The use of services from 1st-host.co.za constitutes agreement to these terms.

Domain Cost Refund Policy

Please note that fees payable for domain registration and renewal  costs are non-refundable. 1st-host accepts no responsibility for any  typing errors (spelling mistakes) you make when ordering a domain name  with us. Once a domain name has passed its expiry date there is no  guarantee that we are able to renew the domain, additional charges might apply in these cases.

SPAM Policy

1st-host takes a zero tolerance approach to the sending of  Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) or SPAM over our network. Very simply this means that customers of 1st-host may not use or permit others to  use our network to transact in UCE. Customers of 1st-host may not host, or permit hosting of, sites or information that is advertised by UCE  from other networks. Violations of this policy carry severe penalties,  including termination of service.

If your actions have caused 1st-host’s mail servers or 1st-host’s  IP address ranges to be placed on blacklists and other mail filtering  software systems used by companies on the Internet, you will be assessed a R500 charge to your account for administrative charges incurred to  remove and protect mail servers and IP ranges.

Content Policy

All services provided by 1st-host are to be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data  or material in violation of any South African, United Kingdom or United  States Federal, State, Provincial or City law is prohibited. This  includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, trademark,  intellectual property, material we judge to be threatening or obscene,  or material protected by trade secret and other statute without proper  authorization. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless 1st-host from any claims resulting from the use of the service which  damages the subscriber or any other party.

Also prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or  present content that may be damaging to 1st-host’s servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.

Examples of unacceptable content or links:

– Pirated software
– Hacker programs or archives
– Fraudulent activities
– Adult sites
– Warez sites

Any illegal activity, online gambling, spamming or hacking will  result in your site being shut down. The customer is solely responsible  for the content stored on and served on their hosting space.

1st-host will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Scripts and Software Policy

You are free to install and use any scripts you wish, (as long as  they are not on our banned scripts list, see below) however we reserve  the right to disable any script or software in your hosting account that affects normal server operation or service to other 1st-host customers.

1st-host is not responsible for scripts that you use in your  hosting. It is not our responsibility to ensure your scripts function  correctly. Please don’t expect our support techs to troubleshoot aspects of your scripts or third party scripts that you use on your sites  hosted on our servers.

1st-host provides technical support for the server & server  related softwares. Any scripts included in the Softaculous are 3rd party scripts and support is not provided by our techs.

The following scripts are banned due to the potential harm they can cause to other sites on the same server:

– Torrentflux (and similar scripts)
– AlienForm (all versions)
– formmail.pl
– Greymatter (all versions)
– Open Webmail
– Ikonboard (all versions)
– IRC Egg Drops & IRC related programs.
– Chat software
– lstmrge.cgi
– Proxy Servers & Scripts (EX: nph-proxy)
– Shell, SSH, Telnet Scripts and Shell, SSH, Telnet Alternatives (cgitelnet.pl)
– The Anonymizer
– UltimateBBS (all versions)
– YABB + YABB se (all versions)
– Any script that uses / processes a massive number of flatfiles or large flatfile databases.

Resource Usage

1st-host’s hosting accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive  use or abuse of these shared network resources by one customer may have a negative impact on all other customers. Misuse of network resources in a manner which impairs server/network performance is prohibited by this  policy and may result in suspension of your account without notice. You  are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources, including  processing time, memory and session time. You may not use  resource-intensive programs which negatively impact other customers or  the performance of 1st-host’s systems or Hosting. 1st-host reserves  the right to terminate or limit such activities.

System and Network Security

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the  security of the 1st-host Network. Violations of system or network  security may result in civil or criminal liability. 1st-host will  investigate occurrences, which may involve such violations and may  involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting  Users who are involved in such violations. These violations include,  without limitation:

Accessing data not intended for such User or logging into a server or account, which such User is not authorized to access. Attempting to  probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to  breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization.

Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network,  including, without limitation, via means of overloading, “flooding”,  “mail bombing” or “crashing”.  Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information  in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.  Taking any action in order to obtain services to which such user is not  entitled.

Backups

Full backups are made nightly. No guarantees are made of any kind,  either expressed or implied, as to the integrity of these backups.  Backups are made for server restoration purposes only. It is the  client’s responsibility to maintain local copies of their web content  any information.

Intellectual Property

We are the owner and/or  authorized user of all trade marks, service marks, design marks,  patents, copyrights, database rights and all other intellectual property appearing on or contained within the Site, unless otherwise indicated.  Except as provided in these Terms & Conditions, use of the Site does not grant you any right, title, interest or license to any such  intellectual property you may access on the Site. Except as provided in  these Terms & Conditions, any use or reproduction of the  intellectual property is prohibited.

You may view this Site and  you are welcome to print hard copies of material on it solely for your  lawful, personal, non-commercial use. All other copying, whether in  electronic, hard copy or other format, is prohibited and may breach  intellectual property laws and other laws world-wide. Furthermore, you  are not entitled to reproduce, transmit, publicly perform, distribute,  adapt, translate, modify, bundle, merge, share or make available to any  person, or create derivative works of such material, or use it for  commercial purposes, without our prior written consent. All other rights are reserved.

Refusal of Service

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason not  prohibited by law. We reserve the right to terminate service to any  customer for any reason not prohibited by law.

Any deliberate attempt to cause damage to 1st-host’s servers, the  1st-host network or any other Internet servers will result in immediate account deactivation without prior notice.

First Host reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.

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