Acceptable Use Policy

Caribbean Teleview Services NV dba St. Maarten Cable TV offers its customers and users the means to acquire and disseminate information utilizing the Internet.  Because of the nature of the Internet, St. Maarten Cable TV reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective actions to protect its network, its customers, and users, which are outlined in this Acceptable Use Policy (“Policy”).  This Policy, including the following list of Prohibited Activities, outlines certain terms to which St. Maarten Cable TV’s customers and other users are expected to adhere. The Policy is intended as a guide to the obligations of customers and other users of St. Maarten Cable TV’s services, and forms a part of the Internet Service Terms and Conditions incorporated into all CABLENET Internet Service Agreements.

Prohibited Uses of St. Maarten Cable TV Systems and Services:

1. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation.  This includes, without limitation, any material that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property of others, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or other intellectual property used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, or violates export control laws.

2. The sending of any form of Unsolicited Bulk Email (“UBE” or “spam”), Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mail‐bombing, or denial of service attacks utilizing St. Maarten Cable TV’s network.   Likewise, the sending of these materials from another service provider advertising a web site, email address or utilizing any resource hosted on St. Maarten Cable TV’s servers, is prohibited. St. Maarten Cable TV 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.

3. Subscribing email addresses to any mailing list without the consent of the email address owner.

4. Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.

5. Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that violates this Policy, which includes, but is not limited to, the facilitation of the means to send Unsolicited Bulk Email, Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mail‐bombing, or denial of service attacks.

6. 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.

7. Accessing illegally, or without authorization, computers, accounts, or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual’s system. This includes any activity that might be used as a precursor to such conduct, including a port scan, stealth scan, or other information gathering activity.

8. Obtaining or attempting to obtain service by any means or device with intent to avoid payment.

9. Using St. Maarten Cable TV’s services to interfere with the use of the St. Maarten Cable TV network by other customers or authorized users.

10. Engaging in any activity that is determined to be illegal, including advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, and pirating software.

11. St. Maarten Cable TV may revise this policy from time to time, upon notice. Upon receipt of notice or five (5) days after any publication thereof; the ongoing use of St. Maarten Cable TV’s services will confirm agreement to the changes in this Policy.

Customer Responsibility for Customer’s Users

Each St. Maarten Cable TV customer is responsible for the activities of its users, and, by accepting service from St. Maarten Cable TV, customer agrees that its users are subject to and will abide by this Policy.  If a customer or its user violates this Policy, St. Maarten Cable TV reserves the right to terminate the customer’s service or take action to stop the customer or its user from violating this Policy as St. Maarten Cable TV deems appropriate, without notice.

St. Maarten Cable TV may temporarily suspend traffic to and from a customer’s IP address in the event of a (a) denial of service attack, (b) botnet, (c) propagation of computer viruses or other programs, (d) malicious and premeditated congestion of St. Maarten Cable TV’s network, (e) falsification of the identity of packages and messages (including modification of the heading of TCP/IP packages, electronic mail messages and message), or (f) other similar attacks on St. Maarten Cable TV’s network or customers, in each case originating from or directed towards an IP address of customer or its user and posing a threat of material harm to St. Maarten Cable TV’s network or customers.

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