Acceptable Use Policy
By using our services, you agree to comply with our policies. We support the free flow of
information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor use of the services we provide
to our clients under normal circumstances. We expect you to use the internet with respect,
courtesy, and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other internet users. We do not
exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, electronic mail transmission,
newsgroup, or other material created or accessible over or through the services we provide,
except for certain proprietary web sites. We may remove any materials that, in our sole
discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this Acceptable Use
Policy. We may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any
suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Your violation of this Acceptable Use Policy may result
in the suspension or termination of either your access to our services and/or your account or
other civil remedies. If we believe such a violation is a criminal offense, we will notify the
appropriate law enforcement department of the violation. We do not issue credit for paid service
that are interrupted or terminated as a result of violations of this Acceptable Use Policy.
The provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy are intended as guidelines and are not meant to be
exhaustive. Generally, conduct that violates the law, regulation, or the accepted norms of the
internet community, whether or not expressly mentioned in this Acceptable Use Policy, is
prohibited. In addition, we reserve the right at all times to prohibit activities that damage our
reputation and goodwill.
The following constitute violations of the Acceptable Use Policy.
- Illegal use. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material that, intentionally or
unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law, or any rules or
regulations promulgated thereunder. This includes, without limitation, material protected by
copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper
authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates
export control laws.
- Defamatory, threatening or abusive language. Using our network or services to
transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, news, or otherwise) that is defamatory,
scandalous, or constitutes private information about an individual sent without their consent, or
material sent to intentionally inflict emotional distress, or material that threatens or encourages
bodily harm or destruction of property.
- Harm to minors. Harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- Forgery or impersonation. Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in
whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message. The use of anonymous remailers or
nicknames does not constitute impersonation or forgery. Using deliberately misleading headers in
news postings in order to avoid spam email address collectors is allowed.
- Fraudulent activity. Making fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items or
services, or to advance any type of financial scam including advertising, transmitting, or
otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards,
and pirating software.
- Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive
Activities. Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending internet viruses,
worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mailbombing, or denial of service attacks. Also, activities
that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any
connected network, system, service, or equipment.
- Spamming. Sending unsolicited mail messages, including, without limitation,
commercial advertising and informational announcements, is explicitly prohibited. Using another
site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the site. Maintaining an open
SMTP relay. Posting to any usenet or other newsgroup, forum, e-mail mailing list or other similar
group or list, articles which are off-topic according tho the charter of other owner-published
definition or description of the group or list. Sending unsolicited mass e-mailings, if such
unsolicited e-mailings provoke complaints from the recipients. Engaging any of the forgoing
activities using the service of another provider, but channeling such activities through our
services, or using a server on our network as a maildrop for responses. Falsifying user
information provided to us or to other users.
- Unauthorized Access. Using our services to access, or to attempt to access, the
accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of another entity's
computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications
system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data.
- Network Disruption and unfriendly activity. Any activity which adversely affects the
ability of other people or systems to use the our network or the internet, including but not limited
to denial of service attacks against another network host or individual user, interference with or
disruption of other network users, network services, or network equipment. You may not,
through action or inaction, allow others to use your equipment or network for illegal or
inappropriate actions, and may not permit your network or equipment, through action or inaction,
to be configured in such a way that it gives a third party the capability to use it in an illegal or
- Facilitating a Violation of this Acceptable Use Policy. Advertising, transmitting, or
otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate
this Acceptable Use Policy, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging,
flooding, mailbombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.
- Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that we determine
to harmful to its subscribers, clients, operations, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.
- We reserve the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of this
Acceptable Use Policy at any time without notice. Parties seeking to report any violations of this
policy may contact us via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org