The following is the entire Acceptable User Policy (AUP) agreement between Simplepage Hosting and YOU the client.
The following is the entire Acceptable User Policy (AUP) agreement between Simplepage Hosting and YOU the client. Simplepage Hosting provides World Wide Web Hosting, Marketing, and Development services. Simplepage Hosting has certain legal and ethical responsibilities consisting with the use of its servers and equipment involved in these services. Simplepage Hosting general policy is to act as a Hosting of Internet presence. Simplepage Hosting reserves the rights to suspend or cancel a customer’s access to any or all services provided by Simplepage Hosting when we decide that the account has been inappropriately used.
Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of Simplepage Hosting is strictly prohibited. Simplepage Hosting will strongly react to any use or attempted use of an Internet account or computer without the owners authorisation. Such attempts include Internet scamming (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password theft, security hole scanning, etc. Any unauthorised use of accounts or computers by YOU, whether or not the attacked account or computer belongs to Simplepage Hosting, will result in action against YOU. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancelation, as well as civil or criminal legal action, depending on the seriousness of the attack.
IMPORTANT NOTE – Simplepage Hosting has the right to discontinue service, or deny access to anyone who violates our policies or the terms and conditions shown below WITHOUT WARNING or PRIOR NOTICE. No refunds of fees paid will be made if account termination is due to violation of the terms outlined below. YOU may not run IRC, bots or clients on shared servers. Unacceptable uses also include, but are NOT limited to: Bulk emailing, unsolicited emailing, newsgroup spamming, pornographic content, illegal content, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, warez sites (including links to/from), cracks, software serial numbers, proxy-relaying, link farming (the act of or by use of scripts), link grinding, link-only sites, spamdexing, FFA (Free-For-All) and/or anything else determined by Simplepage Hosting to be unacceptable use of our services including abuse of server resources.
WEB APPLICATIONS and WEB ACCESSIBLE SCRIPTS
All web applications that are out-of-date and actively being exploited will be shut down immediately without prior notice. YOU are responsible for and should evaluate YOUR web-based applications and scripts on a regular basis to ensure their security and orderliness. Shared hosting accounts may also be terminated if it includes the following content or have links to the following content: Providing material that is grossly offensive to the Web community including blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity; promoting or providing instructional information about illegal activities; promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual; displaying material containing obscene nudity or pornographic material (not applicable to managed dedicated servers); displaying material that exploits children under 18-years of age; acts of copyright infringement including offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs; information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial or registration numbers for software programs, or any type of cracker utilities.
STORAGE SPACE ABUSE
Simplepage Hosting will not tolerate any form of storage space abuse. At least 90% of YOUR web pages (HTML) must be linked with files (GIF, JPEG, etc.) stored on Simplepage Hosting servers. Website that are found to contain either/or no HTML documents, a large number of unlinked files are subject to files deletion or account cancelation at the discretion of Simplepage Hosting Management (MANAGEMENT), with or without prior notice. If YOU do not qualify for the free service, disk space will go unmonitored until YOU reach the amount allocated to YOUR specific web hosting plan. Thereafter, normal website data storage costs £0.25/1MB/month will be billed to YOUR account. If you want to pre-pay for disk space overages, you will be billed £0.18/1MB/month. YOU will have 3 days to pay for your overages.
Failure to do so will result in YOUR website being disabled within 3 days of YOUR first notice. This does not apply to co-location clients. Co-location clients will be billed for the overages based on switch reports. Co-location clients must pay for the overages IMMEDIATELY once billing or Simplepage Hosting has the sole decision to deactivate any and all servers. Simplepage Hosting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
The intention of Simplepage Hosting is to provide a large bandwidth to transfer web documents, and not an offsite storage area for electronic files. If YOU violate this condition, YOU will be notified and given 48 hours to remedy the problem. Failure to do so will result in YOU being billed for the overages. If YOU do not qualify for the free service, traffic will go unmonitored until YOU reach the amount of quota allocated to YOUR specific PLAN. Thereafter, normal data transfer cost of £10.00/1GB/month will be billed to YOUR account. If YOU want to pre-pay for bandwidth overages, YOU will be billed £5.00/1GB/month. YOU will have 3 days to pay for your overages. Failure to do so will result in YOUR website being disabled within 3 days of YOUR first notice. This does not apply to co-location clients. Co-location clients will be billed for the overages based on switch reports. Co-location clients must pay for the overages IMMEDIATELY once billing or Simplepage Hosting has the sole decision to deactivate any and all servers. Simplepage Hosting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
UNSOLICITED EMAIL & SPAMMING
Unsolicited commercial advertisements (SPAM) are not allowed in e-mail, and will likely result in account cancelation. Simplepage Hosting takes a zero-tolerance approach to SPAM originating from its servers or for spam advertising of domains hosted within our network. If found, we will charge YOU up to £25 per unsolicited email message sent and delete YOUR account with any prior notice. The following activities are not allowed: SPAM, which includes, but is not limited to, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, informational announcements, charity requests, petitions for signatures, and political or religious tracts (such messages may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it from your domain); Forging, altering or removing electronic mail headers – any domain sending stealth spam will be terminated without warning and without refund.
Sending numerous copies of the same or substantially similar message with the intent to disrupt a server or account (mail bombing); Spamming Newsgroups: Commercial advertisements are unwelcome in most Usenet discussion groups and on most e-mail mailing lists. Inappropriate posting may result in account cancelation. See the newsgroup or mailing lists charter for whether advertising is allowed or not. Sending a message to many different off-topic newsgroups, is particularly unethical and will be treated as such; Mail may not be used to harass or intimidate others. Harassment, whether through language, frequency of messages, or size of messages, is prohibited. Sending a single unwelcome message may be considered harassment. If a recipient asks to stop receiving e-mail, YOU must not send that person any further messages.
NOTE – If YOU use the services of another hosting company to promote a website hosted by or through Simplepage Hosting (spamvertising), then the provisions of the above policy shall apply as if the SPAM were sent through our servers.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT BOUNDARIES
SIMPLEPAGE HOSTING provides technical support for YOU that encompasses within our area of expertise only. Such expertise includes assistance, troubleshooting, and debugging of our cPanel control panel interface, servers within our immediate responsibility and any other hosting related issues.
However, in under no circumstances is SIMPLEPAGE HOSTING neither obligated to help YOU in the installations of new application modules, templates and/or programming languages, nor in providing assistance for any errors produced by any applications that have been modified by YOU previously. We will only provide assistance in making sure any EasyApps applications that are installed through the cPanel control panel interface are installed as directed.
BACKGROUND RUNNING PROGRAMS
We may allow programs to run continually in the background. These are considered on a one-to-one basis and an extra charge will be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed. (This section does not apply to managed dedicated servers).
We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers. IRC servers are not permitted on our network. YOU can however, install IRC clients on managed dedicated servers. The installation and/or execution of a script and/or binary that runs in the background or listens to any given port are also strictly prohibited.
Last updated 10th November 2020