What is this Document?

This document contains your Terms of Service (TOS)

It is an agreement between you and Minnesota WiFi, explaining the rights and responsibilities of Minnesota WiFi and you as a Minnesota WiFi customer.

By ordering a service from Minnesota WiFi, or by using equipment provided by Minnesota WiFi, you accept the terms and conditions contained in this agreement and agree to comply with its requirements. Minnesota WiFi is also bound by this agreement, although Minnesota WiFi has the right to update the terms of service and other policies with conditions.

We have done our best to make this document and other Minnesota WiFi policies understandable.

 

Definitions

Customer, I, you, your:    means a person, a company, or legal entity who subscribes to a service provided by Minnesota WiFi

User:                                  Also refers to a person, company or legal entity who subscribes to a service provided by Minnesota WiFi, but also includes someone who also uses the same service

Service:                              Any service provided by Minnesota WiFi

Equipment:                        Means any hardware or device provided by Minnesota WiFi for use by a customer.

Minnesota WiFi or we or us:          Minnesota WiFi, Kasson, MN.

At time of writing, Darin Steffl as sole owner

 

 Scope of this Agreement

This Agreement shall be governed by, construed under, and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the United States. In the event of a conflict between this Agreement and any applicable tariff, the tariff shall prevail. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby. This Agreement, which incorporates by reference the Minnesota WiFi Acceptable Use Policy and Privacy Policy embodies the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, and all contemporaneous oral agreements and understandings relating to the subject matter hereof. Minnesota WiFi may amend the terms and conditions of this Agreement by giving you thirty (30) days notice. This notice may be in writing or may appear online or by email to your chosen email address. This Agreement is subject to modification by any authorized regulatory agency. Minnesota WiFi may assign this Agreement without limitation, but you may not assign this Agreement without Minnesota WiFi’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be binding on the parties hereto and their respective personal and legal representatives, successors, and permitted assigns.

Your Responsibilities

You agree to purchase Internet Service from Minnesota WiFi, in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement.

Customer Responsibility

You have certain responsibilities as a party to this agreement. Another section describes Minnesota WiFi’s responsibilities.

You acknowledge that you accept this Agreement on behalf of yourself, your users and all persons who use the equipment and/or service through the equipment.

You have the sole responsibility for ensuring that all other users understand and comply with the terms and conditions of this agreement.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible and liable for any and all breaches of the terms and conditions of this agreement, whether such breach is the result of the use of the Service and/or Equipment by you or another user.

You agree to use your Minnesota WiFi supplied service from ONLY your own premises. You may not resell or share the service with any person or dwelling outside of where it is installed.

You agree to provide Minnesota WiFi with accurate and complete billing information, including your legal name, address and telephone number. If your address, phone number, name or other billing information changes, you will notify us of the changes within 30 days.

By ordering and paying for a Minnesota WiFi account, or by using the Minnesota WiFi service, you affirm that you are 18 years of age or older or you have parental or guardian consent to use the service.

What happens if I break this agreement

If you default or break this agreement, Minnesota WiFi may temporarily suspend or permanently close some or all of your service. Minnesota WiFi alone makes this decision. Suspending or closing your service does not limit Minnesota WiFi’s remedies or incur any liability to you (that is you don’t have to be credited down time as a result of you defaulting). “Default” means failure on your part to comply with this agreement. This includes getting behind on your payments and breaking the provisions of this agreement or associated policies, but is not limited to these situations.

If you use your own equipment with service provided by Minnesota WiFi in violation of any of the provisions of this agreement, Minnesota WiFi will notify you and take such action as is necessary for the protection of the service for use by its other customers. This may include disconnecting your service.

Minnesota WiFi reserves the right to charge a disconnect and/or reconnect fee for any discontinued service.

 

Minnesota WiFi’s Responsibilities

Minnesota WiFi has certain responsibilities as a party to this agreement. Another section describes your responsibilities.

Minnesota WiFi agrees to provide you with the service and required special equipment, provided that you comply with all the terms and conditions of this agreement. Minnesota WiFi also agrees to maintain the equipment provided by us. We will warranty all MN WiFi equipment against manufacturer defects only. Any Act of God or customer caused damage is billable at our normal service call rates plus any material costs. Another section details the terms over equipment.

We will do our best to provide uninterrupted service. However, like any other telecommunications service provider, the service may experience temporary slowdowns or interruptions caused by:

  • Overload

  • Abuse

  • Equipment modifications, upgrades, relocations, or repairs, and similar activities necessary for the proper operation and supply of the service.

  • Disasters (see “force majeure” in another section)

Minnesota WiFi will provide basic instructions on how to use the service. These instructions will appear on the Minnesota WiFi website. You are also entitled to technical support for the Minnesota WiFi provided equipment or service via phone or email – during the Minnesota WiFi support hours.

We cannot provide technical support for any hardware, software or operating systems not provided by Minnesota WiFi.

If a Minnesota WiFi technician or representative is asked to provide support or repair for software or hardware that is not supplied by Minnesota WiFi, a service call charge and labor charge may apply.

If Minnesota WiFi service cannot be made to work at your location because of distance, hills, trees, or any other cause, a refund may be issued to you which is up to Minnesota WiFi's discretion. You must return the equipment in good condition. Minnesota WiFi has no other liability if your location proves impossible to provide the service for.

Force Majeure (Disasters, Etc)

Neither you or Minnesota WiFi is liable for any delay or failure in performance of any part of this agreement caused by any even beyond your, or our, control, and without your, or our, fault or negligence.

These events include, but are not limited to, the events known legally as “Force Majeure”. Force Majeure refers to a number of situations that could affect you and Minnesota WiFi in performing your, or our, obligations.

  • acts of civil or military authority terrorist acts

  • nuclear accidents

  • inability to secure transportation facilities, hardware or software products, or services of other persons government regulations

  • riots strikes

  • acts or omissions of transportation or common carriers embargoes

  • insurrections

  • extended power blackouts natural disasters

  • epidemics

  • fires

  • severe weather conditions environmental disturbances war

  • explosions

  • legal and/or regulatory constraints

 

If a Force Majeure condition occurs, the party injured by the other party’s inability to perform has two options (detailed below). The injured party has 30 days to choose which one. If the injured party does not inform the other within 30 days of being notified of a Force Majeure situation, the second option goes into effect.

Option One: The injured party may terminate the agreement if such Force Majeure condition results in a delay or failure to perform which continues for more than 30 calendar days.

Option Two: The injured party may suspend the service for a duration of the delaying cause and buy a similar service. After the emergency is over, this agreement and service will continue.

 

Paying for your Minnesota WiFi service

The price you will pay Minnesota WiFi is the monthly rate and other fees established by Minnesota WiFi.

Minnesota WiFi reserves the right to modify the rates, fees and charges at any time.

You acknowledge that you may incur additional charges while using the service. If you make purchases over the internet, those transactions are between you and the seller, and have nothing to do with your relationship with Minnesota WiFi.

 

Payment

Minnesota WiFi will debit your bank account or credit/debit card periodically as agreed when you signed up for the service. You will be sent a statement by email 15 days before payment is due. Payment will be deemed made when received by Minnesota WiFi.

If your account becomes overdue, you will receive a notice by email. At this time, Minnesota WiFi may take steps to reduce the service supplied or temporarily suspend the service and apply any applicable disconnection and / or reconnection fees.

If your account becomes more than 30 days overdue, Minnesota WiFi may apply 4.5% per annum interest to the balance. Minnesota WiFi does not issue refunds for prepaid services of any length.

A service charge of up to $50, will be assessed for each check that is returned to Minnesota WiFi for insufficient funds. This service charge will also be assessed for any chargebacks from a Credit/Debit card payment on your account.

You will get your statement by email to your email address. Any other delivery address or method must be pre-arranged. It is your responsibility to check your email address for billing information and Minnesota WiFi announcements.

 

Term

This agreement becomes effective on the date on which you order your Minnesota WiFi service. Your first payment is due at the moment your service is connected. This is also your start-of-service date.

