Last updated on June 17, 2015.
In order to provide you with the best Services and Products, we need to keep our network and platforms up and running as fast and efficiently as possible. To do this, we need to make sure that none of our customers abuse or misuse our software or systems. Because we cannot possibly define every situation that can fall under abuse or misuse, we have listed some of the guidelines and do’s and don’ts in this Acceptable Use Policy (this “AUP”), but this is not intended to be a fully comprehensive list. If something illegal or inconsistent with our policies occurs on our network or with our software, we reserve the right to remove content or disable your account. “Content” as used in this AUP means: (1) any information, data, text, software, code, scripts, music, sound, photos, graphics, videos, messages, tags, interactive features, or other materials that you post, upload, share, submit, or otherwise provide in any manner to the services and (2) any other materials, content, or data you provide to Appspace or use with the Appspace products or services.
Most of these guidelines are common sense and basically boil down to: don’t do anything evil, don’t do anything that you know you shouldn’t do, and don’t do anything that you wouldn’t want someone to do to you.
By using or accessing Appspace products or services, you indicate your assent to be bound by this AUP. If you do not agree to the terms of this AUP, do not use any Appspace products or services.
A. Account Terms
- You are responsible for maintaining the security of your (and your user) account and passwords. Appspace cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
- You are responsible for all Content posted on and activity that occurs under your account (even when you did not post the Content, but it is posted by others who have access, legal or otherwise, to your account, but not if the Content was posted by Appspace or any Appspace employee, contractor or agent).
- You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the services, including your Content, may be transferred unencrypted and may involve transmissions over various networks; and may also involve changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
B. Prohibited Wrongful Activities; Inappropriate Content and Communications
- You may not use Appspace products or services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or to violate any laws (including without limitation data, privacy, and export control laws). By way of further example this includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- any activity that violates the privacy of others, including publishing or posting other people’s private and confidential information without their express permission, or collecting or gathering other people’s personal information (including account names or information) from our services.
- any activity that harms, threatens or exploits children or minors (including child pornography, which we will remove and report to law enforcement, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children).
- any activity that infringes upon the rights of Appspace or others (e.g., unauthorized sharing of music, photographs, logos, or of any other copyrighted or otherwise protected materials (such as those covered by intellectual property rights, trade secrets, or moral, proprietary or contractual rights)).
- sending, generating, hosting, posting, or transmitting unsolicited bulk email or instant messages, i.e., spam.
- publicly displaying inappropriate images, such as nudity, bestiality, pornography, etc.
- engaging in activity that is false or misleading, such as attempts to ask for money under false pretences, impersonating someone else, phishing, spoofing, etc.
- engaging in activity that is harmful to, or may harm, the Appspace products or others (e.g. viruses, worms, bots, any code of a destructive nature, stalking, hate speech, advocating violence against others).
- Accessing or searching any part of the services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, “scraping”).
- Using meta tags or any other “hidden text” including Appspace’s or our suppliers’ product names or trademarks.
- Could otherwise cause damage to Appspace or any third party.
- Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
- You must not modify, adapt or hack the Appspace products or services or modify another website so as to falsely imply that such website is associated with Appspace or its website, or any Appspace products or services.
- You may not use the Appspace programs or services if you are a competitor of Appspace or if you are developing software or services that are competitive to Appspace. Any violation of this clause will be considered a material breach and result in immediate termination of any Appspace programs and services, and Appspace may pursue any and all remedies available to it in law or equity.
- Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including stalking, harassing, threats of abuse or retribution) against any person or entity, including any Appspace customer, employee, member, or officer are not permitted and may result in immediate account termination.
- You may not engage in activities that could compromise the integrity or performance of our systems. This could include modifying, disabling, probing, scanning, or testing the vulnerability of any system or network that hosts our services.
- You may not tamper with, reverse-engineer, or hack our services; and you may not circumvent any security or authentication measures, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the services, related systems, networks, or data.
- Deciphering any transmissions to or from the servers running the services is not permitted.
- You may not overwhelm or attempt to overwhelm our infrastructure by imposing an unreasonably large load on our systems that consume extraordinary resources (CPUs, memory, disk space, bandwidth, etc.), such as:
- using “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” or other automated systems to send more request messages to our servers, such as in a DDOS attack, than a human could reasonably send in the same period of time by using a normal browser; or
- going far beyond the use parameters for any given service as described in its corresponding documentation.
- You may not consume an unreasonable amount of storage for media, such as music, videos, pornography, etc., in a way that is unrelated to the purposes for which the services were designed. Appspace, in its sole discretion, will determine whether you are consuming an unreasonable amount of storage.
- You may not post, upload, share submit, or otherwise provide content that:
- You don’t have the right to submit;
- Is deceptive, fraudulent, illegal, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harmful to minors, indecent, harassing, hateful;
- Encourages illegal or tortious conduct or that is otherwise inappropriate;
- Attacks others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition;
- Contains viruses, bots, worms, scripting exploits, or other similar materials;
- Is intended to be inflammatory.
- You also may not solicit our users for commercial purposes, or promote or advertise products or services other than your own, unless expressly permitted by Appspace.
C. API Terms
You may access your Appspace account data via an API (Application Program Interface). Any use of the API, including use of the API through a third-party product that accesses Appspace, is bound by the terms of the Customer Agreement. Abuse of the API or excessively frequent requests to Appspace via the API may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account access to the API. Appspace, in its sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage of the API. Without affecting any other remedies available to us, Appspace may permanently or temporarily remove content or terminate or suspend a user’s account or access to the services without notice or liability if Appspace (in its sole discretion) determines that a user has violated this Acceptable Use Policy.