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ASERTY's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our Clients and users a clear understanding of what ASERTY expects of them while using the service.

All users of ASERTY'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 ASERTY Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to ASERTY's AUP as well as ASERTY's TOS (Terms of Service)

We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor Client activity under normal circumstances. Except for certain proprietary Web sites, 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 these services. 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. ASERTY 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 ASERTY account or other actions as detailed in this document WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

This document is intended to provide a basic understand of ASERTY's Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of ASERTY's AUP:

ASERTY intends to provide its Clients access to everything the Internet has to offer. While ASERTY is firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be damaging to the resources of both ASERTY and the Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of ASERTY 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 virtual space to publish material, which ASERTY determines, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or obscene. 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 ASERTY account is used to violate the Acceptable Use Policy or our Terms of Service , we reserve the right to terminate your service without notice. We prefer to advise Clients 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 .

VIOLATIONS OF ASERTY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:

  1. Illegal use: ASERTY's services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. ASERTY reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.

  2. Harm to minors: Use of the ASERTY service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography.

  3. Threats: Use of the ASERTY service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.

  4. Harassment: Use of the ASERTY service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another.

  5. Fraudulent activity: Use of ASERTY service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of fraudulent business scheme or swindle such as "pyramid schemes", "ponzi schemes", and "chain letters."

  6. 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.

  7. Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM) Use of the ASERTY service to transmit any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail is expressly prohibited. Violations of this type will result in the immediate suspension of the offending ASERTY account pending an investigation and may result in termination of service.

  8. 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 ASERTY account.

  9. E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the ASERTY service is in violation of this AUP.

  10. Usenet SPAMing: ASERTY 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 permitted.

  11. Unauthorized access: Use of the ASERTY service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of ASERTY'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 ASERTY account is subject to immediate termination.

  12. Infringement of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or Intellectual Property Right: You may not use the ASERTY 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. Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.

  13. Collection of personal data: Use of the ASERTY service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.

  14. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of the ASERTY service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use ASERTY 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 Member's responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure manner. A Client may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate activities. A Client 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. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or individual's computer system will result in immediate account termination. ASERTY will not tolerate any Client 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.

  15. Fraud: Involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it.

  16. 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 offending account.

  17. Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e., pinging, while using ASERTY services may result in suspension of service.

  18. Third Party Accountability: ASERTY Clients will be held responsible and accountable for any activity by third parties using their account that violates the guidelines of the Acceptable Use Policy

Security

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.

Network Performance

ASERTY accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive use or abuse of these shared network resources by one Client may have a negative impact on all other Clients. 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 Clients or the performances of ASERTY systems or networks. ASERTY reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.

REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF ASERTY AUP

ASERTY requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department at .

If available, please provide the following information:

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. ASERTY may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:

REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

ASERTY 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).


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