Your payments are due on the anniversary of your start date with Minnesota WiFi.

This agreement remains in effect on a month-to-month basis as long as you receive service from Minnesota WiFi.

 

Credit for Down Time

Although we intend to maintain your service at all times, you have the right to be credited if through our negligence you lose service via Minnesota WiFi for more than 24 hours. In such a case, we will credit you 1/30 of the monthly base charge for each 24 hour period from the time of notice of interruption until the service restoration. The 24 hours must be continuous. You cannot add up shorter periods.

To receive credit, you must notify the Minnesota WiFi office that your service is not working.

Most types of outage do not qualify for credit. Please read the next section for more information.

 

Events that don’t qualify for credit

Most temporary service outages do not qualify for credit.

You will not get credit for problems in the Service caused by your own or others’ negligence or willful act (except as provided above) or for problems caused by weather or disaster-like situations. Please see Force Majeure. "Willful acts" include system failures caused by viruses, "hacking," "cracking," and other forms of remote malice.

You will not get credit for loss of connectivity caused by technicians working to modify or repair Minnesota WiFi’s equipment.

You will not get a credit for interruptions less than 24 hours long. Minnesota WiFi may, however, issue credit on a case-by-case basis at Minnesota WiFi’s discretion.

If you believe that Minnesota WiFi has billed you in error, you must contact us or call within 30 days of the invoice or statement date. Refunds or adjustments will not be given for any charges more than 60 days old.

Deposit

Minnesota WiFi may require a deposit to commence the start of service. If a deposit is collected, it may be used as payment towards your first invoice. Deposits are non-refundable unless we find we cannot provide service at your location.

 

Closing your Account

To close your account, you must notify Minnesota WiFi via a phone call during business hours. To add or remove services, or close an account, you must identify yourself to Minnesota WiFi’s satisfaction. This is to protect unauthorized changes by other persons to your account. We cannot accept cancellation requests via voicemail, email, text, Facebook or any other methods besides a live phone call with one of our representatives.

If you wish to cancel or close your account and terminate this agreement, you must provide 30 days notice of cancellation. Because service is prepaid one month ahead of time, there will be no pro-rated credit given if you cancel right after the start of the next billing cycle. If you prepay longer than 1 month of service such as 6 or 12 months, there will be no refunds given if canceled before the end of your prepayment.

If you agreed to a 1-year contract and want to cancel prior to this, the ETF (early termination fee) is $30 per month remaining on the contract. For example if you've paid for 6 months of service, the ETF is $30 x 6 months remaining = $180 ETF

If you move to another home and want to take service with you, the remainder of the contract will be in addition to any new contracts at the new home.

 

Upon Termination of this Agreement or your account

You agree that upon termination of this Agreement:

You will pay Minnesota WiFi in full for your use of the Equipment and the Service up to the effective date of termination of this Agreement or the date on which the Service and Equipment have been disconnected and returned to Minnesota WiFi, whichever is later. You will not receive a refund if you terminate service part-way through a month or a prepayment more than one month.

You will allow Minnesota WiFi employees or contractors to access your premises to remove the Equipment. This may mean coming in your house and climbing on your roof or other structure where our equipment is attached. We agree to arrange a time that is convenient for you, and a Minnesota WiFi technician.

You will return all of the Equipment to Minnesota WiFi. Not returning the equipment in good condition is considered a default and we will apply a $300 non-equipment returned fee.

 

Computer Equipment

You are responsible for your own equipment that you use with the Minnesota WiFi service. For this agreement to be valid, your computer must meet minimum requirements (as determined solely by Minnesota WiFi). It must:

Be technically and operationally compatible with the Service. Minnesota WiFi’s responsibility for your Internet connectivity stops at the downstream end of the Equipment. You are responsible for providing equipment capable of receiving and transmitting electronic data through a standard port.

Be compliant with applicable Radio spectrum Management rules and regulations.

 

Home networks

You may access the Internet via Minnesota WiFi from secondary computers on a home network within the limits of the Acceptable Use Policy. Your home network is not part of your Minnesota WiFi Service or Equipment. By accepting this agreement, you explicitly acknowledge that Minnesota WiFi will not provide technical support for equipment or software that is not part of the Minnesota WiFi Service or Equipment.

Allowing someone to connect to your home network from outside your premises and use your Minnesota WiFi service is strictly prohibited. If you do this, we will close your account.

Giving someone outside your household your Minnesota WiFi login name and password is called "account sharing" and is strictly prohibited. This may also incur extra fees on your behalf when your account is logged in twice.

 

Equipment supplied by Minnesota WiFi

Minnesota WiFi agrees to maintain the Equipment in working condition for the lifetime of this agreement. In case of Equipment failure due to manufacturer defect, Minnesota WiFi will troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, or replace the Equipment within 48 hours. In some cases diagnosing and repairing equipment can take more than 48 hours.

Minnesota WiFi will warranty all MN WiFi equipment against manufacturer defects only. Any Act of God or customer caused damage is billable at our normal service call rates plus any hardware and material costs. Lightning, fire, flooding, power surges, etc. are all considered billable if our equipment is damaged because a defect was not the cause of failure.

 

All equipment supplied by Minnesota WiFi, except for any item that you buy and pay for in full, remains the property of Minnesota WiFi. You may not mortgage, sell, transfer, lease, encumber, or assign all or part of the equipment.

If you lose or break the equipment, or turn it over to someone else as described in the previous paragraph, you must pay Minnesota WiFi the full retail cost of the repair or replacement. If Minnesota WiFi spends money in the effort to get the equipment back, you must also pay those costs.

You will not modify, tamper with, or move the Equipment. If you need the equipment moved, you must contact Minnesota WiFi and ask to have a Minnesota WiFi technician or contractor to move the equipment for you. You may be charged for the callout, labor and materials required to move the equipment.

If equipment, including network components, is moved or modified by anyone other than Minnesota WiFi personnel (employed or contract), and damage to the equipment results so that Minnesota WiFi personnel or contractors are called out to your location to repair or replace it, you will be charged $150.00 for the visit in addition to any other charges specified in the Terms of Service.

You authorize Minnesota WiFi and its employees, agents, contractors and representatives to enter your premises in order to install, maintain, inspect, repair, and remove the Equipment. Minnesota WiFi agrees to arrange a mutually convenient time with you for these activities.

 

Limitation of Liability

Minnesota WiFi SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INTERRUPTIONS CAUSED BY FAILURE OF EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE NOT PROVIDED BY FAILURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, POWER OUTAGES, OR OTHER INTERRUPTION NOT WITHIN THE COMPLETE CONTROL OF Minnesota WiFi, NOR SHALL Minnesota WiFi

BE LIABLE FOR PERFORMANCE DEFICIENCIES CAUSED OR CREATED BY YOUR OR YOUR USERS’ EQUIPMENT. YOU (THE CUSTOMER) AND YOUR USERS HEREBY RELEASE Minnesota WiFi FROM LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY CONTENT ACCESSED VIA THE SERVICE. Minnesota WiFi’s PERFORMANCE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE EXCUSED IN CASE OF LABOR DIFFICULTIES, GOVERNMENTAL ORDERS, CIVIL COMMOTIONS, ACTS OF GOD, OR OTHER CONDITIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL. Minnesota WiFi SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IF CHANGES IN OPERATION, PROCEDURES, OR SERVICES REQUIRE MODIFICATION OR ALTERATION OF YOUR (THE CUSTOMER'S) OR YOUR USERS’ EQUIPMENT, RENDER THE SAME OBSOLETE, OR OTHERWISE AFFECT ITS PERFORMANCE. IN NO EVENT SHALL Minnesota WiFi BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF USE, ETC. THE LIABILITY OF Minnesota WiFi FOR ACTUAL PROVEN DAMAGES FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY FAILURE OF OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO AN AMOUNT EQUIVALENT TO CHARGES PAYABLE BY YOU (THE CUSTOMER) UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE PERIOD SUCH DAMAGES OCCUR. Minnesota WiFi MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE SERVICE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND ANY OTHER WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, Minnesota WiFi SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:

