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Acceptable Use Policy

Overview

This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) has been created by Fast2host Limited to promote the integrity, security and reliability of Fast2host Limited's network, facilities, and customers.
Fast2host Limited reserves the sole right to modify this AUP at any time and in any way it deems necessary. Notification of changes or amendments to this document will be posted on this site.
This policy shall be effective upon the establishment of the Customer account and will remain binding until the cessation of services by either parties. Throughout the term of its Agreement with Fast2host Limited, the Customer must ensure that the use of any service, product, or resource offered, owned, or controlled by Fast2host Limited conforms to Fast2host Limited's current AUP as well as Fast2host Limited's Terms and Conditions. The Customer will be held responsible for its use, its systems, the users of its systems and offerings, and, in the case of resellers, and or any third-party use. These policies supercede any agreements previously made with Fast2host Limited be it written or oral.
The use of Fast2host Limited products as well as the receipt of any payments made for services provided by Fast2host Limited constitutes the acceptance of this agreement as well as Fast2host Limited Terms and Conditions.

  1. Acceptable Use:

    In addition to the other requirements of this AUP, the Service may be used only in a manner that, in Fast2host Limited's sole discretion, is consistent with the purposes of such Service. Fast2host Limited's services are specifically designed for and can only be utilised for standard business use.
    Customers should contact Fast2host Limited if unsure of whether any contemplated use or action is permitted.
    1. The usage of Fast2host Limited services must comply with current laws and regulations;
    2. Including but not limited to regulations pertaining to copyright, license agreements and patents
    3. Must adhere to rules and regulations in Fast2host Limited's Terms and Conditions
    4. Mail Services The following mail limits are designed to enable Fast2host Limited's mail server to operate at optimal efficiency therefore ensuring that all Fast2host Limited's clients receive the highest quality mail service possible.
      • Maximum Windows Mailbox Size: 2048 MB
        All mailboxes will be capped at 2048 MB per mail box.
      • Maximum Message Size: 40MB
        The maximum size of a single message will be set to 40MB. You will be able to receive a message up to 40960Kb provided you have adequate space on your mailbox.
    5. Mail checking frequency The maximum frequency of checking for new messages on the Fast2host Limited mail server should be no more than every 5 minutes. Our preferred frequency of checking mail is every 10 - 15 minutes. Our anti abuse system will block your IP for a set time if your mail checking frequency is to high.
  2. Unacceptable Use:

    By way of example, and not limitation, the following sections outline activities that are expressly prohibited. The Service shall not be used to post, transmit, re-transmit or store material which, in the judgment of Fast2host Limited:
    • Violates local, state, federal, foreign, or International Law;
    • Could be considered threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory, threatening or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual, group or entity.
    • Deceptive or fraudulent practices.
    • Any activity infringing on the intellectual property rights of others, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patents. Actions that restrict or inhibit any Person, whether a customer, Fast2host Limited, or otherwise, in its use or enjoyment of any Fast2host Limited Service.
    • 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.
    • Sending unsolicited bulk messages (spam), via any means, including, but not limited to, email, instant messenger services, and newsgroup postings. Fast2host Limited reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion and based on the information available what constitutes spam as well as what measures are necessary in response to spamming complaints. Clients should be aware of the UK Spam Act 2003. More information can be viewed via the following link
    • Sending solicited bulk messages, including but not limited to, the utilisation of services not designed to manage this functionality or where the FROM or REPLY TO email address is managed by Fast2host Limited, or any such actions which Fast2host Limited deems to potentially compromise or adversely affect service standards.
    • The engagement of Fast2host Limited services to promote deceptive and or illegal marketing practices, products or services.
    • In the case of the utilisation of Fast2host Limited's Online Services which operate in a shared environment, we specifically prohibit the use of these services for development purposes. Fast2host Limited's Online Services are designed specifically and should only be utilised for production purposes.
    1. System and Network:

