Terms of usage

Use of the Kinamo website and services is regulated by our terms of usage.

Kinamo reserves the right to modify present policy at any moment.

The aim of this policy is to guarantee an optimal quality and reachability of our network to our customers, and users of our and our customers’ internet applications.

This policy applies to Kinamo customers, their employees, their agents and any third parties making use of the Kinamo services through our customer’s applications. The parties mentioned above are referred to as ‘the User’ in this policy.

Infringement of this policy may lead to the suspension or the termination of an agreement between Kinamo and the User if applicable, or the notification of the abuse to certain instances, legal or internet-related.

Illegal activities & Warez

The Kinamo network and the rented infrastructure may not be used in any case whatsoever for storage or spreading of illegal software. It is strictly forbidden to distribute illegal software by using the Kinamo network.

In case we discover such behaviour the hosting account will be suspended immediately and juridical instances will be contacted.

Storage and distribution of copyrighted material

The User may not use the Kinamo network for the storage or the usage of any digital data for which the user has not obtained a valid license from the copyright’s owner. This includes but is not limited to pictures, video fragments, music, texts and software.

X-rated content

The User is not allowed to use the Kinamo network in order to store or to disseminate material with a pornographic content. In case Kinamo discovers such content all data will be blocked and juridical instances will be contacted.

SPAM – UCE (Unsolicited Commercial E-mail)

The User will refrain from using the Kinamo network to send unsolicited mass mailings. This applies both to the sending of e-mails through a Kinamo mail server, and to the sending of e-mails through and e-mail domain which has been registered or is managed by Kinamo or an IP address of the Kinamo network.

It is also prohibited to send mass mailings through an external server which contain links to content stored on the Kinamo network.

In case the abuse should lead to blacklisting of one or more addresses of the Kinamo network, the User will be held liable for any losses and costs incurred by Kinamo through the blacklisting.

Other prohibited activities

The User is bound to refrain form any activity on the Kinamo network which is either an infringement of applicable law, or which may reasonably be assumed to hinder or cause losses to Kinamo, its customers and their customers and contacts. The list below is a non-limitative enumeration of prohibited practices.

It is strictly prohibited:

  1. To use the Kinamo network for the dissemination of content which may be harmful to third parties, such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and any other software that may be used for malicious means.
  2. To make use of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) clients, IRC bots, IRC servers and chat rooms on the Kinamo network without written prior consent from Kinamo.
  3. To launch Denial of Service (DOS) attacks against Kinamo servers, or originating from Kinamo servers.
  4. To run port scans against Kinamo servers unless prior consent has been obtained. Permission may be granted for security audits.
  5. To bring harm to Kinamo’s reputation by storing or disseminating objectionable content, such as sexually explicit, racist, discriminatory or hateful material.
  6. To use the services to gather e-mail addresses with the sole aim of using unsolicited commercial e-mail.
  7. To run or make available software, scripts or other content which consume a disproportionate amount of resources – CPU usage, memory usage, network usage - in proportion to the service offered. The User shall have the option either to modify his software or scripts, or to pay an additional fee for the resource usage. In the case of shared hosting, Kinamo may also ask the User to step up to a Dedicated Hosting plan if his application is clearly unsuitable for running in a shared environment. Failure to comply with one of the alternatives may result in a termination of the agreement involved.

Notifying Kinamo of abuse

Violations of this policy may be reported by sending an e-mail to abuse@kinamo.be. Please be sure to include all relevant details pertaining to the abuse, such as the involved domain name or e-mail address, website and/or IP address, as well as a detailed description of the complaint.

Resolution of abuse by Kinamo

Kinamo will assess infringements on this policy, and take one or more of the steps detailed below depending on the infringement:

  1. The notification of the User of the infringement.
  2. The temporary suspension of involved services if applicable.
  3. The termination of the involved agreement if applicable.
  4. The invoicing of additional costs or penalties according to the involved agreement.
  5. The removal of objectionable content from the Kinamo network.
  6. The notification of legal or internet-related authorities depending on the nature of the infringement.