PlaNet FreeNZ Acceptable Use Policy


For the purposes of this agreement the Supplier is the local PlaNet System and the subscriber is the user of Internet services.
Credit payments are not deemed valid until payment has been verified (max 2 working days if paying by cheque).
Copyright: The Supplier explicity acknowledges Subscriber ownership of copyright on original Subscriber generated information, in accordance with International law.
Censorship and "Open Mike" Policy: the supplier supports the subscriber rights to free speech and will not limit or halt the subscriber transmission of data except under the extreme circumstances denoted in "Account Suspension," and occurrences of libelous or harassing speech.
Term: This agreement (including the application form) will become effective when the supplier receives the signed application form from the the subscriber accompanied by payment of the designated setup and subscription costs specified in the application form and shall remain in force until either the supplier or the subscriber notifies the other in writing/email of an intent to terminate agreement. Prices do not include software. Any software that is provided by the supplier to give access remains the property of the software's owners and the the subscriber is responsible for any fees or donations asked for by the software's owner(s). Payment to the supplier must be in advance.
Applicable Parties: This agreement is non-transferable.
Applicable Law: This agreement and the relationships between the parties shall be governed by the Laws of New Zealand.
Warranty: the supplier warrants that its communications software conforms to established telecommunications industry protocols, and will be compatible with most off-the-shelf consumer communcations software. The supplier disclaims any express or implied warranty with respect to the performance, capacity, merchantablity, or other compatibility issues of its hardware and software products and services.
Indemnification: the subscriber assumes liability for and hereafter agrees to hold harmless the supplier, its employees, agents, officers and directors from all claims for lost profits, punitive or other adjudicated damages, expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred during interoperation with any computer or network linked via Internet Protocol with the supplier. The Supplier does NOT WARRANT that access will be without interruptions or errors.
Changes: the supplier reserves the right to change these terms and conditions by notifying the subscriber at least one month in advance of the date such changes become effective. The supplier pledges to supply Internet Services, as specified by the signed application form and subject to the provisos listed in this document and to act in good faith to the the subscriber.
ACCOUNT SUSPENSION: In the event of Customer's failure to maintain a verified positive credit, or of any other breach of this agreement and conditions of service by Customer the Supplier will attempt to notifiy the Customer by email of pending suspension of connection privileges, after which, at the Supplier's discretion, the account will be locked, the data therein frozen, and incoming mail archived. If the suspension was due to an unpaid debt upon payment of 50% of the account type original setup fee and other outstanding charges Customer's account will be reinstated. If after 30 days Customer debt has not been paid in full plus other outstanding charges Customer's account may, at the Supplier's option, be purged.
Listed below are specific antisocial behaviors that are always prohibited and will be reason for account suspension and non-renewal while using the Supplier's hardware or software. The Supplier will render the final decision in any dispute regarding the appropriateness of any message sent using its hardware or software; Any physical evidence of the following activities may result in immediate account suspension and non-renewal without prior warning:
Download material which is illegal in New Zealand; Upload material which is illegal in the country of destination; Distribute copyrighted material without the permission of the author(s); Violate import/export restrictions of any country when transferring materials; Attempt or try to attempt to access other computers illegally or without permission; Post commercial advertisements except in places specifically intended for that purpose; Post any messages that contravene the Human Rights Act; Ignore warnings from systems administrators that their actions contravene the the Supplier's Charter;
Carry out or attempt to carry out impersonation, misrepresentation of identity, forgery of mail or news headers, or other substitution of identifying marks, or the deliberate propagation of information known to be inaccurate or untrue for fraudulent or illegal purposes; Sending signals or large amounts of data to the Supplier or to any other attached machine or service which causes a temporary or permanent stoppage of the Supplier's machines or any other attached machine or services.
Sending inappropriate messages or articles to any newsgroup, mailing list, or other public or private discussion forum;
Attempting to access, or accessing; computer programs, files or records, network packets or other transmissions belonging to other users, or similar system resources not specifically assigned to the subscriber by the local the supplier.
The subscribers shall: Follow the rules/guidelines outlined in this and other attached documents that relate to the particular service subscribed to and act in good faith to their the supplier
Assigned Resources Dial In: One line per account at any time. Dialing in by multiple users, using the same flat rate account is in breach of the contract and will result in the account being sent a email to advise them this is happening. If another person is using your account PlaNet will give you a new password. If multiple users continue to use a flat rate account the account will be terminated.
Execute:Any program with personal or world permissions. Read: As execute, above.
Connect: Any site, subject to terms and conditions above.
UseNet post volume: Unlimited - subject to this agreement.
E-Mail volume: Included in data accounting
Simultaneous Logins: One