Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Prior to June 1, 2011
By using our services, you agree to comply with our policies. We expect you to have a basic knowledge of how the Internet functions, the types of uses which are generally acceptable, and the types of uses which are to be avoided. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use. The following are unacceptable uses: Illegality in any form, including but not limited to activities such as unauthorized distribution or copying of copyrighted software, harassment, fraud, drug dealing, and other illegal activities.
The provisions of this Policy are intended as guidelines and are not meant to be exhaustive. Generally, conduct that violates law, regulation, or the accepted norms of the Internet community, whether or not expressly mentioned in this Policy, is prohibited. Fluid Consulting reserves the right at all times to prohibit activities that damage its commercial reputation and goodwill.
Fluid Consulting services may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited.
System and Network Security
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. Fluid Consulting has a “zero tolerance” policy regarding Denial of Service Attacks. Fluid Consulting reserves the right to terminate any Hosting account or Dedicated or Managed Server or Co-Location account which has been the target of a Denial of Service or similar type attack.
No Fluid Consulting servers or networks may be used for:
– Email spamming
– IRC Hosting or Services of any kind
– Warez, Hackz or Serialz sites.
– Illegal content or activities
– Any other type of high packet load or disruptive network traffic
– Ask before you attempt something questionable, it will save us all a lot of trouble.
Directly or indirectly transmitting or supporting the transmission of unsolicited mail messages, including, without limitation, commercial advertising and informational announcements, is expressly prohibited. A user shall not use another site’s mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the site.
Data Center Policies
Fluid Consulting physically locates hosting equipement in formal data centers at VeriCenter and Colo4Dallas. By using our services, you agree to comply with the policies, including acceptable use policies, of our data center vendors.
Consequences of Violation
When Fluid Consulting becomes aware of an alleged violation of its Acceptable Use Policy, Fluid Consulting will initiate an investigation. During the investigation Fluid Consulting may restrict Customer’s access in order to prevent further possible unauthorized activity. Depending on the severity of the violation, Fluid Consulting may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend, or terminate Customer’s account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, Fluid Consulting will notify the appropriate law enforcement department of such violation. Fluid Consulting does not issue service credits for any outages incurred through service disablement resulting from Policy violations.
Fluid Consulting reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of this Policy at any time without notice.