It is the responsibility of all customers of the VB Media network and services to ensure that they comply with the latest edition of the TOU at any given time.
This TOU may be revised, without notice, at any time, at the sole discretion of VB Media. Completion of the relevant application form, or connection to the service for the first time, is deemed to be an agreement to our Terms and Conditions and this TOU.
In the event of a breach of this policy, VB Media reserve the right to terminate all or part of any service with immediate effect, without recompense, and delete any files held on our servers.
Compliance with UK Law
It is an offence under UK law to transmit, receive or store certain types of files.
Customers may not use our services to engage in activities, or store, transfer or receive material of an indecent, offensive or otherwise illegal nature. Any such activities may result in prosecution by the UK authorities under the relevant Criminal Acts including but not limited to the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Protection of Children Act 1978, the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and the Prevention of Harassment Act 1997.
It is also a criminal offence under UK law to knowingly infringe intellectual property rights, such as copyright, patents, database rights and registered trade marks. Customers are reminded that sharing copyright material may consequently constitute a criminal offence if done without permission of the copyright owner in question. VB Media will co-operate with any agency or rights holder wishing to assert their rights in these matters and VB Media reserve the right to withdraw service under such circumstances.
The Data Protection Act 1998 imposes numerous duties on any organisation that processes personal data relating to third parties. Failure to comply with many of these duties constitutes a criminal offence. Customers who are not merely processing personal data for domestic (including recreational) reasons are reminded of their likely duty to register with the Information Commissioner.
Under the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002, VB Media is in general not liable to any criminal or pecuniary penalty for any unlawful acts carried out using our service unless we have actual knowledge of those unlawful acts. Accordingly, if we become aware of credible evidence that a customer has carried out any unlawful acts we will take preventative measures to bring those acts to an end.
Compliance with Foreign Law
The Internet is global in reach. Consequently it is possible for anyone using the Internet to break the laws of foreign countries. Customers are therefore advised to take all reasonable steps to avoid breaching relevant foreign laws.
Warranties and Disclaimers
Our service warranties and the extent of our liability are explained fully in our Terms and Conditions.
By connecting to the VB Media network, Customers agree to hold VB Media harmless in the event of any legal claim regarding our services.
Customer acknowledges that they have a responsibility to ensure that their connection is not used in an irresponsible manner. VB Media deem irresponsible use of the services to include, but not be limited to, sending unsolicited e-mail ("spamming"), attempting to breach the security of a third-party machine, and causing unnecessary amount of automated traffic.
In the event that a customer's services are used for any purpose that VB Media deem irresponsible then VB Media reserve the right to suspend service while the usage is investigated in consultation with the customer. Should investigation determine that the service has been used irresponsibly, VB Media reserve the right to terminate the customer's account with immediate effect. Wherever possible the customer will be notified in advance of any termination.
Security and Privacy
Login names and passwords must be kept secret and not communicated to any third party. VB Media must be notified immediately if they are known to have been compromised. If someone were to gain access to a customer's account password, they could tamper with files held on the customer's website. Thereby exposing end-users to potentially malicious, illegal or otherwise nefarious content.
Access to the Admin Area may be granted to third party agencies, they must be given their own unique log in details. VB Media reserve the right to revoke any third party access should they see fit to do so. For example, if a third party is making changes that may be detrimental to the functionality, presence, or user experience of a site.
Under no circumstances can our platform be used to advertise, or link to, a third parties digital service or product. Including, but not limited to: Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Hosting or Web Development.
Under no circumstances can our platform or services be resold to a third party for commercial gain.
End-User website support is fully provided for the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Vivaldi. Only stable versions released within 3 months, by their respective browser vendors, are supported by VB Media. Internet Explorer version 11 is provided with limited support. Other older web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 10 and earlier, are not supported.
Support for the Admin Area is fully provided for the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Vivaldi. Only the latest stable version, released by the respective browser vendor, is officially supported. You will need to run an operating system capable of running a supported browser.
By uploading to the services, the customer will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the Terms and Conditions of use of the Web space service.
The Customer is responsible for ensuring that their domain points to the appropriate server. On the rare occasion these details require changing, we will make every effort to give the Customer appropriate and sufficient time to make these changes. Failure to comply with our request will result in down-time without any recompense.
The Customer will be responsible for the content of their website, including obtaining the legal permission for any works they include and ensuring that the contents of these pages do not violate UK law. VB Media reserve the right, without notice or explanation, to remove material which does not comply with this TOU or our Terms and Conditions, such as material of an adult nature or pirated software.
