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Camera Publishing Agreement    |    Membership Agreement    |    Privacy Policy    |    GDPR Compliance

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2018

This Camera Publishing Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions on which CameraFTP (a Division of Drive Headquarters, Inc., herein as "CameraFTP, "DriveHQ", or "We") offers Camera and Related Content Publishing Services to registered users ("Member", "You" or "User") of CameraFTP.com.

Note this agreement does not apply to DriveHQ.com users. This agreement ONLY applies to CameraFTP members who publish cameras or related contents on CameraFTP.com.


1. About the Camera Publishing feature
CameraFTP members can configure their cameras to record footage to CameraFTP's cloud storage system. They can share the footage to other users. If they want to share with anybody, then they can publish their cameras. They can also share a video clip, image or footage recorded during a specific time interval.

2. Content Review Policy
Published cameras and contents will be reviewed by CameraFTP staff. Users are encouraged to publish cameras of meaningful or useful scenes. CameraFTP reserves the right to un-publish a camera for any reason or no reason. CameraFTP staff may edit a camera's meta data or description if a user has not already provided it. Publishing illegal or inappropriate contents may result in your account being disabled without notice.

3. Account Public Profile
Your private account info will not be displayed with your published contents. Your public profile will be displayed with or linked from your published content. You can edit your account Public Profile in My Account page. To stop displaying the info, please edit your account Public Profile.

4. Policy on Links to External Websites or Web Pages
You can only link to legitimate, relevant and reputable websites. In general, you can link to your company website or product page if you have a legitimate business.

You can link to external websites / web pages from your Account Public Profile, descriptions to published cameras, and comments to published cameras.

Link spam/abuse is prohibited. Linking to illegal, inappropriate or low quality websites or web pages may result in your account being disabled without notice.

5. Policy on Commenting and Rating
Other users may comment or rate your published contents. You may not be able to delete a comment unless the comment is clearly violating our terms or is deemed to be inapproriate solely at our discretion.

Users shall not abuse our commenting and rating feature, e.g. by creating fake accounts, or posting inappropriate comments.

6. Content Copyright
Contents published by a user are owned by the user. The user retains the copyright and is responsible for any disputes, complaints or other liabilities. Due to the nature of publishing, other users can re-share the contents via platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, etc. You agree that such sharing is allowed unless explicitly revoked by you. CameraFTP is not responsible for re-shared contents unless the re-shared contents are hosted on CameraFTP or DriveHQ. If re-shared contents are hosted on CameraFTP or DriveHQ, you can contact us to remove them.

The following terms are copied from the general Membership Agreement for your quick reference. Please also read the general Membership Agreement.

5. Private Cameras; Shared or Published Cameras

"A Camera" is a folder on CameraFTP.com that contains images or video clips uploaded by your camera or CameraFTP camera app. "A Private Camera" is a folder on CameraFTP.com that you have not shared or published to other users. To access recorded data in a Member's private camera, the Member must log in with his/her CameraFTP username and password.

"A Shared or Published Camera" is a folder on CameraFTP.com that a Member has shared to certain people or published for anybody to access.

If you share or publish a camera, you must ensure that all recorded contents are appropriate for sharing or publishing. Additional download bytes might be required if you have a lot of users viewing your cameras or download the recorded data.

You agree not to transmit, upload, display, publish or distribute through any part of the Site, any camera data that:

(a) Contains scenes that you don't have complete right to monitor or record;

(b) Interferes with the privacy rights of any person, or impersonates any person;

(c) Contains violent, pornographic, or other offensive or inappropriate scenes.

(d) Uses materials of others that are protected by copyright, trademark or trade secrets, patent or other intellectual property law without the express permission of the author or owner;

(e) Violates anyone's copyright, moral rights, author's rights, trade secrets, trademark rights, patent, or other intellectual property or other rights;

9. License Grant and Intellectual Property Rights
CameraFTP will not assume any copyright or ownership of contents recorded or uploaded by members.

With respect to your Private Camera content, you grant CameraFTP and its contractors the right to access your Private Camera content only for customer support or improving site operations, and complying with applicable laws.

With respect to your Published Camera content, you grant CameraFTP the right for CameraFTP and third parties to access or view the portions of your Published Camera content. You can stop publishing any contents or delete your contents at any time.

You acknowledge and agree that certain technical processing or reformatting of your Camera Content may be required to improve system performance or for other technical reasons.

