Acceptable Use Policy
As a provider of Internet access, web site hosting, and other Internet-related services, e.media.it offers its customers, their customers, and end-users (collectively known as “Subscribers”), the means to acquire and disseminate public, private, commercial, and non-commercial information.
e.media.it respects that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information, however, when there are competing interests at issue, e.media.it reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective actions. In order to protect these competing interests, e.media.it has developed an Acceptable Use Policy (”AUP”), which supplements and explains certain terms of each customer’s respective service agreement and is intended as a guide to the customer’s rights and obligations when utilizing e.media.it’s services. This AUP will be revised from time to time. A customer’s use of e.media.it’s services after changes to the AUP are posted on e.media.it’s web site, www.e-mediait.com will constitute the customer’s acceptance of any new or additional terms of the AUP that result from those changes.
e.media.it Customers agree to and are responsible for regularly reviewing this Policy. Continued use of e.media.it services following any changes shall constitute acceptance of those changes by Customer.
This policy recognizes the fundamental fact that no one owns or controls the Internet. e.media.it cannot monitor or control all activities of our Customers and their clients. We do not intend to actively screen, review, censor, edit or take responsibility for the activities or content of our Customers. Customers, not e.media.it, assume all responsibility relating to their Internet activities including, but not limited to:
- Aspects of the Customer’s business
- Content and data provided by or through a Customer
- Customer’s computer and communications systems needed to access the Services
- Results obtained from using e.media.it Services
- Compliance with all applicable laws and governmental regulations regarding Customer’s business or use of the Services
- Use of the e.media.it services by Customer’s end users
- Compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy by the Customer and Customer’s end users
Activities conducted on the Internet are subject to many of the same laws and regulations applicable to the offline environment. Customers must exercise a high degree of judgment and responsibility with respect to their use of the Services, including the responsibility to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
Customers will violate this Policy when they or their affiliates engage in any of the following activities:
Spamming — Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet (known as “Spamming”) is prohibited. It is not only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward e.media.it, but also because it can overload e.media.it’s network and disrupt service to e.media.it Subscribers. Also, maintaining an open SMTP relay is prohibited. When a complaint is received, e.media.it has the discretion to determine from all of the evidence whether the email recipients were from a “Confirmed Opt-in” email list. With Confirmed Opt-in (also called Closed-Loop Opt-in) the email recipient has verifiably confirmed permission (also known as “Verifiable Confirmation Information”) for the address to be included on the specific mailing list, by confirming (responding to) the list subscription request verification. This is the standard practice for all responsible Internet mailing lists, as it ensures users are properly subscribed, from a working address, and with the address owner’s consent. e.media.it reserves the right to request from Subscriber the Verifiable Confirmation Information and to verify this information with the email recipient.
Intellectual Property Violations — Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, software piracy, and patents held by individuals, corporations, or other entities. Also, engaging in activity that violates privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others. e.media.it is required by law to remove or block access to customer content upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement. It is also e.media.it’s policy to terminate the privileges of customers who commit repeat violations of copyright laws.
Obscene Speech or Materials — Using e.media.it’s network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available obscene speech or material.
Child Pornography — Using e.media.it’s network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available child pornography. e.media.it has a no tolerance policy for child pornography, and accounts reported to e.media.it as potentially containing child pornography will be immediately disabled and/or terminated and reported to proper authorities.
Defamatory or Abusive Language — Using e.media.it’s network as a means to transmit or post defamatory, harassing, abusive, or threatening language.
Forging of Headers — Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.
Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks — Accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual’s system (often known as “Hacking”). Also, any activity that might be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration (i.e. port scan, stealth scan, or other information gathering activity).
Security Scans — e.media.it understands the needs of our Subscribers to meet certain industry requirements that require Subscriber or a third party engaged by Subscriber to conduct security scans of the Subscriber account or web site. In order to prevent scans from affecting other customers and harming e.media.it’s systems, any scan must be coordinated in advance with e.media.it. Please e-mail [email protected] to make arrangements at least one week prior to security scan.
Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities — Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mailbombing, or denial of service attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any connected network, system, service, or equipment.
Facilitating a Violation of this AUP — Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mailbombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software. This can include failure to update software used on Subscriber account or web site that is known to be vulnerable to malicious activity or exploitation. e.media.it also expects Subscriber to use secure passwords to protect Subscriber account and associated email accounts.
Usenet Groups — e.media.it reserves the right not to accept postings from newsgroups where we have actual knowledge that the content of the newsgroup violates the AUP.
Other Illegal Activities — Engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal, including advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, and pirating software.
Other Activities — Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that e.media.it determines to be harmful to its Subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.
As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests primarily with the Subscriber. e.media.it will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications or content of its Subscribers to ensure that they comply with e.media.it policy or applicable law. When e.media.it becomes aware of harmful activities, however, it may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including but not limited to, removing information, shutting down a web site, implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions, denying access to the Internet, or take any other action it deems appropriate.
e.media.it will not intentionally monitor private electronic mail messages sent or received by its Subscribers unless required to do so by law, governmental authority, or when public safety is at stake. e.media.it may, however, monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily. Also, e.media.it may disclose information, including but not limited to, information concerning a Subscriber, a transmission made using our network, or a web site, in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute, regulation, or governmental request. e.media.it assumes no obligation to inform the Subscriber that Subscriber information has been provided and in some cases may be prohibited by law from giving such notice. Finally, e.media.it may disclose Subscriber information or information transmitted over its network where necessary to protect e.media.it and others from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system.
e.media.it expects that its Subscribers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of on-line communications. A Subscriber’s failure to comply with those laws will violate e.media.it policy. Finally, e.media.it wishes to emphasize that in accepting the service agreement, Subscribers indemnify e.media.it for any violation of the service agreement, law, or e.media.it policy, that results in loss to e.media.it or the bringing of any claim against e.media.it by any third-party. Additionally, if there is any dispute about or involving the services, subscribers agree that any such dispute will be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta without regard to its conflict of law provisions. This means that if e.media.it is sued because of a Subscriber’s or customer of a Subscriber’s activity, the Subscriber will pay any damages awarded against e.media.it, plus costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.
We hope this AUP is helpful in clarifying the obligations of Internet users, including e.media.it and its Subscribers, as responsible members of the Internet. Any complaints about a Subscriber’s violation of this AUP should be sent to [email protected].