General

This document is applicable to customers, users and employees of Blue Ring Digital Services Limited.

"Acceptable Use Policy" refers to this Acceptable Use Policy.

"You", "Your", "Yours" refers to You the customer, user or employee of Blue Ring Digital Services Limited.

"We", "Us", "Our", "Blue Ring Digital Services Limited" refers to Blue Ring Digital Services Limited.

"Our Website" refers to Our website (blue-ring.co.uk).

"Software" refers to Our web application provided at blue-ring.co.uk.

"Our Services" refers to any product or service provided by Us to You.

We will try to keep everything in this document as straightforward as possible, but if there’s anything You don’t understand, please get in touch with Us.

The headings in this Acceptable Use Policy are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.

The masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter and the singular the plural and vice versa.

If any provision or part of any provision of this Acceptable Use Policy is found by a court or other competent authority to be void or unenforceable, such provision or part of a provision shall be deleted from this Acceptable Use Policy and the remaining provisions or parts of the provision shall continue to be in full force and effect.

The Right To Refuse Service

We reserve the right to suspend or cancel Your access to any or all Our Services provided by Us, where We decide that the account has been inappropriately used. We reserves the right to refuse Our Services and/ or access to Our Website to anyone.

Your obligations

You will keep full security copies of Your computer programs database and computer records on a daily basis or more frequently if required by best computing practice;

You will obtain the consent of individuals whose personal data are to be held on the register of the Naming Organisation and promptly notify Us of any changes to Your registered details including (but not limited to):-

  • Your name;
  • Your address;
  • Your contact details;
  • Your technical and administrative contact.

You must provide such information within 15 days of a request for such information from Us.

In order to maintain the data-transfer volume restrictions, You agree to check all email accounts in regular intervals and download the emails stored therein. You understand that We may, should the capacity of Your email boxes be exceeded at any time, return all subsequently received emails to the senders without notice to You.

Email accounts that have not been used for a period exceeding two (2) months (i.e., where You have not accessed Your account and You have not downloaded emails) are subject to suspension by Us. Upon such suspension, We will send a notification to Your primary contact e-mail address, announcing the suspension of the account. Failure to respond to such notice with a request for reinstatement of the account may, at Our sole discretion, lead to the termination of the subject account and the email box may be deleted from Our servers. In such cases, We take no responsibility for the loss of any data and/ or e-mails still located in such account and You have no recourse against Us for any damages resulting from the loss of such data.

You will keep confidential all passwords received from Us for the purpose of Our Services and notify Us immediately upon becoming aware that a password has become known to an unauthorised third party.

Use of Our Services

You will only make use of Our Services for a legitimate and lawful purpose.

You will complete Your own tests for computer viruses in accordance with best computing practice prior to each and every operational use of Our Services.

You will ensure that Your website complies at all times with all relevant laws and obligations in any territory in which You are situated or in which Your website may be accessed or made available. You must also obtain any relevant consents and approvals for the installation and use of any third party equipment or Software. We will have no liability for Your failure to comply with any such relevant laws or obligations or do not obtain such consents or approvals.

You shall not use Our Services in any way which may result in an excessive load on Our equipment, including but not limited to installing or running web proxies, using Your allotted space as online backup or storage, or mirroring mass downloads

We reserve the right to refuse to provide any and all of Our Services or access to Our Website at any time at Our discretion.

We do not allow any content to be stored on Our servers which contravenes Our . We reserve the right to remove such content, suspend and/ or cancel Our Services immediately if We consider that such content breaches any of Our policies.

We shall notify You if We become aware of any alleged breach by You of this Acceptable Use Policy.

We reserve the right to move Your data to a different server without prior notice to You or any third parties.

Should Your use of Our Services result in an overly high load on Our systems, then We may suspend Your account at Our sole discretion until the cause of any such overload (legitimate or otherwise) is determined.

You shall indemnify Us against all damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any action or claim relating to any breach of this Acceptable Use Policy by You.In the event that We remove Your data or content and/ or suspend all or any of Our Services and later reinstate such content and/ or resumes Our Services, We shall not be liable for any damages, losses or expenses arising from such action. You shall indemnify Us against all damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any action or claim relating to any breach of this Acceptable Use Policy by You.

Unacceptable Use of Our Services

You will not send, transmit, make available, copy, retransmit, broadcast or publish (whether directly or indirectly) in whatever form any data, information or contractual rights, material or statement which infringes the Intellectual Property Rights or contractual or statutory rights of any person or legal entity or the laws or statutory regulations relating to defamation, contempt, blasphemy, infringement of privacy or personal data rights and any equivalent or related laws in any territory in which they are or may be accessed or made available.

You will not make use of Our Services, Software or Our Website to send or cause to be sent or forwarded electronic mail without the express or assumed agreement of the respective recipient. This shall include but not be limited to not sending large numbers of electronic mails with the same content which is commonly referred to as "spamming".

Use of the IMAP account as a "virtual drive", i.e., to store files as attachments or in any other manner, is strictly prohibited. IMAP accounts may be used for no purpose other than in the context of normal email traffic.

You will not use Our Services, Software or Our Website to obtain or offer or permit to be offered for profit or otherwise any material, images, displays or services which are offensive, illegal or immoral or which are in breach of any legal obligation.

You will not use Our Services, Software or Our Website to obtain or offer or permit to be offered for profit or otherwise any material, images, displays or services which contain any adult material. Adult material includes all pornography; or otherwise lewd or obscene content. The designation of 'adult material' is left entirely to the discretion of Us.

You will not arrange Your home page(s) in a way that leads to a risk of or causes an excessive load on the server provided by Us in connection with Our Services.

You understand that if You exceed the relevant data transfer volume applicable to Our Services You will be liable to pay additional charges as may vary from time to time for the data transfer volume exceeding the agreed level in Our Services.

You will not use Our Services in a manner which infringes any third party's copyright or other intellectual property rights.

You must ensure that any use of Our Services, Software or Our Website by You or any other authorised account user, are not knowingly or negligently used for i.e. creating, transmitting, exceeding the quota limit, publishing or uploading any electronic material (including, without limit, files that contain viruses, corrupted files, Trojans or any other similar Software or program) which is known or likely to cause, interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of Our Internet services or any other Internet user or person.

You must ensure that any end-user submitted content such as forum posts or chat room entries meet with the standards defined within this Acceptable Use Policy.

Enforcement

We will determine, at Our own discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy through Your use of Our Services, Software or Oir Website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, We may take any such action as deemed appropriate in accordance with this Acceptable Use Policy.

Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach upon which You are permitted to use Our Services, and may result in Our taking all or any of the following actions:-

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of Your right to use Our Services;
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal or archiving of any content in breach of this Acceptable Use Policy uploaded to Our servers;
  • Issue of a warning to You;
  • Issue of legal proceedings against You for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • Further legal action against You;
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as We consider to be reasonably necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The responses described in this Acceptable Use Policy are not limited, and We may take any other action We reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to Our Acceptable use policy

This Acceptable Use Policy replace all previous versions. We reserve the right to change this Acceptable Use Policy at any time.