ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY-
Highway Internet Services
ensures that you get to enjoy trouble-free use of our services
and that you pay due regard to the law and the rights of our other members.
This is Highway's
Acceptable Use Policy. It applies to you if you are an Highway member
or user ("you"). It is intended to ensure that your use of Highway's
service is trouble-free and that you have due regard to the law and the
needs of other users.
it carefully. It is a condition of your use of our service that you comply
with the terms of this Policy.
out for any amendments to the Policy that Highway ("we") might
make in the future. From time to time we will make amendments to it by
giving you notice of the change and you will then be obliged to comply
with the policy as amended.
Some General Principles
is not responsible for the content of user-originated traffic
We exercise no direct supervision or control whatsoever over the
content of the information passing through our network.
We do not assume any responsibility for information not sent or
authorised by us.
The responsibility for traffic that does not conform with this
policy and all possible consequences lie with the sender of the traffic.
1.2 You are responsible for use of your account
If you permit others to use our service, you are responsible for
making users of the service aware of this policy and obtaining compliance
of your users with this policy.
1.3 You are responsible for complying with conditions of use of other
If we provide you with access to a network outside our service,
you must comply with any acceptable use conditions which apply to that
use our service and services in a manner which does not violate
any applicable laws or regulations;
respect the conventions of the newsgroups, lists and networks that
respect the legal protection afforded by copyright, trade marks,
license rights and other laws to materials accessible via our service;
respect the privacy of others;
use the service in a manner which does not interfere with or disrupt
other network users, services or equipment; and
refrain from acts that waste resources or prevent other users from
receiving the full benefit of our services.
2.2 Use must be ethical
Your use of our services should be ethical and in accordance
with accepted community standards.
must comply with the Law
is not acceptable to use our service for any purpose which violates local,
State, Federal or international laws.
3.2 Specific kinds of use are not allowed
copyright or other intellectual property rights;
illegally store, use or distribute software;
transmit threatening, obscene or offensive materials;
engage in electronic `stalking' or other forms of harassment such
as using abusive or aggressive language;
misrepresent or defame others;
gain unauthorised access to any computing, information, or communications
devices or resources, including but not limited to any machines accessible
via the Internet;
damage, modify or destroy the files, data, passwords, devices or
resources of Highway, other users or third parties;
engage in misleading or deceptive on-line marketing practices;
conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of
any activity that is prohibited by law;
make an unauthorised transmission of confidential information or
material protected by trade secrets; or
attempt to do any of these things.
3.3 Disruption of the network is not allowed
distribute messages to inappropriate or unrelated forums, newsgroups or
mailing lists (`spamming');
send unsolicited commercial messages;
propagate computer worms, viruses and other types of malicious
make transmissions of any type or quantity which adversely affect
our operation or jeopardise the use of our service, or its performance
for other members; and
harass or impersonate Highway or other users.
3.4 Soliciting members to other services is not allowed
is also not acceptable to use our service to solicit members to become
members of other competitive information services.
3.5 Resale of our services is not allowed
of our services to others is strictly forbidden under all circumstances.
4. What we may do to ensure that this Policy
is being followed
may monitor your account but will respect your privacy
we have cause, we may monitor the conduct of your account to determine
whether this policy is being followed. If we monitor the conduct of your
account we will safeguard your privacy unless to do so would involve us
in concealment of a criminal offence or inhibit the enforcement of this
will make an effort to contact you
we become concerned that your use of our service may break the law or
that you have not complied with this policy, we will attempt to contact
you before taking action.
may terminate your account and/or notify the authorities
we believe that your use of the service may break the law or that you
have not complied with this policy we may:
warn you by email;
suspend your access to the service;
terminate your account without notice; and/or
notify and provide relevant information to the authorities, as
appears appropriate in the circumstances.
the event of taking action under 4.3 we reserve the right to delete any
or all of your information, material, software or other content stored
on our system in our sole discretion.
will re-establish services if resolution is achieved. If you do not repeatedly
breach this policy; if we do not regard an instance of conduct causing
our intervention as dangerous or serious; and if the cause of our intervention
is addressed and resolved, we will promptly re-establish your service.