Thank you for your business. Sunrise Pro Websites is in the business of facilitating communication between computer networks. Our goal is to allow our users complete access to everything the Internet has to offer, and to help them build their businesses. This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) facilitates this goal by governing your use of our network. Because of the evolving nature of the Internet, our business, and the various ways in which our network may be abused, abusive activities not set out in this AUP may still be prohibited. For the same reason, we reserve the right to update this AUP from time-to-time. The most recent version will always be posted here. This AUP is part of our customer.s contract with us, and governs third party’s use of our network and resources. If you are a customer, you’ve agreed to abide by this AUP when you checked “I agree” to our Terms of Service. If you are not our direct customer, you agree to abide by this AUP by using services provided by or through us.
This AUP covers products provided by, or through, us.
You are bound by policies from other entities who provide products through us to you. These policies are “passed through” to you by this AUP. You are strongly encouraged to review these policies prior to agreeing to be bound by this AUP. We will provide you with information about these policies on request.
1. Accepted Uses
You may use our network for lawful purposes only. Your use must also correspond with accepted Internet usage, not endanger our network or our corporate business goals. What is acceptable is determined solely by us. We do not review, edit, censor, or take responsibility for any information transmitted using our network. Because of this, we cannot accept any responsibility from customers or third parties that results from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive, or illegal content or transactions.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail, or SPAM, is prohibited.
The only email marketing activities allowed under this AUP are those compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act. We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with this act before engaging in any email marketing activities using our services. Please note that activities permitted under the CAN-SPAM Act can still be violations of this AUP for other reasons, and may result in immediate suspension or termination of your account, without notice, as determined by us in our sole discretion.
Spam is strictly prohibited under this AUP. Violations of our spam policy shall result in a minimum $200 fine and possible termination and/or suspension of your account or Services. We reserve the right to determine, in our sole discretion, what constitutes a violation of this spam policy, but include the following as a guide: unsolicited or unauthorized advertising and promotional materials such as “junk mail,” “instant messaging,” “chain letters,” or “pyramid schemes.” An electronic message is “spam” IF: (1) the recipient’s personal identity and context are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other potential recipients; AND (2) the recipient has not verifiably granted deliberate, explicit, and still-revocable permission for it to be sent; AND (3) the transmission and reception of the message appears to the recipient to give a disproportionate benefit to the sender.
You shall also be in violation of this section if you engage in any of the foregoing activities using the service of another host, but use our Services as a mail drop for responses, or to host a site advertised in spam.
Intellectual property rights are respected.
Guidelines for filing complaints pursuant to the DMCA may be found here: https://www.sunriseprowebsites.com/policies/digital-millennium-copyright-act-dmca-policy/.
You are required to comply with U.S. laws governing copyrights, trademarks, patents and other laws governing intellectual property. Please send complaints about abuse of intellectual property rights, other than copyright, via email to [email protected]
Certain content is prohibited.
You are responsible for any content transmitted, or accessed, using our network. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any applicable law, regulation is prohibited. You may not use our network to directly facilitate the violation of any particular law, regulation or this AUP. The activities listed below are meant to provide you with examples of activities that are strictly prohibited by this AUP. Use of our network to engage in the following activities is strictly prohibited:
promoting violence or injury
using defamatory, threatening or abusive language
gambling, or similar activities such as HYIP (High Yield Investment Programs), Ponzi schemes or pyramid schemes
violations of U.S. export control laws
violation of intellectual property rights of others
forging, misrepresenting, omitting or deleting message headers, return mailing information, or internet protocol addresses to conceal or misidentify the origin of a message
creating or sending Internet viruses, worms or Trojan horses, flood or mail bombs, or engaging in denial of service attacks
hacking, and/or subverting, or assisting others in subverting, the security or integrity of HostDime’s services or systems
acting in any manner that might subject us to unfavorable regulatory action, any liability for any reason, or adversely affect our public image, reputation or goodwill, as determined by us in our sole and exclusive discretion
soliciting the performance of any illegal activity, even if the activity itself is not performed
directly facilitating violation of a law or regulation and/or instructing others in prohibited activities
If you believe that our customer is using our network in violation of this paragraph, please contact us using the contact information set out in paragraph 7 below.
We are each responsible for ensuring the stability of our network.
