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IN NO EVENT WILL Blue Tangerine Solutions, Inc. BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPER LINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Acceptable Use Policy
As an Internet Business Solutions Provider ("IBSP"), Blue Tangerine Solutions offers its subscribers the means to acquire and disseminate a wealth of public, private, commercial and non-commercial information. Blue Tangerine Solutions also wants its subscribers to be fully informed of their rights and obligations -- and those of Blue Tangerine Solutions -- in connection with their use of the Internet. This Network Access Policy is intended as a plain English guide to those rights and obligations.
The fundamental fact about the Internet is that no one -- neither Blue Tangerine Solutions, nor anyone else -- owns or controls it. This fact accounts for much of the Internet's openness and value, but it also places a high premium on the judgment and responsibility of those who use the Internet, both in the information they acquire and in the information they disseminate to others. When subscribers obtain information through the Internet, they must keep in mind that Blue Tangerine Solutions cannot monitor, verify, warrant or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information that subscribers may acquire. For this reason, the subscriber 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 Blue Tangerine Solutions cannot monitor and censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, Blue Tangerine Solutions cannot accept any responsibility for injury to its subscribers that results from inaccurate, unsuitable or offensive Internet communications.
When subscribers disseminate information through the Internet, they also must keep in mind that Blue Tangerine Solutions does not review, edit, censor or take responsibility for any information its subscribers may create. This places on subscribers what will be, for most, an unfamiliar responsibility. When users place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation and other harmful speech. Also, because the information they create is carried over Blue Tangerine Solutions facilities and may reach a large number of people, including both subscribers and non-subscribers of Blue Tangerine Solutions, subscribers' postings to the Internet may affect other subscribers and may harm Blue Tangerine Solutions' goodwill, business reputation and operations. For these reasons, subscribers violate Blue Tangerine Solutions policy and the Services Agreement when they, their affiliates or subsidiaries engage in the following activities:
Spamming -- Unsolicited, commercial mass e-mailing (known as "spamming") is a strongly disfavored practice among Internet users and service providers. It is particularly harmful not only because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward Blue Tangerine Solutions, but also because it can overload Blue Tangerine Solutions' equipment and disrupt service to Blue Tangerine Solutions subscribers.
Copyright Violation -- Violation of copyrights held by individuals and corporations or other entities can result in civil and criminal liability for the infringer, and can involve the IBSP in litigation and possible loss of reputation.
Distribution and/or Transmission of Obscene or Indecent Speech or Materials -- Violation of indecency and obscenity laws can result in criminal penalties.
Defamation -- Defamatory speech distributed over the Internet can result in civil liability for the defamer and litigation against the IBSP whose facilities were used to distribute the defamatory material.
Illegal/Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks -- The illegal or unauthorized accessing (often known as "hacking") of computers or networks carries potential civil and criminal penalties under both federal laws and the laws of most states.
Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses and Other Destructive Activities -- Distribution of Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other destructive activities, such as hacking, can result in serious civil and or criminal liability under federal and state law.
Export Control Violations -- The law limits the ability of persons to export encryption software, over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United States.
Other Activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that Blue Tangerine Solutions determines to be harmful to its subscribers, operations or reputation, including any activities that restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the service or the Internet.
As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests primarily with the subscriber. Blue Tangerine Solutions will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of its subscribers to ensure that they comply with Blue Tangerine Solutions policy or applicable law. When Blue Tangerine Solutions becomes aware of harmful communications, however, it may take any of a variety of actions. Blue Tangerine Solutions may remove information that violates its policies, implement screening software designed to block offending transmissions, or take any other action it deems appropriate, including termination of a subscriber's contract with Blue Tangerine Solutions.
Blue Tangerine Solutions also is aware that many of its subscribers are, themselves, providers of Internet services, and that information reaching Blue Tangerine Solutions' facilities from those subscribers may have been originated by customers of those subscribers or other third parties. Blue Tangerine Solutions does not require its subscribers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor transmissions created by customers of its subscribers. At the same time, subscribers who knowingly transmit materials that violate law or Blue Tangerine Solutions policy are, themselves, in violation of Blue Tangerine Solutions policy. Similarly, Blue Tangerine Solutions anticipates that subscribers who offer Internet services will cooperate with Blue Tangerine Solutions in any corrective action that Blue Tangerine Solutions deems necessary, in order to correct and prevent the transmission of material that is harmful to Blue Tangerine Solutions or its subscribers. Failure to cooperate with such corrective and preventive measures is a violation of Blue Tangerine Solutions policy.
Blue Tangerine Solutions 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, Blue Tangerine Solutions urges its subscribers to assume that all of their on-line communications are insecure.
Blue Tangerine Solutions can not take any responsibility for the security of communications transmitted over Blue Tangerine Solutions' facilities. Blue Tangerine Solutions will comply fully, however, with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of its subscribers' on-line communications. In particular, Blue Tangerine Solutions will not intentionally monitor or disclose any private electronic mail messages sent or received by its subscribers unless required to do so by law. Blue Tangerine Solutions may, however, monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily.
Also, Blue Tangerine Solutions may be required to disclose information transmitted through its facilities in order to comply with court orders, statutes, regulations or governmental requests. Finally, Blue Tangerine Solutions may disclose information transmitted over its facilities where necessary to protect Blue Tangerine Solutions and its subscribers from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system.
Blue Tangerine Solutions expects that its subscribers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of on-line communications. A subscriber's failure to comply with those laws will violate Blue Tangerine Solutions policy. Finally, Blue Tangerine Solutions wishes to emphasize that in signing the Services Agreement, subscribers indemnify Blue Tangerine Solutions for any violation of the subscriber of the Services Agreement, or of law or Blue Tangerine Solutions policy, that results in loss to Blue Tangerine Solutions or the bringing of any claim against Blue Tangerine Solutions. This means that if Blue Tangerine Solutions is sued because of activities of the subscriber that violate any law, the Services Agreement or this policy (which is part of the Services Agreement), the subscriber will pay any damages awarded against Blue Tangerine Solutions, plus costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.
In general, you can visit Blue Tangerine Solutions, Inc. on the Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. We will always let you know beforehand that we are attempting to collect personal information from you on the Internet.
If you choose to give us personal information that we or our business partners may need, to correspond with you or provide you with a subscription, for example, it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. We do keep track of the domains from which people visit us. We analyze this data for trends and statistics, and then we discard it.
The Blue Tangerine Solutions, Inc. site contains links to other Web sites. Blue Tangerine Solutions, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
We hope this Policy Statement is helpful in clarifying the obligations of Internet users as responsible members of the Internet.