The Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") of Spectra Technologies India Private Limited ("SpectraCloud"), as such policy may be subsequently amended, modified or supplemented from time to time is designed to (i) protect (a) SpectraCloud's customers, (b) users of SpectraCloud's website, products, service, and data center, including its networks and physical infrastructure, (c) the interests of SpectraCloud and its affiliates, and (d) the legitimate interests of third parties; (ii) further comply with all relevant laws and regulations; (iii) promote the security and availability of SpectraCloud's website, network and physical infrastructure; and (iv) regulate and restrict the use of all networks, physical infrastructure, products and services utilized, offered or provided by SpectraCloud or its affiliates or housed at any SpectraCloud data center that may be owned or leased (collectively, "SpectraCloud IT Environment").
This AUP applies to each user who subscribes for Internet, IP or technology services or use of the SpectraCloud IT Environment offered by SpectraCloud ("SpectraCloud Services"), all users of SpectraCloud Services ("Customer" or "Customers") and all users who access or utilize SpectraCloud Services or SpectraCloud IT Environment, whether or not such users are Customers, including the customers of Customers ("Third Party Users"), and every server or network device that is under each User's control or is attached to, resides within, utilizes or communicates with or through SpectraCloud's network or physical infrastructure as a part of SpectraCloud IT Environment; including specifically any server physically hosted at any SpectraCloud data center. The term "User" as used in this AUP means both Customers and Third Party Users.
This AUP is incorporated by this reference into each of Customer's Terms and Conditions, Master Services Agreement, Purchase Order, Rental Form or other contract that specifically references this AUP ("Customer Documents"). Capitalized terms used herein without being expressly defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to such capitalized term in the Customer Documents. Customer's use of the SpectraCloud IT Environment is subject to Customer's acceptance and compliance with this AUP.
CUSTOMER HEREBY REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT IT HAS READ, UNDERSTANDS AND ACCEPTS THE TERMS OF THIS AUP AND THAT CUSTOMER'S USE OF THE SPECTRACLOUD IT ENVIRONMENT CONCLUSIVELY EVIDENCES CUSTOMER'S ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AUP.
SpectraCloud reserves the right to amend or modify this AUP from time to time, and modify the scope and nature of any User's permitted use of the SpectraCloud IT Environment, including the physical infrastructure, effective immediately upon changes to the AUP being posted on SpectraCloud's website (www.spectracloud.com) and subsequent use of any portion of the SpectraCloud IT Environment will constitute the User's acceptance of any such amendments or modifications.
Customers are responsible for complying with this AUP. Customers shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that their customers and users comply with this AUP. Customer shall be liable for all damages arising from violations attributable to their customers and users, whether authorized or not by a Customer.
This AUP does not (a) obligate SpectraCloud to monitor, review, or police the data or content residing on SpectraCloud IT Environment or (b) create any obligation or duty of SpectraCloud to any Third Party User. Unless and until notified, SpectraCloud is not likely to be aware of violations of this AUP or any violations of law. SpectraCloud expects all Users to notify SpectraCloud of any violations of law or violations of this AUP of which a User becomes aware. If Users believe that a violation of this AUP has occurred, please review the information under "Reporting Violations" that contains important information concerning the reporting of potential violations.
Users shall not allow the posting, transmission, or storage of data or content on or through the SpectraCloud IT Environment that, in SpectraCloud's sole determination, constitutes a violation of any national, federal, state, local or international law, regulation, ordinance, court order or other legal process ("Applicable Laws"). Users shall be responsible for determining which Applicable Laws are applicable to their use. Prohibited content includes, without limitation, (a) content or code that facilitate any violation of, or describe ways to violate, this AUP, (b) "harvested" addresses or information, (c) "phishing" websites, and (d) "spamvertising" sites.
Users may not publish, transmit or store on or via the SpectraCloud IT Environment any content or links to any content that the SpectraCloud reasonably believes:
In addition to any other actions it may take under this AUP, SpectraCloud reserves the right to cooperate fully with any criminal investigation of content located on a server that constitutes alleged violation of Applicable Laws.
