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Acceptable Use Policy
PCG Hosting Usage Policy has been developed with the following
security, reliability and privacy of PCG Hosting' systems and network,
and the networks and systems of others
the image and reputation of PCG Hosting as a responsible provider
the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression
the responsible use of net resources and discourage practices which
degrade the usability of network resources and thus the value of
situations that may cause PCG Hosting to incur civil liability
the privacy and security of individual users
expect our Customers to use the Internet with courtesy and responsibility
and to be familiar with and to practice good Internet etiquette.
By adhering to the following policies, our customers are protecting
the rights and privileges of all Internet users.
also agree to all terms and conditions of the current PCG
Hosting Service Agreement.
OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING POLICIES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL
RESULT IN IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF ALL ACCOUNTS.
are prohibited from transmitting on or through any of PCG Hosting's
services, any material that is, in PCG Hosting's sole discretion,
unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, or encourages conduct
that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability,
or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international
law, statute or regulation.
Hosting' services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission,
distribution, or storage of any information, data or material in
violation of United States or state regulation or law, or by the
common law, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to,
material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, or any
other statute. PCG Hosting reserves the right to remove such illegal
material from its servers.
may not engage in tortuous conduct including, but not limited to,
posting of defamatory, scandalous, or private information about
a person without their consent, illegal pornography, intentionally
inflicting emotional distress, or making physical threats against
another person via email, news, or any other electronic media/service
Customer is responsible for providing and maintaining accurate
and up-to-date billing information. Furnishing false data on the
signup form, contract, or online application, including fraudulent
use of credit card numbers, is grounds for immediate termination,
and may subject the offender to civil or criminal liability.
and Network Usage Security
may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of
any host, network, or account ("cracking"). This includes, but
is not limited to, accessing data not intended for the customer,
logging into a server or account the customer is not expressly
authorized to access, or probing the security of other networks.
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, overload of a service, and
any activity resulting in the "crash" of a host.
may not use any kind of program/script/command, or send messages
of any kind, designed to interfere with a user's terminal session,
via any means, locally or by the Internet.
must safeguard their account passwords to prevent unauthorized
access to their account.
who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil
liability. PCG Hosting 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.
whether through language, frequency, or size of messages, is prohibited.
may not send any email that has not been solicited. If a recipient
asks to stop receiving email, the customer must not send that person
any further email.
Customers are explicitly prohibited from sending unsolicited bulk
mail messages ("junk mail" or "spam"). This includes, but is not
limited to, bulk-mailing of unsolicited commercial advertising,
informational announcements, and political tracts. Such material
may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it.
may not forward or otherwise propagate chain letters, whether or
not the recipient wishes to receive such mailings.
email, including but not limited to "mailbombing" (flooding a user
or site with very large or numerous pieces of email) and "trolling" (posting
outrageous messages to generate numerous responses) is prohibited.
of header or any other information is not permitted.
someone else to a mail list or removing someone else from a mail
list without that person's permission is prohibited.
Hosting accounts or services may not be used to collect replies
to messages sent from another Internet Service Provider, where
those messages violate this Usage Policy or the usage policy of
that other provider.
rules apply to other types of Internet-based distribution mediums
as well, such as RLG's Ariel system (a system for sending FAX-like
documents over the Internet). USENET postings have their own regulations;
PCG Hosting operates under a strict one-warning policy regarding
unsolicited e-mail, unless the violation is of such nature that
the account, in our sole discretion requires immediate termination,
in which event service will be immediately terminated.
Hosting is not responsible for the content of any USENET posting,
whether or not the posting was made by a PCG Hosting customer.
to USENET newsgroups must comply with the written charters or FAQs
for those newsgroups. Advertisements should only be posted in those
newsgroups whose charters/FAQs explicitly permit them. The poster
is responsible for determining the etiquette of a given newsgroup,
prior to posting to it.
are prohibited from posting the same or similar message to large
numbers of newsgroups (excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting,
also known as "USENET spam").
are prohibited from posting binary files to newsgroups not specifically
named for that purpose.
are prohibited from canceling or superseding posts other than their
own, with the exception of official newsgroup moderators performing
are prohibited from forging header information. This includes attempting
to circumvent the approval process for posting to a moderated newsgroup.
