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Acceptable Use Policy


Table Of Contents

ELECTRONIC MAIL
NON ADULT CONTENT
ADULT CONTENT
NEWSGROUPS
IRC ACTIVITY
HOMEPAGE, WEB PAGES, and WEB SITES
SECURITY
BILLING
REFUNDS
ACCOUNT CANCELLATIONS
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
NETWORK PERFORMANCE
PENALTIES
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
OPERATION

ELECTRONIC MAIL
Your 4WebSpace.com account gives you the ability to send and receive electronic mail. 4WebSpace.com believes that electronic mail should be used for personal communication and not as a broadcast medium. The following examples are non-exclusive and are provided for your guidance.

•You may not use your account to send unsolicited bulk or commercial messages ("spam"). This includes, but is not limited to, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, informational announcements, charity requests, petitions for signatures, and political or religious tracts. Such messages may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it.
•Individuals who are operating their own mail servers should ensure that their systems are secured against external relaying to prevent abuse of resources. Individuals who maintain mailing lists should ensure that their mailing list software requires confirmation of subscription to prevent malicious subscriptions to lists by third parties.
•You may not use your account to collect responses from unsolicited bulk or commercial e-mail sent from accounts with other providers.
•Forging, altering or removing electronic mail headers is prohibited. You may not send numerous copies of the same or substantially similar message, nor may you send very large messages or files to a recipient, with the intent to disrupt a server or account ("mail bombing").
•You may not use electronic mail to harass or intimidate others. Harassment, whether through language, frequency of messages, or size of messages, is prohibited. Sending a single unwelcome message may be considered harassment. If a recipient asks to stop receiving email, you must not send that person any further messages.
•You may not forward or otherwise propagate chain letters, whether or not such messages solicit money or other items of value, and whether or not the recipient wishes to receive such mailings.
•4WebSpace.com accounts may not be used to collect replies to messages sent from another Internet service provider if those messages violate this Acceptable Use Policy or the acceptable use policy of the other service provider. If you use the services of another provider to promote a web site hosted by or through 4WebSpace.com, then the provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy shall apply to the methods used to promote such site.

Not every "flame" message or angry exchange of email or newsgroup posting can automatically be considered harassment. 4WebSpace.com is not responsible for the content or tone of any email or other transmissions of the subscribers to its service or other parties using the Internet. Subscribers or others should not expect that 4WebSpace.com would attempt to mediate or otherwise become involved in any particular disagreement or dispute between Internet users. The Internet is a network intended for use by mature, adult users. All users should recognize this principle and undertake at all times to act with respect, courtesy and responsibility, giving due regard to the interests and rights of other Internet users, groups, and networks. We expect and appreciate the use of common sense and good judgment while using the network.

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NON ADULT CONTENT
In order to meet non adult content status, you must abide by the following rules and regulations.
If any of these rules aren't being followed then your content is adult.
You must specify to your clients that you are non adult to recieve non adult pricing.
You will be informed and given reasons why, if we choose to bill you at adult status.
• URL forwarding services or web hosting services must be deifined as "non adult content".
• Adult content is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, pornographic images, text, and sound files.

ADULT CONTENT
Adult content will be defined as:
This includes, but is not limited to, pornographic images, text, and sound files.
URL forwarding services and web-hosting services where "no adult content" is not defined.

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NEWSGROUPS
Messages posted to newsgroups must comply with the written charters or FAQs for those newsgroups. Advertisements, solicitations, or other commercial messages should be posted only in those newsgroups whose charters or FAQs explicitly permit them. You are responsible for determining the policies of a given newsgroup before posting to it. If you are unable to find a newsgroup's policy regarding commercial messages, you must assume that such messages are not welcome. You may not post or cross post the same or substantially similar message to more than 5 newsgroups. Continued cross-posting can result in termination of service and the cancellation of the message.

You may not post binary files to newsgroups not specifically named for that purpose.

You may not post messages promoting pyramid schemes, "Make Money Fast" (MMF) schemes, chain letters, or other schemes to newsgroups. Doing so will result in immediate termination of service.

You may not forge or remove header information. This includes attempting to circumvent the approval process for posting to a moderated newsgroup.

You may not solicit mail for any address other than your 4WebSpace.com Service account or service where doing so manifests intent to harass others. You may not post messages for the purpose of threatening, harassing or intimidating others. You may not post messages that infringe on personal or property rights of others (privacy rights or copyrights, for example). You may not cancel messages other than your own, with the exception of official newsgroup moderators performing their duties.

4WebSpace.com does not censor or control content posted to a newsgroup. As a user of our service, you are solely responsible for the content that you publish. 4WebSpace.com, upon receiving notification that certain posts violate this policy, or any provincial or federal law, or infringe on the trademarks or copyrights of another, reserves the right to remove such posts from our news server and to terminate your account.

