BEVCOMM Acceptable Use Policy
PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY
The BEVCOMM Internet Services Acceptable Use Policy has been formulated with the following goals in mind:
• Ensure security, reliability and privacy of BEVCOMM systems and network, and the networks and systems of others
• Avoid situations that may cause BEVCOMM to incur civil liability
• Maintain the image and reputation of BEVCOMM as a responsible content provider
• Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression
• Encourage the responsible use of net resources, discouraging practices which degrade the usability of network resources and thus the value of Internet services
• Preserve the privacy and security of individual users
The Acceptable Use Policy below defines the actions which BEVCOMM considers to be abusive, and thus, strictly prohibited. The examples named in this list are non-exclusive, and are provided solely for guidance to BEVCOMM Customers. If you are unsure whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
Customers are prohibited from transmitting on or through any of BEVCOMM services, any material that is, in BEVCOMM’s sole discretion, unlawful, obscene, threatening, abusive, libelous, or hateful, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law.
BEVCOMM services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution, or storage of any information, data or material in violation of United States or state or local regulation or law, or by the common law, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, or any other statute. BEVCOMM reserves the right to remove such illegal material from its servers.
The customer is responsible for keeping his billing data with BEVCOMM up-to-date and accurate. Furnishing false data on the signup form, contract, or online application, including fraudulent use of credit card numbers, is grounds for immediate termination, and may subject the offender to civil or criminal liability.
The resale or sharing of BEVCOMM products and services on or off premises is not permitted, unless specifically permitted and documented in a written agreement. Example: Sharing one Broadband plan between two households.
SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY
Customers may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network, or account ("hacking"). This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for the Customer, logging into a server or account the Customer is not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other networks (such as running a scan or similar tool).
Customers 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.
Customers may not use any kind of program/script/command, or send messages of any kind, designed to interfere with a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or by the Internet.
BEVCOMM reserves the right to enforce user session time limits during periods of activity and inactivity.
Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. BEVCOMM 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 criminal violations.
WEB HOSTING OR INTERNET USE
Customers must protect the privacy of other users, and not intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of or modify files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users without permission.
Customers must respect the legal protection provided by copyright, trademark, licenses, and other laws to programs, data and documents. Customers may not upload to BEVCOMM servers any data or software that is subject to distribution or copyright limits.
High Speed Internet customers will be prohibited from using residential broadband service for web, gaming, or other hosting type servers. Customers wishing to use broadband service for these purposes must subscribe to the business rate service.
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Customers may not send email to any person who does not wish to receive it. If a recipient asks to stop receiving email, the customer must not send that person any further email.
Customers are explicitly prohibited from sending unsolicited bulk mail messages ("junk mail" or "spam"). This includes, but is not limited to, bulk-mailing of commercial advertising, informational announcements, and political tracts. Such material may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it.
Malicious email, including but not limited to "mailbombing" (flooding a user or site with very large or numerous pieces of email), is prohibited.
Forging of e-mail header information is not permitted.
BEVCOMM accounts or services may not be used to collect replies to messages sent from another Internet Service Provider, where those messages violate this Acceptable Use Policy or the Acceptable Use Policy of that other provider.
It is the responsibility of the customer to check their email often and set their mail client to delete email from the server once it is downloaded. BEVCOMM will also delete email from the server when the limit of 50 megabytes is exceeded. Incoming email messages are not currently limited in size, but you should not normally need to store multi-megabyte email files on the email server. Outgoing email messages are currently limited to 25 megabytes and the maximum number of recipients is 25. Large files (5 Mb or larger) may be difficult or impossible to retrieve using a dial-up connection.
BEVCOMM enforces its Acceptable Use Policies in the manner described below. For more details about these policies and the procedure for filing a formal letter of complaint, please email us at email@example.com.
Prohibited Uses of Email, Web Hosting, or Internet Services.
Upon first violation of one of these policies, BEVCOMM will issue a written warning to the customer. Upon the second violation of one of these policies, BEVCOMM will suspend the customer’s internet service account until the customer executes a BEVCOMM approved and prepared Cease-and-Desist Agreement. Upon a third violation of one of these policies, BEVCOMM will suspend the customer’s account for a period of 30 days. A fourth violation of these policies will result in a suspension of the customer’s internet account for a period of 6 months. A fifth violation will result in the final termination of the customer’s account.
OTHER PROHIBITED USES
BEVCOMM will generally follow a procedure of issuing a written warning after the first violation, suspending service until a written agreement of cease-and-desist is received after the second violation, and terminating service after the third violation.
BEVCOMM reserves the right to suspend or terminate any BEVCOMM account and services in accordance with the provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy or for any reason not prohibited by law.
BEVCOMM reserves the right to modify this policy at any time. Current copies of this and other BEVCOMM policies are available at www.bevcomm.net.