provides local Internet services for the enjoyment of PRIS members and their friends.
In an effort to safeguard the Internet environment, PRIS
maintains a zero-tolerance policy on network abuse and will take action against member who violates our Acceptable Use Policy.
The final decision of what constitutes network abuse rests with the Board
If you have a complaint about someone you believe is in violation of the PRIS Acceptable Use Policy, please send an e-mail to sysop @ pris.ca stating the exact time stamp of the offending material.
MEMBERS WHO VIOLATE THE TERMS OF OUR ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY MAY BE PERMANENTLY BANNED FROM USING PRIS
USING PRIS SERVICES WILL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY.
may elect to keep logs of all activities, including a log of the originators of all materials posted through PRIS
This information will be used solely to enable PRIS
staff to take appropriate action when there are complaints that the Policy has been violated, or as outlined in (4) (below).
will not disclose the contents of the logs to outside parties unless required to do so by law or in PRIS's good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to:
(i) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process;
(ii) protect and defend the rights or property of PRIS; or
(iii) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of PRIS members or the public.
While using PRIS, you may not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute information constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise use PRIS in a manner which is contrary to law, or would serve to restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying PRIS, or the Internet.
You may upload software files, text, sounds, graphics or other files or data, or otherwise transmit on or through PRIS
only such files or data:
that are not subject to any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights held by any person (including any society or other corporation) other than you, or
in which any other holder of such rights has given you express authorization for distribution of such files or data on PRiS
, in which case you warrant that you have such rights and you accept responsibility for the use and transmission of such files or data.
By using the facilities of PRiS for the transmission or storage of any such files or data, you automatically grant - or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted - PRIS a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit and display such content (in whole or part).
(iv) Impersonation of others, including PRIS
staff, or another PRIS member is not permitted
You are not permitted to attempt to access the accounts of others, or to attempt to penetrate security measures of PRIS
or other entities' systems (hacking), whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data.
You may not share, re-sell, sub-lease or in any way transfer use of your Internet connection to any person except as expressedly permitted by PRiS
Application to allow such sharing or reselling must be made in writing to pris @ pris.ca.
generally grants permission to share or resell access under the following conditions:
A message, or message attachement which is identified to contain a virus, or other harmful or disruptive component that could compromise the integrity of a computer system may be intercepted and deleted by PRiS
VIRTUAL DOMAINS AND WEB HOSTING
The rental of a Virtual Domain from PRIS
means that, for all intents and purposes, you have your own Internet site, and your own address in the Internet world.
However, you are still physically located on the PRIS Server
, and for legal, logistical, and ethical reasons, we require that you, and your site, conform to all facets of the PRIS Acceptable Use Policy.
DATA TRANSFER LIMIT POLICY - STANDARD WIRELESS FWS-10/30/50
The intention of the Data Transfer Limit Policy is to provide a process through which PRIS
can protect itself and its members from excessive or disruptive data transfer activities by any member.
The process is based on the principle that PRIS
is entitled to provide equitable access to all PRiS members given existing system capacity, and to recover costs incurred by PRIS
as a result of a member's activities.
The costs of incremental data traffic include the fees paid for capacity to upstream providers and the cost of equipment acquisition / management for Last Mile connectivity to the member.
All service is delivered on a best effort basis, but such effort may include Technical Internet Traffic Management Practices (Technical ITMPs).
does not promise any particular Committed Data Rate (CDR) to its members.
Technical ITMPs may limits speeds below individual connection capabilities as described below.
(An alternative to bandwidth management is to limit each member to a specific speed that they can be guaranteed at all times.
That amount would have to be very low, and the system would have much unused capacity most of the time.
has adopted the 'Best Effort' model, which necessarily involves limiting capacity at some times in the interests of fairness.
PRiS declines to offer speed promises on an 'Up To' basis.)
provides all users with data transfer statistics relating to their account.
This information is not currently available but should be on our new website by mid-april.
Traffic is only counted between the hours of 7:00 AM and Midnight.
From Midnight to 7:00 AM traffic is 'Free Time'.
It is not counted in monthly totals or averages, and is free of ITMP's:
offers members two options:
may impose pre-payment conditions, or additional limitations on data transfer rates, as deemed necessary to maintain the balance on the member's account payable to a fiscally responsible level.
Does not Accept ODCs - DEFAULT
additionally limits the speed of members electing this option in those instances where the 5 minute average number of unique hosts contacted is greater than 50/minute.
members are fully responsible for ALL traffic flowing to or from their network through PRiS, regardless of whether they are personally cognizant of that traffic.
Regular monthly membership fees will not be reduced because of any speed restrictions imposed.
To ensure that available bandwidth is evenly distributed, PRiS
may use congestion management policies during the hours of 7:00 AM and midnight.