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Dedicated Hosting Acceptable Uses Policy

Acceptable Uses Policy (AUP)

By using our web hosting services, you agree to comply with our policies. You are expected to use the Internet with respect, courtesy, and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other Internet users. We expect you to have a basic knowledge of how the Internet functions, the types of uses that are generally acceptable and the types of uses which are to be avoided. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use. The following are unacceptable uses: Illegality in any form, including but not limited to activities such as unauthorized distribution or copying of copyrighted software, harassment, fraud, drug dealing, IRC, spam and other illegal activities.

The provisions of this Policy are intended as guidelines and are not meant to be exhaustive. Generally, conduct that violates law, regulation, or the accepted norms of the Internet community, whether or not expressly mentioned in this Policy, is prohibited. 1-800-HOSTING reserves the right at all times to prohibit activities that damage its commercial reputation and goodwill.

Illegal Use
1-800-HOSTING servers may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited.

System and Network Security
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples include, but are not limited to the following: unauthorized access, use, probe, or scan of a systems security or authentication measures, data or traffic. Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting. Consequently, 1-800- HOSTING has implemented a "zero tolerance" policy regarding Denial of Service Attacks. 1-800- HOSTING reserves the right to terminate, without notice, any Managed, Dedicated, Shared or Co-Location account which has been the target of a Denial of Service or similar type attack.

Directly or indirectly transmitting or supporting the transmission of unsolicited mail messages, including, without limitation, commercial advertising and informational announcements, is expressly prohibited. A user shall not use another site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the site. It is contrary to 1-800-HOSTING policy for customers to use our servers to effect or participate in any of the following activities:

  1. To post to any Usenet or other newsgroup, forum, e-mail mailing list or other similar group or list articles which are off-topic according to the charter or other owner-published FAQ or description of the group or list;
  2. To transmit or support the transmission of unsolicited mass e-mails, whether such unsolicited e-mails provoke complaints from the recipients or not;
  3. To engage in any of the foregoing activities using the service of another provider, but channeling such activities through a 1-800-HOSTING provided server, or using a 1-800-HOSTING provided server as a mail drop for responses;
  4. To falsify user information provided to 1-800-HOSTING or to other users of the service in connection with use of a 1-800-HOSTING service.

Consequences of Violation
When 1-800-HOSTING becomes aware of an alleged violation of its Acceptable Use Policy, 1- 800-HOSTING will initiate an investigation. During the investigation 1-800-HOSTING may restrict Customer's access in order to prevent further possible unauthorized activity. Depending on the severity of the violation, 1-800-HOSTING may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate Customer's account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, 1- 800-HOSTING will notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies of such violation. 1-800- HOSTING does not issue service credits for any outages incurred through service disablement resulting from Policy violations.

1-800-HOSTING reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of this Policy at any time, without notice.