Acceptable Use Policy
This ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY ("AUP") describes acceptable use of and access to the Website and its facilities by you, the User. Specific services and features offered on the Website may be subject to additional terms where indicated.
The Website is made available by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company or certain subsidiaries or affiliates (generally, "HPE"). By accessing or using the Website, you agree to the following terms. If you violate this AUP or authorize or help others to do so, HPE may immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Website or any of its facilities.
Capitalized terms have the meanings given in the Terms, unless otherwise indicated.
Prohibited Use and User Content
You may not upload User Content, use or access the Website in a manner that HPE believes:
- Violates any local, state, national, foreign, or international statute, regulation, rule, order, treaty, or other law (each a "Law");
- Is abusive, deceptive, pornographic, obscene, defamatory, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate;
- Violates the rights of others, including, as examples, infringing or misappropriating any intellectual property or proprietary right of another;
- Advocates or induces illegal activity;
- Stalks, harasses, or harms anyone, including minors;
- Impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents User's affiliation with a person or entity;
- Modifies, alters, tampers with, repairs, or otherwise creates derivative works of any software or service provided through the Website (except to the extent that User is allowed to do so by specific terms on the Website);
- Except as allowed by local Law, reverse engineers, disassembles, or decompiles any HPE software or service made available through the Website;
- Accesses or uses the Website in a way intended to avoid incurring fees or exceeding usage limits or quotas as agreed in applicable service or license terms;
- Interferes with or disrupts the operation of the Website or any of its facilities;
- Uses for illegitimate purposes any automated means of accessing the Website, using or registering for its services or facilities;
- Attempts to gain unauthorized access to any area of the Website, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means;
Violates the security or integrity of the Website, including as examples:
- Accessing or using the Website without permission, including attempts to probe, scan, or test its vulnerability or to breach any security or authentication measures used by it;
- Monitoring data or traffic on the Website without permission;
- Forging packet or email headers, or any part of a message describing its origin or route;
- Uploading User Content that contains malware (for example, viruses, worms, etc.) or any other content that may compromise the Website; or
- Hacking, destabilizing, or altering Website services or facilities, or altering another website to falsely affiliate with the Website;
- Distributes, publishes, sends, or facilitates unsolicited e-mailings, promotions, advertising, or marketing content of any type, including commercial advertising and informational announcements;
- Alters or obscures mail headers or assume a sender's identity without the sender's explicit permission; or
- Collects replies to messages if those messages violate this AUP.
You must also take reasonable steps to ensure that you do not procure or facilitate the uploading of any Third Party Content that HPE believes is likely to infringe any of the prohibitions listed above.
HPE has the sole discretion to determine whether User Content or User's use of the Website is prohibited. All User Content is the sole responsibility of User.
Monitoring and Enforcement
While not obligated to perform investigations, HPE may:
- Investigate violations of this AUP or misuse of the Website;
- Investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud, or other illegal, malicious, or inappropriate activity; and
- Remove, disable access to, or modify any User Content, Third Party Content or resource that HPE believes violates this AUP, infringes the prohibitions listed above or violates any other agreement HPE has with User for use of the Website.
HPE may report any activity that it suspects violates any Law to appropriate enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties. HPE's reporting may include disclosing User information where reasonably necessary. HPE also may cooperate with relevant enforcement agencies, regulators, or other appropriate third parties to help with the investigation and prosecution of illegal conduct by providing network and systems information related to alleged violations of this AUP.
You can report abuse of this AUP to email@example.com.
Modifications to the AUP
HPE may modify this AUP from time to time. HPE will post notice of such changes on the Website, by email, or otherwise by reasonable and effective means or as provided in the User Agreement. If you object to any such changes, you may cease using the Website. Continued use of the Website following notice of any such changes indicates your acceptance of such changes and agreement to be bound by the revised terms and conditions.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this AUP, please contact HPE at firstname.lastname@example.org.