This Acceptable Use Policy governs the use of PosibleHost's web hosting service. Violation of this AUP may result in suspension or termination of your service. In the event of a dispute between you and PosibleHost regarding the interpretation of this AUP, PosibleHost's interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern.

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1.- Offensive Content:

You may not publish or transmit via PosibleHost's service any content that PosibleHost reasonably believes:

  • Constitutes child pornography;
  • Is excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence, or contains harassing content or hate speech;
  • Is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction, including chain letters and pyramid schemes;
  • Is defamatory or violates a person's privacy;
  • Creates a risk to a person's safety or health, creates a risk to public safety or health, compromises nationalsecurity, or interferes with a investigation by law enforcement;
  • Improperly exposes trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information of another person;
  • Is intended to assist others in defeating technical copyright protections;
  • Clearly infringes on another person's trade or service mark, patent, or other property right;
  • Promotes illegal drugs, violates export control laws, relates to illegal gambling, or illegal arms trafficking;
  • Is otherwise illegal or solicits conduct that is illegal under laws applicable to you or to PosibleHost; or
  • Is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may result in retaliation against PosibleHost by offended viewers;
Content "published or transmitted" via PosibleHost's service includes Web content, e-mail, bulletin board postings, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission thatrelies on any Internet service provided by PosibleHost.

2.- Examples of unacceptable material:

IRC Bots, Proxy Scripts / Anonymizers, Pirated Software / Warez, ".img" / image hosting only sites that do not host an actual domain name, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs(HYIP), Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, and Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, muds / rpg's, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, sites promoting illegal activities

3.- Internet Relay Chat (IRC):

Use of Internet Relay Chat on any of our shared or dedicated servers is explicitly forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to, running any clients, bots, redirection services (proxys), or servers, of any kind.

4.- Security:

You must take reasonable security precautions. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should change your password periodically.

5.- Bulk Commercial E-Mail:

You must obtain PosibleHost's advance approval for any bulk commercial e-mail, which will not be given unless you are able to demonstrate all of the following to PosibleHost's reasonable satisfaction:

  • Your intended recipients have given their consent to receive e-mail via some affirmative means, such as an opt-in procedure;
  • Your procedures for soliciting consent include reasonable means to ensure that the person giving consent is the owner of the e-mail address for which the consent is given;
  • You retain evidence of the recipient's consent in a form that may be promptly produced on request, and you honor recipient's and PossibleHost's requests to produce consent evidence within 72 hours of receipt of the request.
  • The body of the e-mail must describe how the e-mail address was obtained, for example, "You opted in to receive this e-mail promotion from our Web site or from one of our partner sites,"and information on how to request evidence of the consent, for example, "If you would like to learn more about how we received your e-mail address please contact us at abuse@**yourdomain.com**";
  • You have procedures in place that allow a recipient to easily revoke their consent - such as a link in the body of the e-mail, or instructions to reply with the word "Remove" in the subject line. Revocations of consent are honored within 72 hours, and you notify recipients that their revocation of their consent will be honored in 72 hours;
  • You must post an abuse@**yourdomain.com** e-mail address on the first page of any Web site associated with the e-mail, you must register that address at abuse.net, and you must promptly respond to messages sent to that address;
  • You must have a Privacy Policy posted for each domain associated with the mailing;
  • You have the means to track anonymous complaints;
  • You may not obscure the source of your e-mail in any manner. Your e-mail must include the recipients e-mail address in the body of the message or in the "TO" line of the e-mail; and
  • You otherwise comply with the CAN SPAM Act and other applicable law.
These policies apply to messages sent using your PosibleHost service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via your PosibleHost service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers;

PosibleHost may test and otherwise monitor your compliance with its requirements, including requesting opt-in information from a random sample of your list at any time.

6.- Unsolicited E-Mail:

You may not send any unsolicited e-mail, either in bulk or individually, to any person who has indicated that they do not wish to receive it.

You must comply with the rules of any other network you access or participate in using your PosibleHost's services.

7.- Material Protected by Copyright:

You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:

  • you have been expressly authorized by the owner of the copyright for the work to copy the work in that manner;
  • you are otherwise permitted by established United States copyright law to copy the work in that manner.

PosibleHost will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers.

8.- Copyright Infringement Notice (Digital Millennium Copyright Act):

If you believe your copyright is being infringed by a person using the PossibleHost network, please send your written notice of copyright infringement to:

Via Postal Mail

Abuse Department

PosibleHost

1401 w 29 st Lot D80,

Hialeah, fl, 33012

United States of America

-- OR --

Via EMail

abuse@posiblehost.com

Your notice must include the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted words at a single site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit PosibleHost to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit PosibleHost to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or the law;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

9.- Spam:

Although there is no single, precise definition of spam, and there are differing opinions on what constitutes spam, we will consider the following when reviewing complaints:

  • Repetitive Posting.

    Posting the same thing repeatedly in one or more newsgroups will usually be considered spam, regardless of the content.

  • Commercial Posts.