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IRC ACTIVITY
We discourage IRC activity on the 4WebSpace network because it attracts network attacks far more than any other activity. In order to run IRC servers, bots, relays, clients, etc. you must first supply a $500 security deposit to cover costs associated with network attacks. If the server is attacked or is used to attack other hosts, 4WebSpace will keep the deposit and disconnect the server until we receive another deposit. At the end of your term with 4WebSpace (or if you discontinue IRC activity), we will refund the deposit if there have been no network attack incidents. Email support@4webspace.com for details on how to make this payment.

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HOMEPAGE, WEB PAGES, and WEB SITES
The customers, clients or users are solely responsible for any information contained on their homepages, web pages or web sites. However, if complaints are received regarding language, content or graphics contained on your homepage, web pages, or web sites, 4WebSpace.com may, at its sole discretion, remove the homepage, web pages, or web site hosted on 4WebSpace.com servers and terminate your service and/or your access.

You may not use your personal home page site to publish material that 4WebSpace.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.

Unlawful content is that which violates any law, statute, treaty, regulation, or lawful order. This includes, but is not limited to: obscene material; defamatory, fraudulent or deceptive statements; threatening, intimidating or harassing statements, or material that violates the privacy rights or property rights of others (copyrights or trademarks, for example).

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SECURITY
You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if a friend, family member, guest or employee committed the inappropriate activity. 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.

For security purposes the listed account holder, and/or the listed account administrator are the only authorized individuals that may request edits, changes, or information for the account. Authorization to release information and/or edit and/or make changes from anyone other than the listed account holder and/or the listed account administrator must be received in writing. Your password provides access to your account. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure. Passwords must contain at least six characters, and should contain at least one number or symbol, should contain both uppercase and lowercase letters, and should not be based on any word found in the dictionary or on any personal information (name or birth date, for example). Your password should not be the same as your user id. 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 ("cracking"). 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. 4WebSpace.com 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.

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BILLING
All 4WebSpace.com Accounts are monthly accounts and are prepaid. Charges for new accounts are prorated to accommodate the billing cycle. The billing cycle runs from the first of the month to the last day of the month. Charges for terminating accounts are not prorated. Charges for usage by customer beyond the base amount of usage contained in customer's service plan shall be billed the following month along with base charges for the coming month. Volume discounts for bulk purchases of monthly connectivity services remain in effect for the total length of the term, otherwise, full fees will apply. Pre-authorized Payment by credit card or automatic bank debit is the preferred method of payment. Payment is due by the first of the month or upon receipt of any invoice.

Any adult content sites that exceed the 100GB transfer limit will be subject to a charge of $3 per GB that the account has gone over.
Any non adult content sites that exceed the 500GB transfer limit will be subject to a charge of $3 per GB that the account has gone over.

4WebSpace.com may terminate any account with no refund to customer in the event of customer's breach of any of the terms or conditions contained herein. Delinquent accounts are those that remain unpaid at the beginning of the next accounting cycle, and are subject to a 2% per month service charge (24 % per annum). Accounts that are delinquent for more than five days are put on "accounting hold", their files are then archived and access is denied. 4WebSpace.com, accounts continue to accrue charges while they are on hold. Accounts that are unpaid for ten days after due date have their files purged. There is a service reconnection charge equal to $20 dollars, to remove accounts from accounting hold status. The account holder acknowledges responsibility for the account until payment in full is made. There is a $50.00 service charge for each returned check. An automatic reminder has been programmed into your account to notify you when your account is about to expire, as well, your account has been automatically added to the 4WebSpace.com listserver in order for you to receive the 4WebSpace.com newsletters and important notices.

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REFUNDS
Please be advised there are no refunds given at anytime.

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ACCOUNT CANCELLATIONS
Cancellation requests for 4WebSpace.com accounts must be sent via e-mail and confirmed by 4WebSpace.com one month prior to the next billing cycle. Verification of identity will be required.

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
4WebSpace.com will only be responsible for the Internet software that is included with the 4WebSpace.com installation packages for standardized hardware. Internet software that has not been provided by 4WebSpace.com or systems that are not standardized are not the responsibility of 4WebSpace.com either for support, functionality or replacement. The User agrees to obtain a basic knowledge of their computer's operating system, configuration and interface, along with a basic knowledge of the Internet and its operating principles and procedures.

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NETWORK PERFORMANCE
4WebSpace.com accounts operate on dedicated resources. Excessive use or abuse of these dedicated network resources by one customer may have a negative impact on all other customers. Misuse of network resources in a manner that impairs network performance is prohibited by this policy and may result in termination of your account. You are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources. You may not use resource-intensive programs that negatively impact other customers or the performance of 4WebSpace.com systems or networks. 4WebSpace.com reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.