VB Media reserve the right to suspend any or all of the service at any time, without prior notice, explanation, or recompense.
Customers will be held solely responsible for any defamatory, confidential, secret or other proprietary material made available via their website. VB Media reserve the right to suspend any sites containing such material. Customers must be careful to ensure that they do not transfer material which they do not have the right to transfer.
The customer has sole responsibility for ensuring that any data that is uploaded is suitably backed-up. VB Media will not keep backups of customers' uploaded files. VB Media will accept no responsibility whatsoever for loss of data or information resulting from the use of this service.
If the account is suspended for any reason, such as non-payment, access to the customer's website, both for viewing and uploading, may also be suspended.
On closing an account, the relevant data on this Web space will be permanently deleted.
The Internet is a powerful information and entertainment tool, we would expect our customers to use the Internet with respect, courtesy, and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other Internet users.
Illegality in any form is considered unacceptable use. Including but not limited to the unauthorised distribution or copying of copyrighted software or other data, harassment, fraud, or trafficking in obscene material.
Certain types of content are not permitted on our network. We do not host adult content of any description. Content relating to Hacking, Cracking, Warez and IRC is not allowed.
File downloads may only be hosted if you are the creator and copyright owner of the work, or have the express permission from the appropriate creator and copyright owner.
The use of our network to send bulk email whether opt-in or otherwise, and the use of bulk email to promote a site on our network is strictly forbidden.
Unless explicit, written, consent is given. The use of any stock images, such as those in the Media Library, is restricted to VB Media products and sites only. Editing, re-distributing, hosting and the sale of our imagery, media and assets is prohibited.
Misuse of Resources
Including but not limited to employing applications which consume excessive CPU time, memory or storage space. Chat/IRC, web proxy and mailing list scripts are not allowed on our network under any circumstances. Streaming media can be a drain on web server resources and as such is not allowed. Message forums are often found to use excessive system resources and as such are not allowed. The use of web cam applications which maintain a constant FTP connection uploading an image at regular intervals is forbidden.
If you are unsure about content you intend to place on our network, please check with us before you do. We reserve the right to determine what constitutes acceptable use.
By uploading to a VB Media dedicated server, the customer will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the Terms and Conditions of use of the Web space service.
The customer will be responsible for the content on their website, including obtaining the legal permission for any works they include and ensuring that the content on the server does not violate UK law. VB Media reserve the right, without notice or explanation, to remove from the network a site or file which does not comply with this TOU or our Terms and Conditions, such as one storing material of an adult nature or pirated software.
VB Media reserve the right to remove a site or file from the network, if it is deemed to be causing excessive load or traffic, is adversely affecting the performance of other websites or servers on the network, or is being abused by an external entity. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that their scripts are not vulnerable to these problems.
The customer agrees not to advertise their Website via unsolicited commercial e-mail. VB Media reserve the right to suspend a site which has been 'spamvertised' at any time.
If a customer is using an excessively high volume of bandwidth for data transfer VB Media reserve the right to revert to its Terms and Conditions and impose a charge for high usage. We ask customers who intend to use high volumes of bandwidth for data transfer to first discuss their requirement with the support team.
If the account is suspended for any reason, such as non-payment, access to all VB Media services may be suspended.
Attempted Security Breaches
Any attempt to breach the security of any server, site or machine is forbidden. Attempting to do so will result in immediate account termination and possible further legal action. Users may not run any program that monitors network packet data or any program that compromises the privacy of network traffic.
It should be noted that attempting to breach security may lead to prosecution under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or any other relevant criminal legislation.
Attempts to circumvent copy protection technology and encryption are also likely to be illegal under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended).
Connected Supplier Discounts
For any supplier discount to apply the order must be processed through the VB Media system. VB Media will not extend any offer or discount to an order placed directly with the supplier.
Unless explicitly stated in writing, discounts and offers will only apply to standard products available through the VB Media system.
Any discount or offer supplied by VB Media will not be valid in conjunction with any other discount or offer.
Any connected supplier reserve the right to remove any discount or offer without notice, explanation, or recompense.
VB Media reserve the right to remove any discount or offer without notice, explanation, or recompense.
Discounts are offered in conjunction with our Fair Use Policy.
Customers may not mount an attack, by whatever means, against our system, or any other systems.
Customers may not run unauthorised mailing lists using data collated through our services.
VB Media reserve the right to suspend any or all of the service at any time, without prior notice, explanation, or recompense.