Your account with BestWeb is subject to the following rules.
Failure to abide by these rules may result in the immediate termination
of your account without refund.
You may not do anything illegal or anything that adversely affects
BestWeb's legal interests. We recognize that not all users are
well versed in the vagaries of local, state, federal, and international
law. While some infractions may be due to ignorance on the part
of the user, ignorance is not an excuse for breaking the law.
An accidental first offense may be cause for leniency on our part
- this will be at the discretion of BestWeb staff. Please consult
an attorney if you are unsure of the legal status of your activities.
You may not share your password with anyone nor allow anyone else
to use your personal account except in your immediate presence,
nor dial in more than once at the same time on your personal account.
You may not tamper with other accounts, or commit unauthorized
intrusion into any part of BestWeb's system or use any of BestWeb's
machines, files or accounts to intrude without authorization into
any other system (cracking).
You may not use BestWeb services not included in your subscription
or devise ways to circumvent security so you have access to services
you haven't paid for (theft of services).
You may not use the system (willfully or negligently) in a manner
that encumbers disk space, processors or other system resources
so as to interfere with others' normal use of services on BestWeb
or on other systems (a "denial of services" attack).
You may not harass users (on BestWeb or elsewhere). Sending E-mail
or real-time messages to a user who has asked explicitly and unambiguously
that you not do this is harassment. In some cases, a harassing
user may be warned against engaging in similar behavior with other
users as well. Publishing someone's real-world data (phone number,
address, social security number, etc.) in a news group or on the
web, etc. in such a way as to cause the person trouble or to incite
others to do so (even if you don't do it yourself) is also forbidden.
(Establishing that the information you published is available,
say, in a phone book somewhere does not constitute a defense of
this kind of harassment.)
You may not abuse the services of a remote server, or violate
a remote system's terms of service while connected to that service
from your BestWeb account.
You may not send unsolicited mass mailings (spam) or unsolicited
subscriptions with a "negative option" for continuation.
(The negative option is one where you invite people who do not
wish to receive further mailings to reply to you.)
You may not run daemons, MUDs, BOTs, or other background processes.
Run a server from your non-dedicated SLIP/PPP dial-up Run programs
such as "keepalive" or any other program intended to
circumvent the idle-timeout.
BestWeb takes no responsibility and has no liability whatsoever
for any information, including images, sounds, or other data that
you may send to or receive from the Internet. You agree to take
total responsibility for both your usage and that of any other
people who gain access to the Internet through your account.
The following rules pertain specifically to usenet postings (news
groups). If you never use usenet, they don't apply to you. You
may not spam the net with commercial or noncommercial postings,
maliciously or wantonly flood newsgroups, post usenet articles
without either a valid from or reply-to header, or post binaries
to a non-binary usenet newsgroup.
If you have a web site on our web server, it is NOT acceptable
to spam the 'net with ads for your URL. If we are informed of
your so doing, we will inform the postmasters at the site of origin
of the spam, assuming it's done from a remote site. If the problem
continues, we may revoke your BestWeb account or server hosting
privileges because of it. We do not in any way condone spam of
any kind, and we will not accept as customers users who abuse
the Internet in this way.
You may not store any objectionable material on any BestWeb server.
Objectionable material includes, but is not limited to pornographic
images. BestWeb reserves the right to delete any material from
BestWeb servers that we deem to be objectionable.
Also, we reserve the right to terminate your account without
refund for other kinds of nontrivial misbehavior, although in
our entire history we have never terminated an account for reasons
other than those listed here. In all of these matters, decisions
by BestWeb staff are final.