 

Eavesdropping. Minnesota WiFi uses an encryption technology to transmit data. Even so, there is a slight risk that you could be subject to "eavesdropping." This means that other parties may be able to access, monitor, and/or decode your traffic. This risk of eavesdropping exists not only over Minnesota WiFi ’s network, but also on the Internet and all other electronic data networks. Because of this risk, you should not send any sensitive or confidential information, such as credit card numbers or other financial information, medical information, or trade secrets, over the network except via secure technologies such as SSL (secure, encrypted web pages). Any information you send over the network is sent at your sole risk.

Home Networks. Your home network is not part of your Minnesota WiFi service. Any security risks associated with your wireless or wired home network are independent of the Service. Minnesota WiFi has no responsibility for the security or operation of computer equipment other than the Minnesota WiFi owned equipment.

FTP/HTTP/P2P Server Setup. If you install an FTP server or an HTTP server on a computer connected to the Internet, other people may be able to gain access to your computer. If you run any such applications, you must take the appropriate security measures. Minnesota WiFi reserves the right to limit the use of server software.

Minnesota WiFi has a right to claim economic damages from you if you violate the Minnesota WiFi Terms of Service or its associated policies and cause Minnesota WiFi significant economic harm.

 

Indemnity

You and your users shall indemnify and hold harmless Minnesota WiFi from and against any loss, cost, claim, liability, damage, or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) to third parties, relating to or arising from the use of the Service by you, your users, or others using your access, whether or not you know of or have authorized such access or use, including, without limitation, claims for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of copyright, patent infringement (where you or your users have used, connected, or combined the Service with the products or services of others), negligence, or tortuous behavior.

 

Intellectual Property

Ownership of Newly Developed Systems: All past, present, and future computer programs, software, drawings, diagrams, specifications, and other materials licensed or developed by Minnesota WiFi or its suppliers, in connection with delivering the Service, whether or not developed at your specific request, remain the property of Minnesota WiFi. You do not acquire sublicense or rights in these items by virtue of this Agreement or the provision of the Service.

Service Marks and Trade Names: Except as specifically set out in this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement shall grant, suggest, or imply any authority for you to use the name, trademarks, service marks, or trade names of the other party for any purpose whatsoever. If either you or Minnesota WiFi intend to use the other’s corporate or trade name, logo, trademark, or service mark in any kind of published material, you must show the proposed use to the other party and get their approval in writing before you publish or release the material. This requirement covers advertising, sales promotions, press releases, or other publicity matter relating to this Agreement.

 

Acceptable Use Policy

This policy is a separate policy document and its terms and policies are included within the terms of this agreement.

 

On peak / Off peak

All plans include a Free Zone where their data is not metered. The Free Zone is from 11pm to 8am. Regular, daily highspeed data is all other times. This may vary depending upon your plan specifications.






 

 

What is this Document?

This is Minnesota WiFi’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), which is part of your Terms of Service. By ordering a service from Minnesota WiFi or by using a service provided by us, you accept this policy and agree to follow the rules explained in it. This document is just as binding as the Terms of Service.

We may revise this policy at will. Changes are in force as soon as the revised document is published. "Published" means uploaded to our website. Any changes will apply instantly only to the portion of the Terms of Service contained in this document. 30 Days notice must still be given by Minnesota WiFi for any changes to other parts of the Terms of Service not included in this document.

You are responsible for keeping up with the provisions of the AUP. However, there is nothing peculiar or tricky in this document, nor will there be in future. Courteous, law-abiding behavior almost always falls within the limits of the AUP.

 

Definitions

 

Customer, I, you, your:    means a person, a company, or legal entity who subscribes to a service provided by Minnesota WiFi

User:                                  Also refers to a person, company or legal entity who subscribes to a service provided by Minnesota WiFi, but also includes someone who also uses the same service

Service:                              Any service provided by Minnesota WiFi

Equipment:                        Means any hardware or device provided by Minnesota WiFi for use by a customer. AUP:                                           Acceptable Use Policy

Minnesota WiFi or we or us:          Minnesota WiFi, Kasson, MN.

