Acceptable Uses Policy:
Client is expected to use the Internet with respect, courtesy, and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other Internet users. Client is expected to use his/her account for the purposes of maintaining a website only. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use.
SewardWEB forbids websites with adult graphic content (softcore and/or hardcore), including, but not limited to, banners advertising any adult website(s), child pornography, and distribution of adult website passwords. Client's whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of SewardWEB, have their account(s) terminated without notice.
Client's whose website promotes activities that violate federal, state, local laws and/or violation of US export restrictions are also not welcome at SewardWEB. This includes "warez" sites (freely distributing copyright programs), or sites promoting hacking and/or cracking programs. Client's whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of SewardWEB, have their account(s) terminated without notice. Additionally, SewardWEB may contact the Software Piracy Association ("SPA") and release any information in connection with any illegal activities relating to software piracy on the Client's account.
IRC Bots, or any other automaton programs written in C, Perl or IRC-script used specifically in conjunction with IRC are not allowed. These programs tie up system resources and are in no way related to maintaining a website. Clients are not allowed to have any of these programs, including but not limited to, Eggdrop, or any other IRC-related programs, within their account. Client agrees not to upload the tar file for any of these programs or to execute them within their account. The first violation of this policy will result in the IRC-related program to be removed from the Client's account and SewardWEB will notify the Client immediately of the violation. The second violation of this policy may, at the discretion of SewardWEB, result in the Client's account(s) being terminated without notice .
Simply put, we ask that you use your account for the purposes of hosting a non-adult oriented, legal website.
Spamming is the sending of unsolicited e-mail, regardless of size or volume, to persons the sender does not know or have prior
consent to send the message to. Using fictitious e-mail addresses @SewardWEB.com or any domain name hosted with
SewardWEB is strictly forbidden. Spamming also includes sending unsolicited advertisements to numerous e-mail addresses
or newsgroups and/or generating a significantly higher volume of outgoing e-mail than a normal user. A violation of this policy
extends to clients who send unsolicited e-mail from a domain name not affiliated or hosted with SewardWEB but the mail
message makes mention of a website hosted with SewardWEB.
SewardWEB allows clients to send mailings to subscribers of their own mailing list. Such mailings must have explicit instructions to the recipient on how to remove his/her name from the list, and all requests to do so must be honored immediately. Client agrees not to send mailings to lists provided by an outside agency or individual. Client further agrees not to provide mailing list services to others. Due to the nature of a shared-server environment, SewardWEB requests that mailing lists be sent during non-peak hours, specifically between the hours of 1:00 am and 5:00 am, Central Time. SewardWEB reserves the right to terminate a client's mailing program, whether provided by SewardWEB or not, immediately and without notification to client if said list causes a problem with the e-mail services of other clients. SewardWEB also reserves the right to forbid a client from utilizing any mail-sending program that jeopardizes the mail services of other clients.
Due to the consumption of system resources and overloading of the e-mail server, SewardWEB forbids the use of the Gossamer Links program by any client.
Trolling, the posting of outrageous messages to generate numerous responses, is also not allowed. Mailbombing, the sending of multiple messages without significant new content to the same user and/or subscribing someone else to a mailing list without that person's permission, cross-posting articles to an excessive number of newsgroups, or attempting without authorization to enter into a secured computer system is strictly forbidden. SewardWEB reserves the right to determine what constitutes abuse of this policy. Clients whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of SewardWEB, have their account(s) terminated without notice.
It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that all information within their account is their own work. Due to
distribution rights of shareware programs, clients may not distribute freeware software programs unless the programs are their
own work. Copyrighted materials include art, music and other works. MP3 is a popular file format for encoding music. While we
do not ban MP3s, we do ask that any MP3s you have on your website are not in violation of any copyrights. Copyrighted music,
in any format, cannot be placed within client's account. Clients agree to indemnify SewardWEB of any possible litigation
involving trademark or copyrighted materials. The best rule to follow is not to copy work from someone else unless you have
been granted permission to use these materials on your website.
Client agrees not to modify any copyright notices in features (Perl programs, etc.) provided by SewardWEB. Modification of scripts provided by SewardWEB without written permission is strictly prohibited.
Excessive CPU Run Time/RAM Usage
Client agrees to take all responsibility for all programs including CGI scripts executed under their account. Programs that
consume an excessive amount of CPU run time or Random Access Memory (RAM) are not permitted. Client agrees and understands
that such excessive use can have an adverse effect on the performance of the webserver. Client agrees to accept responsibility
for programs executed under his/her account, regardless of who authored the program. The use of cgi or html chat scripts or
pages is strictly prohibited. SewardWEB has
sole discretion over what constitutes excessive usage.
Changes to this agreement
SewardWEB reserves the right to modify the Contract and the Acceptable Uses Policy at any time with advance notice given to clients. Renewal of an account with SewardWEB constitutes acceptance to all modifications of the contract and Acceptable Uses Policy.