair Use

We will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide You with sufficient resources that we determine are typical for your level of Service. We reserve the right to shut down or limit any activities  that are creating an unreasonable burden on our Services, infrastructure and/or business operations.

8. Other Terms

D. User-Generated Content

Short version: You own the data You upload (the User-Generated Content), but You allow us certain rights to it. You still have control over Your User-Generated Content, and responsibility for it, and the rights You grant us are limited to those we need to provide the Service. We have the right to remove User-Generated Content.

1. Responsibility for User-Generated Content

Customer Data consists of all data and information that You or Your authorized Users provide or input to the Cloud Services. Your use of the Upstash Services will not affect Your ownership rights of any Customer Data. Customer Data remains Your data at all times and You are solely responsible for ensuring that Your data, and Your use of it, complies with this Agreement e and applicable law.

2. Data Processing and Protection

We may need to make design choices to technically administer the Upstash Services, for example, how to replicate, store, scale, cluster, compress, decompress or backup Your Customer Data. You hereby give us full permissions to make any such design choices and use of Your Customer Data and User-Generated Content. You are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions to enable, and grant us such rights and permissions. Further, You represent and warrant to us that: (a) You have all rights in Your Customer Data and User-Generated Content necessary to grant the rights contemplated by this Agreement; and (b) that none of Your Customer Data or User-Generated Content violates this Agreement, any applicable law or any third party’s intellectual property or other right.

3. Upstash May Remove Content

We do not pre-screen User-Generated Content, but we have the right (though not the obligation) to refuse or remove any User-Generated Content that, in our sole discretion, violates this Agreement, or any Upstash terms or policies.

4. Ownership of Content, Right to Post, and License Grants

You retain ownership of and responsibility for User-Generated Content  You and Your authorized Users create or own. If You're posting anything You or Your Users did not create, or do not own the rights to, You agree that You and Your Users are responsible for any of that Content; that You will only submit content that You have the right to post; and that You will fully comply with any third-party licenses relating to Content You post.

Because You retain ownership of and responsibility for User-Generated Content and you Customer Data , we need You to grant us certain legal permissions, set forth herein. These license grants apply to Your User-Generated Content and Customer Data. You understand that You will not receive any payment for any of the rights granted herein. The licenses You grant to us will end when You remove, or you instruct us to remove, Your User-Generated Content and Customer Data  from our servers.

5. License Grant to Us

We need the legal right to do things like host Your User-Generated Content and Customer Data, publish it, and share it. You grant us and our legal successors the right to store, parse, and display Your User-Generated Content and Customer Data, and make incidental copies as necessary to render the Website and provide the Services. This includes the right to do things like storing in our infrastructure and make backups; show it to You. Also this includes design choices to manage data.

This license does not grant Upstash the right to sell Your User-Generated Content and Customer Data or otherwise distribute or use it outside of our provision of the Service.

6. Moral Rights

You retain all moral rights to Your User-Generated Content and Customer Data that You or Your Users upload, publish, or submit to any part of the Website or Services, including the rights of integrity and attribution. However, You waive these rights and agree not to assert them against us, to enable us to reasonably exercise the rights granted above and to provide You with the Services..

E. Personal Data Processing - See Our Privacy Policy

F. Data Spaces

1. Control of Data Spaces

Data spaces allow the User to control access to Content.

2. Confidentiality of Data Spaces

Upstash considers the Content of data spaces to be confidential to You. Upstash will protect the Content of Your databases from unauthorized use, access, or disclosure in an industry standard manner and with  a reasonable degree of care.

3. Access

Upstash employees may only access the Content of Your databases in the following situations:

You may choose to enable additional access to Your databases. These rights may vary depending on the service or feature, but Upstash will continue to treat Your database Content as confidential.

4. Exclusions

If we have reason to believe the Content of a database is in violation of the law or of this Agreement, we have the right to access, review, and remove them. Additionally, we may be compelled by law to disclose the Content of Your databases.

G. Intellectual Property Notice

1. Upstash's Rights to Content

Upstash and our licensors, vendors, agents, and/or our content providers retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Website and Service. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to You under this Agreement or by law. The look and feel of the Website and Service is copyright protected. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML/CSS, Javascript, or visual design elements or concepts related to the Website or Services without express written permission from Upstash.

2. License to Upstash Policies

This Agreement is adapted from GitHub's site policies and is licensed under this Creative Commons Zero license (

H. Payment

1. Pricing

Our pricing and payment terms are available at Your payment is calculated according to Your usage of database types. Payments are calculated and charged at the end of each month. Upstash can issue provisional credit if Your usage cost exceeds $500 before the end of the month. When  You add a payment method, we may do  some verifications to validate that the card is active and working.

