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Acceptable Use Policy
Terms and Conditions
Effective August 1, 1999


Michigan Communications and Internet
311 Tanbark Drive
Dimondale, MI 48821
(517) 345-7305

As the user, an active account with MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET is acceptance of the following Acceptable Use Policy Terms and Conditions User Agreement. General

Use of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET for illegal activities of any kind, including unauthorized use (or attempted unauthorized use) of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET machines or other machines on the Internet, forging header information or user identification information, and software piracy is prohibited.

Sending harassing or mass unsolicited e-mail is prohibited. Forging header information in e-mail is prohibited. Use of programs such as mflash or storage of such programs on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET servers is prohibited.

Internet Relay Chat
Use of IRC bots or storing them on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET servers is prohibited. Impersonating other users by forging one's email address is prohibited. MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET is not responsible for contents of IRC.

World Wide Web
Reselling web space, selling advertising on your free personal web site is prohibited. Use of text or images created by others without their permission is copyright infringement and is prohibited. Reselling FTP space is prohibited.

MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to delete the contents of any e-mail box exceeding 10MB in stored messages after 30-day notice of such.

MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to disable all or part of Web Sites generating excessive traffic. Excessive traffic is defined as any amount of activity that noticeably degrades performance in the MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET server in question.

Usenet Newsgroups
MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET places no content restrictions on newsgroups except that (a) no illegal content is permitted and (b) each newsgroup sets its own policies about what are appropriate topics for discussion.

Posting more than 20 copies of the same article or continued posting of off-topic articles is prohibited. Commercial advertisements are off-topic in virtually all Usenet newsgroups.

Posting articles with forged header information (e.g., a falsified "From:" field) is prohibited. Use of anonymous emailers is acceptable use, so long as the use is not otherwise illegal.

Billing Policies
Paying by Credit Card:
It is the customers' responsibility to notify MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET of credit card expiration date changes. For customers who are billed monthly to a credit card, the account will be open until a)the customer chooses to close the account or b)the credit card is refused for insufficient funds or is expired. If the credit card is declined for any reason, MICHIGAN INTERNET reserves the right to close the account without notice. It is the account holders' responsibility to contact the MICHIGAN INTERNET billing department.

Paying by Check, Cash or Money Order:
Payment must be for six months minimum. There is a $25 NSF check charge and five business days to clear the problem for all returned checks that is payable if service is re-opened.

For customers wishing to close their Internet account paying monthly or yearly, cancellation of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET account must be received in writing or by e-mail. Credit will be issued on unused portion, pro-rated to nearest package of actual internet used.

Connection - Times
After being connected for eight continuous hours, the user will be disconnected. The user must then reconnect. No Day Trader Accounts are available.

UnlimitedAccess does NOT imply a connection that is kept open 24 hours a day, but that the User can access the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Currently, the time an individual can be active on-line, is considered to be an average of 8-10 hours per day. Or 240 hours per month. It is courteous to disconnect when you are not actively on-line.

Position Statement
MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET respects the right of our customers to have full access to everything the Internet has to offer, and we do not monitor or restrict the activity of our customers as they use the Internet. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to filter the content of certain newsgroups stored on our servers or remove the newsgroup altogether for legal or ethical reasons.

MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET respects its customers' right to privacy and confidentiality in regards to your account, and will endeavor to protect your account information. Requests for disclosure of information will be honored only under one of the following conditions:

a) when authorized by the owners of the information

b) when required by U.S. Federal or Michigan State law


· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET agrees to provide and User agrees to receive access to the MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET Internet service according to the following terms and conditions: All provisions of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET Service Agreement ("Agreement") apply to the User's Principal Account and Associate Accounts billed to the Principal Account.

· The benefits of or rights conferred by this agreement are nontransferable. Use of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET accounts is expressly limited to the individual or business whose name appears on the account.

· User agrees to use the service in manner consistent with any and all applicable laws. In the event that this account is not used in accordance with all Applicable Laws including, but not limited to Local, State or Federal Laws, MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to cooperate with all or any law enforcement agencies.

· User agrees to follow the Acceptable Use Policy of any network user connects to, including MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET system.

· If User is less than 18 years of age, Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, who is responsible for all charges related to use of User's account(s).

· Reselling of web space on the MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET server is prohibited.

· User is responsible for all use of User's account(s) and confidentially of password(s). MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET will suspend access or change access to User's account(s) immediately upon notification by User that his/her password has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET is not liable for any usage and or charges prior to MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET making the necessary account alteration.

· User is responsible for all local and long-distance telephone charges for connecting to MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET User is also responsible for charges incurred by users paging company when used in conjunction with MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET

· User agrees to pay MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET all charges relating to the use of User's account(s) according to rates and prices stated on said sales order at the time of commencement, INCLUDING A ONE-TIME SIGN UP FEE.

· User is responsible for charges at the time the service is used and MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET may apply the amount due to User's account at any time.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to change prices on 30 days notice published on-line.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to suspend access to service for User's account(s) upon an indication of credit problems including delinquent payments.

