The following details the CIX Use Policy (AUP) for all the services supplied under the CIX brand name. Should you require clarification on any part of the AUP email support@cixonline.com

1 GENERAL

1.1 You may only use CIX Service(s) for lawful purposes. You must not use the Email service or sharing services to send or distribute anything indecent, obscene, offensive, abusive, disruptive, libelous or defamatory. You may not distribute any material of a harassing nature. You must also own or have permission from the owner to distribute material if permission is required.

1.2 You must not evade our authentication and security, or that of any other Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) or network (i.e.” hacking”), nor interfere with the services provided by us to any other CIX service user, nor interfere with the services of any other ISP or network. You shall not port-scan our, or anyone else’s network without our prior permission. You must not attempt to hack, sabotage or disrupt our, or anyone else’s network by any means including DoS and SMURF attacks.

1.3 When you use CIX Service(s) to connect to someone else’s network, you should be aware that you may be subject to their rules as well as those of CIX. In the event of conflict please contact CIX directly.

1.4 You will take all reasonable steps to prevent unauthorised use of your account, including keeping your password secure and protecting your PC(s) from unauthorised access. You may allow others to use your account with your permission at anytime, however you accept responsibility for that person’s actions.

1.5 You must not make generally available (especially via Usenet or your storage space): mailing lists – except where those on the mailing list have given their explicit permission; Software for spamming; personal data on others, except where they have given their explicit permission. You shall not run an open mail relay. You shall not spam under any circumstances. We think the term is clear meaning ‘multiple unsolicited emails’. However if you are in doubt regarding whether a mailing is to be considered ‘spam’ please contact us to discuss before sending the emails. You shall comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 at all times.

1.6 You shall not purposefully ‘mail bomb’ any user by sending 10 or more similar messages to any user without permission from that user. You shall not manipulate your email address so that it appears to come from an email address of another user.

1.7 You acknowledge that we will be unable to provide the Services if users purposefully overload the system. You shall avoid doing any acts likely to result in a severe degradation of the services.

1.8 We reserve the right to remove material from your CIX services for;1.8.1 maintenance of our services;
1.8.2 infringement of this AUP
1.8.3 receipt of any allegation of defamation, copyright or other Intellectual Property Right infringement by any third party.

1.9 We may vary this AUP from time to time in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.