SunbizHosting's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give
our customers and users a clear understanding of what SunbizHosting
expects of them while using the service. All users of SunbizHosting's
Internet services: those who access some of our Services but do
not have accounts, as well as those who pay a service fee to subscribe
to the Services, must comply with this AUP and our TOS (Terms of
Use of SunbizHosting Service constitutes acceptance and agreement
to SunbizHosting's AUP as well as SunbizHosting's TOS (Terms of
We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the
Internet and do not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal
circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise editorial control over
the content of any web site, e-mail transmission, newsgroups, or
other material created or accessible over or through the services,
except for certain proprietary Web sites. However, in accordance
with our TOS (Terms of Service), we may remove any materials that,
in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability,
or which may violate this AUP. SunbizHosting may cooperate with
legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any
suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing. Your violation of
this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate termination of
either your SunbizHosting account or other actions as detailed in
Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
This document is intended to provide a basic understand of SunbizHosting's
Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment
and enforcement of SunbizHosting's AUP:
- Ensure reliable service to our customers
- Ensure security and privacy of our systems and network, as well
as the networks and systems of others
- Comply with existing laws
- Maintain our reputation as a responsible service provider
- Encourage responsible use of the Internet and discourage activities
which reduce the usability and value of Internet services
- Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free
expression and exchange of information
- Preserve the privacy and security of individual users
SunbizHosting intends to provide its customers
access to everything the Internet has to offer. While the SunbizHosting
is firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities
that may be damaging to the resources of both the SunbizHosting
and the Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free
speech. The resources of the SunbizHosting and the Internet are
limited, and abuse of these resources by one user has a negative
impact on the entire community.
We do not routinely monitor the activity of accounts except for
measurements of system utilization and the preparation of billing
records. However, in our efforts to promote good citizenship within
the Internet community, we will respond appropriately if we become
aware of inappropriate use of our service.
You may not use your virtual site to publish material, which SunbizHosting.co.uk
determines, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or
objectionable. For purposes of this policy, "material" refers to
all forms of communications including narrative descriptions, graphics
(including photographs, illustrations, images, drawings, logos),
executable programs, video recordings, and audio recordings.
If a SunbizHosting account is used to violate the Acceptable Use
Policy or our TOS, we reserve the right to terminate your service
without notice. We prefer to advise customers of inappropriate
behavior and any necessary corrective action, however, flagrant
violations of the Acceptable Use Policy will result in immediate
termination of service. Our failure to enforce this policy, for
whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of our right
to do so at any time.
As a member of our network community, you must use your Internet
access responsibly. If you have any questions regarding this policy,
please contact us at email@example.com.
VIOLATIONS OF SunbizHosting ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
Illegal use: SunbizHosting's services
may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal
activities. SunbizHosting reserves the right to cooperate with
legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation
of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.
Harm to minors: Use of the SunbizHosting
service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including,
but not limited to child pornography.
Threats: Use of the SunbizHosting service
to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise)
that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
Harassment: Use of the SunbizHosting
service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting
or otherwise) that harasses another.
Fraudulent activity: Use of SunbizHosting
service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items,
or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such as
"pyramid schemes," "ponzi schemes," and "chain letters."
Forgery or impersonation: Adding, removing
or modifying identifying network header information in an effort
to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate
any person by using forged headers or other identifying information
is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does
not constitute impersonation.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited
bulk e-mail (SPAM) Use of the SunbizHosting service to transmit
any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail is expressly
prohibited. Violations of this type will result in the immediate
termination of the offending SunbizHosting account.
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY, anyone hosting websites or services
that support spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed
in any of the various Spam Databases will have their account
immediately removed from our network. The account will not be
reactivated until such time that you agree to remove ANY
and ALL traces of the offending material immediately
upon reconnection and agree to allow us access to the site to
confirm that all material has been COMPLETELY removed.
Severe violations may result in immediate and permanent removal
of the account from our network without notice to the customer.
Any account guilty of a second violation WILL be immediately
and permanently removed from our network without notice.
- E-mail / News Bombing: Malicious intent to impede another
person's use of electronic mail services or news will result in
the immediate termination of the offending SunbizHosting account.
E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any
message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission,
originating or passing through the SunbizHosting service is
in violation of this AUP.
Usenet SPAMing: SunbizHosting has a
zero tolerance policy for the use of its network for the posting
of messages or commercial advertisements, which violate the
rules, regulations, FAQ or charter of any newsgroups or mailing
list. Commercial messages that are appropriate under the rules
of a newsgroup or mailing list or that are solicited by the
recipients are permitted.
Unauthorized access: Use of the SunbizHosting
service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of
others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures
of SunbizHosting's or another entity's computer software or
hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications
system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption
or loss of data, is expressly prohibited and the offending SunbizHosting
account is subject to immediate termination.
Copyright or trademark infringement:
Use of the SunbizHosting service to transmit any material (by
e-mail, uploading, posting, hot linking, directly linking or
otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent,
trade secret or other proprietary rights of any third party,
including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted
material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from
magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized
transmittal of copyrighted software.
