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Peetz Co-op Tel. Acceptable Usage Policy

OBJECTIVE

To establish guidelines, terms and conditions for acceptable usage of Internet services.

POLICY CONTENT

The Accountholder agrees to use Internet services for lawful purposes, in   compliance with all applicable laws.  The following use restrictions apply:

PROVISIONS

Content.  The subscriber shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish to any chat area, bulletin board, or e-mail function any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, harassing, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.  Any violation of these restrictions will result in immediate disconnection from our services at our discretion.

Abusing other users.  Subscribers shall not abuse other users.  Such abuse consists of acts by a subscriber that either threaten, harass, use abusive language or attempt to disrupt the peace and serenity of another Internet user.  Examples of such abuse would be the use of vulgar language or the making of threatening or disparaging sexual comments in an Internet chat room.  To report such abuse, e-mail abuse@peetzplace.com

Flooding of other users.  Flooding is strictly prohibited.  Flooding takes place in numerous ways, including but not limited to mail bombing (sending large amounts of e-mail repeatedly to a person for purposes of harassment or to individuals who have expressed a desire not to receive like messages), mass mailings to multiple addresses, as well as other, less common methods. “Mail-bombing” constitutes sending more than ten (10) similar messages to the same e-mail address and “news-bombing” is defined as sending more than 10 MB of data to one particular newsgroup.  

Account Sharing.  Sharing of a subscriber’s account with another party for purposes of avoiding payment for a second account is strictly prohibited.  Violators are subject to immediate termination without warning.

Security.  Subscribers are responsible for maintaining the security of their account and password.  A new password will be provided if the subscriber believes the security of their password is compromised.  Staff may monitor the security of passwords at any time.  A new password will be provided if the staff believes the security of a password is compromised.

Violation Monitoring

Investigation.  Peetz Telephone Company reserves the right to investigate suspected violation of these guidelines.  When staff becomes aware of possible violations, an investigation may be initiated that may include gathering information from the subscriber or subscribers involved and the complaining party, if any, and examination of material on the Internet servers.

During an investigation, Peetz Telephone Company may suspend the account or accounts involved and/or remove the material involved from its servers.  If the company believes a violation of these guidelines has occurred, it may take responsive action at its sole discretion.  Such action may include, but is not limited to, temporary or permanent removal of material from the servers, warnings to the subscriber or subscribers responsible, and the suspension or termination of the account or accounts responsible.  Peetz Telephone Company reserves the right to terminate a subscriber’s account with or without notice.  The company, at its sole discretion, will determine what action will be taken in response to a violation on a case-by-case basis.  Violations of these guidelines could also subject the subscriber to criminal or civil liability.

Cooperation.  Peetz Telephone Company reserves the right to release the user names of accountholders involved in violation of system security to administrators at other sites, in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.

Law Enforcement.  To comply with applicable statutes and lawful government requests, Peetz Telephone Company reserves the right to access and disclose any information.  This may include disclosing the usernames of subscribers and other pertinent information.  The Company will fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected lawbreakers and reserve the right to report to law enforcement when it becomes aware of any suspected illegal activity.

Consequences of Abuse

Misuse of Internet access will result in loss of the subscriber’s access rights through our Internet access.

Disclaimer

“We provide Internet access “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied.  We do not warrant that service will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that servers are free of viruses or other harmful code.  We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of its server.

As our subscriber, you are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.  You are also responsible for any and all activities related to your account.  You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security that you know of.  You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the providers for any liability or expense arising from such use or misuse.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall we be liable for any or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, our server or services, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. 

RESPONSIBILITY

It shall be the responsibility of the Internet Manager to administer this policy as established by Peetz Telephone Company.  It shall be the responsibility of the company to authorize the necessary revisions when appropriate