NetValue offer 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 disfavoured 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 and corporations or other entities can result in civil and criminal liability for the infringer 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 in criminal 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 computer 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, Trojan horses and other destructive activities, such as hacking, can result in serious 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.
Whether lawful or unlawful, that we determine to be harmful 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.