ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY


his Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") explains the proper conduct of using Webscenter 's Services. By registering for the Plan(s), and accepting the Terms and Conditions, you also acknowledge, and accept that you are also bound by this Policy. Our acceptable use policy is actively and strictly enforced. Offending content or users are removed from our network, and without refund, usually as soon as they are discovered, although we will always inform you why any action has been taken. Webscenter reserves the right to modify the Policy at any time, effective upon posting of the modified

 

Rights of Webscenter: If Users engage in using the Service that is in violation of the Policies or is otherwise illegal or improper, we reserve the right to suspend and/or terminate the Service. In most cases, we will try to notify you of any activity in violation of our Policies and request that the User cease such activity; however, if the viability of the Webscenter network is seriously threatened for some cases such as UCE/SPAM, , mail relaying, alteration of your source IP address information, denial of service attacks, illegal activities, harassment or copyright infringement, we reserve the right to suspend your Service without notification. We do not make any promise, nor do we have any obligation, to monitor or police activity occurring via the Service and will have no liability to any party, including you, for any violation of the Acceptable Use Policy.

 

Violations.

Any violation of this policy will result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the service . You shall remain solely liable and responsible for your use of Webscenter services and any all content that you display, upload, download, or transmit through the use of the Plan(s). Webscenter will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this policy. Files on the system will not be available for download nor will the account be activated for future downloads. There shall be no refund for any account which violates the AUP. In the event of an AUP violation, any and all materials if necessary will be provided to the proper authorities should charges need to be placed for any infraction of local or international law.

 

Illegal Use:

The Webscenter Service may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, any copyrighted material regardless of copyright location material protected by copyright, trademark, patent ,trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates laws.

Examples of unacceptable content or links include: pirated software, hacker programs or archives, Warez (illegal software),sites, IRC, Adult site, links or advertising for an Adult Site, hacker/cracker site, hate site, gambling or Casino sites ,copyrighted music, mp3s, etc. Webscenter reserves the right to remove any content that we determines in its sole discretion to be harmful to the server, networks, equipment, reputation, customer or any other third party. Storage of any files of this nature is not allowed in any drive/directory on Webscenter's servers.

Software downloads may only be hosted if you are the writer and copyright owner of the software, all other software including freeware, shareware and trial software is forbidden. This includes but not limited to the unauthorized distribution or copying of copyrighted software or other data, harassment, fraud, trafficking in obscene material.

Audio and video downloads may only be hosted if you are the creator and copyright owner of the work..Webscenter will not tolerate harassment, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling/casino sites and other illegal activities.

 

Server Resources.

Webscenter allows reasonable usage of our CPU and server resources for those accounts which do not harm server performance or network integrity. Any misuse of these resources or use of massive amounts of the resources as determined by the System Administrators shall result in suspension of the account. Server misuse includes overuse of the CPU or server resources due to: excessive server hits, hit flooding, bandwidth over-usage, bandwidth flooding, corrupt scripts, malformed or excessive content, Including but not limited to employing applications which consume excessive CPU time, memory or storage space. Chat/IRC, web proxy and mailing list scripts are not allowed on our network under any circumstances. Streaming media can be a drain on web server resources and as such is not allowed. CGI based message forums using flat file databases are not recommended as they take up excessive system resources and a PHP/ASP message forum is suggested as an alternative.

Customer¡¯s who have incorrect or bad scripts running on shared servers that result in increased CPU usage, slow down of the server(s) and/or stoppage of the server will have their sites shut down immediately until the problem is corrected. If you are unsure about content you intend to place on our network, please check with us before you do. We reserve the right to determine what constitutes acceptable use.

System and Network Security:Any form of violation of Webscenter's, or any third party's server, system, or network security through the use of the Plan(s) are prohibited and may result in criminal or civil liability. Webscenter will investigate incidents involving such violations and may cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a criminal violation is suspected. Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation, the following: ..

a. Unauthorized Access or Interference: A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to, or attempt to interfere with or compromise the normal functioning of any network, system, computing facility, equipment, data, or information. This includes, without limitation: (1) distributing or hosting content, destructive or harmful content including, without limitation, viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, time bombs, eggdrops, cancel bots or any computer programming routines that may damage or interfere with any system, program, data or personal information; (2) any form of hacking or unauthorized access, which includes, without limitation, use probing, or scanning of systems security or authentication measures, data or traffic; (3) interference with service to any user, host, or network including any form of attempts to overload a system, any form of system attacks, or forgery which can come from any kind of program/script/command or messages of any kind designed to interfere with a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or by internet; (4) any form of interception which includes, without limitation, unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network, server or system without express authorization from the owner; (5) any form of avoidance of system restriction; (6) and any form of failure to safeguard accounts which includes, without limitation, failure to prevent unauthorized access by giving away passwords. (7) A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the user accounts or passwords of other users. (8) A User may not use the Service to engage in any activities that may interfere with the ability of others to access or use the Service or the Internet

b. UCE/Spamming/Mailbombing: A User may not use the Service to transmit excessive volumes of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or deliberately send excessively large attachments to one recipient. Any unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or a series of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages or large attachments sent to one recipient, constitutes Unsolicited Commercial E-mail "UCE" and is prohibited.

