ABUSE OF THE LAW:
GlobaLink (USA) Corp's services may be used for lawful purposes only. Unlawful purposes includes but is not limited to: drug dealing; attempting without authorization to access a computer system; storing, distributing, or otherwise making available code which would have a deleterious effect on third party computers; pirating (distributing copyrighted material in violation of copyright law, specifically MP3s, MPEG's, ROMs, and ROM emulators); gambling; schemes to defraud; trafficking in obscene material; sending a message or having content that is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass another person; threatening bodily harm or damage to individuals or groups; violating U.S. export restrictions; stalking; or violating other state or federal law such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or the Economic Espionage Act. Linking to illegal material is also prohibited. GlobaLink (USA) Corp reserves the right to check system files, email, and other data on our servers for illegal content and materials, or for any other reasons deemed necessary.
ABUSE OF THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF OTHERS:
GlobaLink (USA) Corp's services may not be used in connection with any activity that would constitute an abuse of the legal rights of others. Examples of unacceptable activities in this regard include posting private information about a person without their consent, infringing intellectual property rights and defaming a person or business. GlobaLink (USA) Corp supports free speech on the Internet, and will not suspend or cancel a customer's account simply because it disagrees with the views expressed by the customer. Where there are allegations that a customer's on-line activity has violated the legal rights of a third party, GlobaLink (USA) Corp will not substitute itself for a court of law in deciding tort claims raised by the third party.
Pornography and sex-related merchandising, or links to such material, even if legal, is not an acceptable use of GlobaLink (USA) Corp's servers.
ACCEPTABLE USE OF E-MAIL:
GlobaLink (USA) Corp strictly prohibits the use of e-mail messages to harass others, whether through the language used, the frequency or the size of messages. We also are strong advocates of the ethical and responsible use of e-mail systems, and thus consider the following activities to be unacceptable, even if legal: spamming (sending unsolicited advertising to those with which the customer has no existing business relationship); posting off-topic advertising in newsgroups; spoofing (using a return email address which is not the valid reply address of the sender or sending an email message which does not contain enough information to enable the recipient to identify the party who is really sending the message); passive spamming (promoting a web site hosted by GlobaLink (USA) Corp by spamming from some other source), trolling (posting controversial messages in newsgroups to generate responses), mailbombing (inundating a user with email without any serious intent to correspond), and subscribing someone else to an electronic mailing list without that person's permission. A message is considered unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a newsgroup charter or sent to a recipient who has not requested the message. Making an email address available to the public does not constitute a request to receive messages. Distribution of mass emailing programs is also prohibited. All recipients on a mailing list must have personally subscribed. Mailing lists may not be used to distribute unsolicited email. Any customer repeatedly "mailbombed" or that attracts such behavior will be asked to leave. If you are not sure if your actions will be in violation, please ask first by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org . We also do not allow sites selling spamware.
MISUSE OF SYSTEM RESOURCES:
Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server, or customer, of GlobaLink (USA) Corp, or to a server used wholly or partially by GlobaLink (USA) Corp for the delivery of its services, even if not owned by GlobaLink (USA) Corp, is strictly prohibited.
includes, but is not limited to: using programs that consume
excessive CPU capacity (generally 20% for five minutes or longer);
allowing the use of mail services, mail forwarding capabilities, or
autoresponders other than for the client's own account; resale of
disk space; storage/backup of files unrelated to the delivery of the
client's web site; or resale or remote access to CGI scripts
installed on those servers.
Last revised: July 10, 2001 11:24 -0400