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General Principles

'Planet HomePage is not responsible for the site content of our customers, or the content of user originated traffic, and as such all responsibility for content or traffic that does not conform with this policy lies with the user.

The customer is expected to have a basic knowledge of how the Internet functions, what constitutes acceptable use and what type of use is to be avoided. You are responsible for use of your account

The User's Responsibility

Planet HomePage customers must agree to use our service and services in a manner which does not violate any applicable laws or regulations and does not interfere with or disrupt other network users, services or equipment. Users must respect the privacy of others and the legal protection afforded by copyright, trade marks, license rights and other laws to materials accessible via our service.

Most importantly, use of our services should be ethical and in accordance with accepted community standards. All users must refrain from acts that waste resources or prevent other users from receiving the full benefit of our services

Illegal Activities

It is not acceptable to use our service for any purpose which violates local, State, Federal or International laws. Unacceptable use includes, but is not limited to, activities such as unauthorised storage, copying or distribution of software; violation of copyright, intellectual or other property rights; trafficking in threatening, obscene or offensive materials; electronic "stalking" or other forms of harassment such as using abusive or aggressive language; fraud; defamation; misleading or deceptive on-line marketing practices; unauthorised transmission of confidential information or material protected by trade secrets; conducting any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law; damaging, modifying or destroying files, data, passwords, devices or resources of Planet HomePage, other users or third parties; or attempting to do any of these things.

Soliciting and Resale

Re-sale of Planet HomePage services to others and soliciting subscribers to other services is strictly forbidden under all circumstances.

Misuse of Resources

Users must not use the service to interfere with or disrupt other users, services or equipment including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited commercial messages; or distributing messages to inappropriate or unrelated forums, newsgroups or mailing lists ("spamming").

Monitoring

Planet HomePage may monitor the conduct of your account to determine whether this policy is being followed but we will safeguard your privacy unless to do so would involve us in concealment of a criminal offence or inhibit the enforcement of this policy (view Planet Homepage Privacy policy).

If we become concerned that your use of our service may break the law or that you have not complied with this policy we will attempt to contact you before taking action.

Termination of Services

Where we believe that your use of the service may break the law or that you have not complied with this policy we may warn you by e-mail; suspend your access to the service; terminate your account without notice; and/or notify and provide relevant information to the authorities, as appears appropriate in the circumstances. Where such action is taken, Planet HomePage reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to delete any or all of your information, material, software or other content stored on the system.

Reinstatement of Services

Planet HomePage will re-establish services if you do not repeatedly breach this policy, provided we do not regard the instance of conduct causing our intervention as dangerous or serious and the cause of our intervention is addressed and resolved.

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