AUP ( Acceptable Use Policy ) Also Network (The Company)'s Acceptable
Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers and users a clear
understanding of what Also Networks expects of them while using the
service. All users of The Company's Internet services: those who
access some of our Services but do not have accounts, as well as those
who pay a service fee to subscribe to the Services, must comply with
this AUP and our TOS (Terms of Service).
Use of Also Networks Service constitutes acceptance and agreement
to The Company's AUP as well as The Company's TOS (Terms of Service).
We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the
Internet and do not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal
circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise editorial control over
the content of any web site, e-mail transmission, newsgroups, or other
material created or accessible over or through the services, except
for certain proprietary Web sites. However, in accordance with our TOS
(Terms of Service), we may remove any materials that, in our sole
discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may
violate this AUP. Also Networks may cooperate with legal authorities
and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged
crime or civil wrongdoing. Your violation of this AUP may result in
the suspension or immediate termination of either your Also Networks
account or other actions as detailed in Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR
This document is intended to provide a basic understand of The
Company's Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the
establishment and enforcement of The Company's AUP:
- Ensure reliable
service to our customers.
- Ensure security and privacy of our systems
and network, as well as the networks and systems of others.
with existing laws.
- Maintain our reputation as a responsible service
- Encourage responsible use of the Internet and discourage
activities which reduce the usability and value of Internet services.
- Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free
expression and exchange of information.
- Preserve the privacy and security of individual users.
Also Networks intends to provide its customers access to everything
the Internet has to offer. While the Also Networks is firmly committed
to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be
damaging to the resources of both the Also Networks and the Internet
and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources
of Also Networks and the Internet are limited, and abuse of these
resources by one user has a negative impact on the entire community.
We do not routinely monitor the activity of accounts except for
measurements of system utilization and the preparation of billing
records. However, in our efforts to promote good citizenship within
the Internet community, we will respond appropriately if we become
aware of inappropriate use of our service.
You may not use your web site to publish material, which Also
Networks determines, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent
or objectionable. For purposes of this policy, "material" refers to
all forms of communications including narrative descriptions, graphics
(including photographs, illustrations, images, drawings, logos),
executable programs, video recordings, and audio recordings.
If an Also Networks account is used to violate the Acceptable Use
Policy or our TOS, we reserve the right to terminate your service
without notice. We prefer to advise customers of inappropriate
behavior and any necessary corrective action, however, flagrant
violations of the Acceptable Use Policy will result in immediate
termination of service. Our failure to enforce this policy, for
whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do
so at any time.
As a member of our network community, you must use your Internet
access responsibly. If you have any questions regarding this policy,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIOLATIONS OF Also Networks ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
constitute violations of this AUP:
8. Illegal use: The Company's services may not be used for
illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Also Networks
reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured
third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil
9. Harm to minors: Use of the
Also Networks service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way,
including, but not limited to child pornography.
10. Threats: Use of
the Also Networks service to transmit any material (by e-mail,
uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily
harm or destruction of property.
11. Harassment: Use of the Also
Networks service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading,
posting or otherwise) that harasses another.
12. Fraudulent activity:
Use of Also Networks service 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."
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.
14. Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail:(SPAM) Use
of the Also Networks service to transmit any unsolicited commercial or
unsolicited bulk e-mail is expressly prohibited. Violations of this
type will result in the immediate termination of the offending Also
Networks account. Anyone hosting websites or services on their web
site that support spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed
in any of the various Spam Databases will have their web site
immediately suspended on our servers. The web site will not be reenabled until such time that you agree to remove ANY and ALL traces
of the offending material immediately upon reconnection and agree to
allow us access to the server to confirm that all material has been
COMPLETELY removed. Severe violations may result in immediate and
permanent removal of the web site from our servers without notice to
the customer. Any web site guilty of a second violation WILL be
immediately and permanently removed from our servers without notice.
15. E-mail / News Bombing: Malicious intent to impede another person's
use of electronic mail services or news will result in the immediate
termination of the offending Also Networks account.
16. E-mail /
Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any
electronic transmission, originating or passing through the Also
Networks service is in violation of this AUP.
