Acceptable Use Policy
12:52PM February 14, 2020
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
2. PROHIBITED ACTS
The following are examples of uses of the Service that violate the AUP.
- Abuse of e-mail; Spamming. Mass e-mailing and “mail-bombing” (sending mass e-mail or deliberately sending excessively large attachments to one recipient) are prohibited. Business-class accounts may have different volume limitations and usage will be judged by type of account and their use. Forging e-mail headers (transmission information) is prohibited. Using another computer, without authorization, to send e-mail messages or to retransmit e-mail messages for the purpose of misleading recipients as to their origin is prohibited. Use of e-mail to harass or intimidate other users is prohibited. Violation of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, or of any state or federal law regulating e-mail, is a violation of this AUP and SPARC reserves the right to seek damages and other available relief against Subscriber or any third parties as applicable. For purposes of this AUP, such violations are determined by SPARC in its sole discretion.
- Facilitating a Violation of this AUP. Subscriber is prohibited from advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate or facilitate a violation of this AUP and/or any law. This includes, but is not limited to, the facilitation of the means to spam, infringe on copyrights, and pirate software.
- Illegal Activity; Tortious Conduct. Any use of the Service to violate any local, state or federal law regulation also violates this AUP. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:
- Transmitting any defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, deceptive, indecent, offensive or obscene materials;
- Using the Service to deliver spyware, or secretly or deceptively obtain the personal information of third parties (e.g. phishing);
- Intentionally spreading computer viruses;
- Exporting software or technical information in violation of U.S. export control laws;
- Gaining unauthorized access to private networks;
- Engaging in the transmission of pirated software;
- Unauthorized copying, distribution or display of copyrighted material;
- Conducting or participating in illegal gambling;
- Soliciting for illegal pyramid schemes through –mail of USENET postings;
- Threatening, harassing, abusing, or intimidating others;
- Engaging in activity, illegal or not, that SPARC determines in its sole discretion to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, or networks;
- Making fraudulent offers of products, items or services;
- Creating or attempting to utilize a domain name that is defamatory, fraudulent, indecent, offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, or which damages the name or reputation of SPARC.
3. THIRD-PARTY RULES
4. NETWORK MANAGEMENTSPARC may establish appropriate limitations on bandwidth, data storage, or other aspects of the Service. SPARC, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or require higher levels of Service should bandwidth or data storage exceed what SPARC, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate and normal. SPARC, in its sole discretion, may require long term contracts as it deems appropriate.
5. NETWORK SECURITY
6. RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTENT
7. PASSWORD SECURITY
8. REPORTING ACCEPTABLE USE ABUSEAny party seeking to report a violation of this AUP may contact SPARC via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
9. REPORTING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTPARC complies with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of 1998. 17 USC 512 (“Act”). As required by the Act, SPARC has a policy that reserves its right to terminate Service to Subscribers who repeatedly infringe copyrights. If SPARC receives a determination that any Subscriber has infringed another’s copyright through the use of SPARCS system of network SPARC reserves the right to terminate Service to that Subscriber. SPARC accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures to identify and protect copyrighted works, subject to the limitations of the Act. Notices and counter-notices related to claimed copyright infringements should be directed to the following designated agent:
10 PR 2050
Oxford, MS 38655
Effective Date: 4/1/2020