Fair use policy
- Unsolicited, commercial mass e-mailing (known as"spamming")
- Violation of copyrights
- Violation of indecency and obscenity laws
- Defamatory speech
- The illegal or unauthorized accessing (often known as "hacking") of computers or networks.
- Distribution of Internet viruses, worms, Trojanhorses and other destructive activities, such as hacking,
- The law limits the ability of persons to export encryption software over the Internet
- Unlimited Disc Space, Email and Traffic
- Other Activities
Interspeed offers our clients the means to acquire and disseminate a wealth of public, private, commercial and non-commercial information.
We also want our clients to be fully informed of your rights and obligations, and ours, in connection with your use of the Internet.
This Acceptable Uses Policy which supplements each customer's respective services agreement is intended as a plain English guide to those rights and obligations.
When clients obtain information through the Internet, they must keep in mind that we cannot monitor, verify, warrant or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information that clients may acquire. For this reason, the client must exercise his or her best judgment in relying on information obtained from the Internet, and also should be aware that some material posted to the Internet is sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. Because we cannot monitor and censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, we cannot accept any responsibility for injury to our clients that results from inaccurate, unsuitable or offensive Internet communications.
When clients disseminate information through the Internet, they also must keep in mind that we do not review, edit, censor or take responsibility for any information our clients may create. This places on clients what will be, for most, an unfamiliar responsibility. When users place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation and other harmful speech. Also, because the information they create is carried over our facilities and may reach a large number of people, including both clients and non subscribers of ours, clients postings to the Internet may affect other clients and may harm our goodwill, business reputation and operations.
For these reasons, clients violate our Acceptable Uses Policy and the Services Agreement when they, their affiliates or subsidiaries engage in the following activities:
Unsolicited, commercial mass e-mailing (known as"spamming") is a strongly disfavored practice among Internet users and service providers. Should "spam" originate from our servers, our IP address can be blocked resulting in email and web hosting services being effected. It is particularly harmful not only because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward us, but also because it can overload our equipment and disrupt service to our clients. Should we discover that our servers are being used for spamming, we may terminate your service with us.
Violation of copyrights held by individuals andcorporations or other entities can result in civil and criminal liability for theinfringer, and can involve the ISP in litigation and possible loss of reputation.
Distribution and/or Transmission of Obscene or Indecent Speech or Materials
Violation of indecency and obscenity laws can result incriminal penalties.
Defamatory speech distributed over the Internet can result in civil liability for the defamer and litigation against the ISP whose facilities were used to distribute the defamatory material.
Illegal/Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks
The illegal or unauthorized accessing (often known as "hacking") of computers networks carries potential civil and criminal penalties in New Zealand law.
Distribution of Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses and Other Destructive Activities
Distribution of Internet viruses, worms, Trojanhorses and other destructive activities, such as hacking, can result inserious civil and or criminal liability under New Zealand law.
Export Control Violations
The law limits the ability of persons to export encryption software, over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United States.
Unlimited Disc Space, Email and Traffic
All resources are limited to one extent or another, our "unlimited" plans are no different in this respect. Our unlimited usage plan simply ensures that your service and billing is not affected if your usage spikes or you are using more than the average amount of resources.
We will contact you to discuss alternative options going forward if you are using a high level of resources beyond or more often than is considered reasonable. There will not be any charges in arrears.
Examples of what we would consider excessive usage could be:
- You stream Audio, Video or Podcasts
- You use the space to backup large files or large quantities
- You use the space for file-sharing purposes
- You use the account to host files for other websites
- You collect email for other domain names
If we find that your website falls outside of our fair use policy we will contact you to discuss alternative arrangements going forward. It is at our sole discretion as to how much traffic and disc space usage is acceptable.
Whether lawful or unlawful, that we determine to beharmful to our clients, operations or reputation, including any activities that restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the service or the Internet.