VOWnet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Prohibited Uses of VOWnet's Systems, Products and Services
(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 countries.

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. "Spam").

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.

The 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.

8. 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").

9. 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 gaming.

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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 permission.