Internet Doorway, Inc. (NETDOOR) membership provides convenient, high speed access to all features of the Internet. As a provider of Internet-related services, NETDOOR gives it's members (also known as subscribers), and their customers, the means to acquire and disseminate public, private, commercial, and non-commercial information. Although the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information, NETDOOR reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective actions when necessary to protect NETDOOR's business reputation, operations, and its subscribers' rights relating to the information contained in this Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP").
In order to protect these interests, NETDOOR has developed this AUP to supplement and explain certain terms of each member's respective service agreement and is intended as a guide to the member's rights and obligations when utilizing NETDOOR's services. This AUP will be revised from time to time and a member's use of NETDOOR's services, after revisions are announced on NETDOOR's web site, will constitute his or her acceptance of any new or additional terms of the AUP that result from those revisions.
To help ensure that all members have access to NETDOOR's services, it is important for members not to give out login names and passwords to anyone. Protecting account passwords, will help prevent unauthorized account use and allow only NETDOOR members access to our Internet resources. From time to time, you may be asked for account information including username, password, date of birth, address or phone number, while speaking with a NETDOOR representative over the phone, for verification purposes.
When members obtain information via the Internet, they must keep in mind that NETDOOR cannot monitor, verify, warrant, or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information that they may acquire. For this reason, members must exercise his or her best judgment in relying on information obtained from the Internet, and also should be aware that some material posted to the Internet is sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. NETDOOR cannot monitor or censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, therefore NETDOOR cannot accept responsibility for injury to its members that results from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive, or illegal Internet communications.
When members disseminate information via the Internet, they must also keep in mind that NETDOOR does not review, edit, censor, or take responsibility for any information its subscribers may create. When members place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation, and other harmful speech. Also, because the information they create is carried over NETDOOR's network and may reach a large number of people, members' postings to the Internet may affect others and may harm NETDOOR's goodwill, business reputation, and operations, for these reasons, members violate NETDOOR policy and the service agreement when they, their customers, affiliates, or subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:
NETDOOR does not require its subscribers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor transmissions or web sites created by their customers. NETDOOR has the right to directly take action against a customer of a subscriber. Also, NETDOOR may take action against the NETDOOR subscriber because of activities of a customer of the subscriber, even though the action may effect other customers of the subscriber. Similarly, NETDOOR anticipates that subscribers who offer Internet services will cooperate with NETDOOR in any corrective or preventive action that NETDOOR deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a violation of NETDOOR policy.
As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests primarily with the subscriber. NETDOOR will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of its members to ensure that they comply with NETDOOR policy or applicable law. When NETDOOR becomes aware of any activities that violate this AUP, however, it may take any action it deems appropriate,including but not limited to, removing information, shutting down a web site, or denying in whole or in part access to the Internet.
Finally, NETDOOR wishes to emphasize once again that a member's use of NETDOOR services, will constitute the member's complete acceptance of NETDOOR policies and serve as a service agreement and that the member will indemnify NETDOOR for any violation of the service agreement, law, or NETDOOR policy, that results in loss to NETDOOR or the bringing of any claim against NETDOOR by any third-party. This means that if NETDOOR is sued because of a subscriber's or customer of a subscriber's activity, the subscriber will pay any damages awarded against NETDOOR, plus costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.
We hope this AUP is helpful in clarifying the obligations of NETDOOR subscribers as responsible users of the Internet. NETDOOR reserves the right to contact any member regarding information pertaining to the use of their account(s). Any complaints about a member's violation of this AUP should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our offices at 601.969.1434.
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