You should use all services provided by SiteGround for lawful purposes only. You agree to maintain your website in full compliance with the Siteground Terms of Service (TOS). If any part of your account is found to violate the Acceptable use policy below, SiteGround may take immediate corrective actions including immediate suspension or deletion from your account without prior warning. Abuse of the Acceptable Use policy below may result in a warning, suspension or possible account termination with no refund.
By using any service provided by SiteGround:
- infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party information;
- profess hatred for particular social, ethnical, religious or other group;
- contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of a computer or a person's property;
- contain Illegal or Hacking/Phreaking Software (Warez) - Any software that is copyrighted and not freely available for distribution without cost. This includes, but is not limited to ROMs, ROM Emulators and Mpeg Layer 3 files (MP3);
- contain any kind of proxy server or other traffic relaying programs;
- promote Money Making Schemes, Multi-level Marketing or similar activities;
- contain Torrent trackers, Torrent Portals or similar software;
- are with adult content, pornographic, obscene, unlawfully harassing, or connected with child abuse or sex-related merchandising;
- are violent or encouraging violence.
Examples of unacceptable materials on all SiteGround servers include:
IRC Bots, Proxy Scripts, Warez, image, filedump, mirror, or banner-ad services (similar to rapidshare, photobucket, or commercial banner ad rotation), topsites, commercial audio streaming, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, Investment sites, sale of any controlled substances without providing proof of appropriate permit(s) in advance, AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, muds / rpg's, hate sites, hacking focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts. Forum sites and or any other websites that distribute or link to warez content are strictly prohibited as well.
SiteGround reserves the right to refuse service to anyone upon Company’s discretion. Any material that in SiteGround’s judgment, is either obscene or threatening is strictly prohibited and will be removed from its servers immediately with or without prior notice and may lead to possible warning, suspension or immediate account termination with no refund.
You are responsible not to engage in or to instigate actions that cause harm to SiteGround or other Company's customers. You are also responsible to ensure that none of the hosting accounts in your package will be used to, engage in or to instigate actions that cause harm to SiteGround or other Company's customers. Such actions include, but are not limited to, actions resulting in blacklisting any of SiteGround IPs by the any online spam database, actions resulting in DOS attacks for any of the SiteGround servers, etc. Failure by You or your customer(s), to comply with the policy above may result in warning, suspension or possible hosting account termination and you package cancellation with no refund. SiteGround has the right to decide in good faith which actions cause harm as well as the size of the penalty fee or the severity of any other corrective action to be applied.
You are solely responsible for ensuring that all programs and scripts installed under your account are secure and the permissions of the directories and files are properly set. SiteGround recommends setting the permissions on all directories and files as restrictive as possible. You are solely responsible for all actions and activity taken under your account, including the compromise of login credentials. Both your username and password are required to be secure. SiteGround reserves the right to set standards to ensure the security of your login credentials. In case your credentials are found not to be secure enough, You will either be notified and granted the respective time frame to change them, or SiteGround will change the login credentials and provide them to You. Note that your hosting account may be suspended until You agree to update your password with a more secure one.
You are solely responsible for the quality and performance of the content of all your hosting accounts. You are also responsible to ensure that all aspects of your hosting accounts are compatible with SiteGround server's hardware and software. It is Your responsibility to keep your content and your customers' content compatible at all times. SiteGround cannot and will not be responsible for any malfunctioning or any damages to the content of any hosting account in your Package, caused by your failure to keep the content of this account compatible with the hardware and software used by SiteGround.
You acknowledge that SiteGround cannot and shall not provide legal advice referring to the contents of your website and account performance. All information, articles, tutorials and tech support advice are provided in good faith and do not constitute official requirements, regulations or statements. You shall be solely responsible for checking whether the content of his/her account complies with any specific legal act or provision and for complying with them by consulting a competent legal advisor. SiteGround shall not be held liable in the event that any part of your website, account content or performance disregards or infringes any law or legal regulation.
You agree that SiteGround has the sole right to decide what constitutes a violation of the acceptable policy use described above as well as what is the appropriate severity of any corrective action to be applied. In the event that a violation of our acceptable use policy is found, SiteGround will take corrective action upon our own discretion and will notify You. SiteGround cannot and shall not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from Company’s measures against actions causing harm to SiteGround or any other third party.
You understand and agree that in case of re-activating of your account suspended for violation of acceptable use policy, a re-activation fee of $50.00 will be applied.
SiteGround has the right to terminate each and any hosting account that has been suspended for any reason for more than 7 calendar days after the suspension date, unless You have taken corrective measures to remove the initial suspension threat or violation. Any backup copies of the hosting account will be permanently deleted upon termination and no refund will be due. SiteGround will not be liable for any loss or damages in such cases.