Violation of TOS to "perform or publish any benchmark tests or analyses relating to the Cloud Services without Cloudflare’s written consent"

Huh?

A. Thats sounds awfully defensive on the part of Cloudflare
B. This community is full of tests and analysis being done by all of us and shared all over as we evaluate and learn and ask

So are we all violating the TOS?

https://www.cloudflare.com/terms/ clause 2.2(f)

A. fair

Maybe.

In reality, this is standard legal practice for United States-based companies, it’s really just to cover their bases and avoid liability in case someone (for example) “benchmarks” their services by DDOSing them and thus taking down an entire datacenter or something of that sort. It’s also standard to include:

Additionally, we may at our sole discretion terminate your user account or suspend or terminate your access to the Service at any time, with or without notice for any reason or no reason at all.

If you have a real problem with either of these statements being applied to your company, you can contact Cloudflare’s Enterprise sales line at https://cloudflare.com/enterprise/ where you can negotiate a contract that doesn’t include such statements.

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