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Acceptable Use Policy

This is the Domainz Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP"). It applies to you ("you") if you have obtained certain services offered from time to time on the Domainz web site, as further specified in the terms and conditions for the relevant service (collectively referred to as the "Services").

Please read it carefully as it is a condition of the supply of the Services to you that you agree to this AUP.

1. Terms and Amendment Procedure

1.1 We may vary this AUP at any time by general notice on a page of the internet referred to on our web site at www.domainz.net.nz. Changes to the AUP will become effective upon publication of the notice.

1.2 If you use any Service after publication of any change to the AUP accordance with clause 1.1, your use will constitute acceptance of the amended terms.

1.3 Any reference in this AUP to Domainz' "Supplier" is a reference to:

  1. Melbourne IT Ltd (ACN 073 716 793) (“Melbourne IT”), if and to the extent that Domainz is accessing Melbourne IT's systems in order to assist Domainz to supply the Services to you; and
  2. any third party service provider of Domainz, if and to the extent such third party services provider is supplying the Services to you on behalf of Domainz.

2. Purpose of AUP

The purpose of the AUP is to provide a set of principles, rules and guidelines for the use of information obtained by you from the Internet. The Internet provides you with the means of acquiring and disseminating a wealth of public, private, commercial, and non-commercial information. Domainz respects that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information. However, when there are competing interests at issue, Domainz reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective actions as set out below.

3. Your Responsibility for Others

3.1 You agree that you are at all times responsible for the use of your account. You also agree that you are at all times responsible for ensuring that anyone who accesses your account (for whatever reason, and regardless of how your account is accessed) is aware of this AUP and complies with this AUP.

3.2 If you are a provider of Internet services, you agree to comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of on-line communications and the provision of Internet services. Any failure by you to comply with those laws will constitute a breach of this AUP.

3.3 If you are a provider of Internet services, Domainz does not require you to monitor or censor transmissions or web sites created by your customers. Notwithstanding the preceding, you acknowledge that information reaching the facilities of Domainz or its Supplier may have originated from a customer of yours, or from another third-party. As a consequence, you agree that Domainz or its Supplier, respectively, has the right to directly take action against a customer of yours, or, against you directly because of any activity of a customer of yours, even though the action may affect other customers of yours.

3.4 Finally, if you are a provider of Internet services, you agree to co-operate with Domainz and/or its Supplier in any corrective or preventive action that either Domainz or its Supplier, respectively, deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a breach of this AUP.

4. Monitoring of Information

4.1 You agree that Domainz cannot, nor does it monitor, verify, warrant, or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information that you may acquire over the Internet, or, review, edit, censor, or take responsibility for any information you may create.

4.2 As a result of clause 4.1, you agree that:

4.2.1 you must exercise your own best judgment in relying on information obtained from the Internet;

4.2.2 when you place information on the Internet, you have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation, and other harmful speech; and

4.2.3 neither Domainz nor its Supplier accept any responsibility and shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage that you may suffer that results from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive, or illegal Internet communications.

4.3 Notwithstanding clauses 4.1, you acknowledge that Domainz or its Supplier may:

4.3.1 monitor private electronic mail messages sent or received by you if required to do so by law, governmental authority, or when public safety is at stake; or

4.3.2 monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily;

4.3.3 monitor the conduct of your account with Domainz as a means of determining whether you are complying with this AUP subject to the terms of this AUP and the Privacy Policy of Domainz.

5. Non-Acceptable Use of Services - Prohibited Activities

You agree that you shall be responsible for ensuring that neither you, nor any other person or party whom you permit to use the Services either undertakes, or attempts to undertake, any of the following prohibited activities ("Prohibited Activities"):

6. Our Rights where you Engage in Prohibited or Harmful Activities

6.1 In addition to any other rights in clause 5, if you engage in any Prohibited Activity, or, if Domainz or its Supplier become aware that you are otherwise engaging in any harmful activities, or, you otherwise breach or violate any of the terms of this AUP, you agree that Domainz or its Supplier may take any action to stop the Prohibited Activity, harmful activity, violation or breach of this AUP, including but not limited to:

6.1.1 removing any or all information, content, material software or other content stored in the facilities, network or systems of Domainz or its Supplier;

6.1.2 shutting down a web site (which may include, without limitation, for the avoidance of doubt, parked pages and online cards);

6.1.3 implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions;

6.1.4 denying access to the Internet;

6.1.5 suspending your access to the Services;

6.1.6 terminating your account with Domainz without notice to you; or

6.1.7 take any other action it deems appropriate. 6.2 Domainz may provide you with notice that Domainz or its Supplier intends to take any action under clause 6.1, but is not obliged to do so.

