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Acceptable use

Last Updated: 6th February 2018, to come into effect 7th February 2018

The Faculty platform is provided to you as a service (the ‘Service’) by Faculty Science Limited (‘We’, ‘Us’ and ‘Our’ as the context requires) and is used by individuals and organizations. We are proud of the trust placed in us and our platform. In exchange, We trust users (‘You’) to use Our Service responsibly.

This Acceptable Use Policy sets out a list of what We regard as acceptable and unacceptable conduct by You in relation to Our Service. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate Your access to the Faculty platform if We believe a violation of the policy committed by You is deliberate, repeated or presents a credible risk of harm to Us, other users, Our customers, Our Services or any third parties.

From time to time We may need to modify and adapt this policy and its requirements as the number of users of the Faculty Platform grows, as the software evolves, and in response to changes in the law. When we do this any changes will be posted on our website 7 days prior to their taking effect, so please check back regularly for updates and changes.

To use the Faculty platform You must agree not to misuse Our Service or help anyone else to do so, in particular you must:

  • comply at all times with Our Terms of Service, including the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy and our Privacy Policy (copies of each document are available by following the links provided);
  • comply with all applicable laws and governmental regulations of the UK, including, but not limited to, all intellectual property, data protection, privacy, and export control laws, and regulations promulgated by any relevant government agencies, any rules of any national or other securities exchanges;
  • upload and disseminate only Your Material, that is material (including data) in which you own all required rights under law and under contractual and fiduciary relationships (such as intellectual property, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements) and that you have all necessary consents as required by data protection laws and that you only use and process such Material in a manner that is consistent with applicable law in the UK;
  • use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorised access to, or use of, the Service;
  • keep passwords and all other login information confidential;
  • monitor and control all activity conducted through your account in connection with the Service; and
  • promptly notify us if you become aware of, or reasonably suspect, any illegal or unauthorised activity or a security breach involving your account(s) or team(s), including any loss, theft, or unauthorised disclosure or use of a username, password, or account.

You must NOT do any of the following:

  • probe, scan or test the vulnerability of Faculty’s or Faculty’s Amazon Web Services’s system or network without prior permission;
  • breach or otherwise circumvent any security or authentication measures forming part of the Service;
  • access, tamper with or use non-public areas or parts of the Service, or shared areas of the Service that you have not been invited to;
  • interfere with or disrupt any user, host or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming or mail-bombing any part of the Service;
  • access, search or create accounts for the Service by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example “scraping” or creating accounts in bulk);
  • send unsolicited communications, promotions or advertisements, or spam;
  • send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information, including “spoofing” or “phishing”;
  • promote or advertise products or services other than your own without appropriate authorisation;
  • sell, or offer to sell, the Service to others unless previously specifically authorised by Us to do so;
  • sublicense, resell, time share or similarly exploit the Service;
  • publish or share content that is unlawful, pornographic or indecent, or that contains extreme acts of violence;
  • advocate bigotry or hatred against any person or group of people based on their race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual preference, disability or impairment;
  • violate the law in any way, including storing, publishing or sharing material that is fraudulent, defamatory or misleading; or
  • violate the privacy or infringe the privacy rights or data protection rights of others;
  • permit any third party that is not an authorised user of the Service to access or use the Service by providing them with a username or password for the Service;
  • share, transfer or otherwise provide access to an account designated for you to another person;
  • use the Service to store or transmit any data or content that may infringe upon or misappropriate someone else’s trade mark, copyright, or other intellectual property, or that may be tortious, in breach of data protection laws of the UK or is for any other reason unlawful;
  • upload to, or transmit from, the Service any data, file, software, or link that contains or redirects to a virus, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component or a technology that unlawfully accesses or downloads content or information stored within the Service or on the hardware of Slack or any third party;
  • attempt to reverse engineer, decompile, hack, disable, interfere with, disassemble, modify, copy, translate, or disrupt the features, functionality, integrity, or performance of the Service (including any mechanism used to restrict or control the functionality of the Service), any third party use of the Service, or any third party data contained therein (except to the extent such restrictions are prohibited by applicable law);
  • attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Service or related systems or networks or to defeat, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or otherwise circumvent any software protection or monitoring mechanisms of the Service;
  • access the Service in order to build a similar or competitive product or service or copy any ideas, features, functions, or graphics of the Service or otherwise infringe Our intellectual property;
  • impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an employee of ours, an “Administrator”, an “Owner”, or any other authorised users, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person, organisation or entity;
  • use the Service to provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organisation(s) designated by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland government as a foreign terrorist organisation pursuant to laws and regulations in the UK concerning national security, defence or terrorism;
  • abuse referrals or promotions to get more credits than deserved;
  • use the trade mark Faculty (or any mark colourably similar to it) or Our logo without prior authorization from Us, or otherwise pass off yourself or your business as connected or endorsed by Us, or seek to trade off the reputation and goodwill associated with Our products and services;
  • authorise, permit, enable, induce or encourage any third party to do any of the above.

Thank you for your co-operation.