Verizon Digital Media Services’ Acceptable Use Policy
(Formerly EdgeCast Acceptable Use Policy)
IN A NUTSHELL
EdgeCast customers must use our network and services in a lawful manner that is consistent with our published AUP and other guidelines. Without limitation, no customer may provide access to the EdgeCast network or services to any third party without our express written consent.
The EdgeCast acceptable use policy (“AUP”) specifies the guidelines for the use of our network, software and all other services provided by EdgeCast for customers, partners, and all other users of the our network and services. EdgeCast reserves the right to make changes or updates to this AUP. If we do, we will update this page to reflect those changes.
Customer Content Responsibility
EdgeCast is in no way responsible for any customer content delivered or stored on our network, nor do we monitor customer content for legality or other purposes. EdgeCast customers are solely responsible for the content that is delivered, stored, or otherwise made available on the Internet using our network and services. Customers are solely responsible for ensuring that all their content abides by applicable laws. Customer is also responsible for maintaining a copy of their content, even if customer content is also stored on EdgeCast owned and maintained equipment.
EdgeCast’s network and services can only be used for legal purposes. The transmission, storage, or distribution of content that is in violation of any applicable domestic or foreign law or regulation is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, the EdgeCast services may not be used to distribute, store, or transmit any virus, Trojan horse, worm, or any other content that may be harmful to the EdgeCast network, equipment, or to other users. Customers may not use the EdgeCast network or services to store or distribute content that is in any way fraudulent or misleading, for the purposes of deceptive advertising, or for the purposing of promoting deceptive products or services.
EdgeCast prohibits the use of our network or services to store, distribute, reference domain names, or make any other use of any material protected by trademark, copyright, patent, or other intellectual property right without proper authorization.
Email, Spam, and Usenet
We explicitly prohibit customers or other parties from using the EdgeCast network to send bulk unsolicited commercial email (“spam”) or to make multiple Usenet (newsgroup) postings. We also prohibit customers or other parties from using a third-party network not under our control for the purposes of sending spam or multiple Usenet postings that advertise or refer recipients of the spam or Usenet posting to any content that is stored, delivered, or otherwise made available on our network. Furthermore, we prohibit the sending of email messages with forged header information or messages that otherwise indicate that EdgeCast was involved in the transmission of such material.
Network and System Security Violations
Network and system security violations are prohibited by EdgeCast, and we reserve the right to pursue criminal and/or civil charges and/or work in conjunction with legal authorities in relation to any such violation. Examples of such violations are, but not limited to, the following:
- Unauthorized access of networks, data, servers, databases, etc. that customer does not have permission to access.
- Any attempt to test, probe, or scan any EdgeCast system or network (or use the our network or systems for the purposes of such tests) in order to ascertain vulnerability, or any attempt to breach security or authentication measures without authorization.
- Unauthorized monitoring of traffic or data on any network or system without authorization from the owner of such network or system
- Any attempt to interfere or disrupt any service or network by using the following, but not limited to, methods: flooding, mail-bombing, denial of service attacks, or any other deliberate attempts to overload a system
- The forging of any TCP-IP packet headers or any part of the header information in newsgroup posting or emails
- Any usage or attempted usage of services for which customer is not authorized to use
Reporting AUP Violations and EdgeCast Remedies
It is the customer’s responsibility to immediately take action to prevent any known or suspected AUP violations and immediately report the violation to EdgeCast. Should we become aware of any violation as solely determined by EdgeCast, we reserve the right to block access to any content, suspend or terminate any affected service, or take any other action we deem appropriate. While we will attempt to provide notice to customers of such actions, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate a service immediately without notice if EdgeCast, at its sole discretion, determines that the violation is harming EdgeCast’s service, network, customers, or users. We will not be liable for any damages of any nature that may result from a violation of this AUP, and our customers indemnify EdgeCast against any and all damages that may arise from a violation of this AUP by customer or customer’s users.
Complaints or reports of a violation of this AUP must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
In accordance with all applicable laws, EdgeCast Networks respects the intellectual property rights of its customers, suppliers, partners, end users and third parties. Without limiting our rights and remedies hereunder, EdgeCast Networks complies with all aspects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (42 USC 512) (“DMCA”) and maintains and enforces a policy whereby it will terminate services to any end user guilty of repeat infringement.
A more detailed description of our policies regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is available here: Copyright Policy.