1. Introduction

ElectricCitySocial – Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) is intended to help enhance the use of the Internet by preventing unacceptable use. All users or Members of the ElectricCitySocial Networking services (the “Services”), those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts (“Visitors”), as well as those who pay a monthly service fee (if applicable) to subscribe to the Services (“Members”), must comply with this AUP. We support the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor use of the Services under normal circumstances.

Similarly, we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any Member Pages, electronic mail transmission, or other material created or accessible over or through the Services, except for certain proprietary instances as required by privacy constraints. However, in accordance with our Internet Service Agreement, we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP.

ElectricCitySocial may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or termination of either your access to the Services and/or your ElectricCitySocial paid services account or other actions as detailed in Section 3.

2. Violations of the ElectricCitySocial AUP

The following constitute violations of this AUP:

a. Illegal use:
Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, or national (United States) law, or any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.

b. Harm to minors:
Using the Services to harm, or attempt to harm, minor children in any way.

c. Threats:
Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.

d. Harassment:
Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that harasses another.

e. Fraudulent activity:
Using the Services to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or to advance any type of financial scam such as “pyramid schemes,” “Ponzi schemes,” and “chain letters.”

f. Forgery or impersonation:
Adding, removing or modifying identifying header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forgery or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous nicknames does not constitute impersonation.

g. Unsolicited commercial email/Unsolicited bulk email:
Using the Services to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email. Activities that have the effect of facilitating unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email whether or not that email is commercial in nature, are prohibited.

h. Unauthorized access:
Using the Services to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of ElectricCitySocial or another entity’s computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data.

i. Copyright or trademark infringement:
Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software.

j. Collection of personal data:
Using the Services to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.

k. Reselling the services:
Reselling the Services without the authorization of ElectricCitySocial.

l. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity:
Using the Services for any activity which adversely affects the ability of other people or systems to use the Services of ElectricCitySocial or the Internet. This includes “denial of service” (DoS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other users, network services or network equipment is prohibited. A Member may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their account for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Member may not permit their account, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability to use their account in an illegal or inappropriate manner.

3. Reporting Violations of the ElectricCitySocial AUP

ElectricCitySocial requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP should use our Contact Us form to let us know about it. If available, please provide the following information:

The account or page name used to commit the alleged violation
The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset from GMT
Evidence of the alleged violation (screenshot)
Other situations may require different methods of providing the above information.

ElectricCitySocial may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:

issue warnings: written or verbal
suspend the Member’s account
terminate the Member’s account
bill the Member for administrative costs and/or reactivation charges if any (paid accounts)
bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages, if any, caused by violations

Violation of one or all of these listed above may cause your user/member account to be immediately terminated and at the sole discretion of ElectricCitySocial.