I. Introduction

The acceptable use policy described in Section II (the "AUP") specifies guidelines for users of Advection services. It is our policy to post any changes we make to the AUP on this page.

Anyone may report a violation of the AUP by following the instructions in Section III.

Advection current terms of service are available at https://www.advection.net/terms.html. Advection subscribers are obligated to use Advection services as agreed to in their subscription agreement with Advection, in compliance with Advection documentation and according to the AUP.

II. Acceptable Use Policy

Advection services shall not be used by any person or entity:

  1. in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation;
  2. for fraudulent purposes;
  3. for the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way, including by exposing them to inappropriate content or asking for personally identifiable information;
  4. to store, publish, display, or transmit obscene, defamatory, infringing, libelous, harassing, abusive, threatening or otherwise unlawful or tortious material;
  5. to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights;
  6. to send unsolicited messages or postings, including bulk commercial advertising or informational announcements and "spam";
  7. to compromise or attempt to compromise the security of any Advection or third party network, system, server, or account;
  8. to impersonate or attempt to impersonate Advection, Advection personnel, another subscriber or user, or any other person or entity; or
  9. in any way that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of Advection services or which, as determined by Advection, may harm Advection or users of Advection services or expose them to liability.

III. Reporting a violation of the AUP

As a provider of streaming services, storage and removal of stored content by Advection services occurs automatically based on the actions of our subscribers.

Reports of a violation of the AUP described in Section II by our subscribers’ content that are directed to Advection should:

  1. be sent to abuse@advection.net or mailed to the following address:
          Attention: Abuse
          Advection.NET
          1234 Summer Street, Suite 5
          Stamford, CT 06905 USA;
  1. identify exact uniform resource locator(s) (URLs) hosting the content in violation of the AUP;
  2. document your efforts to contact the subscriber directly; and
  3. provide an email address to permit our subscriber to contact you.
We will promptly forward this report to the applicable subscriber.

IV. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT ("DMCA")

Advection complies with laws applicable to it and its services.

Advection operates as an intermediary to cache and deliver content hosted by others at the instruction of our subscribers. We cannot remove content hosted by others. As an intermediary, we are entitled to rely upon (among other things) the DMCA safe harbor available to system caching service providers and we maintain policies and procedures to terminate subscribers that would be considered repeat infringers under the DMCA. See 17 U.S.C. 512(b) available at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512.

You may submit a DMCA notification to our Designated Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for additional information):

  1. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. identification of each exact uniform resource locator (URL) hosting the copyrighted work(s) and identification of the material located at each URL that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is requested to be removed or disabled;
  3. information reasonably sufficient to permit our subscriber to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
  4. a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  5. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Unless it is reasonably apparent to us that our subscriber has already received a notice of infringement from you regarding particular content, we will forward all the information you provide in your notice, including your contact information, to our subscriber.

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content cached or delivered using Advection services or on any Advection domain infringes upon your copyrights, we recommend that you submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA directly to the originating site. In order for a DMCA takedown notice to a system caching service provider to be effective under 17 U.S.C. 512(b), the notice provider must demonstrate either (a) that the content has already been removed from the originating site or (b) the notice provider has obtained a court order requiring the content be removed from the originating site or access to the content to be disabled.

Prior to filing a claim under 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) regarding a Advection subscriber’s content please review 17 U.S.C. 512(b) and note the following:

  1. the content stored or delivered by Advection services is not modified by Advection except upon our subscribers’ instructions;
  2. our services do not change the advertising associated with the content from our subscribers’ originating site without authorization from our subscribers;
  3. we comply with industry standard rules regarding refreshing, reloading or otherwise updating content;
  4. our services do not interfere with our subscribers’ technology that returns “hit” count information that otherwise would have been collected had the content not been cached; and
  5. our services do not bypass the conditions that our subscribers require for access to their content.

Advection Designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement is Advection.NET, PO Box 104 Wilton, CT 06897, email: abuse@advection.net.