SpoCom.Com's Content Filter

Spokane Computer Communications
P.O. Box 18799,  Spokane, WA  99228  (509) 465-4182

About SpoCom.Com's Server-Side Filtering System.

Primary filter
Modified Primary Filter
Child & Young Adult Filter
Further Modified Filters
Cost of Modified Filters
Customer Responsibility

SpoCom.Com has chosen a unique and very versitile Server-Side filtering system that gives us the ability to filter internet access in many ways.  That translates to the customer as several benefits that they would not have with other filtered services.  Here's how it works:

Each SpoCom.Com customer has a login name and password which is attached to a filter or combination of filters which they can choose from.  Every new SpoCom.Com customer has the primary filter automatically installed on their primary login name and password and may then modify it somewhat to suit their needs.  The filters are as follows:

Primary filter: Our primary filter is a deny filter which denies:
     access to World-Wide Web sites that contain pornography,
     IRC or Internet Relay Chat which contains chat channels where pornography is readily available, as well as preditory individuals who seek out the young, naive and susceptable,
     FTP or File Transfer Protocol which can contain sites where pornography is easily accessible,
     General chat access programs such as Internet Phone, FreeTell, MS Netmeeting, CoolTalk, and ICQ where pornographic material is readily available and preditory individuals prey on the naive and susceptable -- much like IRC (Internet Relay Chat),

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Modified Primary Filter: the primary filter may be modified at the customer's discretion as follows (only an adult primary customer may request removal of any of the filters -- no one under the age of 18 can request removal of any filter):
     removing the filter to World-Wide Web sites that contain pornography is not an option,
     adult primary account customers may request the removal of the IRC filter,
     adult primary account customers may request the removal of the FTP filter,
     adult primary account customers may request removal of specific "chat" programs filters such as ICQ, MS Netmeeting, CoolTalk, FreeTell and Internet Phone,

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Child & Young Adult Filter: (typically used with a personal secondary login for a child) SpoCom.Com's C&YA filter allows access only to the sites contained on the Yahooligans list (a list of sites geared toward ages 7 to 12).  E-mail is not available unless requested by the adult primary account customer.

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Further Modified Filters: Each user login name and password is assigned a deny or allow list, which gives the customer great versitility in allowing specific access to every member of the family, or business.
    Example 1: John User and his wife Mary are the primary account holders at SpoCom.Com with the primary filter on their account, minus the ICQ filter because they use ICQ to maintain contact with their relatives in California; Their 12 year-old son Michael has his own login name and password which allows access only to the Yahooligans site list and he does not have an e-mail account.  Their 15 year-old daughter has her own login name and password which has the complete primary filter on it.  She cannot access any chat areas, or FTP, but she does have her own e-mail account.
    Example 2: Albert User owns a small business that specializes in surge protection equipment which he sell world-wide.  Albert retains full access to the internet (with the primary filter installed), but does not wish his sales people to browse the Web other than to check certain sites that directly pertain to the business.  He supplied SpoCom.Com with that list of sites which he wants available to his sales staff.  Each salesperson logs into SpoCom.Com with a generic sales login and password which allows them to access only those sites on Albert's supplied list, and the sales e-mail account.

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Cost of Modified Filters: (See SpoCom.Com's prices page for further information on account pricing):
    There is no charge for the primary filter which is installed on each new SpoCom.Com account, nor is there any initial cost for modification of the filter on the primary login at setup.
    There is no extra charge for additional e-mail accounts up to 5 accounts per customer.
    There is a one-time $2.00 charge each time a filter is modified.
    There is a one-time $2.00 setup fee for each additional login account, plus an additional $1.00 per month charge for each secondary account.

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SpoCom.Com's Customer Responsibility:
    We at SpoCom.Com rely on our customers to notify us of any sites that our filter bot might miss that they wish to add to our deny list.  This can be done by e-mail using the link below and will be given top priority -- we will check them out and add to our deny list any sites that contain nudity or pornography.
    Likewise we at SpoCom.Com rely on our customers to notify us of any sites that do not contain nudity or pornography but are currently on our deny list.  This can be done by e-mail using the E-mail link below and will be given top priority -- we will check them out and remove them if appropriate to do so.

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