Our Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our users a clear understanding of what we expect of them while using our service. All users of our internet services including those who access some of our services but do not have accounts, as well as those who pay a service fee to subscribe to the services, must comply with this AUP and our Terms of Service (“TOS”).
Use of our service constitutes acceptance and agreement to our AUP as well as our TOS.
We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the internet and does not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, e-mail transmission, newsgroups, or other material created or accessible over or through the services, except for certain proprietary Web sites. However, in accordance with our TOS, we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, immoral, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. We may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate termination of either your account or other actions as detailed herein or in the TOS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of our AUP:
Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression and exchange of information as long as the content glorifies God.
Ensure reliable service to our users
Ensure security and privacy of our systems and network, as well as the networks and systems of others
Comply with existing laws
Maintain our reputation as a responsible service provider
Encourage responsible use of the Internet and discourage activities which reduce the usability and value of Internet services
Preserve the privacy and security of individual users
We intend to provide its users access to whatever the Internet has to offer which may be used to further the Kingdom of God and glorify Jesus Christ. While we are firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be damaging to the resources of both us and the internet cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. Our resources and the internet are limited, and abuse of these resources by one user has a negative impact on the entire community.
We do not routinely monitor the activity of accounts except for measurements of system utilization and the preparation of billing records. However, in our efforts to promote good citizenship within the Internet community, we will respond appropriately if we become aware of inappropriate use of our service.
You may not use your dedicated rack or virtual site to publish material, which we determine, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or objectionable, or dishonors the mission and purpose of LivesInMe. For purposes of this policy, "material" refers to all forms of communications including narrative descriptions, graphics (including photographs, illustrations, images, drawings, and logos), executable programs, video recordings, and audio recordings.
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel service at its sole discretion at any time, for any or no reason, for both paying and non-paying clients, although we prefer to advise users of inappropriate behavior and any necessary corrective action. Our failure to enforce this policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any time.
We will not be liable for any damages arising for any cause other than those within our direct and exclusive control. Our liability for any reason may not in any event exceed the amount of charges payable by the party claiming such to us for services during the period damages occurred. We shall in no event be liable for any special or consequential damages, loss or injury. We do not make implied or written warranties for any of its services and denies any warranty or merchantability for a specific purpose.
All payments to us are completely nonrefundable.
As a member of our network community, you must use your internet access responsibly. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us.
B. VIOLATIONS OF OUR ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Violations of the AUP include the following:
Illegal use: Our services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. We reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.
Harm to minors: Use of our service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography is prohibited.
Threats: Use of our service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property is prohibited.
Harassment: Use of our service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another is prohibited. This includes forum postings, jokes, anti-Semitic / racist remarks, pictures or movies.
Fraudulent activity: Use of our service 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" is prohibited.
Forgery or impersonation: Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information that deceives or misleads 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.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM) Use of the our service to transmit any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail is prohibited. Violations of this type will result in the immediate termination of the offending account.
Anyone hosting websites or services on their server that support spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed in any of the various Spam Databases will have their server immediately removed from our network. The server will not be reconnected until the user agrees to remove ANY and ALL traces of the offending material immediately upon reconnection and agree to allow us access to the server to confirm that all material has been COMPLETELY removed. Violations may result in immediate and permanent removal of the server from our network without notice to the user. Any server guilty of a second violation WILL be immediately and permanently removed from our network without notice.
E-mail / News Bombing: Malicious intent to impede another person's use of electronic mail services or news will result in the immediate termination of the offending account.
E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through our service is prohibited.
Usenet SPAMMing: We have a zero tolerance policy for the use of its network for the posting of messages or commercial advertisements, which violate the rules, regulations, FAQ or charter of any newsgroups or mailing list. Commercial messages that are appropriate under the rules of a newsgroup or mailing list or that are solicited by the recipients are permitted.
Unauthorized access: Use of our service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of our'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, is prohibited.
Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of tour service to transmit any material (by e-mail, 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 is prohibited.
Collection of personal data: Use of our service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent is prohibited.
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of our service for any activity which adversely affects the ability of other people or systems to use our services or the Internet is prohibited. This includes "denial of service" (DOS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, services or equipment is prohibited. It is the subscriber's responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure manner. A subscriber may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A subscriber 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. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or individual's computer system will result in immediate account termination. We will not tolerate any subscriber attempting to access the accounts of others, or to penetrate security measures of other systems, whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data.
Distribution of Viruses: Intentional distributions of software that attempts to and/or causes damage, harassment, or annoyance to persons, data, and/or computer systems are prohibited. Such an offense will result in the immediate termination of the offending account.
Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging, while using our services is prohibited. We provide monitoring services for a nominal fee. If you require external monitoring please contact us to request an External Monitor Waiver to be placed onto your account.
Violation of Our Virtual Accounts: Using our service to host pornographic content or IRC servers on Virtual Server Accounts is prohibited. Virtual Server Accounts found hosting this material will be subject to immediate cancellation.
IRC networks: Hosting an IRC server that is part of or connected to another IRC network or server is prohibited. Servers found to be connecting to or part of these networks will be immediately removed from our network without notice. The server will not be reconnected until the user agrees to remove any and all traces of the IRC server, and agrees to let us access to the server to confirm that the content has been completely removed. Any server guilty of a second violation will result in immediate account termination without notice.
Network Performance: Misuse of our network resources in a manner which impairs network performance is prohibited. Our accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive use or abuse of these shared network resources by one user may have a negative impact on all other users. You are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources, including CPU time, memory, disk space and session time. You may not use resource-intensive programs which negatively impact other users or the performances of our systems or networks. We reserve the right to terminate or limit such activities.
Content: Although we promote freedom of speech, we reserve the right to request and/or to remove content that we feel does not promote a biblical, moral and spiritual lifestyle. We are a Christian entity and biblical ethics guide us.
Third Party Accountability: Our subscribers will be held responsible and accountable for any activity by third parties, using their account that violates guidelines created within the AUP.
Failure to Keep Account Secure: You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the inappropriate activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest or employee. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain unauthorized access to your account. In addition, you may not use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. Your password provides access to your account. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure.
a. Sharing your password and account access with unauthorized users is prohibited. You should take care to prevent others from using your account since you will be held responsible for such use.
b. Attempting to obtain another user's account password is prohibited, and may result in termination of service.
c. You must adopt adequate security measures to prevent or minimize unauthorized use of your account.
d. You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network or account. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for you, logging into or making use of a server or account you are not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other networks. Use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security is prohibited. Examples of these tools include, but are not limited to, password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools.
e. You may not attempt to interfere with service to any user, 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.
f. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. We 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.
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF OUR AUP
We request that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP directs the information to the Abuse Department.
If available, please provide the following information:
a. The IP address used to commit the alleged violation
b. The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset from GMT
c. Description and evidence of the alleged violation
E-mail with full header information can provide all of the above, as do system log files. Other situations will require different methods of providing the above information.
Actions: We may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints in its sole discretion:
a. Issue written or verbal warnings
b. Suspend the User's newsgroup posting privileges
c. Suspend the User's account
d. Cancel or terminate the User's account, without refund.
e. Bill the User for administrative costs and/or reactivation charges
f. Bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages, if any, caused by violations
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY: We reserve the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our TOS 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 our TOS.