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Acceptable Use Policy

Important Note: This document is updated often. Please make a habit of reviewing it from time to time to stay abreast of acceptable as well as inappropriate uses of your INETHOSTCO ("INETHOSTCO") account. Reports of activity in violation of this policy may be sent via e-mail to support@inethostco.com

1. Introduction

When you open your INETHOSTCO account, you join the community that consists of all the networks and users connected to each other to form the Internet. Becoming a member of this community gives you certain rights and privileges, but also imposes certain duties and responsibilities. INETHOSTCO has established an Acceptable Use Policy in order to make these duties and responsibilities more clear. This document is intended to provide a general understanding of INETHOSTCO's Acceptable Use Policy. The following factors guide the establishment and enforcement of INETHOSTCO's usage policies:

• Ensure reliable service to our customers
• Ensure security and privacy of our systems and network, as well as the networks and
systems of others
• Comply with existing laws
• Maintain our reputation as a responsible service provider
• Encourage responsible use of the Internet and discourage activities which reduce the usability and value of Internet services
• Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression and exchange of Information Preserve the privacy and security of individual users

INETHOSTCO intends to provide its customers access to everything the Internet has to offer. While INETHOSTCO is firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities are damaging to the resources of both INETHOSTCO and the Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of INETHOSTCO and the Internet are limited, and abuse of these resources by one user has a negative impact on the entire community.

We do not routinely monitor the activity of accounts except for measurements of system utilization and the preparation of billing records. However, in our efforts to promote good citizenship within the Internet community, we will respond appropriately if we become aware of inappropriate use of our service. If your account is used to violate the Acceptable Use Policy, we reserve the right to terminate your service without notice. We may also suspend the account, restrict access to it, or remove content from it if necessary or appropriate. We prefer to advise customers of inappropriate behavior and any necessary corrective action. However, flagrant violations of the Acceptable Use Policy will result in immediate termination of service. Our failure to enforce this policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any time.

As a member of our network community, you must use your Internet access responsibly. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us at: support@inethostco.com

2. General Information

Your INETHOSTCO account provides you access to a vast collection of networks and services around the world such as the World Wide Web, electronic mail, and newsgroups. Your use of these services is subject to the following policy. Violations of this policy may result in termination of your account with or without notice in accordance with the INETHOSTCO Service Agreement that you accepted at the time you created your account. In general, you may NOT use your INETHOSTCO account: In a manner which violates any law, regulation, treaty or tariff or infringes on the legal rights of any third party; In a manner which violates the rules, regulations and policies of any network, server, web site, database or service provider that you access through your INETHOSTCO account; In a manner which is defamatory, fraudulent, indecent, offensive or deceptive;

To threaten, harass, abuse or intimidate others; To damage the name or reputation of INETHOSTCO, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries and partners; To break security on any computer network, or to access an account which does not belong to you; or In a manner which interferes with other customers' use and enjoyment of the services provided by INETHOSTCO. INETHOSTCO reserves sole discretion to determine whether any use of the service is a violation of this policy. Guidelines for using your account follows. This information is only a guideline, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

3. Electronic Mail

Your INETHOSTCO account gives you the ability to send and receive electronic mail. Misuse of electronic mail may result in termination of service. The following examples are non-exclusive and are provided for your guidance. You may not use your account to send unsolicited bulk or commercial messages ("spam"). This includes, but is not limited to, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, informational announcements, charity requests, petitions for signatures, and political or religious tracts. Such messages may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it or have opted in to your email list in order to receive mass email communication from you. You may not use your account to collect responses from unsolicited bulk or commercial e-mail sent from accounts with other providers. Forging, altering or removing electronic mail headers is prohibited. You may not send numerous copies of the same or substantially similar message, nor may you send very large messages or files to a recipient, with the intent to disrupt a server or account ("mail-bombing"). You may not use electronic mail to harass or intimidate others. Harassment, whether through language, frequency of messages, or size of messages, is prohibited. Sending a single unwelcome message may be considered harassment. If a recipient asks to stop receiving e-mail, you must not send that person any further messages. You may not forward or otherwise propagate chain letters, whether or not such messages solicit money or other items of value, and whether or not the recipient wishes to receive such mailings. INETHOSTCO accounts may not be used to collect replies to messages sent from another Internet service provider if those messages violate this Acceptable Use Policy or the acceptable use policy of the other service provider. If you use the services of another provider to promote a web site hosted by or through INETHOSTCO, then the provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy shall apply to the methods used to promote such site. The sending of any unsolicited commercial e-mail messages through INETHOSTCO utilizes electronic mail servers located in the state of California and is strictly prohibited.

