nettigritty's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers
and users a clear understanding of what nettigritty expects of them while using
the service. All users of nettigritty's 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
Use of nettigritty Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to nettigritty's AUP as well as nettigritty's TOS (Terms of Service)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: *All Payments To nettigritty (Nettigritty Private Limited) Are Non-Refundable*
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. nettigritty 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 nettigritty account or other actions as detailed in Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
This document is intended to provide a basic understanding of nettigritty's Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of nettigritty's 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
nettigritty intends to provide its customers
access to everything the Internet has to offer. While nettigritty is firmly
committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be
damaging to the resources of both nettigritty and the Internet and cannot be
permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of nettigritty 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 server or virtual site to publish material, which nettigritty 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 nettigritty 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 email@example.com.
VIOLATIONS OF nettigritty ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
Illegal use: nettigritty's services may
not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities.
nettigritty reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or
injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil
Harm to minors: Use of nettigritty
service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not
limited to child pornography. Any account found to host child pornography or
linking to the same will be removed from our network immediately without
notice. Upon a second violation the account will be immediately terminated
without notice. Severe cases can result in immediate termination. Any
implication of underage content or misleading information perceived to be
child pornography will result in the same penalties. All violations will be
reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Any account found to host
"Lolita" type content or linking to the same will be given one hour to remove
the offending content/domain. Upon a second violation the account will be
removed from our network immediately without notice. Subsequent violations can
result in the termination of the server without notice. Severe cases can
result in immediate termination. Any implication of underage content or
misleading information perceived to be underage content will result in the
same penalties. All violations will be reported to the appropriate law
Threats: Use of nettigritty 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 nettigritty service to
transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that
Fraudulent activity: Use of nettigritty
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 information is prohibited. The use
of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited
bulk e-mail (SPAM) Our servers may not be the source, intermediary, or destination address involved in the transmission of spam, flames, or mail bombs. Your domain may not be referenced as originator, intermediary, or reply-to address in any of the above. SPAM /illegal content advertising sites on other servers which in turn contain links to a domain on our servers is prohibited. We consider spam any mass unsolicited message in the mediums of Newsgroups and Email. You will not use your account for any bulk-mailing carried out for a third party including and not limited to another domain off our network. If you are found to have spammed, then we will immediately, without warning, disable your account. In addition, we will impose a $250 penalty for each spam policy violation. Penalty for subsequent violations will be higher. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel service to known spammers. Lastly, we reserve the right to determine what violates this policy.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Any website that supports spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed in any of the various Spam Databases will have their account immediately removed from our network. The account will not be reactivated until such time that you agree to remove ANY and ALL traces of the offending material immediately upon reconnection and agree to allow us access to the server to confirm that all material has been COMPLETELY removed. Severe violations may result in immediate and permanent removal of the server from our network without notice to the customer. Any account guilty of a second violation WILL be immediately and permanently removed from our network without notice.
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 nettigritty account.
E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any
message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating
or passing through nettigritty service is in violation of this AUP.
Usenet SPAMing: nettigritty 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 nettigritty
service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to
penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of nettigritty'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, is expressly prohibited and the offending
account is subject to immediate termination.
Copyright or trademark infringement: Use
of nettigritty service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading,
posting, hot linking, directly linking 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.
Collection of personal data: Use of
nettigritty service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information
about third parties without their knowledge or consent is violation of this
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity:
Use of nettigritty service for any activity which affects the ability of other
people or systems to use nettigritty 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. nettigritty 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.
Net Send Spam: The use of the net send
utility to send unsolicited bulk communication is prohibited. This technique
may result in account suspension or termination. Violations of this policy
carry severe penalties, including termination of service.
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 account.
Third Party Accountability: nettigritty
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.
Violation Of nettigritty Virtual Accounts:
It is absolutely forbidden to host pornographic content or IRC servers on
Virtual Server Accounts. Virtual Server Accounts found hosting this material
will be subject to immediate cancellation without refund.
IRC networks: It is absolutely forbidden
to host an IRC server that is part of or connected to another IRC network or
server. Servers found to be connecting to or part of these networks will be
immediately removed from our network without notice. The server will not be
reconnected to the network until such time that you agree to completely remove
any and all traces of the irc server, and agree to let us have access to your
server to confirm that the content has been completely removed. Any server
guilty of a second violation will result in immediate account termination.
Domains Chargeback Resolution: If the
charge for a domain or set of domains is charged back, nettigritty has the
right to take control of the domain or set of domains that was paid for by the
disputed charge. nettigritty will change the domain account information as
needed to take control of the domain or set of domains. The user is not
guaranteed to be contacted in the event that a chargeback is received.
Peer to Peer Software (File Sharing): The use of Peer to Peer or file sharing software to permit the sharing, copying or distribution of unauthorized copyrighted material on nettigritty service is prohibited. Use of such software could result in suspension of service.
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" a host.
Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. nettigritty 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.
nettigritty 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 nettigritty systems or networks. nettigritty reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.
Shared Hosting and Unlimited Resources
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 with full header information provides all of the above, as do system log files. Other situations will require different methods of providing the above information. nettigritty may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:
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
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
nettigritty reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our TOS (Terms of Service) 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 our TOS (Terms of Service).