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Acceptable Use Policy

InterTech USA and its affiliates provide to business users and their customers several information technology related services, including such service as Internet access, various electronic mail (email), packages and services, worldwide web hosting arrangements, and other online and Internet-related services.

It is contrary to InterTech USA policy for any user of these services to affect or participate in any of the following activities through an InterTech USA-provided service:

To post messages substantially similar in content to ten (10) or more usenet or other newsgroups, forums, listservs, or other similar groups or lists (each a "list")

To intentionally post to any list articles that are off-topic according to the charter or other owner-published FAQ or description of the group or list

To send unsolicited email to more than twenty-five (25) email users, if such unsolicited email could reasonably be expected to provoke complaints. Except as otherwise defined under applicable law, "unsolicited email" does not include any message addressed to an individual (i) with whom the sender has a pre-existing and ongoing business or personal relationship, (ii) from a non-commercial organization or entity of which the individual is a pre-existing member or (iii) a posting to a list that does not otherwise violate this policy

To harvest email addresses from any source without the express permission of the owner of that address or addresses in connection with use of any InterTech USA service

To falsify user information provided to InterTech USA or to other users of the service in connection with use of an InterTech USA service

To engage in any of the foregoing activities by using the service of another provider, but channeling such activities through an InterTech USA account, remailer, or otherwise through an InterTech USA service or using an InterTech USA account as a maildrop for responses or otherwise using the services of another provider for the purpose of facilitating the foregoing activities if such use of another party’s service could reasonably be expected to adversely affect an InterTech USA service

To engage in any other activity that is either in violation of law, threatens the integrity of any computer system, or violates generally accepted standards of Internet conduct and usage, including but not limited to, denial of service (DoS) attacks, web page defacement, port and network scanning, and unauthorized system penetrations
InterTech USA considers the above practices to constitute abuse of our service and of the recipients of such unsolicited mailings and/or postings, who often bear the expense. Therefore, these practices are prohibited by InterTech USA’s terms and conditions of service. Engaging in one or more of these practices may result in termination or suspension of the offender’s account and/or access to InterTech USA services in accordance with the customer’s agreement with InterTech USA.

In addition, InterTech USA reserves the right, where feasible, to implement technical mechanisms which block postings and messages as described above before they are forwarded or otherwise sent to their intended recipients.

This policy addresses only the kinds of network abuse specifically enumerated above. In addition to these activities, InterTech USA’s terms and conditions of service also prohibit other forms of abuse such as harassment and the posting of illegal or unlawful materials, and InterTech USA will respond as appropriate to these other activities as well.

Nothing contained in this policy shall be construed to limit InterTech USA’s actions or remedies in any way with respect to any of the foregoing activities, and InterTech USA reserves the right to take any and all additional actions it may deem appropriate with respect to such activities, including without limitation, taking action to recover the costs and expenses of identifying offenders and removing them from the InterTech USA service, and levying cancellation charges to cover InterTech USA’s costs in the event of disconnection of dedicated access for the causes outlined above. In addition, at all times, InterTech USA reserves the rights and remedies available to it with respect to such activities at law or in equity.

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