Acceptable Usage Policy

For Hosted Email this Acceptable Use Policy (this “AUP”) is incorporated by reference in your Hosted Email – Master Service Agreement (“MSA”). Your use of Services under the MSA is subject to this AUP. Unless otherwise defined in this AUP, capitalised terms have the meaning given in the MSA.

For Offsite Backup this Acceptable Use Policy (this “AUP”) is incorporated by reference in your Offsite Backup – Terms and Conditions. Your use of Services under those Terms and Conditions is subject to this AUP. Unless otherwise defined in this AUP, capitalised terms have the meaning given in the Terms and Conditions.

Evolve Computers may add, delete or modify any provision of this AUP at any time without notice, effective upon posting of the modified AUP on Evolve Computers’s website. You are expected to check the AUP from time to time and take notice of any changes that Evolve Computers makes as they are legally binding on You.

Evolve Computers may suspend or terminate Your Services without notice if it determines that You are in violation of the AUP. No credit will be available under Your Service Level Agreement (‘SLA”) (if applicable) for interruptions of Services resulting from AUP violations. Under this AUP “You” shall also mean any User of your Account.

You are independently responsible for complying with all applicable laws related to Your use of the Services, regardless of the purpose of the use. Evolve Computers encourages You to report violations to support@evolvecomputers.co.uk. You may be in violation of this AUP if Evolve Computers determines that You are intentionally or unintentionally using the Services to engage in or foster disruptive, unlawful or abusive behaviour, or encouraging others to engage in or foster such behaviour, including but not limited to:

  • breaching any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • generating or facilitating unsolicited bulk or commercial email in violation of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, the British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing, the Direct Marketing Association’s Code of Practice, the International Chamber of Commerce’s Consolidated Code for Advertising and Marketing Communication Practice, the Electronic Commerce (EC) Directive Regulations 2002, the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, or any other laws and regulations applicable to bulk or commercial email, including but not limited to sending any communications to persons who indicate that they do not wish to receive them;
  • violating the rules and conventions for postings to any bulletin board, chat group, or other online forum or violating the rules of any other network which You access using the Services.
  • violating or misappropriating the legal rights of others, including but not limited to privacy rights and intellectual property rights, or exposing trade secrets or other confidential information of others;
  • intentionally distributing viruses, worms, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or other malicious software code;
  • interfering with the use of the Services, or the equipment used to provide the Services, including but not limited to exceeding allowed bandwidth by transferring excess data, or using any Services or system in a way that consumes a disproportionate share of the resources or otherwise interferes with the normal operation of the shared Services or system;
  • altering, disabling, interfering with, or circumventing any aspect of the Services, including but not limited to permitting or facilitating unauthorised access to the Services (whether through distribution of malicious software code or by any other means).
  • probing, scanning, penetrating, reverse engineering, or testing the vulnerability of any Evolve Computers system, software or network (unless authorised in writing by Evolve Computers) or breaching Evolve Computers’ security measures, whether directly or indirectly.
  • using Evolve Computers’ Services or equipment to publish, transmit (live or otherwise) or store any content or links to any content that Evolve Computers determines to be offensive, including but not limited to content that is illegal; immoral; sexual; excessively violent; deceptive or fraudulent; defamatory; malicious; containing offensive content; violating a person’s privacy; harassing; threatening; creating a risk to personal or public health or safety; promoting or soliciting an illegal activity; promoting discrimination based on race, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or age; or any content or links thereto that may result in retaliation or legal action against Evolve Computers by an offended party;
  • using the Services, or a component of the Services, for any unlawful, offensive, harmful, invasive, infringing, defamatory, misleading, or fraudulent purpose; and
  • using the Services in any manner not authorised by Evolve Computers, or in any manner that Evolve Computers reasonably believes to be damaging to its reputation, business, system, network, or Services.

You shall not:

  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of Evolve Computers’ website in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use;
  • access without our authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • a. any part of Evolve Computers’ website;
    • b. any equipment or network on which Evolve Computers’ website is stored;
    • c. any software used in the provision of Evolve Computers’ website; or
    • d. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.