Acceptable Use Policy

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Acceptable Use Policy

Hawk Host general policy is to act as a neutral provider of access to the global Internet. Hawk Host reserves the right to suspend or cancel a customers access to any or all services provided by Hawk Host when Hawk Host decides that the account has been used inappropriately.

The following are considered violations of Hawk Host AUP (acceptable use policy)

Table of Contents

  1. Illegal Use
  2. Threats
  3. Harassment
  4. Forgery
  5. Fraudulent Activity
  6. Spam
  7. Spam Continued
  8. E-mail Bombing
  9. E-mail Forging
  10. Usenet Spam
  11. Unauthorized Access
  12. Copyright & Trademark Infringement
  13. Personal Data Collection
  14. Network Disruptions
  15. Fraud
  16. Copyright Infringement
  17. Virus Distribution
  18. Inappropriate Use of Software
  19. Third Party Accountability
  20. Reseller Free Domain Hosting
  21. Torrent Trackers
  22. Proxy Scripts
  23. High Yield Investment Programs
  24. CDN
  25. Abuse Complaints
  26. Tor Exit Nodes
  27. File Hosting / Mirroring
  1. Illegal use: Hawk Host's services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Hawk Host reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.
  2. Threats: Use of the Hawk Host service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
  3. Harassment: Use of the Hawk Host service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another.
  4. 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 remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.
  5. Fraudulent activity: Use of Hawk Host service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes" and "chain letters."
  6. Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM) Use of the Hawk Host 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 Hawk Host account.
  7. IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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 server immediately removed from our network. The server 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 server from our network without notice to the customer. Any server guilty of a second violation WILL be immediately and permanently removed from our network without notice.
  8. E-mail / News Bombing: Malicious intent to impede another person's use of electronic mail services or news will result in the immediate termination of the offending Hawk Host account.
  9. E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the Hawk Host service is in violation of this AUP.
  10. Usenet SPAMing: Hawk Host has a zero tolerance policy for the use of its network for the posting of messages or commercial advertisements, which violate the rules, regulations, FAQ or charter of any newsgroups or mailing list. Commercial messages that are appropriate under the rules of a newsgroup or mailing list or that are solicited by the recipients are permitted.
  11. Unauthorized access: Use of the Hawk Host service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of Hawk Host'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 Hawk Host account is subject to immediate termination.
  12. Collection of personal data: Use of the Hawk Host service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
  13. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of the Hawk Host service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use Hawk Host 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. It is the Member's responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure manner. A Subscriber may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Subscriber may not permit their network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability to use their network in an illegal or inappropriate manner. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or individual's computer system will result in immediate account termination. Hawk Host 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.
  14. Fraud: Involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it.
  15. Distribution of Viruses: Intentional distributions of software that attempts to and/or causes damage, harassment, or annoyance to persons, data, and/or computer systems are prohibited. Such an offense will result in the immediate termination of the offending account.
  16. Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging, while using Hawk Host services could result in suspension service.
  17. Third Party Accountability: Hawk Host subscribers will be held responsible and accountable for any activity by third parties, using their account, that violates guidelines created within the Acceptable Use Policy.
  18. Reseller accounts may not be used to offer any form of free domain hosting services. Violations will result in immediate suspension of service
  19. Accounts may not be used as torrent trackers of any kind. This includes torrent trackers of legitimate content.
  20. Accounts may not run proxy scripts of any kind. This is not strictly limited to PHPProxy or CGIProxy this also includes any others.
  21. HYIP: High-yield investment program sites of any kind, including those related to cryptocurrency.
  22. Accounts may not be used as part of a CDN (content delivery network) or any similar service meant to serve videos, media, or other high bandwidth applications.
  23. Any accounts receiving a high volume of verified abuse complaints may be removed from our network.
  24. Tor exit nodes are not allowed to be operated on any of our services.
  25. Accounts may not be used as file mirrors, file repositories, download hosts, or any other site/service offering file sharing which leads to excessive bandwidth usage.
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