RIPE NCC Certification Repository Terms and Conditions

The RIPE NCC publishes all Certificates, Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs), and RPKI-signed objects in the Certification Repository (hereinafter: the “Repository”). The Repository is available to anyone under these Terms and Conditions.

Introduction

The RIPE NCC publishes all Certificates, Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs), and RPKI-signed objects in the Certification Repository (hereinafter: the “Repository”). The Repository is available to anyone under these Terms and Conditions.

Article 1 - Definitions

In the Terms and Conditions, the following terms shall be understood to have the meanings assigned to them below:

RIPE NCC - Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre, a membership association under Dutch law, operating from its registered office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

User – Anyone who downloads the Repository and/or accesses or uses the data contained therein

RIPE NCC Certification Service – The RIPE NCC service through which the Certificates are generated and RPKI signed objects are created

Certificate – Digitally signed data object generated by the RIPE NCC Certification Service

Internet number resources – Globally unique IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) registered with any Internet Number Registry

RPKI-signed objects – Digitally signed data objects created using the Certificate, such as Route Origin Authorisation (ROA) objects

Repository – A publicly accessible location where the RIPE NCC publishes all Certificates, CRLs and RPKI-signed objects

Article 2 – General

Anyone is able to download, access or use the Repository and the data contained therein, to the extent permitted by these Terms and Conditions and provided these Terms and Conditions are followed. By downloading the Repository and accessing and using the data contained therein, the User agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Article 3 – Use of the Repository

Users shall be permitted to download the Repository and to access and use the data contained therein, only in order to validate Certificates, CRLs and RPKI-signed objects.

Download of the Repository, access to or use of the data contained therein for any other purpose, including but not limited to identification purposes, advertising, direct marketing, marketing research or similar purposes, is strictly forbidden.

The use of the Certificate does not support claims of alleged "ownership" of Internet number resources. Internet number resources registered by the RIPE NCC are subject to and exclusively governed by the policies adopted by the RIPE community.

Users should always check revocation information when using a Certificate or RPKI-signed object and should always ensure that they are using the latest version of the Repository, which is updated every 24 hours. The Repository will be available for download on a best effort basis and the RIPE NCC may suspend its operation or liability to the User for technical, legal, anti-abuse or any other reasons within the scope of managing the operations of the Repository.

Article 4 – Liability

Download of the Repository, access and use of the data contained therein is at the User’s own risk.

The Certificate holder is liable for all aspects of the use of the Certificate and the creation of RPKI signed objects.

The RIPE NCC is in no way liable for any direct or indirect damages, including, but not limited to, damages to the User’s business, loss of profit, damages to third parties, personal injury or damages to property, except in cases involving willful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the RIPE NCC.

Users are responsible for making decisions based on the latest version of the Repository. The RIPE NCC is not liable for any decisions made based on an outdated version of the Repository.

The RIPE NCC shall, in any event, not be liable for non-performance or damages due to force majeure, including but not limited to industrial action, strikes, occupations and sit-ins, blockades, embargoes, governmental measures, denial of service attacks, war, revolutions or comparable situations, power failures, defects in electronic lines of communication, fire, explosions, damage caused by water, floods and earthquakes.

The RIPE NCC is not liable in the case that local legislation prohibits the use of any technical aspects of the Repository and the data contained therein.

Any right on the part of the User towards the RIPE NCC in connection with the download of the Repository, the access and use of the data contained therein shall finally and unconditionally lapse one year from the date on which the User became aware of (or could in all fairness have been aware of) the existence of such rights and entitlements. This one-year term can only be barred or interrupted by actual legal action instituted by the User against the RIPE NCC.

Article 5 - Miscellaneous

The RIPE NCC's intellectual property (agreements, documents, software, databases, website, etc.) may only be used, reproduced and made available to third parties upon prior written authorisation from the RIPE NCC.

If any provision contained in the Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid by a court of law, this shall not in any way affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

Article 6 - Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be exclusively governed by the laws of the Netherlands. The competent court in Amsterdam shall have exclusive jurisdiction with regard to disputes arising from these Terms and Conditions.