GENERAL

The following is the entire Acceptable User Policy ("AUP") agreement between RelateHost.com ("RelateHost") and the personal or corporate account holder ("YOU/YOUR/Customer"). RelateHost provides World Wide Web Hosting, Marketing, and Development. RelateHost has certain legal and ethical responsibilities consisting with the use of its servers and equipment involved in these services. RelateHost general policy is to act as a provider of Internet presence. RelateHost reserves the rights to suspend or cancel a customer's access to any or all services provided by RelateHost when we decide that the account has been inappropriately used.

Server Abuse

Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of RelateHost is strictly prohibited.

RelateHost will strongly react to any use or attempted use of an Internet account or computer without the owner's authorization. Such attempts include "Internet scamming" (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password theft, security hole scanning, etc

Any unauthorized use of accounts or computers by YOU, whether or not the attacked account or computer belongs to RelateHost, will result in action against YOU. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancelation, as well as civil or criminal legal action, depending on the seriousness of the attack.

IMPORTANT NOTE - RelateHost has the right to discontinue service, or deny access to anyone who violates our policies or the terms and conditions shown below WITHOUT WARNING or PRIOR NOTICE. No refunds of fees paid will be made if account termination is due to violation of the terms outlined below.

YOU may not run IRC, bots or clients on shared servers. Unacceptable uses also include, but are NOT limited to: Bulk emailing, unsolicited emailing, newsgroup spamming, pornographic content, illegal content, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, warez sites (including links to/from), cracks, software serial numbers, proxy-relaying, link farming (the act of or by use of scripts), link grinding, link-only sites, spamdexing, FFA (Free-For-All) and/or anything else determined by RelateHost to be unacceptable use of our services including abuse of server resources.

WEB APPLICATIONS and WEB ACCESSIBLE SCRIPTS - All web applications that are outof-date and actively being exploited will be shut down immediately without prior notice. YOU are responsible for and should evaluate YOUR web-based applications and scripts on a regular basis to ensure their security and orderliness. Shared hosting accounts may also be terminated if it includes the following content or have links to the following content: Providing material that is grossly offensive to the Web community including blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity; promoting or providing instructional information about illegal activities; promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual; displaying material containing obscene nudity or pornographic material (not applicable to managed dedicated servers); displaying material that exploits children under 18-years of age; acts of copyright infringement including offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs; information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial or registration numbers for software programs, or any type of cracker utilities.

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Storage Space Abuse

RelateHost will not tolerate any form of storage space abuse. At least 90% of YOUR web pages ("HTML") must be 'linked' with files (GIF, JPEG, etc.) stored on RelateHost servers. Website that are found to contain either/or no HTML documents, a large number of unlinked files are subject to files deletion or account cancelation at the discretion of RelateHost Management ("MANAGEMENT"), with or without prior notice.

If YOU do not qualify for the free service, disk space will go unmonitored until YOU reach the amount allocated to YOUR specific web hosting plan ("PLAN"). Thereafter, normal website data storage costs $0.20/1MB/month will be billed to YOUR account. If you want to pre-pay for disk space overages, you will be billed $0.10/1MB/month.

YOU will have 3 days to pay for your overages. Failure to do so will result in YOUR website being disabled within 3 days of YOUR first notice. This does not apply to co-location clients. Co-location clients will be billed for the overages based on switch reports. Co-location clients must pay for the overages IMMEDIATELY once billing or RelateHost has the sole decision to deactivate any and all servers.

RelateHost will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

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Bandwidth Abuse

The intention of RelateHost is to provide a large bandwidth to transfer web documents, and not an offsite storage area for electronic files. If YOU violate this condition, YOU will be notified and given 48 hours to remedy the problem. Failure to do so will result in YOU being billed for the overages.

If YOU do not qualify for the free service, traffic will go unmonitored until YOU reach the amount of quota allocated to YOUR specific PLAN. Thereafter, normal data transfer cost of $10.00/1GB/month will be billed to YOUR account. If YOU want to pre-pay for bandwidth overages, YOU will be billed $5.00/1GB/month.

YOU will have 3 days to pay for your overages. Failure to do so will result in YOUR website being disabled within 3 days of YOUR first notice. This does not apply to co-location clients. Co-location clients will be billed for the overages based on switch reports. Co-location clients must pay for the overages IMMEDIATELY once billing or RelateHost has the sole decision to deactivate any and all servers.