Our network is designed to meet the anticipated needs of our customers, users, and our needs. If we determine that your use of our network impairs the stability of our network, we may suspend your use of the network, or terminate our agreement with you. Examples of activity that jeopardize the stability of our network include, but are not limited to: using excess bandwidth, overutilization of our servers, and excessive e-mail usage
We may monitor your use of our network, including communications.
We have the duty and obligation to comply with U.S. law. In certain cases that means that your use of our network will be monitored. You may not be notified that we are monitoring your use of the network. You agree that we are not considered a secure communications medium for the purposes of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and that you have no expectation of privacy.
Certain uses of our network may be restricted by U.S. export laws. U.S. export laws apply to your use of our network even if you do not reside in the United States. These laws restrict the use of our services in certain cases, including a restriction on selling products that may be legal to sell in the U.S., but illegal to export. In addition, U.S. export laws may restrict with whom you may do business. We encourage you to learn more about U.S. export laws to ensure that your use of our network complies with these laws. More information about U.S. export laws may be found at: http://www.export.gov/.
2. IP Addresses
The IP addresses we assign to you are the only ones you may use on our network. Your use of the network may be suspended if we determine that you are using other IP addresses. IP addresses are part of your use of the network, and are owned by us and simply assigned to you while you are a customer. We may change these addresses if necessary. IP addresses may not be assigned or transferred, and will be recycled by us if you terminate your use of our network.
3. Use of software
We may provide software for you to use while you are a customer. Generally speaking, this software is sublicensed to you, and may not be further sublicensed or used for purposes other than those expressly permitted in this AUP, and in the documentation provided with the software. You will be given, or given access to, a software license. This license may further restrict your use of the software. We do not provide support for software whether you license it through us, or have licensed it independently.
5. Cooperation In Enforcing U.S. Laws
We may disclose information, including information that you may consider confidential, in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, regulation, or governmental request or to protect our business, or others, from harm. We assume no obligation to inform you that we have provided this type of information unless we have affirmatively agreed to do so. In some cases we may be prohibited by law from giving such notice.
Cooperation with civil litigants is at our discretion. Responding to requests for production of documents, and other matters requiring more than mere ministerial activities on our part, will incur a fee of $200 per hour. We do not honor requests from civil litigants that such expenses be pre-approved, and may require a deposit to secure payment. Any information sent to us will not be deemed to be confidential, and may be shared by us with any other individual or entity, regardless of whether you mark it confidential.
5a. Child Pornography, Child Erotica and Bestiality
Use of the Services to disseminate or display images classified under U.S. law as child pornography, child erotica and/or bestiality is strictly prohibited. We shall immediately terminate the accounts of any customers and/or End Users who are using the Services in this manner, and report them as required by law, without prior notice. Further information about child pornography may be found at http://www.ncmec.org
5b. U.S. Export Laws
Use of the services by you and/or your End Users is governed by U.S. export control laws. These laws apply regardless of whether you and/or your End User actually reside in the United States. You may not use our services in violation of these laws, or to conduct business with third parties from sanctioned countries. More information about U.S. export laws may be found at: http://www.export.gov/exportcontrols.html
If we suspend or terminate your use of our network because you have violated this AUP, or any of the agreements, policies or regulations incorporated into it, we will not provide you with a credit. Our Service Level Agreement does not apply to disruptions to your use of the network because of such a violation. You agree to hold us harmless from any claims that such a disruption has caused damage to you or a third party, regardless of whether you informed us of the possibility of such damage.
7. Other Abuse
The use, and misuse, of our services changes over time. If we determine that your use of our services negatively impacts our ability to provide services to other customers, may subject us to liability, indicates your unfamiliarity with use of the services, or if you abuse our support staff, we may terminate your account.
8. Contacting us
We encourage you to contact us if you believe that someone has violated this AUP. To facilitate this contact, and ensure that important matters are responded to and addressed, we have designated specific channels for communicating with us. Individuals who contact us about this AUP, the behavior of our customers, or for other purposes, are required to provide us with accurate information to enable us to contact them and respond to their requests. We do not respond to anonymous correspondence, and will refer individuals who deliberately attempt to mislead us regarding their identity, or the basis for their complaints, to appropriate law enforcement officials. Nothing you send or communicate to us is confidential regardless of whether you claim that it is.
Please send all e-mail correspondence to: [email protected]