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Acceptable Use Policy
MNSi supports the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet. MNSi does not actively
monitor nor does MNSi exercise editorial control over the content of any Web site, electronic mail
transmission, mailing list, newsgroup, or other material created or accessible over MNSi's Service.
However, MNSi reserves the right to remove any materials that, in MNSi's sole discretion, are
potentially illegal, may subject MNSi to liability, or violate this Acceptable Use Policy
("Policy"). Your violating this Policy may result in the suspension or cancellation of your MNSi
Service. This Policy should be read in conjunction with MNSi's Internet Access Agreement.
2. Acceptable Use Policies
The following constitute violations of MNSi's Policy:
- 2.1. Using a personal account for high volume use. If you would like to establish and
utilize a high-volume account, please contact MNSi's Corporate Sales Department at (888)
310-6674. Activities which are prohibited for Subscribers with personal accounts include, but
are not limited to:
- 2.1.1. Maintaining a mailbox exceeding 100 MB. A mailbox exceeding 100 MB may, at
MNSi's discretion, be deleted. Subscribers will be notified at that time with further
- 2.1.2. Exceeding 25 MB of disk space for free Web sites. Any free Web site
exceeding 25 MB will be suspended until the Subscriber brings the disk space usage under
25 MB or less. Or, additional megabytes may be purchased. These prices may be obtained
by calling (888) 310-6674.
- 2.1.3. Exceeding 300 MB of traffic in a one month period for free Web sites. Any
free Web site exceeding 300 MB of traffic will be billed for the excess traffic. Traffic
over 300 MB will be charged $.10 per MB.
- 2.2. Using MNSi's Service for illegal purposes or in support of illegal activities. In
accordance with Section 5 of the Internet Access Agreement, MNSi 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
- 2.2.1. Unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted material including,
but not limited to, digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, video,
or other copyrighted sources, and copyrighted software.
- 2.2.2. Exporting software or technical information in violation of Canadian or
U.S. export control laws.
- 2.2.3. Posting or emailing of scams such as 'make-money-fast' schemes or
- 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
- 2.2.6. Attempting to access the accounts of others, or attempting to penetrate
security measures of MNSi's or other entities' systems ("hacking"), whether or not the
intrusion results in corruption or loss of data.
- 2.2.7. The unauthorized use of a person's name or likeness.
2.3. Harassing others by 'mail-bombing'. 'Mail-bombing' constitutes sending more than ten
similar mail messages to the same email address.
- 2.3.1. Sending unsolicited electronic mail (email) messages where the recipient
objects to the content of the message or to the receipt of the message in general is
also prohibited under this Section.
- 22.214.171.124. Subscribers acknowledge that they are expressly prohibited from
utilizing MNSi's Service, MNSi's equipment, or any MNSi email address in connection with
the sending of the same or substantially similar unsolicited email message, whether
commercial or not, to a large number of recipients. This prohibition extends to the
sending of unsolicited mass mailings from another service which in any way implicates
the use of MNSi's Service, MNSi's equipment, or any MNSi email address(es).
- 126.96.36.199. A message is unsolicited if it is sent to a recipient who has not
requested or invited the message. For purposes of this provision, merely making
one's email address accessible to the public shall not constitute a request or
invitation to receive messages.
- 188.8.131.52. Subscriber specifically agrees that he/she will not utilize MNSi's
Service, MNSi's equipment, or any MNSi email address in connection with the transmission
of the same or substantially similar unsolicited message to fifty or more recipients
in a single day. A Subscriber responsible for these acts may be terminated at MNSi's
discretion. For each day upon which this provision is violated, Subscriber agrees
to pay MNSi $10.00 per day for an unintentional violation of this provision, but
where warranted, such as in the case of an accidental transmission, MNSi may
waive all or part of the applicable charge. In cases of willful violations of this
provision, Subscriber agrees to pay MNSi $200.00 per day. MNSi at its sole discretion
shall determine whether such a violation was unintentional or willful. Payment by member
under this provision shall not prevent MNSi from seeking to obtain other legal remedies
against member, including other damages or an injunction.
- 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 may there be simultaneous use of the
same username and password combination.
- 2.5. Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission,
originating or passing through MNSi's Service.
- 2.6. Distributing viruses to or from MNSi's Service.
- 2.7.Use of software or any device that would allow your account to stay logged on while
you are not actively using MNSi's Service or use the account for the purpose of operating a
server of any type. (See section 3 below).
- 2.8. Engaging in any of the above activities using the service of another provider but
channeling such activities through an MNSi account or re-mailer, using an MNSi account as a mail
drop for responses, or using an MNSi hosted web site.
3. Unlimited Service
Subscriber acknowledges that MNSi's Service is intended for periodic, active use of email, user
newsgroups, file transfers via FTP, Internet chat, Internet games, and browsing the World Wide Web.
Port scanning is expressly prohibited. Accordingly, MNSi maintains the right to terminate Subscriber's
connection following any extended period of inactivity as determined by MNSi or after the duration
of Subscriber's connection exceeds six consecutive hours.
4. MNSi Assumes No Liability
MNSi has no practical ability to restrict all conduct, communications, or content which might
violate this Policy prior to its transmission on MNSi's systems, nor can MNSi ensure prompt removal
of any such communications or content after transmission or posting. Accordingly, MNSi does not
assume liability to Subscribers or others for any failure to enforce the terms of this Policy.
5. Revisions to this Policy
MNSi reserves the right to amend, alter, or modify the Policy at any time and in any manner. Any
amendment, alteration, or modification is effective immediately upon posting on MNSi's Web site
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