Belnet Jabber Acceptable Use Policy


This Acceptable Use Policy applies to the public Jabber instant messaging server referred to as jabber.belnet.be. This service is operated exclusively and independently by BELNET, Louizalaan 231, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, tel. 02/790.33.33, fax 02/790.33.34, e-mail: servicedesk@belnet.be.

Acceptance

Registration as a user of Jabber.belnet.be means that you accept the Privacy Policy of Jabber.belnet.be and its Acceptable Use Policy.

After registration as a user of Jabber.belnet.be, BELNET will provide you with a unique Jabber ID through the JUD service. As a user of Jabber.belnet.be you must behave responsibly and not detract anyone else's use of Jabber.belnet.be. You may register multiple Jabber IDs for yourself, as long as each of them is conform to the requirements of this Acceptable Use Policy.

Use for only lawful purposes

You must use Jabber.belnet.be for only lawful purposes, in compliance with the applicable laws (international, European and Belgian laws).

Jabber.belnet.be strives to provide a pleasant, safe, and useful environment for all users of Jabber.belnet.be, and we will take whatever actions are reasonably necessary to reach this goal. We cooperate fully with law enforcement officers to report and investigate any illicit activities on our server. Examples of illicit activities on our server are :

  • the use of Jabber.belnet.be to compromise the security of any computer systems
  • the use of an Jabber ID that intentionally impersonates someone else's Jabber ID
  • the use of a Jabber ID that is considered by the Jabber administrator to be offensive
  • the use of unwelcome obscenity, profanity, or sexually suggestive language in conference rooms that are open to the public

If you no longer agree to follow these Acceptable Use terms and conditions, you must immediately stop using jabber.belnet.be and delete your account.

If you don't follow the Acceptable Use terms and conditions, BELNET can immediately deactivate your Jabber ID.

Password policy

If you forget or lose your password, BELNET can not provide a reset of your password. BELNET can also not remove the username and password from the database.

In case of loss of your password you will need to create a new account.

Exoneration

BELNET provides Jabber.belnet.be 'as is' without express or implied warranty. BELNET disclaims all warranties with regard to Jabber.belnet.be. In no event shall BELNET be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising from or in connection with the use or performance of Jabber.belnet.be

BELNET can decide (for reasons of security for example) to immediately terminate this service. In case of termination of this service BELNET shall not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising from the termination of Jabber.belnet.be.

Questions

Questions about this Acceptable Use Policy should be sent to legal@belnet.be. Reports of violations of this AUP should also be sent to servicedesk@belnet.be, with as much pertinent information as possible.

Applicable Law and Court

Belgian Law applies to the terms and conditions written in this Acceptable Use Policy. Only the Courts of Brussels are competent.

This policy was last updated on 22 January 2009.