ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Scope

This Acceptable Use Policy (“Policy”) applies to each Organization’s use of the CTA Offering (the “Offering”), including any users of the Offering each of whom are individually subject to this Policy.

 

Changes to Policy 

CTA may change this Policy by posting an updated version of the Policy at https://communitytechalliance.org/acceptable-use-policy and such updates will be effective upon posting.

Violations

A user’s violation of this Policy may be considered a material breach of the Organization’s agreement governing its use of the Offering and may result in temporary or permanent loss of access to the Offering.

Prohibited Material

Organization may not, and may not allow any third‐party, including its users, to use the Offering to display, store, process or transmit, store, process or transmit:

  • Material that infringes or misappropriates a third party's intellectual property or proprietary rights;

  • Hate-related or violent material, and/or material advocating discrimination against individuals or groups;

  • Obscene, excessively profane material, libelous, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable material;

  • Material advocating or advancing criminal hacking, cracking, or phishing;

  • Malicious material, including material that supports or facilitates unlawful, hateful, discriminatory, or violent causes;

  • Unlawful software;

  • Malicious code, such as viruses, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses and other harmful or malicious files, scripts, agents or programs; or

  • Material that violates, encourages or furthers conduct that would violate any applicable laws, including any criminal laws, or any third‐party rights, including publicity or privacy rights.

Prohibited Actions

Organization may not use the Offering to, nor allow its users or any third‐party to use the Offering, to:

  • Upload, distribute, disseminate, or offer to do the same: any unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, infringing, obscene, excessively profane, hateful, violent, or otherwise objectionable material, or promote, support or facilitate unlawful, hateful, discriminatory, or violent causes;

  • Upload any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a destructive or deceptive nature;

  • Conduct multi‐level marketing, such as pyramid schemes and the like;

  • Use the services in any manner that violates any applicable industry standards, third party policies or requirements that CTA may communicate to its users; 

  • Use the Offering in a manner that is inconsistent with the Permitted Purpose;

  • Impersonate another person, entity or CTA (via the use of an email address or otherwise) or otherwise misrepresent themselves; 

  • Use the Offering in any way that violates the rights of others, including their right to privacy and to be free from harassment or discrimination;

  • Interfere with other users' enjoyment of the Offering;

  • Engage in activity in connection with illegal peer‐to‐peer file sharing;

  • Engage in or promote gambling, or run a gambling operation;  

  • Operate an "open proxy" or any other form of Internet proxy service that is capable of forwarding requests to any end user or third party‐supplied Internet host;

  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on CTA’s infrastructure, or otherwise interfere with or disrupt the Offering without seeking written approval from security@techallies.org at least 72-hours before the start of such increased load;

  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Offering or reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Offering’s administration display;

  • Use the Offering in any manner that would disparage CTA or its affiliates;

  • Jeopardize the security of your Offering account or anyone else's (such as allowing someone else to log on as you on the Offering);

  • Interfere with security-related features of the Offering, including by removing, disabling, circumventing or otherwise creating or implementing any workaround to any copy protection, rights management or security features in or protecting the Offering or the content;

  • Modify, translate, adapt or otherwise create derivative works or improvements, of the Offering or any content or source code, without prior written consent;

  • Use or develop any third-party applications that interact with the Offering or others’ content or information, without our prior written consent; or

  • Decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Offering, without prior written consent.