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ACCEPTABLE USAGE POLICIES

As a web-hosting provider, Blais Web Creations values its good reputation. Accordingly, it is important to us that our customers use our services and the Internet in general, responsibly and courteously. Breaking our rules can result in degradation of server performance and can result in slow performance of our servers. The great majority of our customers follow our AUP and we appreciate their willingness to abide by the rules outlined in our AUP These customers are treated with respect by our company and we value their patronage. However, due to the increasing frequency of ill-advised use of our servers by a small majority of individuals, we must provide our Acceptable Usage Policy for all of our hosting customers to read and understand.  The following constitute examples of unacceptable uses of Blais Web Creation’s services, which may, at our discretion, result in suspension, termination of the customer's account and/or possible legal action.  If your account is canceled for violations of any of these policies, you will not receive a refund of your setup fee.

Affronts to Etiquette: Unacceptable activities include spamming (sending unsolicited advertising to those with which the customer has no existing business relationship, posting off-topic advertising in newsgroups); spoofing (using a return E-mail address which is not the valid reply address of the sender or sending an E-mail message which does not contain enough information to enable the recipient to identify the party who is really sending the message; passive spamming (promoting a web site hosted by Blais Web Creations by spamming from some other source), trolling (posting controversial messages in newsgroups to generate responses), mail bombing (inundating a user with E-mail without any serious intent to correspond), and subscribing someone else to an electronic mailing list without that person's permission.   It is a violation of our policy to possess on our servers any such software or program that is or may be used for such purposes. Furthermore, if an attempt is made to cause harm to another person or organization's server, using our servers, your account will be terminated immediately. In addition, any and all information regarding the violation, and your account in general, will be turned over to the proper authorities for prosecution. All E-mail activity on our servers is monitored (amount of E-mail traffic, etc.). We do not and will not hesitate to delete any account, which is used to violate these policies.

Abuse of the legal rights of others: Examples of unacceptable activities in this regard include posting private information about a person without their consent, infringing intellectual property rights, defaming a person or business, and knowingly making available code which will have a deleterious effect on third party computers. Blais Web Creations supports free speech on the Internet, and will not suspend or cancel a customer’s account simply because it disagrees with the views expressed by the customer. Where there are allegations that a customers on-line activity has violated the legal rights of a third party, Blais Web Creations will not substitute itself for a court of law in deciding tort claims raised by the third party.

Abuse of the law: Blais Web Creations services may be used for lawful purposes only. Illegality includes but is not limited to drug dealing, attempting without authorization to access a computer system (Hacking), pirating (distributing copyrighted material in violation of copyright law), gambling, schemes to defraud, trafficking in obscene material, violating U.S. export restrictions, stalking, or violating other state or federal law such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or the Economic Espionage Act. Furthermore, hacking is an offense taken very seriously by our company. If you intend to practice such activities, and you use our services in anyway to support these activities, you can be assured that we will go to every extent of the law to make sure you are prosecuted to the furthest degree.

Pornography: Pornography and sex-related merchandising, even if legal, is not an acceptable use of Blais Web Creations servers. Furthermore, linking to pornographic sites, or using redirection software or other medium to redirect a user to a pornographic site is not acceptable and can result in immediate account termination.

Abuse of Blais Web Creations Server Resources: Running programs in the background on a Blais Web Creations server without Blais Web Creations prior written authorization, or running chat rooms, Internet Relay Chat, IRC bots, and the like are not acceptable uses of Blais Web Creations servers. Also unacceptable is using a domain pointer to refer to a portion of a web site to use one site for several domain names. Further, any usage of fifteen percent (15%) or more of our system resources is an undue burden on our system and is unacceptable. If your usage ever exceeds fifteen percent (15%) of system resources, we will contact you immediately and ask you to reduce the load on our servers. If you do not, or are unable to resolve the problem within 24 hours after we contact you, we reserve the right to terminate your account immediately.

Unlimited Traffic: Blais Web Creations offers un-metered, unlimited traffic to its hosting customers. However, to be fair to all customers on each server, a site which exceeds 15% of the bandwidth demands of a server in a two week period may be removed from our servers.   While we do not meter traffic and we do not charge for traffic, it is unfair for a single web site to slow down an entire server because of disproportionate bandwidth demands. Whenever this situation arises, and whenever possible, we will give the customer ample time to reduce their bandwidth demands or move their site.

Limitation of Liability: Blais Web Creations shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from Blais Web Creations servers going off-line or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Further, Blais Web Creations shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the corruption or deletion of any web site from one of Blais Web Creations servers. It is each clients responsibility to keep a working copy of all your files on your hard drive in the unlikely event that your account is deleted or lost. If your account is terminated for any violation of these policies, no setup fees shall be refunded to you. You may, at our discretion, be pro-rated for the unused amount of hosting fees.

Billing: Payment is accepted in the following forms; US Check, Money order, International Money Order. Payment is due for accounts on the day of setup and on the renewal date. When paying by check, payment must be received by your due date. Accounts which are past due by 10 days are automatically charged a $10.00 late charge. Accounts which are 20 days past due or more will be removed from the server. There will be $50.00 charge to reinstate site. Returned checks will be charged a $25.00 NSF fee.  If we continually have trouble securing payment from you, we will cancel your account.

Blais Web Creations shall be the sole arbiter of what is and is not a violation of these acceptable usage policies. In addition Blais Web Creations reserves the right to terminate an account at any time and for any reason that we feel is prudent and in the best interest of our company.   We also reserve our right to refuse service to anyone whom we think has illegal, unlawful, or harassing intentions.

Violations of these Acceptable Uses Policies should be referred to
us.

All complaints will be investigated promptly.

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