This Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP")
defines certain prohibited uses of the
OutServ.net network and related Internet
services including, but not limited to, Internet
data center collocation and hosting services.
This AUP applies both to
OutServ.net Customers and to their
employees, representatives, customers, and
others that may utilize the OutServ.net network
through the Customer (collectively "Users").
Customers may not through action or inaction
permit others to use the OutServ.net network for
illegal or inappropriate actions, or to violate
the terms of this AUP.
OutServ.net does not control, verify,
warrant, approve, edit, censor, review, or take
any responsibility for the information that
Users may acquire, transmit or store through the
Internet. Accordingly, OutServ.net is not
responsible for injury that results from
inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive or illegal
Internet communications. Customers are
responsible for compliance with all laws and
regulations, as well as the applicable policies
of OutServ.net and any network providers that
OutServ.net utilizes to provide these services.
If, however, OutServ.net becomes aware of any
violation of law or this Acceptable Use Policy
by or through a Customer, OutServ.net shall have
the right, but not the obligation, without
liability to Customer, to take any action to
remedy such violation. Such actions may include,
without limitation, removal of the information
at issue, blocking of offending transmissions,
suspension or termination of a Customer's
Service(s), and any other remedy available to
OutServ.net by contract or law.
ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER USE
Users may use the OutServ.net network
for lawful purposes only. Users shall not use
the OutServ.net network to post or transmit any
(i) unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous,
defamatory, obscene, or otherwise offensive
information, or (ii) any information that would
infringe upon the copyright, trademark, trade
secret or other intellectual property rights of
Customers may not access, attempt to
access, monitor, probe, or interfere with
computers, accounts, or networks belonging to a
third party without proper authorization.
Prohibited activities include, but are not
limited to, "hacking," the distribution of
viruses, or participation in "denial of service"
EMAIL OR NEWSGROUP ABUSE
Customers may not engage in abusive
email tactics or send unsolicited bulk email, a
process commonly known as "spamming," which
includes, but is not limited to, the following
types of conduct:
(a) Transmitting data in any manner
that violates a State or Federal law, rule or
regulation against spamming or other prohibited
communications, regardless of how such law
defines spamming or other such prohibited
(b) Posting a single article or
substantially similar articles to an excessive
number of newsgroups, or continued posting of
articles that are off-topic (e.g., off-topic
according to the newsgroup charter, or the
article provokes complaints from the regular
readers of the newsgroup for being off-topic).
(c) Sending unsolicited email messages
that provoke complaints from the recipients,
which threaten harm to person or property, or
which result in harassment of the recipient.
(d) Sending unsolicited email messages
including, without limitation, commercial
advertising, informational announcements, chain
letters, or other solicitations.
(e) Use of resources not belonging to
the Customer, without the express permission of
the resource owner, to relay email or other
(f) Falsifying or forging email or
newsgroup header information.
COOPERATION WITH OUTSERV.NET AND
OutServ.net will cooperate with law
enforcement and other authorities in
investigating claims of illegal activity or
suspected illegal activity. In addition, the
Customer shall cooperate with OutServ.net in any
corrective action that OutServ.net deems
necessary to correct and prevent impermissible
use of the OutServ.net network by any of the
Customer's end users, including without
limitation, providing OutServ.net with all
information necessary to investigate the
suspected violation.. In addition, OutServ.net
may disclose information transmitted over its
facilities where necessary to protect
OutServ.net and its customers from harm, or
where such disclosure is necessary to the proper
operation of the OutServ.net network.
Violations of this Policy
To report possible violations of this
AUP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If available, please provide the
- The IP address used to commit the
- The date and time of the alleged
violation, including the time zone or offset
- Evidence of the alleged violation
Email with full header information
provides all of the above, as do syslog files.
Other situations will require different methods
of providing the above information.
to this Policy
OutServ.net reserves the right to
modify this policy at any time, as it deems
appropriate in its sole discretion, effective
upon posting of the modified Policy at this URL: