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Acceptable Usage Policy

In keeping with many other online service providers it is necessary to operate an Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) to prevent inappropriate use of the service. Therefore, compliance with the AUP is a contractual requiremenit of all users of findaport.com. Shipping Guides Limited reserves the right to change this policy to include changes in the law or to adapt to reasonable internet practices and can make such changes without notice and whenever required.

Shipping Guides's relationship with its clients, its partners and other providers depends on responsible conduct from all users. The Company will not hesitate to protect itself and other clients should any form of abuse be found to be occurring.

Please note: While the majority of subscribers will be unaffected by this policy, Shipping Guides Limited will intervene in instances where it considers usage levels are abnormal or excessive.

The Policy

As a guide we consider normal usage to be within the equivalent of 500 full port searches a month per subscriber. To date this has proved adequate for all of our subscribers but should any subscriber exceed this level we will be pleased to discuss their individual needs with them. At it's sole discretion Shipping Guides Limited reserves the right to terminate the subscription of any subscriber deemed to be making inappropriate use of the service.

In the event that an account is terminated, Shipping Guides Limited may be prepared, at its sole discretion, to restore the account on receipt of a written statement that the user will not commit any further abuse of the service.

General usage

  • You must not use the service for the transmission of illegal material. Users agree to refrain from sending or receiving any materials which may be deemed to be offensive, abusive, indecent, hard-core or paedophile pornography, defamatory, obscene, menacing or otherwise as prohibited by current and future statutes in force.
  • The user agrees to refrain from sending or receiving any material which may be in breach of copyright (including Intellectual Property Rights), confidence, privacy or other rights.
  • If the user in in any doubt as to the legality of what they are doing, or propose to do, they should either take independent legal advice or cease that usage.
  • Users should be aware that the storage, distribution or transmission of illegal materials may lead to investigation and possible prosecution by the legal authorities.
  • Users must not send data which is designed to adversely affect remote machines (including but not limited to denial of service, ping storm, trojans, worms and viruses).
  • Users must not divulge their passwords and login details to third parties and should take all reasonable steps to ensure that such information remains confidential.

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