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Terms of Service/Acceptable Use Policy

FYI World Media's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers & users a clear understanding of what FYI World Media expects of them while using our services. All users of FYI World Media's Internet services: those who access some of our Services but do not have direct accounts with us, as well as those who pay a service fee to subscribe to our Services, must comply with this AUP & TOS (Terms of Service).

Use of FYI World Media Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to FYI World Media's Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy

Network Performance

FYI World Media domain hosted 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 immediate termination of your account without warning.

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 FYI World Media systems or networks. FYI World Media reserves the right to terminate or limit such activities.

Disk Space & Bandwidth Allocation

FYI World Media allots server space for your domain hosted account.  We add server space continually as it's used and have 5,000MB to 15,000MB free on our servers, as the server space is used by the domain accounts on the servers we have the ability to add more server space and remove older log files to free space on our servers.

FYI World Media allots assigned MBs of monthly data transfer to your domain account. Should you go over your allotted bandwidth you will receive an email alert and your account will be charged $5/500MB/month for each 500MB of bandwidth your account uses over the limit.

SSL Support

FYI World Media servers support SSL but you will need to acquire your own third party SSL certificate through www.thwate.com or www.verisign.com to take advantage of SSL services and upgrade to a Dedicated IP account.

Backups

It is the client's responsibility to do all back ups of their site. If, in the unfortunate event, something happens to your files, it is your responsibility to have a local copy of your files. FYI World Media is NOT held liable in any way for any files, money, time, effort, etc... lost due to this unfortunate event. Furthermore, if your files are lost, we will attempt to restore them as a gesture of good faith, but make no promises what so ever about whether the files will be brought back successfully or not. Again, back ups are the client's responsibility. Backup/Restore is not an available option with this hosting package special.

IRC & Server Processing

  • We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.
  • We currently do not allow eggdrops to be operated on our servers.
  • We currently do not allow BNC to be operated on our servers.
Acceptable Use Policy

FYI World Media has a responsibility to protect each client and to provide the best services available. The following guidelines were designed to ensure these obligations are met.

Content

All services provided by FYI World Media may 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 City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene or material protected by trade secret and other statute. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless FYI World Media from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party. All pornographic content and sex-related merchandising is prohibited on all FYI World Media servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content or links to adult content elsewhere. FYI World Media will be the sole arbiter in determining violations of this provision. Also prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to FYI World Media servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.

Examples of unacceptable content

  • Warez sites
  • Pirated software
  • Cracking programs of any kind
  • FTP Sites for large downloads
  • Spam supporting material (email lists)
  • Copyrighted MP3 and other media files (unless you own the copyright)

FYI World Media will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Commercial Advertising - Email

Spamming, the sending of unsolicited email, or the selling of spam supporting material from a FYI World Media servers prohibited. Using an email address or domain that is maintained on an FYI World Media machine as reference, or as a location of such activity is STRICTLY prohibited. FYI World Media will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Server Abuse

Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server, or customer, of FYI World Media is strictly prohibited.

AUP General Information

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. FYI World Media 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 FYI World Media account or other actions as detailed in Section 3 WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

This document is intended to provide a basic understand of FYI World Media's Acceptable Use Policy. The following are guidelines for the establishment and enforcement of FYI World Media'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

FYI World Media intends to provide its customers access to everything the Internet has to offer. While FYI World Media is firmly committed to the principles of free speech, certain activities that may be damaging to the resources of both FYI World Media and the Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech. The resources of FYI World Media 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 virtual site to publish material, which FYI World Media 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, chat programs, video recordings, and audio recordings (MP3 files).  Excessive storage of MP3 files & Video files are not permitted as these files consume excessive resources on our servers.

If you're not the copyright holder of the material placed on your site (unless the material is public domain) please do not place this material on your virtual site as this will result in the possible cancellation of your account. 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 (MP3 files). 

NO ADULT orientated, Streaming Media, Chat or Warez material may be stored on your virtual site.

If a FYI World Media account is used to violate our AUP and/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 (we will refund any unused hosting term left on your account). 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.

VIOLATIONS OF FYI World Media ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The following constitute violations of this AUP:

  • Illegal use: FYI World Media's services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. FYI World Media 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 FYI World Media service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography.

  • Threats: Use of the FYI World Media service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property. 

  • Harassment: Use of the FYI World Media service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another.

  • Fraudulent activity: Use of FYI World Media 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 infirmation is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.

  • Unsolicited commercial e-mail / Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM) Use of the FYI World Media 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 FYI World Media account.

  • 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 FYI World Media account.

  • E-mail / Message Forging: Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through the FYI World Media service is in violation of this AUP.

  • Usenet SPAMing: FYI World Media has a zero tolerance policy for the use of its network for the posting of messages or commercial advertisements, which violate the rules, regulations, FAQ or charter of any newsgroups or mailing list. Commercial messages that are appropriate under the rules of a newsgroup or mailing list or that are solicited by the recipients are permitted.

  • Unauthorized access: Use of the FYI World Media service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of FYI World Media's 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 FYI World Media account is subject to immediate termination.

