Acceptable Usage Policy
Your use of our services mean that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable usage policy.
Our Terms and Conditions shall have the same meaning in this acceptable use policy.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes.
You may not use our site:
In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which:
• is defamatory of any person;
• is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
• promotes sexually explicit material;
• promotes violence;
• promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
• infringes any copyright, database right, trade mark or other intellectual property right of any other person;
• is likely to deceive any person;
• is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
• promotes any illegal activity;
• is threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
• is likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
• advertises for sale substances that are legal in law but are known to be abused;
• is used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or
• gives the impression that it emanate from us if this is not the case.
You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
• any part of our site;
• any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
• any software used in the provision of our site; or
• any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
You may not register for an account with us or sign up or use use our services for the purposes of testing or vetting security measures in any way or format without our written consent to do so.
Websites are prohibited from containing; Warez’ content or content commonly known to be pirated or illegal copies of software or other works, MP3’s or other audio formats of copyrighted music, Movie downloads in any format whether complete or in part, Illegal Pornographic material, any content that is illegal under UK, USA or European law.
Standard email services supplied with shared hosting and email only hosting packages.
Our shared and reseller hosting, also encompassing our email only hosting plans, are provided with email services and facilities. The maximum permissible emails that can be sent out in any single hour is 300 from a domain. We do not provide catch all mailboxes as these are commonly spam magnets. Each email sent must have 40 or less recipients.
Mass mailing is not allowed on HydroVPS.com. A dedicated mass email server can be provided with the use of unlimited SMTP for sending via programmatic means from shared hosting on our websites if required. Anyone who sends mass mail and is found to have caused problems affecting our servers or IP reputation will be subject to a fine and have their domain and service suspended.
Any user who by their action or inaction and whose services are found to be sending spam emails will be levied a fine of $90.00 to cover our time in performing any cleanup action required to our mail servers. Any user who by their action or inaction and whose service causes IP black listings will be given a fine of $200.00.
Any user who by their action or inaction and whose services result in complaints from other companies, for example spamcop, aol, yahoo etc will be given a fine of $90.00 to cover administration fee’s for HydroVPS.com to advise the companies the reasons why the spam was sent.
Database usage and abuse
Any customer whose database service usage results in excessively high server resource utilisation to the detriment of service or to our other customers will have their database suspended pending remedial action. Should such action not be taken and a further suspension be made an administration fee of $35.00 will be levied for our time.
The onus is on the customer to monitor database space usage and take action to ensure they do not exceed their database limits. Any service found to exceed storage limits may result in automatic suspension of services. Where this occurs we will remove suspension services on request and remedial action should be taken by the customer. Where overuse occurs we reserve the right to charge for space used over and above allowances in order to prevent future suspensions or to charge for future removal of suspensions at the rate of $35.00 per instance.
We will always do our best to be respectful and in our dealings with you, by email or by phone, treat you in the manner in which we ourselves would expect to be treated. We fully expect that our customers will treat us the same way.
That can be a challenge sometimes for both parties as we recognise that things can sometimes get frustrating. Computers do have errors (often caused by humans) and humans also make mistakes from time to time. Whether those computers or humans are either yours or ours, we expect that both parties will remain calm and deal with any issues that occur professionally.
On rare occasions a customer will become threatening or abusive. This can manifest itself in the use of all capitals in email (considered in general internet terms as shouting) or the use of abusive language. On the phone this includes shouting and abusive language.
On such occasions we reserve the right not to answer the email or to hang up. We don’t need any abuse (the job can be challenging enough) and simply won’t tolerate it. If a customer feels the need, do as we do – leave your desk and go for a walk. Breath. Talk to somebody and vent if you need to – just not at us.
Suspension and termination
We will determine, in our sole discretion, whether you have breached this acceptable use policy. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of our Standard Terms and Conditions and, in addition to our rights contained therein, may result in our taking all or any of the following additional actions:
• legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis.
• further legal action against you;
• disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
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.
Sometimes things just don’t work out.
Although we try our best, and although we know both ourselves and our customers have the best intentions at heart, things might get to a point where they are not working out for either party.
It may be that you just cannot understand our systems or processes or perhaps you can’t understand how to use things. It may be that we, try as we might, cannot satisfy your requirements.
Just as you can leave or choose not to renew your services with us without giving a reason we may decide that in everyone’s best interest and to avoid further anguish we will not renew your service with us.
Of course we really hope and will try our best to ensure that things don’t get to that stage, however if they do, we’ll be sure to give you at least a months notice to give you a chance to make alternative arrangements.
If you have a complaint then there are ways in which you can address them.
Your first port of all is an email to support@HydroVPS.com with full details of your complaint. You should make sure you provide as much detail as possible including a timeline of events if applicable, the details of any of our team that you have dealt with, any relevant trouble ticket numbers and the time and date of any phone calls. In short, as much information as you can to help us conduct a thorough review of your complaint.
The complaint will be received and reviewed by a manager who will consider all of the information available and who may contact you to ask further questions if appropriate.
We will do everything we can to deal with any complaint raised and if we can find a way to resolve any issue to your satisfaction we will.
Changes to our acceptable use policy
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.
If you have any questions about our Acceptable Usage Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
CEO: Tyler James
100 Cresthaven Drive
Clyde, North Carolina – 28721, USA.
E-mail address: legal@HydroVPS.com
This document was last updated on Apr 12, 2020