- A customer
may not solicit mail for any other address, other than that of
the customer's PCG Host account or service, with the intent to
harass or collect replies after PCG Hosting' service has been terminated.
(Internet Relay Chat)
Hosting is not liable for the content of any communications made
robots ("bots" or "clones") or IRC sessions may not be run from
PCG Hosting' shared server accounts.
may not attempt to impersonate others or use IRC anonymously by
disguising their hostname or username.
are prohibited from using IRC scripts or programs that interfere
with or deny service to other users on any server or host. Customers
are also prohibited from engaging in activities which harass other
users. This includes, but is not limited to, "flooding" (rapidly
entering text with the intent to fill the screens of others), "flashing" (disrupting
terminal emulation), "takeovers" (forcibly seizing operator privileges),
attempting to send private messages to those who do not wish to
see them (via "ignore"), attempting to return to a channel after
being banned from it, and other disruptive behaviors.
may not run mailing lists from or through any of PCG Hosting' equipment.
may not permit the use of mail services, mail forwarding capabilities,
POP accounts, or autoresponders other than for the customer's own
may not employ posts or programs that consume excessive CPU time
or storage space. PCG Hosting reserves the right to kill off CPU
may not place adult-oriented Web sites or Warez (illegal software)
sites on PCG Host servers.
and Product Requirements
must ensure that all material and data placed on PCG Hosting' equipment
is in a condition that is "server-ready," which is in a form requiring
no additional manipulation on PCG Hosting' part. We shall make
no effort to validate this information for content, correctness
or usability. In the event that the Customer's material is not "server-ready",
we have the option at any time to reject this material. PCG Hosting
will notify the customer immediately of its refusal of the material
and afford the customer the opportunity to amend or modify the
material to satisfy the needs and/or requirements of PCG Hosting.
of PCG Hosting service requires a certain level of knowledge in
the use of Internet languages, protocols, and software. This level
of knowledge varies depending on the anticipated use and desired
content of the customer's Web space. Customers must have the necessary
knowledge to create and maintain a Web space. It is not the responsibility
of PCG Hosting to provide this knowledge or customer support outside
of the service defined in the Service Agreement.
Hosting will not sell or knowingly disclose its customer lists
or customer email or listserv address lists. We will attempt to
protect the privacy of our customers and their information that
is stored on our network. PCG Hosting will only access and disclose
information as necessary to comply with applicable laws and government
requests, to operate and maintain our systems and services, or
to protect ourselves or our customers.
Hosting will not monitor or disclose a customer's private email
messages unless required by court order or law. We will cooperate
with the authorities and will notify such authorities if it suspects
that a customer is engaged in illegal activities.
USAGE POLICY DEFINES THE ACTIONS WHICH PCG HOST CONSIDERS TO BE
ABUSIVE, AND THUS, STRICTLY PROHIBITED. THE EXAMPLES SET FORTH
IN THIS POLICY ARE NON-EXCLUSIVE, AND ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR GUIDANCE
TO PCG HOST'S CUSTOMERS.
you are unsure whether any contemplated use or activity is prohibited,
please send e-mail to email@example.com and
we will assist you. Please note that the actions listed are also
not permitted from other Internet Service Providers on behalf
of, or to advertise, any service hosted by PCG Hosting, or connected
via our network. Furthermore, such services may not be advertised
via deceptive marketing policies, as defined by the Federal Trade
Commission Deception Policy Statement.
Hosting must further limit any exceptions made to the Usage Policy
as secondary in regards to server and network security, performance
and integrity. Any user, regardless of exception status, may
have his or her service disabled if it is interfering with our
servers or network.
questions about this policy should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports of activity in violation of this policy may be sent via
e-mail to email@example.com.