Acceptable Use Policy

1. ABUSE AND SPAM

1.1 Spamming is forbidden. “Spamming” includes, without limitation, the transmission of unsolicited communications through the eConsultant e-mail, instant messaging, SMS, chat rooms, discussion boards and similar facilities used for the purposes of communicating with other persons, creating false accounts for the purpose of sending Spam, sending unauthorized e-mail via open, third party servers, sending e-mails to users who requested to be removed from the mailing list and selling or exchanging the e-mail address of any person without that person’s consent. eConsultant reserves the right to suspend or terminate the services in accordance with its General Terms should you breach this policy.

1.2 As a eConsultant customer, should you infringe this policy, you will be held liable for any costs incurred by eConsultant, both monetary and in reputation.

1.3  This is our first and most stringently enforced policy. Abusive behaviour can severely damage an online reputation and business. We will not tolerate such incidents of abuse.

2. ADULT CONTENT

2.1 Our services are tuned for general purpose use. It is in the interest of efficiency and reliability to restrict these sites, in order to provide the best service for the majority of our customers.

2.2 Exceptions are made for educational sites.

2.3 Adult-oriented sites, designed for entertainment or commercial purposes, are not allowed on eConsultant servers. Forbidden sites include those that provide access to pornographic materials, whether for free or for payment, regardless of whether adult verification is used or not.

2.4 If eConsultant in its sole and unfettered discretion determines that any customer content violates any law, including the Film and Publications Act, 65 of 1966 or this policy, it may:

2.4.1 Request the customer to immediately remove such content; and/or

2.4.2 Require the customer to amend or modify such content; and/or

2.4.3 Without notice, terminate access to any services and/or suspend or terminate any services; and/or

2.4.4 Without notice, delete the offending content; and/or

2.4.5 Notify the relevant authorities of the existence of such content (if required by law or otherwise), make any backup, archive or other copies of such material as may be required by such authorities, disclose such elements of the customer’s date as may be requested by the authorities and take such further steps as may be required by such authorities.

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