PoetryVine's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is
provided to give our customers and users a clear understanding of what
PoetryVine expects of them while using the service. All users of
PoetryVine's Internet 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
Use of PoetryVine's Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to
PoetryVine's AUP as well as PoetryVine's TOS (Terms of Service)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: *All Payments To
PoetryVine (Everyones Internet) 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. PoetryVine 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 PoetryVine's account
or other actions as detailed in Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
This document is intended to provide a basic understand of PoetryVine's
Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the
establishment and enforcement of PoetryVine'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
PoetryVine intends to provide its customers access to
everything the Internet has to offer. While PoetryVine is firmly
committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may
be damaging to the resources of both PoetryVine and the Internet and
cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of
PoetryVine 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 dedicated rack or virtual site to publish material,
which PoetryVine.com 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 PoetryVine 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 abuse@PoetryVine.com.
VIOLATIONS OF PoetryVine's ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
Illegal use: PoetryVine's services may not
be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities.
PoetryVine reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities
and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected
crime or civil wrongdoing.
Harm to minors: Use of PoetryVine's service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but
not limited to child pornography.
Threats: Use of PoetryVine's 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 PoetryVine's service
to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise)
that harasses another.
Fraudulent activity: Use of PoetryVine's
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
Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk
e-mail (SPAM) Use of PoetryVine's service to transmit any
unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail is expressly
prohibited. Violations of this type will result in the immediate
termination of the offending PoetryVine account.
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY, anyone 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 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 server 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 PoetryVine account.
E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any
message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission,
originating or passing through PoetryVine's service is in violation
of this AUP.
Usenet SPAMing: PoetryVine 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
Unauthorized access: Use of PoetryVine's
service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or
to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of
PoetryVine'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 PoetryVine account is
subject to immediate termination.
Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of
PoetryVine's 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
Collection of personal data: Use of
PoetryVine's service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal
information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity:
Use of PoetryVine's service for any activity which affects the
ability of other people or systems to use PoetryVine's 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. PoetryVine 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
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
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.
Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of
software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection,
i.e. pinging, while using PoetryVine's services could result in
Third Party Accountability: PoetryVine's
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 PoetryVine's 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.
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
Attempting to obtain another user's account
password is strictly prohibited, and may result in termination of
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
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. PoetryVine 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.
PoetryVine's 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 PoetryVine's systems or networks. PoetryVine
reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF PoetryVine's AUP
PoetryVine requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation
of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department at
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. PoetryVine 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
Bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or to
collect damages, if any, cause by violations
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
PoetryVine 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).
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