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Acceptable Use Policy

This page last published: February 5, 2010

  1. Scope. This Acceptable Use Policy (this "Policy") governs the usage of OldOak.net’s products and services (the "Services"). This Policy is incorporated by reference into each contract OldOak.net enters into with a customer (each, a "Customer") for the use of such Services. OldOak.net may modify this Policy at any time without notice. In addition, this Policy applies to all persons who utilize OldOak.net’s Web site (regardless of whether that person is a Customer) and governs their use of OldOak.net’s web site . No person may take any action utilizing OldOak.net’s web site that a Customer would be prohibited to take utilizing the Services.
  2. Purpose. The purpose of this Policy is to enhance the quality of the Services and to protect OldOak.net’s customers, and the Internet community as a whole, from illegal, irresponsible, or disruptive Internet activities. This Policy applies to each Customer and its employees, agents, contractors or other users of such Customer who obtain Services from OldOak.net (each such person being a "User").
  3. Prohibited Uses. Users may not:
    1. Utilize the Services to send mass unsolicited e-mail, commonly known as "spam," to third parties.
    2. Utilize the Services to receive, store, or transmit materials which are pornographic.
    3. Utilize the Services to receive, store, or transmit materials which encourage or incite hate or violence.
    4. Utilize the Services in connection with any illegal activity which shall include, but not be limited to the following:
      1. Utilize the Services to copy material from third parties (including text, graphics, music, videos or other copyrightable material) without proper authorization;
      2. Utilize the Services to misappropriate or infringe the patents, copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any third party;
      3. Utilize the Services to traffic in illegal drugs, illegal gambling, obscene materials or other any products or services that are prohibited under applicable law; or
      4. Utilize the Services in any manner that violates applicable law.
    5. Utilize the Services in connection with any tortious or actionable activity which shall include, but not be limited to the following:
      1. Utilize the Services to publish or disseminate information that (A) constitutes slander, libel or defamation, (B) publicizes the personal information or likeness of a person without that person's consent or (C) otherwise violates the privacy rights of any person.
      2. Utilize the Services to threaten persons with bodily harm, to make harassing or abusive statements or messages, or to solicit the performance of acts or services that are illegal under applicable law.
    6. Utilize the Services in connection with any other disruptive or abusive activity, which shall include, but not be limited to the following:
      1. Utilize the Services to cause denial of service attacks against OldOak.net or other network hosts or Internet users or to otherwise degrade or impair the operation of OldOak.net’s servers and facilities or the servers and facilities of other network hosts or Internet users;
      2. Post messages or software programs that consume excessive CPU time or storage space;
      3. Utilize the Services to offer mail services, mail forwarding capabilities, POP accounts or autoresponders other than for the User's own account;
      4. Utilize the Services to resell access to CGI scripts installed on OldOak.net’s servers;
      5. Utilize the Services to subvert, or assist others in subverting, the security or integrity of any OldOak.net systems, facilities or equipment;
      6. Utilize the Services to gain unauthorized access to the computer networks of OldOak.net or any other person;
      7.  Utilize the Services to provide passwords or access codes to persons not authorized to receive such materials by the operator of the system requiring the password or access code;
      8. Utilize the Services to (A) forge the signature or other identifying mark or code of any other person, (B) impersonate or assume the identity or any other person, or (C) engage in any other activity (including "spoofing") to attempt to deceive or mislead other persons regarding the true identity of the User (excluding the use of anonymous remailers or Internet nicknames);
      9. Utilize the Services to distribute or post any virus, worm, Trojan horse, or computer code intended to disrupt services, destroy data, destroy or damage equipment, or disrupt the operation of the Services;
      10. Utilize the Services to conduct port scans or other invasive procedures against any server;
      11. Utilize the Services to distribute, advertise or promote software or services that have the primary purpose of encouraging or facilitating unsolicited commercial e-mail or spam;
      12. Utilize the Services to solicit or collect, or distribute, advertise or promote, e-mail address lists for the purpose of encouraging or facilitating unsolicited commercial e-mail or spam;
      13. Utilize the Services in any manner that might subject OldOak.net to unfavorable regulatory action, subject OldOak.net to any liability for any reason, or adversely affect OldOak.net’s public image, reputation or goodwill, including, without limitation, sending or distributing sexually explicit, hateful, vulgar, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable materials as determined by OldOak.net in its sole discretion; or
      14. Utilize the Services in any other manner to interrupt or interfere with the Internet usage of other persons.
  4. Violations
    1. Disclaimer. OldOak.net expressly disclaims any obligation to monitor its Customers and other Users with respect to violations of this Policy. OldOak.net has no liability or responsibility for the actions of any of its Customers or other Users or any content any User may post on any Web site.
    2. Reporting Violations. OldOak.net encourages Users to report violations of this policy by e-mail to: abuse@OldOak.net, including in any such report the name of the offending domain (for example, xyz.com) and the type of abuse (for example, spam, illegal acts, harassment, etc.) in the "subject" field of the e-mail.
    3. Remedies. If OldOak.net learns of a violation of this Policy, OldOak.net will take the following action against the Customer
      1. Terminating the offending Customer from the Services;
      2. Removing the offending content; and
      3. Taking other action in accordance with this Policy, the applicable service contract and applicable law.
  5. Reservation of Rights. OldOak.net reserves the right to cooperate with appropriate legal authorities in investigations of claims of illegal activity involving OldOak.net’s Services, Customers and other Users. OldOak.net reserves all other rights to respond to violations of this Policy to the extent of applicable law and in accordance with any applicable contractual obligations.
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