2. Data Transfer Costs

Upstash waives data transfer costs incurred by the customer’s database usage unless its average data size per request in a day is higher than 200KB and/or total data transferred on a day is higher than 100GB. In this case, Upstash communicates with the customer about a new pricing plan that includes data transfer price. You have the right to reject the new pricing but Upstash reserves the right to suspend Your database or throttle Your bandwidth.

3. Upgrades, Downgrades, and Changes

4. Billing Schedule; No Refunds

5. Responsibility for Payment

You are responsible for all fees, including taxes, associated with Your use of the Service. By using the Service, You agree to pay Upstash any charge incurred in connection with Your use of the Service. If You dispute the matter, contact You are responsible for providing us with a valid means of payment for paid accounts. Free accounts are not required to provide payment information.

I. Cancellation and Termination

1. Account Cancellation

It is Your responsibility to properly cancel Your account with Upstash. You can cancel Your account at any time by sending Your request to from the same email that You used while creating Your account. We are not able to cancel accounts in response to a phone request.

2. Upon Cancellation

We will retain and use Your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our Agreement, but barring legal requirements, we may delete Your full profile and the Content of Your databases immediately after cancellation or termination (though some information may remain in backups). This information can not be recovered once Your account is cancelled.

Upon request, we will make a reasonable effort to provide an account owner with a copy of Your lawful, non-infringing Content after any account closure, suspension, or downgrade. You must make this request within 10 days of closure, suspension.

3. Upstash May Terminate

Upstash has the right to suspend access to all or any part of the Website, Services or Your account at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately if  (i) Your payment is overdue or You are otherwise in breach of this Agreement; (ii) we determine that there is a risk to the Cloud Services or to any third party from Your actions and/or that Your use of the Cloud Services may be unlawful; or (iii) You have ceased to operate in the ordinary course of business, made an assignment for the benefit of creditors or made a similar disposition of Your assets, or become the subject of any bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution or similar proceeding. If we suspend Your right to access or use any portion or all of Your Cloud Services, You remain responsible for all Service Fees You have incurred prior to the suspension and You will not be entitled to any credit or refund.

In addition to Upstash’s right to terminate Your account for non-payment, Upstash has the right to terminate Your account at any time, with or without cause, upon 10 days advance notice or if Your account has been suspended for more than 3 weeks.

4. Account Inactivity

Upstash has the right to delete inactive accounts. Inactive account means that it hasn't used any Upstash Services for more than 2 weeks and it does not have any databases with any paid plan.

J. Communications with Upstash

1. Electronic Communication Required

For contractual purposes, You (1) consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form via the email address You have submitted or via the Service.

2. Legal Notice to Upstash Must Be in Writing

Legal notice to Upstash must be in writing and sent to

3. No Phone Support

Upstash only offers support via email, in-Service communications, and electronic messages. We do not offer telephone support.

K. Disclaimer of Warranties

Upstash provides the Website and the Service “as is” and “as available,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting this, we expressly disclaim all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, regarding the Website and the Service including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy and non-infringement.

Upstash does not warrant that the Service will meet Your requirements; that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; that the information provided through the Service is accurate, reliable or correct; that any defects or errors will be corrected; that the Service will be available at any particular time or location; or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from Your use of the Services and Website.

L. Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, each party's total cumulative liability to the other party or any third party under this Agreement from all causes of action and all theories of liability will be limited to and will not exceed the fees You've actually paid us during the 24 months preceding the claim giving rise to such liability.

You understand and agree that we will not be liable to You or any third party for any loss of profits, use, goodwill, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from your use of the Services and/or Website.

M. Release and Indemnification

1. Customer’s Indemnification

Subject to the limitations above, You agree to indemnify us and us hold harmless from and against any and all third party claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of Your use of the Website and the Service, including but not limited to Your violation of this Agreement.

2. Upstash’s Indemnification

We’ll defend or settle, at our option and expense, any third-party claim brought against You to the extent that it’s based on an allegation that Upstash’s service infringes a copyright or misappropriates a trade secret of any third party (each, a “Claim”), and, subject to the  above Limitation of Liability we’ll pay all damages and costs (including reasonable legal fees) finally awarded by a court of final appeal attributable to such a Claim, provided that You notify us in writing of any such Claim as soon as reasonably practicable and allow us to control, and reasonably cooperate with us in the defense of, any such Claim and related settlement negotiations.

N. Changes to These Terms and Modifications to Services

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to amend this Agreement at any time and will update this Agreement  in the event of any such amendments.

If we modify this Agreement:

We will post the modification on the Website or provide You with notice of the modification. We will also indicate the last update date at the top of this Agreement. By continuing to access or use the Services and/or the Website after we have posted a modification on the Website or have provided You with notice of a modification, You are indicating that You agree to be bound by the modified Agreement. IF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, THEN PLEASE CEASE USING THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY.