All services provided by Portia Web Solutions may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any Nigeria,United Kingdom or USA (or any other country) law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material that is threatening or obscene, material that is “adult only” content, or material protected by trade secrets and other statue. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Portia Web Solutions from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on any server. This includes sexual content, or direct links to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited. Portia Web Solutions will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Examples of non-acceptable content or links:
– Pirated software
– Hacking programs or archives
– Warez Sites
– Spamming Software
We do not allow background-running programs. This includes any IRC related software such as bouncers and bots. In certain cases we may allow programs to run continually in the background, these are considered on a one to one basis and an extra charge will be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed.
You are free to use any scripts you wish provided they do not affect the normal operations of the server and they are not mentioned specifically below. Scripts that are commonly known for causing server disruption include large cgi-based message forums, auctions, and banner exchanges. In the event a script affects normal server and/or administrative operations, Portia Web Solutions reserves the right to disable the account pending client cooperation and resolution.
Scripts we do not allow include:
– Chat servers/scripts of any kind are strictly prohibited.
– Formmail is not allowed on our servers.
You can use formmail scripts but they must be upto date and not running with the filename “formmail”. Any files named “formmail” will be deleted without notice.
Distribution and/or Transmission of Obscene or Indecent Speech or Materials:
Violation of indecency and obscenity laws can result in criminal penalties.
Intellectual Property Rights:
Material accessible to you through Portia Web Solutions’s Services may be subject to protection under any Nigeria,United Kingdom or USA (or any other country) copyright laws, or laws protecting trademarks, trade secrets or proprietary information. Except when expressly permitted by the owner of such rights, you must not use the Portia Web Solutions Service in a manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights, with respect to any material, which you access or receive through the Portia Web Solutions Network. If you use a domain name in connection with the Portia Web Solutions Service or similar service, you must not use that domain name in violation of any trademark, service mark, or similar rights of any third party.
Customers may not use the Portia Web Solutions Network with an attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network, or account. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for the customer, logging into a server or account the customer is not expressly authorized to access, password cracking, probing the security of other networks in search of weakness, or violation of any other organization’s security policy. Customers may not attempt to interfere or deny service to any user, host, or network. This includes, but is not limited to, flooding, mail bombing, or other deliberate attempts to overload or crash a host or network. Portia Web Solutions will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations. Users who violate system or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
Defamatory speech distributed over the Internet can result in civil liability for the defamer.
Refusal of Service:
Portia Web Solutions reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse or cancel service. Violation of any of Portia Web Solutions’s Rules and Regulations could result in a warning, suspension, or possible account termination. Accounts terminated due to policy violations will not be refunded. Free domains which have been granted for customers paying annually are released to the customer at the end of there hosting period. Domains terminated due to policy violations will not be released to the customer.
Spam Or Unsolicited E-Mail:
You must not use the Portia Web Solutions Network, Portia Web Solutions equipment or any Portia Web Solutions email address in connection with the transmission of spam, flames, mail bombs, or substantially similar, unsolicited email messages. Your domain may not be referenced as originator, intermediary, or reply-to address in any of the above. This prohibition extends to the sending of unsolicited mass mailings from another service that in any way implicates the use of the Portia Web Solutions Network, Portia Web Solutions equipment or any Portia Web Solutions email address. A message is considered unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a newsgroup charter or if it is sent to a recipient who has not requested or invited the message. For purposes of this provision, merely making one’s email address accessible to the public will not constitute a request or invitation to receive messages.
If you are found to have spammed, Portia Web Solutions reserves the right to disable your domain without warning. In addition, Portia Web Solutions may impose a £100 penalty for each spam policy violation. Portia Web Solutions solely reserves the right to refuse or cancel service to known spammers. Lastly, Portia Web Solutions reserves the right to determine what violates this policy. As such, any violation may result in cancellation of services without refund.
Any attempts to undermine, slander, libel, threaten, or cause harm to a Portia Web Solutions server, customer, employee, or the company directly is strictly prohibited and is grounds for immediate termination without refund. In addition, we will pursue all attempts to the fullest extent of the law.