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The INTERNET IS MADE of 4 MAIN COMPONENTS: The World Wide Web (WWW), Email (POP/Mail/@), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and Usenet/Newsgroups/News Network Transfer Protocol (NNTP/News).
The original Internet was Usenet. Made by scientists to publish and share papers back and forth. This has expanded into today's hyper-speed Usenet of 50,000 topics and discussion newsgroups for you to choose from.
Like other Internet Service Providers, such as Earthlink or AOL, we do not sell you the World Wide Web or produce its contents - we bring it to you - into the comfort of your chair in your home, office, or school - Atlantisnews.com is the #1 leader in HIGH-SPEED Usenet Internet Service!
AtlantisnewsThe content of all discussion groups, including without limitation, the descriptions for discussion groups and the content within a specific article, is provided by and is the responsibility of the creator of the discussion group or the person posting an article. Atlantisnews.com has NO responsibility for such content and is merely a conduit of articles traveling across Usenet. Usenet in general is a public forum much like the world wide web is available to the public. Atlantisnews.com does not control Usenet.
All articles on our servers are pushed to our servers via our upstream providers, including large international corporations. Atlantisnews receives well over 1,000,000 articles per day, and it is impossible for us or any other corporation running a usenet server to moderate newsgroups. Currently there are no state or federal laws that require any ISP to moderate usenet newsgroups.
By its very nature, Usenet groups may carry very offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate material, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. We expect that you will use caution and common sense and exercise proper judgment when using Usenet.
Again we must emphasize that it is impossible for us or any other usenet service to police the millions of articles that pass through our servers everyday. Any article that passes through our servers is the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY of the person who posted the article or created the newsgroup.
- Atlantisnews.com does not produce any content that passes through our servers.
- Atlantisnews.com does not publish any content that passes through our servers. What we mean when we say publish is that we DO NOT extract pictures or programs from usenet for redistribution by various permanent means, such as putting them on CD-ROM, and that we do not make the content. However, at times, we may offer a Web-2-News service, which simply allows usenet access for those who do not wish to use, or do not have an independent News-Reader client. Web-2-News service, if offered, is no different than regular NNTP service, except that it allows browsing of usenet through HTTP - instead of using a news-reading client application, such as Forte Agent; members use a web browser, such as Internet Explorer. All services remain temporary and no articles are ever archived. As new articles come in, older articles are deleted.
- Atlantisnews.com does not condone nor support people posting copyrighted or illegal content to Usenet. If you discover an article that contains any copyrighted or illegal content, please fill out our online abuse reporting form. We will then remove the offending article IMMEDIATELY or as soon as possible, and if needed forward any and all relevant information to the appropriate federal law enforcement authorities.
AtlantisnewsThe name of a newsgroup is not illegal in nature and does not necessarily imply inappropriate or illegal activity. However we encourage customers to exercise caution and discretion when viewing and posting to all Usenet newsgroups. All content, without limitation, is provided by and is the responsibility of the person posting the content. We expect all customers to abide by Usenet etiquette, or "netiquette"; copyright laws; and civil and criminal laws.
CONDITIONS OF USE
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I am the appropriate legal age (usually at least 18 or 21 years of age where required) and have the legal right to possess or view adult or controversial material in my community.
I understand the standards and laws of the community, site, and computer to which I am transporting this material; I am solely responsible for my actions, understand posting of illegal media is prohibited, and violators will banned from our servers.
COPYRIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY
I will not sell, redistribute, or copy in any way the contents of this site. I will not allow anyone to use my username or password. If I do post, I do so at my own risk.
POSTING ABILITY AND RIGHTS
Posting ability is a privilege, AND WE PROTECT IT. Your posting access will usually NEVER be suspended without first giving you a chance to correct any bad posts from our abuse department. If you have any questions on Netiquette or how to make good posts, you may send e-mail to AbuseDept@Atlantisnews.com with your account information and questions. YOUR Freedom of Speech is important to us!
SPAM AND FLOODING - FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
Freedom of speech is important, especially to us. That's what the Newsgroups are about. Free and liberal discussion. Don't go crazy, be responsible, and post what is quality and you and others will like. When you post binaries - be responsible, and post what is quality and you and others will like, without violating any copyright laws or breaking netiquette. When you say something or join or start a discussion, do so responsibly and fairly. Usenet is self-regulating. Often rules, newsgroups and their FAQs, and netiquette will change and evolve - but generally they're all based on common-sense and mutual respect for fellow users and netizens. Spam is posting off-topic. Flooding is making so many posts it disrupts a newsgroup. Starting a flame-war is deliberately making posts to upset others and create long disrupting responses. None of this is allowed. If we get a complaint, we'll let you know and allow you to fix it. Everyone makes mistakes. We work with you to follow better Netiquette and Newsgroups Guidelines for your next post. Just remember - post what people like, in the right newsgroups, and you make it a better place! We're here to help!
Spam is when you deliberately go crazy with your posts - do not do this. We'll let you know if we get a complaint, and work with you so your next posts are not spam.
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USE OF INFORMATION
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CANCELLING AND REFUNDS
Under normal circumstances, no refunds will be given after an username and password have been issued, and once an account has been used, absolutely no refunds will be given except for truly legitimate reasons, such as fraud or error. For those wishing to test our system before a full purchase, we do offer inexpensive TRIAL ACCOUNTS. This is best for those new to Usenet. You may cancel your membership at any time; to do so, send an e-mail to Atlantisnews.com with the receipt issued to you by 2Checkout, iBill, PayPal, CCBill, or any other of our Payment Processors along with your account username, or your transaction or subscription number. Often, your Purchase Receipt or "Account Started" email will contain further information as well. Please allow up to 72 hours for your request to be processed; therefore if you wish to cancel, please do so more than 5 Days before the end of your subscription, otherwise you may be renewed for the next month, and refunds generally will not be given for this. Your account will then be cancelled at the end of your subscription period. Unrightful chargebacks or forced refunds from your account will also cause you to be listed in an online fraud database. This will prevent you from using your credit card or phone number on the internet again with over 50,000 companies that use our various Payment Processors for their online billing. If you legitimately were never assigned an username and password due to an error on the part of Atlantisnews you may either request to have the charge refunded or we will activate your account and compensate you (with extra GBs, usage, or a free account upgrade) for any lost time. (Not checking your e-mail or supplying us with a wrong e-mail address on signup are not legitimate reasons.) We will not issue refunds for any other reason, with the exception of fraud (read below for details). When a refund is warranted, we generally issue refunds in full. There are no "restocking" fees for all legitimate refunds according to our policies. For accounts that have been used, we may issue partial refunds. All refunds not according to our policies are at the SOLE discretion of Atlantisnews.
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It is also possible that some material may be inaccurate, wrong, and defamatory in nature.
Atlantisnews.com does not review the material that is posted nor exert any editorial control over the material. As such, Atlantisnews.com acts merely as a forum for the expression of ideas, thoughts, and information, similar to the way that a public square could be the forum for discussion of ideas, thoughts, and information.
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