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Acceptable Use Policy

Midwest Internet, Inc. Acceptable Use Policy

Midwest Internet, Inc. ("Midwest") strives to provide the best access possible. In order to accomplish this, it is necessary for Midwest's policies to be followed.

PLEASE READ THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY, AND ALL OTHER MIDWEST INTERNET, INC. POLICIES AND AGREEMENTS, CAREFULLY AS THEY GOVERN THE USE OF MIDWEST'S SERVICES. CURRENT VERSIONS OF MIDWEST'S POLICIES AND AGREEMENTS CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE POLICIES AND AGREEMENTS PAGE AT WWW.MW.NET. VIOLATION OF ANY OF MIDWEST'S POLICIES MAY RESULT IN ACCOUNT SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION.

For the purposes of Midwest's policies, the terms "transmit," "transmission," or any derivative, shall mean "to email, upload, post, etc.." Midwest's Acceptable Use Policy addresses, but is not limited to, the concerns of illegal use, protection of minors, threats, harassment, fraudulent activity, forgery or impersonation, unsolicited email, unauthorized access, network disruptions or unfriendly activity, camping, multiple logins, and viruses. Each of these issues is addressed below in more detail.


  • Regarding Illegal Use
    Midwest's services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission of any material that violates, intentionally or unintentionally, any local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret. (For information on copyright infringement notification, please see the Copyright/Intellectual Property Policy located at www.mw.net.)

  • Regarding Protection of Minors
    Midwest's services may NOT be used to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.

  • Regarding Threats and Harassment
    Midwest's services may NOT be used to transmit material that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property. Midwest's services may NOT be used to transmit material that harasses others.

  • Regarding Fraudulent Activity/Forgery/Impersonation
    Midwest's services may NOT be used to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items or services or to advance financial scams, including but not limited to, "pyramid schemes," "Ponzi schemes," and "chain letters." Subscriber shall not, nor shall Subscriber permit or assist others to, abuse or fraudulently use the services provided by Midwest, including but not limited to obtaining or attempting to obtain service by any fraudulent means or device with the intent to avoid payment; accessing, altering or destroying any information of another customer of Midwest or any other party by any fraudulent means or device or attempting to do so; or using the services so as to interfere with the use of Midwest's services by other customers or authorized users or in violation of the law or in aid of any unlawful act.

  • Regarding Unsolicited Email
    Using Midwest's services to transmit unsolicited commercial email or bulk email (commercial or not) is prohibited.

  • Regarding Unauthorized Access (including, but not limited to, hacking)
    Midwest's services may NOT be used to access, or attempt to access, the accounts of others, or infiltrate, or attempt to infiltrate, security protocols of Midwest or any third party, regardless of whether the access, infiltration, or any attempts thereof results in corruption or loss of data or not.

  • Regarding Network Disruptions or Unfriendly Activity
    Midwest's services may NOT be used to adversely affect the ability of others to use Midwest's services or the Internet as a whole. Subscribers are responsible for the security of their own networks, and Midwest expressly denies any responsibility thereof.

  • Regarding Long Connections/Camping
    Midwest's services are intended to be used actively. Using services in a stand-by or inactive manner is prohibited. Midwest reserves the right to terminate any connection that it determines has had an extended period of inactivity. If a Subscriber is logged on, he/she should be actively using his/her computer (i.e. a Subscriber may use Midwest's services as long as he/she is sitting at his/her computer).

  • Regarding Multiple Logins
    Midwest's services are not to be accessed by multiple, simultaneous connections from the same Subscriber. Midwest reserves the right to terminate any connection that it determines to be multiple, simultaneous connection from the same Subscriber.

  • Regarding Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Etc.
    Midwest does not tolerate the intentional distribution or transmission of software designed to cause or attempt to cause any type of damage, annoyance, or nuisance to other persons, data or systems.

Subscriber agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Midwest from any claims resulting from Subscriber's use of Midwest's service that caused any damage to Subscriber or any third party.

Use of any information obtained using Midwest's service is at Subscriber's own risk. Midwest specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services. Use of other networks or computing resources is subject to the respective permission and usage policies of those networks or computing resources.

Midwest, or other relevant authorities, may determine inappropriate usage of any account and the privilege of Subscriber's use of Midwest's services may be revoked at any time at Midwest's sole discretion. Midwest will notify Subscriber of such revocation online.

If you have any questions regarding Midwest's Acceptable Use Policy or wish to make a report, please email legal@mw.net.


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