Acceptable Use Policy (Usage Policy)
BIGBYTES.NET's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers and users a clear understanding of what we expect of them while using the service. All users of BIGBYTES.NET's hosting services: those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts, as well as those who pay a service fee to subscribe to the Services, must comply with this AUP and our TOS (Terms of Service).
Use of BIGBYTES.NET Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to BIGBYTES.NET's AUP as well as BIGBYTES.NET's TOS (Terms of Service).
One important aspect of the Internet is that no one party owns or controls it. This fact accounts for much of the Internet's openness and value, but it also places a high premium on the judgment and responsibility of those who use the Internet to disseminate information to others.
We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, e-mail transmission, newsgroups, or other material created or accessible over or through the services, except for certain proprietary Web sites. However, in accordance with our TOS (Terms of Service), we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. We may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate termination of your account with BIGBYTES.NET.
Violations of this AUP include:
Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet or USENET. When receiving a complaint, BIGBYTES.NET has sole discretion to determine whether the message(s) is considered as SPAM or not. Maintaining an open SMTP relay is also prohibited. SPAM is not only harmful and considered illegal but it also slows down the network and servers.
Pornography, nudity, and sex-related merchandising are prohibited. This includes sites that may infer sexual content; links to such adult content elsewhere are also prohibited. We disallow adult content due to the high resource such sites can use. If you are not sure whether your site is considered to have adult content or not, please contact us.
Harm to minors
Use of the BIGBYTES.NET service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography.
Sites that promote any illegal activities, such as Warez sites, FXP are prohibited; links to such materials are also prohibited. Actual files, including but not limited to pirated software, hacker programs, cracks, and MP3 files, are strictly prohibited from being stored on our servers. Violators' account will be canceled and monies will be forfeit. Any account launching a Denial of Service from our server(s) against any other server will be terminated without prior notice. Any account that is attempting or has attempted to successfully or unsuccessfully exploit any of the server's services, including but not limited to the http server or ssh server, or attempting to gain root access will have their account terminated without notice.
Intellectual Property Violations
Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, software piracy, and patents held by individuals, corporations, or other entities. Also, engaging in activity that violates privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others. Violators' account will be canceled and monies will be forfeit.
Running any process that requires more than 30 CPU seconds, or using more than 5% of all available system resources at any time is prohibited. Running stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server is also prohibited. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD. Running any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network is prohibited as well.
Background Running Daemons
Background Daemons and or Programs in general are prohibited on BIGBYTES.NET servers, including, but not limited to, IRC bots, eggdrop, BitchX, XiRCON and any other program that interferes with normal server operation. We reserve the rights to cancel any accounts found with such Daemons and/or Programs and forfeit any monies paid to BIGBYTES.NET.
Due to their use of flat files instead of databases, we do not allow the use of UBB or YABB bulletin boards. Use of these boards results in system performance degradation and cannot be allowed in our shared hosting environment. We suggest using vBulletin, Invision or phpBB2 as a more efficient, database-driven alternative to these bulletin boards.
We reserve the right to disable any CGI scripts that might threat the security and/or stability of the server at any time.
Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that BIGBYTES.NET determines to be harmful to its clients, operations, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.