We operate as a modified co-op. This
means that for business service connections where you intend to
claim the monthly payment as a business expense, the payments that
you make to Hillcountry Networks consist of two parts. One part
for internet connection and one part for Professional Engineering
support. The base internet service charge is $12.95 per month and
the balance of your service level is for Professional Engineering
services. You can deduct the full amount of your payment as a
business expense -- this option is not available for residential
accounts that you might choose to use and claim as a business
You must have a business level
account to claim the monthly payments as business expenses. Unless
we are notified (by email or USPS mail ) by May 1, 2007 that you
wish to deduct our monthly costs and assure that your account is
for business service, we will assume you agree to be a home
service level account which falls into the following terms:
For non-business accounts the monthly
charge is $12.95 for internet service and the balance is
considered a tax-exempt gift to Hillcountry Networks, to indicate
your support of our community effort. These gifts are not tax deductible
and Hillcountry Networks does NOT claim to be any form
of tax exempt entity.
A monthly or annual breakout of
charges is available on written or email request. The first
request is free and any additional breakout is $10.00, which is
also considered a gift to Hillcountry Networks.
It is HillCountryTX.net's Internet Services' goal to protect network resources,
preserve the privacy and security of HillCountryTX.net Internet Services
and our customers' networks, and maximize the utility of internal network resources and the Internet.
The provisions of this Policy are intended as guidelines and are not meant to be exhaustive. Generally, conduct that violates law,
regulation, or the accepted norms of the Internet community, whether or not expressly mentioned in this Policy, is prohibited. HillCountryTX.net reserves the right at all times to prohibit activities that damage its commercial reputation and good standing within the Internet Community.
Any "denial of service" attack, any attempt to breach authentication
or security measures, or any unauthorized attempt to gain access to
any other account, host or network is prohibited, and will result in immediate service termination, which may be without notice.
HillCountryTX.net defines unsolicited email as any duplicative email messages sent to parties who did not expressly request such email. Any use of HillCountryTX.net property for the composition, distribution, or collection of bulk email, abusive email, or any other form of unsolicited email is strictly prohibited.
HillCountryTX.net also specifies that any advertisement of a
site/network that resides on HillCountryTX.net's network
through a third party site/network by unsolicited means is also a
violation of the abuse policy.
HillCountryTX.net defines unsolicited posting as any duplicative
USENET posting sent to groups who expressly prohibit such posting in
their charter. Any use of HillCountryTX.net property for the
composition, distribution, or collection of bulk posting, abusive posting,
or any other form of unsolicited posting is strictly prohibited.
HillCountryTX.net's procedure is to deal with each net-abuse
case on an individual basis. Based on an in-depth investigation and a
determination of the severity, HillCountryTX.net will take action
against any parties found in violation of this policy.
HillCountryTX.net reserves the right to terminate service at
any time and without warning when a violation of our policy has occurred.
The use of this network to distribute streaming audio or video is prohibited as it greatly taxes any wireless backbone. The continuous use of file sharing services such as limewire,
BitTorrent, Gnutella, or Kazaa is also restricted as it is an unnecessary use of valuable network bandwidth and is the cause of arrests and fines by the record companies. We reserve the right to shut down any source of continuous or streaming outgoing transmissions. Again we can provide access to very high speed outbound web hosting services that are located at high speed internet hubs.
HillCountryTX.net reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our Internet Service Agreement and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with the Internet Service Agreement
updated December 18, 2007