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Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy


This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) governs your use of the Internet services (“Service”) provided by us (the “ISP” Myakka Communications, Inc.), whether you subscribe to the Service or not, and you agree to all the terms set forth herein.

Generally, ISP does not monitor or edit the content posted by users of the Service or other Internet services that may be available on or through the Service (e.g., newsgroups, chat rooms, message boards, etc.). However, ISP and its agents reserve the right at their sole discretion to remove any content that, in ISP’s judgment, does not comply with the AUP or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. ISP is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content.

In addition, ISP may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or termination of either your access to the Service and/or your ISP account. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold ISP harmless from any claims resulting from your use of this service, which damages you or another party. At our sole discretion, we may revoke your access for inappropriate usage. Use of any information obtained via the Service is at your own risk. ISP is not responsible for the accuracy, quality, or content of information obtained through the Service. This AUP should be read in conjunction with our Internet Service Agreement and other policies.


The following constitute violations of ISP’s AUP:

  1. Using the Service to gain unauthorized access to any computer systems.
  2. Using the Service to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
  3. Using the Service to interfere with access to the Internet by other parties or disrupt the network used by ISP.
  4. Using the Service to harm, harass, degrade, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, age, or disability.
  5. Using the Service to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
  6. Using the Service to harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort upon another.
  7. Using the Service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or to advance any type of financial scam such as “pyramid schemes,” “ponzi schemes,” and “chain letters.”
  8. Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead.
  9. Using the Service to transmit any unsolicited bulk email or bulk commercial email (even if opt-in) is prohibited. Activities that have the effect of facilitating unsolicited bulk email or bulk commercial email, whether or not that email is commercial in nature, is prohibited.
  10. Using the Service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of ISP or another entity’s computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data.
  11. Using the Service to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software.
  12. Using the Service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
  13. Using the Service to harm minors in anyway.
  14. Reselling the Service without ISP’s authorization, including “sharing” the service via wired or wireless connection with computers or other devices not physically located at the subscribers address.


ISP may establish and enforce bandwidth usage limitations to ensure the quality of service for all subscribers. By using the Service, you agree that you are responsible for bandwidth consumption over your connection and will comply with the limitations set forth in the pricing plan applicable to your service. If your use of the Service results in bandwidth usage in excess of established policies or packages, ISP may, at its sole discretion, take actions to reasonably manage this congestion, as set forth in our Open Internet Disclosure Statement.


ISP reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our Internet Service Agreement and our other policies at any time and in any manner. Any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with the terms of the Internet Service Agreement.