These WWIP Acceptable Use Guidelines ("Usage Guidelines") describe the proper kinds of conduct and prohibited uses of World Wide Internet Publishing’s hosting services (the "Services"), as described and subscribed to pursuant to the Hosting Agreement posted at www.WWIP.com (the "Hosting Agreement"). These Usage Guidelines are not exhaustive and WWIP reserves the right to modify these Usage Guidelines at any time, effective upon posting of the modified Usage Guidelines to www.WWIP.com. By registering for and using the Services, and thereby accepting the terms and conditions of the Hosting Agreement, you agree to abide by these Usage Guidelines as modified from time to time. Any violation of these Usage Guidelines may result in the suspension or termination of your account or such other action as WWIP deems appropriate which is described further in the Hosting Agreement.
1. YOUR GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Services enable you to develop and display a Web site through which you can interact with users of the Internet and retrieve and send vast amounts of information. Generally, WWIP will not actively monitor, censor, or directly control any content that is or will be displayed on your Web site(s) or information that you collect or use through your Web site(s). WWIP, however, provides the Services with the goals of (a) ensuring security, reliability and privacy of the Services and the users of the Services, (b) maintaining an image and reputation of WWIP as a responsible provider of the Services, (c) preserving the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression, (d) encouraging the responsible use of Internet resources and discouraging degrading, libelous or illegal uses of such resources. Consequently, WWIP expects you, and all other users of the Services, to take responsibility in using the Internet with courtesy and responsibility, and be familiar with and to practice good Internet etiquette, in furtherance of the above stated goals.
VIOLATION OF ANY OF THESE GUIDELINES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND MAY RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF THE SERVICES YOU RECEIVE FROM WWIP ACCORDING TO THE HOSTING AGREEMENT. YOU SHALL REMAIN SOLELY LIABLE AND RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND ANY AND ALL CONTENT THAT YOU DISPLAY, UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD OR TRANSMIT THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES. "CONTENT" INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR E-MAIL, WEB PAGES, PERSONAL HOME PAGES, AND DOMAIN NAMES. IT IS WORLD WIDE INTERNET PUBLISHING’S POLICY TO TERMINATE REPEAT INFRINGERS.
2. ILLEGAL OR HARMFUL USE
You may use the Services only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution, sale, or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law, regulation, or these Usage Guidelines is prohibited. The following non-exhaustive list details the kinds of illegal or harmful conduct are prohibited. WWIP reserves the rights to restrict or prohibit any and all uses of the Services or content on your Web site(s) and to remove such materials from its servers, that WWIP determines in its sole discretion is harmful to its servers, systems, network, reputation, good will, other WWIP customers, or any third party.
Infringement. Infringement of intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights including, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization. Infringement may result from, among other activities, the unauthorized copying and posting of pictures, logos, software, articles, musical works, and videos.
Offensive Materials. Transmission, disseminating, sale, storage or hosting material that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
Export Violations. Posting or sending of software or technical information in violation of U.S. export laws, including, without limitation, the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations maintained by the Department of Commerce.
Harmful Content. Disseminating or hosting harmful content including, without limitation, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, program, data or personal information.
Fraudulent Conduct. Offering or disseminating fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or promotions (i.e., make money fast schemes, chain letters, pyramid schemes), or furnishing false data on any signup form, contract or online application or registration, or the fraudulent use of any information obtained through the use of the Services, including without limitation use of credit card numbers.
3. SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY AND INTEGRITY
Violations of World Wide Internet Publishing’s or any third party's server, system or network security through the use of the Services are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. WWIP may investigate incidents involving such violations. WWIP may involve and cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. Examples of server, system or network security violations include, without limitation, the following:
Hacking. Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, server or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system, server or network or to breach security or authentication measures without express authorization of the owner of the system, server or network.
Interception. Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network, server, or system without express authorization of the owner of the system, server, or network.
Intentional Interference. Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system, broadcast attacks and any activity resulting in the crash of a host. Intentional interference also means the use of any kind of program/script/command, or send messages of any kind, designed to interfere with a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or by the Internet.
Falsification of Origin. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header or any part of a message header. This prohibition does not include the use of aliases or anonymous remailers.
Avoiding System Restrictions. Using manual or electronic means to avoid any use limitations placed on the Services such as timing out.
Failure to Safeguard Accounts. Failing to prevent unauthorized access to accounts, including any account passwords.
You may not distribute, publish, or send any of the following types of e-mail:
Unsolicited promotions, advertising or solicitations (commonly referred to as "spam"), including, without limitation, commercial advertising and informational announcements, except to those who have explicitly requested such e-mails.
Commercial promotions, advertising, solicitations, or informational announcements that contain false or misleading information in any form.
