SPAM, Bulk Mail and Unsolicited
The Fraternal Order of
Police take a "No
Tolerance" approach when dealing with SPAM and other types of unsolicited
commercial e-mail. We define SPAM as any type of unsolicited e-mail used for any
purpose. This includes, but is not limited to:
Using a non-existent return e-mail
address when sending commercial solicitations. Mail-bombing (sending numerous
messages to the same user). Subscribing someone else to a mailing list without
that person's permission.
It is the policy of this site, to
filter out all mail items which are putatively unsolicited commercial postings
directed at all users in an indiscriminate manner. This service is performed
automatically by the mail transport agent software under the control of a set of
regular expressions which model patterns from known examples of such mail.
We have the additional capabilities
to permanently block any company or individual, their domains and ISP's from
sending or attempting to send mail through our servers. This blocking may be
done at our sole discretion.
Additionally, we reserve the right
to charge spammers a fee of $50.00 per message for the usage of our equipment
and services without our permission. We will agressively pursue spammers. Their
ISP's will be notified of the spamming. Although spam is technically not
illegal, spam without a valid return address is, under the same laws that
prohibit a user from sending an anonymous fax to a fax machine, in accordance
with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Electronic
Communications Privacy Act.
Mail Privacy and Timeliness
We make no guarantees or assurances
to senders of e-mail, that the content of your message will be private. If your
message is confidential or sensitive in nature, please utilize other resources
for the transmission of your correspondence.
While every effort will be made to
respond to your messages in a timely fashion, we make no representations to the
sender of any e-mail that your messages will receive an immediate response. We discourage the use of e-mail as a method of
transmitting time-sensitive material.
Abusive and Objectionable
We will not tolerate the
transmission of messages which include threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar
or obscene language or graphics. This includes but is not limited to any message
which may contain statements which threaten the public or private rights of an
individual or which encourage criminal offenses or which give rise to civil
liability or violate any laws. The sender of any such message may be subjected
to criminal and civil liability as provided for under Federal and State law.
Should you have any questions about
this policy or the practices of this website, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org