Undernet Acceptable Use Policy
The following document specifies and describes the rules and
for acceptable use on the Undernet IRC network.
While connected to any Undernet server, you must comply with the following rules. Consequences for violation
of these rules are specified in Section Three (3).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 - RULES
3) Consequences for Violation
4) Appealing a Violation
5) Help and Assistance
By connecting to any Undernet server, you hereby agree to comply
with the Acceptable Use Policy as well as the policies of the
individual servers, which are stated on each server's Message of
the Day ("MOTD") (type /motd in your status window). The Undernet
IRC Network greatly appreciates your attention and compliance with
- No faked or altered user@host information;
- When connecting to Undernet through a shell or bnc provider, limit
connections to 1 per person. Each person can have a maximum of 1
account/ident/login on that shell/bnc provider. This will be strictly
enforced enforced at 3 connections. No exceptions will be added;
- Limit connections to 3 per User or IP for Primary Access
providers. This will be strictly enforced at 5 connections. Exceptions for
*primary* internet access (netcafes, college dorms and a few others) can be
requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org;
- No denial of service ("DoS") actions or abuse of Undernet
resources, including but not limited to flooding, cloning,
mass-messaging, and mass-inviting, will be permitted;
- Unsolicited advertising to Undernet users is not allowed;
- Each server's administrative team retains the right to deny
access to or use of its server's resources to any user(s),
group, site, or domain, without the benefit of prior warning
or notification if they so choose;
- You must also agree to comply with any additional guidelines
on the MOTD of the server to which you are connected.
2 - DISCLAIMER
The administration of the Undernet does not log or monitor any
traffic that may pass through their servers for content or clarity.
By retaining a connection to any part of the Undernet, you state
that you know and are willing to comply and accept these as well as
any future terms of service, network policies, and user guidelines.
No responsibility for computer damage, data loss, or any other
related damage shall be implied by any Undernet server administrator.
By using any Undernet server, you hereby state and agree that you
release the Undernet, its servers, administrators, operators, and
any other volunteer of the Undernet from all responsibilty or
legal liability which might result from your use of Undernet servers.
Undernet administrators reserve the right to deny access to and use
of the Undernet IRC network or any of its other resources, including
but not limited to channel services, technical mailing lists, and FTP
sites, to any user, group, site, or domain without the benefit of
prior warning or notification if necessary.
Please remember that you are a guest on the network at all times, and
you are expected to conduct yourself accordingly.
3 - CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATION
If you violate any rule or regulation stated in this document or on
the MOTD of any Undernet server, you will be subject to progressive
disciplinary action, including but not limited to denial of access
to any Undernet server or the entire network, or legal action where
applicable. Denial of access to a particular Undernet server can be
made at the server administrator's discretion. Your Internet
provider may be denied access to the server or network if you
successfully evade a ban.
The Undernet IRC Network is under no circumstances to be used for
illegal activities. Observed and verifiable instances may be
reported to the appropriate authorities.
Although the Undernet itself is a unmoderated forum, the Undernet
administration will cooperate fully with any officially recognized
law enforcement body to the best of its capability when required to
do so by force of law.
4 - APPEALING A VIOLATION
If you are banned or denied access to an Undernet server or the
entire network, you should follow the procedure outlined below.
Please note, however, that Undernet server administrators are under
no obligation to take any further action if you are denied access.
Certain servers limit access to users from foreign countries to
encourage users to utilize a server closer to their location. These
bans will not be lifted. If your entire site (Internet provider host)
is banned from a server, please contact your ISP administrator and ask
that they contact the Undernet server administrators themselves.
- If you are K:lined (banned from a specific server), contact the
server administration (/ADMIN will display a contact e-mail
address) and request the elimination of the ban, explaining
how future incidents can be avoided.
- If you are G:lined (banned from the entire network for a
particular length of time), contact
request that the ban be lifted, explaining how future
incidents can be avoided.
5 - HELP AND ASSISTANCE
The following section was included in this document to point you in the
right direction if you have any questions about this policy or IRC in
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