This Acceptable Use and IT Security Policy (the "Policy") defines acceptable practices and IT Security standards relating to the use of Ongoing Operations, LLC services (the "Service") by customers of Ongoing Operations, LLC (“Customers” and by users that have gained access to the Service through Customer accounts (“Users”). By using the Service, You acknowledge that You and Your Users are responsible for compliance with the Policy. You are responsible for violations of this Policy by any User that accesses the Services through Your account, which includes without limitation Users for whom You provide services as a reseller of Ongoing Operations, LLC Services. While it is not our intent to control or monitor online experience or the content of online communications, we may edit or remove content that we deem to be in violation of the Policy or that we otherwise deem unlawful, harmful or offensive. The Policy applies to all aspects of the Service. "Ongoing Operations", “Us”, “Ours” means Ongoing Operations, LLC, and all of its affiliates (including direct and indirect subsidiaries and parents). "Ongoing Operations Network" includes, without limitation, Ongoing Operations, LLC constructed or leased transmission network, including all equipment, systems, facilities, services and products incorporated or used in such transmission network. As used in this Policy, “You”, “Your(s)” refers to Customers, and any reference to “Users” is intended to encompass, as applicable, both Customers and their Users. This Policy is designed to assist in protecting the Ongoing Operations Service, our Users and the Internet community as a whole from improper and/or illegal activity over the Internet, to improve Service and to improve Service offerings. In situations where data communications are carried across networks of other Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Users of the Ongoing Operations Network must also conform to the applicable acceptable use policies of such other ISPs.
Rights of Ongoing Operations, LLC
Suspension or Termination of Service
If Users engage in conduct or a pattern of conduct, including without limitation repeated violations by a User whereby correction of individual violations does not, in Ongoing Operations opinion, correct a pattern of the same or similar violations, while using the Service that violates the Policy, or is otherwise illegal or improper, Ongoing Operations reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate the Service or the User's access to the Service. Ongoing Operations, LLC will generally attempt to notify You of any activity in violation of the Policy and request that the User cease such activity; however, in cases where the operation of the Ongoing Operations Network is threatened or cases involving unsolicited commercial email/SPAM, a pattern of violations, mail relaying, alteration of Your source IP address information, denial of service attacks, illegal activities, suspected fraud , harassment or copyright infringement, We reserve the right to suspend or terminate Your Service or the User's access to the Service without notification. In addition, We may take any other appropriate action against You or a User for violations of the Policy, including repeated violations wherein correction of individual violations does not in Ongoing Operations, sole discretion correct a pattern of the same or similar violations. Ongoing Operations reserves the right to avail itself of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We do not make any promise, nor do we have any obligation, to monitor or police activity occurring using the Service and will have no liability to any party, including You, for any violation of the Policy.
Cooperation with Investigations
Ongoing Operations will cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies and other parties involved in investigating claims of illegal or inappropriate activity. Ongoing Operations reserves the right to disclose Customer information to the extent authorized by federal or state law. As a reseller Customer of Ongoing Operations Services (if applicable), by using and accepting Services, You consent to our disclosure to any law enforcement agency, of Your identity as the service provider of record (including basic contact information), as applicable, for any User about whom Ongoing Operations is contacted by the law enforcement agency. Ongoing Operations may proactively contact authorities in certain instances such as ,but not limited to violation of any applicable federal and state laws, threats of physical violence, and in the case of child pornography, providing notice to the National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children or other designated agencies.
Modifications to Policy
With the ever-evolving state of internet threats, Ongoing Operations reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time without notice. We will make available the current policy to customer through their account management contacts or posting a revised version of the Policy on our Web site. Any such modifications shall be effective and applied prospectively from the date of posting. In the event of any material adverse change to the policy OGO will provide notice to customers.
