|RANGENET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
If you have any questions that fall outside of the subjects
covered, please feel free to contact our management at your convenience
for further clarification.
IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETELY AGREE
WITH THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY, DISCONTINUE THE USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY
AND CONTACT RANGENET TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.
Users of Rangenet Internet Services, Inc. agree to abide
by this acceptable use policy, by continued use of the system and by their
subscription to the system.
The following are prohibited uses of your Rangenet
account, and can cause Immediate suspension of services:
All prices quoted for personal accounts are for non-commercial
use. No resale of service is permitted.
Dedicated SLIP/PPP are not intended for resale and are for
one (1) organization only. Contact Rangenet for more information
about resale-able account pricing.
Respect the privacy of other users. Users shall not intentionally
seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files, other data, or
passwords belonging to other users, or represent themselves as another
user. Please remember to respect the legal protection provided by copyright
and license to programs and data. Malicious use is not acceptable. Use
should be consistent with guiding ethical statements and accepted community
standards. Rangenet's networks may not be used in ways that violate
applicable laws or regulations.
It is ILLEGAL to use pirated software. Anyone using, storing
or trafficking unlicensed software on Rangenet's System will have
their account terminated immediately, with NO refund of unused time available.
Plus a review for Legal accountability will be performed.
Respecting the Integrity of Computing Systems
Users shall not intentionally develop programs or use that
harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or
damage or alter the software components of a computer or computing system.
Unsolicited Emailing "SPAM"
Rangenet will investigate complaints regarding
email and may, in its sole discretion, take action based on the rules
below. If an email message is found to violate one of the policies below,
or to contain unlawful material, as described in other sections of this
policy, Rangenet may take action as outlined.
Rangenet account-holders may not send email to any user who does not
wish to receive it, either at Rangenet or elsewhere. Rangenet recognizes
that email is an informal medium; however, account-holders must refrain
from sending further email to a user after receiving a request to stop.
Unsolicited advertising mailings, whether commercial or informational,
are strictly prohibited. Rangenet account-holders may send advertising
material only to addresses which have specifically requested it. Rangenet
will not forward mail of accounts terminated for bulk mailing or unsolicited
Chain letters are unsolicited by definition and may not be propagated
using Rangenet's services.
Rangenet account-holders may not send, propagate, or reply to mail-bombs.
Mail-bombing is defined as either emailing copies of a single message
to many account-holders, or sending large or multiple files or messages
to a single user with malicious intent.
Rangenet account-holders may not alter the headers of email messages
to conceal their email address or to prevent account-holders from responding
Rangenet users may not use programs or services to try to hide, mask,
redirect, or in any way cause their email identity to be anonymous.
Violations of the Rangenet policies outlined in this document can sometimes
result in massive numbers of email responses. If a Rangenet account-holder
receives so much email that Rangenet resources are affected, Rangenet
staff may shut down the account-holders mailbox.
Any customer (Personal or Commercial) violating Rangenet anti-spam policy
will be billed a minimum of $100.00 per hour, minimum 1 hour, for
any work incurred by our support, help-desk, system administration or Legal
personnel as a result of this activity. There will be NO exceptions, and
it is our policy in such instances to employ aggressive collection procedures,
including litigation if required.
Rangenet Internet Services, Inc.
Every user MUST read the messages regularly posted to the
group news.announce.new-users, BEFORE posting any articles to any particular
newsgroup, and insure that they are familiar with the policies and formalities
(if any) of that specific group. Please post articles appropriately, according
to USENET guidelines. "Spamming" or any of it's related forms, are expressly
prohibited and can be cause for immediate termination, with NO refund of
unused time available. Mass mail-outs also fall into this area, and are
defined as sending unsolicited messages or files to multiple locations
or users. These activities are in violation of Rangenet anti-spam
policy. Any customer (Personal or Commercial) found to be in violation
of this policy will be billed at the rate of up to, but not limited to
$100.00 per hour, with a one hour minimum, for any work incurred by our
support, help-desk, system administration or Legal personnel as a result
of this activity. There will be NO exceptions, and it is our policy in
such instances to employ aggressive collection procedures, including litigation
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Duluth, Minnesota, 55801