Acceptable User Policy
This AUP governs the use of ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development regarding the interpretation of this AUP, ALVIN Development interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern. The following is the entire Acceptable User Policy (“AUP”) agreement between ALVIN Development and the personal or corporate account holder. ALVIN Development provides World Wide Web Hosting, web design and script installation. ALVIN Development has certain legal and ethical responsibilities consisting with the use of its servers and equipment involved in these services. ALVIN Development’s general policy is to act as a provider of Internet presence. ALVIN Development reserves the rights to suspend or cancel a customer’s access to any or all services provided by ALVIN Development when we decide that the account has been inappropriately used.
What is Appropriate Usage?
ALVIN Development 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 services to support large enterprises or internationally based businesses with a sustained demand that places undue burden on our systems or negatively impacts use by small, independently owned and operated businesses. ALVIN Development is a 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. ALVIN Development 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.
You may not publish or transmit via ALVIN Development’s service any content that ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development;
l) is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may result in retaliation against ALVIN Development by offended viewers;
ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development’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 ALVIN Development.
* ALVIN Development can terminate service for any of the above reasons and it’s at ALVIN Development’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 ALVIN Development’s servers, we do however allow a maximum of 500 emails per hour per account. For any emails sent from your your company name 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 ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development’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.
ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development network.
ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development 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 ALVIN Development network.
g) Use of ALVIN Development’s network in a way that unreasonably interferes with ALVIN Development’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.