DIMASOFT LIMITED Internet Acceptable Use Policy
DIMASOFT LIMITED's relationships with its customers, other networks, and ultimately its connectivity to the rest of the internet, require its customers to behave responsibly. Accordingly, DIMASOFT LIMITED cannot permit irresponsible behaviour by its customers, which could damage these relationships, DIMASOFT LIMITED's network or the use of the internet by others.
In general the customer should never use the service:
- fraudulently or in connection with a criminal offence;
- to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, or use any material which is offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing, or in breach of copyright, confidence, privacy or any other rights;
- to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
- to spam or to send or provide unsolicited advertising or promotional material or, knowingly to receive responses to any spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional material sent or provided by any third party;
- in any way which in our opinion is, or is likely to be, detrimental to the provision of the Service to the Customer or any of our customers;
- in an unlawful manner, in contravention of any legislation, laws, licence or third party rights; or
- in a way that does not comply with any instructions that we have given you;
Compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy is a contractual requirement. If you fail to do so, your service may be suspended or terminated.
The Customer must not, by using the Service, possess or transmit illegal material. The Customer should be aware that as the internet is a global network, some activities/material which may be legal in the UK, may be illegal elsewhere in the world and vice versa. When you visit a website, a copy of the visited pages is stored on your pc in the web browsers' cache files. Storage of illegal material in this way may well be a criminal offence, as well as contravening this AUP. If you are in any doubt as to the legality of anything, we recommend you take independent legal advice before proceeding.
The Customer must not gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any computer systems for any purpose, including accessing the internet. As well as being in breach of your contract for the particular service, this may well be a criminal offence.
The Customer must not send data via the internet which has forged addresses or which is deliberately constructed to adversely affect remote machines.
The Customer must not configure his or her PC as an open relay system. This is because an "Open Relay System" will allow other users of the internet to exploit your internet connection, and use it as if it were their own.
The Customer (including to Customers) must not run "port scanning" software which accesses remote machines or networks, except with the explicit prior permission of the administrator or owner of such remote machines or networks. This includes using applications capable of scanning the ports of other internet users.
If you intend to run a port scanning application, you must provide DIMASOFT LIMITED with a copy of the written consent received from the target of the scan authorising the activity upon request.
It is not always obvious whether an activity is innocent, inadvertent, or intentional but as a general rule, email users should be aware that what is unacceptable (and possibly illegal) offline (oral or written), applies equally online. As with telephone calls, you must not send any emails which cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety. The Customer should not send false messages likely to cause distress (e.g. advising the recipient that a relative has been in an accident when they have not), or any other material which is distressing, grossly offensive, indecent, obscene, menacing or in any other way unlawful. Particular care should be taken to avoid any material which is offensive to people on grounds of gender, race, colour, religion or other similar categorisation. Always be sensitive to the fact that children might have access.
Spam or Unsolicited Email
The Customer must not participate in the sending of unsolicited bulk email or any other form of email or Usenet "abuse". This applies to material which originates on your system as well as third party material which passes through your system.
You must not have illegal material on your website or link to content that is illegal. You should be aware that as the internet is a global network, some activities/material which may be legal in the UK may be illegal elsewhere in the world and vice versa, and you could risk being prosecuted in another country if you publish what is illegal in that country. If you are in doubt, take independent legal advice before proceeding.
You must not incite disorder or publish any material which would amount to instructions concerning illegal activities. You must not publish content, or link to content in which you do not own the rights, without the permission of the owner of the relevant rights.
Avoid content that may offend. If you have any doubt about the suitability of your content to others, in particular to children, you must give a warning page before reaching the content. If in doubt, take independent legal advice before proceeding. In particular, you must not use expressions that are offensive to others on grounds of gender, race colour, religion or other similar categories. DIMASOFT LIMITED will not make any logs or details of who visited your site available.
Your homepages site may not be used to distribute or advertise any of the following:
- Software for sending SPAM (excessive news postings, bulk emails etc.).
- Software for port scanning, virus creation, hacking or any other illegal or antisocial activity.
- Lists of email addresses except where all the addressees have given their explicit permission.
- Any collection of personal data other than in accordance with all applicable data protection legislation.
- Links to websites hosting illegal content, including adult material
- Content designed to offend or cause needless anxiety to others.
Offending material may be removed without prior notice/explanation.
Internet Connection Sharing
If you share the resources of your internet connection over a Private Network on your premises, you must make sure that your network is secure, and that any internet Connection Sharing software that you are using does not permit access from outside of your network. This is especially important if running an "Open Proxy Server". This is because an "Open Proxy Server" will allow other users of the internet to exploit your internet connection, and use it as if it were their own. For example, an external user could access your local network or send unsolicited e-mail(s) that would appear to come from you.
What Action Will DIMASOFT LIMITED Take?
Compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy is a contractual requirement. If you fail to do so, your connection may be suspended or terminated.
DIMASOFT LIMITED may operate systems to ensure compliance with this AUP, including without limitation port scanning and testing of open servers and mail relays.
Customers who engage in abusive behaviour will be notified that their behaviour is unacceptable and may have their accounts suspended or terminated.
A suspended account may be restored at DIMASOFT LIMITED's discretion, upon receipt of a written undertaking by the abuser not to commit any future "abuse". All cases are, however, considered by DIMASOFT LIMITED on their individual merits.[Back]
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