Link's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is intended
to help enhance the use of the Internet by preventing unacceptable
use. All users of DJK Link's Internet Services (the "Services")
must comply with this AUP. We support the free flow of information
and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor
use of the Services under normal circumstances. Similarly,
we do not exercise editorial control over the content of
any Web site, electronic mail transmission, news group,
or other material created or accessible over or through
the Services. However, in accordance with our Internet Service
Agreement, we may remove any materials that, in our sole
discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability,
or which may violate this AUP. DJK Link will cooperate with
legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation
of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Your violation
of this AUP may result in the suspension or termination
of either your access to the Services and/or your DJK Link
account or other actions as detailed in Section 3. This
AUP should be read in conjunction with our Internet Service
Agreement and other policies.
Violations of DJK Link'a Acceptable Use Policy
following constitute violations of this AUP:
use. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email,
uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or
unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national
or international law, or any rules or regulations promulgated
to minors. Using the Services to harm, or attempt to harm,
minors in any way.
Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading,
posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily
harm or destruction of property.
Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading,
posting, or otherwise) that harasses another.
activity. Using the Services 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."
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. Using deliberately misleading headers ("munging"
headers) in news postings in order to avoid spam email address
collectors is allowed.
commercial email/Unsolicited bulk email. Using the Services
to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited
bulk email. Activities that have the effect of facilitating
unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email whether
or not that email is commercial in nature, are prohibited.
access. Using the Services to access, or to attempt to access,
the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate,
security measures of DJK Link'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.
or trademark infringement. Using the Services to transmit
any material (by email, 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 software.
of personal data. Using the Services to collect, or attempt
to collect, personal information about third parties without
their knowledge or consent.
the services. Reselling the Services without DJK Link's
authorization. Including, but not limited to, redistributing
the Service to others.
disruptions and unfriendly activity. Using the Services
for any activity which adversely affects the ability of
other people or systems to use DJK Link 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,
network services or network equipment is prohibited. It
is the Customer's responsibility to ensure that their network
is configured in a secure manner. A Customer may not, through
action or inaction, allow others to use their network for
illegal or inappropriate actions. A Customer 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.
DJK Link Customers should use their best judgment when posting
to any newsgroup. Many groups have charters, published guidelines,
FAQs, or "community standards" describing what
is and is not considered appropriate. Usenet can be a valuable
resource if used properly. The continued posting of off-topic
articles is prohibited. Commercial advertisements are off-topic
in most newsgroups, especially regional groups not specifically
named for such. The presence of such articles in a group
is not indicative of the group's "intended" use.
Please familiarize yourself with basic Usenet netiquette
before posting to a newsgroup.
Link Customers may not cancel messages other than their
own messages. A Customer may cancel posts forged in that
Customer's name. We may cancel any postings which violate
Violations of DJK Link'S AUP
Link requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation
of this AUP direct the information to Director-Abuse Department,
please provide the following information:
IP address used to commit the alleged violation
date and time of the alleged violation, including the time
zone or offset from GMT
of the alleged violation
with full header information provides all of the above,
as do syslog files. Other situations will require different
methods of providing the above information.
Link may take any one or more of the following actions in
response to complaints:
warnings: written or verbal
suspend the Customer's newsgroup posting privileges
suspend the Customer's account
terminate the Customer's account
bill the Customer for administrative costs and/or reactivation
bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect
damages, if any, caused by violations.
Revisions to this Acceptable Use Policy
Link reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this
AUP, our Internet Service Agreement 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 the Internet Service Agreement.