Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy (“Policy”) sets forth the guidelines, rules, and regulations governing the use of AlphaDog Hosting’s networks, systems, services, and products by the Customer (“Customer”). The purpose of this Policy is to ensure the integrity, security, reliability, and privacy of AlphaDog Hosting’s networks, systems, and Customer data.

When accessing AlphaDog Hosting’s networks, systems, products, and services, the Customer is prohibited from engaging in certain activities outlined herein. These prohibited activities, determined solely by AlphaDog Hosting, may result in termination of the Customer’s Ordered Services, imposition of additional service charges, or involvement of law enforcement agencies. AlphaDog Hosting reserves the right to remove any content or restrict the use of its services for activities or content that violate the terms or conditions under which AlphaDog Hosting provides the Services or violate this Acceptable Use Policy, as reasonably determined by AlphaDog Hosting.

Indirect or attempted violations of this Acceptable Use Policy, as well as actual or attempted violations by a third party on behalf of an AlphaDog Hosting Customer or a Customer’s end user, shall be considered violations of this Acceptable Use Policy by such Customer.

AlphaDog Hosting reserves the right to modify this Acceptable Use Policy at any time. Modifications, including additional restrictions, will be effective immediately and incorporated into this Acceptable Use Policy. Your continued use of any AlphaDog Hosting service will constitute acceptance thereof.

Prohibited Uses of AlphaDog Hosting’s Services and Products:
The following are examples of prohibited uses and actions that AlphaDog Hosting considers unacceptable and/or abusive, and are therefore strictly prohibited:

1. Violation of any law of any applicable jurisdiction, including but not limited to laws governing advertising, alcohol, antitrust, child protection, drugs, encryption, exportation, food, financial services, firearms, gambling, importation, information systems, intellectual property, obscenity, pornography, privacy, securities, telecommunications, and tobacco.

2. Committing tortious or otherwise wrongful acts, including but not limited to posting or communicating libellous, defamatory, scandalous, threatening, harassing, or private information without permission, or posting content likely to cause emotional distress.

3. Engaging in or facilitating gambling activities.

4. Posting, sending, or receiving obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, or excessively violent content.

5. Offering, soliciting, selling, buying, renting, or licensing any goods, products, services, or information where such activity is unlawful.

6. Advocating, promoting, or encouraging violence against any government, organization, group, individual, or property.

7. Violating the intellectual property rights of others by posting, sending, receiving, displaying, distributing, or executing any content that violates copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property rights.

8. Deleting or altering author attributions, copyright notices, or trademark notices without express permission.

9. Violating the terms of applicable software licensing agreements.

10. Attempting to obtain unauthorized access to systems, networks, or accounts, including circumventing authentication or other security features.

11. Interfering with service to any user, host, or network, including denial of service attacks or overloading services.

12. Introducing worms, harmful code, and/or Trojan horses.

13. Attempting to circumvent approval processes for posting to newsgroups or bulletin boards or evading spam filters.

14. Cancelling or superseding posts other than your own, except for official moderators.

15. Sending unsolicited messages or email to recipients who have requested not to receive them, or to a large number of recipients at one time.

16. Sending or posting unrelated messages to newsgroups or bulletin boards.

17. Sending messages or email with deceptive header or sender information.

18. Propagating chain letters and pyramid schemes.

19. Using Internet Relay Chat “bots” or their equivalent.

20. Running bitcoin mining software on any part of AlphaDog Hosting’s network.

21. Direct or indirect use of AlphaDog Hosting’s services as a proxy.

22. Using our Services primarily for file download or backup services (other than Our Secured Offsite Backup Service).

23. Holding AlphaDog Hosting, its affiliates, officers, employees, and/or shareholders up to public scorn or ridicule.

24. Reselling AlphaDog Hosting’s services, in whole or in part, without AlphaDog Hosting’s prior written consent, or misrepresenting your relationship with AlphaDog Hosting.