Netosting Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (hereafter referenced as "Netosting") provides web site hosting, and other Internet-related services under the name of netosting.in. As a provider of internet web hosting and other internet services, Netosting offers its clients, and their customers and users, the means to disseminate public, private, commercial, and non-commercial information.
Netosting respects the fact that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information. However, when there are competing interests at issue, Netosting reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective actions. In order to protect these competing interests, Netosting has developed this Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), which supplements and explains certain terms of each customer's respective service agreement. This AUP is intended as a guide to the customer's rights and obligations when utilizing Netosting's services.
It must be kept in mind that Netosting does not review, edit, censor, or take responsibility for any information its clients may create. When clients place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation, and other harmful speech. Also, because the information they place on Netosting's network may be carried to a large number of people, including both clients and non-clients of Netosting, clients' postings to the Internet may affect other clients and may harm Netosting's goodwill, business reputation, and operations.
Netosting clients violate its policy and the service agreement when the clients, their customers, affiliates, or subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:
- Intellectual Property Violations
- Defamatory or Abusive Language
- Forging of Headers
- Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks
- Background Running Programs
- Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities
- Facilitating a Violation of this AUP
- Any Other Illegal Activities
It is Netosting's policy to terminate the privileges of customers who commit repeat violations of Netosing policy and service agreements.
Spamming is the sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet. It is not only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward Netosting, but also because it can overload Netosting's network and disrupt service to its clients.
Intellectual Property Violations is the 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. Netosting is required by law to remove or block access to customer content upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement laws.
Defamatory or Abusive Language refers to the use of Netosting's network as a means to transmit or post defamatory, harassing, abusive, or threatening language.
Forging of Headers refers to the forging or misrepresenting of message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.
Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks is accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual's system (often known as "hacking"). This violation also includes any activity that might be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration (i.e. port scan, stealth scan, or other information gathering activity).
Background Running Programs - Background Daemons in general are prohibited on Netosting servers, including, but not limited to, IRC bots, eggdrop, BitchX, XiRCON, warez sites and any other programs that interfere with normal server operation. Netosting has the sole responsibility of deciding what consitutes a violation of the above policy.
Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities refers to the distributing of information regarding the creation of and sending of internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mailbombing, or denial of service attacks. Also, it includes any activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any connected network, system, service, or equipment.
Facilitating a Violation of this AUP refers to advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mailbombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.
Other Illegal Activities refers to engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal, including advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available ponzi schemes. Other examples are fraudulently charging credit cards and pirating software.
Other Activities refer to any activity, including lawful ones, that Netosting determines to be harmful to its clients, operations, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.
The responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests primarily with the client. Netosting will not, in normal practice, monitor the communications of its clients to ensure that they comply with Netosting policy or applicable law. When Netosting becomes aware of harmful activities, however, it may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including but not limited to, removing information, shutting down a web site, implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions, denying access to the Internet, or other actions Netosting deems appropriate.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS
Netosting is also concerned with the privacy of online communications and web sites. In general, the Internet is neither more nor less secure which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised. As a matter of prudence, however, Netosting urges its clients to assume that all of their online communications are insecure. Netosting cannot take any responsibility for the security of information transmitted Netosting's facilities.
Netosting will not intentionally monitor private electronic mail messages sent or received by its clients unless required to do so by law, governmental authority, or when public safety is at stake. Netosting may, however, monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily.
Netosting may disclose information, including but not limited to, information concerning a client, a transmission made using our network, or a website, in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute, regulation, or governmental request. Netosting assumes no obligation to inform the client that client information has been provided and in some cases may be prohibited by law from giving such notice.
We hope this AUP is helpful in clarifying the obligations of Internet users, including Netosting and its clients, as responsible members of the Internet. Any complaints about a client's violation of this AUP should be sent to mailto:email@example.com