Southern Light
Acceptable Use Policy

SOUTHERN LIGHT ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

This Acceptable Use Policy is used in conjunction with the terms of your Service Agreement. Any Customer who does not agree to be bound by these terms should immediately stop use of Southern Light Services and notify Southern Light Account Management so that the Customer’s Service can be cancelled. Violating any of these policies grants Southern Light the authority to take action to restrict or terminate your access to Southern Light Services. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise this policy, any other policy or statement on any Southern Light website, and any product offerings or programs described on any Southern Light website. Please check back periodically to review any changes to this policy.

Southern Light disclaims, to the maximum extent permitted by law, all warranties, representations or other endorsements, express or implied, with regard to the information accessed from, or through, Southern Light’s Services, the systems which provide it and the Internet, including all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, or non- infringement of any third-party rights. Southern Light does not assume any liability for the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of any information disclosed or materials accessed. In no event shall Southern Light (or any persons or entities related thereto) be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages associated with or arising from use of this service in any way, including any loss of use, data or profits, regardless of the form of action. Any failure by Southern Light to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver of Southern Light’s rights.

LAWFUL USE

You must use this site and the Southern Light Services in accordance with the terms of this policy and your Southern Light Service Agreement, and in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.

USER CONDUCT, PROHIBITED OR UNLAWFUL USE

In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the users of this site and Southern Light Services, the following rules have been established to protect against abuse.

Use of this site or Southern Light Services for any purpose that is unlawful or in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the operation of this site, the Southern Light Network or Southern Light Services or any other party's use or enjoyment of this site, the Southern Light Network or Southern Light Services, is strictly prohibited.

Specifically, you may not:

This prohibition extends to the sending of unsolicited and/or mass e-mailings from any Southern Light account, or via another service which in any way (i) implicates the use of this site or Southern Light Services, Southern Light equipment or any Southern Light e-mail address; (ii) that is relayed from any Southern Light or third party's mail servers without permission; (iii) which employs techniques to hide or obscure the source of the e-mail; (iv) which are sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the Southern Light Network that makes use of or contains invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names or other means of deceptive addressing may be deemed to be counterfeit.

A communication may be unsolicited if: (1) recipients' email addresses were not obtained through a personal or customer relationship between recipient and sender, (2) recipients did not affirmatively consent to receive communications from sender, or (3) recipients have opted out of receiving communications from sender when given notice of the opportunity to do so.

Senders should: (i) confirm that the actual owner of each email address, particularly email that are part of a list, agreed to receive email and/or bulk email from the sender; (ii) include their email and/or physical address in any bulk mailings; and (iii) provide recipients with an effective means of removing their email from lists.

Please Note: 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 federal Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act ("CAN-SPAM") (P.L. 108-187) or Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq.); and any other applicable statutes and regulations.

Southern Light reserves the right to take all legal and technical steps available to prevent unsolicited bulk e-mail or other unauthorized e-mail from being sent from or transmitted through the Southern Light Network, including the right, without prior notice, to perform vulnerability tests on systems residing on IP address space belonging to Southern Light which may be allocated for Customer use. The purpose of such testing includes, but is not limited to, testing of mail servers or proxy servers for unrestricted third party relaying. Southern Light will use commercial reasonable efforts to ensure that such testing will not adversely affect Service provided to Customer or compromise the security of Customer's network. Customer may be required to correct any system vulnerability upon notification and/or suspend or terminate operations of a known compromised system.

Your participation in online communication or use of any Southern Light service is not edited, censored or otherwise controlled by Southern Light. However, Southern Light reserves the right to monitor content on this site and any Southern Light Services and to remove content, disable sites, or suspend or terminate services if Southern Light, in its discretion, determines such content or user practices are harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of this Acceptable Use Policy.

END USERS

If Customer allows others (end users) to use the Service, Customer is responsible for ensuring that end users comply with this AUP. Southern Light may disconnect Service if an end user violates this AUP. The Customer must also make contact information publicly available, and must respond promptly to any complaints. Complaints regarding the Customer’s end users shall apply to the Customer.

IP ADDRESS POLICY

Southern Light’s IP address policy is based on RFC 2050 and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) guidelines for Internet service providers; provided, however, that Southern Light may allocate IP addresses in any manner in which Southern Light determines, in its sole discretion, is reasonable for the operation of its internet business. Please contact Southern Light for any questions regarding IP address rules and policies. Southern Light will allocate IP addresses to customer according to InterNIC guidelines. All IP addresses assigned by Southern Light must be relinquished by Customer upon the expiration, termination or cancellation of Services Agreement. Southern Light may require an ARIN organizational ID from the customer to complete IP requests. If requested, the organizational ID must be provided. A customer may call ARIN at 703-227-0660 to obtain an ID.

INTERNATIONAL USE

Southern Light makes no representation that materials available on this site or any or through any Southern Light service are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who access this site or any site hosted by Southern Light from other locations are responsible for compliance with local law.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights and laws protect all content and materials available through any Southern Light service. Nothing on any Southern Light website shall be interpreted or implied in such as way as conferring any license or right to any intellectual property rights or license to any intellectual property, content, technology, system, process, or related material belonging to Southern Light by virtue of it being displayed or made accessible on any Southern Light website. Except as expressly authorized, you agree not to use this site or any Southern Light Services in any manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights, with respect to any material, which you may access, receive or make available through this site or any Southern Light Services.

If you use a domain name or content in connection with the Southern Light web hosting, or any other web hosting service, you must not use that domain name or content in any way which violates any trademark, service mark, or similar rights of any third party.

INTERNET RELAY CHAT RULES

You must not use any programs that may or will interfere with another's use of this site or Southern Light Services. You must not run any Internet Relay Chat ("IRC") robot on any IRC server which might interfere with the Services or otherwise violate this AUP. When logged into any IRC server, you must comply with the rules and policies established by that IRC's service administrator.

CONTROLLING LAW AND TERMINATION

This Authorized Use Policy is subject to, and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama without regard to its choice of law principles.

NOTICES

The Southern Light Service Agreement and Acceptable Use Policy prohibit acts of copyright and trademark infringement and other unlawful behavior by Southern Light subscribers. Southern Light takes subscriber violations seriously and will investigate complaints and, where appropriate, may remove content, disable sites, suspend or terminate services, or take other action as necessary. Southern Light assumes no responsibility for costs incurred for defending or asserting a violation of the Southern Light Service Agreement or Acceptable Use Policy.

GENERAL COMPLAINTS: Please send reports of any activity in violation of this Acceptable Use Policy to abuse2@slfiber.com.. Southern Light will reasonably investigate incidents involving such violations. Southern Light may involve and will cooperate with law enforcement officials if any criminal activity is suspected. Violations may result in criminal and civil liability.

COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT COMPLAINTS: If you believe that your copyright or trademark has been used by a Southern Light subscriber without permission, such that the use may constitute infringement of your intellectual property rights, please send a report to abuse2@slfiber.com.

FRAUD COMPLAINTS: Southern Light recognizes that acts of fraud can be and are committed over the Internet. Southern Light encourages all Customers and Internet users to be vigilant about protecting their personal information, account numbers, id's, passwords, etc. As with non-Internet fraud, fraud complaints are best and most appropriately made to law enforcement authorities. If you believe you have been the victim of Internet fraud (either via the web or through email), Southern Light encourages you to contact your local or state consumer protection authority, or one among several U.S. agencies that handle complaints about Internet fraud, including:

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Complaints about consumer fraud (e.g. related to retail, banking and other on line activity) can be filed with the FTC at https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-resources/identity-theft-and-data-security/filing-complaint;

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a joint effort of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center; complaints about Internet fraud may be filed with the IC3 at https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx;

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) complaints related to buying and selling of securities, and related on line activity, can be filed with the SEC Enforcement Division Complaint Center at http://www.sec.gov/complaint.shtml , as well as, your state securities regulators (to locate your state securities regulator, go to http://www.nasaa.org/about-us/contact-us/contact-your-regulator/.