Hungry Hosting is designed to serve the web hosting needs of small, independently owned and operated businesses and personal user/s. It is not appropriate to use our services to support large enterprises with a sustained heavy demand that places undue burden on our systems or negatively impacts use by small, independently owned and operated businesses.
Hungry Hosting is a shared web hosting service, which means that a number of customers web sites and other email or storage services are hosted from the same server. Hungry Hosting uses abuse controls to help ensure that use of our services does not adversely affect the performance of our system or other customers sites. It is not appropriate to use a website hosting account primarily as an online storage/backup medium or for archiving electronic files.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY & TERMS OF SERVICE
The following is the entire Acceptable User Policy (AUP) agreement between Hungry Hosting and the named account holder or business entity. Hungry Hosting provides internet services worldwide to its customers. Hungry Hosting has certain legal and ethical responsibilities consisting with the use of its servers and equipment involved in these services. Hungry Hosting’s general policy is to act as a provider of Internet presence.
IMPORTANT – When/if we decide, identify or detect any account that has been inappropriately used or which violates our policies or the terms and conditions shown Hungry Hosting reserves the rights to suspend or terminate a customers access or use of/to any or all services provided by Hungry Hosting at any time, WITHOUT WARNING or PRIOR NOTICE. No refunds of fees paid will be made if account termination is due to violation of these terms.
Resource Usage (Disk Space/CPU Load):
If you use your services consistently with the Terms of Service and these paragraphs, your site can grow as large as necessary to meet your small business or personal needs. The vast majority of our customers sites grow at rates well within our rules, but our abuse controls may cause a brief delay while we evaluate if expansion is appropriate, to ensure a great experience for all.
In most cases, if you use our services consistently with the Terms of Service and these paragraphs, visitors to your web site will be able to download and view as much content from your site as they like within the bandwidth allocation included in your plan. However, in certain circumstances, our server processing power, server memory, or abuse controls could limit downloads from your site. You can also upload as much as content as you like each month, subject only to the Terms of Service and the bandwidth limits of your plan.
Email / Mailing Lists:
Our performance monitoring and abuse controls may impact the rate at which your email may send and/or receive at any time if our systems suspect emails that match known spam patterns. There may be a short delay while assessments of your usage and/or acceptance algorithms of mail from unknown sources are being completed. You may not use our services for bulk mailing in any instance including but not limited to newsletters (subscribed or not).
In the instance you require a mailing list under your domain for subscribers that have agreed to receive mass mailings from you, we suggest you use a 3rd party service like MailChimp which is free depending on your level of usage.
Server Abuse and Illegal Activity:
Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server, machine, system, application or customer of Hungry Hosting is strictly prohibited. Hungry Hosting will strongly react to any use or attempted use of these devices and accounts without the owners authorisation. Such attempts include but are not limited to Internet scams, fraud, phishing, password theft, security hole scanning, etc. Any unauthorised use of accounts, applications or devices, whether or not the attacked account or machine belongs to Hungry Hosting, will result in action against you. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancellation, as well as civil or criminal legal action, depending on the seriousness of the attack.
Our servers have strict monitoring and logging procedures, and we reserve the right to report any actions undertaken under our systems to appropriate authorities.
YOU may not run or perform any illegal activity on our services. Unacceptable uses also include, but are not limited to: IRC (Internet Relay Chat), Bulk emailing, unsolicited emailing, newsgroup spamming, pornographic content, illegal content, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, warez sites (including links to/from), cracks, software serial numbers and/or piracy, proxy-relaying, link farming (the act of or by use of scripts), link grinding, link-only sites, spamdexing, and/or anything else determined by Hungry Hosting to be unacceptable use of our services including abuse of server resources.
You agree that you shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Hungry Hosting harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorneys fees asserted against Hungry Hosting, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by you, your agents, employees or assigns. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Hungry Hosting against liabilities arising out of:
(1) Any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Hungry Hosting servers.
(2) Any material supplied by the customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party
(3) Copyright infringement and
(4) Any defective products sold to customer from Hungry Hosting servers.
Hungry Hosting will not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. Hungry Hosting makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. Hungry Hosting 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 Hungry Hosting and its employees. Hungry Hosting reserves the right to revise its policies at any time. All accounts, sub-networks, re-sellers and virtual or dedicated servers using Hungry Hosting must adhere to the above policies. Failure to follow any term or condition will be grounds for immediate account cancellation.