| 25 May 2013|
Acceptable Use Policy
The DSL Bahamas Acceptable Use Policy has been developed with the following goals in mind:
Policy below defines the actions which DSL Bahamasconsiders to
beabusive, and thus, strictly prohibited. The examplesnamed in this
listare non-inclusive, and are provided solely forguidance to
DSLBahamas customers. If you are unsure whether anycontemplated
useor action is permitted, please send mail to email@example.com and we will assist you.Pleasenotethat
the actions listed below are also not permitted from
otherInternetService Providers on behalf of, or to advertise, any
servicehosted byDSL Bahamas, or connected via the DSL Bahamas
network.Furthermore, suchservices may not be adv ertised via
- Ensure security, reliability and privacy of DSL Bahamas systems and network, and the networks and systems of others.
- Avoid situations that may cause DSL Bahamas to incur civil liability.
- Maintain the image and reputation of DSL Bahamas as a responsible provider.
- Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression.
use of net resources, discouraging practices whichdegradethe usability
of network resources and thus the value ofInternetservices.
- Preserve the privacy and security of individual users.
- General Conduct
from transmitting on or through any of DSL Bahamas'services,any
material that is, in DSL Bahamas' sole discretion,unlawful,obscene,
threatening, abusive, libelous, or hateful, orencouragesconduct that
would constitute a criminal offense, give riseto civilliability, or
otherwise violate any local, provincial,national orinternational law.
- DSLBahamas servicesmay
only be used for lawful purposes.Transmission, distribution, orstorage
of any information, data ormaterial in
violationof Bahamian regulation or law, or bythe common law,
isprohibited. This includes, but is not limited to,material protected
bycopyright, trademark, trade s ecret, or any otherstatute. DSL
Bahamasreserves the right to remove such illegal materialfrom its
responsible for keeping his billing data withDSLBahamas up-to-date
and accurate. Furnishing false data onthesignup form, contract, or
online application, including fraudulentuseof credit card numbers, is
grounds for immediate termination, andmaysubject the offender to civil
or criminal liability.
DSL Bahamas products and services is not
permitted,unlessspecifically permitted and documented in a written
- System and Network Security
attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of
anyhost,network, or account ("cracking"). This includes, but is
notlimited to,accessing data not intended for the Customer, logging
intoa server oraccount the Customer is not expressly authorized to
access,or probingthe security of other networks (such as running a
SATAN scanor similartool).
attempt to interfere with service to any user, host, ornetwork("denial
of service attacks"). This includes, but is not limitedto,"flooding" of
networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service,andattempts to
"crash" a host.
use any kind of program/script/command, or send messages ofanykind,
designed to interfere with a user's terminal session, viaanymeans,
locally or by the Internet.
systems or network security may incur criminal orcivilliability. DSL
Bahamas will cooperate fully withinvestigations ofviolations of
systems or network security at othersites, includingcooperating with
law enforcement authorities in theinvestigation ofsuspected criminal
Mail Abuse Protection System (MAPS)
following Email Policies can and probably will get you and/oryourISP
added to our Blacklist, which will not allow any email fromyouand/or
your ISP to be sent through or to our systems.DSLBahamas Internetuses
Email Server software that rejects any andall email that containsforged
header (envelope) information and emailfrom known Spammers anddoes not
allow forwarding of email through oursystems. We also do notallow
anonymous sending of email using oursystems. DSLBahamas Internetalso
implements the Realtime Blackhole List (RBL)on ALL of our EmailServers,
so if you get on the RBL you will bebanned from our systemsalso. . All requests for removal from the DSL Bahamas Internet Email Server Blacklist must be made by phone to (242) 328-0048.
- Harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages, is prohibited.
send email to any person who does not wish to receive it. Ifarecipient
asks to stop receiving email, the customer must not sendthatperson any
prohibited from sending unsolicited bulk mail messages("junkmail" or
"spam"). This includes, but is not limited to,bulk-mailing ofcommercial
advertising, informational announcements,and politicaltracts. Such
material may only be sent to those who haveexplicitlyrequested it.
