ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY & TERMS OF SERVICEFreeHostingCloud is dedicated to providing an all-round top quality service. The terms and conditions which follow are necessary to ensure that we may continue to provide the best possible service to all of our clients whilst at the same time satisfying our legal and ethical responsibilities.
Failure to follow any term or condition will be grounds for immediate account deactivation without notice. FreeHostingCloud will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of any of these provisions. Customer understands that prior to joining our services, they must agree to this policy.
Refunds and Disputes
All payments made to FreeHostingCloud are nonrefundable – including the domain registration fees and any/all subsequent monthly charges.
Activity which results in the suspension or deactivation of an account will result in a forfeiture of all fees paid.
Complaints made regarding abuses of an account will be investigated and if found guilty will be grounds for immediate suspension.
To report suspected abuses or any violations of these policies, please contact abuse@FreeHostingCloud.com
FreehostingCloud provides a shared hosting service for websites that are freely accessible to the public on the internet. Using FreeHostingCloud's services for any other purpose is strictly prohibited.
Sites We Do Not Host
We do not permit the hosting of any site, page or content that contains, infers, violates or links to any of the following:
Sites using their accounts for Personal, Non Public Applications, Backup Storage and File Download/Mirror distribution services are also not permitted.
Sites breeching this policy will have their files removed without notice and/or their account removed.
Excessive Service Usage
Clients are restricted from using excessive amounts of CPU processing, network bandwidth or other resources provided by FreeHostingCloud. Judgments of excessive usage are determined solely by FreeHostingCloud and will be considered in comparison to other FreeHostingCloud clients using similar services and paying FreeHostingCloud similar rates. FreeHostingCloud may contact clients with resource intensive requirements and attempt to accommodate such needs. In the case that an agreement cannot be made to the satisfaction of both FreeHostingCloud and the customer, and that the customer continues to use excessive resources, FreeHostingCloud reserves the right to immediately terminate any customer account associated with excessive resource usage. Accounts or services involved in excessive resource usage may be suspended or terminated immediately by FreeHostingCloud without prior notice.
FreeHostingCloud servers may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or distribution of any information, data or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws. The subscriber to FreeHostingCloud service agrees to indemnify and hold harmless FreeHostingCloud from any claims resulting from the use of the service that damages the subscriber or any other party.
FreeHostingCloud will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Adult oriented sites, pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or links to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples include, but are not limited to the following: Unauthorized access, use, probe, or scan of a systems security or authentication measures, data or traffic. Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting.
Any website that uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to, CPU time, memory usage, and network resources) will be given an option of either paying extra (which depends on the resource needed) or reducing the resource used to an acceptable level. FreeHostingCloud shall be the sole arbiter of what is considered to be a high server usage level.
Script sharing with domains not hosted by FreeHostingCloud.com is not allowed. Any cgi-scripts deemed to be adversely affecting the server performance or the network integrity will be shut down without prior notice.
FreeHostingCloud does not allow clients to install their own chat rooms. Chat rooms tend to be large system hogs and we cannot permit it as an account option.
Background Running Programs and Cron Jobs
FreeHostingCloud does not allow background Daemons such as IRC bots; eggdrop; BitchX; XiRCON; and any other program that interferes with normal server operation.
FreeHostingCloud does not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.
FreeHostingCloud does NOT backup client websites or databases. Premium members have the option within their website control panel to run their own backups. The client is responsible for their own backups, storage of backups and for ensuring their backups are valid and restorable. FreeHostingCloud is NOT responsible for lost data, time, income or any other resource due to faulty backups or non-existant backups.
