Terms of Use

Venture Digital Limited is a provider of website services trading under the name VB Media. This Terms of Use relates to the regulation of activities by clients and their customers in relation to the use of VB Media services.

Introduction

VB Media has created this Terms of Use (TOU) for all customers to protect our resources in order to provide a high-speed network, high-availability services and to ensure that VB Media comply with all relevant UK laws. This TOU must be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions.

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.

Irresponsible Usage

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.

Supported Technology

End-User website support is fully provided for the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Vivaldi. Only the latest stable versions officially supported 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 limited to the latest stable version of Google Chrome only. This is to allow for expedited and controlled developments.

You will need to run an operating system capable of running a supported browser.

Hosting

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.

Our Terms of Use ("TOU") is actively and strictly enforced. Offending content or users are removed from our network, usually as soon as they are discovered, although we will always inform the customer when and why any action has been taken.

Illegality

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.

Undesirable Content

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.

Bulk Email

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.

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).

Non-Specific

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.