This is an important document. It sets out the Acceptable Use Policy by which Lantern Corporation Pty Ltd (“Lantern”) provides Services to you, the Customer. This Usage Policy applies to all Customers and users of Lantern’s services. It is intended to ensure that your use (and that of all other Customers and users) of Lantern Services is optimised otherwise than in accordance with the terms of each Customer’s agreement with Lantern’s or by use which unfairly interferes with the rights of other Customers and Internet users. It is also intended to ensure that each Customer understands its obligations to comply with legislation which applies to Content which may be hosted on websites or transmitted over telecommunications or television networks.
We may from time to time amend this Usage Policy. Your use of our Services after any amendments or revisions have been posted on our website (www.WeAreLantern.com) will constitute your acceptance of the amended Usage Policy.
2. Responsibilities of Customers
1. Use our Services in a manner which complies with all relevant laws, whether Federal, State or international;
2. Comply with all service usage limitations applicable to the plan, project or product selected by you;
3. Be solely responsible for disseminating or posting content through the Services or publishing on the web pages of your site, including obtaining legal permission to use any works included in such content and/or web pages;
4. Respect the legal protection afforded by copyright, trade mark, patent and other laws protecting intellectual property rights in material, including content and software applications, accessible through the internet;
5. Respect the privacy of others and the legal protection afforded by the Privacy Act (Cth) 1988 and all other applicable laws and regulations; and
6. Use our Services in a manner which does not interfere with, jeopardise or disrupt our Services (including their operation) or other Internet users.
3. Unacceptable Usage
You must not use our Services to:
1. Violate anyone's copyright or intellectual property rights;
2. Publish or transmit defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or offensive material or content which breaches the ratings of the Classification Board;
3. Publish content which is unsuitable for minors without using appropriate warnings and/or labelling systems for that content;
4. Enable minors to access content inappropriate for a minor or to make contact with minors other than minors known to you;
5. Facilitate or engage in "spamming" which we regard as unsolicited broadcast or commercial email sent to recipients who do not affirmatively and verifiably request the material, collect or redirect responses from unsolicited emails sent from accounts with other Internet service providers, or any activity which is prohibited under:
(a) the Spam Act 2003 (Cth);
(b) any other applicable legislation and regulations; and
(c) policies or regulations of any regulatory authority or body having jurisdiction over such activities; Breaches of the SPAM Act 2003 (Cth) carry heavy penalties (up to $220,000 per day for individuals and up to $1,100,000 per day for companies).
6. Facilitate or engage in the sending of solicited broadcast, bulk or commercial email or otherwise utilise our Services in a manner which may, in our opinion, compromise or adversely affect server performance or network integrity.
7. Create or propagate Internet viruses, worms and other types of malicious programs;
8. Facilitate or engage in "Hacking" which we regard as including gaining illegal or unauthorised access to any computers, accounts or networks accessible through the Internet;
9. Misrepresent transmission information by forging, deleting or altering message headers, return mail information and/or Internet Protocol addresses in order to conceal or misidentify the origin of a message;
10. Interfere with, disrupt or jeopardise or threaten to interfere with, disrupt or jeopardise our Services and/or the ability of our customers or any of them to use the Services; or
11. Breach any relevant law, Federal, State or international.
4. Fair Usage
You agree to comply with the service usage limitations of the plan, project or product selected by you.
It is your responsibility to be aware of the usage limitations under the plan, project or product selected by you, and to observe them.
If you exceed the service usage limitations applicable to your plan, project or product we may at our option shape your services, charge additional fees and/or take other actions to restrict use of the services until the service usage limitations are observed. We reserve the right to shut down your service without notice to you if excessive use in breach of the service usage limitations in your plan, project or product persist.
5. Breach of Usage Policy
We exercise no direct supervision or control whatsoever of content transmitted or broadcast through our networks or stored on our infrastructure, and we do not monitor your websites, video, photo or design, any content distributed or published or your activities to determine whether they fail to comply with this Usage Policy or with any relevant law. We do monitor usage limitations using various tools to ensure that our network and infrastructure is operating at optimal efficiency. When we become aware of any breach or threatened breach of this Usage Policy, we may take whatever action we deem necessary, in our sole discretion and without notice to you, to correct such breach or threatened breach, including:
1. Monitoring your website, distribution, campaign and traffic;
2. Shutting down a website, distribution network or campaign;
3. Suspending or denying access to the Services on a temporary or permanent basis; and/or
4. Deleting or removing content or software stored on our infrastructure.
In certain circumstances we can be required to remove content from our network infrastructure by third parties, including on receipt of a Take Down Notice under the Copyright Act of 1968 (as amended)(Commonwealth of Australia).
In all cases you will indemnify us against, and we will not be held liable for, any loss or damage which you may suffer through the suspension, unavailability or removal of the Services or which we may suffer where your use of the services causes loss or damage to a third party.
6. Disclosure of Information
You should be aware that we may disclose information relating to you and your use of the Services, including website activity and Internet transmissions, in order to comply with any court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request or order made by any competent court or any warrant or request of any authorised government agency.
7. Cooperation in Investigating Breaches of this Usage Policy
We reserve the right to investigate suspected violations of this Usage Policy, including the gathering of information from users involved and from complainants, as well as examination of materials and content which may have been stored on or transmitted through our network. In investigating breaches of this Policy, you authorise us to cooperate with law enforcement authorities and other regulators as well as other systems administrators at other Internet and carriage service providers.