Acceptable Use Policy

Here at Anaconda, Inc. (“Anaconda”) our goal is to empower people with data literacy, so they can ask better questions and make better sense of the world. To do this, We need to keep our website(s) concerning the online products and services further described below, including the Anaconda Nucleus platform and any forums managed by Anaconda (each with its respective pages and features, “Sites”), and the Content and services offered, published, distributed, or transmitted by Anaconda on or through the Sites (collectively, the “Services”), running smoothly, quickly, and without distraction. For this to happen, We need help from You, our Users. We need You not to misuse or abuse our Sites or Services.

To describe exactly what We mean by “misuse” or “abuse” – and help us identify such transgressions, and react accordingly – We’ve created this Acceptable Use Policy (“Policy”), which constitutes an integral part of our Terms of Service (“Terms”). Under this Policy, We reserve the right to remove Content that is inconsistent with the spirit of the guidelines, even if it’s something that is not forbidden by the letter of the Policy. In other words, if You do something that isn’t listed here verbatim, but it looks or smells like something listed here, We may still remove it.

This Policy may be updated by Anaconda from time to time upon reasonable notice, which may be provided through the Anaconda Services or by posting an updated version of this Policy. Updates of the Policy become binding, including on existing Users, on the later of the date specified in the updated Policy or thirty (30) days after posting. Use Your judgment, and let’s be kind to each other so We can keep creating great things.

    1. An "Account" represents Your legal relationship with Anaconda. A “User Account” represents an individual User’s authorization to log in to and use the Service and serves as a User’s identity on Anaconda’s Site(s). “Organizations” are shared workspaces that may be associated with a single entity or with one or more Users where multiple Users can collaborate across many projects at once. A User Account can be a member of any number of Organizations.

    2. “Anaconda,” “We,” and “Us” refer to Anaconda, Inc., as well as our affiliates, directors, subsidiaries, contractors, licensors, officers, agents, and employees.

    3. “Content” refers to Content featured or displayed through the Site(s), including without limitation code, text, data, articles, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, packages, designs, features, and other materials that are available on the Site(s) or otherwise available through the Service. "Content" also includes Services. “User-Generated Content” is Content, written or otherwise, created or uploaded by our Users. "Your Content" is Content that You create or own.

    4. The “Service” refers to the applications, software, products, and services provided by Anaconda.

    5. “User,” “You,” and “Your” refer to the individual person, company, or organization that has visited or is using the Site or Service; that accesses or uses any part of the Account; or that directs the use of the Account in the performance of its functions. A User must be at least 13 years of age.

      1. Compromising the integrity of our systems. This could include probing, scanning, or testing the vulnerability of any system or network that hosts our Services. This prohibition does not apply to security assessments expressly permitted by Anaconda.

      2. Tampering with, reverse-engineering, or hacking our Services, circumventing any security or authentication measures, or attempting to gain unauthorized access to the Services, related systems, networks, or data.

      3. Modifying, disabling, or compromising the integrity or performance of the Services or related systems, network or data.

      4. Deciphering any transmissions to or from the servers running the service.

      5. Overwhelming or attempting to overwhelm our infrastructure by imposing an unreasonably large load on our systems that consume extraordinary resources (CPUs, memory, disk space, bandwidth, etc.), such as:
        1. Using “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” or other automated systems to send more request messages to our servers than a human could reasonably send in the same period of time by using a normal browser.

        2. Going far beyond the use parameters for any given service as described in its corresponding documentation.

        3. Consuming an unreasonable amount of storage for music, videos, pornography, etc., in a way that’s unrelated to the purposes for which the Services were designed.

      1. Misrepresentation of Yourself, or disguising the origin of any Content (including by “spoofing”, “phishing”, manipulating headers or other identifiers, impersonating anyone else, creating a false or forged identity, email address, header, or phone number or otherwise attempting to mislead others as to the identity of the originator of a communication, or falsely implying any sponsorship or association with Anaconda or any third party).

      2. The creation of User Accounts using subdomains that include names and trade names of other businesses, organizations or individuals.

      3. Accessing another User Account without the permission of the subscriber that owns the User Account.

      4. Using the Services to violate the privacy of others, including publishing or posting other people's private and confidential information without their express permission, or collecting or gathering other people’s personal information (including Account names or information) from our Services.

      5. Using our Services to stalk, harass, or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.

      6. Using the Services for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any laws (including without limitation data, privacy, and export control laws).

      7. Accessing or searching any part of the Services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, “scraping”).

      8. Using meta tags or any other “hidden text” including Anaconda’s or our suppliers’ product names or trademarks.

      9. Using the Services for the purpose of providing alerts on disaster scenarios or any other situations directly related to health or safety, including but not limited to acts of terrorism, natural disasters, or emergency response.

      1. Using the Services to generate or send unsolicited communications, advertising, chain letters, or spam.

      2. Soliciting our Users for commercial purposes, unless expressly permitted by Anaconda.

      3. Disparaging Anaconda or our partners, vendors, or affiliates.

      4. Promoting or advertising products or services other than Your own without appropriate authorization.


      Posting, uploading, sharing, submitting, or otherwise providing Content that:

      1. Infringes Anaconda’s or a third party’s intellectual property or other rights, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral rights, privacy rights of publicity, or any other intellectual property right or proprietary or contractual right.

      2. You don’t have the right to submit.

      3. Is deceptive, fraudulent, illegal, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harmful to minors, pornographic (including child pornography, which We will remove and report to law enforcement, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children), indecent, harassing, hateful.

      4. Encourages illegal or tortious conduct or that is otherwise inappropriate

      5. Attacks others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition.

      6. Contains viruses, bots, worms, scripting exploits, or other similar materials

      7. Is intended to be inflammatory.

      8. Could otherwise cause damage to Anaconda or any third party.

      1. In general, Users are expected to be active members within the Anaconda community. If an Account for which Anaconda provides Services is found to be inactive, the Account may be suspended or terminated by Anaconda, and any User-Generated Content relating to such Account that is stored within the Services or other Anaconda systems may be deleted. For paid Services, Anaconda will provide at least thirty (30) days’ notice prior to permanently deleting Your Account, unless we deem it reasonably necessary to suspend or terminate Your Account without notice. For the avoidance of doubt, if We determine that the email associated with Your Account is invalid (e.g., because it bounces upon our notification of inactivity), We may terminate Your Account without further notice.

      2. An Account may be considered inactive if:
        1. No User Account has logged into the Account for at least six (6) months;

        2. No User-Generated Content was ever created within or input into the Account and at least three (3) months has passed since the Account was established; or

        3. If Your Account is set up to be paid by credit card, You (i) did not provide a valid credit card number or (ii) failed to update an expired or invalid credit card number and at least three (3) months has passed without a valid credit card number being on file, provided that for the avoidance of doubt this provision does not limit Anaconda’s right to terminate your Account for non-payment relating to actual usage.


      When You see bad behavior, just report it to [email protected] Depending on its severity, action will be taken, either automatically or by Anaconda’s intervention.

      1. There are a variety of actions that We may take in response to inappropriate behavior or Content. It usually depends on the exact circumstances of a particular case. We recognize that sometimes people may say or do inappropriate things for any number of reasons. Perhaps they did not realize how their words would be perceived. Or maybe they just let their emotions get the best of them. Of course, sometimes, there are folks who just want to spam or cause trouble.

      2. Each case requires a different approach, and We try to tailor our response to meet the needs of the situation. We'll review each situation on a case-by-case basis. In each case, We will have a diverse team investigate the Content and surrounding facts and respond as appropriate, using this Policy to guide our decision.

      3. Actions We may take in response to a flag or abuse report include, but are not limited to:
        1. Content Removal

        2. Content Blocking

        3. Account Suspension

        4. Account Termination


      In some cases, there may be a basis to reverse an action, for example, based on additional information a User provided, or where a User has addressed the violation and agreed to abide by our Policy moving forward. If you wish to appeal an enforcement action, please contact [email protected] Without affecting any other remedies available to us, Anaconda may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend a User’s Account or access to the Services without notice or liability if Anaconda (in its sole discretion) determines that a User has violated this Policy.

Last Modified November 4, 2021

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