Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) is designed to protect Thinkweb Media, you, and third parties.

This AUP governs the use of ThinkWeb Media'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 Thinkweb Media regarding the interpretation of this AUP, Thinkweb Media's interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern. If you have any questions regarding this AUP, contact aup@thinkwebmedia.com.

Table of Contents

  1. Offensive Content
  2. Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
  3. Security
  4. Bulk Commercial E-Mail
  5. Unsolicited E-Mail
  6. Material Protected by Copyright
  7. Copyright Infringement Notice
  8. Intellectual Property Infringement
  9. Other
  10. Disclaimer
  11. Internet Abuse
  12. IP Allocation

1. Offensive Content

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

Content "published or transmitted" via Thinkweb Media's service includes Web content, e-mail, bulletin board postings, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission that relies on any Internet service provided by Thinkweb Media.

2. 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 (proxies), or servers, of any kind.

3. Security

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

If you have installed any open source or third party applications on the server you must ensure the application is secured and running the latest version with no known vulnerabilities. Thinkweb Media will periodically check versions of applications residing on our server to ensure protection for all our clients. If your application is found to have security vulnerabilities or exploits it will be taken offline immediately and you will be asked to upgrade to a secure version before the application can return online.

4. Bulk Commercial E-Mail

You must obtain Thinkweb Media'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 Thinkweb Media's reasonable satisfaction:

These policies apply to messages sent using your Thinkweb Media 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 Thinkweb Media service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers.

Thinkweb Media 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.

5. 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 Thinkweb Media's services.

6. 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:

Thinkweb Media will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers.

7. Copyright Infringement Notice (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

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

Thinkweb Media Inc.
723 15 ST NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2N 2B3

Your notice must include the following:

8. Intellectual Property Infringement

You may not transmit, distribute, download, copy, cache, host, or otherwise store on a Server any information, data, material, or work that infringes the intellectual property rights of others. Thinkweb Media has the right to remove infringing content to the extent required under the law. Thinkweb Media will terminate the services of repeat intellectual property right infringers.

9. Other

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

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

10. Disclaimer

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

Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to aup@thinkwebmedia.com

11. Internet Abuse

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

12. IP Allocation

A Customer shall not use IP addresses that were not assigned to it by Thinkweb Media. Thinkweb Media reserves the right to suspend the network access of any server utilizing IP addresses outside of the assigned range.

This AUP is incorporated by this reference into your service agreement. Thinkweb Media reserves the right to amend this AUP from time to time, and your use of the services after changes to the AUP which are posted on Thinkweb Media's web site will constitute acceptance of any such amendments.

Thinkweb Media reserves the right to comply with any criminal or civil investigation without notice to the customer. Thinkweb Media reserves the right to recover any and all expenses, and apply any reasonable charges, in connection with a violation of this AUP. No service credits will be issued for any interruption in service resulting from violations of this AUP. Thinkweb Media reserves the right at all times to investigate any actual, suspected, or alleged violations of this AUP.

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