Acceptable Use Policy
American Warrior Networks (AWN) may modify this Acceptable Use Policy at any time without notifying its users. For this reason, AWN users should consult the AWN website, www.warrior.tv, regularly to ensure that their actions are in compliance with the most recent version of the Acceptable Use Policy. In the event of any conflict between this Acceptable Use Policy and the AWN Terms and Conditions of Use, this Acceptable Use Policy will govern.
You agree 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.
AWN provides a variety of Internet Services (the Services) to residences and businesses (the Customer).
1.1 This Acceptable Use Policy is designed to foster an online environment of mutual respect in which everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of AWN. We believe that the restrictions set out in this Acceptable Use Policy represent a fair balance between the freedom of the individual and the need for some basic rules to ensure that AWN Internet access is not used in an abusive or illegal way.
1.2 AWN users are responsible for ensuring that their accounts are used in accordance with the Acceptable Use Policy. If AWN has reason to suspect that a user, or anyone using a user’s account, is violating this Policy, then the account in question may be suspended pending an investigation. If, after an investigation, AWN determines that an account has been used in violation of this Policy, AWN may, in its discretion, terminate the user account.
If you do not agree to abide by this Acceptable Use Policy, please notify AWN Customer Service immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.3 AWN does not actively monitor its user’s use of its services. We rely on our users to govern themselves and to protect the integrity of the network by reporting any violations of this Acceptable Use Policy to email@example.com.
1.4 AWN has the right, but not the obligation, to investigate any violation or alleged violation of this Acceptable Use Policy, including the right to examine any information or material on AWN’s servers.
1.5 AWN has the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of any part of this Acceptable Use Policy.
1.6 AWN has the right, but not the obligation, to take any steps it deems necessary to prevent violations of this Acceptable Use Policy from occurring.
1.7 The failure of AWN to enforce this Policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of any right to do so at any time.
2.0 Illegal Activities
AWN users must not use AWN to encourage, facilitate or engage in any illegal activities, including, without limitation:
a.) defamation: posting or transmitting any material which is defamatory under any applicable law;
b.) fraud: posting or transmitting any information that you know or ought to know is false, and that you
intend others to rely on;
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c.) unlawful material: posting or disseminating unlawful material
d.) false advertising: posting or transmitting any advertising or promotional materials that contain false,
deceptive or misleading statements, claims or representations;
e.) copyright violation: posting or transmitting any information, software, photograph, video, graphic,
music, sound and other material in violation of another person’s copyright; and
f.) trade-mark violation: posting, transmitting, displaying or using any words or symbols that violate any
other person’s rights in its trade-mark or trade-name.
3.0 Electronic Mail
3.1 AWN users must not use AWN e-mail to:
a.) send unsolicited bulk e-mail (so-called “Spam”);
b.) send, or cause to be sent, large volumes of unsolicited e-mail to a single or multiple people or entities
(so-called “E-Mail Bombing”);
c.) repeatedly send e-mail to any person or entity who does not wish to receive it. If a recipient asks to
stop receiving e-mail from an AWN user, then that AWN user must not send that person further email;
d.) subscribe to any e-mail list or service on behalf of a third party without that third party’s consent.
3.2 AWN users must not engage in any of the activities described in paragraph 3.1 from another provider’s e-mail service and use an AWN account as an e-mail return address or “drop” for responses.
3.3 AWN users must not forge, alter or remove any e-mail header.
Any email address at the warrior.tv domain is property of AWN and may be terminated or reassigned without notice.
4.0 Security, Privacy and “Hacking”
The Customer is responsible for any misuse of the Services that originate from their account, even activities committed by any friend, family, co-worker, employee, guest or anyone with access to the account.
Customers must ensure that others not gain unauthorized access to the Services.
4.1 AWN users must not:
a.) disrupt or interfere with the normal operation of AWN systems, networks, activities in any way that
adversely affects the ability of other people, or systems to use AWN or the Internet, including, but not limited to:
i. denial of service attacks;
ii. flooding of networks;
iii. attempts to overload a service; and
iv. attempts to cause system crashes,
or attempt to do so; or
b.) use any unauthorized program to connect the user to any AWN Internet
Relay Chat (“IRC”) server, including, but not limited to, IRC bots or clonebots;
c.) gain access or attempt to gain access to the private systems or data or AWN, or any third party without the prior consent of AWN or the third party.
