Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) governs your use of the Website and the Services and is incorporated by reference into our Terms of Service. Unless otherwise stated, defined terms in this AUP have the meanings provided in the Terms of Service. We may modify this AUP at any time without notice.

The Website Services may only be used for lawful purposes. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the Services. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that in our judgment violates this AUP in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice. Failure to respond to an email about abuse of the AUP within the specified time period in our email to you may result in the suspension or termination of your subscription. 

1. Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

Use of the Services to infringe upon another party’s intellectual property rights is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the unauthorized copying or distribution of movies, music, books, photographs, software/warez, or any other copyrighted work. Selling or offering to sell any counterfeit merchandise will result in the immediate termination of your account. Any account found to be infringing on the intellectual property rights of others will be expeditiously removed or access to the material will be disabled. Any account found to be in repeated violation of this prohibition will be suspended or terminated.

2. Unacceptable Material

  1. The following material may not be uploaded to our Website or our hosted server:
    • Topsites
    • IRC Scripts/Bots
    • IRCD (irc servers)
    • Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers
    • Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic)
    • AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites
    • IP Scanners
    • Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
    • Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts
    • Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation)
    • File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
    • Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams)
    • Escrow/Bank Debentures
    • High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites
    • Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi, MLM/Pyramid Scheme)
    • Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s)
    • Prime Banks Programs
    • Lottery/Gambling Sites
    • MUDs/RPGs/PBBGs
    • Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
    • Sites promoting illegal activities
    • Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content
    • Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs
    • Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com)
    • Mailer Pro
    • Push button mail scripts
    • Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events (UFC, NASCAR, FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE, WWF, etc)
    • Tell A Friend Scripts
    • Anonymous or Bulk SMS Gateways
    • Bitcoin Miners
    • PayDay Loan Sites (including any site related to PayDay loans, PayDay loan affiliate progams, etc)
  2. Child Pornography Prohibited. Content that is potentially harmful to minors, as determined in the sole discretion of us and/or our host service provider, is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography. Any subscriber found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice.
  3. Other Prohibited Content. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene, threatening, illegal, or violates our Terms of Service or this AUP in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice.

3. Unacceptable Resource Usage

You may not:

  1. Use twenty-five percent (25%) or more of our system resources for longer than ninety (90) seconds at a time. Activities that could cause this excessive use, include but are not limited to: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
  2. Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
  3. Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy).
  4. Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
  5. Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our hosted server.
  6. Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities.
  7. Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc.
  8. Run cron entries with intervals of less than fifteen (15) minutes.
  9. Run any MySQL queries longer than fifteen (15) seconds. MySQL tables should be indexed appropriately.
  10. Include the local file rather than the URL when using PHP, include functions for including a local file. Instead of including "http://yourdomain.com/include.php"), use "include.php".
  11. Force html to handle server-side code (like php and shtml) to help reduce usage.
  12. Use https protocol unless it is necessary; encrypting and decrypting communications is noticeably more CPU-intensive than unencrypted communications.

4. Zero Tolerance Spam Policy

We take a zero tolerance stance against the sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. "Safe lists," purchased lists, and selling of lists will be treated as spam. We may terminate the account of any subscriber who sends out spam through the hosted server with or without notice. Any subscriber account which results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately suspended and/or terminated.  We reserve the right to require changes or disable as necessary, any account that does not comply with our policies, or to make any such modifications in an emergency that we deem necessary at our sole discretion.  We reserve the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a cleanup fee or any charges incurred for blacklist removal at our sole discretion.

5. Defamation Policy

In any case in which a court order indicates that material is defamatory, libelous, or slanderous in nature, we will disable access to the material. Similarly, in any case in which a U.S. court has placed an injunction against specified content or material being made available, we will comply and remove or disable access to the material in question.

6. AUP Violations

Your subscription may be terminated with or without notice upon any violation of this AUP. If applicable, violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.  A failure to respond to an email from our abuse department within forty-eight (48) hours, or as otherwise specified in the email, may result in the suspension or termination of your Services. All abuse issues must be dealt with via trouble ticket/email and will receive a response within forty-eight (48) hours. 

If you feel you have discovered a violation of our AUP please report it to "support at velopal.com"