Acceptable Use Policy


By subscribing to, registering for, or utilizing the AskCALEA Forums you agree to the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy and consent to the monitoring of your usage of this website.

Your utilization of the AskCALEA Forums constitutes your express agreement to abide by this Acceptable Use Policy "Rules" as the same may be changed from time-to-time by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), at its sole and absolute discretion.

These Rules are designed to enhance the quality of our services and to protect our users, and the Internet community as a whole, from illegal, irresponsible, or disruptive Internet activities. These Rules apply to all users of the AskCALEA Forums.

Depending on the severity of the violation and the history of your user account, the FBI may take any reasonable disciplinary action it determines in its sole and absolute discretion, including, but not limited to, one or more of the foregoing or following actions: (a) issuance of a verbal or written warning; (b) suspension of your user account; (c) termination of your user account. All of the foregoing rights are cumulative, and the exercise of any right at any time shall not preclude the exercise of any other right, or the same right, at any other time for the same violation or any subsequent violation.

The following non-exhaustive list details the kinds of illegal or harmful conduct, which are prohibited. The FBI reserves the right to restrict or prohibit any and all uses of its Forums and to remove such materials, from the website at any time the FBI determines in its sole discretion that such content or materials violates this Agreement, is illegal, or is harmful to its systems, network, reputation, good will, or any third party.

Illegal or Improper Activities

You may not use the AskCALEA Forums in any manner in violation of any federal, state, or local law of the United States of America, or any of its states or which in any manner is in violation of any applicable local or national law of any country. Such violations and activities include, but are not limited to, violations of U.S. or other applicable foreign export laws or restrictions including the U.S. Export Administration Act and accompanying regulations, posting or trafficking in government secrets, providing any information to in any way assist or encourage any terrorist activities, providing any information concerning nuclear or biological weapons or other weapons of mass destruction, posting or trafficking in obscene material, solicitation of a minor or others for illegal acts, dealing drugs, harassment, fraud, stalking, abuse, or other subject matters that are prohibited under applicable federal, state, local or foreign law.

Dangerous Activities

You may not use the AskCALEA Forums to post or disseminate in any manner, any information or material which may be dangerous, damaging or injurious to persons or property or which, directly or indirectly, may be used to create danger, damage or injury to persons or property.


You may not use the AskCALEA Forums in any manner that infringes the intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of any third party including, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization. Infringement may result from, among other activities, the unauthorized copying and posting of pictures, logos, software, articles, musical works, and videos.

In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act "DMCA", please contact us regarding any DMCA notifications of claimed copyright infringements.

Fraudulent Activities

You may not offer or disseminate fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or furnish false data on any sign-up form, contractor online application or registration, or fraudulently use any information obtained through the use of the AskCALEA Forums.

Offensive Subject Matter

You may not use the AskCALEA Forums for transmitting, disseminating, sale, storage or subject matter that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, threatening, hateful, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable. You may not use the AskCALEA Forums to conduct any sexually oriented business or disseminate pornographic pictures, videos, banners, text or any similar material. You may not use the AskCALEA Forums to threaten bodily harm or destruction of property.

Harmful Activities

You may not use the AskCALEA Forums for disseminating harmful content including, without limitation, viruses, Trojan horses,worms, time bombs, canalboats or any other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with,surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, program,data or personal information.
Tortuous Activities: You may not use the AskCALEA Forums for any tortuous conduct, including, but not limited to, posting defamatory, libelous, slanderous, scandalous, or private information about a person or company without their consent;intentionally inflicting emotional distress; making unlawful threats; stalking, interfering with any contract or prospective economic relations; engaging in fraud or deception; engaging in sexual or other harassment; or for violating any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights.

Abusive Activities

You may not use the AskCALEA Forums for any abusive activities on the Internet, including, but not limited to, activities such as spamming (sending unsolicited advertising to numerous email addresses or newsgroups and/or generating a significantly higher volume of outgoing email than a normal user), trolling (posting outrageous messages to generate numerous responses), mail-bombing (sending multiple messages without significant new content to the same user), subscribing someone else to a mailing list without that person's permission, cross-posting articles to an excessive number of newsgroups, spoofing (any attempt to impersonate any person or otherwise deceive or mislead through alteration of headers);deletion of author attributions, legal notices, or proprietary designations in an effort to deceive or mislead; forging or altering any email header or any part of a message header, sending or disseminating harassing email or chain letters; or use of flames (hostile attacks or invectives aimed at a group or an individual.)

Redistribution of Material Provided

You may not redistribute any of the material and information available within the AskCALEA Forums. The material and information presented is provided for your own personal use within the scope of your official duties and position.

Last Updated: February 1, 2011