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Please read the following Acceptable Use Policy. By use of your Compu-Net account, you are agreeing to our Acceptable Use Policy as well as our Terms and Conditions statement. Upon notice published online, Compu-Net may modify these terms and conditions, amplify them, and/or modify the prices, as well as discontinue or change the services offered. The Terms and Condition statement is also available online.
The main purpose of Compu-Net's Internet service is to facilitate communication with the various computers, systems and networks that make up what is commonly referred to as "the Internet." It is Compu-Net's intention to allow all Compu-Net users complete access to everything the Internet has to offer, at their discretion with minimal or no interference. To this end, Compu-Net has developed this Acceptable Use Agreement. This Agreement provides a guide as to what constitutes inappropriate use of Compu-Net's Internet access services and to inform Compu-Net's customers of what actions Compu-Net may take, with or without notice, in the event that Compu-Net becomes aware of inappropriate use of Compu-Net's service. This Agreement will be used to help Compu-Net's system administrators deal with complaints from users of Compu-Net's Internet service or other Internet-connected computers, systems or networks and to determine when action must be taken. It is expected that all Compu-Net customers will follow the policies set forth herein.

Protection of Compu-Net's technical resources and Compu-Net's ability to continue to provide high quality service to its customers, compliance with existing laws and regulations, and the protection of Compu-Net's reputation as a service provider are all contributing factors to the policies outlined below.
Agreement and Amendments
This Acceptable Use Agreement constitutes an agreement between Compu-Net and you regarding the provision of Compu-Net's services to you and your use of these services. By using Compu-Net's services, you acknowledge these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by and adhere to them. These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time at Compu-Net's sole discretion, with notice published online via Compu-Net.
Warranties and Disclaimers
Compu-Net's Internet service is provided on an "as is, as available" basis. Compu-Net makes no warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to Compu-Net or any information or software provided by or obtained through use of Compu-Net's Internet service. You release Compu-Net from and Compu-Net shall have no liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages suffered by you in connection with your use of or inability to use Compu-Net services including, but not limited to, damages from loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions; or due to inadvertent release or disclosure of information sent by you even if the same is caused by Compu-Net's own negligence. Use of the Internet or any connected or related computers, systems or networks is at your own risk.

Compu-Net makes no limitations to its actions
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Compu-Net disclaims to the full extent permitted by applicable law any responsibility for (and under no circumstances shall be liable for) any conduct, content, goods and services available on or through the Internet or Compu-Net services.

Limitation of liability
In no event shall Compu-Net's aggregate liability exceed the amount paid by you to Compu-Net for the Compu-Net services provided.

Service is provided at discretion of users
Use of any information obtained via Compu-Net's Internet service is at the user's own risk. Compu-Net specifically disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services. Because some states do not allow the exclusion of certain implied warranties, the above may not apply to you. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
Access to Materials
Compu-Net provides a means of access to information that includes information generally available through the Internet, its subsystems and related computers, services and networks; and Compu-Net exercises no control whatsoever over the content of the information that can be accessed through its services. Use of any information obtained through Compu-Net's Internet service is at your own risk.

Customer requests uncensored information
By subscribing to Compu-Net's Internet services, you request access to all information provided through the Internet. Certain information that can be accessed on the Internet through Compu-Net is inappropriate for minors, and may be offensive to you. Because Compu-Net does not control the content of the information that is available on the Internet, Compu-Net cannot ensure that inappropriate or offensive material will not be available to you or others, including minors, whom you may allow to access Internet through your account, and it is your responsibility to exercise control over such access.

Customer's remedies and Compu-Net's limits of liability
Third party solutions which may be able to restrict access to certain types of information are available through software vendors, but are not provided as part of any Compu-Net services. Compu-Net does not provide technical support nor does Compu-Net guarantee the usability or reliability of any third party products available for any purpose.

Charges for Compu-Net's services and non-transferability
Compu-Net's services will be charged to you at the rates provided to you from time to time by mail to the address provided by you to Compu-Net. Compu-Net reserves the right to change its rates for services. If your payment to Compu-Net by check, credit card, or direct withdraw is returned unpaid or declined you will immediately be deemed in default and subject to the current returned check charge or other fees incurred. If your account is in default, your service will be interrupted. Such interruption will not relieve you from the obligation to pay Compu-Net's hourly, monthly or annual account charges. Accounts in default are subject to current reconnection fees before service will be resumed. If you default, you agree to pay Compu-Net its reasonable expenses, including attorneys and collection agency fees, incurred in enforcing its rights.

Compu-Net's Rights to collect damages
Compu-Net reserves the right to collect damages (software, hardware and man hours) if any harm is done to Compu-Net which requires repair or reconfiguration of any kind.

Compu-Net makes no limitations to its actions
Nothing contained in these policies shall be construed to limit the action Compu-Net may take or remedies available to Compu-Net in any way with respect to any of the described conduct. Compu-Net reserves the right to take any additional actions Compu-Net may consider appropriate with respect to such conduct, including without limitation taking action to recover the costs and expenses of identifying offenders and removing them from Compu-Net service, and levying cancellation charges to cover Compu-Net's costs in the event of disconnection of dedicated access for the causes outlined above. In addition, Compu-Net reserves at all times all rights and remedies available to Compu-Net with respect to such conduct at law or in equity. Non-enforcement of any policy or rule herein does not constitute consent or waiver, and Compu-Net reserves the right to enforce such policy or rule at its sole discretion.

Non-Transferability of Account
The right to use Compu-Net's Internet service is not transferable. Use of an Compu-Net account is expressly limited to the individual (or business) whose name appears on the account invoice and dependents (or authorized employees) of the account holder living (or working) at the same address. A customer may use no more than one log-in session per account at any time. If a customer has multiple accounts, the customer is limited to one log-in session per account at any time.
Security and Liability
You are responsible for all charges incurred by the use of the login name(s) assigned to you and confidentiality of password(s) associated with the login names/accounts, including ensuring file protections are set correctly. If you lose your password you must contact Compu-Net promptly at the address or phone numbers below (or found on your invoice and billing statements), and an Compu-Net representative will assign you a new password. Verification of identity may be required for any changes to accounts at the discretion of the Compu-Net representative. Some fees may apply for some services. Compu-Net is not liable for any usage and or charges prior to Compu-Net making the necessary account alteration.
Monitoring and Privacy
Compu-Net reserves the right to monitor any and all communications through or with Compu-Net facilities. As an Compu-Net customer you agree that Compu-Net is not considered a secure communications medium for the purposes of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and that no expectation of privacy is afforded. It may become necessary for Compu-Net employees to examine system accounting logs and other records to determine if privacy violations or other network unfriendly activities have occurred. Compu-Net also reserves the right to access any customer's mailbox or other files stored on Compu-Net systems to resolve system problems or mail system errors.

Limitations of security and privacy of electronic mail
Electronic mail on this system is as private as we can make it. Compu-Net's customers are reminded that no computer system can be considered to be safe from intrusion. Email may pass through many computer systems, and should not be considered a secure means of communication unless encrypted, and even encrypted information is only as secure as the encryption method utilized and the servers used for sending, receiving and storing that communication.

Confidentiality of personal subscriber information
Compu-Net will not release any customer's personal or business subscriber information, nor a customer's billing information, to any third party except as necessary to collect against accounts found to be in default; or upon presentation of a valid court order of a government or entity within our jurisdiction. As an Compu-Net customer you agree that Compu-Net's judgment as to the validity of any court order of subpoena shall be considered proper and final.

Compu-Net's right to cooperate with authorities
Compu-Net reserves the right to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating claims of illegal activity including, but not limited to, illegal transfer or availability of copyrighted material, postings or e-mail containing threats of violence or other illegal activity.

Personal files
Compu-Net is not responsible for personal files residing on Compu-Net computers or networks. Customers are responsible for independent backup of any data that is stored on Compu-Net computers or networks. Compu-Net reserves the right to delete any personal files after one or both parties terminate the service agreement or in the process of system, server or network maintenance and service.

You may terminate your Compu-Net services at any time without penalty by giving Compu-Net written notice of your desire to terminate your account at the address below. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, as they may be amended from time to time, your sole recourse is to terminate your service.

Rules, Laws, Regulations, and General Conduct
Users of Compu-Net's Internet service are expected to abide by any and all laws, rules, regulations, and etiquette applicable to their use of the Internet and connected services, systems and networks. Failure to abide by these regulations can be grounds for immediate termination of access by Compu-Net.

Compliance with all laws
Compu-Net's Internet services may only be used for lawful purposes. All Compu-Net Internet service customers agree to use the service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. Reproduction, transmission or receipt of any material in violation of any local, state, federal, or international law or regulation is prohibited. As a customer, you agree that any material to be reproduced, transmitted or received through your account(s) on Compu-Net's Internet service does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, statutory, common law or proprietary rights of others, rights of privacy/publicity or contain anything obscene, libelous or threatening . Software intended to facilitate any such violations or infringements may not be stored on Compu-Net's computers, servers or related systems. You shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Compu-Net from and against any claims, liabilities and expenses or losses, including attorneys fees, resulting from your use of Compu-Net's Internet service or your account in an unlawful manner or otherwise in violation of or contrary to this Agreement with Compu-Net. All users of Compu-Net's Internet service are expected to abide by all laws and regulations pertinent to use of the internet or electronic communications as applicable and further outlined in the "Legal Regulations" document available online from Compu-Net. At Compu-Net's discretion, Compu-Net may revoke any customer's access to Compu-Net's Internet services or accounts for inappropriate use.

