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web content policyAll services provided by Web Hosting provider may only be used for lawful purposes. The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless to Web Hosting provider from any claims resulting from the use of our services.

  • Use of our services to infringe upon any copyright or trademark is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to unauthorized copying of music, books, photographs, or any other copyrighted work. The offer of sale of any counterfeit merchandise of a trademark holder will result in the immediate termination of your account. Any account found to be in violation of another copyright will be expeditiously removed, or access to the material disabled. Any account found to be in repeated violation of copyright laws will be suspended and/or terminated from our hosting. If you believe that your copyright or trademark is being infringed upon, please email times [at] cpwebhosting.com with the information required. If the request is of a licensing issue, the company may require further documentation.
  • Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted, with the exception of one cPanel backup of the same account. Please do not take backups of your backups.
  • Examples of unacceptable material on all Shared and Reseller servers include:
    • Topsites
    • IRC Scripts/Bots
    • Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers
    • Pirated Software/Warez
    • Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic)
    • AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites
    • IP Scanners
    • Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
    • Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts
    • Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation)
    • File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
    • Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams)
    • Escrow/Bank Debentures
    • High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites
    • Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi, MLM/Pyramid Scheme)
    • Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s)
    • Prime Banks Programs
    • Lottery/Gambling Sites
    • MUDs/RPGs/PBBGs
    • Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
    • Sites promoting illegal activities
    • Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content
    • Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs
    • Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com)
    • Push button mail scripts
    • Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events (UFC, NASCAR, FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE, WWF, etc)
    • Tell A Friend Scripts
    • Anonymous or Bulk SMS Gateways
  • Examples of unacceptable material on all Dedicated servers include:
    • IRCD (irc servers)
    • IRC Scripts/Bots
    • Pirated Software/Warez
    • IP Scanners
    • Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
    • Mail Bombers/spam Scripts
    • Escrow
    • High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites
    • Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi, MLM/Pyramid Scheme)
    • Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s)
    • Prime Banks Programs
    • Lottery/Gambling Sites
    • Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
    • Sites promoting illegal activities
    • Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content
    • Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs
    • Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com)
    • Mailer Pro
    • Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events (UFC, NASCAR, FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE, WWF, etc)
  • CP Web Hosting services, including all related equipment, networks, and network devices are provided only for authorized customer use. CPWebHosting systems may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including to ensure that use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability, and operational security. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied and used for authorized purposes. Use of CPWebHosting system(s) constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.
  • Any account found connecting to a third party network or system without authorization from the third party is subject to suspension. Access to networks or systems outside of your direct control must be with expressed written consent from the third party. CP Web Hosting may, at its discretion, request and require documentation to prove access to a third party network or system is authorized.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene, threatening, illegal, or violates our terms of service in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice.
  • Failure to respond to email from our abuse department within 18 hours may result in the suspension or termination of your services. All abuse issues must be dealt with via trouble-ticket/email and will have a response within 18 hours.
  • Sites hosted on CP Web Hosting service(s) are regulated only by U.S. law. Given this fact, and pursuant to Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act, we do not remove allegedly defamatory material from domains hosted on our service(s). The only exception to this rule is if the material has been found to be defamatory by a court, as evidenced by a court order.
  • CP Web Hosting is not in a position to investigate and validate or invalidate the veracity of individual defamation claims, which is why we rely on the legal system and courts to determine whether or not material is indeed considered defamatory. In any case in which a court order indicates the material is defamatory, libelous, or slanderous in nature; we will disable access to the material. Similarly, in any case in which a US Court has placed an injunction against specified content or material; we will comply and remove or disable access to the material in question.
  • The language of Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act fundamentally states that Internet services providers like CP Web Hosting and many of CP Web Hosting other web hosting services and brands are republishers and not the publisher of content. Our service merely provides a hosting platform and space on which to host content, and any creation or publication of content on our services is the sole responsibility of the third-party user which creates or publishes the content. Therefore, CPWebHosting.com should not be held liable for any allegedly defamatory, offensive or harassing content published on sites hosted under CP  web hosting service(s).
  • If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us at support [at] cpwebhosting.com and we will be happy to assist you.
  • Potential harm to minors is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita):
  • Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice.
  • Resellers: we will suspend the site in question and will notify you so you may terminate the account. We will further monitor your activity; more than one infraction of this type may result in the immediate termination of your account.
  • Direct customers: Your services will be terminated with or without notice.
  • Violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that scripts/programs installed under your account are secure and permissions of directories are set properly, regardless of installation method. When at all possible, set permissions on most directories to 755 or as restrictive as possible. Users are ultimately responsible for all actions taken under their account. This includes the compromise of credentials such as username and password. It is required that you use a secure password. If a weak password is used, your account may be suspended until you agree to use a more secure password. Audits may be done to prevent weak passwords from being used. If an audit is performed, and your password is found to be weak, we will notify you and allow time for you to change/update your password.

Zero-tolerance to Hate Speech To Provide Safe Environment to All Users

The company terminates the account if the user violates any of its terms and policies which include:

  • hate speech and harassment
  • circumvention of enforcement measures
  • Violation of Graphic violence Policy by glorifying violence
  • Usage of dehumanizing language especially for transgender people, Muslims, and immigrants
  • expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics.

Latest News – Web Content Policy

  • (August 16, 2018) WordPress.com prohibits blogs from the “malicious publication of unauthorized, identifying images of minors.” They can move their blogs to self-hosted sites, then, the responsibility of shutting them down will fall on the web hosting companies. The policy is not applicable on self-hosted blogs using WordPress software. The WordPress powers 31.6% of websites and 60% of the CMS market.
  • (August 06, 2018) Conspiracy-theory driven show, Infowars Off Its Platform
    Some of the social media and tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube removed Infowars from their platform based on conspirational news content. They claimed to deliver news but didn't deal with facts, hence limited to reach the massive audience. Apple removed the entire library for five of Infowars, six podcasts from iTunes and Podcasts apps which includes ‘Show War Room' and ‘Popular Alex Jones Show' hosted daily be the prominent conspiracy theorist.
    YouTube removal has impacted it a lot, as it was having 2.5 million subscribers and more than 1 billion views over its lifetime.
    Presently, the shows are available on Twitter and Periscope.