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
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
Disk Space & Bandwidth
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.
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.
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.
Acceptable Use Policy
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
reliable service to our customers
security and privacy of our systems and network, as well as the networks and
systems of others
reputation as a responsible service provider
responsible use of the Internet and discourage activities which reduce the
usability and value of Internet services
value of Internet resources as a conduit for free expression and exchange of
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Use of the FYI World Media service to transmit any material (by e-mail,
uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
personal data: Use of the FYI World Media service to collect, or attempt to
collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or
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.
Involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or
activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it.
of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or Intellectual Property
Right: Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted or the aforementioned
infringements will not be tolerated.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
our TOS (Terms of Service) and our other policies and agreements
at any time and in any manner.
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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