|AT&T Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP")
By using Service(s) provided by a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. (including, but not limited to, AT&T Internet Services, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Internet Services) ("AT&T"), you agree to comply with this AUP. This AUP may be revised from time to time and your use of AT&T's Service(s) after changes to the AUP are posted on AT&T's web site at: http://att.com/webhostingpolicies shall constitute your acceptance of any changed or additional terms of the AUP. You are expected to use the Internet with respect, courtesy, and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other Internet users. AT&T expects you to have a basic knowledge of how the Internet functions, the types of uses that are generally acceptable, and the types of uses that must be avoided. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use.
Failure to observe the guidelines set forth in this AUP may result in AT&T taking actions anywhere from a warning to a suspension of privileges or termination of your Service(s). When feasible, AT&T will provide you with advance notice of an AUP violation, via Email or otherwise, and demand that such violation be immediately corrected. AT&T reserves the right, however, to act immediately and without notice to suspend or terminate Service(s) in response to a court order or other legal requirement that certain conduct be stopped or when AT&T determines, in its sole discretion, that the conduct may (1) expose AT&T to sanctions, prosecution or civil action, (2) cause harm to or interfere with the integrity or normal operations of AT&T's network(s) or facilities, (3) materially or repeatedly interfere with another person's use of AT&T's Service(s) or the Internet (4) damage or disparage the reputation of AT&T or its Service(s), or (5) otherwise present a risk of harm to AT&T or AT&T's customers or their employees, officers, directors, agents, etc.
AT&T's decisions with respect to interpretation of the AUP and appropriate remedial actions by AT&T are final. AT&T may refer potential violations of laws to the proper authorities, may cooperate in the investigation of any suspected criminal or civil wrong, and will cooperate with authorities when required to do so by law, subpoena, or when the public safety is at stake. AT&T assumes no obligation to inform you that your information has been provided and, in some cases, may be prohibited by law from providing such notice. AT&T shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by you or any other customer, user, or third party resulting in whole or in part from AT&T's exercise of its rights under this AUP.
|General Use Policy
In this AUP, "Service(s)" refers to any dial-up, HSI/High Speed Internet access, Dedicated Internet access, Managed Internet Service, web hosting, data center hosting, Enterprise hosting, AT&T Unified Communications, or similar Services that you have purchased from AT&T. Your use of these Service(s) is subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement you entered into in conjunction with the Service(s)("Service Agreement"). This AUP is intended to provide you with a set of guidelines you must follow in your use of the Service(s). Rather than have a myriad of different AUP's for each service, this single AUP applies to a variety of AT&T Services. Some provisions of this AUP may not be applicable to all Service(s). This AUP will be interpreted in the context of the intended use of the Service(s) at issue (e.g., business vs. consumer Service, Dedicated Internet Access Service vs. Dial-Up Service, etc.).
You are responsible for avoiding the prohibited activities and following the AUP set forth herein. You are also responsible for the actions of others who may be using the Service(s) under your account. AT&T does not, as an ordinary practice, proactively monitor the activities of those who use its Service(s) to ensure that its users comply with this AUP and/or the law, though it reserves the right to do so. If AT&T is alerted to violations or potential violations of this AUP, however, AT&T will take whatever measures it deems necessary and appropriate to stop or prevent those violations, including the actions described in this AUP.
|Abuse of Email/Spamming
The Service(s) you have purchased from AT&T may include the ability to send and receive electronic mail ("Email"). Mass electronic messages and "mail-bombing" (sending mass Email or deliberately sending very large attachments to one recipient) are prohibited. Forging Email headers (transmission information) is prohibited. Using another computer, without authorization, to send multiple Email messages or to retransmit Email messages for the purpose of misleading recipients as to the origin is prohibited. Use of electronic mail to harass or intimidate other users is prohibited.
Violation of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, or of any state or federal law regulating Email, is a violation of this AUP and AT&T reserves the right to seek damages and other available relief against customers or third parties - as applicable. For purposes of this AUP, such violations are determined by AT&T in its sole discretion.
