Updated and publicly posted on 6/18/00
This AUP applies to all WHOA members, subscribers, users, as well as all others transiting or using the WHOA web site(s) or resources. WHOA reserves the right to modify this AUP at any time, effective upon public posting of the modified AUP at http://www.whoa.org/legal/
Here is information on WHOA's Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: This notification is made without prejudice or as to the applicability of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C., 512(c), to:
Legal or Known Name of Provider:
The Wurtsmith/Wagner High Online Alumni
The designated agent for notification of possible copyright infringement is: WHOA Webmaster <email@example.com>
WHOA copyright information
Please read this entire page. If you have any questions, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT NOTE - WHOA has the right to deny access to anyone who violates our Policies or the terms and conditions shown on this page WITHOUT WARNING OR PRIOR NOTICE. WHOA users have agreed to this and other Terms and Conditions by using our services. If for any reason you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions or policies shown on this page, DISCONTINUE USE OF OUR SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.
Here is specific information on WHOA's policy with respect to mass email mailings and other mass unsolicited communications - these are all commonly known as SPAM.
The Internet user community does not welcome unsolicited email from any source. This "junk email" is commonly referred to as "SPAM".
If you are receiving SPAM, you may be able to set up filters on your email that will help to minimize the unwanted SPAM. WHOA attempts to minimize the quantity of SPAM being received by our email systems. Unfortunately, there is no way to totally eliminate SPAM technically, and the laws for junk email are only forming as of today. The best way to deal with SPAM is to simply delete the email or offending message and move on. Never retaliate against a SPAMMER destructively! - this only makes the situation worse and your retaliation may be very illegal as it can cause damage to WHOA and other systems.
WHOA does not allow our resources to be used by anyone to email or mass-email any user or groups of users that have not indicated a willingness to receive such mailings.
WHOA does not knowingly allow
our systems to be used for any activity that is illegal.
Censorship: WHOA has a policy of no-censorship, either from or to our systems, UNLESS, the information transmitted is illegal or is clearly used for fraud.
User Transmitted Content: You
are solely responsible for the information you publish over the Internet,
either via email, your personal web pages, or other service. You must not
infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret
or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy. You must
not violate any law, statue, ordinance, or regulation. You must not be
defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing.
The information you
Security: WHOA actively and
automatically monitors all of our systems for attempts at breaching our
security or the security of our users, or attempts to access systems or
resources that are not available for use or access. This is commonly known
as "hacking". Any attempt to access or modify unauthorized computer
system information or to interfere with
Examples of security actions that will trigger security alarms at WHOA are, but are not limited to:
Satan or port scans, full,
half, fin or stealth
WHOA records the complete session of security breach attempts such as those mentioned above, and will forward this information on to the authorities. WHOA takes security very seriously; this way you and all of our users can enjoy a safe and productive Internet environment.
NONE OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED SECURITY PROBLEMS ARE EVER ACCIDENTAL, AND NORMAL USE OF INTERNET SOFTWARE SUCH AS BROWSERS AND EMAIL PROGRAMS WILL NEVER CAUSE A PROBLEM. ALL OF THE ABOVE ACTIONS ARE DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL AND IN MANY CASES REQUIRE SOPHISTICATED PROGRAMS AND KNOWLEDGE.
Usage - Using WHOA's network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise encourage illegal activity is prohibited. WHOA will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies in these matters. WHOA does not permit spamming from our network.
Unlawful Usage: WHOA's network of information, archives, and database services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission of any material in violation of any federal, state or local regulation is prohibited. This includes copyrighted material, material judged to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret.
While every attempt is made to keep all information passing to and from
our systems, and to and from our users private, you must assume that any
information that you transmit or receive may not be private. WHOA
does not monitor or record normal usage of our systems. However, WHOA will
fully cooperate with any authority in investigation of illegal
Selling of Customer information: WHOA does not and will not sell or transfer any information about our membership base to any third party for the purpose of using that information for unsolicited marketing or direct sales.
Responsible Usage: We exercise no control over the content of the information passing through our systems. You must take responsibility for your actions on our system and the systems you access through us. If you are offended by information you find on WHOA, it is your responsibility to avoid whatever you find offensive. You must take responsibility for the statements you make in email or chat. If you violate any of WHOA's usage policies or your actions, whether intentional or unintentional, endanger our systems or our members, WHOA may suspend your membership or access at any time, without prior notice. WHOA administration is the final and sole judge of whether any abuse or violation has occurred.
WHOA cooperates fully with local, state, and federal enforcement officials investigating unlawful behavior on our web site(s) or directed against our members.