Internet Acceptable Use Policy

All CRMU Internet Customers are responsible for the policy written here. The CRMU Internet Acceptable Use Policy has been formulated with the following goals in mind:
• Ensure security, reliability and privacy of CRMU Internet's systems and network, and the networks and systems of others.
• Avoid situations that may cause CRMU Internet to incur civil liability.
• Maintain the image and reputation of CRMU Internet as a responsible provider.
• Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression.
• Encourage the responsible use of net resources, discouraging practices which degrade the usability of network resources and thus the value of Internet services.
• Preserve the privacy and security of individual users.

Statement of Responsibility
Each CRMU Internet account has a password that is the key to gain access to the account. The customer who registered the account is solely responsible for all access and actions taken with regard to the account. It is the account owner's responsibility to safeguard the account password and to ensure that CRMU Internet Acceptable Use Policies are honored. CRMU Internet will hold the account owner responsible for any violations of the AUP. Good passwords need to be a minimum of six characters and contain at least one number or capital letter and should not be based on any common name or word.

Sites directly attached to the CRMU Internet backbone are expected to adhere to the CRMU Internet Acceptable Use Policies. The individual who signed the contract is responsible for educating site users on acceptable use policies. Violations of the AUP by directly attached sites will be referred to the contract signer for resolution. The contract signer will be held responsible for any violations of the AUP.

CRMU Internet enforces these policies with respect to CRMU Internet customers only. We are not responsible for abusive actions which originate from other sites or networks on the Internet.

General Conduct
Customers are prohibited from transmitting on or through any of CRMU Internet's services, any material that is, in CRMU Internet's sole discretion, unlawful, obscene, threatening, abusive, libelous, hateful, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.

CRMU Internet 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. CRMU Internet reserves the right to remove such illegal material from its servers.

New customers signing up for CRMU Internet must be 18 years or older in order to start an account.

The customer is responsible for keeping his billing data with CRMU Internet up-to-date and accurate. Furnishing false data on the signup form or contract, including fraudulent use of credit card numbers, is grounds for immediate termination, and may subject the offender to civil or criminal liability. CRMU Internet reserves the right to disconnect service due to nonpayment of bill or insufficient funds. The resale of CRMU Internet products and services is not permitted, unless specifically permitted and documented in a written agreement.

System and Network Security
Customers 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 the customer, logging into a server or account the customer is not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other networks (such as running a SATAN scan or similar tool).

Customers 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.

Customers may not use any kind of program/script/command, or send messages of any kind, designed to interfere with a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or by the Internet.

Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. CRMU Internet 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.

IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

CRMU Internet is not liable for any communications made on IRC.

Internet Access
CRMU Internet shall have no liability and no credits shall be given for any of the following referenced conditions arising out of interruptions, delays, or failures in transmission as well as:
• Transmission limitations caused by atmospheric and other conditions,
• System capacity limitations
• Equipment modifications, upgrades, relocations, failures, repairs and/or similar activities, and
• Negligence of CRMU Internet.

CRMU Internet therefore assumes no duty to provide uninterrupted service to you or your authorized dealer.

The failure of equipment or service not provided through CRMU Internet facilities; and Acts of God, fire, riots, Government authorities or other cause beyond the control of CRMU Internet.

Additionally:
While our service is unlimited, it is not a dedicated modem connection. Use of software to keep your connection alive when it is not in use is prohibited.

Dial-up connections to CRMU Internet that are idle for 15 minutes or longer, or connected for 24 hours continuously, will be disconnected. Idle time is defined as a period during which no input or output is sent or received across the modem connection.

CRMU Internet is not responsible for dialing long distance, we provide a local access number to each city. Establishing a Dial-up connection to our system with more than one computer at one time is prohibited.

Billing
You have contracted to have CRMU Internet provide you service. The term of your service commitment begins immediately upon activation of service. You are responsible for the account as long as it is active, whether or not it is being used. All charges are billed and payable in advance. CRMU Internet reserves the right to modify billing terms at any time with notification to the customer. The period you are billed for is shown on your billing statement. Your billing statement should arrive shortly after the 10th of each month, and is due and payable upon receipt, but not later than the last day of the month. Bills should be returned in the envelope that is provided to the address listed on the statement.

Late Fee Policy
Charges for services are due and payable upon receipt. A late fee in the amount of 1 1/2% will be assessed to accounts not paid in full by the end of the month. If your account remains delinquent you will be disconnected. To have your service reconnected you will have to pay a reconnect charge of $25 in addition to the account balance, and the next months service fees. This late fee policy protects our current paying subscribers who otherwise would be subsidizing increased costs caused by late paying customers.

Web/FTP Sites
Distribution of pornographic, indecent, or any offensive materials are prohibited when using CRMU Internet's web/ftp space. Distribution of restricted software or materials in violation of copyrights or distribution licenses is prohibited. Distribution of materials which violate any local, state, or federal statutes is also prohibited.

CRMU Internet reserves the right to restrict or terminate service without refund in the event of an AUP violation. CRMU Internet also reserves the right to take action on abuse that is not specifically named in this AUP at the sole discretion of CRMU Internet. Use of CRMU Internet's systems and network constitutes understanding and agreement of this policy. You can view updates to this AUP at http://www.crmu.net/AUP.html..

Thank you for using CRMU Internet and we hope you enjoy the Wonders, Entertainment, and Information that you can receive from Internet.