Appropriate Use Policy

Prohibited Servers and services

Offering any public information service such as running a web server or FTP server from a dial-up account is prohibited. The use of IRC bots is prohibited, as is the violation of any accepted policies on IRC servers. If Blue Frog is banned from a server, the offending Account will be terminated and financial damages may be charged.

 

Disk space and bandwidth allowances.

Disk space is determined by the total number of bytes required to store a Member’s data. Bandwidth utilization is determined by the total number of bytes transferred to or from a Member’s Account. Use in excess of the standard disk space and bandwidth allowances is not permitted on Blue Frog’s servers. Blue Frog may allow Members to exceed their hard quota temporarily, but always reserves the right to modify “hard” and “soft” disk and bandwidth limits at its discretion. If you require additional disk space or bandwidth on a regular and repeated basis, you must purchase this service separately.

 

E-mail

The sending of unsolicited commercial e-mail is prohibited. Using a Blue Frog e-mail address to collect responses from unsolicited commercial e-mail is prohibited. Sending large volumes of non-commercial, unsolicited e-mail is prohibited. Sending threatening, harassing, or illegal e-mail is prohibited. Any user found to violate spamming policies will be charged a minimum of $150.00 per message sent or received, or the maximum allowed penalty by law, whichever is greater.

 

Unsolicited Advertising.

The Member agrees not to post or transmit, en masse, any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation to other Members, individuals, or entities, except in those areas (e.g. the classified areas) that are designated for Member purposes. Any user found to violate this policy will be charged a minimum of $1 per email message sent or received, plus a management fee to pay the costs of responding to complaints and inquiries, investigate the claims, conduct research, bill the Member, respond to emails, accusations and other correspondence related to the incident, and remove the offending Account.

 

Newsgroups and Social Media

“Newsgroup or social media spamming” (excessive cross posting, or posting the same article to several newsgroups) is prohibited. Generally accepted standards allow no more than 15 newsgroups, or cross-postings, for a single article or substantially similar articles. Continued posting of off-topic articles to newsgroups is prohibited. Please note that commercial advertisements are considered off-topic in the vast majority of newsgroups. Any user found to violate these policy will be charged a minimum of $150.00 per message sent or received.

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