Acceptable Use Policy
Effective Date: August 8, 2018
1.1 This acceptable use policy (the “Policy“) sets out the rules governing:
(a) the use of our cloud services, hosting services, connectivity services, communications services and related services (the “Services“); and
(b) the transmission, storage and processing of content by you, or by any person on your behalf, using the Services (“Content“).
1.2 References in this Policy to “you” are to any customer for the Services and any individual user of the Services (and “your” should be construed accordingly); and references in this Policy to “us” are to File Sanctuary (and “we” and “our” should be construed accordingly).
1.3 By using the Services, you agree to the rules set out in this Policy.
1.4 We will ask for your express agreement to the Terms of Service, including this Policy before you upload or submit any Content or otherwise use the Services.
2. General usage rules
2.1 You must not use the Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Services or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Services.
2.2 You must not use the Services:
(a) in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or harmful; or
(b) in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or harmful purpose or activity.
2.3 You must ensure that all Content complies with the provisions of this Policy.
3. Unlawful Content
3.1 Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
3.2 Content, and the use of Content by us in any manner licensed or otherwise authorised by you, must not:
(a) be libellous or maliciously false;
(b) be obscene or indecent;
(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;
(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
(h) constitute a breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation; or
(i) constitute a breach of official secrets legislation.
3.3 You must ensure that Content is not and has never been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
4. Graphic material
4.1 Content must be appropriate for all persons who have access to or are likely to access the Content in question.
4.2 Content must not depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner.
4.3 Content must not be pornographic.
5. Marketing and spam
5.1 Content must not constitute or contain spam, and you must not use the Services to store or transmit spam – which for these purposes shall include all unlawful marketing communications and unsolicited commercial communications.
5.2 You must not send any spam to any person using any email address or other contact details made available through the Services or that you find using the Services.
5.3 You must not use the Services to promote, host or operate any chain letters, Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, matrix programs, multi-level marketing schemes, “get rich quick” schemes or similar letters, schemes or programs.
5.4 You must not use the Services in any way which is liable to result in the blacklisting of any of our IP addresses.
6. Regulated businesses
6.1 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to gambling, gaming, betting, lotteries, sweepstakes, prize competitions or any gambling-related activity.
6.2 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to the offering for sale, sale or distribution of drugs or pharmaceuticals.
6.3 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to the offering for sale, sale or distribution of knives, guns or other weapons.
7.1 You acknowledge that we may actively monitor the Content and the use of the Services.
8. Harmful software
8.1 The Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote, distribute or execute by means of the Services, any viruses, worms, spyware, adware or other harmful or malicious software, programs, routines, applications or technologies.
8.2 The Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote, distribute or execute by means of the Services, any software, programs, routines, applications or technologies that will or may have a material negative effect upon the performance of a computer or introduce material security risks to a computer.