Smart Consulting Group Ltd. and its affiliates ("SCG") is committed to being the best possible network citizen. To assist us in protecting the usefulness and enjoyment of the Internet for our Customers and for other users, we require that our Customers comply with the terms of this document, which outlines our policies on acceptable use of our services.
When using SCG Internet access services, hosting services, internetworking services, or any chat rooms, message boards, news groups, software libraries, personal web pages or any other message or communication services that may be available to the Customer on or through SCG Internet systems (collectively, the "Communication Services"), the Customer is prohibited from engaging in certain activities which include, but are not limited to, those described in this Acceptable Use Policy.
For the purposes of this Acceptable Use Policy, a "Customer" is an individual or organization that has a service agreement or contract with SCG for use of the Communication Services, or otherwise uses the Communication Services.
If the Customer engages in any of the prohibited activities described below it may, at the sole discretion of SCG and without notice to the Customer, result in the immediate (1) restriction, suspension or termination of the Customer's use of the Communication Services (including without limitation the Customer's SCG Internet access or hosting service), without compensation to the Customer, (2) blocking or filtering of the Customer's content, data or materials, (3) application of complaint processing fees, disconnection fees and additional service charges to the Customer's account, (4) deletion of the Customer's content, data or materials from SCG servers, or (5) involvement of law enforcement agencies. Such activities may also result in civil or criminal liability. The foregoing applies notwithstanding any language or term to the contrary contained in any agreement that the Customer may have with SCG.
The Customer is responsible for use of the Communication Services by any third party who directly or indirectly utilizes the Communication Services provided by SCG to the Customer, whether or not such use has been authorized by the Customer.
While using the Communication Services, the Customer is prohibited from, in SCG' sole judgment, posting, uploading, reproducing, distributing or otherwise transmitting information or materials where such activity constitutes a criminal offence or from otherwise engaging in or assisting others to engage in any criminal offence including, but not limited to, those offences listed below:
While using the Communication Services, the Customer is prohibited from, in SCG' sole judgment, posting, uploading, reproducing, distributing or otherwise transmitting information or materials where such activity gives rise to civil liability or from otherwise violating the rights or assisting others to violate the rights of SCG or any third party, including, but not limited to, the violations listed below:
While using the Communication Services, the Customer is prohibited from engaging in or assisting others to engage in any activity that, in SCG' sole judgment, (1) violates applicable policies, rules or guidelines of SCG or other on-line service providers, (2) disrupts or threatens the integrity, operation or security of any Communication Service or any computer or Internet system, (3) elicits complaints from other Internet users or Internet service providers, (4) is contrary to any law or regulation, or (5) is otherwise objectionable. Examples of such prohibited activity include, but are not limited to:
SCG may cooperate with other on-line service providers to discourage and resist abuses of acceptable use policies. SCG reserves the right to take corrective action against the Customer upon notification to SCG of unacceptable activities by the Customer on other networks. The Customer is prohibited from using the services of another provider to engage in or facilitate any activity that violates this Acceptable Use Policy.
The Customer will indemnify and hold harmless SCG from all demands, claims, proceedings, awards, action, damages, losses, costs, charges and expenses, including legal fees, incurred by or made against SCG, which result from or relate to violation by the Customer of this Acceptable Use Policy. The Customer shall give SCG prompt notice of any such demand, claim or proceeding that the customer is aware of.
Nothing in this Acceptable Use Policy shall be interpreted to limit SCG' rights or remedies in any way with respect to any of the foregoing activities (including, without limitation, SCG' rights or remedies under any agreement between SCG and the Customer) and SCG reserves all rights and remedies available to it with respect to such activities at law or in equity. SCG does not assume liability to the Customer or any other party for failure to enforce the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy.
The terms of this Acceptable Use Policy may change at any time and without prior notice. The Customer is responsible for frequently reviewing this Acceptable Use Policy posted on SCG' web site to obtain timely notice of any such changes.