Channel 1 (R) System and Use Policy
SYSTEM ABUSE POLICY: System abuse is strictly prohibited. Channel1 may
terminate service immediately and may bill for any resulting charges if the
client engages in system abuse.
Following is a list of actions which are defined to be system abuse. This
list is non-exclusive; any action about which there is any doubt should be
referred to Channel1 for evaluation. Actions which constitute system
abuse include, but are not limited to:
Attempting to circumvent user authentication or security of any host,
network, or account on Channel1 systems or the Internet at large
Attempting, in any way, to interfere with or deny service to any user or
any host on the Internet;
Forging email or USENET posting header information;
Sending large numbers of unsolicited mail messages (i.e. "junk mail");
Forwarding or posting "chain letters" (multiple forwarding) of any
Posting inappropriate messages to USENET newsgroups e.g., posting
large numbers of unsolicited posts indiscriminately ("spamming"),
or posting encoded binary files to USENET newsgroups not specifically
named for that purpose;
attempting to cancel, supersede, or otherwise interfere with email or
USENET posts other than one's own;
engaging in harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of
Users can also participate in the ch1.net-support newsgroup at Channel 1 BBS
By dialing: 28.8: 617-349-1300 or 14.4 617-354-3230.
At the 'Enter your first name:' prompt, type 'INTERNET SOFTWARE'
SYSTEM SHUTDOWNS: Channel 1 strives for the highest quality service, and
with that, the largest amount of uptime possible. Scheduled shutdowns
will be displayed upon login, and when possible, via email, at least
twenty four (24) hours in advance of the shutdown. Unscheduled shutdowns
(hardware failure, system crashes, etc.) will be dealt with as
quickly as possible to restore service.
Users must take responsibility for maintaining backups of all data/files/html
posted on their sites. Although Channel 1 does run frequent backups,
Channel 1 cannot be held liable for losage of customer's data. And
in the cases of past due accounts, Channel 1 will not retain it.
Due to the nature of computer systems, and the Internet as a whole, Channel
1 can not be responsible for loss of work, mail, data, or services due to
system, disk, or network crashes, either at Channel 1, or on the Internet.
Should any software you download via Channel1 services prove defective,
you assume all risks.
Due to the nature of the Internet, Channel 1 can not guarantee that any
internet service not managed by Channel 1 will be available, or reachable
from Channel 1, even if it is reachable from other service providers.
Channel 1 is not to be held responsible for views expressed by users of
our systems. Such views are those of the system users and not necessarily
those of the system operators.
* Pursuant to the electronic communications privacy act of 1986, this *
* contains no facilities for the storage or transmission of private *
* messages. All messages are legally deemed to be public *
The system managers may, at their discretion, delete any message,
or restore messages that a user has deleted.
Denial of service: Channel 1 reserves the right to deny any user service
or terminate any user for any reason at any time.