RelateHost will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

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Unsolicited Email & Spamming

Unsolicited commercial advertisements ("SPAM") are not allowed in e-mail, and will likely result in account cancelation.

RelateHost takes a zero-tolerance approach to SPAM originating from its servers or for spam advertising of domains hosted within our network. If found, we will charge YOU up to $25 per unsolicited email message sent and delete YOUR account with any prior notice.

The following activities are not allowed: SPAM, which includes, but is not limited to, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, informational announcements, charity requests, petitions for signatures, and political or religious tracts (such messages may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it from your domain); Forging, altering or removing electronic mail headers - any domain sending stealth spam will be terminated without warning and without refund. Sending numerous copies of the same or substantially similar message with the intent to disrupt a server or account ("mail bombing"); Spamming Newsgroups: Commercial advertisements are unwelcome in most Usenet discussion groups and on most e-mail mailing lists. Inappropriate posting may result in account cancelation. See the newsgroup or mailing list's charter for whether advertising is allowed or not. Sending a message to many different off-topic newsgroups, is particularly unethical and will be treated as such; Mail may not be used to harass or intimidate others. Harassment, whether through language, frequency of messages, or size of messages, is prohibited. Sending a single unwelcome message may be considered harassment. If a recipient asks to stop receiving e-mail, YOU must not send that person any further messages.

NOTE - If YOU use the services of another provider to promote a website hosted by or through RelateHost ("spamvertising"), then the provisions of the above policy shall apply as if the SPAM were sent through our servers.

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99.99% Uptime Guarantee

(1.) COVERAGE - This 99.99% uptime guarantee applies to any Customer in good financial standing with RelateHost at the time of a service outage.

(2.) SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT ("SLA") & SPECIFICATIONS - RelateHost endeavors to have the content of YOUR website available for http access by any party in the world 99.99% of the time. Network downtime ("unavailability") is defined as 100% packet loss from RelateHost to its backbone providers. Downtime is measured past 10 minutes after notification of network failure via RelateHost's online ticketing system. If the ticketing system itself is unreachable, the ticket must be started by calling the RelateHost NOC.

RelateHost's administrators will determine the end of the downtime by a traceroute to YOUR machine from outside the RelateHost network.

(3a.) SHARED HOSTING CREDITS - In the event that YOUR website is unavailable for less than 100%, RelateHost will credit the following month's service fee as follows. YOUR credit shall be retroactive and measured in 24 hours a day of a calendar month, with the maximum credit not exceeding 50% of the monthly service charge for the affected month.

Monthly Uptime Credit:
95% to 99.9% - YOUR account will be credited 10% of your monthly hosting fee
90% to 94.9% - YOUR account will be credited 20% of your monthly hosting fee
89.9% or below - YOUR account will be credited 50% of your monthly hosting fee

(3b.) MANAGE DEDICATED SERVERS - For managed dedicated server Customers, if the uptime is between 98.9% and 99.9% for any particular month, credit shall be retroactive and equivalent to the difference between the guaranteed level of availability of the Customer's services during the month and the calculated actual level of availability of the Customer's services, multiplied by the actual charges incurred by YOU for the services during that monthly period. In addition, for managed dedicated servers, YOU may be entitled to additional credits as calculated below measured 24-hours a day in a calendar month, with the maximum credit not to exceeding 25% of the monthly service charge for the affected month.

In order for YOU to receive a credit on YOUR account, YOU must request such credit within seven (7) days after YOU experienced the downtime. You must request credit by sending an e-mail message to billingsupport@RelateHost.com. For security, the body of this message must contain YOUR account number, the dates and times of the unavailability of YOUR website, and such other customer identification requested by RelateHost. Credits will usually be applied within sixty (60) days of YOUR credit request. Credit to YOUR account shall be YOUR sole and exclusive remedy in the event of an outage.

(4.) RESTRICTIONS - Credit shall not be provided to YOU in the event that you have any outage resulting from:
scheduled maintenance as posted from time to time at RelateHost,
your behavior or the performance or failure of your equipment, facilities or applications,
circumstances beyond RelateHost's reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services, including DNS propagation, domain name registration/transfer, failure of third party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of your web site,
YOU breaking any agreement policy in RelateHost's "Terms & Conditions and AUP" causing a machine to fail as a result.