Harassing e-mail, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages.
Malicious e-mail, including without limitation "mailbombing" (flooding a user or Web site with very large or numerous pieces of mail) or "trolling" (posting outrageous messages to generate numerous responses).
E-mails containing forged or falsified information in the header (including sender name and routing information), or any other forged or falsified information.
In addition, you may not use World Wide Internet Publishing’s mail server or another Web site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the account holder or the Web site. Posting the same or similar message to one or more newsgroups (excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting) also is explicitly prohibited. To keep mail running fast and efficient mail should not be checked more often then every five minutes. Checking mail too-frequently is an inconsiderate use of system resources to other users.
5. 99% UPTIME GUARANTEE
These WWIP Acceptable Use And Service Guidelines apply to you if you have registered for either Shared Hosting Services or Dedicated Hosting Services (collectively, the "Service") and you are in good financial standing with WWIP.
(b) Service Level
WWIP endeavors to have the content of your Web site available for http access by third parties 99% of the time ("Web Site Availability").
In the event that there is no Web Site Availability, WWIP will credit the following month's service fee as follows. For Shared Hosting services, such credit shall be retroactive and shall be as calculated below and as measured 24-hours a day in a calendar month, with the maximum credit not to exceed the monthly service charge for the affected month.
Customer Web Site Availability Credit
95% to 99% 25%
90% to 94.9% 50%
89.9% or below 100%
For Dedicated Hosting services, if the Web Site Availability is between 98.9% and 99% for any particular month, the credit shall be retroactive and equivalent to the difference between the guaranteed level of availability of the customer's services during the month and the calculated actual level of availability of the customer's services, multiplied by the actual charges incurred by the customer for the services during that month period. In addition, for Dedicated Hosting services, customers may be entitled to additional credits as calculated below and as measured 24-hours a day in a calendar month, with the maximum credit not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the monthly service charge for the affected month.
Minutes of continuous downtime Credit
Three 60 minute intervals or more 50%
In order for you to receive a credit on your account, you must request such credit within ten (10) business days after you experienced no Web Site Availability. You must request credit by sending an electronic mail message to support@WWIP.com. For security, the body of this message must contain your account number, the dates and times of the unavailability of your Web site, and such other customer identification requested by WWIP. Credits will usually be applied within sixty (60) days of your credit request. Credit to your account shall be your sole and exclusive remedy in the event that there is no Web Site Availability.
Credits shall not be provided to you in the event that you have no Web Site Availability resulting from (i) scheduled maintenance as posted from time to time at WWIP.com, (ii) your behavior or the performance or failure of your equipment, facilities or applications, or (iii) circumstances beyond World Wide Internet Publishing’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of your Web site.
6. NEXT BUSINESS DAY GUARANTEED PROVISIONING FOR DEDICATED SERVERS
World Wide Internet Publishing’s Next Business Day Guarantee shall only apply to those standard, pre-configured Dedicated Servers specifically noted as subject to the Next Business Day Guarantee on the WWIP.com web site (“Covered Servers”). This guarantee does not apply to non-standard configurations, such as changing RAID levels, and other add-on features. WWIP retains the right to add or delete Dedicated Servers from the Next Business Day Guarantee, at any time without notice, or cancel the Next Business Day Guarantee at any time without notice.
For those Covered Servers described in (a) above, WWIP shall Provision such servers by the Next Business Day of receiving a customer order, once such customer order has been confirmed and any necessary credit checks have been performed. Next Business Day shall mean that, for those customer orders for Covered Servers received and confirmed (including any necessary credit checks) by 6:00 p.m. United States Eastern Time during a Business Day, the Covered Server shall be Provisioned by 6:00 p.m. United States Eastern Time the following Business Day. Business Day shall mean Monday through Friday, excluding the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Provision shall mean that WWIP has generated an E-mail to the customer with the proper information to enable the customer to send and receive information from and to the Covered Server.
If WWIP is unable to meet the Next Business Day Guarantee as described in this Section 6, WWIP shall issue a credit or refund of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) of the Set-up fee described for the Covered Server on WWIP.com. Such credit may be applied to future months service fees in World Wide Internet Publishing’s discretion.
Credits shall not be provided to you in the event that you do not have your Covered Server Provisioned by the Next Business Day resulting from (i) your behavior or the performance or failure of your equipment, facilities or applications, or (ii) circumstances beyond World Wide Internet Publishing’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of your Web site.
INDIRECT OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS OF THE USAGE GUIDELINES, AND ACTUAL OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS BY A THIRD PARTY ON YOUR BEHALF, SHALL BE CONSIDERED VIOLATIONS OF THE USAGE GUIDELINES BY YOU.