This Acceptable Use Policy ("Policy") outlines unacceptable use of IBM services which interact with, or access, the Internet (the "Services"). This Policy is in addition to any other terms and conditions under which IBM provides the Services to you.
IBM may make reasonable modifications to this Policy from time to time by posting a new version of this document on the IBM Web site at "www.ibm.com/services/e-business/aup.html" (or any successor URL(s)). Revisions are effective immediately upon posting. Accordingly, we recommend that you visit the IBM Web site regularly to ensure that your activities conform to the most recent version.
Questions about this Policy (e.g., whether any contemplated use is permitted) and reports of violations of this Policy should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The examples listed in this Policy are not exhaustive. Prohibited uses and activities include, without limitation, any use of the Services in a manner that, in IBM's reasonable judgment, involves, facilitates, or attempts any of the following:
- violating any law of, or committing conduct that is tortious or unlawful in, any applicable jurisdiction;
- gambling activities;
- displaying, performing, sending, receiving or storing any content that is obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, or excessively violent, regardless of whether the material or its dissemination is unlawful;
- advocating or encouraging violence against any government, organization, group, individual or property, or providing instruction, information, or assistance in causing or carrying out such violence, regardless of whether such activity is unlawful;
- accessing, sending, receiving, displaying, performing, disclosing, storing, or executing any content a) in violation of any copyright, right of publicity, patent, trademark, service mark, trade name, trade secret or other intellectual property right, b) in violation of any applicable agreement, or c) without authorization;
- deleting or altering author attributions, copyright notices, or trademark notices, unless expressly permitted in writing by the owner;
- obtaining unauthorized access to any system, network, service, or account;
- interfering with service to any user, site, account, system, or network by use of any program, script, command, or otherwise;
- introducing or activating any viruses, worms, harmful code and/or Trojan horses;
- sending or posting unsolicited messages or e-mail, whether commercial or not, a) to any recipients who have requested that messages not be sent to them, or b) to a large number of recipients, including users, newsgroups, or bulletin boards, at one time;
- evading spam filters, or sending or posting a message or e-mail with deceptive, absent, or forged header or sender identification information;
- propagating chain letters or pyramid schemes, whether or not the recipient wishes to receive such mailings;
- holding IBM, its affiliates, officers, employees and/or shareholders up to public scorn or ridicule; and/or
- reselling IBM's services, in whole or in part, to any entity or individual, without IBM's prior written consent, or misrepresenting your relationship with IBM.