Acceptable Use Policy & Fair Usage

Cutman Bush Net is committed to complying with legislation and ensuring all its
Customers have the ability to use its network and the Internet without interference or harassment from other users. Cutman Bush Net’s Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is designed to help achieve these goals.

By using any of Cutman Bush Net’s services, Customers agree to comply with this AUP and to remain responsible for its users, where applicable. Cutman Bush Net reserves the right to change or modify the terms of the AUP at any time, by posting an updated version on its Website at

Customer's use of Cutman Bush Net’s services after changes to the AUP are posted shall constitute acceptance of any changed or additional terms.

Scope of the AUP
The AUP applies to all Cutman Bush Net products and services but is in particular applicable to ISP Services.

Prohibited Activities
General Prohibitions:
Cutman Bush Net prohibits use of the ISP Services in any way that is:
Unlawful, incitement to commit criminal acts, harmful to or interferes with use the of Cutman Bush Net's  network  or  systems,  or  the  network  of  any  other provider; 
Interferes  with  the  use  or  enjoyment  of  services  received  by  others; 
Infringes  Intellectual  Property  Rights; 
Results  in  the  publication  of  threatening  or offensive material which is harmful, obscene, discriminatory, defamatory, constitutes hate speech; or
Constitutes abuse, a security risk or a violation of privacy.

Failure to adhere to the rules, guidelines or agreements applicable to search engines, subscription Web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, Web pages, applications, or other services that are accessed via a service from Cutman Bush Net is a violation of this AUP.

Unlawful Activities:
ISP Services shall not be used in connection with any criminal, civil or administrative   violation   of   any   applicable   local,   provincial,   national   or international law, treaty, court orders, ordinance, regulation or administrative rules. Violation of Intellectual Property Rights:

ISP  Service(s)  shall  not  be  used  to publish,  submit/receive  upload/download,  post,  use,  copy  or  otherwise  reproduce, transmit,  re-transmit,  distribute  or  store  any  content/material  or  to  engage  in  any activity that infringes, misappropriates or otherwise  violates the Intellectual Property Rights or privacy or publicity rights of Cutman Bush Net or any individual, group or entity,
including  but  not  limited  to  any  rights  protected  by  any  copyright,  patent,
trademark  laws,  trade  secret,  trade  dress,  right  of  privacy,  right  of  publicity,  moral rights or other Intellectual Property Right now known or later recognized by statute, judicial decision or regulation.

Threatening Material or Content:
ISP  Services  shall  not  be  used  to  host,  post, transmit, or re-transmit any content or material (or to create a domain name or operate from  a  domain  name),  that  harasses, or  threatens  the health  or safety  of  others.  In addition, for those IP Services that utilise Cutman Bush Net provided Web or content  hosting, Cutman Bush Net reserves  the  right  to  decline  to  provide  such services if the content is determined by Cutman Bush Net to be obscene, indecent, hateful,  malicious,  racist, defamatory,  fraudulent,  libellous,  treasonous,  excessively violent or promoting the use of violence or otherwise harmful to others.

Inappropriate Interaction with Minors:
ISP  Services  should  not  be  used  for  the purpose  of  committing  an  offence against  a child or  in  way  that  would  constitute  or promote unlawful interaction with children.

Child Pornography:
ISP Services shall not be used to publish, submit/receive, upload/download, post, use, copy or otherwise produce, transmit, distribute or store child pornography.  Suspected violations of this prohibition may be reported to Cutman Bush Net at the following   e-mail   address: <>

Cutman Bush Net will report  any  discovered  violation  of  this  prohibition  to  the South  African  Police  Services  and  take  steps  to  remove  child  pornography  (or otherwise block access to the content determined to contain child pornography) from its servers.

