The purpose of Rackshare's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is to ensure a
quality Internet experience for our customers as well as Internet users
who visit our customers' sites by preventing unacceptable use. All
Rackshare customers must comply with this AUP. Although we do not
exercise editorial control over any web site, electronic transmissions
including but not limited to email, or any other material created or
accessible through our services, we reserve the right to remove any
material that, in our sole discretion, is illegal, subjects Rackshare to
liability or violates this AUP. Rackshare may cooperate with legal
authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected
or alleged crime or civil wrong. Violation of this AUP may result in
suspension and/or cancellation of the customers account. Rackshare will
not be liable for any losses or damages caused by any such cancellation
or suspension, though Rackshare reserves the right to claim damages
resulting from a breach of the AUP by the user. Rackshare reserves the
right to change and modify this AUP at anytime. Continued use of
Rackshare services constitutes agreement. This AUP is available at
This document was last modified on 12/13/2000.
- WARRANTIES / DISCLAIMERS
Rackshare offers no warranties or guarantees of any kind on our
services. Rackshare will not be liable to any customer for any harm that
may occur through their use of our services.
Although confidential information will be kept as secure as possible,
and Rackshare will not divulge personal information to third parties
without prior consent, the customer has no enforceable right to total
privacy from a technological standpoint. Also, the customer is
responsibility for the security of their own password and login
information. Rackshare suggests that passwords be changed frequently.
- PERSONAL FILES
Rackshare is not responsible for backups of customers' web files, email
or other information. Rackshare reserves the right to delete a customers
information after they are no longer a customer of Rackshare.
- NETWORK ADDRESS OWNERSHIP
Any IP addresses assigned to customers are considered loaned and not
given. They will revert back to Rackshare after the customer leaves.
Rackshare reserves the right to discontinue service to any customer for
any reason including, but not limited to violation of this AUP, excess
utilization of system or network resources, and denial of service
attacks. Cancellation, whether initiated by Rackshare or the
customer, will be immediate. Billing for the current period will be
enforced, although the customer will not be charged for any additional
- VIOLATIONS OF RACKSHARE'S AUP
Illegal use. -- Using Rackshare services to transmit any material (by
email, uploading, making available through a web site, or otherwise)
that, intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local,
state, national or international law is prohibited. Customers will hold
Rackshare harmless in any claim against them.
Harm to minors. -- Using Rackshare services to harm minors in any
way is prohibited.
Threats. -- Using Rackshare services to transmit any material, in
any manner, including, but not limited to uploading, emailing, and
making available through a web site, that threatens or encourages bodily
harm or destruction of property is prohibited.
Harassment. -- Using Rackshare services to transmit any material,
in any manner, including, but not limited to uploading, emailing, and
posting that harasses another is prohibited.
Fraudulent activity. -- Using Rackshare services to making
fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or to
advance any type of financial scam such as pyramid schemes and ponzi
schemes is prohibited.
Forgery or impersonation. -- Adding, removing or modifying
identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or
mislead is prohibited. Impersonating any person by using forged headers
or other identifying information is prohibited.
Unsolicited email. -- Using Rackshare services to transmit any
unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email is prohibited.
Transmission of unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email
which appears to be sent from a site or service hosted by Rackshare is
prohibited. Transmission of unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited
bulk email which promotes or advertises a site or service hosted by
Rackshare is prohibited.
Unauthorized access. -- Using Rackshare services to access, or to
attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt
to penetrate, security measures of Rackshare's or another entity's
computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or
telecommunications system, regardless of whether or not the intrusion
results in the corruption or loss of data is prohibited.
Copyright or trademark infringement. -- Using Rackshare services
to transmit any material that infringes any copyright, trademark,
patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party,
including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted
material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from
magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized
transmittal of copyrighted software is prohibited.
Collection of personal data. -- Using Rackshare services to
collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties
without their knowledge or consent is prohibited.
- REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF RACKSHARE'S AUP
If you believe that there is a violation of this AUP please contact us
at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Rackshare reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP at any
time. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted
at http://www.rackshare.com/aup/ .
Customers who do not accept this policy may cancel at any time. See
cancellation policy above for details.