If you wish to use the services of the Calgary Community Network Association, you must read the User Agreement below, and agree to abide by this agreement.

User Agreement

This Agreement represents the complete agreement and understanding between the Calgary Community Network Association, (herein after called "CCNA"), and User and supersedes any other written or oral agreement. Upon notice published on-line via the CCNA domain services home page at http://www.calcna.ab.ca/, CCNA may change these terms and conditions, and/or discontinue or change the services offered.

Terms and Conditions of account use:

1. This Agreement shall remain in effect until the User terminates its account or CCNA cancels User's account. CCNA may occasionally require new registration and account information by the User to continue this service. In addition, the User shall notify CCNA in writing or by e-mail of any changes in the account information, such as address or phone number.

2. CCNA reserves the right to change the terms and conditions by publishing on-line via the CCNA domain services home page at http://www.calcna.ab.ca/ at least 30 days in advance of the effective date of the change. Use by the User after the effective date constitutes acceptance of the new terms and conditions. If User does not agree to the new terms and conditions, the User may cancel this Agreement at any time by giving CCNA proper written notice in accordance with the terms and conditions stated herein. CCNA also reserves the right to terminate an account at any time for any reason.

3. All registered users of the CCNA must provide accurate information on their application forms.

4. CCNA will provide services on its host computing systems to individual Users in exchange for compliance with the terms and conditions of this document. CCNA services are defined as the use by the User of computing, telecommunications, software, and information services provided by CCNA. These services also include the provision of access to computing, telecommunications, software and information services provided by others via the world-wide computer network known as the Internet. Access to the Internet is sometimes temporarily disrupted by mechanical breakdown, technological changes, weather conditions and other forces beyond CCNA's control. User agrees that such temporary disruptions are not a breach of this agreement.

5. When User has access to CCNA services such a e-mail, User agrees to maintain a secure password to the account. It is recommended that the User change the password on a regular basis to protect him/herself from the most common breach of Internet security.

6. User agrees not to use any CCNA services to obtain the passwords of users on CCNA or other systems. The User agrees not to use CCNA services to make unauthorized attempts to access the systems and networks of others.

7. The User agrees not to use CCNA services to violate copyright or other intellectual property rights of any author or publisher. For example, the User may not upload or download commercial software in violation of software license agreements.

8. The User agrees to use the services provided by CCNA as permitted by applicable local, provincial, and federal laws. The User agrees, therefore, not to use these services to conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law.

9. The User agrees to refrain from the use of obscene, abusive or otherwise objectionable language in either public or private messages. The User agrees to refrain from mass posting of the same message to many inappropriate Usenet newsgroups (Spamming). The User agrees to refrain from mass, unsolicited e-mailings. The User agrees to post advertisements only where appropriate, for instance in biz.for.sale, and other venues that specifically encourage or allow advertising. The User agrees to respect the conventions of the newsgroups, lists and networks to which the User is posting, including rules more restrictive than, but not limited to, the above.

          The user agrees to abide by CCNA's interpretation of the above. If the User needs help interpreting or applying
          these rules, the User should ask CCNA by e-mail to Manager for assistance.

10. Any use of CCNA system resources that disrupts the normal use of the system for other CCNA users is considered to be abuse of system resources and is grounds for administrative intervention. Some examples of system abuse include spawning dozens of processes, consuming excessive amounts of memory or CPU for long periods of time, and staying attached to modems while not "active" on the line.

11. Violations of the CCNA conditions for use are unethical and may in some cases be criminal offences. You are expected to report to CCNA any information you may have concerning instances in which the conditions of use have been or are being violated. When CCNA becomes aware of possible violations, we will attempt to ask appropriate users about the matter. At the same time, in order to prevent further possible unauthorized activity, CCNA may suspend access to services to the individual account in question. Confirmation of violations may result in cancellation of the individual account and/or criminal prosecution. The account suspension may be rescinded at the discretion of CCNA.

12. CCNA reserves the right to monitor Users' actions when this is necessary to determine whether or not the User is violating the conditions of use.

Warranties and Limitation of Liability

13. Information contained on the CCNA is placed there for general informational and educational purposes and is, in no way, intended to refer or be applicable to any specific person, case, or situation.

14. The User is solely responsible for the content and use of its account, and shall indemnify and hold CCNA harmless for any and all loss, cost, damage and expense due in whole or in part to the content and use of User's account. CCNA shall not be responsible for any consequential or other damages caused or alleged to be caused by User's account content or use on the Internet, or the User's inability to use the CCNA.


15. Information provided on the CCNA is offered as a community service and is not a substitute for individual professional consultation. Adequate professional guidance for making personal decisions cannot be provided through an electronic format of this type. Advice on individual problems should be obtained personally from a professional.

By my submitting this form, I agree that:

a) I understand this agreement;

b) That by using the CCNA, I am not seeking to establish a doctor/patient, lawyer/client, or similar relationship with any of the information providers or other users.

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Last revised July 2018