These Policies are designed to assist in protecting the Service, our Users, and the Internet community as a whole from improper and/or illegal activity over the Internet. Users are generally expected to behave in a reasonable fashion and to adhere to commonly accepted practices of the Internet community.
For the most part, simply exercising good judgment and common sense while using
the Service should enable Users to remain within the purview of acceptable conduct as further described in these Policies. The categories listed below are intended merely to serve as guidelines regarding appropriate and inappropriate conduct; the list is by no means exhaustive and should not be interpreted as such.
As used in this Acceptable Use Policy, the terms shall have the respective meanings set forth below:
"Strategic Equipment Finance" includes, without limitation, Strategic Equipment Finance / Strategic Equipment Finance LLC, and any division, subsidiary, affiliate,
or parent corporation of any of the foregoing. "Strategic Equipment Finance" includes, without limitation, SEF, and all systems, services, and products that utilize, or are utilized in connection with, SEF’s name.
A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to, or attempt to interfere with
or compromise the normal functioning, operation, or security of any network, system, computing facility, equipment, data, or information. A User may not use the Service to engage in any activities that may interfere with the ability of others to access or use
the Service or the Internet.
A User may not use the Service to monitor any data, information, or communications
on any network or system without authorization. A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the user accounts or passwords of other users.
Users of the Strategic Equipment Finance Network are responsible for educating themselves and configuring their systems with at least basic security. Should systems at a user's site be violated, the user is responsible for reporting the violation and then fixing the exploited system. For instance, should a site be abused to distribute unlicensed software due to a poorly configured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Server, the user is responsible for re-configuring the system to stop the abuse.
Users are prohibited from intentionally or negligently injecting false data into the Internet, for instance in the form of bad routing information (including but not limited to the announcing of networks owned by someone else or reserved by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) or incorrect DNS information.
A User may not use the Service to transmit excessive volumes of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or deliberately send excessively large attachments to one recipient. Any unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or a series of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or large attachments sent to one recipient constitutes Unsolicited Commercial E-mail "UCE" and is prohibited. In addition, "spamming" or "mailbombing" is also prohibited. Use of the service of another provider to send UCE, spam or mailbombs, to promote a site hosted on or connected to the Strategic Equipment Finance network, is similarly prohibited. Likewise, you may not use the Service to collect responses from mass unsolicited e-mail messages.
A User may not attempt to send e-mail messages or transmit any electronic communications using a name or address of someone other than the User for purposes of deception. Any attempt to impersonate someone else by altering a source IP address information or by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. Any attempt to fraudulently conceal, forge, or otherwise falsify a User's identity in connection with use of the Service
Any use of another party's electronic mail server to relay e-mail without express permission from such other party is prohibited.
All postings to USENET groups must comply with that group's charter and other policies. Users are prohibited from cross posting to unrelated news groups or to any news groups where the post does not meet that group's charter. Continued posting of off-topic messages, including commercial messages (unless specifically invited by charter), is prohibited. Disrupting newsgroups with materials, postings, or activities that are (as determined by Strategic Equipment Financein its sole discretion) frivolous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, abusive, libelous, hateful, excessive, or repetitious, unless such materials or activities are expressly allowed or encouraged under the newsgroup's name, FAQ, or charter.
Users agree to use the Service only for lawful purposes. Use of the Service for transmission, distribution, retrieval, or storage of any information, data, or other material in violation of any applicable law or regulation (including, where applicable any tariff or treaty) is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, the use or transmission of any data or material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other intellectual property right without proper authorization and the transmission of any material that constitutes an illegal threat, violates export control laws, or is obscene, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful. In those instances involving child pornography, Strategic Equipment Finance complies with all applicable Federal or State laws including providing notice to the National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children or other designated agencies.
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 security measures of another individual's system (often known as "hacking") is prohibited. 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) is likewise prohibited.
Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses,
or Other Destructive Activities
Distributing information regarding the creation and sending of Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, or denial of service attacks is prohibited. Activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectivelyuse the network or any connected network, system, service, or equipment are likewise prohibited.
Other Prohibited Activities
The following activities are also prohibited:
Intentionally transmitting files containing corrupted data.
Harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages.
Furnishing false or incorrect data to Strategic Equipment Finance on applications, contracts, or other materials or information provided to Strategic Equipment Finance, including fraudulent use of credit card numbers or "bill to" telephone numbers.
Attempting to circumvent or alter the processes or procedures to measure time, bandwidth utilization, or other methods to document use of SEF’s services.
Any other inappropriate activity or abuse of the Service (as determined by us in our sole discretion), whether or not specifically listed in these Policies, may result in suspension or termination of the User's access to and use of the Service.
Engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal is prohibited. Such as advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, and pirating software. Exporting encryption software over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United States is also prohibited.
Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message is prohibited.
Cooperation with Investigations
We will cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies and other parties involved in investigating claims of illegal or inappropriate activity. Strategic Equipment Finance reserves the right to disclose customer information to the extent authorized by federal surveillance statutes.
Strategic Equipment Finance reserves the right to modify this Acceptable Use Policy at any time without notice. In most cases, we will attempt to notify you, our Customer, of any such modifications either via e-mail or by posting a revised copy of the Policies on our Web site.
Additional Terms and Conditions
The use of the Strategic Equipment Finance Network by a customer of Strategic Equipment Finance is subject to the terms and conditions of any agreements entered into by such customer with Strategic Equipment Finance. This Acceptable Use Policy is incorporated into such agreements by reference.