Acceptable Usage Guidelines
 
 

The Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier’s Fibre Optics Network

Acceptable Usage Guidelines

1.     Usage Guidelines and Prohibited Activities:  If it is determined that the Customer is in violation of the Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier’s ("St. Francois Xavier”) Acceptable Usage Guidelines, the Customer will be reported to the appropriate local, provincial and federal authorities. Abuse of Internet access and e-mail account services (the "Services”) is considered a violation of our usage Guidelines and Terms of Service. The Customer agrees to not engage in prohibited activities such as, but not limited to, those listed below:

·       Commercial e-mail: Defined as sending unsolicited commercial e-mails. The Customer is not permitted to use St. Francois Xavier’s Service or e-mail alias/account to send unsolicited commercial. Using an e-mail address hosted anywhere on St. Francois Xavier’s Service to collect responses from unsolicited commercial e-mail is prohibited.

·       Mail bombing: Defined as sending large volumes of unsolicited e-mails.

·       Harassment: Defined as sending threatening or harassing e-mail after being requested to stop.

·       Fraud: Defined as incorporating a false subject line, false return address or false transmission path into any e-mail sent.

·       Engage in any activity that compromises or threatens the ability of St. Francois Xavier to provide the Service in a reasonable and efficient manner.

·       Running servers for mail, http, ftp, irc, and multi-user interactive forums,

·       Providing Internet access to others through a dial-up connection, multi-user interactive forums, or any other means.

·       Use the Service for commercial purposes unless otherwise agreed to in writing by St. Francois Xavier, resell, share or otherwise distribute the Service or any portion thereof to any third party; or provide network services to others via the Service;

·       Improperly restrict, inhibit, or degrade any other member's use of the Service, or restrict, inhibit, disrupt, degrade or impede the ability of St. Francois Xavier to deliver the Service and monitor its delivery of the Service.

·       Install automated search and retrieve programs or similar automated and manual routines, which generate excessive amounts of net traffic.

·       Violating any system or network security measures including but not limited to engaging in unauthorized access or use of St. Francois Xavier’s or a third party's network, data or information.

·       Monitoring data, systems or network traffic of St. Francois Xavier or any third party.

·       Interfering with the provision of Service to any user, host or network by any means including without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks.

·       Forging any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or newsgroup posting.

·       Using the Service in breach of any local, provincial, or federal privacy laws.

·       Using the Service in the breaching any local, provincial, or federal statute, law, by-law or regulation.

·       Engage in any other activity which is in violation of law, or threatens the integrity of any computer system, or violates generally accepted standards of Internet conduct and usage, including but not limited to denial of service attacks, web page defacement, port and network scanning and unauthorized system penetrations.

·     Engage in any activity that compromises or threatens the ability of St. Francois Xavier to provide the Service in a reasonable and efficient manner.

·       Running servers for mail, http, ftp, irc, and multi-user interactive forums.

·      Resell, share or otherwise distribute the Service or any portion thereof to any third party; or provide network services to others via the Service.

·     Interfering with the provision of Service to any user, host or network by any means including without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks.

·      Forging any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or newsgroup posting.

2.     No Resale or Redistribution of the Service: Re-sale or redistribution of the Service in any form to a third party is prohibited unless agreed to in writing by St. Francois Xavier. The Customer agrees to not distribute the Service to any third party by any means. The Customer shall keep and use the Equipment only at the location shown on the Service Agreement and agrees that the Equipment cannot be moved without advance written permission from St. Francois Xavier.

 

The R.M. of St. Francois Xavier reserves the right to update this policy as necessary.