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Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
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Wurtsmith/Wagner High Online Alumni (WHOA) Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

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
Alternative or legal fictitious names: WHOA

The designated agent for notification of possible copyright infringement is:  WHOA Webmaster <webmaster@whoa.org>

WHOA copyright information

Please read this entire page. If you have any questions, please send email to webmaster@whoa.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
transmit should not be obscene. The information you transmit must not intentionally contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data, or personal information.

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
normal system operations on the equipment of WHOA will result in immediate and permanent cancellation of your membership or access/user privileges and may also lead to other legal proceedings against you.

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
Vulnerability probing of any kind on any machines or devices.
Ping scans and Ping Floods and ICMP abuses
SNMP attempts
Mail host relay use or hi-jacking
Telnet, FTP, Rcommands, etc. to internal systems
Attempts to access privileged or private TCP or UDP ports
HTTP access without the use of a Web browser
Multiple and frequent Finger attempts
Excessive resource utilization
Source route spoofing
Smurf attacks
IP number spoofing or masquerading
Forging TCP packets or email header information
Syn Floods
OOB attacks
Password cracking or guessing schemes
Excessive email postings (SPAM)

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.


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.

Privacy: 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
activity and may turn over logs and records upon receipt of proper orders or subpoenas.  The Electronic Communications Act of 1986 and the Telecommunications Act of 1998 contains important privacy and confidentiality information.

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.