SPAM

1. Bulk Email:

Median Group Inc. has Zero Tolerance for Spam. Spam is Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE) or Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE). "Unsolicited" means the email recipient did not request the email, but instead the sender initially contacted the receiver. "Unsolicited" means the email sender made the first move. Email, even bulk email, is not spam if the sender can demonstrate a prior relationship with the recipient, for example: if the receiver requested information, is a current or previous client, or joined an 'opt-in' mailing list or newsletter.

Websites on Median Group Inc. servers may not broadcast unsolicited email, advertisements, site promotions, pleas for financial assistance, chain letters, or any other sort of announcement for yourself or for someone else. Nor may anyone fabricate or forge email headers that implicate Median Group Inc. in any email campaign.

Please refer to our UCE (SPAM) Policy below for additional terms and conditions.

Definition of UCE (Unsolicited Commercial E-mail), or SPAM:

◆ The bulk UCE, promotional material, or other forms of solicitation sent via e-mail that advertise any IP address belonging to Median Group Inc. or any URL (domain) that is hosted by Median Group Inc.

◆ Unsolicited postings to newsgroups advertising any IP or URL hosted by Median Group Inc.

◆ The use of webpages set up on ISPs that allow SPAM-ing (also known as "ghost sites") that directly or indirectly reference customers to domains or IP addresses hosted by Median Group Inc.

◆ Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to facilitate a means to SPAM.

◆ Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the true origin of the message.

SPAM is not only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward Median Group Inc., but also because it can overload Median Group Inc.’ network and resources.

Since it is unsolicited, users who receive SPAM often become angry and send complaints to our upstream providers. This upsets our providers who abhor SPAM for the same reasons that Median Group Inc. does - it causes negative consumer attitudes and drains resources. We strive to maintain favourable business relationships in the Web community and obviously will not allow any practice that threatens these relationships.

Median Group Inc. reserves the right to terminate, without warning, any account that violates this policy. Usage of Median Group Inc. services constitutes acceptance and understanding of this policy.

Median Group Inc. may, at its option, charge $25.00 per SPAM complaint we receive. These are non-refundable charges and will be invoiced at the time of complaint notification.

Median Group Inc. reserves the right to decide what it considers "SPAM", "UCE", "mail bombing", or "bulk e-mail", and to determine from all of the evidence whether or not the e-mail recipients were from an "opt-in" e-mail list.

Should you choose to e-mail from Median Group Inc. servers, especially if you use mailing lists, you must read and adhere to the following guidelines, which are offered as a statement of Internet standards and best current practices for proper mailing list management and preventing e-mail abuse.

Basic Mailing List Management Principles for Preventing Abuse:

  1. 1. The e-mail addresses of new subscribers must be confirmed or verified before mailings commence. This is usually accomplished by means of an e-mail message sent to the subscriber to which s/he must reply, or containing a URL which s/he must visit, in order to complete the subscription. However, it is implemented, a fundamental requirement of all lists is the verification of all new subscriptions.
  2. 2. Mailing list administrators must provide a simple method for subscribers to terminate their subscriptions, and administrators should provide clear and effective instructions for unsubscribing from a mailing list. Mailings from a list must cease promptly once a subscription is terminated.
  3. 3. Mailing list administrators should make an "out of band" procedure (e.g., a means of contact by which messages may be sent for further correspondence via e-mail or telephone) available for those who wish to terminate their mailing list subscriptions but are unable or unwilling to follow standard automated procedures.
  4. 4. Mailing list administrators must ensure that the impact of their mailings on the networks and hosts of others is minimized by proper list management procedures such as pruning of invalid or undeliverable addresses, or taking steps to ensure that mailings do not overwhelm less robust hosts or networks.
  5. 5. Mailing list administrators must take adequate steps to ensure that their lists are not used for abusive purposes. For example, administrators can maintain a "suppression list" of e-mail addresses from which all subscription requests are rejected. Addresses would be added to the suppression list upon request by the parties entitled to use the addresses at issue. The purpose of the suppression list would be to prevent subscription of addresses appearing on the suppression list by unauthorized third parties. Such suppression lists should also give properly authorized domain administrators the option to suppress all mailings to the domains for which they are responsible.
  6. 6. Mailing list administrators must make adequate disclosures about how subscriber addresses will be used, including whether or not addresses are subject to sale or trade with other parties. Once a mailing list is traded or sold, it may no longer be an opt-in mailing list. Therefore, those who are acquiring "opt-in" lists from others must examine the terms and conditions under which the addresses were originally compiled and determine that all recipients have in fact opted-in specifically to the mailing lists to which they are being traded or sold.
  7. 7. Mailing list administrators should make adequate disclosures about the nature of their mailing lists, including the subject matter of the lists and anticipated frequency of messages. A substantive change in either the subject matter or frequency of messages may constitute a new and separate mailing list requiring a separate subscription. List administrators should create a new mailing list when there is a substantive change in either the subject matter or frequency of messages. A notification about the new mailing list may be appropriate on the existing mailing list, but existing subscribers should never be subscribed automatically to the new list. For example, if Company A acquires Company B, and Company B has compiled opt-in mailing lists, Company A should not summarily incorporate Company B's mailing lists into its own.

*This SPAM (UCE) Accepted Use Policy and all other Median Group Inc. policies are subject to change by Median Group Inc. without notice. Continued usage of the services after a change to this policy is implemented and posted on the Median Group Inc. site constitutes your acceptance of such change or policy. We encourage you to regularly check the Median Group Inc. site for any changes or additions.

2. Illegal Trafficking:

Websites on Median Group Inc. servers may not use our service in the commission of any crime. Any scheme or activity that violates state, local, federal or international law is forbidden and Median Group Inc. reserves the right to terminate an account found to be in violation of a law, statute, or regulation. Accounts promoting, pointing to, or re-directing traffic to an illegal Website are culpable and will be terminated.

Please note that Spam is now an illegal enterprise in several states. Software piracy, hacking, cracking, phishing, and phreaking are all illegal activities. Websites that promote or support those activities, as well as Websites that engage in the upload, download, or distribution of harmful or exploitative software are not welcome. Website accounts that attempt to run a robotic crawler, spider, or bot that harvests email addresses, collects private information, or usurps copyrighted material will be terminated.

We apologise for any inconvenience it may have caused.