Slic Network Solutions, Inc. Broadband/DSL Acceptable Use Policy
Slic Network Solutions, Inc. (Slic), has formulated this Acceptable Use Policy (“Policy”) in order to provide for the responsible use of the Slic’s networks, systems, services, websites and products (collectively, “Slic Services”) by our customers and other users of Slic Services (individually “User” and collectively “Users”), and to enable Slic to provide Users with secure, reliable and productive services. This Policy is also designed to help protect our Service, our subscribers, and the Internet community, from irresponsible or illegal activities. We hope and expect that common sense and good judgment will guide all of our subscribers’ Internet activities. However, Slic may take such action, as it deems appropriate against any subscriber or User for violations of your Service Agreement or of this Policy, including the suspension or termination of the User’s account without notice. By using Slic Services, Users consent to be bound by the terms of this Policy. Slic reserves the right to modify this Policy in its discretion at any time. Such modification will be effective when posted to Slic’s website, www.slic.com, or any successor URL(s). Users of Slic Services should regularly visit the website and review this Policy to ensure that their activities conform to the most recent version. In the event of a conflict between any subscriber or customer agreement and this Policy, the terms of this Policy shall govern. Any use of Slic Services after such posting shall constitute acceptance of such modification. General Policy The provisions of this Policy are not meant to be exhaustive. Generally, conduct that violates law, regulation, or the accepted norms and ethics of the Internet community or the community at large, whether or not expressly mentioned in this Policy, is prohibited. Slic reserves the right at all times to prohibit activities that damage Slic’s commercial reputation and goodwill or affect the quality of Company Services or Slic’s ability to provide service. Suspension; Termination In order to preserve the integrity of Slic Services, Slic may take action against a User, including the cancellation of User’s Internet service account, if User, or anyone using User’s Slic Services, violates this Policy, the terms and conditions for any agreement, any law governing User’s conduct on the Internet, or the policies of any network accessed through Slic Services. Further, if User, or anyone using User’s Slic Services, engages in any conduct that interferes with Slic Services or the use and enjoyment of the Internet by others, User’s Internet service account also may be cancelled. If such conduct results in damages to Slic, User may be required to reimburse Slic for all such damages. User may also be charged an activation fee or further deposits to reconnect a suspended or terminated account. Limitation of Responsibility Through Slic Services User will use networks or access information and other services that Slic does not own or control. Slic is not responsible in any manner for the content or accuracy of information or services from sources that Slic does not control. Slic reserves the right to remove or restrict access to any material that Slic believes is illegal, that may subject Slic to liability, or that violates this Policy or any other company policy including, without limitation, Slic’s Network Management Policy found here: . If User has any questions regarding this Policy, User may contact Slic Network Solutions, Inc. at PO Box 150, Nicholville, NY 12965, or by phone at 877-754-2266. Please refer to this privacy statement in connection with Slic’s policies concerning the privacy of customer information.
Slic Services must be used in a manner that is consistent with the intended purposes of Slic Services and may be used only for lawful purposes. Users shall not use Slic Services in order to: (a) transmit, distribute or store material in violation of any applicable law or regulation, including export or encryption laws or regulations; (b) adversely affect Slic Services or other Company customers; or (c) expose Slic to criminal or civil liability. Users are prohibited from facilitating the violation of any part of this Policy, including, but not limited to transmitting, distributing, or otherwise making available any product or service that violates this Policy.
Users shall not use Slic Services to post, transmit, distribute or store any information or material, as reasonably determined by Slic, that is inappropriate or objectionable, obscene (including child pornography), offensive, indecent, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, excessively violent or otherwise inappropriate, regardless of whether this material or its dissemination is unlawful.
Material accessible through Slic Services may be subject to protection under privacy, publicity, or other personal rights and intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights and laws protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary information. Users shall not use Company Services in any manner that would infringe, dilute, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any such rights. If User uses a domain name in connection with any of Company Services, User must not use that domain name in violation of the trademark, service mark, or other rights of any third party.
Users shall not use Slic Services to transmit, distribute or store material that may be harmful to or interfere with Slic Services or any third party’s networks, systems, services, or websites. Such prohibited harmful content includes, but is not limited to, viruses, worms, or Trojan horses. Additionally, Slic Services shall not be used to: (a) access or interfere with any other person's computer or computer system, software, or data without their knowledge and consent; (b) breach the security of another User; or (c) attempt to circumvent the User authentication or security of any host, network, or account (such as, but not not limited to, accessing data not intended for User, logging into or making use of a server or account User is not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other hosts, networks, or accounts).
Users shall not use Slic Services to transmit or distribute material containing fraudulent offers for goods or services, or any advertising or promotional materials that contain false, deceptive, or misleading statements, claims, or representations. In addition, Users are prohibited from submitting any false or inaccurate data on any order form, contract or online application, including the fraudulent use of credit cards.
