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Internet: Acceptable Use Policy

Introduction

The Park Region Internet Service is a commercial endeavor that was established to provide access to the Internet. It is made available to all business, academic, governmental, and private subscribers for a reasonable fee.

The Park Region Telephone network uses a combination of communications transmission and specialized switching equipment to provide a high speed, wide area communications network service that provides interorganizational connectivity for its subscribers to other regional, state, national, and international networks. There is no warranty of service or failure to provide service.

Content

Park Region Telephone exercises no control whatsoever over the content of information, products or services passing through the Company equipment or facilities. The acquisition or procurement of information occurs solely at the risk of Customer. Furthermore, Park Region Telephone’s maximum liability to Customer is limited to no more than the amount paid by the Customer to the Company for Internet monthly charges during the six month period preceding the claim.

General Policy

All information transiting the Park Region Telephone network is unrestricted unless it is listed as unacceptable under this policy.

It is the policy of Park Region Telephone to provide its subscribers electronic access to the broadest possible number of organizations connected to the Internet. This is accomplished through connectivity to one or more state, multi-state, regional, or national “backbone” networks. All information that exists on the Park Region Telephone network and traverses the numerous other networks to which Park Region Telephone is directly or indirectly connected, must conform to the acceptable use policies governing those networks.

Private Policy

It is the responsibility of all subscribers or subscriber organizations to:

Respect the privacy of other users, and not to seek information pertaining to other users without their explicit permission. This includes but is not limited to personal data, passwords, access to confidential files, or modification of files belonging to other users.

Use the network service in a manner that is consistent with ethical practice and accepted community standards.
Click here for our Privacy Policy.

Copyright Policy

It is the responsibility of all individual subscribers or subscriber organizations to respect the legal protection provided by copyright and license to programs, data and other information that may be accessible over the Park Region Telephone Network.

Digital Millenium Copyright Act

Unacceptable Use Policy

It is not acceptable to use the Park Region Telephone network services or facilities for any purpose:
  • Which would violate any applicable laws or regulations.
  • Where the meaning of the message or the content of a file would likely be highly offensive to the recipient or recipients.
  • Which makes unauthorized entry into other computational, information storage, or communications devices or resources.
  • Which propagate computer worms, viruses, or transmissions of any type which cause disruption to disable or otherwise impede the recipient’s facilities or equipment.
  • Which causes disruption of service due to facilities overload (“flaming”).
  • Promoting profanity, nudity, or other adult material.
  • Where you operate your own e-mail, web, FTP, gaming server, or other file transfer services or resale of such services without express written permission from the company.
    In addition, rebroadcast or distribution of the service is strictly prohibited without written consent granted by the company.

Responsibility

All users of Park Region Telephone network, whether organization or individuals, are responsible for publicizing this Acceptable Use Policy at their locations.

The ultimate responsibility for assuring the acceptability of use according to this policy is with the individual end-user who originates the communication. In no event shall Park Region Telephone be liable to or through the Customer or anyone else for any direct, indirect damages of any nature whatsoever.

The Park Region Telephone Customer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Park Region Telephone harmless from and against any damages, loss, proceeding, liability, judgment of every kind.

Enforcement

The Park Region Telephone Board of Directors or its designee will review alleged violations of this policy on a case-by-case basis. A violation may result in denying the user access to the network, termination of access to all services and forfeiture of all fees paid.

Evidence of illegal activities will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Policy Modifications

Park Region Telephone reserves the right to modify this policy at any time. Subscribers will receive prompt notification of all changes.

Information

Questions related to this Acceptable Use Policy should be addressed to:

IT Manager
Park Region Telephone Company
PO Box 277
Underwood, MN 56586
or email: internet@parkregion.com
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