Filters and Service Information
We reserve the right to install and use, or to have You install and use, any appropriate devices to prevent violations of this Policy, including devices designed to filter or terminate access to the Service. By accepting and using the Service, You consent to allowing Us to collect service information and routing information in the normal course of our business, and to use such information for general business purposes.
The Service shall not be used for any unlawful activities or in connection with any criminal or civil violation and the Services shall in all cases be used in compliance with applicable law. Use of the Service for transmission, distribution, retrieval, or storage of any information, data or other material in violation of any applicable law or regulation (including, where applicable, any tariff or treaty) is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, the use or transmission of any data or material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property right without proper authorization and the transmission of any material that constitutes an illegal threat, violates export control laws, or is obscene, defamatory or otherwise unlawful.
A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to, or attempt to interfere with or compromise the normal functioning, operation or security of, any portion of the Ongoing Operations Network. A User may not use the Service to engage in any activities that may interfere with the ability of others to access or use the Service or the Internet. A User may not use the Service to monitor any data, information or communications on any network or system without authorization. A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the user accounts or passwords of other Users.
You may not use any multi-tenant or shared system provided by Ongoing Operations in a way that unnecessarily interferes with the normal operation of the system, or that consumes a disproportionate share of the resources of the system. For example, we may require You either purchase additional resources or repair coding abnormalities in Your Application or Database queries if it unnecessarily conflicts with other Cloud customers’ use of the service. You agree that we may take protective action such as the quarantine or deletion of any data stored on a shared system if the data is infected with a virus, or is otherwise corrupted, and has the potential to infect or corrupt the system or impact other customers' data or system performance that is stored on the same system.
Unsolicited Commercial Email/Spamming/Mail bombing
A User may not use the Service to transmit unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or deliberately send excessively large attachments to one recipient. Any unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or a series of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or large attachments sent to one recipient is prohibited. In addition, "spamming" or "mail bombing" is prohibited. Use of the service of another provider to send unsolicited commercial email, spam or mail bombs, to promote a site hosted on or connected to the Ongoing Operations Network, is similarly prohibited. Likewise, a User may not use the Service to collect responses from mass unsolicited e-mail messages. Ongoing Operations may in its sole discretion rely upon information obtained from anti-spamming organizations (including for example and without limitation spamhaus.org, spamcop.net, sorbs.net, and abuse.net) as evidence that a User is party to an active “spam operation” for purposes of taking remedial action under this Policy.
Users are prohibited from intentionally or negligently injecting false data into the Internet, for instance in the form of bad routing information (including but not limited to the announcing of networks owned by someone else or reserved by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) or incorrect DNS information. A User may not attempt to send e-mail messages or transmit any electronic communications using a name or address of someone other than the User for purposes of deception. Any attempt to impersonate someone else by altering a source IP address information or by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. Any attempt to fraudulently conceal, forge or otherwise falsify a User's identity in connection with use of the Service is prohibited.
You may not attempt to probe, scan, penetrate or test the vulnerability of an OGO system or network, or to breach OGO’s security or authentication measures, whether by passive or intrusive techniques. Additionally, You may not perform such testing any systems hosted by or collocated with Ongoing Operations without Ongoing Operations prior written consent.
Social Media, Newsgroup, Chat Forums, Other Networks
You must comply with the rules and conventions for postings to any social media, bulletin board, chat group or other forum in which You participate, such as IRC and USENET groups including their rules for content and commercial postings. These groups usually prohibit the posting of off-topic commercial messages, bulling/abusive statements, or mass postings to multiple forums.
You must comply with the rules of any other network You access or participate in when using Ongoing Operations Services.
In the course of business, Ongoing Operations receives complaints directly from Internet users, through Internet organizations and through other parties. Ongoing Operations shall not be required to determine the validity of complaints received, or of information obtained from anti-spamming organizations, before taking action under this AUP. A complaint from the recipient of commercial email, whether received directly or through an anti-spamming organization, shall be evidence that the message was unsolicited. Ongoing Operations, LLC has no obligation to forward the complaint to the User or to identify the complaining parties.