4. Web Sites

INETHOSTCO provides storage space and access for web sites through its Web Hosting service. In addition, dedicated accounts may provide for the hosting of web sites. INETHOSTCO will not routinely monitor the contents of your web sites. You are solely responsible for any information contained on your web site. However, if complaints are received regarding language, content or graphics contained on your web site, INETHOSTCO may, at its sole discretion, remove the web site hosted on INETHOSTCO servers and terminate your Web Hosting service. We may also suspend the account, restrict access to it, or remove content from it if necessary or appropriate. You may not use your web site to publish material which INETHOSTCO determines, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or objectionable. For purposes of this policy, "material" refers to all forms of communications including narrative descriptions, graphics (including photographs, illustrations, images, drawings, logos), executable programs, video recordings, and audio recordings. Unlawful content is that which violates any law, statute, treaty, regulation, or order. This includes any materiel that violates the privacy rights or property rights of others (copyrights or trademarks, for example). Indecent content is that which depicts sexual or excretory activities in a patently offensive matter as measured by contemporary community standards. Objectionable content is otherwise legal content with which INETHOSTCO concludes, in its sole discretion, it does not want to be associated in order to protect its reputation and brand image, or to protect its employees, shareholders, affiliates or partners. Materials which hold INETHOSTCO including its affiliates, partners, employees or shareholders up to public scorn or ridicule.

Arbonne International has full authority and right to review content placed in your Web Site in order to confirm that your Web Site and it's content conform to Arbonne's Policies & Procedures, and if a violation of Arbonne's Policies & Procedures is discovered, Arbonne will have full authority and right to suspend or "turn off" your Web Site until the violation or related issue is resolved. Arbonne International also reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Web Site Services provided to you by INETHOSTCO, or to suspend or terminate any user ID, electronic mail address, URL, IP Address or domain name used by you, in the event it is used in a manner that is unacceptable to Arbonne International.

5. Security

You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the inappropriate activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest or employee. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your account. In addition, you may not use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. You must adopt adequate security measures to prevent or minimize unauthorized use of your account. You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network or account ("cracking"). This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for you, logging into or making use of a server or account you are not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other networks. Use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security is prohibited. Examples of these tools include, but are not limited to, password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools. You may not attempt to interfere with service to any user, host, or network ("denial of service attacks"). This includes, but is not limited to, "flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service, and attempts to "crash" a host. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. INETHOSTCO will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations.

6. Network Management

You are responsible for ensuring that the services obtained from INETHOSTCO are used in an appropriate manner by your customers and users. Therefore, you must take steps to manage the use of the services obtained from INETHOSTCO in such a way that network abuse is minimized. You must also make information publicly available about how to contact you, and you must respond in a timely manner to complaints concerning misuse of the services obtained from INETHOSTCO. Failure to responsibly manage the use of the services obtained from INETHOSTCO may be cause for termination of services to you. You must designate one or more individuals ("Contacts") to be responsible for every host, IP network or subnet connected to the Internet through the use of the services. You must provide Contact names, phone numbers, and postal and e-mail addresses ("Contact Information") to any and all appropriate Domain Name Registrars prior to the initial network connection of your service. You must keep Contact Information updated and accurate at all times. Changes in the Contact Information must be sent to the appropriate Domain Name Registrars in a timely manner. Contacts must have the authority, access and tools necessary to configure, operate and control access to your systems. For important timesharing hosts, primary domain name servers and mail relays or gateways, Contacts must be accessible to INETHOSTCO via telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every customer who allows third party access to the services provided by INETHOSTCO, whether such third parties are employees, users or customers, must maintain a postmaster address for the receipt of complaints by e-mail. Messages delivered to the postmaster address must be reviewed and handled in a timely manner.

7. Network Performance

INETHOSTCO accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive use or abuse of these shared network resources by one customer may have a negative impact on all other customers. Misuse of network resources in a manner which impairs network performance is prohibited by this policy and may result in termination of your account. You are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources, including CPU time, memory, disk space and session time. You may not use resource-intensive programs which negatively impact other customers or the performance of INETHOSTCO systems or networks. INETHOSTCO reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.

8. Illegal Activity

Any activity on our network that is a violation of any state or federal law is a violation of this policy and will result in immediate termination of service. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:

• Transmitting obscene materials  
• Intentionally spreading or threatening to spread computer viruses  
• Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to any network, including INETHOSTCO's private network infrastructure  
• Accessing or attempting to access information not intended for you  
• Transmitting pirated software  
• Conducting or participating in illegal gambling  

• Soliciting for pyramid and other illegal schemes

 

• Illegal Commerce on the Internet

 

The Internet can be a valuable business tool when used properly. However, it can reflect poorly upon a business when used improperly. You are strongly encouraged to visit the following Web pages before doing business on the Internet.

http://www.spamhaus.org/rokso/
http://www.cybernothing.org/faqs/net-abuse-faq.html

Last updated: 3/17/07

 
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