Acceptable Usage Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) outlines acceptable usage of Host Craze, LLC’s services and is incorporated by reference into our Terms of Use. All users must adhere to this policy to ensure a safe, secure, and efficient environment.

Prohibited Activities

Users must not engage in any activities that compromise the security, integrity, or performance of Host Craze, LLC’s services. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Engaging in any illegal activities, such as distributing copyrighted materials without authorization, engaging in fraudulent activities, or violating any laws or regulations.
  • Conducting or participating in activities that violate the rights of others, including privacy, intellectual property, and other proprietary rights.
  • Distributing harmful or malicious content, such as viruses, malware, spyware, or phishing schemes designed to steal personal information or cause harm to other users.
  • Attempting to interfere with or disrupt the normal operation of our services, including overloading, flooding, mail bombing, crashing servers, or launching DDoS attacks.
  • Using our services to send unsolicited or bulk emails (spam) or to engage in any form of spamming activities.
  • Engaging in activities that promote violence, discrimination, or illegal activities, including hate speech, harassment, or threats.
  • Using our services to host, distribute, or promote adult content, gambling, or any other content deemed inappropriate by Host Craze, LLC.
  • Engaging in any form of hacking, cracking, or attempting to gain unauthorized access to any systems, networks, or accounts.
  • Using our services to distribute or promote counterfeit goods, pirated software, or any other illegal products or services.

Server Abuse

Users must not engage in any activities that abuse or misuse Host Craze, LLC’s servers. This includes:

  • Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of Host Craze, LLC is strictly prohibited. This includes deliberate attempts to overload, crash, or disrupt services.
  • Unauthorized use of accounts or computers, including ‘Internet scamming’, password theft, security hole scanning, and accessing data without authorization.
  • Users must not engage in actions that disrupt the normal operation of our services, such as launching DDoS attacks, mail bombing, or flooding servers with excessive requests.
  • Using our servers to host, distribute, or promote any illegal activities, including but not limited to child pornography, is strictly forbidden and will result in immediate termination of services.
  • Engaging in activities that degrade the performance or security of our servers, including running resource-intensive scripts or applications without prior authorization.
  • Using our servers for bulk emailing, unsolicited emailing, newsgroup spamming, or any other activities that violate our anti-spam policy.

Unacceptable Content

Users must not host, distribute, or transmit any content that is deemed unacceptable by Host Craze, LLC. This includes:

  • Bulk emailing, unsolicited emailing, and newsgroup spamming.
  • Upload scripts such as RapidLeech or any other scripts that facilitate the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials.
  • Hosting, distributing, or transmitting pornographic, illegal, or infringing content.
  • Warez sites, cracks, software serial numbers, proxy-relaying, link farming, spamdexing, FFA (Free-For-All), and any other activities deemed unacceptable by Host Craze, LLC.
  • Users must not host or distribute content that promotes violence, discrimination, or illegal activities. This includes hate speech, harassment, threats, or any content that incites harm or violence.
  • Materials that are grossly offensive to the online community, including expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity, are strictly prohibited.
  • Hosting or distributing content that exploits children under 18 years of age, including child pornography or any other form of child exploitation.
  • Engaging in activities that promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, including hacking, cracking, or any other form of cybercrime.

Web Applications and Scripts

Outdated and actively exploited web applications will be shut down immediately without prior notice. Users must regularly evaluate their web-based applications and scripts for security and orderliness. This includes:

  • Keeping all software and scripts up to date with the latest security patches and updates. Users must ensure that all applications are regularly maintained and updated to prevent security vulnerabilities.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating application configurations to ensure they meet current security standards. This includes implementing strong authentication and access controls for all web applications.
  • Implementing security measures to protect web applications from common vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and cross-site request forgery (CSRF).
  • Ensuring that all web applications comply with Host Craze, LLC’s security policies and standards. Users must conduct regular security audits and vulnerability assessments to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  • Using secure coding practices and following industry best practices for web application development. This includes input validation, output encoding, and secure session management.
  • Monitoring web applications for suspicious activity and promptly responding to any security incidents. Users must have incident response procedures in place to handle security breaches effectively.

