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Internet Doorway, Inc. (NETDOOR) membership provides convenient, high speed access to all features of the Internet. As a provider of Internet-related services, NETDOOR gives it's members (also known as subscribers), and their customers, the means to acquire and disseminate public, private, commercial, and non-commercial information. Although the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information, NETDOOR reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective actions when necessary to protect NETDOOR's business reputation, operations, and its subscribers' rights relating to the information contained in this Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP").

In order to protect these interests, NETDOOR has developed this AUP to supplement and explain certain terms of each member's respective service agreement and is intended as a guide to the member's rights and obligations when utilizing NETDOOR's services. This AUP will be revised from time to time and a member's use of NETDOOR's services, after revisions are announced on NETDOOR's web site, will constitute his or her acceptance of any new or additional terms of the AUP that result from those revisions.

To help ensure that all members have access to NETDOOR's services, it is important for members not to give out login names and passwords to anyone. Protecting account passwords, will help prevent unauthorized account use and allow only NETDOOR members access to our Internet resources. From time to time, you may be asked for account information including username, password, date of birth, address or phone number, while speaking with a NETDOOR representative over the phone, for verification purposes.

When members obtain information via the Internet, they must keep in mind that NETDOOR cannot monitor, verify, warrant, or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information that they may acquire. For this reason, members must exercise his or her best judgment in relying on information obtained from the Internet, and also should be aware that some material posted to the Internet is sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. NETDOOR cannot monitor or censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, therefore NETDOOR cannot accept responsibility for injury to its members that results from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive, or illegal Internet communications.

When members disseminate information via the Internet, they must also keep in mind that NETDOOR does not review, edit, censor, or take responsibility for any information its subscribers may create. When members place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation, and other harmful speech. Also, because the information they create is carried over NETDOOR's network and may reach a large number of people, members' postings to the Internet may affect others and may harm NETDOOR's goodwill, business reputation, and operations, for these reasons, members violate NETDOOR policy and the service agreement when they, their customers, affiliates, or subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:

  • Spamming -- Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet, maintaining an email server that allows open SMTP relay or forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.
  • Exceeding Access Limitations -- Certain services may include predefined access limitations such as the number of simultaneous computer connections allowed, amount of bandwidth usage allowed, or amount of connection time allowed. If you are concerned about these limitations or have questions please don't hesitate to contact us for further information.
  • Exceeding Free Webspace Limitations - The FREE web space provided by some accounts is for personal, non-commercial use only. Any violation, such as commercial content, organizational promotion, banner ads, or bandwidth intensive sites, will result in forfeiture of the web space provided. We do have commercial web accounts that may fit the needs of individuals or companies that would like to make available to the public such material.
  • Non-Interactive Processes -- Use of the UNIX machines is limited to interactive processes only. All programs must be closed before you log out or the system will close them for you. The UNIX machines are for the use and enjoyment of all customers and as such abuses as interpreted by management will not be permitted. Access to compilers, schedulers or similar programs is not allowed as the purpose of the UNIX shell is for Internet services, such as IRC, FTP, Telnet, MUD, etc. and not for the development of programs.
  • Reselling Services - Reselling or attempting to resell services without prior consent or knowledge of NETDOOR representatives, officers, or employees.
  • Intellectual Property Violations -- Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, software piracy, and patents held by individuals, corporations, or other entities. Also, engaging in activity that violates privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others. NETDOOR is required by law to remove or block access to customer content upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement. It is also NETDOOR's policy to terminate the privileges of members who commit repeat violations of copyright laws.
  • Obscene, Defamatory, or Abusive Language and/or Materials -- Using NETDOOR's network as a means to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available child pornography, obscene speech or material, harassment, or defamatory, harassing, abusive, or threatening language. NETDOOR is required by law to notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on or being transmitted through NETDOOR's network. NETDOOR reserves the right to take action against anyone perpetrating any of these violations.
  • Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks -- Accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual's system (often known as "hacking").
  • Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities -- Knowingly distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mailbombing, or denial of service attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any connected network, system, service, or equipment. Please see our Security FAQ for more information on protecting yourself and your computer.
  • Export Control Violations -- Exporting encryption software over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United States.
  • Illegal Activities -- Engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal, including advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, and pirating software.
  • Other Activities -- Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that NETDOOR determines to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.
  • Facilitating a Violation of this AUP -- Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mailbombing, denial of service attacks, simultaneous logins, connection sharing, and piracy of software.

NETDOOR does not require its subscribers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor transmissions or web sites created by their customers. NETDOOR has the right to directly take action against a customer of a subscriber. Also, NETDOOR may take action against the NETDOOR subscriber because of activities of a customer of the subscriber, even though the action may effect other customers of the subscriber. Similarly, NETDOOR anticipates that subscribers who offer Internet services will cooperate with NETDOOR in any corrective or preventive action that NETDOOR deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a violation of NETDOOR policy.

NETDOOR also is concerned with member privacy and the privacy of on-line communications and web sites. Due to the mostly insecure nature of electronic transmission of any kind, NETDOOR cannot take any responsibility for the security of information transmitted over NETDOOR's network. NETDOOR expects that its subscribers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of on-line communications. A member's failure to comply with those laws will violate NETDOOR policy. For more information on privacy as it relates to our members and member information please see our Privacy Policy.

As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests primarily with the subscriber. NETDOOR will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of its members to ensure that they comply with NETDOOR policy or applicable law. When NETDOOR becomes aware of any activities that violate this AUP, however, it may take any action it deems appropriate,including but not limited to, removing information, shutting down a web site, or denying in whole or in part access to the Internet.

Finally, NETDOOR wishes to emphasize once again that a member's use of NETDOOR services, will constitute the member's complete acceptance of NETDOOR policies and serve as a service agreement and that the member will indemnify NETDOOR for any violation of the service agreement, law, or NETDOOR policy, that results in loss to NETDOOR or the bringing of any claim against NETDOOR by any third-party. This means that if NETDOOR is sued because of a subscriber's or customer of a subscriber's activity, the subscriber will pay any damages awarded against NETDOOR, plus costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.

We hope this AUP is helpful in clarifying the obligations of NETDOOR subscribers as responsible users of the Internet. NETDOOR reserves the right to contact any member regarding information pertaining to the use of their account(s). Any complaints about a member's violation of this AUP should be sent to or by calling our offices at 601.969.1434.

Rev. 05/01/03

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