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Acceptable Use Policy

This Policy forms part of the Agreement between the Client and Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) and is binding on Clients using Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) services. The Acceptable Use Policy sets out in detail what forms of conduct Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) regards as unacceptable on the part of its Clients and the steps which Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) may take in response to unacceptable use of its services.

General
By contracting with Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) for services, the Client agrees, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Policy and the terms and conditions it contains, as well as any other additional terms, conditions, rules or policies which are displayed to the Client in connection with the Services.

The purpose of this Acceptable Use Policy is to:

ensure compliance with the relevant laws of the Republic;
specify to Clients and users of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) service what activities and online behaviour are considered an unacceptable use of the service;
protect the integrity of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) network; and
specify the consequences that may flow from undertaking such prohibited activities.
This document contains a number of legal obligations which the Client will be presumed to be familiar with. As such, Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) encourages the Client to read this document thoroughly and direct any queries to support@netlab.co.za

Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) respects the rights of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) Clients and users of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) services to freedom of speech and expression, access to information, privacy, human dignity, religion, belief and opinion.

Unacceptable Use
Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) services may only be used for lawful purposes and activities. Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) prohibits any use of its Services including the transmission, storage and distribution of any material or content using Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) network that violates any law or regulation of the Republic. This includes, but is not limited to:

Any violation of local and international laws prohibiting child pornography, obscenity, discrimination (including racial, gender or religious slurs) and hate speech, or speech designed to incite violence or hatred, or threats to cause bodily harm.
Any activity designed to defame, abuse, stalk, harass or physically threaten any individual in the Republic or beyond its borders; including any attempt to link to, post, transmit or otherwise distribute any inappropriate or defamatory material.
Any violation of Intellectual Property laws including materials protected by local and international copyright, trademarks and trade secrets.
Any violation of another's right to privacy, including any effort to collect personal data of third parties without their consent.
Any fraudulent activity whatsoever, including dubious financial practices, such as pyramid schemes; the impersonation of another client without their consent; or any attempt to enter into a transaction with Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) on behalf of another client without their consent.
Any violation of the exchange control laws of the Republic.
Any activity that results in the sale, transmission or distribution of pirated or illegal software.

Threats to Network Security
Any activity which threatens the functioning, security and/or integrity of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) network is unacceptable. This includes:

Any efforts to attempt to gain unlawful and unauthorised access to the network or circumvent any of the security measures established by Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) for this goal.
Any effort to use Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) equipment to circumvent the user authentication or security of any host, network or account ("cracking" or "hacking").
Forging of any TCP/IP packet headers (spoofing) or any part of the headers of an email or a newsgroup posting.
Any effort to breach or attempt to breach the security of another user or attempt to gain access to any other person's computer, software, or data without the knowledge and consent of such person.
Any activity which threatens to disrupt the service offered by Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) through "denial of service attacks"; flooding of a network, or overloading a service or any unauthorised probes ("scanning" or "nuking") of others' networks.
Any activity which in any way threatens the security of the network by knowingly posting, transmitting, linking to or otherwise distributing any information or software which contains a virus, trojan horse, worm, malware, botnet or other harmful, destructive or disruptive component.
Any unauthorised monitoring of data or traffic on the network without Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) explicit, written consent.
Running services and applications with known vulnerabilities and weaknesses, e.g. insufficient anti-automation attacks, any traffic amplification attacks, including recursive DNS attacks, SMTP relay attacks.
Failing to respond adequately to a denial of service attack (DOS / DDOS).

Spam and Unsolicited Bulk Mail
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) regards all unsolicited bulk email (whether commercial in nature or not) as spam, with the following exceptions:

Mail sent by one party to another where there is already a prior relationship between the two parties and the subject matter of the message(s) concerns that relationship;
Mail sent by one party to another with the explicit consent of the receiving party.
Clients should only receive bulk mail that they have requested and/or consented to receive and/or which they would expect to receive as a result of an existing relationship.
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) will take swift and firm action against any user engaging in any of the following unacceptable practices:

