TERMS OF SERVICE
The following terms are in place to ensure the integrity of all services
provided by Web Geek Hosting and are vital to the quality of service Web Geek Hosting offers
each account holder that shares the Web Geek Hosting Network. By requesting an account
from Web Geek Hosting you have stated that you agree to act as a responsible account
holder that understands and agrees to each of the terms listed below.
Upon requesting an account from Web Geek Hosting the subscriber,
and subscribers agents, agree to indemnify and hold Web Geek Hosting its officers,
directors, employees, agents, distributors, affiliates, and all other persons
or entities acting in any capacity on Web Geek Hosting's behalf harmless from any claims,
losses, or damages, including legal fees, from any claims or liabilities
arising from the use of the service which damages the subscriber, its agents,
or any other party.
All services may be used for lawful purposes only.
Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material
in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law, as well as
the participation or promotion of violence, racism, or other defamatory content
of any kind are prohibited.
Adult-Only Content and Pornography
Pornography is prohibited throughout
the Web Geek Hosting's network. This includes sex-related content and/or merchandise
as well as links to pornography, sex-related content, and/or merchandise.
In general, frontal nudity (not for science, health, fine art, or general
educational purposes) and/or content meant to sexually arouse is prohibited.
Such accounts are subject to deletion without notice and may not receive
a refund. Child Pornography of any kind is prohibited on all servers and
will be reported to the authorities if found. If you are unsure whether or
not your site falls into this category feel free to contact us with a description
and link for review. Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to determine what violates
You are free to use any scripts you wish provided they do
not affect the normal operations of the server. Scripts that are commonly
known for causing server disruption include large cgi-based message forums,
auctions, and banner exchanges. In the event a script affects normal server
and/or administrative operations, Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to disable the
account pending client cooperation and resolution.
The following message forums are NOT allowed on our servers:
Ultimate BBS (all versions)
Ikonboard (all versions)
Yet Another Bulletin Board (YaBB)
CGI should be run from within your cgi-bin at all times. Web Geek Hosting
does allow an override for scripts that are not able to run from within the
cgi-bin however Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to disable any account, that is
not running their CGI scripts from within the cgi-bin, if normal operations
are being affected.
Chat Servers of any kind are strictly prohibited. Chat scripts,
especially CGI and/or PHP scripts, have proven to be disruptive on community
servers and can hinder the performance of normal delivery for other Site
Owners. For this reason chat scripts/clients, that are not Java Based or
hosted by a third party provider, are also not permitted on the Web Geek Hosting Servers.
All SSI calls should be made from files that are in accordance
with established naming conventions. This means all SSI calls should originate
from files that are named with the .shtml or .shtm file extensions.
(FileName.shtml or FileName.shtm). Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to disable any
SSI that is not being called from a file with the .shtml or .shtm extension.
Web Geek Hosting has allocated special servers and tools to ensure
proper delivery of mailing lists and normal email. It is important that you
use these tools accordingly. All full packages include access to the
pre-installed Mailman Mailing List Software. Large mailing lists, (those
exceeding 500 subscribers) sent using the Web Geek Hosting Services, must be sent using
the mailing list tools that have been pre-installed for this purpose. If
your mailing list exceeds 1,500 addresses you should contact Web Geek Hosting requesting
permission to send the mailing through the Web Geek Hosting servers prior to sending
any messages. Sending a large mailing through mailing list software other
than Web Geek Hosting's pre-installed software can adversely affect the flow of email.
Should such a large mailing disrupt normal services or create unacceptable
server loads, the account associated with the mailing risks termination.
An Unauthorized Daemon is any process that
continuously runs in the background that is not started or operated by Web Geek Hosting.
Any account found to be operating any programs and/or daemons that open listening
sockets, whether TCP, UDP, or Unix are expressly forbidden and will be terminated
at Web Geek Hosting's discretion.
Only daemons that have the express written permission of Web Geek Hosting are permitted
to operate on the Web Geek Hosting servers, however Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to
periodically terminate them for server memory reclamation purposes. This
reclamation period is generally every 24 hours but varies depending upon
the current operating status of the servers. If any Web Geek Hosting approved daemons
start to exhibit operating problems, Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to terminate
the daemon immediately and restrict its ability to restart. Once a daemon
is restricted the client would need to obtain permission once again to restart
Web Geek Hosting does not allow bots of any kind to be operated on the
Web Geek Hosting servers. This includes IRC servers, IRC bots, proxies, anonymizers,
and web transversal spiders.
Pirating You may not use any part of the Web Geek Hosting Network and/or Services to
transfer illegal, copyrighted, trademarked, patented, or trade secret material
without the prior permission of the author or owner. This includes pirating
software (warez), cracks and/or registration codes, in addition to offering
links, directories, and redirections, to other sites that do so. If Web Geek Hosting
finds that this is occurring on your account it will be viewed as grounds
for immediate termination.
Malicious Hacking, Cracking, and Scanning
services, computers, accounts, or networks belonging to Web Geek Hosting, or another
party, illegally and/or without authorization, or attempting to penetrate
security measures of Web Geek Hosting or other parties (often known as "cracking")
is prohibited and will result in immediate account termination.
