Acceptable Use Policy Sprite Media (“AUP”)
By using Sprite Media Services (the “Services”), Customer agrees to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy and to remain responsible for its users. Sprite Media reserves the right to change or modify the terms of the AUP at any time. Customer’s use of the Services after changes to the AUP are posted to this website shall constitute acceptance of any changed or additional terms.
General Prohibitions: Sprite Media prohibits use of the Services in any way that is unlawful, harmful to or interferes with use of Sprite Media’s systems, interferes with the use or enjoyment of services received by others, infringes intellectual property rights, results in the publication of threatening or offensive material, or constitutes Spam/E-mail abuse, a security risk or a violation of privacy.
Failure to adhere to the rules, guidelines or agreements applicable to search engines, subscription Web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, Web pages, applications, or other services that are accessed via a link from the Sprite Media-branded website or from a website that contains Sprite Media-branded content is a violation of this AUP.
Unlawful Activities: The Services shall not be used in connection with any criminal, civil or administrative violation of any applicable local, state, federal, national or international law, treaty, court order, ordinance, regulation or administrative rule.
Violation of Intellectual Property Rights: The Service(s) shall not be used to publish, submit/receive upload/download, post, use, copy or otherwise reproduce, transmit, re-transmit, distribute or store any content/material or to engage in any activity that infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates the intellectual property rights or privacy or publicity rights of Sprite Media or any individual, group or entity, including but not limited to any rights protected by any copyright, patent, trademark laws, trade secret, trade dress, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral rights or other intellectual property right now known or later recognized by statute, judicial decision or regulation.
Threatening Material or Content: The Services shall not be used to host, post, transmit, or re-transmit any content or material (or to create a domain name or operate from a domain name), that harasses, or threatens the health or safety of others. In addition, Sprite Media reserves the right to decline to provide services if the content is determined by Sprite Media to be obscene, indecent, hateful, malicious, racist, defamatory, fraudulent, libelous, treasonous, excessively violent or promoting the use of violence or otherwise harmful to others.
Child Pornography: The Services shall not be used to publish, submit/receive, upload/download, post, use, copy or otherwise produce, transmit, distribute or store child pornography.
Spam/E-mail Abuse: Violation of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, or any other applicable law regulating e-mail services, constitutes a violation of this AUP.
Customers are responsible for ensuring and maintaining security of their systems and the machines that connect to and use the Service(s), including implementation of necessary patches and operating system updates.
The Services may not be used to interfere with, gain unauthorized access to, or otherwise violate the security of Sprite Media’s (or another party’s) server, network, network access, personal computer or control devices, software or data, or other system, or to attempt to do any of the foregoing.
Customers remain solely and fully responsible for the content of any material posted, hosted, downloaded/uploaded, created, accessed or transmitted using the Services. Sprite Media has no responsibility for any material accessible using the Services, including content provided on third-party websites linked to the Sprite Media’s system. Such third-party website links are provided as Internet navigation tools for informational purposes only, and do not constitute in any way an endorsement by Sprite Media of the content(s) of such sites.
Customers are responsible for taking prompt corrective action(s) to remedy a violation of AUP and to help prevent similar future violations.
AUP Enforcement and Notice
Customer’s failure to observe the guidelines set forth in this AUP may result in Sprite Media taking actions anywhere from a warning to a suspension or termination of Customer’s Services. When feasible, Sprite Media may provide Customer with a notice of an AUP violation via e-mail or otherwise allowing the Customer to promptly correct such violation.
Sprite Media reserves the right, however, to act immediately and without notice to suspend or terminate affected Services in response to a court order or government notice that certain conduct must be stopped or when Sprite Media reasonably determines, that the conduct may: (1) expose Sprite Media to sanctions, prosecution, civil action or any other liability, (2) cause harm to or interfere with the integrity or normal operations of networks with which Sprite Media is interconnected, (3) interfere with another Sprite Media Customer’s use of the Services or the Internet (4) violate any applicable law, rule or regulation, or (5) otherwise present an imminent risk of harm to Sprite Media or Sprite Media Customers.
Sprite Media has no obligation to monitor content of any materials distributed or accessed using the Services. However, Sprite Media may monitor content of any such materials as necessary to comply with applicable laws, regulations or other governmental or judicial requests; or to protect the Sprite Media’s systems and its customers.
Contact Information: Any notification that Sprite Media sends to its Customers pursuant to this AUP will be sent via e-mail to the e-mail address on file with Sprite Media, or may be in writing to Customer’s address of record. It is Customer’s responsibility to promptly notify Sprite Media of any change of contact information.
Effective Date: March 1, 2015