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Any materials in this Web site must not be altered, reprinted, electronically reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part. In particular, re-posting of any material from this Web site in any public sense (e.g. on another Web site, Wiki, internet forum, e-mail newsletter, postal mail letter, book, journal) is prohibited.

All materials in the Web site that are copyrighted or otherwise proprietary may be downloaded or reprinted for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained herein.

Acceptable Use Policy


This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) sets forth the principles that govern the use by users of the Web-based products, material, texts, images, information and services (the Material) provided by SpiderWeb. This AUP is designed to help protect the visitors to this site, and the Internet community, from irresponsible, abusive or illegal activities.

General Violations

This AUP identifies the actions that SpiderWeb considers to be Prohibited Actions (meaning those actions which create denial of access or impediment of service).

Prohibited Actions: General Terms and Conditions of Use
  • Copying/duplicating the Material or creating subsets or derivative databases from the Material, except for personal use only.
  • Assigning, selling or passing along the Material.
  • Publishing or otherwise disseminating the Material or creating subsets or derivative databases from the Material for commercial use or sale.
  • Providing services for a fee using the Material or any subsets or derivatives thereof.
  • Allowing data from the Material to be made available to others or downloading the Material onto any electronic storage media or distributing or transferring the Material in any form (printed, electronically relayed, posted to public list services or bulletin boards, or magnetically stored) to, or for the benefit, of others.
  • Unauthorized distribution of passwords and/or access codes is strictly prohibited.

Prohibited Actions: Impersonation/Forgery
  • Adding, removing, or modifying identifying network header information (aka "spoofing") in an effort to deceive or mislead.
  • Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information.

Prohibited Actions: Network unfriendly activity
  • Any activities which adversely affect the ability of other people or systems to use the services of this Web site or the Internet are prohibited. This includes "denial of service" attacks against the GWDG servers, network hosts or individual users.

Prohibited Actions: Commercial e-mail
  • Sending unsolicited commercial e-mail. Using an GWDG e-mail or Web site address to distribute commercial e-mail is prohibited.
  • Sending large volumes of unsolicited e-mail (aka "mail bombing") is prohibited.

Prohibited Actions: Access control and Authentication
  • Attempting to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network, or account (aka "cracking") is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for the user, logging into a server or account the user is not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of GWDG servers and networks.

Prohibited Actions: Proxy Hunters, Spiders, Robots
  • Using any program/script/command, or sending messages of any kind, designed to interfere with a user’s session, by any means, locally or by the Internet.


SpiderWeb reserves the right to monitor or have monitored Internet access to the services to this Web site by users. Should users be discovered to be engaged in Prohibited Actions as outlined above, which create denial of access or impediment of service, and which adversely affect the ability of SpiderWeb to provide services, SpiderWeb reserves the right to temporarily suspend or have suspended user access to the GWDG Host Server and/or Database. This temporary suspension will remain in effect until the Prohibited Actions have ceased.

Updated: September 25, 2012
Online: September 7, 2012
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