- Customers may not forward or otherwise propagate chain letters, whether or not the recipient wishes to receive such mailings.
but not limited to "mailbombing" (flooding a user orsite withvery large
or numerous pieces of email), is prohibited.
- Forging of header information is not permitted.
- DSLBahamas accountsor
services may not be used to collect replies tomessages sent fromanother
Internet Service Provider, where thosemessages violate thisAcceptable
Use Policy or the Acceptable UsePolicy of that otherprovider.
to other types of Internet-based distribution mediums aswell,such as
RLG's Ariel system (a system for sending FAX-likedocuments overthe
Internet). USENET postings have their ownregulations; see below.
an uncensored newsfeed. As such, DSL Bahamas doesnotcontrol the
content of the newsgroups available to its customers.DSLBahamas is
not responsible for the content of any USENETposting,whether or not the
posting was made by a DSLBahamas customer.
newsgroups must comply with the written charters or FAQsforthose
newsgroups. Advertisements should only be posted inthosenewsgroups
whose charters/FAQs explicitly permit them. The posterisresponsible for
determining the etiquette of a given newsgroup,priorto posting to it.
from posting the same or similar message to largenumbers ofnewsgroups
(excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting,also known as"USENET
- Customers are prohibited from posting chain letters of any type.
- Customers are prohibited from posting binary files to newsgroups not specifically named for that purpose.
from cancelling or superseding posts other than theirown,with the
exception of official newsgroup moderators performingtheirduties.
from forging header information. This includesattempting tocircumvent
the approval process for posting to amoderated newsgroup.
not solicit mail for any other address other than that ofthecustomer's
DSL Bahamas account or service, with the intent toharass orcollect
replies after DSL Bahamas service has been terminated.
- IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
- DSLBahamas isnot
liable for the content of any communications madeon IRC. The DSLBahamas
IRC service is a free, value-added service forDSL Bahamascustomers, and
the terms of its operation may change at anytime.
DSLBahamas reserves the right to ban from its IRC serverany
userwhose conduct is, in Glinx's sole judgement, disruptive.
- IRC robots ("bots" or "clones") may not be run from DSL Bahamas shell account.
- Customers may not attempt to impersonate others or use IRC anonymously by disguising their hostname or username.
from using IRC scripts or programs that interfere withordeny service to
other users on any server or host. Customers arealsoprohibited from
engaging in activities which harass other users.Thisincludes, but is
not limited to, "flooding" (rapidly entering textwiththe intent to fill
the screens of others), "flashing"(disruptingterminal emulation),
"takeovers" (forcibly seizingoperatorprivileges), attempting to send
private messages to those whodo notwish to see them (via "ignore"),
attempting to return to achannelafter being banned from it, and other
- DSL Accounts
accounts are intended for use by an individual. Multiplelogins
areprohibited, except one additional login via telnet inaddition to
theinitial login. Shell account users may not run programswhich
providenetwork services from their accounts, such as IRC or MUDservers.
- DSLBahamas shellaccounts
are intended for interactive use. Attemptsto circumvent the'idle
daemon', or attempts to run programs while notlogged in by anymethod,
- DSLBahamas shellaccounts
operate on shared resources. Customers areprohibited fromexcessive
consumption of resources, including CPU time,memory, diskspace, and
session time. The use of resource-intensiveprograms whichnegatively
impact other system users or the performanceof DSLBahamas systems
or networks is prohibited, and DSL Bahamasstaffmay take action to limit
or terminate such programs/sessions.
- DSL Bahamas accounts are allocated free Personal Webspace under http://www.dslbahamas.com/~username,intendedfor
personal use only. Customers must not exceed the assigneddiskquota,
based on the account package selected. Webspace reported tobe
inviolation of any portion of the Acceptable Use Policy shall
beremoved.Any account's webspace exceeding 10,000 hits per month
mayresult inadditional charges.
the responsibility of the individual user. Good passwordsshould be
aminimum of six characters long, contain at least one numberor
symbol,and are not based on any dictionary word or common
name.Customers maynot share passwords or accounts with others.