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Acceptable use policy

Guidelines. This policy is subject to change, so please check regularly for updates.
This policy is in addition to Pixelism Terms and Conditions.

1) Web hosting

1.1) Pixelism reserves the right to suspend or cancel a customer's access to any or all services provided by Pixelism, where Pixelism decides that the account has been inappropriately used. Pixelism reserves the right to refuse service and/or access to its servers to anyone.

1.2) Pixelism offer unlimited web space and bandwidth with some account types. By this, we mean unlimited space for legitimate web site content and bandwidth for visitors to view it. All files on a domain must be part of the active website and linked to the site. Sites should not contain any backups, downloads, or other non-web based content. We will treat all password protected archive (e.g. zip and rar) files as unacceptable. Multimedia content such as audio and video is acceptable provided it is streamed to the user, links to HTTP download of this content is not acceptable. Pixelism offers a streaming media service for this type of content.

1.3) Scripts on the site must be designed to produce web-based content, and not to use the server as an application server. Using the server to generate large volumes of email from a database is an example of activity that is not allowed. Scripts should not attempt to manipulate the timeouts on servers. These are set at the present values to ensure the reliability of the server. Sites that reset these do so because they are resource intensive, and adversely affect server performance and are therefore not allowed.

1.4) Pixelism will disable any domain that fails to adhere to the following criteria as soon as we are made aware, in line with current working practices:

1.4.1) The primary purpose of any site must be to provide web-based content to viewers. Files on the site must be linked to the web site.

1.4.2) The primary purpose of any script must be to produce a web page. Scripts that send a single email based upon user entered information, or update a database are acceptable. Scripts that send bulk email or perform processor intensive database processes are not allowed. All outgoing mail is monitored and filtered and must be sent to or from a Pixelism-hosted domain.

1.4.3) Sites must not contain Warez, copyright or other illegal material. The onus is on you the customer to prove that you own the rights to publish material, not for Pixelism to prove that you do not.

1.4.4) Sites must not contain pornographic or other lewd material. Adult Material includes all pornography, erotic images, or otherwise lewd or obscene content. The designation of "adult material" is left entirely to the discretion of Pixelism.

1.4.5) Sites must not use excessive amounts of server resources. These include bandwidth, processor utilization and / or disk space. Please see the 'High Resource Use Policy' in the General Terms and Conditions.

1.4.6) Sites must not contain scripts that attempt to access privileged server resources, or other sites on the same server.

2) Email

2.1) If Pixelism identify a mailbox or domain that is causing problems; we will either remove the offending mailboxes or change their settings to resolve the issue. In extreme cases, we will disable email or suspend all services to the domain as appropriate.

2.2) Common issues that cause problems are:

2.2.1) Where a mailbox receives large volumes of undeliverable email.

2.2.2) Where mailboxes have forwarders set to other mailboxes where mail cannot be delivered.

2.2.3) Where mailboxes have forwarders and/or auto-responders that generate circular mail loops.

2.3) You may not use Pixelism email services for any of the following:

2.3.4) To send messages or communications, which are unsolicited, offensive, abusive, indecent or obscene.

2.3.5) To send messages causing annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety to another user of the Internet.

2.3.6) To send messages for the purpose of Fraud and /or with the intention of committing a criminal offence.

2.4) To prevent the sending of bulk unsolicited mail, SMTP traffic to and from a server will be blocked in the following scenarios:

2.4.1) Where we identify a server that has an open mail relay.

2.4.2) Where a significant volume of mail is sent from a domain in a defined timescale.

2.4.3) Where we have received significant volumes of complaints concerning unsolicited mail originating from a Pixelism hosted domain.

2.5) To prevent Pixelism' IP Addresses being blocked by IP Address blocking, a domain held on Pixelism servers may be disabled:

2.5.1) Where we have received significant volumes of complaints concerning unsolicited mail originating from or unsolicited email being sent to promote sites being hosted on a Pixelism server.

3) Dedicated servers

3.1) All dedicated server customers are responsible for the activities and security of their server. Servers will be disconnected from the network in the following scenarios:

3.1.1) Any server that attempts network scans or other possible hacking activities.

3.1.2) Pixelism believe a server has been compromised.

3.1.3) Where there is a sudden increase in a server's use of network capacity, which impacts other servers on the same network.

Unlimited data transfer and high speed for life - dedicated server promotion

Pixelism operate an "Acceptable Usage" policy which allows us to maintain a fast and stable platform for all our customers.

The "unlimited data transfer, high speed connection" dedicated server promotion will provide customers with "always on" unlimited bandwidth with our high-speed connection (up to 10 Mbps), but because we have a responsibility to provide bandwidth for all Pixelism customers, we ask those who partake in this promotion to do so under the terms of our fair use policy.

In instances where we can demonstrate a customers' usage of bandwidth to be excessive over an extended period of time, or where it is impacting on other customer services - Pixelism will the contact the customer to discuss possible routes to modifying usage so that dedicated server accounts don't adversely affect the stability of the Pixelism platform.

In cases where an account is frequently impacting the Pixelism service (or that of other customers) a data transfer limit may be imposed, or a reduction in bandwidth speed may be applied at our discretion.

In extreme circumstances, Pixelism reserves the right to suspend or terminate "unlimited, high speed" dedicated server accounts that fail to comply with the acceptable usage policy.

4) Broadband

4.1) All Broadband customers are solely responsible for the use of their connection. Services will be suspended or cancelled as appropriate where:

4.1.1) A customer uses their connection to attempt network scans or any other possible hacking activities.

4.1.2) A customer uses their connection to send bulk, unsolicited or offensive email as defined in section 2 of this policy.

4.1.3) A customer uses their connection to commit any offence or illegal activity under UK Law.

5) General

5.1) Pixelism have a Police Liaison function and we are committed to assisting, and cooperating with, all law enforcement and government agencies in helping to reduce Internet Crime.

5.2) Pixelism will suspend access to an account which:

5.2.1) Contains invalid or fraudulent details.

5.2.2) Initiates a payment card chargeback.

5.3) If Pixelism disable a site or server, we will:

5.3.1) Send an automated mail to the account administrator, informing them of the suspension - please ensure you use an email address that will be unaffected by any suspensions, to ensure that you are immediately made aware of any changes in your account status.

5.3.2) Provide follow up correspondence during office hours from our Misuse Department, detailing the reasons for the suspension and what actions, if any, the administrator should take to rectify the situation.

5.3.3) Work with you to suggest a resolution to the issue at hand and arrange for the restoration of services in the shortest timescale possible once an agreement has been reached.

5.3.4) Not re-enable any domain or server that has a history of similar misuse.

5.3.5) Pass the account to the appropriate department to resolve any outstanding issues such as account balance or closure.

5.4) For less serious cases, such as email problems, the Misuse department will contact you during office hours and inform you of any changes made to your account and the reasons for those changes.

5.5) If an action is taken against a site or server, you should communicate directly with the Misuse Investigations Department within office hours. Outside of office hours our Customer Support Department will be able to discuss the matter and assist in the resolution of the majority of investigations..

5.6) Restoration of any and all services suspended during a Misuse Investigation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: by signing up for any of our services you agree to be bound by all Pixelism terms and conditions.


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