I'm afraid this legal stuff is always hard to read. It applies to any service under the 1001resources.com umbrella that allows users to load their files onto our servers. Unfortunately, in order to bring you such a GREAT hosting package (with so many value added features) we have to align with various strategic partners and that means we have to work their Acceptable Uses Policies into with ours. We don't write this stuff, but we MUST make you aware of these restrictions.
While considering the terms please keep in mind that we are also trying to ensure that no single user jeopardizes the facilities extended to others by hogging the server resources.
Client is expected to use the Internet with respect, courtesy, and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other Internet users. Client is expected to use his/her account for the purposes of maintaining a website only. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use. 1001resources.com forbids websites with adult graphic content (softcore and/or hardcore), including, but not limited to, banners advertising any adult website(s), child pornography, and distribution of adult website passwords. Client's whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of 1001resources.com, have their account(s) terminated without notice and are subject to a maximum clean-up/disconnect fee. Client's whose website promotes activities that violate federal, state, local laws and/or violation of U.S. export restrictions are also not welcome at 1001resources.com. This includes "warez" sites (freely distributing copyright programs), or sites promoting hacking and/or cracking programs. Client's whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of 1001resources.com, have their account(s) terminated without notice and are subject to a maximum clean-up/disconnection fee. Additionally, 1001resources.com may contact the Software Piracy Association ("SPA") and release any information in connection with any illegal activities relating to software piracy on the Client's account.
Sites whose primary purpose is for file distribution or mirroring of a site are strictly prohibited. IRC Bots, or any other automaton programs written in C, Perl or IRC-script used specifically in conjunction with IRC are not allowed. These programs tie up system resources and are in no way related to maintaining a website. Clients are not allowed to have any programs, including but not limited to, Eggdrop, or any other IRC-related programs, within their account. Client agrees not to upload the tar file for any of these programs or to execute them within their account. The first violation of this policy will result in the IRC-related program to be removed from the Client's account and 1001resources.com will notify the Client immediately of the violation. The second violation of this policy may, at the discretion of 1001resources.com, result in the Client's account(s) being terminated without notice and a maximum clean-up/disconnect fee.
Simply put, we ask that you use your account for the purposes of hosting a non-adult oriented, legal website.
Spamming is the sending of unsolicited e-mail, regardless of size or volume, to persons the sender does not know or have prior consent to send the message to. Using fictitious e-mail addresses @1001resources.com or any domain name hosted with 1001resources.com is strictly forbidden. Spamming also includes sending unsolicited advertisements to numerous email addresses or newsgroups and/or generating a significantly higher volume of outgoing email than a normal user. A violation of this policy extends to clients who send unsolicited e-mail from a domain name not affiliated or hosted with 1001resources.com but the mail message makes mention of a website hosted with 1001resources.com.
1001resources.com allows clients to send mailings to subscribers of their own mailing list. Such mailings must have explicit instructions to the recipient on how to remove his/her name from the list, and all requests to do so must be honored immediately. Client agrees not to send mailings to lists provided by an outside agency or individual. Client further agrees not to provide mailing list services to others. Due to the nature of a shared-server environment, 1001resources.com requests that mailing lists be sent during non-peak hours, specifically between the hours of 1:00 am and 5:00 am, Central Time. 1001resources.com reserves the right to terminate a client's mailing program, whether provided by 1001resources.com or not, immediately and without notification to client if said list causes a problem with the e-mail services of other clients. 1001resources.com also reserves the right to forbid a client from utilizing any mail-sending program that jeopardizes the mail services of other clients. Providing spamware or spam related programs is strictly prohibited. Additionally, clients may not have e-mail lists available for download on the site.
Due to the consumption of system resources and overloading of the e-mail server, 1001resources.com forbids the use of the Gossamer Links program by any client. Trolling, the posting of outrageous messages to generate numerous responses, is also not allowed. Mailbombing, the sending of multiple messages without significant new content to the same user and/or subscribing someone else to a mailing list without that person's permission, cross-posting articles to an excessive number of newsgroups, or attempting without authorization to enter into a secured computer system is strictly forbidden. 1001resources.com reserves the right to determine what constitutes abuse of this policy. Clients whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of 1001resources.com, have their account(s) terminated without notice and are subject to a maximum $500 clean-up/disconnection fee. Sites closed for violations of this policy will not be reinstated under any circumstance.
It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that all information within their account is their own work. Due to distribution rights of shareware programs, clients may not distribute freeware software programs unless the programs are their own work. Copyrighted materials include art, music and other works. MP3 is a popular file format for encoding music. While we do not ban MP3s, we do ask that any MP3s you have on your website are not in violation of any copyrights. Copyrighted music, in any format, cannot be placed within client's account. Clients agree to indemnify 1001resources.com of any possible litigation involving trademark or copyrighted materials.
Client agrees not to modify any copyright notices in features (Perl programs, etc.) provided by 1001resources.com. Modification of scripts provided by 1001resources.com without written permission is strictly prohibited.
Client agrees to take all responsibility for all programs including CGI scripts executed under their account. Programs that consume an excessive amount of CPU run time or Random Access Memory (RAM) are not permitted. Client agrees and understands that such excessive use can have an adverse effect on the performance of the webserver. Client agrees to accept responsibility for programs executed under his/her account, regardless of who authored the program. The use of cgi or html chat scripts or pages is strictly prohibited. 1001resources.com provides two (2) acceptable chat programs for clients at no charge. 1001resources.com reserves the right to suspend accounts without notice to clients who violate these terms. 1001resources.com has sole discretion over what constitutes excessive usage.
Programs provided by 1001resources.com as an installable feature are not exempt from this policy. While every efforts is made on 1001resources.com's end to ensure the program it provides are efficient, problems with excessive usage on particular programs may occur.
The terms above relate specifically to 1001DiscountDomains & 1001passwords.com but other terms and conditions also apply. The Domain Name Registration terms & conditions are specific to name registration but our general disclaimer applies to ALL 1001resources.com services including 1001DiscountDomains & 1001passwords.com.
Note: 1001resources.com may at any time, revise the Acceptable Uses Policy, or any other legal condition, with advanced notice given to clients. Renewal of a virtual server with 1001resources.com constitutes acceptance to all modifications to the Acceptable Uses Policy and to the Contract for Virtual Server. The Acceptable Uses Policy is only a portion of our service agreement. Clients who sign-up for an account will receive a copy of our service agreement.
Good grief! This stuff is heavy... depressing... discouraging... but this stuff is written to protect against extreme circumstances. The average subscriber builds their site and gets on with business and never has to thing about this lawyer stuff again!!!!!