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This Acceptable Use Policy governs your use of the services (“Hosting Services”) provided by UK-2 Limited, a registered company in England and Wales under company number 03550739. Our registered office is located at Westhost Services (Hosting Services, Inc) 115 Broadway Floor 5 New York, NY, 10006, United States (“Westhost”,"we", "us" or "our"). By using the Hosting Services, you agree to abide by all policies outlined in this Acceptable Use Policy, in addition to our Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to modify this Acceptable Use Policy at any time without prior notice.
You are prohibited from allowing any third party to access or use the Hosting Services, except in the case of a reseller hosting package, subject to any applicable terms. If you choose to grant access to a third party ("Third Party"), they will be held to the same standards set forth in this Acceptable Use Policy. You are responsible for monitoring the Third Party's use of the Hosting Services and ensuring their compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy. A breach of this policy by a Third Party will be considered a breach by you.
The Hosting Services are provided by Westhost. comprise the allocation of web space on our servers, allowing you to upload pages and files for the purpose of publishing websites.
The Hosting Services include server space for normal, routine "non-file-distribution" web usage, subject to a fair usage cap of 100GB (“Fair Usage Cap”). For websites that allow downloading of video, audio or other files, we reserve the right to impose a bandwidth limit of two hundred and fifty (250) gigabytes per calendar month. Please note that exceeding the Fair Usage Cap may result in additional charges or temporary suspension of your account. We will notify you if your usage approaches or exceeds the Fair Usage Cap. If you anticipate exceeding the fair usage cap, please contact us to discuss upgrading your account.
Non-file-distribution usage will not be affected by any limit imposed on downloading of video, audio or other files.
In your use of the Hosting Services, except when using your own virtual private server, you are prohibited from:
a. using more than 10% of our platform's processing capacity. This includes activities that may cause problems, such as CGI scripts and intensive FTP, PHP, or HTTP operations.
b. running stand-alone, unattended server-side processes or any daemons, including (but not limited to) IRCd.
c. running any type of web spider or indexer.
d. running any software that interfaces with an Internet Relay Chat network.
e. running any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrent files off-site, but may not host or store them on our servers.
f. participating in any file-sharing or peer-to-peer activities.
g. running any gaming servers.
h. running entries or other scheduled tasks, except by configuring them through our control panel.
i. giving away web space under a domain (including resellers giving away free websites).
j. operating a proxy website or service.
k. acting as a remote file host for other websites.
l. operating self-hosted file sync or similar "cloud storage" based services, including (but not limited to) OwnCloud, Pydio, and Sparkleshare.
You may not use the Hosting Services as an offsite backup facility. Therefore, all files uploaded to our servers as part of your usage of the Hosting Services must be visible and accessible to the outside world (web-visible), unless they are necessary to operate the website of which they form a part. We reserve the right to delete files or directories that are not web-visible without giving notice to you.
All pages of websites stored on our servers as part of the Hosting Services will be available to search engines unless you take action to prevent this. If you wish to optimize your web pages for search engines, you agree to use coding and techniques that fully comply with the guidelines issued by Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other major search engines.
MySQL databases are limited to 1024 megabytes in size. We will notify you when they reach this limit.
If you are a reseller and deactivate a resold web hosting account, we will delete it after 50 days.
We take the prohibited use of our Hosting Services very seriously. You agree not to use our Hosting Services for any purpose that is unlawful, fraudulent, or harmful to others. Specifically, you must not:
We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action against any user who violates these prohibitions, including but not limited to immediate termination of their access to the Hosting Services.
The following content standards are applicable to all material or content that is hosted through our Hosting Services and any interactive services associated with it (“Material”).
It is required that you comply with the spirit of these standards. These standards apply to each part of any Material as well as to its entirety.
a. be accurate where they state facts;
b. be genuinely held where they state opinions;
c. comply with applicable laws in the UK and any country from which they are posted.
Material must not:
a. contain defamatory material against any person;
b. contain obscene, offensive, hateful, or inflammatory material;
c. contain pornographic material;
d. promote violence;
e. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
f. infringe any copyright, database right, or trademark of any other person;
g. deceive any person;
h. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
i. promote any illegal activity;
j. threaten, abuse, or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
k. harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; l. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
l. give the impression that they originate from Westhost, if this is not the case;
m. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act, such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
You agree not to:
The following policy outlines the acceptable use of Westhost's Hosting Services. We reserve the right to determine, at our sole discretion, whether any breach of this policy has occurred. If we determine that there has been a breach of this policy, we may take any action that we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy will be considered a material breach of the terms and conditions under which you are permitted to use the Hosting Services. Any such breach may result in our taking any or all of the following actions:
a. immediate, temporary, or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Hosting Services;
b. immediate, temporary, or permanent removal of any Material (as defined in paragraph 5.1) uploaded to our servers;
c. issuance of a warning to you;
d. initiation of legal proceedings against you to recover all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
e. further legal action against you;
f. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.