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Terms Of Service


AppStarConsulting provides hosting services to it's clients and we have the responsibility to protect each client and provide them with the best hosting services available. The following guidelines were designed to insure these hosting services.

Content:
All hosting services provided by AppStarConsulting may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:
copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, unlicensed software or files, or material protected by trade secret and other statue. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless AppStarConsulting from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

Examples of non-acceptable content or links

  • Pirated software "Illegal MP3's" Hackers programs or archives Warez Sites
  • Child Pornography
AppStarConsulting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Unlimited Traffic/Hits & Server Resource Usage:
AppStarConsulting is pleased to offer our clients unlimited traffic/hits, and server usage.

Unlimited Traffic/Hits refers to the number of visitors to your website, NOT the amount of bandwidth/data transfer. Your account is still limited to the alotted bandwidth/data transfer included with your selected package. To maintain the integrity of our service the following traffic/usage limitations apply.
  • Sites with banners, graphics or cgi's running from their domain being used on other domains. Sites with immense graphic archives or galleries. Sites offering immense download archives, such as .zip, .tar, .ra and .GZ. Sites running large chat room gatherings.
  • Sites using more than 20% of system resources

If you do not qualify for unlimited traffic/hits, your account may be required to be upgraded, or, AppStarConsulting may move your site to a different server, to reduce the load on the server you are currently residing... We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of usage limitations. Bandwidth/data transfer will go unmonitored until you reach your account limit, then normal over-usage data transfer costs will apply. At any time we may move your site to a different server, to reduce the load on the server you are currently residing...

Chat Rooms:
AppStarConsulting does allow clients to install their own chat rooms. However, these tend to be large system hogs and may fall into the usage limitations clause. We do provide a html based cgi chatroom that runs without hindering the performance of the machine for others. You are free to run your own chat script, as long as it does not hinder server performance.

Background Processes/Programs:
AppStarConsulting may allow programs to run continually in the background, these are considered on a one to one basis and a extra charge may be incured based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed.

Cron Jobs:
AppStarConsulting does allow Cron Jobs to be conducted on our servers.

IRC:
AppStarConsulting currently does not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.

Multiple Connections:
Multiple telnet and ftp sessions are allowed, on a single hosting account.

Idle Timeouts:
AppStarConsulting may disconnect any idle connection to the network.
Average timeouts are:
FTP - 300 seconds Telnet - 2 hours

Commercial Advertising - Email:
Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, from a AppStarConsulting server or using an email address that is maintained on a AppStarConsulting machine is STRICTLY prohibited. For general reference, we consider spam any email that is sent to more than 10 people at a time that did not ask for it to be sent to them. AppStarConsulting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Opt-In email is acceptiable, as long as Opt-Out/Removal request are fully honored. Please make an effort to limit outgoing mail on your account to no more than 5000 pieces per DAY and no more than 20 pieces per minute. Many times we have seen sites push over 1000 emails in one hit, this causes extreme server loads and prevents other people from accessing server services. Large mailings are preferred to be sent from the hours of 12AM - 8AM EST. Sites with large mailing databases, need to be placed on dedicated server or VPS platform.

Server Abuse:
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of AppStarConsulting is strictly prohibited. AppStarConsulting will pursue legal action to the fullest extent for all abuse of the network.

Suspension/De-Activation:
If any terms or conditions are failed to be followed it will result in grounds for account suspension or de-activation. AppStarConsulting reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice. If AppStarConsulting deactivates your account(s) for violating policy, your will forfeit your rights to a refund...and none will be given. No refunds for advance payments, on de-activated accounts. Normal policy is a warning first, and account de-activation the second offense. Serious offenses may cause immediate de-activation.

Privacy Policy:
AppStarConsulting respects the privacy of every individual who visits our Web site(s), responds to our interactive advertisements or sends us e-mail. This Privacy Statement outlines the information AppStarConsulting will collect and how we will use that information. This Statement will also instruct you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected or shared when you visit our Web site(s), respond to our Web-based advertisements or send us email.

AppStarConsulting will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (that is, your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily.

If you do not want your personally-identifiable information collected, please do not submit it to us. If you have already submitted this information and would like for us to remove it from our records, please contact us via e-mail. We will use reasonable efforts to delete your information from our existing files as soon as possible. Effective 1/1/2004

Our Commitment To Privacy:
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. 

The Way We Use Information:
We use the information you provide about yourself only as needed for us to conduct business with you. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to facilitate conducting agreed to business with you. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
 

Our Commitment To Data Security:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. 

Our Commitment To Childrens Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
 

How To Contact Us:
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at
info@appstarconsulting.com.

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