17. Usenet SPAMing: Also
Networks has a zero tolerance policy for the use of its network for
the posting of messages or commercial advertisements, which violate
the rules, regulations, FAQ or charter of any newsgroups or mailing
list. Commercial messages that are appropriate under the rules of a
newsgroup or mailing list or that are solicited by the recipients are
18. Unauthorized access: Use of the Also Networks service
to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to
penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of The Company's
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, is expressly
prohibited and the offending Also Networks account is subject to
19. Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of
the Also Networkjs service to transmit any material (by e-mail,
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.
20. Collection of personal data: Use of the Also Networks
service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about
third parties without their knowledge or consent.
21. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of the
Also Networks service for any activity which affects the ability of
other people or systems to use Also Networks 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, services or equipment is prohibited. It is the
Subscriber's responsibility to ensure that their web site is
configured in a secure manner. A Subscriber may not, through action or
inaction, allow others to use their web site for illegal or
inappropriate actions. A Subscriber may not permit their web site,
through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives
a third party the capability to use their web site in an illegal or
inappropriate manner. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company
and/or individual's computer system will result in immediate account
termination. Also Networks will not tolerate any subscriber attempting
to access the accounts of others, or penetrate security measures of
other systems, whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or
loss of data.
22. Fraud: Involves a knowing misrepresentation or
misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that
the person receiving it will act upon it.
23. Infringement of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret,
or Intellectual Property Right: Distribution and/or posting of
copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.
24. Distribution of Viruses: Intentional distributions of
software that attempts to and/or causes damage, harassment, or
annoyance to persons, data, and/or computer systems are prohibited.
Such an offense will result in the immediate termination of the
25. Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of software or any
device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging,
while using Also Networks services could result in suspension service.
26. Third Party Accountability: Also Networks subscribers
will be held responsible and accountable for any activity by third
parties, using their account, that violates guidelines created within
the Acceptable Use Policy.
27. Violation of Also Networks Accounts: It is absolutely
forbidden to host pornographic content or IRC servers on web site
Accounts. Web site Accounts found hosting this material will be
subject to immediate cancellation without refund.
28. IRC networks: It is absolutely forbidden to host an IRC
server that is part of or connected to another IRC network or server.
Accounts found to be connecting to or part of these networks will be
immediately removed from our servers without notice. The web site will
not be reactivated until such time that you agree to completely remove
any and all traces of the IRC server, and agree to let us have access
to your web site to confirm that the content has been completely
removed. Any web site guilty of a second violation will result in
immediate account termination.
- You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the
inappropriate activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest
or employee. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do
not gain unauthorized access to your account. In addition, you may not
use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to
gain unauthorized access to another network or server.
- Your password
provides access to your account. It is your responsibility to keep
your password secure.
- Sharing your password and account access with
unauthorized users is prohibited. You should take care to prevent
others from using your account since you will be held responsible for
- Attempting to obtain another user's account password is
strictly prohibited, and may result in termination of service.
must adopt adequate security measures to prevent or minimize
unauthorized use of your account.
- You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or
security of any host, network or account. This includes, but is not
limited to, accessing data not intended for you, logging into or
making use of a server or account you are not expressly authorized
to access, or probing the security of other networks. Use or
distribution of tools designed for compromising security is
prohibited. Examples of these tools include, but are not limited to,
password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools.
You may not attempt to interfere with service to any user, host or
network ("denial of service attacks"). This includes, but is not
limited to; "flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts to overload
a service, and attempts to "crash" a host.
- Users who violate
systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
Also Networks will cooperate fully with investigations of violations
of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating
with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected
Also Networks accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive use
or abuse of these shared network resources by one customer may have a
negative impact on all other customers. Misuse of network resources in
a manner which impairs network performance is prohibited by this
policy and may result in termination of your account.
You are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources,
including CPU time, memory, disk space and session time. You may not
use resource-intensive programs which negatively impact other
customers or the performances of Also Networks systems or networks.
Also Networks reserves the right to terminate or limit such
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF Also Networks AUP
Also Networks requests that anyone who believes that there is a
violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department
- 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 E-mail with full header information
provides all of the above, as do system log files. Other situations
will require different methods of providing the above information.
Also Networks may take any one or more of the following actions in
response to complaints:
- Issue written or verbal warnings
the Member's newsgroup posting privileges
- Suspend the Member's
- 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, cause by
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our TOS
(Terms of Service) 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 our TOS (Terms of Service).