Acceptable Usage Policy

This document is intended to provide a basic understand of Innernet’s Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of Innernet’s AUP:

* 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

VIOLATIONS OF Innernet ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:

1. Illegal use:
Innernet’s services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Innernet reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.

2. Harm to minors:
Use of the Innernet service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography.

3. Threats:
Use of the Innernet service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.

4. Harassment:
Use of the Innernet service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another.

5. Fraudulent activity:
Use of Innernet service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such as “pyramid schemes,” “ponzi schemes,” and “chain letters.”

6. Forgery or impersonation:
Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.

7. Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM):
Use of Innernet service to transmit any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail is expressly prohibited. Violations of this type will result in the immediate termination of the offending Innernet account.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Anyone hosting web sites or services on their server / account that support spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed in any of the various Spam Databases will have their account immediately suspended. The account will not be re-activated until such time that you agree to remove ANY and ALL traces of the offending material immediately upon reconnection and agree to allow us access to the account to confirm that all material has been COMPLETELY removed. Severe violations may result in immediate and permanent removal of the accoun from our network without notice to the customer. Any account guilty of a second violation WILL be immediately and permanently removed from our network without notice.

8. E-mail / News Bombing:
Malicious intent to impede another person’s use of electronic mail services or news will result in the immediate termination of the offending Innernet account.

9. E-mail / Message Forging:
Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the Innernet service is in violation of this AUP.

10. Unauthorized access:
Use of the Innernet service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of Innernet’s or another entity’s computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data, is expressly prohibited and the offending Innernet account is subject to immediate termination.

11. Copyright or trademark infringement:
Use of the Innernet service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software.

13. Collection of personal data:
Use of the Innernet service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.

14.IRC:
Use of IRC or IRC bots or clonebots is not allowed. An IRC bot is a program which runs and is connected to an IRC server 24 hours a day, automatically performing certain actions

15. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity:
Use of the Innernet service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use Innernet Services or the Internet. This includes “denial of service” (DOS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, services or equipment is prohibited. It is the Member’s responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure manner. A Subscriber may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Subscriber may not permit their network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability to use their network in an illegal or inappropriate manner. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or individual’s computer system will result in immediate account termination. Innernet will not tolerate any subscriber attempting to access the accounts of others, or penetrate security measures of other systems, whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data.

16. Fraud:
Involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it.

17. Distribution of Viruses:
Intentional distributions of software that attempts to and/or causes damage, harassment, or annoyance to persons, data, and/or computer systems are prohibited. Such an offense will result in the immediate termination of the offending account.

18. Inappropriate Use of Software:
Use of software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging, while using Innernet services could result in suspension service.

19. Third Party Accountability:
Innernet subscribers will be held responsible and accountable for any activity by third parties, using their account, that violates guidelines created within the Acceptable Use Policy.
It is your responsibility to keep your password secure.

20. P2P File Sharing
Nothing such as Kazza or any P2P system may be used on any of our services. Provision of such services will result in instant termination of your account without refund.

21. No Very High CPU Usage Programs Allowed

22. No DDOS
If you are DoS’ed we reserve the right to suspend your account to limit the attack. If you are found to of caused the DDOS your account may be suspended or cancelled.

23. No provision of free email services

24. No provision of shell accounts

Network Performance
Innernet 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 performances of Innernet systems or networks. Innernet reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Innernet reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner.