Orion Web Hosting's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers and
users a clear understanding of what Orion Web Hosting expects of them while using the
service. All users of Orion Web Hosting's Internet services: those who access some of our
Services but do not have accounts, as well as those who pay a service fee to
subscribe to the Services, must comply with this AUP and our TOS (Terms of
Use of Orion Web Hosting Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to Orion Web Hosting's AUP as
well as Orion Web Hosting's TOS (Terms of Service)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All Payments To oriondomains.com Are Nonrefundable Unless Otherwise
We support the uncensored flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do
not actively monitor subscriber activity under normal circumstances. Similarly,
we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, e-mail
transmission, newsgroups, or other material created or accessible over or
through the services, except for certain proprietary Web sites. However, in
accordance with our TOS (Terms of Service), we may remove any materials that, in
our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may
violate this AUP. Orion Web Hosting may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third
parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil
wrongdoing. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or immediate
termination of either your Orion Web Hosting account or other actions as detailed in
Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
This document is intended to provide a basic understanding of Orion Web Hosting's
Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and
enforcement of Orion Web Hosting's AUP:
Ensure reliable service to our customers
Ensure security and privacy of our systems and network, as well as the networks
and systems of others
Comply with existing laws
Maintain our reputation as a responsible service provider
Encourage responsible use of the Internet and discourage activities which reduce
the usability and value of Internet services
Preserve the value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression and
exchange of information
Preserve the privacy and security of individual users
Orion Web Hosting intends to provide its customers access to everything the Internet has to
offer. While Orion Web Hosting is firmly committed to the principles of free speech,
certain activities that may be damaging to the resources of both Orion Web Hosting and the
Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources
of Orion Web Hosting and the Internet are limited, and abuse of these resources by one user
has a negative impact on the entire community.
We do not routinely monitor the activity of accounts except for measurements of
system utilization and the preparation of billing records. However, in our
efforts to promote good citizenship within the Internet community, we will
respond appropriately if we become aware of inappropriate use of our service.
You may not use your dedicated server or virtual site to publish material, which
Orion Web Hosting determines, at its sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or
objectionable. 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 a Orion Web Hosting account is used to violate the Acceptable Use Policy or our TOS, we
reserve the right to terminate your service without notice. We prefer to advise
customers of inappropriate behavior and any necessary corrective action,
however, flagrant violations of the Acceptable Use Policy will result in
immediate termination of service. Our failure to enforce this policy, for
whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any
time. As a member of our network community, you must use your Internet access
responsibly. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us at .
VIOLATIONS OF ORION WEB HOSTING ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
DMCA Violation and take down procedure: When a DMCA violation has been reported,
each customer is notified and is given 24 hours to send us back a proper
response or remove the pages/material in violation. After the 24 hour period,
the site is suspended until we receive proper correspondence. The second and
third violations result in an automatic account suspension and a fourth
violation will cause an account removal.
Illegal use: Orion Web Hosting services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support
of illegal activities. Orion Web Hosting reserves the right to cooperate with legal
authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected
crime or civil wrongdoing.
Harm to minors: Use of the Orion Web Hosting service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in
any way, including, but not limited to child pornography.
Threats: Use of Orion Web Hosting service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading,
posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of
Harassment: Use of Orion Web Hosting service to transmit any material (by e-mail,
uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another.
Fraudulent activity: Use of Orion Web Hosting service to make fraudulent offers to sell or
buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such
as "pyramid schemes," "ponzi schemes," and "chain letters."
Forgery or impersonation: Adding, removing or modifying identifying network
header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting
to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying
information is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not
Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM): Use of the
Orion Web Hosting service to transmit any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail
is expressly prohibited. Violations of this type will result in the immediate
termination of the offending Orion Web Hosting account.
Bulk Mailings: Bulk mailings of any kind are not permitted to be sent from our
shared (Personal, Business, Reseller) servers. This line item applies to
mailings sent within the 1000 emails per hour limit as well.
E-mail / News Bombing: Malicious intent to impede another person's use of
electronic mail services or news will result in the immediate termination of the
offending Orion Web Hosting account.
E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any
electronic transmission, originating or passing through the Orion Web Hosting service is in
violation of this AUP.
Unauthorized access: Use of the Orion Web Hosting service to access, or to attempt to
access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate,
security measures of Orion Web Hosting or another entity's computer software or hardware,
electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not
the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data, is expressly prohibited
and the offending Orion Web Hosting account is subject to immediate termination.
Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of the Orion Web Hosting service to transmit any
material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that infringes any
copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any
third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of
copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from
magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal
of copyrighted software.
Collection of personal data: Use of the Orion Web Hosting service to collect, or attempt to
collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or
Free Hosting/Image Hosting Providers: Use of the Orion Web Hosting service (shared hosting
accounts) to provide free hosting or image hosting to the general public is
Reselling of Services: Shared services, except for ResellerClass accounts, can
only be resold to a single party. Our shared plans were not designed to host
several different organizations and parties.
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of the Orion Web Hosting service for any
activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use Orion Web Hosting
Services or the Internet. This includes "denial of service" (DOS) attacks
against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption
of other network users, services or equipment is prohibited. It is the Member's
responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure manner. A
Subscriber may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their
network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Subscriber may not permit their
network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a
third party the capability to use their network in an illegal or inappropriate
manner. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or individual's
computer system will result in immediate account termination. Orion Web Hosting will not
tolerate any subscriber attempting to access the accounts of others, or
penetrate security measures of other systems, whether or not the intrusion
results in corruption or loss of data.
Fraud: Involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or
activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it.
Infringement of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or Intellectual
Property Right: Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted or the aforementioned
infringements will not be tolerated.
Distribution of Viruses: Intentional distributions of software that attempts to
and/or causes damage, harassment, or annoyance to persons, data, and/or computer
systems are prohibited. Such an offense will result in the immediate termination
of the offending account.
Inappropriate Use of Software: Use of software or any device that would
facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging, while using Orion Web Hosting services
could result in suspension service.
Verbal abuse of support personnel: Verbal abuse of Orion Web Hosting personnel is not
tolerated. Customers who continue to verbally abuse support personnel may be
warned or asked to use a different provider.
Third Party Accountability: Orion Web Hosting subscribers will be held responsible and
accountable for any activity by third parties, using their account, that
violates guidelines created within the Acceptable Use Policy.
You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the inappropriate
activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest or employee. Therefore,
you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain unauthorized access to
your account. In addition, you may not use your account to breach security of
another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or
server. Your password provides access to your account. It is your responsibility
to keep your password secure.
Sharing your password and account access with unauthorized users is prohibited.
You should take care to prevent others from using your account since you will be
held responsible for such use. Attempting to obtain another user's account
password is strictly prohibited, and may result in termination of service.
You must adopt adequate security measures to prevent or minimize unauthorized
use of your account.
You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host,
network or account. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not
intended for you, logging into or making use of a server or account you are not
expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other networks. Use
or distribution of tools designed for compromising security is prohibited.
Examples of these tools include, but are not limited to, password guessing
programs, cracking tools or network probing tools. You may not attempt to
interfere with service to any user, host or network ("denial of service
attacks"). This includes, but is not limited to, "flooding" of networks,
deliberate attempts to overload a service, and attempts to "crash" a host.
Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil
liability. Orion Web Hosting will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of
systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law
enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations.
Orion Web Hosting accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive use or abuse of these
shared network resources by one customer may have a negative impact on all other
customers. Misuse of network resources in a manner which impairs network
performance is prohibited by this policy and may result in termination of your
You are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources, including CPU time,
memory, disk space and session time. You may not use resource-intensive programs
which negatively impact other customers or the performances of Orion Web Hosting systems or
networks. Orion Web Hosting reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.
REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF ORION WEB HOSTING AUP
Orion Web Hosting requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP
direct the information to the abuse department at
If available, please provide the following information:
The IP address used to commit the alleged violation
The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset
Evidence of the alleged violation
E-mail with full header information provides all of the above, as do system log
Other situations will require different methods of providing the above
MARKETING CLASS ABUSE POLICY
While the accounts were designed to allow you to send emails to a mailing list,
they are not meant to be used for spamming. Therefore, any complaint will result
in an immediate suspension and removal of the MarketingClass account.
Customers with a SpamCop or Spamhaus complaint will have all accounts with us
immediately suspended and canceled. Customers with this track record will not be
able to use Orion Web Hosting services in the future.
There are no refunds on any MarketingClass accounts. (Also mentioned under the
REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Orion Web Hosting reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, our TOS (Terms
of Service) and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner.
Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance
with our TOS (Terms of Service).
Last Updated: 1 August, 2010