The following activities are also prohibited:
- Intentionally or negligently transmitting files containing a computer virus or corrupted data.
- If we have specified bandwidth limitations for Your user account, use of the Service shall not be in excess of those limitations. If a User is accessing the Service via a dial-up connection, we may terminate the user session if the User is connected for more than 1 days in order to protect Ongoing Operations, LLC Network resources and maintain Service availability for others.
- Attempting to circumvent or alter the processes or procedures to measure time, bandwidth utilization, or other methods to document use of Ongoing Operations, LLC services.
- Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP, which includes the facilitation of the means to deliver unsolicited commercial email.
- Any activity that disrupts, degrades, harms or threatens to harm the Ongoing Operations, LLC Network or the Service.
- Any use of another party’s electronic mail server to relay email without express permission from such other party is prohibited.
- Any other inappropriate activity or abuse of the Service (as determined by Ongoing Operations), whether or not specifically listed in this Policy, may result in suspension or termination of the User’s access to or use of the Service.
This listing of prohibited activities is not exhaustive and Ongoing Operations reserves the right to determine that any conduct that is or could be harmful to the Ongoing Operations Network, Ongoing Operations Customers or Internet users is in violation of this Policy and to exercise any or all of the remedies contained in this Policy.
No credit will be available under the Service Level Agreement for interruptions of service resulting from any AUP violation.
Responsibilities of Customers
Users are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of password and account information, as well as the security of their network. You must immediately notify Ongoing Operations of any unauthorized use of Your account or any other breach of security known to You. If You become aware of any violation of this Policy by any person, including Users that have accessed the Service through Your account, You are required to notify Us.
Impending Security Event Notification
All Users of the Ongoing Operations, LLC Network are responsible for notifying Ongoing Operations, LLC immediately if they become aware of an impending event that may negatively affect the Ongoing Operations Network. This includes extortion threats that involve threat of “denial of service” attacks, “ransomware”, unauthorized access, or other security events.
All Users of the Ongoing Operations Network are responsible for configuring their own systems to provide the maximum possible accountability. Ongoing Operations shall not be liable for any damage caused by such system configurations regardless of whether such configurations have been authorized or requested by Ongoing Operations. For example, Users should ensure there are clear "path" lines in news headers so that the originator of a post may be identified. Users should also configure their Mail Transport Agents (MTA) to authenticate (by look-up on the name or similar procedures) any system that connects to perform a mail exchange, and should generally present header data as clearly possible. As another example, Users should maintain logs of dynamically assigned IP addresses. Users of the Ongoing Operations Network are responsible for educating themselves and configuring their systems with at least basic security. Should systems at a User's site be violated, the Customer is responsible for reporting the violation and then fixing the exploited system. For instance, should a site be abused to distribute unlicensed software due to a poorly configured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Server, the Customer is responsible for re-configuring the system to stop the abuse.
In most cases, we will notify our Customer(s) of complaints received by Us regarding an alleged violation of this Policy. You agree to promptly investigate all such complaints and take all necessary actions to remedy any violations of this Policy. We may inform the complainant that You are investigating the complaint and may provide the complainant with the necessary information to contact You directly to resolve the complaint. You shall identify a representative for the purposes of receiving such communications.
Claims of Copyright Infringement
Please go to (www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf) for information relating to the Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C., Section 512(c).
Complaints and Contact Information
Any complaints regarding prohibited use or other abuse of the Ongoing Operations Network, including violations of this Policy, should be sent to Ongoing Operations. Please include all applicable information that will assist Ongoing Operations in investigating the complaint, including all applicable headers of forwarded messages. Sites experiencing live attacks from Ongoing Operations, LLC Customers should call into our Customer Care Center (telephone 877-552-7892) to submit a complaint as quickly as possible. If You are unsure whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please submit questions or comments to Ongoing Operations, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org