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SYSTEMS INC.™ ACCEPTABLE
Askivision Systems Inc. may modify this Acceptable
Use Policy at any time without notifying its users. For this
reason, Askivision AskiXpress Internet users should consult
the Askivision website at www.aski.ca/policy regularly to ensure
that their actions are in compliance with the most recent version
of the Acceptable Use Policy. In the event of any conflict
between this Acceptable use Policy and Askivision’s Terms and
Conditions of Use, this Acceptable Use Policy will govern.
You agree that, if any portion of this Policy is held invalid or
unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable
law as nearly as possible, and the remaining portions will remain
in full force and effect.
Askivision Systems Inc. provides a variety of Internet Services
(the Services) to residences and businesses (the Customer).
1.1 This Acceptable Use Policy is designed to foster an online environment
of mutual respect in which everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of AskiXpress
Internet service. We believe that the restrictions set out in this Acceptable
Use Policy represent a fair balance between the freedom of the individual
and the need for some basic rules to ensure that Askivision’s Internet
access is not used in an abusive or illegal way.
1.2 Askivision AskiXpress users are responsible for ensuring that their accounts
are used in accordance with this Acceptable Use Policy. If Askivision has reason
to suspect that a user, or anyone using a user’s account, is violating
this Policy, then the account in question may be suspended pending an investigation.
If, after an investigation, Askivision determines that an account has been
used in violation of this Policy, Askivision may, in its discretion, terminate
the user account.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY PLEASE
NOTIFY ASKIVISION CUSTOMER SERVICE IMMEDIATELY AT email@example.com
1.3 Askivision does not actively monitor its customers’ use
of its services. Askivision relies on its users to govern themselves
and to protect the integrity of the network by reporting any violations
of this Acceptable Use Policy to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.4 Askivision has the right, but not the obligation, to investigate any violation
or alleged violation of this Acceptable Use Policy, including the right to
examine any information or material on Askivision’s servers.
1.5 Askivision has the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content
that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of any part of this
Acceptable Use Policy.
1.6 Askivision has the right, but not the obligation, to take any steps it
deems necessary to prevent violations of this Acceptable Use Policy from occurring.
1.7 The failure of Askivision to enforce this Policy, for whatever reason,
shall not be construed as a waiver of any right to do so at any time.
2.0 Illegal Activities
Askivision AskiXpress Internet users must not use Askivision’s Internet
service to encourage, facilitate or engage in any illegal activities, including,
(a) defamation: posting or transmitting any material which is defamatory under
any applicable law;
(b) fraud: posting or transmitting any information that you know or ought to
know is false, and that you intend others to rely on;
(c) unlawful material: posting or disseminating unlawful material
(d) false advertising: posting or transmitting any advertising or promotional
materials that contain false, deceptive or misleading statements, claims or
(e) copyright violation: posting or transmitting any information, software,
photograph, video, graphic, music, sound and other material in violation of
another person’s copyright; and
(f) trade-mark violation: posting, transmitting, displaying or using any words
or symbols that violate any other person’s rights in its trade-mark or
3.0 Electronic Mail
3.1 Askivision Internet users must not use Askivision’s e-mail
(a) send unsolicited e-mail (so-called “Spam”);
(b) send bulk solicited or unsolicited e-mail (>100 recipients)
(c) send, or cause to be sent, large volumes of unsolicited e-mail to a single
or multiple people or entities (so-called “E-Mail Bombing”);
(d) repeatedly send e-mail to any person or entity who does not wish to receive
it. If a recipient asks to stop receiving e-mail from an Askivision user, then
that Askivision user must not send that person further e-mail; and
(e) subscribe to any e-mail list or service on behalf of a third party without
that third party’s consent.
3.2 Askivision AskiXpress Internet users must not engage in any
of the activities described in paragraph 3.1 from another provider’s
e-mail service and use an Askivision account as an e-mail return
address or “drop” for responses.
3.3 Askivision AskiXpress Internet users must not forge, alter or remove any
Any e-mail address at the aski.ca domain is the property of Askivision
Systems Inc. and may be terminated or re-assigned without notice.
4.0 Security, Privacy and “Hacking”
The Customer is responsible for any misuse of the Services that originate from
their account, even activities committed by any friend, family, co-worker,
employee, guest or anyone with access to the account. Customers must ensure
that others not gain unauthorized access to the Services.
4.1 Askivision AskiXpress Internet users must not:
(a) disrupt or interfere with the normal operation of Askivision’s systems,
networks, or activities in any way that adversely affects the ability of other
people, or systems to use Askivision’s services or the Internet, including,
but not limited to:
(i) denial of service attacks;
(ii) flooding of networks;
(iii) attempts to overload a service; and
(iv) attempts to cause system crashes
(b) use any unauthorized program to connect the user to any Askivision Internet
Relay Chat (“IRC”) server, including, but not limited to, IRC bots
(c) gain access or attempt to gain access to the private systems or data of
Askivision, without the prior consent of Askivision.
