Acceptable Usage

 

Acceptable Usage Policies:

 

To be a user of any Easynet Service you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

This Acceptable Use Policy is designed to ensure that your use of Easynet Services do not break any laws or interfere with the right of other Easynet customers.

YOU MUST NOT USE THE SERVICE TO OBTAIN UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO ANY COMPUTER, SYSTEM OR NETWORK

If you do not have current specific authorisation to do so, you must not:

  • attempt to gain access to other users accounts;
  • test, scan or probe the vulnerability of a system or network;
  • access or use any networks, data, or systems within our outside the Easynet networks; or
  • breach any security or authentication measures for a system or network.

Unlawfully accessing or damaging data in a computer is not only a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy Ė it is also a criminal offence punishable by fine, imprisonment or both.

YOU MUST NOT USE ANY EASYNET SERVICES IN A SUCH A WAY THAT THEY INTERFERE WITH THE RIGHTS OF OTHER USERS OR WHICH BREACHES INTERNET ETIQUETTE

You must not:

  • monitor data or traffic on any network or system if you are not authorised by the owner to do so;
  • send threatening, abusive or harassing emails;
  • provide false user information to Easynet or other users;
  • send emails without your valid email reply address, or misrepresenting your identity electronic or otherwise;
  • send large amounts of unsolicited or unwanted email to individuals or individual business mailboxes;
  • allow third parties to send their own email or email on behalf of you, via the Easynet mail servers, or via other mail servers for which they or you are not authorised to do so;
  • gain, or attempt to access a personís private information;
  • disobey the rules of a newsgroup, forum, email mailing list or other similar group;
  • post the same or similar messages to one or more newsgroups (including by excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting, also known as ĎSpamí); or
  • forge any TCP-IP packet header, any part of the header information or an email source address in an email or newsgroup posting.

Our customer email servers are designed for conventional emails. They are not designed for the sending, relaying or distribution of bulk mail, newsletters etc., or for receiving of large amounts of mail in response to such mail outs. Sending such material via your email accounts with Easynet, hence via our mail server is unacceptable. (Should you require such services we can quote to provide and maintain dedicated mail servers for your specific needs).

If you engage in any of the above email practices then the email portion of your account with us will be permanently blocked and no longer available to you. There is no reduction in price for Easynet accounts without Email. However if as a result such an account is unsuitable for your needs you could close the account at the end of your next monthly billing period, and find an alternate ISP with acceptable usage policies that better suit your needs. You would be liable for any early termination bonds or fees associated with your account.

YOU MUST NOT USE THE SERVICE IN A WAY THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH THE TECHNICAL OPERATION OF EASYNET SERVICES OR ANY OTHER COMPUTER, SYSTEM OR NETWORK

You must not attempt to interfere with the regular workings of Easynetís systems, networks or connections.

You must not use IRC bots, clonebots, or other autonomous programs that automatically perform certain actions from time to time or 24hrs a day via Easynet Services or Servers, whether on servers controlled by Easynet or other parties.

You must not interfere with or reduce the ability of other people to use Easynetís systems or the Internet.

Easynet may override attempts by you to specify particular traffic routing patterns.

You must not use the Service as a staging ground to disable or interfere with other systems.

YOU MUST NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS OR BREAK ANY LAWS BY USING ANY OF EASYNET SERVICES

You must not copy any material without the ownerís permission and you must not distribute or make available any obscene, abusive, defamatory or pornographic material.

DETECTING AND DEALING WITH BREACHES

Easynet will co-operate with other Internet service providers, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, and other entities legally entitled to do so, to control unacceptable behavior. Where practical Easynet will implement technical measures to prevent unacceptable usage or behavior. This may include, but is not limited to, suspension or termination of customerís use of specific services and removal of any or all their data stored on Easynetís system or cued for transmission. (For example removal of customer web pages and other data in the userís home directory, removal of FTP data, removal of the users incoming or outgoing email before transmission, removal of any other data applicable to the user whether placed on our system with or without our consent.

Easynet may give details of users who are suspected of breaking any laws in connection with the Services to the police and to other law enforcement agencies, state, federal and international. Easynet may take other action it deems appropriate, including taking action against offenders to recover the costs and expenses of identifying them.

Easynet reserves the right to duplicate and examine any data or information resident on Easynet' systems allegedly related to unacceptable use.

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