Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Terms of use

Short for acceptable use policy, AUP is an agreement made between the user and company on how a service can be used. By utilizing the service associated with the AUP, the user agrees to the terms of use in the policy.

For example, an AUP between a user and an ISP may state the user cannot use their connection for any illegal activity, such as pirating movies or exceeding an acceptable use of bandwidth. Not following the AUP may result in a suspension of your Internet connection or a throttling of your service.

Related pages

  • The Computer Hope acceptable use policy is available on our legal page.

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