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Ridgenet Acceptable Use Policy

RidgeNET reserves the right to withdraw use of the network to anyone who fails to follow the network's acceptable use policy.

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http://www.ridgenet.net

1. DIAL UP SERVICES TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(a) FEES
Setup fee and/or the first month's fee are due within ten days of opening your account. Each month's fee is due by the first of that month. Any accounts fifteen (15) days past due will be suspended and charged a $5.00 late fee. RidgeNet reserves the right to cancel any delinquent accounts without notice. YOUR ACCOUNT IS NOT MONITORED FOR USAGE, IF YOU WISH TO CANCEL YOU MUST CALL US OR WE WILL ASSUME YOU WISH TO CONTINUE SERVICE FOR ANOTHER MONTH AND WILL BILL ACCORDINGLY. Cancelation of service require a cancelation number, given to you by a Ridgenet employee at the time of your cancel. Without this cancelation number, you, the customer, will continue to owe for Ridgenet service regardless of usage.

(b) DIAL-UP ACCOUNTS
A Dial-up Account is limited to one user per account (Only one simultaneous login per account.) Accounts are dynamically addressed. Running of Internet Servers including but not limited to mail, news, web, muds, etc is prohibited on Dial-up accounts.

(c) USAGE
Unmetered attended access is allowed. Any illegal use of an account, connection, or server space may result in immediate disconnection of your service pending investigation. Making multiple simultaneous connections is prohibited. Probing system resources and configurations for possible security holes, bugs, or other malfunctions are prohibited. Giving, loaning or in any way permitting another person to use your account is prohibited. Giving out your password to another person or entity is prohibited. RidgeNet will not be responsible for any monetary or other losses resulting from such disconnection.

(d) CAMPING
"Camping" on RidgeNet is prohibited. Camping is defined as maintaining an open connection while not personally and actively using the account. Using automated bots, e-mail checkers, pingers, etc to maintain "Camped" connections is prohibited. Continuous connections exceeding eight hours will be accepted as proof of camping unless the subscriber provides reasonable explanation and repeat occurrences are rare or previously announced to RidgeNet staff.

(e) DATA STORAGE
Storage of unlicensed software is prohibited. Illegal or unauthorized access and/or use of data on the network is prohibited.

(f) SPAMMING
"Spamming" on RidgeNet is prohibited. Spamming is defined as either email sent to users who have not volunteered their email address to the sender or as an off-topic posting made to newsgroups. Spamming may result in immediate disconnection of your service pending investigation. The penalties for spamming can include termination of your account and/or a $5000 fine.

(g) INFORMATION AND CONTENT
RidgeNet exercises no control over the Content of information passing through RidgeNet. RidgeNet will not warrant the accuracy or confidentiality of any information contained on RidgeNet. The users of RidgeNet are solely responsible for the information contained in RidgeNet. Your use of RidgeNet is conditional upon your agreement to indemnify RidgeNet for any action arising from your use or transmittal of information or material deemed obscene, threatening, or otherwise illegal, including improper use of copyrighted materials.

(h) DEDICATED ACCOUNTS
Dedicated accounts are for one organization only. Running Internet Servers is permitted on Dedicated accounts.

(i) RESALE
RidgeNet accounts and services are not open to resale. Any RidgeNet services including but not limited to news, e-mail, irc, web pages, ftp site, etc are for the sole use of the subscriber and can not be loaned, borrowed, or sold to any other person or entity.

(j) LIABILITY
RidgeNet is not responsible for damage due to the use of any information or software obtained by or through the use of RidgeNet services. Any illegal use of any software may result in legal action, pending investigation. RidgeNet will not be responsible for any monetary or other losses resulting from the use of any information or software obtained by or through the use of RidgeNet services.

(k) MINOR ACCOUNTS
Minors (under age 18) are not permitted to open RidgeNet accounts.

(l) HARRASSMENT
Harassing of other RidgeNet subscribers through network resources is prohibited. Sending of unwanted e-mail, files, news, or other contacts may constitute harassment. A subscriber should express the unwanted nature of any communications in clear and direct language. If a subscriber continues to receive unwanted communications, they may contact RidgeNet management for assistance. Harassing communications originating outside RidgeNet should be forwarded to federal authorities. RidgeNet has no control over activities outside our immediate system.

2. DISCLAIMER

IN NO EVENT SHALL RIDGENET BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF AND/OR DAMAGE TO DATA, AND EQUIPMENT.

RIDGENET RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE WITHOUT CAUSE, AND WITHOUT RECOURSE.

RidgeNet reserves the right to modify this agreement. These terms and conditions reflect the entire agreement between RidgeNet and the users of RidgeNet services and will supersede all prior oral and written agreements and understandings. By continuing to use RidgeNet services, the user agrees to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the latest version of the Terms and Conditions.

Copyright 1999, RidgeNet
3/01/99 12:00PM rev. 9-301

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