Acceptable Use Policy
Updated: January 7th, 2019.
This Acceptable Use Policy (this “Policy”) describes prohibited uses of the Agora Services. By using the Services, you agree to this Acceptable Use Policy. You are responsible for the activities of all end users who access or use the Services. All references to “you”, “your” means any party that uses the Services including customers of Agora that build applications which integrate the Services and users of such customer applications.
1. Prohibited Uses. You may not use the Services in any illegal, abusive or other manner that interferes with the business or activities of any other party. You may not incorporate or use the Services in connection with Your Product if Your Product or any of the content, services or advertising available on Your Product (or if your use of the Service otherwise):
(a) Uses the Services in a manner that is primarily directed to children aged 13 or under or that has children aged 13 or under as a significant proportion of its users unless explicitly agreed to by Agora;
(b) Uses the Services, in, or to develop, a product or service that delivers separate, stand-alone functionality substantially similar to the Agora Services;
(c) Transmits any material that contains adult entertainment, including pornography, erotic content, sexually explicit content, prostitution, or any other content not appropriate for general audiences;
(d) Offers or promotes gambling, games of chance involving the payment of any consideration, or illegal sweepstakes or contests;
(e) Promotes, encourages or facilitates any illegal activity, violates the law or violates the rights of any third party (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or rights of personality);
(f) Takes any action or transmitting any material that constitutes, promotes or is used for illegal activities; or
(g) Uses that constitutes, promotes, or is used for the purpose of dealing in: spyware, adware, or other malicious programs or code; counterfeit goods; items subject to U.S. embargo; unsolicited mass distribution of email; multi-level marketing proposals; hate materials; hacking/surveillance/interception/descrambling equipment; libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing or otherwise offensive content; body parts or bodily fluids; stolen products or items used for theft; fireworks, explosives, or hazardous materials; or weapons.
2.1. You are responsible for handling any claims related to your users including any content, services or advertising made available by you. You are responsible for properly handling and processing notices sent to you (or any of your agents or affiliates) by any person claiming that you have violated such person’s rights, including notices pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
2.2. Agora does not actively monitor the Service but may elect to do so in its discretion. However, Agora will not be responsible for any claim based on any commentary or content posted in the Service by any user or any actions taken by any user of the Service, including any claim that the user content violates any person’s rights or is defamatory, libelous or otherwise illegal. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for monitoring and controlling abusive or inappropriate behavior in the Service in connection with Your Product. You will regularly monitor and respond to reports of abuse, including by terminating user accounts where appropriate. You will also ensure that Your Product that implement the Service is at all times subject to terms and conditions binding on all users that are no less protective of Agora and the Platform (and no less restrictive) than as provided in the Terms of Service.
2.3. You are solely responsible for all information, data, text, communications, recordings, videos, music, sound, photographs, messages or other materials (“content”) that you or any of your user’s upload, store, post, publish, display or otherwise transmit or use (hereinafter, “post”) in connection with the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, you shall not (nor shall you allow any third party to) knowingly or with reason to know use the Services to:
(a) post any content that: is unlawful, harassing, tortious, defamatory, pornographic, libelous or invasive of another’s privacy; you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or in the sole judgment of Agora, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Service, or which may expose Agora or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
(b) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Agora Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
(c) violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
(d) further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities; or
(e) obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Services.