Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy

ILLEGAL USE.  DCC servers may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or distribution of any information, data, or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation, or that may directly facilitate the violation of any particular law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material; trademarks; trade secrets or other intellectual property rights used without proper authorization; material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws. Additionally, in purchasing DCC services, all DCC Clients certify that they and/or the organization they represent in procuring services from DCC are not, nor have been designated, a suspected terrorist as defined in Executive Order 13224; are not owned or controlled by a 'suspected terrorist' as defined in Executive Order 13224; and are not on, are not a member of, related to, associated with, or controlled by any organizations on the list contained in the Annex to Executive Order 13224 and all updates thereto.

E-MAIL SPAMMING.   Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet (known as "spamming") is prohibited, regardless of whether or not it overloads a server or disrupts service to DCC’S Clients. The term "spamming" also includes, but is not limited to, maintaining an open SMTP policy, engaging in spamming using the service of another ISP or IPP and referencing in the spam a Web site hosted on a DCC server, and selling or distributing software (on a Web site residing on a DCC server) that facilitates spamming. Violators will be assessed a minimum fine of $500 and will face immediate suspension. DCC reserves the right to determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, what constitutes a violation of this provision.

SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION.   DCC’S Web Hosting Plans are not configured for the purposes of distributing software and/or multimedia products. If you wish to distribute software and/or multimedia files, please contact DCC'S sales department to make special arrangements.

MULTIMEDIA FILES.   Multimedia files are defined as any graphics, audio, and video files. DCC Web Hosting Plans are not to be used for the purposes of distributing and storing unusual amounts of multimedia files. Any Web site whose disk space usage for storing multimedia files exceeds 70% of its total usage, in terms of total size or number of files, will be considered to be using an unusual amount of multimedia files

ADULT CONTENT.   Adult-oriented sites, pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited. This includes sites that may infer sexual content of any kind or provide links to adult content elsewhere. We also prohibit sites that provide storage, sale, distribution, hypertext link to, advertisement, promotion or hosting of material that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, harmful, threatening, harassing, or an intrusion of privacy or publicity rights, or otherwise objectionable.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.   The use of DCC services to store, post, display, transmit, advertise or otherwise make available child pornography is prohibited. DCC is required by law, and will, notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on, or being transmitted through, its services.

CGI-SCRIPTS.   CGI-script sharing among domains not hosted by DCC is strictly prohibited. Any CGI-scripts considered to be harming system performance or network integrity will be shut down without prior notice. Also, excessive CPU processing or memory usage is strictly prohibited on any DCC server.

SYSTEM AND NETWORK ABUSE.   Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation the following: unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without express authorization of the owner of the system or network; interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks; forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting.

SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY.   Any form of violation of DCC’S, or any third party's server, system, or network security through the use of the Plan(s) are prohibited and may result in criminal or civil liability. DCC may investigate such incidents involving such violations and cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities if a criminal violation is suspected. This includes, without limitation: (1) distributing or hosting content, destructive or harmful content including, without limitation, viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots or any computer programming routines that may damage or interfere with any system, program, data or personal information; (2) any form of hacking or unauthorized access, which includes, without limitation, use probing, or scanning of systems security or authentication measures, data or traffic; (3) interference with service to any user, host, or network including any form of attempts to overload a system, any form of system attacks, or forgery which can come from any kind of program/script/command or messages of any kind designed to interfere with a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or by Internet; (4) any form of interception which includes, without limitation, unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network, server or system without express authorization from the owner; (5) any form of avoidance of system restriction; (6) and any form of failure to safeguard accounts which includes, without limitation, failure to prevent unauthorized access by giving away passwords. DCC reserves the right to limit or disable any and all account features that may compromise server security.

VIRUSES AND OTHER DESTRUCTIVE ACTIVITIES.   Use of DCC’S services or equipment for creating or sending Internet viruses, worms or Trojan horses, or for pinging, flooding or mail bombing, or engaging in denial of service attacks is prohibited. It is also prohibited for any Client to engage in other activity that is intended to disrupt or interfere with, or that results in the disruption of or interference with, the ability of others to effectively use DCC’S services and equipment (or any connected network, system, service or equipment) or conduct their business over the Internet.

FRAUDULENT CONTENT.   Offering or distributing any fraudulent goods, services, schemes or promotions (e.g. - make money fast schemes, chain-letters, pyramid schemes), or submitting false data on any sign-up form, contract or online application through registration, or any fraudulent use of information obtained through the use of the Plans, including, without limitation, use of credit card numbers, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or home addresses is strictly prohibited.


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