Acceptable Use Policy

All services provided by LightBound Hosting are to be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States federal, state or local law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, material that jeopardizes national security, or material protected by trade secret or other laws. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless LightBound Hosting from any claims resulting from the customer's use of LightBound Hosting's services which damages the customer or any other party.


LightBound Hosting has the responsibility to protect each customer and to provide the best service possible. The following guidelines were designed to ensure these obligations are met.


I. Unacceptable Content. Customers are prohibited from storing or posting adult content or linking to adult content elsewhere. In addition, sites that promote, or link to, illegal activity or content that may be damaging to LightBound Hosting, its servers, or any other server on the Internet, is prohibited.

Examples of unacceptable content include, but are not limited to:
LightBound Hosting shall be the sole arbiter of what constitutes a violation of this provision. Content that does not meet these standards will be removed without prior notice.


II. Internet Relay Chat (IRC). IRC servers, eggdrop bots, BNC, IRC bots, or IRC clients are prohibited from running on LightBound Hosting servers.


III. Proxy Servers. Proxy servers, or any likeness thereof, are prohibited.


IV. PHP Shell. PHP shells, or any likeness thereof, are prohibited.


V. Server Abuse. Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of LightBound Hosting is strictly prohibited.


LightBound Hosting will strongly react to any use, or attempted use, of an account without the account owner's authorization. Such attempts include, but are not limited to, "Internet scamming", phishing, password robbery, and security hole scanning.


Any unauthorized use of accounts by a LightBound Hosting customer, whether or not the attacked account or computer belongs to LightBound Hosting will result in action against the offender. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or revocation, and civil or criminal legal action, depending on the seriousness of the offense.


VI. Unsolicited Email. Unsolicted commercial advertisements are not allowed in email, and will likely result in account cancellation. Commercial advertisements are unwelcome in most Usenet discussion groups and on most email mailing lists. Inappropriate posting may result in account cancellation. See the newsgroup or mail list's charter to determine whether advertising is allowed. Sending a message, especially an advertisement, to more than five (5) or six (6) recipients, is by definition spamming, unless the individuals have specifically requested to be added to a mailing list on that topic. Email is a person-to-person medium, not a broadcast medium. No refunds will be issued if a customer's account is terminated for spam.


VII. IP Address Ownership. LightBound Hosting assigns a customer an IP address for use with the hosting plan. The customer shall have no right to use that IP address for any other purpose except as permitted by LightBound Hosting. LightBound Hosting shall maintain control and ownership of all IP addresses assigned to customer. LightBound Hosting reserves the right to remove, or otherwise change, such IP addresses at the sole discretion of LightBound Hosting at any time.


VIII. Export Laws. Customers may not use LightBound Hosting services to export encryption software to points outside the United States in violation of applicable export control laws.


IX. Remedies. If LightBound Hosting learns of a violation of this Acceptable Use Policy, LightBound Hosting may, at its sole discretion, take any or all of the following actions, with or without notice, as it deems necessary and appropriate to the severity and duration of the violation: X. Reservation of Rights. LightBound Hosting reserves the right to cooperate with and provide any and all customer information and data to appropriate legal authorities in investigations or reporting of claims of illegal activity involving LightBound Hosting's services. LightBound Hosting reserves all other rights to respond to violations of this Acceptable Use Policy to the extent of applicable law and in accordance with any applicable contractual obligations. LightBound Hosting may utilize technical means to monitor communications into, and out of, its network facilities to prevent the introduction of viruses or other hostile code, to prevent intrusions and otherwise to enforce this Acceptable Use Policy. Customer agrees that LightBound Hosting is authorized to monitor its communications through LightBound Hosting's network for such purposes.


This document revised on or about 1 January 2021.