Acceptable Use Policy
This Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) governs the use of WireFlare’s web hosting service. Violation of this AUP may result in suspension or termination of your service. In the event of a dispute between you and WireFlare regarding the interpretation of this AUP, WireFlare’s interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern. If you have any questions regarding this AUP, contact us via our support link (click here).
Table of Contents:
- Offensive Content
- Illegal Activity
- Bulk Commercial E-Mail
- Unsolicited E-Mail
- Material Protected by Copyright
- Copyright Infringement Notice
- Internet Abuse
- Newsgroup, Chat Forums, Other Networks
- Personal Backups
- Adult Thumbnail Galleries/Banner Exchanges
- Abusive Scripts/Processes
- IRC Bots/Bouncers
- BitTorrent Software
- Proxy Software
- Network Daemons
In addition to the above the following apply for shared hosting:
1. Offensive Content
You may not publish or transmit via WireFlare’s service any content that WireFlare reasonably believes:
2. Illegal Activity
Customer may only use WireFlare Web Hosting’s Server for lawful purpose. Transmission of any material in violation of any Country, Federal, State or Local regulation is prohibited. Also, using WireFlare’s servers or network to conspire to commit or support the commission of illegal activities is forbidden as well.
3. Unaccepted Materials
WireFlare does not accept material such as:
Proxy, VPN, Warez, Escrow, High Yield Investment Programs (HYIP), illegal Gambling and Lottery sites or services. Content "published or transmitted" via WireFlare’s service includes Web content, e-mail, bulletin board postings, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission that relies on any Internet service provided by WireFlare.
* WireFlare can terminate service for any of the above reasons and it’s at WireFlare sole discretion to issue a refund
You must take reasonable security precautions. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should change your password periodically.
5. Bulk Commercial E-Mail
Any kind of bulk emailing is strictly prohibited with shared hosting. With VPS, Hybrid or Dedicated hosting you must obtain WireFlare’s advance approval for any bulk commercial e-mail, which will not be given unless you are able to demonstrate all of the following to WireFlare’s reasonable satisfaction:
These policies apply to messages sent using your WireFlare service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via your WireFlare service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers.
WireFlare may test and otherwise monitor your compliance with its requirements, including requesting opt-in information from a random sample of your list at any time.
6. Unsolicited E-Mail
You may not send any unsolicited e-mail, either in bulk or individually, to any person who has indicated that they do not wish to receive it. You must comply with the rules of any other network you access or participate in using your WireFlare’s services.
7. Material Protected by Copyright
You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:
WireFlare will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers.
Copyright Infringement Notice (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). If you believe your copyright is being infringed by a person using the WireFlare network, please contact us via our support link (click here).
Your notice must include the following:
You must have valid and current information on file with your domain name registrar for any domain hosted on the WireFlare network.
WireFlare is under no duty, and does not by this AUP undertake a duty, to monitor or police our customers’ activities and disclaims any responsibility for any misuse of the WireFlare network. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Legal dept. Please contact us via our support link (click here).
10. Internet Abuse
You may not engage in illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including:
11. Newsgroup, Chat Forums, Other Networks
You must comply with the rules and conventions for postings to any bulletin board, chat group or other forum in which you participate, such as IRC and USENET groups including their rules for content and commercial postings. These groups usually prohibit the posting of off-topic commercial messages, or mass postings to multiple forums.
Customer agrees to not have any content on their site that advocates, sells or in any way makes available tools or methods to send unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings (spam), or to use WireFlare Web Hosting’s Servers for relaying unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings, or to use unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings to advertise for their site hosted at WireFlare. Any complaint we receive about a violation of this or the preceding two points will be taken very seriously and will result in immediate account cancellation without a refund. More details about our anti-spam policy can be found at anti-apam-policy
You agree that if the WireFlare IP numbers assigned to your account are listed on an abuse database or blacklist like Spamhaus, you will be in violation of this AUP, and WireFlare may take reasonable action to protect its IP numbers, including suspension and/or termination of your service, regardless of whether the IP numbers were listed as a result of your actions.
14. Personal Backups
With the exception of WireFlare Dedicated Server products, the customer agrees to make use of WireFlare Web Hosting servers primarily for the purpose of hosting a website, and associated email functions. Data uploaded must be primarily for this purpose. WireFlare Hosting servers are not intended as a data backup or archiving service. WireFlare Hosting reserves the right to negotiate additional charges with the Customer and/or the discontinuation of the backups/archives at their discretion.
Shared Hosting Addendum
The following statements pertain exclusively to shared web hosting products and services offered by WireFlare. These regulations are in addition to all other regulations contained in this article.
15. Adult Thumbnail Galleries/Banner Exchanges
You agree not to run a banner exchange, free adult tgp (thumbnail gallery post), or free adult image galleries on your website.
16. Abusive Scripts/Processes
Any script/process/etc that adversely affects the ability of any other customer to satisfactorily use their provided services is forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to, CPU-intensive CGI/PHP scripts and websites for which the scale of traffic has exceeded the acceptable limits of a shared hosting environment.
17. IRC Bots/Bouncers
All IRC bots and “bouncers” (bnc, etc) are forbidden.
18. BitTorrent Software
While we recognize the value in the BitTorrent protocol as a distribution method, it is far too easily (and often accidentally) abused/misused and therefore not allowed on WireFlare Shared Hosting services.
19. Proxy Software
All proxy software, anonymous or otherwise, is forbidden on WireFlare Shared Hosting services.
20. Network Daemons
Any process that opens a network socket to accept connections from external networks is forbidden. Processes are allowed to bind to the local host only, but are held to the limitations placed on all other processes. They must not use up more than their fair share of resources and they must not interfere with any other customers’ activities.