CoMedia Communications, Inc.
CoMedia Network Acceptable Use PolicyIntroduction
CoMedia Communications, Inc.'s ("CCI") Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") for products and services is designed to help protect CCI, its customers, and the Internet community in general from fraud, abuse of resources, and irresponsible or illegal activities.
CCI's services are intended solely for the use of the contract holder, its corporate affiliates and/or subsidiaries that are connected by LAN, WAN or remote access applications, and may not be re-sold to or used by any outside entity without prior written consent from CCI. CCI offers ISP/Resalable Services for customers who intend to resell products and services to third parties.
Each CCI customer (commercial and ISP/reseller) is responsible for the activities of its own customers or end-users and, by accepting service from CCI, agrees to inform its customers and/or end-users of this AUP or its own Acceptable Use Policy, which must be co-extensive and consistent with these terms.
CCI's services may only be used for lawful and appropriate purposes. Customers may not transmit, retransmit, redirect, or store material in violation of any federal or state laws or regulations including, but not limited to, obscenity, indecency, defamatory or material infringing trademarks or copyrights. CCI customers may not abuse or fraudulently use CCI products and services, nor allow such use by others. The following illustrate some, but not all, uses that are prohibited under this AUP:
Child Pornography: It is illegal under Federal child exploitation statutes to possess, produce, receive, transport or distribute by any means, including computer, visual depictions of "sexual intercourse" and/or "sexually explicit conduct" involving persons under the age of 18.
Inappropriate Content: Using the services to transmit, distribute, redirect, or store material that, as reasonably determined by CCI, is inappropriate, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, abusive, hateful or which contains or incites violence
Denial of Service: Engaging in any activity that may or will interfere with the service of any other user, host or network on the Internet. Users are also prohibited from any activity considered a precursor to attempted security violations, including, but not limited to, any form of scanning, probing, or other testing or information gathering activity, without prior express written consent from CCI's IP Security Manager.
Distribution of Viruses: Distribution of software, programs or messages that may cause damage or annoyance to persons, data, and/or computer systems. Customers that receive a notification of infection have 48 hours to secure or remove the host from the network. Hosts not timely secured or removed by customers may be blocked by CCI from accessing the network.
Forging Headers: Forging or misrepresenting any portion of a message header of an electronic transmission originating or passing through CCI's network.
Email Spamming [or Mailbombing]: The transmitting of unsolicited email to multiple recipients, sending large amounts of email repeatedly that annoys, harasses or threatens another person or entity, or any attempt to use CCI servers as a mail drop or nameserver for SPAM. Sending unsolicited bulk email from another Internet service provider's network advertising or implicating any service hosted or provided by CCI, , including without limitation email, web, FTP and DNS services. The sending of email with added words/characters in an attempt to bypass Bayesian filters is prohibited. For bulk emailers on the CCI network - removal of complainants is required, as is the creation of a master no-send list. Bulk emailers may also be required to provide the complete opt-in information for each complainant within 24 hours of the request. Utilizing a customer affiliate program to generate leads makes a CCI Customer responsible for the actions of its affiliates. This control includes, but is not limited to, blocking affiliate links and sending the affiliate traffic to a 404 error type page.
Fraudulent Activities: Fraud is an intentional misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it, or, obtaining or attempting to obtain service by any means or device with intent to avoid payment. This includes the hosting of phishing websites.
Unauthorized Access: Illegal or unauthorized access to other computers, accounts, or networks. Accessing, or attempting to access, any computer resource belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of other systems.
Network Sabotage: Any use of CCI products and services to interfere with the use of Internet resources or CCI's network by other customers or end-users.
Pyramid Schemes: A fraudulent system of achieving financial gain, which requires an endless stream of recruits for success.
Unlawful Acts: Any use of CCI products and services to violate the law or in aid of any unlawful act.
Non-email Based Spamming: Posting of messages to newsgroups/blogs/services that are irrelevant, blanket posting of messages to multiple newsgroups/blogs/services, and the posting of annoying, harassing and/or threatening messages. Violation of any rules, policies or charters posted online by any search engine, subscription web service, chat area, bulletin board, webpage, or any other service accessed via the CCI network is prohibited.
Facilitating a Violation of this AUP: Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to allow a user to violate this AUP. This includes, but is not limited to, the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail bombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.
Blacklisting: Behavior by a customer that causes blacklisting must be remedied within 48 hours. Activities that result in re-listing are prohibited and must be stopped immediately. Known spammers, previously unidentified, will be removed from the network once identified.
Violations and Enforcement
At CCI's sole discretion, violations of any element of this AUP may result in a warning to the offender followed by suspension or termination of service if customer does not cease the violation. CCI may immediately suspend or terminate service with or without notice if CCI determines that a violation of the AUP has occurred. CCI will enforce this AUP according to the severity of the offense and violator's history of prior AUP infringements. Severe and/or repeated offenses will result in immediate termination of service. CCI is not liable for damages of any nature suffered by any customer, end-user, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from CCI exercising its rights under this AUP. CCI has no practical ability to monitor all conduct, communications, or content that might violate this AUP prior to its transmission over the CCI network but, where possible and necessary, may do so at its discretion. Therefore, CCI does not assume liability for others' violations of the AUP or failures to terminate those violations. CCI reserves the right to charge time and materials to resolve customer issues that are not resolved by the customer in a timely manner.
*CCI reserves the right to modify this AUP at any time without prior notification to customers.
To report a violation of this AUP or an abuse of CCI's services, please e-mail: