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Acceptable Use Policy

The Wizard Communication Systems, Inc Acceptable Use Policy has been formulated with the following goals in mind:

  • Provide a secure and reliable network for Wizard Communication Systems subscribers
  • Preserve the privacy and security of individual subscribers
  • Avoid situations that may cause Wizard Communication Systems to incur civil liability
  • Maintain the image and reputation of Wizard Communication Systems as a responsible provider
  • Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression
  • Encourage the responsible use of net resources, discouraging practices which degrade the usability of network resources and thus the value of Internet services

The Acceptable Use Policy below defines the actions which Wizard Communication Systems considers to be abusive, and thus, strictly prohibited. The examples named in this list are non-exclusive, and are provided solely for guidance to Wizard Communication Systems subscribers. If you are unsure whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please send mail to abuse@wzrd.com and we will assist you.

Please note that the actions listed below are also not permitted from other Internet Service Providers on behalf of, or to advertise, any service hosted by Wizard Communication Systems, or connected via the Wizard Communication Systems network. Furthermore, such services may not be advertised via deceptive marketing policies, as defined by the
Federal Trade Commission Deception Policy Statement.

General Conduct

  • Subscribers are prohibited from transmitting on or through any of Wizard Communication Systems's services, any material that is, in Wizard Communication Systems's sole discretion, in violation of any local, state, or federal law.
  • Wizard Communication Systems services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution, or storage of any information, data or material in violation of United States or state regulation or law, or by the common law, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, or any other statute. Wizard Communication Systems reserves the right to remove such illegal material from its servers.
  • The subscriber is responsible for keeping his billing data with Wizard Communication Systems up-to-date and accurate. Furnishing false data on the signup form, contract, or online application, including fraudulent use of credit card numbers, is grounds for immediate termination, and may subject the offender to civil or criminal liability.
System and Network Security
  • Subscribers may not attempt to circumvent subscriber authentication or security of any host, network, or account ("cracking"). This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for the subscriber, logging into a server or account the subscriber is not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other networks.
  • Subscribers may not attempt to interfere with service to any subscriber, host, or network ("denial of service attacks"). This includes, but is not limited to, "flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service, and attempts to "crash" a host.
  • Subscribers may not use any kind of program/script/command, or send messages of any kind, designed to interfere with a subscriber's terminal session, via any means, locally or by the Internet.
  • Subscribers who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. Wizard Communication Systems will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations.
Email
  • Harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages, is prohibited.
  • Subscribers may not send email to any person who does not wish to receive it. If a recipient asks to stop receiving email, the subscriber must not send that person any further email.
  • Subscribers are explicitly prohibited from sending unsolicited bulk mail messages ("junk mail" or "Spam"). This includes, but is not limited to, bulk-mailing of commercial advertising, informational announcements, and political tracts. Such material may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it.
  • Malicious email, including but not limited to "mailbombing" (flooding a subscriber or site with very large or numerous pieces of email), is prohibited.
  • Forging of header information is not permitted.
  • Wizard Communication Systems accounts or services may not be used to collect replies to messages sent from another Internet Service Provider, where those messages violate this Acceptable Use Policy or the Acceptable Use Policy of that other provider.
Webpage Hosting
  • Pornographic sites of any type are prohibited on our servers. This includes any webpages that may display or promote adult sexual content.
  • Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on our servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or link to adult content elsewhere.
  • This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.
  • Examples of non-acceptable content or links:
    • Pirated software or Warez Sites.
    • Hackers programs or archives.
    • Irc Bots.
  • We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
USENET
  • Wizard Communication Systems provides a partially censored newsfeed. All materials which have been determined illegal such as child pornography has been filtered out to the best of Wizard Communication Systems knowledge. The remaining content has been split into two separate servers, one for general use and one for the remaining adult material which has been determined "legal" material. The use of the second or "Adult" newserver is prohibited to anyone under the age of 18 years.
  • Wizard Communication Systems does not control the content of all the newsgroups available to its subscribers. Wizard Communication Systems is not responsible for the content of any USENET posting, whether or not the posting was made by a Wizard Communication Systems subscriber.
  • Postings to USENET newsgroups must comply with the written charters or FAQs for those newsgroups. Advertisements should only be posted in those newsgroups whose charters/FAQs explicitly permit them. The poster is responsible for determining the etiquette of a given newsgroup, prior to posting to it.
  • Subscribers are prohibited from posting the same or similar message to large numbers of newsgroups (excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting, also known as "USENET Spam").
  • Subscribers are prohibited from posting chain letters of any type.
  • Subscribers are prohibited from posting binary files to newsgroups not specifically named for that purpose.
  • Subscribers are prohibited from canceling or superseding posts other than their own, with the exception of official newsgroup moderators performing their duties.
  • Subscribers are prohibited from forging header information. This includes attempting to circumvent the approval process for posting to a moderated newsgroup.
  • A subscriber may not solicit mail to be sent to an e-mail address that is not their own and that they are not authorized by the owner of the address to solicit mail to.
IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
  • IRC robots ("bots" or "clones") may not be run from Wizard Communication Systems shell accounts.
  • Subscribers may not attempt to impersonate others or use IRC anonymously by disguising their hostname or username.
  • Subscribers are prohibited from using IRC scripts or programs that interfere with or deny service to other subscribers on any server or host. subscribers are also prohibited from engaging in activities which harass other subscribers. This includes, but is not limited to, "flooding" (rapidly entering text with the intent to fill the screens of others), "flashing" (disrupting terminal emulation), "takeovers" (forcibly seizing operator privileges), attempting to send private messages to those who do not wish to see them (via "ignore"), attempting to return to a channel after being banned from it, and other disruptive behaviors.
Dialup Accounts
  • Wizard Communication Systems dialup accounts are intended for interactive use by the subscriber and his or her immediate family only. In the case of business accounts, use is extended to authorized staff, management, and executives.
  • Wizard Communication Systems accounts operate on shared resources. Subscribers are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources, including CPU time, memory, and disk space. The use of resource-intensive programs which negatively impact other system subscribers or the performance of Wizard Communication Systems systems or networks is prohibited, and Wizard Communication Systems staff may take action to limit or terminate such programs.
  • Password security is the responsibility of the individual subscriber. Good passwords should be a minimum of six characters long, contain at least two upper case characters, two lowercase characters, two numbers and/or symbols, and should not based on any dictionary word or common name. Subscribers are responsible for any use of their account.
  • Multiple logins, including the use of an account by two or more people simultaneously, are prohibited except as allowed by written agreement. Violation of this will result in the assessment of additional charges to the account holders account. Additional charges may be charged against the account holders standard method of payment without prior notice.

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