Effective: June 1, 2020
Important Note: MDU1, may revise this Acceptable Use Policy from time to time without notice by editing the information on this page. Accordingly, users of the MDU1 residential services should consult this page regularly to ensure that their activities conform to the most recent version. In the event of a conflict between any subscriber agreement and this policy, the terms of this policy will govern. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints of violations of this policy by MDU1 users can be directed to support@myinternetsupport.
MDU1 provides a variety of Internet services to residences and businesses (the “Services”). The MDU1 residential service allows subscribers to connect to the Internet through a high-speed Internet access connection. The Services use resources that are shared with many other customers and each user benefits by being able to share these resources. However, as with any resource, the benefits provided must be balanced with duties and responsibilities so that all users can rely on them for a productive experience. Use of the Services, therefore, is subject to the rules and guidelines set forth below. Each customer of MDU1 is responsible for ensuring that the use of all Services provided to such customer complies with this Acceptable Use Policy (the “Policy”). ANY USER WHO DOES NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY STOP USE OF THE SERVICES AND NOTIFY THE MDU1 CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT SO THAT THE USER’S ACCOUNT MAY BE CLOSED.
You agree to use the MDU1 Site and the Content (whether provided by us or others), as well as any Software provided in connection with the Site, in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, you will not take any of the following actions with respect to our Site, related Software, or Content, nor will you use our Site or related Software to upload, post, email, distribute, transmit, link, solicit or otherwise make available any Content or use our Site in any manner that:
Unless you are participating in an area of the Site that requires or encourages anonymity, we encourage you to use your real name.
NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND LIMITATIONS ON BANDWIDTH CONSUMPTION
The MDU1 network is designed for typical usage by a typical residential computer user. Computer activity resulting in excessive or sustained bandwidth consumption may burden the network and such usage may be restricted. Bandwidth on our network is a limited, shared resource among subscribers. Because we seek to provide the Service at a reasonable cost to the largest number of users, the use of our network is subject to usage limitations. Therefore, users must comply with the current bandwidth, data throughput, and other limitations on the Service, including the excessive use guidelines described below. Users must ensure their activity does not improperly restrict, inhibit, or degrade any other user’s use of the Service, nor represent (in the sole but reasonable judgment of MDU1) an unusually large burden on the network itself. In addition, users must ensure that their activity does not improperly restrict, inhibit, disrupt, degrade or impede MDU1’s ability to deliver the Service and monitor the Services, backbone, network nodes, and/or other network services.
How does MDU1 manage its Network?
MDU1 strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among hundreds of thousands of customers.
MDU1 may use tools and techniques to manage its network, deliver the Service, and ensure compliance with this Policy and the Subscriber Agreement. These tools and techniques are dynamic, like the network and its usage, and can and do change frequently. For example, these network management activities may include (i) identifying spam and preventing its delivery to customer email accounts, (ii) detecting malicious Internet traffic and preventing the distribution of viruses or other harmful code or content, (iii) limiting speeds during periods of extended congestion, (iv) requiring an upgrade or purchase of a different Internet service and (v) using other tools or techniques that MDU1 may be required to implement in order to meet its goal of delivering the best broadband Internet experience to all its customers.
How does MDU1 track usage?
We collect data on customer traffic pattern usage through the use of traffic management software. MDU1 reserves the right to conduct tests to improve network security, to enhance the performance of our network, and to determine whether to make available new service offerings. These technical tests are performed almost continuously and without notice.
What is Excessive Use?
Excessive use means bandwidth or data usage that is significantly higher than typical usage for which our network is designed. Excessive Users consume so much data that their usage could negatively impact the Service provided to other customers
VIOLATION OF THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
What happens if you violate this policy?
MDU1 reserves the right to suspend without notice or terminate the Service and your Subscriber Agreement if you violate the terms of this Policy or the Subscriber Agreement.
How does MDU1 enforce this Policy?
