Acceptable Use Policy

      Acceptable Use Policy
      Revision date: 2/27/2015

      As a provider of web site hosting and other Internet-related services,
      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting offers its customer (also known as “Subscribers”)
      and their customers and users the means to acquire and disseminate a wealth
      of public, private, commercial and non-commercial information. Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      respects that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion
      and dissemination of information. However, when there are competing interests
      at issue, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting reserves the right to take certain preventive
      or corrective actions. In order to protect these competing interests,
      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting has developed an Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”),
      which supplements and explains certain terms of each customer’s respective
      service agreement, and is intended as a guide to the customer’s rights
      and obligations when using Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’ services. This AUP will be revised
      from time to time.

      One important aspect of the Internet is that no one party owns or controls
      it. This fact accounts for much of the Internet’s openness and value,
      but it also places a high premium on the judgment and responsibility of
      those who use it, both in the information they acquire and in the information
      they disseminate to others. When subscribers obtain information through
      the Internet, they must keep in mind that Thin Blue Line Web Hosting cannot monitor,
      verify, warrant or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information
      they acquire. For this reason, the subscriber must exercise his or her
      best judgment in relying on information obtained from the Internet, and
      also should be aware that some material posted to the Internet may be
      sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. Because Thin Blue Line Web Hosting cannot
      monitor or censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      cannot accept any responsibility for injury to its subscribers resulting
      from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive or illegal Internet communications.

      When subscribers disseminate information from the Internet, they must
      keep in mind that Thin Blue Line Web Hosting does not review, edit, censor or take
      responsibility for any information its subscribers may create. When users
      place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other
      authors for copyright infringement, defamation and other harmful speech.
      Also, because the information created is carried over Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’
      network and may reach a large number of people, including both subscribers
      and non-subscribers of Thin Blue Line Web Hosting, subscribers’ postings to the Internet
      may affect other subscribers and may affect Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’ goodwill,
      business, reputation or operations. For these reasons, subscribers violate
      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting policy and the Service Agreement when they, their customers,
      affiliates or subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:

      Spamming:
      Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial information over the Internet.
      It is not only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes
      toward Thin Blue Line Web Hosting, but also because it can overload Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’
      network and disrupt service to Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’ subscribers. Also,
      maintaining an open SMTP relay is prohibited. When a complaint is received,
      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting will investigate and shutdown the account that is
      SPAMing. A $250 charge for violating this policy will be charged to the
      person initiating the SPAM. Furthermore Thin Blue Line Web Hosting reserves
      the right to prosecute for this violation. A $1.00 charge will be assessed
      PER EMAIL sent should Thin Blue Line Web Hosting choose to pursue and prosecute.

      Audio/Video Streaming:
      Audio/Video Streaming is not hosting friendly. As such, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      does not allow any streaming of audio or video content. Offending accounts
      will be suspended without noticed or terminated.

      Adult-Oriented Content:
      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting does not allow adult content and will suspend/terminate
      any offending account.

      Large File Policy:
      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting is not for file hosting and distribution – as such,
      customers may not host any files larger than 50MB in size that are observed
      to be available for the sole purpose of download. Such files include but
      are not limited to .ISO, audio/video files, .EXE files. If you are unsure
      whether your file is against this policy, please e-mail contact@tblhosting.com.

      Obscene Speech or Materials:
      Using Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’ network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display,
      or otherwise make available child pornography or obscene speech or material
      is prohibited. Thin Blue Line Web Hosting is required by law to notify law enforcement
      agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on
      or being transmitted through its network.

      Defamatory or Abusive Language:
      Using Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’ network as a means to transmit or post negative,
      defamatory, harassing, abusive or threatening language.

      Forging of Headers:
      Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole
      or in part, to mask the originator of the message.

      Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks:

      Accessing, illegally or without authorization, computers, accounts or
      networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security
      measures of another individual’s system (often known as “hacking”).
      Also, any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system
      penetration (i.e., port scan, stealth scan or other information-gathering
      activity).

      Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses or Other
      Destructive Activities
      :
      Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet
      viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mail bombing or denial
      of service attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere
      with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any connected
      network, system, service or equipment.

      Facilitation a Violation of this AUP:
      Advertising, transmitting or otherwise making available any software,
      program, product or service that is designed to violate this AUP, which
      includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging,
      flooding, mail bombing, denial of service attacks and piracy of software.

      Export Control Violations:
      Exporting encryption software over the Internet or otherwise, to points
      outside the United States.

      Usenet Groups:
      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting reserves the right not to accept postings from newsgroups
      where we have actual knowledge that the content of the newsgroup violates
      the AUP.

      Other Illegal Activities:
      Engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal, including, but
      not limited to, advertising, transmitting or otherwise making available
      ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards and
      pirating software is not permitted.

      Other Activities:
      Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      determines to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill
      or customer relations.

      As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding harmful activities
      just described rests primarily with the subscriber. Thin Blue Line Web Hosting will
      not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of its subscribers
      to ensure that they comply with Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’ policy or applicable law.
      However, when Thin Blue Line Web Hosting becomes aware of harmful activities, it may
      take any action to stop the harmful activity, including, but not limited
      to, removal of information, shutting down a web site, implementing screening
      software designed to block offending transmissions, denying access to
      the Internet, or any other action deemed appropriate by Thin Blue Line Web Hosting.

      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting is also aware that many of its subscribers are themselves
      providers of Internet services, and that information reaching Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’
      facilities from those subscribers may have originated from a customer
      of the subscriber or from another third party. Thin Blue Line Web Hosting does not
      require its subscribers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor
      transmissions or web sites created by customers of its subscribers. Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      reserves the right to directly take action against a customer of its subscribers.
      Also, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting may take action against the Thin Blue Line Web Hosting’ subscriber
      because of activities of a customer of the subscriber, even though the
      action may affect other customers of the subscriber. Similarly, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      anticipates that subscribers who offer Internet services will cooperate
      with Thin Blue Line Web Hosting in any corrective or preventive action that Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive
      measures is a violation of Thin Blue Line Web Hosting policy.

      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting will not intentionally monitor private electronic mail
      messages sent or receive by its subscribers, unless required to do so
      by law, governmental authority or when public safety is at stake. Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      may, however, monitor its service electronically to determine that its
      facilities are operating satisfactorily. Also, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting may disclose
      information, including, but not limited to, information concerning a subscriber,
      a transmission made using our network, or a web site, in order to comply
      with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute,
      regulation or governmental request. Thin Blue Line Web Hosting assumes no obligation
      to inform the subscriber that subscriber information has been provided
      and, in some cases, may be prohibited by law from giving such notice.
      Finally, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting may disclose subscriber information or information
      transmitted over its network where necessary to protect Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      and others from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper
      operation of the system. However, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting will never sell information
      to other services or outside companies.

      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting expects that its subscribers who provide Internet services
      to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy
      of online communications. A subscriber’s failure to comply with those
      laws will violate Thin Blue Line Web Hosting policy. Finally, Thin Blue Line Web Hosting wishes
      to emphasize that, in signing the Service Agreement, subscribers indemnify
      Thin Blue Line Web Hosting for any violation of the Service Agreement, law or Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      policy resulting in loss to Thin Blue Line Web Hosting or the bringing of any claim
      against Thin Blue Line Web Hosting by any third party. This means that, if Thin Blue Line Web Hosting
      is sued because of a subscriber’s or customer of a subscriber’s activity,
      the subscriber will be responsible for payment of any damages awarded
      against Thin Blue Line Web Hosting, plus costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.

      We hope this AUP is helpful in clarifying the obligations of Internet
      users, including Thin Blue Line Web Hosting and its subscribers, as responsible
      members of the Internet. Any complaints about a subscriber’s violation
      of this AUP should be sent to contact@tblhosting.com.