Acceptable Use Policy



Acceptable Use Policy

Introduction and Purpose

This document sets forth the principles, guidelines and requirements of the Acceptable Use Policy of AngryHosting ("Company") governing the use by the Customer ("Customer") of the Company's services and products ("Services and Products"). The Purpose of AngryHosting's Acceptable Use Policy, hereinafter referred to as the AUP, is to comply with all federal, state, and local laws coupled with protecting the network security, network availability, physical security, Customer privacy, and other factors affecting the services provided by AngryHosting. AngryHosting reserves the right to impose reasonable rules and regulations regarding the use of its services provided to all Customers and such rules and regulations are subject to change. Such rules and regulations are located on the Internet at http://www.angryhosting.com/terms. The AUP is not an all inclusive exhaustive list and AngryHosting reserves the right to modify the AUPs at any time as needed, effective upon either the posting of the modified AUPs to http://www.angryhosting.com/aup or notification to the Customer via email. Acceptance and execution of the Master Services Agreement binds all parties to AngryHosting stated AUP at the time the contract is executed and as modified from time to time. Any violation of the AUPs may result in the suspension or termination of your account or such other action as AngryHosting deems appropriate. No credits will be issued for any interruption in service resulting from policy violations.

VIOLATION OF ANY SECTION OF THE AUP IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND MAY RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF THE SERVICES YOU RECEIVE FROM ANGRYHOSTING.

Any questions or comments regarding the AUP should be directed to abuse@angryhosting.com

Compliance with Law

Customer shall not post, transmit, retransmit or store material on or through any of Services or Products which, in the sole judgment of the Company (i) is in violation of any local, state, federal or non-United States law or regulation, (ii) threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual, group or entity (collectively, "Persons") or (iii) violates the rights of any person, including rights protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations including, but not limited to, the installation or distribution of "pirated" or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by Customer. Customer shall be responsible for determining what laws or regulations are applicable to its use of the Services and Products.

System and Network Security

Violations of system or network security are strictly prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. AngryHosting investigates all incidents involving such violations and will cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected.

Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation, the following:

  • Introduction of malicious programs into the network or server (example: viruses, worms, Trojan Horses and other executables intended to inflict harm).
  • Effecting security breaches or disruptions of Internet communication and/or connectivity. Security breaches include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which the Customer is not an intended recipient or logging into a serve or account that the Customer is not expressly authorized to access. For purposes of this section, "disruption" includes, but is not limited to port scans, flood pings, email-bombing, packet spoofing, IP spoofing and forged routing information.
  • Executing any form of network activity that will intercept data not intended for the Customer's service.
  • Circumventing user authentication or security of any host, network or account.
  • Interfering with or denying service to any user other than the Customer's host (example: denial of service attack or distributed denial of service attack).
  • Using any program script/command, or sending messages of any kind, designed to interfere with or to disable, a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or via the Internet.
  • Failing to comply with the Company's procedure relating to the activities of Customers on the Company's premises. Violators of the policy are responsible, without limitations, for the cost of labor to correct all damage done to the operation of the network and business operations supported by the network. Such labor is categorized as emergency security breach recovery and is currently charged at $295 USD per hour required. Network interference by any Customers that may cause or is currently causing network interference with another Customer will be disconnected immediately. No service credits will be issued to Customers disconnected for network violations.

Internet Etiquette

Each Customer is expected execute reasonable Internet etiquette (Netiquette). The Customer will comply with the rules appropriate to any network to which AngryHosting may provide access. The Customer should not post, transmit, or permit Internet access to information the Customer desires to keep confidential. The Customer is not permitted to post any material that is illegal, libelous, and tortuous, indecently depicts children or is likely to result in retaliation against AngryHosting by offended users. AngryHosting reserves the right to refuse or terminate service at any time for violation of this section. This includes advertising services or sites via IRC or USENET in clear violation of the policies of the IRC channel or USENET group.

Child Pornography

AngryHosting will cooperate fully with any criminal investigation into a Customer's violation of the Child Protection Act of 1984 concerning child pornography. Customers are ultimately responsible for the actions of their clients over AngryHosting's network, and will be liable for illegal material posted by their clients.

According to the Child Protection Act, child pornography includes photographs, films, video or any other type of visual presentation that shows a person who is or is depicted as being under the age of eighteen years and is engaged in or is depicted as engaged in explicit sexual activity, or the dominant characteristic of which is the depiction, for a sexual purpose, of a sexual organ or the anal region of a person under the age of eighteen years or any written material or visual representation that advocates or counsels sexual activity with a person under the age of eighteen years.

Violations of the Child Protection Act may be reported to the U.S. Customs Agency at 1-800-BEALERT

Email Policy

Mass Mailings. AngryHosting has a zero stance policy on SPAM, Junk E-mail or UCE. Spam, Junk-mail and UCE are defined as: the sending of the same, or substantially similar, unsolicited electronic mail messages, whether commercial or not, to more than one recipient. A message is considered unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a newsgroup charter or if it is sent to a recipient who has not requested or invited the message. UCE also includes e-mail with forged headers, compromised mail server relays, and false contact information. This prohibition extends to the sending of unsolicited mass mailings from another service, which in any way implicates the use of AngryHosting whether or not the message actually originated from our network.

Mailing Lists: AngryHosting's mass mailing rules also apply to mailing lists, list servs, or mailing services you may contract with. The policy is stated as follows: An acceptable mailing list will be focused at a targeted audience that has voluntarily signed up for your e-mail information or that has made their e-mail address available for distribution of information from you. The list must also allow for automatic removal by all end Customers with non-distribution in the future.

If your actions have caused AngryHosting's mail servers or AngryHosting's IP address ranges to be placed on blackhole lists and other mail filtering software systems used by companies on the Internet, you will be assessed a $500 charge to your account and $250 per hour for administrative charges incurred to remove and protect mail servers and IP ranges.

Violation of the above terms will result in one or all of the following:

  • A warning via email or phone.
  • Removal of DNS for the advertised / originating site.
  • Temporary shutdown of the server or a block on outgoing mail.
  • IP address routing to null.

Repeat violation of the above terms will result in the following actions:
  • Immediate disconnection of service with no re-activation.
  • $500 fee assessed to your account for violation.