Please read these policies before your purchase.

This Acceptable Use Policy governs the use of AleForge’s services. Violation of this policy may result in suspension or termination of your service. In the event of a dispute between you and AleForge regarding the interpretation of this policy, AleForge’s interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact AleForge’s legal department at [email protected]

Offensive Content

You may not publish or transmit via AleForge’s service any content that AleForge reasonably believes:

Vexation & Harassment

AleForge does not tolerate any harassment, malice, or abuse towards its employees or subsidiaries. Any form of harassment, cursing, threats, or ill will directed towards AleForge staff or authorized agents shall not be tolerated.

The Customer agrees to conduct themselves in a professional manner regardless of the method of communication with AleForge. Should the Customer be found in violation of this clause AleForge reserves the right to suspend or terminate services with or without prior notice and without liability.

Resource Usage

AleForge Customers may not initiate the following practices. AleForge reserves the right to suspend or terminate accounts found in violation of these items with or without prior notice given and without liability.

AleForge reserves the right to determine what constitutes resource abuse and take the appropriate action. Please see the below list for specific restrictions for the packages listed below. Unless otherwise specified all portions of the Acceptable Use Policy apply to the below services including the additional items listed.

Shared Cloud Accounts:

  1. Reference for current resource limits: Shared Limits
  2. Accounts may not be used for file storage, database storage, media storage and streaming, computer backups or archival purposes.
  3. Each account may execute no more than 100 processes at any given time.
  4. Each account is limited to a maximum execution time of 60 seconds for processes.
  5. Each MySQL query is limited to a maximum execution time of 30 seconds.
  6. Each account is restricted from operating any back end services or servers that require a process to remain running for longer than 60 seconds.
  7. Each account is limited to a maximum of 100 emails sent per hour.

Reseller Cloud Accounts:

  1. Each account & resold account has a maximum of 200,000 inodes and a maximum combined 1024 IOPS disk performance.
  2. Accounts may not be used for file storage, media storage and streaming, computer backups or archival purposes.
  3. Each account & resold account may execute no more than 100 processes at any given time.
  4. Each account & resold account is limited to a maximum execution time of 60 seconds for processes.
  5. Each MySQL query is limited to a maximum execution time of 30 seconds.
  6. Each account & resold account is restricted from operating any back end services or servers that require a process to remain running for longer than 60 seconds.
  7. Each account & resold account is limited to a maximum of 100 emails sent per hour.

Managed WordPress Accounts:

  1. Each WordPress account is allowed a maximum CPU usage equivalent to 25% of one CPU core.
  2. Each account will have access to a maximum combined usage of 1024MB of memory and a maximum of 128MB per process.
  3. Each account has a maximum of 250,000 inodes and a maximum combined 1024 IOPS disk performance.
  4. Accounts may not be used for file storage, media storage and streaming, computer backups or archival purposes.
  5. Each account may execute no more than 100 processes at any given time.
  6. Each account is limited to a maximum execution time of 60 seconds for processes.
  7. Each MySQL query is limited to a maximum execution time of 30 seconds.
  8. Each account is restricted from operating any back end services or servers that require a process to remain running for longer than 60 seconds.
  9. Each account is limited to a maximum of 100 emails sent per hour.
  10. WordPress accounts are designed for WordPress hosting only. No other software installs will be supported.

External Storage

AleForge external storage packages are for storing account backup and server restoration data only. External storage packages may not be used for but not limited to content delivery networks, file exchange, and download sites, torrents or other bulk delivery services. All external storage packages are still bound and limited by our Terms of Service and AUP.

Network Abuse

AleForge does not allow, condone or authorize any forms of network abuse including but not limited to denial-of-service attacks, phishing attempts, port scans, SYN Floods, etc.

AleForge reserves full right to determine what constitutes network abuse and take the appropriate action against the Customer with or without prior notification and without liability.

You may not engage in illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including but not limited to:

IP Addresses

AleForge assigns IP addresses to clients based upon the guidelines of ARIN: https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html All IP Address allocations must be justified based upon this policy. AleForge reserves the right to request verification at any time for assigned IP addresses at which time under AleForge’s discretion IP assignments may be revoked.

Prohibited Materials and Services

AleForge does not accept material such as:

* Items marked are allowed on our VPS and Dedicated Server product line

Content “published or transmitted” via AleForge’s service includes Web content, email, bulletin board postings, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission that relies on any service provided by AleForge.

AleForge can terminate service for any of the above reasons and it’s at AleForge sole discretion to issue a refund.

Security

The customer takes full responsibility for maintaining reasonable security precautions for your account. You are responsible for protecting and updating any login account provided to you for AleForge systems. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should change your password periodically. You are responsible for ensuring all customer-provided software installed is updated and patched following industry best practice. AleForge makes no warranty express or implied for the security and operability of 3rd party software or scripts installed on your server.

Bulk Commercial Email

Any kind of bulk emailing is strictly prohibited with shared or reseller hosting. With VPS, cloud or dedicated hosting you must obtain AleForge’s advance approval for any bulk commercial email, which will not be given unless you are able to demonstrate all of the following to AleForge’s reasonable satisfaction:

These policies apply to messages sent using your AleForge service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via your AleForge service. In addition, you may not use a third-party email service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers.

AleForge may test and otherwise monitor your compliance with its requirements, including requesting opt-in information from a random sample of your list at any time.

Unsolicited Email

You may not send any unsolicited email, either in bulk or individually, to any person who has indicated that they do not wish to receive it.

You must comply with the rules of any other network you access or participate in using your AleForge’s services.

Material Protected by Copyright

You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:

AleForge will terminate the service of Customers with repeated copyright infringements.

Copyright Infringement Notice (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

If you believe your copyright is being infringed by a person using the AleForge network, please send your written notice of copyright infringement to:

Copyright Agent
c/o AleForge LLC
PO Box 1287
Oakwood, GA 3.566
Email: [email protected]

Your notice must include the following:

Abuse Tickets

AleForge standard policy is to contact the Customer during which a violation of the AUP or TOS has occurred, however, AleForge does reserve the right to suspend or terminate any account with or without notice at its own discretion. The Customer agrees to maintain up to date primary contact email information with AleForge. The violation shall be listed in the Subject of the email sent from our abuse department ([email protected]). The Customer shall be given all appropriate details of the Violation as well as a time frame to correct the issue before action shall be taken. Once the email has been sent to the Customer, AleForge will consider that the Customer has been notified. AleForge reserves the right to use discretion on the amount of time given for a customer to correct the issue before action is taken.

For example, A violation containing a “Phishing” site is lodged against the customer, the offending files will be immediately disabled and the customer will be given 24 hours to clean and secure the site. If after 24 hours the Customer has not replied confirming they have taken action, further action may be taken such as suspending the individual site and/or suspending the entire VPS or dedicated Server.

For example, A violation resulting in a “Spam” complaint. We shall investigate the complaint to determine how the spam is being sent. We shall provide a best-effort analysis to locate the source of the spam. If for example it is being sent from a script, we shall attempt to disable that script and notify The Customer. If it is being sent from an individual account, if possible, we will attempt to disable password access to that account. We shall then notify the customer giving them 24 hours to investigate the complaint and provide a resolution to the abuse complaint. Should we be unable to isolate and/or disable the source of the “Spam” we may place an SMTP filter against The Customer’s service to prevent additional emails from being sent out until at which time a resolution to the issue is made. If after 24 hours no response has been received from the customer, additional steps may be taken to ensure the “Spam” has been stopped such as system-wide SMTP filters, suspension of individual sites, disabling password access to certain accounts, disabling of scripts or as a final step suspension of all services.

For example, A violation resulting from “Resource Abuse”. We shall investigate the resource abuse and provide the Customer with a best-effort analysis of the problem causing the resource abuse. At which time the Customer will be given a time frame to make the corrections to their code, scripts, MySQL queries or software services running. If the issue is not corrected within the time frame given, AleForge will then take further steps to ensure the stability of the network and servers and may take actions including but not limited to disabling plugins, themes, accounts, scripts, services and in reserves the right to issue a full service suspension depending on the severity of the issue based upon AleForge’s judgment of the scenario.

None of the above examples are meant to be specific guidelines with regards to how each and every case may be handled. AleForge reserves full rights to use its judgment and discretion in how each individual case is handled.

Abuse Tickets for Unmanaged Services

AleForge standard policy is to contact the Customer during which a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy or Terms of Service has occurred, however, AleForge does reserve the right to suspend or terminate any account with or without notice at its own discretion. The Customer agrees to maintain up to date primary contact email information with AleForge. The violation shall be listed in the Subject of the email sent from our abuse department ([email protected]). The Customer shall be given all appropriate details of the Violation as well as a time frame to correct the issue before action shall be taken. Once the email has been sent to the Customer, AleForge will consider that the Customer has been notified. AleForge reserves the right to use discretion on the amount of time given for a customer to correct the issue before action is taken.

AleForge at its own discretion will provide a range from zero to seventy-two hours for a customer to address any abuse issue. If the abuse issue is not addressed by the customer in a timely manner AleForge reserves the right to take necessary steps to stop the abuse. This includes but is not limited to IP null routes, port blocking, service suspension, and service termination.

Other

You must have valid and current information on file with your domain name registrar for any domain hosted on the AleForge network.

Disclaimer

AleForge is under no duty and does not by this Acceptable Use Policy undertake a duty, to monitor or police our customers’ activities and disclaims any responsibility for any misuse of the AleForge network.

Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to our legal department via email: [email protected]

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