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Techenical Support Boundaries

RelateHost provides technical support for YOU that encompasses within our area of expertise only. Such expertise includes assistance, troubleshooting, and debugging of our cPanel control panel interface, servers within our immediate responsibility and any other hosting related issues.

However, in under no circumstances is RelateHost neither obligated to help YOU in the installations of new application modules, templates and/or programming languages, nor in providing assistance for any errors produced by any applications that have been modified by YOU previously. We will only provide assistance in making sure any EasyApps applications that are installed through the cPanel control panel interface are installed as directed.

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CGI Scripts

Each shared web hosting account comes with its own CGI-BIN. YOU are free to use any CGI scripts YOU wish, however we reserve the rights to disable any CGI script that effects normal shared server operation without prior notice. (this section does not apply to managed dedicated servers)

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Chat Rooms

We do not allow YOU to install YOUR own chat rooms within a shared hosting account, without approving it with RelateHost. This includes, but not limited to, chat applications written in PHP, Perl, CGI, Python, Ruby, etc. Any web application that provides 'real-time' chat is also not permitted. Most chat rooms tend to be large system hogs and we cannot allow it as an account option. However, web based forums such as vBulletin, phpBB or similar forum scripts are acceptable.

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File Server

RelateHost installed and provides special file-servers in our network infrastructure for YOUR benefit as a means of storage for electronic files and applications that are not dynamically generated and is downloadable in nature. Files such as MP3, AVI, MID, MIDI, MPG, MPEG, MOV, ZIP, RAR, EXE and anything else we deemed as downloadable and not dynamically generated scripting languages are to be stored within these file-servers, away from the web-servers. This Policy does not apply for image files formats such as JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP.

In addition, all electronic files stored within RelateHost's file-servers must be legally-owned and be accompanied with a valid license and/or copyright. This include and is not limiting to MP3, AVI, MID, MIDI, MPG, MPEG, MOV, EXE, ISO. Should we discover any unlicensed and/or illegal files within YOUR account, the files will be subjected to deletion without any further notifications.

File-servers will not be backed up. YOU are advised to have YOUR own backup locally or elsewhere other than within the RelateHost's servers. If YOU are found to not adhere to this Policy, the offending material(s) will be deleted from YOUR hosting account without any prior notice. This service is only available for RelateHost's SHARED-HOSTING customers.

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SMTP Mail Server Abuse

We do not allow YOU to send outbound mail to more than 20 recipients at any one given time and/or more than 1,000 pieces of e-mail per day from a shared hosting account with a maximum filesize of 20MB per email message. If YOU violate RelateHost policies persistently in email activities, YOUR account will be suspended and deleted.

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Payment Policies

All accounts are set up on a pre-pay basis. Setup fees are charged for all new accounts as well as major account changes and are non-refundable. All pricing is guaranteed for the term of pre-payment. RelateHost reserves the right to change prices at any time, unless other terms have been agreed upon. Any account not brought current within a week (7 days) of e-mail notice or exceeding this time frame in any way is subject to suspension. YOU are responsible for all fees owed on the account from the time it was established to the time that YOU notifies RelateHost to request for termination of services. All payment is in U.S. currency. RelateHost will bill each client $50 per returned check, per wire transfer received and per credit card chargeback received. All RelateHost accounts are setup on anniversary billing cycles. YOUR particular billing cycle corresponds to the contract length that was initially chosen at setup. YOUR account will automatically renew at this length. There is no fee to change to a shorter billing cycle at the end of the current cycle. However, if you wish to change to a shorter billing cycle during a current cycle, there will be a $50.00 fee. Please contact the billing department at billing@RelateHost.com should you wish to change your anniversary billing cycle.

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Cancelation Of Service

RelateHost reserves the right to cancel a service at any time. All fees paid in advance of cancellation will be pro-rated and paid by RelateHost if we institutes our right of cancelation. Any violation of policies which results in extra costs billed to YOU (i.e. transfer, space etc.). All of RelateHost's PLANS are backed by a 30-day money back guarantee. If YOU are not completely satisfied with our services or support within the first 30 days of YOUR contract, YOU will be given a full refund of the contract amount excluding setup fees, domain registration fees, add-on/upgrade fees and overages. Setup fees are refundable only if the account order is canceled prior to account activation.

