Semo.net (the “Service”) consists of computing and information services and software, information and other content provided by semo.net. In addition, third parties provide information, software, and other content (collectively, “Third Party Content”) which may be accessed over the Service. These Operating Rules are incorporated into the Agreement between semo.net and the Member and are designed to provide for positive and secure usage of the Service by all Members. Our Privacy Statement can be seen here.
These Operating Rules are part of the terms of your Service Agreement with semo.net, and all Members are bound by them. semo.net may modify these rules at any time by publishing the modified rule(s) over the Service.
The entire contents of the Service are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States Copyright laws. The copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of the Service is prohibited, except as expressly provided below.
Each Member who places information, software or other content, in the public areas of the Service grants semo.net the right to edit, copy, publish, distribute, and translate such information, software or other content. Subject to this grant, each Member who places information, software or other content on the Service retains any rights Member may have in such information, software or other content.
Copyrighted material must not be placed on the Service without the permission of the owner(s) or person(s) they specifically authorize. Only the owner(s) or such authorized person(s) may upload copyrighted material to the Service.
Members may download copyrighted material for their own use. Except as expressly provided by copyright law, copying, redistribution, or publication must be with the express permission of semo.net and the owner(s) or such authorized person(s), if other than semo.net. Permission must be specified in the documentation found on the Service, or must be obtained directly in writing from semo.net and the owner(s) or such authorized person(s), if other than semo.net. In any copying, redistribution, or publication of copyrighted material, any changes to or deletion of author attribution or copyright notice are prohibited.
PUBLIC DOMAIN MATERIAL
Any Member may upload public domain programs to the Service. Any Member may download public domain programs for their own use or non-commercially redistribute a public domain program. Member assumes all risks regarding the determination of whether a program is in the public domain.
CONTENT & USES OF THE SERVICE
Member agrees not to publish on or over the Service any information, software or other content which violates or infringes upon the rights of any others or which would be abusive, profane or sexually offensive to an average person, or which, without the approval of semo.net, contains any advertising or any solicitation of other Members to use goods or services. This paragraph, however, shall not be interpreted to restrict Member from utilizing the electronic mail features of semo.net in the conduct of a legitimate business except that Member may not send unsolicited advertising or promotional material (see section entitled “SPAM, VIRUSES & CHAIN LETTERS”).
Member agrees not to use the facilities and capabilities of the Service or conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity which is prohibited by law.
SPAM, VIRUSES & CHAIN LETTERS
Member agrees not to participate in the production of SPAM messages. SPAM (email sent to multiple recipients who the sender doesn’t have a previous relationship with AND/OR recipients who have not requested the material) originating from a Member will not be tolerated in any way.
Spam that originates from a non-Member can not be controlled by semo.net. When deemed necessary, semo.net will attempt to notify the sender’s originating ISP, but semo.net has no way to effectively eliminate the propagation of such email.
It is not semo.net’s intent to control email messages to and from its Members. semo.net does reserve the right to protect its Services and Users from destructive and non-destructive viruses which are sometimes transmitted by email. semo.net is not responsible for the loss of email transmission of its Members.
Any email sent by a Member which would violate the United States Postal Service rules and regulations, including the sending of “Chain letters” and “pyramid schemes,” will not be tolerated.
EDITING AND DELETING CONTENT
semo.net reserves the right in its sole discretion to edit or delete any information, software or other content appearing on the Service, regardless of whether it violates the standards for content.
semo.net reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate Service to any Member at any time.
Member agrees to indemnify and hold semo.net harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to Member’s violation of the Service Agreement, including these rules or any information, software or other content placed on the Service by the Member.
STANDARD PRICING PLAN (BASIC AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS)
Dialup Service: Multiple Members of the same organization or household may share a single User ID. However, only one person is authorized to access the Service at any given time on one User ID.
Broadband Services: Multiple members of the same household can use the same broadband connection with multiple computers on the basic rate. For businesses and organizations, two computers connected simultaneously to the network qualifies for a “BASIC RATE”, three or more computers attached to the network (by physically or through wireless service) requires a Business Rated service. Any business that begins with two computers and adds a third or subsequent computer to the network is required to contact semo.net and inform of the change. semo.net reserves the right to ask CUSTOMER to report the number of computers on their network and requires CUSTOMER report honestly. A publicly accessible network automatically moves CUSTOMER to a Business Rated service.
NO CAMPING ALLOWED
Because the Service is a shared resource, Member agrees to disconnect from the Internet if not at the computer for a period of longer than 10 minutes. semo.net has the right to disconnect any Member who has been online for more than 8 hours in a row. semo.net also has the right to change Member’s rate plan, after notification, if Member’s usage exceeds a reasonable level..
semo.net considers 300 hours in the past 30 days as the threshold between reasonable and unreasonable level for our unmetered rate plan. And semo.net has the right to decrease the connection time limit until a reasonable level is maintained. Additional rates of 400 hours per 30 days, 500 hours per 30 days, 600 hours per 30 days, and dedicated dialup service are available.
PEER TO PEER SOFTWARE
For the purposes of our rules & regulations, peer-to-peer software (e.g. Kazaa, WinMX, Gnutella, etc) shall be considered servers.
semo.net reserves the right to limit the bandwidth used by servers in order to protect the integrity and performance of the network.
Poplar Bluff Cable and Wireless PPPOE Broadband Policy – Customers are allotted up to 5 Gigabytes of upload per month for each customer (starting on your billing date each month). Usage over this 5 GB will be billed at $5 per GB. If you are concerned about your bandwidth usage, you can check your current usage at any time by logging in at: https://billing.semo.net/