Prohibition Against Disruption of Service
You agree that you will not use, or allow others to use, the Service to disrupt, restrict, destroy, impair or create any unusually large burden, disrupt any backbone network nodes or network service used by BELMONT COUNTY GIG, on BELMONT COUNTY GIG’s network, computer equipment, content, material, device or system whether owned by BELMONT COUNTY GIG or others. You also agree that you will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to disrupt other service providers or services, including but not limited to by e-mail bombing or the use of mass mailing programs, “denial of service” attacks, viruses, locks, keys, worms, Trojan horse or other harmful or debilitating feature; distribute mass or unsolicited e-mail, including commercial advertising, announcements or junk mail; or otherwise generate large levels of traffic sufficient to impede other’s ability to send or receive information.
Misrepresentation of Identity
You agree that you will not use, or allow others to use, the Service to mislead anyone as to your identity, including but not limited to, pretending to be someone else, falsifying address information or modifying headers to conceal your identity. For purposes of clarification, this prohibition is not intended to restrict the use of screen-names, aliases or anonymous remailers when used for legitimate purposes. This prohibition includes the form of activity commonly known as “phishing.”
Prohibition Against Impersonation or Forgery
You agree that you will not, or allow others to, impersonate another user, falsify one’s user name, age, digital or manual signature or identity in any e-mail or in any post or transmission to any newsgroup or mailing list or other similar groups or lists. You agree that you will not, nor allow others to, forge any message header of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the Service, or use an IP address not assigned to you.
Prohibition Against Improper Use of Newsgroups, Bulletin Boards and Similar Forums
You agree that you will not, nor allow others to, attempt to “flood” or disrupt the normal functionality of any newsgroups, mailing lists, bulletin boards or other similar forums by posting large numbers of messages. You agree that you will not, nor allow others to, post or transmit any private, third party e-mail to any newsgroup or mailing list without the explicit approval of the sender.
Prohibition Against Excessive Bandwidth Usage
You understand that the actual speeds you may experience at any time will vary based on a number of factors, including the capabilities of your equipment (including wireless routers), Internet congestion, the technical properties of the websites, content and applications that you access, and network management tools and techniques employed by BELMONT COUNTY GIG. You agree that BELMONT COUNTY GIG has the right to monitor your transmissions to facilitate the provision of BELMONT COUNTY GIG’s Service and to efficiently manage the network and the provision of the Service. BELMONT COUNTY GIG may take such steps as it determines appropriate in the event your usage of the Service does not comply with your Subscriber Agreement. Additionally, BELMONT COUNTY GIG may use such tools and techniques as it determines appropriate in order to efficiently manage its network and to ensure a quality user experience for its subscribers consistent with its Open Internet Disclosure Statement at www.BelmontCountyGig.com/legal-notices.
Prohibition Against Distribution of Viruses
You agree that you will not use, or allow others to use, the Service to restrict, inhibit, or otherwise interfere with the ability of any other person to use or enjoy the Service or any features of the Service, any BELMONT COUNTY GIG Equipment or the Internet, regardless of intent, purpose or knowledge, including, without limitation, by releasing or transmitting any information or software which contain computer “viruses,” worms, “Trojan horses” or other harmful software programs and that you will use your best efforts to prevent the unintentional transmission of such viruses.
Belmont County Gig May Monitor the Service
BELMONT COUNTY GIG reserves the right at any time to monitor bandwidth, usage, transmissions, and content on the Service from time to time; to seek or identify violations of this Policy; and/or to protect the network, the Service and BELMONT COUNTY GIG users. BELMONT COUNTY GIG’s failure to enforce this Policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of any right to do so at any time. You agree that any portion of this Policy held invalid or unenforceable will as much as possible be construed consistent with the intent and applicable law; the remaining portions of this Policy will remain in full force and effect.