Acceptable Use Policy

Internet Access Acceptable Use Policy
McClint-Ark Internet
Arkansas Telephone Company, Inc.

1. Introduction

The goal of Arkansas Telephone Company, Inc. and McClint-Ark Internet (“Artelco”) is to provide you the best service possible for an enjoyable Internet experience. This acceptable Use Policy (“AUP” or “Policy”) is designed to keep Artelco and the Internet enjoyable and useful for all of our subscribers. Violation of this Policy may result in suspension or cancellation of Artelco services without prior notice. Use of an Artelco account constitutes acceptance of this Policy.

Artelco is committed to and supports the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet. Artelco does not actively monitor nor does Artelco exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, electronic mail transmission, mailing list, news group or other material created or accessible over Artelco services. However, Artelco reserves the right to remove any materials Artelco does become aware of that are, in Artelco’s sole discretion, potentially illegal, could subject Artelco to liability, or violate this Policy.

2. Policies

The following are violations of Artelco policies:

2.1. Using a personal account for commercial or high-volume use. If you would like to provide commercial services, please contact the World Lynx Sales Department for information about opening up a commercial account. Activities which are prohibited as commercial or high-volume include, but are not limited to:

2.1.1. Exceeding 20MB of disk space for your email box. Any email box exceeding 20MB will have incoming mail bounced until the user removes email from the server.

2.1.2. Using your Free Personal Web site account for commercial use. Commercial use is defined as using your Free Personal Web site to advertise a good or service, soliciting money over the Internet through your Free Personal Web site, or using your Free Personal Web site as the official Internet presence of a commercial entity. Non-profit agencies may be excluded from this clause on a case-by-case basis solely at the discretion of Artelco and World Lynx.

2.1.3. Exceeding 15MB of disk space for your Free Personal Web site. Any Free Personal web site exceeding 15MB will deny any further uploads until the user frees up enough disk space on his or her Personal web site to fall under the 15MB limit.

2.2. Using Artelco services for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Artelco reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrong. Activities which are prohibited as potentially illegal include, but are not limited to:

2.2.1. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material including, but not limited to, digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and copyrighted software.

2.2.2. Exporting software or technical information in violation of U.S. export control laws.
2.2.3. Posting or emailing of scams such as ‘make-money-fast’ schemes or ‘pyramid/chain’ letters.

2.2.4. Threatening bodily harm or property damage to individuals or groups.

2.2.5. Making fraudulent offers of products, items, or services originating from your account.

2.2.6. Attempting to access the accounts of others, or attempting to penetrate beyond security measures of our or other systems (referred to as hacking) whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data.

2.3. Harassing others by ‘mail-bombing’ or ‘news-bombing’. ‘Mail-bombing’ constitutes sending more than ten (10) similar mail messages to the same email address. ‘News bombing’ constitutes sending more than 10Mbytes of data to a newsgroup.

2.4. Revealing your account password to others or allowing use of your account by others (other than authorized users in your household). At no time can there be simultaneous use of the same user name and password combination.

2.5. Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through Artelco services.

2.6. Knowingly distributing viruses to, from, or through Artelco systems.

2.7. Use of software or any device that would allow your Dialup account to stay logged on while you are not actively using Artelco services or use the account for the purpose of operating a server of any type.

2.8. Installation of ‘auto-responders’, ‘cancel-bots’ or similar automated or manual routines which generate excessive amounts of net traffic, or disrupt email use by others.

2.9. Engaging in any of the above activities using the service of another provider but channeling such activities through an Artelco account or re-mailer, or using an Artelco account as a mail drop for responses.

3. Artelco Assumes No Liability

Artelco has no practical ability to restrict all conduct, communications or content which might violate this Policy prior to transmission on Artelco Network, nor can Artelco ensure prompt removal of any such communications or content after transmission or posting. Accordingly, Artelco cannot and will not assume any liability to subscribers or others for any failure to enforce the terms of this Policy.

4. Revisions to this Policy

Artelco reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time without prior notice. Notice of modifications to this Policy may be given to subscribers by posting such changes by electronic mail, or by conventional mail.

Artelco’s Policy will be linked from Artelco’s homepage.