At time of writing, Darin Steffl as sole owner

 

 

What is an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Every reputable Internet or telecommunications provider has an Acceptable Use Policy, or AUP. Its purpose is to describe what kinds of behavior are acceptable while you are using the ISP's services--or rather, to describe what kinds of behavior are not acceptable, why this is so, and what will happen if you engage in them in violation of the AUP.

Some of the rules are based on the law, and some on the Internet conventions that have developed in the last two or three decades. These conventions are not arbitrary. Internet users created them by discovering, by trial and error, what works and what doesn't.

The Internet only works if the people using it cooperate to use the Internet sensibly.

 

What happens if you violate the AUP?

If you do something illegal or otherwise in violation of the guidelines given here, we will take action.

If you do something blatantly illegal or directly harmful to life or property, we may immediately suspend or close your account and shut down your access to the Internet. Especially: If you use your Minnesota WiFi account or Minnesota WiFi service to send unsolicited bulk messages, we will close your account.

We are required by law to report some kinds of behavior to law enforcement, including (but not limited to) child abuse and child pornography of any kind, terrorism, and certain kinds of threats.

If you do something less directly harmful, Minnesota WiFi will send you a warning or make contact with you.

If you continue to violate the AUP, Minnesota WiFi will close your account. You have the right to disagree with us, but the decision is Minnesota WiFi’s alone.

If someone else uses your account to do something which violates the AUP, you are still responsible and may have your account suspended or closed. If this is done without your knowledge, you are still responsible. If you can convince us that you will control access to your account more closely in future, we may reinstate your account without prejudice.

In any event, whether your account is suspended or closed, Minnesota WiFi does not owe you credit. If you lose access because of your own or your users' behavior, you will not get a refund. Outstanding charges still apply. There may be a disconnection and or reconnection fee that may be charged.

 

Basics

Minnesota WiFi offers access to the Internet and other telecommunication services. However, the Internet or telephone network is not owned, operated, managed by, or in any way affiliated with Minnesota WiFi. The Internet is a separate network of computers independent of Minnesota WiFi. Your use of the Internet and telephone network is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable local laws and regulations. Your access to the Internet and telephone network is dependent on numerous factors, technologies, and systems, most of which are beyond Minnesota WiFi authority and control.

 

Usage Limits

Minnesota WiFi does not have a strict, hard cap on the amount of data you can use in a month. You will not be charged extra for using too much data. Minnesota WiFi will send an email to you if you start using too much data that it impacts network performance and your account may be slowed down. Each plan includes a certain amount of highspeed data per day before being slowed down, at which point you can continue to use unlimited data at speeds between 1-3 Mbps. The average monthly usage for our customers as of April 2020 is 120GB per month or 4GB per day. Residential accounts are not dedicated to just you so we need to maintain a fair usage policy to prevent one customer from hurting the experience of other customers.

 

Servers

You are not to run a dedicated server, serving resources accessible to the internet outside the Minnesota WiFi network using your Minnesota WiFi service. This includes Http, ftp, or any other major protocol based resource / service.

Note that we do not mind small amounts of usage with regard to remote control applications such as RDP or VNC as well as limited personal use such as file transfers between home and work.

 

P2P

Any application that is usually considered peer to peer, must be configured using the methods shown on the Minnesota WiFi website. P2P applications may be limited in speed. Running a P2P application that is set to ‘start on startup’ or run when your computer is switched on is strictly prohibited. Running these programs in the background in such a way is a security risk as your personal files may be shared for access by other internet users.

 

Throttling

Throttling policies are common with most reputable internet service providers.

We may place some throttling or bandwidth shaping, especially on p2p between the hours of 8am to 12am.

If your account has been using an abusive amount of data in a given month, you may be throttled and contacted by Minnesota WiFi.

 

Your Username and Password

You are not to give your username and password to anyone outside your household as they may use it elsewhere on the Minnesota WiFi network. You are liable for any activity by anyone connecting through your subscribed service, or by using your username and password.

