Acceptable Use Policy
Atlanta Web Host, a service of Atlanta Networking and Computer Help, provides servers and Internet connections for the purpose of maintaining web sites that contain content that is both lawful and ethical. We provide administrative access to our servers to our clients for the sole purpose of maintaining their web site for the duration of their account.
Services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission, storage or displaying any information, data or other material in violation of any United States Federal or State law is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Copyrighted materials that you do not own and do not have the written permission of the owner to use.
- Pirated software or links to other sites containing pirated software.
- Warez Materials
- Hacking / Cracking related sites or software.
- Sites supporting or related to UBE/spam
- Pornography or other adult related material
- Sexually related materials (products, services, banners)
- Content supporting organizations that promote hate, violence, or racial intolerance
- Links to any above materials
Sites found to contain any prohibited materials may be canceled immediately without warning and will not be eligible for any refund. We retain the final decision as to what constitutes a violation of this policy. We may, at our discretion, report and forward any suspected materials to a variety of police agencies, including, but not limited to the Software Piracy Association, the FBI and other local, state or national police agencies as we deem necessary. We will cooperate fully with official investigation by any recognized law enforcement organization.
Zero Tolerance for Spam
Under no circumstances is Spam tolerated on our services.
Spam referencing sites on our servers in any manner is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and Sites may be terminated without notice or refund for sending or being mentioned in Spam. Fees may apply for administrative work or any penalties incurred by Atlanta Networking and Computer Help or its up line providers for abusing our services.
We use the definition of Spam provided by The Spamhaus Project:
Definition of Spam
The word “Spam” as applied to Email means Unsolicited Bulk Email (“UBE”).Unsolicited means that the Recipient has not granted verifiable permission for the message to be sent. Bulk means that the message is sent as part of a larger collection of messages, all having substantively identical content.
A message is Spam only if it is both Unsolicited and Bulk.
- Unsolicited Email is normal email
(examples include first contact enquiries, job enquiries, sales enquiries, etc.)
- Bulk Email is normal email
(examples include subscriber newsletters, discussion lists, information lists, etc.).
Opt-Out mailing lists are strictly prohibited. This includes any lists or databases purchased or otherwise obtained from third parties, as the persons on such lists did not specifically solicit mail from you. Any mailing lists you maintain must be true confirmed opt-in in nature. This requires a user to specifically request to be added to your mailing list. Having to unsubscribe from mailing lists during product registration and similar sign up forms is not classified as opt-in, but rather opt-out, which is in violation of this UBE policy. In addition, any opt-in mailing lists must include an automated unsubscribe facility where clicking on a link within the e-mail will automatically and immediately unsubcribe users from lists. Reply-to e-mail addresses to unsubscribe are known to be ignored and are unreliable, therefore not permitted within our UBE policy.
Under no circumstances is Spam tolerated on our services. Please report instances of Spam to email@example.com.
CPU and RAM Resources
Atlanta Web Host, a service of Atlanta Networking and Computer Help, provides service to many customers on each of our shared servers. We must maintain standards to ensure that no single customer uses an unfair share of the system resources or degrades the server performance for the other accounts.
Customers take full responsibility for the scripts and programs run on their accounts. We may, at our discretion, disable scripts that are using unreasonable amounts of system resources.
Any attempts to cause harm or exploit our servers in any manner is strictly prohibited and we will pursue any user attempting to illegally access our servers. All evidence will be turned over to the FBI or other law enforcement agencies.
Reselling space within a a shared hosting account is prohibited. AtlantaWebHost.com offers reseller discounts for those interested in reselling services, which provides a seperate account for each resold domain.