Some limitations on the volume or size of Email sent or received may not apply to customers with business-class service, or who host their own Email servers. However, spamming and other prohibitions are still applicable.
|Export Control Violations
Exporting encryption software over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United States, is prohibited.
|Facilitating a Violation of this AUP
You are prohibited from advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate or facilitate a violation of this AUP. This includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail bombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.
|Illegal Activity/Tortious Conduct
Activities that involve use of Services or AT&T's network(s) and that violate any local, state or federal law or regulation, also violate this AUP. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:
|Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
You are prohibited from publishing, submitting, copying, uploading, posting, transmitting, reproducing, theft of, infringement on, or distributing information, software, or other material that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, any other type of intellectual property rights, trademark laws (by rights of privacy or publicity) or other proprietary right of any party unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents to do the same. This prohibition includes the use of any material or information including images or photographs that are made available through an AT&T site or Service(s).
AT&T's agent for receipt of notifications pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998:
It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your network and the machines that connect to the Service(s). You are responsible for ensuring that your customers and users use the Service(s) in an appropriate manner. You are required to take all necessary steps to manage the use of the Service(s) obtained from AT&T in such a way that network abuse is minimized. Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and/or civil liability.
Examples of system or network security violations include, but are not limited to the following:
You are prohibited from engaging in any other activity, illegal or not, that AT&T determines in its sole discretion, to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, network(s), reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.
AT&T is aware that many of its customers are, themselves, providers of Internet services, and that information reaching AT&T's network(s) or facilities from those customers may have originated from a subscriber of AT&T's customer or from another third-party. AT&T does not require its customers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor transmissions or web sites created by the customer's subscribers. AT&T does, however, reserve the right to directly take action against such customers' subscribers. In addition, AT&T may take action against AT&T's customer because of the underlying subscriber's activities, even though the action may affect other subscribers of the AT&T customer. Similarly, AT&T expects that customers who offer Internet services will cooperate with AT&T in any reasonable corrective or preventive action that AT&T deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a violation of this AUP. AT&T expects that its customers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of on-line communications. A customer's failure to comply with those laws will violate this AUP.
By using the Service(s), you represent and warrant that you are not a resident of any country or affiliated with any of organization prohibited to do business within the United States as defined and set forth at:
|Responsibility for Content
AT&T takes no responsibility for any material created or accessible on or through the AT&T network(s) and Service(s). AT&T shall not be obligated to monitor or exercise any editorial control over such material, but reserves the right to do so. In the event that AT&T becomes aware that any such material may violate this AUP and/or expose AT&T to civil or criminal liability, AT&T reserves the right to block access to such material and suspend or terminate any user creating, storing or disseminating such material. AT&T further reserves the right to conduct investigations into fraud, violations of the Terms of Service, this AUP or other laws or regulations, and to cooperate with legal authorities and third parties in the investigation of alleged wrongdoing, including disclosing the identity of the user that AT&T deems responsible for the wrongdoing.
If applicable, your password provides access to your individual account. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure. You are responsible for any and all access to or use of the Service(s) through your account. Attempting to obtain another user's account password is prohibited.
|Third Party Rules; Usenet
You may have access through the AT&T network(s) and Service(s) to search engines, subscription Web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, Web pages, USENET, or other services that promulgate rules, guidelines or agreements to govern their use. Failure to adhere to any such rules, guidelines, or agreements shall be a violation of this AUP. AT&T reserves the right not to accept postings from newsgroups where we have actual knowledge that the content of the newsgroup violates the AUP.
|Web Hosting and Data Center Hosting Surveillance
AT&T performs routine surveillance of its network(s) in connection with its web hosting, data center hosting, and related services. Although AT&T will not, as an ordinary practice, proactively monitor your activities for violations of this AUP, there may be instances in which AT&T, through its routine surveillance finds violations of this AUP, and reserves the right to take whatever action it deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing signed by AT&T and its customer, any notification that AT&T sends to you pursuant to this AUP may be in writing to your address of record, or via Email to the Email address on file with AT&T. You must respond in a timely manner to complaints concerning misuse of the Service(s) obtained from AT&T. Failure to responsibly manage the use of the Service(s) obtained from AT&T may be cause for termination of Service(s) to you and, depending upon the terms under which you acquired your Service(s), could lead to the imposition of early termination fees.
Any party seeking to report a violation of this AUP may contact us via Email at email@example.com.