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Acceptable Use Policy

  • This Acceptable Use Policy ('AUP') governs the use of AlphaDrive's server and web hosting services. Violation of this AUP may result in suspension or termination of your service. In the event of a dispute between you and AlphaDrive regarding the interpretation of this AUP, AlphaDrive's interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern. If you have any questions regarding this AUP, contact admin (at) AlphaDrive.com.


  • Offensive Content

    You may not publish or transmit via AlphaDrive's service any content that AlphaDrive reasonably believes:

    • constitutes pornography;

    • constitutes child pornography;

    • is excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence, or contains harassing content or hate speech;

    • is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction, including chain letters and pyramid schemes;

    • is defamatory or violates a person's privacy;

    • creates a risk to a person's safety or health, creates a risk to public safety or health, compromises national security, or interferes with an investigation by law enforcement;

    • improperly exposes trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information of another person;

    • is intended to assist others in defeating technical copyright protections;

    • clearly infringes on another person's trade or service mark, patent, or other property right;

    • promotes illegal drugs, violates export control laws, relates to illegal gambling, or illegal arms trafficking;

    • is otherwise illegal or solicits conduct that is illegal under laws applicable to you or to AlphaDrive; or

    • is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may result in retaliation against AlphaDrive by offended viewers.


    Unacceptable Materials

    AlphaDrive, in order to provide better service to all of its customers, does not allow various material to be stored on its servers or provided by websites on its servers. Examples of unacceptable material include:

    • Pirated Software/Warez

    • Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content

    • IP Scanners

    • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

    • Sites promoting illegal activities

    • Hateful/Racist/Harassment oriented sites

    • Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts

    • Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s)

    • IRC Scripts/Bots

    • Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers

    • Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic) - (applies to Shared and Reseller hosting)

    • AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites

    • Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications

    • Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation) - (applies to Shared and Reseller hosting)

    • File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare) - (applies to Shared and Reseller hosting)

    • Commercial Audio Streaming - (applies to Shared and Reseller hosting)

    • Escrow/Bank Debentures

    • Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs

    • High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites

    • Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com)

    • Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi, MLM/Pyramid Scheme)

    • Prime Banks Programs

    • Lottery/Gambling Sites

    • MUDs/RPGs/PBBGs - (applies to Shared and Reseller hosting)

    • Hacker focused sites/archives/programs

    • Mailer Pro

    • Topsites

    • Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events (UFC, NASCAR, FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE, WWF, etc)

    Content "published or transmitted" via AlphaDrive's service includes Web content, e-mail, bulletin board postings, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission that relies on any Internet service provided by AlphaDrive.

    * AlphaDrive can terminate service for any of the above reasons and it's at AlphaDrive's sole discretion to issue a refund.


    Security

    You must take reasonable security precautions. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should change your password periodically.


    Bulk Commercial E-Mail

    Any kind of bulk emailing is strictly prohibited with shared or reseller hosting. With VPS, Hybrid or Dedicated hosting you must obtain AlphaDrive's advance approval for any bulk commercial e-mail, which will not be given unless you are able to demonstrate all of the following to AlphaDrive's reasonable satisfaction:

    • Your intended recipients have given their consent to receive e-mail via some affirmative means, such as an opt-in procedure;

    • Your procedures for soliciting consent include reasonable means to ensure that the person giving consent is the owner of the e-mail address for which the consent is given;

    • You retain evidence of the recipient's consent in a form that may be promptly produced on request, and you honor recipient's and AlphaDrive's requests to produce consent evidence within 72 hours of receipt of the request.

    • You have procedures in place that allow a recipient to easily revoke their consent - such as a link in the body of the e-mail, or instructions to reply with the word "Remove" in the subject line. Revocations of consent are honored within 72 hours, and you notify recipients that their revocation of their consent will be honored in 72 hours;

    • You must have a Privacy Policy posted for each domain associated with the mailing;

    • You have the means to track anonymous complaints;

    • You may not obscure the source of your e-mail in any manner. Your e-mail must include the recipients e-mail address in the body of the message or in the "TO" line of the e-mail; and

    • You otherwise comply with the CAN SPAM Act and other applicable law.

    These policies apply to messages sent using your AlphaDrive service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via your AlphaDrive service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers.

    AlphaDrive may test and otherwise monitor your compliance with its requirements, including requesting opt-in information from a random sample of your list at any time.


    Unsolicited E-Mail

    You may not send any unsolicited e-mail, either in bulk or individually, to any person who has indicated that they do not wish to receive it.

    You must comply with the rules of any other network you access or participate in using your AlphaDrive's services.


    Material Protected by Copyright

    You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:

    • you have been expressly authorized by the owner of the copyright for the work to copy the work in that manner;

    • you are otherwise permitted by established United States copyright law to copy the work in that manner.

    AlphaDrive will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers.


    Copyright Infringement Notice (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

    If you believe your copyright is being infringed by a person using the AlphaDrive network, please send your written notice of copyright infringement to:

    Copyright Agent
    AlphaDrive
    3380 Sheridan Dr. #173
    Amherst, NY 14226
    Email: abuse (at) AlphaDrive.com

    Your notice must include the following:

    • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

    • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted words at a single site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

    • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit AlphaDrive to locate the material;

    • Information reasonably sufficient to permit AlphaDrive to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address;

    • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent,or the law;

    • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


    Other

    You must have valid and current information on file with your domain name registrar for any domain hosted on the AlphaDrive network.


    Disclaimer

    AlphaDrive is under no duty, and does not by this AUP undertake a duty, to monitor or police our customers' activities and disclaims any responsibility for any misuse of the AlphaDrive network. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Legal dept at admin (at) AlphaDrive.com.


    Internet Abuse

    You may not engage in illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including:

    • Use of AlphaDrive's network in a way that unreasonably interferes with AlphaDrive's other customers' use of the network

    • 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 (including those belonging to AlphaDrive and its customers) without express authorization of the owner of the system or network;

    • monitoring data or traffic on any network or system without the 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;

    • Use of an Internet account or computer without the owner's authorization, including, but not limited to Internet scanning (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password robbery, security hole scanning, and port scanning;

    • Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting; or

    • Any conduct that is likely to result in retaliation against the AlphaDrive network.


    Newsgroups, Chat Forums, Other Networks

    You must comply with the rules and conventions for postings to any bulletin board, chat group or other forum in which you participate, such as IRC and USENET groups including their rules for content and commercial postings. These groups usually prohibit the posting of off-topic commercial messages, or mass postings to multiple forums.