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TWU AUP (Acceptable Use Policy)
(Revised June 14, 2008)
By utilizing TWU services and equipment, you hereby agree to abide by the following policies, and that violation may be cause for fine or prosecution as allowed under applicable law:

1. PIRACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
The illegal distribution of copyrighted, patented or trademarked information via TWU services is not permitted. Violation of this policy may result in an immediate cessation of services, with no moneys refunded.


2. BANDWIDTH ABUSE
"Archive sites" or "distribution services" of any sort, except for content created by or for the TWU user in question, are prohibited. This is regardless of the legality or illegality of the material in question.

This ban is in effect to combat the excessive bandwidth abuse that "archive sites" and the like cause.

NOTE: ARCHIVING OR DISTRIBUTING ONE'S OWN CREATIONS USING TWU IS PERMITTED (AND ENCOURAGED!)
TWU wishes to encourage creative expression-- not the warehousing of other peoples' creativity.


3. "SPAM", "SPIM", ETC.:
Intentionally sending, relaying or permitting the sending or relaying of ANY unsolicited, mass, automated e-mail, Instant Message, or any other sort of message for commercial gain or other types of solicitation (e.g. religious recruitment) is strictly prohibited, and users found engaging in these activities will immediately have their accounts suspended, with no monies refunded. Additionally, users may be billed for abuse of TWU equipment and/or network uplink(s).



4. VIRUSES, TROJANS, SPYWARE/MALWARE, DENIAL OF SERVICE
Any account used to transmit viruses, trojans, or any sort of malware, or to initiate or participate in a Denial of Service Attack, will be subject to immediate suspension. If this use is found to be intentional (i.e. not the result of hijacking or cracking), the account will be terminated, with no monies refunded. Additionally, users may be billed for abuse of TWU equipment and/or network uplink(s).



5. RESALE OR REDISTRIBUTION OF TWU SERVICES:
TWU services are for the use of the purchasing entity ONLY. Any reselling, lending or leasing of TWU services, for profit or for free, is strictly prohibited, and violators will have their accounts removed with no monies refunded. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • SELLING, LEASING, LOANING, SUBLEASING, OR GIVING AWAY WEB, E-MAIL, SHELL OR ANY OTHER TWU SERVICES
  • Providing others with your account login ("username") and/or password
  • Transferring and/or reselling your TWU account to another entity without TWU approval (contact sales@REMOVEtwu.net if you would like to request a transfer of account ownership)



6. NON-DISCRIMINATION:
TWU takes a very unequivocal stance on discrimination of any sort. Any account used in a discriminatory fashion, or to transmit discriminatory statements, images, animations, sounds, or other media (via the Web, e-mail, FTP or any other service involving use of TWU equipment) are subject to immediate termination, with no monies refunded.

TWU strictly prohibits all discrimination against all persons or groups based on:
  • Race, creed, color, religion or lack thereof, cultural origin or cultural affiliation(s), nationality or nation of origin
  • Sex, sexual orientation or history, gender orientation or expression
  • Physical or mental handicap, medical or mental health condition
  • Age (except where laws mandate special treatment by age) or marital status

Any and all accounts belonging to accountholders who participate in or encourage such behavior, using TWU services directly or indirectly, are subject to immediate termination, with no monies refunded.




7. HARASSMENT, DEFAMATION AND PERSONAL ATTACKS
TWU services are not to be used for the propagation of any sort of personal attack against any private citizen, regardless of whether the claims made in such an attack are true. This includes, but is not limited to: "Hate" sites, pages, or posts; "[X] is a jerk" sites, pages, or posts; or revealing sensitive personal information about others.

Links to such pages are also subject to this ban.

Any and all accounts belonging to accountholders who participate in, encourage, or tolerate such behavior, using TWU services or elsewhere on the Internet, are subject to immediate termination, with no monies refunded. "Bullies" have no place on our servers.




8. TWU DOES NOT ENDORSE ITS USERS OR CLIENTS:
TWU is a privately held company. The presence of data belonging to any given individual, corporation, organization or other entity on TWU does not imply endorsement, approval or any financial connection between TWU and that entity. TWU is not responsible for any user content hosted or transmitted on its equipment, to the extent permitted by law.



9. LEGAL RESTRICTIONS:
TWU maintains a presence in New York and Texas in the United States. All use of TWU services must be within New York and Texas state law, as well as United States Federal law. TWU users are responsible for their own actions on the system, but access may be terminated if evidence of illegal activities is found. No monies will be refunded to users terminated for illegal activities.



10. LIABILITY:
TWU is not an archive service. IN NO CASE shall TWU be held responsible for any data loss or corruption due to normal hardware failures, computer crime, "Acts of God", or any other cause. In the event of any significant systems outage, users will be compensated with free credits towards TWU services. However, it is the user's responsibility to maintain a backup of all site files and email. By using TWU services, you agree not to hold TWU or any of its employees or affiliates liable for any data loss which may occur.




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