Acceptable Use Policy Of RTCart Shopping Cart Software
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Net Abuse Policies
Merchant agrees that RTCart's services shall only be performed for lawful purposes. Furthermore, Merchant agrees not use RTCart products or services provided through or in connection with RTCart to:
- defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
- conduct or forward illegal contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters;
- sell, promote, publish, post, distribute, disseminate or link to any: (i) inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful product, image, material, service, name, or information; (ii) software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary rights, unless you own, control such rights or have received all necessary consents for your use of such software and other materials; (iii) software or other material that contains viruses, corrupted files, or that may or are intended to damage the operation of another's computer (e.g., "cracks" or other programs written to defeat the security measures of any computer, system or programs);
- sell, distribute, disseminate or link to any sites for marketing, sales or distribution of: adult materials, firearms, explosives, ammunition, liquor, tobacco products, food that is not packaged or does not comply with all applicable laws for sale to consumers by commercial merchants, pharmaceuticals and controlled substances, counterfeit, pirated or stolen goods, any goods or services that infringe or otherwise violate a third party's rights, registered or unregistered securities, goods or services that (i) you cannot legally sell, (ii) are misrepresented, and/or (iii) if sold via RTCart or Your Web Site would cause RTCart to violate any law, statute or regulation;
- harvest or otherwise collect information about third parties, including e-mail addresses, without the express consent of such third parties;
- restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying its rights in RTCart; or
- violate any applicable governmental laws or regulations.
This policy is designed to outline common breaches of Net Etiquette (Acceptable Use), and the actions we will take in cases where the Acceptable Use Policy is breached. This document pertains to breaches of Acceptable Use that are also known as Net Abuse or "spamming."
Net Abuse can be defined as (but is not limited to)...
Net Abuse is undesirable because...
- Sending any kind of unsolicited or unwelcome email to a substantial number of network users, anywhere on the Internet.
- Posting a single article or substantially similar articles to an excessive number of newsgroups or mailing lists (i.e., 20 or more)
- Repeated or deliberate posting of articles that are off-topic according to the charter of that newsgroup or mail list
- Posting commercial advertising in almost any conference or newsgroup, unless it is specifically permitted within that group.
What happens if your account is associated with Net Abuse?
- Some Internet Service Providers will block all access to the shopping cart system, web site, and email support department. This affects not only the offending customer, but all of our customers.
- Recipients of abuse messages occasionally get quite angry and will retaliate with Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, affecting all customers.
We investigate all reported occurrences of net abuse, and we will take action according to the circumstances and severity of the abuse. For first offenders, we will normally issue a warning, and take necessary action to minimize any damage. If it is not your first offense or it is clear you intended to breach the Acceptable Use Policy, we may immediately take any of the following actions:
Reports and Questions about Net Abuse
- Immediate suspension of your account, halting all order processing.
- Possible termination of account.
Please send all questions about Net Abuse and reports of Net Abuse to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While it is not our role to police the Internet, we are committed to maintaining Internet etiquette. Remember: Net Abuse is contrary to the conditions of use we expect from the users of our shopping cart software. The abuses listed here may compromise the operation of our network services for all customers and we cannot tolerate that.