Acceptable Use Policy
Host/Empire Technology Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided
to give our customers a clear understanding of what Empire Hosting
expects of them while using the service. All users must comply
with this AUP and our TOS (Terms of Service).
1.) We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over
the Internet and do not actively monitor subscriber activity under
normal circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise editorial
control over the content of any web site, e-mail transmission,
newsgroups, or other material created or accessible over or through
the services, except for certain proprietary Web sites. However,
in accordance with our TOS (Terms of Service), we may remove any
materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject
us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. Empire Hosting
may cooperate with legal authorities the investigation of any
suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing. Your violation
of this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate termination
of your Empire Hosting account WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
This document is intended to provide a basic understand of Empire
Hosting's Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines
for the establishment and enforcement of Empire Hosting's AUP:
Host/Empire Technology intends to provide its customers access
to everything the Internet has to offer. While web Hosting is firmly
committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that
may be damaging to the resources of both the Empire Hosting and
the Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech.
The resources of the Empire Hosting and the Internet are limited,
and abuse of these resources by one user has a negative impact on
the entire community.
reliable service to our customers
security and privacy of our systems and network, as well as
the networks and systems of others
the value of the Internet as a source for free expression and
exchange of information
the privacy and security of individual users
You may not use your account if Lowest Host/Empire Technology
determines, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or
objectionable. For purposes of this policy, "material" refers to
all forms of communications including narrative descriptions, graphics
(including photographs, illustrations, images, drawings, logos),
executable programs, video recordings, and audio recordings. NO
ADULT orientated material may be stored on your account.
If a Empire Hosting account is used to violate the Acceptable Use
Policy or our TOS, we reserve the right to terminate your service
without notice. We prefer to advise customers of inappropriate behavior
and any necessary corrective action, however, flagrant violations
of the Acceptable Use Policy will result in immediate termination
of service. Our failure to enforce this policy, for whatever reason,
shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any
As a member of our network community, you must use your Internet
access responsibly. If you have any questions regarding this policy,
please contact us at our ABUSE
VIOLATIONS OF Empire Hosting ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the inappropriate
activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest or employee.
Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain
unauthorized access to your account. In addition, you may not use
your account to breach security of another account or attempt to
gain unauthorized access to another network or server.
use: Empire Hosting's services may not be used for illegal purposes,
or in support of illegal activities. Empire Hosting reserves
the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured
third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or
to minors: Use of the Empire Hosting service to harm, or attempt
to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child
Use of the Empire Hosting service to transmit any material (by
e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages
bodily harm or destruction of property.
Use of the Empire Hosting service to transmit any material (by
e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another.
activity: Use of Empire Hosting service to make fraudulent offers
to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any
type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes," "ponzi schemes,"
and "chain letters."
or impersonation: Adding, removing or modifying identifying
network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead
is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using
forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited.
The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute
commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM) Use of the
Empire Hosting service to transmit any unsolicited commercial
or unsolicited bulk e-mail is expressly prohibited. Violations
of this type will result in the immediate termination of the
offending Empire Hosting account.
/ News Bombing: Malicious intent to impede another person's
use of electronic mail services or news will result in the immediate
termination of the offending Empire Hosting account.
/ Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole,
of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through
the Empire Hosting service is in violation of this AUP.
board SPAMing: Empire Hosting has a zero tolerance policy for
the use of its network for the posting of messages or commercial
advertisements, which violate the rules, regulations, FAQ or
charter of any newsgroups or mailing list. Commercial messages
that are appropriate under the rules of a newsgroups or mailing
list or that are solicited by the recipients are permitted.
access: Use of the Empire Hosting service to access, or to attempt
to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt
to penetrate, security measures of Empire Hosting's or another
entity's computer software or hardware, electronic communications
system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion
results in the corruption or loss of data, is expressly prohibited
and the offending Empire Hosting account is subject to immediate
or trademark infringement: Use of the Empire Hosting service
to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise)
that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret
or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but
not limited to; the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material,
the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines,
books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal
of copyrighted software.
of personal data: Use of the Empire Hosting service to collect,
or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties
without their knowledge or consent.
disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of the Empire Hosting
service for any activity which affects the ability of other
people or systems to use Empire Hosting Services or the Internet.
