OneNet Acceptable Use Policy

OneNet provides access to state, national and international resources through connections from networks outside of OneNet. Therefore, this policy is intended to provide customers with a framework as to the acceptable and unacceptable use of OneNet. In general, it is the responsibility of external networks to enforce their own acceptable use policies. Nevertheless, OneNet will inform its clients of any restrictions on use of networks to which it is directly connected.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, as operators of OneNet, or their designee will review violations of this Acceptable Use Policy on a case-by-case basis. Clear violations of the policy, which are not promptly resolved by the client organization, may result in disciplinary action by OneNet, up to and including expulsion from OneNet, termination of OneNet network services and/or forfeiture of all monies paid to date.

OneNet reserves the right to change or amend this policy when appropriate circumstances warrant modifications.

Policy Guidelines

The telecommunications services provided by OneNet are provided at special government and educational rates and may not be used by, or resold to, commercial entities without the express written consent of the service provider.

The telecommunications services provided by OneNet may not be used to provide voice services except for those voice services currently provided by OneNet Foreign Exchange (FX) service and incidental voice communications required to establish video and/or data connections on the network. OneNet must mutually agree to any additional exceptions in writing.

OneNet accepts no responsibility for traffic that it originates which violates the acceptable use policy of any directly or indirectly connected networks beyond informing the client that it is in violation if the connected network so informs OneNet.

Use of OneNet must be consistent with the goals of facilitating and disseminating knowledge, encouraging collaborative projects and resource sharing, providing public service, aiding technology transfer to Oklahoma businesses, fostering innovation and competitiveness within Oklahoma, promoting economic development, conducting the affairs of government and building broader infrastructure in support of education and research.

It is not acceptable to use OneNet for illegal purposes.

It is not acceptable to use OneNet to transmit threatening, obscene or harassing materials.

It is not acceptable to use OneNet so as to interfere with or disrupt network users, services or equipment. Disruptions include, but are not limited to, distribution of unsolicited advertising, propagation of computer viruses or worms, and use of the network to make unauthorized entry to any other machine accessible via the network.

It is not acceptable to use OneNet to post a single article or advertisement to more than ten (10) Usenet or other newsgroups, forums, email mailing lists or other similar groups or lists; post to any Usenet or other newsgroup, forum, email mailing list or other similar group or list articles that are off-topic according to the charter or other owner-published FAQ or description of the group or list; or send unsolicited mass emails to more than twenty-five (25) email users if such unsolicited emails provoke complaints from recipients.

Use of OneNet must be consistent with local regulation that may include, but is not limited to: Copyrighted material, threatening, obscene, libelous or defamatory material or material protected by trade secret. It is not acceptable to retransmit or rebroadcast OneNet video material or data services without the express written consent of OneNet.

It is assumed that information and resources available through OneNet are private to those individuals and organizations that own or hold rights to those resources and information and, unless specifically stated otherwise, by the owners or holders of rights. It is, therefore, not acceptable for an individual to use OneNet to access information or resources unless permission to do so has been granted by the owners or holders of rights to those resources and information.

It is not acceptable to resell or otherwise provide OneNet voice, video or data services without the express written permission of OneNet.

OneNet rates include all of OneNet data- and video-related services, including access to the Internet and other services. Therefore, only clients paying for OneNet connections are eligible to utilize OneNet’s value-added services. Access to these services requires each client site to subscribe to OneNet. . Dial-up services are provided to meet the needs of qualified agencies and institutions and for agencies that do not require a dedicated circuit. OneNet dial-up access is not offered to individuals for personal use, individuals desiring such services should contact a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP).