Apis Networks' Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided
to give our customers and users a clear understanding of what Apis Networks
expects of them while using the service. All users of Apis Networks'
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 Service).
Use of Apis Networks Service constitutes acceptance and agreement
to Apis Networks' AUP as well as Apis Networks' TOS (Terms of Service)
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. Apis Networks
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 Apis Networks account or other actions as detailed in Section
3 WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
This document is intended to provide a basic understand of Apis Networks'
Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment
and enforcement of Apis Networks' 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
The Apis Networks intends to provide its customers access to everything
the Internet has to offer. While the Apis Networks is firmly committed
to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be damaging
to the resources of both the Apis Networks and the Internet and cannot
be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of the Apis
Networks 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 Apis Networks 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 recordings.
If a Apis Networks 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 any time.
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 APIS NETWORKS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
- Illegal use: Apis Networks' services may not be
used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Apis
Networks 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 Apis Networks service
to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not
limited to child pornography.
- Threats: Use of the Apis Networks 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 Apis Networks service to
transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise)
that harasses another.
- Fraudulent activity: Use of Apis Networks 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 infrmation is prohibited. The
use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.
- Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail
(SPAM): Use of the Apis Networks 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 account.
- 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 Apis Networks account.
- E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any message header,
in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing
through the Apis Networks service is in violation of this AUP.
- Usenet Spamming: Apis Networks 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 Apis Networks service
to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to
penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of Apis Networks'
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 Apis Networks account is subject to immediate termination.
- Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of the
Apis Networks 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
- Collection of personal data: Use of the Apis Networks
service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about
third parties without their knowledge or consent.
- Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use
of the Apis Networks service for any activity which affects the ability
of other people or systems to use Apis Networks 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. Apis Networks 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.
- Fraud: Involves a knowing misrepresentation or
misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that
the person receiving it will act upon it.
- Infringement of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret,
or Intellectual Property Right: Distribution and/or posting
of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.
- 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
- Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of software
or any device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging,
while using Apis Networks' services could result in suspension service.
- Third Party Accountability: Apis Networks 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 or server.
- Your password provides access to your account. It is your responsibility
to keep your password secure.
- 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"
- Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal
or civil liability. Apis Networks 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.
Apis Networks 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 Apis Networks systems or networks. Apis Networks reserves the right
to terminate or limit such activities.
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF APIS NETWORKS AUP
Apis Networks 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 violation
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with nonobfuscated header information, making
sure to provide all of the above and any relevant system logs. Other situations
will require different methods of providing the above information. Apis
Networks may take any one or more of the following actions in response
- Issue written or verbal warnings
- Suspend the Member's newsgroup posting privileges
- Suspend the Member's account
- Terminate the Member's account
- 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