Apis Networks

Acceptable Use Policy

 

Apis Networks' Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers and users a clear understanding of what Apis Networks expects of them while using the service. All users of Apis Networks' 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 of Service).

 

Use of Apis Networks Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to Apis Networks' AUP as well as Apis Networks' TOS (Terms of Service)

 

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. Apis Networks 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 Apis Networks account or other actions as detailed in Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

 

This document is intended to provide a basic understand of Apis Networks' Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of Apis Networks' AUP:

 

The Apis Networks intends to provide its customers access to everything the Internet has to offer. While the Apis Networks is firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be damaging to the resources of both the Apis Networks and the Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of the Apis Networks 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 server or virtual site to publish material, which Apis Networks 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 Apis Networks 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@apisnetworks.com.

 

VIOLATIONS OF APIS NETWORKS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY


The following constitute violations of this AUP:

  1. Illegal use: Apis Networks' services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Apis Networks reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.
  2. Harm to minors: Use of the Apis Networks service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography.
  3. Threats: Use of the Apis Networks service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
  4. Harassment: Use of the Apis Networks service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another.
  5. Fraudulent activity: Use of Apis Networks 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."
  6. 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 infrmation is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.
  7. Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM): Use of the Apis Networks 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 account.
  8. 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 Apis Networks account.
  9. E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the Apis Networks service is in violation of this AUP.
  10. Usenet Spamming: Apis Networks 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 permitted.
  11. Unauthorized access: Use of the Apis Networks service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of Apis Networks' 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 Apis Networks account is subject to immediate termination.
  12. Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of the Apis Networks service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting 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 software.
  13. Collection of personal data: Use of the Apis Networks service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
  14. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of the Apis Networks service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use Apis Networks 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. Apis Networks 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.
  15. Fraud: Involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it.
  16. Infringement of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or Intellectual Property Right: Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.
  17. 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.
  18. Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging, while using Apis Networks' services could result in suspension service.
  19. Third Party Accountability: Apis Networks 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.

Security

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.

Network Performance

Apis Networks 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 Apis Networks systems or networks. Apis Networks reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.

 

REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF APIS NETWORKS AUP

Apis Networks requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department at abuse@apisnetworks.com.

 

If available, please provide the following information:

E-mail abuse@apisnetworks.com with clear, unobfuscated header information ensuring to provide all of the above and any relevant system logs. Other situations will require different methods of providing the above information. Apis Networks may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:

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