Terms of Use Policy

Any usage of services provided by Rivahnet™ constitutes acceptance of this agreement. It is the responsibility of each subscriber to exercise such control and discretion as is necessary to comply with the conditions of this Acceptable Use Policy and the subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Rivahnet™ for any damages caused by violation thereof.

Account-holders shall not utilize their access to Rivahnet™ servers to obtain and/or utilize lists of Rivahnet™ users’ email addresses, account information or passwords. Such activity is a breach of the privacy of our users and shall be dealt with to the full extent of the law. Account-holders shall only log on to the service with one simultaneous connection unless other arrangements are specifically made with Rivahnet™.


We recommend that passwords be changed at least every six months. Passwords must be at least eight (8) characters long, not found in a dictionary, and should include at least one alpha and at least one numeric character. Rivahnet™ will only release passwords to Principal Investigators or Account Managers. Passwords must not be shared with any other person. The password must be changed as soon as possible after an unacceptable exposure or suspected compromise. Any unauthorized use of accounts or computers by Rivahnet™ customer, whether or not the attacked account or computer belongs to Rivahnet™, will result in action against the attacker. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancellation, and civil or criminal legal action, according to the seriousness of the attack.


Spam is unsolicited, bulk e-mail. It is usually commercial in nature. Rivahnet™ does not allow or support the transmission of spam to or from our network. All Incidents of spam should be forwarded to abuse@Rivah.net with full message headers. Complete headers are very important because almost all spammers forge e-mail addresses. You can assume that the person who claims to have sent the spam, probably didn’t. If any Rivahnet™ users accounts are found to be the source of spam then the accounts will be immediately terminated and legal action will follow. This procedure will allow us to take up the issue with the spammers ISP. If the spam continues, we will block all traffic from that address. We cannot respond to spam if messages are not forwarded with *complete* headers to abuse@Rivah.net.

Copyright Policy

Rivahnet™ has adopted a policy designed to protect the copyrights and intellectual property of others. Rivahnet™ retains the right to terminate the system access of any subscriber or user who infringes the intellectual property rights of others. Rivahnet™ has designated the following agent to receive notification of claimed copyright infringement: William S. Silsby, Jr. Rivahnet™ PO Box 100 Aurora, Maine 04408. Rivahnet™ reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We reserve the right to make modifications to these operating rules without any prior notification. It is the responsibility of our clients to refer to this document as often as is necessary.


Speed and uninterrupted use of the service are not guaranteed. Actual throughput speed will vary. Home networking bandwidth shared by multiple users; simultaneous usage may affect an individual user’s throughput.