Acceptable Use Policy
EntreNet Communications' Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is intended to help enhance the use of the Internet by preventing unacceptable use. All users of EntreNet Communications' Internet services (the "Services") who service fees to subscribe to the Services ("Members") and those who use our services for free ("Guests") must comply with this AUP. We support the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor use of the Services under normal circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any Web site, electronic mail transmission, news group, or other material created or accessible over or through the Services, except for certain proprietary websites. However, in accordance with our Internet Service Agreement, we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. EntreNet Communications 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 AUP may result in the suspension or termination of either your access to the Services and/or your EntreNet Communications account or other actions as detailed in Section 3.
2. VIOLATIONS OF ENTRENET COMMUNICATIONS' ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
a. Illegal use. You agree, while using the Services of the EntreNet Communications' Network, not to post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any information constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise use the EntreNet Network or any of the Services in a manner which is contrary to law or would serve to restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying the EntreNet Network, the Services or the Internet; defame, abuse, stalk, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation, rights relating to privacy and publicity; post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbot, trojan horse, worm or other harmful or disruptive component; upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, link to or otherwise distribute in any way, information, software or other material obtained through the EntreNet Network or the Services, or any derivative work thereof, which is protected by copyright, or any other intellectual property right, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or rightholder; impersonate or falsely represent your association with any person, including an EntreNet representative or forum moderator; and use, reproduce, sell, resell or otherwise exploit the EntreNet Network or any of the Services for any commercial purposes.
b. Harm to minors. Using the Services to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
c. Threats. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
d. Harassment. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that harasses another.
e. Fraudulent activity. Using the Services to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes," "Ponzi schemes," and "chain letters."
f. Forgery or impersonation. Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of
anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation. Using deliberately misleading headers ("munging" headers) in news postings in order to avoid spam email address collectors is allowed.
g . Unsolicited commercial email/Unsolicited bulk email. Using the Services to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email. Activities that have the effect of facilitating unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email whether or not that email
is commercial in nature, are prohibited. Direct commercial e-mail to a restricted list of customers who have opted-in, is acceptable, but must be accompanied by a valid reply-to address, clear identification of the sender and an opt-out mechanism. Mailing lists of
over 2000 recipients must be vetted and approved by prior arrangement with EntreNet Communications Inc..
h . Unauthorized access. Using the Services to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of EntreNet Communications' or 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.
i. Copyright or trademark infringement. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software.
j. Collection of personal data. Using the Services to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
k. Reselling the services. Reselling the Services without EntreNet Communications' authorization.
l. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity. Using the Services for any activity which adversely affects the ability of other people or systems to use EntreNet Communications Services or the Internet. This includes "denial of service" (DoS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, network services or network equipment is prohibited. It is the Member's responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure manner. A Member may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Member may not permit their network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability to use their network in an illegal or inappropriate manner.
m . News. EntreNet Communications' Members should use their best judgment when posting to any newsgroup. Many groups have charters, published guidelines, FAQs, or "community standards" describing what is and is not considered appropriate. Usenet can be a valuable resource if used properly. The continued posting of off-topic articles is prohibited. Commercial advertisements are off-topic in most newsgroups, especially regional groups not specifically named for such. The presence of such articles in a group is not indicative of the group's "intended" use. Please familiarize yourself with basic Usenet netiquette before posting to a newsgroup. EntreNet Communications considers "multiposting" to 10 or more groups within a two week sliding window to be excessive. EntreNet Communications' Members may not cancel messages other than their own messages. A Member may cancel posts forged in that Member's name. We may cancel any postings which violate this AUP.
n . Long Connections and Multiple Logins. Using a personal account for high volume or commercial use is prohibited. The Services are intended for periodic, active use of email, newsgroups, file transfers, Internet chat, games, and browsing the World Wide Web. Members may stay connected so long as they are actively using that connection for the above purposes. Members may not use the Services on a standby or inactive basis in order to maintain a connection. Large volume (flood) pinging or smurfing is expressly prohibited. Accordingly, EntreNet Communications' maintains the right to terminate any member's connection following any extended period of inactivity as determined by EntreNet Communications.
o . Exceeding any Web Site Size and Traffic Limitations: EntreNet Communications' members may use disk space for Web-sites, e-mail, FTP or Media site storage and may have a traffic quota associated with their Internet access account. We reserve the right to negotate each member's disk space usage amounts above 20Megabytes disk space free and traffic usage above 30 Gigabytes per month. If a site exceeds these or another agreed-upon quota then we reserve the right, once the member has been notified, (or after attempting to notify the member at at least once in a 24 hour period, to cap the disk usage or traffic through technical means. In cases of excessive usage which are compromising our network, such as when a member's systems are infected with a virus that is causing excessive traffic, we reserve the right to disconnect or disable the users account until the problem is resolved.
3. REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF ENTRENET COMMUNICATIONS' AUP EntreNet Communications' requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.. If available, please provide the following information: The IP address used to commit the alleged violation The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset from GMT Evidence of the alleged violation Email with full header information provides all of the above, as do syslog files. Other situations will require different methods of providing the above information. EntreNet Communications' may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints: issue warnings: written or verbal suspend the Member's newsgroup posting privileges suspend the Member's account terminate the Member's account bill the Member for administrative costs and/or reactivation charges bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages, if any, caused by violations.
4. REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY EntreNet Communications' reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our Internet Service Agreement and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with the Internet Service Rev. 06/27/2002