Acceptable Use Policy
TCIS supports the unregulated, free flow of information over the Internet and does not actively monitor use of the Services. Any content hosted on TCIS servers, such as personal website files, commercial websites, and any content hosted on servers within the TCIS Data Center must comply with local, state, and federal laws. We may remove or ask Customer to remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which otherwise may violate this agreement.
2. Acceptable Use Policy
- Illegal Activity - Customer may not use the Service to transmit any material that, intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national or international law.
- Fraudulent Activity - Customer may not use the Service to commit fraudulent transactions. This includes forgery of signatures, online identity, or "identity theft". This does not include providing misleading E-mail addresses in Newsgroup, Chat Rooms, and other Internet areas to protect your own identity and/or avoid spam collectors.
- Harm to minors - Customer may not use the Services to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
- Harassment and Threats - Customer may not use the Service to harass or threaten another.
- Unauthorized access or "cracking" - Customer may not use the Service to access, or to attempt to access, the private information of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of TCIS's or another entity's computer software or hardware systems, whether or not the intrusion results in the successful access of unauthorized data. This includes unauthorized "port scanning" of TCIS's or another entity's systems.
- Unsolicited Commercial E-mail / Spam - Customer may not use the Service to transmit any Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE) aka "Spam", regardless of number of messages sent or message content. UCE/Spam is defined as any commercial solicitation sent via E-mail by Customer to another party that did not expressly ask to receive it ("opt-in"). Customers that have purchased "opt-in" lists of E-mail addresses are required to contact TCIS before Customer sends E-mail to the lists.
- Usenet/Message Board/Chat Room Use - Customer may not use the Service to post material to a Newsgroup, Message Board, or Chat Room that violates the charter, or rules, of the Newsgroup, Message Board, or Chat Room. Multiposting and cross posting to more than 10 Newsgroups is prohibited.
- Malicious Activity - Customer may not use the Service for any activity that adversely affects the ability of others to use the Internet. This includes "denial of service" (DoS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, network services or network equipment is prohibited.
- Security - It is the Customer's responsibility to ensure that their network devices or computers are configured in a secure manner. Customer may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their computers or network devices for illegal or inappropriate activity. Necessary steps to prevent this activity includes securing proxy servers to prevent "bounce" attacks, changing the "default" passwords on all Internet-accessible network devices, and staying current with all appropriate software patches, firmware upgrades, etc necessary to operate on the Internet securely.