SITEGROUND ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

The SiteGround Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) sets out the rules and guidelines for using our Services. You agree that you and your End users will use the Services in full compliance with the SiteGround Terms of Service (TOS) and the AUP.

By using any service provided by SiteGround you agree that:

Examples of unacceptable content, data, materials, websites on all SiteGround servers include but are not limited to:

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,, 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.

Any material that in our reasonable opinion is either obscene or threatening is strictly prohibited and will be removed from our servers. 

By using our Services you also agree not to engage in or to instigate actions that cause harm to SiteGround, other SiteGround customers or any third party. Such actions include, but are not limited to, actions resulting in blacklisting any SiteGround IPs by any online spam or IP reputation database, actions resulting in DOS attacks for any SiteGround server, etc.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that all programs and scripts installed or used on the Services are secure and the permissions of directories and files are set properly. We recommend that you set the permissions on all directories and files to be as restrictive as possible. You are solely responsible for any actions and activity while using the Services, including any compromise of login credentials. 

You agree to keep all your login credentials secure at any time. We reserve the right to carry out audits to determine the security level of login credentials. In the event that we determine your login credentials have been compromised (e.g. were brute-forced, hijacked, stolen, etc.) and are being used or were used for uploading, maintaining, running unacceptable content, data materials or websites, we may suspend access to the compromised Service (including but not limited to Customer Account, hosting service, user accounts, website, FTP service, Email service). We will notify you if such actions are taken against your hosting account.

SiteGround shall not provide legal advice referring to compliance of content and materials uploaded on or transmitted through our Services. You shall be solely responsible for verifying whether your content and materials comply with any applicable law, including laws in jurisdictions where your content and/or materials are uploaded, hosted or accessed. SiteGround shall not bear any liability if your use of the Services violates any law or regulation.

If your use of the Services results in violation the AUP, we may take immediate corrective action without prior warning, including deletion of content or Service suspension. Repeated violations of the AUP will result in termination of the Agreement with no refund. SiteGround shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from our measures taken against actions causing harm to SiteGround, other SiteGround customers or any third party. 

We reserve the right to terminate the Agreement for Services suspended for violation of the AUP or the TOS with no refund.

Any violation of our AUP should be reported to us at abuse@siteground.com.

This AUP is an integral part of the SiteGround Terms of Service (TOS). For all issues related to the use of the services not settled by the AUP, the provisions of the TOS shall apply.

 

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