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PENALTIES
Abuse of the system by a user generally costs 4WebSpace.com time, money and resources. It is not fair that this additional cost should be borne by the other customers of 4WebSpace.com. A minimum service fee of $500.00 will therefore be applied to the users account. Account holder and user further agree to pay 4WebSpace.com reasonable collection and attorney fees on service charges shown, without regard to further legal action taken by 4WebSpace.com to recover other or related consequential damages suffered by account holder or user's actions.

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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THESE SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE PROVIDED THEREBY. 4WebSpace.com is not responsible for Customer's files residing on the 4WebSpace.com network. Customer is responsible for independent backup of all such data at a site determined by customer. 4WebSpace.com cannot and does not exercise any control whatsoever over the information passing through its network or through the Internet. 4WebSpace.com is in no way responsible for any data loss or damage arising from viral infection from the Internet. 4WebSpace.com and/or contributors shall have no liability whatsoever to you for any claim(s) relating in any way to: your inability or failure to perform research or related work or to work properly or completely, or any lost profits or consequential, exemplary, incidental, indirect or special damages relating in whole or in part to your rights hereunder or use of, or inability to use, 4WebSpace.com's Internet Services. 4WebSpace.com will not be responsible for any damage suffered by you, including, but not limited to, loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, miss-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or your errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via 4WebSpace.com's Internet Services is at your sole risk. 4WebSpace.com specifically disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through 4WebSpace.com's Internet Services. As a user you are warned that some Internet sites accessible via the 4WebSpace.com network allow posting, retrieval, and/or electronic mailing of materials that may be considered obscene or objectionable. 4WebSpace.com is not responsible for inadvertent or deliberate access to such material and cannot prevent access of such material. It is recommended that each customer closely monitor use of his/her account especially in the case of potential use or misuse by minor children. Accounts for minor children must be opened by a parent or legal guardian with their explicit consent. 4WebSpace.com network services may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmittal of any material in violation of any international, federal or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted materials, material legally judged to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret or software protected by copyright. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless 4WebSpace.com from any claims resulting from your use of the service that damages you or another party. Any access to other networks through the 4WebSpace.com network must comply with the rules appropriate for the other network. Violation of the rules of other networks is grounds for account cancellation. This includes, but is not limited to, mass Usenet posting, Usenet cross-posting, mass emailing, and/or the sending of unsolicited email, commercial or otherwise. 4WebSpace.com And its affiliates shall not be liable under any legal theory (including tort or contract) for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages in any way related to the product or services provided. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory, tort, contract, or otherwise, shall 4WebSpace.com be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character including, without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill, work-stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses, or for any damages even if 4WebSpace.com has been informed of the possibility of such damages, or for any claim by any other party.

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OPERATION
4WebSpace.com reserves the right to change its services without notice including but not limited to access procedures, hours of operation, menu structures, commands, documentation, and services offered. Notice of modifications to this Acceptable Use Policy will be posted to this 4WebSpace.com Web page. Customers are encouraged to review the current Acceptable Use Policy on a regular basis. Customer's use of 4WebSpace.com network after such notice shall constitute Customer acceptance of such modifications. Customer understands that 4WebSpace.com services may be interrupted for several reasons, including but not limited to malfunctions, maintenance, and improvement or as required to protect network resources in the event of malfunctions or misuse. Customer understands that it may not receive advance notification of any such interruption of service. There will be no refunds for scheduled or unscheduled service interruptions of less than 24 hours duration. At its sole discretion, 4WebSpace.com may elect to provide a pro rata or additional/extension of service refund for service interruptions of greater than 24 hours. 4WebSpace.com reserves the right at its sole discretion to delete any information entered into 4WebSpace.com network computer systems by Customer. 4WebSpace.com and its authorized representatives shall retain the right, but shall not be obligated, to review/accept/reject publicly viewable information. 4WebSpace.com reserves the right to disconnect non-dedicated dial-up connections with inactivity for more than 15 minutes ("time-out"). Non-dedicated dial-up connections may not be utilized as a dedicated connection, and 4WebSpace.com reserves the right to disconnect non-dedicated dial-up connections exceeding 4 hours in connection duration. 4WebSpace.com reserves the right to delete Customer's files, including but not limited to Web page(s) and email, for which a storage fee has not been paid and which have not been accessed for more than one (1) month. 4WebSpace.com reserves the right to refuse and/or terminate service to anyone or any entity for any reason at its sole discretion with or without notice. The owner of this document is the Network Operations Centre (NOC) of 4WebSpace.com

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