Use Policy (AUP)
P7's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers
and users a clear understanding of what P7 expects of them while using the
service. All users of P7's Internet services: those who access some of our
Services but do not have accounts, as well as those who pay a service fee to
subscribe to the Services, must comply with this AUP and our TOS (Terms of
Use of P7 Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to P7's AUP as
well as P7's TOS (Terms of Service)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: *All Payments To Particle
Seven Are Non-Refundable*
Note: Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on any Particle
Seven Internet Services server EXCEPT those on servers that have clearly stated
that such content is allowed upon signing up. This includes sites that may
infer sexual content, or links to adult content elsewhere. This is also true
for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging
to Particle Seven Internet Services servers or any other server on the Internet.
Links to such materials are also prohibited. All IRC related activities are
strictly prohibited and can be cause for immediate account termination!
We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet and
do not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal circumstances. Similarly,
we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, e-mail
transmission, newsgroups, or other material created or accessible over or through
the services, except for certain proprietary Web sites. However, in accordance
with our TOS (Terms of Service), we may remove any materials that, in our sole
discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate
this AUP. P7 may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the
investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing. Your violation
of this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate termination of either
your P7 account or other actions as detailed in Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR
This document is intended to provide a basic understand of P7's Acceptable
Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement
of P7'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
P7 intends to provide
its customers access to everything the Internet has to offer. While
P7 is firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities
that may be damaging to the resources of both the P7 and the Internet
and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources
of the P7 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.
You may not use your dedicated rack or virtual site to publish material, which
P7 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
If a P7 account is used to violate the Acceptable Use Policy or our TOS, we
reserve the right to terminate your service without notice. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIOLATIONS OF P7 ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
Illegal use: P7's
services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal
activities. P7 reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities
and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime
or civil wrongdoing.
Harm to minors: Use
of the P7 service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including,
but not limited to child pornography.
Threats: Use of the P7 service to transmit
any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens
or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
Harassment: Use of the P7 service to transmit
any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses
Fraudulent activity: Use
of P7 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."
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.
e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM) Use of the P7 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
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY, anyone hosting websites or services on
their server 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 disabled. The account will not be enabled 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 account 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.
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 P7 account.
E-mail / Message
any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission,
originating or passing through the P7 service is in violation of this
Usenet SPAMing: P7
has a zero tolerance policy for the use of its network for the posting
of messages or commercial advertisements, which violate the rules, regulations,
FAQ or charter of any newsgroups or mailing list. Commercial messages
that are appropriate under the rules of a newsgroup or mailing list or
that are solicited by the recipients are permitted.
Unauthorized access: Use
of the P7 service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of
others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of
P7'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
P7 account is subject to immediate termination.
Copyright or trademark
infringement: Use of the P7 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
Collection of personal
of the P7 service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information
about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
and unfriendly activity: Use of the P7 service for any activity, which affects the
ability of other people or systems to use P7 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. P7 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
Fraud: Involves a knowing misrepresentation
or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that
the person receiving it will act upon it.
Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or Intellectual Property
Right: Distribution and/or posting of
copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.
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
of Software: Use
of software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection,
i.e. pinging, while using P7 services could result in suspension service.
Third Party Accountability: P7 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.
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 unauthorized 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
Your password provides
access to your account. It is your responsibility to keep your password
Sharing your password
and account access with unauthorized users is prohibited. You should
take care to prevent others from using your account since you will be
held responsible for such use.
Attempting to obtain
another user's account password is strictly prohibited, and may result
in termination of service.
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. 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
Users who violate
systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. P7
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.
P7 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
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 P7 systems or
networks. P7 reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF P7 AUP
P7 requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this
AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department at email@example.com.
If available, please provide the following information:
The IP address used
to commit the alleged violation
The date and time
of the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset from GMT
Evidence of the alleged
E-mail with full
header information provides all of the above, as do system log files.
Other situations will require different methods of providing the above
information. P7 may take any one or more of the following actions in
response to complaints:
Issue written or verbal
Suspend the Member's
newsgroup posting privileges
Suspend the Member's
Terminate the Member's
Bill the Member for
administrative costs and/or reactivation charges
Bring legal action
to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages, if any, cause by violations
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
P7 reserves the right
to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our TOS (Terms of Service) and
our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice
of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance
with our TOS (Terms of Service).