Eltopia.com™ Acceptable Use Policy
Eltopia.com's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP")
is intended to help enhance the use of the Internet by preventing unacceptable
use. All users of Eltopia.com's Internet services (the "Services")-those
who access some of our Services but do not have accounts ("Visitors"),
as well as those who pay a monthly service fee to subscribe to the Services
("Members")-must comply with this AUP. We support the free
flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively
monitor use of the Services under normal circumstances. Similarly, we
do not exercise editorial control over the content of any Web site,
electronic mail transmission, news group, or other material created
or accessible over or through the Services, except for certain proprietary
websites. However, in accordance with our Internet Service Agreement,
we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal,
may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. Eltopia.com
may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation
of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Your violation of
this AUP may result in the suspension or termination of either your
access to the Services and/or your Eltopia.com account or other actions
as detailed in Section 3. This AUP should be read in conjunction with
our Internet Service Agreement and other policies.
Violations of Eltopia.com's acceptable use policy
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
Illegal use. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email,
uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or unintentionally,
violates any applicable local, state, national or international law,
or any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
Harm to minors. Using the Services to harm, or attempt
to harm, minors in any way.
Threats. Using the Services to transmit any material (by
email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages
bodily harm or destruction of property.
Harassment. Using the Services to transmit any material
(by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that harasses another.
Fraudulent activity. Using the Services to make fraudulent
offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or to advance any
type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes," "Ponzi
schemes," and "chain letters."
Forgery or impersonation. Adding, removing or modifying
identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead
is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged
headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous
remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation. Using deliberately
misleading headers ("munging" headers) in news postings in
order to avoid spam email address collectors is allowed.
Unsolicited commercial email/Unsolicited bulk email. Using
the Services to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited
bulk email. Activities that have the effect of facilitating unsolicited
commercial email or unsolicited bulk email whether or not that email
is commercial in nature, are prohibited.
Unauthorized access. Using the Services to access, or
to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt
to penetrate, security measures of Eltopia.com's or another entity's
computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or
telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the
corruption or loss of data.
Copyright or trademark infringement. Using the Services
to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise)
that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other
proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to,
the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and
distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted
sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software. Eltopia.com
is registered under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
Collection of personal data. Using the Services to collect,
or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without
their knowledge or consent.
Reselling the services. Reselling the Services without
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity. Using the
Services for any activity which adversely affects the ability of other
people or systems to use Eltopia.com Services or 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.
It is the Member's responsibility to ensure that their network is configured
in a secure manner. A Member may not, through action or inaction, allow
others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A
Member may not permit their network, through action or inaction, to
be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability
to use their network in an illegal or inappropriate manner.
Long Connections and Multiple Logins. Using a personal
account for high volume or commercial use is prohibited. The Services
are intended for periodic, active use of email, newsgroups, file transfers,
Internet chat, games, and browsing the World Wide Web. Members may stay
connected so long as they are actively using that connection for the
above purposes. Members may not use the Services on a standby or inactive
basis in order to maintain a connection. Pinging is expressly prohibited.
Accordingly, Eltopia.com maintains the right to terminate any member's
connection following any extended period of inactivity as determined
Reporting violations of Eltopia.com's AUP
Eltopia.com requests that anyone who believes that there
is a violation of this AUP direct the information to Director-Abuse
Department, at: abuse@Eltopia.com
If available, please provide the following information:
The IP address used to commit the alleged violation
The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone
or offset from GMT
Evidence of the alleged violation
Email with full header information provides all of the
above, as do syslog files. Other situations will require different methods
of providing the above information.
Eltopia.com may take any one or more of the following
actions in response to complaints:
issue warnings: written or verbal
suspend the Member's account
terminate the Member's account
bill the Member for administrative costs and/or reactivation charges
bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages, if
any, caused by violations.
Revisions to this acceptable use policy
Eltopia.com reserves the right to revise, amend,
or modify this AUP, our Internet Service Agreement and our other policies
and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision,
amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with the Internet
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