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Can I use my e-mail account to send out advertisements?
E-mailing unsolicited advertisements is considered bad "netiquette." There are many nicknames for unsolicited e-mail, but the most commonly used is "Spam." We define Spam as: any unsolicited e-mail, USENET (Newsgroup) postings that are not permitted by the specific newsgroup charter, off-topic newsgroup postings, posting articles containing binary encoded data to a non-binary newsgroup, and/or excessive Cross-Posting (posting to more than one newsgroup at a time).

We investigate each violation individually. First-time offenders will be sent an e-mailed warning. Newsgroup posts may be cancelled at our discretion. Repeat offenders will be subject to:

  • Immediate account suspension
  • Possible account termination, at our discretion, with no recourse or refund due to violation of our SPAM Policy
A very good alternative to sending unsolicited advertisements is using a Listserver. This allows members of the mailing list to sign on at their own accord, and be able to remove themselves from your mailing list, should they choose to do so at a later date.

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Are there any restrictions to my Elite Host account?
Elite Host does not condone, and will not knowingly allow the hosting of any websites that:

  • Contain and/or distribute adult content
  • Contain and/or distribute any copyrighted and/or trademarked materials including, but not limited to: MP3 music files, software applications other than freeware or shareware, or graphic files.
Futhermore, under federal copyright law, the civil penalties for copyright infringement can be severe, including substantial monetary damages, injunctive relief, and liability for attorney's fees incurred in prosecuting a case. If a court determines that the infringement was committed willfully, statutory damages of up to $100,000 for each sound recording infringed can be awarded. Even if not found to be acting willfully, a defendant can still be held liable for statutory damages of $500 to $20,000 for each sound recording copyright infringed. It is important to remember that these penalties apply even if money was not charged. In addition, criminal penalties may be imposed if someone wilfully infringes a copyrighted work for commercial advantage or private financial gain. This crime is punishable by up to five years imprisonment, up to $250,000 in fines, or both. State civil damages and criminal penalties vary from state to state.

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