Welcome to Giphy! These Terms of Service agreement (together with Giphy’s Privacy Policy (, DMCA Copyright Policy (, the Giphy API Terms (if applicable) and Community Guidelines (, the “Terms”) govern your access and use of (the “Site”) and all other products, services, features, content or applications that link to these Terms (together with the Site, the “Services”) offered by Giphy, Inc. (“Giphy”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

Please read these Terms fully and carefully before using the Services, because these Terms form a legally binding contract between you and Giphy for your use of the Services. As described in Section 12, you agree that unless you opt out, all disputes between you and Giphy will be resolved by individual arbitration, and you waive your right to trial by jury, or to participate in a class action lawsuit or class-wide arbitration.

By using the Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. From time to time, we may modify or update these Terms, effective upon posting through the Services. If you use the Services after any such change, you accept these Terms as modified.

In other words: By using anything offered by Giphy, you automatically agree to this legal agreement. You also accept any updated version of this agreement by continuing to use the Services.

In other words: You MUST be at least 13 years old to use the Services (or at least 16 years old if you are a resident of certain European countries as described above). Do not use the Services if it would mean breaking the law.

In other words: If you sign up for an account on the Services, you are responsible for all activity on your account. Be mindful about protecting your account password and let us know immediately if you think there are any issues.

In other words: You own all content you contribute to the Services, but you’re ok with Giphy using it in connection with its Services. Public Information is public, so don’t include any private or sensitive information in any public part of the Services.

In other words: You’re allowed to use the Services only in accordance with this agreement. Generally speaking, you're only allowed to use content that you find on the site in connection with your use of the Services and solely for personal and non-commercial purposes. We can edit, take down, or block any content on the Services at any time.

In other words: You must comply with the law and this agreement, and you promise not to take any action or submit any content that is prohibited or harmful, including violating or attempting to violate the security of the Services.

In other words: We don’t control any third party sites or services and won’t be liable for any issues that may result from your use. Please review the terms of service and privacy policy of any third party site or service.

In other words: We can choose to terminate or suspend your use of the Services at any time. You can also choose to delete your account or stop use of the Services at any time, but note that parts of this agreement still apply to you even after you stop using the Services.

In other words: The Services are provided “as is.” You are solely responsible for how you choose to use the Services or what actions you take as a result of your use of the Services.

In other words: We hope this never comes up, but just in case it does, you agree to reimburse us for any loss we suffer that is tied to your use or misuse of the Services, violation of this agreement, or infringement of any third party’s right.

In other words: Our legal liability to you is limited. Please understand that we cannot run our business without it.

In other words: NY and US laws apply to this agreement. Any legal claim relating to your use of the Services must be filed within one year after such claim arose.

In other words: We truly hope that we can resolve any problems with our users informally, and we imagine that most people feel the same way. If it unfortunately gets to the point where we need to engage in legal proceedings, you agree to these provisions.

In other words: We may use open source software in connection with our applications, and such software is subject to the terms of their applicable open source licenses.

In other words: These provisions apply to you if you are using the Services through an Apple device or application.


As described in more detail below, we grant you the right to use our API solely to create applications that interface with Giphy. You are responsible for all user support for your application. You must label your application with “Powered by Giphy” and the Giphy logo, and cannot mislead users as to the features of your application or your relationship with Giphy (for example, you cannot imply that we endorse or sponsor your application). We can choose to limit, suspend or terminate your access to the API at any time.

The following terms (the “API Terms”) govern your access and use of the application programming interfaces Giphy. The API shall be considered part of the “Services”. These API Terms hereby incorporate Giphy’s Terms of Service above.

Contact: You may contact us at the following address: 416 W. 13th Street, Suite 207, New York, NY 10014. If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, you can also email us at

Effective Date of Terms of Service: May 23, 2018