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If you have questions about this Acceptable Use Policy or otherwise, you can reach us using the contact information provided below. We reserve the right to change this Acceptable Use Policy from time to time and your use of the Site and any Forums will be governed by the Acceptable Use Policy in place at the time of your use.
This Acceptable Use Policy was last updated on June 6, 2016.
When registering to use a Forum, you agree to provide true, accurate, current, and, to the extent requested, complete information. It is your responsibility to update the account information accordingly. If the information provided is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, or, in our reasonable opinion, we suspect that such information is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account without notice and to refuse all future use of our Forums.
You are solely responsible for the content of all Postings submitted by you.
Mimecast may, but is not obligated to, moderate or review the content of any activity taking place on the Forums. Mimecast may edit or remove content on the Forums in our sole and absolute discretion at any time.
We do not control the material submitted to Forums by users. Such material includes information, data, text, messages, photographs, videos, images, graphics, audio recordings and other material (collectively, “Postings”). You acknowledge that we cannot be held responsible for the behaviour of Forum users, whether within a Forum or outside. We only provide a venue from which the Forums may be accessed. You acknowledge that all Postings consisting of information, opinions or reviews express the views of their respective authors, and not our views or those of any of our affiliates.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to delete, edit or modify any Posting submitted by you and/or to close any topic, at any time without notice to you. While we will attempt to remove or edit any objectionable material (where we agree) that is brought to our attention as quickly as reasonably possible, you acknowledge that we do not pre-screen Postings. As a result, there is always a possibility that, by using a Forum, you may be exposed to content that you find objectionable.
Complaints about the content of any Posting should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must contain details of the specific Posting giving rise to the complaint. If we do decide to moderate a Forum, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to all Postings that you contribute to the Site. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Posting as well as to its whole.
Postings must not:
You acknowledge that you are responsible for ensuring that you have the right to submit all Postings you contribute to post to any Forum and that no content of any such Posting infringes on the intellectual property rights or other rights of any person, and that you have obtained the permission of any person, other than yourself, who appears in any photograph, video or likeness you submit as part of that content.
You agree that, by submitting any Posting, you grant us and our affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Posting (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology, and you waive any moral rights you may have in, or to be identified as the author, of such Posting.
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We will remove content from our website that infringes the copyright of others, and to the extent we are able to do so, we will disable access to our website by anyone who repeatedly infringes the intellectual property rights of others.
Mimecast’s Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
Associate General Counsel
480 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472
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If you do not agree to be bound by this Acceptable Use of Policy, you must cease use of the Site and any Forums. If you are dissatisfied with the Site, the Forums, the content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the Site and any Forums.
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of any Forum. When a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of our terms and conditions of use upon which you are permitted to use the Site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
The responses described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we deem appropriate.
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