Acceptable Use Policy

Last Updated: September 14, 2016  
To uphold the quality and reputation of services, your use of services (“ Services”) is subject to these Acceptable Use policies. If you are found to be in violation of our policies at any time, as determined by us at our sole discretion, we may warn you or suspend or terminate your account.Please note that we may change our program policies at any time, and pursuant to the Terms of Service (“Terms”), it is your responsibility to keep up-to-date with and adhere to the policies posted here. All capitalized terms used herein have the meanings stated in the Terms, unless stated otherwise.

Prohibited Content

The Content displayed and/or processed through your Application or other web site utilizing Services shall not contain any of the following types of content:

  • Content that infringes a third party’s rights (e.g., copyright) according to applicable law;
  • Excessively profane or illegal content;
  • Hate-related or violent content;
  • Content advocating racial or ethnic intolerance;
  • Content intended to advocate or advance computer hacking or cracking;
  • Gambling;
  • Other illegal activity, including without limitation illegal export of controlled substances or illegal software;
  • Drug paraphernalia;
  • Phishing;
  • Malicious content;
  • Other material, products or services that violate or encourage conduct that would violate any criminal laws, any other applicable laws, or any third-party rights.

Prohibited Actions

In addition to (and/or as some examples of) the violations described in the Terms, you may not and may not allow any third party, including your end users, to:

  • Generate or facilitate unsolicited commercial email (“spam”). Such activity includes, but is not limited to:
    • sending email in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act or any other applicable anti-spam law;
    • imitating or impersonating another person or their email address, or creating false accounts for the purpose of sending spam;
    • data mining any web property to find email addresses or other user account information;
    • sending unauthorized mail via open, third-party servers;
    • sending emails to users who have requested to be removed from a mailing list;
    • selling, exchanging or distributing to a third party the email addresses of any person without such person’s knowing and continued consent to such disclosure; and
    • sending unsolicited emails to significant numbers of email addresses belonging to individuals and/or entities with whom you have no preexisting relationship.
  • Send, upload, distribute or disseminate or offer to do the same with respect to any unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, infringing, obscene, or otherwise objectionable content
  • Intentionally distribute viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a destructive or deceptive nature;
  • Conduct or forward pyramid schemes and the like;
  • Transmit content that may be harmful to minors;
  • Impersonate another person (via the use of an email address or otherwise) or otherwise misrepresent yourself or the source of any email;
  • Illegally transmit another’s intellectual property or other proprietary information without such owner’s or licensor’s permission;
  • Use Services to violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  • Promote or encourage illegal activity;
  • Monitor or crawl another system such that the activity impairs or disrupts the system being monitored or crawled;
  • Perform Denial of Service (DoS) attacks or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of another System including any deliberate attempt to overload a system by mail/news bombing, broadcast attacks, or flooding techniques;
  • Interfere with other users’ enjoyment of Services;
  • Sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit Services for any unauthorized commercial purpose;
  • Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of Services;
  • Modify or remove any logo, copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on Services;
  • Use Services in connection with illegal peer-to-peer file sharing;

Prohibited Countries complies with U.S. regulations related to embargoed countries. As such, currently prohibits the usage of its products and services in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Because this list of countries may change from time to time, customers and their users are urged to consult the list of countries set forth in Country Group E of the US Export Administration Regulations.

The exportation, reexportation, sale or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a U.S. person wherever located, of any products, services or technology (including technical data) to any of these countries is strictly prohibited without prior authorization by the U.S. Government.

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