CompuServe Unsolicited Bulk Email Policy
CompuServe Interactive Service, Inc. ("CompuServe") and its parent, America Online, Inc. ("AOL") do not authorize the use of their proprietary computers and computer networks (the "Networks") to accept, transmit or distribute unsolicited bulk e-mail sent from the Internet to CompuServe members. In addition, Internet e-mail sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the Networks that makes use of or contains invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names or other means of deceptive addressing will be deemed to be counterfeit. Any attempt to send or cause such counterfeit e-mail to be sent to or through the Networks is unauthorized. Similarly, e-mail that is relayed from any third party's mail servers without the permission of that third party, or which employs similar techniques to hide or obscure the source of the e-mail, is also an unauthorized use of the Networks. CompuServe and AOL do not authorize anyone to send e-mail or cause e-mail to be sent to the Networks that violates CompuServe's Terms of Service. CompuServe does not authorize the harvesting or collection of screen names from the CompuServe services for the purpose of sending unsolicited e-mail. CompuServe, and its parent, AOL, reserve the right to take all legal and technical steps available to prevent unsolicited bulk e-mail or other unauthorized e-mail from entering, utilizing or remaining within the Networks. Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send e-mail to, or through, the Networks. Neither CompuServe's nor AOL's failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver their rights.
Unauthorized use of the Networks in connection with the transmission of unsolicited bulk e-mail, including the transmission of counterfeit e-mail, may result in civil and criminal penalties against the sender, including those provided by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq.); Ohio Revised Code § 3207.64, Virginia Computer Crimes Act (Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-152.2 et seq.) (amended effective July 1, 1999); and the Washington Commercial Electronic Mail Act ( Wash. Rev. Code Chapter 19.190 et seq.).