This document is intended to provide a general understanding of Irgent
Communications's Acceptable Use Policy. The following factors guide the
establishment and enforcement of Irgent's usage policies:
Ensure reliable service to our customers
Ensure security and privacy of our systems and network, as well as the networks
and systems of others
Comply with existing laws
Maintain our reputation as a responsible service provider
Encourage responsible use of the Internet and discourage activities which
reduce the usability and value of Internet services
Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression and
exchange of information
Preserve the privacy and security of individual users
Irgent intends to provide its customers access to everything the communications
system has to offer. While Irgent is firmly committed to the principles of free
speech, certain activities are damaging to the resources of both Irgent and the
Internet community and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The
resources of Irgent are limited, and abuse of these resources by one user has a
negative impact on the entire community. We do not routinely monitor the
activity of accounts except for measurements of system utilization and the
preparation of billing records. However, in our efforts to promote good
citizenship within the Internet community, we will respond appropriately if we
become aware of inappropriate use of our service.
If an Irgent account is used to violate the Acceptable Use Policy, we reserve
the right to terminate your service without notice and you agree to indemnify
Irgent LLC and its affiliates against any claims threatened or brought by third
parties as a result of your violation of this Acceptable Use Policy and/or the
content of your website. We prefer to advise customers of inappropriate
behavior and any necessary corrective action. However, flagrant violations of
the Acceptable Use Policy will result in immediate termination of service. Our
failure to enforce this policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as
a waiver of our right to do so at any time. If you have any questions regarding
this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irgent customers are prohibited from transmitting
on or through any of Irgent's services, any material that is, in Irgent LLC's
sole discretion, unlawful, obscene, threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous,
or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to
civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, federal or
international law. In general, you may NOT use your Irgent account:
In a manner which violates any law, regulation, treaty or tariff;
In a manner which violates the rules, regulations and policies of any network,
server, web site, database or service provider that you access through your
In a manner which is defamatory, fraudulent, indecent, offensive or deceptive;
To threaten, harass, abuse or intimidate others;
To damage the name or reputation of Irgent LLC, its parent, affiliates and
To break security on any computer network, or to access an account which does
not belong to you; or
In a manner which interferes with other customers' use and enjoyment of the
services provided by Irgent.
Irgent's services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission,
distribution, or storage of any information, data or material in violation of
United States or state regulation or law, or by the common law, is prohibited.
This includes, but is not limited to, material protected by copyright,
trademark, trade secret, or any other statute. Irgent LLC reserves the right to
remove such illegal material from its servers or to immediately terminate your
services. The customer is responsible for keeping his billing data with Irgent
up-to-date and accurate. Furnishing false data on any contract or application,
including fraudulent use of credit card numbers, is grounds for immediate
termination, and may subject the offender to civil or criminal liability.
Irgent LLC reserves sole discretion to determine whether any use of the service
is a violation of this policy. Guidelines for using your account follows. This
information is only a guideline, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Irgent accounts give you the ability to send and
receive messages. Misuse of the Irgent system may result in termination of
service. The following examples are non-exclusive and are provided for your
You may not use your account to send unsolicited bulk or commercial messages
("spam"). This includes, but is not limited to, bulk mailing of
commercial advertising, informational announcements, charity requests,
petitions for signatures, and political or religious tracts. Such messages may
only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it. Client shall compensate
Irgent LLC for time take to research spam issues.
You may not use your account to collect responses from unsolicited bulk or
commercial e-mail sent from accounts with other providers.
Forging, altering or removing electronic mail headers is prohibited.
You may not send numerous copies of the same or substantially similar message,
nor may you send very large messages or files to a recipient, with the intent
to disrupt a server or account ("mail bombing").
You may not use electronic mail to harass or intimidate others. Harassment,
whether through language, frequency of messages, or size of messages, is
prohibited. Sending a single unwelcome message may be considered harassment. If
a recipient asks to stop receiving e-mail, you must not send that person any
You may not forward or otherwise propagate chain letters, whether or not such
messages solicit money or other items of value, and whether or not the
recipient wishes to receive such mailings.
Irgent accounts may not be used to collect replies to messages sent from
another Internet service provider if those messages violate this Acceptable Use
Policy or the acceptable use policy of the other service provider.
If you use the services of another provider to promote a web site hosted by or
through Irgent, then the provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy shall apply
to the methods used to promote such site.
You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the
inappropriate activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest or
employee. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain
access to your account. In addition, you may not use your account to breach
security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another
network or server.
You must adopt adequate security measures to prevent or minimize unauthorized
use of your account.
You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host,
network or account ("cracking"). This includes, but is not limited
to, accessing data not intended for you, logging into or making use of a server
or account you are not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security
of other networks. Use or distribution of tools designed for compromising
security is prohibited. Examples of these tools include, but are not limited
to, password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools.
You may not attempt to interfere with service to any user, host, or network
("denial of service attacks"). This includes, but is not limited to,
"flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service,
and attempts to "crash" a host.
Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil
liability. Irgent LLC will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of
systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law
enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations.
You are responsible for ensuring that the services obtained from
Irgent are used in an appropriate manner by your customers and users.
Therefore, you must take steps to manage the use of the services obtained from
Irgent in such a way that network abuse is minimized. You must also make
information publicly available about how to contact you, and you must respond
in a timely manner to complaints concerning misuse of the services obtained
from Irgent. Failure to responsibly manage the use of the services obtained
from Irgent may be cause for termination of services to you.
You must designate one or more individuals ("Contacts") to be
responsible for every host, IP network or subnet connected to the Internet
through the use of the services. You must provide Contact names, phone numbers,
and postal and e-mail addresses ("Contact Information") to any and
all appropriate Domain Name Registrars prior to the initial network connection
of your service. You must keep Contact Information updated and accurate at all
times. Changes in the Contact Information must be sent to the appropriate
Domain Name Registrars in a timely manner.
Contacts must have the authority, access and tools necessary to configure,
operate and control access to your systems. For important timesharing hosts,
primary domain name servers and mail relays or gateways, Contacts must be
accessible to Irgent LLC via telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Every customer who allows third party access to the services provided by
Irgent, whether such third parties are employees, users or customers, must
maintain a postmaster address for the receipt of complaints by e-mail. Messages
delivered to the postmaster address must be reviewed and handled in a timely
Irgent accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive use or abuse
of these shared network resources by one customer may have a negative impact on
all other customers. Misuse of network resources in a manner which impairs
network performance is prohibited by this policy and may result in termination
of your account.
You are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources, including CPU time,
memory, disk space and session time. You may not use resource-intensive
programs which negatively impact other customers or the performance of Irgent
LLC systems or networks. Irgent LLC reserves the right to terminate or limit
Any activity on our network that is a violation of any state or
federal law is a violation of this policy and will result in immediate
termination of service. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:
Transmitting obscene materials or child pornography
Intentionally spreading or threatening to spread computer viruses
Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to any network, including
Irgent LLC's private network infrastructure
Accessing or attempting to access information not intended for you
Transmitting pirated software
Conducting or participating in illegal gambling
Soliciting for pyramid and other illegal schemes.
Irgent LLC does not permit any site that contains: (i) images (including on
banner ads) of nude models that appear to be under the age of 18 (in Irgent
LLC's sole judgment), (ii) sexually explicit images (including on banner ads)
of models that appear to be under the age of 18 (in Irgent LLC's sole
judgment); or (iii) sites containing language promoting child pornography
together with any sexually explicit or nude images. As required by federal law
in the United States, Irgent LLC will forward all offenders of this policy to
the appropriate federal agency.