Sending unsolicited bulk mail for marketing or any other purposes (political, religious or commercial) to people who have not consented to receiving such mail.
Using any part of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) infrastructure for the purpose of unsolicited bulk mail, whether sending, receiving, bouncing, or facilitating such mail.
Operating or maintaining mailing lists without the express permission of all recipients listed. In particular, Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) does not permit the sending of "opt-out" mail, where the recipient must opt out of receiving mail which they did not request. For all lists, the sender must maintain meaningful records of when and how each recipient requested mail. Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) will also monitor Clients deemed to be operating "cleaning lists", which is using illegally obtained email addresses but removing addresses as complaints arise. Should Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab), at its discretion, believe that this is the case, it will be treated as SPAM.
Failing to promptly remove from lists invalid or undeliverable addresses or addresses of unwilling recipients or a recipient who has indicated s/he wishes to be removed from such list, or failing to provide the recipient with a facility to opt-out.
Using Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) service to collect responses from unsolicited email sent from accounts on other Internet hosts or e-mail services that violate this Acceptable Use Policy or the Acceptable Use Policy of any other Internet service provider. Advertising any facility on Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) infrastructure in unsolicited bulk mail (e.g. a web site advertised in spam).
Including Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab)'s name in the header or by listing an IP address that belongs to Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) in any unsolicited email whether sent through Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) network or not.
Failure to secure a Client's mail server against public relay as a protection to themselves and the broader Internet community. Public relay occurs when a mail server is accessed by a third party from another domain and utilised to deliver mails, without the authority or consent of the owner of the mail-server.
Mail servers that are unsecured against public relay often become abused by unscrupulous operators for spam delivery and upon detection such delivery must be disallowed.
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) reserves the right to examine users' mail servers to confirm that no mails are being sent from the mail server through public relay and the results of such checks can be made available to the user. Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) also reserves the right to examine the mail servers of any users using Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) mail servers for "smarthosting" (when the user relays its mail via a Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) mail server to a mail server of its own or vice versa) or similar services at any time to ensure that the servers are properly secured against public relay. All relay checks will be done in strict accordance with Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) Privacy Policy and the laws of South Africa.

Users Outside of South Africa
Where any user resides outside of the Republic, permanently or temporarily, such user will be subject to the laws of the country in which s/he is currently resident and which apply to the user. On presentation of a legal order to do so, or under obligation through an order for mutual foreign legal assistance, Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) will assist foreign law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the investigation and prosecution of a crime committed using Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) resources, including the provisioning of all personal identifiable data.

Protection of Minors
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) prohibits Clients from using Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) service to harm or attempt to harm a minor, including, but not limited to, by hosting, possessing, disseminating, distributing or transmitting material that is unlawful, including child pornography and cyber bullying.

Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) prohibits Clients from using Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) service to host sexually explicit or pornographic material of any nature.

Privacy and Confidentiality
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) respects the privacy and confidentiality of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) Clients and users of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) service. Please review Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) Privacy Policy which details how Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) collects and uses personal information gathered in the course of operating its Services.

User Responsibilities
Clients are responsible for any misuse of Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) services that occurs through the Client's account. It is the Client's responsibility to ensure that unauthorised persons do not gain access to or misuse Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) service.

Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) urges Clients not to reply to unsolicited mail or "spam", not to click on any suggested links provided in the unsolicited mail. Doing so remains the sole responsibility of the Client and Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) cannot be held liable for the Client being placed on any bulk mailing lists as a result.

Where the Client has authorised a minor to use any of the Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) services or access its websites, the Client accepts that as the parent/legal guardian of that minor, the Client is fully responsible for: the online conduct of such minor, controlling the minor's access to and use of any services or websites, and the consequences of any misuse by the minor.

Complaints Procedure
Complaints relating to the violation of this Acceptable Use Policy should be submitted in writing to abuse@netlab.co.za. Complaints must be substantiated, and unambiguously state the nature of the problem, and its connection to Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) network and services.

Action Following Breach of the Acceptable Use Policy
Upon receipt of a complaint, or having become aware of an incident, Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) may, in its sole and reasonably-exercised discretion take any of the following steps:

In the case of Clients, warn the Client, suspend the Client account and/or revoke or cancel the Client's Service access privileges completely;
In the case of a abuse emanating from a third party, inform the third party's network administrator of the incident and request the network administrator or network owner to address the incident in terms of this Acceptable Use Policy and/or the our Code of Conduct (if applicable);
In severe cases suspend access of the third party's entire network until abuse can be prevented by appropriate means; In all cases, charge the offending parties for administrative costs as well as for machine and human time lost due to the incident;
Assist other networks or website administrators in investigating credible suspicions of any activity listed in this Acceptable Use Policy;
Institute civil or criminal proceedings;
Share information concerning the incident with other Internet access providers, or publish the information, and/or make available the users' details to law enforcement agencies; and/or
suspend or terminate the Service as provided for in the Agreement.
This policy applies to and will be enforced for intended and unintended (e.g., viruses, worms, malicious code, or otherwise unknown causes) prohibited usage.


Reservation and Non Waiver of Rights
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) reserves the right to amend or alter this policy at any time, and without notice to the Client.
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) reserves the right to take action against any individuals, companies or organizations that violate the Acceptable Use Policy, or engage in any illegal or unlawful activity while accessing Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) services, to the fullest extent of the law.
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to act against other types of abuse not listed in this document and to investigate or prevent illegal activities being committed over Netlab's (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) network.
Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) does not waive its right to enforcement of this Acceptable Use Policy at any time, or prejudice its right to take subsequent action, should Netlab (TJ's TV & Computer Lab) fail, neglect or elect not to enforce a breach of the Acceptable Use Policy at any time.




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