As between CameraFTP and you: you will own all your recorded data in all camera folders, whether you share / publish the camera or not. You can delete, stop sharing/publishing your cameras at any time;

CameraFTP owns all rights, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to the Site, the Service, the technology, information, documents, files, web pages and other products developed in connection with the Site or available on the Site.

You agree not to translate, reverse engineer, reverse compile, disassemble or create derivative works from software programming contained in the Site or the Service.

10. Member Profiles
Member Profiles are intended to be brief descriptions of Members' interest and contact information. Any information you place on your Member Profile is inaccessible to anyone visiting the Site, unless you have shared or published it, or you are a sub-user of a group account. You agree not to attempt to hide your identity or represent yourself as someone else.

12. Responsibility for Shared or Published Camera contents
You agree not to share or publish images or videos that:

(i) Contain or display any expression of bigotry, racism, or hatred, or is ethnically offensive, objectionable or inappropriate;
(ii) Is or might be perceived by CameraFTP or CameraFTP members or users, as defamatory, libelous, disparaging, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, deceptive, offensive, vulgar, ethnically offensive, objectionable or inappropriate, including nudity, adult content, illegal content, content of a sexual nature, and unacceptable language;
(iii) Is inconsistent with the values or the spirit of the CameraFTP Community, as determined by CameraFTP in its sole discretion;

16. Privacy
It is CameraFTP's policy to respect the privacy of all of its customers. For more information, please see our full privacy policy .

18. Copyrighted Material
CameraFTP respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that its users and Members do the same.

You may not place any material protected by copyright anywhere on the Site without the express permission of the author or owner of the copyright in that material.

CameraFTP will promptly take down or block access to infringing or allegedly infringing material on its servers if CameraFTP becomes aware that such material infringes the copyright rights of a third party, whether CameraFTP identifies such infringement in the course of its ordinary and reasonable business activities, or through notification by a third party. CameraFTP will promptly contact the Member responsible for the Member Content, and alert him or her of the allegations of infringement, and of CameraFTP's take down or blocking of the allegedly infringing material. If the Member believes that the removal or blocking of his or her material was a result of a mistake or a misidentification of the material, the Member shall provide CameraFTP a counter-notification establishing the Member's rights to display the material in question, as well as any other information CameraFTP shall request. Upon receipt, CameraFTP will promptly forward the counter-notification to the party that claims to be the copyright owner. If that party then does not file suit to enjoin the alleged infringement, CameraFTP will re-post or unblock the material within 14 days after receiving the counter notification.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, and appears on the Site, please provide CameraFTP the following information:

1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;

4. your address, telephone number and email address;

5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is no authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;

6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner

  • Security Cameras

    Security cameras, also known as surveillance cameras, are used to monitor homes, businesses, and other types of properties. Typically, they are connected to a recording device such as a tape recorder or a disk. In the last few years, IP-based security cameras have become increasingly popular. Security cameras enable you to remotely monitor a scene and play back recorded images.

  • Analog CCTV Cameras

    Analog Closed-Circuit Television cameras record pictures or videos as analog signals. Most of old surveillance cameras are analog cameras. This type of camera records directly onto a video tape recorder. In order to save recordings to a PC, the analog signal must be converted to a digital format; this can be done with a video capture card.

  • Digital CCTV Cameras

    Digital CCTV cameras directly capture images and videos as digital signals. The signals are compressed and encoded into a standard video format such as MPEG. Digital CCTV cameras usually record videos onto a hard drive or a storage server.

  • DVR/NVR Security System

    A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) security camera system or a NVR surveillance system is basically a series of security cameras connected to a monitor and recording system. Most (old) DVR/NVR security camera systems are CCTV-based with the cameras connected to the recording system via video cables. A multi-channel DVR/NVR security camera system is dramatically more expensive than a regular IP camera; DVR/NVR security camera systems from different vendors require different cameras. Using IP-based network cameras, you don't need a DVR/NVR security camera system as each network camera can connect to the cloud directly.

  • IP / Network Cameras / Webcams

    An Internet Protocol camera or network camera is a type of digital video camera that can send and receive data via a computer network. This type of camera has become increasingly popular among homeowners and business owners in the last few years because of steep price drop. A webcam can also be considered as a network camera because it can send or receive data via a computer.

  • Security Camera Vulnerabilities

    Security cameras themselves are not completely secure. They can fail due to dust, smoke, fog, loss of power, or damage. They are also easily susceptible to tampering. If a security camera records data onsite, both the camera and the recorded data can be destroyed – by intruders, burglars, or anyone else who wants the data gone forever.

