The policies set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy are to help protect rmsource, Inc. (rmsource) and its clients from the misuse of rmsource services and resources.
General Conduct – The rmsource network must be used in a manner that is consistent with the intended purpose of the rmsource network and may be used only for lawful purposes. Clients shall not use the rmsource network in order to transmit, distribute or store material that is: (1) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, including anti-terrorism, export or encryption laws or regulations; or (2) that may expose rmsource to criminal or civil liability. Clients are further prohibited from assisting any other person in violating any part of this Policy.
Content Responsibility – rmsource takes no responsibility for any material created or accessible on or through the rmsource network. rmsource is not obligated to monitor or exercise any editorial control over such material, but reserves the right to do so. In the event that rmsource becomes aware that any such material may violate this Policy and/or expose rmsource to civil or criminal liability, rmsource reserves the right to block access to such material and suspend or terminate any Client creating, storing or disseminating such material. rmsource further reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and third parties in the investigation of alleged wrongdoing, including disclosing the identity of the Client as may be requested by legal authorities or otherwise in connection with the investigation.
Inappropriate Content – Clients shall not use the rmsource network to transmit, distribute or store material that is inappropriate, as reasonably determined by rmsource. Without limiting the general application of this rule, Users may not transmit, distribute, or store material that unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable
Intellectual Property – Material accessible through the rmsource network may be subject to protection under privacy, publicity, or other personal rights and Intellectual Property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights and laws protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary information. Clients shall not use the rmsource network in any manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights. If you use a domain name in connection with any of the rmsource network, you must not use that domain name in violation of the trademark, service mark, or similar rights of any third party.
Harmful Content – Clients shall not use the rmsource network to transmit, distribute or store material that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other component harmful to the rmsource network, any other network or equipment, or other Users.
Fraudulent/Misleading Content – Clients shall not use the rmsource network to transmit or distribute material containing fraudulent offers for goods or services, or any advertising or promotional materials that contain false, deceptive, or misleading statements, claims, or representations. In addition, Clients are prohibited from submitting any false or inaccurate data on any order form, contract or online application, including the fraudulent use of credit cards.
Unsolicited Messages – Clients may not send unsolicited e-mail messages, including, without limitation, bulk commercial advertising or informational announcements (“spam”), including, without limitation, actions such as using an e-mail account on rmsource ‘s network to send spam, or using the service of another provider to send spam or to promote a site hosted on or connected to the rmsource network. In addition, Clients may not use the rmsource network in order to (a) send e-mail messages which are excessive and/or intended to harass or annoy others, (b) continue to send e-mail messages to a recipient that has indicated that he/she does not wish to receive them, (c) send e-mail with forged TCP/IP packet header information, (d) send malicious e-mail, including, without limitation, “mailbombing”, (e) send or receive e-mail messages in a manner that violates the use policies of any other internet service provider, or (f) use an e-mail box exclusively as a storage space for data. An e-mail message will be considered unsolicited if it is sent to a recipient (1) who has not expressly requested or invited it; (2) with whom the sender does not have an existing business or personal relationship; or (3) who has requested that the sender not send them any further messages.
Third Party Rules; Usenet – Clients may have access through the rmsource network to search engines, subscription Web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, Web pages, USENET, or other services that promulgate rules, guidelines or agreements to govern their use. Clients must adhere to any such rules, guidelines, or agreements. Clients who post messages to Usenet newsgroups are responsible for becoming familiar with any written charter or FAQ governing use of such newsgroups and complying therewith. Regardless of such policies, Clients may not (a) post the same message, or a series of similar messages, to one or more newsgroups (excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting, also known as “Usenet spam”), (b) cancel or supersede posts not originally posted by such Client, unless such Client does so in the course of his/her duties as an official newsgroup moderator, (c) post any message with forged packet header information, or (d) post messages that are excessive and/or intended to annoy or harass others, including, without limitation, chain letters.
System and Network Security – Clients are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the rmsource network, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such Client or logging into a server or account which such Client is not authorized to access, (b) impersonating rmsource personnel, (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (d) attempting to interfere with, disrupt or disable service to any User, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing”, “denial of service” attacks or “crashing”, (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting, (f) taking any action in order to obtain services to which such Client is not entitled, or (g) attempting to utilize another User’s account name or persona without authorization from that User. Clients are also prohibited from attempting any action designed to circumvent or alter any method of measuring or billing for rmsource services. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. rmsource will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Clients who are involved in such violations.
Remedies; Suspension and Termination of Service – When a client is a victim of Internet abuse, rmsource will do what we can to help them direct their complaint to the proper reporting agency or initiator within an rmsource Data Center. If the complaint is against an rmsource client we will take appropriate action in accordance with thesepolicies . Any Client which rmsource determines to have violated any element of this Acceptable Use Policy may be subject to a suspension or termination of service, and if rmsource deems it necessary, immediate suspension or termination of such Client’s service in accordance with the Client’s Master Service Agreement. rmsource may take such further action as rmsource determines to be appropriate under the circumstances to eliminate or preclude repeat violations, and rmsource shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any Client, User, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from rmsource ‘s exercise of its rights under this Acceptable Use Policy.
rmsource reserves the right to modify this Policy in its discretion at any time. Such modifications will be effective when posted to rmsource’s Web site or provided to the Client directly.