This AUP governs the use of Cyberchute Hosting's web hosting service. Violation of this AUP may result in suspension or termination of your service. In the event of a dispute between you and Cyberchute Hosting regarding the interpretation of this AUP, Cyberchute Hosting's interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern.
The following is the entire Acceptable User Policy ('AUP') agreement between Cyberchute Hosting and the personal or corporate account holder. Cyberchute Hosting provides World Wide Web Hosting, web design and script installation. Cyberchute Hosting has certain legal and ethical responsibilities consisting with the use of its servers and equipment involved in these services. Cyberchute Hosting's general policy is to act as a provider of Internet presence. Cyberchute Hosting reserves the rights to suspend or cancel a customer's access to any or all services provided by Cyberchute Hosting when we decide that the account has been inappropriately used.
What is Appropriate Usage?
Cyberchute Hosting is designed to serve the web hosting needs of small, independently owned and operated businesses in a single country. It is not appropriate to use our services to support large enterprises or internationally based businesses with a sustained demand that places undue burden on our systems or negatively impacts use by small, independently owned and operated businesses.
Cyberchute Hosting is a shared web hosting service, which means that a number of customers' web sites and other email or storage services are hosted from the same server. Cyberchute Hosting uses abuse controls to help ensure that use of our services does not adversely affect the performance of our system or other customers' sites. It is not appropriate to use an account primarily as an online storage space or for archiving electronic files.
If you use your services consistently with the terms of Service and these paragraphs, your site can grow as large as necessary to meet your small business needs, and if you outgrow your initial hosting package, it's a simple process to upgrade to the next hosting level. If you find your needs have diminished, you can also step down to the next lower service package. Special provisoins are made for Development sites while under construction. Ask us about special free services for web development.
Cyberchute Hosting Customers may not initiate the following (below), if any customer does Cyberchute Hosting may terminate the account with no refund. Depending on the situation there will/won't be warnings sent.
a) Use 25% or more of system CPU resources for longer then 90 seconds or 1% of the servers CPU resources for longer than 5 minutes. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
b) Use of any kind of distributed computing software, including but not limited to SETI@home, Node Zero and Folding@home.
c) Run any type of interactive real-time chat applications that require server resources. Remotely-hosted services are fully allowed.
d) Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons.
e) Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
f) Run any file sharing, bit torrent or other P2P network services, client or server software.
g) Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield 1492 etc
In most cases, if you use our services consistently with our terms of Service, visitors to your web site will be able to download and view as much content from your site as they like.
Bandwidth limitations are designed to protect your site and our server from Denial Of Service Attacks and should never affect the performance of your web site under normal circumstances. Further, we have in place certain security measures to guard against malicious attacks on your web site
Each hosting package comes with a specified number of email accounts and storage levels. If you require larger email storage than what your current hosting package provides you can opt for altnerate email service from ENOM-TuCows. See our terms of Service and our acceptable usage policy.
Alias Emails and Domains
All of our hosting packages come with unlimited email aliases and domains. All you pay for stacked domains is the cost of the domian registraton. Add multiple domain aliases for imcreased trafric and keyword results. Email aliaes are an excellent way to proactively protect against spam
You may not publish or transmit via Cyberchute Hosting's service any content that Cyberchute Hosting reasonably believes:
a) constitutes child pornography;
b) constitutes pornography;
c) is excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence, or contains harassing content or hate speech;
d) is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction, including chain letters and pyramid schemes;
e) is defamatory or violates a person's privacy;
f) creates a risk to a person's safety or health, creates a risk to public safety or health, compromises national security, or interferes with a investigation by law enforcement;
g) improperly exposes trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information of another person;
h) is intended to assist others in defeating technical copyright protections;
i) clearly infringes on another person's trade or service mark, patent, or other property right;
j) promotes illegal drugs, violates export control laws, relates to illegal gambling, or illegal arms trafficking;
k) is otherwise illegal or solicits conduct that is illegal under laws applicable to you or to Cyberchute Hosting;
l) is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may result in retaliation against Cyberchute Hosting by offended viewers;
Cyberchute Hosting does not accept material such as:
a) Proxy, Warez, Escrow, High Yield Investment Programs (HYIP), illegal Gambling and Lottery sites.
b )Content 'published or transmitted' via Cyberchute Hosting's service includes Web content, e-mail, bulletin board postings, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission that relies on any Internet service provided by Cyberchute Hosting.
* Cyberchute Hosting can terminate service for any of the above reasons and it's at Cyberchute Hosting's sole discretion to issue a refund
You must take reasonable security precautions. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should not use the same password that you use for other services or applications. Avoid using whole words like pet names, or numbers like birthdates that can be found online in things like your Facebook page. Our internal security protects against automated password attacks and other threats.
Bulk Comercial Email
Bulk commercial email, mailing lists and email responders are allowed on Cyberchute Hosting's servers, we do however allow a maximum of 50 emails per hour per account to prevent being identified as a spam source being blocked. For any emails sent from your Cyberchute Hosting account you must adhere to the following rules:
a) Your intended recipients have given their consent to receive e-mail via some affirmative means, such as an opt-in procedure;
b) Your procedures for soliciting consent include reasonable means to ensure that the person giving consent is the owner of the e-mail address for which the consent is given;
c) You may not obscure the source of your e-mail in any manner.
d) You otherwise comply with the CAN SPAM Act and other applicable law. That means that all bulk email must contain a working 'opt-out' function.
These policies apply to messages sent using your Cyberchute Hosting service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via your Cyberchute Hosting service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers.
You may not send any unsolicited e-mail, either in bulk or individually, to any person who has indicated that they do not wish to receive it. You must comply with the rules of any other network you access or participate in using your Cyberchute Hosting's services.
Material Protected By Copyright
You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:
a) you have been expressly authorized by the owner of the copyright for the work to copy the work in that manner.
b) you are otherwise permitted by established United States copyright law to copy the work in that manner. DO NOT use images on your web site which are 'found' on Google or other public sources that are not designated for 'public use'.
Cyberchute Hosting will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers.
You must have valid and current information on file with your domain name registrar for any domain hosted on the Cyberchute Hosting network.
Cyberchute Hosting is under no duty, and does not by this AUP undertake a duty, to monitor or police our customers' activities and disclaims any responsibility for any misuse of the Cyberchute Hosting network.
You may not engage in illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including:
a) Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures (including those belonging to Cyberchute Hosting and its customers) without express authorization of the owner of the system or network;
b) monitoring data or traffic on any network or system without the authorization of the owner of the system or network;
c) Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks;
d) Use of an Internet account or computer without the owner's authorization, including, but not limited to Internet scanning (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password robbery, security hole scanning, and port scanning;
e) Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting; or
f) Any conduct that is likely to result in retaliation against the Cyberchute Hosting network.
g) Use of Cyberchute Hosting's network in a way that unreasonably interferes with Cyberchute Hosting's other customers use of the network
Newsgroup, Chat Forums, Other Networks
You must comply with the rules and conventions for postings to any bulletin board, chat group or other forum in which you participate, such as IRC and USENET groups including their rules for content and commercial postings. These groups usually prohibit the posting of off-topic commercial messages, or mass postings to multiple forums.
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