Acceptable Use Policy - Web Sites
and Conditions for Dial-up Accounts
Conditions for Dedicated Business Accounts
Acceptable Use Policies
Use Policies for Web Sites
- Nudity and Sexual Content
- Prejudice and Intolerance
- Terrorism and Violence
- Computer Viruses
- Computer Hacking
- Promotion Using Spam
- Reselling Web Space
- Illegal Activities
Use Policies for News Groups
Use Policies for Web Hosting
While you can find information over the Internet on nearly any type
of topic, there are subject areas that could be deemed inappropriate
or objectionable to a number of different audiences. While
US Net does not express an opinion on whether specific information
should be or should not be be available over the Internet, we do
feel strongly that there are subject areas we do not want to represent
through our web service. As such, the following acceptable
use policies have been established for web sites hosted on US
Net web servers:
Nudity and Sexual Content.
Nudity, pornography, and explicit sexual content is prohibited on
US Net's web service.
Prejudice and Intolerance.
Information that promotes racism, bigotry, religious intolerance,
ethnic bias, or social bias is prohibited.
Terrorism and Violence.
Any site that promotes terrorism, war, hatred, violence, or murder
is prohibited at US Net.
Computer viruses cause millions of dollars of damage to computers
every year. Any information or software that promotes
or supports the distribution of computer viruses over the Internet
is prohibited on US Net's web service.
Computer hacking is an activity that focuses on breaking into other
computers or damaging them in such a way as to render them inoperable. In
severe cases it can result in the complete destruction of the data
stored on the computers that have been compromised during the attack. If
the data that is destroyed belongs to a computer that controls one
of more networks, then those networks will fail too. Because
hacking can have such a detrimental effect on a large number of
users, US Net prohibits web sites on our service that promote
software and information used for computer hacking.
Promotion Using Spam.
You can sell things from your web site, and you are welcome to advertise
your web page, but you may not use unsolicited commercial email
(spam) or mass posting to news groups to promote your web
site over the Internet. This rule remains in force even
of you use a another Internet service (such as Cyberpromo)
to distribute your spam. Many ISPs will block email from
sites that are promoted using spam. US Net will
remove web sites that promote themselves using spam.
Reselling Web Space.
Customers on US Net's web servers may not resell web space
to others under their directory. If you want to resell
web space, contact US Net to learn how you can become a reseller.
You are not allowed to promote activities that are illegal according
to United States federal statutes or Maryland statutes. This
includes anything to do with making bombs, manufacturing drugs,
hacking phone systems ("phreaking"), breaking into
buildings and cars, and other illegal activities.