Acceptable Use Policy
This acceptable use policy (the “Policy”) defines acceptable practices relating to our Customers’ use of WorldNet Telecommunications Inc. (“WorldNet”) services, including Internet services (the “Service”) and any use of the Service persons and entities accessing the Service via a Customer’s account (collectively, “Users”). By using the Service or allowing any others to use the Service via your account, you agree to abide by, and require others using the Service via your account to abide by the terms of the Policy and acknowledge that you are responsible for compliance with the Policy and are solely responsible for any and all acts and omissions that occur during or relating to such use of the Service.
This Policy is established to assist in protecting WorldNet’s Network, the Service, our Users and the Internet community as a whole from unacceptable, improper and unlawful activity over the Internet, to improve the Service and Service offerings. WorldNet reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, deny, restrict, or terminate use of the Service if such use violates the Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the Policy, you should immediately stop your use of the Service and notify the WorldNet customer service department to terminate your account.
Unacceptable, Illegal, Unlawful or Prohibited Activities
The Service may be used only for lawful purposes and you are responsible for determining what laws or regulations are applicable to your use of the products and services or the use of your account by others. Unacceptable, illegal or unlawful activities include but are not limited to the following:
- Posting, transmission, re-transmission, or storing material on or through any of WorldNet’s products or services that in the sole judgment of WorldNet such posting, transmission, re-transmission or storage is:
(a) in violation of any local, state, federal, or non-United States law or regulation (including rights protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations);
(b) Threatening or abusive;
(d) Indecent; or
- Cases where the operation of the WorldNet Network is threatened.
- Cases involving unsolicited commercial email/SPAM, a pattern of violations and/or mail relaying.
- Alterations of your source IP address information.
- Denial of service attacks.
- Illegal activities or suspected fraud in connection with the use of Service.
- Reselling or otherwise redistributing the Service or otherwise using the Service for commercial purposes or for any other business enterprise (whether for profit or non-profit) including, without limitation, operation as a de facto Internet access service provider.
- Installation or distribution of “pirated” or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for your use.
- Restrict or inhibit any other users of the Service in his or her lawful use or enjoyment of WorldNet’s products and services or in a way that generate excessive network traffic through the use of automated or manual routines that are not related to ordinary personal or business use of Internet services.
- Circumventing user authentication or security of any host, network or account.
- Causing or attempting to cause security breaches or disruptions of Internet communications. Examples of security breaches include but are not limited to accessing data of which the User is not an intended recipient or logging into a server or account that the User is not expressly authorized to access. Examples of disruptions include but are not limited to port scans, flood pings, packet spoofing and forged routing information.
- Introducing malicious programs, viruses or corrupted data into the WorldNet network or servers or other products and services of WorldNet.
- Using any program/script/command, or sending messages of any kind, designed to interfere with, or to disable another’s terminal session.
- Executing any form of network monitoring that will intercept data not intended for the User.
- Interfering with or denying service to any other user (e.g., denial of service attack).
- Failing to comply with WorldNet’s procedures relating to the activities of Users on WorldNet’s network.
- Invading another person’s privacy, stalking, or harassment, whether through language, frequency, size of messages, or otherwise.
- Sending unsolicited mail messages, including the sending of “junk mail” or other advertising material to individuals who did not specifically request such material or deliberately sending excessively large attachments to one recipient.
- Unauthorized use or forging of mail header information.
- Providing false or incorrect information on the order form contract (electronic or paper) including fraudulent use of credit card numbers or attempting to bypass or alter the processes or procedures established to measure time, bandwidth utilization or other methods to document the use of WorldNet’s products or services.
- Exporting, re-exporting, or permitting downloads of any content in violation of the export or import laws of the United States or without all required approvals, licenses and exemptions.
- Use of unsolicited E-mail originating from within the WorldNet network or networks of other Internet Service Providers on behalf of or to advertise any service hosted by WorldNet or connected via the WorldNet network.
- Solicitations of mail or any other E-mail address other than that of the poster’s account or service, with the intent to harass or collect replies.
- Creating or forwarding “chain letters” or other “pyramid schemes” of any type.
- A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to, or attempt to interfere with or compromise the normal functioning, operation or security of, any portion of the WorldNet Network.
- If we have specified bandwidth limitations for your user account, use of the Service shall not be in excess of those limitations. If a User is accessing the Service via a dial-up connection, we may terminate the user session in order to protect WorldNet Network resources and maintain Service availability for others.
- Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP.
- Any other inappropriate activity or abuse of the Service (as determined by us in our sole discretion), whether or not specifically listed in this Policy, may result in suspension or termination of the User’s access to or use of the Service.
This listing of prohibited activities is not exhaustive and WorldNet reserves the right to determine that any conduct that is or could be harmful to the WorldNet Network, it’s customers or Internet users is in violation of this Policy and to exercise any or all of the remedies contained in this Policy.
WorldNet will cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies and other parties involved in investigating claims of illegal or inappropriate activity. WorldNet reserves the right to disclose User information to the extent authorized by federal or state law.
Modifications to Policy
WorldNet reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time without notice. We will attempt to notify Users of any such modifications either via e-mail or by posting a revised version of the Policy on our Web site. Any such modifications shall be effective and applied prospectively from the date of posting.
This listing of prohibited activities is not exhaustive and WorldNet reserves the right to determine that any conduct that is or could be harmful to the WorldNet Network, it’s Customers or Internet users is in violation of this Policy and to exercise any or all of the remedies contained in this Policy.
Users are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of password and account information, as well as the security of their network. You agree immediately to notify WorldNet of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you. If you become aware of any violation of this Policy by any person, including Users that have accessed the Service through your account, you are required to notify us.
Complaints against Customers
In most cases, we will notify our Customer(s) of complaints received by us regarding an alleged violation of this Policy. You agree to promptly investigate all such complaints and take all necessary actions to remedy any violations of this Policy. We may inform the complainant that you are investigating the complaint and may provide the complainant with the necessary information to contact you directly to resolve the complaint. You shall identify a representative for the purposes of receiving such communications.
General Complaints and Contact Information
Any complaints regarding prohibited use or other abuse of the WorldNet Network, including violations of this Policy, should be sent to WorldNet. Please include all applicable information that will assist WorldNet in investigating the complaint, including all applicable headers of forwarded messages. Customers should call 787.277.0210 to submit a complaint as quickly as possible. If you are unsure whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please submit questions or comments to WorldNet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Terms and Conditions
The use of the WorldNet Network by a Customer of WorldNet is subject to the terms and conditions of any agreements entered into by such Customer and WorldNet. This Policy is incorporated into such agreements by reference.