MDU1 does not routinely monitor the activity of accounts for violation of this Policy. However, in our efforts to comply with applicable law and promote good citizenship within the Internet community, we will respond appropriately if we become aware of inappropriate use of our Services. If we receive notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 512, that you have allegedly infringed the intellectual property rights of a third party, we retain the right to take down or disable access to the allegedly infringing material. In complying with applicable law in this area, it is our policy, in appropriate circumstances, to terminate the accounts of subscribers who repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties. We also will take such other action as appropriate under the circumstances to preserve our rights. Although MDU1 has no obligation to monitor the Services and/or the network, MDU1 reserves the right to monitor bandwidth, usage, and content from time to time to operate the Services; to identify violations of this Policy; and/or to protect the network and MDU1 users. MDU1 prefers to advise customers of inappropriate behavior and any necessary corrective action. However, if the Services are used in a way which MDU1, in its sole but reasonable discretion, believes violate this Policy, MDU1 may take any responsive actions it deems appropriate. Such actions include, but are not limited to, temporary or permanent removal of content, cancellation of newsgroup posts, filtering of Internet transmissions, and the immediate suspension or termination of all or any portion of the Services. MDU1 will not have any liability for any such responsive actions. The above described actions are not MDU1’s exclusive remedies and MDU1 may take any other legal or technical action it deems appropriate. MDU1 reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of this Policy, including the gathering of information from the user or users involved and the complaining party, if any, and examination of material on MDU1’s servers and network. During an investigation, MDU1 may suspend the account or accounts involved and/or remove material which potentially violates this Policy. You hereby authorize MDU1 to cooperate with (i) law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations, and (ii) and system administrators at other Internet service providers or other network or computing facilities in order to enforce this Policy. Such cooperation may include MDU1 providing the username, IP address, or other identifying information about a subscriber. Upon termination of an account, MDU1 is authorized to delete any user ID, files, programs, data and email messages associated with such an account. The failure of MDU1 to enforce this Policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of any right to do so at any time. You agree that, if any portion of this Policy is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law as nearly as possible, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. This Policy shall be exclusively governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wyoming.
MDU1 strives to produce a high level of reliability, stability and security for our High-Speed Internet Subscribers. The cable modem is a critical network element which we constantly evaluate for compatibility and performance. Due to technical limitations, changes to our network, discontinued support by manufacturers, regulatory obligations, or defects, certain cable modem models that previously were certified may be deemed to no longer be suitable for our network. If you own your modem and in our sole but reasonable discretion it becomes unsuitable for any of these or other reasons, it will be your responsibility to purchase a new modem. MDU1’s support website maintains a current list of certified modems for use on its network. MDU1 reserves the right to upgrade, via software download and without subscriber notification, all cable modems currently connected to its network.
MDU1 may choose to communicate with you regarding these policies using a variety of methods including email to your MDU1 email address or in-browser notices. In-browser notices are an effective way to quickly alert you to important service-impacting issues. These notices may require you to acknowledge receipt of the message or log into your MDU1 account for more information.
Limitations of Liability
MDU1 will make reasonable efforts to provide customers with uninterrupted and error-free service. Nonetheless, there are numerous factors that could affect the Service. Temporary interruptions of the Service may occur as normal events in the provision of the Service. MDU1 reserves the right to interrupt the Service usually between the hours of 1am to 5am (MST or Local) for maintenance purposes. Also, understand that MDU1 has no control over the networks, facilities or services of third parties and that delays and disruptions involving them are completely beyond MDU1’s control. As to MDU1’s own equipment and software, failure may occur without warning due to causes ranging from our own errors to malicious attack. If you have requirements that substantially exceed the average consumer’s bandwidth use or if continuous Internet access is the basis of your livelihood, you should purchase an alternate, backup connection. While MDU1 employs virus and spam checking software, the speed of new virus and spam creation is such that MDU1 does not represent or warrant that traffic on its network will be virus or spam free. In light of that, your use of the Service is at your own risk and the Service is provided without warranty or guarantee of any kind either expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, MDU1, its parent company, and affiliates will not be liable for any interruptions in service or failure to perform or partial performance that results in corrupted transmissions and will not be responsible for consequential damages of any sort. In any event, MDU1’s liability to you for all potential claims will not exceed the total amount of service fees paid during the preceding three months. As to consumer customers, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. Nothing in this Agreement gives you any interest, title or license in the user ID, electronic mail address or IP address that is used in conjunction with the Service.
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