Acceptable Use Policy

Legal Rights of Others
GeekGhost supports free speech on the Internet and will not suspend or cancel a customer’s account simply because it disagrees with the views expressed by the customer. Where there are allegations that a customer’s on-line activity has violated the legal rights of a third party, GeekGhost will not substitute itself for a court of law in deciding tort claims raised by the third party. Unacceptable activities in this regard include posting private information about a person without their consent, infringing intellectual property rights, defaming a person or business, and knowingly making available code which will have a deleterious effect on third party computers.

Server Resources
Applies to shared and reseller hosting plans only. Running programs in the background on a GeekGhost server without prior written authorization, or running chat rooms, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) or IRC Bots, more than 1000 emails a day and the like are not acceptable uses of GeekGhost servers. Further, any usage of twent-five percent (25%) or more of our system resources is an undue burden on our system and is considered unacceptable. If your usage ever exceeds twenty-five percent (25%) of system resources, your account may be terminated immediately and without prior notice. Usage of scripts or other utilities to direct pointed domain names to subdirectories is not permitted and is grounds for termination of the account. GeekGhost services may be used for lawful purposes only.

Unacceptable practices include but are not limited to

  • Drug Dealing
  • Discrimination, or promotion of hate groups
  • Pirating
  • Gambling
  • Instructions for performing criminal acts (e.g., bomb making)
  • Violating Copyright Law
  • Stalking or Violating Other State or Federal Law.
  • Attempting Without Authorization to Access a Computer System
  • Schemes to Defraud
  • Sending a Message or Having Content That is Indecent According to American Laws With Intent to Annoy, Abuse, Threaten, or Harass Another Person
  • Threatening Bodily Harm or Damage to Individuals or Groups
  • Violating U.S. and International Export Restrictions
  • Hacking/Cracking

GeekGhost does not actively monitor dedicated server content. Dedicated server content will only be reviewed upon complaint by verified third parties. Content that does not violate local, state and federal law or the AUP is deemed in compliance and shall remain intact. Legal adult content is allowed on GeekGhost dedicated servers and Virtual Servers, not on shared hosting or reseller accounts.

GeekGhost reserves the right to report illegal activities to any and all regulatory, administrative, and/or governmental authorities for prosecution. If you have any questions regarding this abuse policy please feel free to contact GeekGhost at abuse@geekghost.net.

Service Guidelines
GeekGhost provides web hosting services internationally and has a responsibility to ensure security and provide the highest quality of web hosting available. The following information and guidelines were designed to ensure the safety and security of our entire hosting network, servers and clientele.

Content
All services provided by GeekGhost may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any US Federal Law, or International Law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, material we judge to be threatening or obscene or material protected by trade secret, copyrighted material or other statute. The client agrees to indemnify and hold GeekGhost harmless from any claims resulting from the use of the service that damages the client or any other party.

Commercial Advertising – E-mail
ANY form of spamming activity (e.g. mail spam, Usenet spam, pop-up spam, selling/buying spamware, and so on) conducted ANYWHERE on the Internet, i.e. whether through our facilities or not, will be:
Grounds for instant, permanent termination of all services with no prior warning. Grounds for seizure of all on-premises equipment and data
Grounds for forfeit of all funds paid
Will result in a demand for payment of a fine (to cover damage to our reputation)
$500/incident/spam clean-up fee, all of which is payable within 24 hours or will be referred to a collection agency

IRC
As indicated under “Server Resources,” extending to dedicated and VPS services IRC or IRC bots may not be operated on our servers (shared or dedicated) at this time.

Server Abuse
Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of GeekGhost is strictly prohibited.

Refusal of Service
We reserve the right to refuse, cancel or suspend service at our sole discretion. All Sub-Networks, distributive hosting sites and dedicated servers of GeekGhost must adhere to the above policies. Failure to follow any terms or conditions will be grounds for immediate account deactivation without refund. If you have any questions regarding this abuse policy please feel free to contact GeekGhost at abuse@geekghost.net.

Acceptance of Terms of Service
All GeekGhost customers must abide by and agree to our Terms of Service. Signing up for service indicates your acceptance of our AUP and TOS.