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All customers must agree to comply with CISS Networking's Terms and Conditions of Use prior to sign up. This policy was created to ensure that all of our customers receive equally high quality service.

Adult Content
Due to the high system and network demands of adult-oriented sites or links, pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the Internet, or provide links to such sites.

Illegal Content
Transmission, storage, or distribution of any information, data, or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material; or other intellectual property rights used without proper authorization; material that is obscene, defamatory,or constitutes an illegal threat. Examples of unacceptable content or links include: Warez sites, hacker programs, copyrighted MP3, and IRC bots. CISS Networking reserves all rights to refuse such content from our servers.

Security
Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples include but are not limited to the following: unauthorized access, use, probing, or scanning of CISS Networking's servers and network; interference with service to any user, host, or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system, broadcast attacks; spoofing or modifying of any TCP-IP packet header or any other header information in an email or a newsgroup posting.

Server Resources
Any web site that uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to, CPU time, memory usage, and network resources) will be given the option to either pay additional fees (which will depend on the resources required) or reduce the resources used to an acceptable level. CISS Networking shall be the sole arbiter of what is considered to be a high server usage level. Any web hosting account deemed to be adversely affecting server or network performance will be shut down without prior notice.

CGI Scripts
Any CGI-scripts deemed to be adversely affecting server performance or network integrity will be shut down without prior notice.

Chat Rooms
CISS Networking does not allow customers to install chat rooms on their own. Chat rooms tend to require significant system resources and therefore must be approved prior to installation.

IRC
CISS Networking does not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.

Unsolicited Email - SPAM
Spamming, the sending of unsolicited mass email from or through a CISS Networking server or using an email address that is maintained on a CISS Networking machine is STRICTLY prohibited. CISS Networking will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Customers are also in violation of this provision if they engage in spamming using the service of another ISP or IPP, but channel activities through a CISS Networking server as a mail drop for responses. Violators will be assessed a minimum fine of R2400 and/or immediate suspension of service.

Server Abuse
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a CISS Networking server or customer are strictly prohibited.

Software Distribution
CISS Networking's shared web hosting accounts are not configured for the purposes of distributing software and/or multimedia products. If you wish to distribute software and/or multimedia files, please contact sales@cissnet.net to make special arrangements.

Copyright Violations
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") sets forth the requirements for valid copyright infringement notification. If you would like to notify CISS Networking of an infringement of your copyright, the DMCA requires that you:

Send your notification to CISS Networking's designated agent. You may reach us at  abuse@cissnet.net.

Include in your notification the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf (the "Claimant")
  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed
  • Identification of the material claimed to infringe the copyright(s), and enough information for CISS Networking to locate it
  • The Claimant's name, address, and telephone number(s)
  • A statement that the Claimant has a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorized by the copyright owner or his agent
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification of copyright infringement is accurate and that the Claimant is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner

Actions Taken by CISS Networking
The failure by a customer to meet or follow any of the above Terms of Use is grounds for account suspension. CISS Networking will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of the Terms of Use. CISS Networking reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice. CISS Networking may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend, or terminate a customer's web hosting account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, CISS Networking will notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of such violation. CISS Networking does not issue credits for outages incurred through service disablement resulting from Terms of Use violations. CISS Networking's customers agree to indemnify and hold harmless CISS Networking from any claims resulting from the use of our services that damages them or any other party. The CISS Networking service is provided on an as is, as available basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. CISS Networking expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the CISS Networking service will be error-free, secure or uninterrupted. No oral advice or written information given by CISS Networking, its employees, licensers or the like, will create a warranty; nor may you rely on any such information or advice. CISS Networking and its partners and suppliers will not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any transaction or use of the service.

Modification
CISS Networking reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of its Terms of Use at any time with or without official notice.





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