Acceptable Use Policy

This policy is designed to outline possible breaches of the Trine Commerce Systems, Inc. (TCS) network and the actions Trine Commerce Systems, Inc., will take in cases where the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is breached. This document pertains to breaches of Acceptable Use that are also known as Net Abuse or "spamming."

Linking or otherwise connecting the Trine Commerce Systems Web site or gateway URL by any unsolicited commercial email for any purpose whatever. These URLs may not be used in newsgroups or any other electronic promotion modality.
Sending any kind of unsolicited or unwelcome e-mail 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.

Net Abuse is undesirable because...
Some Internet Service Providers will block all access to the TCS payment processing gateway, Web site, and e-mail support department. This affects not only the offending user, but also all Trine Commerce Systems, Inc. customers.

Recipients of abuse messages occasionally get quite angry and will retaliate with Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, affecting all TCS customers.

What happens if your account is associated with Net Abuse?
Trine Commerce Systems, Inc. investigates all reported occurrences of Net Abuse, and will take action according to the circumstances and severity of the abuse. For first offenders, TCS 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, TCS may immediately take any of the following actions:

Immediate suspension of your account, halting all processing of credit card and/or ACH transactions.
Possible termination of account.
Reports and Questions about Net Abuse

While it is not Trine Commerce Systems, Inc.'s role to police the Internet, we are committed to maintaining proper etiquette. Remember: Net Abuse is contrary to the Trine Commerce Systems, Inc. conditions of use, and it can seriously threaten the operation of our network services for all customers. Trine Commerce Systems, Inc. will not tolerate Net Abuse of any kind.

Please send all questions about and reports of Net Abuse to

Trine Commerce Systems, Inc.
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