These GitHub CodeQL Terms and Conditions ("Terms") are a legal agreement between you (either as an individual or on behalf of an entity) and GitHub, Inc. regarding your use of the GitHub CodeQL software and associated documentation (collectively, the "Software"). By using the Software, you accept these Terms. Please read all of these Terms; in many cases, provisions set forth later in the Terms limit and qualify provisions set forth earlier in the Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, do not download, install, use, or copy the Software.
In these Terms:
"OSI-approved License" means an Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved open source software license.
"Open Source Codebase" means a codebase that is released under an OSI-approved License.
The Software is licensed on a per user basis. Here's what you may do with the Software, but subject to License Restrictions provisions below:
Use the Software to perform academic research.
Use the Software to demonstrate the Software.
Test CodeQL queries that are released under an OSI-approved Licence to confirm that new versions of those queries continue to find the right vulnerabilities.
Here's what you may also do with the Software, but only with an Open Source Codebase and subject to the License Restrictions provisions below:
Perform analysis on the Open Source Codebase.
If the Open Source Codebase is hosted and maintained on GitHub.com, generate CodeQL databases for or during automated analysis, CI, or CD.
These Terms do not authorize, and the Software may not be used for any purpose not expressly set forth above, including:
To otherwise or in any other context generate any CodeQL database for or during automated analysis, CI or CD, whether as part of normal engineering processes or another context.
To otherwise or in any other context use the Software in connection with any codebase that is not an Open Source Codebase (e.g., code in a private repo in GitHub).
Please note: if your use of the Software is under a paid customer license for GitHub Advanced Security, the restrictions with respect to automated analysis, CI, and CD and use in connection with non-Open Source Codebases do not apply.
At all times, except (and only to the extent) permitted by applicable law or applicable third-party license, you will not (and have no right to):
work around any technical limitations in the Software that only allow you to use it in certain ways;
reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software;
remove, minimize, block, or modify any notices of GitHub or its suppliers in the Software;
use the Software in any way that is against the law; or
share, publish, distribute or lend the Software, provide or make available the Software as a hosted solution (whether on a standalone basis or combined, incorporated or integrated with other software or services) for others to use, or transfer the Software or these Terms to any third party.
The Software is licensed, not sold. GitHub reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms.
The Software may include components licensed under open source software licenses. Any such licenses are included in the "Open Source Notices" documentation that is included with the Software. Such documentation also includes copies of all applicable open source licenses.
To the extent the terms of the licenses applicable to open source components require GitHub to make an offer to provide source code in connection with the Software, such offer is hereby made, and you may exercise it by contacting GitHub: https://github.com/contact.
Unless otherwise agreed to in writing with GitHub, your agreement with GitHub will always include, at a minimum, these Terms. Open source software licenses for the Software's source code constitute separate written agreements. To the limited extent that any open source software license expressly supersedes these Terms, such open source license governs your use of the applicable component(s) of the Software subject to such license.
These Terms do not grant any right or license to use any of GitHub's trademarks or logos, including, without limitation, the names GitHub and CodeQL and any Software logo designs in the "logos" folder of the Software. You agree not to display or use any of these trademarks or logos in any manner without GitHub's prior written permission, except as allowed by GitHub's Logos and Usage Policy located at https://github.com/logos. GitHub reserves all right, title and interest in and to all GitHub trademarks and logos.
Auto-Updates: The Software may include an auto-update service. If the Software automatically enables such service (or, if it is not automatically enabled and you choose to use it), GitHub will automatically update the Software when a new version is available.
Because the Software is "as-is," GitHub may not provide support for it.
Customer will comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations that apply to the Software.
THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL SERVICES, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" BASIS, AND GITHUB GIVES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GITHUB DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT (1) YOU CAN RECOVER DIRECT DAMAGES RELATING TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL SERVICES, UP TO U.S. $5.00 FROM GITHUB AND ITS SUPPLIERS, AND (2) GITHUB WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, OR DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF GITHUB HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RELATING TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL SERVICES.
No Waiver. The failure of GitHub to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Entire Agreement. These Terms, together with any open source software licenses referenced above, constitutes the entire agreement between you and GitHub regarding your use of the Software, superseding any prior agreements between you and GitHub (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of these Terms) regarding such use.
Governing Law. You agree that these Terms and your use of the Software are governed by the laws of the State of California and any dispute relating to the Software or your use thereof must be brought in a tribunal of competent jurisdiction located in or near San Francisco, California.
Modifications. These Terms may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of GitHub, or by the posting by GitHub of a revised version.
Contact Us. Questions about these Terms? Contact us at https://support.github.com/contact.