This document sets forth the principles, guidelines and requirements of the Acceptable Use Policy of LFMTE-Host.
("Company") governing the use by the Customer ("Customer") of the Company's services and products ("Services
and Products"). The Purpose of the LFMTE-Host's Acceptable Use Policy, hereinafter referred to as the AUP, is to
comply with all federal, state, and local laws coupled with protecting the network security, network availability,
physical security, Customer privacy, and other factors affecting the services provided by LFMTE-Host. LFMTE-Host
reserves the right to impose reasonable rules and regulations regarding the use of its services provided to all
Customers and such rules and regulations are subject to change. The AUP is not an all inclusive exhaustive list
and LFMTE-Host reserves the right to modify the AUPs at any time as needed, effective upon either the posting of
the modified AUPs or notification to the Customer via email. Acceptance and execution of the Master Services
Agreement binds all parties to LFMTE-Host stated AUP at the time the contract is executed and as modified from
time to time. Any violation of the AUPs may result in the suspension or termination of your account or such other
action as LFMTE-Host deems appropriate. No credits will be issued for any interruption in service resulting from
policy violations.
Any questions or comments regarding the AUP should be directed to
Compliance with Law
Customer shall not post, transmit, retransmit or store material on or through any of Services or Products which, in
the sole judgment of the Company (i) is in violation of any local, state, federal or non-United States law or
regulation, (ii) threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual,
group or entity (collectively, "Persons") or (iii) violates the rights of any person, including rights protected by
copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations including, but not limited
to, the installation or distribution of "pirated" or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use
by Customer. Customer shall be responsible for determining what laws or regulations are applicable to its use of
the Services and Products.
Customer Security Obligation
Each Customer must use reasonable care in keeping each web site located at LFMTE-Host infrastructure secure
when using scripts not provided by LFMTE-Host. Failure to use reasonable care to protect your web site may result
in a security compromise by outside sources. A compromised web site creating network interference will result in
immediate Customer notification and will be suspended from the network immediately so as to not directly affect
other Customers. No service credits will be issued for outages resulting from disconnection due directly to
breached customer installed software. If a Customer intentionally creates a security breach, the cost to resolve any
damage to Customer's web site or other web sites located on the server will be charged directly to the Customer.
The labor used to resolve such damage is categorized as emergency security breach recovery and is currently
charged at $295 USD per hour.
System and Network Security
Violations of system or network security are strictly prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. LFMTE-
Host investigates all incidents involving such violations and will cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal
violation is suspected.
Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation, the following:
Introduction of malicious programs into the network or server (example: viruses, worms, Trojan Horses and
other executables intended to inflict harm).
Effecting security breaches or disruptions of Internet communication and/or connectivity. Security breaches
include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which the Customer is not an intended recipient or logging
into a server or account that the Customer is not expressly authorized to access. For purposes of this
section, "disruption" includes, but is not limited to port scans, flood pings, email-bombing, packet spoofing, IP
spoofing and forged routing information.
Executing any form of network activity that will intercept data not intended for the Customer's web site.
Circumventing user authentication or security of any host, network or account.
Interfering with or denying service to any user other than the Customer's host (example: denial of service
attack or distributed denial of service attack).
Using any program script/command, or sending messages of any kind, designed to interfere with or to
disable, a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or via the Internet.
Failing to comply with the Company's procedure relating to the activities of Customers on the Company's
premises. Violators of the policy are responsible, without limitations, for the cost of labor to correct all
damage done to the operation of the network and business operations supported by the network. Such labor
is categorized as emergency security breach recovery and is currently charged at $295 USD per hour
required. Network interference by any Customers that may cause or is currently causing network
interference with another Customer will be disconnected immediately. No service credits will be issued to
Customers disconnected for network violations.
Internet Etiquette
Each Customer is expected execute reasonable Internet etiquette (Netiquette). The Customer will comply with the
rules appropriate to any network to which LFMTE-Host may provide access. The Customer should not post,
transmit, or permit Internet access to information the Customer desires to keep confidential. The Customer is not
permitted to post any material that is illegal, libelous, and tortuous, indecently depicts children or is likely to result in
retaliation against LFMTE-Host by offended users. LFMTE-Host reserves the right to refuse or terminate service at
any time for violation of this section. This includes advertising services or sites via IRC or USENET in clear violation
of the policies of the IRC channel or USENET group.
Child Pornography
LFMTE-Host will cooperate fully with any criminal investigation into a Customer's violation of the Child Protection
Act of 1984 concerning child pornography. Customers are ultimately responsible for the actions of their clients over
LFMTE-Host network, and will be liable for illegal material posted by their clients.
According to the Child Protection Act, child pornography includes photographs, films, video or any other type of
visual presentation that shows a person who is or is depicted as being under the age of eighteen years and is
engaged in or is depicted as engaged in explicit sexual activity, or the dominant characteristic of which is the
depiction, for a sexual purpose, of a sexual organ or the anal region of a person under the age of eighteen years or
any written material or visual representation that advocates or counsels sexual activity with a person under the age
of eighteen years.
Violations of the Child Protection Act may be reported to the U.S. Customs Agency at 1-800-BEALERT
Email Policy
Mass Mailings: LFMTE-Host has a zero stance policy on SPAM, Junk E-mail or UCE. Spam, Junk-mail and UCE
are defined as: the sending of the same, or substantially similar, unsolicited electronic mail messages, whether
commercial or not, to more than one recipient. A message is considered unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a
newsgroup charter or if it is sent to a recipient who has not requested or invited the message. UCE also includes e-
mail with forged headers, compromised mail server relays, and false contact information. This prohibition extends
to the sending of unsolicited mass mailings from another service, which in any way implicates the use of LFMTE-
Host whether or not the message actually originated from our network.
Mailing Lists: LFMTE-Host's mass mailing rules also apply to mailing lists, list servers, or mailing services you
may contract with. The policy is stated as follows: An acceptable mailing list will be focused at a targeted audience
that has voluntarily signed up for your e-mail information or that has made their e-mail address available for
distribution of information from you. The list must also allow for automatic removal by all end Customers with non-
distribution in the future.
If your actions have caused LFMTE-Host mail servers or LFMTE-Host IP address ranges to be placed on blackhole
lists and other mail filtering software systems used by companies on the internet, you will be assessed a $500
charge to your account and $250 per hour for administrative charges incurred to remove and protect mail servers
and IP ranges.
Violation of the above terms will result in one or all of the following:
* A warning from LFMTE-Host via email or phone.
* Removal of DNS for the advertised/originating site.
* Temporary shutdown of the server or a block on outgoing mail.
* IP address routing to null. Repeat violation of the above terms will result in the following actions.
* Immediate disconnection of service with no re-activation.
* $500 fee assessed to your account for violation.
Copyright Infringement
LFMTE-Host 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 other
intellectual property rights.
Creating, utilizing, or distributing unauthorized copies of software are a violation of federal and state law. If you
copy, distribute or install the software in ways that the license does not allow, you are violating federal copyright
law. LFMTE-Host will cooperate with all law enforcement agencies in relation to alleged copyright infringement
housed in our datacenters.
IRC Servers are not allowed.
Suspension and Cancellation
LFMTE-Host reserves the right to suspend service to any Customer located on our servers for violation of the AUP.
LFMTE-Host will use reasonable care in notifying the Customer and in resolving the problem in a method resulting
in the least amount of service interference as reasonably possible. LFMTE-Host reserves the right to terminate
service without notice for continued and repeated violations of the AUP. Continued violations of the AUP resulting in
cancellation of services will also result in a fee in the amount of $500 and contract acceleration for all amounts
outstanding under the contract term.