|ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This Acceptable Use Policy(AUP) document, including the following
list of Prohibited Activities, is an integral part of your
ISP/Hosting Agreement with WNYNet. If you engage in any of
the activities prohibited by this AUP document WNYNet may
suspend or terminate your account.
WNYNet's Acceptable Use Policy (the "Policy") for
WNYNet Services is designed to help protect WNYNet, WNYNet's
customers and the Internet community in general from irresponsible
or, in some cases, illegal activities. The Policy is a non-exclusive
list of the actions prohibited by WNYNet. WNYNet reserves
the right to modify the Policy at any time, effective upon
posting at http://www.wnynet.net.
Prohibited Uses of WNYNet Systems and Services:
1. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material
in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited.
This includes, without limitation, material protected by copyright,
trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right
used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene,
defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export
2. Sending Unsolicited Bulk Email ("UBE", "spam").
The sending of any form of Unsolicited Bulk Email through
WNYNet's servers is prohibited. Likewise, the sending of UBE
from another service provider advertizing a web site, email
address or utilizing any resource hosted on WNYNet's servers,
is prohibited. WNYNet accounts or services may not be used
to solicit customers from, or collect replies to, messages
sent from another Internet Service Provider where those messages
violate this Policy or that of the other provider.
3. Running Unconfirmed Mailing Lists. Subscribing email addresses
to any mailing list without the express and verifiable permission
of the email address owner is prohibited. All mailing lists
run by WNYNet customers must be Closed-loop ("Confirmed
Opt-in"). The subscription confirmation message received
from each address owner must be kept on file for the duration
of the existence of the mailing list. Purchasing lists of
email addresses from 3rd parties for mailing to from any WNYNet-hosted
domain, or referencing any WNYNet account, is prohibited.
4. 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, which includes, but is not limited to, the facilitation
of the means to send Unsolicited Bulk Email, initiation of
pinging, flooding, mail-bombing, denial of service attacks.
5. Operating an account on behalf of, or in connection with,
or reselling any service to, persons or firms listed in the
Spamhaus Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database
6. Unauthorized attempts by a user to gain access to any
account or computer resource not belonging to that user (e.g.,
7. Obtaining or attempting to obtain service by any means
or device with intent to avoid payment.
8. Unauthorized access, alteration, destruction, or any attempt
thereof, of any information of any WNYNet customers or end-users
by any means or device.
9. Knowingly engage in any activities designed to harass,
or that will cause a denial-of-service (e.g., synchronized
number sequence attacks) to any other user whether on the
WNYNet network or on another provider's network.
10. Using WNYNet's Services to interfere with the use of
the WNYNet network by other customers or authorized users.
Customer Responsibility for Customer's Users
Each WNYNet customer is responsible for all activities, conducted
by any party, using their WNYNet account and, by accepting
service from WNYNet, is agreeing to ensure that all use of
this account conforms to this Policy. Complaints about inappropriate
us of a WNYNet account will be forwarded to the WNYNet customer
for immediate action. If violations of the WNYNet Acceptable
Use Policy continue to occur, WNYNet reserves the right to
terminate services with or take action to stop the offending
customer from violating WNYNet's AUP as WNYNet deems appropriate,