Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy

The acceptable use policy exists to protect Gate Seven, all customers and the users of their web sites.

The policy ensures that all content is legal, and that particular users do not hog the resources on a shared server.

Customers with dedicated servers are less restricted with regard to resources, since, clearly, slowing your own server down is no-one's business but your own.

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Prohibited Content

The following material may not be stored on the Gate Seven's servers:

  • Copyright works the distribution and/or duplication rights of which are not assigned to or owned by the Customer;
  • Commercial audio, video or music files the distribution and/or duplication rights of which are not assigned to or owned by the Customer;
  • any material which violates the law of any established jurisdiction;
  • unlicensed software the distribution rights and/or duplication rights of which are not assigned to or owned by the client;
  • software which assists in or promotes: emulators, phreaking, hacking, password cracking, IP spoofing;
  • links to any of the material specified in this section;
  • Pornographic material;
  • any material promoting discrimination or animosity to any person on grounds of gender, sexual orientation,race, colour or religion.
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The Customer may not share, let or sub-license space on the Servers. (Except as an authorised re-seller).

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The Customer may not:

  • use or permit others to use the Host's network to transmit "spam" or usolicited commercial email ("UCE")
  • publish or permit publication of, sites or information that are advertised by UCE from other networks.

If the Customer does so, the Host may terminate the Services.

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Prohibitions on shared servers

The following activities are prohibited on shared server facilities.

If the Customer wishes to be able to engage in these activities, a dedicated server must be ordered. Prohibited activities are:

  • Sites with banners, graphics or cgi scripts running from their domain being used on other domains. (e.g., hot-linking, image-sucking, load-spreading);
  • Sites with very large graphic archives or galleries;
  • Sites offering download archives or large media distribution (>5MB), such as .zip, .tar, .sit, .ra, .avi, .mov, .asf and .GZ;
  • Sites running large or busy chat rooms;
  • Sites using more than 8% of system resources.

The Host will decide in his absolute discretion what constitutes a violation of this provision.

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Mass emailings

e-mailings of more than 500 sends per hour are prohibited. Customers are asked to send all mass mailings between 12.00 pm and 8.00 am GMT.

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Reporting Abuse

Customers are asked to report any abuse by email

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Customers are referred to the Standard Hosting Agreement for details of the action which Gate Seven will take if the Acceptable Use Policy is breached.

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