Acceptable Use Policy
Subscribers to the services of
Terrestrial Communications are
required to abide by the following Acceptable Use Policy
(AUP). This policy also applies to network traffic
incoming to Terrestrial Communications (Tcomm).
right to block traffic from sites which violate this AUP.
and mailing lists: Sending unsolicited e-mail (SPAM), particularly commercial
e-mail and bulk e-mail (addressed to multiple recipients)
Automatic generation of mailing lists, or
other inclusion of subscriber e-mail addresses in mailing
lists without request or advance approval by the
subscriber is prohibited. Mailing lists must be assembled
by explicit opt-in by individual subscribers, and double
opt-in is strongly recommended to anyone wishing to create
and/or administer mailing lists. Mailing list
administrators must retain adequate records to be able to
demonstrate general compliance with this policy as well as
evidence of specific opt-in of all subscribers, and must
provide these records and evidence to Tcomm Staff in the
course of abuse investigations.
Opt-out-only mailing lists
are explicitly prohibited to be used by
Mailing lists must be professionally administered and
provide a reasonably responsive unsubscribe option, backed
up (if automatic) by a reasonably responsive human list
administrator. Forging of mail headers
obscuring or misrepresenting the origin of a message,
either manually or via a mailer program, is prohibited.
reserves the right to block e-mail and other network
which originates from sites that habitually send or have
recently sent unsolicited e-mail, or which permit e-mail
to be relayed through them.
Cross posting of articles (posting an article to
several unrelated newsgroups), particularly for commercial
purposes, is prohibited. Posting articles which do not
fall within a particular newsgroup's charter is strongly
discouraged. Forging of news headers or otherwise
obscuring or misrepresenting the origin of a post, either
manually or via a news program, is prohibited.
World Wide Web :
Tcomm reserves the right to refuse to provide World Wide Web
publishing services using our servers and computers in
cases where the content involved is judged to be
salacious, explicitly erotic, or offensive. Customers
purchasing transit services but not Web publishing
services from Tcomm may establish whatever standards they
feel are appropriate. Other prohibited content includes
any illegal content as well as any content that supports
or advocates violations of any clause of the AUP.
Violation of access or
Violating or attempting to violate access and/or billing
restrictions is prohibited.
Theft of service:
Tcomm subscribers are prohibited
from using Tcomm services and
resources to attempt or perform theft of services, whether
these services are provided at Tcomm or elsewhere on a
connected network, including the Internet. Theft of
service includes but is not limited to: access violations
(hacking/cracking), third-party e-mail relay (particularly
bulk mailings), denial-of service attacks, and data theft.
Terrestrial Communications maintains the right to block network traffic which
originates from sites that probe or attack other systems
on the Internet.
Leased line and other transit service customers are
contractually required to implement a similar acceptable
use policy, and to make reasonable efforts to enforce it.
Except where explicitly noted, all clauses of Tcomm's AUP
should be represented by a similar clause and/or policy in
the subscriber's AUP.
Users are prohibited from using
Tcomm's services and
resources to engage in illegal activities. Tcomm will
cooperate with properly authorized investigation and
enforcement agents in the course of any investigation of
criminal activities. Home Users are further
from using peer-to-peer or server type programs including
internet games which utilize bandwidth on a constant basis.
Such accounts may be throttled, blocked or billed at
Violations of the AUP
by a subscriber may result in mandatory training for the
purpose of explaining, enforcing and correcting
violations. Other possible outcomes include discontinuance
of service, cancellation of accounts without refund,
assessment of fees for lost, stolen or misappropriated
services, and assessment of legal fees and/or collection
Other Policy Issues:
Right to privacy:
considers user-produced data stored on its servers or
crossing its network to be the property of the subscriber
who created it. The degree to which this content is made
public is under the sole discretion of the creator.
Contents of this data will not be reviewed, edited,
archived without notice, replicated or otherwise
investigated or altered in the normal course of business.
Tcomm reserves the right to do so in the process of
investigating system malfunction, resource abuse, illegal
activities, or AUP violations.
Resale of collected
Demographic and personal data provided to Tcomm by
subscribers will not be distributed, sold,
or given to any other organization without prior
notification of the individuals referred to by the data.
does not exercise editorial control over the content of
e-mail, chat sessions, Usenet news postings, web pages, or
other content produced by Tcomm subscribers. Subscribers are
solely responsible for such content. Enforcement of Tcomm 's
AUP is performed only after noncompliance content is
brought to our attention; Tcomm exercises no proactive
monitoring or editorial oversight at the time of content
creation, publication or transmittal. Tcomm 's editorial
oversight is restricted solely to company-generated,