Acceptable Use Policies
The Customer shall not use the Service(s) and shall ensure that the Service(s) are not used:
- to send, receive, make available, copy, retransmit, broadcast or publish (whether directly or indirectly, and whether in cached, mirrored or proxy form or otherwise) any statements or material which: (i) infringe any copyright, moral right, patent or other proprietary ( including, without limitation, intellectual property) right of any person or entity, or (ii) which infringe any applicable law, regulation or right of any person or entity including, without limitation, rights under contracts and of confidence, laws relating to defamation, contempt, blasphemy, infringement of privacy or personal data rights, malicious falsehood, seditious libel and any equivalent or related laws in any territory in which they are (or may be) accessed or made available.
- to send, receive, make available, copy, retransmit, broadcast or publish (whether directly or indirectly, whether in cached, mirrored or proxy form or otherwise) any statements or material which are (or may, in places where they are accessible or made available) offensive, abusive, indecent, obscene, or menacing; or which are likely to encourage or capable of encouraging anything which is in any way unlawful, or to incite violence, sadism, cruelty, or racial hatred, or which promotes or facilitates prostitution, or which are likely to mislead by inaccuracy, ambiguity, exaggeration, omission or otherwise;
- to cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety;
- other than in conformance with policies of any connected networks and the Internet Standards;
- to use a Name such as to infringe the rights of any person, whether in statute or common law, in a corresponding trademark or name;
- in a manner which occupies communications capacity or bandwidth frivolously, vexatiously or in a manner which is intended to or may inhibit any other person's use thereof (including, without limitation, by use of facilities intended to substantially fill the communications capacity of leased lines, such as SPAM, UCE, TCP Sprayers and Flood Ping);
- in a manner which permits IP data packets to be sent with source addresses outside the IP address range granted to the Customer.
- to send Unsolicited Bulk Email. The Sender (whether User or Customer) must have explicit permission from all destination addresses before Sender sends an email in any quantity. Sender may not assume that sender has been granted permission by passive actions such as the posting of an article to Usenet or a visit made to senders web site. Where Sender has acquired explicit permission, either on a web site or through some other relationship Sender should keep a record of this permission and must cease sending email when requested to stop;
- to relay Unsolicited Bulk Email. Operators of email systems must ensure that they do not further the sending of Unsolicited Bulk Email by others. This applies to both material that originates on Customer's system and also third party material that might pass through it. This includes but is not limited to a prohibition on running an «open mail relay», viz a machine which accepts mail from unauthorised or unknown senders and forwards it onward to a destination outside of Customer's (or Users') machines or network. If Customer's or Users' machine does relay mail, on an authorised basis, then it must record its passing through your system by means of an appropriate «Received» line. However, nothing in this clause shall prevent Customer or User running an «anonymous» relay service provided that the operator monitors it in such a way as to detect unauthorised or excessive use.
The Customer shall:
- Incorporate suitable disclaimers of liability on any web site or other public access service hosted by Blythweb and shall have a statement of intended jurisdiction.
- Not operate, host, provide hosting facilities to or assist in any way whatsoever any web site, email address, email service, ftp service or any other online service which is advertised or promoted by means of Unsolicited Bulk Email, Unsolicited Commercial Email, Excessive Cross-Posting or Excessive Multi-Posting to Usenet newsgroups, mass messaging via mediums such as IRC, ICQ and online Instant Messaging, or any other form of electronic communication which would be regarded as defined in this AUP as being abusive.
This prohibition applies whether the abusive communication takes place using the Blythweb network or otherwise. Hosting providers in particular should take care to ensure that their own AUP includes a prohibition of services advertising to unsolicited email recipients, since Blythweb Ltd reserves the right to demand immediate suspension of access to services advertising to unsolicited email recipients once such services are drawn to the attention of the Blythweb Ltd abuse team. In the event that such request for suspension results in inaction, Blythweb Ltd may ourselves suspend access to the IP address(es) name(s) concerned by technical means.
Incoming Email Policy
- Blythweb does not authorise the use of its servers to accept, transmit or distribute unsolicited bulk email, conterfeit email, email with invalid headers or email containing malicious code. All incoming messages must carry a valid envelope "From" header containing a real email address belonging to the message originator and have a properly formed envelope "To" header.
- Blythweb reserves the right to refuse to accept or relay incoming mail for onward delivery if the source of the message is identified or suspected to be an originator or propagator of unsolicited email (SPAM email). The source of the message being either the original source, or any mail relay identified in the headers as having handled the message.
- Blythweb reserves the right to refuse to accept or relay incoming mail for onward delivery if the message contains or is suspected to contain an Internet virus or worm.
If you are having difficulty sending email to a domain managed by Blythweb, or if your email is being incorrectly blocked by an Blythweb mail server, please send full details by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.