This Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") governs your use of the Services and is incorporated by reference into DSCo's Terms of Service. Unless otherwise stated, defined terms in this AUP have the same meaning as provided in the Terms of Service. DSCo may modify this AUP at any time without notice.
The Services provided by DSCo may only be used for lawful purposes. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the Services. DSCo reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at our sole discretion. Any material or conduct that in our judgment violates this AUP in any manner may result in suspension or termination of the Services or removal of content with or without notice.
Failure to respond to a communication from our abuse department within the specified time period in our communication to you may result in the suspension or termination of the Services.
You may not use the Services to publish content or engage in activity that is illegal under applicable law, that is harmful to others, or that would subject DSCo to liability, including, without limitation, in connection with any of the following, each of which is prohibited under this AUP:
Hosting, distributing or linking to child sexual abuse material (CSAM) or content that is harmful to minors (CSAM will be suspended immediately without notice and reported to law enforcement or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children);
Engaging in the unlawful distribution of controlled substances, drug contraband or prescription medications (including without limitation, promotion, marketing, or sale of prescription medications without a valid prescription);
You may not consume excessive amounts of server or network resources or use the Services in any way which results in server performance issues or which interrupts service for other customers. Prohibited activities that contribute to excessive use, include without limitation:
You may not directly or indirectly use the Services to gain access to any network or system without permission, including without limitation
Using any deep-link, page-scrape, robot, crawl, index, spider, offline reader, click spam, macro programs, internet agent, or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, to use, access, copy, index, acquire information, generate impressions or clicks, input information, store information, search, generate searches, or monitor any portion of DSCo's website or servers for any unauthorized purpose.
You may not use your hosting account as a backup solution. Our Services are designed to host your website only and may not be used as a data repository. DSCo reserves the right to remove backups from your hosting account with or without notice.
DSCo reserves the right to disable or remove any content which is prohibited by this AUP, including to prevent harm to others or to DSCo or the Services, as determined in DSCo's sole discretion.
A failure to respond to an email from our abuse team within forty-eight (48) hours, or as otherwise specified in the communication to you, may result in the suspension or termination of your Services.
Websites hosted on DSCo's servers in the U.S. are generally governed by U.S. law. As a web host, DSCo is not the publisher of user generated content and we are not in a position to investigate the veracity of individual defamation claims. Rather, we rely on the legal system and courts to determine whether or not material is defamatory. In any case in which a court of competent jurisdiction, as determined in DSCo's sole discretion, orders material to be removed, DSCo will disable access to such material.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, DSCo users are responsible for using the Services in compliance with applicable laws in their jurisdiction, including without limitation, any laws relating to defamation, unsolicited emails, spamming, privacy, obscenity, and intellectual property infringement. DSCo reserves the right to take local legal considerations into account and to respond accordingly in DSCo's sole discretion.