East Texas Broadband
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This Acceptable Use Policy document, including the following list of Prohibited Activities, is an integral part of your Hosting Agreement with East Texas Broadband. If you engage in any of the activities prohibited by this AUP document East Texas Broadband may suspend or terminate your account. East Texas Broadband's Acceptable Use Policy (the "Policy") for East Texas Broadband Services is designed to help protect East Texas Broadband, East Texas Broadband's customers and the Internet community in general from irresponsible or, in some cases, illegal activities. The Policy is a non-exclusive list of the actions prohibited by East Texas Broadband. East Texas Broadband reserves the right to modify the Policy at any time, effective upon posting at http://www.etbroadband.net
Prohibited Uses of East Texas Broadband Systems and Services:
1. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws.
2. Sending Unsolicited Bulk Email ("UBE", "spam"). The sending of any form of Unsolicited Bulk Email through East Texas Broadband's servers is prohibited. Likewise, the sending of UBE from another service provider advertising a web site, email address or utilizing any resource hosted on East Texas Broadband's servers, is prohibited. East Texas Broadband accounts or services may not be used to solicit customers from, or collect replies to, messages sent from another Internet Service Provider where those messages violate this Policy or that of the other provider.
3. Running Unconfirmed Mailing Lists. Subscribing email addresses to any mailing list without the express and verifiable permission of the email address owner is prohibited. All mailing lists run by East Texas Broadband customers must be Closed-loop ("Confirmed Opt-in"). The subscription confirmation message received from each address owner must be kept on file for the duration of the existence of the mailing list. Purchasing lists of email addresses from 3rd parties for mailing to from any East Texas Broadband-hosted domain, or referencing any East Texas Broadband account, is prohibited.
4. Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP or the AUP of any other Internet Service Provider, which includes, but is not limited to, the facilitation of the means to send Unsolicited Bulk Email, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail-bombing, denial of service attacks.
5. Using East Texas Broadband's service to facilitate the spread of viruses.
6. Unauthorized attempts by a user to gain access to any account or computer resource not belonging to that user (e.g., "cracking").
7. Obtaining or attempting to obtain service by any means or device with intent to avoid payment.
8. Unauthorized access, alteration, destruction, or any attempt thereof, of any information of any East Texas Broadband customers or end-users by any means or device.
9. Knowingly engage in any activities designed to harass, or that will cause a denial-of-service (e.g., synchronized number sequence attacks) to any other user whether on the East Texas Broadband network or on another provider's network.
10. Using East Texas Broadband's Services to interfere with the use of the East Texas Broadband network by other customers or authorized users. Customer Responsibility for Customer's Users Each East Texas Broadband customer is responsible for the activities of its users and, by accepting service from East Texas Broadband, is agreeing to ensure that its customers/representatives or end-users abide by this Policy. Complaints about customers/representatives or end-users of an East Texas Broadband customer will be forwarded to the East Texas Broadband customer's postmaster for action. If violations of the East Texas Broadband Acceptable Use Policy occur, East Texas Broadband reserves the right to terminate services with or take action to stop the offending customer from violating East Texas Broadband's AUP as East Texas Broadband deems appropriate, without notice.