4.2 Askivision AskiXpress Internet users must not use their Askivision
(a) circumvent or attempt to circumvent security or authentication systems
on any host, network hardware, or user accounts, including, but not limited
to, logging into any server, account or network without authorization and electronically
probing the security of any system or network; or
(b) disrupt or interfere with the normal operation of any system or network
operated by any third party, or attempt to do so.
(c) gain access or attempt to gain access to the private systems or data of
any third party without the prior consent of the third party.
5.0 Usenet Newsgroups
5.1 Askivision AskiXpress Internet users must not:
(a) post a single article or substantially similar articles to an excessive
number of newsgroups, or cross-post to an excessive number of newsgroups;
(b) post articles on a newsgroup which are off-topic according to the newsgroup
(c) post binary or encoded binary files to newsgroups not specifically designated
for that purpose;
(d) post commercial messages on a non-commercial Askivision newsgroup without
prior approval from Askivision;
(e) engage in any of (a), (b), (c) or (d) from a provider other than Askivision
or use an account of Askivision’s as an e-mail return address or “drop” for
(f) engage in any of (a), (b), (c) or (d)from a provider other than Askivision
for the purpose of drawing attention to a service hosted by or on Askivision’s
Askivision reserves the right to discontinue access to any Usenet
newsgroup at any time and for any reason.
6.0 Censorship and Adult Materials
Askivision believes in freedom of expression and the right of individuals to
decide for themselves what they want to see and listen to. Askivision does
not believe it is the place of an ISP to censor or regulate the Internet.
However, users must not use Askivision AskiXpress Internet service to transmit
or post any information or image that is criminally obscene or otherwise
prohibited under any applicable law.
Askivision assumes NO responsibility for Internet content available
through the Services. Customers are responsible for restricting access
to sexually explicit material on the Internet, by purchasing the
appropriate filtering software, or by monitoring Internet use. Content
questions or complaints should be addressed to the content provider.
7.1 False Pretences. Users must not use Askivision AskiXpress to impersonate
any person or use a fictitious user name with any of Askivision’s services,
including in any e-mail, Usenet posting, or Internet Relay Chat (“IRC”)
site. This restriction does not preclude the use of nicknames in IRC, the
use of anonymous remailer services, or postings to any site that permits
7.2 Unsolicited Advertising. Users must not use Askivision AskiXpress to post
or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other forms
of solicitation to any person except in those areas and on those websites that
are designated for such a purpose.
7.3 Harassment, Threats and Abuse. Users must not use Askivision AskiXpress
to harass, threaten, or abuse any person or group of people by any means.
7.4 Crude or Offensive Postings. Users must not use Askivision AskiXpress to
post offensive or crude messages or images on publicly accessible pages or
sites, except where such messages or images are appropriate having regard to
the nature of the site. Askivision has the right, but not the obligation, to
remove messages or images that Askivision, in its sole discretion, determines
7.5 Disruptive Conduct. Users must not use Askivision AskiXpress to disrupt
the normal flow of online dialogue, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively
affects other users, individuals or entities.
8.0 Bandwidth/Network Traffic and Other Limitations
You must comply with the current bandwidth/network traffic, data
storage and other limitations on the Services.
Users must ensure that their activity does not improperly restrict,
inhibit or degrade any other customer's use of the Services, nor
represent (in the sole judgment of Askivision Systems Inc.) an unusually
large burden on the network itself. The guidelines for Bandwidth/Network
Traffic Usage/month for each service package are the following: Residential – 5
Gigabytes total traffic, Home Office – totaling 10 Gigabytes.
Users exceeding the Bandwidth/Network Traffic amounts specified for
their Service Package may be charged $5.00 for each Gigabyte used
in excess of their specified amount.
In addition, users must ensure that their activity does not improperly
restrict, disrupt, inhibit, degrade or impede Askivision's ability
to deliver the Services and monitor the Services, backbone, network
nodes, and/or other network services.
Customers may not resell, share, or otherwise distribute the Services
or any portion thereof to any third party. For example, you cannot
provide Internet access to others through a dial up connection, host
shell accounts over the Internet, provide email or news service,
or send a news feed unless express permission is granted by the customer
You may not provide network services to others via Askivision AskiXpress.
This Acceptable Use Policy is subject to change without notice. The current
version of the Acceptable Use Policy is always available at www.aski.ca/policy.
10.0 Questions and Complaints
Please direct any questions you may have regarding this Acceptable Use policy
and complaints regarding violations of this Policy by other Askivision AskiXpress
users to email@example.com
This policy was last reviewed December 9, 2004.
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