Acceptable Use Policy

1. Web hosting
1.1. We make no representation and give no warranty as to the accuracy or quality of information received by any person via the server and we shall have no liability for any loss or damage to any data stored on the server.

1.2. You represent, undertake and warrant to us that you will use the account allocated to you only for lawful purposes and to promptly inform us if any part of this policy has been breached or you become aware that they may have been breached.

1.2.1. You will not use the server in any manner which infringes any law or regulation or which infringes the rights of any third party, nor will you authorise or permit any other person to do so.

1.2.2. You will not upload, post, link to or transmit: Any material which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, malicious, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, blasphemous, profane or otherwise objectionable in any way. Any material containing a virus or other hostile computer program. Any material which constitutes, or encourages the commission of, a criminal offence or which infringes any patent, trade mark, design right, copyright or any other intellectual property right or similar rights of any person which may subsist under the laws of any jurisdiction.

1.2.3. You will not send bulk email whether opt-in or otherwise from our network. Nor will you promote a site hosted on our network using bulk email.

1.2.4. You will not employ programs which consume excessive system resources, including but not limited to processor cycles and memory.

1.3. We reserve the right to remove any material which we deem inappropriate from your account without notice to you.

1.4. You shall keep secure any identification, password and other confidential information relating to your account and shall notify us immediately of any known or suspected unauthorised use of your account or breach of security, including but not limited to loss, theft or unauthorised disclosure of your password or other security information.

1.5. Our acceptable use policy is actively and strictly enforced. Offending content or users are removed from our network, usually as soon as they are discovered, although we will always inform you when and why any action has been taken. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use; however the following are unacceptable uses:

1.5.1. CGI based message forums which use flat file databases are often found to use excessive system resources, to avoid disappointment please use a PHP based message forum. The use of web cam applications which maintain a constant FTP connection uploading an image at regular intervals is forbidden.

1.5.2. We do not allow the use of the following scripts to be used on our hosting accounts:
- Proxy Scripts
- IRC Scripts
- Anonymizer
- Torrent Trackers
- Chat Room Scripts
- HiveMail and similar email provisioning scripts
- phpShell and similar command execution scripts

2. Email
2.1. The sending of Bulk or Unsolicited Commercial Email (SPAM) through our network and servers or through any third party servers promoting a website hosted by us can result in the suspension or termination of the customers web hosting account without refund.

2.2. Mailing lists may be operated as long as individuals choose to subscribe to receive mailings via clear 'double opt in' methods and a strict removal procedure is published in all mailings. 'Safelists' and other advertising related mailing lists may not be operated. Any complaints received are taken seriously and will be investigated.