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THE FREENIC ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

[MISSION]

The FreeNIC provides NAMESPACE, CERT AUTH and other services to its membership and to the general public to encourage the NON-COMMERCIAL USE of the Free Internet and the existing and future INTERNET infrastructure. For-profit organizations are permitted to use the Free Internet but must uphold the policy of NON-COMMERCIAL USE as detailed in the AUP. Commercial use for all other purposes is not acceptable and violates this policy.

[ACCEPTABLE USES]

1. Communication between Free sites via verifiable secure and insecure (E)SMTP transactions.

2. File transfers between Free sites and other Free or non-Free sites, via verifiable secure and insecure protocols, excluding unsolicited advertisements.

3. Exchanging mail/news between the Free Internet and other non-commercial networks, using any suitable protocol.

4. Non-commercial advertisements in appropriate venues.

5. Promotion of commercial products and services, fundraising or public relations activities, contained solely within an individual or organization's own Free Internet site.

[UNACCEPTABLE USES]

1. UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATION outside of its site origin in which goods and/or services are offered for or not-for-profit violates the Free Internet MISSION of NON-COMMERCIAL USE. Incidents may be reported, logged and open to review of a site's membership status.

2. Gatewaying mail/news from the commercial internet (including Usenet) into the Free Internet.

3. Activities which violate the MISSION or ACCEPTABLE USES.
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