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.
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
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
||Possible termination of account.