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Acceptance of Use Policy

DGCHost.net's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers and users a clear understanding of what DGCHost.net expects of them while using the service. All users of DGCHost.net's Internet services: those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts, as well as those who pay a service fee to subscribe to the Services, must comply with this AUP and our TOS (Terms of Service). Use of DGCHost.net Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to DGCHost.net's AUP as well as DGCHost.net's TOS (Terms of Service) We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal circumstances. Similarly, we do 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), we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. DGCHost.net may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate termination of either your DGCHost.net account or other actions as detailed in Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. This document is intended to provide a basic understand of DGCHost.net's Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of DGCHost.net's AUP:

Ensure reliable service to our customers

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. The DGCHost.net intends to provide its customers access to everything the Internet has to offer. While the DGCHost.net is firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be damaging to the resources of both the DGCHost.net and the Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of the DGCHost.net 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. 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 dedicated rack or virtual site to publish material, which DGCHost.net.com determines, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or objectionable. 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. Adult content is allowed as long as all models are at least 18 years of age and the material is otherwise legal. If a DGCHost.net 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 [email protected]

The following constitute violations of this AUP

Illegal use: DGCHost.net's services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. DGCHost.net reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing

Harm to minors

Use of the DGCHost.net service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography

Threats

Use of the DGCHost.net service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property

Harassment

Use of the DGCHost.net service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another

Fraudulent activity

Use of DGCHost.net 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,"HYIP 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 infrmation 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 DGCHost.net 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 DGCHost.net account

IMPORTANT NOTICE

BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY, anyone hosting websites or services on their server that support spammers or 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.

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 DGCHost.net account

E-mail / Message Forging

Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the DGCHost.net service is in violation of this AUP.

Usenet SPAMing

DGCHost.net has a zero tolerance policy for the use of 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.

Unauthorized access

Use of the DGCHost.net service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of DGCHost.net's 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 DGCHost.net account is subject to immediate termination

Copyright or trademark infringement

Use of the DGCHost.net 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 copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the transmittal of copyrighted software. DGCHost.net reserves the right to remove any content that is suspected to infringe copyrights, trademarks or otherwise harmful content at its discretion. It is not allowed to host filesharing services on our servers. Reason beeing that such sites are often used to share copyrighted material

Collection of personal data

Use of the DGCHost.net 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 DGCHost.net service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use DGCHost.net Services or the Internet. This includes but are not limited to setting up proxy services and making "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. DGCHost.net 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 DGCHost.net services could result in suspension service. BitTorrent seeders, trackers and .torrent files are not allowed.

Forbidden Content

It is absolutely forbidden to host illigal content or IRC servers. Accounts found hosting this material will be subject to immediate cancellation without refund

IRC networks

It is absolutely forbidden to host an IRC server that is part of or connected to another IRC network or server. Accounts found to be connecting to or part of these networks will be immediately removed from our network without notice. The server will not be reconnected to the network until such time that you agree to completely remove any and all traces of the IRC server, and agree to let us have access to your server to confirm that the content has been completely removed. Any server guilty of a second violation will result in immediate account termination.

Third Party Accountability

DGCHost.net 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

Security

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 server or 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. DGCHost.net 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.

Network Performance

DGCHost.net 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 DGCHost.net systems or networks. Customers are not allowed to resell our services without permission. DGCHost.net reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities

REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF DGCHost.net AUP

DGCHost.net requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department at [email protected] 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. DGCHost.net 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

DGCHost.net 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).