Acceptable Use Policy

  1. Use of Services
    1. CFTS reserves the right to suspend or cancel a customer's access to any or all Services provided, where CFTS decides that the account has been inappropriately used and reserves the right to refuse services and/or access to its servers to anyone.
    2. CFTS offer unlimited web space and bandwidth with some account types, by this, we mean unlimited space for legitimate web site content and bandwidth for visitors to view it. All files on a domain must be part of the active website and linked to the site. Sites should not contain any material which does not comply with our content guidelines.
    3. CFTS provide unlimited, burstable bandwidth and Burstable RAM with some of the services and for these resources, we require that you do not continuously use an unreasonable excess of such resources. Use of them in a temporary, burstable fashion is acceptable.
    4. CFTS offer large numbers of mailboxes with some account types subject to fair use policy. Mailboxes are intended for direct use by the package owner and should not be resold or offered for use by third parties. Should the number of active mailboxes assigned to an individual website exceed 100, CFTS reserve the right to restrict the number of mailboxes included in the package price.
    5. CFTS reserve the right to delete mailboxes (including contents) that are deemed inactive, i.e. have not been accessed within the last 180 days.
    6. CFTS will suspend access to, or cancel, an account which:
      1. Contains invalid or fraudulent details.
      2. Initiates a payment card chargeback or uses any other mean of payment reversal.
    7. You agree not to re-sell or offer for the use of third parties any part of our services unless you have purchased a reseller package or dedicated server or gained explicit written permission from CFTS
  2. Acceptable use guidelines
    1. You may not use the Services:
      1. to host a website on a "free-to-register" domain, including, but not limited to:
        1. domain registered in .tk, .ml, or any other TLD (top-level domain) zone that provides registration without mandatory payment incurrence;
        2. domain or subdomain served by any provider of dynamic DNS service;
      2. to host a website on a domain that you do not own. Domain ownership is indicated by either or both:
        1. public WHOIS database records;
        2. registry of customers maintained by CFTS;
      3. in any way that breaches any applicable regulation, EU or International law;
      4. in any way that is fraudulent;
      5. to host any material which is in breach of our content guidelines;
      6. to transmit, or otherwise permit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar marketing material, also known as SPAM or Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE);
      7. to publish or otherwise distribute Warez, copywritten or other illegal material. The onus is on you the customer to prove that you own the rights to publish material, not for CFTS to prove that you do not;
      8. to participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities;
      9. as file storage. All files uploaded to a domain on our servers must be visible and accessible by visiting that domain unless they are hidden files needed to operate the website; we reserve the right to delete files which do not match these criteria without giving notice to you;
      10. to store audio/visual surveillance data unless such is explicitly allowed by published service description;
      11. to use the server as an application server. Using the server to generate large volumes of email from a database is an example of an activity that is not allowed;
      12. to offer HTTP downloads from your site, other than where the files are directly related to the subject matter of the site. We recommend you stream any multimedia content including audio and video files. 
      13. CFTS reserves the right to archive any downloaded content we do not believe to be necessary for the normal operation of the site, and the definition of this is entirely at the discretion of CFTS
    2. Subdomains, irrespective of sponsoring domain ownership, are considered "free-to-register" domains.
  3. Content guidelines
    1. These content guidelines apply to any and all services provided by CFTS to you.
    2. Material published to or transmitted through our servers must:
      1. be accurate (where stating facts);
      2. comply with applicable law in accordance with this policy.
    3. The material must not:
      1. be defamatory of any person;
      2. be obscene, offensive, or inflammatory;
      3. infringe any copyright or trademark;
      4. be likely to deceive any person;
      5. promote or assist any illegal activity;
      6. be threatening, abusive or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
      7. be used to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization;
      8. display any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, depicting child pornography as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child.
      9. display acts of bestiality or non-consensual sex.
    4. No registrant may register an abusive string in the sTLD including, without limitation, strings that:
      1. infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party, including common law trademark rights;
      2. are obvious variants of well-known trademarks not belonging to the registrant;
      3. first and last names of an individual other than the individual or his/her agent;
      4. Suggest the presence of child pornography.
    5. You must ensure that any end-user submitted content such as forum posts or chat room entries meet with the standards defined within this Policy.
  4. Enforcement
    1. We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of CFTS services. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate in accordance with this Acceptable Use Policy.
    2. Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of our Terms and Conditions upon which you are permitted to use our services, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
      1. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use CFTS services;
      2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal or archiving of any content in breach of our Content Standards (as defined in this Acceptable Use Policy) uploaded to our servers;
      3. issue of a warning to you;
      4. issue of legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
      5. further legal action against you or disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
    3. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
  5. General
    1. CFTS have a Police Liaison function and we are committed to assisting, and cooperating with, all law enforcement and government agencies in helping to reduce Internet Crime.
  6. Contact Information
    1. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Your CFTS Services. Please note that any discussions with CFTS are treated in strictest confidence, so we may need to ask You security questions to confirm that we are speaking to the right person.

Please note: by signing up for any of our services you agree to be bound by all CFTS terms and conditions.

on Friday October 04 by Peter Atkin
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