How our data and information can be used.
The BirdsForSaleOnline Acceptable Use Policy is designed to protect BirdsForSaleOnline and BirdsForSaleOnline customers from improper and/or illegal activity over the Internet. BirdsForSaleOnline account holders and their authorized users are expected to behave in a reasonable fashion and to abide by commonly accepted practices of the Internet community at large. The information provided herein serves as a guideline in regards to appropriate and inappropriate behavior on the BirdsForSaleOnline network; the information is not comprehensive and should not be considered as such.
By using the BirdsForSaleOnline Network, you (the account holder) acknowledge that you and users that have gained access to the Network through your account have read, understood, and agree to abide by this AUP document. You, (the account holder) are responsible for violations of the AUP by any user authorized by you to access the Network. The AUP applies to all aspects of the Network, including but not limited to websites, email, USENET postings, online chat, and paid advertisment slots. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password(s) and account information, as well as the physical security of you and your authorized user's access to the Network. In the event that a verifiable violation of the AUP is perpetrated by you or any user of your account, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold BirdsForSaleOnline, its divisions, members, employees, suppliers, and any third party web site developers and/or providers harmless from and against all claims, demands, actions, liabilities, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including actual attorneys' fees, resulting from that violation of the AUP. In the event of verifiable misuse or abuse of the Network, or verifiable infringement by you or any user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold BirdsForSaleOnline, its divisions, members, employees, suppliers, and any third party web site developers and/or providers harmless from and against all claims, demands, actions, liabilities, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including actual attorneys' fees, resulting from that Network misuse, abuse, or infringement. You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in BirdsForSaleOnline's defense of any claim. BirdsForSaleOnline reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not settle any matter without the written consent of BirdsForSaleOnline. You agree to notify BirdsForSaleOnline immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you. As a registered user of BirdsForSaleOnline you acknowledge that you are the correct and current copyright owner for any information you place on the site including photos and text and by placing this information on the BirdsForSaleOnline site you give full copyrights to BirdsForSaleOnline for promotional and Search Engine Optimization and Management use.
Rights of BirdsForSaleOnline
If account holders and/or authorized users engage in conduct while using the Network that is in violation of the AUP or is otherwise illegal,improper or deemed inappropriate, BirdsForSaleOnline reserves the right to suspend and possibly terminate access to the Network without prior notification to the account holder. Generally, BirdsForSaleOnline will attempt to contact you and notify you of conduct and/or activity that is in violation of the AUP and request that such activity cease. However, in cases where the viability of the BirdsForSaleOnline Network is threatened or in matters involving UCE/SPAM, mail relaying, alteration of your source IP address information, denial of service attacks, illegal activities, harassment or copyright infringement, BirdsForSaleOnline reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate your account and access to the Network without prior notification. Additionally, BirdsForSaleOnline may take other action, including legal action, against an account holder for verified violations of the AUP. This may include an immediate termination of the account. BirdsForSaleOnline does not make any promise, nor does BirdsForSaleOnline have any obligation, to monitor or police activity and account holder behavior occurring on or via the Network and will have no liability to any party, including the account holder, for any violation of the AUP.
BirdsForSaleOnline maintains control and any ownership of any and all I.P. numbers and addresses that may be assigned to the Client and reserves in its sole discretion the right to change or remove any and all IP numbers and addresses.
Unauthorized or Illegal Access
An account holder or their authorized users may not attempt to gain unauthorized or illegal access to, or attempt to interfere with or compromise the normal operations or security of any network, application, or system, including the data and/or information maintained on that entity. An account holder or their authorized users may not use the Network to conduct activities that interfere with the ability of others to access or use the Network or the Internet. An account holder may not use the Network to monitor data streams, information, or communications on any other network or system without authorization. Account holders and their authorized users may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to other account holder passwords and account files.
BirdsForSaleOnline Network account holders are responsible for configuring their systems with at the very minimum basic security. Should applications or systems at an account holder's site be compromised, the account holder is solely responsible for reporting the violation and repairing the exploited application or system. Account holders are prohibited from intentionally or negligently inserting false or spoofed data into the Internet, for example in the form of bad routing information or invalid DNS information.
An account holder or their authorized users may not use the Network to transmit large volumes of unsolicited commercial e-mail or deliberately send excessively large file attachments to one recipient. Unsolicited commercial e-mail or a series of unsolicited commercial e-mail or large file attachments sent to one recipient constitutes Unsolicited Commercial E-mail ("UCE") and is expressly prohibited. In addition, "spamming" and "mailbombing" are expressly prohibited. Using the network or service of another provider to send UCE, spam, or mailbombs to promote a website hosted on or connected to the BirdsForSaleOnline Network is expressly prohibited. Account holders may not use the Network to accumulate responses from unsolicited mass commercial e-mail.
An account holder may not attempt to send e-mail or transmit any electronic and/or digital communication while using the name and/or address of someone other than the account holder. Attempts to impersonate other persons, companies, or corporations by altering a source IP address or by using forged and/or spoofed headers or other identifying information is expressly prohibited. Attempts to fraudulently conceal, forge, spoof, or otherwise falsify an account holder's identity in connection with utilization of the Network is expressly prohibited.
