Acceptable Use Policy
As a provider of web site hosting, and other Internet-related services, ePerfect
offers its clients, and their customers and users, the means to disseminate a
wealth of public, private, commercial, and non-commercial information. ePerfect
respects that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and
dissemination of information, however, when there are competing interests at
issue, ePerfect reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective
actions. In order to protect these competing interests, ePerfect has developed
an Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP"), which supplements and explains certain terms
of each customer's respective service agreement and is intended as a guide to
the customer's rights and obligations when utilizing ePerfect’s services. This
AUP will be revised from time to time. A customer's use of ePerfect’s after
changes to the AUP are posted on ePerfect’s web site, www.ePerfect, will
constitute the customer's acceptance of any new or additional terms of the AUP
that result from those changes.
One important aspect of the Internet is
that no one party owns or controls it. This fact accounts for much of the
Internet's openness and value, but it also places a high premium on the judgment
and responsibility of those who use the Internet to disseminate information to
When information is disseminated through the Internet, they also
must keep in mind that ePerfect does not review, edit, censor, or take
responsibility for any information its clients may create. When users place
information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for
copyright infringement, defamation, and other harmful speech. Also, because the
information they create is carried over ePerfect’s network and may reach a large
number of people, including both clients and non-clients of ePerfect, clients'
postings to the Internet may affect other clients and may harm ePerfect’s
goodwill, business reputation, and operations. For these reasons, clients
violate ePerfect policy and the service agreement when they, their customers,
affiliates, or subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:
Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over
the Internet (known as "spamming"). It is not only harmful because of its
negative impact on consumer attitudes toward ePerfect, but also because it can
overload ePerfect's network and disrupt service to ePerfect clients. Also,
maintaining an open SMTP relay is prohibited. When a complaint is received,
ePerfect has the discretion to determine from all of the evidence whether the
e-mail recipients were from an "opt-in" e-mail list.
Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the
intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks,
service marks, trade secrets, software piracy, and patents held by individuals,
corporations, or other entities. Also, engaging in activity that violates
privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others. ePerfect is required by
law to remove or block access to customer content upon receipt of a proper
notice of copyright infringement. It is also ePerfect’s policy to terminate the
privileges of customers who commit repeat violations of copyright laws.
Because the Internet is a global communication tool, and
we have clients from nearly every country in the world it is difficult to
dictate what is considered "adult material." However, it is not our function to
discriminate against those who choose to utilize adult content or adult related
material. This being said, there are still several reasons why ePerfect has been
forced to create its no adult sites policy for its virtual server users.
What does ePerfect consider "Adult Material?"
site whose revenue is gained in part or whole from its adult content.
or videos showing frontal nudity on either men or women for non-scientific or
Revenue-generating hyperlinks to sites who violate
Why does ePerfect have this
Bandwidth and Resources
A virtual server is a shared environment where many servers reside on
each particular machine. This being said, consider that an average "adult site"
gets more hits than 100 standard websites. Some of the smaller adult sites get
around 5 GB of transfer per day. With these types of resources being utilized,
our servers would be severely slowed if we allowed these high traffic sites to
also reside on our servers. On top of that, we would be forced to raise our
prices to pay for the additional bandwidth. We strive to keep our servers fast
and inexpensive, and our bandwidth clear; therefore, adult sites are not an
option. ePerfect reserves the right to decide what it considers "adult content",
"adult material", "sexually explicit", or "sexually related". Let us know if you
are unsure of the approval of your site before placing an order.
ePerfect’s network as a means to transmit or post defamatory, harassing,
abusive, or threatening language.
Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in
whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.
Accessing illegally or without authorization computers,
accounts, or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate
security measures of another individual's system (often known as "hacking").
Also, any activity that might be used as a precursor to an attempted system
penetration (i.e. port scan, stealth scan, or other information gathering
Background Daemons in general are prohibited on ePerfect
servers, including, but not limited to, IRC bots, eggdrop, BitchX, XiRCON, warez
sites and any other program that interferes with normal server operation.
ePerfect will be the sole arbitor of what consitutes a violation of the above
information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms,
Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mailbombing, or denial of service attacks.
Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others
to effectively use the network or any connected network, system, service, or
Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any
software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP,
which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging,
flooding, mailbombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.
encryption software over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United
reserves the right not to accept postings from newsgroups where we have actual
knowledge that the content of the newsgroup violates the AUP.
activities that are determined to be illegal, including advertising,
transmitting, or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes,
fraudulently charging credit cards, and pirating software.
activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that ePerfect determines to be harmful
to its clients, operations, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations. As we
have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just
described rests primarily with the client. ePerfect will not, as an ordinary
practice, monitor the communications of its client to ensure that they comply
with ePerfect policy or applicable law. When ePerfect becomes aware of harmful
activities, however, it may take any action to stop the harmful activity,
including but not limited to, removing information, shutting down a web site,
implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions,
denying access to the Internet, or take any other action it deems appropriate.
ePerfect also is concerned with the privacy of on-line communications and web
sites. In general, the Internet is neither more nor less secure than other means
of communication, including mail, facsimile, and voice telephone service, all of
which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised. As a matter of prudence,
however, ePerfect urges its clients to assume that all of their on-line
communications are insecure. ePerfect cannot take any responsibility for the
security of information transmitted over ePerfect’s facilities. ePerfect will
not intentionally monitor private electronic mail messages sent or received by
its clients unless required to do so by law, governmental authority, or when
public safety is at stake. ePerfect may, however, monitor its service
electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily.
Also, ePerfect may disclose information, including but not limited to,
information concerning a client, a transmission made using our network, or a web
site, in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery
request, warrant, statute, regulation, or governmental request. ePerfect assumes
no obligation to inform the client that client information has been provided and
in some cases may be prohibited by law from giving such notice. Finally,
ePerfect may disclose client information or information transmitted over its
network where necessary to protect ePerfect and others from harm, or where such
disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system. We hope this AUP
is helpful in clarifying the obligations of Internet users, including ePerfect
and its clients, as responsible members of the Internet. Any complaints about a
client's violation of this AUP should be sent to abuse@ePerfect.
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