Commercial Advertisements with E-mail
Our company takes a zero tolerance approach to the sending of Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE) or SPAM over our network. Very simply, this means that customers of our company may not use or permit others to use our network to transact in UCE. Customers of our hosting service may not host, or permit hosting of, sites or information that is advertised by UCE from other networks. Violations of this policy carry severe penalties, including termination of service. Sending a message, especially an advertisement, to more than five recipients, is by itself spamming unless the individuals have specifically requested to be added to a mailing list on that topic. This includes commercial advertisements and informational messages sent to recipients via electronic mail (email) as well as off-topic messages posted in Usenet discussion groups where the recipient has not requested or invited the message. Mailing lists must be true opt-in mailing lists. Before sending any email to a listed user, a confirmation email, with a tracking number, must be sent to the new subscriber, to which they must respond with a confirmation that they wish to be added to the list. You must keep these confirmations on file, so that in the case that a spam complaint is made against you, you have proof that the user did indeed opt-in. In addition, you must provide at least one easy way to opt out; see the MAPS guidelines
(http://mail-abuse.org/rbl/manage.html) for details. Opt-out requests must be honored immediately.
E-mail is a person-to-person medium, not a broadcast medium.
Customers of our hosting service are strictly prohibited from using or permitting others to use UCE or SPAM over our network. As our Customers are ultimately responsible for the actions of their clients over our company's network, it is advisable that Customers develop a similar, or stricter, policy for their clients.
Violation of our SPAM policy will result in severe penalties. Upon notification of an alleged violation of our SPAM policy, we will initiate an immediate investigation (within 48 hours of notification). During the investigation, we may restrict customer access to the network to prevent further violations. If a customer is found to be in violation of our SPAM policy, our company may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate customer's account. Further, we reserve the right to pursue civil remedies for any costs associated with the investigation of a substantiated policy violation. We will notify law enforcement officials if the violation is believed to be a criminal offense.