7. Security of Information on the Internet

Domainz is concerned with the privacy of on-line communications and web sites (which may include, without limitation, for the avoidance of doubt, parked pages and online cards). However, you acknowledge that Domainz cannot warrant or guarantee that any online communication will be secure. Accordingly, you agree that neither Domainz nor its Supplier take any responsibility for the security of information transmitted over the facilities of Domainz or its Supplier (as the context requires). You further agree that neither Domainz or its Supplier accepts any liability for any injury to you (whether monetary or otherwise) as a result of any information transmitted over the facilities of Domainz or its Supplier.

8. Disclosure of Information

8.1 You agree that Domainz or its Supplier may disclose information, including but not limited to, information concerning you, a transmission made using the network of Domainz or its Supplier Supplier (as the context requires), or a web site (which may include, without limitation, for the avoidance of doubt, parked pages and online cards), in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute, regulation, or governmental request.

8.2 You further agree that neither Domainz nor its Supplier assumes any obligation to inform you that your information has been provided and in some cases, such notice may be prohibited by law.

8.3 You also agree that Domainz or its Supplier may disclose your information or information transmitted over the network of Domainz or its Supplier (as the context requires) where necessary to protect Domainz and/or its Supplier and others from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system.

9. Additional Provisions for Australian Customers

In addition to the above provisions, if you reside in Australia, you agree to comply with the following additional provisions:

9.1 You may have certain additional legal responsibilities relating to supervising and controlling children's access to the Internet content and other obligations under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth), as amended or replaced from time to time ("the AB Act"), or other applicable legislation. You may view these at either http://www.iia.net.au or http://www.aba.gov.au. If you are a parent, these websites will also provide you with information about procedures that you can implement to control the access of children to the Internet and the use and application of Internet content filtering software to restrict the content of information on the Internet.

9.2 In addition to any other "Prohibited Activity" mentioned above in clause 5, you must not use the network of Domainz or its Supplier (as the context requires) to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, obtain or otherwise make available:

9.2.1 any Prohibited Content or Potentially Prohibited Content, as each is respectively defined by the AB Act;

9.2.2 content that is (or would be) classified RC or X by the Classification Board of Australia, including, without limitation, any of the following information:

9.2.2.1 material containing detailed instruction in crime, violence or drug use;

9.2.2.2 bestiality;

9.2.2.3 real depictions of sexual activity;

9.2.2.4 material containing excessive violence or sexual violence; and

9.2.3 to minors - content hosted in Australia that is classified R and is not subject to a restricted access system and which complies with criteria determined by the Australian Broadcasting Authority ("ABA"), including, without limitation, any of the following:

9.2.3.1 material containing excessive violence or sexual violence;

9.2.3.2 material containing strong violence or sexual violence;

9.2.3.3 material containing any simulated or implied sexual activity;

9.2.3.4 material that deals with issues or contains depictions that require an adult perspective. You should also be aware that you may at any time formally complain to the ABA if at any time you become aware that any website (which may include, without limitation, for the avoidance of doubt, parked pages and online cards) hosted by Domainz or its Supplier (as the context requires) on behalf of a customer of Domainz who has obtained any of the Services who either resides in Australia and/or conducts business in Australia, and which contains Prohibited Content or Potentially Prohibited Content. If you wish to do so, please make your formal complaint in accordance with the procedure required by the ABA, which you can view through their website, which is located at http://www.aba.gov.au.

10. Liability and Indemnity

10.1 You agree that Domainz shall have no liability to you with respect to this AUP or any action taken, or inaction, by Domainz or its Supplier in connection with this AUP (including, without limitation, in relation to any violation of this AUP.

10.2 You acknowledge and agree that you are required to indemnify Domainz, its Supplier and all directors, officers, employees and agents of Domainz and its Supplier in relation to this AUP in accordance with the terms of the Indemnity contained in the Terms and Conditions for the relevant Services that you have obtained from Domainz.

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