  • Camera Features
  • Motion Detection

    Many security cameras now support motion detection - a technology that triggers recording only when something changes in the scene. Motion can be detected by image changes or sound changes. Many security cameras can only detect image changes. As minor scene changes can occur due to events such as natural light changes or wind changes, many security cameras allow you to configure a “threshold”. By setting a higher threshold, minor scene changes will be ignored and only scene changes that reach the “threshold” will be recorded. Motion detection is very useful if you want to significantly reduce bandwidth and storage usage.

  • Night Vision Cameras

    One of the main usages of a security camera is to monitor night-time scenes. If the scene is not well lit, it is recommended that you use a camera with night vision capability. Those cameras use an infrared spectrum of light at night and can take pictures of objects in the dark.

  • Wireless Security Cameras

    Wireless security cameras transmit video and audio signals wirelessly to a receiving device. There are analog and digital types of wireless cameras. Digital security cameras have become much more popular recently because they can be accessed over the Internet.

  • FTP/SMTP Cameras

    FTP/SMTP cameras are a type of IP cameras that can upload recorded image/video files to an FTP/email server. Almost all IP cameras support FTP/SMTP uploading. FTP offsite storage is the most popular way of storing image/video files from a security camera/DVR.

  • Video Cameras

    All security cameras are video cameras. Most security cameras support real-time monitoring / live streaming via a web browser within the same network. From the Internet, it requires more complicated network configuration. Some security cameras can store video files to a network file server within the same network. Almost all security cameras can upload image snapshots to an FTP/SMTP server; some cameras can also upload video clips to an FTP/SMTP server. CameraFTP supports video recording if your camera supports it.

  • Camera Storage & Image Size
  • Security Camera Storage

    Most DVR/NVR security camera systems can store recorded images and videos to a tape, hard drive, or onsite storage server. However, storing data in this manner leaves it susceptible to tampering and damage by intruders. For better protection and security, offsite storage is the best solution.

  • Storage Requirement

    The required amount of storage is dependent on your camera’s image resolution, frame rate, compression ratio and days of retention. Setting up your camera to use motion detection can significantly reduce storage usage.

  • Camera Retention Time

    Security cameras can generate a large amount of data. The amount depends on the compression ratio, images captured per second, and image size. Most cameras provide a limited amount of storage space; therefore, recordings are usually kept for a preset amount of time before being overwritten by new images.

  • Camera Image Resolutions

    An analog security camera usually supports PAL (768x576 Pixels) or NTSC (720x480 pixels) format. A digital security camera can support many different image resolutions, e.g. 640x480, 800x600, 1280x960, 1920x1080 and more.

  • Upload Bandwidth

    While the resolutions of still image cameras can go as high as 10 million pixels, for a video surveillance camera, the standard resolution is lower. The main reason probably is because of storage and bandwidth requirement. The higher the resolution, the more storage space and the more bandwidth it requires. If you set the resolution to higher than 1280x720 and if you have multiple cameras, you might run out of upload bandwidth if you use ADSL or Cable Modem connections.

  • CameraFTP.com Service
  • Offsite Recording

    Offsite recording addresses one of the biggest vulnerabilities of a security camera. Instead of storing recorded data onsite, recorded images are uploaded to Camera FTP server in real-time. Even if an intruder destroys a security camera, he cannot destroy the recorded data, which can be very helpful for tracking down the intruder.

  • Remote Play Back

    Once a security camera uploads the recorded image/video files to Camera FTP server, you can play back the recorded footage from anywhere using CameraFTP’s Viewer App. The Camera Viewer feature is available for PC, MAC, tablet and smart phone.

  • Real-time viewing

    Camera FTP supports real-time viewing (live streaming) of a scene using the Camera Viewer feature. Many IP cameras can support live viewing; however, such feature usually only works at the same location and only supports few connections. With Camera FTP service, you can view images/videos over the Internet from anywhere using any device. It also allows many people to live stream the video concurrently.

  • Home/Business Security

    CameraFTP offers a revolutionary security and monitoring service for home and business users. Compared with traditional security services, it has a lot of advantages. It is extremely easy to setup, does not require any expensive hardware, requires no professional installation, and the cost is extremely low. Moreover, it is more secure than regular security services as it supports Cloud Recording and Playback.

  • Service Comparison

    CameraFTP has many advantages over other security and surveillance services. You can compare features and prices with other security services. It is also better than using regular FTP/email service (such as Gmail, Outlook, Dropbox) for security camera storage.