Acceptable Use Policy for the prgmr.com network.

This Acceptable Use Policy document, including the following list of Prohibited Activities, is an integral part of your Hosting Agreement with prgmr.com. If you engage in any of the activities prohibited by this AUP document prgmr.com may suspend or terminate your account.

prgmr.com's Acceptable Use Policy (the "Policy") for prgmr.com Services is designed to help protect prgmr.com, prgmr.com's customers and the Internet community in general from irresponsible or, in some cases, illegal activities. The Policy is a non-exclusive list of the actions prohibited by prgmr.com. prgmr.com reserves the right to modify the Policy at any time, effective upon posting at http://prgmr.com/aup.html

Prohibited Uses of prgmr.com Systems and Services:

0. Sending any kind of bulk e-mail without a special agreement is prohibited. Prgmr.com is not set up to handle bulk e-mail. Commercial senders of bulk e-mail (even legitimate bulk e-mail) are probably served best elsewhere. If you still would like to run a mailing list or other kinds of legitimate bulk mail through a server you have hosted with prgmr.com, please explain a bit about your list and why you want an exception in an e-mail to support@prgmr.com.

1. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws.

2. Sending Unsolicited Bulk Email ("UBE", "spam"). The sending of any form of Unsolicited Bulk Email through prgmr.com's servers is especially prohibited. Likewise, the sending of UBE from another service provider advertising a web site, email address or utilizing any resource hosted on prgmr.com's servers, is prohibited. prgmr.com accounts or services may not be used to solicit customers from, or collect replies to, messages sent from another Internet Service Provider where those messages violate this Policy or that of the other provider.

3. Running Unconfirmed Mailing Lists. Subscribing email addresses to any mailing list without the express and verifiable permission of the email address owner is especially prohibited. All mailing lists run by prgmr.com customers must have prior permission and must be Closed-loop ("Confirmed Opt-in"). The subscription confirmation message received from each address owner must be kept on file for the duration of the existence of the mailing list. Purchasing lists of email addresses from 3rd parties for mailing to from any prgmr.com-hosted domain, or referencing any prgmr.com account, is prohibited.

4. Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP or the AUP of any other Internet Service Provider, which includes, but is not limited to, the facilitation of the means to send Unsolicited Bulk Email, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail-bombing, denial of service attacks is prohibited.

5. Operating an account on behalf of, or in connection with, or reselling any service to, persons or firms listed in the Spamhaus Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database at www.spamhaus.org is prohibited.

6. Unauthorized attempts by a user to gain access to any account or computer resource not belonging to that user (e.g., "cracking") is prohibited.

7. Obtaining or attempting to obtain service by any means or device with intent to avoid payment is prohibited.

8. Unauthorized access, alteration, destruction, or any attempt thereof, of any information of any prgmr.com customers or end-users by any means or device.

9. Knowingly engaging in any activities designed to harass, or that will cause a denial-of-service (e.g., synchronized number sequence attacks) to any other user whether on the prgmr.com network or on another provider's network is prohibited.

10. Using prgmr.com's Services to interfere with the use of the prgmr.com network by other customers or authorized users is prohibited.

11. Port scanning on any network or system is prohibited without prior authorization from that network's administrator. If in doubt about what constitutes "port scanning" see the overview at SAN.

Customer Responsibility for Customer's Users

You must receive and read abuse@domain.com for every domain that is hosted on prgmr.com. If you own a domain, you need to deal with abuse and legal complaints arising from and incidental to that use.

Each prgmr.com customer is responsible for the activities of its users and, by accepting service from prgmr.com, is agreeing to ensure that its customers/representatives or end-users abide by this Policy. Complaints about customers/representatives or end-users of a prgmr.com customer will be forwarded to the prgmr.com customer's postmaster for action. If violations of the prgmr.com Acceptable Use Policy occur, prgmr.com reserves the right to terminate services with or take action to stop the offending customer from violating prgmr.com's AUP as prgmr.com deems appropriate, without notice.

prgmr.com reserves the right to monitor incoming and outgoing traffic to detect network abuse

At some point we will set up some sort of automated IDS to monitor outgoing traffic in an effort to proactively stop abuse coming from our network. Prgmr.com will occasionally use other methods to watch network traffic in order to investigate an abuse report.