This acceptable use policy (the "Policy") defines acceptable practices relating to the use of Halloo's services (the "Service") by customers of Halloo ("Customers") and by users that have gained access to the Service through Customer accounts ("Users"). By using the Service, you acknowledge that you and your Users are responsible for compliance with the Policy. You are responsible for violations of this Policy by any User that accesses the Services through your account. While it is not our intent to control or monitor online experience or the content of online communications, we may edit or remove content that we deem to be in violation of the Policy or that we otherwise deem unlawful, harmful or offensive. The Policy applies to all aspects of the Service."Halloo" means Halloo Communications Inc, and all of its affiliates (including direct and indirect subsidiaries and parents). "Halloo Network" includes, without limitation, Halloo's constructed or leased transmission network, including all equipment, systems, facilities, services and products incorporated or used in such transmission network. As used in this Policy, "you" refers to Customers, and any reference to "Users" is intended to encompass, as applicable, both Customers and their Users.
This Policy is designed to assist in protecting the Halloo Network, the Service, our Users and the Internet and phone community as a whole from improper and/or illegal activity over the phone network and/or the Internet, to improve Service and to improve Service offerings. In situations where data or voice communications are carried across networks of other Internet Service Providers (ISPs), carriers or phone companies, Users of the Halloo Network must also conform to the applicable acceptable use policies of such other ISPs, carriers and phone companies.
Suspension or Termination of Service
If Users engage in conduct or a pattern of conduct, including without limitation repeated violations by a User whereby correction of individual violations does not in Halloo’s sole discretion correct a pattern of the same or similar violations, while using the Service that violates the Policy, or is otherwise illegal or improper, Halloo reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate the Service or the User's access to the Service. Halloo will generally attempt to notify you of any activity in violation of the Policy and request that the User cease such activity; however, in cases where the operation of the Halloo Network is threatened or cases involving unsolicited commercial email/SPAM, a pattern of violations, mail relaying, alteration of your source IP address information, alteration of your caller ID, denial of service attacks, illegal activities, suspected fraud in connection with the use of Service, harassment or copyright infringement, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Service or the User's access to the Service without notification. In addition, we may take any other appropriate action against you or a User for violations of the Policy, including repeated violations wherein correction of individual violations does not in Halloo’s sole discretion correct a pattern of the same or similar violations. Halloo reserves the right to avail itself of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We do not make any promise, nor do we have any obligation, to monitor or police activity occurring using the Service and will have no liability to any party, including you, for any violation of the Policy.
Cooperation with Investigations
Halloo will cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies and other parties involved in investigating claims of illegal or inappropriate activity. Halloo reserves the right to disclose customer information to the extent authorized by federal or state law. In those instances involving child pornography, Halloo complies with all applicable federal and state laws including providing notice to the National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children or other designated agencies.
Modifications to Policy
Halloo reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time without notice. We will attempt to notify Customers of any such modifications either via e-mail or by posting a revised version of the Policy on our Web site. Any such modifications shall be effective and applied prospectively from the date of posting.
Filters and Service Information
We reserve the right to install and use, or to have you install and use, any appropriate devices to prevent violations of this Policy, including devices designed to filter or terminate access to the Service. By accepting and using the Service, you consent to allowing us to collect service information and routing information in the normal course of our business, and to use such information for general business purposes.
The Service shall not be used for any unlawful activities or in connection with any criminal or civil violation and the Services shall in all cases be used in compliance with applicable law. Use of the Service for transmission, distribution, retrieval, or storage of any information, data or other material in violation of any applicable law or regulation (including, where applicable, any tariff or treaty) is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, the use or transmission of any data or material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property right without proper authorization and the transmission of any material that constitutes an illegal threat, violates export control laws, violates do-not-call legislation or wire-tapping laws, or is obscene, defamatory or otherwise unlawful.
A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to, or attempt to interfere with or compromise the normal functioning, operation or security of, any portion of the Halloo Network. A User may not use the Service to engage in any activities that may interfere with the ability of others to access or use the Service, the phone network or the Internet. A User may not use the Service to monitor any data, information or communications on any network or system without authorization. A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the user accounts or passwords of other Users.
