CogNeed Acceptable Use Policies

Short version: While using the Service, you must comply with our Acceptable Use Policies, which include some restrictions on content you can post, conduct on the service, and other limitations. Capitalised terms used but not defined in these Acceptable Use Policies have the meanings assigned to them in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy : "you" and "your" refer to "Customer" or "Users" and "We", "us", "our" refer to "CogNeed".

I. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

You are responsible for using the Service in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and all of our Acceptable Use Policies. These policies may be updated from time to time and are provided below, as well as in our Terms of Service.

II. Content Restrictions

Under no circumstances will Users upload, post, host, execute, or transmit any Content that:

III. Conduct Restrictions

While using the Service, under no circumstances will you:

IV. Spam and Inauthentic Activity on CogNeed

Automated excessive bulk activity and coordinated inauthentic activity, such as spamming, are prohibited on CogNeed. Prohibited activities include:

V. Services Usage Limits

You will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without our express written permission.

VI. Information Usage Restrictions

You may use information from our Service for the following reasons, regardless of whether the information was scraped, collected through our API, or obtained otherwise:

Scraping refers to extracting information from our Service via an automated process, such as a bot or web-crawler. Scraping does not refer to the collection of information through our API. Please see our Terms of Service for our API Terms.

You may not use information from the Service (whether scraped, collected through our API, or obtained otherwise) for spamming purposes, including for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails to users or selling User Personal Information (as defined in our Privacy Policy), such as to recruiters, headhunters, and job boards.

Your use of information from the Service must comply with our Privacy Policy.

VII. Privacy

Misuse of User Personal Information is prohibited.

Any person, entity, or service collecting data from the Service must comply with the Privacy Policy, particularly in regards to the collection of User Personal Information. If you collect any User Personal Information from the Service, you agree that you will only use that User Personal Information for the purpose for which that User has authorised it. You agree that you will reasonably secure any User Personal Information you have gathered from the Service, and you will respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from us or other users.

VIII. Excessive Bandwidth Use

The Service's bandwidth limitations vary based on the features you use. If we determine your bandwidth usage to be significantly excessive in relation to other users of similar features, we reserve the right to suspend your Account, throttle your file hosting, or otherwise limit your activity until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.

IX. Advertising on CogNeed

Short version: We do not generally prohibit use of CogNeed for advertising. However, we expect our users to follow certain limitations, so CogNeed does not become a spam haven. No one wants that.

You may include static images, links, and promotional text in Your Content, but they must be related to the project you are hosting on CogNeed. You may not advertise in other Users' Accounts, such as by posting monetised or excessive bulk content in issues.

You may not promote or distribute content or activity that is illegal or otherwise prohibited by our Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policy, including excessive automated bulk activity (for example, spamming), get-rich-quick schemes, and misrepresentation or deception related to your promotion.

If you decide to post any promotional materials in your Account, you are solely responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations. We reserve the right to remove any promotional materials or advertisements that, in our sole discretion, violate any CogNeed terms or policies.

CogNeed reserves the right to remove any Content in violation of this policy.

X. User Protection

You must not engage in activity that significantly harms other users. We will resolve disputes in favour of protecting users as a whole.