Spam/E-mail Abuse:
Spam/E-mail abuse is prohibited using ISP Services. Spam/E-mail abuse shall include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
• sending multiple unsolicited electronic mail messages or "mail-bombing" to one or more recipient;
• sending unsolicited commercial e-mail, or unsolicited electronic messages directed primarily at the advertising or promotion of products or services;
• sending unsolicited electronic messages with petitions for signatures or requests for charitable donations, or sending any chain mail related materials;
• sending bulk Electronic  messages  without  identifying,  within  the  message, a reasonable means of opting out from receiving additional messages from the sender;
• sending electronic messages, files or other transmissions that exceed contracted for capacity or that create the potential for disruption of the Cutman Bush Net network or of the networks with which Cutman Bush Net interconnects, by virtue of quantity, size or otherwise;
• using another site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of that site;
• using another computer, without authorization, to send multiple e-mail messages or to retransmit e-mail messages for the purpose of misleading recipients as to the origin or to conduct any of the activities prohibited by this AUP;
• using IP addresses that the Customer does not have a right to use;
• collecting the responses from unsolicited electronic messages;
• maintaining a site that is advertised via unsolicited electronic messages, regardless of the origin of the unsolicited electronic messages;
• sending messages that are harassing or malicious, or otherwise could reasonably be predicted to interfere with another party's quiet enjoyment of the ISP Services or the
Internet (e.g. through language, frequency, size or otherwise);
• using distribution lists containing addresses that include those who have opted out;
• sending electronic messages that do not accurately identify the sender, the sender's return address, the e-mail  address  of  origin,  or  other  information  contained  in  the subject line or header;
• falsifying packet header, sender, or user information whether in whole or in part to mask the identity of the sender, originator or point of origin;
• using redirect links in unsolicited commercial e-mail to advertise a website or service;
• posting a message to more than ten (10) online forums or newsgroups, that could reasonably be expected to generate complaints;
• Intercepting, redirecting or otherwise interfering or attempting to interfere with e-mail intended or third parties;
• Knowingly deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in a file that the user mails or sends;
•  using,  distributing,  advertising,  transmitting,  or  otherwise  making  available  any software  program,  product,  or service  that  is  designed  to  violate  this  AUP  or  the acceptable use policy of any other Internet Service Provider, including, but not limited to, the facilitation of the means to spam.

Fair Use Policy (FUP)
• We reserve the right to establish policies, rules and limitations, from time to time, concerning the use of any service. You must comply with any bandwidth, data storage and other limitations we may impose, in our reasonable discretion. Failure to comply with these rules may result in your service being restricted, suspended or terminated, in our reasonable discretion.
• We reserve the right to manage our network and any ISP Services and/or network services, for security purposes, and in order to optimize its efficiency for the benefit of all our Subscribers, including, without limitation, by way of the following: rate limiting (speed), rejection or removal of spam or otherwise unsolicited bulk e-mail, anti-virus mechanisms, protocol filtering and imposing restrictions on your use. We   may take any other action  we  deem  appropriate  in  order  to  help  ensure  the  security  of  our network and ISP Services and to help ensure the integrity of the network experience for all Subscribers, including limiting your data traffic by controlling your network and/or bandwidth usage.
• We will manage bandwidth usage to the best of our ability during peak periods, however, it remains a best effort service.
• We reserve the right to limit the number of emails that you may send in any given period or to limit the total message volume (amount of data) sent per hour.
• You may not restrict, inhibit or interfere with the ability of any person to access, use or  enjoy  the  Internet  or  any  services,  or  create  an  unusually  large  burden  on  our network,   including,   without   limitation,   continuously   uploading   or   downloading streaming  video  or  audio;  continuous  FTP  uploading  or  downloading,  or  otherwise generating  levels  of  traffic  sufficient  to  impede  others'  ability  to  send  or  retrieve information,  or  to  use  the  services  in  an  abusive  manner  in  connection  with  any unlimited or uncapped packages, options or promotions.
• You may not use the service for unattended automated operation, unless otherwise agreed. You may stay connected as long as you are actively using that connection. You further agree not to use Internet applications for the purpose of simulating network activity to avoid session inactivity disconnection.
• Unless you subscribe to a business packages and you are permitted in terms of such business  package,  you  may  not  use  any  services  for  anything  other  than  your  own personal use and you may not resell any services, receive any charge or benefit for the use of any services or provide Internet access or any other feature of the services to any third party or in any other way exploit the service for any commercial purposes.
For example, you cannot provide Internet access to others through a dial up, Wireless or other  connection,  host  shell  accounts  over  the  Internet,  provide  e-mail  or  news services, or send a news feed. You may not run a server (including game servers) in connection with the services. You may not provide network services to others via the services. In addition, you are prohibited from running servers for mail, http, ftp, irc and multi-user interactive forums. You may not share your services.

Security Violations
Customers are responsible for ensuring and maintaining security of their systems and
the  machines  that  connect  to  and  use  ISP  Services,  including  implementation  of necessary patches and operating system updates.