· The MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET service is provided on an "as is, as available" basis. No warranties, Expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are made with respect to MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET or any information or software therein. This in no way includes any reimbursement for losses of income due to disruption of service by MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET or its providers.

· Neither MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET nor its Information Providers are responsible for any damages arising from User's use of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET or by User's inability to use MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET service.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves to right to change without notice the MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET service, including, but not limited to, access procedures, hours of operation, menu structures, commands, documentation, vendors and services offered.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET is not responsible for User's personal files residing on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET User is responsible for independent backup of his/her data stored on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to delete User's personal files after one or both parties terminate agreement.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete any information entered into MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET by User. MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET and its authorized representatives shall have the right, but shall not be obligated, to edit publicly viewable information.

· User hereby agrees that any material submitted for publication on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET through user's account(s) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory, common law or proprietary rights of others, or contain anything obscene or libelous. Software intended to facilitate any such violations or infringements may not be stored on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET's system.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET, at its sole business judgment, may terminate this Agreement immediately or suspend User's access to the service upon any breach of this Agreement by User, including, but not limited to, refusal or failure to pay for services provided or by sole judgment of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET that User may be performing activities harmful to MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET or its Users, employees, vendors, business relationships or any other users of the Internet.

· The following violations of "netiquette" are grounds for immediate suspension of service pending investigation by MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET and will result in termination of the account(s) that the investigation determines to have originated or transmitted these types of traffic.

1. Posting a single article or substantially similar articles to an excessive number of newsgroups (i.e., more than 20) or continued posting of articles which are off-topic (e.g., off-topic according to the newsgroup charter or the article provokes complaints from the regular readers of the newsgroup for being off-topic).

2. Sending unsolicited mass emailing (i.e., to more than 25 users) which provoke complaints from the recipients.

3. Using an account on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET as a mail drop for responses.

4. Continued harassment of other individuals on the Internet after being asked to stop by those individuals and by MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET

5. Impersonating another user or otherwise falsifying one's user name in email, Usenet postings, on IRC, or with any other Internet service. This does not preclude the use of nicknames in IRC or the use of anonymous retailer services.

6. Use of IRC "bots" on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET, whether on our IRC server or any other. Such software may not be stored on MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET

· Users whose accounts are terminated for any of the above infractions are also responsible for the cost of labor to cleanup and respond to complaints incurred by MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET plus the cost of restoring MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET's good name.

· This document and the rights and duties of the parties shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Michigan.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET may modify these terms and conditions upon notice published on-line via MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET User's use of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET services after such notice shall constitute User's acceptance of the modifications to this Agreement.

· Non-enforcement of any section of this Agreement does not constitute consent and MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to enforce this Agreement at its sole discretion.

· If any one or more paragraphs in this Agreement are found to be unenforceable or invalid, User's and MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET's agreement on all other paragraphs shall remain valid.

· Monthly fees must be paid on a timely basis to maintain User's privileges. Monthly dues charges will continue regardless of your use unless and until you notify us in writing that you wish to cancel your services, which you may do at any time, unless bound by a specific term or agreement. Payments more than 15 days late may be assessed a 5% late payment charge.

· When paying by check, User expressly authorizes MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET to debit User's checking account for the amount of a check returned unpaid by User's bank, plus up to a $25 returned check fee.

· The User is in default of this Contract if: 1. Any User covered by this contract fails to obey any present or future MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET rule or regulation; or 2. We do not receive a monthly payment on or before its due date; or 3. Any material statement by the User in this contract is false.

· Failure to use this account(s) does not relieve the User of payment obligations, except as specifically provided in this contract.

· In the event the User defaults on this contract, MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET may suspend or revoke the User's privileges and the User may have to reapply for service at the current MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET price. The User agrees to pay MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET's reasonable attorney fees and court costs, where permitted, in collecting the amount remaining in the User's contract as stated in the sales order.

· Communication systems are subject to degradation of service from phenomena such as so-called "Line-Noise" interference and other causes beyond the reasonable control of MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET may assign this order, its rights here under and its ownership of said service and commitment at anytime without notice.

· Customer may not cancel orders placed in accordance with the provisions of this agreement.

· In addition to any price specified herein, User shall pay the gross amount of any present or future sales, use, excise, value added or other similar taxes applicable to the price, sales or delivery of any products or services furnished here under or to their use by customer.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to terminate or change priority of any process started by said user.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET reserves the right to collect damages (software, hardware & man hours) if any harm is done to MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET, which requires repair or reconfiguration of any kind.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET may offer a trial period during which the User may cancel service without incurring any costs. It is the responsibility of the User to contact MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET to cancel during the trial period and receive verification that cancellation has occurred. Failure to use the account(s) does not constitute cancellation.

· MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET may offer credits to users who refer additional users who sign up for and keep MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET accounts through at least one billing cycle, provided that the new users signing up mention at the time of sign up the login name or accounting ID number of the user who referred them.

· As the User, an active account with MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET, is acceptance of the Acceptable Use Policy Terms and Conditions User Agreement.

Thank you for choosing MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET as your Internet Service Provider. We hope you enjoy your time 'surfing' the World Wide Web.


Revised November 4th, 2012


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