Postings to USENET groups must comply with that group's charter and policies. Account holders are expressly prohibited from cross posting to unrelated news groups or to any news groups where the post does not meet that group's charter. Continued off-topic postings including commercial messages (unless specifically invited by the newsgroup's charter) is expressly prohibited. Disrupting newsgroups with postings or activities that are (as determined by BirdsForSaleOnline) frivolous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, abusive, libelous, excessive, or repetitious is expressly prohibited.
The following activities are expressly prohibited and can result in the immediate termination of access to the Network:
Attempting to intercept, redirect, or interfere with electronic communications intended for others.
Intentionally transmitting or retransmitting files or scripts that contain or activate a computer virus.
The resale of BirdsForSaleOnline services or products, unless expressly authorized in a separate written agreement with BirdsForSaleOnline.
Providing false, misleading, or incorrect data to BirdsForSaleOnline on written or online applications, contracts, or other documents or materials provided to BirdsForSaleOnline, including fraudulent credit card numbers, fradulent paypal accounts, or fradulent "bill to" addresses or telephone numbers.
Attempts to circumvent, alter and/or modify the processes, procedures, scripts, or programs used by BirdsForSaleOnline to measure time, bandwidth utilization, or other methods to document account holder use of BirdsForSaleOnline products and services.
Any other inappropriate, abusive, or illegal activity of the Network (as determined by BirdsForSaleOnline), whether or not specifically listed here in the AUP, may result in the immediate suspension and/or immediate termination of access to the network, and immediate suspension and/or termination of the account holder's account.
Cooperation with Criminal or Civil Investigations BirdsForSaleOnline cooperates fully with appropriate law enforcement agencies and/or other parties involved in investigating claims of illegal or inappropriate activity conducted on the BirdsForSaleOnline Network. BirdsForSaleOnline reserves the right to disclose account holder information to the extent authorized by the relevant federal surveillance statutes.
BirdsForSaleOnline reserves the right to modify this AUP at any time without prior notice. When appropriate and/or necessary, BirdsForSaleOnline will attempt to notify account holders of any such modifications, either with e-mail or by posting a revised copy of this AUP in this location on our website.
Restrictions on Use of Account
It is the account holder's responsibility to keep their password secure. An account holder may not share their password or user account with any other party. An account holder may not resell or lease the Network or any portion thereof. An account holder may not logon to more than one user session at a time.
Mail Server Filters
The use of the BirdsForSaleOnline Network to transmit email through external third party servers is expressly prohibited. Account holders are responsible for ensuring that all persons accessing or using the Network under their authorization comply with the AUP.
If you become aware of any violation of this AUP by any person, company, or corporation, including authorized users that have accessed the Network via your account, please notify BirdsForSaleOnline immediately. BirdsForSaleOnline will notify you, our account holder, of complaints received by us regarding each incident of an alleged violation of this AUP by users of the Network that are authorized by you. You agree to promptly investigate all such complaints and take all necessary actions to remedy any actual violation of this AUP. BirdsForSaleOnline may identify to the complainant that you, the account holder, are investigating the complaint and BirdsForSaleOnline may provide the complainant with the necessary information to contact you directly. Every BirdsForSaleOnline account holder must identify a representative for the purpose of receiving complaint related notifications. BirdsForSaleOnline reserves the right to install and use, or to have you install and use, on your account, any appropriate devices to prevent violations of the AUP, including devices that are designed to filter or terminate access to the Network provided by BirdsForSaleOnline.
Questions, Comments, or Complaints
If you are uncertain as to whether or not a contemplated activity is permissable under the AUP, please contact BirdsForSaleOnline for clarification. Complaints regarding prohibited activities or other abuse of the BirdsForSaleOnline Network, including violations of this AUP, should also be reported to BirdsForSaleOnline.
Additional Terms and Conditions
Use of the BirdsForSaleOnline Network by an account holder or authorized user of an account holder is subject to the terms and conditions of any agreements entered into by the account holder with BirdsForSaleOnline. This AUP document is hereby incorporated into such agreements by reference.
Limitation of Liability
BirdsForSaleOnline shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of business or business opportunites, loss of use, etc., even if advised of the possibility of such damages. BirdsForSaleOnline shall not be liable for any direct or actual damages, except to the extent specified in a written or electronic agreement entered into between BirdsForSaleOnline and its account holders. BirdsForSaleOnline makes no warranties or representations herein, either express or implied, concerning the BirdsForSaleOnline Network, and expressly disclaims warranties of fitness for a particular use or purpose, the warranty of merchantability and any other warranty implied by law.
Complaints regarding prohibited activity or other abuse of the BirdsForSaleOnline Network, including violations of this AUP, should be reported to BirdsForSaleOnline. Please include all applicable information that will assist BirdsForSaleOnline in investigating the complaint, including all applicable headerlines of forwarded messages. Sites external to the BirdsForSaleOnline Network experiencing live attacks from BirdsForSaleOnline account holders should contact BirdsForSaleOnline to submit a complaint as quickly as possible. If you are a BirdsForSaleOnline account holder and are uncertain as to whether any contemplated use or activity is prohibited, please submit questions or comments to BirdsForSaleOnline.