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Acceptable Use Policy

Avesta Communications Inc.
Acceptable Use Policy rev.08
(“AUP”)

 

This AUP governs the use of Avesta Communications’ web hosting service. Violation of this AUP may result in suspension or termination of your service. In the event of a dispute between you and Avesta Communications regarding the interpretation of this AUP, Avesta Communications interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern. If you have any questions regarding this AUP, contact +1-800-883-8867.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Offensive Content
  2. Security
  3. Bulk Commercial E-Mail
  4. Unsolicited E-Mail
  5. Material Protected by Copyright
  6. Copyright Infringement Notice
  7. Other
  8. Disclaimer
  9. Internet Abuse
  10. Newsgroup, Chat Forums, Other Networks

 

  1. Offensive Content

 You may not publish, transmit, or upload via or to Avesta Communications service any content (including Web content, e-mail, bulletin board postings, blogs, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission that relies on any Internet service provided by Avesta Communications) that Avesta Communications reasonably believes:

 

  • contains expressions of hate, abuse, offensive images or conduct, obscenity, pornography, or sexually explicit material
  • could give rise to any civil or criminal liability
  • is excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence, or contains harassing content or hate speech;
  • is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction, including chain letters and pyramid schemes;
  • infringes or assists others on infringing on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • creates a risk to a person’s safety or health, creates a risk to public safety or health, compromises national security, or interferes with a investigation by law enforcement;
  • improperly exposes trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information of another person;
  • violates or promotes violation of local, state, national, or international laws, including those regarding drugs, export control, gambling, or arms trafficking;
  • is otherwise illegal or solicits conduct that is illegal under laws applicable to you or to Avesta Communications; or
  • is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may result in retaliation against Avesta Communications by offended viewers.; or
  • Restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying Avesta Communications’ service or website, or which, in the judgment of Avesta Communications, exposes Avesta Communications or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.

     

  1. Security

 

You must take reasonable security precautions. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should change your password periodically.

 

  1. Bulk Commercial E-Mail

 

You must obtain Avesta Communications’ advance approval for any bulk commercial e-mail, which will not be given unless you are able to demonstrate all of the following to Avesta Communications’ reasonable satisfaction:

 

  • Your intended recipients have given their consent to receive e-mail via some affirmative means, such as an opt-in procedure;
  • Your procedures for soliciting consent include reasonable means to ensure that the person giving consent is the owner of the e-mail address for which the consent is given;
  • You retain evidence of the recipient’s consent in a form that may be promptly produced on request, and you honor recipient’s and Avesta Communications’ requests to produce consent evidence within 72 hours of receipt of the request.
  • The body of the e-mail must describe how the e-mail address was obtained, for example, “You opted in to receive this e-mail promotion from our Web site or from one of our partner sites,” and information on how to request evidence of the consent, for example, “If you would like to learn more about how we received your e-mail address please contact us at abuse at avestanetworks.com.
  • You have procedures in place that allow a recipient to easily revoke their consent – such as a link in the body of the e-mail, or instructions to reply with the word “Remove” in the subject line. Revocations of consent are honored within 72 hours, and you notify recipients that their revocation of their consent will be honored in 72 hours;
  • You must post an abuse at avestanetworks.com e-mail address on the first page of any Web site associated with the e-mail, you must register that address at abuse.net, and you must promptly respond to messages sent to that address;
  • You must have a Privacy Policy posted for each domain associated with the mailing;
  • You have the means to track anonymous complaints;
  • You may not obscure the source of your e-mail in any manner. Your e-mail must include the recipients e-mail address in the body of the message or in the “TO” line of the e-mail; and
  • You otherwise comply with the CAN SPAM Act and other applicable law.

 

These policies apply to messages sent using your Avesta Communications service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via your Avesta Communications service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers.

 

Avesta Communications may test and otherwise monitor your compliance with its requirements, including requesting opt-in information from a random sample of your list at any time.

 

  1. Unsolicited E-Mail

 

You may not send any unsolicited e-mail, either in bulk or individually, to any person who has indicated that they do not wish to receive it.

 

You must comply with the rules of any other network you access or participate in using your Avesta Communications’ services.

 

  1. Material Protected by Copyright

 

You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:

 

  • you have been expressly authorized by the owner of the copyright for the work to copy the work in that manner;
  • You are otherwise permitted by established United States copyright law to copy the work in that manner.

 

Avesta Communications will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers.

 

  1. Copyright Infringement Notice (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

     

If you believe your copyright is being infringed by a person using the Avesta Communications network, please send your written notice of copyright infringement to:

 

Avesta Communications Inc.
7950 NW 53rd St
Miami, 33166, FL
United States

 

Your notice must include the following:

 

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted words at a single site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Avesta Communications to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit Avesta Communications to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or the law;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  1. Other

 

You must have valid and current information on file with your domain name registrar for any domain hosted on the Avesta Communications network.

 

  1. Disclaimer

 

Avesta Communications is under no duty, and does not by this AUP undertake a duty, to monitor or police our customers’ activities and disclaims any responsibility for any misuse of the Avesta Communications network.

Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to legal at avestanetworks.com.

 

  1. Internet Abuse

 

You may not engage in illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including:

 

  • Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures (including those belonging to Avesta Communications and its customers) without express authorization of the owner of the system or network;
  • monitoring data or traffic on any network or system without the authorization of the owner of the system or network;
  • Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks;
  • Use of an Internet account or computer without the owner’s authorization, including, but not limited to Internet scanning (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password robbery, security hole scanning, and port scanning;
  • Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting; or
  • Any conduct that is likely to result in retaliation against the Avesta Communications’ network.
  • Use of Avesta Communications’ network in a way that unreasonably interferes with Avesta Communications’ other customers use of the network

 

  1. Newsgroup, Chat Forums, Other Networks

 

You must comply with the rules and conventions for postings to any bulletin board, chat group or other forum in which you participate, such as IRC and USENET groups including their rules for content and commercial postings. These groups usually prohibit the posting of off-topic commercial messages, or mass postings to multiple forums.

 

Updated: 07/15/2014 - 21:26:33