This AUP governs the use of Bitronic Technologies'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 Bitronic Technologies regarding the interpretation of this AUP, Bitronic Technologies's interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern.
The following is the entire Acceptable Useage Policy ("AUP") agreement between Bitronic Technologies and the personal or corporate account holder. Bitronic Technologies provides World Wide Web Hosting, web design and script installation. Bitronic Technologies has certain legal and ethical responsibilities consisting with the use of its servers and equipment involved in these services. Bitronic Technologies's general policy is to act as a provider of Internet presence. Bitronic Technologies reserves the rights to suspend or cancel a customer's access to any or all services provided by Bitronic Technologies when we decide that the account has been inappropriately used.
Shared Hosting Acceptable Useage Policy ("AUP")
What is Appropriate Usage?
Bitronic Technologies shared 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 shared hosting services to support large enterprises or internationally based businesses with a sustained demand that places undue burden on our shared hosting systems or negatively impacts use by small, independently owned and operated businesses.
Bitronic Technologies provides 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. Bitronic Technologies 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, but to ensure a great experience for all, we will place some constraints on how fast you can grow. The vast majority of our customers' sites grow at rates well within our rules, but our abuse controls may cause a brief delay while we evaluate if expansion is appropriate for your particular plan.
Bitronic Technologies Customers may not initiate the following (below), if any customer does Bitronic Technologies 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. However, in certain circumstances, our server processing power, server memory, or abuse controls could limit downloads from your site. You will always be able to use as much bandwidth as your account has. For example our Enterprise Plan comes with 1TB bandwidth which is a huge amount, all of this 1TB can be used. Bandwidth is also reset every month.
You are allocated a monthly bandwidth allowance. This allowance varies depending on the hosting package you purchase. Should your account pass the allocated amount we reserve the right to suspend the account until the start of the next allocation, suspend the account until more bandwidth is purchased at an additional fee, suspend the account until you upgrade to a higher level of package, terminate the account and/or charge you an additional fee for the overages. Unused transfer in one month cannot be carried over to the next month.
You do not have to worry about hitting a storage limit if you use our services consistently with the terms of Service and our acceptable usage policy. Bitronic Technologies will increase your space along with your appropriate small business needs, but our abuse controls may impact the rate of growth or your folder size, and there may be a short delay while we assess your usage. In some cases, creating additional folders or subfolders will help ensure that the system works well for everyone. You will always be allowed to use as much disk space is applied to your account.
You may have noticed all of our accounts come with unlimited email accounts, sub-domains, FTP accounts and in some cases domains. This is subject to how much disk space your account has. So you can create as many emails, sub-domains etc as you want as long as it's within your disk space limit.
You may not publish or transmit via Bitronic Technologies's service any content that Bitronic Technologies 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 Bitronic Technologies;
l) is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may result in retaliation against Bitronic Technologies by offended viewers;
Bitronic Technologies 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 Bitronic Technologies'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 Bitronic Technologies.
* Bitronic Technologies can terminate service for any of the above reasons and it's at Bitronic Technologies's sole discretion to issue a refund
You must take reasonable security precautions. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should change your password periodically.
Bulk Comercial Email
Bulk commercial email, mailing lists and email reflectors are allowed on Bitronic Technologies's servers, we do however allow a maximum of 500 emails per hour per account. For any emails sent from your Bitronic Technologies 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.
These policies apply to messages sent using your Bitronic Technologies 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 Bitronic Technologies 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 Bitronic Technologies'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.
Bitronic Technologies 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 Bitronic Technologies network.
Bitronic Technologies 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 Bitronic Technologies 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 Bitronic Technologies 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 Bitronic Technologies network.
g) Use of Bitronic Technologies's network in a way that unreasonably interferes with Bitronic Technologies'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.
Dedicated/Servers/VPS Acceptable Useage Policy ("AUP")
Legal Rights of Others
Bitronic Technologies supports free speech on the Internet and will not suspend or cancel a customer's account simply because it disagrees with the views expressed by the customer. Where there are allegations that a customer's on-line activity has violated the legal rights of a third party, Bitronic Technologies will not substitute itself for a court of law in deciding tort claims raised by the third party. Unacceptable activities in this regard include posting private information about a person without their consent, infringing intellectual property rights, defaming a person or business, and knowingly making available code which will have a deleterious effect on third party computers.
Unacceptable practices include but are not limited to
Violating copyright law.
Stalking or violating other state or federal law.
Attempting without authorization to access a computer system.
Schemes to defraud, sending a message or having content that is indecent according to US laws with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass another person
Threatening bodily harm or damage to individuals or groups; violating U.S. and International Export restrictions
Bitronic Technologies does not actively monitor dedicated server content for review. Bitronic Technologies believes in the free dissemination of information via our services. Dedicated server content will only be reviewed upon complaint by verified third parties. Content that does not violate local, state and federal law or the AUP is deemed in compliance and shall remain intact. Legal adult content is allowed on Bitronic Technologies dedicated servers.
Hacking / Cracking
Bitronic Technologies reserves the right to report illegal activities to any and all regulatory, administrative, and/or governmental authorities for prosecution. If you have any question regarding this abuse policy please feel free to contact Bitronic Technologies at email@example.com.
Bitronic Technologies provides web hosting services internationally and has a responsibility to ensure security and provide the highest quality of web hosting available. The following information and guidelines was designed to ensure the safety and security of our entire hosting network, servers and clientele.
All services provided by Bitronic Technologies may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any US Federal Law, or International Law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, material we judge to be threatening or obscene or material protected by trade secret, copyrighted material or other statute. The client agrees to indemnify and hold Bitronic Technologies harmless from any claims resulting from the use of the service that damages the client or any other party.
Commercial Advertising - E-mail
ANY form of spamming activity (e.g. mail spam, Usenet spam, pop-up spam, selling/buying spamware, and so on) conducted ANYWHERE on the Internet, i.e. whether through our facilities or not, will be:
Grounds for instant, permanent termination of all services with no prior warning.
Grounds for seizure of all on-premises equipment and data.
Grounds for forfeit of all funds paid.
Will result in a demand for payment of a fine (to cover damage to our reputation).
$500/incident/spam clean-up fee, all of which is payable within 24 hours or will be referred to a collection agency.
IRC or IRC bots may not be operated on our servers (shared or dedicated) at this time.
Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of Bitronic Technologies Hosting is strictly prohibited.
Refusal of Service
We reserve the right to refuse, cancel or suspend service at our sole discretion. All Sub-Networks, distributive hosting sites and dedicated servers of Bitronic Technologies must adhere to the above policies. Failure to follow any term or conditions will be grounds for immediate account deactivation without refund. If you have any question regarding this abuse policy please feel free to contact Bitronic Technologies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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