Unsolicited Commercial Email/Spamming/Mailbombing
A User may not use the Service to transmit unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or deliberately send excessively large attachments to one recipient, nor use the service to spam over phone (SPIT), solicit in violation of the do-not-call regulations or covertly record in violation of Halloo policies or wire-tapping laws. Any unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or phone calls, or a series of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or large attachments sent to one recipient is prohibited. In addition, "spamming" or "mailbombing" as well as "SPITting" or "voice mail bombing" is prohibited. Use of the service of another provider to send unsolicited commercial email, spam or mailbombs, SPIT or voicemailbombs, to promote a site hosted on or phone number hosted on, or site or phone number connected to the Halloo Network, is similarly prohibited. Likewise, a User may not use the Service to collect responses from mass unsolicited e-mail messages or voice mail messages. Halloo may in its sole discretion rely upon information obtained from anti-spamming organizations (including for example and without limitation spamhaus.org, spamcop.net, sorbs.net, and abuse.net) as evidence that a User is an active "spam operation" for purposes of taking remedial action under this Policy.
Users are prohibited from intentionally or negligently injecting false data into the Internet and phone network, for instance in the form of bad routing information (including but not limited to the announcing of networks owned by someone else or reserved by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority or phone numbers belonging to somebody else) or incorrect DNS information or incorrect caller ID information.
A User may not attempt to send e-mail messages or transmit any electronic communications or place phone calls using a name or address or phone number of someone other than the User for purposes of deception. Any attempt to impersonate someone else by altering a source IP address information, caller ID or by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. Any attempt to fraudulently conceal, forge or otherwise falsify a User's identity in connection with use of the Service is prohibited.
Halloo receives complaints directly from Internet and phone network users, through Internet organizations, carriers, phone companies and through other parties. Halloo shall not be required to determine the validity of complaints received, or of information obtained from anti-spamming organizations, carriers or other phone companies, before taking action under this AUP. A complaint from the recipient of commercial email, or commercial phone calls, whether received directly or through an anti-spamming organization, shall be evidence that the message was unsolicited. Halloo has no obligation to forward the complaint to the User or to identify the complaining parties.
The following activities are also prohibited:
Responsibilities of Customers
Users are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of password, pin and account information, as well as the security of their network. You agree immediately to notify Halloo of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you. If you become aware of any violation of this Policy by any person, including Users that have accessed the Service through your account, you are required to notify us.
Impending Security Event Notification
All Users of the Halloo Network are responsible for notifying Halloo immediately if they become aware of an impending event that may negatively affect the Halloo Network. This includes extortion threats that involve threat of "denial of service" attacks, unauthorized access, or other security events.
All Users of the Halloo Network are responsible for configuring their own systems to provide the maximum possible accountability. Halloo shall not be liable for any damage caused by such system configurations regardless of whether such configurations have been authorized or requested by Halloo. For example, Users should ensure there are clear "path" lines in news headers so that the originator of a post may be identified. Users should also configure their Mail Transport Agents (MTA) to authenticate (by look-up on the name or similar procedures) any system that connects to perform a mail exchange, and should generally present header data as clearly possible. As another example, Users should maintain logs of dynamically assigned IP addresses. Users of the Halloo Network are responsible for educating themselves and configuring their systems with at least basic security. Should systems at a User's site be violated, the User is responsible for reporting the violation and then fixing the exploited system. For instance, should a site be abused to distribute unlicensed software due to a poorly configured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Server, the User is responsible for re-configuring the system to stop the abuse.
In most cases, we will notify our Customer(s) of complaints received by us regarding an alleged violation of this Policy. You agree to promptly investigate all such complaints and take all necessary actions to remedy any violations of this Policy. We may inform the complainant that you are investigating the complaint and may provide the complainant with the necessary information to contact you directly to resolve the complaint. You shall identify a representative for the purposes of receiving such communications.
Claims of Copyright Infringement
Please send any claims to the Halloo support team
Additional Terms and Conditions
The use of the Halloo Network by a Customer of Halloo is subject to the terms and conditions of any agreements entered into by such Customer and Halloo. This Policy is incorporated into such agreements by reference.
Complaints and Contact InformationAny complaints regarding prohibited use or other abuse of the Halloo Network, including violations of this Policy, should be sent to Halloo. Please include all applicable information that will assist Halloo in investigating the complaint, including all applicable headers of forwarded messages. Sites experiencing live attacks from Halloo Customers should call into our Customer Care Center (telephone 888-238-3822) to submit a complaint as quickly as possible. Describe the urgency of the situation should you need immediate attention. If you are unsure whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please submit questions or comments to Halloo's support team