We consider vulnerability research conducted according to this policy to be:
You are expected, as always, to comply with all applicable laws. If legal action is initiated by a third party against you and you have complied with this policy, we will take steps to make it known that your actions were conducted in compliance with this policy.
If you submit a report through our bug bounty program which affects a third party service, we will limit what we share with any affected third party. We may share non-identifying content from your report with an affected third party, but only after notifying you that we intend to do so and getting the third party’s written commitment that they will not pursue legal action against you or initiate contact with law enforcement based on your report.
Please note that we cannot authorize out-of-scope testing in the name of third parties, and such testing is beyond the scope of our policy. Refer to that third party’s bug bounty policy, if they have one, or contact the third party either directly or through a legal representative before initiating any testing on that third party’s systems or services. This is not, and should not be understood as, any agreement on our part to defend, indemnify, or otherwise protect you from any third party claim based on your actions.
That said, if legal action is initiated by a third party, including law enforcement, against you because of your participation in this bug bounty program, and you have complied with this Safe Harbor Policy and have not acted in bad faith, upon your written request, we will inform the third party that your actions were conducted in compliance with this Safe Harbor Policy.
If at any time you have concerns or are uncertain whether your security research is consistent with this Safe Harbor Policy, please submit a report in advance as set forth in the security text file located here.
Note that the Safe Harbor applies only to legal claims under our control; it does not bind independent third parties.