Compliance with Rules of Other Networks
Any use of Compu-Net's Internet service to access other computers, systems or networks connected to the Internet must comply with the rules for that other computer, system or network as well as with Compu-Net's rules.
Unacceptable Conduct
All Compu-Net Internet service customers are expected to abide by the intents and purposes of "Netequette,". There are several sites on the Internet that cover "Netequette".In addition, the following types of conduct are grounds for immediate suspension of service pending investigation by Compu-Net and may result in termination of the account(s) the investigation determines to have originated or transmitted these types of traffic. In addition, Compu-Net reserves the right, where feasible, to implement technical mechanisms which block multiple postings by an Compu-Net customer as described in (1) and (2) below before such postings are forwarded:

(1) Posting a single article or substantially similar articles to an excessive number of newsgroups (i.e., more than 20) or continued posting of articles which 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).

(2) Sending unsolicited mass emailings (i.e., to more than 25 users) which provoke complaints from the recipients.
Mail bombing (sending large volumes of unsolicited e-mail to individuals or to individual business accounts with the intent or result of limiting usability of the account or system in question).

Engaging in either (1) or (2) from a provider other than Compu-Net and using an account on Compu-Net as a mail drop for responses, or to draw attention to a web site housed within Compu-Net's networks.

Continued harassment of other individuals on the Internet after being asked to stop by those individuals and/or by Compu-Net.

Impersonating another user or otherwise falsifying one's user name in email, Usenet postings, on Internet Relay Chat (IRC), or any other Internet service. (This does not preclude the use of nicknames in IRC or the use of anonymous remailer or news posting services.)

Network unfriendly activity
Attempts to interfere with the regular workings of Compu-Net's systems or network connections or related computers, systems, servers or networks or which adversely affect the ability of other people or systems to use Compu-Net services or the Internet, including, but not limited to:

  • Any unauthorized attempts by a user to gain root access or access to any account not belonging to that user on this or any other Compu-Net system.

  • Any use of this or any other Compu-Net system as a staging ground to disable other systems.

  • Privacy violations: Attempts, whether successful or not, to gain access to any other system or users' private data without express consent of the user.

  • Use of IRC bots or clonebots on Compu-Net, whether on IRC servers controlled by Compu-Net or by other parties.

  • Any use of unauthorized robots or spiders from, through or against Compu-Net computers, systems, servers or networks.
  • Rights and Duties of the Service Provider
    As an Internet Service Provider (ISP), Compu-Net agrees to take up duties to maintain service to its customers and usability of Compu-Net and its related computers, systems and networks by other users, including but not limited to:

    Right to disconnect non-dedicated accounts
    Compu-Net's dial-up connections are not intended to be full-time dedicated connections and will be disconnected after 20 minutes of inactivity. This should in no way interfere with any normal use of Compu-Net systems or services. As an Compu-Net customer, you agree to keep the connection active only when you are actively using it, to not use any automatic method to avoid disconnection, and to not provide public information services over the connection. Compu-Net reserves the right to impose a restriction on accounts it deems to be in violation of these conditions.

    Right to suspend or cancel account
    Compu-Net reserves the right to suspend or cancel service to any customer at any time and without notice, for any reason, including, but not limited to, refusal or failure to pay for services provided or by sole judgment of Compu-Net that the customer may be performing activities harmful to Compu-Net or its customers, employees, vendors, business relationships or any other users of the Internet.

    Right to change service
    Compu-Net reserves to right to change without notice the Compu-Net Internet service, including, but not limited to, access procedures, hours of operation, menu structures, commands, documentation, vendors, rates, and services offered.

    Right to modify the Acceptable Use Agreement
    Compu-Net may modify its Acceptable Use Agreement and Terms and Conditions statement upon notice published online via Compu-Net' Whats New page. Any customer's use of Compu-Net's Internet services after such notice shall constitute the customer's acceptance of the modifications to these policies.
    Contact Information
    Compu-Net can be contacted by phone at (901) 641-9942, or write to:

    Compu-Net Enterprises
    P.O. Box 253
    Paris, TN 38242

    Compu-Net is under no obligation to accept notice or changes other than written notice to the address above.
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