You are viewing Creationstudio.ca's Acceptable Use Policy. The purpose of this policy is to ensure the safe and acceptable practices on the Internet and to ensure that Creationstudio.ca's server is able to deliver the quality and speed that is expected from its clients.
(1) These include spamming (sending unsolicited advertising to those with which the customer has no existing business relationship, posting off-topic advertising in newsgroups); spoofing (using a return e-mail address which is not the valid reply address of the sender or sending an e-mail message which does not contain enough information to enable the recipient to identify the party who is really sending the message); passive spamming (promoting a Web site hosted by Hosting Services by spamming from some other source), trolling (posting controversial messages in newsgroups to generate responses), mailbombing (inundating a user with e-mail without any serious intent to correspond), generating a higher volume of outgoing mail than a normal user, and subscribing someone else to an electronic mailing list without that person’s permission. A message is considered unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a newsgroup charter or sent to a recipient who has not requested the message. Making an e-mail address available to the public does not constitute a request to receive messages. Distribution of mass e-mailing programs is also prohibited. All recipients on a mailing list must have personally subscribed. Mailing lists may not be used to distribute unsolicited e-mail. Any customer repeatedly “mailbombed” or that attracts such behaviour will be asked to leave. If you are not sure if your actions will be in violation, please ask first at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also do not allow sites selling spamware.
(2) Age. The Client must be eighteen (18) years of age to obtain our service.
(3) Abuse of the legal rights of others. Examples of unacceptable activities in this regard include posting private information about a person without their consent, infringing intellectual property rights, defaming a person or business, and knowingly making available code that will have a deleterious effect on third party computers. The Host supports free speech on the Internet, and will not suspend or cancel a customer’s account simply because it disagrees with the views expressed by the customer. Where there are allegations that a customer’s on-line activity has violated the legal rights of a third party, Host will not substitute itself for a court of law in deciding tort claims raised by the third party.
(4) Abuse of the law. Host’s services may be used for lawful purposes only. Illegality includes but is not limited to: drug dealing; attempting without authorization to access a computer system; pirating (distributing copyrighted material in violation of copyright law, specifically MP3s, MPEGs, ROMs, and ROM emulators); gambling; schemes to defraud; trafficking in obscene material; sending a message or having content that is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass another person; threatening bodily harm or damage to individuals or groups; violating any legal jurisdiction’s export restrictions; stalking; or violating other provincial or federal law. Linking to illegal material is also prohibited. Host reserves the right to check system files, e-mail, and other data on our servers for illegal content and materials, or for any other reasons deemed necessary.
(5) Pornography. Pornography and sex-related merchandising, or links to such material, even if legal, is not an acceptable use of Host’s servers.
(6) Abuse of Host’s Server Resources. Running programs in the background on a Host server without Host’s prior written authorization, or running chat rooms, Internet Relay Chat, IRC bots, and the like are not acceptable uses of Host’s servers. Further, any usage of ten percent (10%) or more of our system resources is an undue burden on our system and is unacceptable. If your usage ever exceeds ten percent (10%) of system resources, Client will be contacted and asked to eliminate the problem. In addition, any domain that exceeds ten gigabytes of bandwidth traffic can be terminated without prior notice. If Client fails to rectify any problem identified by Host forthwith, Host may terminate Client’s contract for services without remedy in it sole and absolute discretion with or without further notice.
(7) Hacking/Cracking. Host reserves the right to report illegal activities to any and all regulatory, administrative, and/or governmental authorities for prosecution.
(1) The following examples of unacceptable behaviour are non-exclusive, and are provided for guidance purposes. If you are unsure if your actions will be a violation of our policies please ask email@example.com:
(a) server broadcast messages or any message sent on an intrusive basis to any directly or indirectly attached network;
(b) attempt to circumvent any user authentication or security of host, network, or account;
(c) accessing data not intended for user;
(d) probing the security of any network;
(e) spawning dozens of processes;
(f) port scans, ping floods, packet spoofing, forging router information, Denial of Service attacks, sniffers, flooding, spoofing, ping bombing, smurfs, winnuke, land, teardrop;
(g) promulgation of viruses;
(h) IRC bots such as eggdrop ;
(i) any activity, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data, will be investigated and proper action taken.
(2) The presence of any of these programs, whether or not run, will result in action against the user including suspension or termination.
The Client is responsible for all activity originating from their account or website unless proven (in the Host’s sole discretion) to be a victim of outside hacking or address forgery. The Client is responsible for securing their username/password. Use of Host’s service requires a certain level of knowledge in the use of Internet languages, protocols, and software. This level of knowledge varies depending on the anticipated use and desired content of the Web space by the client. The following examples are offered:
(a) Web Publishing: requires knowledge of HTML, properly locating and linking documents, FTPing Web contents, Graphics, text, sound, image mapping, etc.;
(b) CGI-Scripts: requires knowledge of the UNIX environment, TAR & GUNZIP commands, Perl, CShell scripts, permissions, etc.;
(c) Mail: a use of mail clients to receive and send mail, etc.
The Client agrees that he or she has the necessary knowledge to create and maintain their Web space, subject to services which the Host agrees to provide in Client’s contract. Client agrees that it is not the responsibility of Host to provide this knowledge or support outside matters specific to Host’s servers.
Other Examples of Inappropriate Use Which Will Result in Termination of Client Service by Host
Some examples of materials or content that are prohibited on Host servers include, but are not limited to:
Pirated Software / Warez, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, Investment sites (FOREX, egold exchange), sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s), AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts. Forums and or websites that distribute or link to warez content, pornography or sexually offensive material are prohibited.
Furthermore, any material that may constitute harm (defined in the sole and absolute discretion of Host) to a minor is strictly prohibited. This may include, but not limited to, child pornography.
Disclosure to Law Enforcement Agencies.
Termination of Hosting by The Creation Studio
(1) By either party for convenience. Either party may terminate this Agreement by providing thirty (30) days notice to the other party. If Client decides to discontinue Service, request must be made in writing. Upon receipt, Host will confirm cancellation of account to Client by email transmission. Client is responsible for arranging for a new name server within the thirty (30) days’ time limited. If Host decides to discontinue Service, Client is responsible for arranging for a new hosting environment within the thirty (30) days’ time limited.