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DSCI Acceptable Use Policy

General

This Acceptable Use Policy outlines the guidelines for use of DSCI’s products and services as well as our network services. Violating any of the policies set forth in this agreement grants DSCI the authority to take action to restrict or terminate your access to DSCI Services. We reserve the right to update or revise this policy, or any other policy or statement on the DSCI website, and any product offerings or programs described on the DSCI website.

All users of DSCI’s service are required to comply with this Policy, as well as all applicable laws and regulations. This Policy has been developed to facilitate the following objectives:

  • To clearly establish and identify the guidelines under which DSCI’s service may be used
  • To ensure the integrity and reliability of DSCI’s service
  • To define those actions which DSCI considers abusive

Coverage and Enforcement

Violation of this Policy is strictly prohibited. In the event of any actual or potential violation or conduct that is improper or illegal, DSCI reserves the right to suspend or terminate any or all services. In the event DSCI is forced to terminate any or all parts of service, any penalties associated with early termination of service will apply.

Users who violate this Policy also may incur criminal or civil liability. In the event of illegal activity, DSCI may refer violators to civil or criminal authorities for prosecution, and will cooperate fully with applicable government authorities in connection with civil or criminal investigations of such violations.

Use of this site or DSCI Services for purposes that are unlawful or in any manner could damage, disable, overburden or impair the operation of this site or any other party’s use or enjoyment of this site, the DSCI Network or DSCI Services is strictly prohibited.


Lawful Use and Prohibited Actions

You must use this site and DSCI’s Services in accordance with the terms of this policy and your DSCI Service Agreement, and in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations. Users shall use the services for lawful purposes only. Transmission, distribution or storage of any information, data or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. Examples of prohibited use are identified below and are provided as guidelines only:

Offensive or Threatening Material

DSCI’s Products and Services shall not be used to host, post, transmit, or re-transmit any content or material that is obscene or pornographic, libelous, defamatory, hateful, constitutes an illegal threat or abuse, is invasive of another’s privacy, or harasses or intimidates an individual or a group of individuals on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion or disability. Any conduct, whether detailed in this Policy or not, which could be construed to violate the norms of the Internet Community. DSCI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether any particular user conduct violates such norms.

Intellectual Property

All DSCI web site design, text, graphics are the copyrighted work of DSCI LLC © 2014. If any pages, information or content is copied, it may only be copied for non-commercial uses and DSCI shall, in any event, retain all copyright and other proprietary interests therein. Users shall not create, transmit, upload, post, distribute, facilitate distribution or store any information, content, or material, including but not limited to, text, sounds, data, software, images, communications, or other information which infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right.

Except as expressly authorized, you agree not to use this site or any DSCI Services in any manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such property rights, with respect to any material, which you may access, receive or make available through this site or any DSCI Services.

Spam/Email/Abuse

Spam, Email, and Usenet abuse is prohibited on DSCI’s products and services. Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to:

I. Sending electronic messages that contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
II. Sending harassing messages via e-mail, chain letters pyramid schemes or otherwise and attempting to circumvent this policy by falsifying identity or contact information.
III. Deceptive online marketing.
IV. Intentionally transmitting files that contain corrupted data or a computer virus.
V. Sending unsolicited and/or mass e-mailings from any DSCI account, or via another service which in any way (i) implicates the use of this site or DSCI Services, DSCI equipment or any DSCI e-mail address; (ii) that is relayed from any DSCI or third party’s mail servers without permission.
VI. Sending messages that do not accurately identify the sender.

Security Violations

DSCI’s products and services may not be used to gain unauthorized access to or violate the integrity of another’s network, service, or personal computer. Examples of security violations include but are not limited to:
I. Attempting to use or gain unauthorized access to data, accounts, hosts, servers, systems or networks of this site, any DSCI Services or those of any other party.
II. Interfering with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail-bombing, flooding, or attempting to overload the system.
III. Forging any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting.
IV. Falsifying address information or otherwise modify e-mail headers to conceal the sender’s or the recipient’s identity.
V. Using this site or DSCI Services to engage in activities that violate any terms or conditions of any other network access provider or Internet service provider.
VI. Distributing viruses, worms, Trojan horses or harmful software.
VII. Causing portions of the DSCI Network to be blocked by other network providers; generating unresolved third party complaints or complaints which impose an unreasonable administrative burden on DSCI.


Customer Responsibilities

Customers remain solely and fully responsible for their content and are responsible for the security of their systems. Customers are responsible for securing their systems to prevent use by others in a manner that violates this AUP.

Your participation in online communication or use of any DSCI service is not edited, censored or otherwise controlled by DSCI. However, DSCI reserves the right to monitor content on this site and any DSCI Services and to remove content, disable sites, or suspend or terminate services if DSCI, in its discretion, determines such content or user practices are harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of this Acceptable Use Policy.


Incident Reporting

General Complaints: Please send reports of any activity in violation of this Acceptable Use Policy to abuse@dscicorp.com, except the complaints concerning copyright infringement which should be directed to DSCI’s Copyright Agent as discussed in DSCI’s DMCA Notice. DSCI will investigate incidents involving such violations. DSCI may involve and will cooperate with law enforcement officials if any criminal activity is suspected. Violations may result in criminal and civil liability.

Please note that when submitting complaints to Abuse, detailed information is required. Specifically, if your complaint concerns spam the complaint must include the entire message with headers and not include attachments. Additionally, if your complaint involves attacks that involve our network (i.e. port scanning, virus activity, denial of service, attempted break-in, etc), the complaint must include relevant log excerpts with timestamps, source/destination IP addresses with source/destination ports, and any other pertinent logs.