This includes "denial of service" (DOS) attacks against another
network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption
of other network users, services or equipment is prohibited.
It is the Member's responsibility to ensure that their network
is configured in a secure manner. A Subscriber may not, through
action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal
or inappropriate actions. A Subscriber may not permit their
network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such
a way that gives a third party the capability to use their network
in an illegal or inappropriate manner. Unauthorized entry and/or
use of another company and/or individual's computer system will
result in immediate account termination. Empire Hosting will
not tolerate any subscriber attempting to access the accounts
of others, or penetrate security measures of other systems,
whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of
Involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement,
writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving
it will act upon it.
of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or Intellectual
Property Right: Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted or
the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.
of Viruses: Intentional distributions of software that attempts
to and/or causes damage, harassment, or annoyance to persons,
data, and/or computer systems are prohibited. Such an offense
will result in the immediate termination of the offending account.
Use of Software: Use of software or any device that would facilitate
a continued connection, i.e. pinging, while using Empire Hosting
services could result in suspension service.
Party Accountability: Empire Hosting subscribers will be held
responsible and accountable for any activity by third parties,
using their account, that violates guidelines created within
the Acceptable Use Policy.
Unacceptable material on all Shared, Reseller and Dedicated
Servers include: host illegal adult content, including, but
not limited to; child pornography. IRC Bots, Proxy Scripts /
Anonymizers, Pirated Software / Warez, image, file dump, or
banner-ad services (similar to rapidshare, photobucket, or commercial
banner ad rotation), topsites, commercial audio streaming (more
than one or two streams), Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, Investment sites (FOREX, egold exchange),
sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate
permit(s), AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading
Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, muds / rpg's,
hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, or sites
promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs,
Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts
password provides access to your account. It is your responsibility
to keep your password secure.
repeated offense Failing to keep your websites or web server
secure EG: running outdated software that is exploitable, easy
to guess passwords ,etc
your password and account access with unauthorized users is
prohibited. You should take care to prevent others from using
your account since you will be held responsible for such use.
Your Account as A storage device Your Web Hosting Account is
For Web Hosting purposes Only (shared hosting accounts only)
to obtain another user's account password is strictly prohibited,
and may result in termination of service.
must adopt adequate security measures to prevent or minimize
unauthorized use of your account.
may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security
of any host, network or account. This includes, but is not limited
to; accessing data not intended for you, logging into or making
use of a server or account you are not expressly authorized
to access, or probing the security of other networks. Use or
distribution of tools designed for compromising security is
prohibited. Examples of these tools include, but are not limited
to; password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing
may not attempt to interfere with service to any user, host
or network ("denial of service attacks"). This includes, but
is not limited to; "flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts
to overload a service, and attempts to "crash" a host.
Of IRC Bots or setting up of IRC software (other than what is
preinstalled ) is strictly prohibited on a shared hosting account
(Dedicated servers different rules apply please inquire first).
who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or
civil liability. Empire Hosting will cooperate fully with investigations
of violations of systems or network security at other sites,
including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the
investigation of suspected criminal violations.
Host/Empire Technology accounts operate on shared resources.
Excessive use or abuse of these shared network resources by one
customer may have a negative impact on all other customers. Misuse
of network resources in a manner which impairs network performance
is prohibited by this policy and may result in termination of
your account. You are prohibited from excessive consumption of
resources, including CPU time, memory, disk space and session
time. You may not use resource-intensive programs which negatively
impact other customers or the performances of Empire Hosting systems
or networks. Empire Hosting reserves the right to terminate or
limit such activities.
to above Dedicated server clients are not restricted CPU time,
memory, disk space and session time.
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF Empire Hosting AUP Empire Hosting requests
that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP
direct the information to the Abuse Department at HERE.