Disk Space and Bandwidth Abuse

  • Users are responsible for monitoring their disk space usage. Host Craze, LLC is the sole arbiter of violations regarding disk space abuse. Users must regularly review their storage usage and ensure they do not exceed their allocated disk space.
  • The intention of our bandwidth is for transferring web documents, not for offsite storage. If you violate this condition, you will be notified and given 48 hours to remedy the problem. Failure to do so will result in being billed for the overages.
  • Users must not use excessive amounts of disk space or bandwidth that could negatively impact the performance of our services for other customers. This includes hosting large files, streaming media, or running resource-intensive applications without prior authorization.
  • Host Craze, LLC reserves the right to implement traffic management measures to ensure fair use of resources among all customers. This may include throttling bandwidth, limiting access to certain resources, or taking other actions to maintain service quality.
  • Users must ensure that their use of disk space and bandwidth does not violate any applicable laws or regulations. This includes complying with copyright laws, data protection regulations, and any other legal requirements.
  • Users must promptly address any notifications of excessive disk space or bandwidth usage and take appropriate actions to remedy the situation. This may include upgrading to a higher-tier plan, optimizing website performance, or reducing resource consumption.

Network Security

  • Users must not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network, or account. Unauthorized access, password cracking, and probing the security of other networks are strictly prohibited.
  • Users must not interfere with or deny service to any user, host, or network. This includes, but is not limited to, flooding, mail bombing, or other deliberate attempts to overload or crash a host or network.
  • Engaging in activities that compromise the security of our network or the networks of others is strictly forbidden. This includes launching DDoS attacks, distributing malware, or attempting to exploit security vulnerabilities.
  • Users must report any security vulnerabilities or breaches they discover to Host Craze, LLC immediately. Prompt reporting of security incidents helps us maintain the integrity and security of our services.
  • Users must ensure that their use of Host Craze, LLC’s network complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity. This includes implementing appropriate security measures to protect sensitive data.
  • Host Craze, LLC will cooperate fully with investigations for violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations. Users who violate system or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.

Electronic Commerce

  • Users are solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of their online stores and products, including all content and materials appearing online or related to their products. This includes ensuring that all content is accurate, appropriate, and does not violate any third-party rights.
  • Users must ensure that their online stores comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including those related to consumer protection, data privacy, and e-commerce. This includes providing accurate product descriptions, clear pricing information, and transparent terms and conditions.
  • Users are responsible for calculating and applying shipping and sales tax, accepting, processing, and fulfilling customer orders, and handling customer inquiries or complaints. This includes providing excellent customer service and ensuring timely delivery of products.
  • Users must implement appropriate security measures to protect customer information, including credit card numbers and other sensitive data. This includes using SSL encryption, secure payment gateways, and complying with PCI-DSS standards.
  • Users must regularly review and update their e-commerce practices to ensure they align with industry best practices and comply with all legal requirements. This includes conducting regular security audits and vulnerability assessments.
  • Users must not engage in any fraudulent activities or deceptive business practices, including false advertising, misrepresentation of products, or failure to honor refund and return policies.
  • Host Craze, LLC reserves the right to suspend or terminate e-commerce services if users engage in activities that violate this AUP, our Terms of Use, or any applicable laws and regulations. This includes fraudulent activities, selling prohibited items, or engaging in unfair business practices.

Enforcement and Monitoring

  • Host Craze, LLC reserves the right to monitor user activity and investigate any violations of this AUP. This includes reviewing user content, monitoring network traffic, and conducting security audits.
  • We may take enforcement actions against users who violate this AUP, including issuing warnings, suspending or terminating services, and reporting violations to law enforcement authorities. Enforcement actions will be taken based on the severity and nature of the violation.
  • Host Craze, LLC may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting users who engage in illegal activities or violate this AUP. This includes providing user information, network logs, and other relevant data as required by law.
  • Users who believe they have been unfairly targeted or have concerns about enforcement actions may contact Host Craze, LLC’s support team to request a review of their case. We will investigate and address all concerns promptly and fairly.
  • We encourage users to report any violations of this AUP or suspicious activities to Host Craze, LLC’s support team. Prompt reporting helps us maintain a safe and secure environment for all users.