    Commercial posts are frowned upon in nearly every newsgroup. Most groups do not welcome contributions from a business or commercial website.

  • Promotional Posts.

    Promoting a business, a website, or an organization will usually be considered as spam, in nearly every newsgroup. This can even include inviting visitors to a 'personal', 'public service', or charitable website.

  • 'For Sale' Groups.

    Most groups with 'forsale' in the group name are meant for individuals to exchange information about items they are selling or wish to purchase. Many of these groups are 'local' to a geographical area. Most of these groups do not welcome posts from businesses or about items for sale on an auction site, such as eBay. Be certain that your posts to these groups will be welcomed by those who use these newsgroups.

  • Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes.

    According to United States law, chain letters and pyramid schemes are illegal. Almost all "make money fast", "get rich quick", and "multilevel marketing" offers fall into this category. If you are found to be posting these to the newsgroups, your account will be terminated.

  • Crossposting.

    A few binary newsgroups, such as certain music groups, encourage posting to more than one group at the same time, as long as the content is appropriate to each newsgroup. The majority of binary groups and almost all text groups, however, discourage any form of crossposting. Please consider that a thread in a text group may begin as appropriate to two newsgroups, but followups may soon become "off topic" in one of the groups.

  • Off-Topic Posting.

    Nearly every newsgroup has a stated topic or acceptable range of topics for posting or discussion. Blatant disregard of the intended subject matter in a newsgroup will be treated as abusive posting. Posting off topic material in large volume or with apparent malicious intent will lead to immediate account termination.

  • Trolling.

    Trolling is the practice of maliciously trying to incite others that use a newsgroup, to deviate from the stated topic of the group. In other words, trolling is an attempt to anger others to the point of drawing them into an argument or an off topic debate. PosibleHost does not tolerate trolling and will terminate service of those who abuse the service in this manner.

  • Altered Headers.

    Falsifying header lines to obscure the originating server, to attribute a post to someone else, to falsely indicate moderator approval, or to make an original post look like a followup are serious abuses of our service and will result in immediate account termination.

  • Other Abuse Situations.

    The PosibleHost abuse staff has a great deal of experience with newsgroups, as individual users, ourselves. That extensive experience will allow us to reach an equitable determination in situations that do not fall into any of the explicit categories detailed above.

PosibleHost is very strict about spamming. You agree to not spam, and you agree to avoid any form of posting that may look like spam. If it is determined that you have posted spam through the PosibleHost servers, you will be charged a $50 cleanup fee per spam message that you posted, and your account will be terminated.

10.- Disclaimer:

PosibleHost is under no duty, and does not by this AUP undertake a duty, to monitor or police our customers' activities and disclaims any responsibility for any misuse of the PosibleHost network.

Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to abuse@posiblehost.com.

11.- Internet Abuse:

You may not engage in illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including:

  • 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 (including those belonging to PossibleHost and its customers) without express authorization of the owner of the system or network;
  • Monitoring data or traffic on any network or system without the 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;
  • Use of an Internet account or computer without the owner's authorization, including, but not limited to Internet scanning (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password robbery, security hole scanning, and port scanning;
  • Forging of any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting; or
  • Any conduct that is likely to result in retaliation against the PosibleHost's network and/or services.
  • Use of PosibleHost's network and/or systems in a way that unreasonably interferes with PosibleHost's other customers use of the same resources.

12.- Retention and Completion:

PosibleHost does not guarantee any retention or completion rates. Retention and completion rates displayed on PosibleHost website are approximations based on then current data.

As the posting volume on Hosting plans increases and decreases PosibleHost retention may increase and decrease accordingly without notice.

13.- Abuse Reports:

Reports of abuse can be sent to abuse@posiblehost.com

We cannot address incidents of spam or other abuse unless it was posted through the PosibleHost servers. We will need full article headers in order to investigate any report of abuse originating on our servers.

When we receive a valid abuse report about a PosibleHost customer, our staff will take immediate action, as we feel necessary to ensure posting of the abusive material will cease. This may include suspension of posting on the account where the posts originated, pending investigation of the report.

If it is clear to our staff that someone has signed up for PosibleHost service for the sole purpose of abusing our service, the account will be terminated immediately without notice or refund.

Other complaints will be reviewed by our abuse staff. Each member of our abuse staff will consider the circumstances of the posting, the newsgroup to which it was posted, and the number of complaints received about the posting. In certain cases, we may consider whether there was a malicious intent apparent in the abusive posting. In addition to other factors, our staff will evaluate whether the subject posting is consistent with the kind of service we have chosen to offer to consumers. Our abuse staff almost always operates on a consensus basis.

PosibleHost wishes to offer a flexible service that will meet the needs of our members. We do not wish to regulate or censor our members in any way. We do feel an obligation, however, to encourage appropriate use of our service and proper use of the newsgroups, to the mutual benefit of everyone that uses them.

14.- Other:

You must have valid and current information on file with your domain name registrar for any domain hosted on the PosibleHost network.

You agree that when communicating with our staff, all communication will be void of profanity and/or abusive demeanor.

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