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Acceptable Use Policy:

All services provided by 4WardOnline may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless 4WardOnline and its employees from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party. Our acceptable use policy is actively and strictly enforced. Offending content or users are suspended from our network, usually as soon as they are discovered, although we will always inform you when and why any action has been taken. Pornography is prohibited on all 4WardOnline servers This includes sites that include sexually explicit or hardcore images and/or advertising. We do not have a problem with sites of an adult nature, but we do not allow pornographic sites. If you think your site may violate our Terms Of Service, please ask us before signing up for an account so that we may determine if we can host your site. 4WardOnline reserves the right to determine what is and what isn't acceptable for our servers.

Subscriber acknowledges that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons other than the negligence of the company and that damages resulting from any interruption of service are difficult to ascertain. Therefore, subscriber agrees that the company shall not be liable for any damages arising from such causes beyond the direct and exclusive control of the company. Subscriber further acknowledges that the company's liability for its own negligence may not in any event exceed an amount equivalent to charges payable by subscriber for services during the period damages occurred. In no event shall the company be liable for any special or consequential damages, loss or injury.

Illegality In any form, including but not limited to the unauthorized distribution or copying of copyrighted software or other data, harassment, fraud, trafficking in obscene material. Undesirable Content Certain types of content are not allowed on our network. We do not host adult content of any description. Content relating to Hacking, Cracking, Warez and IRC is not allowed. Software downloads may only be hosted if you are the writer and copyright owner of the software. Audio and video downloads will not be hosted on our servers. There are no exceptions. Offending content or users are suspended from our network, usually as soon as they are discovered, although we will always inform you when and why any action has been taken. Accounts suspended due to content or AUP violation are not refunded under any circumstances.

CGI Scripts:

Each account comes with its own cgi-bin. You are free to use any CGI scripts you wish, however we reserve the right to disable any CGI script that effects normal server operation without prior warning.

Banned Scripts :

The following scripts are banned from use on our servers and may not be uploaded or run. Reasons for banning them include adverse effects on server load, invitations to hackers/spammers/criminal activity, etc.

IRC egg drops
Proxy servers
Mail bombers
Anonymous mailers
IP spoofers
Port scanners
nph-proxy
UBB (Ultimate Bulletin Board, all versions)
Ikonboard, Yabb (all versions)
lstmrge.cgi
FormMail.cgi, FormMail.pl from Matt's Script Archive are not allowed. See Here

Background Running Programs:

Background daemons in general are prohibited, we will consider requests on a one on one basis. If allowed extra charges will be assessed based on resources on system maintenance needed.

IRC:

We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.

Backup:

4WardOnline is not responsible for backups for MySql databases. Subscriber acknowledges that they will backup their own databases from the backup utility provided from their control panel. 4WardOnline will however do other backup's of websites, images, cgi-bin, mail, etc.

Commercial Advertising - Email:

Our servers may not be the source, intermediary, or destination address involved in the transmission of spam, flames, or mail bombs. Your domain may not be referenced as originator, intermediary, or reply-to address in any of the above. SPAM /illegal content advertising sites on other servers which in turn contain links to a domain on our servers is prohibited. We consider spam any mass unsolicited message in the mediums of Newsgroups and Email. If you are found to have spammed, then we will immediately, without warning, disable your domain. In addition, we will impose a $100 penalty for each spam policy violation. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel service to known spammers. Lastly, we reserve the right to determine what violates this policy. As such, any violation will result in immediate deactivation of services without refund. Server Abuse: Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a server is strictly prohibited.

Indemnification:

Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold 4WardOnline and it's associates harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against 4WardOnline, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, it's agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless 4WardOnline against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with 4WardOnline servers; (2) any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party and (3) copyright infringement. Accounts Reinstatement: Accounts and domains deleted due to violation of our acceptable use policy cannot be reinstated. Refusal of Service: We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

4WardOnline shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from 4WardOnline servers going off-line or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, 4WardOnline shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the corruption or deletion of any web site from one of 4WardOnline servers. All damages shall be limited to the immediate termination of service. Violations of these Acceptable Uses Policies should be referred to abuse@4WardOnline.com. All complaints will be investigated promptly.

DISCLAIMER:

4WardOnline cannot be held liable for system downtime, crashes, or data loss. We cannot be held liable for any predicted estimate of profits in which a client would have gained if their site was functioning. Certain services provided by 4WardOnline are resold. Thus, certain equipment, routing, software, and programming used by 4WardOnline are not directly owned or written by 4WardOnline. Moreover, 4WardOnline holds no responsibility for the use of our clients accounts. If any terms or conditions are failed to be followed, the account in question will be automatically deactivated. We reserve the right to remove any account without advanced notice for any reason without restitution as 4WardOnline sees fit. FURTHERMORE, 4WardOnline retains the right to change any or all of the above Policies, Guidelines, and Disclaimer without notification.

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