SPAM and Privacy Policy

Last updated: Tuesday January 29, 2002 02:54 PM -0600

I. Preface

This policy is provided as an addendum to the Terms of Service detailed at It is meant to in no way replace or diminish the ToS.

SPAM shall be defined as unsolicited or bulk mail, either personal or commercial.

II. Originating SPAM

Any SPAM reported to the administrator of the services with reasonable proof of originating from an account provided by local services shall result in penalties of which are outlined in Part II of the Terms of Service. Additionally, you agree, upon sending the SPAM, to pay or a designated party thereof damages of $5 for each piece of spam or unsolicited bulk email transmitted from or otherwise connected with your account, otherwise you agree to pay actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated, whichever is the greater amount.

III. SPAM filtering

The services employ an advanced, highly aggressive SPAM filtering mechanism. Due to the aggressiveness, some legitimate mail or communication may be inadvertently removed from accessibility of the intended recipient. Such cases are rare, and in a audit of the last 4 months, roughly 0.2% of original mail was marked false positive. No guarantees shall be made to the ability to reproduce the removed messages at any time.

IV. Privacy

In order to maintain the low false-positive rate of the above mentioned SPAM filter, some mail may be inadvertently read to determine legitimacy during an audit of the system. Such instances should be rare, but could occur. Furthermore, it may be possible for some messages to be read for reasons relating to the efficiency, functionality, availability, or analyzation of the services. Every reasonable attempt at privacy will be made, but no guarantee shall be present.

At no time will personal contact information by any means (Postal address, phone numbers, e-mail address, or any other contact information) be sold, granted, or disclosed to any agency, third party, business, or person for any reason other than to abide by any federal, state, and/or local laws, rules, and regulations.