E-mail and Unsolicited Messages
Users of Slic Services may not: (a) send a harassing or unwanted solicitation by e-mail; (b) send the same (or substantially similar) unsolicited e-mail message to an excessive number of recipients (“Spamming”); (c) send multiple unwanted e-mail messages to the same address, or send any e-mail that provokes a complaint to Slic from the recipient; (d) continue to send e-mail to a specific address after the recipient or Slic has requested User to stop such transmissions; (e) falsify User’s e-mail address, or any other identification information, while using Company Services; (f) use e-mail to originate chain e-mails or originate or forward pyramid-type schemes; (g) use a mail server to relay or intercept e-mail without the express permission of the owner, or operate a mail server to relay or intercept e-mail; or (h) place User’s website address, which User has hosted through Slic, on unsolicited commercial messages. Slic, pursuant to its network management practices, reserves the right to cancel e-mail messages and/or restrict the size of e-mail distribution lists. Newsgroup spamming also places an unnecessary burden on system resources. Cross-posting the same (or a substantially similar) article to multiple Newsgroups is considered Spamming and is prohibited. Slic, pursuant to its network management practices, reserves the right to restrict access to any Newsgroups or Internet Relay Chat (“IRC”) services. Many Newsgroups prohibit posting of commercial advertisements or solicitations. User is required to comply with Newsgroup’s policies. User may not use IRC bots, or violate any policy of an IRC server, when using Slic Services, including use of IRC-based telephony and videoconferencing. It is User’s responsibility to determine the acceptable use policies for any IRC server to which User connects.
Excessive usage of bandwidth
Disk utilization, simultaneous connections, or aggregate data download/upload Where the User’s Internet account, service or feature descriptions specify limits on bandwidth, disk utilization, simultaneous connections, and/or aggregate data download or upload, use in excess of those limits (bytes/bits transferred) is not permitted without an appropriate change in account type or status and may incur additional charges for such usage. In the event that Slic determines that an account is exceeding the relevant bandwidth, disk utilization, aggregate data download/upload limits, simultaneous connections, or reasonable session times for dial-up or high speed broadband accounts, the account owner will generally be notified by E-mail. However, if excessive bandwidth, disk space utilization, simultaneous connections, aggregate data download or upload, or dial-up session length is determined to adversely affect Slic’s ability to provide service, immediate action may be taken. The account owner may be notified by e-mail as soon as practical thereafter. If the excess use continues after such notification, the owner may be requested to upgrade the type of account or to modify the activity creating the excess use. Failure to make the requested modifications may result in the account being terminated.
Conduct with a Minor
Users shall not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from a minor or use Slic Services to harm a minor including, but not limited to, using the Service to send pornographic, obscene or profane materials involving a minor. A minor is defined as any person under the age of 18 years. Third Party Rules Users may have access through Slic Services to search engines, subscription Web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, Web pages, or other services that promulgate rules, guidelines or agreements to govern their use. Users must adhere to any such rules, guidelines, or agreements. Inappropriate Actions Slic does not tolerate hacking and attacks. “Hacking” is any unauthorized attempt to monitor, access, or modify computer system information or interfere with normal system operations, whether this involves Slic’s equipment or any computer system or network that is accessed through Company Services. An “attack” is any interference with Internet service to any User, host or network, including, but not limited to, mail-bombing, ping flooding, broadcast attempts or any attempt to overload a system to interrupt service. Inappropriate activity may result in civil or criminal liability. Slic will investigate such activity, and will, as appropriate, involve law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users involved in inappropriate actions. Security User is responsible for any misuse of Slic Services. Therefore, User must take steps to ensure that others do not use User’s account to gain unauthorized access to Slic Services. In all cases, User is solely responsible for the security of any device User chooses to connect to Slic Services, including any data stored or shared on that device. It is User’s responsibility to implement and maintain security procedures for User’s network or system. Slic is not responsible for any loss or damaged caused by hacking, attacks and other related activities. Responsibility for Content Slic takes no responsibility for any material created or accessible on or through Slic Services. Slic is not obligated to monitor or exercise any editorial control over such material, but reserves the right to do so. In the event that Slic becomes aware that any such material may violate this Policy and/or expose Slic to civil or criminal liability, Slic reserves the right to terminate that User’s Company Services immediately. Slic further reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and third parties in the investigation of alleged wrongdoing, including disclosing the identity of the User that Slic deems responsible for the wrongdoing. Reporting Violations Violations of this Policy may be reported to Slic at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enforcement of Policy The failure of Slic to enforce this Policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of any right to do so at any time. User agrees that if any portion of this Policy is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law as nearly as possible, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect.
November 20, 2011