Acceptable Use Policy
What is this document?
This is Wireless Internet Services, Inc.’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), which is part of your Terms of Service. By ordering a service from Wireless Internet Services, Inc. or by using a service provided by us, you accept this policy and agree to follow the rules explained in it. This document is just as binding as the Terms of Service.
We may revise this policy at will. Changes are in force as soon as the revised document is published. “Published” means uploaded to our website. Any changes will apply instantly only to the portion of the Terms of Service contained in this document. 30 Days notice must still be given by Wireless Internet Services, Inc. for any changes to other parts of the Terms of Service not included in this document.
Customer, I, you, your: means a person, a company, or legal entity who subscribes to a service provided by Wireless Internet Services, Inc..
User: Also refers to a person, company, or legal entity who subscribes to a service provided by Wireless Internet Services, Inc., but also includes someone who also uses the same service.
Service: Any service provided by Wireless Internet Services, Inc.
Equipment: Means any hardware or device provided by Wireless Internet Services, Inc. for us by a customer.
Wireless Internet Services, Inc., we, us: Wireless Internet Services, Inc., 113 N. Church Street Suite #518, Visalia, CA 93291.
What is an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)?
Every reputable Internet or telecommunications provider has an Acceptable Use Policy, or AUP. Its purpose is to describe what kinds of behavior are acceptable while you are using the ISP’s services—or rather, to describe what kinds of behavior are not acceptable, why this is so, and what will happen if you engage in them in violation of the AUP. Some of the rules are based on the law, and some on the Internet conventions that have developed in the last two or three decades
What happens if you violate the AUP?
If you do something illegal or otherwise in violation of the guidelines given here, we will take action. If you do something blatantly illegal or directly harmful to life or property, we may immediately suspend or close your account and shut down your access to the Internet. We are required by law to report some kinds of behavior to law enforcement, including (but not limited to) child abuse and child pornography of any kind, terrorism, and certain kinds of threats. If you do something less directly harmful, Wireless Internet Services, Inc. will send you a warning or make contact with you. If you continue to violate the AUP, Wireless Internet Services, Inc. may close your account. You have the right to disagree with us, but the decision is Wireless Internet Services, Inc.’s alone. If someone else uses your account to do something which violates the AUP, you are still responsible and may have your account suspended or closed. If this is done without your knowledge, you are still responsible. If you can convince us that you will control access to your account more closely in the future, we may reinstate your account without prejudice. Ifnany event, whether your account is suspended or closed, Wireless Internet Services, Inc. does not owe you credit. If you lose access because of your own or your users’ behavior, you will not get a refund. Outstanding charges still apply. There may be a disconnection and/or reconnection fee that may be charged.
Wireless Internet Services, Inc. offers access to the Internet and other telecommunications services. However, the Internet is not owned, operated, managed by, or in any way affiliated with Wireless Internet Services, Inc.. The Internet is a separate network of computers independent of Wireless Internet Services, Inc.. Your use of the Internet and telephone network is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable local laws and regulations. Your access to the Internet is dependent on numerous factors, technologies, and systems, most of which are beyond the authority and control of Wireless Internet Services, Inc..
Unless utilizing a business level service, which specifically allows running of servers, you are not to run a dedicated server, serving resources accessible to the Internet outside the Wireless Internet Services, Inc. network using your Wireless Internet Services, Inc. service. This includes HTTP, FTP, or any other major protocol based resource/service. Note that we do not mind small amounts of usage with regard to remote control applications such as RDP or VNC as well as limited personal use of such servers such as file transfers between home and work.
Any application that is usually considered peer to peer should be configured in such a fashion as to cause minimal impact to the Wireless Internet Services, Inc. network. This including limited upload and download speeds.
Your Username and Password
You are not to give your username and password to anyone outside your household as they may use it elsewhere on the Wireless Internet Services, Inc. network. You are liable for any activity by anyone connecting through your subscribed service, or by using your username and password.