If available, please provide the following information:
account found to be launching Denial Of Service attack will be swiftly
suspended pending investigation. During the investigation, if it
is found that the attack was intentional, a $150 fine must be paid
IP address used to commit the alleged violation
date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone
or offset from GMT
of the alleged violation
with full header information provides all of the above, as do
system log files. Other situations will require different methods
of providing the above information. Empire Hosting may take
any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:
written or verbal warnings
the Member's account
the Member's account
the Member for administrative costs discussed below.
legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages,
if any, cause by violations
the case of attacks continuing once your account has been reactivated, your account will be terminated without refund.
and Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE): Lowest Host/Empire Technology
takes a zero tolerance approach to the sending of Unsolicited
Commercial E-mail or spamvertizing sites (UCE) or SPAM over our
network. Very simply this means that customers of Lowest Host
may not use or permit others to use our network to transact in
UCE. Customers of Lowest Host may not host, or permit hosting
of, sites or information that is advertised by UCE from other
networks. Violations of this policy carry severe penalties, including
termination of service.
of Lowest Host/Empire Technology's SPAM policy will result in
severe penalties. Upon notification of an alleged violation
of our SPAM policy, Lowest Host/Empire Technology will initiate
an immediate investigation (within 12 hours of notification).
During the investigation, Lowest Host/Empire Technology may
restrict customer access to the network to prevent further violations.
If a customer is found to be in violation of our SPAM policy,
Lowest Host may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or
terminate customer's account. Further, Lowest Host reserves
the right to pursue civil remedies for any costs associated
with the investigation of a substantiated policy violation.
Lowest Host will notify law enforcement officials if the violation
is believed to be a criminal offense.
Violations of this policy may result in the immediate termination
of your account. Users who violate this policy agree that
they will pay
Fees" will be charged at $50 per hour not to exceed $150 (1
Hr min) per hour that Lowest Host personnel must spend to
investigate the matter.
of $1.00 per Spam message sent will be levied.
For each RBL or block list We are listed to a fee of $150
You will be levied to above fees if one of your customers
transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program,
product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP or
the AUP of any other Internet Service Provider, which includes,
but is not limited to; the facilitation of the means to send
Unsolicited Bulk E-mail, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail-bombing,
denial of service attacks is prohibited.
address cultivating, or any unauthorized collecting of e-mail
addresses without prior notification of the e-mail address owner
is strictly prohibited.
an account on behalf of, or in connection with, or reselling
any service to; persons or firms listed in the Spamhaus Register
of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database at www.spamhaus.org
DO NOT SPAM from your account.
if what you're hosting is legal, we're fine with it.
Here are a few things we don't like that will get you suspended/terminated
Software We currently do not allow IRC, Egg Drops, BNC, or IRC
bots to be operated on our servers or network
sites, programs or archives
of music or movie files or any other material in which the account
holder does not own the copyright.
Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or Intellectual Property Right:
Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted material
Sites (includes Warez Linking)
High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites
sites (FOREX, egold exchange),
promoting illegal activities
to Peer file sharing
of Malicious files viruses, malware, etc
sort of identity theft fraud sites/software
Technology LLC. Will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes
a violation of this provision. Content that does not meet these
standards will be removed without prior notice to the subscriber.Hosting
of any of the following files is considered a violation of the
terms of service: IRC - We currently do not allow IRC, Egg Drops,
BNC, or IRC bots to be operated on our servers or network. Files
with references to IRC or any likeness thereof are prohibited. Proxies - We do not allow proxy servers of any kind, whether for personal
or business use. Files with references to any proxy or likeness
thereof are prohibited. PortScanning - We do not allow any kind
of portscanning to be done on or from our servers or network.
as well as all of the above
of Service types:
Shared Hosting (web site owners & resellers who are on a
server with others)
Virtual Private Server (VPS/VDS)
restrictions all is allowed with the exceptions of the global
disallow and terms listed above and in our AUP
is allowed (legal content only)
servers are allowed (no connection to global network)