Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy (“Policy”) describes prohibited uses of Vorbi’s technologies and resources, including its intellectual property, products, and services (collectively the “Services”) by any employee, Reseller, Customer, End User, or third party (hereinafter the “User”). The examples described in this Policy are not all-inclusive. Vorbi may modify this Policy at any time. By using any of the Services, in whole or in part, or accessing the Vorbi Portal, the User agrees to comply and be bound by the latest published version of this Policy. If the User a) violates the Policy, or b) authorizes or assists, either directly or indirectly, others to violate the Policy, Vorbi may suspend, modify, or terminate the Users’ access or use of the Services. The User shall remain jointly and severally liable for any resulting damages to Vorbi.

Vorbi, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to investigate any violation, misuse, exploitation, or anticipated violation of this Policy or the Services. Vorbi may disable access to, or quarantine any content or resource that violates this Policy or any other agreements with the User.
Vorbi may, or be legally required to report any activity that it suspect violates any law or regulation to the appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties. Accordingly, reporting may include disclosing customer information. Vorbi shall cooperate with the appropriate authorities to help with the investigation and prosecution of illegal conduct by providing network and systems information related to any alleged violation of this Policy.

User’s Duty to Report

If a User becomes aware of any violation or anticipated violation of this Policy, whether direct or through a third party, the User shall immediately notify and report to Vorbi, and provide assistance, as requested, to stop or remedy the violation. To report any violation of this Policy, please contact abuse@vorbi.com or if immediate, call 214.888.2190.

Prohibited Uses

User may not use, support, encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to use the Services for any criminal, illegal, harmful, fraudulent, infringing or offensive use, or to transmit, store, display, distribute or otherwise make available content that is illegal, harmful, fraudulent, infringing or offensive. The use of the Services shall comply with all state, provincial, national, or international law, treaty, court order, ordinance, regulation or administrative rule.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES OR CONTENT INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Unlawful, Damaging or Fraudulent Activities: Any activities that are illegal, that violate the rights of others, may be harmful to others, negatively impact Vorbi operations or Vorbi’s reputation, including disseminating, promoting or facilitating child pornography, offering or disseminating fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or promotions, make-money-fast schemes, ponzi and pyramid schemes, phishing, or pharming.
  • Damaging Content: Content that infringes on the intellectual property or proprietary rights of others.
  • Offensive Content: Content that is defamatory, obscene, abusive, invasive of privacy, or otherwise distasteful, including content that constitutes child pornography, or depicts any pornographic sexual references or acts displayed or portrayed through any form of media (images, videos, audio files, GIF’s etc.).
  • Harmful Content: Content or other computer technology that may damage, interfere with, covertly intercept, or commandeer any system, program, or data, including viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or cancelbots.
  • Gambling Activities: These activities include, but are not limited to illegal pool-selling, bookmaking, lotteries, selling chances, numbers games, betting, or electronic slot machines, roulette wheels, dice tables, or card games.
  • Terrorist Activities: Content, websites, or any data transfer whatsoever, that advocates or references directly or indirectly, human violence, hate crimes based upon religion, ethnicity, country of origin, or known hate groups, terrorist groups, or would otherwise violate the definition of Sect. 802 of the USA Patriot Act (18 U.S. Sect 2331).
  • Compliance Violations: Any content or activity that would violate or compromise any applicable compliance or licensing standards including but not limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Payment Card Industry Security Standard, General Data Protection Regulation, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, etc.

PROHIBITIONS AGAINST SECURITY VIOLATIONS:

  • Unauthorized Accesss: Accessing or using any System without permission, including attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a System or to breach any security or authentication measures used by a System.
  • Interception: Monitoring of data or traffic on a System without permission.
  • Falsification of Origin: Forging TCP-IP packet headers, e-mail headers, or any part of a message describing its origin or route. The legitimate use of aliases and anonymous remailers is not prohibited by this provision.

PROHIBITIONS AGAINST NETWORK ABUSE:

The User may not make network connections to any users, hosts, or networks unless permission has been granted to communicate with them. Prohibited activities include:

  • Monitoring or Crawling: Monitoring or crawling of a System that impairs or disrupts the System being monitored or crawled.
  • Denial of Service (DoS): Flooding a target with communications requests so the target either cannot respond to legitimate traffic or responds so slowly that it becomes ineffective.
  • Intentional Interference: Interfering with the proper functioning of any System, including any deliberate attempt to overload a system by mail bombing, news bombing, broadcast attacks, or flooding techniques.
  • Operation of Certain Network Services: Operating network services like open proxies, open mail relays, or open recursive domain name servers.
  • Avoiding System Restrictions: Using manual or electronic means to avoid any use limitations placed on a System, such as access and storage restrictions.

PROHIBITION AGAINST E-MAIL OR OTHER MESSAGE ABUSE:

User will not distribute, publish, send, or facilitate the sending of unsolicited mass e-mail or other messages, promotions, advertising, or solicitations (like “spam”), including commercial advertising and informational announcements. User will not alter or obscure mail headers or assume a sender’s identity without the sender’s explicit permission. User will not collect replies to messages sent from another internet service provider if those messages violate this Policy or the acceptable use policy of that provider.

Injunctive Relief

Violations, anticipated violations, or the threat of violations of this Policy may subject Vorbi to immediate and irreparable harm. In addition to any and all remedies at law, Vorbi shall have the right to seek an injunction, specific performance or other equitable relief without the need to post any security.