The Acceptable Use Policy is intended to help protect HybridIRC's users and the Internet community from abusive use of the Internet. By using any service provided by HybridIRC, you are in full agreement of this policy. HybridIRC reserves the right to revise and update this policy at any time.
HybridIRC is a privately owned and operated network. As such, HybridIRC staff and administration reserve the right to deny anyone access at any time, without advanced warning and without being under any obligation to provide a reason. Where a reason is provided, it is done so at the discretion of HybridIRC. Your actions relate to your personality on IRC, if you choose to be a large disruption, chances are we'll remove you. If you choose to be a respectful user, you'll be treated as a respectful user and given the same courtesy.
Connections & Proxy Policy
The use of open proxies including TOR is prohibited. The usage of open proxies will be considered evasion, any attempts to connect using open proxies will result in an immediate ban. Bouncers (BNC's) are allowed for anonymity, but in the event that it is abused, that privilege will be revoked. You are limited to 5 connections per IP address, including IRC clients and friendly bots.
Harassment & Abuse
IRC in general is an unmoderated medium and the Network Administration is not responsible for the traffic passing through its servers. The Network staff do not interfere channel matters and are not responsible for anything occurring in unofficial channels, unless it violates this Acceptable Use Policy. Harassment includes, but is not limited to: flooding of channels or clients, spamming or mass advertising of channels, websites and other IRC networks, Denial of Service attacks and threats of the same. Personal harassment, where it is accompanied by evidence, will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Channel founders will enforce their own policies on harassment. Channel affairs such as this may result in local channel action, at the channel founders discretion. If the offender has been warned and the problem continues, it can be brought to the Network Administration. Depending on the severity of the harassment, a temporary ban may be applied, or in lesser cases the user may be temporarily frozen. Any activities which jeopardize the rights of other users, or the existence or functionality of HybridIRC as a whole, are prohibited.
Absolutely no mass advertising, whether by /notice, by /msg, or any other medium. Channels relating to adult sexual topics MUST remain set to +s (secret) mode at all times. Sex-oriented channels relating to minors are absolutely forbidden.
Threats of Denial of Service attacks targeting the Network will be taken seriously and will be reported to the proper authorities. The discussion of any illegal activity and/or illegal trading of copyrighted files is expressly prohibited, this includes but is not limited to: the sharing of copyrighted material (where the owner has not waived copyright, or where the owner has not agreed to its distribution) including: pirated software (warez) and pirated music, channels for discussing illegal activity, including but not limited to: cracking and the trading of software serial numbers. The distribution of child pornography is prohibited.
HybridIRC will not accept the registration of any channel primarily founded for the purpose of distributing illegal files. If a channel is registered for this purpose, the channel will be dropped by a network administrator.
Use of Services
HybridIRC has several services designed to assist IRC users including NickServ, ChanServ, and MemoServ. These services may not be used in any way that adversely affects HybridIRC or its users, including the cracking, or attempting to crack other users' passwords, registering nicknames or channels for the sole purpose of preventing others from registering them, and flooding services.
Breaches of this policy
A violation of the Acceptable Use Policy may result in a termination of your privileges. Remember: Your ability to use this network is a privilege, not a right. If you believe someone is in violation of this AUP, please contact email@example.com immediately.