dbt Cloud Terms of Use

Read our summary of dbt Cloud's Terms of Use.


  • Client must pay fees as set forth in the Order Form, including overages and additional fees for exceeding unit quantities.
  • Fees are non-refundable except as specifically provided in the terms.
  • dbt Labs may suspend services if payment is overdue.
  • Client is responsible for all taxes associated with the services.
  • dbt Labs may terminate the agreement if the client materially breaches the terms and does not cure the breach within 30 days.
  • Client data may be deleted 90 days after the expiration or termination of the agreement.
  • Client may not use the services for illegal activities or to harass others.
  • Client is responsible for compliance with U.S. export controls and economic and trade sanctions laws.
  • The agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Disputes arising under the agreement will be resolved in the state or federal courts of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • dbt Labs will defend and indemnify the client against claims that services infringe third-party intellectual property rights.
  • Client owns all data submitted to dbt Labs platforms.
  • dbt Labs provides a license to use deliverables generated through their services.
  • dbt Labs may offer trial periods for their services.
  • Client may provide feedback, which dbt Labs can use to improve services.

Things to watch out for

  • Client's use of services is subject to specific limits and overages will incur additional fees.
  • dbt Labs may change account parameters and fees with 45 days notice.
  • Client is responsible for ensuring data complies with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Client must not provide dbt Labs with any protected health information (PHI) unless agreed in writing.
  • Services are provided "AS IS" and dbt Labs disclaims warranties except as expressly stated.
  • Client's account may be terminated for unauthorized use or non-compliance with the terms.

AI recommendations

When using dbt Cloud services, it's crucial to understand the fee structure and be mindful of any potential overages that could result in additional charges. Ensure that you are aware of the tax responsibilities and the non-refundable nature of the fees. If you plan to use the services for sensitive data processing, verify that all legal and regulatory requirements are met and that dbt Labs agrees to handle such data. Lastly, consider the implications of the jurisdiction and governing law clauses, especially if you are based outside of Pennsylvania, USA.


What happens if I exceed the unit quantities specified in my Order Form?

Exceeding unit quantities can result in additional fees billed monthly in arrears or as indicated on the Order Form.

Can dbt Labs suspend my access to the services?

Yes, dbt Labs may suspend services if payments are past due, with a 10-day written notice provided to the client.

What is the process if there's a claim that dbt Cloud services infringe on third-party intellectual property rights?

dbt Labs will defend and indemnify you against such claims, provided you promptly notify them and allow dbt Labs to control the defense and settlement of the claim.

(Last updated: 04th April, 2024)

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