The client is responsible for all activity originating from the account. The client is responsible for securing their username/password. The client assumes responsibility for all material on their site that may be put on by a third party (such as the usage of Free For All links pages). Use of FreeHostingCloud's service requires a certain level of knowledge in the use of Internet languages, protocols, and software. This level of knowledge varies depending on the anticipated use and desired content of the web space by the client. The following examples are offered: Web Publishing: requires knowledge of HTML, properly locating and linking documents, FTPing Web contents, Graphics, text, sound, image mapping, etc. CGI-Scripts: requires a knowledge of the UNIX environment, TAR & GUNZIP commands, Perl, CShell scripts, permissions, etc. Mail: a use of mail clients to receive and send mail, etc. The client agrees that he or she has the necessary knowledge to create and maintain their web space. Client agrees that it is not the responsibility of FreeHostingCloud to provide this knowledge or support outside matter specific to FreeHostingCloud servers.
UCE (Unsolicited Commerce Email) - SPAM
Spamming, or the sending of mass unsolicited email, from or through a FreeHostingCloud server or using an email address that is maintained on a FreeHostingCloud machine is STRICTLY prohibited. FreeHostingCloud will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. If you engage in any of the foregoing activities using the service of another ISP or IPP, but channeling activities through a FreeHostingCloud server as a maildrop for responses, you are in violation. Violators will be assessed a minimum of $200.00 fine and will face an immediate suspension.
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a FreeHostingCloud server or customer of FreeHostingCloud is strictly prohibited.
FreeHostingCloud.com's shared Web Hosting accounts are not to be used for the purposes of distributing software and multimedia products.
Multimedia files are defined as any graphics, audio, and video files. FreeHostingCloud.com Web Hosting accounts are not to be used for the purposes of distributing and storing unusual amount of multimedia files. Any Web site whose disk space usage for storing the multimedia files exceed 70% of its total usage, either in terms of total size or number of files, will be deemed to be using unusual amount of multimedia files.
FreeHostingCloud will take necessary steps to register domain names on behalf of the client when requested. However, clients are responsible for renewing their domain names. FreeHostingCloud does not take responsibility for failing to renew domain names. If your domain name was registered via our company, you must check and take appropriate actions to renew a domain that is about to expire.
We will make every effort to register, transfer and/or renew your requested domain name. This is not a guarantee that your requested domain name is available for registration, transfer and/or renewal. Your domain name may go unregistered, untransferred and/or renewed, due to circumstances beyond our control, such as registry, software and other problems or outages, and will not be grounds for compensation of financial loss.
An order for domain name registration, transfer and/or renewal, does not guarantee domain name registration, transfer and/or renewal. Domain names will not be registered, transferred and/or renewed until payment is received. If requested domain name is paid for, to us and subsequently not registered, transferred and/or renewed by by, the domain registration fee will be refunded.
If we register domain names on your behalf and you refute the entire charge or if we must issue a full refund, your domain name will be forfeited and your domain name becomes the property of FreeHostingCloud. This also applies to any special promotional offers whereby a domain name is included as part of a promotional offer. Note, this only applies to domain names we register on your behalf.
Actions Taken by FreeHostingCloud
The failure by a customer to meet or follow any of the above policies/terms is grounds for account deactivation. FreeHostingCloud will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of the AUP. FreeHostingCloud reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice.
When FreeHostingCloud becomes aware of an alleged violation of its AUP, FreeHostingCloud will initiate an investigation. During the investigation, FreeHostingCloud may restrict a customer's access in order to prevent further potentially unauthorized activity. Depending on the severity of the violation, FreeHostingCloud may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend, or terminate a customer's web hosting account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, FreeHostingCloud will notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of such violation.
FreeHostingCloud does not issue credits for outages incurred through service disablement resulting from AUP violations.
FreeHostingCloud clients agree to indemnify and hold harmless FreeHostingCloud from any claims resulting from the use of our services that damages them or any other party. The FreeHostingCloud service is provided on an as is, as available basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. FreeHostingCloud expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the FreeHostingCloud service will be error-free, secure or uninterrupted. No oral advice or written information given by FreeHostingCloud, its employees, licensors or the like, will create a warranty; nor may you rely on any such information or advice. FreeHostingCloud and its partners and suppliers will not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any transaction or use of the service.
If any term or provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable for any reason, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall be fully enforceable on its remaining terms and conditions.
FreeHostingCloud reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of this Policy at any time without notice.
Refusal Of Service
We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion.