Acceptable Use Policy

Last Updated: May 19, 2022

This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) describes rules that apply to any party (“you”, “your”, “yours”, “Customer”, or “Partner”) using any products and services, including Benchling Development Kits as part of the Benchling Developer Program (“Services”) provided by Benchling or any of its affiliates (collectively, “Benchling”) and any user of any software application or service made available by you that interfaces with the Services (“End User”). The examples described in this AUP are not exhaustive. You are responsible for your End Users’ compliance with this AUP. If you or any End User violates this AUP, Benchling may suspend your use of the Services. This AUP may be updated by Benchling from time to time upon reasonable notice, which may be provided via your account, e-mail, or by posting an updated version of this AUP at www.benchling.com/acceptable-use-policy.

No Inappropriate Content or Users. Do not use the Services to transmit or store any content or communications (commercial or otherwise) that is illegal, harmful, unwanted, inappropriate, objectionable, confirmed to be criminal misinformation, or otherwise poses a threat to the public.

Prohibited Activities. Do not use the Services to engage in or encourage any activity that is illegal, deceptive, harmful, violating others’ rights, or harmful to Benchling’s business operations or reputation, including:

  • Violations of Laws. Violating laws, regulations, governmental orders, or industry standards or guidance in any applicable jurisdiction (collectively, “Applicable Laws”). This includes violating Applicable Laws requiring (a) consent be obtained prior to transmitting, recording, collecting, or monitoring data or communications or (b) compliance with opt-out requests for any data or communications.

  • Interference with the Services. Interfering with or otherwise negatively impacting any aspect of the Services or any third-party networks that are linked to the Services.

  • Reverse Engineering. Reverse engineering, copying, disassembling, or decompiling the Services.

  • Falsification of Identity or Origin. Creating a false identity or any attempt to mislead others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of any data or communications.

No Service Integrity Violations. Do not violate the integrity of the Services, including:

  • Bypassing Service Limitations. Attempting to bypass, exploit, defeat, or disable limitations or restrictions placed on the Services.

  • Security Vulnerabilities. Finding security vulnerabilities to exploit the Services or attempting to bypass any security mechanism or filtering capabilities.

  • Disabling the Services. Any denial of service (DoS) attack on the Services or any other conduct that attempts to disrupt, disable, or overload the Services.

  • Harmful Code or Bots. Transmitting code, files, scripts, agents, or programs intended to do harm, including viruses or malware, or using automated means, such as bots, to gain access to or use the Services, or sending malicious code or files.

  • Unauthorized Access. Attempting to gain unauthorized access to the Services.

You agree to immediately report any violation of this AUP to Benchling and provide cooperation, as requested by Benchling, to investigate and/or remedy that violation.