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4.2 Subscribers must not use their AWN accounts to:
a.) circumvent or attempt to circumvent security or authentication systems on any host, network hardware,
or user accounts, including but not limited to, logging into any server, account or network, without
authorization and electronically probing the security of any system or network; or
b.) disrupt or interfere with the normal operation of any system or network operated by any third party, or
attempt to do so.
c.) gain access or attempt to gain access to the private systems or data of AWN, or any third party without
the prior consent of AWN or the third party.
5.0 Usenet Newsgroups
5.1 AWN users must not:
a.) post a single article or substantially similar articles to an excessive number of newsgroups, or cross-
post to an excessive number of newsgroups;
b.) post article on a newsgroup which are off-topic according to the newsgroup charter;
c.) post binary or encoded binary files to newsgroups not specifically designated for that purpose;
d.) post commercial messages on a non-commercial AWN newsgroup without prior approval from AWN:
e.) engage in any of (a), (b), (c) or (d) from a provider other than AWN and use an account on AWN as
an e-mail return address or “drop” for responses, or
f.) engage in any of (a), (b), (c) of (d) from a provider other than AWN for the purpose of drawing attention
to a service hosted by or on AWN’s network.
AWN reserves the right to discontinue access to any Usenet newsgroup at any time and for any reason.
6.0 Censorship and Adult Materials
AWN believes in freedom of expression and the right of individuals to decide for themselves what they want to see and listen to. We do not believe it is the place of an ISP to censor or regulate the Internet. However, users must not use AWN to transmit or post any information or image that is criminally obscene or otherwise prohibited under any applicable law.
AWN assumes NO responsibility for Internet content available through the Services. Customers are responsible for restricting access to sexually explicit material on the Internet; by purchasing the appropriate filtering software, or by monitoring Internet use. Content questions or complaints should be addressed to the content provider.
7.1 False Pretences. Users must not use AWN to impersonate any person or use a fictitious user name with any of AWN’s services, including in any e-mail, Usenet posting, or Internet Relay Chat (“IRC”) site. This restriction does not preclude the use of nicknames in IRC, the use of anonymous remailer services, or postings to any site that permits pseudonyms.
7.2 Unsolicited Advertising. Users must not use AWN to post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other forms of solicitation to any person except in those areas and on those websites that are designated for such a purpose.
7.3 Harassment, Threats and Abuse. Users must not use AWN to harass, threaten, or abuse any person
or group or people by any means.
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7.4 Crude or Offensive Postings. Users must not use AWN to post offensive or crude messages or images on publicly accessible pages or sites, except where such messages or images are appropriate having regard to the nature of the site. AWN has the right, but not the obligation, to remove messages or images that AWN, in its sole discretion, determines are offensive.
7.5 Multiple Accesses. Users must not maintain more than one simultaneous connection to AWN or any AWN service, IRC Chat group, or newsgroup.
7.6 Disruptive Conduct. Users must not use AWN to disrupt the normal flow of online dialogue, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users, individuals or entities.
8.0 Bandwidth/Network Traffic and other Limitations
8.1 You must comply with the current bandwidth/network traffic, data storage and other limitations on the Services.
Users must ensure that their activity does not improperly restrict, inhibit or degrade any other customer’s use of the Services, nor represent (in the sole judgment of AWN) an unusually large burden on the network itself. The guidelines for Bandwidth/Network Traffic Usage/month are 30 Gigabytes for uploads and downloads combined. Users exceeding the Bandwidth/Network Traffic amounts may be charged for each Gigabyte used in excess of their specified amount. Supplementary Bandwidth is available and can be added to your current rate, Up to 60 Gigabytes for an additional $15.00, and up to 105 Gigabytes for an additional $30.00. In addition, users must ensure that their activity does not improperly restrict, disrupt, inhibit, degrade or impede AWN’s ability to deliver the Services and monitor the Services, backbone, network nodes, and/or other network services.
Customers may not resell, share, or otherwise distribute the Services or any portion thereof to any third party without the written consent of AWN. For example, you cannot provide Internet access to others through a wireless or dial-up connection, host shell accounts over the Internet, provide email or news service, or send news feed unless express permission is granted by the customer agreement.
9.1 This Acceptable Use Policy is subject to change without notice. The current version of the Acceptable Use Policy is always available at www.warrior.tv.
10.0 Questions and Complaints
10.1 Please direct any questions you may have regarding this Acceptable Use Policy and complaints regarding violations of this Policy by other AWN users to firstname.lastname@example.org.