Rules for Usage
User of News.Individual.NET are obliged to abide by the following set
of rules. Disregarding the rules may cause termination of access privileges
without further notice. Amounts paid will not be refunded, neither partly nor in full.
The e-mail addresses given in "From:", "Reply-To:", and "Sender:" should
be valid (= should not bounce because of invalidity).
Using addresses and name space of other people without their permission is
prohibited. (For more details and ways to protect yourself from SPAM see section 5.3 of our FAQ.)
Most hierarchies of Usenet have their own netiquette and guidelines. Users
should pay attention to the relevant policies.
It is inadmissible to use this server to post SPAM. (To spam Usenet means
to send many identical or nearly-identical messages separately to a large
number of Usenet newsgroups.)
It is not allowed to post binary files such as images, animations, videos,
sound files, executables, etc.
Size Limit is 100 KB
Even today there are still several systems running old software not able to
handle large articles or systems connected to the net through slow modem
lines. Therefore articles posted at this server should not exceed the size
limit of 100 kilobyte.
No Control Messages
Users are not allowed to post control messages at this server. The only
exception is to cancel or supersede your own articles. (For more information
on control messages, please check section 1.10 of our FAQ.)
No Third Party Cancels
No user is allowed to cancel or supersede any articles other than his own.
(You can find more details on this at sections 2.13, 2.14, and 2.19 of our FAQ.)
Redistribution of News Articles
Messages downloaded from this server may not be redistributed to third parties
(i.e. you may not set up things like a news server, proxy or gateway using your
account). Both the distribution to family members and passing on single
articles are excluded from this restriction. Any other exceptions need explicit
and prior approval by us.
No Redistribution of Account Information
Account information (user name, password) must not be disclosed to third
parties ("Account Sharing"). Every user is obliged to keep his account
information secret, to protect it against unauthorized access, and to
report any loss or potential leakage.
Observing the law and regulations
This server must only be used for lawful purposes. Each user has to observe
applicable law and regulations. Regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany
apply implicitly, since this is where this server is located.
Place of jurisdiction is Berlin, Germany.
System Integrity and Resource Consumption
Any disturbance of the system's integrity and any interference with the
system's operation is prohibited. The system's resources (e.g. bandwidth
or CPU time) must be treated with sense of responsibility and consideration.