and misuse of e-mail is a serious problem, and ClassWorld.com
will not tolerate it.
Definition of UCE (Unsolicited
Commercial E-mail), or SPAM:
bulk UCE, promotional material, or other forms of solicitation
sent via e-mail that advertise any IP address belonging
to ClassWorld.com or any URL (domain) that is hosted by
postings to newsgroups advertising any IP or URL hosted
use of webpages set up on ISPs that allow SPAM-ing (also
known as "ghost sites") that directly or indirectly
reference customers to domains or IP addresses hosted
transmitting, or otherwise making available any software,
program, product, or service that is designed to facilitate
a means to SPAM.
or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or
in part, to mask the true origin of the message.
further information on mail abuse, please visit the Mail
Abuse Prevention System (MAPS) website.
Repercussions of SPAM:
Web, it is generally accepted that SPAM is an inconsiderate
and improper business practice.
SPAM is not
only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes
toward ClassWorld.com, but also because it can overload ClassWorld.comís
network and resources, especially on our shared (virtual)
Since it is
unsolicited, users who receive SPAM often become angry and
send complaints to our upstream providers. This upsets our
providers who abhor SPAM for the same reasons that ClassWorld.com
does - it causes negative consumer attitudes and drains resources.
We strive to maintain favorable business relationships in
the Web community and obviously will not allow any practice
that threatens these relationships.
Punishment For SPAM:
reserves the right to terminate, without warning, any account
that violates this policy. Usage of ClassWorld.com services
constitutes acceptance and understanding of this policy.
will charge $250.00 per SPAM complaint we receive for both
Dedicated and Virtual Server customers. Resellers will be
charged for resold accounts, receiving SPAM complaints. Reseller
may choose to pass this charge down to their client. Our provider,
IMIN, receives this fine from their Network providers and
these fines are passed on to the responsible party. These
are non-refundable charges and will be invoiced at the time
of complaint notification.
reserves the right to decide what it considers "SPAM",
"UCE", "mail bombing", or "bulk e-mail",
and to determine from all of the evidence whether or not the
e-mail recipients were from an "opt-in" e-mail list.
you choose to e-mail from ClassWorld.com servers, especially
if you use mailing lists, you must read and adhere to the
following guidelines, which are offered as a statement of
Internet standards and best current practices for proper mailing
list management and preventing e-mail abuse.
Basic Mailing List Management
Principles for Preventing Abuse
are an excellent vehicle for distributing focused, targeted
information to an interested, receptive audience. Consequently,
mailing lists have been used successfully as a highly effective
direct marketing tool.
some marketers misuse mailing lists through a lack of understanding
of Internet customs and rules of the forum pertaining to e-mail.
Others fail to take adequate precautions to prevent the lists
they manage from being used in an abusive manner.
e-mail addresses of new subscribers must be confirmed
or verified before mailings commence. This is usually
accomplished by means of an e-mail message sent to the
subscriber to which s/he must reply, or containing a URL
which s/he must visit, in order to complete the subscription.
However it is implemented, a fundamental requirement of
all lists is the verification of all new subscriptions.
list administrators must provide a simple method for subscribers
to terminate their subscriptions, and administrators should
provide clear and effective instructions for unsubscribing
from a mailing list. Mailings from a list must cease promptly
once a subscription is terminated.
list administrators should make an "out of band"
procedure (e.g., a means of contact by which messages
may be sent for further correspondence via e-mail or telephone)
available for those who wish to terminate their mailing
list subscriptions but are unable or unwilling to follow
standard automated procedures.
list administrators must ensure that the impact of their
mailings on the networks and hosts of others is minimized
by proper list management procedures such as pruning of
invalid or undeliverable addresses, or taking steps to
ensure that mailings do not overwhelm less robust hosts
list administrators must take adequate steps to ensure
that their lists are not used for abusive purposes. For
example, administrators can maintain a "suppression
list" of e-mail addresses from which all subscription
requests are rejected. Addresses would be added to the
suppression list upon request by the parties entitled
to use the addresses at issue. The purpose of the suppression
list would be to prevent subscription of addresses appearing
on the suppression list by unauthorized third parties.
Such suppression lists should also give properly authorized
domain administrators the option to suppress all mailings
to the domains for which they are responsible.
list administrators must make adequate disclosures about
how subscriber addresses will be used, including whether
or not addresses are subject to sale or trade with other
parties. Once a mailing list is traded or sold, it may
no longer be an opt-in mailing list. Therefore, those
who are acquiring "opt-in" lists from others
must examine the terms and conditions under which the
addresses were originally compiled and determine that
all recipients have in fact opted-in specifically to the
mailing lists to which they are being traded or sold.
list administrators should make adequate disclosures about
the nature of their mailing lists, including the subject
matter of the lists and anticipated frequency of messages.
A substantive change in either the subject matter or frequency
of messages may constitute a new and separate mailing
list requiring a separate subscription. List administrators
should create a new mailing list when there is a substantive
change in either the subject matter or frequency of messages.
A notification about the new mailing list may be appropriate
on the existing mailing list, but existing subscribers
should never be subscribed automatically to the new list.
For example, if Company A acquires Company B, and Company
B has compiled opt-in mailing lists, Company A should
not summarily incorporate Company B's mailing lists into
(UCE) Accepted Use Policy and all other ClassWorld.com policies
are subject to change by ClassWorld.com without notice. Continued
usage of the services after a change to this policy is implemented
and posted on the ClassWorld.com site constitutes your acceptance
of such change or policy. We encourage you to regularly check
site for any changes or additions. Visit our Terms
& Conditions for further information
regarding our policies.