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Acceptable Use

PLEASE READ OUR POLICY CAREFULLY.
BY ACCESSING OUR NETWORKS AND/OR SERVICES IN ANY WAY YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY OUR POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE TO OUR TERMS IN CONDITIONS YOU MAY NOT USE OUR NETWORK OR SERVICES.


Aim
This document is based on their guidelines which of course are applicable to our network. This policy is here to protect users of our network and outlines the rules and guidelines for using our network. This document may be referred to in other documents as the "Acceptable Use Policy". By outlining the terms of use and enforcing them all clients should be able to enjoy optimum use of our services.

Application
This policy is applicable to all CoastNet Pty Ltd customers. A breach of any of the terms and conditions of this policy by any CoastNet Pty Ltd customer is strictly prohibited and may lead to the suspension or termination of the customer's service, without notice. This policy is also applicable to the users and customers of CoastNet Pty Ltd's permanently connected customers. A breach of the terms and conditions of this policy by any user or customer of CoastNet Pty Ltd's permanently connected customers may lead to the suspension or termination of the permanently connected customer's service, without notice.

All CoastNet Pty Ltd customers must take responsibility for distribution, publication and enforcement of the CoastNet Pty Ltd Acceptable Use Policy at their sites.

General Usage
Responsible Usage

You must take responsibility for your actions on the network and systems you access through CoastNet Pty Ltd. You must comply with rules, regulations and acceptable usage policies that are in force for each system you access. If you act recklessly or irresponsibly or your actions endanger CoastNet Pty Ltd's network or systems, your access may be suspended or terminated at any time, without notice.

Resource Usage
CoastNet Pty Ltd requires you to act responsibly when consuming resources on CoastNet Pty Ltd's network and systems. If you unreasonably consume excess resources on CoastNet Pty Ltd's network and systems, your access may be suspended or terminated at any time, without notice.

Secure Usage
CoastNet Pty Ltd requires you to take responsibility for maintaining the security of your CoastNet Pty Ltd service. Protection of the security aspects of your service, like accounts and passwords, are your responsibility. Subsequent usage of your service by a third party will result in you being responsible for the charges incurred.

Unlawful or Unauthorised Usage

General

CoastNet Pty Ltd's services may only be used for lawful and authorised purposes. Storage, transmission or distribution of any material in violation of Commonwealth or State legislation is prohibited. This includes copyright material, material legally judged as threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret.

Unauthorised Usage
Any attempt to access or modify unauthorised computer system information or to interfere with normal system operations, whether on the equipment of CoastNet Pty Ltd or any computer system or network that is accessed by our services, may result in the suspension or termination of your access. Unauthorised activities include, but are not limited to, guessing or using passwords other than your own, accessing information that does not have public permission, and accessing any system on which you are not welcome.

Any attempt to disrupt or interfere with users, services or equipment, may result in the termination or suspension of your access. Disruptions include, but are not limited to, distribution of unsolicited advertising or spamming, monopolisation of services, propagation of, or transmission of information or software which contains, computer worms, Trojan horses, viruses or other harmful components, using the network to make unauthorised entry to any other machine accessible via CoastNet Pty Ltd, sending harassing or threatening e-mail, and forgery or attempted forgery of e-mail messages and Usenet news postings.

You will be held liable for, and indemnify CoastNet Pty Ltd for, all costs and damages, attributable to your unauthorised activities or disruptions.

Illegal or Fraudulent Usage
You must not use, or allow any other person to use, the CoastNet Pty Ltd network and systems for any activities of an illegal or fraudulent nature, including any activities prohibited under the Telecommunications Act 1989 (Cth) or under other applicable state and/or Commonwealth Laws.

Copyright
It is your responsibility not to store on a CoastNet Pty Ltd system, transfer or cause to be transferred over the CoastNet Pty Ltd network, reproduce or make available for distribution through the CoastNet Pty Ltd network, any data where the storage, reproduction, transfer, or distribution of, that data is in contravention of the Copyright Act 1968.

Content
CoastNet Pty Ltd does not and cannot monitor or control the content and information accessed via CoastNet Pty Ltd; CoastNet Pty Ltd only provides access. CoastNet Pty Ltd shall not be held responsible in any way for the content of the information accessed via CoastNet Pty Ltd or offered for public access via CoastNet Pty Ltd.

It is you and/or your users and customers' responsibility to avoid whatever is found to be offensive or obscene on any system. You and/or your users and customers must take responsibility for the material placed on CoastNet Pty Ltd's network and systems, and the statements made in mediums including, but not limited to, web pages, e-mail, chat or discussion forums and Usenet news.

CoastNet Pty Ltd providers must clearly identify material unsuitable for minors and refrain from contributing prohibited material, including, but not limited to, material deemed obscene under the Classifications (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act. Failure to comply with relevant legislation by you or your users and customers may lead to suspension or termination of your access.

Investigation by Authorities
CoastNet Pty Ltd reserves the right to act in any appropriate manner, where there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that illegal or unacceptable usage of the CoastNet Pty Ltd network and systems is occurring. CoastNet Pty Ltd co-operates fully with Commonwealth and State Police and other bodies investigating unlawful behaviour on or via its network or systems. CoastNet Pty Ltd reserves the right to suspend your access if your usage of its network or systems is subject to any investigation.

Complaints
To report a violation of CoastNet Pty Ltd's Acceptable Use Policy, please send details, including any documentation, article or e-mail to abuse@coastnet.net.au .
General
CoastNet Pty Ltd reserves the right to suspend or terminate your service without refund should you or your customers breach, or assist, abet encourage or incite another party to breach, any of the above terms, conditions, rules, regulations or laws.

Disclaimer of Liability
CoastNet Pty Ltd disclaims all liability for, and does not accept any responsibility for, anything that may happen to you or your equipment, or any loss incurred by you through use of CoastNet Pty Ltd, the use of any of the services provided by CoastNet Pty Ltd, or the suspension or termination of your service by CoastNet Pty Ltd.
This disclaimer of liability does not supersede or replace any other obligation expressly provided in any CoastNet Pty Ltd Service Agreement.

Acknowledgments
This document is based on CCA’s acceptable use policy and has been reproduced with their permission.


  
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