Accepted Uses and Content Policy


NTT India Webservices

 

The policies and guidelines expressed herein supplement the rights and obligations of the parties under the Service Agreement of even date. This document establishes operating principles and acceptable use policies as they relate to the Customer's use of the Internet and the connection/services provided by NTTIndia to the Customer under the Service Contract Agreement.

This service provides web hosting to thousands of clients worldwide, and we have a responsibility to protect each client and provide the best services available. The following guidelines were designed to insure these services.

General
The Internet is a voluntary association of users interested in and willing to exchange information and data with other Internet users. At present there is no oversight group providing governance over the principles, policies or procedures for use of the Internet or the information and data accessed via the Internet.

In order to facilitate their contractual relationship the Customer and NTTIndia wish to define a working protocol of principles and policies and establish operating guidelines and acceptable standards of use of the Internet.

To this end the parties agree as follows:

Principles Governing Acceptable use of the Internet by the Customer
Responsibility and Respect - The Internet is a network intended for use by mature, adult users. The Customer recognizes this principle and undertakes at all times to act with respect, courtesy and responsibility, giving due regard to the interests and rights of other Internet user groups. This general guideline carries with it the following specific responsibilities:

  1. Knowledge of the Internet - The Customer agrees to obtain a basic knowledge of the Internet and its operating principles and procedures.
  2. Improper Uses - The Customer will avoid violation of certain generally accepted guidelines on Internet usage such as restrictions on mass mailings and mass advertisements, pirating or copying of software, mail bombing or other methods of attempting to deny service or access to other users, and attempts to violate security.
  3. Compliance with Laws - The Customer will ensure that its use of the Internet complies with all applicable federal, state and local law and regulation, including but not limited to those principles of law which protect against compromise of copyrights, trade secrets, proprietary information and other intellectual property rights, libel or defamation of character, invasion of privacy, tortious interference, and export of technical or military data to prohibited countries.
  4. Validation of Information - The Customer is responsible for validating the integrity of the information and data it receives or transmits over the Internet.
  5. Security - The Customer is required to protect the security of its Internet account and usage. The Customer's password will be treated as private and confidential and not disclosed to or shared with any third parties.
  6. Discretion and Judgment - The Customer is expected to use discretion in the treatment and handling of Internet information and data and to take particular care to insure that adult information is not transmitted to juvenile users of the Internet.
  7. Pornography - Due to legal and social issues, we will not accept customers who publish pornographic images. If an existing customer publishes pornographic images, NTTIndia may issue a warning and/or suspend your account. If account is suspended due to porn violations .. there will be no refunds of fees paid.
  8. Excessive CPU usage - Customers will not be allowed to use excessive amounts of CPU processing on any of our servers or face immediate suspension. For example:
    • A few customers have tried re-selling our counters or auto-responders to the rest of the world without prior approval which caused an excessive amount of requests on our servers.
    • 2) email bombs.
    • 3) re-selling CGI access to other 3rd parties
    • 4) IRC Bots these bots can create hostility among other net users which result in spamming and mail bombs.
  9. Suspension - Activity which results in your account being suspended will result in loss of fees paid. No refunds will be made. Damages caused by your account will result in financial loss to you. Any complaints arising as a result of your client activity will be obvious grounds for suspension.
  10. Refusal of Service - We reserve the right to refuse or terminate service to anyone for any reason.

Content
All services provided by NTTIndia may be used for lawful purposes only.

Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of the Indian Constitution, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:

The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless NTTIndia from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

Note: Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on any NTTIndia server. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or Link to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to NTTIndia servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.

Examples of non-acceptable content or links

NTTIndia will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Unlimited Traffic
We are pleased to offer our clients unlimited Web page traffic, to maintain the integrity of our service the following limitations apply.

If you do not qualify for unlimited, traffic will go unmonitored until you reach 1 gig, then normal data transfer costs of Rs. 250/100megs will apply.

NTTIndia will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Chat Rooms
We do not allow clients to install their own chat rooms. These tend to be large system hogs and we cannot allow it as a account option. We do provide a choice of Java chatrooms for a small extra charge that will more than fill your needs and run without hindering the performance of the machine for others.

Background running programs
We may allow programs to run continually in the background, these are considered on a one to one basis and a extra charge may be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed.

IRC
We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.

Commercial Advertising - Email
Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, from a NTTIndia server or using an email address or URL that is maintained on a NTTIndia machine is STRICTLY prohibited.

NTTIndia will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Server Abuse
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a NTTIndia server or customer of NTTIndia is strictly prohibited.

Any Sub-Networks of NTTIndia and dedicated servers must adhere to the above policies.

If any terms or conditions are failed to be followed it will result in grounds for account deactivation.

Subject to Change and Modification at any time by NTTIndia!

Policy Statements will be emailed to all NTTIndia Customers on a Monthly Basis!


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