SPAM, Bulk Mail and Unsolicited Commercial E-Mail
New York State Harbormaster & Bay Constable Association takes a no tolerance stance against 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 aggressively 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 Material
We will not tolerate the transmission of messages which include threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, harassing, 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 the webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org