This Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP"), which supplements and explains certain terms of each customer's service agreement ("Service Agreement"), is intended as a guide to those rights and obligations. This AUP may be revised from time to time. Customers are responsible for monitoring this web site (http://www.coeosolutions.com/acceptable-use-policy) for changes. A customer's use of COEO's services after changes to the AUP are posted on COEO's website will constitute the customer's acceptance of any new or additional terms of the AUP that result from those changes. No one owns or controls the internet. When customers obtain information through the Internet, they must keep in mind that COEO cannot monitor, verify, or warrant for the accuracy and quality of the information that customers may acquire. For this reason, the customer 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. Because COEO cannot monitor and censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, COEO cannot accept any responsibility for injury to its customers (or any of their end users or accounts holders) that results from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive, illegal or unlawful Internet communications. When customers disseminate information through COEO's network, they also must keep in mind that COEO does not edit, review, censor or take responsibility for any information its customers may create. Because the information they create is carried over COEO facilities or the facilities of COEO's third party providers or peering partners, and may reach a large number of people, customers' postings through communication services offered by COEO network may affect other network users and may harm COEO's goodwill, business reputation and operations and/or the goodwill, business reputation and operations of COEO's third party providers or peering partners. The bulleted actions described below are defined by COEO as "system abuse" and are expressly prohibited under this AUP. The examples listed below are not exhaustive and are provided solely as guidance to the customer. In general, customers may not use the COEO network, machines or services in any manner which:
The responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described is the customer's responsibility. COEO will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of customers to ensure that they comply with COEO policy or applicable law. When COEO becomes aware of harmful communications, or when it is notified or becomes aware of actual or potential violations of this AUP, COEO may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including but not limited to: filtering; denying access to COEO Services; suspending or terminating the Service access of customers; and/or taking any other actions as deemed appropriate by COEO. COEO shall have the sole discretion to determine which action is appropriate under the circumstances. COEO may take action immediately without regard to any cure periods that may be set forth in the customer's applicable Service Agreement. COEO shall have the sole right to interpret the meaning of any provision of this AUP or whether a customer's or any of its end-user's or account holder's activity violates this AUP. Customers who violate this AUP may incur criminal or civil liability. COEO may refer violators to civil or criminal authorities for prosecution, and will cooperate fully with applicable government authorities in connection with the civil or criminal investigations of violations. COEO also is aware that many of its customers are, themselves, providers of communications services, and that information reaching COEO's facilities from those customers may have been originated by end users, account holders or customers of those customers or other third parties. The provisions of this AUP (as such AUP may be revised by COEO from time to time), apply to COEO's customer's end users, account holders and customers. COEO customers who provide services to their own users and customers must affirmatively and contractually pass on the restrictions of this AUP to its users and customers and take steps to ensure compliance by their users and customers with this AUP, including without limitation the ability to terminate the Internet access of its end users, account holders or customers for violations of this AUP. COEO customers who provide services to their own users also must maintain valid postmaster and abuse email addresses for their domains, comply with all applicable Internet RFCs, maintain appropriate reverse DNS information for all hosts receiving connectivity through COEO's network for which DNS responsibility has been delegated to the customer, maintain accurate contact information with the appropriate domain and IP address registrars, take reasonable steps to prevent IP spoofing by their users and downstream customers, provide 24/7 contact information to COEO for dealing with security and abuse issues and act promptly to ensure that users are in compliance with COEO's AUP. Reasonable steps include, but are not limited to, using IP verify unicast reverse path wherever appropriate and using IP address filtering wherever appropriate. Failure to cooperate with such corrective and preventive measures is a violation of COEO policy. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, a violation of this AUP by a customer, account holder or end-user of any COEO customer shall be considered a violation of this AUP by such COEO customer and COEO may take immediate action, without regard to any cure periods in the COEO customer's applicable Service Agreement, in response to such violation, including without limitation termination of the customer's services under the Service Agreement Usenet Newsgroups: COEO places the following restrictions on newsgroup postings by its users.
COEO also is concerned with the privacy of on-line communications. In general, the Internet is neither more nor less secure than other common communications media, including mail, facsimile and voice telephone service, all of which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised. As a matter of prudence, however, COEO urges its customers to assume that all of their on-line communications are insecure. COEO cannot take any responsibility for the security of communications transmitted over COEO's facilities. COEO will comply fully, however, with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of its customers' on-line communications. In particular, COEO will not intentionally monitor or disclose any private electronic mail messages sent or received by its customers unless required to do so by law. COEO may, however, monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily. Also, COEO may be required to disclose information transmitted through its facilities in order to comply with court orders, statutes, regulations or governmental requests. Finally, COEO may disclose information transmitted over its facilities where necessary to protect COEO and its customers from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system. To contact COEO with any questions, comments about the AUP or any claimed violations of this AUP, please email COEO at firstname.lastname@example.org