Condições de utilização e 'Colt Acceptable Use Policy'

Termos e condições do Website da Colt

1. Os sítios na Web da Colt ("Websites") são operados pela Colt Technology Services Group Limited (número de registo 03232904) cuja sede social está sita em Beaufort House, 15 St. Botolph Street, London EC3A 7QN ("Colt" "nós", "para nós", "nosso").


2. Estas condições referem-se à utilização dos nossos Websites. Poderão aplicar-se outras condições aos Serviços proporcionados através dos nossos Websites, devendo V. Exa. verificar quais as condições específicas que se aplicam aos Serviços que utiliza.


3. Podemos, a qualquer momento, cessar, alterar ou suspender qualquer parte dos nossos Websites, incluindo qualquer conteúdo, características e horas de disponibilidade, ou as presentes condições. A continuação da utilização dos nossos Websites, após termos efectuado tais alterações, significa o seu consentimento às alterações.


4. Os direitos de autor da matéria constando dos nossos Websites pertencem à Colt Technology Services Group Limited, às suas subsidiárias ou aos seus licenciantes. Todos os direitos, salvo com autorização expressa, são reservados.


5. A Colt concede-lhe uma licença para efectuar uma cópia gratuita da informação aqui contida exclusivamente para uso pessoal ou não comercial. Assim sendo, salvo indicação expressa em contrário, nenhuma parte dos Websites pode ser copiada, representada em público, transmitida ou adaptada sem a autorização prévia escrita da Colt. Qualquer outra utilização das matérias constando dos nossos Websites, com ou sem autorização prévia escrita, é estritamente proibida.


6. Colt e o logótipo da Colt e todas as marcas e produtos mencionados ou indicados nos Websites são marcas registadas da Colt Technology Services Group Limited ou das suas subsidiárias. Não são conferidos quaisquer direitos em relação às marcas registadas acima indicadas. Caso tenha dúvidas se algum artigo constitui ou não uma marca registada da Colt Technology Services Group Limited ou das suas subsidiárias, queira contactar-nos para obter esclarecimentos.


7. Embora a Colt tenha envidado todos os esforços para assegurar que a informação constando dos nossos Websites seja correcta e esteja actualizada, deverá estar ciente de que, a qualquer momento, algumas das informações podem estar incompletas, inexactas ou podem ter-se tornado desactualizadas. A Colt não presta qualquer garantia ou declaração no tocante à qualidade, exactidão ou integralidade do conteúdo dos Websites. Além disso, não é prestada qualquer garantia de que os nossos Websites estejam disponíveis numa base ininterrupta, e não podemos assumir qualquer responsabilidade relativamente a quaisquer perdas ou danos resultantes de tal indisponibilidade.


8. Sujeito ao próximo parágrafo, a Colt exclui toda a responsabilidade por perdas ou danos de qualquer natureza que possam afectá-lo, a si ou a terceiros – incluindo, sem limitações, quaisquer perdas de rendimento, lucros, fundo de comércio, dados, contratos ou utilização de dinheiro, quer decorrentes de acto ilícito ou não (incluindo, sem limitações, a negligência), de contrato ou de outro modo – relativamente à utilização, à incapacidade de utilização, ou aos resultados da utilização ou não utilização dos Websites.


9. Nada constando destas condições ou dos Websites limitará a nossa responsabilidade por fraude ou morte ou por danos pessoais decorrentes da nossa negligência, ou por qualquer outra responsabilidade que não possa ser excluída ou limitada ao abrigo da lei aplicável.


10. A utilização de sites de terceiros fica totalmente por sua conta e risco. Os links contidos nos nossos Websites encaminham para outros sites que estão fora do nosso controlo, e não assumimos qualquer responsabilidade, nem aprovamos, o conteúdo de qualquer site ligado ou de qualquer link incluído num site ligado. Assim sendo, deverá ler os termos e condições desses sites e dirigir quaisquer perguntas ou comentários acerca do conteúdo do site ligado ao prestador do respectivo site.


11. Não tem o direito de (nem ajudará outrem a) estabelecer links dos seus próprios sites para os Websites (quer por links de hipertexto, deep link, em frame, alternação ou de outro modo) sem o nosso consentimento prévio escrito, o qual podemos dar ou negar, ao nosso critério absoluto.


12. Estamos empenhados em proteger a sua privacidade de acordo com a nossa Declaração de Privacidade. A nossa Declaração de Privacidade deverá ser lida em conjunto com estes termos e condições, formando parte integrante destas condições.


13. Caso transmita matéria difamatória nos Websites, isso poderá resultar na instauração de uma acção judicial crime e/ou cível contra si, devendo V.Exa. sempre indemnizar a Colt de todas as perdas, despesas, danos, custos (incluindo custas judiciais razoáveis) sofridos pela Colt ou nos quais esta tenha incorrido relativamente a esta questão.


14. Nada nestas condições confere a qualquer terceiro quaisquer benefícios ao abrigo das disposições da UK Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 [Lei sobre os Contratos do Reino Unido (Direitos de Terceiros) de 1999] ou leis equivalentes aplicáveis localmente. Este facto não afecta qualquer direito ou recurso de qualquer pessoa, que exista ou que esteja disponível de outra forma que não de acordo com esta Lei ou com as leis equivalentes aplicáveis localmente.


15. No caso de qualquer parte destas condições ser considerada nula ou inexequível, será separada do resto das condições, as quais não serão afectadas.


16. É-lhe concedido o acesso aos Websites na condição de que aceita tudo o que vem acima indicado bem como a aplicação da lei inglesa e o uso exclusivo dos tribunais ingleses para reger os assuntos relacionados com os Websites, sujeito às disposições obrigatórias da lei aplicável. Acorda também em indemnizar a Colt e não considerar a Colt responsável pelo resultado (previsível ou não) das suas acções ou omissões com base na matéria aqui incluída.

Colt Acceptable Use Policy 

1 Introduction

Colt and its subsidiaries (collectively "Colt") have formulated this acceptable use policy in order to encourage the responsible use of Colt's networks, systems, services, web sites and products (collectively "Colt's Network and Services") by our customers and other users ("Users"), and to enable us to provide our Users with secure, reliable and productive services.

1.1 This acceptable use policy (“Policy”) sets out:

1.1.1 The minimum standards of behaviour required from you when you use our network and the internet via our network;

1.1.2 certain actions which are prohibited; and

1.1.3 what we may do if you fail to meet those minimum standards.

1.2 The Policy is designed to protect both you and Colt from any claims from third parties that your use of the Colt’s services is inappropriate or damaging to such third parties.

1.3 The actions prohibited and the minimum standards set out in the Policy are not a complete list. If you are unsure about any contemplated action or use please contact support@colt.net.

1.4 By using the Services you agree to be bound by our Policy.

2 General Conduct

Colt's Network and Services must be used in a manner that is consistent with their intended purposes and may be used only for lawful purposes. Users may not use Colt's Network and Services in order to transmit, distribute or store material

2.1 in violation of any applicable law or regulation;

2.2 in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others;

2.3 that is fraudulent, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, abusive or hateful or contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other harmful component;

2.4 containing fraudulent offers for goods or services or any promotional materials that contain false, deceptive or misleading statements, claims or representations; or

2.5 generally, in a manner that may expose Colt or any of its personnel to criminal or civil liability.

3 Lawful Use of Resources

3.1 Colt requires its customers to comply with Colt’s instructions and all legal and regulatory requirements relevant to their system, network and any services they may provide within the countries in which they operate. Where a customer fails to meet such legal and regulatory requirements the customer agrees to indemnify Colt against all losses, expenses, costs (including legal costs) or damages which may be suffered or incurred by Colt in relation thereto.

3.2 It is Colt's policy to assist police and law enforcement bodies in any practicable way when required by applicable law. Colt reserves the right to disclose information to such bodies or highlight any concern of potential illegal activities being carried out via Colt's networks or systems.

4 Sending of Electronic Mail

4.1 Under no circumstance will any Colt customer transmit unsolicited bulk email of any kind or permit the usage of unsolicited bulk email to advertise any site located on the Colt network.

4.2 Any mail server connected to the Colt network must not be configured as an open relay. Such a server could be used for the unauthorised transmission of bulk email, should this occur the transmission would be considered to have originated from the customer.

4.3 Customers must not use the Colt network or systems to transmit email with modified, false, inaccurate or purposefully erroneous headers or other information so that the origin of the e-mail is unclear or deceptive.

5 Disruption of Service and Network Security Breaches

 You agree to the following:

5.1 Under no circumstances should Colt customers utilise Colt's network or systems to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any system. Actions considered unacceptable include, but are not limited to, network probing, network mapping, vulnerability scanning or the exploitation of vulnerabilities or misconfigurations in systems or networks, without prior authorisation with the intention of gaining unauthorised access or for any other purpose.

