Acceptable Use Policy | Skyline Servers

General Acceptable Use Policy

Last Revised: This Terms of Service was last updated on March 09, 2017

Skyline Servers reserves the right to revise Acceptable Use Policy at any time. Any changes shall be effective immediately upon posting on-line at this location. You may identify whether this AUP has been revised by noting the “Last Revised” date above.

This AUP is intended to outline prohibited activities and content on Skyline Servers servers and network. It applies to all services offered by Skyline Servers and is intended to establish a clear understanding of what Skyline Servers expect from clients using our services.

Reporting violations of Skyline Servers AUP

Skyline Servers requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the Abuse Department at abuse@skylineservers.com.

Illegal Activities

Customer may only use Skyline Servers services for the lawful purpose, service shall not be used for any unlawful activities or in connection with any criminal or civil violation. Transmission of any material in violation of any Country, Federal, State or Local regulation is prohibited. Using Skyline Servers servers or network to conspire to commit or support the commission of illegal activities is forbidden.

Unauthorized access

Usage of Skyline Servers computer systems or network to access any system, service or network without the owner’s consent is forbidden.

Service Interruptions

Any activity which causes service interruptions to either Skyline Servers network/servers or any outside network is forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to, the execution of Denial of Service attacks or other maliciously configured software.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Infringement of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or Intellectual Property Right: Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.

Use of Skyline Servers service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software is prohibited.

Proxies

Anonymous proxies are easily abused and often cause a negative impact on both the servers and the network they are connected to. As such, they’re prohibited on Skyline Servers network and servers.

Unsolicited Email

Customer agrees to not have any content on their site that advocates, sells or in any way makes available tools or methods to send unsolicited e-mail or Usenet postings (spam), or to use Skyline Servers servers for relaying unsolicited e-mail or Usenet postings, or to use unsolicited e-mail or Usenet postings to advertise for their site hosted at Skyline Servers. Any complaint we receive about a violation of this or the preceding two points will be taken very seriously and will result in account termination without a refund.

Blacklisting

You agree that if the Skyline Servers IP addresses assigned to your account are listed on an abuse database or blacklist like Spamhaus, you will be in violation of this AUP, and Skyline Servers may take reasonable action to protect its IP addresses, including suspension and/or termination of your service, regardless of whether the IP addresses were listed as a result of your actions.

Spoofing/Impersonation

Usage of Skyline Servers network to impersonate another person or entity, be it through Email, Internet Forums, or any other means, is strictly prohibited. This includes spoofing email or network packet headers whether or not it is done for malicious purposes.

Personal Information Harvesting

Collecting or using email addresses, screen names or other personal identifiers without the consent of the person identified (including, without limitation, phishing, Internet scamming, password robbery, spidering, and harvesting) is prohibited and will result in account termination without a refund.

Fraudulent activity

Use of Skyline Servers service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes" and "chain letters." is forbidden.

Shared Hosting Addendum

The following section applies only to shared hosting plans.

IRC Bots

All IRC bots and “bouncers” are forbidden.

BitTorrent software

BitTorrent protocol is often abused/misused and therefore BitTorrent clients are not allowed on Skyline Servers Shared Hosting services.

Proxies

All proxy software is forbidden on Skyline Servers Shared Hosting plans.

Network Daemons

Any process that opens a network socket to accept connections from external networks is forbidden. Processes are allowed to bind to the localhost only but are held to the limitations placed on all other processes. They must not use up more than their fair share of resources and they must not interfere with any other customers’ activities.