Acceptable Usage Policy
We ask that users respect the customs and conventions of the forums in which they participate
(mailing lists, newsgroups, irc, etc.). International OnLine does not monitor or referee behavior, mailings,
postings, etc., that take place on our systems--nor would we want to. We will intervene when it is
required to ensure the continued operation and quality of the service and, if necessary, to ensure
compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Unmetered/Unlimited Usage Policy
Subscribers must be sitting at their computer when they are logged on. File servers, pinging
to stay connected, and unattended usage of any kind are prohibited. Usage over 300 hours per
month will be considered full time usage and will be billed at the 24x7 rates with no notice.
No static IP addresses or DNS services are available with this service. FLAT RATE ATTENDED*
DIAL-UP ACCOUNTS "Flat Rate Attended Unlimited Use" pricing is not intended to be a dedicated
line and is based upon normal usage (not for a continuous web server, or other type or server,
commercial or personal, with connection maintained through automatic methods to avoid inactivity
Unlimited usage is defined as usage whereby the user is sitting at the computer using
the service with keyboard commands or mouse commands. Subscribers must be sitting at their computer
when they are logged on. File servers, pinging to stay connected, and unattended usage of any kind are
prohibited. No static IP addresses or DNS services are available with this service. You are not allowed
to log in to the service and walk away from your computer for extended lengths of time. In short, you must
be in front of your computer using the Internet actively. Accounts that stay connected for prolonged
periods of time (i.e.: 16 hours + per day) shall be deemed in violation of this policy and subject to
one of the following actions:
1. Termination of the connection
2. Termination of the account
3. Upgrade in billing status to 24/7 status billed at $100 per month**
Such abnormal use (or effectively as such if consistently monopolizing lines) through use of automatic
methods to avoid disconnection will be considered to be in substantial excess of the average for such
accounts, as determined by International OnLine, and may result in a session's length reduction policy
for those accounts (although not limiting overall hours of usage), and/or account termination by
International OnLine. This policy helps ensure that lines are available on an equal basis for all users
*Attended Access means you have unlimited access to your account while you are in front of your computer.
You do NOT have dedicated Access. You may not leave your computer connected to our service while you are
away from the computer for extended periods of time. We reserve the right to remove accounts off line that
are abusing this policy, and if continued abuse occurs, we will be forced to cancel the account. Subscribers
must be sitting at their computer when they are logged on. File servers, pinging to stay connected, and
unattended usage of any kind are prohibited. No static IP addresses or DNS services are available with this service.
**If your account is upgraded to 24/7 status due to abuse of the above policy, you will be sent one (1)
notice via e-mail to your International OnLine e-mail account. Said notice shall require a response from
you within a given time frame stating whether or not you wish to either curtail your usage or go to the
24/7 price plan. If there is not a response received, your account will automatically be upgraded to 24/7
status without further notice.
International OnLine forbids attempts to breach security in our system or in other systems. If you suspect
a problem with our services (or others), we would appreciate a friendly e-mail message from your own account.
Severe penalties may be imposed for unauthorized use of computer systems.
Fraudulent or abusive behavior
Fraudulent behavior such as, but not limited to, the forging of newsgroup postings or electronic mail is
forbidden. Forging is the unauthorized use of an account or user id other than your own. Harassing or abusing
others through e-mail or news is also prohibited. If you are at the receiving end of this behavior, please
contact International OnLine immediately
Terms & Conditions
1. IOL exercises no control whatsoever over the content of information passing through it.
2. IOL makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service
it is providing. IOL also disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose. IOL will not be responsible for any damages you suffer. This includes
loss of data resulting from delays, nondeliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own
negligence or your errors or omissions.
3. IOL's services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission of any material in violation
of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material,
material legally judged to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret. You agree
to indemnify and hold harmless IOL from any claims resulting from your use or the service which
damages you or another party.
4. Management reserves the right to refuse/disconnect service to anyone at anytime for any reason.
5. All users must comply with the rules appropriate for that particular network.
This specifically, but not exclusively, NSFNET.
6. IOL specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information
obtained through its services.
7. Accounts are due and payable on a specified monthly date. Accounts remaining unpaid
7 days after due date are subject to a $10 late charge, and may have their service
interrupted. Service interruption does not relieve you from the obligation to pay any
outstanding charges and penalties.
8. Service is perpetual but may be canceled in writing at any time. There will be no refunds given on canceled accounts. IOL reserves the right
to change the rates and otherwise modify these Terms and Conditions without any prior notice.
9. Account users are prohibited from permitting others to know their password and/or
use their account.
10. These Terms and Conditions supersede all previous representations, understandings or agreements
and shall prevail notwithstanding any variance with terms and conditions of any order submitted.
11. Use of IOL constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.