Acceptable Use Policy

Terms & Conditions

Any usage of services provided by OTELCO constitutes acceptance of this agreement. It is the responsibility of each subscriber to exercise such control and discretion as is necessary to comply with the conditions of this Acceptable Use Policy and the subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless OTELCO for any damages caused by violation thereof.

OTELCO reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We reserve the right to make modifications to these operating rules without any prior notification. It is the responsibility of our clients to refer to this document as often as is necessary. Users accounts that are terminated or restricted as a result of breach of OTELCO policy are not subject to any refunds and will be subject and responsible for any termination liability.

All subsidiaries of OTELCO, and as such are all subject to the terms and conditions set forth and contained herein.

Mail Server Use

OTELCO hereby grants its users who are connected to the Internet either by dialup or dedicated
connection, limited access to its POP and SMTP mail servers, addressed and accessible by and respectively.
Any users connected via a OTELCO connection shall connect to and receive email from the OTELCO
POP3 mail server, if said user holds a valid OTELCO pop mail username and password. Any user
found initiating more than one concurrent connection to the pop mail server with the same
username, or initiating repeated unreasonable connection requests might have their account and
possibly any connection rights terminated. Such an activity may be deemed a DOS (Denial of
Service) attack, and possible other legal action may be taken.
OTELCO will not allow any user connected to the Internet from a foreign network to relay or “send
mail” through our servers. Any user not connected via an OTELCO dialup or dedicated connection,
must use the SMTP or outgoing mail server provided by the ISP from which the user is getting
OTELCO will not allow any user who chooses to operate his or her own mail server to relay through
the OTELCO mail server. Any mail servers operating on a network served by OTELCO shall be
configured to send mail directly to the destination hosts and not traverse a OTELCO mail server.
Those users who operate their own mail servers shall also limit SMTP access to those server(s)
to users on the “inside” of customers said network. Failure to do so may result in termination of
the users network access rights.
Right to Scan
OTELCO reserves the right in order to verify security policies or breaches, or to detect or investigate
malicious or illegal network activity, or for any other reason deemed necessary to scan the ports
of, sniff or otherwise measure the IP traffic inbound or outbound to any of its customers’
Junk Email
Junk email or spam is unsolicited, bulk email. It is usually commercial in nature. OTELCO
Communications does not allow or support the transmission of spam to or from our network. All
incidents of spam should be forwarded to #ob#nohfr#at#bggpbzzhavpngvbaf.pbz#ob# with full message
headers. Complete headers are very important because almost all spammers forge email
addresses. You can assume that the person who claims to have sent the spam, probably
didn’t. If any OTELCO users’ accounts are found to be the source of spam then the accounts will be
immediately terminated and legal action will follow.
This procedure will allow us to take up the issue with the spammers’ ISP. If the spam continues,
we will block all traffic from that address. We cannot respond to spam if messages are not
forwarded with *complete* headers to #ob#nohfr#at#bggpbzzhavpngvbaf.pbz#ob#.
Copyright Policy
OTELCO has adopted a policy designed to protect the copyrights and intellectual
property of others. OTELCO retains the right to terminate the system access of any
subscriber or user who infringes the intellectual property rights of others. Termination will last
for a period of at least one (1) year. Reconnection after this period will be to the discretion of
OTELCO has designated the following agent to receive notification of claimed
copyright infringement:
Trina M. Bragdon, Esq.
900D Hammond ST Bangor, ME 04401
Unauthorized Use
Account-holders shall not utilize their access to OTELCO servers to obtain and/or
utilize lists of OTELCO users’ email addresses, account information or passwords.
Such activity is a breach of the privacy of our users and shall be dealt with to the full extent of
the law.
Any unauthorized use of accounts or computers by a OTELCO customer, whether
or not the attacked account or computer belongs to OTELCO, will result in action
against the attacker. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancellation, and
civil or criminal legal action, according to the seriousness of the attack.
Your Privacy
We do not use or disclose any information that you may give OTELCO, such as
your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any outside companies. OTELCO
Communications may share such information in response to legal process, such as a court order
or subpoena, or in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others.