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Clients violate our policy and terminate their service agreement when they, their customers, their affiliates, or their subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:
- Spamming: Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet is prohibited. When a Terms of Service complaint is received, we determine if a violation of our Anti-Spam Policy has occurred. It is our policy to terminate service for Clients who send Spam Email or post Spam in Newsgroups or who maintain web sites that are "Spamvertized".
- Intellectual Property Violations: Engaging in any activity that infringes on or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of others is prohibited. This includes copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, software piracy, and patents held by individuals, corporations, or other entities. Engaging in activity that violates privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others is likewise prohibited. We are required by law to remove or block access to client content upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement. It is our policy to terminate service for clients who commit repeat violations of copyright laws.
- Obscene Speech or Materials: Using our network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available obscene speech or material is prohibited. In addition, we are required to notify law enforcement agencies if we becomes aware of the presence of child pornography.
- Defamatory or Abusive Language: Using our network as a means to transmit or post defamatory, harassing, abusive, or threatening language is prohibited.
- Forging of Headers: Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of any message is prohibited.
- Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks: Accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual's system is prohibited.
- Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojans, or Other Destructive Activities: Distributing information regarding the creation and sending of Internet viruses, worms, Trojans, pinging, flooding, mail bombing, or denial of service attacks is prohibited. Activities that disrupt the use of the network or any connected network, system, service, or equipment are likewise prohibited.
- Facilitating a Violation of the AUP: Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate the AUP is prohibited. This includes the facilitation of the means to Spam, installing Spyware or Malware from our servers, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail bombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.
- Export Control Violations: Exporting encryption software over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United States is prohibited.
- Other Illegal Activities: Engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal is prohibited. This includes advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, phishing schemes, fraudulently obtaining credit card numbers, identity theft, and pirating software.
- Non-compliance with 18 U.S.C. Section 2257: The client is responsible for insuring compliance with 18 U.S.C. Section 2257 regarding record keeping and notification of record location for any websites on any server whether co-located, dedicated, or shared which is hosted on our network.
- Any activities we can not personally tolerate: Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that we determine to be harmful to clients, operations, reputations, goodwill or the Internet at large are prohibited.
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