Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
Approved by the General Meeting of the URAN Association on April 12, 2007
The URAN Association can not accept any liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the material contained herein. The information is believed to be correct but no liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies.
2. Background and Definitions
2.1 The Ukrainian Research and Academic Network URAN (URAN Network) which provides satisfaction of communication and information needs of the education, research and culture communities in Ukraine, is the collection of all networking services and facilities for routing, commutation, information receiving and transmission through electromagnetic systems using IP protocol.
2.2 The Association of Users of Ukrainian Research and Academic Network URAN (URAN Association) is responsible for the development and operating of the URAN Network.
2.3 This Policy applies directly to any organization (a “User Organization”) which is authorized to use the URAN Network and has signed an appropriate contract with the URAN Association. The User Organizations will be responsible to ensure that their end-users use the URAN Network services in an acceptable manner and in accordance with the current legislation.
2.4 It is therefore recommended that each User Organization establishes its own Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) within the context of the services it provides to its end-users, and in a form that is compatible with the conditions expressed in this Policy. The User Organization’s AUP may refer to, or include, this document.
2.5 Types of traffic that should be distinguished:
3. URAN Users
3.1 Any institution, establishment or enterprise with main activity in science, education or culture field could be a User Organization of the URAN Network.
3.2 To be connected to the URAN Network the User Organization should provide a short reference about the Organization’s activity, where in addition to other info should be described whether the Organization is:
3.3 Following institutions have preferences for connection to the URAN:
3.4 A group of scientific, educational or cultural organizations technically connected by corporative (local) network could be treated as single consolidated user.
4. Acceptable Use
4.1 A User Organization may use URAN Network services for the purposes of information exchange and scientific research with other User Organizations, and with organizations interconnected to networks, which are made accessible based on agreements signed by the URAN Association.
4.2 The URAN Network accepts research traffic, high performance research traffic and commodity traffic. Commercial traffic is not allowed, except in cases of demonstration service limited in time (no more than one week monthly).
4.3 The URAN Association may allocate IP address space from its address block to User Organizations.
4.4 A User Organization could have independent from provider IP-address block or autonomous system which could be connected to the URAN providing that
5. Unacceptable Use
The URAN Network may not be used for any of the following:
5.1 The creation or transmission (other than for properly supervised and lawful research purposes) of any offensive, agressive, pornographic or defamatory texts, images, data or other material, or any other information which are inadmissible according to the Ukrainian legislation.
5.2 The creation or transmission of material which is designed or likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety for the users.
5.3 The transmission of materials that infringes the Copyright Law.
5.4 The transmission of unsolicited commercial or advertising materials either to other User Organizations, or to organizations connected to other networks.
5.5 Deliberate unauthorized access to facilities or services accessible via the URAN Network.
5.6. Deliberate activities with any of the following characteristics: