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The RateMy� Network * (also referred to as the �Network�) respects the function of the Internet, which provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information, but when competing interests are at issue, The RateMy� Network reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective actions.In order to protect these competing interests, the Network has developed this Acceptable Use Policy (�Policy�), which supplements and explains certain terms of the Membership Agreement and sets forth additional rights and obligations applicable to those who use any site in the Network ("Site") and services (collectively, the �Services�), referred to herein as �Members�.�� The RateMy� Network reserves the right to change the Policy at any time, with such change becoming effective immediately upon posting of the revised Policy to the Site.A Member�s use of the Network�s Services after the Network has posted any changes to this Policy will constitute the Member�s acceptance of any new or additional terms of the Policy that result from those changes.The Network may terminate a Member's Agreement for cause, suspend all or any portion of the Services (including but not limited blocking access to the Site or removing the offending content) made available to any affected Member in the event that such Member(s) fails to comply with the Policy.

One important aspect of the Internet is that no one party owns or controls it.This fact accounts for much of the Internet�s openness and value, but it also places a high premium on the judgment and responsibility of those who use the Internet, both in the information they acquire and in the information they disseminate to others.Members acknowledge and agree that the Network does not verify, warrant, or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information that Members may acquire.For this reason, the Member must exercise his or her best judgment in relying on information obtained via the Services, and also should be aware that some Internet material posted or accessible via the Services may be sexually explicit or otherwise offensive.Upon receiving proper notice, the Network shall take reasonable efforts to remove material from the Site that it believes is inappropriate for its Members or otherwise violates this Policy, but it is committed to first amendment free speech principles.��� Because the Network does not monitor or censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, the Network does not accept any responsibility for injury or harm to its Members that results from any Internet communications, including, without limitation, inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive, or illegal Internet content.

Again, the Network does not take responsibility for reviewing, editing, censoring, or otherwise monitoring any information its Members may exchange, create, transmit or receive.When Members place information on the Internet or the Site, they acknowledge that they may be held liable for copyright infringement, defamation, and other harmful speech.Also, because the information Members create, exchange or receive is transmitted via the Network�s site and may reach a large number of people, including both Members and non-Members, Members� postings to the Internet or the Site may affect other Members and may harm the Network�s goodwill, business reputation, and operations.For these reasons, Members violate the Network policy and the Membership Agreement when they engage in any of the following prohibited activities:

Spamming -- Sending unsolicited bulk or commercial messages over the Internet, including, but not limited to, informational announcements, special promotions and advertising (known as �spamming�).Members shall not use another site's mail server to relay mail without the express written permission of the site.Spamming is not only harmful because of its negative impact on the public�s perception of the Network, but also because it can overload the Network�s servers and disrupt Service to the Network Members.

Intellectual Property Violations -- Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patents, moral rights or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of others.The Network may remove content submitted or accessible by Members or block access to the Site by any Member immediately when the Network become aware that content or a Member's access to the Site may infringe or misappropriate the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patents, moral rights or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of others.���

Invasions of Privacy - Engaging in activity that violates privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others, e.g., posting private or embarrassing information about someone else or posting someone else�s picture, likeness, or name.�� Under no circumstances may a Member post or otherwise exchange contact information of any other Member or third party via the Services.

Obscene Speech or Materials -- Using the Network�s network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available pornography or obscene speech or material.The Network may notify, or otherwise cooperate with, law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on the Site or any other violation of law, code, regulation or court order.

Defamatory or Abusive Language -- Using or accessing the Network�s Services as a means to transmit or post defamatory, harassing, abusive, or threatening language.

Forging of Headers -- Forging, or misrepresenting message headers or any information contained within message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.

Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks -- Accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate or otherwise circumvent security measures, access restrictions, or copy protections of another individual�s system, network or software (including, without limitation, �hacking�).Also, any activity that might be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration (i.e., port scan, stealth scan, or other information gathering activity) violates the Policy.Moreover, violations of system or network security may result in criminal and civil liability.

Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities -- Distributing information regarding the creation of, and sending, Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mailbombing, or denial of service attacks.Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the Services or any connected network, system, service, or equipment.

Facilitating a Violation of this Policy -- Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this Policy, which includes without limitation the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mailbombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.

Export Control Violations -- Exporting encryption software over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United States.

Usenet Groups -- the Network reserves the right not to accept postings from newsgroups where the Network has actual knowledge that the content of the newsgroup violates the Policy.

Other Illegal Activities -- Engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal, including without limitation advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, or pirating software.

Other Activities -- Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that the Network determines to be harmful to its Members or its, its suppliers, agents, subcontractors operations, network, software, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.

As set forth above, the responsibility for complying with the Policy rests primarily with the Member.Unless required to do so by law, governmental authority, or when public safety is at stake, the Network will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor, control or modify the communications of its Members.When the Network becomes aware of harmful activities or other violations of the Policy, however, it may take any lawful action to stop the harmful activity, including but not limited to, removing information or content, implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions, denying access, or taking any other action it deems appropriate.

The Network also is concerned with the privacy of on-line communications and web sites.In general, the Internet is neither more nor less secure than other means of communication, including mail, facsimile, and voice telephone service, all of which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised.As a matter of prudence, however, the Network urges its Members to assume that all of their on-line communications are not secure.The Network does not take any responsibility for the security of information transmitted via the Network�s Services.

The Network does not intend to monitor private electronic mail messages sent or received by its Members unless required to do so by law, governmental authority, or when public safety is at stake.The Network may, however, monitor its Services electronically to determine that they are operating satisfactorily.Also, the Network may disclose information, including but not limited to, information concerning a Member, or a transmission made via our Services, in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute, regulation, or governmental request.The Network assumes no obligation to inform the Member that Member information has been provided pursuant to such legal compulsion, and in some cases may be prohibited by law from giving such notice.Finally, the Network may disclose Member information or information transmitted over its network in accordance with the Membership Agreement or where necessary to protect the Network and others from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the Services.

The Network expects that its Members will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of on-line communications.A Member�s failure to comply with those laws will violate the Network Policy.Finally, the Network wishes to emphasize that in signing the Membership Agreement, Members indemnify the Network for any violation of that Agreement, of any law or regulation, or of this Policy, which violation results in loss to the Network or in any claim against the Network by any third party.This means that if the Network is sued because of a Member�s activity, the Member will pay any damages awarded against the Network, plus costs and reasonable attorneys� fees.

* �The RateMy� Network� means infiniteMedium Incorporated and its affiliates, individually and collectively.


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