Acceptable Use Policy

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This Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") governs your use of the Services and is incorporated by

reference into GIT ( Terms of Service. Unless otherwise stated, defined terms in

this AUP have the meanings provided in the Terms of Service. GIT may modify this AUP at any

time without notice.

The Services provided by GIT 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. GIT

reserves 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 from our abuse department within the specified time

period in our email to you may result in the suspension or termination of the Services.


 Prohibited Uses

 Unacceptable Material

 Unacceptable Resource Usage

 Zero Tolerance Spam Policy

 AUP Violation

 Prohibited Uses

o Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.

o Using a shared account as a backup/storage device.

 Unacceptable Material

o Child Pornography Prohibited.

Content that is potentially harmful to minors, as determined in GIT's sole

discretion, is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, child pornography or

content perceived to be child pornography. Any website found to host child

pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately

without notice.

o 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.

 Unacceptable Resource Usage

o You may not:

 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.

 Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on

the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.

 Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy)

on shared servers.

 Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat)


 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 shared servers.

 Participate in any file-sharing/peer- to-peer activities

 Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942,


 Run cron entries with intervals of less than fifteen (15) minutes.

 Run any MySQL queries longer than fifteen (15) seconds. MySQL tables

should be indexed appropriately.

 Include the URL when using PHP include functions for including a local

file. Instead of including '', use

'include.php' or '/home/username/public_html/include.php'.

 Force html to handle server-side code (like php and shtml) to help reduce


 Use https protocol unless it is necessary; encrypting and decrypting

communications is noticeably more CPU-intensive than unencrypted


 Zero Tolerance Spam Policy

o 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 User who sends out spam with or

without notice.

o Websites advertised via spam (Spamvertised) may not be hosted on our servers.

This provision includes, but is not limited to, spam sent via fax, phone, postal

mail, email, instant messaging, or usenet/newsgroups. Any User account which

results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately suspended and/or


o GIT reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary, any website,

account, database, or other component that does not comply with our policies, or

to make any such modifications in an emergency that we deem necessary at our

sole discretion.

o GIT reserves 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.

 Defamation Policy

Websites hosted on GIT's servers in the U.S. are regulated by U.S. law. Accordingly,

pursuant to Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act, GIT's policy is not to

remove allegedly defamatory material from websites hosted on our servers unless the

material has been found to be defamatory by a court, as evidenced by a court order. As a

webhost, GIT is not a publisher of User content and we are not in a position to investigate

the veracity of individual defamation claims. We rely on the legal system and the courts

to determine whether or not material is indeed defamatory. 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.

 AUP Violations

o Resellers.

If there is a violation of this AUP by one of a reseller's client's account, GIT will

suspend the website in question and will notify the reseller so that the reseller can

terminate the account. GIT may, but is not obligated to, monitor the account or

website for any subsequent violations. The occurrence of additional violations

may result in the immediate termination of your reseller account.

o Direct customers.

Your Services 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.

o 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.

o If you feel you have discovered a violation of our AUP please report it to: