This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) governs your use of the Internet services (“Service”) provided by us (the “ISP”), 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., forums, 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:
(A) Using the Service to gain unauthorized access to any computer systems.
(B) 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.
(C) Using the Service to harm or attempt to harm a minor, including but not limited to using the Service to send pornographic, obscene or profane materials, or violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
(D) Using the Service to interfere with access to the Internet by other parties or disrupt the network used by ISP.
(E) 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.
(F) Using the Service to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
(G) Using the Service to harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort upon another.
(H) 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.”
(I) Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead.
(J) Using the Service to transmit or to facilitate the transmission of any unsolicited bulk email or bulk commercial email (even if opt-in) is prohibited. If ISP determines that the quantity and rate of email messages being sent by an account is indicative of the transmission of bulk email, whether or not the email is unsolicited or commercial in nature, then the further sending of email messages by the identified account will be restricted for period of time as defined by ISP’s policies. ISP reserves the right to terminate accounts that are identified as repeatedly sending bulk email.
(K) 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.
(L) COPYRIGHT AND DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT REQUIREMENTS
Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL including one or more of its affiliates (“Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL”), is committed to complying with U.S. copyright and related laws, and requires all customers and users of the Service to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content on, or disseminate any material or content over, the Service (or any part of the Service) in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by U.S. copyright law. Owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") to report alleged infringements. It is Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL's policy in accordance with the DMCA and other applicable laws to reserve the right to terminate the Service provided to any customer or user who is either found to infringe third party copyright or other intellectual property rights, including repeat infringers, or who Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL believes in its sole discretion is infringing these rights. Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL may terminate the Service at any time with or without notice for any affected customer or user.
Copyright owners may report alleged infringements of their works that are stored on the Service or the Personal Web Features by sending Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL's DMCA Designated Agent a notification of claimed infringement that satisfies the requirements of the DMCA. Upon Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL's receipt of a satisfactory notice of claimed infringement for these works, Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL will respond expeditiously to either directly or indirectly (i) remove the allegedly infringing work(s) stored on the Service or the Personal Web Features or (ii) disable access to the work(s). Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL will also notify the affected customer or user of the Service of the removal or disabling of access to the work(s). In the event that a customer is notified of alleged infringement three (3) or more times, the customer is deemed to be a repeat infringer and Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL will suspend or terminate that customer’s Service account.
If you believe that your work has been copied and has been posted, stored or transmitted to Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL’s website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA by providing Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL’s DMCA Designated Agent (contact provided below) the following written information:
Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
FULL LEGAL NAME OF SERVICE PROVIDER: Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company
ALTERNATIVE NAME: Deltaland.net
AGENT NAME AND TITLE, DESIGNEE TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMED INFRINGEMENT:
FULL ADDRESS OF DESIGNATED AGENT TO WHICH NOTIFICATION SHOULD BE SENT:
Sledge Telephone Company
Lakeside Telephone Company
P.O. Box 68
Sunflower, MS 38778
TELEPHONE NUMBER OF DESIGNATED AGENT:
E-MAIL ADDRESS OF DESIGNATED AGENT:
You should be aware that complainants who make false claims or misrepresentations
concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages under the DMCA.
Counter-Notification in Response to Claim of Copyright Infringement
If an affected customer or user believes in good faith that the allegedly infringing works have been removed or blocked by mistake or misidentification, then that person may send a counter notification to Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL’s designated agent at the address noted above. Upon Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL's receipt of a counter notification that satisfies the requirements of DMCA, Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL will provide a copy of the counter notification to the person who sent the original notification of claimed infringement and will follow the DMCA's procedures with respect to a received counter notification. This process will invoke a dispute between you and the complaining party. In all events, you expressly agree that Sledge Telephone Company, Lakeside Telephone Company, Deltaland.net, ET AL will not be a party to any disputes or lawsuits regarding alleged copyright infringement.
Your counter-notification must be in writing and contain the following information:
You should be aware that substantial penalties under U.S. law apply for a false counter-notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement.
(M) Using the Service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
(N) Using the Services to impersonate a person or entity.
(O) Reselling the Service without ISP’s authorization.
3. BANDWIDTH USAGE AND SPEEDS
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 any limitations that are now in effect or may be established in the future. 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 mitigate this, including but not limited to billing for excess bandwidth used, temporarily restricting or terminating data throughput from and/or to your connection, or terminating your account. The actual speeds you may experience on the Service at any time will vary based on a number of variables, including the capabilities of your equipment, placement of any WiFi access points and client devices, Internet congestion, the performance of external websites and servers, the content and applications that you use, and network management policies implemented by ISP.
4. REVISIONS BY ISP OF THIS AUP
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 without notice by posting that revision on this website and/or our company website. Any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with the terms of the Internet Service Agreement. Your continued use of this Service following the posting of any revisions to the AUP constitutes your acceptance of those revisions.