Acceptable Use Policy

Users of our services are required to agree and conform to the service contract and acceptable use policies as defined below.

Violations of these policies may result in loss of service or other disciplinary action.

Server Resources
System and Network Abuse
Viruses and Other Destructive Activities
Email Abuse and Spam
Adult Content
CGI Scripts
Chat Rooms
Server Side Processes
Software Distribution
Multimedia Files
Databases

Server Resources

Any Web site that uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to, CPU time, memory usage, and network resources) will be given the option to either pay additional fees (which will depend on the resources required), reduce the resources used to an acceptable level, or upgrade its service. Wickedbox will be the sole arbiter of what is considered to be a high server usage level. Any account deemed to be adversely affecting server performance or network integrity will be shut down without prior notice.

System and Network Abuse

Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation the following: 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 without express 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; forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting.

Viruses and Other Destructive Activities

Use of the Company's services or equipment for creating or sending Internet viruses, worms or Trojan horses, or for pinging, flooding or mail bombing, or engaging in denial of service attacks is prohibited. It is also prohibited for any customer to engage in other activity that is intended to disrupt or interfere with, or that results in the disruption of or interference with, the ability of others to effectively use the Company's services and equipment (or any connected network, system, service or equipment) or conduct their business over the Internet.

Email Abuse and Spam

Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet (known as "spamming") is prohibited, regardless of whether or not it overloads a server or disrupts service to our customers. The term "spamming" also includes, but is not limited to, maintaining an open SMTP policy, engaging in spamming using the service of another ISP or IPP and referencing in the spam a Web site hosted on a Company server, and selling or distributing software (on a Web site residing on a Company server) that facilitates spamming. Violators will face fines and immediate suspension. Wickedbox reserves the right to determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Adult Content

Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on Company servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content or provide links to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the Internet, or provide links to such sites.

CGI Scripts

Any scripts that pose a potential security risk or are deemed to be adversely affecting server performance or network integrity will be shut down or will be automatically removed without prior notice. Wickedbox does not permit CGI script sharing with domains not hosted by us or any scripts that may be abused for UCE purposes.

Chat Rooms

Wickedbox does not allow Web Hosting customers to install their own chat rooms. Chat rooms tend to require significant system resources and therefore cannot be permitted as an account option.

Server Side Processes

The installation or operation of any stand-alone, unattended server-side process (daemons) on Company servers, with the exception of cron jobs subject to their own policy, is forbidden, except by special arrangement. This specifically includes IRC bots or clients as well as any redirector programs. Use of such a process to accept network connections, for any purpose whatsoever, is expressly forbidden. Violation of this policy will result in immediate account termination without warning.

Software Distribution

The Company's Web Hosting accounts are not configured for the purposes of distributing software and/or multimedia products. If you wish to distribute software and/or multimedia files, please contact sales@wickedbox.net to make special arrangements.

Multimedia Files

Multimedia files are defined as any graphics, audio, and video files. Web Hosting accounts are not to be used for the purposes of distributing and storing unusual amounts of multimedia files. Any Web site whose disk space usage for storing multimedia files exceeds 70% of its total usage, in terms of total size or number of files, will be considered to be using an unusual amount of multimedia files

Databases

Any database stored on Company servers will be limited in size to 10% of the total disk space allotted for that particular domain's plan/web hosting account.