This AUP is a description of types of activities that are not permitted within Advantez. The internet is still evolving as are the
ways in which it may be abused; therefore, from time to time we may amend the AUP
as set out below. Your continued use of the services will be an acceptance of the
The AUP forms part of the terms of your agreement with us. Your service may be suspended
held responsible for violations of this policy commited by you or anyone, authorised
or otherwise, using your service.
If you have any further queries regarding the AUP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may not use our network to engage in illegal, abusive or irresponsible behaviour,
- Unauthorised access to or use of data, services, systems or networks, including
any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of software or to breach security
or authentication measures, without express authorisation of the owner of the system
- Interference with services to any user, host or network including all mail bombing,
flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks
- Use of an Internet account or computer without the owner's authorisation. Collection
of information by deceit including, but not limited to, Internet scamming (tricking
other people into releasing their passwords), password robbery, phishing, security
hole scanning, and port scanning
- Use of any false, misleading or deceptive TCP-IP packet header or any part of the
header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting
- Use of the service to distribute software that covertly gathers or transmits information
about a user
- All activity or conduct that is likely to be in breach of applicable laws, codes
or regulations, including data protection
- Introducing intentionally into the service any virus or other contaminating programme.
Failure to use an up-to-date virus-scanning programme on all material downloaded
from the service
- Sending unsolicited emails ("spam")
- Misrepresenting yourself as another computer network or user
- Any activity or conduct that unreasonably interferes with our other customers' use
of our services
You must take reasonable security precautions.
Passwords should consist of at least 8 mixed alpha and numeric characters with case
variations. You should not permit a common word to be used as a password. You must
protect the confidentiality of your password. It is advisable to change your password
Bulk Commercial Email
Under the European Directive 2002/58/CE of 12 July 2002 on privacy and electronic
communications, the use of email for direct marketing is permitted only to contact
recipients who have given their prior consent. We acknowledge that market research
is not considered to be direct marketing within the meaning of the directive above.
Therefore the requirements set out below do not apply to bulk emails for market
You are obliged to obtain our approval in advance for any bulk commercial email
that is not being used for market research purposes. You will be expected to demonstrate
the following to our reasonable satisfaction:
- Your intended recipients have given their consent to receive emails via some affirmative
means such as an opt-in procedure
- Your procedures for soliciting consent include reasonable means that ensure the
consenting person is the owner of the email address for which the consent is given
- You retain the recipient's consent form that may be promptly produced upon request
within 72 hours of receipt.
- The body of the email must include information relating to where the email address
was obtained, eg. "You opted in to receive this email promotion from our web
site or from one of partner sites". In addition, it must contain information
on how to request evidence of the consent, eg. "If you would like to learn
more about how we received your email address, please contact us at email@example.com"
- You have procedures in place that allow a recipient to revoke their consent within
72 hours, eg. a link in the body of the email or instructions to reply with the
word "Remove" in the subject line
- You must have the means to track anonymous complaints
- You may not obscure the source of your email in any manner. Your email must include
the recipient's email address in the body of the message or in the "To"
line of the email.
These policies apply to messages sent using the Advantez
service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf
that directly or indirectly refer the recipient of a Advantez
We may test and monitor your compliance with these requirements using various means,
eg.by requesting opt-in information from a random sample of your list at any time.
Newsletter Sending Policy
On submission, your newsletter will be sent to a Advantez
staff member for approval. Approval hours are 9am-5pm GMT Monday to Friday. We aim
to review all emails within 1 hour.
A newsletter email may be rejected for any breach of the Advantez
Acceptable Use Policy. We will notify the sender and the account administrator of
the reasons for any rejection and provide you with the ability to resubmit it.
You may not send any unsolicited email, whether commercial or non-commercial in
nature, to any person who has indicated they do not wish to receive it.
You may not attempt to probe, scan, penetrate or test the vulnerability of a Advantez service or network, or breach
Advantez's security measures, whether by passive or intrusive techniques.
You may not publish, display or transmit via our service any content that we reasonably
- constitutes or encourages child pornography or is otherwise obscene, sexually explicit
or morally repugnant
- is excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence, or contains harassing
content or hate speech
- is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction, including
chain letters and pyramid schemes
- is defamatory or violates a person's privacy
- creates a risk to personal or public safety or health, compromises national security
or interferes with an investigation by law enforcement bodies
- improperly exposes trade secrets or other confidential information
- is intended to assist others in defeating technical copyright protections
- infringes another person's trade or service mark, patent, or other property right
- promotes illegal drugs, violates export control laws, relates to illegal gambling,
or illegal arms trafficking
- is discriminatory in any way, eg. sex, race, or age discrimination
- facilitates any activity that is or may be defamatory, pornographic, obscene, indecent,
abusive, offensive or menacing
- involves theft, fraud, drug-trafficking, money laundering or terrorism
- is otherwise illegal or solicits conduct that is illegal under applicable laws,
is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may to result in retaliation against us by
Content "published or transmitted" via our service includes web content,
email, display or transmission that relies on the Internet.
You may not use our service to publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner
text, music, software, art, image or other work protected by copyright law unless:
- you have been expressly authorised by the owner of the copyright and you are otherwise
permitted by copyright law to copy the work.
We will terminate the service of copyright infringers in accordance with the terms
Cooperation with Investigations and Legal Proceedings
We may monitor any content or traffic belonging to you or other users for the purposes
of ensuring our services are used lawfully. We may intercept or block any content
or traffic belonging to you or otherusers if Advantez
services are being used unlawfully or in a manner that does not comply with the
AUP. You will be obliged to provide us with an acceptable explanation within 7 days
of receipt of a formal written notice.
We may, without prior notice:
- report to the appropriate authorities any conduct that we believe violates applicable
laws. We may provide any information we have about you your users or your traffic
and cooperate in response to a formal or informal request from a law enforcement
or regulatory agency for civil action.
You are legally required to permit us to divulge information to any relevant authority
wishing to inspect your content or traffic.
Consequences of Violation of AUP
You are strictly responsible for the use of your Advantez
service. Any breach of the AUP by you or your customers, including any unauthorised
use whatsoever will be deemed illegal.
Under the terms of this AUP, we are not deemed to undertake a duty, monitor or police
our customers' activities and we disclaim responsibility for any misuse of our network.