Acceptable Use Policy
This is Verrex Comm's Acceptable Use Policy. It applies to you if you are
an Verrex Comm subscriber or user ("you"). It is intended to ensure that
your use of Verrex Comm's service is trouble free and that you have due
regard to the law and the needs of other users. Please read it carefully. It is
a condition of your use of our service that you comply with the terms of this
Policy. Please look out for any amendments to the Policy that Verrex Comm
("we") might make in the future. From time to time we will make amendments to it
by giving you notice of the change and you will then be obliged to comply with
the policy as amended.
Some general principles
1.1 Verrex Comm is not responsible for the content of user originated
traffic. We exercise no direct supervision or control whatsoever over the
content of the information passing through our network. We do not assume any
responsibility for information not sent or authorised by us. The responsibility
for traffic that does not conform with this policy and all possible consequences
lie with the sender of the traffic.
1.2 You are responsible for use of
your account If you permit others to use our service, you are responsible for
making users of the service aware of this policy and obtaining compliance of
your users with this policy.
1.3 You are responsible for complying with
conditions of use of other networks If we provide you with access to a network
outside our service you must comply with any acceptable use conditions which
apply to that network.
2. Acceptable uses
2.1 You have responsibilities. It is your responsibility to: use our service
and services in a manner which does not violate any applicable laws or
regulations; respect the conventions of the newsgroups, lists and networks that
you use; respect the legal protection afforded by copyright, trade marks,
license rights and other laws to materials accessible via our service; respect
the privacy of others; use the service in a manner which does not interfere with
or disrupt other network users, services or equipment; and refrain from acts
that waste resources or prevent other users from receiving the full benefit of
2.2 Use must be ethical. Your use of our services should
be ethical and in accordance with accepted community standards.
3.1 You must comply with the Law. It is not acceptable to use our service for
any purpose which violates local, Provincal, Federal or international laws.
3.2 Specific kinds of use are not allowed. It is not acceptable to use
our service to, amongst other things: violate copyright or other intellectual
property rights; illegally store, use or distribute software; to transmit
threatening, obscene or offensive materials; engage in electronic `stalking' or
other forms of harassment such as using abusive or aggressive language;
misrepresent or defame others; commit fraud; gain unauthorised access to any
computing, information, or communications devices or resources, including but
not limited to any machines accessible via the Internet; damage, modify or
destroy the files, data, passwords, devices or resources of Verrex Comm,
other users or third parties; engage in misleading or deceptive on-line
marketing practices; conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance
of any activity that is prohibited by law; make an unauthorised transmission of
confidential information or material protected by trade secrets; or attempt to
do any of these things.
3.3 Disruption of the network is not allowed.
You may not use the service to interfere with or disrupt other network users,
services or equipment. In particular, for example, you must not: distribute
messages to inappropriate or unrelated forums, newsgroups or mailing lists
(`spamming'); send unsolicited commercial messages; propagate computer worms,
viruses and other types of malicious programs; make transmissions of any type or
quantity which adversely affect our operation or jeopardise the use of our
service, or its performance for other subscribers; and harass or impersonate
Verrex Comm or other users.
3.4 Soliciting subscribers to other
services is not allowed. It is also not acceptable to use our service to solicit
subscribers to become subscribers of other competitive information services.
3.5 Resale of our services is not allowed. Resale of our services to
others is strictly forbidden under all circumstances. The Partner program
provides for the resale of services.
4. What we may do to ensure that
this policy is being followed
4.1 We may monitor your account but will respect your privacy. We may monitor
the conduct of your account to determine whether this policy is being followed.
If we monitor the conduct of your account we will safeguard your privacy unless
to do so would involve us in concealment of a criminal offence or inhibit the
enforcement of this policy.
4.2 We will make an effort to contact you.
If we become concerned that your use of our service may break the law or that
you have not complied with this policy we will attempt to contact you before
4.3 We may terminate your account and/or notify the
authorities. If we believe that your use of the service may break the law or
that you have not complied with this policy we may: warn you by email; suspend
your access to the service; terminate your account without notice; and/or notify
and provide relevant information to the authorities, as appears appropriate in
4.4 In the event of taking action under 4.3 we
reserve the right to delete any or all of your information, material, software
or other content stored on our system in our sole discretion.