Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy

Latest update: August 2016

At Sibos, SWIFT provides to its delegates, free of charge and for the duration of Sibos, Wi-Fi enabling access to the Internet. All delegates will be provided with a userID and password, which are confidential and non-transferable.

The purpose of this Acceptable Use Policy is to assist all delegates in clarifying their duties and responsibilities as to enhance the use of the Wi-Fi services provided at Sibos by preventing unacceptable use. By using the Sibos Wi-Fi service you acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy as stated herein. Any violation of the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy may result in the suspension or termination of access to the service and/or other actions including but not limited to cooperation with legal authorities and/or third parties involved in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing.

Acceptable Use

You agree to use the Sibos Wi-Fi service for your own personal or internal business purposes. The Sibos Wi-Fi may not be used (directly or indirectly) in an illegal or malicious manner, including, but not exhaustively, the following activities:

  • Using the Wi-FI service to transmit, post, upload, or otherwise making available defamatory, harassing, controversial, abusive, or threatening material or language that encourages bodily harm, destruction of property or harasses another;
  • Downloading, possessing or transmitting in any way, illegal material or content including but not limited to racism or hatred, child abuse, phishing and/or proxy avoidance;
  • Attempting to gain deliberate access to facilities or services which you are not authorised to access or attempting to penetrate security measures of another system including, but not limited to, port scans, stealth scans, or other information gathering activity;
  • Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending malicious software including but not limited to Internet viruses, malware, spyware, worms, Trojan Horses, pinging, flooding, mail bombing, or denial of service attacks.
  • Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of Sibos or third-parties, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or any other proprietary right of any third party.

Responsibilities of SWIFT

SWIFT reserves the right to restrict access to any material or content that is illegal. However, SWIFT does not block or monitor all material or content available on the internet or of activities of third-parties. SWIFT does not control such material or content, and SWIFT is not in any way liable for data or content that is accessed or received via the Sibos Wi-Fi service.

SWIFT is not a publisher of third-party content and is not responsible for any opinions, advice, statements, services or other information provided by third parties and accessible through the Wi-Fi. You are solely responsible for evaluating such content.

It is your responsibility to evaluate the value and integrity of goods and services offered by third parties accessible via the Sibos Wi-Fi service. SWIFT will not be a party to, nor in any way be responsible for, any transaction concerning third party goods and services. You are responsible for all consents, royalties and fees related to third party vendors whose sites, products or services you access, buy or use via the Sibos Wi-Fi service. Should you choose to use the Sibos Wi-Fi service to connect to, or access third-party websites or content or provide products or services from such third-parties, your personal data may be processed. SWIFT is in no way responsible for the manner and extent third-parties process your personal data for the use of their service.

SWIFT does not in any way guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of information that is obtained through the Sibos Wi-Fi service.


If SWIFT has reasonable suspicions or knows that you may have breached the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy, SWIFT reserves the right to take any action it believes to be appropriate including, but not limited to:

(a) Investigating the possible breach, and using your personal details to contact you to gather further information or to discuss our concerns, and/or issue you with a formal warning;

(b) Blocking, limiting or suspending your access to all or parts of the Sibos Wi-Fi services.

In certain instances SWIFT may be legally required to give information relating to your activity while using Sibos Wi-Fi services to competent authorities, regulators and law enforcement agencies in order to comply with any legal requirements.

In cases of serious breach, SWIFT may report you (and disclose your personal information) to the authorities or any competent law enforcement agency.

Network Security & Monitoring

UserIDs and their respective password are confidential and non-transferable. You are responsible for all activity conducted under your userID. You are expected to take reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized and/or abusive use by other individuals.

If you become aware of any unauthorized or fraudulent usage via your account, you should notify us immediately. The Sibos Wi-Fi service may be subject to monitoring network traffic, with cause, for security, legal, or troubleshooting purposes. Network traffic may be monitored for i) malicious traffic, coming from viruses on laptops or malicious executables, such as key loggers; ii) for any external DDOS attacks; iii) for any rogue devices that might be plugged into the network; and iv) verifying the logs, for IOC’s (this can be a an IP address that we know is bad, or a file we know is malicious).

SWIFT reserves the right to monitor Sibos Wi-Fi activity, filter content, and otherwise control or prohibit usage.

Indemnification, Liability & Warranty

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SWIFT and its affiliates, employees, agents, suppliers, sponsors or other partners from any and all third party claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to your use of the Wi-Fi service available at Sibos, including any material that you access or make available using the Wi-Fi, or violation of the agreement, including but not limited to any violation of any third party's rights or an violation of law or regulation, or any breach of this Acceptable Use Policy,. This Section will not be construed to limit or exclude any other claims or remedies that SWIFT may assert under this Acceptable Use Policy or by law.

You assume full responsibility for your use of the Sibos Wi-Fi service. SWIFT has no responsibility whatsoever for the content accessible or actions taken on the internet and the Sibos Wi-Fi service, and shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind including but not limited to any loss of use, loss of business, and/or loss of profit, arising out of or related to this terms of service.

The Sibos Wi-Fi service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. SWIFT makes no warranties of any kind, whether written or oral, statutory, express or implied, including any warranty of merchantability, infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose. SWIFT does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components.


SWIFT is committed to protecting your privacy needs. Please read in this regard the Sibos Privacy Statement which applies to the processing of your personal data related to gaining access to the Sibos Wi-Fi service. By using the Sibos Wi-Fi service, you consent with the Sibos Privacy Statement.

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SWIFT Contact details

S.W.I.F.T. SCRL ("SWIFT") with registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium. 
Telephone: +32 2 655 31 11 
Fax: +32 2 655 32 26
RPM Nivelles 0413.330.856
VAT: BE 413 330 856


This Acceptable Use Policy shall be governed by Belgian law and, as regards any claims against SWIFT, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court of Brussels, Belgium.

If any provision of this Acceptable Use Policy shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this policy and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

We reserve the right to amend the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy at any time.