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Accepted Uses and Content Policy  
for 
Virtual Space Hosting Services

 
 
The policies and guidelines expressed herein supplement the rights and obligations of the parties under the Service Agreement of even date. This document establishes operating principles and acceptable use policies as they relate to the Customer's use of the Internet and the connection/services provided by Virtual Space Hosting to the Customer under the Service Contract Agreement. 
 
This service provides web hosting to thousands of clients worldwide, and we have a responsibility to protect each client and provide the best services available. The following guidelines were designed to insure these services. 
 
General 
The Internet is a voluntary association of users interested in and willing to exchange information and data with other Internet users. At present there is no oversight group providing governance over the principles, policies or procedures for use of the Internet or the information and data accessed via the Internet. 
 
In order to facilitate their contractual relationship the Customer and Virtual Space Hosting wish to define a working protocol of principles and policies and establish operating guidelines and acceptable standards of use of the Internet. 
 
To this end the parties agree as follows: 
 
Principles Governing Acceptable use of the Internet by the Customer 
Responsibility and Respect - The Internet is a network intended for use by mature, adult users. The Customer recognizes this principle and undertakes at all times to act with respect, courtesy and responsibility, giving due regard to the interests and rights of other Internet user groups. This general guideline carries with it the following specific responsibilities: 
 
 
Knowledge of the Internet - The Customer agrees to obtain a basic knowledge of the Internet and its operating principles and procedures. 
 
Improper Uses - The Customer will avoid violation of certain generally accepted guidelines on Internet usage such as restrictions on mass mailings and mass advertisements, pirating or copying of software, mail bombing or other methods of attempting to deny service or access to other users, and attempts to violate security.  
 
Compliance with Laws - The Customer will ensure that its use of the Internet complies with all applicable federal, state and local law and regulation, including but not limited to those principles of law which protect against compromise of copyrights, trade secrets, proprietary information and other intellectual property rights, libel or defamation of character, invasion of privacy, tortious interference, and export of technical or military data to prohibited countries.  
 
Validation of Information - The Customer is responsible for validating the integrity of the information and data it receives or transmits over the Internet.  
 
Security - The Customer is required to protect the security of its Internet account and usage. The Customer's password will be treated as private and confidential and not disclosed to or shared with any third parties. 
 
Discretion and Judgment - The Customer is expected to use discretion in the treatment and handling of Internet information and data and to take particular care to insure that adult information is not transmitted to juvenile users of the Internet.  
 
Pornography - Due to legal and social issues, we will not accept customers who publish pornographic images. If an existing customer publishes pornographic images, Virtual Space Hosting may issue a warning and/or suspend your account. If account is suspended due to porn violations .. there will be no refunds of fees paid. 
 
Excessive CPU usage - Customers will not be allowed to use excessive amounts of CPU processing on any of our servers or face immediate suspension. For example:  
A few customers have tried re-selling our counters or auto-responders to the rest of the world without prior approval which caused an excessive amount of requests on our servers.  
2) email bombs.  
3) re-selling CGI access to other 3rd parties  
4) IRC Bots these bots can create hostility among other net users which result in spamming and mail bombs. 
 
Suspension - Activity which results in your account being suspended will result in loss of fees paid. No refunds will be made. Damages caused by your account will result in financial loss to you. Any complaints arising as a result of your client activity will be obvious grounds for suspension. 
 
Refusal of Service - We reserve the right to refuse or terminate service to anyone for any reason.  
Content 
All services provided by Virtual Space Hosting may be used for lawful purposes only. 
 
Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. this includes, but is not limited to: 
 
 
Copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secrete and other statue.  
The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Virtual Space Hosting from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party. 
 
Note: Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on any Virtual Space Hosting server. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or Link to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to Virtual Space Hosting servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited. 
 
Examples of non-acceptable content or links  
pirated software  
Hackers programs or archives  
Warez Sites  
Virtual Space Hosting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Also, the customer is expected to make backup copies of all content under accounts. Although we provide backups, we are not liable for lost content and data. 
 
Unlimited Traffic 
We are no longer offering truely unlimited traffic, as we want to keep our servers fast and stable. We do, however, give plenty of badwidth to every site, you are almost sure not to run over! For those with unlimited traffic, the following limitations apply. 
 
 
Sites housing multiple directories with unrelated information  
Sites with more than one main page.  
Multiple hosts resolving at a ip or domain name we provide  
Sites with Banners, graphics or cgi's running from their domain being used on other domains.  
Sites with graphic archives or galleries  
Sites offering download archives, such as .zip, .tar, .ra and .GZ  
Sites using more than 20% of system resources  
If you do not qualify for unlimited, traffic will go unmonitored until you reach 3 gigs, then normal data transfer costs of $8/100 MB will apply. 
 
Virtual Space Hosting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. 
 
Chat Rooms 
We do not allow clients to install their own chat rooms. These tend to be large system hogs and we cannot allow it as a account option. We do provide a choice of Java chatrooms for a small extra charge that will more than fill your needs and run without hindering the performance of the machine for others. 
 
Background running programs 
We may allow programs to run continually in the background, these are considered on a one to one basis and a extra charge may be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed. 
 
IRC 
We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers. 
 
Commercial Advertising - Email 
Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, from a Virtual Space Hosting server or using an email address or URL that is maintained on a Virtual Space Hosting machine is STRICTLY prohibited. 
 
Virtual Space will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Even though Virtual Space does some backups of sites, it is the sole responsibility of the site owner to maintain thier own backups. Loss of any/all contents/emails, and/or connections is not the fault of Virtual Space.  
 
Server Abuse 
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a Virtual Space Hosting server or customer of Virtual Space Hosting is strictly prohibited. 
 
Any Sub-Networks of Virtual Space Hosting and dedicated servers must adhere to the above policies. 
 
Failure to follow any of the terms and conditions stipulated herein will result in grounds for account de-activation. 
 
Subject to Change and Modification at any time by Virtual Space Hosting! 
Refunds are given only if site owner gives 30 day notice by email. If the reason given for a cancellation is not acceptable to Virtual Space, then no refund will be given. Virtual Space is the sole entity who would decide on what may be appropiate reason. Domain names purchased by Virtual Space are the property of Virtual Space and are considered to be rental domain names unless otherwise registered with clients private info.
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