Last Revised: February 25, 2014
IMPORTANT NOTICE–PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (“AUP”) SETS FORTH CONDUCT THAT IS PROHIBITED BY THOSE ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES OF SONY MEDIA CLOUD SERVICES LLC (“SONY MCS”). BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SMCS WEBSITE AND SERVICES YOU ARE AGREEING TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AUP.
Sony MCS wants its customers to be informed of their rights and obligations in connection with their use of Sony MCS websites, services, products and related software and toolset, all of which are presently marketed under the trademark Ci (pronounced “see”) (collectively, “Ci”). This AUP describes prohibited uses of Ci and supplements Sony MCS’s Terms & Conditions and/or the terms of each customer’s service agreement entered into by Sony MCS (“Service Agreement”). It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that it and its users comply with this AUP, which may be revised from time to time. Customers are responsible for monitoring this website for changes.
Your use of Ci after changes to the AUP are posted will constitute your acceptance of any new or additional terms of the AUP that result from those changes.
Because Sony MCS cannot monitor and censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, Sony MCS cannot accept any responsibility for injury to its customers/users that results from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive, illegal or unlawful Internet communications. When customers disseminate information through Ci, they also must keep in mind that Sony MCS does not review, edit, censor or take responsibility for any information its users may create. When users place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation and other harmful speech. Also, because the information users contribute or upload to Ci is carried over Sony MCS networks or the networks of Sony MCS’s third party providers and may reach other people, users’ content may affect other network users and may harm Sony MCS’s goodwill, business reputation and operations and/or the goodwill, business reputation and operations of Sony MCS’s third party providers.
Accordingly, the bulleted actions described below are defined by Sony MCS as “system abuse” and are expressly prohibited under this AUP. The examples listed below are not exhaustive and are provided to you solely as guidance. If you violate this AUP or authorize or help others to do so, Sony MCS may suspend or terminate your use of Ci or take other necessary actions as set forth in Sony MCS’s Terms & Conditions.
Security Violations and System Abuse
Prohibited activities include:
The following content restrictions apply to any and all material which you contribute or upload to Ci. You may not use or encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to use Ci for any illegal, harmful or offensive use, or to transmit, store, display, distribute or otherwise make available content that is illegal, harmful, or offensive.
Prohibited activities or content include:
The responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests with the user. Sony MCS will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of users to ensure that they comply with Sony MCS policy or applicable law, but Sony MCS reserves the right to investigate any violation of this AUP or misuse of Ci. When Sony MCS becomes aware of harmful communications, or when it is notified or becomes aware of actual or potential violations of this AUP, Sony MCS may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including but not limited to: filtering; denying access to Ci; suspending or terminating such access; and/or taking any other actions as deemed appropriate by Sony MCS. Sony MCS shall have the sole discretion to determine which action is appropriate under the circumstances. Sony MCS may take action immediately without regard to any cure periods that may be set forth in the customer’s applicable Service Agreement. Sony MCS shall have the sole right to interpret the meaning of any provision of this AUP or whether a customer’ s or any of its end-user’s or account holder’s activity violates this AUP.
Users who violate this AUP may incur criminal or civil liability. Sony MCS may refer violators to civil or criminal authorities for prosecution, and will cooperate fully with applicable government authorities in connection with the civil or criminal investigations of violations.
Reporting of Violations
If you become aware of any violation of this AUP, you will immediately notify Sony MCS and provide us with assistance, as requested, to stop or remedy the violation. Please report any violation of this AUP to firstname.lastname@example.org.