Absolutely no cracking and/or scanning tools, source code, scripts, binaries
and/or hacking/cracking type of activity, content, tools, or anything of
a related nature, that might be used as a precursor to an attempted system
penetration (i.e. port or stealth scans, or other information gathering
tools/activity), is permitted on any of the Web Geek Hosting servers and/or Network.
Accounts initiating any activity or containing code/scripts/binaries etc
that appear to be for the purpose of violating or disrupting the services
and/or content of others will be terminated immediately without notice and
without refund. Web Geek Hosting may also report any activity of this nature to the
proper authorities as well as providing any information Web Geek Hosting may have to
assist the authorities in contacting the party responsible for storing, using,
or otherwise assisting with this type of activity, or the storage of these
types of tools.
Spam - Advertising, Solicitation and Name Harvesting
Web Geek Hosting is proud
to have a strict "NO-Spam" policy. Sending spam is a direct violation of
Web Geek Hosting's Terms of Service and is cause for immediate termination without
Web Geek Hosting considers spam to be any unsolicited email, often of a commercial
nature, sent indiscriminately to mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups
among other mediums. Any account found to be associated with the delivery
of spam will be immediately terminated without warning and without refund.
Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to refuse or cancel service to known spammers.
Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part,
to mask the originator of the message is prohibited.
You may not use Web Geek Hosting to send unsolicited advertising, promotional material,
or other forms of solicitation to any other Web Geek Hosting Subscribers, except in
those specified areas that are designated for such a purpose, unless you
receive the express permission of the Subscriber. You may not use Web Geek Hosting
to collect or harvest email addresses of other Subscribers without the express
prior permission of the Subscriber. Any such violation will result in immediate
termination of services without refund.
Mailing lists and mass outgoing email is acceptable and many times profitable
however, Web Geek Hosting requires that you send such messages only to those who have
explicitly requested to receive them. Lastly, Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to
determine what violates this policy.
At times, many site owners enjoy giving away the
services they purchase from Web Geek Hosting. Web Geek Hosting also enjoys helping others as
that is the true spirit of the Internet. After all, it's free information
that makes this medium so great. Unfortunately not everything is free. As
such, if you choose to give away and/or sell any service provided by Web Geek Hosting,
within or in addition to your account, Web Geek Hosting does reserve the right to contact
you and request/demand it stop if the resources being used are above and
beyond the reasonable usage of an account on a community server.
Web Geek Hosting has agreed to host/service you and your account(s) only. It is best,
if you are distributing images, to have the visitor download the image and
store it on their own server. The same applies to any files and scripts that
may be stored within your account. All users permitted access to the services
provided by Web Geek Hosting, via your account, are also bound by the Web Geek Hosting Terms
of Service. If these users violate the Web Geek Hosting Terms of Service your account
would be placed in jeopardy and at risk of termination.
Excessive Resource Usage and/or Abuse
Each account is given a clearly
defined amount of resources including disk space and bandwidth. Depending
on the severity of the violation, when an account uses more resources than
has been allocated the account will be charged accordingly for the extra
usage. If the resource abuse is excessive, Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to
deactivate the account pending client cooperation and resolution.
Any account that affects the normal operation of any of the services provided
by Web Geek Hosting including, but not limited to, administrative tasks, technical
support, MySQL Services, server access, network speed, content or email delivery,
may be deactivated without notice in an effort to restore normal operations.
In the event of account deactivation, Web Geek Hosting remains the final authority
in determining whether or not the account will be reactivated. The severity
of the violation, as well as the account holder's cooperation and ability
to prevent future violations, will be considered by Web Geek Hosting when determining
whether or not the account will be reactivated.
Listed Packages and Pricing
Web Geek Hosting's listed packages and/or pricing
may change at any time. If you have chosen to pre-pay for your account, the
cost of the service already paid for will not be affected by any price changes
whether they are raised or lowered.
Refusal of Service
Web Geek Hosting reserves the right to refuse or cancel service
at its sole discretion. Failure to follow any terms or conditions established
by Web Geek Hosting may result in immediate termination without refund.
Payment Policies, Fees, Refunds
Full payment is required before any hosting service is rendered, which includes
renewals. All payment-due notices will be sent by electronic mail. No bills
or invoices will be sent by postal mail or fax. Prepayment is due each
anniversary following the prorated date the account was established. Billing
will continue until you cancel your hosting account. You may cancel at anytime.
We do give refunds for full months unused, should you want to cancel prepaid
service. If you decide to cancel after prepayment, you will not receive a
refund for the current month in use (We do not give partial months refunds).
If you have prepaid and received a multi-month discount, upon cancellation
we will figure the refund retroactively withdrawing the discount back to
the start date of the contract. This will result in paying full-undiscounted
price for the months used and refunding the balance. This only applies to
cancellation by the client. If Web Geek Hosting does cancellation due to restrictions
violation, there will be no refund. Web Geek Hosting will only allow for the discount
if cancellation is not the fault of the client, as determined by Web Geek Hosting.