Acceptable use policy
You’re responsible for how you use our websites and apps, and for the content you upload, share or send using our platform and services. There’s a line and we think you’ll know if you’re going to cross it. To help understand what we expect of you, we set out in this policy some things we consider unacceptable.
By using our websites, apps, platform and services you confirm that you accept the terms of this policy and that you agree to comply with it.
Don’t forget that we may make changes to our websites, apps, platform and services and so we may make changes to this policy too. Any changes will appear here and be effective immediately. If you use of them after those changes are shown, we’ll interpret that as meaning that you accept them.
Other terms that apply
What is acceptable?
You must comply with the terms of your agreements with us, and with all laws, that apply to your use of our websites, apps, platform and services. This includes ensuring that you have a lawful basis for uploading, sharing and sending your content through our platform and services.
Using or attempting to:
- enable or encourage any user subscription to be used by more than one user.
- use our websites, apps, platform or any service or functionality made available through one or more of them:
- in any unlawful manner or for an unlawful purpose; hacking, inserting or introducing malicious code, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, data or other harmful software or material; transmitting defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, offensive, deceptive, offensive, libellous, invasive, harmful, threatening, inflammatory or objectionable content; for promotion of unlawful violence, or in a way that is discriminatory on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability; or to gain access to, or decipher transmission to or from, any equipment or database running them other than in lawful use of them.
- in a way that: could damage, disable, impair or compromise our systems or security; is likely to upset, harass, embarrass, alarm or annoy anyone; promotes discrimination; discloses personal data of anyone (other than where you have consent to send it); infringes intellectual property rights; breaches any legal or contractual duty; is in contempt of court; or, advocates, promotes, incites any third party to commit, or assist, any unlawful or criminal act.
- to send unsolicited messages, postings, including bulk advertising, informational announcements or spam.
- to distribute content that you don’t have the right to, which is illegal, or which violates any of the principles above.
- to build a competitive product or service, or build a product or service using similar ideas, features, functions or graphics of our platform or services.
- to copy any ideas, features, functions or graphics of our platform or services.
- to determine whether our platform or services are within the scope of any patent.
- to monitor their availability, performance of functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purpose.
- attempt to gain access to, or decipher transmission to or from, any equipment or database running any of them other than in lawful use of them.
- infringe any of our, our licensors or users’ rights in our websites, apps, platform or services, their content or any associated software, or any third-party software.
- copy, modify, translate, create derivative copies of, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit or distribute all or any part of our websites, apps, platform or services in whole in any form or be any means (or attempting to do any of those things).
- reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of them (except to the extent permitted by applicable law incapable of exclusion).
- access all or any part of them in order to create or build a product or service which competes with any part of one or more of them.
- provide services to third parties (unless we’ve expressly agreed otherwise in writing in our agreements with you).
- licence, sub-licence, sell, rent, lease, share, transfer, transmit, assign, distribute, display, disclose, grant a security interest in, or otherwise commercially exploit, any of them or otherwise make any of them available to third parties (other than any of your permitted users).
- obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining access to them (except where expressly permitted in our agreements with you).
- resell or redistribute our website, apps, platform or any service or functionality made available through one or more of them.
- impersonate or attempt to impersonate us, another user, any other person or entity or be anyone who isn’t you.
The steps we can take in response to breaches of this policy
When we consider that a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with its terms constitutes a material breach of the terms of your right to use our websites, apps, platform and services, and therefore it may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
- block offending content.
- immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our website, apps, platform and/or any service.
- issue of a warning to you.
- legal proceedings against you for re-imbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- further legal action against you.
- disclosure of information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or required by law.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those set out above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Reporting breaches of this policy
If you know of, or suspect, a breach of this policy, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This acceptable use policy and any disputes hereunder will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflict of law principles. We both acknowledge and agree that any litigation concerning it shall be submitted to and resolved by the state or federal courts in and for Boston, Massachusetts, and the parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
Who we are and how to contact us
We’re Egress Software Technologies Inc. We’re a Massachusetts corporation with our registered office at 51 Melcher Street, First Floor, Boston, MA 02210, United States. You can get in touch at email@example.com.
When was this Policy last updated?
27 July 2018