  • Copyright or trademark infringement: Use of the FYI World Media 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 FYI World Media service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.

  • Network disruptions and unfriendly activity: Use of the FYI World Media service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use FYI World Media 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. FYI World Media 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 FYI World Media services could result in suspension/cancellation of service.

  • Third Party Accountability: FYI World Media 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.

Security

You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the inappropriate activity was committed by another user under you account, 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. FYI World Media 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.

Refusal of Service

We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion. All Sub-Networks, distributive hosting sites and dedicated servers of FYI World Media must adhere to the above policies. Failure to follow any term or condition will be grounds for immediate account deactivation. FYI World Media reserves the right to deny the refund of any monies paid thus far if these policies are broken. 

REVISIONS TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

FYI World Media 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.

 


Advertising Terms

Right to Refuse Unacceptable Advertising
FYI World reserves the right to refuse any advertisement sponsorship banner that does not completely conform to agreed-upon specifications. FYI World Media does not accept advertising from companies that produce or provide tobacco, alcohol, or pornographic products or services (which FYI World Media shall have complete discretion to define), or their subsidiaries, or foundations funded by such companies whose function is to improve acceptance of such products by the public. This Agreement is voidable by FYI World Media immediately if Advertiser fails to disclose (or conceals or misrepresents) any involvement with tobacco, alcohol, or pornographic products or services. In addition, FYI World Media may in its complete discretion refuse the use of any other advertising that it deems to be inappropriate.


Usage Statistics
Statistics provided are for impressions (as measured by FYI World Media in accordance with its standard methodologies and protocols), not "click-throughs" or conversions. FYI World Media will make every effort to provide the best opportunity for traffic but MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF ANY LEVEL OF TRAFFIC AT ANY GIVEN TIME. FYI World Media SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS AS THEY RELATE TO PUBLISHED OR UNPUBLISHED USAGE STATISTICS.


Truth In Advertising/Indemnification For Liability
Advertiser is solely responsible for any legal liability arising out of or relating to (1) the Advertisement, and/or (2) any material to which users can link through the Advertisement. Advertiser represents and warrants that the Advertisement and Link comply with FYI World Media's advertising standards; and that it holds the necessary rights to permit the use of the Advertisement and Link by FYI World Media for the purpose of this Agreement; and that the use, reproduction, distribution, or transmission of the Advertisement will not violate any criminal laws or any rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to, such violations as infringement or misappropriation of any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, music, image, or other proprietary or property right, false advertising, unfair competition, defamation, invasion of privacy or rights of celebrity, violation of any antidiscrimination law or regulation, or any other right of any person or entity. Advertiser agrees to indemnify FYI World Media and to hold FYI World Media harmless from any and all liability, loss, damages, claims, or causes of action, including reasonable legal fees and expenses that may be incurred by FYI World Media, arising out of or related to Advertiser's breach of any of the foregoing representations and warranties. Advertiser agrees to request that FYI World Media be listed as an additional insured on any policy issued to Advertiser pursuant to which there could be coverage for any of the forms of legal liability described in this paragraph.


Limitation On Damages
IN NO EVENT WILL FYI World Media BE LIABLE TO ADVERTISER FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT FYI World Media HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

 


Privacy Policy

Introduction

We at FYI World Media are committed to protecting any data that we collect concerning you. By using our services you agree to the use of the data that we collect in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We are committed to protecting your privacy

We collect the minimum amount of information about you that is commensurate with providing you with a satisfactory service. This Policy indicates the type of processes that may result in data being collected about you. Your use of this website gives us the right to collect that information.

Information Collected

We may collect any or all of the information that you give us depending on the type of transaction you enter into, including your name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address, together with data about your use of the website. Other information that may be needed from time to time to process a request may also be collected as indicated on the website.

Information Use

We use the information collected primarily to process the task for which you visited the website. All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorised access to this information. This safeguard may require you to provide additional forms of identity should you wish to obtain information about your account details. FYIWorld may email its newsletter to the primary contact e-mail on file, but customers are able to opt out of this newsletter at any time.

Cookies

Your Internet browser has the in-built facility for storing small files - "cookies" - that hold information which allows a website to recognise your account. Our website takes advantage of this facility to enhance your experience. You have the ability to prevent your computer from accepting cookies but, if you do, certain functionality on the website may be impaired.

Disclosing Information

We do not disclose any personal information obtained about you from this website to third parties. We may use the information to keep in contact with you and inform you of developments associated with our business. You will be given the opportunity to remove yourself from any mailing list or similar device. If at any time in the future we should wish to disclose information collected on this website to any third party, it would only be with your knowledge and consent.

We may from time to time provide information of a general nature to third parties - for example, the number of individuals visiting our website or completing a registration form, but we will not use any information that could identify those individuals.

Changes to this Policy

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be placed here and will supersede this version of our Policy. We will take reasonable steps to draw your attention to any changes in our Policy. However, to be on the safe side, we suggest that you read this document each time you use the website to ensure that it still meets with your approval.





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