For more context, read the announcement post.
We hate when the services we use and love are shut down. It happens too often, and our content tends to either get lost completely or we are forced to tediously transition it to yet another service of questionable longevity. Because we initially built Svbtle to solve our own frustrations, we feel an unusual sense of duty to our users.
So Svbtle is proud to make a few unusual, risky promises:
We are a small, profitable company with low costs that are covered by paying customers. And while we hope to continue growing, we also hope to maintain a sense of dedication to how we treat our customers’ and users’ data. These promises reflect how we want our own content to be treated. In that way, both the Svbtle service and its customers’ interests are aligned. We like it that way.
To allay some concerns about the durability of these promises: the founder of Svbtle is currently working on a plan to place a portion of his net worth into a trust upon his death with the purpose of guaranteeing the continuous operation of the platform. We will publish more details about this soon.
We’re still working out the details, but if you have any questions or concerns about these promises, please say hello: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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b. "Available" means that the content is accessible at a permanent URL on the Svbtle.com domain or subdomains. This policy applies if you use a custom domain, but the data preservation promise only covers access to your data via the permanent alternative Svbtle.com subdomain name (we can’t promise to keep your domain registration and DNS records up-to-date).
c. "Forever" means until the HTML "web" is no longer generally accessible or until Svbtle becomes financially insolvent (which we intend to avoid given that users pay for the service). In the event that one of these extreme cases comes to fruition, the founder of Svbtle currently intends to take additional actions in order to continue honoring the above promises.
d. Some early users of Svbtle are able to access the service for free. These promises do not apply to those members unless they begin paying for the service. (Free users can begin paying by adding their details to Account Settings).
e. If you keep your account active and in good standing for at least three months, your published posts are guaranteed to be kept online forever, even if you cancel service after that time. If you want to add new content, you will need to begin your paid subscription again.
f. These policies are governed by our Terms of Service agreement and are subject to change at any time.