      • The deliberate transmission of computer viruses, worms, trojan software, or other malicious programs.
      • Interfering with, disrupting, or denying service including, but not limited to, using any technique to intentionally degrade or disable the delivery of any legitimate data (e.g., denial of service attacks).
      • Attempting to gain unauthorized entry to any site or network including, but not limited to, executing any form of network probing, monitoring or other information gathering on someone else's site or network.
      • Attempting to circumvent host or user authentication or other security measures of any host, network or account.
      • Maintaining an Open Email Relay/Open Data Relay or allowing any data to be sent through one's system by an unrelated third party, including, but not limited to, via open email gateways and open proxy servers.
      • Manipulate or bypass Fast2host Limited's usage limits.
    2. Mail Server Facilities:

      • Sending unsolicited mail messages.
      • Harassment including, but not limited to, language, frequency or size of messages.
      • Unauthorized use, or forging, of mail header information.
      • Solicitation of mail for any other E-mail address other than of the poster's account or service with the intent to harass or to collect replies.
      • Creating or forwarding "chain letters" or other "schemes" of any type.
      • Use of unsolicited E-mail originating from within Fast2host Limited's network, or networks of other Internet Service Providers, on behalf of, or to advertise any service hosted by Fast2host Limited, or connected via Fast2host Limited's network.
      • Infringement of mail service restrictions as outlined in Section 1.4 of this document
  3. Additional Obligations:

    1. Bulk Email:

      Bulk email must provide recipients with an easy and effective mechanism for removal from bulk email lists. The source of the addressee's address must be included in each bulk email message. Senders of bulk email must take effective steps to confirm that the actual owner of each email address on a list has agreed to receive bulk mailings from the sender before sending email to that list. Bulk Email facilites are catered for by Fast2host Limited's List Manager product. The utilization of mail server SMTP services for the use of sending bulk emails is expressly prohibited.
    2. Service Resale:

      Service or any portion of Service cannot be resold unless authorized by Fast2host Limited in an executed Reseller account.
    3. Password Protection:

      The Customer is responsible for protecting passwords and for any authorized or unauthorized use of its systems and/or networks. All actions resulted from passwords being compromised will remain the sole responsibility of the Customer.
    4. Content Protection:

      The Customer must provide appropriate protection to prevent minors (persons under 18 years of age) from accessing any unsuitable material published via any Service.
    5. Content Ownership:

      The Customer is responsible for all content or information residing on, obtained or transmitted via the Service.
    6. Vulnerable Systems:

      Fast2host Limited reserves the right, without prior notice, to perform vulnerability tests on systems residing on its IP address range, which may be allocated for Customer use. The purpose of such testing includes, but is not limited to, testing of mail servers or proxy servers for unrestricted third party relaying. Fast2host Limited will employ all reasonable efforts to ensure that such testing
      • will be non-intrusive in nature, and
      • will not adversely affect Service provided to Customer or compromise the security of Customer's network.
      The Customer is responsible for correcting any system vulnerability upon notification. Customer must terminate operations of a known compromised system.
    7. Service Provided Equipment:

      Customer is responsible for any modification of, alteration to, or other tampering with any hardware provided with the Service.
    8. Backups:

      It is the client's sole responsibility to ensure that they maintain regular backups of their data. However Fast2host do backup all data and will restore files if lost due to Fast2host's actions. Fast2host can restore files for the customers, however their will be a charge.
  4. AUP Enforcement

    Violation of this AUP may subject Customer to international, federal, and/or state civil and/or criminal liability. Customer activity that facilitates a violation of this AUP by any party constitutes a violation of this AUP by Customer.
    • Fast2host Limited reserves the right to immediately, and without prior notice, filter, block, suspend, and/or terminate access to the Service at any time for any conduct that Fast2host Limited, in its sole discretion, determines violates, or may violate, this AUP and/or Terms and Conditions or is otherwise harmful to Fast2host Limited's interests or the interests of others.
    • If access is terminated, Fast2host Limited, in its sole discretion, may refuse to accept all new e-mail sent to the terminated e-mail address and delete all or part of Customer's data stored on Service.

  5. Third Party Complaint Process:

    If Customer, or the public, wishes to notify Fast2host Limited of a potential violation of this AUP they should do so by sending an e-mail to abuse@fast2host.com
    Fast2host Limited will review such communication as quickly as possible and take action as deemed appropriate by Fast2host Limited.


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