Modifications to AUP

  • Host Craze, LLC reserves the right to modify this AUP at any time to reflect changes in our services, industry standards, or legal requirements. Users will be notified of any significant changes through email or by posting a notice on our website.
  • Users are responsible for regularly reviewing this AUP to stay informed about any updates or changes. Continued use of our services constitutes acceptance of the revised AUP.
  • If users have any questions or concerns about this AUP or any modifications, they should contact Host Craze, LLC’s support team for clarification. We are committed to providing transparent and clear policies to ensure a positive user experience.

Privacy and Data Protection

  • Host Craze, LLC is committed to protecting the privacy and data of our users. All personal information collected is handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which outlines how we collect, use, and protect user data.
  • Users must ensure that their use of Host Craze, LLC’s services complies with all applicable data protection laws and regulations, including GDPR, CCPA, and any other relevant privacy legislation.
  • Users must implement appropriate security measures to protect the personal data of their customers and users. This includes using encryption, access controls, and regular security audits to prevent unauthorized access or data breaches.
  • Host Craze, LLC will take all reasonable steps to ensure the security and confidentiality of user data, including implementing technical and organizational measures to protect against data breaches and unauthorized access.
  • Users must promptly report any data breaches or security incidents to Host Craze, LLC and take appropriate actions to mitigate the impact of such incidents. This includes notifying affected individuals and cooperating with any investigations.

Intellectual Property Rights

  • Users must respect the intellectual property rights of others and must not use Host Craze, LLC’s services to infringe upon or misappropriate any intellectual property rights. This includes copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret rights.
  • Host Craze, LLC respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users to do the same. Users must not use our services to host, distribute, or promote any content that violates the intellectual property rights of others.
  • If Host Craze, LLC receives a valid complaint regarding the infringement of intellectual property rights, we will take appropriate actions, including removing the infringing content and terminating the accounts of repeat offenders.
  • Users must ensure that they have the necessary rights, licenses, and permissions to use any content they upload, share, or distribute through Host Craze, LLC’s services. This includes obtaining licenses for copyrighted materials, trademarks, and other protected content.
  • Host Craze, LLC may terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly violate intellectual property rights or fail to comply with our policies regarding intellectual property. This includes users who engage in copyright infringement, trademark violations, or the distribution of pirated content.

Compliance and Legal Obligations

  • Users must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards when using Host Craze, LLC’s services. This includes complying with data protection laws, consumer protection regulations, and any other relevant legal requirements.
  • Users are responsible for ensuring that their use of Host Craze, LLC’s services does not violate any laws or regulations, including those related to data privacy, intellectual property, and cybersecurity.
  • Host Craze, LLC will cooperate with law enforcement authorities and regulatory agencies in investigating and addressing any violations of this AUP or applicable laws. This includes providing user information and network logs as required by law.
  • Users must promptly respond to any requests for information or assistance from Host Craze, LLC regarding compliance with this AUP or any legal obligations. Failure to cooperate may result in the suspension or termination of services.
  • Host Craze, LLC reserves the right to take any necessary actions to ensure compliance with this AUP and applicable laws. This includes implementing security measures, conducting audits, and taking enforcement actions against violators.

User Responsibilities

  • Users are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of their account credentials. This includes using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and regularly updating security settings.
  • Users must ensure that their use of Host Craze, LLC’s services does not negatively impact the performance, security, or integrity of our services for other users. This includes avoiding resource-intensive activities and adhering to usage limits.
  • Users must promptly address any security vulnerabilities or breaches they discover and take appropriate actions to mitigate the impact of such incidents. This includes notifying Host Craze, LLC and implementing recommended security measures.
  • Users must comply with all policies and guidelines provided by Host Craze, LLC regarding the use of our services. This includes following best practices for security, data protection, and resource management.
  • Users must regularly review and update their account information to ensure accuracy and completeness. This includes updating contact information, payment details, and security settings as needed.
  • Users are responsible for backing up their data and ensuring the availability of their content. Host Craze, LLC provides backup services, but users must also implement their own data backup and recovery plans.

Conclusion

By using Host Craze, LLC’s services, users agree to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy and all other applicable policies and guidelines. Failure to comply with this AUP may result in the suspension or termination of services and other enforcement actions as deemed necessary by Host Craze, LLC. We are committed to providing a safe, secure, and efficient environment for all users and appreciate your cooperation in adhering to this policy.