Acceptable Use of Web Hosting Services
Metasphere.net and its affiliates provide to business and consumer users several information
technology related services, including such services as Internet access, various
electronic mail (email) packages and services, World Wide Web hosting arrangements,
server colocation and other online and Internet-related services.
Metasphere.net reserves the right to refuse service to any individual, company or
corporation. In addition, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate service
to a client whose activities may be deemed detrimental to our client base. As
a courtesy, we will always attempt to contact our clients to determine if other
Metasphere.net plans may better suit their needs.
It is contrary to Metasphere.net policy for any user of any of these services to
effect or participate in any of the following activities through an Metasphere.net-
- To post ten (10) or more messages similar in content to Usenet or other
newsgroups, forums, email mailing lists or other similar groups or lists;
- To post to any Usenet or other newsgroup, forum, email mailing list or other
similar group or list articles which are off-topic according to the charter
or other owner-published FAQ or description of the group or list;
- To send unsolicited emailings to more than twenty-five (25) email users,
if such unsolicited emailings could reasonably be expected to provoke complaints;
- To falsify user information provided to Metasphere.net or to other users
of the service in connection with use of an Metasphere.net service; and
- To engage in any of the foregoing activities by using the service of another
provider, but channeling such activities through an Metasphere.net account,
re-mailer, or otherwise through an Metasphere.net service or using an Metasphere.net
account as a mail-drop for responses or otherwise using the services of another
provider for the purpose of facilitating the foregoing activities if such
use of another party's service could reasonably be expected to adversely affect
an Metasphere.net service.
- To use Metasphere.net services for illegal activities and activities harmful
to others computers, data, software or networks including but not limited
to hacker activities, virus creation and distribution, denial of services
attacks, email bombs etc.
- To use Metasphere.net services to post the following on the Internet
- Copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property
infringement, including but not limited to offering pirated computer programs
or links to such programs, serial or registration numbers for software programs,
copyrighted music, copyrighted images; copyrighted texts etc.
- Displaying material that exploits children under 18 years of age;
- Displaying material containing adult content without legally accepted age
verification for users
- Promoting or providing information about illegal activities, promoting physical
harm or injury against any group or individual, or promoting any act of cruelty
- Illegally defaming any person or group;
- Gathering personally identifiable information for unlawful purposes.
Furthermore it is contrary to Metasphere.net's policy to send unsolicited emails
to the Metasphere.net provided addresses of Metasphere.net customers, unless
the sender has a business or personal relationship to these Metasphere.net customers.
This rule applies regardless of whether the sender is Metasphere.net customer,
or has used an Metasphere.net account to send these emails.
Metasphere.net considers the above practices to constitute abuse of our service
and of the recipients of such unsolicited mailings and/or postings, who often
bear the expense. Therefore, these practices are prohibited by Metasphere.net's terms
and conditions of service. Engaging in one or more of these practices will result
in termination of the offender's account and/or access to Metasphere.net services.
Metasphere.net reserves the right to redirect the homepage of any customer who uses
their Metasphere.net service to send SPAM to an anti-SPAM page, until the offender
stops sending unsolicited email, cancels their account or has their account
terminated by Metasphere.net.
In addition, Metasphere.net reserves the right, where feasible, to implement technical
mechanisms which block multiple postings as described above before they are
forwarded or otherwise sent to their intended recipients.
In addition to these activities, Metasphere.net's terms and conditions of service
also prohibit other forms of abuse such as harassment and the posting of illegal
or unlawful materials, and Metasphere.net will respond as appropriate to these other
activities as well.
Metasphere.net is located in North Carolina. This is a policy on unsolicited
mail advertising, among other things. At the time of writing this text North
Carolina law requires adherence to such a policy in certain circumstances. North
Carlina law also provides for liquidated damages, in the event that such policy
is not complied with.
Nothing contained in this policy shall be construed to limit Metasphere.net's actions
or remedies in any way with respect to any of the foregoing activities, and
Metasphere.net reserves the right to take any and all additional actions it may deem
appropriate with respect to such activities, including without limitation taking
action to recover the costs and expenses of identifying offenders and removing
them from the Metasphere.net service, and levying cancellation charges to cover Metasphere.net's
costs in the event of disconnection of dedicated access for the causes outlined
above. In addition, Metasphere.net reserves at all times all rights and remedies
available to it with respect to such activities at law or in equity.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact MetasphereSupport.