ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY


This Acceptable Use Policy (Policy) sets out certain additional obligations of the Customer when using the Services under the Torus Group Customer Agreement. Any capitalised terms not defined in this Acceptable Use Policy have the meaning given to them in the current version of the Torus Group Customer Agreement

1. General Policy Statement

1.1

The Customer must not (and must ensure that any person using the Services (User) does not) use or attempt to use the Services in any manner that violates:

any applicable local, state, federal or international law (including, without limitation, the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (Spam Act) and the Copyright Act (1968 (Cth)); or

the rights of any third party (including, without limitation, infringement of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right, misappropriation of trade secrets, electronic fraud, invasion of privacy, pornography, obscenity and libel)

1.2

The Customer must not (and must ensure that any User does not) in the course of using the Services engage or attempt to engage in any activities that:

involve the unauthorised use of any machine or network, denial of service attacks, falsifying header information or user identification information, monitoring or scanning the networks of others; or

introduce or allow the introduction of any virus, worm, trojan horse, zombie, keylogger or other malicious code into the Services or any Network.

1.3

For the purpose of clause 1.2, interference or disruption includes, without limitation, distribution of unsolicited advertising or chain letters, repeated harassment of other Network users, impersonating another such user, falsifying one's network identity for improper or illegal purposes, sending unsolicited bulk emails or calls, continuing to send someone email after being asked to stop, propagation of computer worms and viruses, mail bombing and "flashing" and using a Network to gain unauthorised entry to any other machine accessible via a Network.


2. Spam

2.1

In this clause, "spam" includes one or more unsolicited commercial electronic messages with an Australian link for purposes of the Spam Act, and derivations of the word "spam" have corresponding meanings.

2.2

The Customer may not use the Service to:

send, allow to be sent, or assist in the sending of spam;

use or distribute any software designed to harvest email addresses; or

otherwise breach the Spam Act or the Spam Regulations 2004 (Cth).

2.3

Torus Group may suspend the Services in the following circumstances:

if the Services are being used to host any device or service that allows email to be sent between third parties not under the Customer's authority and control; or

if the Customer or any User is in breach of clause 2.2, provided however that iPropertyManage will first make reasonable attempts to contact the Customer and give the Customer the opportunity to address the problem within a reasonable time period (having regard to the severity of the problems being caused by the open service or breach referred to above.

2.4

The Customer must use its reasonable endeavours to secure any device or network within the Customer's control against being used in breach of clause 2.2 by third parties, including where appropriate:

•• the installation and maintenance of antivirus software;

•• the installation and maintenance of firewall software; and

•• the application of operating system and application software patches and updates.

Torus Group’s right to suspend the Customer's account applies regardless of whether the open service is provided or the breach is committed intentionally, through misconfiguration, or by other means not authorised by the Customer including but not limited to through a Trojan horse or virus.

2.5

In accordance with its responsibilities under the Spam Act and the Internet Industry Association Spam Code (Spam Code), iPropertyManage may:

restrict the Customer's ability to forward emails;

limit the Customer's access to the Service to a closed user group relevant to its use of the Service;

scan iPropertyManage allocated IP address ranges to detect open or otherwise misconfigured mail and proxy servers and suspend the Service if the Customer fails to rectify any problem found within a reasonable period following receipt of a notice from iPropertyManage; and

require the Customer to take all necessary actions to comply with, or which assist Torus Group to comply with, the Spam Act or the Spam Code


3. Content Publishing

3.1

The Customer must not publish material that is or would be classified by the Classification Board as RC or X rated via websites, email, newsgroups or other publishing mediums accessible via the Services.

3.2

The Customer must take appropriate precautions to prevent minors from accessing or receiving any content the Customer has published that may be inappropriate for them. This includes implementing a restricted access system on content that is or would be classified by the Classification Board as R rated.


4. Customer Equipment

4.1

The Customer is responsible for ensuring in relation to any Customer Equipment that:

the Customer Equipment complies with any applicable ACMA code or other applicable specification required for safe and proper use;

use of the Customer Equipment will not infringe any law or third party rights (including without limit any intellectual property rights);

the Customer Equipment is operated by operators familiar with the Customer Equipment and instruction manuals and in accordance with published specifications and manufacturers' guidelines; and

the operating environment conforms to the published specifications and requirements of the Customer Equipment, including stable, spike-free electricity supply, air conditioning, service clearances, cable runs, and complies with any relevant occupational health and safety requirements.

4.2

Subject to compliance with the Customer's usual security and access arrangements (if applicable and absent any Emergency), the Customer will provide Torus Group and any of its authorised representatives with full, free and safe access to the Customer Equipment and any Torus Group/ZOO Automation Equipment or any property owned by another Provider located at the Customer's Premises or any other location under the direction or control of the Customer, to the extent required to enable iPropertyManage or any Provider to provide the Services.


5. Breach of this policy

5.1

If the Customer or any User uses the Service in a way that Torus Group, in its absolute discretion, believes breaches this Policy, Torus Group may take any action it deems appropriate to respond to such a breach.

5.2

Actions that iPropertyManage may take pursuant to clause 5.1 include (but are not limited to):

temporary or permanent removal of content and content publishing capabilities;

filtering of Internet transmissions;

immediate suspension or termination of all or any part of the Service;

gather information from the Users involved and the complaining party, if any, and examine transmissions and material on its servers and any Network;

cooperate with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations and the system administrators at Providers or any other service provider.

5.3

Torus Group may by notice to the Customer elect to give the Customer 24 hours (or such longer period specified in the notice) to remedy any breach of this Policy, before taking any action pursuant to clause 5.2.

5.4

Torus Group is not obligated to monitor the Customer's or any User's use of the Services (including any content posted, disseminated or accessed by the Customer or any User), but reserves the right to do so to:

identify any breach of this Policy;

enforce this Policy;

protect any other Network users, Network services or Network equipment; and

cooperate with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations and the system administrators at Providers or any other service provider. Such cooperation may include iPropertyManage providing the username, IP address or other identifying information about a User.