Acceptable Use Policy

AUP Statement

1. INTRODUCTION

ACSi’s Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) is designed to help heighten the use of the Internet by hindering unacceptable use. All users of ACSi’s Internet services (the “Services”)-those who access any of our Services but do not have accounts (“Visitors”), as well as those who pay a monthly service fee to subscribe to the Services (“Members”)-must follow and conform to this AUP. We support the free stream of information and ideas over the Internet, except where they violate this agreement. 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. ACSi 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 ACSi account or other actions as detailed in Section 3. This AUP should be read in conjunction with our Internet Service Agreement and other policies.

2. VIOLATIONS OF ACSi’s ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

The following constitute violations of this AUP:

  1. Illegal use. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any rules or regulations that come into effect before or during service.
  2. Harm to minors. Using the Services to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
  3. Threats. Using the Services to send or transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages destruction of property or bodily harm..
  4. Harassment. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that harasses another.
  5. 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.”
  6. Forgery or impersonation. Adding, modifying or removing identifying network header information in an effort or attempt to deceive or to mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person, in any way, or by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous re-mailers 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.
  7. Unsolicited commercial email or Unsolicited bulk email. Using any Services to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email is prohibited. 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.
  8. Unauthorized access. Using the Services to access or penetrate, or to attempt to access or penetrate the accounts of others, security measures of ACSi’s or another entity’s computer hardware or software, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data.
  9. Copyright or trademark infringement. Using the Services to transmit any material (uploading, posting, by email, or otherwise) that infringes on any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, and/or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the distribution and/or digitization of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 will apply.
  10. Collection of personal data and information. Using the Services to attempt to collect or collect any personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
  11. Reselling the services. Must have authorization from ACSi to resell any Services.
  12. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity. Using the Services for any activity which adversely affects the ability of another person or persons or systems to use ACSi Services or the Internet. This includes “denial of service” (DOS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption is prohibited of other network users, network services or network equipment. Member’s are responsible for ensuring that their network is configured securely. A Member may not allow others, through action or inaction, to use our network, through your account for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Member is not permitted to have their network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the ability to use their network in an illegal or inappropriate manner.
  13. Exceeding Web Site Size and Traffic Limitations: All ACSi Members receive their agreed upon web space to utilize with their ACSi hosting account. Each member’s web space is allocated a certain amount of traffic per month (traffic is calculated on a formula multiplying the number of hits that your site receives by the size of your files). If a site exceeds its maximum monthly portion of traffic, the site will be charged additional fees or may become unavailable until the beginning of the next calendar month. A site that exceeds the ACSi Member’s maximum allotment in size will also will be charged additional fees or may become unavailable. Unavailability includes but may not be limited to the inability to access the site publicly or to publish to or modify the site’s contents via certain Web tools or through ACSi’s control panel.
  14. Business & Family Values: ACSi is a business and family value corporation. We do not allow any information, including data, images, content, e-mail, banner or use of our services to violate our business and family values policies. Our business & family values policy includes, but is not limited to, that we do not allow profanity, hate groups, hate crimes, nudity, adult sites, pornography or any illegal material to be accessed through our services. We may remove at our discretion any materials that may be illegal or that violates our AUP. We are not liable for any repercussions this may cause to our clients.

3. REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF ACSi’s AUP

ACSi requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to Abuse Department, at: [email protected].

If available, please provide the following information:

  1. The IP address used to commit the alleged violation
  2. The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset from GMT
  3. 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.

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

  • issue warnings: written or verbal
  • suspend the Member’s account
  • terminate the Member’s account

bill the Member for administrative costs and/or reactivation charges bring legal action to give official instruction of violations and/or to collect damages, if any, caused by violations.

4. REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

ACSi may make changes to this policy from time to time. We will post changes to our Privacy Policy here, so be sure to check back periodically. We may also decide to notify our customers by e-mail of significant changes.