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Legal and Privacy Information

V3 respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it. V3 provides this Privacy Statement to inform you of our privacy policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We’ve structured our web sites so that, in general, you can visit us without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.

For customers, once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your customer relationship with V3. V3 will not, at any time, lease, rent, sell or otherwise provide your personal information to any third party unless ordered by a court of law in our legal jurisdiction to do so.

What V3 collects

When you visit our web site, our web server collects basic user information about you that includes your ISP’s domain, the time you accessed our web site, and the pages from within our web site that you visit.

We may at times also use cookies, which are small pieces of information that a web site can store in a designated file on your computer. Cookies allow a web application to respond to you as an individual. By gathering and remembering information about your preferences, the web application can tailor its operation to your needs, likes, and dislikes.

Our web server does not collect your e-mail address or aggregate information on what other pages on the Web you have accessed or visited.

How do we use the information we collect?

The basic user information collected is used to help us analyze web traffic and to improve the content of our web site. Cookies may be used to facilitate your customer interaction with us.

Note that our site provides links to products and services offered by other companies; the company’s web site that you link to will be able to determine that you linked from our web site.

Terms of Use

V3 servers may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or distribution of any information, data, or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation, or that may directly facilitate the violation of any particular law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material; trademarks; trade secrets or other intellectual property rights used without proper authorization; material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws. Examples of unacceptable content or links include: pirated software, hacker programs or archives, Warez sites, MP3, and IRC bots.

Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples include but are not limited to the following: unauthorized access, use, probing, or scanning of systems security or authentication measures, data, or traffic; interference with service to any user, host, or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system, broadcast attacks; forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting.

Please view V3’s Terms of Service / Acceptable Use Policy in its entirety.

Transmitting spam to V3 Clients

V3 servers may not be used to transmit spam or any kind of unsolicted commercial email whether the recipient is within V3’s network or outside of V3’s network. This includes sending spam to V3’s clients and anyone hosted on V3 servers. Any party broadcasting spam or any kind of unsolicited commercial email will immediately be reported to their ISP and spam reporting agencies. V3 also reserves the rights to bill any party responsible for the unauthorized use of V3 servers for transmitting spam or any kind of unsolicited commercial email up to $100 CAD per reported or discovered message. It is the responsibility of the sender to ensure that any recipient on their mail list has authorized the inclusion of their email address into their mailing list and will be responsible to provide proof of the authorization. This section is not restricted to V3 clients.

DMCA at V3 Mediaworks

V3 Mediaworks has clients and resources located in the United States. By virtue of these facts, international treaties, and our desire to continue doing business in the US, V3 Mediaworks will act immediately to comply with the DMCA’s safe harbor for Internet Service Providers provision.

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 is a United States federal law that is designed to protect copyright holders from online theft.that is, from the unlawful reproduction or distribution of their works. The DMCA covers music, movies, text and anything that is copyrighted. More importantly, the law involves you, because there is a good chance you might be breaking the law, even if you are not aware that you are.

You could be in violation if:

  • you install scripts or php code that you are not authorized to use or have not paid for.
  • you use photos or other images on your website that you are not authorized to use or have not paid for.
  • you upload copyrighted material to your website whether or not you make it available for download

A simple rule of thumb to help you identify which materials are protected by copyright and which are not: If you would typically pay for it, then it is probably protected. If it’s a movie from the theatre, a DVD or a tape, then it is probably protected. If it is a song from the radio or one that you would buy at a music store, then it is probably protected.

If you are using any of V3’s resources, including mail services, web services, dns/domain services, or network services, then V3 Mediaworks is an Internet Service Provider to you. The DMCA requires ISPs to take down or block access to copyrighted materials in a timely fashion when notified that subscribers are sharing copyrighted files across their network.

As supported by our Terms of Service / Acceptable Use Policy (section 6.5), the use of V3’s resources for the purpose of illegally distributing, storing or using copyrighted works is prohibited.

Upon receipt of a legally submitted notice, as defined in Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), V3 Mediaworks will act immediately to comply with the DMCA’s safe harbor for Internet Service Providers provision. These actions shall collectively be referred to as “compliance measures” and may include any of the following:

  • Disabling access to the V3 network from the cited computer.
  • Disabling access to any Web site(s) or online storage space(s) cited.
  • Removal of any directory listings, such as web links, to the allegedly infringing works.
  • Any other action necessary with respect to “blocking or disabling access to the alleged infringing works” as required under the DMCA Section 512.

Upon enacting “compliance measures”, V3 Mediaworks will identify the source of the alleged infringement and take appropriate actions to ensure that the illegal acts do not continue.

When a complaint is received, V3 Mediaworks tracks down the location of the infringement, and disables network access for that location or device. V3 Mediaworks then attempts to identify the owner and inform him or her of the reason for this action. The owner is given the opportunity to refute or admit to the infringement. Violators are instructed to cease sharing or using all copyrighted materials and are issued a warning that the behavior is a violation of the AUP (as well as federal law). Even after this process the copyright owner still has the option to sue for damages, and has everything they need to file suit.

In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), please send DMCA notifications of claimed infringements to:

V3 Mediaworks
Box 508
Lantzville, BC Canada
V0R 2H0

Email: abuse@nullv3media.ca

All code and images on the V3 website is Copyright by V3 Mediaworks except for those images and code that are Copyright their respective owners. Code and images from this website may not be used without written permission by their owners.