Acceptable Use Policy – Forum Hosting Services

The Terms and Conditions of this AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) may be modified at our sole discretion without prior warning. Changes to it do not constitute grounds for early contract termination or nonpayment. Please check back regularly for any updates.

Use of GGNŐs Forum Hosting Services constitutes acceptance of and agreement to GGNŐs Forum HostingŐs AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) as well as GGN Standard Terms and Conditions. From herewith in this AUP, the usage of ŇusÓ, ŇweÓ, ŇourÓ, ŇoursÓ shall constitute reference to GGN, GGN Forum Hosting, GGNŐs vBulletinHosting.Co.Uk Service or other GGN Forum Hosting related companies, the usage of ŇyouÓ, ŇyourÓ, ŇtheyÓ, ŇthemÓ shall refer to client / customer of GGN Forum Hosting.

All users of GGNŐs Forum Hosting Services, and their clients, must comply with this AUP and our Terms & Conditions..

IMPORTANT NOTICE: *All Payments To GGN Forum Hosting Are Non-Refundable*

We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, e-mail transmission, newsgroups, or other material created or accessible over or through the services, except for certain proprietary Web sites. However, in accordance with our Standard Terms and Conditions, we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. GGNŐs Forum Hosting Services will comply with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate termination of either your GGN Forum Hosting account or other actions, as detailed below without notice, based upon the nature of the violation.

This document is intended to provide a basic understanding of GGN Forum Hosting's Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of GGN Forum Hosting's AUP. If a GGN Forum Hosting account violates this Acceptable Use Policy or our Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to terminate your service without notice. We prefer to advise customers of inappropriate behavior and any necessary corrective action, however based on the nature of the violation, could result in immediate termination of service.

The following constitute violations of this AUP:

á Illegal Activities: GGN Forum Hosting's services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities, or other content that GGN Forum Hosting deems inappropriate. GGN Forum Hosting reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.

á Harm or Endangerment to other people: You may not use GGN Forum HostingŐs service to harm, or attempt to harm others in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography, or use GGN Forum HostingŐs service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.

á Forgery or impersonation: Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous re-mailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.

á Adult content hosting is not permitted on any hosting packages provided by GGN Forum Hosting

. Shell access is not permitted on our servers. Any script or application that is used to attempt to bypass this restriction is considered a violation of or AUP and will be grounds for immediate termination of your account.

. Resource Usage is monitored as a part of our regular activities. Any website/Account that we determine is using inappropriate amounts of resources will be suspended. We will contact the owner to allow the attempt to correct the problem. If the problem cannot be corrected we have the right to terminate your account.

á Unsolicited E-mail, News Bombing (SPAM) Use of the GGN Forum Hosting service to transmit any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail is expressly prohibited. Violations of this type will result in the immediate termination of the offending GGN Forum Hosting account. Anyone hosting websites or services on their server that support spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed in any of the various Spam Databases will have their service immediately removed from our network, and will be charged a fee of Ł200.00. The service will not be reconnected until such time that you agree to remove any and all traces of the offending material immediately upon reconnection and agree to allow us access to the server to confirm that all material has been completely removed. Severe violations may result in immediate and permanent removal of the service from our network without notice to the customer. Any Server/User/Account holder guilty of a second violation will be immediately and permanently removed from our network without notice. Malicious intent to impede another person's use of electronic mail services or news will result in the immediate termination of the offending GGN Forum Hosting account.

á Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of the GGN Forum Hosting service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software. Use of the GGN Forum Hosting service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent. Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.

á Network disruptions: Use of the GGN Forum Hosting service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use GGN Forum Hosting Services or the Internet. This includes "denial of service" (DOS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, services or equipment is prohibited. GGN Forum Hosting will not tolerate any subscriber attempting to access the accounts of others, or penetrate security measures of other systems, whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data. GGN Forum Hosting does not allow the hosting of IRC, IRC Bots, or eggdrops on our network. Servers found hosting this material will be subject to immediate cancellation without refund. Use of the GGN Forum Hosting service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of GGN Forum Hosting's or another entity's computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data, is expressly prohibited and the offending GGN Forum Hosting account is subject to immediate termination.

á Restricted File Types: Executable files are not permitted. This includes: .exe, .com, bat. Also the following programs are not permitted
Hackers programs or archives
Pirated software
Warez Sites
IRC Bots
Proxy Servers
nph-proxy
The Anonymizer
My_eGallery
Coppermine
Gallery
4Images Gallery
PHP-Nuke
UltimateBB
Ikonboard
Greymatter (all versions)
IRC Egg Drops & IRC related programs.(chat software)
formmail.pl
lstmrge.cgi
Shell, SSH, Telnet Scripts and Shell, SSH, Telnet Alternatives
 Any PHP program or pages with security holes in it.  All custom PHP pages must be submitted for approval and you must show proof of your knowledge working with PHP.  Insure PHP files can result in account suspension.

Any script that uses & processes a massive number of flatfiles or large flat databases.  We reserve the right to suspend or terminate any account at any time for any reason. ; Violations of use of these restricted files will result in termination of the account.

áNetwork Security: GGN Forum Hosting accounts operate on shared network resources. Excessive use or abuse of these resources by one customer may have a negative impact on all other customers. Misuse of network resources in a manner, which impairs network performance is prohibited by this policy and may result in termination of your account.

 

REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF GGN Forum Hosting AUP

GGN Forum Hosting requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department. Please email abuse@globalgold.co.uk.

We do not accept complaints from third-parties. You will be asked to provide details of the violation, including date and time of the violation, evidence of the violation.

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GGN Forum Web Hosting
Latest Update 09/03/2009 11:55 AM