ISP  Services  may  not  be  used  to  interfere  with,  gain  unauthorized  access  to,  or otherwise  violate  the  security  of Cutman Bush Net's  (or  another  party's)  server, network, network access, personal computer or control devices, software or data, or other  system,  or  to  attempt  to  do  any  of  the  foregoing.  System or network security violations shall include, but are not limited to:
• unauthorised  monitoring,  scanning  or  probing  of  network  or  system  or  any  other
action  aimed  at  the  unauthorized  interception  of  data  or  harvesting  of  e-mail addresses;
•  hacking,  attacking,  gaining  access  to,  breaching,  circumventing  or  testing  the vulnerability  of  the  user  authentication  or  security  of  any  host,  network,  server, personal  computer,  network  access  and  control  devices,  software  or  data  without express authorization of the owner of the system or network;
• impersonating others or secretly or deceptively obtaining personal information of third parties (phishing, etc.);
• using any program, file, script, command or transmission of any message or content of any kind, designed to interfere with a terminal session, the access to or use of the Internet or any other means of communication;
• distributing or using tools designed to compromise security (including but not limited to SNMP tools), including cracking tools, password guessing programs, packet sniffers or network probing tools (except in the case of authorized legitimate network security operations);
• Knowingly uploading or distributing files that contain viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, corrupted files, root kits or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer, network system or other property, or be used to engage in modem or system hi-jacking;
• engaging in the transmission of pirated software;
• with  respect  to  Wi-Fi  accounts,  using  any  software  or  device  designed  to  defeat
system  time-out  limits  or  to  allow  Customer's  account  to  stay  logged  on  while
Customer is not actively using the IP Services or using such account for the purpose of operating a server of any type;
• Using manual or automated means to avoid any use limitations placed on the ISP Services;
• providing guidance, information or assistance with respect to causing damage or security breach to
Cutman Bush Net's network or systems, or to the network of any other ISP Service provider;
• Failure to take reasonable security precautions to help prevent violation(s) of this AUP.
Customer Responsibilities
Customers remain solely and fully responsible for the content of any material posted, hosted, downloaded/uploaded, created, accessed or transmitted using the ISP Services. Cutman Bush Net has no responsibility for any material created on Cutman Bush Net's network or accessible using ISP Services, including content provided on third-party websites linked to the Cutman Bush Net network.  Such third-party  website  links  are  provided  as  Internet  navigation  tools  for  informational
purposes  only,  and  do  not  constitute  in  any  way  an  endorsement  by Cutman Bush Net of the content(s) of such sites. Customers are responsible for taking prompt corrective action(s) to remedy a violation of the AUP and to help prevent similar future violations.

AUP Enforcement and Notice
The Customer's failure to observe the guidelines set forth in this AUP, including without limitation the FUP, will be regarded as a material breach and may result in Cutman Bush Net taking actions, which may either be a warning, a suspension or termination of  the  Customer's  services.  When reasonably  possible, Cutman Bush Net may provide  the  Customer  with  a  notice  of  an  AUP  and/or  FUP  violation  allowing  the Customer to promptly correct such violation. If the ISP Services are used in a way that we, in our reasonable discretion, believe violates this AUP, including our FUP or any of our rules or limitations, we may take any responsive actions we deem appropriate.  Such actions may  include  without limitation,  temporary  or  permanent  removal  of  content,  cancellation  of  newsgroup posts,  filtering  of  Internet  transmissions,  and/or  the  immediate  limitation,  restriction, suspension or termination of all or any portion of the services or your account.

Should  you  engage  in  any  one  or  more  of  the  above  activities,  which  shall  be determined in
Cutman Bush Net's reasonable discretion and which decision shall be final, then Cutman Bush Net shall be entitled, without prejudice to any other rights it may have, to take any responsive action we deem appropriate, such actions may include, without limitation:
• Without notice, temporary or permanent limitation, restriction or suspension of your access to the ISP Service concerned;
• terminate all agreements with you with immediate effect;
• bill you for any costs incurred by Cutman Bush Net as a result of the offending activity,  including  (without  being  limited  to)  bandwidth  used,  administration  costs, downtime,  usage  of Cutman Bush Net 's  name  or  registered  domain  names  and CPU cycles; and
• disclose information relating to the offending activity as may be required under the circumstances.
Cutman Bush Net has no obligation to monitor content of any materials distributed or accessed using the ISP Services.  However, Cutman Bush Net may monitor content of any such materials as necessary to comply with applicable laws, regulations or other governmental or judicial requests; or to protect Cutman Bush Net’s network and its Customers.

Incident Reporting
Any complaints (other than claims of copyright or trademark infringement) regarding violation of this  AUP  by  a Cutman Bush Net Customer  (or  its  user)  should  be directed   to,  include   details   that   would   assist Cutman Bush Net in  investigating and resolving such complaint.