4. Content You understand and acknowledge that all materials, information, and content accessible from or posted to Usenet newsgroups through the Service (“Content”) is provided by and is the sole responsibility of the party who originated such Content, and that the Provider is not the originator or publisher of, or responsible in any manner for, any Content. You are solely responsible for any and all Content you supply in connection with your use of the Service, including without limitation determining whether you have the rights to use such Content and whether the use or dissemination of such Content is illegal and therefore prohibited. The Provider does not make any warranties or representations whatsoever about accuracy, quality, completeness, or appropriateness of any Content provided or accessible by you or any other user of the Service. You acknowledge that the Provider may attach an advertisement to the bottom of any postings you make through the Service.
5. Assumption of Risk The Usenet is a public forum available through the Internet, much like the World Wide Web. The Usenet is comprised of a large number of “newsgroups”, each on an individual topic, to which users may subscribe. Usenet users may access information from, and post information to, those newsgroup to which they have subscribed. You acknowledge and agree that the Provider is merely a conduit for Content traveling through the Usenet and a forum for the expression of ideas, thoughts, and information, similar to the way that a public bulletin board in a town square could be the forum for the discussion of ideas, thoughts and information. Some Usenet newsgroups may contain very offensive, harmful, inaccurate, explicit, and/or otherwise inappropriate Content, and in some cases, Content that has been mislabeled or is otherwise deceptive. If you are afraid of being exposed to Content you may find offensive in any way, either intentionally or accidentally, you should not subscribe to or use this Service. You agree to use caution and common sense and to exercise proper judgment when using the Usenet through the Service. You assume any and all risks associated with your use of the Service.
7. Prohibited Activities The Provider has a zero-tolerance policy for any inappropriate or unlawful use of the Service. Engaging in any such use of the Service may result in the immediate suspension of your ability to post Content to, and/or access Content through, the Service. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:
8. Restriction, Suspension or Termination of Service Access by the Provider The ability to use the Service is a privilege, not a right. Your ability to post and/or access Content, and your rights to use the Service generally, may be suspended and/or terminated by the Provider without notice in the event the Provider determines, in its sole discretion, that you are engaging in conduct or activities that are in violation of these Terms of Service. In the event you are unable to post Content or otherwise access the Service, you may send email to our abuse department inquiring as to your account status, and you will be informed if your ability to post or use the Service has been restricted. If you believe your ability to post or use the Service has been restricted, suspended or terminated inappropriately, you may request a review of such action by email to our abuse department. The decision of the Provider with regards to the restriction, suspension or termination of Service access or the duration thereof is final.
11. Reservation of Rights The Provider is the exclusive owner of all copyrights, trademark rights, and other proprietary rights in and to the Service (specifically excluding Content). You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, otherwise adapt, or re post or otherwise use any portion of the Service other than Content without the Provider’s express prior written authorization. Your license to use the Service does not in any respect whatsoever constitute a grant to you of any license or other right to use or exploit any of these proprietary rights.
12. Links to Other Websites The Provider may from time to time establish links from the Service to other websites, and Content may also include links to other websites. The Provider is not responsible for the contents of any other websites, and any such link accessible on or through the Service does not in any respect whatsoever constitute an endorsement of the other websites or create a relationship between the Provider and the operators of other websites.
13. Disclaimer THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT, THE EXISTENCE OF ANY LATENT OR PATENT DEFECTS, OR ITS COMPATIBILITY WITH ALL HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE CONFIGURATIONS.
15. Limitation of Liability In no event shall the Provider’s total liability in connection with your use of the Service exceed the total amount of fees, charges, or other amounts paid by you to the Provider during the six (6) month period immediately preceding the date of the event or incident giving rise to any liability on the part of the Provider.
16. Copyright Infringement Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”), the Provider has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring on the Service. This agent is for reporting of copyright infringement only and is not the correct person to answer other questions relating to the Service; other questions should be directed to the Support Department. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed, please send a notification via email or mail in accordance with the requirements of the DMCA to:
By email: dmca [at] fastusenet.org