Acceptable Use Policy


This Acceptable Use Policy ("Policy") describes the uses that are not acceptable in the use of any technology, infrastructure or networks licensed by Hitachi Vantara Corporation and its affiliated companies (collectively, "Hitachi") in the supply of hosted services, cloud services or other services to You (collectively, the "IT Services") and therefore are prohibited. This Policy forms part of, and must be read in conjunction with, Your agreement with Hitachi for the supply or use of the IT Services ("Agreement"). Defined terms in this Policy are the same as in the Agreement, except where expressly stated otherwise.
Hitachi may modify this Policy at any time by posting a revised version on If You place an order with Hitachi, start to use a new IT Service, or otherwise continue to use an existing IT Service once Hitachi has notified You of any Policy changes, You are deemed to have agreed to the latest version of this Policy.
If you or your End User violates this Policy, Hitachi may suspend or terminate the use of your IT Service, without limitation to any other remedy available to Hitachi with respect to such violation.

1. No Network, System or Service Abuse

You must not use Hitachi’s website(s) or any IT Services or any technology, infrastructure or networks used in the supply of these (collectively, "IT Services and Technology"), in order to engage in, allow, promote or otherwise encourage illegal, irresponsible or destructive behavior, including:

2. Excessive Network Use

You must not use the IT Services and Technology in a way that unnecessarily interferes with their normal operation, or that consumes a disproportionate share of the resources used to provide them.

3. Illegal, Harmful or Offensive Behavior

You must not use the IT Services and Technology for any illegal, harmful or offensive use, or to transmit, store, display, distribute or otherwise make available Content, or links to Content, that are illegal, harmful, or offensive. Prohibited activities or content include:

4. Monitoring and Enforcement

Hitachi may test and otherwise monitor Your compliance with this Policy. Hitachi reserves the right, but does not assume the obligation, to investigate any violation of this Policy or misuse of the IT Services and Technology. Hitachi may:

Hitachi may report any activity that Hitachi suspects violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties. Such reporting may include disclosing appropriate customer information. Hitachi also may cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies, regulators, or other appropriate third parties to help with the investigation and prosecution of illegal conduct by providing network and systems information related to alleged violations of this Policy.

You must co-operate and ensure Your End Users co-operate in any investigation and reporting activities that Hitachi undertakes.

If You become aware of any violation of this Policy independently of Hitachi, You will immediately notify Hitachi and provide Hitachi with assistance, as requested, to stop or remedy the violation.

You agree that Hitachi may quarantine or delete any data stored on a shared system if the data is infected with a virus, or is otherwise corrupted, and has the potential to infect or corrupt the system or other customers' data that is stored on the same system.