5.2 Any packets transmitted onto or across the Colt network by Colt or its customers should contain the correct source address of the emanating system. Any packets for which this is not the case may be prevented from traversing the Colt network without additional notice.

5.3 Networks must be configured so as not to accept external broadcast traffic.

5.4 Colt customers must not utilise any protocol or service with the intent of disrupting or preventing the legitimate use of any service by others.

5.5 Customers must not use Colt networks or systems to transmit viruses.

5.6 Customers must not use Colt networks or systems to install directly or indirectly any unauthorised software or other system modification on any system without prior authorisation of the system owner.

5.7 Customers must not attempt to intercept or modify any traffic traversing the Colt network.

5.8 Colt customers will not collect any personal information about other users of the Services without either the consent of those users

5.9 Colt does not make any guarantee about the security of data travelling over its networks. While Colt takes every practical step to protect such data it remains the responsibility of the communicating parties to ensure the security and integrity of their data.

5.10 Colt accepts no responsibility for the security of customer systems connected to the Colt network. Such security remains the responsibility of the customer.

5.11 Where a customer feels their security / privacy may have been compromised via a system connected to the Colt network it is entirely the customer’s responsibility to seek redress from any third parties. Colt will take all lawful and practicable steps to assist in any such investigation which maybe required, subject to the rights of such third parties.

6 Use of Material

6.1 Colt customers accept that Colt cannot control and is not responsible for the content of the Internet. Any concerns regarding the content of systems or networks not located on the Colt network should be directed at the relevant system or network owners and not at Colt.

6.2 Colt customers agree to conform to Internet protocols and standards.

6.3 Colt customers may not use Colt networks or systems to distribute copyright material unless they are authorised to do so by the copyright owner. Colt customers must not use Colt networks or systems for improper or unlawful purposes or to receive or send messages which are, in reasonable opinion, offensive, indecent, obscene, menacing, malicious or defamatory, or which infringe any intellectual property right (including, without limitation, trade marks, copyright, or rights relating to domain names), nor allow others to do so.

6.4 Colt takes no responsibility for any material created or accessible on or through Colt's Networks and Services that is not posted by or at the request of Colt. Colt does not monitor nor exercise any editorial control over such material, but reserves the right to do so to the extent permitted by applicable law. Colt is not responsible for the content of any web sites other than Colt's web sites, including for the content of web sites linked to such Colt's web sites. Links are provided as Internet navigation tools only.

7 Use of Usenet News Facilities

7.1 Users may have access through Colt's Network and Services to search engines, subscription web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, web pages, Usenet, or other services that promulgate rules, guidelines or agreements to govern their use. Users must adhere to any such rules, guidelines and agreements. Users who post messages to Usenet newsgroups are responsible for becoming familiar with any written charter or FAQ governing use of such newsgroups and complying therewith. Regardless of such policies,

7.2 Usenet facilities should be used only in accordance with relevant Usenet group rules.

7.3 Binaries should only be posted to binary Usenet groups.

7.4 Commercial or advertising messages should not be posted to multiple news groups

8 Violation of This Acceptable Use Policy

Colt is not obliged to take active steps to monitor customer compliance with this Policy. In the event that Colt becomes aware of a breach of this Policy, Colt may take any or all of the following actions:

8.1 Colt may inform a network administrator of an issue or incident;

8.2 Colt may require help from a customer in resolving a security incident where that customers system(s) may have been involved

8.3 Colt may charge the offending party for the time and resources used in dealing with the breach; or

8.4 Colt may, without notice, suspend or terminate a network connection or connections.

9 System and Network Security

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of Colt's Network and Services, including, without limitation,

9.1 accessing data not intended for such User or logging into a server or account which such User is not authorised to access;

9.2 attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation;

9.3 attempting to interfere with, disrupt or disable service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, "flooding", "mailbombing" or "crashing";

9.4 forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting; or

9.5 taking any action in order to obtain services to which such User is not entitled. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Colt will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and co-operate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who are involved in such violations.

10 Other Activities

10.1 Colt’s customers must not engage in any activity, either lawful or unlawful, which Colt considers detrimental to its subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill or customer relations.

11 Customer Familiarisation

11.1 Customers are expected to make themselves aware of any laws relevant to the service they are providing.

11.2 Colt is not responsible if a customer fails to make themselves properly aware of laws effecting the service(s) they provide.

11.3 Colt may, at its sole discretion, modify this Policy from time to time. Your continued use of the Services signifies your acceptance of any modifications to this Policy. Please check the Policy from time to time, which can be found at http://www.colt.net.

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