Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
Prohibited Uses of VOWnet's Systems, Products and
(Amended 5-11-2004. Changes shown in color.)
1. Transmission, distribution or
storage of any material that is in violation of any applicable law or
regulation including the copyright laws of the United States and other
2. Sending unsolicited mail messages, including the sending
of "junk mail" "MLM and other 'Get Rich' schemes" or any mass advertising
materials, to individuals who did not specifically request such material (e.g.
3. Unauthorized use, or forging, of IP addresses or mail
header information (e.g. "Spoofing").
4. Unauthorized attempts by a
user to gain access to any account or computer resource not belonging to that
user (e.g. "Cracking").
5. Knowingly or
Unknowingly connecting, or allowing to be connected, any computer or computing
device which has a computer Virus, Trojan, or any other Malware which generates
automatic or unsupervised transmissions on the VOWnet network.
It is imperative that all computing devices connected to the
VOWnet network be running Anti-Virus software at all times, and that the virus
definition files remain the most up to date available.
detection of any Virus, Trojan, or Malware generated traffic on the VOWnet
network originating from any users account will result in the immediate
suspension of that account until such time as the offending device has been
repaired or removed from the network.
6. Obtaining or attempting
to obtain service by any means or device with intent to avoid payment.
7. Unauthorized access, alteration, destruction, or any attempt thereof, the
account of or any information of any VOWnet customer or end-user.
Knowingly engaging in any activities that will cause a denial-of-service (e.g.
synchronized number sequence attacks) to any customers or end-users whether on
the VOWnet network or on another provider's network (e.g. "DOS").
Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program,
product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP or the AUP of any
other Internet Service Provider.
10. Connection to the network of any
computer or other device designed to be a 'SERVER' whether centralized
or peer-to-peer of any type of Music, Gaming, IRC, File Sharing, File
Transfering, or any other activity which would potentially consume undue
bandwidth and thus deprive other customers from full enjoyment of high speed
access. Examples of some types of bandwidth depleting services or devices
include BitTorrent and Gnutella based file sharing clients such as BearShare,
LimeWire, WinMX, KaZaA, Morpheus, etc.
This clause DOES NOT apply to
gaming boxes or devices used for on-line gaming. Our customers are welcome to
enjoy our high speed connection for enjoyment of on-line
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information PRIVACY STATEMENT: We value and respect your privacy. No
information provided to us as either a customer or potential customer will ever
be sold, shared or transferred to another party without your express written