INTERNET SERVICES, LLC.
Internet Services Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is intended to help
enhance the use of the Internet by preventing unacceptable use. All users
of Centric Internet Services Internet services (the "Services")-those who
access some 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 comply with this AUP. We support the free flow of
information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor use of
the Services under normal circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise
editorial control over the content of any Web site, electronic mail
transmission, news group, or other material created or accessible over or
through the Services, except for certain proprietary websites. However, 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. Centric Internet Services 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 Centric Internet Services account or other
actions as detailed in Section 3.
VIOLATIONS OF Centric Internet Services ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
following constitute violations of this AUP:
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 promulgated thereunder.
b. Harm to minors - Using the Services to harm, or attempt to harm,
minors in any way.
c. Threats - Using the Services to transmit any material (by email,
uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm
or destruction of property.
d. Harassment - Using the Services to transmit any material (by email,
uploading, posting, or otherwise) that harasses another.
e. 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
f. 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. Using
deliberately misleading headers ("munging" headers) in news postings in
order to avoid spam email address collectors is allowed.
g. Unsolicited commercial email/Unsolicited bulk email - Using the
Services to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk
email. 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.
h. Unauthorized access - Using the Services to access, or to attempt to
access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate,
security measures of Centric Internet Services 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.
i. Copyright or trademark infringement - Using the Services to transmit
any material (by email, 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. Centric Internet
Services is registered under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
j. Collection of personal data - Using the Services to collect, or
attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their
knowledge or consent.
k. Reselling the services - Reselling the Services without Centric
Internet Services authorization.
l. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity - Using the Services for
any activity which adversely affects the ability of other people or
systems to use Centricís Internet 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,
network services or network equipment is prohibited. It is the Member's
responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure
manner. A Member may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use
their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Member 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.
m. News/Blogs/Boards - Centric Internet Services Members should use
their best judgment when posting to any online forum or bulletin board.
Many groups have charters, published guidelines, FAQs, or "community
standards" describing what is and is not considered appropriate.
Commercial advertisements are off-topic in most newsgroups, especially
regional groups not specifically named for such. The presence of such
articles in a group is not indicative of the group's "intended" use.
Please familiarize yourself with basic netiquette before posting to any
n. Using a personal account for high volume or commercial use is
prohibited. The Services are intended for periodic, active use of email,
newsgroups, file transfers, Internet chat, games, and browsing the World
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF Centric Internet Services AUP
Internet Services requests that anyone who believes that there is a
violation of this AUP direct the information to Director-Abuse Department,
If available, please provide the following information:
The IP address used to commit the alleged violation The date and time of
the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset from GMT 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.
Centric Internet Services 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
bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or
to collect damages, if any, caused by violations.
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Centric Internet Services reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify
this AUP, our Internet Service Agreement and our other policies and
agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision,
amendment, or modification will be posted on this page of this web site.