Acceptable Use Policy

Last updated on July, 3rd, 2023.

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website (our site) and its APIs. This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site and its APIs.

Your use of our site and APIs means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms and conditions. is a site operated by Ant Networks Limited (we or us). We are registered in Scotland under company number SC490020, and we have our registered office at 12a Carden Place, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB10 1UR, United Kingdom. Our VAT number is GB 429 8695 35.

We are registered in the UK with the Data Protection Registrar. Our registration number is ZB535686.

Table of Contents

  1. Compliance with UK Law
  2. Prohibited Uses
  3. User Responsibilities
  4. API Usage
  5. Interactive Services
  6. Content Standards
  7. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
  8. Suspension and Termination
  9. Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy
  10. Contact Us

Compliance with UK Law

You may not use our site and its API to engage in activities, or store, transfer or receive material of an indecent, offensive or otherwise illegal nature. Any such activities may result in prosecution by the UK authorities under the relevant Criminal Acts including but not limited to the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Protection of Children Act 1978, the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and the Prevention of Harassment Act 1997.

Under the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002, Ant Networks Ltd. is in general not liable to any criminal or pecuniary penalty for any unlawful acts carried out using our service unless we have actual knowledge of those unlawful acts. Accordingly, if we become aware of credible evidence that a customer has carried out any unlawful acts we will take preventative measures to bring those acts to an end.

Prohibited Uses

You may use our site and its API only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site or its API:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • Launching denial-of-service attacks or other attacks that disrupt the website, its API, or other users' access to the service.
  • Hacking, cracking, or otherwise attempting to gain unauthorized access to the website or its API, or any user accounts.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To transmit unlawful material or material that is defamatory, threatening, discriminatory, extremist or which has the potential to radicalise themselves or others.
  • To transmit material that infringes the intellectual property rights or privacy rights of a third party, or that is in breach of a legal duty owed to another party.
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of use
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
  • any part of our site or APIs;
  • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of our site; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

User Responsibilities

Users of our site and its API are responsible for using the service in a lawful and responsible manner. This includes:

  • Maintaining the security of their account and API keys, and not sharing their login credentials or API keys with others
  • Reporting any suspicious or unauthorized activity to the website administrators
  • Using the service and its API only for lawful purposes and in accordance with this Acceptable Use Policy

API Usage

Users who access the SentryPeer API must comply with the following guidelines:

  • You may use our API solely for the purpose of accessing and using the services provided by our platform.
  • You must comply with our API documentation and guidelines, which are subject to change from time to time.
  • You are responsible for any use of our API, including any use by a third party on your behalf.
  • Use only the API endpoints and parameters specified in the API documentation
  • You must not use our API for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, including without limitation, any activity that violates any law, regulation, or intellectual property right.
  • Do not overload the API with excessive requests or use the API in a way that may disrupt or harm the service or other users
  • Respect the rate limits specified in the API documentation and do not exceed them
  • Only use API keys assigned to the user's account and do not share them with others
  • Use proper authentication and encryption methods when accessing the API
  • We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to our API at any time, with or without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, if we believe you have violated any provision of this policy.

Interactive Services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

  • Chat rooms
  • Message boards and forums
  • Blogs

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

The site is not responsible for any damages or losses resulting from a user's violation of this Acceptable Use Policy or from the use of the API. By using the service and its API, users agree to indemnify and hold harmless the website from any claims or damages arising out of their use of the service and its API.

Suspension and Termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site and APIs.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Acceptable Use Policy, please contact us.