Users’ Security Obligation
Users must use reasonable care to ensure the security of each of its servers operated within the SpectraCloud IT Environment, including its physical infrastructure. A Customer is solely responsible for, and assumes all risks regarding, any intrusions into, or security breaches of, any of its servers, including any server supported by any specifically designated security administration or firewall security service package ordered by the Customer and provided by SpectraCloud. SpectraCloud reserves the right to disconnect or block, without refund or refuse credit for, any computer, mobile device, server or other device which disrupts the SpectraCloud IT Environment as a result of a security compromise.
Users may not attempt to probe, scan, penetrate or test the vulnerability of the SpectraCloud IT Environment or to breach any of SpectraCloud’s security or authentication measures, whether by passive or intrusive techniques, without the prior express written consent of SpectraCloud.
Users are prohibited from engaging in any activities that SpectraCloud determines, in its sole discretion, to constitute network abuse, including, but not limited to, the following:
Users may not use the SpectraCloud IT Environment to stream live sex acts of any kind, even if the content would otherwise comply with the AUP. SpectraCloud may prohibit Users from streaming other live events where there is a special risk, in SpectraCloud’s reasonable discretion, that the event may violate the Offensive Content section above.
Intellectual Property Infringement Policy
Users may not transmit, distribute, download, copy, cache, host, or otherwise store on the SpectraCloud IT Environment, including upon any server, network or physical infrastructure included as part of the same, any information, data, material, or work that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others or violates any trade secret right of any other person.
Specifically, Users may not use the SpectraCloud IT Environment to download, publish, distribute, or otherwise copy or use in any manner any text, music, software, art, image or other work protected by copyright law unless:
SpectraCloud has the right to disable access to, or remove, infringing content to the extent required under any law or regulation.
If Customer or any Third Party User, including those who are customers of our Customers, repeatedly violates SpectraCloud’s Intellectual Property Infringement Policy, any copyright law or any other intellectual property right, SpectraCloud reserves the right to (i) suspend permanently or terminate SpectraCloud Services to such Customer and/or (ii) suspend or permanently terminate access to the SpectraCloud IT Environment by such Third Party User.
E-mail and Anti-Spamming Policy
Users may not (i) send unsolicited bulk messages over the Internet (i.e., “spamming”), (ii) create fake weblog or weblogs which are intended or reasonably likely to promote the author’s affiliated websites or to increase the search engine rankings of associated sites (i.e., “splogs”) or (iii) send spam to weblog sites or automatically post random comments or promotions for commercial services to weblogs (i.e., “spamming blogs”). Users must comply with all relevant legislation and regulations on bulk and commercial e-mail, including the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Mass Mailings – Users may not send mass unsolicited e-mail, which is email that is sent to recipients who have not Confirmed Opt-In or Closed-Loop Opt-In in to mailings from the User. Users who send mass mailings must maintain complete and accurate records of all consents and opt-ins and provide such records to SpectraCloud upon its request. If a User cannot provide positive and verifiable proof of such consents and opt-ins, SpectraCloud will consider the mass mailing to be unsolicited.
Mailing Lists – Users are prohibited from operating mailing lists, listserves, or mailing services that do not target an audience that has voluntarily signed up for e-mail information using a Confirmed Opt-In or Closed-Loop Opt-In process or that has made their e-mail addresses available to a User for distribution of information. Users who operate mailing lists must maintain complete and accurate records of all consents and Confirmed Opt-In or Closed-Loop Opt-In elections and provide such records to SpectraCloud upon its request. If a User cannot provide positive and verifiable proof of such consents and Confirmed Opt-In or Closed-Loop Opt-In elections, SpectraCloud will consider the list mailing to be unsolicited. Any User-maintained mailing list must also allow any party on the list to remove itself automatically and permanently.
Other prohibited activities include, without limitation, the following:
If any Customer or any Third Party User who is a customer of our Customer uses SpectraCloud Services, the SpectraCloud IT Environment in a manner that causes SpectraCloud to be “blacklisted” or blocked, SpectraCloud reserves the right to (i) suspend or permanently terminate SpectraCloud Services for such Customer and/or (ii) suspend or permanently terminate SpectraCloud Services or access to the SpectraCloud IT Environment by such Third Party User. Utilizing SpectraCloud Services or the SpectraCloud IT Environment on behalf of, or in connection with, or reselling any service to persons or firms listed in the Spamhaus Register of Known Spam Operations database at www.spamhaus.org shall constitute a violation of this AUP.
If, as a result of a Customer’s actions, SpectraCloud’s mail servers or IP address ranges are placed on black hole lists or other mail filtering software systems, SpectraCloud shall charge for services rendered at SpectraCloud’s then current rates for any necessary remedial actions. The foregoing surcharge shall be in additional to all other remedies and claims that SpectraCloud may lawfully assert against Customer.
SpectraCloud owns each IP address that it assigns to a Customer. A Customer shall not use IP addresses that are not assigned to it or approved by SpectraCloud. SpectraCloud reserves the right to suspend the network access of any server utilizing IP addresses outside of the assigned range.
Customers may not operate and maintain IRC servers which connect to global IRC networks such as Undernet, EFnet and DALnet. Use of IRC plug-ins, scripts, add-ons, clones or other software designed to disrupt or deny service to other users is prohibited. Harassing or abusive IRC activity is expressly prohibited under the AUP, including (i) disruption or denial of service or (ii) the use or joining of “botnets” or the use of IRC BNC’s or other proxy and re-direction software. If a Customer’s IRC servers are frequently compromised or attract denial of service or distributed denial of service attacks that disrupt or denies service to other Customers or users, SpectraCloud may null-route, filter, suspend, or terminate that Customer’s service.
Usenet posts and content must conform to standards established by the Internet community and the applicable newsgroup charter. SpectraCloud reserves the right to determine whether such posts violate the AUP.
Users will cooperate and comply with any civil or criminal investigation regarding use of SpectraCloud Services or the SpectraCloud IT Environment, including network, physical infrastructure or content stored or transmitted using SpectraCloud Services or the SpectraCloud IT Environment, including, without limitation, the following: discovery orders, subpoenas, freeze orders, search warrants, information requests, wire taps, electronic intercepts and surveillance, preservation requests, and any other order from a court, government entity or regulatory agency (each an “Investigation”). SpectraCloud may charge a User or any person seeking compliance with an Investigation for the reasonable costs and expenses associated with SpectraCloud’s compliance with any Investigation. SpectraCloud reserves the right to comply with any Investigation without providing prior notice to a User. Customers shall not be entitled to a refund or any service credits, and SpectraCloud shall not be in default under any agreement for SpectraCloud Services, if its compliance with any Investigation causes a User to incur downtime or requires the sequestering of all or a portion of the SpectraCloud IT Environment, including Customer’s servers. SpectraCloud also reserves the right to disclose information relating to Users and their use of SpectraCloud Services, the SpectraCloud IT Environment, physical infrastructure or information transmitted, owned by or stored by or on behalf of any User, if such information is disclosed in connection with an Investigation or in order to prevent the death of or bodily harm to any individual, as determined by SpectraCloud in its sole discretion.
Violations of AUP
SpectraCloud may enforce this AUP, with or without notice to a User, by any action it deems reasonable, in its sole discretion. In addition to the remedial provisions provided elsewhere in this AUP, SpectraCloud may:
If there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department at email@example.com or via postal mail to:
Spectra Technologies India Private Limited
724, Jaina Tower 2, District Center, Janakpuri,
New Delhi – 110058, INDIA
If available, please provide the following information:
E-mail with full header information provides all of the above, as do system log files. Other situations will require different methods of providing the above information. SpectraCloud may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:
If any User uses SpectraCloud Services, the SpectraCloud’s IT Environment or its physical infrastructure in a manner that exposes SpectraCloud to potential liability, as reasonably determined by SpectraCloud, SpectraCloud may suspend permanently or terminate the access to SpectraCloud Services, the SpectraCloud IT Environment or its physical infrastructure by such User.
The remedial actions set forth in this AUP shall not be construed in any way to limit the actions or remedies that SpectraCloud may take to enforce and ensure compliance with this AUP. SpectraCloud reserves the right to recover any and all expenses, and apply any reasonable charges, in connection with a User’s violation of this AUP. No refund or service credits will be issued for any interruption in service resulting from violations of this AUP.
SpectraCloud reserves the right at all times to investigate any actual, suspected, or alleged violations of this AUP, with such investigation to include accessing of data and records on, or associated with, any Server, SpectraCloud’s network or its physical infrastructure.