 

Local Laws

All local laws must be followed when using a service provided by Minnesota WiFi

 

Unacceptable Conduct

You need to avoid certain activities in connection with your Minnesota WiFi service besides outright crime.

  • · harassing anyone

  • · violating anyone's privacy

  • · attempting to use Minnesota WiFi as a starting point for an activity that will intentionally hurt or annoy someone

  • · participating in chain letters

  • · harassing, threatening, or abusing Minnesota WiFi staff

  • · excessive posting or otherwise abusing Usenet

  • · sending bulk unsolicited emails (spam)

  • · using Minnesota WiFi for any spam-related purpose

  • · making available any software, script, product, or service that will violate this AUP (this includes, but is not limited to, programs for the distribution of spam)

  • · forging or falsifying any information, including (but not limited to) TCP/IP packet headers or any part of the header information in an email message or Usenet posting

  • · email "bombing" or flooding

  • · any attempt to overload Minnesota WiFi's, or any other, system

  • · network-unfriendly activity or "hacking" that interferes with normal network operations

  • · attempts to gain unauthorized access to ("hack into") Minnesota WiFi's servers, or to access Minnesota WiFi data, accounts, systems or networks, or to find security holes in a Minnesota WiFi system, whether these attempts are electronic or otherwise

  • · any activity which could damage, disable, overload or impair Minnesota WiFi's services

  • · sending scripts or data to chat programs to cause rapid scrolling and prevent people from reading the dialog members using bots on IRC

  • · Intentionally leaving open SMTP ports so as to allow the sending of unsolicited email by a third party. That is, if you are running a mail server on a Minnesota WiFi account, you may not leave it open for email relay.

  • · Please note that Minnesota WiFi reserves the right to send announcements and other email to its customers. That is not spam. You agree to receive such email when you order a Minnesota WiFi service.

 

 

Unacceptable Data

"Data" means text, pictures, software, recordings, or any other form of information. In the event of complaints against your data, Minnesota WiFi alone will determine whether the file or information in question is unacceptable.

 

Minnesota WiFi supports the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet. We do not monitor what you are receiving or transmitting in the form of email, web pages, or other data. We do not exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, email message, Usenet posting, or other data created through or accessible via our service. However, we may remove any materials that we believe to be illegal or in some other way violate Minnesota WiFi's policies, or may subject us to liability.

 

If you run your own web server, email server, or any other kind of server, you are totally responsible for those servers and their content. Make sure you are aware of any laws regarding the material you are providing, including copyright laws. You should contact Minnesota WiFi to talk about running your own server as it may violate the server-specific clause above.

 

Do not upload, email, post or otherwise distribute data which is: unlawful or illegal under the laws the United States threatening abusive harassing libelous defamatory obscene deceptive fraudulent invasive of another's privacy inaccurate intended to victimize, harass, degrade, or intimidate a person or group on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or any other reason intended for use in distributing unsolicited bulk mail, "hacking," or other proscribed activities.

 

More Unacceptable Activities

If you shouldn't do it in "real life," you shouldn't do it on the Internet or when using the telephone. Do not do any of these things using the Minnesota WiFi service:

  • fraud

  • false advertising unsolicited advertising copyright violations

  • use of trademark or service mark to which you have no rights trade secret violations

  • any intentional disruption of communication.

You may not use Minnesota WiFi to work around some other ISP's rules or to abuse another service.

You may not use any part of the Minnesota WiFi service to support an activity done elsewhere which violates this AUP. For instance, you can't link to a web site hosted at Minnesota WiFi in unsolicited bulk email even if you send it from another service.

 

Valid Return Email Address

All emails sent by you must have a valid return email address.

 

Moving of Minnesota WiFi’s Equipment

No equipment supplied by Minnesota WiFi may be removed from its installed position unless you have permission from Minnesota WiFi. It remains property of Minnesota WiFi.

  • facebook

(507) 634-9434

103 W Main St Kasson MN 55944

©2020 by Minnesota WiFi