SAMnet is committed to and supports the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet. SAMnet does not actively monitor - nor does SAMnet exercise editorial control over - the content of any web site, electronic mail transmission, mailing list, news group or other material created or accessible over SAMnet services. However, SAMnet reserves the right to remove any materials SAMnet does become aware of that are, in SAMnet's sole discretion, potentially illegal, could subject SAMnet to liability, or violate this Acceptable Use Policy ("Policy"). Your violating this Policy may result in the suspension or cancellation of your SAMnet services.
The following are violations of SAMnet's acceptable use policies:
2.1. Using a personal account for high volume or commercial use. If you would like to receive high-volume or commercial services, please contact SAMnet's Sales Department at (413) 596-2050 for information about establishing a commercial account. Activities which are prohibited as high volume include, but are not limited to:
2.2. Using SAMnet services for illegal purposes or in support of illegal activities. SAMnet 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:
2.3. 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 10Mb 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).
2.5. Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through SAMnet services.
2.6. Distributing viruses to or from SAMnet systems.
2.7. Use of software or any device that would allow your account to stay logged on while you are not actively using SAMnet services or use the account for the purpose of operating a server of any type.
2.8. Cross-posting advertisements for products, items, or services to ten (10) or more unrelated USENET newsgroups.
2.9. Posting articles to any USENET or other newsgroup, mailing list or similar forum which are off-topic according to the charter or other public statement of the forum.
2.10. Disrupting any newsgroup with frivolous, excessively vulgar, or repetitious postings.
2.11. Posting of binary, or excessively large, unrelated text files to non-binary news groups that have specifically requested such material not be posted in the group's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
2.12. Installation of 'auto-responders', 'cancel-bots' or similar automated or manual routines which generate excessive amounts of net traffic, or disrupt net newsgroups or email use by others.
2.13. Engaging in any of the above activities using the service of another provider but channeling such activities through an SAMnet account or re-mailer, or using an SAMnet account as a mail drop for responses.
3. SAMnet Assumes No Liability
SAMnet has no practical ability to restrict all conduct, communications or content which might violate this Policy prior to its transmission on SAMnet's systems, nor can SAMnet ensure prompt removal of any such communications or content after transmission or posting. Accordingly, SAMnet does not assume liability to subscribers or others for any failure to enforce the terms of this Policy.
4. Revisions to this Policy
SAMnet reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time upon at least thirty (30) days prior notice. Notice of modifications to this Policy may be given to subscribers by posting such changes to the SAMnet homepage (http://my.samnet.net), by electronic mail, or by conventional mail.