All Bowling Green Electronics Customers should read this document! Even if you don't read it, you are still responsible for the policy written here, and your account WILL BE DISABLED WITHOUT WARNING if you violate it.
Bowling Green Electronics sets forth an Acceptable Use Policy with the intent of protecting our service, our customers, and other users of the Internet from potentially abusive actions taken by Bowling Green Electronics customers. The following policy is non-exclusive; any action about which there is doubt should be referred to Bowling Green Electronics for evaluation. Bowling Green Electronics may alter this policy from time to time as need dictates. Bowling Green Electronics is not responsible for any loss of income due to network outages of any kind. Bowling Green Electronics is not responsible for any toll charges to phone bills as a result of using Bowling Electronic's Internet Access or any of our services.
Statement of Responsibility
Each Bowling Green Electronics Internet account
has a password that is the key to gain access to the account. The customer
who registered the account is solely responsible for all access and actions
taken with regard to the account. It is the account owner's responsibility
to safeguard the account password and to ensure that Bowling Green Electronics
Acceptable Use Policies are honored. Bowling Green Electronics will hold
the account owner responsible for any violations of the AUP.
Sites directly attached to the Bowling Green Electronics backbone are expected to adhere to the Bowling Green Electronics Acceptable Use Policies. The individual who registered the account is responsible for educating site users on acceptable use policies. Violations of the AUP by directly attached sites will be referred to the individual who registered the account for resolution. The individual who registered the account will be held responsible for any violations of the AUP.
Bowling Green Electronics enforces these policies with respect to Bowling Green Electronics customers only. We are not responsible for abusive actions which originate from other sites or networks on the Internet.
Acceptable Use: Network
Acceptable use of the Bowling Green Electronics network facilities does NOT include:
Attempting to circumvent user authentication
or security of any host, network, or account on Bowling Green Electronics
systems or the Internet at large ("cracking").
Use of Bowling Green Electronics systems or networks (willfully or negligently) in a manner that encumbers disk space, processors, bandwidth, or other system resources so as to interfere with others' normal use of services on Bowling Green Electronics or other systems and networks ("denial of service" attack).
Activities which violate local, state, or federal statutes.
Acceptable Use: Domain Names
Bowling Green Electronics provides domain name service for Dedicated Connection and Virtual Domains customers. Keeping registry information updated and accurate is the responsibility of the domain holder and not Bowling Green Electronics.
Acceptable use of the Bowling Green Electronics domain name service
does NOT include:
Falsifying or omitting valid domain contact information, including the administrative, technical, zone, and billing contacts.
Acceptable Use: Email
Acceptable use of Email does NOT include:
Sending unsolicited mass mailings of any nature, including those with a "negative option" for continuation. The negative option is inviting those who do not wish to receive more email to reply to you.
Sending a large number of email messages, or singularly large email messages, to a single address in order to flood someone's mailbox.
Forging email headers to obscure the true originator of the message.
Creating or participating in pyramid schemes or chain letters.
Sending harassing email, either by language, size, or frequency. This includes sending email (or real time) messages to a person who has asked explicitly that you do not.
Activities which violate local, state, or federal statutes.
Acceptable Use: Usenet
Acceptable use of Bowling Green Electronics Usenet News service does NOT include:
Posting unsolicited messages to a large number of Usenet newsgroups either by cross-posting or posting to individual groups ("spamming").
Attempting to cancel, supersede, or otherwise interfere with Usenet posts other than one's own.
Blatant posting of articles which violate the named charter for specific newsgroups.
Publishing someone's real-world data (such as phone number, address, social security number, etc.) in such a way as to cause the person trouble or to incite others to do so.
Forging Usenet header information to obscure the true originator of the message.
Activities that violate local, state, or federal statutes.
Acceptable Use: Dial-up Access
Dial-up connections to Bowling Green Electronics
that are idle for 15 minutes or longer, or connected for more than 6 hours
continuously, will be disconnected.
Idle time is defined as a period during which no input or output is sent or received across the modem connection.
Multiple simultaneous logins to a single Bowling Green Electronics dial-up account are prohibited.
While our service is unlimited, it is not a
dedicated modem connection. Use of Bowling Green Electronics dial-up service
as a dedicated modem connection through use of redialers and idle-time
traffic generators is prohibited.
Acceptable Use: Web/FTP Sites
Acceptable use of Bowling Green Electronics web/FTP space does NOT include:
Distribution of pornographic or otherwise indecent or offending materials.
Distribution of restricted software or materials in violation of copyrights or distribution licenses.
Distribution of materials which violates local,
state, or federal statutes.
Bowling Green Electronics reserves the right to restrict or terminate
service without refund in the event of an AUP violation. Bowling Green
Electronics also reserves the right to take action on abuse which is not
specifically named in this AUP at the sole discretion of Bowling Green
Electronics. Use of the Bowling Green Electronics systems and network constitutes
understanding and agreement of this policy.