All local laws must be followed when using a service provided by Wireless Internet Services, Inc.
You need to avoid certain activities when using a service provided by Wireless Internet Services, Inc.:
Harassing anyone; violating anyone’s privacy; attempting to use Wireless Internet Services, Inc. as a starting point for an activity that will intentionally hurt or annoy someone; participating in chain letters; harassing, threatening, or abusing Wireless Internet Services, Inc.’s staff; excessive posting or otherwise abusing Usenet; sending bulk unsolicited emails (spam); using Wireless Internet Services, Inc. for any spam-related purpose; making available any software, script, product, or service that will violate this AUP (this includes, but is not limited to, programs for the distribution of spam); forging or falsifying any information, including (but not limited to) TCP/IP packet headers or any part of the header information in an e-mail message or Usenet posting; email “bombing” or flooding; any attempt to overload Wireless Internet Services, Inc.’s, or any other, system; network-unfriendly activity or “hacking” that interferes with normal network operations; attempts to gain unauthorized access to (“hack into” Wireless Internet Services, Inc.’s servers, or to access Wireless Internet Services, Inc. data, accounts, systems or networks, or to find security holes in an Wireless Internet Services, Inc. system, whether those attempts are electronic or otherwise; any activity which could damage, disable, overload or impair Wireless Internet Services, Inc.’s services; intentionally leaving open SMTP ports so as to allow the sending of unsolicited email by a third party. That is, if you are running a mail server on an Wireless Internet Services, Inc. account, you may not leave it open for email relay. Please note that Wireless Internet Services, Inc. reserves the right to send announcements and other e-mail to its customers. That is not spam. You agree to receive such e-mail when you order an Wireless Internet Services, Inc. service.
“Data” means text, pictures, software, recordings, or any other form of information. In the event of complaints against your data, Wireless Internet Services, Inc. alone will determine whether the file or information in question is unacceptable. Wireless Internet Services, Inc. supports the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet. We do not monitor what you are receiving or transmitting in the form of e-mail, web pages, or other data. We do not exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, e-mail message, Usenet posting, or other data created through or accessible via our service. However, we may remove any materials that we believe to be illegal or in some other way violate Wireless Internet Services, Inc.’s policies, or may be subject us to liability. If you run your own web server, e-mail server, or any other kind of server, you are totally responsible for those servers and their content. Make sure you are aware of any laws regarding the material you are providing, including copyright laws. You should contact Wireless Internet Services, Inc. to talk about running your own server as it may violate the server-specific clause above.
Do not upload, e-mail, post or otherwise distribute data which is: unlawful or illegal under the laws of the United States or California; threatening; abusive; harassing; libelous; defamatory; obscene; deceptive; fraudulent; invasive of another’s privacy; inaccurate, intended to victimize, harass, degrade, or intimidate a person or group on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or any other reason; intended for us in distributing unsolicited bulk mail, “hacking”, or other proscribed activities.
More Unacceptable Activities
If you shouldn’t do it in “real life”, you shouldn’t do it on the Internet. Do not do any of these things when using the Wireless Internet Services, Inc. service: fraud, false advertising, unsolicited advertising, copyright violations, use of trademark or service mark to which you have no rights, trade secret violations, any intentional disruption of communication. You may not use Wireless Internet Services, Inc. to work around some other ISP’s rules or to abuse another service. You may not use any part of the Wireless Internet Services, Inc. service to support an activity done elsewhere which violates this AUP. For instance, you can’t link to a web site hosted at Wireless Internet Services, Inc. in unsolicited bulk e-mail even if you send it from another service.
Valid Return E-Mail Address
All e-mails sent by you must have a valid return e-mail address.
Moving of Wireless Internet Services, Inc.’s Equipment
No equipment supplied by Wireless Internet Services, Inc. may be removed from its installed position unless you have permission of Wireless Internet Services, Inc.. It remains property of Wireless Internet Services, Inc..