Acceptable Use Policy For Web Sites
- SPECIFIC USE POLICIES
- PREJUDICE AND INTOLERANCE
- TERRORISM AND VIOLENCE
- COMPUTER VIRUSES
- COMPUTER HACKING
- PROMOTION USING SPAM
- RESELLING WEB SPACE
- ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
- EXCESSIVE BANDWIDTH
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AS IT SETS FORTH THE GUIDELINES AND RULES FOR ACCEPTABLE USE OF INFINITY INTERNET WEBSITE SERVICES AND SETS FORTH CONDUCT THAT IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THESE ARE IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES, FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE, WHICH ARE ALSO APPLICABLE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS DOCUMENT YOU MUST END YOUR USE OF INFINITY INTERNET SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.
While you can find information over the Internet on nearly any type of topic, there are subject areas that could be deemed inappropriate or objectionable to a number of different audiences. While Infinity Internet does not express an opinion on whether specific information should be or should not be be available over the Internet, we do feel strongly that there are subject areas we do not want to represent through our web service. As such, the following acceptable use policies have been established for web sites hosted on Infinity Internet web servers:
2. SPECIFIC USE POLICIES
Infinity Internet Services May Only be Used for Lawful Purposes Transmission, distribution, or storage of any information, data or material in violation of United States or state regulation or law, or by the common law, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, or any other statute.Infinity Internet reserves the right to remove such illegal material from its server immediately. Infinity Internet expressly forbids anyone from using Infinity Internet servers for the propagation, distribution, housing, processing, storing, or otherwise handling in any way lewd, obscene, or pornographic material, or any other material which we deem to be objectionable. The designation of any materials as such described above is left entirely to the discretion of the Infinity Internet management.
Unlawful and/or Unethical Use
Infinity Internet does NOT allow sites that provide points of distribution, participate in the act of or provide links to the following types of sites:
- Adult Sites. Any erotic or pornographic material, links to adults sites, or advertisements for adult sites.
- Pirated Software (Warez). Any software that is copyrighted and not freely available for distribution without cost. ROMs, ROM Emulators and Mpeg Layer 3 files (MP3).
- Copyright Violation. Violation of copyrights held by individuals and corporations or other entities can result in civil and criminal liability for the infringer, and can involve the ISP in litigation and possible loss of reputation.
- Hacking/Phreaking. Includes sites with material, links, or resources for Hacking, Phreaking, Viruses, Anarchy, or any type of site that promotes or participates in the destruction or compromises the integrity of Infinity Internet.
- Defamation. Defamatory speech distributed over the Internet can result in civil liability for the defamer and litigation against the ISP whose facilities were used to distribute the defamatory material.
- Distribution and/or Transmission of Obscene or Indecent Speech or Materials. Violation of indecency and obscenity laws can result in criminal penalties.
E-mail Acceptable Use
Infinity Internet strictly prohibits harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages. Forging of header information is not permitted. Infinity Internet does not allow unsolicited mail. This includes "Spamming" and "Bulk Mail" sent to persons who have otherwise not requested to receive such mail. The reason for this is that not only is it generally frowned upon by the internet community, but it also demands extra bandwidth to handle the effects of such mail.
Infinity Internet Services are Intended for the End User Only
Customers cannot sublease, sub host, or give away control of any portion of Infinity Internet's resources. For customers who do wish to sublease web space, Infinity Internet offers a very competitive resale program.
Violation of any of Infinity Internet's Rules and Regulations could result in a warning, suspension, or possible account termination.Accounts terminated due to policy violations will not be refunded.
3. PREJUDICE AND INTOLERANCE
Information that promotes racism, bigotry, religious intolerance, ethnic bias, or social bias is prohibited.
4. TERRORISM AND VIOLENCE
Any site that promotes terrorism, war, hatred, violence, or murder is prohibited at Infinity Internet.
5. COMPUTER VIRUSES
Computer viruses cause millions of dollars of damage to computers every year. Any information or software that promotes or supports the distribution of computer viruses over the Internet is prohibited on Infinity Internet's web service.
6. COMPUTER HACKING
Computer hacking is an activity that focuses on breaking into other computers or damaging them in such a way as to render them inoperable. In severe cases it can result in the complete destruction of the data stored on the computers that have been compromised during the attack. If the data that is destroyed belongs to a computer that controls one of more networks, then those networks will fail too. Because hacking can have such a detrimental effect on a large number of users, Infinity Internet prohibits web sites on our service that promote software and information used for computer hacking.
7. PROMOTION USING SPAM
You can sell things from your web site, and you are welcome to advertise your web page, but you may not use unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) or mass posting to news groups to promote your web site over the Internet. This rule remains in force even of you use a another Internet service (such as Cyberpromo) to distribute your spam. Many ISPs will block e-mail from sites that are promoted using spam. Infinity Internet will remove web sites that promote themselves using spam.
8. RESELLING WEB SPACE
Customers on Infinity Internet's web servers may not resell web space to others under their directory. If you want to resell web space, contact Infinity Internet to learn how you can become a reseller.
9. ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
You are not allowed to promote activities that are illegal according to United States federal statutes or Maryland statutes. This includes anything to do with making bombs, manufacturing drugs, hacking phone systems ("phreaking"), breaking into buildings and cars, and other illegal activities.
10 EXCESSIVE BANDWIDTH
"Bandwidth" shall refer to the rate of data transmission (measured in bits per second) using Infinity Internet's equipment. The service provided allows for an allotted amount of Bandwidth for personal websites and web hosting depending on rate assigned to the Customer's Account. If Customer's bandwidth exceeds the amount allotted per month, Infinity Internet will charge the account $1.00 per GB (rounded up to the nearest GB) for usage that exceeds the allotted amount. Infinity Internet also reserves the right to immediately suspend and/or cancel Customer accounts without prior notice for violations pertaining to this Section.