AUP
Acceptable Use Policy
Our clients are expected to use the Internet responsibly, with respect, courtesy and consideration; in ways considered acceptable by responsible Internet users, which do not harm, hurt, annoy, or offend others. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use. The following are clearly unacceptable uses of the Internet and will result in the immediate revocation of your account:

Illegal activities of any kind, including but not limited to: the unlawful copying, distribution or transmission of any legally protected materials (including without limitation protected music, graphics, trademarks, trade secrets, computer software, text, and all other forms of intellectual property). The violation of U.S. export restrictions, trafficking in obscene material, fraud, scam operations, drug dealing, and any other act that violates any county, state, federal law, or international law.

Net abuse, including but not limited to: using a non-existent email return address on a commercial solicitation, "spamming" (sending unsolicited advertising to news groups or numerous e-mail addresses and/or generating a significantly higher volume of outgoing e-mail than a normal user), "trolling" (posting outrageous messages to generate numerous responses), "mail bombing" (sending multiple messages without significant new content to the same user), subscribing someone else to a mailing list without that person's permission, cross-posting articles to an excessive number of new groups, attempting without authorization to enter into a secured computer system and such similar acts. Tortious conduct of any kind, including but not limited to: defamation, posting private information about a person without his or her prior consent, interference with contracts, making unlawful threats, intentionally inflicting emotional distress, deception, fraud, sexual or other harassment and such similar acts.

Misuse of system resources, including but not limited to: employing posts or programs which consume excessive CPU time or storage space, permitting use of mail services, mail forwarding capabilities, POP accounts, or autoresponders other than for the client's own account or resale of access to CGI scripts installed on our servers.

Offensive and adult oriented activities, including but not limited to: conducting any sexually oriented business over the Internet or disseminating pornographic pictures, banners, text or other such material.

Right To Refuse Service, We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a professional environment for the users of our system.

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