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Terms and Conditions – Artefact Associates

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All services provided by Artefact Associates. may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or
City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, unlicensed software or files, or material protected by trade secret and other statue. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Artefact Associates from any claims
resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
Examples of non-acceptable content or links
”    Pirated software
”    “Illegal MP3’s”
”    Hackers programs or archives
”    Warez Sites
”    Child Pornography
Artefact Associates will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
 
Unlimited Traffic/Hits & Server Resource Usage:
Artefact Associates is pleased to offer our clients unlimited traffic/hits, and server usage. Unlimited Traffic/Hits refers to the number of visitors to your website, NOT the amount of bandwidth/data transfer. Your account is still limited to the allotted bandwidth/data transfer included with your selected package.
To maintain the integrity of our service the following traffic/usage limitations apply.
”    Sites with banners, graphics or cgi’s running from their domain being used on other domains.
”    Sites with immense graphic archives or galleries.
”    Sites offering immense download archives, such as .zip, .tar, .ra and .GZ.
”    Sites running large chat room gatherings.
”    Sites using more than 20% of system resources
If you do not qualify for unlimited traffic/hits, your account may be required to be upgraded, or, Artefact Associates  may move your site to a different server, to reduce the load on the server you are currently residing… Artefact Associates will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of usage limitations. Bandwidth/data transfer will go unmonitored until you reach your account limit, then normal over-usage data transfer costs will apply. At any time Artefact Associates  may move your site to a different server, to reduce the load on the server you are currently residing…Chat Rooms:
Artefact Associates does allow clients to install their own chat rooms. However, these tend to be large
system hogs and may fall into the usage limitations clause. We do provide a html based cgi chatroom that runs without hindering the performance of the machine for others. You are free to run your own chat script, as long as it does not hinder server performance.
 
Background Processes/Programs
Artefact Associates may allow programs to run continually in the background, these are considered on a one to one basis and a extra charge may be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed.
 
Cron Jobs:
Artefact Associates does allow Cron Jobs to be conducted on our servers.
 
IRC:
Artefact Associates currently does not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.
 
 
Multiple Connections:
Multiple telnet and ftp sessions are allowed, on a single hosting account.
 
Idle Timeouts:
Artefact Associates may disconnect any idle connection to the network.
Average timeouts are:
FTP – 300 seconds
Telnet – 2 hours
 
Commercial Advertising – Email:
Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, from a Artefact Associates  server or using an email address that is maintained on a Artefact Associates  machine is STRICTLY prohibited. For general reference, we consider spam any email that is sent to more than 10 people at a time that did not ask for it to be sent to them.
Artefact Associates will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Opt-In email is acceptiable, as long as Opt-Out/Removal request are fully honored. Please make an effort to limit
outgoing mail on your account to no more than 5000 pieces per DAY and no more than 20 pieces per minute. Many times we have seen sites push over 1000 emails in one hit, this causes extreme server
loads and prevents other people from accessing server services. Large mailings are preferred to be sent from the hours of 12AM – 8AM EST. Sites with large mailing databases, need to be placed on dedicated
server or managed VPS platform.
 
Server Abuse:
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a Artefact Associates  server or customer of Artefact Associates  is strictly prohibited. Artefact Associates  will pursue legal action to the fullest extent for all abuse of the Artefact Associates  Network.