|Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
Our acceptable use policy is designed to protect our current
customers. Anyone using our website or services is required to
acknowledge before using our service. Hawkins Hosting is a service
offered by Hawkins Internet. Hawkins Internet and Hawkins Hosting
refer to the same entity in this acceptable use policy (AUP)
The Hawkins Internet
Acceptable Use Policy
Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our
customers and users clear understanding of what is
acceptable and unacceptable while using
services. All customers must comply with this AUP and our
TOS. Users who access our services but do not pay service
Hawkins Internet or
users that access our services through other customers must
comply to the AUP.
services constitutes acceptance and agreement to this AUP
We support the uncensored flow of information and Ideas
using our services and we do not actively monitor the
activity of our customers under normal circumstances. We do
not exercise unfair editorial or property control over the
contents hosted with us. We may remove, in our sole
discretion, any content or ask a user to remove data that we
do not feel is acceptable even if it is not clearly stated
in this agreement. We will remove any materials that may be
illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate
this AUP. Hawkins Internet will
try its best to cooperate with legal authorities and/or
third parties in the investigations of any suspected or
alleged crime or civil wrongdoing.
You may not use this service to publish material that
Hawkins Internet determines,
at its sole discretion to be unlawful, indecent, or
violating to this agreement. For purposes of this policy,
"material" refers to all forms of communications including
narrative descriptions, graphics (including photographs,
illustrations, images, drawings, logos), executable
programs, video recordings, and audio recordings.
If an account hosted on our servers or networks violates the
AUP or our TOS we reserve the complete right to terminate
your service(s) without notice. We will try to notify
customers of material that we feel may be indecent before
terminating or suspending an account, however, we are not
responsible for contacting customers before suspending or
terminating any account. Any violations of the AUP or our
TOS will result in immediate termination of an account.
It is a customer's responsibility to enforce this policy on
all users who use
services. Failure to enforce this policy upon users who may
be customers of our subscribers but not direct customers of
Hawkins Internet will
result in suspension or termination of the account(s) of the
customer who failed to do, including other users of a
violating customer did any wrongdoing. It is the customer's
responsibility to enforce this policy. If
Hawkins Internet fails
to enforce this policy clearly it shall not be construed as
a waiver of our right to do so at any time. All third
parties are required to comply with this policy.
If an account is suspended or terminated we will not issue a
refund. We do not offer a money back guarantee. Setup Fees
cannot be refunded
- Illegal use
services to carry out or promote any type of illegal activity is
strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to cooperate with law
enforcement and/or third parties to investigate. We reserve the
right to seize any materials that may help carry out a proper
investigation without notice.
- Harm to minors
Use of the
Hawkins Internet' service
to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but
not limited to child pornography.
The use of our services to transmit threats that involve bodily
harm or destruction of property is prohibited.
Any use of our services to harass others will result in
termination of an account. Harassing corporations or companies
by publishing materials to inform other users that do not have
Hawkins Internet is
permitted. E-Mailing harassing material or posting harassing
material on message boards are not permitted under any
- Fraudulent activity
Any use of our services to make fraudulent offers to sell or
buy products, items, or services, or to promote any type of
financial scam is strictly prohibited. Law enforcement officials
may be notified. Intentionally causing misrepresentation or
issuing misleading statements to end users will not be tolerated
Attempting to impersonate any other user or an administrator
is prohibited. The use of the name "anonymous" does not
constitute impersonation. This includes forging E-mails.
- Unsolicited e-mail
Any use of our services to transmit unsolicited e-mail is
prohibited. Any user who supports spammers of any way whatsoever
will result in termination or suspension of their account. If a
customer indirectly supported unsolicited e-mail they will be
subject to a $200 service fee as the first offense. If a second
offense occurs the account(s) will be terminated and we will
notify law enforcement officials.
- E-Mail Lists
The selling of E-Mail Lists, addresses, or any information on
shared hosting or virtual server accounts is subject to a $50
one time fee per account. Failure to pay this fee will result in
suspension or termination of your account(s). The E-Mail lists
must also have authorization from the users listed in them to be
The publishing of pornographic materials using our services will
result in suspension of account(s). Users indirectly violating
this will be subject to a $50 service fee. A second offense will
result in immediate termination of account(s) or services with
- Sex-based Services
Sexual-based services that include escort services and
prostitution are against the policy. It is also prohibited to
sell adult toys, magazines, etc. Services that provide nude
photos of anything in a sexual way is prohibited.
- E-mail / News Attacks
The malicious intent to impede another person's use of
electronic mail services or news will result in account
- Usenet & Message Board
Spamming or sending unsolicited advertisements on message boards
and in any way is strictly prohibited.
- Unauthorized access
services to gain unauthorized access to another service or
device is prohibited, wither or not it damaged private property.
This will result in immediate termination of service and
notification to law enforcement officials.
- Personal data
We reserve the right to collect personal data for use in
- Internet disruptions
Use of our networks to disrupt internet traffic or provide
unfriendly activity toward other servers, users, networks, etc.
on the internet. Use our service for any activity which affects
the ability of other people or systems to use the Internet. This
includes "denial of service" (DOS) attacks against another
network host or individual user.
- Infringement of Copyright,
Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or other Intellectual Property
Use of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements on
our network(s) will result in an account suspension until the
intellectual property is removed.
Intentionally distributing software that causes intends to cause
damage to private property, harassment and annoyances to users
are prohibited. Immediate Termination and notification to law
enforcement officials will occur.
- Useless Traffic
Creating unless traffic such as by continuously pinging other
will result in account suspension.
Hosting IRC servers is strictly prohibited on our network(s).
This will result in termination of account
Chat applets, scripts and software that are not provided by
is prohibited unless if a
administrator allows you to do so,
has the right to charge fees for the hosting of chat. This
applies to Shared hosting and virtual servers. This does not
apply to dedicated servers.
- Mailing Lists
Mailing lists are not allowed unless if fees are paid to use
such service. In order to use mailing lists the user is required
to pay the same amount that their account originally costs on a
per year basis. If your account needs to have mailing lists then
it will cost twice as much as it does normally per year. Mailing
lists that exceed 700 users are subject to an additional
$50/year fee. Mailing lists that exceed 2,000 are not allowed on
shared hosting accounts. There are no limits on mailing list
usage on virtual servers or dedicated servers except users are
required to purchase spam protection for their server.
It is the customer's responsibility to provide backups of their
own data, even if we do provide backups. If the customer has
to backup their data then Hawkins
Internet will do so.
- Loss of Data
We are not held liable for any loss of data, even if we do
provide backups. We cannot be held accountable for the damage of
data hosted on our network(s).
- Harassment of
You are expected to act polite and in an orderly manor toward
Hawkins Internet and those who are associated with
Rude and harassing behavior will result in denial of technical &
You are responsible for any misuse of your account. We will not
be held liable for security issues with your account. You may
not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any
host, network or account. Sharing your password and account
access with unauthorized users is prohibited.
We reserve the complete right to revise the AUP or the TOS at
any time. All users are required to obey any future revisions.
Revisions will be posted on the