If YOU cancel, the full contract amount less any setup fees and overages will be refunded if RelateHost is notified within the first 30 days following activation. This policy does not apply to any additional services such as overages, referrer logs, real audio/video, additional disk space, additional pop accounts, domain registration fees, etc. For credit card payment, refunds will be made to a PayPal account made available by the Customer after the 120th day. Refund policy will not be made available to Customers using wire transfers.

All account cancelations must be done via our cancelation form at YOUR hosting account control panel. Phone or email requests will not constitute acceptance of any cancelation.

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Promotional Rates & Special Offers

RelateHost may offer subsequent promotional rates or special offers, the terms of which may or may not be more favorable than the terms and conditions for YOUR Services. Any such promotions or modifications shall not affect YOUR obligations under this Agreement. Promotional fees may be subject to additional terms and conditions which, to the extent they conflict with the terms of this Agreement, shall govern. Different promotional fees and special offers may not be combined together.

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IP Address Ownership

RelateHost shall maintain and control ownership of all IP numbers and addresses that may be assigned to YOU by RelateHost. RelateHost reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to change or remove any and all such IP numbers and addresses.

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Domain Name Registration

YOU agree to pay RelateHost prior to the effectiveness of the desired domain name registration, the then-current amount set forth in the RelateHost price schedule for the initial registration of the domain name and, should YOU choose to renew the registration, subsequent renewals of the registration. All fees are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if YOUR domain name registration is suspended, canceled or transferred prior to the end of YOUR then current registration term. RelateHost reserves the right to change fees, surcharges, renewal fees or to institute new fees at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. YOUR requested domain name will not be registered unless and until we receive actual payment of the registration fee, and have confirmed YOUR registration in an email from RelateHost to the email address indicated in YOUR registration application. In the event of a chargeback by a credit card company (or similar action by another payment provider allowed by RelateHost) in connection with the payments of the registration fee for YOUR domain name registration, YOU agrees and acknowledges that the domain name registration shall be transferred to RelateHost as the paying entity for that registration to the registry and that we reserve all rights regarding such domain name including, without limitation, the right to make the domain name available to other parties for purchase. RelateHost will reinstate YOUR domain name registration solely at RelateHost discretion, and subject to our receipt of the initial registration or renewal fee and our then-current reinstatement fee.

Transfer domain registrar to RelateHost
YOU agrees to pay RelateHost prior to the effectiveness of the desired domain name transfer request, the then-current amount set forth in the RelateHost price schedule for the initial transfer request of the domain name. YOU agree and acknowledge that the domain name transfer will fail, and all fees are non-refundable, for the following reasons, but not limited to:
No response from the Registered Name Holder or Administrative Contact
Domain name in Registrar Lock Status
Domain name registration period time expires or other constraints, other than during the first 60 days of initial registration or during the first 60 days after a registrar transfer

RelateHost reserves the right to change fees, surcharges, renewal fees or to institute new fees at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. YOUR requested domain name will not be registered unless and until we receive actual payment of the registration fee, and have confirmed YOUR registration in an email from RelateHost to the email address indicated in YOUR registration application. In the event of a chargeback by a credit card company (or similar action by another payment provider allowed by RelateHost) in connection with the payments of the registration fee for YOUR domain name registration, YOU agrees and acknowledges that the domain name registration shall be transferred to RelateHost as the paying entity for that registration to the registry and that we reserve all rights regarding such domain name including, without limitation, the right to make the domain name available to other parties for purchase. RelateHost will reinstate YOUR domain name registration solely at RelateHost discretion, and subject to our receipt of the initial registration or renewal fee and our then-current reinstatement fee.

Transfer domain registrar away from RelateHost

RelateHost reserves all rights, without limitation, to reject the domain name transfer request for the following reasons, but not limited to:
No response from the Registered Name Holder or Administrative Contact
Domain name in Registrar Lock Status and there is no request from Registered Name Holder or Administrative Contact for the status change
Domain name registration period time will be expiring in less than 60 days or other constraints, other than during the first 60 days of initial registration or during the first 60 days after a registrar transfer
YOU agree and acknowledge that the failure or success of a domain name transfer will be his/her sole responsibility, and RelateHost will not be held liable for the failure of a domain name transfer for any reason.

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Disclaimer

RelateHost will not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. relatehost makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. relatehost disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. this includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by relatehost and its employees. relatehost reserves the right to revise its policies at any time. all sub-networks, resellers and dedicated servers of relatehost must adhere to the above policies. failure to follow any term or condition will be grounds for immediate account cancelation.

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