Collection of personal data: Use of
the SunbizHosting service to collect, or attempt to collect,
personal information about third parties without their knowledge
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity:
Use of the SunbizHosting service for any activity which affects
the ability of other people or systems to use SunbizHosting
Services or the Internet. This includes "denial of service"
(DOS) attacks against another network host or individual user.
Interference with or disruption of other network users, services
or equipment is prohibited. It is the Member's responsibility
to ensure that their account is configured in a secure manner.
A Subscriber may not, through action or inaction, allow others
to use their account for illegal or inappropriate actions. A
Subscriber may not permit their account, through action or inaction,
to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the
capability to use their account in an illegal or inappropriate
manner. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or
individual's computer system will result in immediate account
termination. SunbizHosting will not tolerate any subscriber
attempting to access the accounts of others, or penetrate security
measures of other systems, whether or not the intrusion results
in corruption or loss of data.
Net Send Spam: The use of the net send
utility to send unsolicited bulk communication is prohibited.
This technique may result in account suspension or termination.
Violations of this policy carry severe penalties, including
termination of service.
Fraud: Involves a knowing misrepresentation
or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent
that the person receiving it will act upon it.
Infringement of Copyright, Patent, Trademark,
Trade Secret, or Intellectual Property Right: Distribution
and/or posting of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements
will not be tolerated.
Distribution of Viruses: Intentional
distributions of software that attempts to and/or causes damage,
harassment, or annoyance to persons, data, and/or computer systems
are prohibited. Such an offense will result in the immediate
termination of the offending account.
Third Party Accountability: SunbizHosting
subscribers will be held responsible and accountable for any
activity by third parties, using their account, that violates
guidelines created within the Acceptable Use Policy.
Violation Of SunbizHosting Virtual Accounts:
It is absolutely forbidden to host IRC servers on Virtual Server
Accounts. Virtual Server Accounts found hosting this material
will be subject to immediate cancellation without refund.
IRC networks: It is absolutely forbidden
to host an IRC server that is part of or connected to another
IRC network or server. Accounts found to be connecting to or
part of these networks will be immediately removed from our
network without notice. The account will not be reconnected
to the network until such time that you agree to completely
remove any and all traces of the irc server, and agree to let
us have access to your account to confirm that the content has
been completely removed. Any account guilty of a second violation
will result in immediate account termination.
Domains Chargeback Resolution: If the
charge for a domain or set of domains is charged back, SunbizHosting
has the right to take control of the domain or set of domains
that was paid for by the disputed charge. SunbizHosting will
change the domain account information as needed to take control
of the domain or set of domains. The user is not guaranteed
to be contacted in the event that a chargeback is received.
Peer to Peer Software (File Sharing):�The
use of Peer to Peer or file sharing software to permit the sharing,
copying or distribution of unauthorized copyrighted material�on
the SunbizHosting service is prohibited.� Use of such�software
could result in suspension�of service.
You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the inappropriate
activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest or employee.
Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain unauthorized
access to your account. In addition, you may not use your account
to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized
access to another network or server.
Your password provides access to your account.
It is your responsibility to keep your password secure.
Sharing your password and account access with
unauthorized users is prohibited. You should take care to prevent
others from using your account since you will be held responsible
for such use.
Attempting to obtain another user's account
password is strictly prohibited, and may result in termination
You must adopt adequate security measures to
prevent or minimize unauthorized use of your account.
You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication
or security of any host, network or account. This includes,
but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for you,
logging into or making use of a server or account you are not
expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other
networks. Use or distribution of tools designed for compromising
security is prohibited. Examples of these tools include, but
are not limited to, password guessing programs, cracking tools
or network probing tools.
You may not attempt to interfere with service
to any user, host or network ("denial of service attacks").
This includes, but is not limited to, "flooding" of networks,
deliberate attempts to overload a service, and attempts to "crash"
Users who violate systems or network security
may incur criminal or civil liability. SunbizHosting will cooperate
fully with investigations of violations of systems or network
security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement
authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations.
accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive use or abuse of
these shared network resources by one customer may have a negative
impact on all other customers. Misuse of network resources in a
manner which impairs network performance is prohibited by this policy
and may result in termination of your account.
You are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources, including
CPU time, memory, disk space and session time. You may not use resource-intensive
programs which negatively impact other customers or the performances
of SunbizHosting systems or networks. SunbizHosting reserves the
right to terminate or limit such activities.
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF SunbizHosting AUP
SunbizHosting requests that anyone who believes that there is a
violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department
If available, please provide the following information:
The IP address used to commit the alleged violation
The date and time of the alleged violation,
including the time zone or offset from GMT
Evidence of the alleged violation
E-mail with full header information provides all
of the above, as do system log files. Other situations will require
different methods of providing the above information. SunbizHosting
may take any one or more of the following actions in response to
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Issue written or verbal warnings
Suspend the Member's newsgroup posting privileges
Suspend the Member's account
Terminate the Member's account
Bill the Member for administrative costs and/or
Bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or
to collect damages, if any, cause by violations
reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our TOS
(Terms of Service) and our other policies and agreements at any
time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification
will be posted in accordance with our TOS (Terms of Service).