In addition, "spamming" or "mailbombing" is also prohibited. Use of the service of another provider to send UCE, spam or mailbombs, to promote a site hosted on or connected to the Webscenter network, is similarly prohibited. Likewise, you may not use the Service to collect responses from mass unsolicited e-mail messages. Spamming, the sending of unsolicited mass email through Webscenter's server is strictly prohibited. Spamming includes, without limitation: (1) any form of advertising such as commercial advertising; (2) informational announcements to people who do not request them; (3) harassing e-mails, whether through language, frequency, amount, or size; (4) chain letters; (5) malicious e-mail such as "mail bombing"; (6) e-mail containing forged or false information, including the mail-sender and routing information, and subject header; (7) any Safe-list mass mailer; (8) script run on and/or from Webscenter's servers sending out mass-mail.

Any report generated by an independent firm advising Webscenter as to a possible spamming account will result in the suspension of the account until such time as the account is vindicated or it has been concluded that the aforementioned account has proven to be spamming. You will also violate this policy if you use the services of other ISP or IPP to spam, but channeling these activities to your Plan(s) on Webscenter's server. Webscenter will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Any violation of this provision will result in immediate termination of your account, plus accessed a minimum fine of $100.

Legal use of Mass-mailing features must follow all of these requirements:

(1) User joined the specific list in use on their own free will; (2) user has the ability to remove their name from that specific list; (3) the previous ability needs to be on each e-mail sent to the user;

c. Spoofing/Fraud Content: A User may not attempt to send e-mail messages or transmit any electronic communications using a name or address of someone other than the User for purposes of deception. Any attempt to impersonate someone else by altering a source IP address information or by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. Any attempt to fraudulently conceal, forge, or otherwise falsify a User's identity in connection with use of the Service is prohibited.

Offering or distributing any fraudulent goods, services, schemes or promotions (e.g. - make money fast schemes, chain-letters, pyramid schemes), or submitting false data on any sign-up form, contract or online application through registration, or any fraudulent use of information obtained through the use of the Plans, including, without limitation, use of credit card numbers, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or home addresses is strictly prohibited.

d. E-mail Relay Any use of another party's electronic mail server to relay e-mail without express permission from such other party is prohibited.

e. Usenet Posting: All postings to USENET groups must comply with that group's charter and other policies. Users are prohibited from cross posting to unrelated news groups or to any news groups where the post does not meet that group's charter. Continued posting of off-topic messages, including commercial messages (unless specifically invited by charter), is prohibited.

f. Unauthorized Actions: 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 without express authorization of the owner of the system or network. Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or system without express authorization of the owner of the system or network. Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail-bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks.

g. Other Prohibited Activiities: The following activities are also prohibited: Attempting to intercept, redirect, or otherwise interfere with communications intended for others. Intentionally transmitting files containing a computer virus or corrupted data. Any other inappropriate activity or abuse of the Service (as determined by us in our sole discretion), whether or not specifically listed in these Policies, may result in suspension or termination of the User's access to and use of the Service.

 

Adult Content.

Adult-oriented sites, pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited. This includes sites that may infer sexual content of any kind or provide links to adult content elsewhere. We also prohibit sites that provide storage, sale, distribution, hypertext link to, advertisement, promotion or hosting of material that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, harmful, threatening, harassing, or an intrusion of privacy or publicity rights, or otherwise objectionable.

 

General Scripts/CGI-scripts.

General Scripting/CGI-script sharing among domains not hosted by Webscenter is strictly prohibited. Any General Scripting/CGI-script considered to be harming system performance or network integrity will be shut down without prior notice. Webscenter will not be held responsible in any way for the downtime associated with Customer¡¯s bad scripts that require closure of the responsible site, nor will any financial remuneration or refund be issued for such a closure.

 

Dumpsite.

Webscenter does not allow for storage or backup of files on our shared servers regardless of copyrights. Any content placed outside the root directory of a website will be reviewed by an administrator. Should an administrator deem this content to be inappropriate, or in abuse to our generous storage limits, the content will be considered to be in violation of AUP Article 3 and will be removed from our servers without prior notice.

 

Nuke Programs.

All nuke programs (e.g. PHPNuke, PostNuke, etc.) are prohibited on Webscenter's servers and network. Any and all instances of the program running will result in an immediate suspension/termination of the account thus initiating system administrator review

 

Piracy.

We do not allow any kind of illegal software downloads on our servers. Any violation of this, will result in termination of the your account.

Complaints regarding Illegal Use or System or Network Security, SPAM, usenet issues should be sent to: abuse@webscenter.com.

 

Infringement Claims: It is the policy of Webscenter to respond promptly to claims of intellectual property infringement. After receiving a claim of infringement, Webscenter will take appropriate actions under the applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices of possible infringement, , Webscenter may remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing. We will cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies and other parties involved in investigating claims of illegal or inappropriate activity.

Please direct any notices of claimed infringement of intellectual property rights at the following address or telephone number:
Webscenter Abuse Department16th Floor, Guandgong Finance Bldg, 88 Connaught Road WestHong Kong
Telephone: 852-28030578
Fax: 852-28030726
E-mail Address: abuse@Webscenter.com

 


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