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Subscriber Acceptable Use Policy

1. Introduction

Each customer is required to read and accept the customer agreement.

The goal of Artsci.net/Burbank.net Internet Service ("Artsci.net/Burbank.net") is to provide you the best service possible for an enjoyable Internet experience. This Acceptable Use Policy is designed to keep Artsci.net/Burbank.net and the Internet enjoyable and useful for all of our subscribers. Violation of this Policy may result in suspension or cancellation of Artsci.net/Burbank.net services. Mail Spamming using our servers will generate additional fees. This Policy should be read and interpreted in conjunction with the Artsci.net/Burbank.net Network Internet Access Agreement.

Artsci.net/Burbank.net is committed to and supports the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet. Artsci.net/Burbank.net does not actively monitor nor does Artsci.net/Burbank.net exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, electronic mail transmission, mailing list, news group or other material created or accessible over Artsci.net/Burbank.net services. However, Artsci.net/Burbank.net reserves the right to remove any materials Artsci.net/Burbank.net does become aware of that are, in Artsci.net/Burbank.net's sole discretion, potentially illegal, could subject Artsci.net/Burbank.net to liability, or violate this Policy.

2. Policies

The following are violations of Artsci.net/Burbank.net policies:

    2.1. Using a personal account for high volume or commercial use. If you would like to provide high-volume or commercial services, please contact Artsci.net/Burbank.net Business Sales Department for information about opening up a commercial account. Activities which are prohibited as high volume include, but are not limited to:

      2.1.1. Exceeding 2MB of disk space for your email box. Any mailbox exceeding 2MB may, at Artsci.net/Burbank.net's discretion, be transferred to a compressed temporary file for storage. Members will be notified at that time with further information. Thirty days after this notification, Artsci.net/Burbank.net reserves the right to delete the temporary file from the server.

      2.1.2. Exceeding 2MB of disk space for Free Web sites. Any Free Web site exceeding 2MB will be suspended, until the customer brings the disk usage under 2MB.

      2.1.3. Exceeding 1GB of traffic in a one month period for free Web sites. Any Free Web site exceeding 1 GB of traffic will be billed for the excess traffic (please refer to Artsci.net/Burbank.net's billing rates).

    2.2. Using Artsci.net/Burbank.net services for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Artsci.net/Burbank.net reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrong. Activities which are prohibited as potentially illegal include, but are not limited to:

      2.2.1. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material including, but not limited to, digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and copyrighted software.

      2.2.2. Exporting software or technical information in violation of U.S. export control laws.

      2.2.3. Posting or emailing of scams such as 'make-money-fast' schemes or 'pyramid/chain' letters.

      2.2.4. Threatening bodily harm or property damage to individuals or groups.

      2.2.5. Making fraudulent offers of products, items, or services originating from your account.

      2.2.6. Attempting to access the accounts of others, or attempting to penetrate beyond security measures of our or other systems (referred to as hacking) whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data.

    2.3. Harassing others by 'mail-bombing' or 'news-bombing'. 'Mail-bombing' constitutes sending more than three (3) similar mail messages to the same email address. 'News bombing' constitutes sending more than 10Mbytes of data to a newsgroup.

      2.3.1 Spamming. No user is allowed to send unsolicited e-mail messages to other parties for any purpose. THERE IS A $200 PER DAY FEE FOR ANY PARTY WHO USES THE ARTSCI or BURBANK or MOONLINK MAIL SERVERS TO SEND SPAM MAIL. There is an additional $250 fee if any e-mail spam messages are sent without the proper reply address on the spam mail. There is an additional $250 fee for EACH complaint or notification or bounce mail received by artsci/burbank staff relating to spam mail.

    2.4. Revealing your account password to others or allowing use of your account by others (other than authorized users in your household). At no time can there be simultaneous use of the same user name and password combination.

    2.5. Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through Artsci.net/Burbank.net services.

    2.6. Distributing viruses to or from Artsci.net/Burbank.net systems.

    2.7. Use of software or any device that would allow your account to stay logged on while you are not actively using Artsci.net/Burbank.net services or use the account for the purpose of operating a server of any type.

    2.8. Cross-posting advertisements for products, items, or services to ten (10) or more unrelated USENET newsgroups.

    2.9. Posting articles to any USENET or other news group, mailing list or similar forum which are off-topic according to the charter or other public statement of the forum.

    2.10. Disrupting any newsgroup with frivolous, excessively vulgar, or repetitious postings.

    2.11. Posting of binary, or excessively large, unrelated text files to non-binary news groups that have specifically requested such material not be posted in the group's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

    2.12. Installation of 'auto-responders', 'cancel-bots' or similar automated or manual routines which generate excessive amounts of net traffic, or disrupt net newsgroups or email use by others.

    2.13. Engaging in any of the above activities using the service of another provider but channeling such activities through an Artsci.net/Burbank.net account or re-mailer, or using an Artsci.net/Burbank.net account as a mail drop for responses.

3. Artsci.net/Burbank.net Assumes No Liability

Artsci.net/Burbank.net has no practical ability to restrict all conduct, communications or content which might violate this Policy prior to transmission on Artsci.net/Burbank.net Network, nor can Artsci.net/Burbank.net ensure prompt removal of any such communications or content after transmission or posting. Accordingly, Artsci.net/Burbank.net does not assume liability to subscribers or others for any failure to enforce the terms of this Policy.

4. Revisions to this Policy

Artsci.net/Burbank.net reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time upon at least thirty (30) days prior notice. Notice of modifications to this Policy may be given to subscribers by posting such changes to the Artsci.net/Burbank.net homepage (http://www.Artsci.net/Burbank.net.net), by electronic mail, or by conventional mail.



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