ALPHA DRIVE | Trade Controls
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Trade Controls, AlphaDrive Enterprise Server, and the information you upload to either product may be subject to trade control regulations, including under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (the EAR).

Alpha Drive’s vision is to be the global platform for developer test and validation tools for AI algorithms, no matter where developers reside. We take seriously our responsibility to examine government mandates thoroughly to be certain that users and customers are not impacted beyond what is required by law.

To comply with U.S. trade control laws, Alpha Drive recently made some required changes to the way we conduct our services. As U.S. trade controls laws evolve, we will continue to work with U.S. regulators about the extent to which we can offer test and validation toolsets and services to developers in sanctioned markets. We believe that offering those services supports U.S. foreign policy of encouraging the free flow of information in those markets.

Although we’ve provided the following information below for your convenience, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that your use of AlphaDrive’s products and services complies with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export control laws.

Export overview

Under our Terms of Service, users may only access and use in compliance with applicable law, including U.S. export control and sanctions laws.

Users are responsible for ensuring that the content they develop and share on complies with the U.S. export control laws, including the EAR and the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The cloud-hosted service offering available at has not been designed to host data subject to the ITAR and does not currently offer the ability to restrict access by country. If you are looking to collaborate on ITAR- or other export-controlled data, we recommend you consider Alpha Drive Enterprise Server, Alpha Drive’s on-premises offering.

U.S. trade control laws restrict what services can be made available to users in certain countries and territories. AlphaDrive may allow users in or ordinarily resident in countries and territories subject to U.S. sanctions to access certain free services for personal communications in accordance to authorizations issued by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC). Persons in or ordinarily resident in these countries and territories are prohibited from using IP proxies, VPNs, or other methods to disguise their location when accessing services, and may only use for non-commercial, personal communications.

Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) and other denied or blocked parties under U.S. and other applicable law are prohibited from accessing or using Additionally, users may not use for or on behalf of such parties, including the Governments of sanctioned countries. Furthermore, may not be used for purposes prohibited under applicable export control laws, including prohibited end uses described in 17 CFR 744.

Alpha Drive Enterprise Server

Alpha Drive Enterprise Server is a self-hosted virtual appliance that can be run within your own datacenter or virtual private cloud. As such, Alpha Drive Enterprise Server can be used to store ITAR- or other export-controlled information, although, end users are nonetheless responsible for ensuring compliance with the ITAR and other applicable export controls.

Alpha Drive Enterprise Server is a commercial, mass-market product and is pursuing an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN).

Alpha Drive Enterprise Server may not be sold to, exported, or re-exported to any country listed in Country Group E:1 in Supplement No. 1 to part 740 of the EAR or to the Crimea region of Ukraine. This list currently contains Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria, but is subject to change.

Frequently asked questions

On which countries and territories are U.S. government sanctions applied?

Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

In the rare instance that an account is affected unintentionally or in error, we have an appeal process to address such instances.

If an individual user or organization administrator believes that they have been flagged in error, then that user has the opportunity to appeal the flag by providing verification information to Alpha Drive. If Alpha Drive receives sufficient information to verify that the user or organization is not affiliated with a U.S.-sanctioned jurisdiction or otherwise restricted by U.S. economic sanctions, then the flag will be removed. Please email

Will traveling in these regions be impacted?

Travel in these regions may impact your account status, but availability may be reinstated once you are outside of the sanctioned country or territory. Please email

What is available and not available?

Availability in U.S. sanctioned countries and territories will be restricted, however certain GitHub services may be available for free individual and free organizational accounts. This includes limited access to AlphaDrive public benchmark services (such as access to CARLA Benchmark), for personal communications only, and not for commercial purposes. The restriction also includes suspended access to private services and paid services (such as availability of private organizational accounts).

How do you define these specific users?

If Alpha Drive determines that a user or customer is located in a region that is subject to U.S. trade control restrictions, or a user is otherwise restricted under U.S. economic sanctions, then the affiliated account has been restricted to comply with those legal requirements. The determination of user and customer location to implement these legal restrictions are derived from a number of sources, including IP addresses and payment history. Nationality and ethnicity are not used to flag users for sanctions restrictions.

How are organization accounts impacted?

If an organization is based out of, or the key individuals or membership of an organization shows sufficient ties to, a sanctioned territory or country, or if the organization otherwise appears to be subject to U.S. economic sanctions, then the organization account and the affiliated owner account will be restricted. The restriction includes suspended access to paid services (such as availability of private organizational accounts).