This Acceptable Use Policy specifies certain actions prohibited by
MinnesotaShopper.com for users of the MinnesotaShopper.com Network.
MinnesotaShopper.com reserves the right to modify this Policy at any
time to stay in compliance with any laws, regulations and security
requirements. By using MinnesotaShopper.com services, any customer,
employee or third party unconditionally accepts the terms of this
The MinnesotaShopper.com Network may be used only for lawful
purposes. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in
violation of any applicable law or regulation coming to or from any
unauthorized network or system is prohibited. This includes, without
limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or
other intellectual property rights used without proper authorization;
government and military data protected by law and national security;
university and academic data protected by public policy; and material
that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates
export control laws. Any violation of the above which compromises the
integrity of the MinnesotaShopper.com Network or any other network is
NETWORK AND MACHINE RESOURCES
MinnesotaShopper.com reserves the right to monitor and allocate
network and machine resources. MinnesotaShopper.com reserves the right
to discontinue any script which may cause excessive server load.
SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may
result in criminal and civil liability. MinnesotaShopper.com will
investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and
cooperate with law enforcement authorities if a criminal violation is
suspected. MinnesotaShopper.com respects the privacy of customer data
and vigilantly protects that data and ALL customers who host with
MinnesotaShopper.com. If any violation of the law or this AUP is
suspected, MinnesotaShopper.com reserves the right to investigate. Use
of the MinnesotaShopper.com network constitutes consent to monitoring.
Examples of unlawful acts, system, or network security violations
include, without limitation, the following:
Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including
any attempt to probe, damage, scan or test the vulnerability of a system
or network or to breach security or authentication measures without
express authorization of the owner of the system or network.
Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or system
without express authorization of the owner of the system or network.
Interference with service to any user, host or network including,
without limitation, mailbombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to
overload a system and broadcast attacks. Unauthorized access to any
data, system, or network from an unauthorized system or network for any
purpose which is not lawful or which is intended to do harm. Forging of
any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an
email or a newsgroup posting. Electronic forging of any kind to include
but not limited to IP addresses, domains, business names, etc.
Sending unsolicited mail messages, including, without limitation,
commercial advertising and informational announcements, is explicitly
prohibited. A user shall not use another site's mail server to relay
mail without the express permission of the site owner.
Posting the same or similar message to one or more newsgroups
(excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting, also known as
"SPAM") is expressly prohibited.
INDIRECT OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS OF THE POLICY, AND ACTUAL OR
ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS BY A THIRD PARTY ON BEHALF OF A
MINNESOTASHOPPER.COM CUSTOMER OR A CUSTOMER'S END USER, SHALL BE
CONSIDERED VIOLATIONS OF THE POLICY BY SUCH CUSTOMER OR END USER.
If you are hosting a bulk email site on MinnesotaShopper.com servers
and you use another ISP to SPAM from in order to reference your
MinnesotaShopper.com site by IP address or domain name, you are
violating MinnesotaShopper.com policy and possibly the law.
If you have been granted telnet access to MinnesotaShopper.com
servers, multiple telnet log-ons are strictly prohibited and you must
come from a valid IP address. Forgery is against the law.
Any type of denial of service attack from valid or invalid addresses
is a violation of MinnesotaShopper.com security policy and against the
If you have been granted password privileges for FTP or telnet,
sharing your password with an unauthorized user or third party is
Complaints regarding illegal Use or System or Network Security issues
should be sent to
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides limitations for service
provider liability relating to material online with regard to
information residing, at the discretion of the user, on a system or
network that the service provider controls or operates. 17. U.S. 512(c).
MinnesotaShopper.com will also not tolerate any adult material or
spamming and both infringements shall result in immediate termination
and removal of the site without a refund. MinnesotaShopper.com prides
itself as a responsible member of the Internet community and is
committed to protecting the data of and providing quality service to all
MinnesotaShopper.com customers all of the time.
INTERACTION WITH MINNESOTASHOPPER.COM STAFF
Any threat, vulgar language or harrassment directed at any
MinnesotaShopper.com staff member through phone or email may result in
immediate termination of an account. Any violation of this policy by any
employee, contractor or third party programmer of MinnesotaShopper.com
should be reported immediately.