Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Uses of this Site

This Acceptable use policy identifies activities that you are prohibited from engaging in when using Observant Online Services ("Services" or in the case of an individual service, "Service"), which includes any Service that links to this Acceptable use policy.

You are specifically prohibited from using our websites or content contained therein:

(a)   to engage in, promote or encourage any unlawful, invasive, infringing, defamatory, or fraudulent purpose;

(b)  in a manner that violates, encourages or solicits the violation of, the legal rights of others;

(c)   to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts;

(d)  to violate any international, federal, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances;

(e)   to infringe or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others;

(f)   to interfere with the use of the Services, or the equipment used to provide the Services, by customers, authorized resellers, or other authorized users;

(g)  to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability;

(h)  to submit false or misleading information;

(i)    to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of our Sites, other websites, or the Internet;

(j)    to collect or track the personal information of others;

(k)  to invade anyone's privacy by attempting to harvest, collect, store, or publish private or personally identifiable information, such as passwords, account information, credit card numbers, addresses, or other contact information without their knowledge and consent.

(l)    to spam, phish (email fraud), pharm (web traffic redirection fraud), pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape;

(m) to alter, disable, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, interfere with, circumvent, copy, translate, or create a derivative work of, any aspect of the Services;

(n)  for any obscene or immoral purpose; or

(o)  to interfere with or circumvent the security features of our Web Sites, other websites, or the Internet.

We reserve the right to terminate your use of our Sites for violating any of the prohibited uses.

In addition

(a)   Observant is not responsible for the content of any user-created posting, listing or message. The decision to view content or engage with others is yours. We advise you to use your judgment.

(b)  You are responsible for protecting your computer against interference, spyware or viruses that may be encountered for downloaded items from the service. We recommend you install a virus protection program on your computer and keep it up to date.

(c)   Information you provide or upload to the Services may be stored outside of the country in which you reside.

Observant reserves the right to amend or change the Acceptable use policy of any service at any time without notice. We encourage you to periodically review these guidelines to ensure you are in compliance.  Failure to enforce this policy in every instance does not amount to a waiver of Observant’s rights.