Bluff Avenue Program Policies

Bluff Avenue welcomes feedback on this document and policy as the Bluff Avenue service is currently in an early testing stage. As Bluff Avenue evolves over the next several months, we expect to incorporate improvements in response to community feedback. Please send comments to .

To uphold the quality and reputation of Bluff Avenue, your use of Bluff Avenue is subject to these program policies. If you are found to be in violation of our policies at any time, as determined by Bluff Avenue in its sole discretion, we may warn you or suspend or terminate your account.

Please note that we may change our policies at any time, and pursuant to our Terms of Use, it is your responsibility to keep up-to-date with and adhere to the policies posted here.

Prohibited Actions

In addition to (and/or as some examples of) the violations described in Section 3 of the Terms of Use, users may not:

  • Generate or facilitate unsolicited commercial email ("spam"). Such activity includes, but is not limited to
    • sending email in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act or any other applicable anti-spam law
    • imitating or impersonating another person or his, her or its email address, or creating false accounts for the purpose of sending spam
    • data mining any web property (including Bluff Avenue) to find email addresses
    • sending unauthorized mail via open, third-party servers
    • sending emails to users who have requested to be removed from a mailing list
    • selling, exchanging or distributing to a third party the email addresses of any person without such person's knowing and continued consent to such disclosure
    • sending unsolicited emails to significant numbers of email addresses belonging to individuals and/or entities with whom you have no preexisting relationship
  • Send, upload, distribute or disseminate or offer to do the same with respect to any unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, infringing, obscene, or otherwise objectionable content
  • Intentionally distribute viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a destructive or deceptive nature
  • Conduct or forward pyramid schemes and the like
  • Transmit content that may be harmful to minors
  • Impersonate another person (via the use of an email address or otherwise) or otherwise misrepresent yourself or the source of any email
  • Illegally transmit another's intellectual property or other proprietary information without such owner's or licensor's permission
  • Use Bluff Avenue to violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
  • Promote or encourage illegal activity
  • Interfere with other Bluff Avenue users' enjoyment of the Service
  • Create multiple user accounts in connection with any violation of the Agreement or create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses
  • Sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit for any unauthorized commercial purpose or transfer any Bluff Avenue account
  • Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Bluff Avenue Service
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Bluff Avenue Service
  • Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Bluff Avenue Service
  • Use the Bluff Avenue Service in connection with illegal peer-to-peer file sharing
  • Post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.


Security

You must promptly notify Bluff Avenue of any breach of security related to the Services, including but not limited to unauthorized use of your password or account. To help ensure the security of your password or account, please sign out from your account at the end of each session.