WebSecureStores Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
Use of WebSecureStores Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to WebSecureStores AUP as well as WebSecureStores TOS (Terms of Service)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: *All Payments To WebSecureStores are non refundable after end of the 45 day money back period.
WebSecureStores provides uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet. WebSecureStores does not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal circumstances. Similarly, WebSecureStores does 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), WebSecureStores may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, have any adult content, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. WebSecureStores may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong doing. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate termination of either your WebSecureStores account or other actions as detailed above WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
This document is intended to provide a basic understand of WebSecureStores Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of WebSecureStores AUP:
»Ensure reliable service to our customers by temporarily removing any problem web sites that affect the server.
»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
WebSecureStores intends to provide its customers access to everything the Internet has to offer. While WebSecureStores is firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be damaging to the resources of both the WebSecureStores server and the Internet cannot be permitted under the laws of free speech. The resources of WebSecureStores 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 and routine security audits. 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 WebSecureStores determines, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or objectionable or of Adult Nature. 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. You may not host a “free” website hosting business site on a shared hosting server you will be asked to leave our server.
If a WebSecureStores 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 abuse@WebSecureStores.com
VIOLATIONS OF WebSecureStores ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY The following constitute violations of this AUP:
Illegal use: WebSecureStores services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. WebSecureStores reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrong doing.
Harm to minors: Use of the WebSecureStores service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography or exposing minors to any adult content
Threats: Use of the WebSecureStores service to transmit any material whatsoever (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens,encourages bodily harm,destruction of property, or defamation of character made against WebSecureStores employees, customers and anyone on the Internet connected to your web site or our server.
Harassment: Use of WebSecureStores service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses any WebSecureStores clients, vendors, partners, employees or disrupts WebSecureStores normal business activity.
Fraudulent activity: Use of WebSecureStores 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 WebSecureStores 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 WebSecureStores account.WebSecurestores reserves the right to use legal representation to seek recourse of any damages caused to our network by Spam activity related to your account you agree to pay any legal fees related to Spam from your account.
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY, anyone hosting websites or services on their account that even support Spammers or Spammer activity that 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 reconnected 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 account 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. Please help us stop spam to keep our costs affordable if you have a problem and are getting spammed real bad ask our support for some help we can block the source in most cases.
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 WebSecureStores account.
E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the WebSecureStores service is in violation of this AUP.
Usenet/ Forum/ Blog SPAMMing: WebSecureStores has a zero tolerance policy for the use of affiliates, clients, employees or anyone on 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. We consider most postings without someone asking for the reference Spam In other words if you put your referral number in Forums for no reason but to SPAM them to get a referral you’ll be discontinued from any program that you are currently involved with.
Unauthorized access: Use of the WebSecureStores service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of WebSecureStores 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 WebSecureStores account is subject to immediate termination.
Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of the WebSecureStores service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting 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 WebSecureStores service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of the WebSecureStores service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use WebSecureStores 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 network is configured in a secure manner. A Subscriber may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Subscriber may not permit their network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability to use their network 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. WebSecureStores 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.
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.
Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging, while using WebSecureStores services could result in suspension service.
Third Party Accountability: WebSecureStores 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.
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 of service.
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 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” a host.
Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. WebSecureStores 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.
Some of WebSecureStores hosting 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 WebSecureStores systems or networks. WebSecureStores reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.
Abuse of Traffic
WebSecureStores customers are offered a generous amount of monthly data transfer for their web sites. The intention of WebSecureStores is to provide a large space to serve web documents, not an off site storage area for electronic files. All (90%) of your web files and pages must be ‘linked’ with files (.GIF, .JPEG, etc.) stored on WebSecureStores’ server. Web sites that are found to contain either/or no html documents, a large number of unlinked files are subject to warning, suspension or cancellation at the discretion of WebSecureStores management. Any customer who violates WebSecureStores Policies in abusing either space/site transfer will be notified and given 2 days to remedy the problem.
To maintain the integrity of our shared hosting service the following limitations apply:
We do not allow: Sites with banners, graphics or cgi scripts running from their domain used on non WebSecureStores domains. Sites with picture galleries (This is any site where 50% of the files transferred are graphics) Sites offering download files or archives. (This is any site where 50% or more of their monthly traffic is from file downloads). Sites that are using over 30% of system resources for longer than 60 seconds. Sites running only multimedia files (QuickTime, Real Audio, Real Video, MP3 or any type of PODCAST Formats).
It is your responsibility to monitor your monthly data transfer. You can check this usage with Smarter Stats or Helm Control Panel Stats. If you will be exceeding your monthly transfer rate, we strongly recommend upgrading to the next level hosting plan. If monthly transfer rate exceeds your allotted amount, your account will be upgraded to a hosting plan that will cover your monthly data transfer. If you are an shared hosting account holder, you will be billed at a data transfer cost of $20.00/1GB/month for excess amount. If your monthly transfer rate exceeds our maximum shared plan limit or resource thresholds, we will ask that you upgrade to dedicated hosting or migrate your account to another host provider as soon as possible. In a shared hosting environment we can not allow a single user to diminish the quality of service and available resources for other users. WebSecureStores will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF WebSecureStores AUP
WebSecureStores requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department at abuse@WebSecureStores.net.
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. WebSecureStores may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:
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 reactivation charges
Bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages, if any, cause by violations
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
WebSecureStores 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).
Thank you for your understanding