Phlox Incorporated (DBA ColoDetroit) has written an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to give our customers and users a clear understanding of what Phlox Incorporated does and does not permit in the use of our services.
The following are intended as a basic clarification of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) of Phlox Incorporated With its AUP, Phlox Incorporated seeks to:
- Provide reliable service to our customers.
- Protect the security and privacy of our systems and network as well as that of the networks and systems of others.
- Comply with any existing laws.
- Continue to function as a responsible service provider.
- Promote responsible use of the Internet and prevent activities that interfere with the value and utilization of Internet services.
- Maintain the use of the Internet resources for exchange of ideas and free expression.
- Protect the privacy and security of all users.
It is the goal of Phlox Incorporated to deliver to its customers the full resources of the Internet. Phlox Incorporated stands behind the principles of free speech and does not police Subscriber activities, web site content, or newsgroups, but understands that certain activities are damaging to both Phlox Incorporated and the Internet; therefore these activities must not be permitted under the claim to freedom of speech. If we feel that any material may be illegal or subject us to liability, we may remove it.
The abuse of the resources of Phlox Incorporated and Internet by one user has a negative effect on the entire community. Any violation of Phlox Incorporated's AUP or TOS may result in the termination of Subscriber's account.
Phlox Incorporated does not regularly monitor the activities of accounts, except for routine measurements of system utilization and billing preparations. If we become aware of inappropriate use of our services, we will take action on the accounts.
Use of your dedicated rack or virtual site to publish material that is indecent, unlawful, or objectionable is prohibited by Phlox Incorporated. "Material" is defined as all forms of communications, such as narrative descriptions, graphics (photographs, illustrations, images, drawings, and logos), executable programs, video recordings, and audio recordings.
Phlox Incorporated reserves the right to terminate any account that violates our AUP or TOS. At our option, we will advise our customers of inappropriate use of an account and what corrective actions must be taken. However, serious violations of the AUP will result in immediate termination of service without notice.
Phlox Incorporated expects our customers to use Internet access responsibly. Any questions about this policy can be answered at abuse@Phloxinc.US.
VIOLATIONS OF Phlox Incorporated ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Phlox Incorporated subscribers are responsible for any actions by third parties using their accounts that violate this AUP. This includes friends, family members, guests, and employees.
Your password provides access to your account. Take care to insure that others do not gain unauthorized access to your account by safeguarding your password.
Do not share your password with unauthorized users.
Phlox Incorporated services are not to be used for illegal activities. Phlox Incorporated will cooperate with any legal authorities and injured third parties who are investigating any suspected crimes or civil wrongdoings.
Harm to minors
Use of the Phlox Incorporated service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography, is strictly forbidden..
The Phlox Incorporated service may not be used to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
Use of the Phlox Incorporated service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another is prohibited.
The use of Phlox Incorporated 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" is prohibited.
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; however, the use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (Spam)
The use of the Phlox Incorporated service to transmit any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail (Spam) is expressly prohibited. Violations of this type will result in the immediate termination of the offending Phlox Incorporated account.
Any Subscriber hosting websites or services on their server that support
Spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed in any of the various Spam Databases will have their server immediately removed from our network. The server will not be reconnected until you remove any 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. Any server guilty of a second violation will be immediately and permanently removed from our network without notice.
E-mail / News bombing
Any attempt to impede someone else's use of E-mail services or news will result in the immediate termination of the offender's Phlox Incorporated account.
E-mail / Message forging
Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the Phlox Incorporated service is prohibited..
Posting any messages or commercial advertisements through the Phlox Incorporated network in violation of the rules of any newsgroup or mailing list is strictly forbidden. Commercial messages that comply with the rules of a newsgroup or mailing list are exempt.
Using the Phlox Incorporated service to access or make an attempt to access the accounts of other users is prohibited. Breaking into or attempting to break into Phlox Incorporated's security or the security measures of any other computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system is forbidden. Whether or not your attempts were successful, your Phlox Incorporated account will be immediately terminated.
Copyright or trademark infringement
Using the Phlox Incorporated service to violate the copyrights of third parties is prohibited. This means you may not transmit by any means the copyrighted material of any third party without the written permission of that third party. Copyrighted material includes patents, trade secrets, or intellectual property rights.
Collection of personal data
You may not use the Phlox Incorporated service to collect any personal information of any third party without the permission of that third party.
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity
You may not use the Phlox Incorporated service for actions which affect the ability of other people or systems to use Phlox Incorporated services or the Internet. It is your responsibility to configure your network in a secure manner. You may not allow others to use their network for any illegal actions. Use of your network for unauthorized entry and/or use of another individual's or company's computer system will result in immediate termination of your account.
Fraud is defined as using misleading statements to deceive the person receiving the statements. The use of Phlox Incorporated's services for fraudulent activity is expressly forbidden.
Distribution of viruses
You are prohibited from intentionally distributing software that causes or attempts to cause damage or annoyance to persons, data, or computer systems.
Subscribers who distribute such software (viruses) will have their accounts immediately terminated.
Phlox Incorporated prohibits the hosting of an IRC server that is part of or connected to another IRC network or server. Any server connected to or part of these networks will be removed from our network. Your server will not be reconnected to the network until you agree to completely remove all traces of the IRC server.
You must then agree to give us access to your server to check that the content is completely gone. A second violation of this policy will result in immediate account termination.
Do not attempt to violate the security of any host, network, or account. You must not access data not intended for you, log into a server or account your are not authorized to access, or probe the security of other networks. Do not use tools designed to circumvent security, such as password guessing programs, cracking tools, or network probing tools.
Users who violate systems or network security risk criminal or civil liability. Phlox Incorporated will cooperate in the investigations of systems or networks at other sites.
Your Phlox Incorporated account operates on shared resources. If one customer uses the shared network excessively or abuses the shared network, there may be a negative impact on all customers. If you misuse the network resources by impairing the network performance, your account may be terminated.
Excessive consumption of resources, including disk space, CPU time, session time, and memory is prohibited. Do not use resource-intensive programs, which will have a negative effect on other customers or the performances of Phlox Incorporated systems or networks. Phlox Incorporated may terminate or limit such activities.
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF Phlox Incorporated AUP
- If you believe that there has been a violation of this AUP, please forward the information to the Abuse Department at abuse@Phloxinc.US.
- If possible; please provide the following information to Phlox Incorporated:
- 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. Phlox Incorporated may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:
- Issue 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, caused by violations.
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Phlox Incorporated reserves the right to amend, revise, and/or modify this AUP, Terms of Service (TOS), and our other policies at any time. We will post a notice of any revisions in accordance with our TOS.