CYGO Cloud is now a premium service.
This means that CYGO Cloud is only available to project contributors, and select individuals who have made donations to CYGO Network.
Donations of less than $20/year may receive access to CYGO Cloud with a maximum of 500MB of storage, which is ample for using CYGO Cloud’s web productivity suite and storing small files for the purpose of sharing between machines or individuals.
Donations totaling between $20-$40 per year may receive access to CYGO Cloud with a maximum of 4GB of storage, which is ample for storing important files needed on-the-go, backing up special photos, and fully utilizing all of the features provided within CYGO Cloud.
Donations between $40-$60 per year may receive access to CYGO Cloud with a maximum of 6.5GB of storage, which is ample for storing important files needed on-the-go, backing up special photos, and fully utilizing all of the features provided within CYGO Cloud.
Donations above $60 but under $100 per year may receive access to CYGO Cloud with a maximum of 12GB of storage. Please note that large amounts such as this may be subject to change on a case-by-case basis.
Donations above $100 per year will be handled entirely on a case-by-case basis.
Note: Purchase prices of CYGO Network merchandise do NOT equal a donation! The profit made from the item is the donation amount. In order to keep our merchandise affordable for everyone, we make very limited (and sometimes no) profit from merchandise, meaning that a singular purchase of CYGO Network merchandise from Teespring will NOT make you eligible for CYGO Premium Services.
I have donated. What now?
Create your account on CYGO Cloud. Once you have your CYGO Cloud account, send an email to email@example.com with “CYGO PREMIUM” in the subject line, and details including your account username, associated email, and proof of donation (can be a screenshot, transaction number, etc). Please DO NOT include private information such as passwords or financial information in this email.
Once the email is received, it will be processed by a contributor, and your account will be activated.
My account isn’t allocated its full capacity as outlined above.
We may not allocate your maximum amount of storage on CYGO Cloud out of the box, especially if it’s a large amount. However, you ARE still eligible for it. If you reach a lower storage quota, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to increase your storage allocation, incrementally or to its maximum, depending on your situation.
I need CYGO Cloud access, but cannot afford to donate. What are my options?
There are several ways individuals may be eligible for free, or temporary free access to CYGO Cloud.
Individuals who need urgent access for publishing or saving documents, such as whistleblowers and political dissidents living under an oppressive government are eligible for free access to CYGO Cloud as needed.
Individuals who are starting an open source project or non-profit organization which has a mission similar or parallel to CYGO Network, or is otherwise beneficial to CYGO Network, may be eligible for free access to CYGO Cloud as needed.
Students (Middle School, High School, College) who are deprived by their institutions of the right to use free, open source software which respects their privacy (i.e. forced use of Google apps) may be eligible for free access to CYGO Cloud whilst studying.
Individuals in an emergency situation, or who are enduring financial hardship, may also be eligible for free access to CYGO Cloud, temporarily, until their situation has improved.
Individuals that fall into these categories should follow the above steps outlined under “I have donated. What now?”, substituting proof of donation in the email with an explanation of their situation.
If you do not fall into any of those above scenarios, you may find a way to contribute to CYGO Network in order to earn UNLIMITED access to CYGO Cloud.
How do I donate?
Please see the information on the donate page.
Why is it no longer free?
Offering unrestricted, free access to a cloud storage application, considering there is no such thing as “unlimited” storage or resources, is unsustainable, given that CYGO Network operates entirely off of user-contributed donations. This new model will allow us to continue to operate, without compromising our quality or our ethics.
I already have a free CYGO Cloud account. Does this affect me?
Yes. Individuals (who aren’t contributors or donors) will have their existing storage capped at 500MB. If you are currently exceeding 500MB, we will reach out to you to hopefully find an amicable solution.
DISCLAIMER: MAKING A DONATION TO CYGO NETWORK DOES NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, CONSTITUTE A CUSTOMER TRANSACTION. WHEN MAKING A DONATION, YOU ARE NOT EXPRESSLY EXCHANGING YOUR MONEY FOR GOODS OR A SERVICE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ACCESS TO PREMIUM SERVICES WITHOUT REFUNDING DONATIONS, AS DONATIONS ARE NOT A CUSTOMER TRANSACTION.