SOMOCO Wireless

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INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TO INSURE THE INTEGRITY OF OUR INTERNET SERVICE (REFERRED TO AS THE SERVICE); WE HAVE ADOPTED THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY. PLEASE READ THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY PRIOR TO ACCESSING THE SERVICE. THE WORD CUSTOMER IS USED HEREIN TO REFER TO ANY INDIVIDUAL, ENTITY OR BUSINESS ORGANIZATION THAT SUBSCRIBES TO THE SERVICE. BY USING THE SERVICE, CUSTOMER AGREES TO THE TERMS OF THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY. SOMOCO WIRELESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE THE CUSTOMER'S ACCOUNT WITHOUT NOTICE, AT SOMOCO WIRETESS'S SOLE DISCRETION, IF CUSTOMER OR OTHERS WHO USE CUSTOMERS ACCOUNT VIOLATE THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY. SOMOCO WIRELESS ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO IMMEDIATELY REMOVE ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION THAT VIOLATES THIS POLICY FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER AT SOMOCO WIRELESS'S SOLE DISCRETION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

  1. USE: The service is designed for personal and family use within a single household. Customer agrees that only the Customer and co-residents living in the same household will use the Service. The term 'single household' means the Customer's home and includes an apartment, condominium, flat or other residential unit that may be used as a residence in any multiple dwelling unit. Customer may not resell or distribute the Service outside the Customer's household. The Service is being provided solely for use in Customer's household and any unauthorized access by a third party to e-mail, internet access, or any other function of the Service relieves Somoco Wireless of any affirmative obligations it may have, and is in violation of this Policy. Customer may not establish a web page using a server located at Customer's home. Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, Customer's home computer as a web server, FTP server, file server or game server or to run any other server applications. Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to operate any type of a business or commercial enterprise. Customer will not advertise that the Service is available for use by third parties or unauthorized users. Somoco Wireless reserves the right to disconnect or reclassify the Service to a higher grade for failure to comply with any portion of this provision or this Policy. Any violation of these policies may lead to prosecution under state and/or federal law and/or termination of Customer's service.
  2. NO ILLEGAL OR FRAUDULENT USE: Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to violate any applicable federal, state, local or international laws (including, but not limited to, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to commit a crime, act of terrorism, or fraud, or to plan, encourage or help others to commit a crime or fraud, including but not limited to, acts of terrorism, engaging in a pyramid or ponzi scheme, or sending chain letters.
  3. NO COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT: Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to send or receive any information which infringes the patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets or proprietary rights of any person or entity. This includes, but is not limited to, digitization of music, movies, photographs or other copyrighted materials or software. Somoco Wireless is registered under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). Under the DMCA, copyright owners have the right to notify Somoco Wireless if they believe that a Somoco Wireless customer has infringed the copyright owner's work(s). lf Somoco Wireless receives a notice from a copyright owner alleging any Customer has committed copyright infringement, Somoco Wireless will notify the Customer of the alleged infringement. Lf Somoco Wireless receives more than one notice alleging copyright infringement on Customer's part, Customer may be deemed a "repeat copyright infringer". Somoco Wireless reserves the right to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright infringers.
  4. NO THREATS OR HARASSMENT: Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to transmit any material that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property or which harasses, abuses, defames or invades the privacy of any other person or entity.
  5. NO HARM TO MINORS: Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to harm or attempt to harm a minor, including but not limited to using the Service to send pornographic , obscene or profane materials. 6. NO "SPAMMING": Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to send unsolicited messages or materials, bulk e-mail, or other forms of solicitation ("spamming"). Somoco Wireless reserves the right, in Somoco Wireless's sole discretion, to determine whether such posting or transmission constitutes unsolicited messages or materials.
  6. NO "HACKING": Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to access the accounts of others or to attempt to penetrate security measures of the Service or other computer systems ("hacking") or to cause a disruption of the Service to other on-line users. Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, tools designed for compromising network security, such as password-guessing programs, cracking tools, packet sniffers or network probing tools.
  7. NO SYSTEM DISRUPTION: Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to disrupt Somoco Wireless's network or computer equipment owned by other Somoco Wireless customers. Any static lP address must be authorized and provisioned by Somoco Wireless. Customer also agrees that the Customer will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to disrupt other Internet Service Providers or services, including but not limited to e-mail bombing or the use of mass mailing programs,
  8. NO IMPERSONATION OR FORGERY: Customer will not, nor allow others to, impersonate another user, falsify one's user name, company name, age or identity in e-mail or in any post or transmission to any newsgroup or mailing list or other similar groups or lists. Customer will not, nor allow others to, forge any message header of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the Service.
  9. NO ABUSE OF NEWSGROUPS: Customer will not, nor allow others to, post a similar item to more that six (6) newsgroups or mailing lists. Customer 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.
  10. NO EXCESSIVE USE OF BANDWIDTH: lf Somoco Wireless determines, in Somoco Wireless's sole discretion, that Customer is using an excessive amount of bandwidth over the Somoco Wireless network infrastructure for Internet access or other functions using public network resources, we may terminate Customer's account at any time and without notice, or require Customer to upgrade Customer's service level and pay additional fees in accordance with our then-current, applicable, published rates for such service.
  11. NO "VIRUSES": Customer will not use, not allow others to use, the Service to transmit computer "viruses", "worms", "Trojan horses" or other harmful software programs. Customer will use standard practices to prevent the transmission of such viruses or other harmful software.
  12. NO SHARING OF ACCOUNTS: The sharing of user accounts and passwords is strictly prohibited and Somoco Wireless reserves the right to disable any account where evidence of such sharing is identified. Should a user allow such sharing all payments made for access are thereby forfeited and no refunds shall be made.
  13. WIRELESS ROUTERS AND UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS: At no time shall a subscriber be allowed to install an unsecured wireless router for use by anyone who is not a resident of their dwelling unit. Should such an unsecured or unauthorized connection be found to exist the service shall be disconnected until such time as the unauthorized equipment is removed from the network. The access of the network over a wireless network without proper payment for services shall constitute theft of service which is punishable by fine or prison or both under both California and Federal statute. Somoco Wireless will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law possible.
  14. REVISIONS TO POLICY: Somoco Wireless reserves the right to update or modify this Policy at any time and from time to time with or without prior notice. Continued use of the Service will be deemed acknowledgment and acceptance of the policy. Notice of modifications to this Policy may be given by posting such changes to Somoco Wireless's homepage (www.somocowireless.com), by electronic mail or by conventional mail.