Acceptable Use Policy


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Acceptable Use Policy

The principles guiding the appropriate use of a public computer network by a private individual. It may also apply to the use of a computer provided to an individual by a company or agency for work use. The acceptable use policy outlines the types of websites a user may or may not visit and/or the kinds of work that are prohibited. For example, an acceptable use policy at a company may ban the use of a social networking website like Facebook. More commonly, AUPs ban the viewing of pornography or websites likely to contain viruses.
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All use of Thor's marks and logos shall be in accordance with Thor's acceptable use policy.
By working to develop a manageable Acceptable Use Policy within each organization - and installing effective filtering solutions such as SuperScout - companies can teach their employees how to leverage all that the Internet has to offer, without hurting productivity.
Once classified into discrete business contexts, access to specific Web sites can then be allowed or denied based on a "Positive Filtering" rules engine that coincides with a corporation's Acceptable Use Policy.
5, 1998--To reduce the burden of Internet abuse such as spamming, Epoch Internet has formally adopted an Acceptable Use Policy.