1. INTRODUCTION, PURPOSE, AND GENERAL TERMS
1.1. This Web site gives you the ability to learn about Platinum University and its products and services. By using this site, and any other sites or services owned, operated, or provided by Platinum University, you signify your agreement to the terms, conditions and notices of this policy.
1.3. This document sets forth the principles, guidelines and requirements of the Acceptable Use Policy governing the use by the Customer. The purpose of Acceptable Use Policy (the AUP”) is to comply with all international, federal, state, and local laws and to protect the network security, network availability, physical security, Customer privacy, and other factors affecting the services provided by Platinum University. Platinum University reserves the right to impose reasonable rules and regulations regarding the use of its services provided to all Customers and such rules and regulations are subject to change.
1.4. In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the users of this site and Services, the rules in this AUP have been established to protect against abuse. The AUP is not an all-inclusive, exhaustive list and Platinum University reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify the AUP at any time as needed, effective upon either the posting of the revised, amended, or modified AUP.
1.5. Any violation of the AUP may result in the suspension or termination of your account or such other action, as Platinum University deems appropriate. No credits will be issued for any interruption in service resulting from violations of the AUP.
2. COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
The Customer shall not use Platinum University’s Service or any other service or network to post, upload, transmit, retransmit, store, distribute or facilitate the distribution of any content, including without limitation text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information that, in Platinum University’s sole discretion:
2.1. Violates, attempts to violate, or helps any third party to violate any national or international law, ordinance, or regulation,
2.2. Is threatening, obscene, indecent, pornographic, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, inaccurate, or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual, group or entity (collectively, “Persons”),
2.3. Threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property,
2.4. Harms any person,
2.5. Victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, age, disability, or any other reason,
2.6. Contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer,
2.7. Violates the rights of any person, including rights protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations including, but not limited to, the installation or distribution of “pirated” information content or data or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by Customer. Customer shall be responsible for determining what laws or regulations are applicable to its use of the Services and Products,
2.8. Collects, attempts to collect, or helps any third party to collect personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent or in a manner that violates applicable laws concerning privacy,
2.9. Violates the prohibition on terrorist content and activities described below. Terrorist Content Prohibited.
(A) involves an act that:
(i) is dangerous to human life or potentially destructive of critical infrastructure or key resources; and
(ii) is a violation of national and international criminal laws; and
(B) appears to be intended -
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.”
You may not use Platinum University's services to do any of the following acts by any means:
(i) engage in terrorism,
(ii) solicit any other individual or organisation to engage in terrorism,
(iii) conspire with any other individual or organisation to engage in terrorism,
(iv) help any other individual or organisation to engage in terrorism, or
(v) knowingly engage in commerce with any of the following individuals or organisations
(vi) helping terrorists or suspected terrorists by giving them money, material, or technology; or
(vii) associated otherwise with terrorists or suspected terrorists.
3. SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY
Violations of system or network security are strictly prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability as well as termination of services from Platinum University. Platinum University investigates all incidents involving such violations and will cooperate with law enforcement if a violation of the criminal law is suspected.
You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if a friend, family member, guest, agent, or employee committed the inappropriate activity while using your account. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain unauthorised access to your account. In addition, you may not use your account to breach the security of another Platinum University account or attempt to gain unauthorised access to another network or server.
Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation, the following:
3.1. Introduction into the network or server of any malicious program (examples: viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, logic bombs, and other executables intended to inflict harm).
3.2. Introduction into the network or server of any self-extracting file or program containing any malicious program as specified in Section 3.1 of this AUP.
3.3. Introduction into the network or server of any data, parameter, configuration, template, or control files for software applications that contain destructive macros or other malicious code.
3.4. Executing any form of network activity that will intercept data not intended for the Customer.
4. INTERNET ETIQUETTE
The Customer agrees to observe and abide by reasonable Internet etiquette (Netiquette). The Customer shall comply with the rules appropriate to any network to which Platinum University may provide access. The Customer should not post, transmit, or permit Internet access to information the Customer desires to keep confidential. The Customer shall not post any material that is illegal, is libelous, is otherwise tortious, indecently depicts children, or is likely to result in retaliation against Platinum University by offended users. Platinum University reserves the right to refuse or terminate service at any time for violation of this section.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
5.1. You acknowledge and agree that copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights and laws protect all content and materials available on this site or through any service. Nothing on Platinum University site shall be interpreted or implied in such a way as conferring any license or right to any intellectual property rights or license to any intellectual property, content, technology, system, process, or related material belonging to Platinum University by virtue of it being displayed or made accessible on the site. Except as expressly authorised, you agree not to use this site or any Platinum University Services in any manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights, with respect to any material, which you may access, receive or make available through this site or any Platinum University Services.
5.2. If you use a domain name or content in connection with the Platinum University services, you agree not to use that domain name or content in any way which violates any trademark, service mark, or similar rights of any third party. Specifically, and without limitation, you agree that you will not engage in, attempt to engage in, or conspire with others or solicit others to engage in any cyber squatting or domain name hijacking,
6. SUSPENSION AND CANCELLATION